Posted January 14, Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne twice clawed her way back from the brink of defeat to beat Italy's Francesca Schiavone, in the final of the Sydney International on Friday night. Schiavone looked to be on her way to her first WTA Tour title when she ledin the second set, then again when she served for the match at in the third.
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That encounter between the British wild card and year-old Russian entered the record books of the Dubai Tennis Championships as being the fifth longest. Konta took the first set in a minute short of the hour, and then seemed to be cruising along at in the second when Kasatkina suddenly came alive to draw level and push for the tiebreaker that the year-old went on to win In the deciding third set, both exchanged breaks early and then Kasatkina registered two more breaks to roll off with the set and match in 44 minutes and notch up the fifth longest match since competition records were maintained from
World No. Williams has not competed since she won the Australian Open in January,her 12th Grand Slam title. She has accepted a wild card into the The year-old Dane won in straight sets,over year-old, Olga Govortsova from Minsk, Belarus.
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For now, Justine Henin is gone, again. Henin, Schiavone, Kuznestova all fall in the latter camp, and the WTA lost a bit of inspiration today. Let it be known that Justine 2.