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Serena Williams

Serena Williams gets down to business in the women's Australian Open final as she opens the match against Russian Dinara Safina

Dinara Safina (left) and Serena Williams

Safina feels the pressure as Serena quickly gets her big-hitting game in full swing and takes the first set without losing a game

Dinara Safina

Third seed Safina, 22, rallies at the start of the second set and breaks the American with a crunching cross-court shot

Serena Williams

But Serena, 27, snuffs out any hopes of a comeback, breaking back to wrap up the second set 6-3 and the match in 58 minutes

Serena Williams

Serena celebrates her 10th Grand Slam victory, her fourth Australian Open singles title and regaining the world number one spot

Dinara Safina

Safina, who lost the 2008 French Open final to Ana Ivanovic, settles for the runner's-up plate again

Serena Williams gets her hands on the Australian Open trophy

Serena gets her hands on the Australian Open trophy and a pretty handy AUS$2m (874,000) in prize money

Laura Robson in action in the Australian Open girls' final

British teenager Laura Robson chases her second major title in the final of the Australian Open girls' singles at the Rod Laver Arena

Ksenia Pervak (left) and Laura Robson

But Ksenia Pervak (left) is a tough opponent for the junior Wimbledon champion and takes the first set 6-3 as the heat rises for Robson

Ksenia Pervak (left) and Laura Robson

The Russian wins the second set 6-1 to take the title but 15-year-old Robson says reaching the final was a "big achievement"



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