The Australian Open 2015 tournament has the men's and women's finals all set, with Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova facing off for the championships in Melbourne and this comes after a grueling two-week stretch and now four top players are left at the end.
Djokovic won over Stan Wawrinka to get into the finals and that came after Wawrinka won over Rafael Nadal last year for the title down under. Djokovic won over Wawrinka in five sets to move on from the semis and now he will face off against Andy Murray for the championship. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal lost earlier in the tournament and Djokovic comes in playing well overall and historically at this tournament, having been unbeaten in his finals appearances at the Australian Open.
Djokovic won titles at the tournament in 2008 and from 2011 through 2014 and now he has the chance to get another one. Djokovic outlasted Wawrinka 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 and now he will play against Murray, who has lost twice to Djokovic in this final in the past. Williams comes in playing very well along with Sharapova and now the top two ranked women in the world will face off in Melbourne for the title.
Williams won over Madison Keys in a tough match, taking it 7-6 (5), 6-2 to advance to face off against Sharapova. Williams has won 18 Grand Slams in her career and she now is the oldest player to make it to the finals down under. Williams beat Sharapova in the final in 2007 and Sharapova came back to win it the following year. Williams comes in while dealing with a cold and she cut short some practice time ahead of the matchup on Saturday night.
Williams is the favorite over Sharapova, as she has won 15 straight matches against Sharapova heading into the final. Sharapova won over the 10th seeded Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-2 and now she will try and win another Aussie Open. The all-time head to head matchup with Williams and Sharapova has a 16-2 record in favor of Williams and she has won two titles over her in finals matchups, including the 2013 French and 2007 Australian open, while Sharapova won the 2004 Wimbledon title over Williams.
The TV coverage is on ESPN for both matches and they will be streaming online from the WatchESPN website. The Australian Open is the first major of the year and then the schedule will take a break before the French Open and Wimbledon later in the season.