Twenty years ago, by beating her compatriot Kim Clijsters in the final (6-0, 6-4), Justine Henin put Belgium on the tennis map and won her first Grand Slam, the first of her seven titles in the Majors. Founder of the Justine Henin Academy and godmother of the Young Talents Team in Belgium, the Walloon returns to Le Figaro on this adventure.
- Roland Garros Men's Singles
- Roland Garros Women's Singles
THE FIGARO. - What images do you keep from 2003?
Justine HENIN. - It's a long way off, but it's yesterday. It's still very present in me. The emotion of the match ball remains an indescribable moment. Twenty years later, I have not forgotten anything. It was the realization of a quest. I can still feel the emotion it generated in my team and in Belgium. I realized at that moment the dream of a little girl.
What did this tournament mean to you?
We watched the tournament with passion in the family living room. I can still hear the sound of bullets, the sound of slipping. I grew up seeing Graf and Edberg. I came to Roland-Garros...
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