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Safina triumphs at Slovenia Open

Dinara Safina
Safina is still searching for her first Grand Slam title

Dinara Safina claimed her 12th WTA Tour title after coming from behind to beat defending champion Sara Errani of Italy 6-7 (5-7) 6-1 7-5 at the Slovenia Open.

Russia's Safina, the top seed, struggled for rhythm in a match that lasted just under three hours.

Errani lost only eight games en route to the final and won 77% of her first-serve points in a tough battle.

Safina, the first world number one to play the event, will bid to win her maiden Grand Slam at the US Open.

The tournament at Flushing Meadows in New York begins on 31 August.

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