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Venus, Henin-Hardenne reach Aussie quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Venus Williams had Nicole Pratt sprawling and sighing. Justine Henin-Hardenne was in pain and fearing she was finished. Both advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Sunday as Henin-Hardenne...
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...familiar story? Sure. Only this time, it has nothing to do with Anna Kournikova. Elena Dementieva ended top-seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne's seven-match winning streak Saturday with a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory in the semifinals of the...
Agassi, Blake to clash

...oldest women left in the tournament. In a reversal of the French Open final, the 30-year-old Pierce upset No. 7 Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarters here for the first time since 1999 and only the second time in 13 trips...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska NewspaperDavenport eclipses Venus 09/07/04

...and about 20,000 fans were jumping out of their seats after each point. A few hours before defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne meekly left the U.S. Open with a loss to Nadia Petrova, Williams and Davenport were locked in a matchup...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska NewspaperCapriati rolls into semifinals 09/08/04

...the net cord and landed in. She showed far more grit than she did in her epic semifinal loss to eventual champion Justine Henin-Hardenne last year at the Open, when Capriati was two points from victory 10 times. ''You get second chance after...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska NewspaperStill going 09/03/04

...OK.'' Myskina's loss knocks her out of what was a four-way competition for the No. 1 ranking. Still in it: Justine Henin-Hardenne, Amelie Mauresmo and Lindsay Davenport. While Davenport stretched her winning streak to 19 matches with...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska NewspaperDavenport rips into semifinals 09/09/04

...she captures the Open title, Davenport would move up from No. 4 in the rankings to No. 1 and replace 2003 champion Justine Henin-Hardenne, who lost to Petrova in the fourth round. Otherwise, Amelie Mauresmo, who lost in the quarterfinals...


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