posted on Jan, 27 2005 @ 01:00 PM
Serena Williams bravely fought back from the brink of defeat to beat Maria Sharapova in a thrilling Australian Open semi-final in Melbourne. Sharapova
twice served for the match on Rod Laver Arena, on the second occasion Williams saving three match points.
The 2003 champion then broke Sharapova's serve in the 14th game of an epic 66-minute final set to claim a 2-6 7-5 8-6 victory in two hours 39 minutes.
The 23-year-old will play either top seed Lindsay Davenport or surprise semi-finalist Nathalie Dechy in Saturday's final.