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2006-04-15 17:05:24

By Gene Sapakoff CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Third-seeded 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. Schynder was delighted to get past last year's winner Henin-Hardenne in a tough top-spin battle on a hot, windy...

2006-04-13 17:53:26

By Gene Sapakoff CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Top seed Justine Henin-Hardenne continued her Family Circle Cup dominance with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Croatian baseliner Karolina Sprem on Thursday. The world number three Henin-Hardenne, eliminated in the first round of her previous tournament at Miami, appeared to gain strength in her second match of the week to reach the quarter-finals of the event she won in 2003 and 2005. "I don't have any problems physically," said the...

2006-04-11 20:20:45

By Gene Sapakoff CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Top seed Justine Henin-Hardenne opened the defense of her Family Circle Cup title on Tuesday with a comfortable win, but number 14 Nicole Vaidisova was one of three seeds to fall by the wayside. Henin-Hardenne, aiming to shake off the knee injury that troubled her in Indian Wells and Miami in the last month, defeated Sybille Bammer of Austria 6-2 6-3. Vaidisova was cruising toward the third round when unseeded Colombian...

2006-03-24 21:52:33

MIAMI (Reuters) - Spain's Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium were sent packing from the Nasdaq-100 Open on Friday. Carlos Moya won the "battle of Mallorca," defeating world number two Nadal 2-6 6-1 6-1 in the second round of the men's event. In the women's competition, third seed Henin-Hardenne lost 7-5 6-4 to American Meghann Shaughnessy. The 29-year-old Moya gave a masterful display against French Open champion Nadal, who was beaten by Roger Federer in last year's...

2006-03-24 16:56:30

MIAMI (Reuters) - Spain's Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium were sent packing from the Nasdaq-100 Open on Friday. Carlos Moya won the 'battle of Mallorca', defeating world number two Nadal 2-6 6-1 6-1 in the second round of the men's event. In the women's competition, third seed Henin-Hardenne was eliminated 7-5 6-4 by American Meghann Shaughnessy. The 29-year-old Moya gave a masterful display against French Open champion Nadal, who was beaten by Roger Federer in...

2006-03-24 14:31:45

MIAMI (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne became the highest-seeded casualty at the Nasdaq-100 Open after she was beaten 7-5 6-4 by American Meghann Shaughnessy in the second round on Friday . World number one Amelie Mauresmo, however, had no such problems. The Frenchwoman took just 44 minutes to embarrass Australian Samantha Stosur 6-0 6-0, having faced only one break point during the whitewash. Stosur, who has won three doubles titles this season, was plagued by 26 unforced...

2006-03-17 06:18:33

By Matthew Cronin INDIAN WELLS (Reuters) - Top seed Justine Henin-Hardenne continued to steamroll her way through the Pacific Life Open draw, taking apart 17th seeded Argentine Gisela Dulko 6-3 6-2 in a one-sided quarter-final match on Thursday. The Belgian will a face fourth seed Elena Dementieva, who overcame a terrible start before ousting Serbian teenager Ana Ivanovic 2-6 6-4 6-2 to reach the last four. In the men's draw, two-time champion Roger Federer strolled into the...

2006-02-24 17:21:18

By Barry Wood DUBAI (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne kept on track for her third Dubai Open crown, defeating Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2 7-5 to reach Saturday's final. The 23-year-old Belgian, who also captured the title in 2003 and 2004, now meets third seed Maria Sharapova who knocked out holder Lindsay Davenport 3-6 6-1 6-3. Henin-Hardenne is looking for a repeat of her Australian Open semi-final win over Sharapova last month. "Sharapova is a real competitor, a great...

2006-02-24 13:44:40

By Barry Wood DUBAI (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne kept on track for her third Dubai Open crown, defeating Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2 7-5 to reach Saturday's final. The 23-year-old Belgian, who also captured the title in 2003 and 2004, now meets holder Lindsay Davenport or third seed Maria Sharapova. On another rain-affected day, fourth seed Henin-Hardenne took a total of five hours to eventually claim victory. Henin-Hardenne dominated the first set before Kuznetsova...

2006-02-20 15:45:56

By Barry Wood DUBAI (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne believes she should never have attempted to start the Australian Open final against Amelie Mauresmo because she was too ill. "Now I can think about what happened in Melbourne I have the feeling I should never have walked on the court because it could have been dangerous for me," the Belgian told reporters. "It's not good to play with your health because you just have one life and you have many tennis tournaments." The Belgian's...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.