On fire: Dinara Safina

Russian player Dinara Safina has shown an impressive form in the last three months. It all started in May in Berlin, where Safina got her first Tier I title including victories over Serena Williams, Justine Henin and Elena Dementieva coming back from a set down. This was followed by a sensational performance in Roland Garros, where Safina reached the final, with memorable comebacks on her matches against Sharapova and Dementieva saving match points in both.

The grass season started with another runner-up place in 's-Hertogenbosch, but unfortunately Safina suffered a leg injury in Wimbledon and was defeated in the third round by Shahar Peer in a dramatic match with Safina in tears due to the pain. But after a few weeks of rest, Safina got back to her best form again and started an impressive streak of 15 victories in a row to win the titles in Los Angeles, Montreal and to get the Silver Medal in Beijing Olympics.
She was finally defeated by Elena Dementieva, who took revenge after three defeats to Safina between May and June, in the final of the Olympic Games. She will be one of the top favourites to take the title in the US Open starting on Monday and if she keeps this form she could even become WTA #1.
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