Justine Henin defeats Petrova to reach AO Semifinals

January 26, 2010 by
Filed under: Australian Open 

justine henin stretch Justine Henin reached the 2010 Australian Open semifinals after a solid performance against Russia’s, Nadia Petrova. The former World No.1 is on course for a dream comeback as she battles on for the Aussie Open title.

Henin dominated the match from the beginning. Petrova offered a strong reply and ceased the first set only after a tiebreak battle lost, 3-7.

Petrova, seeded 19, started the 2nd set strongly to obtain a 3-0 lead. Everyone expected a decider as Henin used us after her previous round matches. However, the Belgian star dug deep and came back on serve at 4-4. She eventually won the set 7-5, to grab her Semifinal ticket.

Henin waits for her next round opponent. Maria Kirilenko and Jie Zheng are currently playing the 2nd Women’s Singles Quarterfinal of the day.

Justine can also thing ahead towards the Australian Open final, where most probably one of the Williams sisters will wait for her. Serena and Venus are one round away from colliding in the Semifinals.

The Men’s Singles tournament will follow at the Rod Laver Arena. Andy Roddick vs Marin Cilic and blockbuster Quarterfinal, Andy Murray vs Rafael Nadal are set to end Day 9.

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