The International Tennis Federation has awarded Justine Henin its highest honor, the Philippe Chatrier Award 2023.
Henin won seven Grand Slam singles titles, an Olympic gold medal, and was part of Belgium's team that won the Fed Cup now called the Billie Jean King Cup in 2001.
The award, named after the former ITF president, was introduced in 1996 and recognizes people who have made significant contributions to the sport on and off the court.
She was one of the best players of her generation on the court and since retirement has made a significant and ongoing contribution to our sport at all levels, ITF president David Haggerty said Saturday (8th July 2023).
The 41-year-old Henin has established a successful academy in Belgium and a charitable foundation that helps provide sporting opportunities for children with disabilities.
The award will be presented Saturday at the ITF World Champions Awards at London's Victoria and Albert Museum...
Source : Business Standard