Discussion

Henin-Hardenne will be reminded about Australian final

It's the first Grand Slam since Justine Henin-Hardenne bowed out of the Australian Open final with stomach cramps. However, Pam Shriver writes the criticism won't bother the defending French Open champ.

Updated: May 26, 2006, 4:40 PM ET
By Pam Shriver | Special to ESPN.com

I was critical of what Justine Henin-Hardenne did in the Australian Open final -- pulling out of the match against Amelie Mauresmo in the second set because of stomach pains. My respect level for her disintegrated by what she did on the court as well as her stoic demeanor in the post-match news conference. I said her reputation would be tarnished forever and tennis beat writers would never let her forget this.

But, you know what? Henin-Hardenne doesn't really care what people think about ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE TENNIS HEADLINES