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Henin-Hardenne in final on defense, mental toughness

Updated: January 27, 2006, 3:37 AM ET
By Mary Joe Fernandez | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Mentally, Justine Henin-Hardenne is really tough, and we overlook that sometimes. When it comes to mental toughness, we think of Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, but Henin-Hardenne is right up there.

In her semifinal against Sharapova, Henin-Hardenne lost the first set (for the second straight round), but she didn't panic. She realized Sharapova was playing really well and was taking it to her, so Henin-Hardenne got more aggressive.

Justine has ...

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