Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne on collision course...again
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The world No. 1 Clijsters clubbed Slovenian qualifier
Henin-Hardenne beat Clijsters in this year's all-Belgian French and U.S. Open finals, but Clijsters overcame Henin-Hardenne in last week's final in Filderstadt, which enabled Clijsters to maintain her world No. 1 ranking.
The 20-year-old Clijsters and 21-year-old Henin-Hardenne are one victory away from meeting in a seventh title match this season. Henin-Hardenne has beaten Clijsters in four-of-six championship matches this year, including Roland Garros and Flushing Meadows.
Clijsters' semifinal opponent on Saturday will be Serbia-Montenegro's
Also on Friday, Henin-Hardenne announced that she pulled out of next week's Generali Ladies Linz event, citing exhaustion. Henin-Hardenne was last year's titlist in Linz and would have been the top seed in Austria.
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The 2003 winner of this indoor-hardcourt tournament will claim $189,000.