From The Cocoa Lounge
Serena Williams celebrates her third Australian Open championship
Say what you will about Serena Williams but there aren't too many players, in any sport, who can miss two years of play and return to win consecutive matches as if by sheer will power.
Serena captured her 8th Grand Slam title and third Australian Open by polarizing tennis sensation, Maria Sharapova, in one of the most lop-sided victories in the open's history.
Ranked an uncharacteristically low 81 coming into the tournament, Serena will shoot up the WTA Rankings chart faster than a Kids Bop album on Billboard, when the new rankings are announced next week.
In other news, Serena is reportedly in talks to produce a biopic about the life of late tennis legend Althea Gibson. She's adamant she has no plans to star, but with Serena's track record of defying the odds, anything is possible.