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Henin-Hardenne back in training

Henin-Hardenne is back in training after the injuries that forced her to abandon during the Australia Open final.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2006 16:32 IST

Justine Henin-Hardenne is back in training after the injuries that forced her to abandon during the Australia Open final against Amelie Mauresmo last month.

The Belgian former world No.1 said that she had been suffering from a shoulder injury and stomach inflammation brought on by taking drugs to combat the pain in her shoulder.

"It was really tough to have finished like that," Henin-Hardenne said on her own website.

"I have tendinitis in a shoulder and I have never had such stomach pain as that. But if I hadn't taken the anti-inflammatories I would never have made it so far in the tournament."

Ranked fifth in the world, Henin-Hardenne said that she was back in training and had started hitting balls again on Monday.

"I am still not 100 percent, but I should get back to full fitness quite rapidly.

She aims to play in the Dubai WTA tournament starting on February 20.

First Published: Feb 07, 2006 16:32 IST