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Safina: "I played my game and that was hard for Keothavong"

Text by Emmanuel VERSACE , , FRANCE 24 special correspondent at the French Open

Latest update : 2009-05-26

World number one Dinara Safina made light work of her opponent, Anne Keothavong, in two sets (6-0, 6-0). With her victory, Safina positioned herself as the tournament favourite.

When world number one Dinara Safina takes control of a match, it ends in two love sets. The unfortunate Brit Anne Keothavong paid the price. All she could say at the end of the encounter with her torturer was, "You could have given me one game."

Even after a perfect match, there was no question of the Russian, who is still chasing a Grand Slam victory, resting on her laurels. "I could serve a little better and hit the balls a little harder," she said. "Those are small things to clear up."

Thanks to her victory, Safina has positioned herself as the tournament favourite, but she remains concentrated. “I have to play my tennis on a day-to-day, game-by-game basis," she said. "I’m continuing to build."

Date created : 2009-05-25

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