It is now clear that when Safina's serve is working, she is pretty hard to beat. The Tokyo title is her fourth this year, and she has been in three other finals, including Roland Garros and the Olympic gold medal match. With Safina's emergence, Jankovic's progress, Dementieva's progress, and Serena's return to the top, we should have an interesting autumn indeed.
Safina def. Kuznetsova, 6-1, 6-3