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serena williams - aus open 2009

serena williams - aus open 2009

In one of the most lopsided finals in Australian Open history, American Serena Williams overpowered Russian Dinara Safina, 6-0, 6-3, for her 10th major championship.

The second-seeded Williams, who also won this Grand Slam event in 2003, ’05 and ’07, will assume the No. 1 ranking in the world come Monday.

The four Australian Open titles are tied for the most-ever among women or men in the open era as Williams joined Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles and Andre Agassi on that list.

The Saturday victory for Williams came just a day after she and sister Venus took home women’s doubles title, topping Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova and Japan’s Ai Sugiyama.

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  1. January 31, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I watched the whole match (not that it went long). It was a pure display of Serena’s dominance and sheer determination. She was amazing to watch. As an Aussie I look forward to the Open immensely at the beginning of each year and I am so happy to see Serena win it again (as has become a tradition every two years). She is a true champion and deserves her number 1 ranking. I can’t wait for the men’s final tomorrow night, it should be a real contest!

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