Dinara Safina, Elena Dementieva in the final of the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Dinara Safina and Elena Dementieva will fight for the gold medal in an all-Russian final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In the semifinals the sixth-seeded Safina overcame China's Li Na 7-6(3) 7-5, while the fifth-seeded...

Dinara Safina comes back to Twitter

Dinara Safina left the social networking website of Twitter when she received offensive comments from some twitterers after her first round loss to Kimiko Date Krumm at the French Open. Seems that Dinara’s wounds...

Most emotional WTA players – part II

As Marine of Tennis Notebook promised, she's extended her list of emotional WTA players, based on your suggestions. You're welcome to leave a comment on her guest post. After the great feedback on the article...

Dinara Safina abandons tennis, indefinitely

Dinara Safina is sick of dealing with her back pain and announced that she doesn’t want to play tennis and has no idea when she will be ready to get back to competition. Interestingly,...

Dinara Safina denies brother Marat’s claims of her retirement

Dinara Safina's brother Marat recently stated how his sister's back is in such a bad state that she should forget tennis and look for living a regular life. She must continue with her therapy, but...

Dinara Safina’s and Caroline Wozniacki’s 2009 Australian Open adidas outfits

Here’s a sneak peek of the adidas outfits Dinara Safina and Caroline Wozniacki will be wearing at the 2009 Australian Open. In the first picture Safina is working the Competition Cap Sleeve Tee in pool...

Ivanovic out, Safina and Jankovic advance at Internazionali BNL d’Italia

Ana Ivanovic’s preparations for the defense of her French Open title suffered a setback as she was defeated 6-1 3-6 6-4 by Agnieszka Radwanska in the third round. Interestingly, the Serb was leading 4-0...

Safina or Sanowa? Richard Williams would say “whatever”

Richard Williams, the father of Serena and Venus Williams, is either playing a game on us or he really can’t remember the name of the top-ranked women’s tennis player. "I think she's playing great tennis,"...

Who is the one to beat in women’s tennis? French Open 2011 prediction

Marine of Tennis Notebook has become a regular contributor to Women's Tennis Blog. Now she's making French Open predictions. Do you agree with her? As we are nearing Roland Garros, tennis enthusiasts are starting to...

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

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...
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