Safina needs to embrace the #1 ranking, not fear it.
Let's forget for a second that Dinara hasn't won a slam. She's been the best performing player for the past year, subsequently assuming the #1 ranking (and by quite a margin) and has beaten the best out there. Serena, Venus, Henin, Sharapova, Hingis, Davenport, Jankovic, Dementieva.. she's beaten them all. But it's obvious that this girl feels like she doesn't belong. We saw Mauresmo and Clijsters go to #1 slamless, but they never showed the fear that Dinara has of being a #1 player without a slam.
Just watching the replay of her match against Rogowska, and this became even clearer to me. She's out there, playing against a WC outside the TOP 150, whose main tour maindraw matches you could count on one hand, and she's out there, frustrated, and just a mess emotionally. These sorts of girls should fear her, but they don't. Safina is 6"1, and 150lb of muscle mass, that alone should be enough to intimidate opponents, but it doesn't. She should be showing some confidence, patience and composure in her game, and her title as the worlds #1 player. Right now, she's not cutting an imposing figure out there, and with that there's no way she's winning a slam any time soon.