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lizchris
Apr 21st, 2004, 12:59 PM
Updated: 08:35 AM EDT

Tennis-Doctors order Henin-Hardenne to rest

BRUSSELS, April 21 (Reuters) - Doctors have confirmed that world number one Justine Henin-Hardenne is suffering from a viral infection which she says is similar to glandular fever.
A medical report said her tiredness was due to a "CMV viral infection" and prescribed rest until the beginning of May.

She will be reassessed at the beginning of next month to see when she can start playing again, doctors at the Bois de l'Abbaye hospital, near Lige, said.

Henin-Hardenne is due to defend her French Open crown at the end of May. The claycourt grand slam runs from May 24 to June 6.

The 21-year-old Belgian withdrew from the Family Circle Cup in Charleston eight days ago saying that low blood sugar was causing light headedness.

She also pulled out of the Antwerp Diamond Games in February with a respiratory illness.



04/21/04 08:32 ET

Copyright 2004 Reuters Limited.

Lady
Apr 21st, 2004, 01:10 PM
So what this "CMV viral infection" is like?? :confused:

turt
Apr 21st, 2004, 01:27 PM
it's a CytoMegaloVirus. It's not really dangerous, and there's nothing special to do except for resting for the next 2 weeks.

She should be fine soon :)

lolas
Apr 21st, 2004, 01:35 PM
So will she be back in Berlin?

lizchris
Apr 21st, 2004, 01:36 PM
So will she be back in Berlin?
I think it is highly doubtful she will be there.

malaye
Apr 21st, 2004, 01:39 PM
So what this "CMV viral infection" is like?? :confused:It's a weaker form of the mono. It doesn't take as long to recover.

Indeed, it is doubtful she will play Berlin. She will probably just resume training that week.

katrientje
Apr 21st, 2004, 01:49 PM
I am quite happy to hear this, it doesn't sound too bad
I just she'll be able to defend Rg...

lizchris
Apr 21st, 2004, 01:52 PM
At this point, I think the FO is the only tournament she will play on red clay.

- L i n a -
Apr 21st, 2004, 01:53 PM
Will this clear the cold sores, when she heals?

malaye
Apr 21st, 2004, 01:58 PM
Will this clear the cold sores, when she heals?I don't think so. The two things are unrelated.

Pureracket
Apr 21st, 2004, 02:01 PM
This bit of rest may do JHH some good. Without the illness, she undoubtedly would have playing "deep" into these red clay tourneys. Now, with beginning to train in the beginning of May, she very well might be the freshest of all the top players for the French(=).

Pinkie
Apr 21st, 2004, 02:08 PM
If she can train during Berlin, could she not ask for a WC to Rome?

lizchris
Apr 21st, 2004, 02:09 PM
If she can train during Berlin, could she not ask for a WC to Rome?
She could, but she wasn't planning on playing that event.

per4ever
Apr 21st, 2004, 02:28 PM
and there is no reason whatsoever to play Rome, she still has more then enough points..

lizchris
Apr 21st, 2004, 02:31 PM
Justine's problem would have been if this happened during the summer and fall because she had a lot to defend then.

Pinkie
Apr 21st, 2004, 02:31 PM
and there is no reason whatsoever to play Rome, she still has more then enough points..

I meant more in terms of getting a better preparation for the FO, if she thought she'd need the match play. Then again, does she usually play the week begore a GS?

lizchris
Apr 21st, 2004, 02:35 PM
I meant more in terms of getting a better preparation for the FO, if she thought she'd need the match play. Then again, does she usually play the week begore a GS?
Rome is two weeks before the FO.

The Crow
Apr 21st, 2004, 02:38 PM
and there is no reason whatsoever to play Rome, she still has more then enough points..
Instead for RG preparation (like Pinkie said). If she is healed enough, I think she should ask a WC for Rome. But we'll see...

Stephieva
Apr 21st, 2004, 02:53 PM
what is CMV infection? is it serious?

Allez-H
Apr 21st, 2004, 03:09 PM
I'm quite releaved to hear this,I'm quite positive about her playing the French but we still have to see how the virus will react in 1,5 weeks from now.In the best case scenario she'll be able to train again and maybe play a prep tourney,in the worst case scenario she won't play the French.But like I said:I'm positive :)

Hulet
Apr 21st, 2004, 03:11 PM
Are we even sure that this is the final diagnosis considering on how often speculation about Justine's illness changed?

Infiniti2001
Apr 21st, 2004, 03:19 PM
Are we even sure that this is the final diagnosis considering on how often speculation about Justine's illness changed?

Isn't that the truth... At this point she seem to have more viruses that even the CDC can keep up with :tape:

Allez-H
Apr 21st, 2004, 03:25 PM
Are we even sure that this is the final diagnosis considering on how often speculation about Justine's illness changed?
She will take some other medical tests at the end of her 'rest'.So that will be in about a 1 week and a half,those results should normally say whether it would be smart to train or play the French.But this is defenitly more better than mono.They also said that her healthstatus is reassuring so like I said:I'm positive ;)

lizchris
Apr 21st, 2004, 03:28 PM
Are we even sure that this is the final diagnosis considering on how often speculation about Justine's illness changed?
I think tht is why she is going to be reassessed in a couple of weeks.

alexusjonesfan
Apr 21st, 2004, 03:36 PM
.Are we even sure that this is the final diagnosis considering on how often speculation about Justine's illness changed?
Here's the history. pulled out with hypoglycaemia-->possible mononucleosis-->possible CMV infection. Hypoglycaemia was the symptom, original guess for infection was mono. Mono and CMV infections have very similar symptoms. They must have done tests for mono which came out negative leading them to test for CMV...guess that came out positive.

Hulet
Apr 21st, 2004, 03:54 PM
Viggen, are you sure Hypoglycaemia is a symptom for CMV infections? I couldn't find anything that mentions low blood sugar level as one of the symptoms in TeeRexx's thread about this infection.

Lady
Apr 21st, 2004, 04:04 PM
BTW, Justine was featured in the ROME entry list! ;)
I don't know if she plays there, but she was on the entry list, you know! ;)

Hulet
Apr 21st, 2004, 04:10 PM
I thought she withdrew or something from Rome. I wouldn't be surprised to see her back for Rome despite the misforgiving of her fans who were argueing that playing Rome is detrimental for a player's chance of winning FO. ;)

Allez-H
Apr 21st, 2004, 04:13 PM
I thought she withdrew or something from Rome. I wouldn't be surprised to see her back for Rome despite the misforgiving of her fans who were argueing that playing Rome is detrimental for a player's chance of winning FO. ;)
Playing Rome isn't gonna hurt if you don't play Berlin,Charleston,Amelia Island.But of you do play those tournaments than playing Rome is just too much.

lizchris
Apr 21st, 2004, 04:14 PM
BTW, Justine was featured in the ROME entry list! ;)
I don't know if she plays there, but she was on the entry list, you know! ;)
Maybe she entered knowing she wasn't going to ready to play Berlin.:confused:

Lady
Apr 21st, 2004, 04:19 PM
Nope, she was there from the begginning! She was on both lists, Berlin & Rome! ;)
You can check the thread in GM, that was posted some time ago, or I'm sure there's a thread bout in in Rome thread! ;)
And she didn't pull out officially yet! ;)

Of course there's chance that she told the organizers, but they kept her name for promotion reasons!

alexusjonesfan
Apr 21st, 2004, 04:31 PM
Viggen, are you sure Hypoglycaemia is a symptom for CMV infections? I couldn't find anything that mentions low blood sugar level as one of the symptoms in TeeRexx's thread about this infection.
Nope, as far as I can tell hypoglycaemia is a symptom for neither mononucleosis nor a CMV infection. No idea how that was the initial diagnosis :confused:. Fatigue fits in with the CMV infection though.

lizchris
Apr 21st, 2004, 04:45 PM
Nope, she was there from the begginning! She was on both lists, Berlin & Rome! ;)
You can check the thread in GM, that was posted some time ago, or I'm sure there's a thread bout in in Rome thread! ;)
And she didn't pull out officially yet! ;)

Of course there's chance that she told the organizers, but they kept her name for promotion reasons!
I saw the list in the Rome thread.

If she is smart and wants to win the French Open and is cleared to play, she'd better play Rome.

shap_half
Apr 21st, 2004, 04:50 PM
I do not think it would be wise for Justine to play Rome just in case she is not feeling 100% so soon after her rest period.

Lady
Apr 21st, 2004, 04:53 PM
Here's Rome entry list for interested peple! ;)

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=110546


I agree with you Lizchris, it probably be better to play Rome instead of Berlin, but it will be hard decision for Justine, after all she's 2 time defending champ there! ;)
After 2 weks we'll know better! :)

tennisIlove09
Apr 21st, 2004, 05:48 PM
Hopefully she's ok for Paris. Get well JHH

jrm
Apr 21st, 2004, 05:49 PM
Get well soon, JUJU :wavey:

Kart
Apr 21st, 2004, 06:24 PM
Isn't that the truth... At this point she seem to have more viruses that even the CDC can keep up with :tape: :haha:

Still at least there's been an official announcement now to end all the speculation.

Justine will be just fine as long as she's not pregnant or immunosuppressed.

Get well soon :).

BigTennisFan
Apr 21st, 2004, 06:36 PM
what is CMV infection? is it serious?
Almost everyone in the world has been exposed to it. It's only dangerous to people who have very weak immune systems.

It's one of the most deadly infections in people with HIV. It's the leading cause of blindness in people with HIV.

But a normal immune system only suffers mild consequences from it.