Justine Henin is one of the all time greats of the women’s game and she is not talked about nearly enough as she deserves to be talked about. She is one of the winningest women in Grand Slams history and she has also been the World number 1 for a long time and she is probably the best Belgian tennis player of all time.
Justine Henin started playing in 1999 and for 12 years she was among the best in the world and she won a whopping 7 Grand Slams and reached the final of Wimbledon twice. She retired in 2011 and by that time she had earned $20,863,335 in her career. Her win loss record was 525 wins and 115 losses which gives her an incredible win % of 82.0%.
So, let’s look at her Top 5 Matches:
1) 2003 French Open Women’s Singles Final
This was her first Grand Slam title and it was the French Open and she won it in 2003 and her opponent was fellow Belgium Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin dominated this match from start to finish and she won in 2 sets. She won the match by 6-0 and 6-4 and this was also a statement to the tennis world that a new star had arrived and everyone better watch out as this was only the start of true greatness.
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2) 2003 US Open Women’s Singles Final
The second Grand Slam that she won was in the same year and it was at the US Open and her opponent was the same as was In the French Open Final Kim Clijsters. These 2 Belgian women were dominating tennis at that time and this match was a little more competitive than their French Open Final and in the first set it went to 7-5 but in the end Justine Henin kept her cool to win the set and in the second set it was easy as she won 6-1 and won the Grand Slam.
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3) 2004 Australian Open Women’s Singles Final
If ever there was a hat-trick in tennis then this would be it as for the third Grand Slam final it was Justine Henin vs Kim Clijsters but this time they had their best match out of all the 3 that they have had in Grand Slam Finals. This was a 3 set thriller where Justine Henin won the first set 6-3 but this time Kim Clijsters came back in the second set and won it 4-6 and it was all down to the last set and in the Deciding set it was Justine Henin who had more in the tank and she won the set 6-3. It was her 3rd Grand Slam title.
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4) 2007 French Open Women’s Singles Final
This was the 4th French Open in the career of Justine Henin, she is the woman with one of the best records in French Open history and this time her match was with one of the biggest stars in 2007 in Ana Ivanovic and Justine Henin dominated this match as well showing how good she was and she still had it. She won the first set 6-1 and the second set 6-2 to win her 6th Grand Slam title.
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5) 2007 US Open Women’s Singles Final
This was the last Grand Slam that the great Justine Henin won in her career and this was the 2007 US Open and her opponent was the Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova and this match also was an easy 2 set win for Justine Henin showing that in most of her Grand Slam wins she was the superior player and by a long distance. This match was over in 2 sets as well as it was won 6-1 and 6-3 by Justine Henin. And thus came to an end a truly remarkable tennis career.
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