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Safina eases into fourth round with easy win

sports Updated: Jan 23, 2009 08:58 IST

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Third seed Dinara Safina effortlessly advanced into the fourth round of the Australian Open with an easy 6-2 6-2 victory over Estonia's Kaia Kanepi on Friday.

The Russian exploited a poor service game from the 25th seed, who made just 40 per cent of her first serves and had 28 unforced errors. Safina was never really troubled in the match, with Kanepi unable to exert any pressure on the Russian's serve, and she sealed victory when the Estonian hit a forehand into the net to end the 66-minute match.

The world number three will meet the winner of the match later on Friday between 15th seed Alize Cornet of France or 19th seed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia.