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2006-07-06 12:02:53

By Bill Barclay LONDON (Reuters) - France's Amelie Mauresmo survived a mid-match slump to reach her first Wimbledon final with a 6-3 3-6 6-2 victory over Russian Maria Sharapova on Thursday. The world number one led 6-3 3-1 before 2004 champion Sharapova reeled off five successive games to force a third set in an enthralling semi-final tussle on Center Court. Mauresmo recovered her rhythm in the decider, though, and will face French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne in Saturday's...

2006-07-06 10:05:06

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Justine-Henin Hardenne reached her second Wimbledon final on Thursday when she out-hit fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters 6-4 7-6 on Center Court. Second seed Clijsters, who has now fallen at the semi-final stage of all three grand slams tournaments this year, had plenty of chances but wavered under a barrage of fierce hitting. U.S. Open champion Clijsters has now lost her last five grand slam meetings with Henin-Hardenne, including the semi-final at...

2006-07-06 08:47:08

LONDON (Reuters) - Justine-Henin Hardenne reached her second Wimbledon final on Thursday when she out-hit fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters 6-4 7-6 on Center Court. Henin-Hardenne, who needs a Wimbledon crown to complete her collection of grand slam titles, fell a break behind in the first set before reeling off three successive games from 3-4. Clijsters served for a fluctuating second set at 6-5 but thrashed a forehand wide to let her opponent off the hook and take it into a tiebreak....

2006-07-05 21:20:41

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova will be the odd one out when the women's singles reaches the semi-final stage at Wimbledon on Thursday. The Russian is the only member of the four protagonists to hold aloft the Rosewater Dish. For the other three the tournament has always ended in disappointment. World number one Amelie Mauresmo, who plays 2004 champion Sharapova, has lost in the semi-final on her three previous visits while Justine Henin-Hardenne and fellow...

2006-07-05 10:49:04

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova will be the odd one out when the women's singles reaches the semi-final stage at Wimbledon on Thursday. The Russian is the only member of the four protagonists to hold aloft the Rosewater Dish. For the other three the tournament has always ended in disappointment. World number one Amelie Mauresmo, who plays 2004 champion Sharapova, has lost in the semi-final on her three previous visits while Justine Henin-Hardenne and fellow...

2006-06-30 09:00:49

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne sailed into the fourth round at Wimbledon on Friday then suggested doing a grand slam double within a month ranked as one of the toughest challenges in tennis. Wimbledon is the only jewel missing in Henin-Hardenne's grand slam crown and in a wide open field, this could be her year. She has dropped just nine games so far in her almost effortless progress through the draw and on Friday she crisply...

2006-06-23 10:24:05

EASTBOURNE (Reuters) - Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne maintained her recent dominance over compatriot Kim Clijsters with a 6-3 5-7 6-1 win on Friday to reach the Eastbourne International final. The French Open champion will meet fifth seed Anastasia Myskina in Saturday's final after she beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 2-6 6-4 in an all-Russian battle. "It was not an easy match," Henin-Hardenne told reporters. "There were ups and downs in the match, but I'm very happy the way it ended....

2006-06-22 09:21:39

By Clare Fallon EASTBOURNE (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters set up a semi-final appointment at the Eastbourne grasscourt tournament with impressive wins on Thursday. French Open champion Henin-Hardenne beat Russian Elena Likhovtseva 6-2 6-4 while Clijsters needed just 44 minutes to defeat Italian Francesca Schiavone 6-2 6-1 in difficult, windy conditions at the Wimbledon warm-up event. Friday's seaside semi-final between the two Belgians will be their first...

2006-06-22 08:17:37

By Clare Fallon EASTBOURNE (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters set up a semi-final appointment at the Eastbourne grasscourt tournament with impressive wins on Thursday. French Open champion Henin-Hardenne beat Russian Elena Likhovtseva 6-2 6-4 while Clijsters needed just 44 minutes to defeat Italian Francesca Schiavone 6-2 6-1 in difficult, windy conditions at the Wimbledon warm-up event. Friday's semi-final between the two Belgians will be their first meeting since...

2006-06-10 11:28:40

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne finished off the most dominant Roland Garros campaign in over a decade by repelling Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 6-4 to retain her French Open title on Saturday. Not since Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario's 1994 triumph had the women's champion won the claycourt grand slam without dropping a set in the tournament. Ironically, Spaniard Sanchez-Vicario has been advising Kuznetsova but the Russian's lack of consistency on Saturday...


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