The stakes are high for this French Open final

It all comes down to this: New world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic and the blazing Dinara Safina will go toe-to-toe in the French Open final for the right to be called a first-time Grand Slam champion.

Updated: June 7, 2008, 1:57 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- On Wednesday, after Dinara Safina survived back-to-back matches that ran a draining total of nearly 5 hours, she was asked how she would recover in time for the match of her life.

"I am young," she said sweetly. "When emotion takes over, like when you're on fire, then you don't think any more."

Safina, after crushing Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday, is still blazing hot. The 22-year-old has won 12 straight matches on clay, something ...

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