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OFFICIAL: Henin-Hardenne pulls out of Filderstadt Porsche Grand Prix

Henin-Hardenne pulls out of Filderstadt Porsche Grand Prix
September 30, 2004

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Olympic champion Justine Henin-Hardenne pulled out of next week's Porsche Grand Prix in Germany because she is still ill from a virus which sidelined her earlier this year.

``She prefers to wait until she's back in shape,'' her web site www.henin-hardenne.be announced Thursday.

After winning Olympic gold in Athens, she lost in the fourth round at the U.S. Open.

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Henin-Hardenne has dropped to third in the WTA rankings after being troubled by an energy-sapping blood virus since April. She made a brief comeback attempt at the French Open, where she was eliminated in the second round, before taking the Olympic title in August. After Filderstadt, Henin-Hardenne is scheduled for the Oct. 18-24 Swisscom Challenge before preparing for the season-ending WTA Championship, which runs from Nov. 10-15.
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How serious is this exactly? Is she going to be susceptible to relapse all the time? What if she is basically done?
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Agh. Something's gotta be done with that virus, or whatever!

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hope she gets better. only have known a few that took this long to get over mono. i had it over the summer. i basically feelin fine now. lil weak maybe 1 time a month, but im over it. Maybe justine caught some bad case. oh well, was looking forward to her possibly playing serena.

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It was annoced 24hours ago on her official site.

The reason is:
Justine has still some set backs of the virus (CMV) affection she got earlier this year.

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Unfortunate for Justine.

Does this mean that Serena will now be seeded?
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I don't think that girl would ever be herself again. She might be able to go a couple of rounds in a match but after that she's not going to be able to go any further.
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This really starting to look like somthing which could really be life-altering for her.

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