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US$ 20,863,335[1]

14th in all-time rankings[1]

Int. Tennis HoF 2016 (member page)

Singles

Career record 525–115 (82.03%)

Career titles 43 WTA (10th in overall rankings), 7 ITF

Highest ranking No. 1 (20 October 2003)

Grand Slam Singles results

Australian Open W (2004)

French Open W (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007)

Wimbledon F (2001, 2006)

US Open W (2003, 2007)

Other tournaments

Tour Finals W (2006, 2007)

Olympic Games Gold Medal (2004)

Doubles

Career record 47–35 (57.32%)

Career titles 2 WTA, 2 ITF

Highest ranking No. 23 (14 January 2002)

Grand Slam Doubles results

Australian Open 3R (2003)

French Open SF (2001)

Wimbledon 3R (2001)

US Open 2R (2001, 2002)

Team competitions

Fed Cup W (2001)

Hopman Cup F (2011)

Justine Henin
Justine Henin
(French pronunciation: ​[ʒystin ɛnɛ̃];[2] born 1 June 1982), between 2002 and 2007 Justine Hénin-Hardenne,[3] is a Belgian former professional tennis player known for her all-court style of play and notably being one of the few female players to use a single-handed backhand. She spent a total of 117 weeks as the world No. 1 and was the year-end No. 1 in 2003, 2006 and 2007. Henin won seven Grand Slam singles titles; winning the French Open
French Open
in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007, the US Open in 2003 and 2007 and the Australian Open
Australian Open
in 2004. At Wimbledon, she was the runner-up in 2001 and 2006. She also won a gold medal in the women's singles at the 2004 Olympic Games and won the year-ending WTA Tour Championships in 2006 and 2007. In total, she won 43 WTA singles titles. Tennis experts cite her mental toughness, the completeness and variety of her game, her footspeed and footwork, and her one-handed backhand (which John McEnroe
John McEnroe
described as having the best single-handed backhand in both the women's or men's game, and equated her complete game to a "female Federer")[4] as the principal reasons for her success.[5][6] She retired from professional tennis on 26 January 2011, due to a chronic elbow injury.[7] In June 2011, she was named one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future" by Time.[8] She is widely considered one of the greatest female tennis players of all time.[9][10] In 2016, she became the first Belgian tennis player inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.[11][12]

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Tennis career

2.1 Early career 2.2 2003: Ascent to No. 1 2.3 2004: Australian Open
Australian Open
and Olympic gold 2.4 2005: Second French Open
French Open
and injuries 2.5 2006: All four Slam finals 2.6 2007: Dominance 2.7 2008: Retirement 2.8 2010: Comeback 2.9 2011: Second retirement 2.10 Allegations of poor sportsmanship

3 Playing style

3.1 Volleying ability

4 Public life and endorsements 5 Career statistics

5.1 Grand Slam performance timeline 5.2 Grand Slam Singles finals: 12 (7 titles, 5 runners–up) 5.3 Records

6 Awards and honors 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Personal life[edit] Justine Henin
Justine Henin
was born in Liège. Her father is José Henin, and mother, Françoise Rosière–a French and history teacher who died when Justine was 12 years old. She has 2 brothers (David and Thomas) and a sister (Sarah). When Justine was two, her family moved to a house in Rochefort, situated next to the local tennis club, where she played tennis for the first time. Henin's mother routinely took the young Henin across the border to France
France
to watch the French Open.[13] Henin saw the 1992 final involving her idol Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
and Monica Seles. Although Graf lost, the experience impressed Henin. Since then, Henin has idolised Graf as her role model. In 1995, shortly after her mother's death, Henin met her coach Carlos Rodríguez who guided her career both before her retirement in 2008 and during her 2010 comeback.[14] Following a conflict between Justine and her father over her tennis career and her relationship with Pierre-Yves Hardenne, Rodríguez soon became not only her trainer but in some ways a second father figure.[14][15] On 16 November 2002, Henin married Hardenne in the Château de Lavaux-Sainte-Anne, adopting the name Justine Henin-Hardenne.[16][17] On 4 January 2007, Henin withdrew from forthcoming tournaments including the Australian Open
Australian Open
due to personal issues.[18] She confirmed three weeks later that she had officially separated from her husband.[19] The same year, she reverted to using the name Henin.[20] Since March 2011, she has been in a relationship with Benoît Bertuzzo, a Belgian cameraman, and secretly married him in March 2015.[21] On 12 September 2012, Henin announced that she was pregnant,[22] giving birth to a girl named Lalie on 20 March 2013.[23] On 3 May 2017 she gave birth to a second child, a son named Victor.[24] Tennis career[edit] Early career[edit] Henin, known as "Juju" to many of her fans,[25] was coached by Carlos Rodríguez of Argentina. In 1997, she won the junior girls' singles title at the French Open. Early in her senior career, she regularly reached the late rounds of international competitions and won five International Tennis Federation
International Tennis Federation
(ITF) tournaments by the end of 1998. She began her professional career on the Women's Tennis Association tour in May 1999 as a wild card entry in the Belgian Open clay tournament at Antwerp
Antwerp
and became only the fifth player to win her debut WTA Tour event.[26] She also won her hometown event, the Liege Challenger, in July 2000. Henin established herself as a major competitor in 2001, consequently reaching the women's singles semifinals of the French Open
French Open
and then upset the reigning Australian Open
Australian Open
and French Open
French Open
champion Jennifer Capriati in the semifinals of Wimbledon, losing to defending champion Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in three sets in the final. By the end of the year, Henin was ranked 7th in singles, with three titles to her name. Also that year, she reached the French Open
French Open
women's doubles semifinals with Elena Tatarkova
Elena Tatarkova
and helped Belgium
Belgium
win the 2001 Fed Cup. In 2002, she reached four WTA finals, winning two of them, and finished the year ranked world No. 5. Her German Open victory, her first win at a Tier I tournament, was noteworthy as she beat Jennifer Capriati in a semifinal and Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in the final, the then No. 2 and No. 5 ranked players, respectively. At Wimbledon 2002, Henin beat former world No. 1, Monica Seles, in two tough sets. 2003: Ascent to No. 1[edit]

Justine Henin
Justine Henin
prepares to hit a backhand

Henin started the year as the 5th ranked player in the world but lost to Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
in the semifinals of the Medibank International
Medibank International
in Sydney. In the fourth round of the Australian Open
Australian Open
in Melbourne, she defeated Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
7–5, 5–7, 9–7. In a match lasting more than three hours, Henin overcame a 4–1 final set deficit, high temperatures, and muscle cramps to defeat Davenport for the first time in her career.[27][28] She then lost to Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in the semifinals in straight sets. Henin also lost to Clijsters in the semifinals of the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp. At the Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai Tennis Championships
one week later, she defeated Monica Seles
Monica Seles
in the final 4–6, 7–6, 7–5 after Seles had a match point at 5–4 in the second set. Henin's next tournament was the Tier I Miami Masters. She lost in the quarterfinals to world No. 10, Chanda Rubin, 6–3, 6–2. At the clay court Family Circle Cup
Family Circle Cup
in Charleston, South Carolina, Henin defeated world No. 1 Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in the final. This was Williams' first loss of the year after 21 wins.[29] The following week, Henin reached the semifinals of the Bausch & Lomb Championships in Amelia Island, Florida, losing to eventual winner Elena Dementieva
Elena Dementieva
3–6, 6–4, 7–5. Henin then helped Belgium defeat Austria 5–0 in a first round tie of the Fed Cup. In May, Henin successfully defended her title at the Qatar Telecom German Open in Berlin. In the final, she saved three match points in the third set before defeating Clijsters. At the French Open, she was the fourth seeded player and defeated the defending champion, Serena Williams, in a controversial semifinal 6–2, 4–6, 7–5 which saw Henin failing to acknowledge her raised hand during Williams service motion. Williams served a fault, despite the raised hand, leading to a second serve.[30][31] In the final, Henin defeated Clijsters in straight sets. This was her first Grand Slam title, and she was the first Belgian ever to win a Grand Slam singles title. Henin then began her preparations for Wimbledon. At the grass court Ordina Open in Rosmalen, she lost in the final to Clijsters; she was forced to retire from the match after injuring her finger. At Wimbledon, Henin was the third seeded player. She defeated Mary Pierce in the fourth round and Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in the quarterfinals before losing to Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in straight sets. Henin's first competition after Wimbledon was the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
tie against Slovakia. She won both her singles matches to help Belgium
Belgium
win the tie 5–0. She then played two tournaments during the North American summer hard court season before the US Open. At the Tier I Acura Classic in San Diego, the third-seeded Henin defeated the top-seeded Clijsters in the final. Two weeks later at the Tier I Rogers Cup in Toronto, she defeated Russia's Lina Krasnoroutskaya in the final. Henin was the second-seeded player at the US Open. She won her first four matches against unseeded players before defeating seventh-seeded Anastasia Myskina
Anastasia Myskina
in the quarterfinals and then defeated sixth-seeded Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati
in the semifinals 4–6, 7–5, 7–6(4) in a match that lasted more than three hours and stretched to midnight. Henin recovered from a 3–5 deficit in the second set and a 2–5 deficit in the final set and was just two points from defeat eleven times. She was treated for muscle cramps and dehydration overnight but returned to play in the final the next day.[32] In the final, Henin defeated Clijsters in straight sets.[33] The win raised Henin's ranking to world No. 2, just behind Clijsters. At her next event, the indoor Sparkassen Cup in Leipzig, she lost to Myskina in the final. This ended Henin's 22-match winning streak. Two weeks later at the indoor Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
in Filderstadt, Henin lost in the final to Clijsters. Had she won this match, she would have immediately replaced Clijsters as the world No. 1. At the Tier I Zurich Open the following week, Henin reached her sixth consecutive final where she defeated Serbia's Jelena Dokić. This win caused her to become the 13th world No. 1 on the WTA computer on 20 October 2003. Henin, however, held this ranking for only one week as she declined to defend her title at the Generali Ladies Linz tournament. At the WTA Tour Championships in Los Angeles, Henin defeated Myskina and Capriati but lost to Japan's Ai Sugiyama
Ai Sugiyama
in her round robin matches. In the semifinals, she lost to Amélie Mauresmo
Amélie Mauresmo
6–7(2), 6–3, 3–6. Henin was named the ITF's women's singles World Champion for 2003. She ended the year as the world No. 1. 2004: Australian Open
Australian Open
and Olympic gold[edit] Henin started 2004 by winning a warm-up tournament in Sydney and then the Australian Open
Australian Open
in Melbourne, defeating Clijsters in three sets in the final. By the end of 2004's spring hard court season, Henin had built a 25-match Tier I win streak and 22–1 win-loss record, winning her first 16 matches. At the start of the spring clay court season, Henin's health was adversely affected by infection with a strain of cytomegalovirus and an immune system problem. She often slept up to 18 hours a day but barely had the strength to brush her teeth, let alone play competitive tennis. Although Henin decided to defend her French Open
French Open
title and was seeded first in the tournament, she lost her second round match to a much lower-ranked player, Tathiana Garbin
Tathiana Garbin
of Italy. At the time, the loss marked only the second time in 15 Grand Slam events that she had lost before the fourth round. After months of layoff because of a virus, Henin returned to competition in August and won the women's singles gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Athens, defeating Amélie Mauresmo
Amélie Mauresmo
in the final 6–3, 6–3. Henin reached the gold medal match by defeating reigning French Open
French Open
champion Anastasia Myskina
Anastasia Myskina
in a semifinal 7–5, 5–7, 8–6 after having trailed 1–5 in the final set.[34][35] Her medal ceremony was attended by fellow countryman and IOC president Jacques Rogge. In September, she was unsuccessful in her defence of her US Open title, losing to Nadia Petrova
Nadia Petrova
in the fourth round. This defeat caused her to lose the world No. 1 ranking, which she had held for 45 non-consecutive weeks. She then withdrew from the ten remaining tournaments of the year in an effort to recover her health and improve her fitness. 2005: Second French Open
French Open
and injuries[edit] Her plan to rejoin the tour at the beginning of 2005 was delayed when she fractured her kneecap in a December 2004 training session. On 25 March, after more than six months away from competition, Henin returned to the WTA tour at the Miami Masters. She lost to second ranked Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
in a quarterfinal. She rebounded at her next tournament, winning the clay court Family Circle Cup
Family Circle Cup
in Charleston. She won two more clay court titles before the start of the French Open. Her victories over top-ranked Lindsay Davenport, Sharapova, Elena Dementieva, Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Petrova made her a top contender for the title there. Henin was seeded tenth at the French Open
French Open
and defeated the French player Mary Pierce
Mary Pierce
in the final in straight sets to take her second title at Roland Garros. The win marked Henin's 24th consecutive clay court win and her tenth consecutive final win, a streak dating back to Zurich in October 2003. In capturing the title, she defeated Kuznetsova in the fourth round, Sharapova in a quarterfinal, and Petrova in a semifinal. Henin saved two match points to defeat Kuznetsova in the fourth round 7–6(6), 4–6, 7–5 and thus became only the second woman to win the French Open
French Open
after saving a match point.[36] With her French Open
French Open
victory, Henin moved from world No. 12 to No. 7 in the women's singles rankings. She was a perfect 24–0 on clay this year and joined Monica Seles
Monica Seles
as the only two currently active (in 2005) players on the WTA Tour to have won the French Open
French Open
at least twice. At Wimbledon, her win streak of 24 matches was snapped in the first round by Greek Eleni Daniilidou
Eleni Daniilidou
7–6, 2–6, 7–5. It was the first time that a reigning French Open
French Open
champion failed to win a match at Wimbledon.[37][38] A hamstring injury sustained earlier in the year eventually limited her to playing only 11 more matches for 2005. Henin next played the Rogers Cup in Toronto, where she reached the final after beating Mauresmo in a semifinal before losing to Clijsters in straight sets. She lost in the fourth round of the US Open to eventual finalist Mary Pierce
Mary Pierce
3–6, 4–6. Following this, she played in Filderstadt, but after losing her first round match to Flavia Pennetta, she decided not to play for the rest of 2005. TENNIS Magazine
TENNIS Magazine
placed her in 31st place on its list of that year of the 40 Greatest Players for the period 1965 through 2005. In November, at the Tour Championships, she was named the inaugural winner of the Whirlpool 6th Sense Player of the Year, which honors the player who has demonstrated the most sixth sense intuition, that is to say "heightened intelligence, unbeatable performance and pinpoint precision". 2006: All four Slam finals[edit]

Justine Henin
Justine Henin
at the 2006 Medibank International
Medibank International
in Sydney

In January, Henin returned to competitive tennis at the tournament in Sydney, a tune-up for the Australian Open. She was seeded fifth and played former world No. 1 (and newly returned to competitive tennis) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
in a much hyped first round match. Henin won 6–3, 6–3. At the Australian Open, Henin defeated top-ranked Lindsay Davenport and fourth ranked Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
in three-set matches to set up a final against third ranked Amélie Mauresmo. While trailing 6–1, 2–0, Henin retired from the match, citing intense stomach pain caused by over-use of anti-inflammatories for a persistent shoulder injury. Henin stated afterwards that she feared possible injury had she continued to play. Henin was criticized by the press[39][40] because she had stated after her semifinal win against Sharapova that she was at the "peak of her fitness" and was playing the "best tennis of her life". This was only the fourth Grand Slam women's singles final to end by retirement since 1900 and the first in open era. Henin captured her second title of the year at zhe Tier II event in Dubai defeating Sharapova 7–5, 6–2. This was her third Dubai title, having won previously in 2003 and 2004. At Tier I Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Henin lost in the semifinals to fourth-seeded Elena Dementieva
Elena Dementieva
6–2, 5–7, 5–7, after leading 6–2, 5–2 and serving for the match twice. Henin also lost in the second round of Tier I Miami Masters
Miami Masters
to Meghann Shaughnessy
Meghann Shaughnessy
5–7, 4–6. On clay, she failed to retain her title at the Family Circle Cup, losing in the semifinals to third-seeded Patty Schnyder
Patty Schnyder
6–2, 3–6, 2–6. It was her first career defeat at this tournament and the end of her 27-match winning streak on clay. Henin then helped Belgium defeat defending champion Russia
Russia
in a Fed Cup
Fed Cup
quarterfinal. She beat fifth ranked Nadia Petrova
Nadia Petrova
6–7, 6–4, 6–3, and 9th ranked Elena Dementieva 6–2, 6–0. Petrova had come into the tie with two consecutive clay court tournament victories and a ten-match clay court winning streak, while Dementieva had defeated Henin in their last meeting in Indian Wells and defeated second ranked Belgian compatriot Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
on the first day of the tie. Three weeks later, Henin played the Tier I Qatar Telecom German Open, defeating Mauresmo in the semifinal 6–1, 6–2 before losing to Petrova in a three-set final. At the French Open, Henin defeated second seeded Clijsters in the semifinals 6–3, 6–2. She then defeated Kuznetsova in the final to win her third French Open
French Open
singles title in four years. Henin captured the title without losing a set and became the first French Open champion to defend her title successfully since Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
in 1996. At the Eastbourne grass court tournament just before Wimbledon, Henin defeated Anastasia Myskina
Anastasia Myskina
in the final in three sets. Henin was the third seed going into Wimbledon and advanced to her third consecutive Grand Slam final without losing a set. She defeated Clijsters (who was seeded second) in a semifinal 6–4, 7–6(4) but lost the final to Mauresmo. The final featured two finesse players who used their all-court games, a break from recent years that featured a succession of power baseliners claiming the title. At almost every point throughout the match, both players approached the net to volley. Tipped as the tournament favorite, Henin won the first set. But Mauresmo recovered to win the next two sets and her second Grand Slam singles title and deny the Belgian a career Grand Slam.[41][42] This was the only Wimbledon final of the decade that did not involve Venus and/or Serena Williams. Henin withdrew from Tier I events in San Diego and Montreal because of injury but played the tournament in New Haven. There, she defeated Kuznetsova and Davenport en route to the title. It was her 28th WTA tour title. She returned to the world No. 2 ranking and crossed over US$12 million in career prize money. At the US Open, Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
defeated Henin in the final after Henin had defeated Lindsey Davenport in the quarterfinals and Jelena Janković in the semifinals. Henin became the first woman since Hingis in 1997 to reach the finals of all four Grand Slam singles tournaments in a calendar year. Henin won both of her singles matches during the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
final against Italy in Charleroi. However, Henin retired from the deciding doubles match because of a knee injury while she and her partner Kirsten Flipkens were trailing 3–6, 6–2, 2–0, giving Italy the championship. Henin guaranteed her year-end world No. 1 ranking by reaching the final of the Sony Ericsson Championships, defeating Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
in the semifinals 6–2, 7–6(5). Henin then defeated Mauresmo and won the tournament for the first time in her career. Henin was the first player since Hingis in 2000 to win the WTA Tour Championships and end the year as the top-ranked player. Henin was the first woman to win at least one Grand Slam singles title in four consecutive years since Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
from 1993 through 1996. Her prize money earnings for the year totaled $4,204,810.[43] 2007: Dominance[edit]

Justine Henin
Justine Henin
during the 2007 Sony Ericsson Open

On 4 January 2007, Henin withdrew from the Australian Open
Australian Open
and the warm-up tournament in Sydney to deal with the break-up of her marriage. Not playing those tournaments caused Henin to lose the world No. 1 ranking to Maria Sharapova. In Henin's first tournament of the year, she lost in the semifinals of the Open Gaz de France
Open Gaz de France
in Paris to Czech Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
6–7(5), 4–6. She then won two hardcourt tournaments in the Middle East, the Dubai Duty Free Women's Open
Dubai Duty Free Women's Open
(for the fourth time in five years) over Amélie Mauresmo
Amélie Mauresmo
and her first Qatar Total Open
Qatar Total Open
title, defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in the final. She also reached US$14 million in career prize money and on 19 March, regained the world No. 1 ranking. At the Miami Masters, Henin reached the final for the first time in her career, where she lost to Serena Williams
Serena Williams
6–0, 5–7, 3–6 after holding two match points at 6–0, 5–4. Her next tournament was the J&S Cup in Warsaw, which she won, beating Alona Bondarenko of Ukraine
Ukraine
in the final, 6–1, 6–3. Later, at the Qatar Telecom German Open in Berlin, Henin won her quarterfinal against Jelena Janković 3–6, 6–4, 6–4 after being behind 4–0 in the third set, only to lose her semifinal against Kuznetsova 4–6, 7–5, 4–6. The loss was only her second to Kuznetsova in 16 career meetings. At the French Open, Henin was the two-time defending champion and top seed. In a highly anticipated quarterfinal match against Serena Williams, Henin won 6–4, 6–3. She then defeated Janković in the semifinals 6–2, 6–2. In the final, Henin defeated Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
in straight sets, 6–1, 6–2 to claim her third consecutive French Open title, equalling Seles's open era record. She also surpassed US$15 million in career prize money earnings. Henin won the tournament without dropping a set and had not lost a set at this tournament since the 2005 French Open
French Open
quarterfinals. She had not lost a match at the French Open
French Open
since 2004. The International Women's Open in Eastbourne was Henin's first grass court tournament of the year. She and Mauresmo reached the final, which was the first time in nearly 30 years that the Eastbourne final included both finalists from Wimbledon the previous year. Henin recovered from a breakdown in the final set to win in a third-set tiebreak for the second consecutive year. At Wimbledon, Henin lost to Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
in the semifinals 6–1, 5–7, 1–6, one day after Henin defeated Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in the quarterfinals. It was Henin's first win over the American on a surface other than clay. In the semifinal, she was up a break at 1–0 and 4–3 in the second set, but could not hold the lead.[44] In August, Henin won the Tier I Rogers Cup in Toronto, defeating Janković in the final. The tournament championship was her 35th on the WTA tour, moving her past Clijsters who retired with 34 tournament championships. At the US Open, Henin defeated her first four opponents in straight sets, with a 6–0 set in each match. Henin then faced Serena Williams in the quarterfinals for the third consecutive time in a Grand Slam tournament, and for the third time, Henin won, 7–6(3), 6–1. In the semifinals against Venus Williams, Henin was up a break in the first set but could not hold it. She finally won the set in a tiebreak. In the second set, Henin was ahead 3–0 before Williams leveled the set at 3–3. Williams then had three break points on Henin's service but could not convert and lost the game. Henin then broke Williams's serve and held her own serve to go up 5–3. Williams then broke Henin to pull within 5–4 but Henin broke Williams again in the last game to win the match 7–6(2), 6–4. Henin became only the second player to defeat both Williams sisters in the same Grand Slam tournament (after Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
at the 2001 Australian Open).[45] In the final, Henin won her second US Open singles title, defeating Kuznetsova in straight sets, 6–1, 6–3. Henin won the tournament without dropping a set. She thus became the first women ever to defeat both Williams sisters in the same Grand Slam tournament, and go on to also win the title (Hingis had lost to Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati
in the final of the 2001 Australian Open). Henin won her next tournament, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, defeating Tatiana Golovin
Tatiana Golovin
in the final. Two weeks later, Henin won the Zurich Open, her ninth title of the year, by again defeating Golovin in the final. At the WTA Tour Championships, Henin won all three of her round robin matches, defeating Anna Chakvetadze, Janković, and Bartoli. Going into the match against Bartoli, Henin had won 22 consecutive matches since Bartoli defeated her in the 2007 Wimbledon semifinals. Although Henin had already clinched a spot in the semifinals, both Henin and Bartoli did not know Bartoli had to replace Serena Williams
Serena Williams
until several hours before the match and lost 6–0, 6–0.[46] In the semifinals, Henin defeated Ivanovic 6–4, 6–4. In the final, Henin overcame Sharapova in three sets[47] in a match that lasted 3 hours, 24 minutes. Sharapova won the first set on her eighth set point in the 12-minute last game. Henin won the match on her fifth match point in the final game of the match. This was Henin's longest ever match, the longest final in tournament history, and the twelfth longest women's match ever.[48] This victory extended Henin's winning streak to 25 matches. She only lost three sets after Wimbledon. This victory made her the sixth player to successfully defend her title at the WTA's season-ending championship and the first player to claim at least ten tour titles in a year since Hingis won twelve in 1997. She also became the first woman to break the US$5 million barrier in prize money in a year, and by crossing US$19 million, Henin is now ranked fifth on the all time prize money list. Henin ended the year ranked world No. 1 for the third time in her career, having done so previously in 2003 and 2006. She was the first player since Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
to end the year ranked world No. 1 consecutively for two years (Davenport was ranked year-end world No. 1 in 2004–2005). She also ended the year with a 63–4 record, having lost to only four players: Lucie Šafářová, Serena Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
and Marion Bartoli. Her winning percentage of 94% was the best since Steffi Graf's 1995 season (Serena Williams surpassed her in 2013 with 95%). 2008: Retirement[edit] Henin started the year as the world No. 1. 14 January marked Henin's 100th career week as world No. 1, and on 10 March, Henin became only the seventh female player to be ranked world No. 1 for 12 consecutive months. The Medibank International
Medibank International
in Sydney was Henin's first tournament of the year. She defeated Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
in the semifinals 6–2, 2–6, 6–4. She then defeated world No. 2, Svetlana Kuznetsova, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4, overcoming an 0–3 deficit in the final set. At the Australian Open
Australian Open
in Melbourne, Henin won her 32nd consecutive match in the fourth round, defeating Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
of Taiwan
Taiwan
6–2, 6–2. The winning streak ended in the quarterfinals when Sharapova, the eventual winner, defeated Henin 6–4, 6–0. This was Henin's first 6–0 loss since the 2002 French Open
French Open
and the first time since the 2005 US Open that Henin had been defeated in Grand Slam singles before the semifinals. At the Proximus Diamond Games
Proximus Diamond Games
in Antwerp, Henin defeated Karin Knapp in the final. This was Henin's second singles title in her native Belgium. Two weeks later at the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Henin was the defending champion but lost for the first time in eight meetings to Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
in the quarterfinals 7–6(3), 7–6(4). Henin had struggled for three hours in her first match against Katarina Srebotnik, eventually winning 7–5, 6–7, 6–3. After taking a four-week break, Henin's next tournament was the Miami Masters. She lost in the quarterfinals to Serena Williams
Serena Williams
2–6, 0–6. Henin then withdrew from the Tier I Family Circle Cup
Family Circle Cup
because of an injury to her right knee. At the Tier I, clay court Qatar Telecom German Open
Qatar Telecom German Open
in Berlin, Henin lost in the third round to Dinara Safina
Dinara Safina
7–5, 3–6, 1–6, in what turned out to be her last match before retirement. In their five previous career matches, Henin had never lost a set to Safina. The day after her defeat, Henin withdrew from the Tier I Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, citing fatigue. Henin announced her immediate retirement from professional tennis on 14 May 2008, and requested the WTA to remove her name from the rankings immediately. Her announcement was a surprise because Henin was still ranked world No. 1 and was considered the favorite for the French Open, where she would have been the three-time defending champion.[49] She said she felt no sadness about her retirement because she believed it was a release from a game she had focused on for twenty years. She also said that in the future, she would be concentrating on charity and her tennis school. 2010: Comeback[edit] Belgian newspaper L'Avenir reported on Tuesday 22 September 2009 that Henin would formally announce her return to competitive tennis after 16 months of retirement. Later that day, Justine Henin
Justine Henin
confirmed her return to competition.[50] Henin mentioned seeing Roger Federer finally complete the grand slam of titles by winning the French Open in 2009 had been an inspiration,[51] as had Kim Clijsters' return to the tour and her victory at the US Open.[52] Henin made her return to tennis at the Brisbane International where she was given a wildcard. She defeated No. 2 seed Nadia Petrova, Sesil Karatantcheva, No. 7 seed Melinda Czink
Melinda Czink
and No. 3 seed Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
to make it to the final. She then nearly won, losing to her compatriot Clijsters in a riveting final, 3–6, 6–4, 6–7(6) lasting 2-hour, 23 minutes. At one point, Henin was up 3–0 in the third set before Clijsters rallied and took the match to a tie break. Down 1–5 in the tiebreak, she fought back to 6-all before Clijsters took the final two points. At the 2010 Australian Open, Henin was given a wildcard as an unranked player.[53][54] Henin started off with a straight sets victory over Belgian Kirsten Flipkens. She set up a second round match of the tournament with No. 5 seed Elena Dementieva, whom she defeated 7–5, 7–6(5). Lasting two hours and fifty minutes, commentators[who?] felt this match was worthy of a final. Henin approached the net forty-three times, winning thirty-five of those points. In the third round, she defeated No. 28 seed Alisa Kleybanova
Alisa Kleybanova
from Russia; where she made a comeback to win 3–6, 6–4, 6–2.[55] In the fourth round she faced World No. 16 and fellow Belgian, Yanina Wickmayer, defeating her in three sets 7–6, 1–6, 6–3. She then defeated No. 19 seed Nadia Petrova in the quarterfinals. Henin won 7–6, 7–5 after having been down 0–3 in the second set. She then went on to defeat Zheng Jie from China in the semifinals in convincing fashion 6–1, 6–0, setting up a clash with world No. 1 Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in the 2010 Australian Open
Australian Open
ladies final. This was the first time in their long rivalry that Henin and Serena Williams
Serena Williams
met in a Grand Slam final. Henin would eventually fall to Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in three sets 6–4, 3–6, 6–2.

Justine Henin
Justine Henin
winning the 2010 Stuttgart Porsche Cup

A wildcard was granted for Henin to compete at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, a Premier Mandatory tournament. In the first round, Henin defeated Magdaléna Rybáriková
Magdaléna Rybáriková
6–2, 6–2 in a little over an hour. Henin then lost to Gisela Dulko, 2–6, 6–1, 4–6, in a two-hour match. The result gave her a new rank of world No. 33 as of 22 March 2010. She defeated Jill Craybas
Jill Craybas
of US 6–2, 6–2 in the first round of Sony Ericsson Open. In the second round, Henin defeated world No. 6, Elena Dementieva, 6–3, 6–2 in 90 minutes. In the third round, Henin defeated Dominika Cibulková
Dominika Cibulková
in 93 minutes, 6–4, 6–4 advancing to the quarterfinals where Henin beat Vera Zvonareva 6–1, 6–4 to set up a meeting in the quarterfinals with world No. 2, Caroline Wozniacki. After defeating Wozniacki in a three-set match, she fell to Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
in a semifinal battle, 2–6, 7–6 (3), 6–7 (6). Following her Sony Ericsson Open performance, Henin moved into the top 25 for the first time since her comeback. Henin's next tournament was the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
in Stuttgart. Henin played through this tournament injured, having previously broken her left pinkie during Fed Cup
Fed Cup
practice. In the first round, Henin saw off German qualifier Julia Görges
Julia Görges
7–6 (3), 6–1. In her second round, she defeated world No. 12 and fellow Belgian Yanina Wickmayer, defeating her for the 2nd consecutive time, 6–3, 7–5. In the quarterfinals, she defeated fourth seed and world No. 7 Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
3–6, 7–6 (4), 6–3 for the tenth time in her career. She defeated world No. 20 Shahar Pe'er
Shahar Pe'er
in the semifinals, 6–3, 6–2, and reached her third final in five tournaments this year. She faced world No. 10 Samantha Stosur. Henin won the final 6–4, 2–6, 6–1 in 100 minutes, to procure her first title in 2010 (in her 3rd final). Winning this tournament also sent Henin into the top 20 for the first time since her comeback. At the Madrid Open she was defeated in the first round by eventual champion Aravane Rezaï
Aravane Rezaï
4–6, 7–5, 6–0. As a result of this loss, Henin dropped out of the top 20 to No. 23. Henin then participated at the French Open, seeded 22nd, the second grand slam of the year where she had won four previous titles. In the 1st round, she defeated Tsvetana Pironkova
Tsvetana Pironkova
in 89 minutes, 6–4, 6–3. In the second round, Henin faced Klára Zakopalová
Klára Zakopalová
and defeated her 6–3, 6–3. In the third round, facing former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova, Henin ended her streak of consecutive sets at 40, losing the 2nd set to Sharapova but going on to win 6–2, 3–6, 6–3. She had then tied the number of consecutive sets won at the French Open
French Open
with Helen Wills Moody. She lost to world No. 7 Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
6–2, 1–6, 4–6 in the fourth round, her first defeat at Roland Garros since 2004. Henin began the grass court season at the UNICEF Open, where she was the top seed for the first time since her return. In the first three rounds she defeated Angelique Kerber, Roberta Vinci, and Kristina Barrois in straight sets. She then beat No. 5 seed Alexandra Dulgheru in the semifinals, 6–2, 6–2. In the final, she defeated No. 7 seed Andrea Petkovic
Andrea Petkovic
to win her 43rd career title and second of the year. At the Wimbledon Championships, Henin was the No. 17 seed. In the third round, she had a victory over Nadia Petrova, winning 6–1, 6–4. Justine was eventually defeated in the fourth round by Kim Clijsters 2–6, 6–2, 6–3, after claiming a convincing first set win. Midway through the first set, Henin slipped on the court, injuring her right elbow. Further examinations revealed a partial ligament fracture in her elbow, causing her to end her 2010 season prematurely.[56] She was awarded the WTA Comeback Player of the Year award in December for her 2010 season.[57] 2011: Second retirement[edit] Henin started her season at the Hopman Cup. She did not lose any sets in the competition earning comfortable victories over Alicia Molik from Australia, Sesil Karatantcheva
Sesil Karatantcheva
from Kazakhstan, Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
of Serbia
Serbia
and Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
of the US in the final. Henin was the 11th seed and a defending finalist at the Australian Open. Henin defeated Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
from India in the first round 5–7, 6–3, 6–1 and Elena Baltacha
Elena Baltacha
in the second, 6–1, 6–3. She then fell to 23rd seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, 4–6, 6–7(8). On 26 January 2011, Henin announced her definitive retirement from professional tennis, due to an exacerbation of the elbow injury she sustained the previous year at Wimbledon.[7] Allegations of poor sportsmanship[edit] During her tennis career, Henin has been accused by several tennis players of poor sportsmanship, most notably by Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams and Jelena Janković. Henin has been accused of feigning injuries to distract her opponents when she was behind in tennis matches.[58][59][60] Playing style[edit] At the 2007 French Open, Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
said that "Henin's offense is just phenomenal ... it's sort of like we've got 'the female Federer', or maybe the guys have 'the male Justine Henin', because she is just head and shoulders above everyone else right now."[14][61] Her footwork, balance, and court coverage – and she is adept at changing from a defensive style to an aggressive one.[62] Compared to the rest of her game, Henin's serve was rather inconsistent.[63][64] Her tendency to take risks on her second serve could sometimes result in a high number of double faults.[65][66] When she first came onto the tour, Henin used a pinpoint stance (most common amongst the WTA) for serving, but later retooled her serve to use a platform stance, which is most common amongst male players.[67] Nonetheless, despite her relatively small size, Henin was capable of producing powerful first serves, her fastest one being clocked at 196 km/h (122 mph) at the 2005 Family Circle Cup.[68] Henin's single-handed backhand was the most powerful and accurate in the game. She could hit her backhand flat, with heavy topspin, or slice [underspin]. Her backhand could also be used to surprise her opponents with drop shots, breaking up the pattern of a groundstroke rally. Her forehand was generally regarded as her most dangerous weapon,[citation needed] and the stroke that she normally used to dictate play in a match. It was underrated as most only spoke of her backhand, but particularly in her dominant years of 2003 and 2007, she would dominate the tone of matches with her huge and versatile forehand. Like her serve, her forehand was something retooled during her career and took inspiration from Andre Agassi's forehand.[67] A notable aspect of Henin's playing style was the completeness of her game – the variety and versatility she had. Her style was often compared to that of Roger Federer
Roger Federer
and to five-time Grand Slam winner Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
as well. Four-time Grand Slam winner Kim Clijsters commented "Growing up together, she's always been the more touchy player. She has good hands ... she has those quick hands."[69] Former world No. 1 Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick
praised Henin's and Hingis' racket skills, saying "She has probably the best racket skills of any female player I’ve seen, maybe her [Hingis] and Justine."[70] Hingis herself also similarly said "Players were better educated [during my career]. Now it's sheer power. You kind of miss the players like myself or Justine Henin." [71] Volleying ability[edit] Henin had always been considered one of the better volleyers on tour, but soon established herself as one of the best in the modern era. Two-time US Open Champion Tracy Austin
Tracy Austin
commented, "At the net she's quite comfortable displaying excellent technique. She knows where to position herself – a contrast to many other players who get up to the net and look like a deer in headlights."[72] Renowned tennis coach Nick Bollettieri
Nick Bollettieri
included Henin as one of the few female tennis players he regarded as being a successful volleyer and an adept serve-and-volleyer, alongside the likes of Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
and Jana Novotná.[73][74] Public life and endorsements[edit] Henin has worn apparel manufactured by Adidas
Adidas
and used Wilson racquets for her tournaments.[75] In May 2007, Henin and her coach Carlos Rodríguez started the Academy 6th Sense.[76] At the 2009 US Open – Girls' Doubles the Ukrainian tennis player Maryna Zanevska
Maryna Zanevska
became the first "6th Sense player" to win a Grand Slam title.[77] On 30 November 2007, Henin opened her own tennis academy Club Justine N1[78] (in French, "N1" is pronounced almost identically to "Henin"). After retiring, Henin became involved in two Belgian reality shows in 2009. In May, she starred in De Twaalf Werken van Justine Henin
Justine Henin
– Les 12 travaux de Justine Henin
Justine Henin
(The 12 Labours of Justine Henin). The show followed Henin as she completed 12 personal challenges. In June 2009, she hosted a musical TV show that revolved around Belgian-Italian singer Lara Fabian.[79] Career statistics[edit] Main article: Justine Henin
Justine Henin
career statistics Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held.

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Career SR Career W-L

Australian Open A 2R 4R QF SF W A F A QF A F 3R 1 / 9 38–8

French Open 2R A SF 1R W 2R W W W A A 4R A 4 / 9 38–5

Wimbledon A 1R F SF SF A 1R F SF A A 4R A 0 / 8 30–8

US Open 1R 4R 4R 4R W 4R 4R F W A A A A 2 / 9 35–7

Win-Loss 1–2 4–3 17–4 12–4 24–2 11–2 10–2 25–3 19–1 4–1 0–0 12–3 2–1 7 / 35 141–28

Grand Slam Singles finals: 12 (7 titles, 5 runners–up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 2001 Wimbledon Grass Venus Williams 1–6, 6–3, 0–6

Winner 2003 French Open
French Open
(1) Clay Kim Clijsters 6–0, 6–4

Winner 2003 US Open (1) Hard Kim Clijsters 7–5, 6–1

Winner 2004 Australian Open
Australian Open
(1) Hard Kim Clijsters 6–3, 4–6, 6–3

Winner 2005 French Open
French Open
(2) Clay Mary Pierce 6–1, 6–1

Runner-up 2006 Australian Open Hard Amélie Mauresmo 1–6, 0–2 ret.

Winner 2006 French Open
French Open
(3) Clay Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–4, 6–4

Runner-up 2006 Wimbledon Grass Amélie Mauresmo 6–2, 3–6, 4–6

Runner-up 2006 US Open Hard Maria Sharapova 4–6, 4–6

Winner 2007 French Open
French Open
(4) Clay Ana Ivanovic 6–1, 6–2

Winner 2007 US Open (2) Hard Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–1, 6–3

Runner-up 2010 Australian Open Hard Serena Williams 4–6, 6–3, 2–6

Records[edit]

These records were attained in Open Era
Open Era
of tennis. Records in bold indicate peer-less achievements.

Championship Years Record accomplished Player tied

French Open 2005–2007 3 consecutive singles titles[80] Monica Seles

French Open 2006, 2007 2 titles without losing a set[80] stands alone

French Open 2005–2010 40 consecutive sets won[80] stands alone

Grand Slam 2006 reached all four Grand Slam finals in a calendar year Margaret Court Chris Evert Martina Navratilova Steffi Graf Monica Seles Martina Hingis

Grand Slam 2007 2 titles without losing a set in the same calendar year Billie Jean King Martina Navratilova Steffi Graf Martina Hingis Serena Williams

Tied with Helen Wills Moody
Helen Wills Moody
for the all-time record for the number of consecutive sets won at the French Open.[80] Only female player in decade of 2000 to 2009 to reach title match of all four grand slams at least twice.

Awards and honors[edit]

2001

Belgian National Sports Merit Award

2002

UEPS European Sportswoman of the Year[81]

2003

Belgian Sportswoman of the Year ITF World Champion UEPS European Sportswoman of the Year[81] Dame Grand Cross in the Order of the Crown, by Royal Decree of H.M. King Albert II

2004

WTA Player of the Year (for 2003) Belgian Sportswoman of the Year

2005

Family Circle/State Farm "Player Who Makes A Difference" Whirlpool 6th Sense Player of the Year

2006

Appointed UNESCO
UNESCO
Champion for Sport[82] ITF World Champion. Belgian Sportswoman of the Year Member of the Belgian Sporting Team of the Year ( Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team) UEPS European Sportswoman of the Year[81]

2007

Whirlpool 6th Sense Player of the Year Belgian Sportswoman of the Year Belgian Sports Personality of the Year (career award) ITF World Champion USSA Female Athlete of the Year[83] EFE Sportsperson of the Year[84] UEPS European Sportswoman of the Year[81]

2008

Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year[85] WTA Player of the Year (for 2007)

2010

WTA Comeback Player of the Year[57]

2016

International Tennis Hall of Fame

See also[edit]

ATP World Tour records Belgium
Belgium
at the 2004 Summer Olympics WTA Tour records Grand Slam (tennis) Overall tennis records – Women's Singles List of Grand Slam Women's Singles champions List of WTA number 1 ranked players List of female tennis players List of tennis tournaments List of tennis rivalries Henin – S. Williams rivalry Clijsters–Henin rivalry Tennis records of the Open Era
Open Era
– Women's Singles Tennis statistics World number 1 women tennis players from 1883–present

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Sporting positions

Preceded by Kim Clijsters Kim Clijsters Amélie Mauresmo Maria Sharapova World No. 1 20 October 2003 – 26 October 2003 10 November 2003 – 12 September 2004 13 November 2006 – 22 January 2007 19 March 2007 – 19 May 2008 Succeeded by Kim Clijsters Amélie Mauresmo Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova

Awards and achievements

Preceded by Elena Dementieva WTA Most Improved Player 2001 Succeeded by Daniela Hantuchová

Preceded by Serena Williams Amélie Mauresmo WTA Player of the Year 2003 2007 Succeeded by Maria Sharapova Serena Williams

Preceded by Serena Williams Kim Clijsters ITF World Champion 2003 2006-2007 Succeeded by Anastasia Myskina Jelena Jankovic

Preceded by Sven Nys Belgian Sports Personality of the Year 2007 Succeeded by Tia Hellebaut

Preceded by Laure Manaudou Gazzetta dello Sport Sportswoman of the Year 2007 Succeeded by Yelena Isinbayeva

Preceded by Yelena Isinbayeva World Sportswoman of the Year 2008 Succeeded by Yelena Isinbayeva

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Belgian Sportsperson of the Year

Men

1967 Ferdinand Bracke 1968 Serge Reding 1969–1974 Eddy Merckx 1975 Bruno Brokken 1976 Ivo Van Damme 1977 Michel Pollentier 1978 Raymond Ceulemans 1979–1980 Robert Van de Walle 1981 Freddy Maertens 1982 Jacky Ickx 1983 Eddy Annys 1984 Claude Criquielion 1985 Gaston Rahier
Gaston Rahier
& Vincent Rousseau 1986 William Van Dijck 1987 Georges Jobé 1988 Eric Geboers 1989 Thierry Boutsen 1990 Rudy Dhaenens 1991 Jean-Michel Saive 1992 Georges Jobé 1993 Vincent Rousseau 1994 Jean-Michel Saive 1995–1996 Fred Deburghgraeve 1997 Luc Van Lierde 1998 Fred Deburghgraeve 1999 Luc Van Lierde 2000 Joël Smets 2001–2004 Stefan Everts 2005 Tom Boonen 2006 Stefan Everts 2007 Tom Boonen 2008 Sven Nys 2009–2011 Philippe Gilbert 2012 Tom Boonen 2013 Frederik Van Lierde 2014 Thibaut Courtois 2015 Kevin De Bruyne 2016 Greg Van Avermaet 2017 David Goffin

Women

1975 Carine Verbauwen 1976–1977 Anne-Marie Pira 1978–1979 Carine Verbauwen 1980 Ingrid Berghmans 1981 Annie Lambrechts 1982–1986 Ingrid Berghmans 1987 Ingrid Lempereur 1988–1989 Ingrid Berghmans 1990–1991 Sabine Appelmans 1992 Annelies Bredael 1993 Gella Vandecaveye 1994–1995 Brigitte Becue 1996 Ulla Werbrouck 1997 Gella Vandecaveye 1998 Dominique Monami 1999–2002 Kim Clijsters 2003–2004 Justine Henin-Hardenne 2005 Kim Clijsters 2006–2007 Justine Henin-Hardenne 2008 Tia Hellebaut 2009–2011 Kim Clijsters 2012 Evi Van Acker 2013 Kirsten Flipkens 2014 Nafissatou Thiam 2015 Delfine Persoon 2016-2017 Nafissatou Thiam

Team

1997 Noliko Maaseik 1998 Motocross team 1999 Davis Cup team 2000 Anderlecht 2001 Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team 2002 La Villette 2003 Motocross team 2004 Women's 4×100 metres relay 2005 Under-21 football team 2006 Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team 2007–2008 Women's 4×100 metres relay 2009–2011 Men's 4×400 metres relay 2012 Field hockey team 2013–2014 Football team 2015 Davis Cup team 2016 Field hockey team 2017 Davis Cup team

Talent

1998 Kim Clijsters 1999 Bart Wellens 2000 Bart Aernouts 2001 Jurgen Van den Broeck 2002 Thomas Buffel 2003 Kirsten Flipkens 2004 Aagje Vanwalleghem 2005 Niels Albert 2006 Yoris Grandjean 2007 Dominique Cornu 2008 Elise Matthysen 2009 Romelu Lukaku 2010 Luca Brecel 2011 Thomas van der Plaetsen 2012 Kimmer Coppejans 2013 Nafissatou Thiam 2014 Divock Origi 2015 Tiesj Benoot 2016 Louise Carton 2017 Lotte Kopecky

Paralympic

2010 Sven Decaesstecker 2011 Wim Decleir 2012 Marieke Vervoort 2013 Joachim Gérard 2014 Michèle George 2015 Marieke Vervoort 2016 Laurens Devos 2017 Peter Genyn

Coach

2011–2012 Jacques Borlée 2013–2014 Marc Wilmots 2015 Hein Vanhaezebrouck 2016-2017 Roger Lespagnard

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Belgian National Sports Merit Award

1928 Louis Crooy and Victor Groenen 1929 Georges Ronsse 1930 Hyacinte Roosen 1931 René Milhoux and Jules Tacheny 1932 not awarded 1933 Jef Scherens 1934 Union SG 1935 Count Arnold de Looz-Corswarem 1936 Ernest Demuyter 1937 Joseph Mostert 1938 Hubert Carton de Wiart 1939 Commandant Henry de Menten de Horne 1940 Fernande Caroen 1941 Jan Guilini 1942 Pol Braekman 1943 Prince Albert de Ligne 1944 not awarded 1945 Flying personnel of the Belgian Royal Air Force-section 1946 Gaston Reiff 1947 Micheline Lannoy and Pierre Baugniet 1948 Étienne Gailly 1949 Feru Moulin 1950 Briek Schotte 1951 Johnny Claes
Johnny Claes
and Jacky Ickx 1952 André Noyelle 1953 Crew of the Yacht Omoo (Mr. and Mrs. Van de Wielle and Fred Debels) 1954 Adolph Verschueren 1955 Roger Moens 1956 Gilberte Thirion 1957 Jacques Brichant
Jacques Brichant
and Philippe Washer 1958 René Baeten 1959 Belgium
Belgium
men's national field hockey team 1960 Flory Van Donck 1961 Rik Van Looy 1962 Gaston Roelants 1963 Aureel Vandendriessche 1964 Joël Robert 1965 First jachtwing of the Belgian Air Component 1966 Raymond Ceulemans 1967 Ferdinand Bracke
Ferdinand Bracke
and Eddy Merckx 1968 Jacky Ickx 1969 Serge Reding 1970 Freddy Herbrand 1971 Emiel Puttemans 1972 Karel Lismont 1973 Roger De Coster 1974 Paul Van Himst 1975 Jean-Pierre Burny 1976 Ivo Van Damme 1977 Gaston Rahier 1978 Anderlecht 1979 Robert Van de Walle 1980 Belgium
Belgium
national football team 1981 Annie Lambrechts 1982 Ingrid Berghmans 1983 Eddy Annys 1984 André Malherbe 1985 not awarded 1986 William Van Dijck 1987 Ingrid Lempereur 1988 Eric Geboers 1989 Michel Preud'homme 1990 Jan Ceulemans 1991 Jean-Michel Saive 1992 Annelies Bredael 1993 Vincent Rousseau 1994 Brigitte Becue 1995 Fred Deburghgraeve 1996 Johan Museeuw 1997 Luc Van Lierde 1998 Ulla Werbrouck 1999 Gella Vandecaveye 2000 Joël Smets 2001 Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
and Justine Henin 2002 Marc Wilmots 2003 Stefan Everts 2004 Axel Merckx 2005 Tom Boonen 2006 Kim Gevaert
Kim Gevaert
and Tia Hellebaut 2007 Belgian Women's 4×100 metres relay team 2008 not awarded 2009 Philippe Gilbert 2010 Philippe Le Jeune 2011 Kevin Borlée 2012 Evi Van Acker 2013 Frederik Van Lierde 2014 Daniel Van Buyten 2015 Belgian Men's 4×400 metres relay team 2016 Nafissatou Thiam 2017 David Goffin

Justine Henin
Justine Henin
in the Grand Slam Tournaments

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Women's tennis players who won two or more Grand Slam singles titles in one calendar year

Four wins

1953: Maureen Connolly
Maureen Connolly
Brinker 1970: Margaret Court 1988: Steffi Graf

Three wins

1928: Helen Wills Moody
Helen Wills Moody
(FO&WI&US) 1929: Helen Wills Moody
Helen Wills Moody
(FO&WI&US) 1962: Margaret Court
Margaret Court
(AO&FO&US) 1965: Margaret Court
Margaret Court
(AO&WI&US) 1969: Margaret Court
Margaret Court
(AO&FO&US) 1972: Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
(FO&WI&US) 1973: Margaret Court
Margaret Court
(AO&FO&US) 1983: Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(AO&WI&US) 1984: Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(FO&WI&US) 1989: Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
(AO&WI&US) 1991: Monica Seles
Monica Seles
(AO&FO&US) 1992: Monica Seles
Monica Seles
(AO&FO&US) 1993: Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
(FO&WI&US) 1995: Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
(FO&WI&US) 1996: Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
(FO&WI&US) 1997: Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
(AO&WI&US) 2002: Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(FO&WI&US) 2015: Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(AO&FO&WI)

Two wins

1925: Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
(FO&WI) 1927: Helen Wills Moody
Helen Wills Moody
(WI&US) 1930: Helen Wills Moody
Helen Wills Moody
(FO&WI) 1931: Cilly Aussem
Cilly Aussem
(FO&WI) 1932: Helen Wills Moody
Helen Wills Moody
(FO&WI) 1939: Alice Marble
Alice Marble
(WI&US) 1946: Pauline Betz
Pauline Betz
Addie (WI&US) 1949: Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
(FO&US) 1950: Louise Bough Clapp (AO&WI) 1952: Maureen Connolly
Maureen Connolly
Brinker (WI&US) 1954: Maureen Connolly
Maureen Connolly
Brinker (FO&WI) 1956: Shirley Fry Irvin
Shirley Fry Irvin
(WI&US) 1957: Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson
(WI&US) 1958: Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson
(WI&US) 1959: Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
(WI&US) 1960: Darlene Hard (FO&US) 1963: Margaret Court
Margaret Court
(AO&WI) 1964: Margaret Court
Margaret Court
(AO&FO) 1964: Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
(WI&US) 1967: Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
(WI&US) 1968: Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
(AO&WI) 1971: Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
(FO&WI) 1974: Chris Evert
Chris Evert
(FO&WI) 1975: Chris Evert
Chris Evert
(FO&US) 1976: Chris Evert
Chris Evert
(WI&US) 1980: Chris Evert
Chris Evert
(FO&US) 1982: Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(FO&WI) 1982: Chris Evert
Chris Evert
(AO&US) 1985: Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(AO&WI) 1986: Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(WI&US) 1987: Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(WI&US) 1994: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
(FO&US) 2000: Venus Williams
Venus Williams
(WI&US) 2001: Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati
(AO&FO) 2001: Venus Williams
Venus Williams
(WI&US) 2003: Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(AO&WI) 2003: Justine Henin
Justine Henin
(FO&US) 2006: Amélie Mauresmo
Amélie Mauresmo
(AO&WI) 2007: Justine Henin
Justine Henin
(FO&US) 2009: Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(AO&WI) 2010: Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(AO&WI) 2012: Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(WI&US) 2013: Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(FO&US) 2016: Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
(AO&US)

AO=Australian Open, FO=French Open, WI=Wimbledon, US=US Open

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French Open
French Open
girls' singles champions

Pre Open Era

1953 Christine Brunon 1954 Beatrice de Chambure 1955 Maria-Teresa Reidl 1956 Eliane Launay 1957 Ilse Buding 1958 Francesca Gordigani 1959 Joan Cross 1960 Françoise Dürr 1961 Robyn Ebbern 1962 Kaye Dening 1963 Monique Salfati 1964 Nicole Seghers 1965 Esme Emanuel 1966 Odile de Roubin 1967 Corinne Molesworth

Open Era

1968 Lesley Hunt 1969 Kazuko Sawamatsu 1970 Veronica Burton 1971 Elena Granatourova 1972 Renáta Tomanová 1973 Mima Jaušovec 1974 Mariana Simionescu 1975 Regina Maršíková 1976 Michelle Tyler 1977 Anne Smith 1978 Hana Mandlíková 1979 Lena Sandin 1980 Kathleen Horvath 1981 Bonnie Gadusek 1982 Manuela Maleeva 1983 Pascale Paradis 1984 Gabriela Sabatini 1985 Laura Garrone 1986 Patricia Tarabini 1987 Natalia Zvereva 1988 Julie Halard 1989 Jennifer Capriati 1990 Magdalena Maleeva 1991 Anna Smashnova 1992 Rossana de los Ríos 1993 Martina Hingis 1994 Martina Hingis 1995 Amélie Cocheteux 1996 Amélie Mauresmo 1997 Justine Henin 1998 Nadia Petrova 1999 Lourdes Domínguez 2000 Virginie Razzano 2001 Kaia Kanepi 2002 Angelique Widjaja 2003 Anna-Lena Grönefeld 2004 Sesil Karatantcheva 2005 Ágnes Szávay 2006 Agnieszka Radwańska 2007 Alizé Cornet 2008 Simona Halep 2009 Kristina Mladenovic 2010 Elina Svitolina 2011 Ons Jabeur 2012 Annika Beck 2013 Belinda Bencic 2014 Daria Kasatkina 2015 Paula Badosa Gibert 2016 Rebeka Masarova 2017 Whitney Osuigwe

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Australian Open
Australian Open
women's singles champions

(1969) Margaret Court (1970) Margaret Court (1971) Margaret Court (1972) Virginia Wade (1973) Margaret Court (1974) Evonne Goolagong (1975) Evonne Goolagong (1976) Evonne Goolagong (1977 (Jan)) Kerry Reid (1977 (Dec)) Evonne Goolagong (1978) Chris O'Neil (1979) Barbara Jordan (1980) Hana Mandlíková (1981) Martina Navratilova (1982) Chris Evert (1983) Martina Navratilova (1984) Chris Evert (1985) Martina Navratilova (1987) Hana Mandlíková (1988) Steffi Graf (1989) Steffi Graf (1990) Steffi Graf (1991) Monica Seles (1992) Monica Seles (1993) Monica Seles (1994) Steffi Graf (1995) Mary Pierce (1996) Monica Seles (1997) Martina Hingis (1998) Martina Hingis (1999) Martina Hingis (2000) Lindsay Davenport (2001) Jennifer Capriati (2002) Jennifer Capriati (2003) Serena Williams (2004) Justine Henin (2005) Serena Williams (2006) Amélie Mauresmo (2007) Serena Williams (2008) Maria Sharapova (2009) Serena Williams (2010) Serena Williams (2011) Kim Clijsters (2012) Victoria Azarenka (2013) Victoria Azarenka (2014) Li Na (2015) Serena Williams (2016) Angelique Kerber (2017) Serena Williams (2018) Caroline Wozniacki

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French Open
French Open
women's singles champions

(1968) Nancy Richey (1969) Margaret Court (1970) Margaret Court (1971) Evonne Goolagong (1972) Billie Jean King (1973) Margaret Court (1974) Chris Evert (1975) Chris Evert (1976) Sue Barker (1977) Mima Jaušovec (1978) Virginia Ruzici (1979) Chris Evert (1980) Chris Evert (1981) Hana Mandlíková (1982) Martina Navratilova (1983) Chris Evert (1984) Martina Navratilova (1985) Chris Evert (1986) Chris Evert (1987) Steffi Graf (1988) Steffi Graf (1989) Arantxa Sánchez (1990) Monica Seles (1991) Monica Seles (1992) Monica Seles (1993) Steffi Graf (1994) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1995) Steffi Graf (1996) Steffi Graf (1997) Iva Majoli (1998) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1999) Steffi Graf (2000) Mary Pierce (2001) Jennifer Capriati (2002) Serena Williams (2003) Justine Henin (2004) Anastasia Myskina (2005) Justine Henin (2006) Justine Henin (2007) Justine Henin (2008) Ana Ivanovic (2009) Svetlana Kuznetsova (2010) Francesca Schiavone (2011) Li Na (2012) Maria Sharapova (2013) Serena Williams (2014) Maria Sharapova (2015) Serena Williams (2016) Garbiñe Muguruza (2017) Jeļena Ostapenko

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US Open women's singles champions

(1968) Virginia Wade (1969) Margaret Court (1970) Margaret Court (1971) Billie Jean King (1972) Billie Jean King (1973) Margaret Court (1974) Billie Jean King (1975) Chris Evert (1976) Chris Evert (1977) Chris Evert (1978) Chris Evert (1979) Tracy Austin (1980) Chris Evert (1981) Tracy Austin (1982) Chris Evert (1983) Martina Navratilova (1984) Martina Navratilova (1985) Hana Mandlíková (1986) Martina Navratilova (1987) Martina Navratilova (1988) Steffi Graf (1989) Steffi Graf (1990) Gabriela Sabatini (1991) Monica Seles (1992) Monica Seles (1993) Steffi Graf (1994) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1995) Steffi Graf (1996) Steffi Graf (1997) Martina Hingis (1998) Lindsay Davenport (1999) Serena Williams (2000) Venus Williams (2001) Venus Williams (2002) Serena Williams (2003) Justine Henin (2004) Svetlana Kuznetsova (2005) Kim Clijsters (2006) Maria Sharapova (2007) Justine Henin (2008) Serena Williams (2009) Kim Clijsters (2010) Kim Clijsters (2011) Samantha Stosur (2012) Serena Williams (2013) Serena Williams (2014) Serena Williams (2015) Flavia Pennetta (2016) Angelique Kerber (2017) Sloane Stephens

Justine Henin
Justine Henin
Achievements

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Women's Tennis Association
Women's Tennis Association
(WTA) world No. 1 singles players

Chris Evert
Chris Evert
(1975/1985 – 260 w) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
(1976 – 2 w) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(1978/1987 – 331 w) Tracy Austin
Tracy Austin
(1980 – 22 w) Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
(1987/1997 – 377 w) // Monica Seles
Monica Seles
(1991/1996 – 178 w) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
(1995 – 12 w) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
(1997/2001 – 209 w) Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
(1998/2006 – 98 w) Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati
(2001/2002 – 17 w) Venus Williams
Venus Williams
(2002 – 11 w) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(2002/2017 – 319 w) Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
(2003/2011 – 20 w) Justine Henin
Justine Henin
(2003/2008 – 117 w) Amélie Mauresmo
Amélie Mauresmo
(2004/2006 – 39 w) Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
(2005/2012 – 21 w) Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
(2008 – 12 w) Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
(2008/2009 – 18 w) Dinara Safina
Dinara Safina
(2009 – 26 w) Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
(2010/2018 – 71 w) Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
(2012/2013 – 51 w) Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
(2016/2017 – 34 w) Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
(2017 – 8 w) Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
(2017 – 4 w) Simona Halep
Simona Halep
(2017/2018 – 22 w)

WTA rankings incepted on November 3, 1975 (year first held/year last held – number of weeks (w)) current No. 1 in bold, as of week of April 2, 2018[update]

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Tennis at the Summer Olympics
Tennis at the Summer Olympics
• Olympic champions in women's singles

Demonstration

1968:  Helga Niessen (FRG) 1984:  Steffi Graf (FRG)

Indoor

1908:  Gwendoline Eastlake-Smith (GBR) 1912:  Edith Hannam (GBR)

Outdoor

1900:  Charlotte Cooper (GBR) 1908:  Dorothea Chambers (GBR) 1912:  Marguerite Broquedis (FRA) 1920:  Suzanne Lenglen (FRA) 1924:  Helen Wills (USA) 1988:  Steffi Graf (FRG) 1992:  Jennifer Capriati (USA) 1996:  Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2000:  Venus Williams (USA) 2004:  Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 2008:  Elena Dementieva (RUS) 2012:  Serena Williams (USA) 2016:  Monica Puig (PUR)

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WTA Year-end championships winners singles

(1972) Chris Evert (1973) Chris Evert (1974) Evonne Goolagong (1975) Chris Evert (1976) Evonne Goolagong (1977) Chris Evert (1978) Martina Navratilova (1979) Martina Navratilova (1980) Tracy Austin (1981) Martina Navratilova (1982) Sylvia Hanika (1983) Martina Navratilova (1984) Martina Navratilova (1985) Martina Navratilova (1986-1) Martina Navratilova (1986-2) Martina Navratilova (1987) Steffi Graf (1988) Gabriela Sabatini (1989) Steffi Graf (1990) Monica Seles (1991) Monica Seles (1992) Monica Seles (1993) Steffi Graf (1994) Gabriela Sabatini (1995) Steffi Graf (1996) Steffi Graf (1997) Jana Novotná (1998) Martina Hingis (1999) Lindsay Davenport (2000) Martina Hingis (2001) Serena Williams (2002) Kim Clijsters (2003) Kim Clijsters (2004) Maria Sharapova (2005) Amélie Mauresmo (2006) Justine Henin (2007) Justine Henin (2008) Venus Williams (2009) Serena Williams (2010) Kim Clijsters (2011) Petra Kvitová (2012) Serena Williams (2013) Serena Williams (2014) Serena Williams (2015) Agnieszka Radwańska (2016) Dominika Cibulková (2017) Caroline Wozniacki

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Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year

2000: Marion Jones* 2001: Cathy Freeman 2002: Jennifer Capriati 2003: Serena Williams 2004: Annika Sörenstam 2005: Kelly Holmes 2006: Janica Kostelić 2007: Yelena Isinbayeva 2008: Justine Henin 2009: Yelena Isinbayeva 2010: Serena Williams 2011: Lindsey Vonn 2012: Vivian Cheruiyot 2013: Jessica Ennis 2014: Missy Franklin 2015: Genzebe Dibaba 2016: Serena Williams 2017: Simone Biles 2018: Serena Williams

* Since this award, Jones has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. Her award has been rescinded.

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 84270920

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