online marketing women profile: Dinara Safina

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dinara Safina

Dinara Mikhailovna Safina , born April 27, 1986 in Moscow, is a Russian Tartar professional tennis player. Safina's career high ranking is World No. 1 and she is currently ranked World No. 63.

Safina was runner up in singles at the 2008 French Open, 2009 Australian Open, and the 2009 French Open. She has had success at Grand Slam events in women's doubles by winning the 2007 US Open. 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 #1 rankings.

Safina's game is built on her powerful groundstrokes which are hit heavy and deep. Her forehand is the side where she hits more winners. Her backhand hits accurately and can open up the court. She also produces a high number of unforced errors. For her height, her serve has been considered lacking in power and precision. It is inconsistent, thus delivering a high number of double faults.

Safina was born in Moscow, Russia to ethnic Tatar parents. Her mother, tennis coach Rauza Islanova, was her trainer when she was younger; while her father is director of the Spartak tennis club in Moscow. Her brother, Marat, is a former world No. 1 on the ATP Tour.

Previously, Safina was coached by Glen Schaap, who worked with her during her rise to No. 1 in 2009. From May 2010, she has begun working with Gastón Etlis.

stats
Country : Russia
Residence : Monte Carlo,Monaco
Date of birth : April 27, 1986 (1986-04-27)
Place of birth: Moscow, USSR
Height : 5 ft 11.5 in (1.82 m)
Weight : 70 kg (150 lb; 11 st)
Turned pro : 2000
Plays : Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

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