Tennis Career

Always aiming

for more

Justine’s dream of becoming world number one was achieved through hard work, determination and sometimes suffering.

Born on June 1, 1982 (during the French Open;-)), she devoted the first years of her life entirely to the realization of this dream. Despite the trials and tribulations of life and the injuries that have not spared her, she has built up an outstanding record of achievements. She has also been able to count on the unfailing support and expertise of Carlos Rodriguez, her coach for 15 years. The duo began their winning journey when Justine was just 14 years old..

She is known for her work in the world of tennis.

Recognised for her backhand – “the most beautiful in the world” according to John McEnroe, her impeccable technique and great explosiveness, Justine has managed to win against often more powerful rivals. But it is also her ability to constantly question herself and her humility that has allowed her to remain at the highest level for several years and to aim ever further!


In recognition of her exceptional career, Justine has won all the national and international tennis awards.



trophy of merit in sport

with Kim Clijsters

2002 – 2003 – 2006

European Athlete of the year


Trophy of Excellence awarded by the Belgian Olympic Committee

2003 – 2004 – 2006- 2007

Belgian athlete of the year

2003 – 2007

ITF World Champion awarded by the International Tennis Federations


Merit in sports of the francophone Community


Cross of honor awarded by King Albert II 


Athlete of the year by Spanish agency EFE


WTA Player of the Year


Female athlete of the year by the United States Sports Academy


Athlete of the year – Laureus World Sports Awards


WTA Comeback Player of the Year


International Tennis
Hall of Fame


and share

Justine regularly speaks to companies, business circles and professional associations on the following themes: leadership, management, resilience, stress management, surpassing oneself, commitment, etc. She shares her journey to the top of the world hierarchy and adds examples and anecdotes.

Through her conferences, Justine Henin wants to convey the necessity of having a human and reassuring framework to surpass oneself and reach one’s objectives.

Media Consultant

Experience and a trained eye

Justine is currently a consultant for Eurosport and France Télévisions. She comments on three Grand Slam tournaments (Roland Garros, Australian Open et US Open).

Through each of her commentary roles, Justine Henin wants to shed light in a human and reassuring way on the surpassing of oneself and the performance of today’s players while sharing her unique, critical and informed knowledge of high level tennis.

Entrepreneur/ President

Share the passion for sport

Very active and present in her club and academy, Justine transmits every day her values and her passion for tennis to all the children and adults who play on the ochre and blue courts located south of Brussels (Belgium). 

Convinced that sport has physical and mental health benefits, Justine created the Justine Henin Foundation, which encourages sporting activity with sick and disabled children.

Stay in touch.

You have a question, an idea, a project? Do not hesitate to contact Justine

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