At Carson, Calif., Dinara Safina beat Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-2 to win the East West Bank Classic singles Sunday. The 22-year-old Russian closed out the 70-minute match with a crosscourt backhand return for her sixth straight service break to win her second title this season.
SLOVENIA OPEN: Sara Errani of Italy won her second title in three weeks Sunday by defeating Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain 6-3, 6-3 in the Slovenia Open final. The eighth-seeded Errani won her first career WTA Tour event at Palermo at the beginning of this month. She has won 10 matches in a row.