Fifth-seeded Monica Seles scored an upset this afternoon beating No. 2 seed Justine Henin of Belgium 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Rogers AT&T Cup. Toronto fans cheered wildly as Seles, clearly the sentimental favorite, came back from a first set thrashing to knock off the Wimbledon finalist.
The victory was all the more remarkable because it was the 28-year-old Seles’ second tough match of the day-both against teenagers. In the morning, she struggled against the 18-year-old Jelena Dokic in a match that lasted 1 hour 40 minutes.
Leading up to this event, Seles, 27, has been on a tear. The four-time winner of this event (1995-1998) reached the finals in Los Angeles last week, beating the world No.1 ranked Martina Hingis and No. 4 ranked Serena Williams. A week earlier, she beat Hingis and the No. 2 ranked Jennifer Capriati.