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Last Updated: Thursday, 6 July 2006, 12:14 GMT 13:14 UK
Wimbledon day 10 photos

Kim Clijsters leaves the practice courts

Belgium's Kim Clijsters leaves the practice courts ahead of her semi-final encounter with compatriot Justine Henin-Hardenne

Henin-Hardenne in action on Centre Court

Henin-Hardenne struggles to make an impact in the early stages with a series of uncharacteristic unforced errors

Clijsters shows her disappointment

Mistakes start to appear in Clijsters' play while her opponent picks up the pace to claim the opening set 6-4

Henin-Hardenne powers a forehand return back to Clijsters

In a topsy-turvy second set Henin-Hardenne wins the crucial points and holds her nerve to win the tie-break and the match

Henin-Hardenne celebrates her win

The third seed celebrates as she heads for her second Wimbledon final after yet another victory over Clijsters

Henin-Hardenne shakes Clijster's hand at the net

Henin-Hardenne reaches her second Wimbledon final with a fifth straight victory over Clijsters in Grand Slams

Martina Navratilova waves goodbye to the Court Two crowd

Martina Navratilova leaves Wimbledon for the last time after defeat in the mixed doubles third round with Andy Ram

Rafael Nadal in action

Rafael Nadal wins the opening set 6-3 against Finland's Jarkko Nieminen in the quarter-final on Court One

Nadal celebrates

Nadal breaks Nieminen in the ninth game of the second set and manages to hold serve to take a 6-3 6-4 lead

Nieminen shows his disappointment

Nieminen is broken again in the third set leaving the impressive Nadal to wrap up a straight-sets victory

Nadal celebrates his win

Nadal celebrates his 6-3 6-4 6-4 win and takes his place in his first Wimbledon semi-final where he will play Marcos Baghdatis

Maria Sharapova serves to Amelie Mauresmo

Maria Sharapova faces Amelie Mauresmo in the second of the women's semi-finals on Centre Court

Maria Sharapova shows her frustration

The Russian fails to find her usual rhythm and is broken by the number one seed before losing the opening set 6-3

Mauresmo wipes her face on her wrist

Mauresmo tightens up in the second set after leading 3-1 and allows Sharapova to win the next five games to draw level

Sharapova prepares to serve

Sharapova fails to gain control at the beginning of the decisive set as she loses the opening four games

Mauresmo celebrates her win

Mauresmo holds her nerve to seal a 6-3 3-6 6-2 victory over the number four seed to progress to her first Wimbledon final



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