Elena Dementieva has just won her second event of the season, the Medibank International tournament in Sydney. Last week, she won the ASB Classic in Auckland. In Sydney, Dementieva defeated Dinara Safina, whom she also defeated in the final of the Beijing Olympics. Dementieva posted a score of 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 in the Sydney final, and goes to Melbourne as a contender for the Australian Open title.
In doubles, the team of Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai defeated Nathalie Dechy and Casey Dellacqua, 6-0, 6-1. The surprising scoreline is explained somewhat (I did not see the match) by the service stats--Dechy and Dellacqua were not having a good serving day.