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Henin falls at Kremlin Cup
 

In a major second-round upset, unseeded Barbara Schett of Austria came back from one set down to down third-seeded Justine Henin Belgium.

Schett won 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-2 to set a quarterfinal clash with Russia's wild card entry Anastasia Myskina, who upset seventh-seeded Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

The 19-year-old Henin, the Wimbledon runner-up to Venus Williams, one set up and 5-4 on her serve in the tenth game of the second set, wasted two points and double faulted to allow Schett to stay in the match. The two players then held their serves and the set went to a tiebreaker.

On the tiebreaker, Schett won four consecutive points to go up 6-2, but Henin fought back to even 6-6. The Austrian hit a forehand crosscourt shot for the next point before Henin returned wide to lose the tiebreaker and the set.

In the decisive third set, Schett broke Henin, world No. 8, in the third and fifth games to win the set and the match.

Henin, playing her first time at the Kremlin Cup, was playing her first match since she was forced to retire with a thigh injury in the second set of the Big Island Championships finals in Hawaii against Sandrine Testud of France on September 18.

Schett is looking for her first title this year.