By Mike McIntyre
Justine Henin scored the first win of her comeback against a top-ten player on Wednesday by defeating 5th seeded Elena Dementieva 7-5, 7-6(6) in the second round of the Australian Open.
"Well, it was a great match", Henin said after the match. "It was very emotional for me on the court at the end because there was so much intensity. To play this kind of match in the second round, for me, after two years off in a Grand Slam, it's just the kind of situation that I needed."
Henin's comeback is resembling the early success that fellow-Belgian Kim Clijsters experienced last summer when she returned to the WTA Tour. The two players are on a collision course that could see them play each other in the quarter-finals in Melbourne.
Henin will next face big-hitting Russian, Alisa Kleybanova in the third round.