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Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova.

Shorn of the dynamism of injured midfielder Cesc Fabregas and the attacking potency provided by Diego Costa, Chelsea seemed content with drawing Manchester City 1-1 on Saturday.

Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad 4-1 at home without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to ensure it remained top of the Spanish league on Saturday.

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