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...

Marat says Safina’s comeback is impossible

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...

Recap + news: Serena makes another statement, Safina not back soon

Women's Tennis Blog is back from summer vacation! Glad to be back with you and tennis. Thanks for all your emails and comments of support, it's nice to know you've been missed. :) Before proceeding...

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,...

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...

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...

Marbella update: Dinara Safina troubled by back injury again

In the quarterfinal of the Andalucia Tennis Championships against top seed Victoria Azarenka, Dinara Safina retired while trailing 5-1 because she felt the back pain similar to the reappearing one that has been disrupting...

Dinara Safina beats Jelena Dokic at Miami

In the most attractive Wednesday's match at the Sony Ericssion Open, former world No.1 Dinara Safina broke former world No.4 Jelena Dokic's serve at 4-all in both sets on her way to a 6-4...

Sharapova dominates Safina, moves into Indian Wells quarterfinals

Dinara Safina's joy was short-lived, as her inspiring win over Samantha Stosur was followed by a 6-2 6-0 blowout by Maria Sharapova in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open. In the Russian...

Safina stuns Stosur, brings joy back to her career

World No.108 Dinara Safina hadn't been able to win three matches in a row in more than a year (she rarely even won two) and now she scored her first Top 4 victory since...
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