Dinara Safina is constantly attacked for being a world number one without winning a Grand Slam (the most brutal attacker is Serena Williams, in my opinion) and her brother Marat, the winner of two Grand Slam titles, is defending his hard-working younger sister.
Here are just some excerpts from Marat’s recent interview:
She spends so much time on court. I think she is more professional than all the players together.
Nobody believed that she going to be top 10 even two, three years ago. So look where she is right now.
So it’s a little bit ?? it gets tough on her. But she’s there. She’s fighting. She’s trying. I’m really proud of her that she can stand, and I tell everybody to **** off basically in every press conference. I would do this way, but unfortunately she’s very polite to you guys.
And the best comment:
Q. Now that you stopped, what about coaching her?
MARAT SAFIN: Oh, you want me to hang myself? (laughter.)
Safina reached the top of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour rankings April 20, when she and Marat became the only brother-sister duo to have been No.1 in professional tennis.