Safina again dominant at Slovenia Open

July 24, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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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.

"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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