Seven-time Major Champion Justine Henin was honored in a special presentation at Wimbledon this week, where she received her Hall of Fame ring.
"For a little girl that was dreaming... being part of the history of game is something much more than I could have expected," remarked Henin, in regards to her Hall of Fame status.
Henin was the world No. 1 player for 117 weeks. She was the year-end No. 1 three times, clinching the top spot in 2003, 2006, and 2007. Powered by an explosive one-handed backhand, Henin won seven Grand Slam singles titles, including four French Open titles, three of which were consecutive. In addition to her French Open titles, Henin won two US Open titles and an Australian Open title. She won the Olympic Gold Medal at Athens in 2004, and was a dedicated Belgian Fed Cup team member, leading the team to their first Fed Cup title in 2001 and into the finals again in 2006. In recognition of her extraordinary career, Henin was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2015.
Hall of Fame President Stan Smith presented Henin with her ring, in a special ceremony in the Rolex suite at Wimbledon. She has been a longtime ambassador for the brand. Special guests who came out to celebrate included British tennis great Tim Henman, and PGA TOUR stars Adam Scott and Matt Fitzpatrick.
Today, Henin remains involved in the sport through an academy, some coaching, and some broadcast work. Although she is on the court less frequently, the sport remains close to her heart.
"The values that tennis game me, determination and respect, humility, passion are all things that I can bring into my new life with my kids and my family."