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After slow start, Safina rallies for German Open title

Updated: May 11, 2008, 1:11 PM ET
Associated Press

BERLIN -- Dinara Safina pulled off her third upset of a top-10 player in a week at the German Open, winning the title Sunday by defeating ninth-ranked Elena Dementieva 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

The 17th-ranked Safina also beat No. 1 Justine Henin and No. 8 Serena Williams at the clay-court event.

The 22-year-old Russian overcame a slow start and dropped the first set -- just like in her two other upsets -- before her shots began to find the lines.

Safina claimed her sixth WTA Tour ...

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