Former World No. 1 joins Svitolina’s team!
At the end of last year that was just a possibility – now it is a fact: former World No. 1 Justine Henin becomes part of Elina Svitolina’s team. The contract of the Belgian defines her as a special consultant. Henin will accompany the Ukrainian in some of the tournaments with the first one taking part next week in Dubai.
The formidable experience of the 33-year-old Henin will undoubtedly be utilized by Elina not only in terms of play style, but also psychologically. In December Svitolina shared that she will be very satisfied if Justine adjoins her team.
In 2002, 2006 and 2007, the Belgian was No. 1 in WTA Rankings, won 7 Grand Slam titles, and became Olympic champion in Athens 2004. In May 2008, she announced the end of her competitive career - she was the first to have done it while being No. 1. Two years later Henin returned to the professional scene but in 2011 finally retired due to multiple injuries. Her backhand was marked as the best in the world by John McEnroe, among male tennis players as well.
With Henin being part of Svitolina’s crew the goal for the future seems clear – TOP 10!