Dinara Safina's brother Marat recently stated how his sister's back is in such a bad state that she should forget tennis and look for living a regular life.
She must continue with her therapy, but would not be able to play again.
He also said that she was about to announce her retirement. However, the young Russian is denying her brother's claims and on her Twitter account she's saying that a retirement is still not her chosen option, she just doesn't know yet when she will return.
My sweet tweeties, I didn't make yet any official announcement… Give me please some time and I'll let you all know… Right now I want to take of my back, on Tuesday I'm having a treatment… Once I decide something you'll be the first to know I promise! Love you all.
Safina announced an indefinite break from tennis in May, while she hasn't played since April in Madrid. (photo by our reader Tony)