January 28, 2009

Serena dumps Dementieva: Advances to FINAL!

Serena has snapped Elena Dementieva's 15 match winning streak by defeating her in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinal round of the Australian Open. Serena truly played great tennis during this match and even won a 27 stroke rally. There were flashes of the 2007 Australian Open Final Serena throughout this match. Of course there were some errors but there was also some briliant tennis flowing from Serena Williams.

Elena Dementieva led 3-0 in the second set but could not claim the set. Serena raised her game tremendously and clawed back to claim the set 6-4. I am truly happy for Serena. She is always factored as the one to beat and based on today's display, you can see why. When it gets down to it, Serena steps up and plays "above the rim." Rod Laver said that she's the best pressure player ever! Serena advances to the Final where she will fight for her 10th Grand Slam Title (4th Australian Open) as well as the #1 ranking.

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