Henin-Hardenne will win final battle

Updated: June 2, 2005, 4:59 PM ET
By Pam Shriver | Special to ESPN.com
PARIS – A battle of two players making comebacks.

Most people expected Justine Henin-Hardenne to be in the final – even though I thought Nadia Petrova had a chance at an upset, which turned out not to exist. Pierce, however, is the real surprise. She's back in a major final again after a five-year absence.

A top player on the women's tennis tour more than 15 years, Pam Shriver hosts ESPN's women's tennis telecasts. She also appears as a sideline reporter on select men's matches.