I was right. Safina broke Cornet while saving two match points, then held, then broke Cornet again, winding up with with a 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 victory.
Safina was on fire in the first set, going quickly to 5-0, but in the second set, she lost her way, returning to some old habits. She overhit the ball on many occasions, and looked close to having a meltdown. Cornet waited for Safina's errors, which were many, and she was rewarded. But when the sleeping giant was awakened, there was little Cornet could do to control the inevitable.