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Henin-Hardenne shocked in second round
By Araz Gulekjian
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Unheralded Italian Tathiana Garbin posted the biggest win of her life, shocking defending Roland Garros champion and top-ranked Justine Henin-Hardenne on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old Italian downed a lacklustre Henin-Hardenne 7-5 6-4 in one hour and 58 minutes on Court Suzanne Lenglen. As the rain came down on court, Garbin clipped a crisp backhand past the static Justine, and she was gone.
“I can’t believe it,” said the 86-ranked Garbin. “She’s still the number one in the world. I’m just happy to have won.”
The diminutive 21-year-old Belgian looked physically spent and clearly seemed to be suffering the effects of the viral infection that sidelined her for the past six weeks. She had long contemplated withdrawing from the tournament, such was her lack of preparation, and may now be wishing she had.
The top seed had not played a competitive match since April 10, against Amйlie Mauresmo at Amelia Island, and it showed. A shadow of her usual self, she never found her range and offered little resistance.
She did stage something of a fightback in the second, and saved two match points in the ultimate game, but the writing was on the wall, and with her third match point Garbin pulled off the greatest coup of her career. All credit to her; with her somewhat old-fashioned game she is pleasing to the eye, but Henin made too many basic errors for us to say Garbin won it rather than Henin-Hardenne lost it.
The world number one made a deluge of unforced errors (30), served poorly (49% of first serves), committed 10 double faults, and only converted 4 of her 18 break point opportunities.
Justine can depart her head held high. She came, she gave it her all in the defence of her title, but she just wasn’t fit enough. Next year will no doubt be a different story.
~ JUSTINE ~
The real LADY of the Justine Philistines' Society™