HUFFINGTON POST
06/13/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

French Open Final: Safina Versus Ivanovic

The French Open is coming to a close, and on the women's side it looks to be a serious showdown in the French Open final:

Dinara Safina now is one victory away from adding a third Grand Slam trophy to the family collection.

Safina, sister of former U.S. and Australian open champion Marat Safin, earned a berth in the French Open final with a straight-sets victory over fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova. It's her first Grand Slam final; the fifth for her family.

``I am really happy,'' Safina said in a courtside television interview after her 6-3, 6-2 win. ``I'm doing it for him and for myself, and I'm doing it for the family.''

Safina, 22, will play second-ranked Ana Ivanovic in the final on June 7.

Safina's opponent, Ivanovic, defeated Jankovic in a tough 3-set match to reach the French Open final:

Ana Ivanovic tackles Dinara Safina in the French Open final on Saturday with the golden girl of Roland Garros determined to end the magical run of the tournament's comeback queen.

Second seed Ivanovic, the 2007 runner-up, defeated fellow Serbian Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in Thursday's semi-final while 13th seeded Safina reached her first Grand Slam final with a shock 6-3, 6-2 victory over fourth seeded compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova.

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