Plenty left in tank for Serena Williams

Here's a look at some of Serena Williams' numbers after winning the 2007 Australian Open.

Updated: January 29, 2007, 4:00 PM ET
By Keith Hawkins | ESPN.com

Despite the fact that she will be the No. 1 ranked player in the world come Monday, Maria Sharapova's absolute reign over the rest of the women's tour will have to wait a little longer.

That's because Serena Williams absolutely crushed the top-seeded Sharapova 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday to win the Australian Open. The fact that she won another Grand Slam title is not a surprise; but the manner in which she won this one made Serena the story of the tournament.

Serena Williams
Clive Brunskill/Getty ImagesSerena Williams is a combined 23-1 in her last four Australian Open appearances.
Here's a look inside the numbers of what the 25-year-old American accomplished in winning the year's first Grand Slam:

1   This was Serena's first WTA Tour title -- and first appearance in a tournament final -- since she won the Australian Open in 2005.

2   She is the second player, joining Chris O'Neil in 1978, to win a Grand Slam as an unseeded player.

3   Consecutive years the No. 1 seed has failed to win the Australian Open.

6   Number of seeded players Williams beat en route to winning the Australian Open: No. 27 Mara Santangelo; No. 5 Nadia Petrova; No. 11 Jelena Jankovic; No. 16 Shahar Peer; No. 10 Nicole Vaidisova; and No. 1 Maria Sharapova.

6   Years it has been since a player (Jennifer Capriati, 2001) won the year's first two Grand Slam events.

7   Number of women who have won the Australian Open at least three times in the Open era. The other six: Margaret Court Smith (4); Evonne Goolagong Cawley (4); Steffi Graf (4); Monica Seles (4); Martina Hingis (3); and Martina Navratilova (3).

8   Career Grand Slam titles by Serena, tied for 10th all-time.

10   Matches Serena has played in 2007 after playing just 16 in 2006.

14   Serena's projected ranking on the WTA Tour after her win. (She was No. 81 in the world entering the Open.)

63   Minutes needed to beat Sharapova.

64   Aces in Serena's seven matches, the most in this year's field. She had seven in the final.

$989,189.19   Prize money, in U.S. dollars, for winning the Australian Open.

Keith Hawkins is the tennis editor for ESPN.com. ESPN.com news services also contributed to this report.