Safina quits tennis at 25

Fri, 07 Oct 12:31:00 2011

Former world number one Dinara Safina has retired from tennis, according to her brother Marat Safin.

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Safina, 25, topped the WTA rankings as recently as two years ago but debilitating back injuries have kept her out of action this season and she had been on an indefinite break.

"Dinara has decided to end her career," Safin - himself a former Grand Slam winner who retired last season - †said. "She has taken the decision relatively well.

“She considers it just to be the end of a period in her life.

"Everything is all right with her health. She feels good in everyday life, but (the back injury means) she simply can't play tennis professionally any more."

Safina quits tennis at 25

Eurosport

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