Dinara Safina Behind the Racquet

After battling depression in life after tennis, Dinara Safina pursues a coaching career

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It's been more than eight years since Dinara Safina played her last WTA match at the 2011 Madrid Open against Julia Goerges. Even though she hasn't won a Grand Slam, the Russian was among...

Dinara Safina, Alona Bondarenko to coach WTA and junior players in New York City

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Former world No.1 Dinara Safina and former world No.19 Alona Bondarenko will join MatchPointNYC as coaches in the Brooklyn club's five-week training for top WTA and junior players. The coaching program will run between November...

Serena Williams and other WTA players join a star-studded Mouratoglou Tennis Academy opening

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Just before shaking up the streets of Milan with her curves, Serena Williams was in France to help the grand opening of the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, alongside 1200 big-name guests, including several retired WTA players. On...

Russian glam blows us away at Kremlin Cup players’ party

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I wasn't planning to cover the Kremlin Cup players' party, but when I saw the major makeovers of Dinara Safina and Svetlana Kuznetsova I simply had to share my amazement with you. All the...

Missed Dinara Safina? We’ll see her in Madrid!

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Dinara Safina stays remembered as one of the most likable and passionate WTA players and I’m glad to hear that she’ll be at the May 2nd - May 9th Mutua Madrid Open, acting as a...

Merry Christmas from Women’s Tennis Blog and WTA players

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Women's Tennis Blog wishes you a Merry Christmas and a lovely holiday season! Let's see what our WTA players have been up to during this annual Christian festival. Andrea Petkovic is singing and dancing for us,...

WTA players practicing for the 2015 season

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We're still in the first half of the off-season period, but the new year will come quicker than you may think and our WTA players know it, thus they are using the calm period...

Dinara Safina joins the Kremlin Cup Player Party

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Just days after hitting headlines with an announcement of her official retirement coming up in 2014, Dinara Safina joined her former competitors at the Kremlin Cup Player Party in Moscow, wearing a big smile...

Dinara Safina to officially end tennis career in 2014

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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...

Five ever-lasting debates in the WTA world

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Marine of Tennis Notebook used the post-Wimbledon hangover time to reflect on the issues that are constantly raised in the WTA world. Let's see Marine's selection of "Five favorite debates of (occasionally) grumpy tennis fans". Since I started...