Kim Clijsters survived two match points and a mid-match collapse to defeat fellow Belgian Justine Henin in a thrilling Brisbane International final.
She had seemed to be heading towards an easy win after claiming the first set and taking a 4-1 lead in the second set.
However, Clijsters' s game fell apart and Henin won eight straight games to claim the second set and go 3-0 up in the third.
Henin, playing in the top tier for the first time since she quit while holding the No. 1 ranking in May 2008, blew match points at 5-4, then saved three in the tiebreaker.
Clijsters battled back, saving two match points, and edged a dramatic tie-break to win 6-3 4-6 7-6 (8-6)
Justine forfeits Syndney but has high hopes for Australian Open
Justine Henin has announced that she will not be competing in Syndney.
The 27 year-old said she sustained injury during her match against Kim Clijsters on Saturday.
Henin is still planning to participate in the Australian Open.