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This was her first Grand Slam title, and she was the first Belgian ever to win a Grand Slam singles title. At the grass court Ordina Open in Rosmalen, she lost in the final to Clijsters; she was forced to retire from the match after injuring her finger. She defeated Mary Pierce in the fourth round and Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals before losing to Serena Williams in straight sets.
Henin's first competition after Wimbledon was the Fed Cup tie against Slovakia.
Henin won seven Grand Slam singles titles; winning the French Open in 2003, 2005, 20, the US Open in 20 and the Australian Open in 2004. She also won a gold medal in the women's singles at the 2004 Olympic Games and won the year-ending WTA Tour Championships in 20. Tennis experts cite her mental toughness, the completeness and variety of her game, her footspeed and footwork, and her one-handed backhand (which John Mc Enroe described as having the best single-handed backhand in both the women's or men's game") Justine Henin was born in Liège.
Henin's next tournament was the Tier I Miami Masters. The following week, Henin reached the semifinals of the Bausch & Lomb Championships in Amelia Island, Florida, losing to eventual winner Elena Dementieva 3–6, 6–4, 7–5.
is a Belgian former professional tennis player known for her all-court style of play and notably being one of the few female players to use a single-handed backhand. Henin's mother routinely took the young Henin across the border to France to watch the French Open.
Her father is José Henin, and mother, Françoise Rosière–a French and history teacher who died when Justine was 12 years old. When she was two, her family moved to a house in Rochefort, situated next to the local tennis club, where she played tennis for the first time.
In the semifinals, she lost to Amélie Mauresmo 6–7(2), 6–3, 3–6. Henin started 2004 by winning a warm-up tournament in Sydney and then the Australian Open in Melbourne, defeating Clijsters in three sets in the final.
Henin was named the ITF's women's singles World Champion for 2003. By the end of 2004's spring hard court season, Henin had built a 25-match Tier I win streak and 22–1 win-loss record, winning her first 16 matches.