Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Henin logs more records
Justine Henin won her 10th title of the season, a feat since Hingis did the same in 1997 by winning the season ending WTA championships in Madrid. This was her 2nd straight win at the championship which had also won last year.
In an epic final Henin defeated Maria Sharapova, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 to record her win in 3 hours and 24 minutes. In the process she earned $5.4 million, another record!
"What a way to finish the season," said Henin after winning her 39th career title. Henin also rated the win as one of the best of her career. "This was one of the best moments of my career; to finish an amazing year with an amazing match, the longest I've ever played, makes me very happy," she said.