Henin crashes out at Indian Wells

Justine Henin will not be repeating her heroics of the Australian Open at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells after crashing out in the second round.

The Belgian, who completed a remarkable comeback from a 19-month retirement by making it to the final in Australia last month, went out 6-2 1-6 6-4 to Argentinian Gisela Dulko.

American Vania King went close to upsetting second-seeded Carolina Wozniacki – taking a 4-1 lead in the third set – but eventually lost 5-7 6-2 6-4 to the Dane.

Fourth seed Elena Dementieva was also tested before beating Olga Govortsova of Belarus 6-4 4-6 6-0 to go through.

Fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska had a much easier time of it, however, going through when Russia’s Anna Chakvetadze retired hurt while trailing 6-2 5-3.

Tenth seed Maria Sharapova fought back to beat fellow Russian Vera Dushevina 4-6 7-5 6-2.

Also going through were Jill Craybas, Marion Bartoli, Francesca Schiavone, Aravane Rezai, Kirsten Flipkens, Elena Baltacha, Alicia Molik, Zheng Jie, Nadia Petrova, Shuai Peng and Maria Kirilenko.

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