Safina receives a coaching session from Safin
Dinara Safina says she got a rare training session with older brother Marat before heading to play in Seoul this week.
"He's been working with me for a week," she said after reaching the quarterfinals. "It was really nice for me because he’s never been a coach.
"He’s pretty tough. I really enjoyed so much and he really put so much desire and heart. From my side, I was little bit surprised but he really enjoyed."
Safina has been working with Gaston Etlis since splitting with Zelkjo Krajan in May.
"In Moscow, I had to spend one week without my coach because my coach came later. My brother was working with me for that week," Safina said following her opening win in Seoul. "You can see I won thanks to my brother who spent with me some time."