Former World No. 1 Justine Henin says she has no inclinations to make a comeback and follow in the footsteps of countrywoman Kim Clijsters, who will be returning to the tour in March after a seven-year break. According to HLN, Henin says, "Nobody knows what to expect from her.
Kim returns for pleasure, but I know her. She also has personal ambitions. The fun has always been her fuel. Kim has always loved life on the circuit. " Henin says that Clijsters can have success on the tour once again as there is currently no one dominant force in women's tennis.
"There may be possibilities. At the moment there is not a single woman who can really dominate tennis. But at the same time, we must not forget that she has stopped for seven years. And tennis has evolved during that period.
The players are more powerful and explosive. I often hear people cite the example of Serena Williams, but she has never stopped that long. " Speaking about herself, Henin says, "I contracted an elbow injury nine years ago and at that time it was clear that my career was over.
I have peace with that too. Kim's decision doesn't change that at all. Today my life is dominated by my family and my other activities. That is why I do not participate in exhibition tournaments, even without playing I feel satisfied.
” The Belgian remains connected to the sport though. She is the director of her tennis academy in Limelette and helps the young Belgian Sofia Costoulas in the development of her career. And at least for now, she rules out that she is ready to follow a player on the tour through the year as a coach.