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Henin Beats Kuznetsova to Win US Tennis Open


World number one women's tennis player Justine Henin of Belgium has crushed Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova to win the U.S. Open championship in New York.

The top-seeded Henin earned her second U.S. Open title and seventh grand-slam crown with a 6-1, 6-3 victory late Saturday over the fourth seeded Kuznetsova - the 2004 champion.

The Belgian now has a 15-2 record all time against the Russian.

Henin became the first woman to win the U.S. title without losing a set since American Serena Williams in 2002.

On the men's side, world number one Roger Federer of Switzerland and Serbia's Novak Djokovic meet Sunday in the title match.

Third seed Djokovic beat Spain's 15th-seeded David Ferrer Saturday, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3, to reach his first major tournament final. He is the first Serbian man to make it to a major tournament final.

Top-seeded Federer downed fourth seed Nikolay Davydenko of Russia, 7-5, 6-1, 7-5.

Federer will be going for his fourth straight U.S. Open title. Against Djokovic, the Swiss player has a 4-1 record all time, but the Serbian beat Federer the last time they met.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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