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Henin to be fined $20K for Italian Open withdrawal

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Fatigued Henin to face $20,000 fine for pulling out of Italian Open

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Updated: May 9, 2008, 6:14 PM ET

ROME -- Top-ranked Justine Henin has withdrawn from next week's Italian Open, citing fatigue, and the WTA Tour said Friday she will be fined $20,000 for the late withdrawal.

On Thursday, Henin lost to Dinara Safina 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 in the third round of the German Open. That loss followed a 6-2, 6-0 drubbing by Serena Williams at the Sony Ericsson Open last month, the worst for a No. 1 player in nine years. Maria Sharapova also beat her in straight sets at the Australian Open.

Before the German Open, Henin took a month off with a knee injury. She had hoped to restore her confidence in Berlin in time for the French Open, which she has won four times.

The WTA instituted a series of fines for late withdrawals in response to a rash of players pulling out of tournaments.

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Re: Henin to be fined $20K for Italian Open withdrawal

It's a lot of money, but pocket change to her really. She's already made over 450,000 this year in prize money alone.
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Should have been 50K
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That's just pocket money. I think, I THINK she will be fine.
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no matter how rich you are
20,000 dollars is still 20,000 dollars

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no matter how rich you are
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yeah, like just a drop in the ocean stupid.
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should have been more. fatigued? hahahahaha, impossible the way your year and run in tournaments is going. sore loser if you ask me.

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I doubt she will ready for RG without playing more matches
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yeah, like just a drop in the ocean stupid.

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should have been more. fatigued? hahahahaha, impossible the way your year and run in tournaments is going. sore loser if you ask me.
Stupîd and unnecessary comment.

Justine will be fine. She often says that she is very lucky to win so many money by playing tennis, her passion. (honestly I would love to have $20K fine and been paid like 5 millions per year )

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20 grand is chicken feed for Justine. Her health comes first.

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Why Maria always has much more bigger fines?
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Why Maria always has much more bigger fines?
Justine got fined 125k for doha and IW

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Lol @ Fatigued. Please!

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should have been more. fatigued? hahahahaha, impossible the way your year and run in tournaments is going. sore loser if you ask me.
well, no one did ask you. and encouraging higher fines for withdrawals is rich coming from a williams fan.
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