MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams always selects a special outfit to bring to Australia for a victory celebration. Every second year, she gets to wear it.
Williams' 6-0, 6-3 rout of Dinara Safina on Saturday earned her a 10th Grand Slam title, a fourth Australian title - coming each odd-numbered year since 2003 - and the No. 1-ranking.
Safina had been hoping to emulate two feats her brother, Marat Safin, achieved. He won the 2005 Australian Open - the day after Serena won her second title here - and held the No. 1 ranking.