Alpine Skiing - Alpine skiing-Fenninger wins again on home snow

SEMMERING, Austria, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Anna Fenninger made the most of home advantage to win her second World Cup giant slalom after dominating both runs in Semmering on Friday.


The 23-year-Austrian, who won her maiden World Cup race in Lienz exactly a year ago, clocked a combined time of two minutes 13.09 seconds.

The super-combined world champion beat World Cup leader Tina Maze by 1.10 seconds while France's Tessa Worely was third, a further 0.08 of a second adrift.

It was Maze's 10th top three placing of the season and the Slovenian again increased the gap in the overall World Cup standings. She now leads second-placed Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany by 417 points.

"It was like dancing on the snow," said Fenninger of her immaculate performance in the closest ski resort to the Austrian capital Vienna.

A slalom is taking place on the same course on Saturday. (Reporting by Manuele Lang; Editing by John Mehaffey)

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