Serena Williams said vomiting during the final helped her win asixth Australian Open title in Melbourne.
The world number one was sick in a 12-minute break while the Rod Laver Arena roof was being closed because of rain.
"I've got a really bad cold," the American said after her 6-3 7-6 (7-5) win over Russia's Maria Sharapova.
"I ended up throwing up. I think that helped when I got everything out of me and cleared my chest out because I couldn't breathe a little bit."
Williams fired down an ace when play resumed with the score at 30-30 in the sixth game and won six successive points to take a commanding 5-2 lead in the opening set.