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British number one unable to repeat memorable victory

Henin granted Indian Wells wildcard

Australian Open finalist and former world number one Justine Henin has been granted a wildcard place in next month's BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

Serena reigns supreme but Henin makes point

Belgian falls just short in remarkable comeback yet serves notice for the future

Henin powers into final to renew old Williams rivalry

Justine Henin has usually managed to stay one step ahead of Kim Clijsters and the seven-times Grand Slam champion remains on course to upstage her Belgian rival here tomorrow. Clijsters completed the mother of all comebacks by winning last year's US Open, having taken a two-year break from the game to start a family, but Henin will outdo even that achievement if she beats Serena Williams in tomorrow's Australian Open final.

China pair miss out of women's final

Serena Williams and Justine Henin will meet here on Saturday in a final of which the Australian Open organisers could only have dreamed. Williams, the defending champion, will attempt to claim the title for a fifth time, while Henin will be aiming to round off her remarkable comeback by winning only her second tournament since coming out of retirement earlier this month.

Net Gains: Baltacha is boxing clever to pack a punch on court

Elena Baltacha enjoyed the best win of her career last week, but the British No 1 wants to put on her boxing gloves and give her coach a pummelling. Nino Severino made his name working with kick-boxers and karate fighters and Baltacha believes some ring sessions could improve her fitness. "We did a bit of boxing a while ago and I'd like to do it again," Baltacha said. "It does work you hard. Physically it's very tough, but it's also good for your movement. The discipline you need in the ring is also useful in tennis. In a sport like boxing if you lose focus for one second it can be all over. We've looked into a lot of areas on the mental side and that has really helped my tennis." Was she worried that either of them would get hurt? "Nino is actually a bit scary," Baltacha said. "We sparred, though obviously he would never hit me hard. It was all very well controlled."

Clijsters' crash removes threat

Extraordinary upset as US Open champion falls but fellow Belgian struggles on

Kim Clijsters out as Justine Henin survives for another match

The much-anticipated potential quarterfinal between the back-from-retirement Belgians dissolved in 52 minutes today at the Australian Open.

Henin states case with win over Dementieva

Justin Henin proved she is a genuine contender for this year's Australian Open title after she beat fifth seed Elena Dementieva in straight sets today.

Clijsters progresses in Australia

Reigning US Open champion Kim Clijsters was among the seeds to progress to the women's singles third round at the Australian Open in Melbourne today.

Federer event raises thousands for Haiti

It was a wholly appropriate weekend for Roger Federer to receive his latest award. A day after he was named ambassador of the year by the International Tennis Writers Association, the world No 1 was the inspiration behind a charity doubles event here that raised more than £114,000 in aid of victims of the Haiti earthquake. Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt, Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters and Sam Stosur entertained a capacity 15,000 crowd.

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