More about the year 2009
An all-Russian final — Svetlana Kuznetsova takes on her countrywoman Dinara Safina — and gives her no chance. At her fifth attempt, she defeats the number one in only 79 minutes. Few people believed the world No. 9 would cruise past players like Andrea Petkovic, Na Li, Gisela Dulko and Elena Dementieva — she can now take the white Porsche Boxster S back home with her. “It’s been a long while since I won a tournament,” she says after her triumph. “The feeling of standing here as the winner is awesome.” Whether the new red surface brought her luck?