NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
Friday, April 8, 2011
Back injury forces Safina to retire in Marbella
The lower back problem that kept Dinara Safina off the tour for a long time returned today in Marbella. The former world number 1 had to retire against Victoria Azarenka in the first set of their quarterfinal match. Safina's back injury was originally suspected to be career-threatening, and she had to leave the tour twice because of it. She has since struggled to make a comeback, and was given a wild card to play in Marbella.