Week #3-4: Serena shows that she's the strongest one despite Henin's comeback

Serena Williams made history as she became the first woman to win the Australian Open 5 times in the Open era. This was also the 12th Grand Slam title for Serena, who tied with Billie Jean King. In the final Williams overcame former #1 Justine Henin, who showed a great level on her comeback to the Tour, and the final went to 3-sets (last Grand Slam final to go to 3-sets was Wimbledon 2006). Serena was almost out of the tournament in the quarters, but survived a 6/4 4/0 down to Victoria Azarenka. On the other hand, Jie Zheng and Na Li made history for China reaching the semifinals. Li upsetted Venus Williams in the quarters and put Serena into some trouble in the semis, while Zheng enjoyed an easy way, although she was swept by Henin in the semis. Nadia Petrova, who upsetted Kim Clijsters and Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Maria Kirilenko, who upsetted Maria Sharapova and Dinara Safina, completed the quarter-finals.

Serena Williams also retained the doubles title along with her sister Venus. They defeated World's #1 team Cara Black and Liezel Huber to capture their 4th Australian Open doubles title and 11th Grand Slam doubles title.

Australian Open (AUS), Grand Slam, A$21,400,000
Singles final: Serena Williams (USA) def Justine Henin (BEL) 6/4 3/6 6/2
Doubles final: S.Williams(USA)/V.Williams(USA) def C.Black(ZIM)/L.Huber(USA) 6/4 6/3
Mixed doubles final: C.Black/L.Paes def E.Makarova/J.Levinsky 7/5 6/3

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