Dinara Safina

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  1. WARPWOODIE

    WARPWOODIE Rookie

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    With all the talk of Andy Roddick's recent retirement, I search to see the status of another colorful former player, Marat Safin, and happened upon this USA Today article on his sister Dinara. It's nice to know that she is moving forward with her life studying Law in her native Moscow. Also, her brother has moved into the political arena.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tenn...a-safina-talks-about-life-off-tour/57422122/1
     
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  2. Jack Romeo

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    great to read that she found her peace off the circuit. other players have a tough time adjusting to a "normal" life. she really wasn't meant to become a champion. and i do get her point that just because you're not a champion doesn't make you unworthy of being number one. didn't serena concede that safina deserved the top ranking during those months in 2009? that's the way the system was. she didn't overplay or "game" the system as some accuse wozniacki of doing. she earned it by getting to three grand slam finals and winning a bunch of tier 1 events.

    btw, didn't mario ancic also take up law when he was forced off the tour by illness?
     
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  3. CyBorg

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    Nice lady. Her temperament wasn't right to be a long-term champion.

    Still not bad though.
     
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  4. PeteD

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    Let's hope her first client isn't her brother
     
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  5. SoBad

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    Dinara is a bright girl and I hope Marat seeks her representation, in her limited capacity as a student lawyer, without delay.
     
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  6. hoodjem

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    "She kind of disappeared," fellow Russian Nadia Petrova says.

    I guess so.
     
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    Or some ex kgb gangster
     
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  8. Mike Bulgakov

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    Many of the smartest old KGB hierarchy and people in organized crime at the end of the Soviet era now run Russian banks and own the commodities. Dinara will probably want to be connected with these people, and current SVR as well. Russia is about connections, as her brother knows.

    Dinara is really smart and I was sad to see back troubles end her tennis career. I wish her the best in her post-tennis career. Anna Chakvetadze and Vera Zvonareva have been studying at universities while playing on the WTA. It is good to see these players plan intelligently for life after tennis.
     
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