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Dinara Safina enters Brisbane International

Dinara SafinaThis is a bit old news that I didn't have time to report earlier: Dinara Safina has entered the Brisbane International, a warm-up tournament for the Australian Open, despite the serious back injury which forced her to pull out of the Sony Ericsson Championships and threatened her participation in the first Grand Slam of the year.

"The Brisbane International will be the perfect tournament to get some tough match practice in the lead-up to the Australian Open. I am looking forward to the challenge and I cannot wait to get there," said Safina who handed Serena Williams the year-end No.1 ranking by withdrawing from the Sony Ericsson Championships.

Safina joins Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters and Ana Ivanovic in a very strong women's field at the Brisbane International. (source: ESPN, photo via Sony Ericsson WTA Tour)

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5 thoughts on “Dinara Safina enters Brisbane International

  1. Marine

    Dont think she should do it. She won't be 100% healthy there. She needs to be more careful, I think, she puts too much strain on herself.

  2. Ella

    Way to enter the "I want to end my career early" train Dinara. This has 'pathetic' plastered all over it, especially with a spinal cord injury. Is she that ranking/money hungry, or just plain stupid? This won't end well…

  3. Marija

    It's very strange she made the decision to play Brisbane only two days after saying she might skip the Australian Open, which is even after Brisbane.

  4. marine

    She's setting herself up for a failure. If she decided to go for AO, I'd understand. But Brisbane?! What???! Why?!

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