Dinara Safina

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Dinara Safina
Safina at the 2008 WTA Tour Championships
Full nameDinara Mubinovna Safina
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1986-04-27) April 27, 1986 (age 37)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Turned pro2000
RetiredMay 11, 2014 (last match 2011)[2]
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$10,585,640
Career record360–173 (67.54%)
Career titles12 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 1 (April 20, 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (2009)
French OpenF (2008, 2009)
WimbledonSF (2009)
US OpenSF (2008)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (2008, 2009)
Olympic Games Silver Medal (2008)
Career record181–91
Career titles9 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 8 (May 12, 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2004, 2005)
French Open3R (2006, 2007, 2008)
Wimbledon3R (2005, 2008)
US OpenW (2007)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (2008)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (2005)
Hopman CupF (2009)
Medal record
Women's tennis
Representing  Russia
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Singles

Dinara Mikhailovna Safina (Russian: Дина́ра Миха́йловна (Муби́новна) Са́фина), born April 27, 1986) is a Russian professional tennis player of Tatar ethnicity. She was born in Moscow, Russia. She is the younger sister of former world number one men's player, Marat Safin.

She was coached by Glen Schaap, former trainer of Nadia Petrova. Her new coach is Željko Krajan. Her mother, Rauza Islanova used to be her trainer when she was younger and still gives advice to Dinara. Dinara Safina's father is director of the Spartak tennis club in Moscow. She has won one Grand Slam title, the women's double title at the 2007 U.S. Open with her partner Nathalie Dechy. She also reached the final of the French Open in 2008, losing to current World No. 1 Ana Ivanović.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Official website". Archived from the original on February 25, 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  2. "Dinara Safina Officially Retires". WTA. May 11, 2014. Archived from the original on July 26, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2014.