Anna Fenninger won a World Cup giant slalom in Semmering, Austria on Thursday

Last Updated: 28/12/12 2:24pm

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Anna Fenninger tops the podium flanked by Maze (L) and Worley

Anna Fenninger tops the podium flanked by Maze (L) and Worley

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Anna Fenninger won the second World Cup giant slalom of her career when dominating both runs in Semmering, Austria on Friday.

The 23-year-old clocked a combined time of two minutes 13.09 seconds to send the partisan crowd home happy.

She was more than half a second ahead after the first run and it was a similar margin in the second as she held off overall World Cup leader Tina Maze by 1.13secs.

Tessa Worley was second after the first descent but could not overhaul Maze later in the day, however despite the difficult conditions due to snow and wind Fenninger kept her nerve to win by a wide margin.

"It was like dancing on the snow," said Fenninger.

The consolation for Maze was that the points she pocketed for second place meant that she moved further ahead atop the overall standings, with nearest rival Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany a huge 417 points adrift.

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