Henin aims to win Wimbledon on return

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Justine Henin has revealed that one of the major driving factors behind her return to the game is a desire to win a first Wimbledon title.

Henin was a big favourite to claim a first crown on the lawns of SW19 in 2006 and 2007 but slipped up  both times. Despite having the perfect grass-court game with her ability to serve-volley and mix up the play, she fell to shock three set defeats first against Amelie Mauresmo in the final and then to Marion Bartoli in the semis the year after.

It’s the only grand slam she has yet to win. She said that watching Roger Federer finally realise his dream of completing his slam collection at the French Open in May after so many years trying, was an inspiration.

"Roger Federer's victory at Roland Garros spoke to me much more because it made me think of a lot of things in relation to Wimbledon," she said. "I felt a lack and maybe for the first time I really felt that Wimbledon was missing from my list of trophies. Winning Wimbledon is a dream. It's more than an aim, it's really a dream."

"I'm giving myself the means to look to achieve great things but will that be enough to win Wimbledon ? At the moment I don't have the answer to that. I know I'm going to work for it though."

Henin's return will add a new dimension to women's tennis. Unlike her compatriot Kim Clijsters, the steely Belgian is not the most popular among her fellow players but she will be a serious threat on all four surfaces, starting with the Australian Open in January.

Henin insisted that she had no regrets about her shock retirement last year, ""I know it was surprising for someone so young to put a stop to their sporting career but you have to know that I was tired and didn't have any strength left," said Henin. "Above all I had a deep need to feel myself again, to prove to myself that I was capable of existing other than through the world of tennis."

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