Safina wins under new roof at Wimbledon

Updated: 30 June 2009 11:14 IST

Top-ranked Dinara Safina of Russia has become the first player to win a match under Wimbledon's new roof, rallying to beat Amelie Mauresmo of France.

England:

Top-ranked Dinara Safina of Russia has become the first player to win a match under Wimbledon's new roof, rallying to beat Amelie Mauresmo of France 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 for a spot in the quarterfinals.

The match was interrupted with Safina leading 4-1 in the second set for the first rain delay of the tournament. The roof was closed before play resumed about 30 minutes later.

Safina trailed 3-0 in the decider but broke back twice for a 5-4 lead and then served out the match. She will next play Sabine Lisicki of Germany.

Topics : Tennis
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