FES: Former world number one Dinara Safina was denied the chance to bid for a place in the final of the Grand Prix SAR in Fes because of illness. The Russian had reached her first semi-final in almost two years, but was unable to take to the court against Alberta Brianti. The Italian will now take on seventh-seed Simona Halep in the final after the Romanian saw off Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 7-5,6-4. Flipkens struggled on serve, as Halep broke six times on the way to victory.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 24th, 2011.
Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
For more information, please see our Comments FAQ