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Last Updated: Thursday, 5 June, 2003, 12:02 GMT 13:02 UK
French Open: women's semi-finals
Russian Nadia Petrova hits a forehand
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Unseeded Russian Nadia Petrova starts strongly and breaks Belgium's Kim Clijsters in the ninth game to lead 5-4
Belgium's Kim Clijsters returns the ball to her Russian opponent Nadia Petrova
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But second-seeded Clijsters hits back to break Petrova's serve twice and win the first set 7-5
Nadia Petrova grimaces after losing another point
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The failure to win the first set affects Petrova and her touch deserts her in the second set
Belgium's Kim Clijsters grimaces as she hits a forehand
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Clijsters eventually achieves a comfortable victory, taking six straight games to breeze through the second set 6-1
Belgium's Kim Clijsters clenches a fist after winning her semi-final
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The Belgian storms into the French Open final, where she will meet Justine Henin-Hardenne
Nadia Petrova is consoled by her opponent after losing to Belgium's Kim Clijsters
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Petrova, the first Russian to play in the French Open semi-final since 1975, is consoled as she bows out after a good run
Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne returns the ball
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Henin-Hardenne stamps her authority on the match against Serena Williams and wins the first set 6-2
Serena Williams
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The top seed seems to struggle as Henin-Hardenne completely outplays her in the first set
Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne and her US opponent Serena Williams return on the court
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The opponents go head to head in the second set, but Serena breaks Belgian's serve to take it 6-4
Serena Williams backhands to Justine Henin-Hardenne
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A string of Henin-Hardenne's errors allow Williams to to lead 3-1 in the third
Justine Henin-Hardenne
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But Justine Henin-Hardenne holds her nerve and wins the match 6-2 4-6 7-5 as she sets up an all-Belgian final
Serena and Justine shake hands at the end of the match
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To top a terrible day for Serena, she leaves the court to the sound of jeers from the Roland Garros crowd



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