Henin enters Zurich Open final

Updated: 23 October 2007 16:57 IST

Justine Henin rallied to defeat Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday to advance to the Zurich Open final.

Henin enters Zurich Open final

Zurich:

Justine Henin rallied to defeat Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday to advance to the Zurich Open final.

In a repeat of the Stuttgart final two weeks ago, Henin will now play Tatiana Golovin of France, who defeated Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-0, 6-4 in the other semifinal.

It marked only the second time Henin has dropped a set since Wimbledon. She also lost a set against Tatiana Golovin of France in the Stuttgart final.

It was a 19th consecutive win for Henin, who has won eight titles in 12 tournaments this season. It will also be her ninth final this season.

The top-ranked Belgian, who has failed to play her best tennis all week, found a tough opponent in Vaidisova.

At 2-2 in the first set, Henin had three break points but was unable to capitalize. By contrast, Vaidisova converted her first break point at 4-3 when Henin's shot went long.

Henin said it was her toughest match since losing in the semifinals at Wimbledon. While that encouraged Vaidisova, it couldn't make up for the loss.

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