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Pre-race favorite Sonja Nef, who has won five World Cup giant slaloms this season - including the lastfour, ignored soft snow to take the first run lead Friday and rolled to GS gold by 1.1 seconds.
With her rivals slipping and crashing, Germany's Martina Ertl completed a comeback from a serious injury by winning the women's combined Friday at the world championships.
Results Thursday from a women's World Cup giant slalom race under the lights in Are, Sweden.
Sonja Nef of Switzerland took the first GS run by 1.1 seconds despite the soft snow conditions to win the final women's race of the 2001 World Championships.
Slovenia's Tina Maze won her second career World Cup race Wednesday, and defending champion Anja Paerson regained the lead in the overall standings with a second-place finish in the giant slalom.
Results from the Cafe de Colombia Alpine World Cup slalom in Are, Sweden.
Sonja Nef won the Maribor World Cup GS on Jan. 6 at Maribor, Slovenia, but the US women, led by Sarah Schleper followed closely behind.
Women's World Cup standings after a Super-G held on Saturday Feb. 26.
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