Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Justine Henin jumped an enormous hurdle by the name of Elena Dementieva in Melbourne today on her quest for an second Aussie Open crown and eighth major title.
Fortunately for the fans and viewers the pair played a spirited match featuring high quality shot-making in an almost 3 hour second round battle making it feel more like a semifinal or final match. Unfortunately for Elena she ended up on the losing side of things falling 7-5, 7-6(6). JuJu will face off against a second consecutive Russian, Alisa Kleybanova, for a spot in the Round of 16.
The Belgian has to be feeling pretty confident about her chances after beating the World No. 5 this early in a Slam in only her second tourney back. And, after watching her compete in this match it seems JuJu really hasn't lost a step after being out 20 months, but may in fact have added a few more.
She really could win this whole damn thing, huh?