20 Aug 2009

Safina beaten in Toronto

10:09 am on 20 August 2009

France's Aravane Rezai rallied to oust Russian world number one Dinara Safina in 3 sets to reach the third round of the WTA Toronto hardcourt tournament.

The upset sends Rezai into a matchup against the later winner between Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova and Russia's Alisa Kleybanova in the US Open lead-up event.

Safina, who made 17 double faults, had reached last weekend's WTA final in Cincinnati before losing to Serbia's Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 6-2.