3 May 2009

Safina survives Italian scare to face Kuznetsova in final

3:56 pm on 3 May 2009

The women's tennis world number one Dinara Safina overcame a first-set scare to outclass the unseeded Italian Flavia Pennetta 3-6 7-5 6-0 and reach Stuttgart Grand Prix final.

She'll play the fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova who took just an hour to beat another Russian Elena Dementieva.