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Last Updated: Friday, 2 March 2007, 16:35 GMT
Henin edges past Jankovic in Doha
Justine Henin
Henin won her fourth Dubai title last week
World number two Justine Henin remains on course for a second straight tournament win after beating Jelena Jankovic in the Qatar Open semi-final.

She won 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 6-4 and will face Svetlana Kuznetsova, who beat Daniela Hantuchova 6-4 6-2, in the final.

Henin lost a tight first set but broke three times in the second.

She twice led by a break in the decider before failing to serve out in game nine, but broke Jankovic again in the following game to seal the win.

"I think I need some tennis," said Henin, who split with her husband late last year and made a delayed start to the season.

"I am happy to stay longer on the court, but it is always better to win in two sets.

"You need to keep fighting and I needed this kind of a match to get my confidence back.

"I am very happy with the way I kept fighting. I wasn't playing very well, but I came back very strongly.

"I had my chances in the first set, but did not take those opportunities.

"In the second set I played much better and in the third set I had control of the match, even though it was hard to keep my serve. I remained very aggressive on the return."



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