Saturday, January 31, 2009. (AP) -- Serena Williams routed Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-3 Saturday to win the Australian Open -- her 10th Grand Slam title -- and return to the No. 1 ranking.
It was total domination for second-seeded Williams, who looked at ease and was moving fluidly on the court as she claimed her fourth Australian championship.
It was a sharp contrast to No. 3 Safina, who was tight from the start.
In the first game, Safina double-faulted three times, including on break point. Williams ran off 18 of the last 20 points in the first set to finish it in 22 minutes.
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