Sunday, August 3, 2008
That was a quote made a few years ago by Marat Safin in regard to his baby sis.
If she keeps going the way she's been going this year, by next year that could definitely be the case. Dinara Safina won her third title of the year today, beating Dominika Cibulkova at the Rogers Cup.
Now, I have a thought on the Safin, Safina siblings: She's showing way more fight and desire than her brother has shown over most of his career, if not all of it. I like Marat, but look, when have you had the feeling that he wanted it more than anything? He's got two Majors, when he should at least have about six or seven (the final loss to Thomas Johansson at the '02 Aussie was horrible).
Every time Dinara's out there now, I get the impression she'll do whatever it takes to win and she's definitely the best player on the women's tour right now.
I don't want it to seem like I was taking a dig at Marat in the previous paragraph. I was just saying as far as I'm concerned, she has definitely stepped out of his shadow with the way she's going about the game, and here's to hoping she keeps it up!
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