The Belgian former world No 1, who returned to professional tennis in January after a 19-month layoff from the sport, visited Beijing this month.
Henin set up her branch at the Potter’s Wheel International Tennis Center in February, shortly after Zheng Jie and Li Na created history for China by reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open.
The branch in Beijing is the third academy she has opened, after the first in Belgium (2007) and a second in the United States (2008).
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Thanks to Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel (thank you Hans! great buffet!) we had the honor to meet the star on 14 December. Justine was really patient with the many demands for pictures and autographs. Thanks to Gérard who helped me to overcome my hesitation, I met Justine who signed for me the article I had cut out of China Daily 11 December, see the scan. Christine helped her daughter, a big fan of Justine, to get her notebook signed.
China Daily interviewed our star at the occasion, read here the full story: