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Safina tops Pennetta for East West title

CARSON, Calif., July 27 (UPI) -- Russian Dinara Safina notched the seventh title of her WTA career Sunday, winning the East West Bank Classic in California.

Safina, the tournament's fourth seed, defeated 10th-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy 6-4, 6-2 in the final.

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The 22-year-old Russian had eliminated top-seeded Jelena Jankovic in the semifinals.

"I was a little bit nervous but I think I played a pretty good match for the final," Safina said.

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