Serena Williams has won her fourth Austalian Open title. She walloped Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-3.
Williams wins Australia in odd-numbered years: 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009. She and her sister Venus also won the Austrlian Open doubles title yesterday for the third time (2001, 2003, 2009).
With that victory she passed Annika Sorenstam as the top money-winner in all of women’s sports history, with career earnings of more than $23 million.
This was Williams’s 10th major title: Four in Australia, the French Open in 2003, the U.S. Open in 1999, 2002, and 2008, and Wimbledon in 2002 and 2003.