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Justine Henin Wins French Open for Third Staight Year

World No. 1 women's tennis player Justine Henin of Belgium has beaten Ana Ivanovic to win the French Open tennis title for the third straight year.

Henin took just 65 minutes to beat the 19-year-old Serb, 6-1, 6-2. It was the Belgian's fourth French Open crown (2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007). Henin joins Monica Seles as the only women in the Open era to win the French Open title three years in a row.

The match was the first major tournament final for Ivanovic, and her inexperience showed, with the Serbian hitting 31 unforced errors.

The men's final is Sunday with two-time defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain taking on world No. 1 Roger Federer of Switzerland.

Nadal has a winning record against Federer (7-4), but the Swiss player won their last meeting - on clay at the Masters Series event in Hamburg last month. Nadal is trying to become the first man to win three straight French Open titles since Bjorn Borg from 1978 to 1980. Federer has never won the French Open crown.