[Yahoo] Henin-Hardenne, Venus fall at U.S. Open

Rusty Backhand
09-07-2004, 04:01 PM
Only at the very end did Justine Henin-Hardenne show the grit that made her tennis' No. 1 player. And by then, it was too late. After scrambling to save three match points, the defending U.S. Open champion was eliminated Monday night by Nadia Petrova 6-3, 6-2. Henin-Hardenne fell one win shy of the quarterfinals, marking the earliest exit by the Open's top-seeded woman since Billie Jean King pulled...