Justine Henin again proved too strong

Justine Henin again proved too strong for Elena Dementieva at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

She knocked the fifth seed out of the event  at the second-round stage with a comprehensive 6-3 6-2 win.

Henin, who is a wildcard in Miami as she continues her comeback, beat Dementieva in the second round of this year’s Australian Open.

While that was a hard-fought encounter, the Belgian coming through 7-5 7-6 (8/6), this was a far more one-sided affair.

Henin did not even concede a break point in the first set and broke three times in the second to win in a little under 90 minutes.

Henin’s compatriot Kim Clijsters, seeded 14 here, had an even easier day’s work, brushing aside Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 6-1 6-1 in 52 minutes.

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki was forced to work hard by qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova, before prevailing 3-6 6-3 6-4.

Ninth seed Samantha Stosur was also forced to come from a set down as she beet Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6 7-5 6-2.

Seventh seed Jelena Jankovic emerged victorious against Ukrainian qualifier Mariya Koryttseva.

The 25-year-old Serbian, ranked eighth in the world, claimed six of eight break point chances to win 6-4 6-0 in an hour and a half as she looked to claim back-to-back tournament triumphs after winning in Indian Wells.

Fourth seed Victoria Azarenka cruised past Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 6-3 6-2 in one hour and 12 minutes, claiming four of six break-point opportunities in the match.

There were straight-sets wins for seeds Vera Zvonareva, Francesca Schiavone, Shahar Peer and Elena Vesnina.

Zheng Jie was less fortunate, with the 20th seed from China losing 6-4 6-2 to Virginie Razzano of France.

Lucie Safarova saw off another seeded opponent Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, with the Czech winning the match 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 6-2, while 24th seed Alisa Kleybanova slipped 6-4 7-5 to Sara Errani.

Dominika Cibulkova, seeded 26th, was comfortable in a 6-0 6-2 victory over Sweden’s Sofia Arvidsson while 32nd seed Maria Kirilenko of Russia fought back from a set down to beat Hungary’s Melinda Czink.

Another Russian, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, knocked out Tamira Paszek 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-3.

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