17 May 2009

Safina into another final

6:38 am on 17 May 2009

The world tennis number one Dinara Safina overcame erratic form to beat unseeded Swiss Patty Schnyder in straight sets in the semi-finals of the Madrid Open.

After her success in Rome last week, the 23-year-old Russian is bidding for a second consecutive claycourt title in Madrid and will play ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki in tonight's final.

The Danish 18-year-old powered to a straight sets victory over former world number one Amelie Mauresmo of France to clinch a place in her fourth final of the year.