in 2003 Dinara took part in all the 4 Grand Slam tournaments. She played in the 4th round in the US Open. Next year, 2004, Dinara was in the final of the tournament in Beijing and in the semi-finals of the second-category tournament in Paris and was caught up in the top-50 WTA.
After that, in 2005 Dinara won in Paris and Prague and reached semi-finals of the Kremlin Cup, a very prestigious Russian tournament and three WTA tournaments as well. This year Safina was already between the top-20 professional tennis players.
In 2006 Dinara’s rating kept on growing. She played in quarter-finals of Roland Garros and US Open and also of the tournaments in Charleston, Indiana Wales and Berlin. Dinara reached semi-finals of the Canada Masters and got through to the final round in Rome, but was beaten by Martina Hingis. As a result, Dinara’s name reached the 11th position in WTA rating.
Next year, 2007, Dinara Safina got own back and beat Martina Hingis in Gold Coast, Australia. She became the 9th in the world, having come through the finals in Charleston. But she receded from her position rather soon and finished the season occupying the 16th line.
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