These younger sisters fine on their own

Serena Williams and Dinara Safina are the benefactors of older tennis siblings. But DNA aside, these Australian Open finalists have made huge individual strides.

Originally Published: January 29, 2009
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The 2009 Australian Open final coincidentally features two younger siblings of famous players, but subtitling it with "Nobody puts Baby in a corner" doesn't really do it justice.

Both Serena Williams and Dinara Safina, who will duke it out for the championship and the WTA's No. 1 ranking Saturday, have done an admirable job of establishing distinct tennis identities.

Williams' sister Venus, 15 months her senior, is a contemporary -- simultaneously her ...

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