28 Jun 2010

Belgians face battle for place in quarters

6:31 am on 28 June 2010

Justine Henin has won seven grand slams, her rival Kim Clijsters two, but neither has claimed the elusive Wimbledon crown and tonight one of the great Belgian rivals will again face disappointment.

They have played 24 times, including three grand slam finals, with their head-to-head record tied at 12 apiece.

Both players have returned from premature retirements and sauntered through their opening three rounds without dropping a set,

But their familiarity has not dampened the excitement ahead of their last-16 clash.