Henin Waltzes to US Open Title

Top seed barely breaks a sweat en route to second crown
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2007 9:25 PM CDT
Justine Henin of Belgium lunges to return a volley to Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia during the women's finals at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Justine Henin wrapped up 2 weeks of methodical tennis tonight the same way she started—by not dropping a set en route to a solid thumping. The victim this time was Svetlana Kuznetsova, the score 6-1, 6-3, and the prize the US Open title. It's the 2003 champion's second Open crown and her seventh major.

"I had 2 amazing weeks and played my best tennis," said the top seed and world No. 1, the first woman to defeat both Venus and Serena Williams en route to a grand slam title. She took less than 90 minutes to dispatch the fourth-seeded Kuznetsova, who vowed "to be back with a better game in the final next time."