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Henin, Williams to face off

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:13 PM

Justine Henin will face defending champion Serena Williams in the final of the Australian Open after both women won their semi-finals in straight sets today.

Williams reached her fifth Melbourne final with a hard-fought 7-6, 7-6 win over China\'s 16th seed Li Na.

Wildcard Henin then thrashed the unseeded Zheng Jie, also of China, 6-1, 6-0 in the day\'s second semi-final.

Henin is playing only her second tournament since coming out of retirement after 18 months away.

In the men’s draw, Andy Murray reached the second Grand Slam final of his career after recovering from a slow start to beat Marin Cilic.

The 22-yer-old Briton came through 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in three hours and one minute.

Murray, who reached the 2008 US Open final, is again just one victory from ending Britain\'s 74-year wait for a male Grand Slam singles champion.

In Sunday\'s final he will play the winner of Friday\'s second semi between Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.