Dinara Safina won her second title of the year in sweeping aside Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the East West Bank Classic on Sunday.
Safina was appearing in her fourth final in her last five tournaments, starting with her biggest win in Berlin, then finals at the French Open and 's-Hertogenbosch.
Safina, world ranked No. 9, will swap places with countrywoman Anna Chakvetadze to a career-high No. 8 in the new list on Monday.
Pennetta was playing in her 13th singles final but was no match for the big-hitting Russian.
Safina, the world number nine, ended Jelena Jankovic's hopes of becoming world number one in the previous round.
(source AFP, photo/Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Posted by Lana On 7/28/2008 01:22:00 AM