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Safina retires with injury at WTA Championships

Safina retires with injury at WTA Championships

Dinara Safina has retired with an injury against Jelena Jankovic in her first round-robin match at the WTA Tour's Sony Ericsson Championships and will lose her No. 1 ranking to Serena Williams if she has to pull out of the tournament.
Safina was serving at 1-1 in the first set Wednesday when she stopped play, walked over to her chair and covered her face with a towel. She then told the chair umpire she could not continue. The nature of the injury was not immediately clear.
Safina's margin over Williams is so slim that the player who performs best here will end the year as No. 1. Williams won her first match Tuesday
The tournament features the top eight players in the world, with a group stage before the semifinals.


Updated : 2020-12-01 17:45 GMT+08:00