Dinara Safina

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Dinara Moubinovna Safina, born on 27 April 1986 in Moscow, is a Russian tennis player, professional from 2000 to 2011. She was world number one from April to October 2009.

A finalist at Roland Garros in 2008 and 2009, as well as at the Australian Open in 2009, she has 12 WTA singles titles to her credit and nine doubles titles (including the 2007 US Open). She also won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and in October of that year she was ranked second in the world.

I was really disappointed by tennis

On April 20, 2009, taking advantage of Serena Williams’ absence from the Family Circle Cup due to injury, Safina became the 19th number one player in the world. Just like Kim Clijsters (2003), Amélie Mauresmo (2004) and Jelena Janković (2008) before her, she reacheD the top of the hierarchy without having won any of the four Majors beforehand.

Unable to recover from her back injuries, she interrupted her career in 2011 and officially retired in 2014. She is the younger sister of player Marat Safin.

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After quitting her sporting career due to injuries, Safina studied law at the University of Moscow and became a coach for the Russian Tennis Federation. She lives in Monaco.

  • Tennis player
  • 27 April 1986
  • Russia