Williams reaches fourth Aussie final

Updated: January 29, 2009, 6:22 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Serena Williams joked she had an out-of-body experience playing in the oppressive Melbourne heat this week.

"Like I felt I was watching someone play in a blue dress, and it wasn't me," she said following a quarterfinal win over Svetlana Kuznetsova.

The outer being must have liked what she saw Thursday as Williams dispatched another Russian, the surging Elena Dementieva, 6-3, 6-4 to reach a fourth Australian Open final in yet another odd-numbered year. A ...

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