Safina stumbles in Tokyo
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:50
The 23-year-old Russian, who received a bye in the first round, was eliminated by qualifier Chang Kai-Chen of Chinese Taipei.
Safina, who beat Svetlana Kuznetsova in last year’s final, served for the match in the third set but handed her opponent a break with a double fault. Chang eventually won 7-6 (7/5) 4-6 7-5.