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June 17, 2010 | Wire reports
Justine Henin reached the semifinals of the Unicef Open at Den Bosch, Netherlands, without dropping a set in the Wimbledon warmup tournament. Henin defeated Kristina Barrois 7-5, 6-3 to set up a match with fifth-seeded Alexandra Dulgheru , who beat Yaroslava Shvedova , 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. --- Kim Clijsters lost 7-6 (6), 6-4 to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the quarterfinals of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament at Eastbourne, England. Clijsters dropped just three games in her opening two matches but the Belgian player struggled against Azarenka, who reeled off four games in a row to close out the match.
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September 12, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Justine Henin of Belgium, who won seven Grand Slam singles titles, had some news to pass along to her faithful fans via Facebook. No ... not another comeback.  Of course, at age 30, nothing is impossible, to borrow that old marketing slogan from a shoe company. It turns out Henin is pregnant and the baby is expected in March. Henin retired, for the second time, in early 2011. And there has been no buzz about Comeback No. 2 as she has been doing a bit of work in television, of late.
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September 12, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Justine Henin of Belgium, who won seven Grand Slam singles titles, had some news to pass along to her faithful fans via Facebook. No ... not another comeback.  Of course, at age 30, nothing is impossible, to borrow that old marketing slogan from a shoe company. It turns out Henin is pregnant and the baby is expected in March. Henin retired, for the second time, in early 2011. And there has been no buzz about Comeback No. 2 as she has been doing a bit of work in television, of late.
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January 26, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Former No. 1 Justine Henin retired from tennis for a second time Wednesday, citing a lingering right elbow injury that cut short her comeback from a glittering career that included seven Grand Slam titles. "I have undergone several tests the past few days, confirming that my elbow has sustained a lot more damage during my adventure in Australia," the 28-year-old Belgian said on her website. She made the announcement five days after losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova , 6-4, 7-6 (8)
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March 31, 2010 | Wire reports
Justine Henin made another comeback Wednesday.  The former No. 1, playing her fourth tournament since coming out of retirement, rallied to beat No. 2-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla.     Andy Roddick advanced to the men's semifinals when he beat No. 33-seeded Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 6-3. Roddick, the 2004 champion, has yet to drop a set and has been broken once in four matches.
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March 11, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
This is a process for Justine Henin and so her 6-2, 6-2 first-round win Wednesday over 21-year-old Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia wasn't all about advancing to the second round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. It was about how her serve was working, whether the angles were confounding enough, whether those first serves were finding their landing spots in the corners. It was about constructing points aggressively, moving forward as much as possible, locating a certain rhythm with her groundstrokes, a rhythm that would pound the will out of her opponent.
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March 12, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
As Justine Henin's unthreatening serve caused Gisela Dulko few problems, as Henin's usually glorious backhand was unable to regularly penetrate Dulko's steady game, as the crowd tried speaking Henin's language by yelling "allez" (French for "go"), Henin simply became more average. The 27-year-old Belgian could find no part of her all-around game that was better than what was offered by Dulko, and so it was the 25-year-old Argentine who walked away with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 second-round win Friday at the BNP Paribas Open.
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September 15, 2007
Why is it so difficult for the Williams sisters to admit they were outplayed by their opponents? Venus says she lost to Henin because she was ill. Serena says her problem was she played poorly and Henin hit a lot of lucky shots. Anybody can be a gracious winner. You can tell a lot more about a person's character by how they handle losing. Rick Davidson Los Feliz -- Justine Henin defeats Serena Williams in the U.S. Open and the next day the L.A.
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June 5, 2005 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
The French Open could almost serve as a family album for Justine Henin-Hardenne, the ideal way to record snapshot memories and trace her remarkable development. She's morphed from a slight, solemn teenager who fell apart serving for the match in the third set in the second round against Lindsay Davenport in 1999 to a strong, self-possessed woman who won her second French Open and fourth Grand Slam singles title on Saturday.
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July 6, 2001 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
John McEnroe says one thing he enjoys about women's tennis is its unpredictability. He can say that again. And again. There were two excellent examples of it in Thursday's Wimbledon semifinals at the All England Club. In the first match, Jennifer Capriati started out looking every bit the Grand Slam winner she was trying to become. She won the first set in 21 minutes.
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June 25, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin , for all the history the two Belgians have together, have played each other at Wimbledon only once. Henin beat Clijsters in the semifinals in 2006. On Monday in the fourth round, they will play here for a second time. That matchup was set Friday after each won with relative ease. Henin, seeded 17th, beat 12th-seeded Nadia Petrova , 6-1, 6-4, and the eighth-seeded Clijsters had an equally routine win over another Russian, 27th-seeded Maria Kirilenko , 6-3, 6-3. Henin and Clijsters have played 24 times as professionals and have so far split the meetings down the middle, each winning 12 times.
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June 21, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
Melanie Oudin began her magical 2009 summer of fun by making it to the fourth round of Wimbledon. She was barely 18. Then at the U.S. Open she upset four higher-seeded players and made it to the quarterfinals, giving the tournament 10 days of fun buzz. Since then, she hasn't won a major tournament match. Grass suits her, though. She took balls early Monday, punched her groundstrokes deep and with accuracy accurately and easily beat Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany, 6-3, 6-0. "I really like the courts here," Oudin said.
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June 19, 2010
Justine Henin tuned up for Wimbledon by beating Germany's Andrea Petkovic , 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, to win the UNICEF Open on Saturday at Den Bosch, Netherlands, for her first grass-court title in three years. Petkovic broke the top-seeded Belgian in the second game of the final set before holding serve for a comfortable 3-0 lead. But Henin held serve and blasted a forehand winner on her way to breaking the German in the fifth game. Henin, who did not drop a set or face a tiebreak heading into the final, completed a stunning rally by breaking Petkovic in the ninth game.
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June 17, 2010 | Wire reports
Justine Henin reached the semifinals of the Unicef Open at Den Bosch, Netherlands, without dropping a set in the Wimbledon warmup tournament. Henin defeated Kristina Barrois 7-5, 6-3 to set up a match with fifth-seeded Alexandra Dulgheru , who beat Yaroslava Shvedova , 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. --- Kim Clijsters lost 7-6 (6), 6-4 to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the quarterfinals of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament at Eastbourne, England. Clijsters dropped just three games in her opening two matches but the Belgian player struggled against Azarenka, who reeled off four games in a row to close out the match.
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June 2, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
Serena Williams served 13 aces, hit 55 winners and had a match point against Samantha Stosur in a French Open women's quarterfinal match Wednesday. Top-seeded Williams, owner of 12 major titles including the 2010 Australian Open, seemed poised to move to the semifinals at Roland Garros when she lined up and smacked a forehand in the third set, a shot that could have won her the match. It is those moments Williams usually owns, after she has steadied herself from a slow start and begun applying relentless pressure.
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March 31, 2010 | Wire reports
Justine Henin made another comeback Wednesday.  The former No. 1, playing her fourth tournament since coming out of retirement, rallied to beat No. 2-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla.     Andy Roddick advanced to the men's semifinals when he beat No. 33-seeded Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 6-3. Roddick, the 2004 champion, has yet to drop a set and has been broken once in four matches.
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February 18, 2002 | From Associated Press
Venus Williams outlasted Justine Henin to win the final, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, in the Diamond Games tournament Sunday at Antwerp, Belgium. "For me and my family this is a dream come true," said Williams, who had a tougher than expected match against Henin. Williams, who didn't lose a set until the final, started the match with a 113-mph ace on her first serve. Henin answered with closely played balls to the net, setting the stage for an evenly matched final.
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June 25, 2007 | Chuck Culpepper, Special to The Times
The many casual tennis fans who find Justine Henin remote, might find her quite less remote two weeks hence. They might even have to brush up on the peculiar subject of Henin, whose six major titles contradict her durable obscurity. Win this Wimbledon, and Henin will possess the full career Grand-Slam china set.
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March 12, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
As Justine Henin's unthreatening serve caused Gisela Dulko few problems, as Henin's usually glorious backhand was unable to regularly penetrate Dulko's steady game, as the crowd tried speaking Henin's language by yelling "allez" (French for "go"), Henin simply became more average. The 27-year-old Belgian could find no part of her all-around game that was better than what was offered by Dulko, and so it was the 25-year-old Argentine who walked away with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 second-round win Friday at the BNP Paribas Open.
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March 11, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
This is a process for Justine Henin and so her 6-2, 6-2 first-round win Wednesday over 21-year-old Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia wasn't all about advancing to the second round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. It was about how her serve was working, whether the angles were confounding enough, whether those first serves were finding their landing spots in the corners. It was about constructing points aggressively, moving forward as much as possible, locating a certain rhythm with her groundstrokes, a rhythm that would pound the will out of her opponent.
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