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Latest Justine Henin-Hardenne Stories

2006-06-03 09:24:30

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - Belgian rivals Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters bullied their way into the French Open fourth round on Saturday. Defending champion Henin-Hardenne bristled with aggression in a 6-4 6-0 victory over Tathiana Garbin to avenge her defeat by the Italian in a second round shock two years ago. Clijsters gave a belligerent display against stubborn Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues and eventually her greater power brought her a 6-3 6-4 victory....

2006-06-03 05:53:15

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - Defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne avenged one of her most disappointing defeats on Saturday when she dispatched Italian Tathiana Garbin 6-4 6-0 to reach the French Open fourth round. The Belgian was also defending her crown in 2004 when she lost in a second round upset to Garbin in straight sets but the fifth seed was in an unforgiving mood in fresh, bright conditions this time. After taking a tight first set by breaking decisively for 5-4,...

2006-06-01 11:55:18

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - An edgy Justine Henin-Hardenne slithered into the French Open third round with a 6-2 7-5 victory over Belarussian Anastasiya Yakimova on Thursday. Men's seeds Lleyton Hewitt and Tommy Robredo also progressed but Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis was beaten in five sets before heavy rain caused two hours of play to be lost. As a result the second round matches of Henin-Hardenne's fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters and 12th seed Martina Hingis were...

2006-05-30 14:40:00

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - Chilly Roland Garros proved an inhospitable place for Andy Roddick and Nadia Petrova when they hobbled out of the French Open in the first round on Tuesday. Men's fifth seed Roddick quit his match with Spain's Alberto Martin when trailing 6-4 7-5 1-0 due to a recurrence of a left ankle injury. Petrova, the in-form Russian third seed, was hampered by a thigh injury sustained in practice and lost 6-2 6-2 to Japan's Akiko Morigami. Players donned long...

2006-05-30 10:51:24

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - Martina Hingis and Justine Henin-Hardenne warmed to their task at a chilly Roland Garros but in-form Russian third seed Nadia Petrova was a surprise first round loser at the French Open on Tuesday. Petrova, who has won four titles this season, looked well short of her best in a 6-2 6-2 defeat by Japan's Akiko Morigami. Hingis, back at Roland Garros after a five-year absence, trounced American Lisa Raymond 6-2 6-2 in a first round match played in a...

2006-05-30 10:29:14

PARIS (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne opened the defense of her French Open crown with a 6-3 6-0 thrashing of Estonian Maret Ani to reach the second round at Roland Garros on Tuesday. Wearing long sleeves on a chilly center court Henin, seeded fifth this year, raced to a 4-0 lead and pocketed the first set in 32 minutes. She finished her warm-up against the world number 70 with a volleyed winner in just one hour. Henin-Hardenne, who also won the tournament in 2003, will meet...

2006-05-27 03:44:45

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne says she has played the best tennis of her life in the run-up to the French Open starting on Sunday. Henin-Hardenne, seeded fifth at Roland Garros, lost in the Berlin final 4-6 6-4 7-5 to Russian Nadia Petrova but the defeat proved to the Belgian she could repeat her Paris triumph. "In Berlin, except for the last two sets, I played the best tennis of my career," the Belgian said on Friday. Henin-Hardenne,...

2006-05-25 20:08:53

By Bill Barclay LONDON (Reuters) - With Maria Sharapova's preparations hampered by an ankle injury, Nadia Petrova has emerged as the Russian force to be reckoned with at the French Open. The 23-year-old Muscovite has supplanted her glamorous compatriot as the Russian number one having risen to a career-high third in the rankings with three tournament wins on clay this season. Those titles, in Amelia Island, Charleston and Berlin, have given her a real sense of belief that she can...

2006-05-12 14:11:50

By Karin Strohecker BERLIN (Reuters) - Holder Justine Henin-Hardenne advanced to the German Open semi-finals with a 6-4 7-6 victory over Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova on Friday. The French Open champion must wait to discover her opponent after bad light ended play in the match between world number one Amelie Mauresmo and 1999 winner Martina Hingis with the pair level at one set apiece. Mauresmo started strongly, winning the first two games, but unseeded Swiss Hingis fought back to...

2006-04-15 18:25:53

By Gene Sapakoff CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Third seed Swiss Patty Schnyder outlasted top seed Justine Henin-Hardenne 2-6 6-3 6-2 to reach the Family Circle Cup final on Saturday. Schnyder now faces second-seeded Russian Nadia Petrova in Sunday's showdown after the 23-year-old routed her doubles partner, number six seeded German Anna-Lena Groenefeld, 6-1 6-3. Schnyder was delighted to get past last year's winner Henin-Hardenne in a tough top-spin battle on a hot, windy...