Justine Henin | Wimbledon Ladies Tennis Players | Wimbledon Championships Odds
Justine Henin is one of the few players to have challenged the hegemony of the Williams sisters in the WTA. Back from a sabbatical from the game, Henin has injected real class back into the WTA Tour and is a genuine contender for a title in every grand slam tournament she competes in.
Justine Henin Bio
Justine Henin was born on June 1st, 1982 in Liege, Belgium. She began playing tennis at the age of two, and made the decision to pursue a career in professional tennis after watching the French Open final with her mother in 1992.
Henin soon linked up with coach, Carlos Rodriguez, who mentored her to her first junior grand slam title at the French Open in 1995. In 1999, aged just 17, Henin became the fifth player in history to win a WTA tournament on debut.
Justine Henin Playing Style
Justine Henin has often been compared to Roger Federer in terms of style. A genuine all-rounder, she possesses a lethal, accurate forehand which she uses to maneuver her opponents around the court. Her signature shot is a single handed backhand, which she uses to produce both deep, powerful shots and drop shots.
Henin also has one of the most powerful serves in the game. The Belgian is an all-surface player, and has won grand slams on clay and hard courts. Her excellent tactical game and mental strength make her ideally suited to playing on clay, and it is on this surface that she made her biggest achievements.
Justine Henin Achievements
Justine Henin is best known for her exploits at the French Open, most notably winning the tournament four times between 2003 and 2007. Henin has also claimed titles at the Australian Open and US Open, and has made the final of Wimbledon twice. The Belgian also has two WTA Championship titles to her credit.
Justine Henin Wimbledon Form
While Justine Henin was not as quick to hit top gear after her comeback as compatriot Kim Clijsters, she has showed glimpses of her best form in the 2010 season. She began the season with a win in the Porsche Open, and with momentum will be a strong contender for a semifinal place at Wimbledon in 2010.
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