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Elena Dementieva beats Dinara Safina in Sydney for second title in 2009

Elena Dementieva with Medibank International Sydney trophyIt is only January and Elena Dementieva has already won two WTA singles titles in 2009.

After winning in Auckland, beating Elena Vesnina in an all-Russian final, Dementieva reached one more final right away, and won that one too, beating another compatriot, Dinara Safina, 6-3 2-6 6-1.

The world No.4 Dementieva will head into next week's Australian Open riding on a wave of 10 straight wins. The Beijing Olympics gold medalist Dementieva has now won 13 career WTA singles titles, but there are still no Grand Slam trophies in her biography.

Dementieva and Safina are now tied at 5-5 in career meetings, with Dementieva having won all those played on hardcourts.

Oh her way to the title the third-seeded Dementieva defeated Ekaterina Makarova, Jarmila Gajdosova, sixth seed Agnieszka Radwanska, top seed Serena Williams, and finally second seed Dinara Safina. (photo via Sydney International)

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3 thoughts on “Elena Dementieva beats Dinara Safina in Sydney for second title in 2009

  1. Pat frm PHilippines

    Hi Marija!

    You hearsd the spat between Serena and Jelena? I was interested by this 'minor infraction', but I guess this should not be made worse…….

    But the two sides are throwing words at each other, but again, it's not that bad, it's just about the legitimacy of JJ's being world no.1. Hhhehehehe…..

    I guess their words should be played on the courts, not on the media………

    Love them both actually,,,,,,,,,,,,!!!!!!

    Marija, I like Elena's chances nwo at the aussies……..she won back-to-back, nothing is better than that……..

    Here's the link:
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/01/17/2468336.htm

  2. Marija

    Serena has always been confident. That's nothing strange. And I don't think they insulted each other here.

    But, considering Jankovic and her No.1 ranking, I'm wondering when will people stop discussing it. I started thinking that they would diminish her success even if she won the 2009 AO, because she had been a No.1 without a slam! Haha. Don't you think? I have a feeling she will never get rid of that label of a slamless No.1.

    Elena rocks. Taking into account what players have shown so far this season, Elena and Venus will be AO finalists.

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