Here we go again.
Rumors are ramping up again about a possible return to the WTA tour for Justine Henin. Belgian newspaper Vers L'Avenir has received confirmation from her entourage that she has begun training for a series of exhibitions in December and may be considering a comeback to the professional ranks.
Via lalibre.be (Googley translated, of course):
After the exhibition games that will end the year in Belgium (5 and 6 December Spiroudôme Charleroi) and Dubai. Juju had almost made his decision to restart the competition from January" write newspapers.
In his entourage, it confirms that it has resumed training a few months ago, but officially in the context of these exhibition games," they continue. Elke Van Dongen-Rodriguez, wife of Carlos Rodriguez, former coach Justine, conceded his side "for things to prepare, but I'm not allowed to speak.
And she who is also the spokesman of the former tennis champion continued: "She actually started to prepare physically and hit the ball a little more often lately. Officially, to recuperate from his operation, added the newspaper.
A possible return of Justine Henin in the competition in January 2010 will be officially reported by the complainant at least three months before the date of his actual return. This is to meet the rules of the World Anti-Doping Code ratified by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
The Rules of the ITF, in the matter, said that from 1 January 2009 any player / player withdrew, which appeared during his career in the top 50 of ATP or WTA and who intends to return to professional competition, must inform the ITF and provide information on its location ( "Whereabouts") at least three months before his return.
If Justine Henin had to return to the WTA Tour in January, he would then at least know the month of October.
I'm not holding my breath but maybe after seeing Kim Clijster's successful return this month her mouth must be watering. Juju must be thinking, "I could do even better against these headcases."
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