Dinara Safina’s brother Marat says that given his sister’s physical condition, i.e. the state of her back, it is impossible for her to come back to tennis. She should forget about putting more strain on her body and simply lead a normal life.
She had tried several times to make a comeback but it only caused her more problems. Now she must think of herself, not if she could play again, but just to live a normal life. She must continue with her therapy, but would not be able to play again.
Marat also said that Dinara will make an official announcement of the inevitable retirement herself.
In August Safina announced she would not play tennis until the end of the year for sure, and possibly indefinitely, while she hadn’t competed in tournaments since the Madrid Open in May because of the persistent back injury. She is now ranked 130th.
This outcome is so unfortunate. Safina is still young and she’s a powerful player with one of the most interesting personalities on the Tour. (source: Reuters, photo by our reader Tony)
Its really going to be very sad. I really wished her to be back and be a strong contender at grand-slams… She had such a great game and a great future in tennis but that injury… But everything happens for good… Hope she does good at whatever she chooses to do…
The Safin family is really going to be missed in the tennis world. Marat was awesome enough with his unpredictable power and crazy outbursts, but Dinara brought something as well with her dash to number one. Hope her recovery goes well.
It’s a very sad situation when someone so talented is overcome with injury at such a young age. It must be very difficult for her to deal with when all’s you want to do is play great tennis.