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Williams, Safina to meet in final

Updated: January 29, 2009, 1:46 PM ET
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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Serena Williams earned a shot at her 10th Grand Slam title and Dinara Safina moved one win away from her first with semifinal victories at the Australian Open.

Williams, who won the Australian title in 2003, 2005 and 2007, played her best match of the tournament in a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Olympic champion Elena Dementieva on Thursday.

"I haven't moved like that for a while, so I was a little shocked," said Williams, still leaving room for improvement. ...

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