Tamarine Tanasugarn defeats Dinara Safina for Ordina Open title


Thai qualifier Tamarine Tanasugarn beat Roland Garros runner-up Dinara Safina of Russia 7-5 6-3 to take the Ordina Open trophy.

It is Tanasugarn’s second WTA title, the first one since winning Hyderabad in 2003. In today’s Ordina Open final the world No.85 survived a break in the opening set, and won a difficult second set in which she saved eight break points.

“One day you play really good, the next day — I just was not myself on the court,” said Safina, ranked 9th in the world.

“(Tanasugarn) plays very different, she has some unbelievable angles and just made me go crazy in the mind.”

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