Serena to face Safina in Australian Open final

MELBOURNE: Serena Williams and Dinara Safina will meet on Saturday with both the Australian Open title and the world number one ranking at stake.

Williams, the world number two, will be going for her 10th Grand Slam title, while third seed Safina is attempting to win her first.

Williams, 27, has a 5-1 record against Safina, 22, and goes into the final as a strong favourite.