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Serena a favorite going forward

Updated: January 28, 2007, 1:04 PM ET
By Pam Shriver | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- You can never assume anything with the Williams sisters. You can never count them out; Venus and Serena Williams have always had major surprises and Serena's 6-1, 6-2 win over No. 1 seed Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final might rank as the biggest one of them all.

In terms of a dominating performance in a major final, obviously there have been more one-sided finals. But against Sharapova, a player who had never lost a set in a Grand Slam final (4-0), ...

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