Justine Henin – tennis player, was born on June 1, 1982 in the city of Liège, Belgium. Biography Justine Henin is known as a biography of the winner of the French championship in 2005-2007.
During the career of Justine, seven “Grand Slam” competitions were won. When the tennis player left the sport in 2008, she headed the rating in women’s tennis.
In 1999, in Antwerp, Justine won her first competition in the professional tennis of the Women’s Tennis Association. So the sportswoman became the fifth, who won the debut competition in the WTA.
A turning point for Henin was 2001. Then she went to the semi-finals of the French championship, but lost to Kim Clijsters. And in the final of Wimbledon Venus Williams lost. By the end of that year, in the list of the best players, Justine Henin ranked 7th, becoming for her country a real heroine.
In 2003, a long rivalry with Clijsters began at the Grand Slam competitions. In the finals of the 2003 US and French championships, Henin defeated Clijsters, then in 2004 she repeated her winnings. Three years in a row from 2005 to 2007, in her biography, Justine Henin won the French Championship. And in 2007 she again won the US Championship. In May 2008 the tennis player announced her retirement from the sport, saying: “I still have to think about this for a long time.”
Additional data: according to the WTA, Justine’s height is 167 cm. She never won Wimbledon, but twice was a finalist: in 2001 and 2006. In 2006 the sportswoman became the finalist of all four Grand Slam competitions, winning the French championship and losing in the remaining three.
On November 16, 2002, Justine married Pierre-Yves Ardenne. The pair diverged in January 2007, and divorced a little later that year. During the marriage, the athlete acted under the name Justine Henin-Ardenne, and after the divorce changed her name to Justine Henin.