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   Tuesday, 21 January, 2003, 08:44 GMT
Gamewatch: Henin v Pascual
All the action as Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne beats unseeded Spaniard Virginia Ruano Pascual in the second women's quarter-final.


Henin-Hardenne 6-2 6-2 Pascual


Game-by-game updates:

Second set:

Henin 6-2 6-2 Pascual
Pascual continues to make Henin work hard but the number five seed holds serve to reach her first Australian Open semi-final.

Henin 6-2 5-2 Pascual
Henin wastes her first match point with a poor backhand, and a superb lob in the match's best rally helps Pascual delay the inevitable.

Henin 6-2 5-1 Pascual
A pushed forehand from Henin gives Pascual another break point, but the number five seed confidently wards off the danger.

Henin 6-2 4-1 Pascual
Pascual's third double fault gives Henin two more break points and a backhand winner puts the Belgian within sight of victory.

Henin 6-2 3-1 Pascual
Henin delivers an ace in another comfortable service game to maintain her dominance of the match.

Henin 6-2 2-1 Pascual
Pascual stops the rot to win her first game in nine with some solid serving and spirited resistance from the baseline.

Henin 6-2 2-0 Pascual
Henin is starting to serve and volley well now and from 0-30 the Belgian moves up a gear to stretch further ahead.

Henin 6-2 1-0 Pascual
A double fault from Pascual gives Henin two break points and the Spaniard puts a forehand long to lose a seventh straight game.


First set:

Henin 6-2 Pascual
Pascual continues to make life tough for Henin by forging another break point, but the Belgian again holds serve to take the opening set.

Henin 5-2 Pascual
The number five seed is getting to grips with the match and quickly wins two break points, converting the first for a fifth straight game.

Henin 4-2 Pascual
Henin continues to struggle on her own serve as Pascual forces another break point. But the Belgian comes through to extend her lead.

Henin 3-2 Pascual
Pascual serves a double fault and Henin starts to make her class tell to earn a second break and edge ahead for the first time.

Henin 2-2 Pascual
Henin serves a double fault and another error gives Pascual two more break points. But the number five seed recovers well to draw level.

Henin 1-2 Pascual
Henin connects with a superb volley to earn two break points and breaks back immediately as the world number 63 fails with a backhand.

Henin 0-2 Pascual
Henin is not finding her range and concedes three break points. Pascual finally converts the third when Henin puts a forehand wide.

Henin 0-1 Pascual
Pascual starts with a solid backhand winner and although Henin takes the game to deuce, the Spaniard holds her serve.

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