Dinara Safina is sick of dealing with her back pain and announced that she doesn’t want to play tennis and has no idea when she will be ready to get back to competition. Interestingly, only three days ago Safina tweeted how her next tournament would be Roland Garros.
The situation has apparently changed and Safina’s statement is pretty illustrative of how tired she is of dealing with injury problems:
I don't know how long my time out is going to last. I don't want to torture myself and my body anymore. I'm just tired of constant questions from my coach in training, 'How is your back? Can you do this exercise?' I'm just tired of fighting with myself. At the moment I can't do anything tennis-wise. When I can do certain moves without feeling lots of pain, then I would consider resuming my training. Right now I don't care when I might return – this summer during the American hardcourt series, towards the end of the season or next year. I'll take as much time as I need.
The 25-year-old Russian is just one of a series of former world No.1s who have not been present on the WTA Tour for an extended period. While Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters are still marked as questionable for the approaching French Open, Serena Williams will certainly skip it, according to the latest news. (source: BBC, photos by our reader Tony)