The Australian Open saw Novak Djokovic defeat Andy Murray to win the men's singles title this year, while Serena Williams was defeated by Angelique Kerber on the women's side.
Djokovic bested Murray to win his sixth major at the Australian Open, while Kerber won her first career slam with an upset win over Williams. Djokovic won 6-1 7-5 7-6 (7-3) over Murray to win the title and he now has 11 Grand Slam title for his career. Murray has faced off against Djokovic four times in the Aussie final, losing all four of those matchups.
Djokovic has won four of the past five majors dating back to last year and now has three in a row heading into the French Open. A win at the French would give Djokovic the career slam. Kerber won over Williams 6-4 3-6 6-4 to take her first Grand Slam and kept Williams from tying Steffi Graf with 22 career slam titles.
Williams had won her last eight Grand Slam finals matches and has only lost four overall in her career, making the win a rare won for Kerber. Kerber previously won over Williams in 2012, but had lost four straight heading into this matchup. Williams was very classy after falling in the final and congratulated Kerber on the win, praising her performance during the match.
"Every time I walk into this room, everyone expects me to win every single match," Williams said to the media after the match, according to CNN. "As much as I would like to be a robot, I'm not. I try to. I do the best I can."