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Last Updated: Saturday, 3 July, 2004, 13:15 GMT 14:15 UK
Wimbledon women's final photos
Five year old Emily Bailes from Walsall in the West Midlands performs the coin toss to decide who will serve first
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Both players come out on to Centre Court, which is bathed in sunshine - Maria Sharapova wins the toss and elects to serve
Serena Williams shows her disappointment
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Serena Williams is clearly out of sorts, and finds herself in the position of struggling to cope with Sharapova's power
Maria Sharapova of Russia serves during the ladies final match against Serena Williams
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Sharapova gains total control after dominating the Williams serve and wraps up the first set 6-1 in just 30 minutes
The two players take part in a rally
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An intriguing encounter enters the second set with Sharapova's solid groundstrokes still troubling Williams
Williams leads the second set 4-2 as she tries to take the match into a third set
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The defending champion slowly edges her way back into the match, taking an early break in the second set
Maria Sharapova celebrates getting back into the second set
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The teenager remains unperturbed as she breaks Williams twice, giving her the chance to serve for the match
Sharapova celebrates her win
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She overcomes the odds to beat Williams 6-1 6-4 and become the first ever Russian Wimbledon women's champion
Sharapova makes the customary climb up to the players' box to celebrate her historic win with her father Yuri
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Overcome with emotion she makes the customary climb to the players' box to celebrate her historic win with her father Yuri
The 17-year-old kisses the famous trophy
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The 17-year-old is presented with the famous trophy after her remarkable straight-sets victory over the 2003 champion

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