Dinara Safina powers to Los Angeles title

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Dinara Safina confidently defeated Flavia Pennetta 6-4 6-2 to clinch her second title of the year.

The fourth-seeded Russian, who ended Jelena Jankovic’s run to No.1 spot in the rankings by defeating her in the previous round, totally dominated Pennetta’s serve, breaking her six successive times.

With this victory French Open runner-up Safina has climbed to a new career-high ranking of No.8.

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