Justine Henin is set to make her comeback to tennis in less than a month, and to prepare herself for the fierce competition shell be returning to, the Belgian has been playing a few exhibitions in Cairo. She started with a defeat of Kristen Flipkens, then she went on to beat world number 12 Flavia Pennetta. She continued her impressive play today, by beating Nadia Petrova 7-6(4), 6-2. Looks to me like Justine really has a fire lit in her. Can't wait for the Australian!
World number 2 Dinara Safina has withdrawn from the Brisbane International, a popular tune-up to the Australian Open, due to a back injury. The Russian was forced to emotionally pull out of her match at the WTA Championships in October, and the pain has not relieved. The injury has cast a shadow of doubt on Safina's chances of participating in the year's 1st Grand Slam, but hopefully the 23 year old can get herself together in time.