Lately, Elena Dementieva has not only been serving decently--she has been serving well. But in today's semifinal match against Serena Williams, Dementieva's serve went to hell again. For her part, Williams has had trouble with her serve since she arrived in Melbourne. But not in the semifinal. In the semifinal, she served ten aces.
It wasn't a memorable match, but it was better than some I have seen in the past week and a half, and it wasn't without drama: Williams took a nasty fall, Dementieva knocked her visor off with her racquet, Williams lost an earring...oh, and there were some very fine rallies.
Williams def. Dementieva, 6-3, 6-4