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Sharapova ousted from French Open by Henin revival

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Russia's Maria Sharapova failed to reach the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday, falling to four-time champion Justine Henin.

Russia's Maria Sharapova failed to reach the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday, falling to four-time champion Justine Henin.

The players spent 2 hours 8 minutes on court, but the first two sets were played late on Saturday. Henin won the first but Sharapova stormed back to take the second before darkness halted the entertainment overnight.

Sharapova, the 12th seed at this year's tournament, was fastest out of the blocks on Sunday and led 2-0 and 40-0 on Henin's serve, but the No. 22 seed fought off four break points to hold and went on to win the final set for a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory.

The Russian has won every Grand Slam except the event at Roland Garros, where the Belgian, who came out of retirement earlier this year, has triumphed four times.

It was the 10th meeting of the two former top-ranked players, and the seventh win for Henin, who now meets Australian seventh seed Samantha Stosur for a place in the quarterfinals.

Elena Dementieva, meanwhile, won her fourth-round match against South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers on Sunday and will face another Russian, Nadia Petrova, or American Venus Williams in the quarterfinals.

MOSCOW, May 30 (RIA Novosti) 

 

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