Vitalia Diatchenko

St. Petersburg PHOTOS: Qualifying completes on Sunday

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After a brief lull that followed the Australian Open, tennis players are back in action, this time in Russia, in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg. The main draw of the Premier-level tournament kicks...
Dinara Safina Behind the Racquet

After battling depression in life after tennis, Dinara Safina pursues a coaching career

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It's been more than eight years since Dinara Safina played her last WTA match at the 2011 Madrid Open against Julia Goerges. Even though she hasn't won a Grand Slam, the Russian was among...

Dinara Safina, Alona Bondarenko to coach WTA and junior players in New York City

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Former world No.1 Dinara Safina and former world No.19 Alona Bondarenko will join MatchPointNYC as coaches in the Brooklyn club's five-week training for top WTA and junior players. The coaching program will run between November...

Missed Dinara Safina? We’ll see her in Madrid!

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Dinara Safina stays remembered as one of the most likable and passionate WTA players and I’m glad to hear that she’ll be at the May 2nd - May 9th Mutua Madrid Open, acting as a...

Merry Christmas from Women’s Tennis Blog and WTA players

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Women's Tennis Blog wishes you a Merry Christmas and a lovely holiday season! Let's see what our WTA players have been up to during this annual Christian festival. Andrea Petkovic is singing and dancing for us,...

WTA players practicing for the 2015 season

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We're still in the first half of the off-season period, but the new year will come quicker than you may think and our WTA players know it, thus they are using the calm period...

Dinara Safina to officially end tennis career in 2014

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We are receiving a sort of an update on former world No.1 Dinara Safina's career. One of the WTA Tour's favorite personalities has announced that she will officially retire in 2014, even though her playing...

Five ever-lasting debates in the WTA world

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Marine of Tennis Notebook used the post-Wimbledon hangover time to reflect on the issues that are constantly raised in the WTA world. Let's see Marine's selection of "Five favorite debates of (occasionally) grumpy tennis fans". Since I started...

Part 1: Comparison of the five slamless WTA No.1s and the origin of the phenomenon

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Omair, our stats expert, is using numbers to clarify our never-ending debates. This time he will examine the emergence of players who reached the top of the WTA rankings without winning a Grand Slam...

Dinara Safina still on hold, certain to miss the Australian Open

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Dinara Safina updated her Twitter followers, i.e. "her sweet tweeties", on her upcoming tennis plans and the news is that her career is still on hold. We will certainly not see the 25-year-old Russian...