We are receiving a sort of an update on former world No.1 Dinara Safina‘s career. One of the WTA Tour’s favorite personalities has announced that she will officially retire in 2014, even though her playing days have long been over. The source of the news is ITAR-TASS.
The 27-year-old Russian hasn’t competed since losing in the second round of Madrid in the spring of 2011 and in December same year she prolonged her layoff by saying she was not ready to return for the Australian season, doubting she would ever come back.
The back injury may have crushed her career on the WTA circuit, but her personality which combines humor, powerful tennis and sometimes short temper will always put a smile on our face. The images in this article are my little tribute to Safina’s epic quotes. I had made them some time ago and put them on Women’s Tennis Blog’s Pinterest page.
Good news is that Safina is now regularly updating her Twitter account, so she is hopefully not disappearing any time soon!