I've played the best tennis this week I've ever playedSafina moves to third in tennis ratings Sep 22, 2008
I was a little bit nervous but I think I played a pretty good match for the finalSafina tops Pennetta for East West title Jul 27, 2008
I tried but I just didn't have any more of the fire that I had in other matchesIvanovic claims women's French Open title Jun 07, 2008
At the start of the week, there was no way I was thinking I could win this title. I wasn't playing too well and I would have been happy just to qualifySafina wins women's crown Jul 27, 2002
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.