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Last Updated: Sunday, 7 October 2007, 13:49 GMT 14:49 UK
Calm Henin claims Stuttgart crown
Justine Henin
Henin quickly overcame the shock of losing the opening set
Justine Henin captured her eighth title of the year, coming from a set down to beat France's Tatiana Golovin 2-6 6-2 6-1 in the final of the Stuttgart Open.

It was the first time the world number one had lost a set since her last defeat in the Wimbledon semi-finals.

The Belgian broke back immediately and sealed her 37th title, extending a winning streak to 16 matches.

For Golovin, it was a second successive defeat in the final, following her loss to Nadia Petrova last year.

Henin demonstrated a superb range of strokes as the match progressed and needed only 29 minutes to secure the final set.

She was relieved to recover from her slow start and explained: "Tatiana played at a very good level and I couldn't find my rhythm.

"She had control of the match in the first set, I was too defensive and then the match turned in the second set.

"I played much better and I was pretty relieved as I wasn't sure I could get back in the match."

The victory means Henin has equalled her best tally of WTA titles in a season and, with five tournaments left, she has set her sights on beating that number.

Henin added: "In 2003, I won eight tournaments out of 20, this year I have eight wins from 12 tournaments, so that is a record I would like to break."

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