1 Feb 2009

Russian Dinara Safina blasted off the court at the Australian Open

8:49 am on 1 February 2009

The Russian Dinara Safina cursed a bad service performance after she was blasted off court by a rampant Serena Williams in the final of the Australian Tennis Open last night.

Safina served five double faults, three in her first service game, and won just 52 percent of her points on her first serve in the 6-0 6-3 loss to Williams.

It was Williams's 10th career grand slam title and fourth in Australia. The match lasted just 59 minutes.