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Tennis: World number one Justine Henin-Hardenne to compete at Athens

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posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 01:46 PM
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World number one Justine Henin-Hardenne has confirmed her participation in the Olympics after recovering from a virus.

The Belgian, who is the reigning US Open and Australian Open champion, has not played competitively since losing in the second round of the French Open in May.

It was revealed after that defeat that Henin-Hardenne was suffering with cytomegalovirus, which can cause prolonged fever, and she has been forced to rest since Roland Garros, missing Wimbledon.

The 22-year-old is healthy again now, however, and has returned to full training.

Henin-Hardenne's inclusion will delight Belgian Olympic officials who were disappointed to learn that Kim Clijsters, ranked number in the world, will not be in Athens.

She announced earlier this year that she would be skipping the Games because of a row over clothing. The Belgian Olympic Committee does not allow its athletes to wear kit made by anyone other than team sponsor adidas.

Clijsters has since undergone surgery on a wrist injury which would have in any case prevented her competing in Athens.
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