All Drama Dinara strikes again!
I'm glad she won. Her match was a lot more exciting than Fed's match afterwards.
She did a great job mentally dealing with a tight match and a crowd cheering against her + applauding her DF's. Is she the only player who can get into double figures in double faults and still win?
Hopefully, her serve is better for the next match against Zvonareva because she has been playing good.
Q. Do you feel like your own worst enemy out there sometimes? Is it sort of you against yourself sometimes?
DINARA SAFINA: Most of the time it's me against myself playing. You know, I play against me, my shadow, myself, everything against me. If one day I will play only against opponent, this will be the perfect day.
Then it's the crowd and the Open and me. I hope the next match is going to be ball and the Open and nothing else.
Q. Have you been in contact with your brother over the last few days, and has he given you any advice as you get towards the business end?
DINARA SAFINA: As I said already before, actually we been today in contact because today is his birthday. Second, nobody is allowed to give me advice except my tennis coach. I don't want that somebody mess up these things.
It's my coach, he's the only one person allowed to tell me something and nobody else.
She sounds like Marat in the first answer.
Awww... she called her brother for his birthday.
EDIT: I forgot to mention...
I have some great news. After Dinara's match last night, Bud Collins predicted that she will not
win AO... and we all know how well Bud's predictions turn out!