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Radwanska ousts Azarenka at Australian Open

Radwanska ousts Azarenka at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Agnieszka Radwanska ousted two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka with a third-set shutout Wednesday at the Australian Open.
Dinara Safina retires from tennis

Dinara Safina retires from tennis

MOSCOW, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Dinara Safina, who held the world No. 1 ranking in women's tennis for 26 weeks, has retired from competitive tennis, her brother said.
Safina sidelined by back pain

Safina sidelined by back pain

MOSCOW, May 12 (UPI) -- Russian player Dinara Safina, once ranked No. 1, says she is taking an indefinite break from tennis to recover from chronic back pain.
Safina ousted from French Open

Safina ousted from French Open

PARIS, May 25 (UPI) -- Dinara Safina, who lost the finals in the tournament each of the last two years, was a first-round loser Tuesday at the French Open.

Safina loses Rome second-round match

ROME, May 4 (UPI) -- Serena and Venus Williams were straight-set winners Tuesday but Dinara Safina was ousted in second-round play of the $2 million Italian Open in Rome.
Safina again dominant at Slovenia Open

Safina again dominant at Slovenia Open

PORTOROZ, Slovenia, July 24 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Dinara Safina was one of Friday's quarterfinal winners at the Slovenia Open tennis tournament in Portoroz.
Safina, Kuznetsova in French Open final

Safina, Kuznetsova in French Open final

PARIS, June 4 (UPI) -- Dinara Safina and Svetlana Kuznetsova, meeting in their third finals in five weeks, advanced Thursday to the championship match of the French Open in Paris.
S. Williams ousted in French Open quarters

S. Williams ousted in French Open quarters

PARIS, June 3 (UPI) -- Svetlana Kuznetsova claimed a tight three-set victory Wednesday, eliminating world No. 2 Serene Williams in quarterfinal play at the French Open in Paris.
Safina, Cibulkova reaches French semis

Safina, Cibulkova reaches French semis

PARIS, June 2 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Dinara Safina won eight of the 10 final games Tuesday and escaped the quarterfinals with a three-set win at the French Open in Paris.
Safina rolls, Ivanovic out at French Open

Safina rolls, Ivanovic out at French Open

PARIS, May 31 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Dinara Safina rolled to another victory but defending champion Ana Ivanovic was ousted Sunday in fourth-round action at the French Open in Paris.
Wozniacki in Top 10 for first time

Wozniacki in Top 10 for first time

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 18 (UPI) -- Madrid champion Dinara Safina is still No. 1 in the world and tournament runner-up Caroline Wozniacki cracked the Top 10 in the women's world tennis rankings.

Safina seeks second straight title

MADRID, May 13 (UPI) -- Dinara Safina, who recently earned the top spot in the world rankings, reached the third round of the Madrid Open Wednesday with a straight-set win over Li Na.
V. Williams takes over No. 3 world ranking

V. Williams takes over No. 3 world ranking

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 11 (UPI) -- Venus Williams jumped to No. 3 in the latest WTA tennis rankings, marking her highest ranking since 2002.
Safina wins Italian Open tennis event

Safina wins Italian Open tennis event

ROME, May 9 (UPI) -- Dinara Safina banged out a 6-3 6-2 win over Svetlana Kuznetsova Saturday to capture the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome.
Safina, Kuznetsova advance to Rome finals

Safina, Kuznetsova advance to Rome finals

ROME, May 8 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Dinara Safina came from behind and beat Venus Williams in the semifinals of the $2 million Internazionali BNL d'Italia tennis tournament in Rome.
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First seeded Dinara Safina of Russia returns the ball against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their semi-final match of the French Tennis Open at Roland Garros, near Paris, June 4, 2009. Safina won 6-3, 6-3. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement)
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Dinara Mikhailovna Safina (Russian: Динара Михайловна Сафина, Tatar: Динара Мөбин кызы Сафина, Dinara Mөbin qızı Safina), born April 27, 1986 in Moscow, is a Russian Tatar professional tennis player. Safina's career high ranking is World No. 1.

Safina was runner up in singles at the 2008 French Open, 2009 Australian Open, and the 2009 French Open, falling to Ana Ivanović, Serena Williams, and Svetlana Kuznetsova, respectively. She has had success at Grand Slam events in women's doubles by winning the 2007 US Open with Nathalie Dechy. She also won the Olympic silver medal in women's singles at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

She is the younger sister of former World No. 1 men's player Marat Safin. She and her brother are the first brother-sister tandem in tennis history to both achieve #1 rankings.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Dinara Safina."
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