Safina enters Brisbane tourney

Updated: October 29, 2009, 8:29 PM ET
Associated Press

BRISBANE, Australia -- Two days after tearfully pulling out of the WTA Championships with a serious back injury she thought could keep her out of the Australian Open, Dinara Safina has entered the earlier Brisbane International.

"After playing on the Gold Coast from 2004 to 2008, I am pleased to return to Queensland to play in Brisbane," Safina said Friday in a statement issued by Brisbane International organizers.

"The Brisbane International will be the perfect tournament to get some ...

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