Serena Williams dominates in winning Australian Open
American Serena Williams thoroughly crushed Russia's Dinara Safina in straight sets 6-0, 6-3 to win her fourth Australian Open title Saturday. The dominating win was Serena's 10th Grand Slam title and allowed her to reclaim the world number one ranking.
It took less than and hour to finish off Safina, who was only able to win eight points in the whole first set. "I'm so excited ... I clearly love playing here and I get great support here. I don't get that every place I go," Williams said, after winning the first women's night final played in the Rod Laver Arena.
Safina put the loss down to stage fright, saying Williams' experience proved a crucial factor, but vowed to dust herself off and come back better than ever. The Russian also lost her only previous Grand Slam final at the French Open last year, but Serena Williams was full of praise after the match. "Dinara has a good future," she said. "She's hitting the ball so hard I just had to go for broke."
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