Justine Henin: From Tragedy to Triumph [NOOK Book]

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One of the best women tennis players of all time, Justine Henin?s dazzling array of shots, combined with her immense personal courage, have earned her enormous respect among current players and former champions alike. Justine?s success is all the more remarkable considering that off-court she has had to weather a series of family tragedies, a debilitating virus, the breakdown of her marriage and a seven-year feud with her father and brothers.

Now, with family bridges rebuilt, ...

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Justine Henin: From Tragedy to Triumph

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One of the best women tennis players of all time, Justine Henin’s dazzling array of shots, combined with her immense personal courage, have earned her enormous respect among current players and former champions alike. Justine’s success is all the more remarkable considering that off-court she has had to weather a series of family tragedies, a debilitating virus, the breakdown of her marriage and a seven-year feud with her father and brothers.

Now, with family bridges rebuilt, her tennis is reaching new heights, to bring her one Grand Slam title after another. Always thrilling to watch, Justine’s breathtaking backhand, described by John McEnroe as ‘the best in the world – man or woman’ is rivalled by a sensational forehand and razor-sharp volleying. Author Mark Ryan, who has good relations with the Henin family, knows the inside story of Justine’s rise to the top – and what it almost cost her – better than any other sports journalist. His account is compelling, sensitive and a must for all tennis-lovers.


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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Perhaps it did not produce as seismic a reaction as, say, Tiger Woods declaring his retirement (shock waves!), but tremors were surely felt in the tennis world when #1 ranked Justine Henin recently proclaimed that it was time to hang up her racquets for good. So sudden was the announcement that author Ryan-a reporter and friend of the Belgian Henin family-quickly dispatched a postscript to this already completed book. While Ryan gives much expert coverage to Henin's brilliant, albeit short career (seven Grand Slam titles from 2003 to 2007), he also deftly describes how Henin's successes came despite mind-numbing family misfortunes and a long-standing feud with her brothers and father. As it turns out, yet another calamity-the 2007 near-death of her brother in an auto accident-brought the clan back together. Advice given early on by her mother, Françoise Henin, who died when Justine was just 12, seems to especially resonate today, and that is the importance of retaining a sense of balance alongside professional ambition. Publishing to coincide with the start of the U.S. Open, this is recommended for general and sports collections.
—Howard Katz

From the Publisher
"Justin Henin is one of the most talented women EVER to have played the game of tennis." —Andre Agassi

"The player I most like to watch. She has the best backhand in the game—male or female." —John McEnroe.

"Justine is the best women's athlete I've EVER seen." —Billie Jean King

"She is head and shoulders above everyone else…" —Martina Navratilova

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429983228
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 8/19/2008
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 890 KB

Meet the Author


MARK RYAN is a freelance writer and sports journalist with more than twenty years' experience in newspapers. He covered Wimbledon for the Mail on Sunday for many of those years. He has also known the Henin family since 2001. He lives in England.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Test 1

Ch. 2 Pierre-Yves And The Dance 5

Ch. 3 Brutal Diamond 13

Ch. 4 Tie-Break 20

Ch. 5 The Aftermath 25

Ch. 6 Engagement And Bereavement 31

Ch. 7 Alphonse And The Choking Hazard 38

Ch. 8 'Papy' Georges, Number One Fan 47

Ch. 9 The Waiting Game 54

Ch. 10 The Tragic Secret 60

Ch. 11 Goodbyes And Highs 67

Ch. 12 Defining Family 72

Ch. 13 The Wedding 78

Ch. 14 Beyond Sport 84

Ch. 15 Winning Dirty, Talking Clean 92

Ch. 16 Florence And The Football Match 97

Ch. 17 The Legacy 104

Ch. 18 A Promise To Mum 111

Ch. 19 Death And Destiny 116

Ch. 20 A Promise To Keep 124

Ch. 21 The Moment 133

Ch. 22 Match Of The Century 139

Ch. 23 Getting Even 146

Ch. 24 The Dangerous Peaks 152

Ch. 25 Seeing It Out 158

Ch. 26 The Hardest Gold 163

Ch. 27 Hat-Tricks And Rollercoasters 172

Ch. 28 The Split 181

Ch. 29 A Crash-Course In Salads 187

Ch. 30 One For Papa 196

Ch. 31 Little Boys And Little Girls 205

Ch. 32 Justine And Steff - Tennis Sisters 213

Ch. 33 The Madrid Marathon 217

Ch. 34 A Life Too Short 227

Ch. 35 Love All 234

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Awsome

    Best bio ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2009

    Good insight

    This book has a fairly good insight to the family issues that went on behind the scenes of Justine Henin's life. The author also details specifics about important matches in her life. Pretty good if your a fan of hers.

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