Former No. 1 Henin-Hardenne Announces Return to Competitive Tennis

Justine Henin-Hardenne says she'll get back in the game

By Caitlin Millat
|  Tuesday, Sep 22, 2009  |  Updated 10:16 AM PDT
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Former world No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne will again compete in professional tennis, the superstar female player announced Tuesday.

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Former world No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne will again compete in professional tennis, the superstar female player announced Tuesday.

The star, who's been retired for just over a year, announced on Belgian television shes ready to come back to the tennis world, which she dominated during the years she played as a singles competitor.

Henin-Hardenne, 27, captured seven Grand Slams during her tenure on the court. Her announcement came a week after fellow former No. 1 Kim Clijsters captured the U.S. Open female title after a similar period of retirement.

Henin-Hardenne, who's from Belgium, said she'll play in two exhibition tournaments in Belgium and Dubai to practice for her return to full competition next year.

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