Friday, July 25, 2008


Dinara Safina into the semifinals after beating Azarenka 6-3 6-1.


Dinara Safina, of Russia, celebrates wining a point over Alla Kudryavtseva, also of Russia, during their match at the East West Bank Classic tennis tournament Thursday, July 24, 2008, in Carson, Calif. She booked her place in the last eight winning 7-6 0-6 7-6 (7-3). Safina advanced to play eighth-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, who defeated Australia's Samantha Stosur 6-4 7-6 (7-4).