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Henin claims Eastbourne victory

The Belgian world number one leads a fightback against Amelie Mauresmo to produce a 7-5, 6-7, 7-6 victory.

india Updated: Jun 23, 2007 22:36 IST

French Open queen Justine Henin said she was ready for another charge at the Wimbledon title after claiming victory Saturday at the Eastbourne Championships on Saturday.

Wimbledon is the one Grand Slam that has eluded her but she will carry the confidence from this fine grass court showing into the All England Club tournament which begins next week.

The Belgian world number one held off a fight-back from reigning Wimbledon winner Amelie Mauresmo to produce a 7-5, 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7-2) victory in the final.

After conquering a swirling sea breeze at Devonshire park on the south coast, Wimbledon top seed Henin feels she's ready to make amends for last year's final defeat to Mauresmo at the All England club.

"I had a good start to the season and played well at the French Open," said the 25-year-old with six Grand Slam honours on her trophy shelf.

"It was important for me to come here to Eastbourne, I passed an important test against Amelie."

First Published: Jun 23, 2007 22:21 IST