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Dinara Safina (Russia)

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Birthdate:
April 27, 1986 (28 years old)
Birthplace:
Moscow, Russia
Residence:
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Height:
5' 12" (182 cm)
Weight:
154 lb (70 kg)
Plays:
Right-handed
Turned Pro:
2000 (15 years on tour)
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Dinara Safina Bio and Stats

Although the tall and powerful Dinara Safina achieved the world No. 1 ranking in 2009, her career so far has been defined, arguably, by her tendency to underperform in important matches. Safina first broke into the Top 100 at age 16 in 2002, the year she won her first title. She reached the quarterfinals at two majors in 2006 but enjoyed her real breakthrough in 2008, when she won four titles and made the French Open final, falling to Ana Ivanovic in straight sets. Safina also won the silver medal in singles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, losing to compatriot Elena Dementieva in the final. In 2009, she lost badly to Serena Williams in the final of the Australian Open, but ascended to the No. 1 ranking in April. As the top-ranked player and No. 1 seed, she made it back to the French Open final, but struggled, losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova in a performance that had her in tears of frustration on the court. The loss lowered her record in Grand Slam finals to 0-3. Safina was the No. 1 player and top seed at Wimbledon, where she lost, 6-1, 6-0, to Venus Williams in the semifinals, and at the U.S. Open, where she lost in the third round to Petra Kvitova. Safina did win three singles titles in 2009 to bring her career total to 12. Safina retired from her first round-robin match during the 2009 WTA championships, citing a lower back injury. She finished the year ranked No. 2 in the world. She is the younger sister of two-time Grand Slam event champion Marat Safin. They are the first brother-sister combination to have each achieved the No. 1 ranking. (as of November 25, 2009)


Dinara Safina Tournament History

Singles Titles

2009: Rome, Madrid, Portoroz
2008: Berlin, Los Angeles, Montréal, Tokyo
2007: Gold Coast
2005: Paris, Prague
2003: Palermo
2002: Sopot

Doubles Titles

2011: Kuala Lumpur
2008: Gold Coast, Indian Wells
2007: Gold Coast, US Open
2006: Gold Coast, Antwerp
2005: 's-Hertogenbosch
2004: Beijing

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