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Old May 13th, 2011, 12:44 PM   #1
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Dinara Safina indefinite break from tennis: 選'm just tired of fighting with myself'

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Safina: 選'm just tired of fighting with myself'

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Dinara Safina, who has been battling back problems for the past year and a half, says she will take an indefinite break from tennis. The three-time Grand Slam finalist told Russia痴 Sport Express that the injury has not only set her back physically, but mentally. After playing reasonably well at Indian Wells and Miami, the 25-year-old re-injured her back at a tournament in Marbella last month and it began to feel gradually worse.

"I don't know how long my time out is going to last because I don't want to torture myself and my body anymore," Safina said. "I'm just tired of hearing constant questions from my coach during training, 'How is your back? Can you do this exercise?' I'm just tired of fighting with myself. At the moment I can't do anything tennis-wise. When I can do certain moves without feeling lots of pain, then I would consider resuming my training. Right now I don't care when I might return葉his summer during the American hard courts, or towards the end of the season or next year, I値l take as much time as I need."柚atthew Cronin
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Old May 13th, 2011, 12:44 PM   #2
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Old May 13th, 2011, 12:49 PM   #3
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That's it so.
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I don't expect her ever to return. You've had a nice career Dinara...
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I don't expect her ever to return. You've had a nice career Dinara...
You mean being known as worst #1 to ever pick up a racquet? And she's had some mighty competition like Jankovic, Wozniacki and Baby Anci...
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Back problems really are probably one of the worst things that can happen to a professional athlete. I don't really know what's going to happen regarding if/when she comes back, just feel better Dina
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You mean being known as worst #1 to ever pick up a racquet? And she's had some mighty competition like Jankovic, Wozniacki and Baby Anci...
She's an overachiever for sure. With a game and mind like hers, I'm surprised she made so many GS finals but it's a lot better than being an underachiever like Dementieva was.
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^^ not as bad as mysterious fainting
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At least she was a #1?

Feel better and come back strong Dinara
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Re: Dinara Safina indefinite break from tennis: 選'm just tired of fighting with myse

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She's an overachiever for sure. With a game and mind like hers, I'm surprised she made so many GS finals but it's a lot better than being an underachiever like Dementieva was.
Actually, she's an underachiever. She had a game that could dominate clay and be very competitive on other surfaces. Safina has been pegged as an underachiever for a while, as someone with a lot of talent and potential that went unfulfilled.

Meanwhile, I don't see why Dementieva is so overrated on this board. Yes, she was a very good player, but she definitely definitely had limitations and if you told me 10 years ago she would win a gold medal, I'd be pretty surprised.
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I guess this is for the best.

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Re: Dinara Safina indefinite break from tennis: 選'm just tired of fighting with myse

It's sad, but I think Dinara is doing the right thing. This injury clearly isn't short term, and unfortunately a long break appears to be the only alternative avaliable to her. Good luck Dinara,
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Good decision for her, I guess. Still sucks though
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