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2008 Best and Worst

Sports analysts or experts do it all the time especially after the season ends but we, who have followed Dinara’s career more thoroughly than anyone can have our own assessment of her season in 2008. So c’mon fill in the blanks, Dinara fans ! This is fun!


The Inner Dominion of Dinara Disciples’ Review of Safina 2008

Best Title of the year:
Best Tournament:
Best Match played:
Worst Match played:
Match she could have lost:
Match she could have won:
Best Surface:
Worst Surface:
Strength:
Weakness/Needs Improvement:
Best top ten opponent:
Worst opponent:

Best Dinara site:
Best Article/Interview:
Most Interesting Award/Recognition received:
Best Video of the year:

Most Interesting Graphic of the year ( wallpaper/banner/avatar ):
Best OnCourt outfit:
Worst Oncourt outfit:
Best OffCourt attire:
Worst OffCourt attire:

Top 3 OnCourt Photos ( professional ):
Top 3 OnCourt Photos ( amateur/fan ):
Best OffCourt Photos ( professional ):
Best OffCourt Photos ( amateur/fan ):



On a scale of 1-10, how do you rate Safina's performance in 2008?



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Re: 2008 Best and Worst

My Picks

Best Title of the year: Qatar Telecom German Open - Berlin

Best Tournament run: Roland Garros

Best Match played: SF in Tokyo against Petrova ( no double faults, won 6-1,6-0 )

Worst Match played: all matches in YEC

Match she could have lost: R16 and QF matches in RG ( against Sharapova and Dement)

Match she could have won: Olympic Final

Best Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors

Worst Surface: Grass

Strength: Backhand

Weakness/Needs Improvement: Mental toughness, serve, mobility

Best top ten opponent: Kuznetsova

Worst opponent: Peer and Zvonareva

Best Dinara site: TDDD ( forum ) / www.dinarasafina.su ( fansite )

Best Article/Interview: Doha, November 3 presscon

Most Interesting Award/Recognition received: voted Russia's Sportsman for Olympics

Best Video of the year: Visit to the Vineyard - Stuttgart


Most Interesting Graphic of the year ( wallpaper/banner/avatar ): will get back on this

Best OnCourt outfit: Olympics, Rogers Cup doubles

Worst Oncourt outfit: Usopen ( aside from the color, the style makes her look more flat chested )

Best OffCourt attire: Tokyo Draw ceremony, President visit, Doha presscon

Worst OffCourt attire: Doha Draw ceremony

Top 3 OnCourt Photos ( professional ):Olympics and RG pics are amazing









Top 3 OnCourt Photos ( amateur/fan ): Doha shots, Rogers Cup- if MaryC and Heart are prof., pls correct me.





Best OffCourt Photos ( professional ): Doha




Best OffCourt Photos ( amateur/fan ): Visit to President




On a scale of 1-10, how do you rate Safina's performance in 2008?
8



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Re: 2008 Best and Worst

Best Title of the year: Berlin
Best Tournament: Roland Garros
Best Match played: Most exciting, RG QF. Best tennis, LA Final
Worst Match played: AO r1, vs. Lisicki
Match she could have lost: RG SF, vs, Elena
Match she could have won: YEC RR, vs. Venus, USO SF, vs Serena
Best Surface: Clay
Worst Surface: Plexicushion (this season)
Strength: FH
Weakness/Needs Improvement: Mental/Movement
Best top ten opponent: JJ
Worst opponent: Ana (playing well)
Best OnCourt outfit: Pink YEC dress
Worst Oncourt outfit: WImbledon 2-piece



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Re: 2008 Best and Worst

Mines exactly the same as Camilia apart from one or two on the outfits and stuff so im not gonna bother repeating Camilia!

But its not so suprising there are so many similarites between the answers! We know Dinara well guys!
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Re: 2008 Best and Worst

The Inner Dominion of Dinara Disciples’ Review of Safina 2008

Best Title of the year: Berlin
Best Tournament: Tokyo
Best Match played: against Pennetta in USO
Worst Match played: against Mauresmo in Moscow
Match she could have lost: Dementieva/Sharapova/Mauresmo RG and Moscow
Match she could have won: Olympic final
Best Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors
Worst Surface: Grass
Strength: Backhand
Weakness/Needs Improvement: Mental toughness and serve
Best top ten opponent: Jankovic
Worst opponent: Serena

Best Dinara site: www.dinarasafina.com
Best Article/Interview: all the USOs
Most Interesting Award/Recognition received: voted Russia's Sportsman for Olympics
Best Video of the year: i love all

Most Interesting Graphic of the year ( wallpaper/banner/avatar ):dont know
Best OnCourt outfit: IW 08 http://i34.tinypic.com/106jbro.jpg
Worst Oncourt outfit: YEC
Best OffCourt attire: Tokyo Draw ceremony
Worst OffCourt attire: Doha Draw

Top 3 OnCourt Photos ( professional ): Olympics, IW, and RG
Top 3 OnCourt Photos ( amateur/fan ): LA, and Doha
Best OffCourt Photos ( professional ): Olympics
Best OffCourt Photos ( amateur/fan ): Miami and AO



On a scale of 1-10, how do you rate Safina's performance in 2008?
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Re: 2008 Best and Worst

Best Title of the year: Berlin
Best Tournament: Roland Garros
Best Match played: RG SF against Kuznetsova
Worst Match played: something from YEC or Moscow...Moscow against Mauresmo was pretty miserable, but she won at least, so I go with YEC against Venus
Match she could have lost: RG 4th round, RG QF
Match she could have won: Olympic final
Best Surface: clay or hard - I go with hard because it all started there
Worst Surface: grass
Strength: groundstrokes
Weakness/Needs Improvement: mental strength
Best top ten opponent: JJ
Worst opponent: serena?

Best Video of the year: the one where she's cooking (can't remember at which tournament...they were talking about salt)

Best OnCourt outfit: Olympics
Worst Oncourt outfit: the pink one
Best OffCourt attire: Tokyo draw ceremony
Worst OffCourt attire: Doha - black dress with pearls

Jelena Jankovic | Maria Sharapova | Sabine Lisicki | Nicole Vaidisova
Venus Williams | Maria Kirilenko | Victoria Azarenka | Madison Keys
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Best Title of the year: Berlin
Best Tournament: Roland Garros
Best Match played: vs Maria RG 2008
Worst Match played: YEC vs Venus
Match she could have lost: vs Maria RG, vs Elena RG
Match she could have won: vs Venus YEC
Best Surface: clay, hard
Worst Surface: Grass
Strength: Backhand
Weakness/Needs Improvement: mental strength, serve
Best top ten opponent: Kuznetsova
Worst opponent: Maria (with AO tennis), Venus, Serena

Best Dinara site: www.tennisforum.com (best fans)
Best Article/Interview: Tennismagazin (german magazine... I will post the interview soon)
Most Interesting Award/Recognition received: voted Russia's Sportsman for Olympics
Best Video of the year: Dinara's Fine Time in the Vineyards



Most Interesting Graphic of the year ( wallpaper/banner/avatar ):
http://s317.photobucket.com/albums/m...t=e19d4f3c.jpg
Best OnCourt outfit: Beijing Doubles with Kuznetsova the white with orange and AO
Worst Oncourt outfit: the pink dress
Best OffCourt attire:
Worst OffCourt attire:


Top 3 OnCourt Photos ( professional ):







Top 3 OnCourt Photos ( amateur/fan ):





Best OffCourt Photos ( professional ):





Best OffCourt Photos ( amateur/fan ):



On a scale of 1-10, how do you rate Safina's performance in 2008?

9... It was a great season but she could make it a bit better.

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Re: 2008 Best and Worst

esther when and where was that krajan,vera,elena and dinara pic taken? its a lovely pic!
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esther when and where was that krajan,vera,elena and dinara pic taken? its a lovely pic!
same question here
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pepi, great minds think alike!
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that pic was taken during Beijing Olympics inside their Russian quarters.



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Re: 2008 Best and Worst

OMG, it's very difficult to me to answer those questions...i have so many favourites, i don't remeber everything...

The Inner Dominion of Dinara Disciples’ Review of Safina 2008

Best Title of the year:Berlin, when she became aware of all the good things she could achieve on court!
Best Tournament:RG
Best Match played:it would be a perfect match...
Worst Match played:serena at US Open totally safinesque
Match she could have lost:against lena at RG
Match she could have won:olympics final, if she hadn't play until 4pm 2 days beforethis cup was hers...fortunately she left it to lena
Best Surface:clay
Worst Surface:grass, though i'm convinced she could be a real threat.
Strength:backhand down the linesome volleys are delicious too
Weakness/Needs Improvement:stamina, i hope she plans a good schedule for next year, the YEC was obviously too much for her this year. she was so tired, the fatigue from her several matches and terrific runs came a weak too early.
Best top ten opponent:sharpie on clay
Worst opponent:Ana, i don't see how she can beat ana on a good day. even the william sisters, i think she has the tools to beat them.

Best Dinara site:
dinarasafina.com, they only one i knew till today

Best OnCourt outfit:the orange/white combo. dinara looks better with t-shirts
Worst Oncourt outfit:the total rose combo.
Best OffCourt attire:that purple dress
Worst OffCourt attire:the one she's wearing on the YEC group photo



On a scale of 1-10, how do you rate Safina's performance in 2008?
8/10 because of the beginning of her season. despite her losses, i was convinced her game was there and only the mental was the problem. thank you krajan, to have fixed her head

This place is too small to put all the players i like here.
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Could somebody explain to me what is Best top ten opponent and worst opponent. I think i understand it wrong.
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