2008 MIAMI OPEN

QF

           SERENA WILLIAMS   v   JUSTINE HENIN                 

6-2, 6-0

 

Serena Williams won the final 10 games by playing nearly flawless tennis in the quarter-final.
Serenas's rout of Henin was a stunner, given the drama usually generated by the rivalry.
Williams had lost their past three meetings, all in 2007, at the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
Conditioning has been an issue for Williams in the past, but she has never looked more agile than in the past week.
No longer forced to rely on power, Williams lobbed Henin to stay in rallies, chased down a drop shot to hit a winner and even played serve and volley.
The Belgian, meanwhile, struggled even with her signature backhand and found herself stuck at the baseline.
"I was too defensive, for sure," Henin said. "Against this kind of player, you don't have any chance if you play that game, and I didn't have really any courage to do something else.
"When you're on the court, it's not that easy. Now I can say it wasn't enough."
 

USA ORDERS:

$12.00

NON-USA ORDERS:

$16.00