Seles knocks Henin out of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Four-time champion Monica Seles advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Sunday with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over unseeded Belgian Justine Henin.

Seles, Australian Open champion in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1996, kept her remarkable record at Melbourne Park intact as she came from a set down to win in 107 minutes.

Seles has lost just one of 38 singles matches at the Open and will now play fellow American Jennifer Capriati after the 12th seed beat Marta Marrero of Spain 7-5 6-1.

Henin has also been on a good streak, stringing together 14 wins in a row this year including tournament victories at Gold Coast and Canberra.

The 18-year-old Belgian, who won the 1997 French Open junior title as a wildcard, looked to be heading toward the biggest win of her career when she sealed the first set with a second service ace then got an early break in the second.

But Seles broke back and eventually forced the match into a third set. The world number four dropped her service at the start of the final set but again broke back and went on to win.