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Henin the musical updated: Fri Oct 21 2011 10:36:00

A leading choreographer is planning to a musical based on the life of former women's world number tennis player Justine Henin.

SI.com: Bruce Jenkins: Justine Henin's departure is a blow for the sportupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 12:25:00

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.

Elbow injury forces Henin to quit tennisupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 07:04:00

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.

Henin - Count me out for Australian Openupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 05:07:00

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.

Clijsters beats returning Henin in special exhibitionupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 06:12:00

Kim Clijsters beat the returning Justine Henin in a special exhibition match in their native Belgium Thursday.

Injured Henin will miss rest of seasonupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 08:28:00

Justine Henin has confirmed on her official website that she will miss the rest of the 2010 season because of an elbow injury.

Injured Henin ruled out of U.S. Open and battle of Belgiansupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 15:29:00

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.

Henin and Clijsters to meet in last 16 at Wimbledonupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 12:33:00

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.

Henin battles back to win Wimbledon warm-up; Safina withdrawsupdated: Sat Jun 19 2010 15:35:00

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.

Henin crashes out to Stosur at French Openupdated: Mon May 31 2010 15:54:00

Samantha Stosur of Australia inflicted Justine Henin's first French Open defeat since 2004 to set up a quarterfinal against Serena Williams.

Venus out after Henin repels Sharapova challengeupdated: Sun May 30 2010 17:58:00

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.

Sharapova and Henin crash out in Madridupdated: Sun May 09 2010 16:29:00

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.

'Emotional' win for comeback queen Heninupdated: Mon May 03 2010 11:03:00

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.

Henin and Li Na crash out at Indian Wellsupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 07:56:00

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.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Serena's serve, poise too much for Henin in Aussie finalupdated: Sat Jan 30 2010 12:30:00

Five things we've learned from the Australian Open women's final:

Serena powers to Australian Open gloryupdated: Sat Jan 30 2010 07:06:00

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 to play Henin in Australian Open finalupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 21:06:00

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.

Tennis: Henin, Zheng into semisupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 11:23:00

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.

Tennis: Returning Henin battles onupdated: Sun Jan 24 2010 12:05:00

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.

SI.com: Bruce Jenkins: Can comeback stories restore glory to women's tennis?updated: Wed Jan 20 2010 22:08:00

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."

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Henin's comeback not exactly a shocker, more mailupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 14:53:00

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

Henin defeats Dementieva in Melbourneupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 11:56:00

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.

Henin injured in final defeat to Clijstersupdated: Sat Jan 09 2010 14:06:00

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.

Henin and Clijsters reach Brisbane finalupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 09:55:00

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.

Henin and Clijsters reach Brisbane semisupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 14:41:00

Former world number ones Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters both survived scares before booking their spots in the semifinals of the Brisbane International event.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Henin's return, Federer's Sportsman case, more mailupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 12:21:00

Welcome back for another season...

Henin wins again in Brisbane on tennis returnupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 07:03:00

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.

Comeback wins for Henin and Gasquetupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 11:00:00

Justine Henin and Richard Gasquet have both made winning comebacks at the Brisbane International tournament.

Henin sets Brisbane return dateupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 11:30:00

Justine Henin has revealed she will make her comeback from tennis at the Brisbane International in January 2010.

Henin granted wild card for Australian Openupdated: Mon Oct 12 2009 07:36:00

Australian Open organizers have granted a wildcard to former world number one Justine Henin to play in the opening grand slam of 2010.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Graceful exits more common than one would thinkupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 13:48:00

While wondering whether Serena Williams' new, shiny No. 1 ranking will have any subconscious bearing on the pending ITF decision ...

Former No. 1 Henin announces return to tennisupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 13:49:00

Justine Henin is following in the footsteps of fellow former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters by returning to competitive tennis.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: No shock in Henin's returnupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 18:09:00

Four thoughts from the never-ending drama of the tennis world:

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: French Open surprises and life after Heninupdated: Fri May 30 2008 13:47:00

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

Henin's retirement means French Open is truly open for the womenupdated: Fri May 23 2008 14:01:00

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.

Henin stuns tennis by announcing retirementupdated: Wed May 14 2008 15:47:00

World number one Justine Henin is quitting professional tennis with immediate effect, she told a press conference in Belgium on Wednesday.

Time.com: Justine Henin: Match Overupdated: Wed May 14 2008 15:35:00

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

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Q&A about Henin's retirementupdated: Wed May 14 2008 10:05:00

In the wake of the news that Justine Henin is retiring, SI.com caught up with tennis writer Jon Wertheim to get his reaction.

SI.com: Justin Gimelstob: Some of the things I'll remember about Justine Heninupdated: Wed May 14 2008 01:57:00

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.

Henin tastes first home triumphupdated: Sun Feb 17 2008 11:02:00

Justine Henin won her first title in her own country when she lifted the Diamond Games trophy in Antwerp on Sunday.

Henin to face Knapp in Antwerp finalupdated: Sat Feb 16 2008 15:47:00

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 favorite Henin into Antwerp semisupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 16:35:00

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.

Henin and Serena both into last 16updated: Fri Jan 18 2008 12:26:00

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.

Henin battles to Sydney final winupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 08:07:00

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.

Henin to face Ivanovic in Sydneyupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 06:42:00

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.

SI.com: My Sportsman: Justine Heninupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 11:31:00

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 3. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer. For more essays, click here.

SI.com: Lisa Raymond: Long year ends with lasting memories for Heninupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 16:55:00

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.

Henin and Sharapova make the finalupdated: Sat Nov 10 2007 13:11:00

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 quits opener as Henin wins updated: Wed Nov 07 2007 15:58:00

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.

Henin opens title defense with winupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 04:05:00

Defending champion Justine Henin overcame the challenge of Anna Chakvetadze in the opening match of the season-ending WTA Championships on Tuesday.

Hot Henin claims Zurich Open titleupdated: Sun Oct 21 2007 11:29:00

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.

Henin extends her triumphant runupdated: Sat Oct 20 2007 12:07:00

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.

Henin overcomes Jankovic yet againupdated: Sat Oct 06 2007 13:25:00

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.

Serena crashes out at Porsche GPupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 16:44:00

Australian Open champion Serena Williams was brushed aside in straight sets by Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova at the Porsche Grand Prix on Friday.

SI.com: Richard Deitsch: Breaking down Henin-Kuznetsovaupdated: Sat Sep 08 2007 00:34:00

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.

Henin beats Serena for third timeupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 22:36:00

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.

Impressive Henin into fourth roundupdated: Sat Sep 01 2007 06:55:00

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.

Henin and Venus reach third roundupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 05:28:00

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.

Henin and Jankovic both go throughupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 05:57:00

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.

Henin secures sixth title of yearupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 01:42:00

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.

Jankovic sets up final against Heninupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 03:58:00

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.

Henin, Jankovic advance in Torontoupdated: Sat Aug 18 2007 01:35:00

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.

Bartoli stuns Henin to reach finalupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 04:07:00

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.

SI.com: Frank Deford: It's been Henin against the world, and she's winningupdated: Wed Jun 27 2007 02:25:00

Who is the toughest cookie, the hardest case in sports today?

Henin reaches Eastbourne last fourupdated: Thu Jun 21 2007 07:58:00

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.

Henin shines in Eastbourne openerupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 09:59:00

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.

SI.com: S.L. Price: Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin once again ruled the French Openupdated: Mon Jun 11 2007 23:24:00

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.

Henin seals French title hat-trickupdated: Sat Jun 09 2007 10:19:00

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.

Henin and Sharapova ease throughupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 09:21:00

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.

SI.com: S.L. Price: The '03 match a memory, Serena, Henin played tennisupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 05:56:00

There's a point in every Grand Slam fortnight when the texture, the crowd, the energy -- everything about the tournament, really -- changes.

SI.com: S.L. Price: Henin's gamesmanship comes under fire from foesupdated: Wed May 30 2007 05:23:00

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.

Henin breezes into Berlin last 16updated: Wed May 09 2007 08:02:00

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.

Williams stages stunning comebackupdated: Sat Mar 31 2007 14:54:00

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.

Henin to face Kuznetsova in finalupdated: Fri Mar 02 2007 14:14:00

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'.

Henin shrugs aside Molik challengeupdated: Wed Feb 28 2007 12:19:00

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.

Henin collects fourth Dubai titleupdated: Sat Feb 24 2007 12:53:00

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.

Safarova puts out top seed Heninupdated: Sat Feb 10 2007 11:10:00

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.

Henin returns with three-set winupdated: Wed Feb 07 2007 13:08:00

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.

Petrova battles back to beat Heninupdated: Sun May 14 2006 12:11:00

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.

Exhausted Henin is out for seasonupdated: Mon Oct 11 2004 08:19:00

Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne will not play tennis for the rest of the year in a bid to recover from exhaustion.

Henin-Hardenne heads for Olympicsupdated: Tue Aug 03 2004 09:03:00

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.

Henin-Hardenne misses German eventupdated: Thu Apr 22 2004 10:24:00

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.

Henin-Hardenne out for two weeksupdated: Mon Apr 19 2004 08:29:00

World number one Justine Henin-Hardenne is suffering from a virus and will be out of action for the next two weeks.

Henin-Hardenne is latest casualtyupdated: Thu Feb 19 2004 08:54:00

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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