Serena Williams loses in the first round, Dinara Safina becomes new number 1

Injured Serena Williams has been upset by 95th-ranked Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic in a clay-court tournament in Spain.  Zakopalova won 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 Wednesday in the first round of the Andalucia Tennis Experience. I wonder how much was the appearance fee that Serena flew to Spain to lose in the first round? 

Serena’s loss helps Russian Dinara Safina to claim the WTA top ranking

2 thoughts on “Serena Williams loses in the first round, Dinara Safina becomes new number 1

  1. Dave from Tennis DVDs

    Watching her in the Miami final I thought she would be out for at least a month.

    I cannot believe she would be playing just for appearance money. She can’t be that strapped for cash.

  2. Nina

    I don’t know how much the financial crisis has affected her, but she has been mentioning it quite often recently:-)

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