Justine Henin rolls past Serena into US Open semifinals

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Top seed Justine Henin gave a magnificent display to beat Serena Williams 7-6 6-1 in their much-anticipated US Open quarterfinal clash.

Eighth-seeded Williams had a set point at 6-5 in the first set, but Henin claimed the set on a tiebreak, 7-3, and then won the second set in just 36 minutes.

Serena was unable to hide her disappointment after the loss. Take a look at what she said at a post-match press-conference.

Justine Henin will next face the winner of the quarterfinal match between third-seeded Jelena Jankovic and twelfth-seeded Venus Williams. According to the statistics, Jankovic is more likely to win this match since she defeated Williams on last three occasions — at Wimbledon 2006, and this year at Family Circle Cup and French Open. But if you ask me, this time I would give certain advantage to the American. Here are the facts: Jankovic had to play three sets two times at the US Open 2007 (against Alize Cornet and Sybille Bammer), while Williams very quickly defeated all her opponents on route to the quarterfinals.

Not much question for whom Henin will be rooting — she’s 1-7 against Venus Williams, 7-0 against Jankovic.


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