Justine Henin who is pictured above playing her trademark single handed backhand, has announced she is going to make a comeback to playing on the WTA Tour in January 2010.
The 27 year old Belgian retired on 14 May 2008 whilst she was still ranked as the World No.1 and asked the WTA to remove her name from the rankings immediately.
The 1.67m champion has won 7 Grand Slam Singles titles thus far and has stated that winning the only Grand Slam title that she is yet to win, as one of her main reasons for her comeback. Henin stated that seeing Roger Federer finally complete his career Grand Slam set by winning the 2009 French Open was an inspiration to her.
The 7 Grand Slam singles titles that Henin has won are 4 French Open titles (2003, 2005-07), 1 Australian Open championship (2004) and 2 US Open crowns 92003 & 2007). Henin also owns 2 end of year championship titles (WTA Tour Finals), which she won back-to-back in 2006-07 plus the 2004 Olympic Gold medal in the singles event.
The former World No.1 will be gunning for that elusive Wimbledon crown to complete her Grand Slam set and wants to play in the London Olympics in 2012, so it seems she will play out her career before retiring again. Henin has twice been a runner-up at Wimbledon both in 2001 and in 2006.
How high can Henin climb up the rankings? Can she win Wimbledon or indeed any more Grand Slam singles titles?
Today’s POST is dedicated to Juan Martin del Potro. Del Potro was born on this day in 1988. The Argentine won his first Grand Slam singles title at this year’s US Open by defeating Federer in 5 sets. He first achieved his career high ranking of No.5 on 6 April 2009.
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