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A focused Serena is one special player

With her lopsided Australian Open championship, Serena Williams proved that with mental focus she is lengths ahead of the field.

Originally Published: January 31, 2009
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- An infernal heat wave broke here Saturday, enabling Serena Williams to contest the Australian Open championship with the roof open at Rod Laver Arena for the first time in her four appearances in the final. Unfortunately for her opponent, that only made it more obvious that a nighttime match was ending with plenty of daylight left in the sky.

It's also evident that Williams' sun is approaching its zenith again. Her 10th Grand Slam victory, a bloodless 59-minute, ...

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