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2006-01-13 08:36:00

By Julian Linden SYDNEY (Reuters) - Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne twice clawed herself back from the brink of defeat to beat Italy's Francesca Schiavone 4-6 7-5 7-5 in the final of the Sydney International on Friday. Schiavone looked to be on her way to her first WTA Tour title when she led 6-4 4-1 in the second set then again when she served for the match at 5-3 in the third. But the former world number one drew on all her big-match experience to fight back on both occasions,...

2006-01-11 23:46:37

By Julian Linden SYDNEY (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne served notice she is back to her devastating best with a 6-3 6-1 thrashing of Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semi-finals of the Sydney International on Thursday. The Belgian fifth seed hardly broke sweat on a hot and humid day at Sydney's Olympic tennis center as she booked her place in Friday's final against either seventh seed Francesca Schiavone or eighth seed Nicole Vaidisova. Italy's Schiavone and Czech Vaidisova are due to...

2006-01-09 01:39:06

By Julian Linden SYDNEY (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne eased past Martina Hingis 6-3 6-3 in the opening round of the Sydney International on Monday to hand the former world number one her second straight defeat since announcing her comeback. The Belgian made light work of their much-anticipated clash, cruising to victory in a little over an hour. "I knew it was going to be a tough first round...but I was probably not at my best today," Hingis told a news conference. "But I just...

2006-01-08 23:20:47

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne eased past Martina Hingis 6-3 6-3 in the opening round of the Sydney International on Monday to hand the former world number one her second straight defeat since announcing her comeback. The Belgian made light work of their anticipated clash, cruising to victory in a little over an hour to safely advance to the second round. Hingis, who was knocked out of last week's Australian women's hardcourt championship last week by Flavia Pennetta in...

2005-12-30 14:24:25

By Darren Ennis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne believes compatriot Kim Clijsters is the player to beat at the Australian open, her husband said on Friday. Henin-Hardenne has played just one match since September because of injury and is just glad to be back in action, Pierre-Yves Hardenne told Reuters. "She will just take it one game at a time," he said. "Getting back on the court and being involved is most important for her. She is not thinking of winning the...

2005-12-30 13:22:45

By Darren Ennis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne is just glad to be taking part in next month's Australian Open, her husband said on Thursday. "She will just take it one game at a time," Pierre-Yves Hardenne told Reuters. "Getting back on the court and being involved is most important for her. She is not thinking of winning the (Australian) Open at the moment." Hardenne confirmed his 23 year-old wife will travel to Australia on January 3 where she will take part in the...

2005-10-14 08:01:57

LONDON (Reuters) - French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne has withdrawn from next week's Zurich WTA tournament because of a hamstring injury. The Belgian said she is unsure whether the injury will heal in time for the year-ending Tour Championships in Los Angeles next month. "My injury prevents me from doing all the necessary work, and I do not like to play under those conditions," she said on her official Web site on Friday. "I have suffered with pain in my hamstring for a few...

2005-10-04 07:37:00

LONDON (Reuters) - World number five Justine Henin-Hardenne will not play in next year's Fed Cup for Belgium due to health reasons. The French Open champion, who has been dogged by fitness problems over the past two years, told Belgian newspaper La Libre that her priority was to win back her number one ranking. "I will not play Fed Cup in 2006," she said. "This year has been hard enough as regards my health and I want first of all to see if I can last a whole season." The...

2005-09-04 16:40:44

By Bill Barclay NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mary Pierce will try to avenge one of the most traumatic defeats of her career when she faces Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium in the U.S. Open fourth round on Monday. Three months ago the 30-year-old suffered a very public humiliation in the French Open final when she lost 6-1 6-1 to Henin-Hardenne, finishing the claycourt match a twitching, tearful, nervous wreck. The Montreal-born Frenchwoman is promising a very different approach this...

2005-09-04 15:00:46

By Bill Barclay NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mary Pierce will try to avenge one of the most traumatic defeats of her career when she faces Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium in the U.S. Open fourth round on Monday. Three months ago the 30-year-old suffered a very public humiliation in the French Open final when she lost 6-1 6-1 to Henin-Hardenne, finishing the claycourt match a twitching, tearful, nervous wreck. The Montreal-born Frenchwoman is promising a very different approach this...


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