Champion again: Maria "Shriek"apova capped a dominant 2 weeks in Melbourne, capturing her first Australian Open title and third Grand Slam without dropping a set - color us impressed. The Russian spoke to the press after her match and said about the win,
"It's amazing. You know, sometimes you just ‑‑ when you're putting the work in it just seems so, so hard, and you never know when that work's gonna pay off. When you're going through tough moments, you never know when you're going to have good moments. I'm just so thankful that I got this one."
The new Aussie Open champ then took the winner's trophy on the road, or should we say the river. Dressed in a stunning emerald green silk tank and navy skirt, the former No. 1 took a ride down the Yarra River on the "Rebecca" to celebrate the big victory.
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