(January 28, 2010) Australian Open officials typically provide players with DVDs of their matches for further review.
Zheng Jie may be tempted to trash her latest copy.
In the aftermath of her 6-1, 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Justine Henin in the Australian Open semifinals on Thursday, Zheng said she has no plans to review her lopsided loss.
"I want forget this match," Zheng said, prompting laughter from the media, when asked if she would watch a replay of the match. "But the first time in the semifinal in Australian Open for me is very exciting. Also give me a lot believe, confidence I can do the better. And is good news I come back to the top 20 in the ranking. So I have the big chance I can play the more big tournaments then. It's good for me."
The 35th-ranked Zheng and compatriot Li Na made history in giving China two of the four semifinalists for the first time in a Grand Slam tournament.
Li, who lost to reigning champion Serena Williams, 7-6, 7-6 in the first semifinal, will make history as the first Chinese woman to crack the top 10 when the new WTA Tour rankings are released on Monday.
Zheng, who reached the 2008 Wimbledon semifinals as a wild card, is projected to return to the top 20 for the first time since June 22, 2009 when the new rankings re released on Monday.
The 5-foot-4 Chinese calls Henin her favorite player and after the match predicted the former World No. 1's versatility and vast shot selections will help her win a major again.
"I watch on the TV. But I have long time don't play with her," Zheng said of Henin. "Then
she serve is so hard, and the ball is sometimes slice, sometimes is quick. Yeah, for me it's
difficult. I think if she play like this, she have good chance for another Grand Slam title."
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