Justine Henin sets up a US Open quarterfinal clash with Serena Williams

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Top seed Justine Henin of Belgium breezed past Russian Dinara Safina 6-0 6-2 on Sunday to book her place in the US Open 2007 quarterfinals where she will face eight-seeded Serena Williams.

Henin, the 2003 US Open champion, broke the hard-serving Safina, seeded 15th, seven times in the 59-minute match on Arthur Ashe Stadium court. Note that Henin lost just eleven games in her first four matches!

Everyone has been waiting for the encounter of Justine and Serena because it promises entertainment and good tennis. The last time the two players met was in the Wimbledon quarterfinals when the 25-year-old Belgian won in three sets 6-4 3-6 6-3. However, Williams is the one who leads their overall head-to-head series 6-5. I certainly can’t forget the 2007 Miami final when Serena battled back to beat Henin 0-6 7-5 6-3.

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