Safina powers through to Slovenia Open semis
Slovenia: World number one Dinara Safina charged into the Slovenia Open semi-finals by crushing Italian Maria Elena Camerin 6-3, 6-0 on Friday.
"I raised my level in the second set. I played much better, much more aggressive ... I was very focused today and played some good tennis," the Russian said.
Safina never looked back after reeling off the first three games of the match.
Camerin, 100th in the rankings, had no chance as her powerful opponent kept up her record of not dropping a set in the tournament.
Safina next faces Italy's Alberta Brianti after she put out France's Camille Pin 6-3, 6-2.
Swiss Stefanie Voegele ousted Rossana De Los Rios of Paraguay 6-1, 6-1 and next meets holder Sara Errani of Italy who breezed to a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Croatia's Petra Martic.