Kuznetsova advances to Rome Tennis finals

ROME: World No. 1 Dinara Safina came from behind and beat Venus Williams in the semifinals of Rome tennis tournament.

That put Safina into the finals of a clay-court tournament against fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova for the second time in six days.

Safina finished off a 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-4 match that took more than three hours.

Kuznetsova, seeded seventh, had a much easier time in her semifinal, taking out sixth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-4.

The winner of their rematch in Rome will take home $350,000.