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Henin overcomes Vaidisova to reach Eastbourne semifinals

Updated: June 21, 2007, 1:36 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

EASTBOURNE, England -- World No. 1 Justine Henin brushed aside Czech teenager Nicole Vaidisova to reach the semifinals of the Eastbourne International grass-court tournament on Thursday.

Henin, the defending champion at the Wimbledon warmup event, won 6-2, 6-2 in 55 minutes.

Amelie Mauresmo, who will defend her Wimbledon title next week, recovered from a lapse of concentration to beat Israeli sixth seed Shahar Peer 6-3, 6-4.

In Friday's semifinals, Mauresmo will play third seed ...

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