MELBOURNE, Jan 22 - Top seed and world number one
Justine Henin was bounced out of the Australian Open
quarter-finals on Tuesday, thumped 6-4 6-0 by Maria Sharapova.
The Russian fifth seed took the game to her Belgian
opponent from the start, pummelling heavy groundstrokes to the
corners while Henin scuttled from side to side.
Sharapova sealed the first set in a fraction over an hour
and raced through the hapless top seed in the second to book a
semi-final with Serena Williams's conqueror Jelena Jankovic.
(Editing by Ed Osmond)