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Do You Consider J. Henin A Great In The Sport of Tennis?


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Coach: Carlos Rodriguez since age 14


Grand Slam Singles Titles: 6 (4 French Open, 1 USO, 1 AO) (13th All-Time)
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Grand Slam Semifinalist: 15 times
Grand Slam Quarterfinalist: 16 times
Grand Slam Record: 116-23 (83&#37

Year-End Championships: 2006
Olympic Titles: 2004
Weeks At #1: 79+ (7th in Open Era)
Year-End #1 Ranking: 2003 and 2006 (2007 likely--5th in Open Era)
Top Ten Year Ending: 2001-2007

Win-Loss: 388-90 (81%) (7th Open Era)
Hardcourt: 210-53 (80%)
Clay: 115-18 (86%)
Grass: 45-10 (82%)
Carpet: 14-8 (64%)

Tournaments Played: 123
Tournaments Won: 34 (11th in Open Era)

Tournament Finals: 51-16
Tournament Semis: 51-20
Tournament Quart: 68-16
Tier I Wins: 9
Tier II Wins: 14
Tiebreaks: 56-33

Hardcourt: 19
Clay: 12
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Henin Wins Olympic Gold (2004) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTz_V3xbjEA
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No Strings: Henin (Part II of III) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AErEl...elated&search=
No Strings: Henin (Part III of III) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwjcWZawsqk




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Re: Do You Consider J. Henin A Great In The Sport of Tennis?

But of course.

I'm also going to print this off and frame it - this is even better than the stats you made in your other thread - it has the beautiful picture too
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Re: Do You Consider J. Henin A Great In The Sport of Tennis?

Is a thread like this necessary? I'm not sure how anyone with six grand slams in the Open Era couldn't be a great in the long run.
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Is a thread like this necessary? I'm not sure how anyone with six grand slams in the Open Era couldn't be a great in the long run.
See the other threads regarding JH - some posters are saying that she's good but not GREAT!!
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Re: Do You Consider J. Henin A Great In The Sport of Tennis?

No question.
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Re: Do You Consider J. Henin A Great In The Sport of Tennis?

She's a second tier great, grouped with Venus and Hingis. The top tier includes King, Evert, Court, Graf, Navritolova, Serena, Seles, etc.

So yes, she's great, but not one of the greatest.
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See the other threads regarding JH - some posters are saying that she's good but not GREAT!!
I just thought they were saying her surname wasn't Williams

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So yes, she's great, but not one of the greatest.
I don't think I asked if J. Henin was the greatest, so you won't have to worry about that.
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She's a second tier great, grouped with Venus and Hingis. The top tier includes King, Evert, Court, Graf, Navritolova, Serena, Seles, etc.

So yes, she's great, but not one of the greatest.
I agree with this.

She's a good player, and she'll be dangerous for the next few years. I don't think we can pick and choose a player for 5 year increments, though.

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without a shadow of a doubt ....

One of the all-time greats.
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I agree with this.

She's a good player, and she'll be dangerous for the next few years. I don't think we can pick and choose a player for 5 year increments, though.
The STATS listed above are for her career, not a five-year period, so you won't have to pick and choose anything.
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The STATS listed above are for her career, not a five-year period, so you won't have to pick and choose anything.
Well, looking @ her career stats, I definitely have to agree with darko. Thanks for the correction.

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Re: Do You Consider J. Henin A Great In The Sport of Tennis?

No. I think she's very good in the sport of tennis but I don't feel she's ever really had a time on the tour where she clearly dominated like Seles, Graf, Serena, Evert, Court, King, Navratilova.

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Definitely in the top 10 of all time

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