Dinara Safina was born on April 27, 1986 in Moscow, she is a Russian Tatar professional tennis player. Her mother, tennis coach Rauza Islanova, was her trainer when she was younger while her father was director of the Spartak tennis club in Moscow. Her brother Marat is a former world number 1 on the ATP Tour.
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Safina was runner up in singles at the 2008 French Open, 2009 Australian Open, and the 2009 French Open, falling to Ana Ivanović, Serena Williams, and Svetlana Kuznetsova, respectively. She has had success at Grand Slam events in women's doubles by winning the 2007 US Open with Nathalie Dechy. She also won the Olympic silver medal in woman’s singles at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
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Her brother and her are the first brother-sister tandem in tennis history to both achieve number 1 rankings.