of Russia will be aiming to make a great run this year and to finish the year on a high the Russian reached a career high of number 1 in the world last season, however this year poor form and injury has seen her drop out of the top 70.
Safina has reached 3 Grand Slam finals so far in her career the French Open in 2008 and 2009 as well as the Australian Open in Melbourne in 2009.
Serena Williams of the USA is now the world number 1 and this year she won the Australian Open for the 5th time in her career when she beat the former world number 1 Justin Henin of Belgium in 3 tight sets.
Serena also won a 4th Wimbledon title this summer beating the talented Russian Vera Zvonareva in straight sets in the final.
The American however had to miss the US Open due to injury.