Henin-Hardenne beats Testud in first round

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

Defending women's singles champion Justine Henin-Hardenne and No.5 seed Lindsay Davenport have advanced into the second of the French Open.

Paris:

Defending women's singles champion Justine Henin-Hardenne and No.5 seed Lindsay Davenport have advanced into the second of the French Open. Justine Henin-Hardenne got play underway on the Phillipe Chatriet court at the French Open on Monday, facing Sandrine Testud. Henin-Hardenne, the number one seed, struggled to gain the upper hand over her French opponent. But the Belgian eventually advanced to the second round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory. Davenport wins The French Open is the only major title that Lindsay Davenport has yet to win. The American began her bid for a place in the 2004 women's singles final facing Virginie Pichet. French qualifier Pichet looked promising against the tournament number five seed in the first set, but was unable to stop Davenport from taking it 6-4. Davenport's experience showed in the second set and she wrapped up a 6-4, 6-2 win over the tiring Pichet. (AP)

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