End of September 2009, 16 months after Justine Henin was stopped, announced her comeback tennis champion. Inspired by Kim Clijsters and Roger Federer, she got her rackets out of the closet to stab an extension of his impressive career. Just right after the second grand slam win Kim Clijsters at the US Open, Justine Henin announced her comeback. She made no secret of the fact that her Limburg competitor has played a role in his decision. A role as the main source of inspiration was Roger Federer. The Swiss tennis legend after all, succeeded in 2009 to win at Roland Garros, something to him, despite two previous finals, had not yet succeeded. Federer now has all the Grand Slam in writing at least once in his name, a feat also Justine Henin still dreaming. In his second career, she hopes to wipe away his blind spot in her palmares. They managed yet to win at Wimbledon.She stood there already twice in the finals.
January to a Flying start
On January 4 Justine Henin made her official comeback to the Australian east coast in Brisbane. Justine II was immediately impressed by the second-seeded Nadia Petrova to beat. Then she also took the scalp of Ana Ivanovic to meet Kim Clijsters in the final. In a high quality game in the third set Henin had to give in to Clijsters in an exciting tiebreak. In this decisive game knew Wallonia Trailing 6-3 to bow to a 6-6, but dropped the dime is still on the other side of the language border. A successful comeback with a bitter aftertaste.
Brisbane had Justine Henin mentally and physically to dig deep into his power arsenal. She left the WTA tournament in Sydney in preparation for the Australian Open left and totally focused on the first Grand Slam tournament of the season. In Melbourne, she performed in Brisbane, with a wildcard. In the opening round, she retired Kirsten Flipkens from doing them in the second round should prepare for the Russian Elena Dementieva, number five in the rankings in Melbourne. The competition had three top level of dignity and reminded Justine Henin in 2007. She defeated Demen Informative in two sets and made his way to the final descent with Yanina Wickmayer and seeded Kleybanova and Petrova. In the semifinals, she had not chip very Chinese View Jheng as Melbourne and received her last dream: Henin vs. Serena Williams. Therein Justine could not realize his dream net.Only in the second and beginning of the third set she got her best level; it was 4-6, 6-3, 2-6.
Marsch, first doubts
After losing the final of the Australian Open, Henin did not come into operation until the beginning of March. Indian Wells, she lost no further than the second round, where she lost in three sets to Argentine Gisela Dulko. A few weeks later, on March 22, came 27-year-old back in the world at the 33th place. A week later, took the heavily occupied tournament in Miami. She beat Elena Dementieva, Cibulkova, Wozniacki and Zvonareva. In the semifinals they collided again Kim Clijsters. As in Brisbane, it was a nail-biting that was around in the third set was decided in the tiebreak. Clijsters won 8-6.
April First Title For Justine II
On 24 and 25 April Justine came to the Fed Cup team. In preparation for the game against Estonia broke her finger.They still played one match – against Kaia Kanepi-but lost in three sets. At the end of the month was the Walloon champion got a new highlight: in Stuttgart, she won her first title since her Werder supporter performance at the highest level. On the German mud they defeated including Yanina Wickmayer and Jelena Jankovic and wash them in the finals too strong for Samantha Stosur. Her 42th WTA title was a fact.
Maj, en 5:e RG titel
In preparation for his favorite tournament, Roland Garros, Justine Henin took part in the WTA tournament in Madrid. It touched a sick Henin beyond the opening round where they lost to the French Aravane Rezai. In Paris, she went looking for his fifth crown gravel. But the queen fell gravel from its pedestal. In the quarterfinals they lost to Australia’s Samantha Stosur and looked so put an end to their winning streak to 21 matches in Paris.
Juni, Clijsters svart Best Ju II
The sacred grass of Wimbledon, the appointment with the legend. Justine Henin was able in 2010 immediately fill the hole in her record? Before that, she wanted to prepare the WTA tournament in Rosmalen. Without removing her best level, she won the final against Andrea Petkovic and graduated as her 43th WTA title. London started Henin initially promising and saw her fitness level match after match. 17 placed players if they took the scalp of Nadia Petrova, but they clashed again in the fourth round on Kim Clijsters, again in three sets.
July to December, until 2011
After his debacle at Wimbledon Henin seemed to have injured her right elbow during her match against Kim Clijsters. Liege had to let go as the standard for the rest of the season, giving them important meeting at the US Open and fog also could no longer claim to participate in the Masters.
Ups and Downs
2010 was a year of highs and lows for Justine Henin. On the one hand, we could determine with pleasure that the seven times Grand Slam winner is still a great champion. With gusts swirling, she played tennis and so they booked some success: she reached two finals and added two titles to his credit. They finished the season in 12th place in the WTA rankings …
A girl of 41 titles from its first tennis career, including seven Grand Slam, a gold medal in the Olympics and two overall victories at the Masters, obviously can not be satisfied with two minor titles and without burning of at least a cardinal bird. For this purpose, they had the chance, but three times in 2010, in Melbourne, Paris and London. In Australia, they are extremely short, but since then the level was too uncertain to apply for an eighth GS title. Critics argue that Henin simply can not reach its level of yesteryear. Intent viewers, however, have seen that they have already reached this level, but not yet sufficiently constant. It is striking that not once Henin in straight sets in the boat in its loss eight games of 2010. In some cases, they succumbed to the pressure, but it also shows that she is not to put it away. Justine tour in 2011, at her to shut mouths and high shear Grand-Slam-tops.