January 16, 2009


It must be nice to be perfect.

And that's exactly where Elena Dementieva stands just days before the Australian Open begins on Monday. She rolled over compatriot Dinara Safina in the finals of Sydney's Medibank International, capturing her second straight title of the year, and currently holds a tidy 10-0 record for 2009.

Of course that sets up high expectations for her performance in Melbourne next week, where she's never advanced past the fourth round. She faces what could be a tight draw -- both Williams sisters are in her half, and she could meet Hopman Cup winner Dominika Cibulkova and local favorite Samantha Stosur before the quarterfinals.

But hopefully her strong start will give her what she needs to power through to her first Grand Slam Title. With two runner-up trophies and no championships yet, she certainly deserves it!

Congratulations, Elena!

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