Henin fights back to beat Golovin in Stuttgart final

STUTTGART, Germany, Oct 7 (Reuters) Justine Henin beat France's Tatiana Golovin 2-6 6-2 6-1 to land her eighth title of the year in the Stuttgart Grand Prix today.

The Belgian world number one was overwhelmed by the power and accuracy of the unseeded Golovin's hitting in the first set but she gained the upper hand in the second and raced away with the third.

It was a 16th straight match victory for Henin since her defeat by another Frenchwoman, Marion Bartoli in the semi-finals at Wimbledon.

Since then she has won three tournaments -- Toronto, the US Open and now Stuttgart.

For Golovin, it was a second straight defeat in the Stuttgart final, after she lost to Nadia Petrova last year.

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Story first published: Sunday, October 7, 2007, 19:33 [IST]
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