Dinara Safina Replaces Serena Williams as World Number One

by The Insider on April 20, 2009 · 0 comments

in WTA News

Dinara Safina is now officially the womens world number one tennis player. On Monday Dinara Safina has now joined the group of world number one tennis players. Dinara and Marat as the only brother and sister combination to have every been both world number one.

Safina is still yet to win a Grand Slam title but she has twice reached the final. Dinara Safina is the 19th woman to top the rankings since they were introduced in 1975.

Safina won four titles last year, but lost to Serena Williams at the Australian Open this year, who she replaced as world number one.

It is good to see however that Dinara is still in search of more and more titles.

“He has two Grand Slams,” Safina said of her brother in a video posted on the WTA’s Web site. “He’s still much better than me, so I have to catch him.”

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