posted on Jul, 3 2003 @ 03:33 PM
WIMBLEDON, England -- Swinging so hard she lost an earring, Serena Williams won her rematch against Justine Henin-Hardenne and advanced Thursday to
the Wimbledon final.
Her opponent will again be older sister Venus, who aggravated an abdominal strain in the third game but still rallied beat Kim Clijsters 4-6, 6-3,
Serena Williams won 6-3, 6-2 to avenge her traumatic loss against Henin-Hardenne in the French Open semifinals four weeks ago. Fans at Roland Garros
jeered Williams and cheered her mistakes, but the Centre Court crowd at Wimbledon had only applause for the defending champion.
The Williams sisters have met in four of the past five Grand Slam finals, including Wimbledon last year, with Serena winning them all. They've won the
past three Wimbledon titles.
More showers Thursday delayed the start of play for 2½ hours, but when it finally began, Serena Williams was ready. She came out hitting so
ferociously that by the second game the huge hoop earring on her left ear was gone -- albeit only temporarily.