Henin makes quick work of Serena in straight sets

The much-anticipated quarterfinal match between Justine Henin and Serena Williams was a lopsided affair. Now Henin, the two-time defending champion, has a semifinal date with possibly the hottest player on tour.

Updated: June 5, 2007, 3:48 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN,com

PARIS -- There was no combustion between Justine Henin and Serena Williams this time around. In fact, there was precious little oxygen to pump up their match.

The calendar Grand Slam balloon deflated for Williams Tuesday in an oddly muted French Open quarterfinal 6-4, 6-3 loss to the tournament's top seed. One of the more compelling rivalries in the women's game failed to deliver by any of the usual standards of tension, spirit or entertainment value.

Henin played a clean, clinical ...

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