Injury-plagued former world number one Safina retires

Former world number one Dinara Safina, whose career was wrecked by a series of back injuries, formally announced her retirement in a ceremony at the Madrid Open on Sunday.

Safina should quit because of bad back, says brother

Former world number one Dinara Safina has no chance of making a comeback from injury and will soon announce her retirement, according to big brother Marat Safin.

Safina to miss rest of year with back injury

Former world number one Dinara Safina will not play again this year because of persistent back pain.

Safina to miss rest of year with back injury

Former world number one Dinara Safina will not play again this year because of persistent back pain.

Former number one Safina takes early US Open exit

Former world number one Dinara Safina suffered another early exit from a grand-slam event when she was beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Slovakia`s Daniela Hantuchova in the first round of the US Open on Monday.

Former number one Safina takes early US Open exit

Former world number one Dinara Safina suffered another early exit from a grand-slam event when she was beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Slovakia`s Daniela Hantuchova in the first round of the US Open on Monday.

Pain-free Safina looking to rediscover Montreal magic

Former world number one Dinara Safina celebrated her return to Stade Uniprix with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Germany`s Andrea Petkovic at the Montreal Cup and declared herself 100-percent pain-free after a horror run of injuries.

Pain-free Safina looking to rediscover Montreal magic

Former world number one Dinara Safina celebrated her return to Stade Uniprix with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Germany`s Andrea Petkovic at the Montreal Cup and declared herself 100-percent pain-free after a horror run of injuries.

Eager Dementieva ready for return from calf injury

Elena Dementieva, who missed Wimbledon with an injury, returns to action as one of the top seeds at this week’s Bank of the West Classic where she will look to tune up her game ahead of the US Open.

Eager Dementieva ready for return from calf injury

Elena Dementieva, who missed Wimbledon with an injury, returns to action as one of the top seeds at this week’s Bank of the West Classic where she will look to tune up her game ahead of the US Open.

Safina ruled out of Wimbledon with back injury

Russia`s former world number one Dinara Safina has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of injury, tournament organisers said on Saturday.

Safina ruled out of Wimbledon with back injury

Russia`s former world number one Dinara Safina has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of injury, tournament organisers said on Saturday.

Hobbling Date Krumm, 39, stuns Safina in Paris

Japan`s Kimiko Date Krumm made a mockery of a 15-year age gap by stunning former world number one and last year`s runner-up Dinara Safina 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the French Open first round on Tuesday.

Hobbling Date Krumm, 39, stuns Safina in Paris

Japan`s Kimiko Date Krumm made a mockery of a 15-year age gap by stunning former world number one and last year`s runner-up Dinara Safina 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the French Open first round on Tuesday.

Defending Madrid champion Safina dumped out

Dinara Safina’s French Open preparations suffered a shock setback when she lost 7-6 7-6 to Czech qualifier Klara Zakopalova in the Madrid Open first round on Monday.

Defending Madrid champion Safina dumped out

Dinara Safina’s French Open preparations suffered a shock setback when she lost 7-6 7-6 to Czech qualifier Klara Zakopalova in the Madrid Open first round on Monday.

Safina refuses to give herself a break

Dinara Safina might excel at taking breaks from opponents on court, but she is not so good at cutting herself some slack off it.

Safina refuses to give herself a break

Dinara Safina might excel at taking breaks from opponents on court, but she is not so good at cutting herself some slack off it.

Safina pulls out of Indian Wells with back injury

World number two Dinara Safina has pulled out of next week`s Indian Wells tournament because of persistent problems with a back injury, the Russian said on Wednesday.

Safina pulls out of Indian Wells with back injury

World number two Dinara Safina has pulled out of next week`s Indian Wells tournament because of persistent problems with a back injury, the Russian said on Wednesday.