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...

US Open third round: Melanie Oudin ousts Maria Sharapova, Dinara Safina sent crashing

America’s third-highest ranked WTA player Melanie Oudin reached the fourth round of a second straight Grand Slam, pulling off a comeback victory over Maria Sharapova, while world No.1 Dinara Safina finally crashed out of...

Cibulkova ends Sharapova’s run in French Open quarters, Safina through

Comeback player Maria Sharapova, who definitely spiced up this Roland Garros, was defeated in the quarterfinals by Slovakian seed No.20 Dominika Cibulkova 6-0 6-2. The favorite for the title, top seed Dinara Safina, advanced...

Safina advances, Groth and Ivanovic fall in Seoul

Jarmila Groth lost her first match since winning her maiden WTA title over the weekend in Guangzhou, falling to world No.19 and top seed Nadia Petrova 6-3 6-2  in the opening round of the...

Dinara Safina suffers biggest upset in history, Venus Williams also falls at China Open

Top seed Dinara Safina and third seed Venus Williams lost in the second round of the China Open, with the Russian making history, in a bad way though. The world No.1 Safina, who is currently...

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...

Calm Svetlana Kuznetsova quickly beats No.1 Dinara Safina to win Roland Garros 2009

The 2009 French Open championship match was much shorter and less thrilling than we had expected, with Svetlana Kuznetsova quickly defeating favorite Dinara Safina 6-4 6-2 in an-all Russian final. To make things worse,...

Players most likely to win in Rome

Internazionali BNL d'Italia is the most prestigious clay-court tournament after Roland Garros. It is a Tier I event with the prize money of $1,340,000. Amelie Mauresmo of France is seeded at the top. She is...

Serena Williams ridicules Dinara Safina’s No.1 ranking

World number two Serena Williams has today won her 11th Grand Slam title, and in the post-match presser she wasn’t as polite as her sister Venus, but instead made fun of the WTA ranking...

Dinara Safina enters Brisbane International

This is a bit old news that I didn't have time to report earlier: Dinara Safina has entered the Brisbane International, a warm-up tournament for the Australian Open, despite the serious back injury which...
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