Henin out of Australian Open, beaten by Kuznetsova
Justine Henin, last year’s runner-up, was knocked out of the
Australian Open on Friday, losing her third-round match 6-4, 7-6
(8) to two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Henin came into the tournament still carrying the effects of a
right elbow injury that sidelined her for most of the last half of
The Belgian player had four double-faults and consective errors
in the tiebreaker but saved two match points before Kuznetsova
closed out the match.
Kuznetsova, the French Open champion in 2004, will next play
last year’s winner at Roland Garros, Francesca Schiavone, in the
fourth round at Melbourne Park.