Justine Henin-Hardenne (Belgium)

Justine Henin-Hardenne (Belgium)

india Updated: Aug 29, 2003 01:09 IST

Age: 21

Country: Belgium

2003 Match Record: 56 wins -7 losses

2003 Singles Titles: 6

Career Singles Titles: 12

Career Hard-Court Titles: 5

Major Titles: French ('03)

Record at US Open: 2002-fourth round, 2001-fourth round, 2000-fourth round, 1999-first round, 98-Did Not Play

The first Belgian to win a grand slam title, the French Open champion has weaved her brand of attacking tennis to devastating effect this season, winning six titles on hard courts and on clay.

But she will have to be prepared to deal with a hostile reception from the raucous New York crowd, who may want to punish the Belgian for defeating Serena Williams in a controversial semi-final at Roland Garros in June.

If her powerful one-handed backhand shot is on song, Henin-Hardenne could be tough to beat.

First Published: Aug 29, 2003 01:09 IST