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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Maria Sharapova-Justine Henin match was suspended at the French Open

The most exciting match between the two former world number one players; Maria Sharapova and Justine Henin has been suspended due to bad weather that forced the organizer to call the match off with one set left at hand.

Both Maria Sharapova and Justine Henin met each other in the third round of French Open. The rainy and windy match was unable to continue the match because of darkness. Prior to this match both the contestants faced each other ninth times.

The match between Maria Sharapova and Justine Henin and got the favorite tag as it brought two former No. 1s, who jointly owned 10 major titles.

No doubt, Justine Henin was the most favorite player as she won four Grand Slam titles at the French Open. However, Maria Sharapova was not less favorite of this game.

Henin tied the match with 6-2 win in the first set and equaled the record of 40th consecutive set victory which was set by Helen Wills Moody from 1926-32.

Match turned into an excitement while Sharapova made her return in the second round with a 6-3 victory.

The match was called off for the day by the tournament referee Stefan Fransson as rain is falling and light fading. This match will continue in the resume day when both players will play the last set to decide the result of the match.

Related article:

The New York Times

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