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Dinara Safina

Dinara Safina
Personal information
NameDinara Safina
Динара Сафина
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Height1.85 m (6 ft 0.8 in)
Turned pro2000
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize moneyUS10,585,640
Career record360 173 (67.54%)
Career titles12 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 1 (April 20, 2009)
Current rankingNo. 129 (October 10, 2011)
Grand Slam results
Australian OpenF (2009)
French OpenF (2008, 2009)
WimbledonSF (2009)
US OpenSF (2008)
Major tournaments
WTA ChampionshipsRR (2008)
Olympic GamesSilver medal (2008)
Career record181 91
Career titles9 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 8 (May 12, 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2004, 2005)
French Open3R (2006, 2007, 2008)
Wimbledon3R (2005, 2008)
US OpenW (2007)
Major doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (2008)

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Dinara Mikhailovna Safina (Russian: Динара Михайловна Сафина), born April 27, 1986 in Moscow, is a Russian professional tennis player of Tatar background. Safina's career high ranking is World No. 1.

Safina was runner up in singles at the 2008 French Open, 2009 Australian Open, and the 2009 French Open, falling to Ana Ivanović, Serena Williams, and Svetlana Kuznetsova, respectively. She has had success at Grand Slam events in women's doubles by winning the 2007 US Open with Nathalie Dechy. She also won the Olympic silver medal in women's singles at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

She is the younger sister of former World No. 1 men's player Marat Safin. She and her brother are the first brother-sister tandem in tennis history to both achieve No.1 rankings.

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