Serena Williams defeats Dinara Safina to enter US Open final

Two-time US Open champion Serena Williams coped better than Dinara Safina with the gusty winds at Flushing Meadows and reached the final of the tournament beating the Russian 6-3 6-2. The fourth-seeded Williams survived having...

Dinara Safina defeats Flavia Pennetta, cruises into US Open semifinals

Sixth seed Dinara Safina advanced to the US Open semifinals with an easy 6-2 6-3 win over 16th seed Flavia Pennetta. Safina earned a service break in the second game and later broke serve again...

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...

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 almost lost to Timea Bacsinszky in US Open third round

Swiss teenager Timea Bacsinszky almost stunned sixth seed Dinara Safina in straight sets, but the Russian recovered in the last moment and continued her successful run on the Tour (since May, in-form Safina has...

Dinara Safina moves into US Open third round

Russian sixth seed Dinara Safina advanced to the third round of the US Open with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Roberta Vinci of Italy. Roland Garros finalist Safina, who has won three WTA titles this...

Elena Dementieva wins Olympic gold, Russians take all medals

Elena Dementieva is the singles gold medalist at the Beijing Olympics, having defeated fellow Russian Dinara Safina 3-6 7-5 6-3. What an achievement for Russian tennis, all the three medals were taken by Russian players...

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...

Jelena Jankovic beaten in Olympic quarters by Dinara Safina

World number one Jelena Jankovic lost 6-2 5-7 6-3 to in-form Dinara Safina of Russia in the quarterfinals of the Olympic Tennis Event in Beijing. The second-seeded Serb was too weak for big-hitting Safina. Despite...

Dinara Safina wins the 2008 US Open Series women’s title

World No.7 Dinara Safina clinched the 2008 Olympus US Open Series women's title after winning her second consecutive Series tournament Sunday at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. The 2008 Roland Garros finalist will now compete...
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