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Safina again dominant at Slovenia Open

Safina again dominant at Slovenia Open
First seeded Dinara Safina of Russia serves to compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova during their final match of the French Tennis Open at Roland Garros, near Paris, June 6, 2009. Kuznetsova won 6-4, 6-2. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement) | License Photo

PORTOROZ, Slovenia, July 24 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Dinara Safina was one of Friday's quarterfinal winners at the Slovenia Open tennis tournament in Portoroz.

The former World No. 1 easily beat Italy's Maria Elena Camerin 6-3 6-0, winning 56 of the 88 total points played and converting all of her five break point chances.

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"I know she is a good player," Safina said of her Italian opponent. "(But) the key was (being) aggressive and not give her time."

Safina has lost a total of eight games at this event.

In other quarterfinals, Italy's Alberta Brianti was a 6-3, 6-2 winner over France's Camille Pin; fifth-seeded Sara Errani of Italy trounced Croatia's Petra Martic 6-0 6-1; and Switzerland's Stefanie Voegele rolled over Paraguay's Rossana de los Rios 6-1, 6-1.

Saturday's semifinals feature Safina vs. Brianti and Errani vs. Voegele.

Sunday's champion takes home a $37,000 winner's check.

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