Henin handles Petkovic in 3-set final

Updated: June 19, 2010, 12:56 PM ET
Associated Press

DEN BOSCH, Netherlands -- Justine Henin beat No. 7 Andrea Petkovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to win the Unicef Open for her first grass-court title in three years.

After trading the first two sets Saturday, Petkovic broke the top-seeded Belgian in the second game of the final set before holding serve for a comfortable 3-0 lead.

But Henin held serve and blasted a forehand winner on her way to breaking the German in the fifth game. Henin, who did not drop a set or face a tiebreak heading into the final, completed a stunning rally by breaking Petkovic in the ninth game.

Sergiy Stakhovsky beat No. 7 seed Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-0 in the men's final.

Stakhovsky unsettled Tipsarevic with a slicing backhand and precise net play on Saturday to win his third ATP title. The match lasted only 55 minutes on Saturday.

The unseeded Ukrainian had previously won titles in Zagreb in 2008 and St. Petersburg last year.


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