Henin Scores French Open Threepeat

Straight-sets Belgian bests Ivanovic for Roland Garros title
By Greg Atwan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2007 11:59 AM CDT
Henin Scores French Open Threepeat
Belgium's Justine Henin smiles as she holds the trophy after beating Serbia's Ana Ivanovic in the women's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 9, 2007. Henin won 6-1, 6-2. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Belgian clay-court luminary Justine Henin won her third straight Roland Garros in Paris today, breezing past Ana Ivanovic of Serbia 6-1 6-2 in the final. Ivanovic won a rare break from Henin in the first game, but collapsed soon thereafter, double-faulting five times and handing the 25-year-old her fourth French Open—and sixth Grand Slam—title.

Henin has now won 35 straight sets at the clay tournament, an Open-era record. She faces a tough field at grassy Wimbledon next month, though—the only Grand she has yet to master. Henin (who abridged her name from Henin-Hardenne with a divorce last year) wins $1.34 mil with the victory, and retains her top spot in the world. (Read more French Open stories.)

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