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Justine Henin, Marat Safin nominated for Tennis Hall of Fame

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Justine Henin and Marat Safin are nominees for the International Tennis Hall of Fame for careers in which each won multiple Grand Slam titles and reached No. 1 in the rankings.

Others eligible for the Class of 2016 are doubles specialist Helena Sukova, Yvon Petra and Margaret Scriven.

The hall announced the nominees Friday. The induction is in July.

Henin, a Belgian, won seven major singles championships, including four at the French Open, and spent 117 weeks atop the WTA rankings, finishing at No. 1 in 2003, 2006 and 2007.

Safin, a Russian, won the 2000 U.S. Open and 2005 Australian Open and was No. 1 for nine weeks.