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Her official name was (and still is) Justine Henin before her marriage with Pierre-Yves Hardenne on November 16 in chateau de Lavaux-Sainte-Anne, 2002. She uses the name Henin-Hardenne on the tennis court but as Belgian law does not provide in a wife taken on the name of her husband, she legally still is Justine Henin. They live in Wépion, Belgium, when not on tour.
Her late mother, Françoise Rosière, was a French and History teacher. She died of intestinal cancer when Justine was only 12. Justine has two sisters : Sarah and Florence (deceased) and one brother : David. Her father is José Henin.
Justine started her professional tennis career in 1999, and established herself as a major competitor in 2001. She has been coached by Carlos Rodriguez since she was 14, and regularly reached late rounds of international competitions. On June 7, 2003 she won her first Grand Slam tournament, the French Open, defeating her Flemish compatriot Kim Clijsters. On September 7, 2003 she won her second Grand Slam tournament, the US Open, once again against Kim Clijsters. She reached the final after defeating Jennifer Capriati in the semi-finals.
Before the 2004 season, she trained with strength and conditioning coach Pat Etcheberry , who in the past has been the fitness guru for other world-class players like Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and Jennifer Capriati.
On January 31, 2004 Justine won her third Grand Slam at the Australian Open, again defeating Kim Clijsters in the final, and returned to the number one ranking on the WTA list. She was seeded first for the 2004 French Open. But still plagued by a viral infection contracted a few months before, she lost her second round match against a much lower-rannked Tathiana Garbin . Justine subsequently decided to withdraw from the upcoming Rosmalen and Wimbledon 2004 tournaments. However, she came back in August 2004 on the court to win the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, defeating Amélie Mauresmo in two sets.
In March, 2005, after almost four months of inactivity, she returned to the profesional circuit at the NASDAQ-100 open in Miami, where she lost to Maria Sharapova in the quarterfinals. She captured the title in the very next tournament, the Family Circle Cup Tier-1 event at Charleston, posting victories over world no. 1 Lindsay Davenport (quaterfinals), 13th seed Tatiana Golovin (semi-finals) and 2nd seed Elena Dementieva. This was Justine's 7th consecutive final win, a streak stretching back to Zurich in October, 2003.
|Grand Slam (3)|
|Tour Championships (0)|
|Olympic Gold (1)|
|Tier I Event (7)|
|WTA Tour (9)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Opponent in the final||Score|
|1.||1999-05-10||Antwerp||Sarah Pitkowski-Malcor (France)||6-1 6-2|
|2.||2001-01-01||Gold Coast||Silvia Farina Elia (Italy)||7-6 6-4|
|3.||2001-01-08||Canberra||Sandrine Testud (France)||6-2 6-2|
|4.||2001-06-18||'s-Hertogenbosch||Kim Clijsters (Belgium)||6-4 3-6 6-3|
|5.||2002-05-06||Berlin||Serena Williams (USA)||6-2 1-6 7-6|
|6.||2002-10-21||Linz||Alexandra Stevenson (USA)||6-3 6-0|
|7.||2003-02-17||Dubai||Monica Seles (USA)||4-6 7-6 7-5|
|8.||2003-04-07||Charleston||Serena Williams (USA)||6-3 6-4|
|9.||2003-05-05||Berlin||Kim Clijsters (Belgium)||6-4 4-6 7-5|
|10.||2003-05-26||Roland Garros||Kim Clijsters (Belgium)||6-0 6-4|
|11.||2003-07-28||San Diego||Kim Clijsters (Belgium)||3-6 6-2 6-3|
|12.||2003-08-11||Toronto||Lina Krasnoroutskaya (Russia)||6-1 6-0|
|11.||2003-08-25||US Open||Kim Clijsters (Belgium)||7-5 6-1|
|14.||2003-10-13||Zurich||Jelena Dokic (Serbia & Montenegro)||6-0 6-4|
|15.||2004-01-12||Sydney||Amelie Mauresmo (France)||6-4 6-4|
|16.||2004-01-19||Australian Open||Kim Clijsters (Belgium)||6-3 4-6 6-3|
|17.||2004-02-23||Dubai||Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia)||6-3 7-6|
|18.||2004-03-08||Indian Wells||Lindsay Davenport (USA)||6-1 6-4|
|19.||2004-08-16||The Olympics (Athens)||Amelie Mauresmo (France)||6-3 6-3|
|20.||2005-04-17||Charleston||Elena Dementieva (Russia)||7-5 6-4|
|WTA Tour Championships||-||SF||QF||QF||-||-||0|
|Grand Slam Win-Loss||0-0||11-2||24-2||12-4||17-4||4-3||1-2||69-17|
|Year End Ranking||8||1||5||7||45||69||N/A|
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