A leading choreographer is planning to a musical based on the life of former women's world number tennis player Justine Henin.
Justine Henin's retirement is one of the most discouraging episodes in the sport's recent history, and no one seems more crushed than Justine herself. In a recent press conference, she described her decision as a "sentence," dictated by her long-tormented elbow, and sounded as if she'd be haunted by this injury during the remaining years of her prime.
Former world number one Justine Henin has confirmed her retirement from tennis for the second time, after failing to recover from the elbow injury she sustained last year.
Former world number one Justine Henin has ruled herself out of contention to win January's Australian Open, the first grand slam event of the 2011 tennis season.
Kim Clijsters beat the returning Justine Henin in a special exhibition match in their native Belgium Thursday.
Justine Henin has confirmed on her official website that she will miss the rest of the 2010 season because of an elbow injury.
Former world number one Justine Henin has ruled herself out of the U.S. Open after sustaining an elbow injury in her Wimbledon exit to Belgian rival Kim Clijsters.
Belgian stars Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters set up a mouthwatering clash with straight sets victories over seeded players from Russia in their third round matches at Wimbledon on Friday.
Justine Henin boosted her hopes of a first Wimbledon title by clinching victory in her final grass warm-up match at the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands on Saturday.
Samantha Stosur of Australia inflicted Justine Henin's first French Open defeat since 2004 to set up a quarterfinal against Serena Williams.
Second seed Venus Williams crashed out of the French Open with a straight sets defeat to Nadia Petrova of Russia in their fourth round clash in Paris on Sunday.
Maria Sharapova's return to the WTA circuit after injury ended with a straight sets defeat to Czech Lucie Safarova in Madrid while former world number one Justine Henin also made an early exit on Sunday.
Former world number one Justine Henin won the first tournament since her comeback as she beat Samantha Stosur of Australia in the final of the WTA tournament in Stuttgart on Sunday.
Former world number one Justine Henin suffered the first blip in her comeback to competitive tennis as she crashed out in the second round of the WTA event Indian Wells in California.
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Serena Williams successfully defended her Australian Open title with a 6-4 3-6 6-2 victory over Belgium's Justine Henin in a thrilling final in Melbourne on Saturday night.
Serena Williams and Justine Henin took contrasting routes to a dream Australian Open final as they ended the Chinese challenge to the established order on Thursday.
Former world number one Justine Henin fought off a steep challenge from Russia's Nadia Petrova on Tuesday to secure a place in the Australian Open semifinals.
Former world number one Justine Henin won an all-Belgian clash with Yanina Wickmayer to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on a day in which second and third seeds Dinara Safina and Svetlana Kuznetsova fell by the wayside.
Tour officials would have you believe that the 2009 Grand Slam season was another compelling, fun-filled display of women's tennis, but it was hardly that. It was a mess. If there was an overriding theme, it was something along the lines of "I'm An Emotional Wreck."
Were you surprised at the Elena Dementieva-Justine Henin result? Henin has dominated Dementieva in past meetings (nine wins in 11 matches), but they last played in 2007 and Dementieva has been performing pretty well of late. What does this say about Henin's chances moving forward? --Stephen Males, Devonshire, Bermuda
Justine Henin booked her place in the third round of the Australian Open after she claimed a 7-5 7-6 (8-6) victory over fifth seed Elena Dementieva in Melbourne on Wednesday.
Kim Clijsters defeated fellow comeback queen Justine Henin in the final of the Brisbane International on Saturday, saving two match-points and wasting three as she won an epic clash.
Former world number ones Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters will contest an all-Belgian final at the Brisbane International after both completed straight-sets semifinal triumphs on Friday.
Former world number ones Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters both survived scares before booking their spots in the semifinals of the Brisbane International event.
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Justine Henin continued her winning return to tennis with a straight sets win over Kazakhstan's Sesil Karatantcheva at the WTA tournament in Brisbane on Wednesday.
Justine Henin and Richard Gasquet have both made winning comebacks at the Brisbane International tournament.
Justine Henin has revealed she will make her comeback from tennis at the Brisbane International in January 2010.
Australian Open organizers have granted a wildcard to former world number one Justine Henin to play in the opening grand slam of 2010.
While wondering whether Serena Williams' new, shiny No. 1 ranking will have any subconscious bearing on the pending ITF decision ...
Justine Henin is following in the footsteps of fellow former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters by returning to competitive tennis.
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After a few days of watching matches, I think the biggest surprise is Jeremy Chardy, the French player who beat David Nalbandian. Also I was impressed by Ernest Gulbis (who beat James Blake) and Alize Cornet. Who has impressed you so far? -- Paul, Chicago
Defending champion Justine Henin's retirement came as a sad shock to the tennis world -- but there is little time for sentiment amongst the women battling to take her crown at the French Open.
World number one Justine Henin is quitting professional tennis with immediate effect, she told a press conference in Belgium on Wednesday.
She became the world's No. 1 women's tennis player thanks to her cool and clinical attitude. But even she couldn't muster that upon announcing her retirement
In the wake of the news that Justine Henin is retiring, SI.com caught up with tennis writer Jon Wertheim to get his reaction.
One of the many things I'll remember about Justine Henin, who retired unexpectedly from tennis on Wednesday, is how she would talk about her mother taking her to the French Open when she was a young girl, and years after her mother passed away, how she won the event in her honor. It always struck an emotional chord with me when she would look skyward at Roland Garros in memory of her mother.
Justine Henin won her first title in her own country when she lifted the Diamond Games trophy in Antwerp on Sunday.
World number one Justine Henin reached the final of the WTA tournament in Antwerp on Saturday but had to rally from a set down to beat Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland.
Home favourite Justine Henin eased past Russian qualifier Alisa Kleybanova 6-4 6-3 to reach the semifinals of the WTA Diamond Games in Antwerp.
World number one Justine Henin and defending champion Serena Williams both progressed to the last 16 of the Australian Open with straight sets wins in Melbourne on Friday.
World number one Justine Henin had to fight off a determined challenge from second seed Svetlana Kuznetsova to claim her 40th WTA tour title at the Sydney International tournament on Friday.
World number one Justine Henin set up a mouthwatering semifinal clash with Serbia's Ana Ivanovic with a straight sets victory over Estonia' s Kaia Kanepi in Sydney.
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Last Sunday, Justine Henin captured the Sony Ericsson Championships in Madrid with a three-plus-hour win over Maria Sharapova, and it was fitting. It was the longest match ever played in the finals of this event, an epic way for the Belgian to cap a remarkable year.
Justine Henin will round off the best season of her career by facing Maria Sharapova in the final of the WTA Championships in Madrid on Sunday.
Serena Williams was forced to quit her opening match at the season-ending WTA Championships against Russian Anna Chakvetadze with a knee injury on Wednesday.
Defending champion Justine Henin overcame the challenge of Anna Chakvetadze in the opening match of the season-ending WTA Championships on Tuesday.
World No. 1 Justine Henin extended her winning run to 20 matches after beating Tatiana Golovin 6-4 6-4 in the final of the Zurich Open on Sunday.
Justine Henin was well below her best form but still managed to record a 19th consecutive victory by beating unseeded Czech Nicole Vaidisova 3-6 6-3 7-5 to reach the final of the Zurich Open.
World number one Justine Henin maintained her mastery of Serbian Jelena Jankovic with a marathon 7-6 7-5 win to reach the final of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart on Saturday.
Australian Open champion Serena Williams was brushed aside in straight sets by Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova at the Porsche Grand Prix on Friday.
NEW YORK -- Justine Henin and Venus Williams were tied at 5-5 in the first set of their semifinal clash and as hard as Svetlana Kuznetsova tried not to look at the television during her post-match press conference, her eyes kept drifting toward the screen. Why? Because you always want to see what your executioner looks like.
World number one Justine Henin beat Serena Williams for the third time in a row at the quarterfinal stage of a grand slam with a 7-6 6-1 victory in the U.S Open on Tuesday night at Flushing Meadows.
Top seed Justine Henin powered into the last 16 at the U.S. Open on Friday with her third straight-sets victory in three matches.
Top seed Justine Henin eased into the third round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday with a 6-4 6-0 win over Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova.
Top seed Justine Henin cruised into the second round of the U.S. Open on Monday with a 6-0 6-3 victory over German qualifier Julia Goerges.
World number one Justine Henin captured her 35th career title and sixth of the year by beating world number three Jelena Jankovic 7-6 7-5 to win the Toronto hardcourt crown on Sunday.
World number one Justine Henin brought Yan Zi's Cinderella run to an end with a 6-3 6-0 win at the Toronto Cup on Saturday to set up a dream final with second seed Jelena Jankovic.
World number one Justine Henin and second seed Jelena Jankovic refused to be blown off course by recording quarterfinal wins on a wild and windy day at the Toronto Cup on Friday.
Marion Bartoli of France stunned world number one Justine Henin with a remarkable comeback victory to earn a place in the women's final at Wimbledon, where she will face three-time champion Venus Williams.
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World number one Justine Henin wasted little time in reaching the semifinals of the WTA event at Eastbourne on Thursday as she dispatched Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic in straight sets.
Justine Henin began the defence of her Eastbourne International title in fine style on Wednesday, beating Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4 6-1 and looking every inch a grasscourt player.
Roger Federer moaned, and everyone knew: It would end soon. Grunting and screeching are tennis staples, of course, but not for Federer. Usually he embodies the quaint notion of striving quietly. But he had just made his final desperate run at Rafael Nadal and the 2007 French Open title, muffing the last of 16 break points he'd let slip this day. It was 5:50 p.m. on Sunday, in the second game of the fourth set, and after Federer rolled a backhand wide, his first groan echoed across the clay. On the next point Federer shanked another stray backhand and yelled in despair, and the 15,166 fans jammed into Court Philippe Chatrier knew it was done. Nadal had cracked him open for all to hear. Again.
Justine Henin gave a clinical exhibition of claycourt tennis to win the French Open for the third successive time with a 6-1 6-2 victory over Serbian teenager Ana Ivanovic on Saturday.
The outcome was the same though it was the imperious tennis of Justine Henin everybody was talking about this time when the Belgian top seed outclassed Serena Williams at Roland Garros on Tuesday.
There's a point in every Grand Slam fortnight when the texture, the crowd, the energy -- everything about the tournament, really -- changes.
This was last September, just after Justine Henin had enraged yet another opponent. She was sitting in the player's lounge at the 2006 U.S. Open, speaking of the time when she had a chance to meet her childhood idol, Steffi Graf. The two women had happened to be on the same flight to somewhere.
World number one Justine Henin eased into the third round of the German Open on Wednesday with a 6-1 6-1 victory over Germany's Tatjana Malek, while Amelie Mauresmo returned from illness to beat China's Yan Zi 6-3 6-3.
Serena Williams fought off two match points on her way to an epic 0-6 7-5 6-3 comeback win over world number one Justine Henin to claim her fourth Sony Ericsson title on Saturday.
Top seed Justine Henin beat Serbian Jelena Jankovic 6-7 6-2 6-4 to reach the final of the Qatar Open on Friday and stay on course for a 'Gulf Double'.
Top seed Justine Henin shrugged off a determined challenge from Australia's Alicia Molik to reach the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open with a 6-2 7-6 victory on Wednesday.
Justine Henin defeated second seed Amelie Mauresmo 6-4 7-5 on Saturday to win the Dubai Open for the fourth time in five years.
Lucie Safarova's brilliant run at the Paris Open continued when she knocked out top seed Justine Henin 7-6 6-4 on Saturday, to reach the final.
Justine Henin, playing her first match of the year, had to come back from one set down to defeat Emilie Loit of France at the Paris Open on Wednesday.
Nadia Petrova announced herself as a serious French Open contender after she scored a shock win over Justine Henin-Hardenne to secure her fourth title of the year in Berlin.
Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne will not play tennis for the rest of the year in a bid to recover from exhaustion.
World number one Justine Henin-Hardenne will compete at the Athens Olympics after recovering from a virus, it was announced on her website on Tuesday.
Women's world No. 1 one tennis player Justine Henin-Hardenne will miss next month's German Open because of a viral infection, organizers said on Thursday.
World number one Justine Henin-Hardenne is suffering from a virus and will be out of action for the next two weeks.
Belgian world number one Justine Henin-Hardenne has withdrawn from the Antwerp Diamond Games due to a respiratory problem, organizers said.
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