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Henin begins with an impressive win

Top seed Justine Henin made an impressive start to her bid for a second US Open title as she beat German qualifier Julia Goerges 6-0 6-3 on Monday.
By HT Correspondent | Reuters, New York
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2007 05:09 AM IST

Top seed Justine Henin made an impressive start to her bid for a second US Open title as she beat German qualifier Julia Goerges 6-0 6-3 on Monday.

The world number one, the winner in 2003 and runner-up to Russian Maria Sharapova last year, won through in just 62 minutes.

World number 145 Goerges, who was making her grand-slam debut, fought hard in the second set but Henin broke twice to advance, clinching victory with a winning backhand return.

Henin will now play another qualifier, Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria, or Russian Olga Poutchkova in the second round.

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