Andreja Klepac of Slovenia, ranked number 141 in the world, held her own against world number one Justine Henin in Henin's debut Rogers Cup match yesterday. Henin won in straight sets, as expected, but Klepac managed to make it a good match, with hard hitting and good court thinking. It was, in fact, a better match than the 6-3, 6-1 scoreline indicates. There were some worthy rallies, and Klepac kept her cool throughout.
Klepac has been on the tour since 2004, and has three ITF tournament singles wins to her credit. Only a month ago, she achieved a career-high ranking of 123 in the world. Justine Henin was the first top-20 player Klepac had ever played.