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Sep 30th, 2004, 03:40 PM
Henin-Hardenne pulls out of Filderstadt Porsche Grand Prix
September 30, 2004

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Olympic champion Justine Henin-Hardenne (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/319/) 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.

http://us.a1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/a/ge/gevalia_kaffe/en_sc_wt_300x250_20k_090804.gif (http://us.ard.yahoo.com/SIG=129jsrkfk/M=309034.5312429.6491160.1806201/D=sports/S=95862560:LREC/EXP=1096641588/A=2349013/R=0/SIG=11ujt3qbm/*http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/click?lid=41000000005848070)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.

Sep 30th, 2004, 03:43 PM
How serious is this exactly? Is she going to be susceptible to relapse all the time? What if she is basically done?

Sep 30th, 2004, 07:25 PM
:o @ Henin

Sep 30th, 2004, 07:41 PM
Agh. Something's gotta be done with that virus, or whatever!

Sep 30th, 2004, 07:43 PM
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. :sad:

Sep 30th, 2004, 07:48 PM
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.

:sad: :sad: Please gett well

Sep 30th, 2004, 08:38 PM
Unfortunate for Justine.

Does this mean that Serena will now be seeded?

Sep 30th, 2004, 08:42 PM
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.

Sep 30th, 2004, 08:54 PM
This really starting to look like somthing which could really be life-altering for her.