Henin cruises, two-time defending champ Tanasugarn loses at Unicef Open


Tamarine Tanasugarn

Top seed Justine Henin was an easy opening-round winner at the Unicef Open, formerly known as Ordina Open, while twice defending champion Tamarine Tanasugarn lost in the first round of the tournament where she won two of her three WTA titles.

Justine Henin defeated Angelique Kerber 6-4 6-2 and will play Roberta Vinci in the next round. It’s Henin’s first match on grass in three years. The $220,000 Unicef Open is the last tuneup for Wimbledon, the only major Henin still hasn’t won. Her win-loss record on grass is 46-10 now.

Twice defending champion Tamarine Tanasugarn won the first set, but lost to Australian qualifier Anastasia Rodionova 1-6 7-6(5) 6-3. The Thai Tanasugarn beat Yanina Wickmayer in the 2009 final, while two years ago she beat Dinara Safina, who has also exited too early this time. (photo: pfctdayelise)


  1. Nice,I saw her match and she keeps improving.I think she has a very real chance to get into top 5 in the end of the season.


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