Top-ranked Dinara Safina won her first title of the year Saturday by defeating fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Italian Open (Women’s Internazionali BNL d’Italia).
Safina took over the top ranking on April 20, joining older sibling Marat Safin the only brother-sister duo to have been ranked No. 1.
Kuznetsova will climb one spot to No. 7 in next week’s rankings.
Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai (No.7 seeds) defeats Daniela Hantuchova and Ai Sugiyama (No.5 seeds) in the doubles final at Women’s Internazionali BNL d’Italia
This is Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai third Sony Ericsson WTA Tour doubles title together, following triumphs at Bali last year and Sydney earlier this year (also a Premier event).
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