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A memorable night Down Under

Updated: January 20, 2010, 11:57 AM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

The Australian Open sprang to life Wednesday courtesy of two enthralling night encounters that ended at almost the same time.

Juan Martin del Potro rallied to edge James Blake in a 6-4, 6-7 (3), 5-7, 6-3, 10-8 marathon that featured thunderous forehands, a plethora of injury timeouts and some contentious moments.

Justine Henin, meanwhile, proved to naysayers she was ready to instigate her comeback with a Grand Slam title after a 7-5, 7-6 (8) victory over Elena Dementieva -- a match ...

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