PARIS (AP) - Svetlana Kuznetsova has won her second Grand Slam
title, beating top-ranked Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-2 in an all-Russian
final at the French Open.
Kuznetsova also won the 2004 U.S. Open. She lost in the 2006
French Open final and the 2007 U.S. Open final.
The seventh-seeded Kuznetsova was broken in the first game Saturday, but she broke right back and then held serve until breaking again for a 5-3 lead. Safina managed to break back, but Kuznetsova broke for the third time to take the set.
In the second, both players held serve until the sixth game, when Kuznetsova broke for a 4-2 lead. She then held and broke again for the title when Safina double-faulted for the seventh time of the match.