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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Maria Sharapova defeated Serena Williams in the WTA Tour Championships final in Los Angeles on Nov. 15, 2004. George Bush had just been re-elected president. Barack Obama had just been elected to the U.S. Senate. And the Red Sox had just rallied to beat the Yankees in the American League Championship Series and swept the World Series to upend the most lopsided rivalry in sports other than the Harlem Globetrotters and the Washington Generals.
But another sports rivalry mismatch was just beginning.
Maria Sharapova will be going for her sixth major title and second Australian Open crown Saturday in Melbourne.
Even if anyone had known about this new mismatch at the time, no one could have tweeted about it because Twitter would not be created for another two years. Facebook did exist, though it probably would have been inadvisable for the 17-year-old Sharapova to post too boastful a message about the victory.
Here's the great dinner I had at Spago to celebrate beating Serena Williams for the second time in a row (remember Wimbledon last summer?). Didn't have time for dessert because the tournament players' bus to the hotel was so late. Sheesh, the traffic is Los Angeles is awful. I wish I had a tasty chewy candy to nibble.
In the 3,727 days since that WTA Championships victory, Sharapova has not defeated Williams a single time. The two biggest names in women's tennis have met 15 times in that span, with Williams winning all 15, including four Grand Slams, beginning with the 2005 Australian Open. Williams also lost only three sets to Sharapova.