Justine Henin - Wikipedia
by a major spat with her fellow Belgian, Justine Henin-Hardenne. that he had with Carlos Rodriguez, Henin-Hardenne's coach since she was there was a fleeting glimpse of how their relationship is really played-out. JUSTINE Henin-Hardenne has one less opponent than she used to, Not so long ago, according to her coach Carlos Rodriguez, Henin-Hardenne would " It's another kind of relationship," explains Rodriguez, a father of two. Li Na thought her new coach, Carlos Rodriguez, was "crazy" when he Rodriguez, who guided Justine Henin to seven Grand Slam titles.
A lot of people thought I was a little bit crazy. But strongly, deeply I never really doubted about the fact that I could make it.
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To me 'dreaming' is a word that is very important. It's a small piece of irony given her unfulfilled quest to win Wimbledon and complete the Career Grand Slam. She may just be the best player to never complete the feat. Twice a Wimbledon finalist, she came within a set of completing the feat in when she lost to Mauresmo. But I see it as a good thing that there's something not complete in my career, so I can accept that.
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I gave everything I had in my career. But I won all my Grand Slams with it. That would be for sure the first item I would send to the museum, something that I think people will remember from me. Since her retirement she has focused on her academy in Belgium and gave birth to her two-year old daughter, Lalie.
This year she's slowly dipped her foot back into tour life after signing on as a coaching consultant to Elina Svitolina. Henin was one half of one of the most famous and successful player-coach relationships in tennis, having been coached by Carlos Rodriguez for the entirety of her career. Theirs was a unique and intense partnership and one that left a lasting impression on Henin. When, physically, you're feeling well, when you're feeling healthy per cent, then mentally you're feeling stronger.
Doesn't matter the result of tomorrow. It's the way I am feeling right now. Her ambition was to "leave my spirit a little bit free of all this pressure and everything", for it is better not to spend too much time thinking about tactics and strategies, and what might be. That could wait until morning. Henin-Hardenne has contested five grand slam finals - winning four, including last year's French Open and the Australian title. Major finals are "always something very, very special".
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But I'm as nervous as I was for the first one, and it's great because I need that if I want to play well. Mauresmo has great motivation but also a history of big-occasion disappointments, and knows the level of mental fortitude that she must overcome.
On clayshe failed to retain her title at the Family Circle Cup, losing in the semifinals to third-seeded Patty Schnyder 6—2, 3—6, 2—6. It was her first career defeat at this tournament and the end of her match winning streak on clay. Henin then helped Belgium defeat defending champion Russia in a Fed Cup quarterfinal. She beat fifth ranked 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 on the first day of the tie.
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 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 in At the Eastbourne grass court tournament just before Wimbledon, Henin defeated 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. There, she defeated Kuznetsova and Davenport en route to the title. It was her 28th WTA tour title. She returned to the world No. Henin became the first woman since Hingis in 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 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. Henin then defeated Mauresmo and won the tournament for the first time in her career.
Henin was the first player since Hingis in 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 from through Not playing those tournaments caused Henin to lose the world No. At the Miami Masters, Henin reached the final for the first time in her career, where she lost to Serena Williams 6—0, 5—7, 3—6 after holding two match points at 6—0, 5—4.
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. In the final, Henin defeated Ana Ivanovic in straight sets, 6—1, 6—2 to claim her third consecutive French Open title, equalling Seles's open era record.
Henin won the tournament without dropping a set and had not lost a set at this tournament since the French Open quarterfinals. She had not lost a match at the French Open since 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 WimbledonHenin lost to Marion Bartoli in the semifinals 6—1, 5—7, 1—6, one day after Henin defeated 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.
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The tournament championship was her 35th on the WTA tour, moving her past Clijsters who retired with 34 tournament championships. At the US OpenHenin 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 36—1.
In the semifinals against Venus Williams, Henin was up a break in the first set but could not hold it.Samantha Stosur vs Justine Henin 2010 RG Highlights
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 26—4. Henin became only the second player to defeat both Williams sisters in the same Grand Slam tournament after Martina Hingis at the Australian Open.
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 in the final of the Australian Open. Two weeks later, Henin won the Zurich Openher ninth title of the year, by again defeating Golovin in the final. Going into the match against Bartoli, Henin had won 22 consecutive matches since Bartoli defeated her in the 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 until several hours before the match and lost 6—0, 6—0. Sharapova won the first set on her eighth set point in the 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. 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 Henin ended the year ranked world No.
She was the first player since Lindsay Davenport to end the year ranked world No. She also ended the year with a 63—4 record, having lost to only four players: Retirement[ edit ] Henin started the year as the world No. The Medibank International in Sydney was Henin's first tournament of the year. She defeated Ana Ivanovic in the semifinals 6—2, 2—6, 6—4. She then defeated world No. At the Australian Open in Melbourne, Henin won her 32nd consecutive match in the fourth round, defeating Hsieh Su-wei of 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 French Open and the first time since the US Open that Henin had been defeated in Grand Slam singles before the semifinals.