6-1 7-6 over A Bondarenko.
Been a long time coming.
"I needed the win," Safina said. "Last week I lost a tiebreaker and in practice I lost one because I was playing defensive.
"Tonight I said I'm not going to play defensive and be aggressive and whatever happens, happens."
"I think my back is fine now," said Safina. "Every morning when I wake up and it feels good I say thanks."
-- Sky Sports
There were emotions. And some choking up. She’s happy about it.
She was also chased off twitter by the haters. Doesn’t sound like she’ll be returning. But that’s another story.
MENTAL NOTE: Man Down = Stop Kicking.