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Last Updated: Tuesday, 1 July, 2003, 16:32 GMT 17:32 UK
Henin charges into semis

All the action from Wimbledon as Justine Henin-Hardenne faces Svetlana Kuznetsova in the ladies' quarter-finals.

Latest: Henin-Hardenne 6-2 6-2 Kuznetsova


Second set

Henin-Hardenne 6-2 5-2 Kuznetsova
A missed drop shot attempt by the third seed opens the door for Kuznetsova at 0-15.
But she cannot take advantage as she again drives the ball wildly out of the court. The French Open champion finishes off the game to 15 to effortlessly win the match.

Henin-Hardenne 6-2 5-2 Kuznetsova
The Belgian keeps the momentum going into the seventh game as her pace and accuracy take her to 0-30. Henin-Hardenne out-powers the 18-year-old to grab her second break to 15.

Henin-Hardenne 6-2 4-2 Kuznetsova
The fast pace of the sixth game produces some sloppy play from Henin-Hardenne and there is a chance of a break for Kuznetsova. The Belgian answers the pressure with a pounding ace to take the game to deuce. But Henin-Hardenne struggles to close out the game and must wait until the third deuce to hold.

Henin-Hardenne 6-2 3-2 Kuznetsova
Kuznetsova mixes up her tactics by coming into the net and does have more success against the Belgian. But yet more unforced errors on her forehand side take the game to deuce but Kuznetsova holds with a strong serve.

Henin-Hardenne 6-2 3-1 Kuznetsova
The third seed produces her second ace as she aims to finish off the match quickly. Henin-Hardenne's shouts of "allez" are getting more frequent as she wins points stylishly from the forehand and the backhand to hold.

Henin-Hardenne 6-2 2-1 Kuznetsova
The Russian continues to make unforced errors, making it easy work for Henin-Hardenne. Kuznetsova fires the ball way off course to give the Belgian advantage but pulls back to deuce with a second serve ace. Henin-Hardenne gets right round the net post to steal advantage again and sweeps the ball past the Russian on the next point to break.

Henin-Hardenne 6-2 1-1 Kuznetsova
The Belgian wastes no time in the second game, relying on her big serve to comfortably hold.

Henin-Hardenne 6-2 0-1 Kuznetsova
The Russian tries to dictate the game from the baseline and it gets her off to a positive start, racing to 40-0. But there are more off-target shots from Kuznetsova and she needs a third slam at the net to hold to 30.


First set

Henin-Hardenne 6-2 Kuznetsova
Henin-Hardenne fires down some powerful serves with the new balls and races to take the game and the first set.

Henin-Hardenne 5-2 Kuznetsova
Kuznetsova claws her way back in to the match as she challenges Henin-Hardenne in some baseline rallies to hold. But the Russian is moving uncomfortably and there is some strapping on her thigh.

Henin-Hardenne 5-1 Kuznetsova
Kuznetsova rallies in the sixth game as she plays some solid forehands to take the game to deuce for a glimpse of a break. Henin-Hardenne immediately quashes that with her powerful serve and driving cross-court forehands.

Henin-Hardenne 4-1 Kuznetsova
There is more sloppy play from the Russian as she rattles the back in to the net to go 0-30 down. Henin-Hardenne looks good on her backhand and gently plays a drop shot over the net for 0-40. Kuznetsova wildly skews the ball off the court to hand the Belgian a double-break.

Henin-Hardenne 3-1 Kuznetsova
The Belgian delivers her trademark backhands for a 30-0 lead. The lack of atmosphere around Court One seems to affect the players and both players hit the ball rather loosely to take the game to deuce. Henin-Hardenne relies on her powerful serve to hold as Kuznetsova misses a chance to break.

Henin-Hardenne 2-1 Kuznetsova
The French Open champion puts the Russian under pressure on her serve to move to 0-30. It does not take long before Henin-Hardenne's driving forehands seal her the first break of the match.

Henin-Hardenne 0-1 Kuznetsova
Henin-Hardenne produces some big serves and powerful forehands to comfortably hold to 15.

Henin-Hardenne 0-1 Kuznetsova
The Russian debutant gets the match off to a perfect start as she blasts some powerful forehands to hold serve and take the first game.





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