Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dinara Safina's excellent season continued as she claimed the East West Bank Classic title in Los Angeles.

The fourth seed, who reached the French Open final, beat surprise finalist Flavia Pennetta 6-4 6-2 to win her second title of the year.

Pennetta was playing in her 13th singles final but was no match for the big-hitting Russian.

Safina, the world number nine, ended Jelena Jankovic's hopes of becoming world number one in the previous round.