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  1. Who's who of women's tennis?

    Greg Garber

    Thanks in large part to Melanie Oudin, the remaining women's U.S. Open draw is hardly rife with household names.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 07, 2009
  2. Safina's greatest challenge? Herself

    Greg Garber

    Dinara Safina has a disturbing penchant for taking a seeming mismatch and creating drama. She did not disappoint in the first round of the U.S. Open.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 01, 2009
  3. Wimbledon: Little pressure for Dinara Safina against Venus Willia...

    Greg Garber

    With all eyes on the seemingly invincible Williams sisters, can Dinara Safina wash away the miserable failures of her past Slam experiences or crack under the pressure?

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2009
  4. Greg Garber: Composed Svetlana Kuznetsova comes through

    Greg Garber

    Credit Svetlana Kuznetsova for her Zen-like performance in winning the French Open. But Dinara Safina's wretched performance left us with yet another dismal final.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2009
  5. Jankovic, Dementieva aching to win first career Grand Slam title

    Greg Garber

    With an opportunity to bolster their resumes, capture a first career Grand Slam title and secure the No. 1 ranking, Jelena Jankovic and Elena Dementieva have plenty on the line when they square off in Friday's U.S. Open semifinals.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2008
  6. Little sis making big headway on WTA Tour

    Greg Garber

    Roiling emotions and unadulterated talent run in the family. But Dinara Safina has finally escaped the shadow of older brother Marat and is enjoying a breakthrough season.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2008
  7. The stakes are high for this French Open final

    Greg Garber

    It all comes down to this: New world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic and the blazing Dinara Safina will go toe-to-toe in the French Open final for the right to be called a first-time Grand Slam champion.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2008
  8. Safina impossibly comes through again

    Greg Garber

    If you're looking for dramatics, look no further than Dinara Safina, who staved off match points in each of her last two matches. The 13th-seeded Russian will clash with compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova in the French Open semifinals on Thursday.

    SpecialFeature | June 04, 2008
  9. A vexed Sharapova misses out on golden opportunity

    Greg Garber

    Maria Sharapova appeared to be in control Monday in Paris. But the No.1-ranked Russian imploded versus compatriot Dinara Safina, missing out on an opportunity to complete the career Grand Slam.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2008
  10. Safina out of brother's shadow

    Greg Garber

    Dinara Safina might have distanced herself as Marat Safin's little sister following her remarkable comeback at the French Open against Maria Sharapova. Greg Garber explains.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2006