Dinara Safina - Tokyo
Dinara kept up her winning ways this weekend earning her fourth title of the season (tying her with top lady baller Serena Williams) when she annihilated compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-3 in Tokyo. Along the way she earned her first win over Nadia Petrova crushing the headcase 6-1, 6-0 in the semifinals before taking out Sveta. Dinara now moves up to a career-high world no. 3 with the win and sits only 344 point from ReRe in the rankings. And with the US Open champ's usual fall inactivity paired with Jelena Jankovic's choking abilities, the 22-year old could be sitting pretty in the WTA Penthouse when all is said and done this season. Listen, stranger things have happened...
Vera Zvonareva - Guangzhou
Vera made it a Russian sweep this weekend when she defeated Peng Shuai 6-7(4), 6-0, 6-2 in Guangzhou, earning her seventh career title. This championship was also her 50th main draw win - one of only three ballers to cross that mark this season (JJ, Dinara).
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