A new beginning indeed for Serena

Updated: January 30, 2010, 5:37 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- There was an awkward moment in the first set of the women's final at the Australian Open on Saturday. Justine Henin hit a backhand volley close to the line, and Serena Williams miscued on the reply.

Hold the phone.

Williams walked to the chair umpire and claimed she heard an out call. At that instant, flashbacks of her U.S. Open tirade surfaced. Imagine if chair umpire Kerrilyn Cramer hadn't agreed.

Alas, Williams was right, the point was replayed ...

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