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Sharapova dismisses Henin

I was surprised to see the manner in which Maria Sharapova dismissed Justine Henin from the Australian Open and get a place in the semis where she will meet Jelena Jankovic.

She would have been excited to see that Serena Williams, her victor in last year's final, had already lost to Jankovic in straight sets.

When the tournament started I had thought Henin was very likely to win or at least reach the final but Sharapova played very well to make sure that did not happen. In the second set of the straight sets victory, Henin failed to win a single match and that shows how clinical Sharapova was.

On the men's side whilst there was no surprise in Rafael Nadal reaching the semis after beating Jarkko Nieminen in straight sets, it is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who has surprised me. He reached the finals after beating Mikhail Youzhny.

Nadal will be at his best to overcome Tsonga but I think we are going to see Nadal in an Australian Open final for the first time this year.

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