Justine Henin is a former tennis player from Belgium. She played from 1999 to 2011. In that time, she won a total of 7 Grand Slam women’s singles titles as well as an Olympic gold medal. She is also a former World Number 1 in the singles rankings, reaching it in October 2003.

Player Profile

Justine Henin was born on June 1, 1982, in Liège, Belgium. She currently resides in Brussels, Belgium. She stands 167 cm tall and she is right-handed with a one-handed backhand.

Height / weight 1.67 m / 57 kg
Born 1 Jun 1982
Nationality Belgium Belgium
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Juju

Henin started playing tennis at a young age after her family moved close to a tennis club. Her mother was also fond of Tennis and used to take a young Henin to watch the French Open.

She turned pro in 1999. Throughout her career, she worked with Coach Carlos Rodríguez. In that time, she won a total of US$ 20,863,335 in prize money, placing her 17th in all-time rankings.


Henin made her Grand Slam main draw debut in 1999. She was in the second round of the French Open and in 2001, she reached the finals of Wimbledon for the first time. 2003 was one of the best years of her career.

She started the year making it to the semifinals of the Australian Open and then she won her first Grand Slam – the French Open. That year, she also made it to the semifinals of Wimbledon. She closed off 2003 winning the US Open.

In 2004, she won the Australian Open then in 2005, she started a three-year streak of winning at Roland Garros. In 2007, she won her last two Grand Slams. In 2008, she announced her retirement from tennis.

She came out of retirement in 2010 and made it to the finals of the Aussie Open. She retired for good in 2011.

Henin holds a couple of records including winning the French Open without dropping a set in 2006 and 2007. In 2006, she also managed to reach the finals of all four Grand Slams in one calendar year.

Career Record


  • Career Record: 525–115 (82.0%)
  • Career Titles: 43

  • Highest Ranking: No. 1 (20 October 2003)

Grand Slam Singles Performances

  • Australian Open - W (2004)
  • French Open - W (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007)
  • Wimbledon - F (2001, 2006)
  • US Open - W (2003, 2007)

Other Tournaments

  • Tour Finals - W (2006, 2007)
  • Olympic Games - Gold (2004)


  • Career Record: 47–35 (57.3%)
  • Career Titles: 2

  • Highest Ranking: No. 23 (14 January 2002)

Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances

  • Australian Open - 3R (2003)
  • French Open - SF (2001)
  • Wimbledon - 3R (2001)
  • US Open - 2R (2001, 2002)

Team Competitions

  • Fed Cup - W (2001)
  • Hopman Cup - F (2011)

People Ask

Does Justine Henin have an Olympic Gold Medal?

Yes. She won the gold for women’s singles tennis at the 2004 Olympics, beating Amelie Mauresmo in the final.

How much prize money did Justin Henin win in her career?

In her career that spanned from 1999 to 2011, Henin earned a total of US$ 20,863,335 in prize money.

Did Justine Henin Wimbledon?

No. It is the only Grand Slam title that Henin has not won. She did make it to two Wimbledon finals, the first time in 2001 and again in 2006.

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