Toronto, Canada – MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Justine Henin continued her fairytale return to competitive tennis by coming from a set down to register her 500th career win and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open Friday.
Belgian Henin, unseeded because of her lack of tournament play since coming out of an 18-month retirement, beat 27th seeded Russian Alisa Kleybanova 3-6 6-4 6-2.
The Belgian, who beat world number five Elena Dementieva in the second round Wednesday, lost the final of the Brisbane International to compatriot Kim Clijsters in the buildup to the Australian Open. Her next match will be against another Belgian, Yanina Wickmayer, for a place in the quarter-finals. Wickmayer beat Italy's Sara Errani 6-1 6-7 6-3 in her third round tie.
(Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Nick Mulvenney)