Safina too strong in Portoroz
Russian world number one Dinara Safina beat Italian Sara Errani 6-7 6-1 7-5 to win the Slovenia Open tournament in Portoroz.
"You (Errani) were a hard time for me but I really wanted to win this tournament," Safina said.
Fifth seed and world number 38 Errani initially looked to have got the better of Safina when she took the first set 7-6.
The 23-year old Russian, who sailed into the finals without losing a set, increased the pressure in the second set to win four straight games and lead 5-1.
Despite a thigh injury, 2008 Slovenia Open winner Errani, 22, stepped up her game again in the third set and pulled back to 5-4 before Safina sealed victory after 172 minutes.