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Dinara Safina took off from tennis, "pedestal" American

April 20 2009
09:02

Russian tennis player Dinara Safina today officially took the first position in the ranking of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), surpassing American athlete Serena Williams.

This year, Safina has won 59 matches out of 74 - and scored 8,951 points at the same time. Dinar has become the second Russian woman who managed to lead such a prestigious rating - in August 2005 that has made Maria Sharapova, who held out on top for 17 weeks.

"It's a huge honor to be number one in the world rankings and is the dream of every girl who ever wanted to play professional tennis - said 22-year-old Dinara Safina. - For me it is a significant event yet, and because my brother Marat was the first racket of the world, and I'm happy that I also managed to reach this peak. "

"I'm very proud of my past results, although I will not deny that to be the first racket of the world, I would like some in other circumstances. But I'm going to prove to everyone that I am worthy to be the best," said the first racket of the world.

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