Justine Henin: ´I wasn´t the strongest but impossible is nothing. You have to believe´



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Justine Henin: ´I wasn´t the strongest but impossible is nothing. You have to believe´

Along with The Russian Marat Safin, Justine Henin was officially introduced into the Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon in Newport, before the men's semifinal of the ATP 250 Event. The Belgian former player obviously said she was honoured of this privilege, and spoke about the Olympic Games, where she won the Gold Medal in Athens in 2004.

'My most beautiful experience was probably the Olympic Games because I could see many people fighting for their countries', she said. Asked what she learned during her career, former world number one said: 'I learned how you can do everything to reach your dreams and reach your goal.

I wasn't the biggest or the strongest. But like Amelie [Mauresmo] said, impossible is nothing. You have to believe. I told to myself now I know why I love the game, now I know why I love these girls, now I know why they inspire me.' Monica Seles had some good words for Justine and especially for her one-handed backhand: 'Without question one of the signature shots in tennis history.

To be honest, I hated it. Her path to greatness shows that courage, dedication & spirit will get you to the top. A warrior.' Henin, who retired from tennis in 2011, won seven Grand Slam titles: one at the Australian Open in 2004, four in a row at the French Open from 2003 to 2007 and two at the US Open in 2003 and 2007.

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