8 Sep 2009

Safina crashes out of US Open

6:40 am on 8 September 2009

World number one Dinara Safina won't win a grand slam tennis title this year after being beaten 6-4 2-6 7-6 in the third round of the US Open by little-known Czech Petra Kvitova.

Safina's defeat marked the first time this year she failed to reach at least the semi-finals of a grand slam tournament.