Justine Henin Profile
Justine Henin is the finest clay court player of her generation. Back in the game after a brief sabbatical, Henin has injected genuine class into a WTA Tour struggling to unearth champions in the mould of former greats like Graf, Evert and Navratilova.
Justine Henin Bio
Justine Henin was born in Liege, Belgium, on the 1st of June 1982. Henin began playing tennis at an early age, and is said to have been inspired to play the game professionally after witnessing the 1992 French Open final between Monica Seles and Steffi Graf firsthand.
Five years later Henin fulfilled her ambition to win at French Open, winning the Junior French Open title. Two years later she announced her arrival at the highest level of women’s tennis by becoming only the 5th player to win her debut WTA tournament.
Justine Henin Playing Style
Justin Henin boasts one of the most powerful and accurate forehand strokes in the game of tennis, hitting a large percentage of her winners off this shot. The Belgian is also one of only a handful of WTA players who employs a single-handed backhand, which she uses to devastating effect.
Henin also possesses the skills to excel on clay, with good court mobility, a powerful serve relative to her height, and the ability to instantly switch from a baseline to net game. Henin’s aggressive serve-and-volley game also gives her an edge over her opponents on clay.
Justine Henin Achievements
Since winning the Junior French Open, French Open has set the stage for Justine Henin’s greatest achievements. The Belgian won four French Open titles in four years between 2003 and 2007, establishing herself as the finest clay court player of her generation. She has also won grand slam titles at the US Open and Australian Open.
Justine Henin French Open Form
Since returning from an early-retirement Justine Henin has rapidly found the sort of form that helped her dominate the WTA Tour in the past. The Belgian has reached three finals in 2010, including the final of the 2010 Australian Open. She has claimed one title this year, winning in Stuttgart ahead of the 2010 French Open.