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Justine Henin's Tennis Equipment, Gear, and Accessories

Birthday: June 1, 1982
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Residence: Ave-et-Auffe, Belgium
Height: 5'5 3/4' (1.67 m)
Weight:126 lbs (57 kg)
Plays: Right Handed, One-Handed Backhand
Turned Pro: 1999
Retired: 2011
Coach: Carlos Rodríguez
Grand Slam Singles Titles: 7
Justine Henin is a former World No. 1 Belgian tennis player. She is famed for her one-handed backhand, a stroke which John McEnroe has called among the best backhands of any male or female player. She saw success as a junior playing winning the 1997 Junior Girls' Singles title at the French Open and after she turned pro she regularly reached the late rounds of international competitions winning 5 ITF tournaments in 1998. She began her career on the WTA tour 1999 and saw success in 2001 where she reached the Wimbledon Women's Singles final falling to Venus Williams, and helped lead the Belgian Fed Cup team to their first title. Her first Grand Slam Singles titles came in 2003 at the French Open and US Open. The next year she won the 2004 Australian Open Women's Singles title and the 2004 Olympic Singles Gold medal. In 2007 she had another outstanding year winning the French Open, US Open and WTA Tour finals, but shortly after retired from the sport due to injuries. She returned to the sport in 2010, but retired for a final time in early 2011 after a chronic elbow injury. Her favorite surface is clay, and her idol is Steffi Graf. In 2007, Henin opened her own tennis academy Club Justine N1 and in 2016 she became the first Belgian tennis player inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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