It seemed insane when Dinara Safina entered the Brisbane International, because just shortly before entering the tournament the Russian had stated that because of her back injury she might skip the Australian Open, which is after the Brisbane event in the calendar.
So now it comes as no surprise that Safina pulled out of the January 3-10 event, due to the back injury which forced her out of the Sony Ericsson Championships at the end of the 2009 season. (source: AFP, photo: chascow)
Good decision, it would only make the whole thing much worse. Great she came to her senses at last.
poor Dina. I am afraid she will not be able to play in Aussie Open. it would be sad cuz she has so much points to defend. but hope she will be fit cuz she is good player 🙂