Justine Henin Hardenne was famous for her one handed backhand. She rose to the top of world ranking due to her incredible toughness and execution of the powerful one-handed backhand. She was best female player in the world in 2003.
She won Roland Garros in 1997 using his powerful backhand and forehand. She started playing at the highest level and got her herself recognized as a top performer in senior circuit. She received a wild card entry to Belgium WTA event and won it to become the 5th person ever to grab the tournament title after getting a wild card entry.
She reached finals in Wimbledon in 2001. She also reached semi-finals of French Open the same year. Two more years into her career and she had won almost everything including French Open, US Open and six other titles. She was runner un in three tournaments and reached semi-final for seven times between 2001 and 2003.
In 2004, she won the warm up to the Australian Open. She went on to win the actual tournament as well. She had an amazing next year with 24 match winning streak. She finally won French Open to end the year on a high note. With her success in 2005, she became a rare female tennis professional to have won 10 singles finals in a row.
She wasn’t at her best in 2006 as she lost Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon. However, she won the French Open and ended the year with average success rate.
The era of 2010-2000 in women French Open tennis tournaments had many different tennis players winning the title. Among these names, famous female tennis player, Justine Henin-Hardenne ruled this decade and claimed many French Open titles. Henin Hardene owns 7 Grand Slams out of which she has won four French Open grand slam titles. Henin’s mental toughness and her variety of game has helped her win not only on clay but on other courts as well. Legendary players like Navratilova, Agassi and McEnroe have considered Henin Hardenne as the best female tennis player of the present era. She was also included in the “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future” in 2011 by TIME.
The list of female winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 2010-2000 is as follow:
Year 2010-2000 French Open Tennis Singles Women Winners:
- French Open winner (female)-2010: Francesca Schiavon
- French Open winner (female)-2009: Svetlana Kuznetsova
- French Open winner (female)-2008: Ana Ivanovic
- French Open winner (female)-2007: Justine Henin
- French Open winner (female)-2006: Justine Henin-Hardenne
- French Open winner (female)-2005: Justine Henin-Hardenne
- French Open winner (female)-2004: Anastasia Myskina
- French Open winner (female)-2003: Justine Henin-Hardenne
- French Open winner (female)-2002: Serena Williams
- French Open winner (female)-2001: Jennifer Capriati
- French Open winner (female)-2000: Mary Pierce
Year 2010-2000 French Open Tennis Singles Women Runner-up:
- French Open runner-up (female)-2010: Samjantha Stosur
- French Open runner-up (female)-2009: Dinara Safina
- French Open runner-up (female)-2008: Dinara Safina
- French Open runner-up (female)-2007: Ana Ivanovic
- French Open runner-up (female)-2006: Svetlana Kuznetsova
- French Open runner-up (female)-2005: Mary Piece
- French Open runner-up (female)-2004: Elena Dementieva
- French Open runner-up (female)-2003: Kim Clijsters
- French Open runner-up (male)-2002: Venus Williams
- French Open runner-up (female)-2001: Martina Hingis
- French Open runner-up (female)-2000: Conchita Martinez
In tennis, it can be interesting to reflect on past events. Many notable occurrences take place within a particular Grand Slam. There are certain facts and records that are overlooked by many of us but they do make for interesting parts of the tournament. Australian Open is one such grand slams that has offered several different records, events and facts that will definitely interest any avid tennis fan.
Here is the information and facts detail about Australian Open 2004:
1) Names previously unknown to tennis fans, Nenad Zimonjic and Elena Bovina won the open mixed doubles title of the 2004 Australian Open.
2) Fabrice Santoro and Michael Llodra won the 2004 Australian Open doubles title for the second year, beating the Bryan brothers in the final.
3) Famous female tennis player Amelie Mauresmo withdrew from the 2004 Australian Open quarter final while she was among the top ten female tennis players at that time.
4) Three American famous female singles tennis players Lindsay Davenport, Lisa Raymond and Chanda Rubin made their way into the Round of 16 of Australian Open 2004.
5) Four American men singles tennis players Andy Roddick, Robby Ginepri, Andre Agassi and James Blake reached the Round of 16 in the 2004 Australian Open.
6) Justine Henin-Hardenne, being the top seed player in 2004, won the third Grand Slam, i.e. Australian Open 2004 after defeating Kim Clijsters.
7) Russian male tennis player Marat Safin snapped the 26-match win streak of Agassi at the Australian Open by defeating Agassi in the thrilling semi-final of Australian Open 2004.
8) Among the top ten seeded male tennis players in 2004, Carlos Moya withdrew before the the 2004 Australian Open event.