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Henin advances with ease at US Open

French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne breezed into the US Open quarter-finals on Monday with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Dinara Safina.

india Updated: Sep 02, 2003 09:50 IST

French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne breezed into the US Open quarter-finals here on Monday with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Russian teen Dinara Safina.

The second seed from Belgium advanced to a match against the winner of a mater encounter between France's Mary Pierce and Russian seventh seed Anastasia Myskina.

Henin-Hardenne and Safina, the 17-year-old sister of 2000 US Open men's winner Marat Safin, twice warmed up only to be halted by showers on a day when rain played chaos with the Grand Slam tournament's schedule.

The Belgian waffled after winning the first 11 games, allowing Safina a bit of respectability before finally subduing Safina after 57 minutes.