Safina struggles to reach third round

Updated: 17 May 2007 16:51 IST

Safina struggles to reach third round

Rome: Dinara Safina advanced to the third round of the Italian Open on Wednesday, beating Kaia Kanepi 7-6 (5), 6-2. The 2006 finalist struggled with her consistency, but was helped by her Estonian opponent's 10 double faults.

"I was very nervous at the beginning. I couldn't find my game," the sixth-seeded Safina said.

Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick Lukas Dlouhy Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Maria Sharapova
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