Henin Beats Jankovic for 10th Straight Time to Reach Stuttgart SFs
by Staff | April 30th, 2010, 11:21 pm
  • 3 Comments

For the tenth straight time Justine Henin defeated Jelena Jankovic. Today in a battle of former No. 1s, Henin earned a tough 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 win over the Serb in the quarterfinals at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

Next for Henin, who has been playing with a broken pinkie on her left hand, is Shahar Peer of Israel in the semifinals. Peer ended Dinara Safina’s return to tennis with a 6-3, 6-2 win over the Russian who was playing her first event in three months.

“It was a good start. I was 3-1 up with a chance to go 4-1 up. I didn’t win that game, she won some points, I went a little bit down… I haven’t played many matches, that’s probably the cause,” Safina said. “This was my first time playing points again so to win my first match here is already not a bad result.”

The other semifinal pits the hot-handed Samantha Stosur up against little-known qualifier Anna Lapushchenkova. Stosur, who has ten straight matches on clay and 15 of her last 16 including her SF French Open run last year, was 6-3, 6-3 winner over Li Na.

Lapushchenkova, ranked No. 138, defeated Lucie Safarova 7-6, 1-6, 6-1 to reach her first career WTA semifinal. Earlier in the week the Russian beat Victoria Azarenka. The 23-year-old had just two career main draw WTA wins until this week.

The top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki was upset Thursday by Safarova.


Also Check Out:
Henin, Sharapova Face Serbian Challenge at French Open
Broken-Fingered Henin Seeks First WTA Title in Two Years at Stuttgart
WTA Championships Preview
Grand finale in Madrid — Sharapova, Ivanovic, Chakvetadze, Henin
Henin, Benesova, Win Titles — WTA Wrap

Don't miss any tennis action, stay connected with Tennis-X

Get Tennis-X news FREE in your inbox every day

3 Comments for Henin Beats Jankovic for 10th Straight Time to Reach Stuttgart SFs

Kimmi Says:

Great reasults from henis but her matches here have been long and tough. Tomorrow she can win against peer but i think stosur will be her final opponent.

Stosur looks to be in a very good form. I think she likes clay. watch for her to do some damage on clay.

Good to see safina back but i am afraid she will need time to get back to her best. She loves clay, so its a good time to come back.


Kimmi Says:

henis s/b henin


steve Says:

Henin did well to come through the tiebreak, and played very well in the third set.

If she meets Stosur, that will be very interesting.

Top story: Federer, Nadal And Djokovic Have Finished Ranked In The Top 3 Six Times! [Chart]
  • Recent Comments
Rankings
ATP - Dec 15 WTA - Dec 15
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Ana Ivanovic
6 Andy Murray6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Milos Raonic8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Angelique Kerber
10 David Ferrer10 Dominika Cibulkova
More: Tennis T-Shirts | Tennis Shop | Live Tennis Scores | Headlines

Copyright © 2003-2014 Tennis-X.com. All rights reserved.
This website is an independently operated source of news and information and is not affiliated with any professional organizations.