Lena didn't take her chances.
When you have a player like Henin on the ropes you have to finish her right then or pay the consequences. Lena played an awful service game at 5-3 and then in the next game, made a horrible backhand error that would have put her ahead 40-15 and given 2 set points. Once that window of opportunity passed by, Justine began to play much better. Then in the second set, with Justine struggling and doing her best to let Lena back into the match, Lena once again missed an unpressured backhand on a game point that would have given her a 5-4 lead. And of course Henin capitalized when Lena faltered, closing out the match on serve. Lena's big forehand was nowhere to be seen today. Except for the huge winner she hit to save a match point in the final game, i can't remember her hurting Henin with the forehand at all. Tough to beat a top player when you're not doing anything with your best shot. Justine played very well in certain important moments but i really felt that Lena had every chance to win this match.