Justine Henin

  • Serena beats Henin, retains Australian Open title January 30, 2010

    Melbourne: Serena Williams put an end to Justine Henin's hopes of a Grand Slam title on her return from retirement with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 win in the Australian Open final on Saturday. Williams withstood a determined challenge from Henin before securing her fifth Australian Open title and 12th Grand Slam...
  • Aus Open: Williams, Henin end Chinese dreams January 28, 2010

    Melbourne: Serena Williams and Justine Henin blasted their way into the Australian Open final on Thursday, setting up a dream decider between the current and former world number ones and killing China's hopes of a first grand slam finalist. This tournament may one day be remembered as a watershed moment...
  • Henin advances to semis in Grand Slam comeback January 26, 2010

    Melbourne: Former No. 1-ranked Justine Henin reached the semi-finals in her Grand Slam comeback, beating Nadia Petrova 7-6 (3), 7-5 Tuesday to take out the last seeded player in her half of the Australian Open draw. Henin, unranked and playing on a wild-card entry at Melbourne Park, next will play Wimbledon...
  • Roddick outlasts Gonzalez to survive upset Sunday January 25, 2010

    Melbourne: Four days after an angry outburst over the rules relating to replays and line calls, Andy Roddick got a crucial call in his favour in his fourth-round Australian Open win over Fernando Gonzalez. Roddick held off the 2007 Australian Open finalist 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 on Sunday to advance...
  • Clijsters out, Henin survives for another match January 22, 2010

    Melbourne: The much-anticipated potential quarter-final between the back-from-retirement Belgians dissolved in 52 minutes on Friday at the Australian Open. That's the time it took for Kim Clijsters to lose, in embarrassing fashion, her third-round match at the season's first Grand Slam tournament. The 6-0, 6-1 defeat to Nadia Petrova was the worst...
  • Del Potro, Henin advance at Australian Open January 20, 2010

    Melbourne: US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro held off James Blake in a marathon five-setter Wednesday, while Justine Henin advanced in her Grand Slam comeback with a 7-5, 7-6 (6) win over the reigning Olympic champion. Fourth-seeded del Potro beat his 30-year-old American rival 6-4, 6-7 (3), 5-7, 6-3, 10-8...
  • Clijsters sets up Henin final in Brisbane January 8, 2010

    Sydney: Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters steamrolled their semi-final opponents on Friday to set up a tantalising all-Belgian final at the Brisbane International. Henin, playing her first tournament since her shock retirement in 2008, crushed Serbia's Ana Ivanovic 6-3 6-2 in a little over then hour. Then Clijsters, who...
  • Sharapova, Venus ready for new challenges on court March 27, 2010

    Hong Kong: An exciting year lies ahead for women's tennis with the return of Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters. While the Williams sisters continue to remain as hungry as ever, a fit Maria Sharapova would be desperate to challenge the best in her quest for supremacy. No one would want to...
  • I feel I have grown up in the last 2 yrs: Henin December 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Former world number one Justine Henin believes she will return a better player to the international circuit. "I feel I grew up in the last two years that's for sure, I really needed to come out of this bubble. I mean the tennis world is a small world...
  • After Clijsters, Henin likely to return to tennis September 22, 2009

    Brussels: Former world number one Justine Henin is set to announce her return to tennis some 16 months after she retired from the game, Belgian press reports said on Tuesday. Henin, 27, who retired from the sport in May 2008 when at the top of the world rankings, will announce her...
  • Henin to quit tennis: Belgian media reports May 14, 2008

    Brussels: Justine Henin is quitting professional tennis, according to a Belgian newspaper. The 25-year-old Henin, the top-ranked player in the world, will make the announcement on Wednesday, Het Nieuwsblad reported. Henin has been battling fatigue and not playing well. This year she lost to Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Italy's Francesca Schiavone. Last week...
  • Rivals see Henin as big threat at French Open May 9, 2008

    Berlin: Even after another painful loss on Thursday at the German Open, Justine Henin's rivals still think the Belgian can pull it together to win a fifth French Open next month. Dinara Safina said the world No. 1 can bounce back after she beat Henin 5-7, 6-3, 6-1. Serena Williams had...
  • Sharapova ends Henin's 32-match winning streak January 22, 2008

    Melbourne: Maria Sharapova ended top-ranked Justine Henin's 32-match winning streak with a 6-4, 6-0 victory on Tuesday to advance to the Australian Open semi-finals for the fourth straight year. Sharapova won't have to face Serena Williams, who beat her in last year's final, after the eight-time Grand Slam winner was ousted...
  • Henin-Kuznetsova clash in the final September 8, 2007

    Justine Henin has clearly dominated the US Open this year. The top seed has made it to the finals and with not much trouble. Henin was up against Venus Williams. Venus played some good tennis but was unable to find her rhythm. She lost the first set in a tie-breaker...
  • Venus to face Henin, Kuznetsova takes on Chakvetadze September 6, 2007

    New Delhi: The women's singles semi-final line-up of the US Open has been finalised. Venus Williams will take on Justine Henin while Svetlana Kuznetsova faces Anna Chakvetadze in the other semi-final American Venus Williams was up against Jelena Jankovic with the Serbian holding the edge having won their last three encounters. Venus showed...
  • Henin ousts Serena, enters US Open semis September 5, 2007

    New Delhi: Justine Henin is the first to enter the semi-finals of the women's singles of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows. The Belgian beat American Serena Williams in straight sets 7-6 (3), 6-1 in the quarter-finals. The top seed did not look in any trouble against Serena and won the...
  • Nadal enters 4th round; Serena meets Henin in QFs September 3, 2007

    New Delhi: World No. 2 Rafael Nadal is through to the fourth round of the men's singles in the US Open at the Flushing Meadows. He survived an early scare to claim an opening set tie-break before beating Frenchmen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6, 6-2, 6-1. This was Tsonga's first appearance at the US...
  • US Open: Henin, Ivanovic, Williams sisters advance August 30, 2007

    New Delhi: Women's top seed Justine Henin is in great form at the moment in the US Open at the Flushing Meadows. The Belgian was far too powerful for Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria in her second round match on Wednesday requiring just 68 minutes winning in straight sets 6-4, 6-0. "Yes, the...
  • Henin, Williams sisters enter second round August 28, 2007

    New Delhi: In the women's singles top seed Justine Henin needed just 62 minutes to book her place in the second round. Henin cruised past Julia Goerges 6-0, 6-3. Though, Henin wasn't at her best, but she was still way too good for Goerges on the opening day. "There are...
  • US Open: Federer, Henin top seeds, Sania 26th August 21, 2007

    New Delhi: India's Sania Mirza, who is 28th in the WTA singles rankings, has been seeded 26th at the US Open, which starts in New York next week. Sania has had a very good run in the singles in the past few weeks after recovering from a ligament tear in her...
  • Henin defeats Jankovic to win Toronto Cup August 20, 2007

    Toronto: World No.1 Justine Henin warmed up for the US Open by taming third seed Jelena Jankovic 7-6, 7-5 to capture her second Toronto Cup on Sunday. Playing her first tournament since losing in the semi-finals at Wimbledon, the 25-year-old Belgian was quickly back to her best and lifted her sixth...
  • Henin wins Eastbourne International June 23, 2007

    Eastbourne: Justine Henin avenged last year's Wimbledon final defeat when she beat Amelie Mauresmo to keep the Eastbourne International title on Saturday. In a thrilling and closely fought final, the Belgian world No. 1 defeated Mauresmo 7-5, 6-7, 7-6 on the Eastbourne grass. The final between the top two seeds was an...
  • Henin readies Wimbledon assault June 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Justine Henin's game is suited to grass but Wimbledon remains a blemish on her statistics. The Belgian has won each of the other three Grand Slams, but is still awaiting her maiden victory at the Wimbledon. With a new coach and a new attitude, a relaxed Henin has arrived...
  • Hat-trick for Henin at French Open June 9, 2007

    Paris: Justine Henin claimed her third consecutive French Open title and her fourth overall on Saturday, taking advantage of 19-year-old Ana Ivanovic's shaky play to win 6-1, 6-2. Henin closed out the victory with a forehand volley winner, then flipped her racket, buried her head in her hands, leaned on the...
  • Henin sets up title clash with Ivanovic June 7, 2007

    New Delhi: It was a straightforward win for top seed Justine Henin in the second semi-final of the French Open on Thursday. The Belgian beat Serbian Jelena Jankovic to get into the finals at Roland Garros. The fourth seeded Serb never looked in form from the start as Henin took the...
  • Henin downs Williams to enter last 4 June 15, 2007

    Paris: The jeers were brief in the French Open rematch between Serena Williams and Justine Henin. The result was the same: Henin won again. Keeping Williams on the move with her versatile shotmaking, three-time champion Henin advanced to the semifinals with a 6-4, 6-3 victory on Tuesday. The meeting was their...
  • French Open: Henin, Serena advance June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Twenty-four matches had been scheduled for the opening day of the French Open championship but with rain falling for most of the day, organisers were forced to cancel 17 of them. In the women's draw Justine Henin and Serena Williams advanced to the second round. While Henin beat Russia's Elena...
  • Sania drops to 47th in WTA ranking June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza dropped to 47th rank in the latest WTA rankings, which were released on Monday. Sania has been out of action for over two weeks now owing to a knee injury. She has been under rehabilitation to recuperate from an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury. The...
  • No Australian Open for Henin-Hardenne June 15, 2007

    Sydney: Justine Henin-Hardenne has withdrawn from the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis for undisclosed personal reasons. Australian Open spokesman John Lindsay confirmed on Thursday that Henin-Hardenne - the No 1 women's player in the world - withdrew from the tournament that begins on January 15 in Melbourne. She was the runner-up...