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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 January 2008, 03:10 GMT
Aussie Open day 13 photos

A children's choir outline a map of Australia on Rod Laver Arena to mark Australia Day

A children's choir outline a map of Australia on Rod Laver Arena to mark Australia Day

Pat Rafter

Twice US Open champion Pat Rafter unveils a bust of himself as he is inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame

Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic

Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic line up ahead of the much-anticipated women's final

Ana Ivanovic

Ivanovic gets the women's final under way on a baking hot Rod Laver Arena

Rod Laver Arena

The temperature touches 34 Celsius but the retractable roof remains open for the final

Maria Sharapova

Sharapova makes the stronger start with an early break but is soon pegged back by Ivanovic

An Ivanovic

Ivanovic moves to within two points of a second break at 5-4 up in the first set

Yuri Sharapov

Yuri Sharapov looks concerned as his daughter struggles to maintain her form late in the opening set

Maria Sharapova

But Sharapova digs deep to break again in game 11 and serves out for the first set

Maria Sharapova

Sharapova takes the necessary precautions as the heat takes its toll on both players

Maria Sharapova

After her wobble at the end of the first set, Sharapova gets back on track with some fearsome serving in the second

Ana Ivanovic

Ivanovic's resistance finally begins to crumble midway through the second set

Maria Sharapova

After one hour, 31 minutes, Sharapova converts her third match point to win a third Grand Slam title

Maria Sharapova

Sharapova finally gets her hands on the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after losing to Serena Williams in last year's final

Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova

Ivanovic has the consolation of knowing she will be world number two in the new rankings next week

Maria Sharapova

Sharapova can look ahead to the French Open in May and trying to complete her set of Grand Slam titles

Maria Sharapova

A few hours after her victory, Sharapova heads to the Yarra river in Melbourne to show off her trophy

Maria Sharapova

"To do something that you love to do and being good at it, there's no better gift," says Sharapova

Peter Norfolk lifts his Australian Open title

Britain's Peter Norfolk also gets his hands on a piece of silverware, winning the quad title in the wheelchair event



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