Q. How does it
feel to be back at Wimbledon?
JUSTINE HENIN: It's a very good feeling. I mean, just got
here yesterday, flying from Brussels yesterday morning.
But at the first minute, it was very good feeling, yeah,
to be back. I think I see things differently at the
moment. I probably enjoy it much more. No, it's been only
good things since I'm arrived. I'm happy about today's
match. Good to be back on the court also.
So very positive at the moment.
Q. When you were not here, what did you miss the most?
JUSTINE HENIN: Uhm, it's very hard to describe.
Generally, I mean, just the atmosphere. I mean, the way
we breathe tennis, we live tennis over here. You feel the
tradition of the game. And I think it's just fantastic
that I have the opportunity to live it again and feel
very lucky about that.
So be back on grass is a good feeling also. I mean, it's
three years. In Rosmalen, I had a pretty good
preparation. And the grass is better here. It's the best.
So that helps.
And, yeah, I think just to be in white, you know, playing
in white is a good feeling, too. I'm very happy. I feel
I'm at the right place. So that's a good thing.
Q. Trying to win here was your major motivating force
I think for coming back. Does that put a lot of pressure
JUSTINE HENIN: No, I don't -- I mean, it's been one of
the reasons why I decided to come back. When I saw Roger
winning the French Open, I started to say, Well, I miss
Wimbledon. That will be fantastic. I don't know if it
will happen one day.
That remains a dream for me. In another way, I'm very
realistic as it's a year of transition, and I had some
opportunities in the past, you know, that I could never
But still a few more to come. But I don't put a lot of
pressure on myself at the moment as I know it's been very
good things in this season, but some ups and downs.
The pressure of a Grand Slam is always different.
Physically, mentally and emotionally it takes much more
So if I can make it one day, that would be, I mean, an
amazing achievement, you know, thinking about this little
girl that was dreaming of winning a Grand Slam. It's the
only one I never won in the past, so that would be
I hope it become a goal one day and true. But it's still
very early to think about this.