Justine Henin-Hardenne   ESPN




Height: 5-foot-5
Weight:  126 lbs.
Plays: Right-handed


Born: June 1, 1982, Liege, Belgium
Career Titles: 6
Career Highlights
BEL
 


-- 2006 AT A GLANCE --

WTA Tournaments Played: 13

WTA Record: 56-8

Tournament Titles: Medibank International, Dubai Duty Free Women's Open, French Open, Hastings Direct International Championships, Pilot Pen Tennis, Sony Ericcson Championship

Hardcourt Record: 34-6

Carpet Record: 0-0

Clay Record: 16-2

Grass Record: 10-1

Overall Record (including non-WTA events): 60-9


   CURRENT CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2002
•After losing three finals to Venus Williams (Gold Coast, Antwerp and Amelia Island), defeated Serena Williams 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (5) to win her first title of the year at the German Open.

•In a rematch with Serena Williams the next week lost the Italian Open final.

•Defeated Alexandra Stevenson to win the title in Linz.

•Married Pierre-Yves Hardenne on Nov. 16.

  2006 TOURNAMENTS
TOURNAMENT SURFACE ROUND OPPONENT W/L SCORE
Medibank International Hard 1
2
QF
SF
F
Martina Hingis
Vera Dushevina
Nadia Petrova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Francesca Schiavone
W
W

W
W
6-3, 6-3
6-2, 6-2
(x) walkover
6-3, 6-1
4-6, 7-5, 7-5
Australian Open Hard 1
2
3
4
QF
SF
F
Marta Domachowska
Hana Sromova
Virginie Razzano
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Lindsay Davenport
Maria Sharapova
Amelie Mauresmo
W
W
W
W
W
W
L
6-2, 6-1
7-6 (7-2), 6-1
6-4, 6-1
6-0, 6-3
2-6, 6-2, 6-3
4-6, 6-1, 6-4
1-6, 0-2, retired
Dubai Duty Free Women's Hard 1
2
QF
SF
F
Bye
Kateryna Bondarenko
Francesca Schiavone
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Maria Sharapova

W
W
W
W

6-4, 7-5
6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
6-2, 7-5
7-5, 6-2
Pacific Life Open Hard 1
2
3
4
QF
SF
Bye
Tsvetana Pironkova
Aiko Nakamura
Ai Sugiyama
Gisela Dulko
Elena Dementieva

W
W
W
W
L

6-2, 6-2
6-0, 6-0
6-2, 6-1
6-3, 6-2
6-2, 5-7, 5-7
Nasdaq-100 Open Hard 1
2
Bye
Meghann Shaughnessy

L

5-7, 4-6
Family Circle Cup Clay 1
2
3
QF
SF
Bye
Sybille Bammer
Karolina Sprem
Dinara Safina
Patty Schnyder

W
W
W
L

6-2, 6-3
6-4, 6-4
6-4, 6-1
6-2, 3-6, 2-6
*Fed Cup Clay RR
RR
Nadia Petrova
Elena Dementieva
W
W
6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-3
6-2, 6-0
Qatar Telecom German Clay 1
2
3
QF
SF
F
Bye
Mara Santangelo
Maria Kirilenko
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Amelie Mauresmo
Nadia Petrova

W
W
W
W
L

6-4, 6-1
6-1, 6-0
6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
6-1, 6-2
6-4, 4-6, 5-7
French Open Clay 1
2
3
4
QF
SF
F
Maret Ani
Anastasiya Yakimova
Tathiana Garbin
Anastasia Myskina
Anna-Lena Groenefeld
Kim Clijsters
Svetlana Kuznetsova
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
6-3, 6-0
6-2, 7-5
6-4, 6-0
6-1, 6-4
7-5, 6-2
6-3, 6-2
6-4, 6-4
Hastings Direct Grass 1
2
QF
SF
F
Bye
Kveta Peschke
Elena Likhovtseva
Kim Clijsters
Anastasia Myskina

W
W
W
W

6-2, 6-1
6-2, 6-4
6-3, 5-7, 6-1
4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
Wimbledon Grass 1
2
3
4
QF
SF
F
Meng Yuan
Ekaterina Bychkova
Anna Chakvetadze
Daniela Hantuchova
Severine Bremond
Kim Clijsters
Amelie Mauresmo
W
W
W
W
W
W
L
6-0, 6-1
6-1, 6-2
6-2, 6-3
6-3, 6-1
6-4, 6-4
6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
6-2, 3-6, 4-6
Pilot Pen Tennis Hard 1
2
QF
SF
F
Bye
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Mara Santangelo
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Lindsay Davenport

W
W
W
W

6-4, 6-2
6-2, 6-3
6-3, 6-3
6-0, 1-0, retired
U.S. Open Hard 1
2
3
4
QF
SF
F
Maria Elena Camerin
Vania King
Ai Sugiyama
Shahar Peer
Lindsay Davenport
Jelena Jankovic
Maria Sharapova
W
W
W
W
W
W
L
6-2, 6-1
6-1, 6-2
4-6, 6-1, 6-0
6-1, 6-0
6-4, 6-4
4-6, 6-4, 6-0
4-6, 4-6
*Fed Cup Hard RR
RR
Flavia Pennetta
Francesca Schiavone
W
W
6-4, 7-5
6-4, 7-5
Sony Ericsson Hard RR
RR
RR
SF
F
Amelie Mauresmo
Martina Hingis
Nadia Petrova
Maria Sharapova
Amelie Mauresmo
L
W
W
W
W
6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 2-6
6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1
6-4, 6-4
6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
6-4, 6-3

   PAST CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2001
•Started off the year with back-to-back victories at the Gold Coast and Canberra becoming the first player since Pam Shriver in 1988 to win two consecutive tournaments before the year's opening Grand Slam.

•Reached the fourth-round at the Australian Open before falling to No. 4 Monica Seles in three sets. Also advanced to the fourth round at the U.S. Open before falling to eventual runner-up Serena Williams.

•Reached her first Grand Slam semifinal at the French Open where she lost to compatriot Kim Clijsters in three sets. Afterward she entered the world's Top 10 rankings at No. 9, along with Clijsters, making it the first time two Belgians were ranked simultaneously in the Top 10.

•Avenged her French Open loss in the final at 's-Hertogenbosch by defeating Kim Clijsters, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

•Ended No. 4 Jennifer Capriati's bid for a third consecutive Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in the semifinals to become the first Belgian woman or man to reach the Wimbledon final. She lost to No. 2 Venus Williams 6-1, 3-6, 6-0.

•Helped lead Belgium to its first Fed Cup title by winning all four of her singles matches in the final against Russia.

2000
•Suffered nagging injuries throughout the year. She withdrew from Antwerp and the French Open due to a continuing arm injury. Retired in Filderstadt and withdrew from Quebec City due to a right foot injury.

•In her best Grand Slam showing so far, reached the fourth round at the U.S. Open.

•Played Fed Cup for Belgium.

1999
•Became the fifth player in tour history to win their debut event as she defeated top seed and world No. 35 Sarah Pitkowski in the final 6-1, 6-2 at Antwerp.

•Played Fed Cup for Belgium, winning both of her singles matches. Belgium reached the semifinals.

1997
•At age 15 years, two months became the youngest winner of the Belgian National Championships.

•Won the French Open title as a junior wild card.