Dementieva sets up mouth-watering clash with Henin

MELBOURNE - Fifth-seeded Russian Elena Dementieva set up a mouth-watering second-round clash with Justine Henin after dispatching compatriot Vera Dushevina 6-2 6-1 on Monday.



Published: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 6:35 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:56 AM

Former world number one Henin, who returned to competitive tennis at the Brisbane International after an 18-month retirement, beat her fellow Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 6-4 6-3.

Dementieva, who beat Serena Williams in the Sydney International final at the weekend, had been scheduled to play an early match on Margaret Court Arena but rain delays forced it indoors.

The 28-year-old Dementieva never allowed Dushevina to settle, clinically dismantling her service game with constant pressure which yielded six breaks.


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