Not only has Serena Williams won the 2009 Australian Open, she has taken over the title of highest paid female athlete ever, surpassing golfing great Annika Sorenstam. Sorenstam retired last year.
Serena knocked off Dinara Safina earlier this morning to the tune of 6-0, 6-3. It was an old fashioned butt whuppin’. Serena finishing the first set in little more than 22 minutes.
That’s a shame, because I like Safina. She’s a good player, just not in Serena’s league when Serena brings her ‘A’ game. But then nobody is in that league. Serena has now won 4 Australians starting back in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009. She must like those odd years.
She also combined with sister Venus to take the doubles title. So these wins now bring her career earnings to 23.5-million dollars.
Oh, and by the way......She’s back to being #1 in the world again....