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Serena halts Henin's run to claim Aussie

Updated: January 30, 2010, 1:44 PM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Serena Williams won her second straight Australian Open championship, ending Justine Henin's hopes of a Grand Slam title in her return from retirement with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory Saturday.

Williams withstood a determined challenge from Henin before securing her fifth Australian Open title overall and 12th Grand Slam singles championship overall, tying Billie Jean King.

King was at the stadium on Saturday night to take part in a pre-match ceremony to honor the ...

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