Henin is coming back to play at the Australian Open in
This is the
letter that Justine wrote;
My Darling Friends,
After 15 months of absence, I am pleased to announce to
you that Ive decided to begin my second tennis
career. I dont want to describe it as a comeback.
Its a new life that opens for me.
I left tired, exhausted and felt a deep need to prove
that I can live differently than only through tennis. I
wanted to be like everyone else - to live as an adult,
not a child, but as a grown woman.
These past 15 months were difficult at times, but it was
very rewarding. I learned new things, and discovered more
things about myself. These moments gave me an opportunity
to focus only on myself, and it helped me realize that I
still had many things yet to achieve. I need to push the
limits higher, and explore new challenges.
The challenge today is not about understanding size
limitations, but of raising dimensions. And I plan to do
exactly that, I am ready to do things differently, I can
give and share. What I keep in memory is the human
adventure, the bond with you; my fans. I want to give
anticipation and emotions.
You probably wonder why I waited so long to make my
announcement. I want to make a point and say that
its not easy for me to keep a fabulous secret,
especially to you; my fans.
I am ready today. My team is also ready. And You? Kim and
Yanina at the US Open deserved all of your attention for
their extraordinary exploits. I respect and owe you all
these enjoyable moments too.
I thank you for your confidence and patience. Im
certain that we can leave all together for another great
Thank you for always being with me.
See You Soon!