Justine Henin comes up just short on her comeback, defeated by Serena Williams in Aussie Open Final.

1/30/10 in Tennis   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Serena Williams, after winning her 11th doubles Major championship with sister Venus yesterday, has now won her 12th singles Major after defeating Justine Henin 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

For Henin, it was an improbable run after coming back from her 2008 retirement and her first competition in a Major since the return. It came close to being a complete comeback, giving Serena a great run through the 2nd set, but Serena proved to be too much in the 3rd set and pulled away late.

For Serena, her 12th singles Major title ties her for 6th place all time with Billie Jean King, and exactly halfway to the women's singles record of 24 Major titles by Margaret Court.
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