After runner placements in Brisbane and the Australian Open, Justine Henin captured her first title since rejoining the tour. At the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, a premier indoor clay tournament, Henin prevailed over Samantha Stosur 6-4,2-6,6-1 in the finals.
Both Stosur and Henin entered as wildcards. While the latter was unseeded, the former was seeded 7th and won 11 successive matches including a clay title in Charleston. The first four games, each player readily held serve. At 2 all, with a backhand down the line winner, Stosur had game point. By connecting on a backhand down the line return, Henin leveled things at deuce. After provoking an error from Stosur on a second game point, because of a double fault, Henin had break point. With a strong forehand return, Henin forced another mistake from Stosur to seize the break. As Henin served at 4-3, Stosur effaced a game point for deuce by forcing a forehand miscue. Subsequently, Stosur manufactured a break point. Henin got out of jail with a good serve and eventually held for 5-3. Later, on her second set point, Henin bagged the first set.
As a result of a flubbed forehand volley, Stosur faced double break point in the second set. However, Stosur rebounded with a myriad of good serves to hold for 2-1. Next, serving at 2 all, by netting a backhand, Stosur stared at her third break point this set. Again with a couple of huge serves, Stosur remained on track at 3-2. Then, after Henin netted a forehand, Stosur had her initial break point. Henin escaped with a decent serve. Next, with a forehand crosscourt pass winner, Stosur fabricated her second break point which she converted when Henin erred with a forehand up the line. After consolidating for 5-2, with a forehand up the line winner, Stosur broke to take the set.