Tamarine Tanasugarn defeats Dinara Safina for Ordina Open title

Thai qualifier Tamarine Tanasugarn beat Roland Garros runner-up Dinara Safina of Russia 7-5 6-3 to take the Ordina Open trophy. It is Tanasugarn’s second WTA title, the first one since winning Hyderabad in 2003. In...
Dinara Safina Behind the Racquet

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

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 leaves the Australian Open with no games won

The 2009 Australian Open finalist, Dinara Safina, was eliminated from the Australian Open big time - in the first round, after just 44 minutes, without winning a single game and without earning a single...

Defending champion Anna Chakvetadze loses to Dinara Safina in Moscow

Third seed Anna Chakvetadze succumbed to fellow Muscovite Dinara Safina 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 at the $1.34 million Kremlin Cup on Thursday. Chakvetadze’s defeat is just a continuation of a series of upsets at the...
Vitalia Diatchenko

St. Petersburg PHOTOS: Qualifying completes on Sunday

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...

Exhausted Dinara Safina moves into US Open quarterfinals, saved by her coach

Because of exhaustion Dinara Safina had almost given up her fourth-round match up with German qualifier Anna-Lena Groenefeld before it even started but her coach gave her much needed support and the Russian sixth...

Dinara Safina wearing Sergio Tacchini at the 2011 Australian Open

Dinara Safina used to be a recognizable face of adidas, but it seems that the top brand decided to let her go, probably because they gave up on expecting much exposure for their clothes...
Dinara Safina

Dinara Safina: the greatest player to never win a Grand Slam?

Arguably the greatest tennis player to never win a Grand Slam singles title, Dinara Safina's journey to the number one spot is quite an unconventional one. So close, yet so far While she may have never...

Flavia Pennetta beats Amelie Mauresmo to reach US Open quarterfinals

Number 16 seed Flavia Pennetta of Italy eased through to a matchup with Russian sixth seed Dinara Safina with a 6-3 6-0 victory over Amelie Mauresmo in the fourth round of the US Open. Former...

Dementieva exits Cincinnati early, Clijsters beats Safina

Elena Dementieva lost in the second round of the Western and Southern Financial Group Women’s Open to fellow Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, while Kim Clijsters avenged her 2009 Cincinnati loss to Dinara Safina and progressed...
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