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Henin-Hardenne wins WTA title

india Updated: Nov 12, 2006 22:46 IST
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Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne defeated defending champion Amelie Mauresmo of France to claim the season-ending WTA Tour Championship for the first time on Sunday.

Henin-Hardenne, 24, who takes the world number one spot from Mauresmo on Monday, won 6-4, 6-3 in her third major showdown with the Frenchwoman this year.

Mauresmo, 27, beat Henin-Hardenne in the Australian Open, when the Belgian retired due to illness, and at Wimbledon.

It was the sixth title of the year for Henin-Hardenne and 29th of the career.

She reached the final of all four Grand Slams this year and claimed a third French Open title.