Dinara Safina

The Safina Rule: Notes on a Wimbledon aftermath

06 Jul 2009

Dinara Safina’s 6-1, 6-0 loss to Venus Williams in Wimbledon’s easily-forgotten “other semifinal” might have taken only 50 minutes, but the impact of the event is still being felt throughout the WTA Tour. The biggest story of this year’s ladies’ singles tournament at Wimbledon centered around the Williams sisters, back in the final of the […]


Safina In But Out!

26 Jun 2009

It is difficult to remember a major tennis tournament where the number one seed has been such a prohibitive underdog. At one point, Serena Williams begrudgingly agreed that Dinara Safina should be the number one seed. Ever since, the world’s top ranked player has been setting herself up for a fall at Wimbledon. As the […]


Brother and Sister Act – Marat Safin and Dinard Safina

30 Sep 2008

For a family to produce a single world class athlete is a rarity, but for a family to produce two is against all the odds. But it happened to the parents of Marat Safin and Dinard Safina. A Brother and Sister combination from Russian that has added controversy to the tennis scene. Marat the elder […]