JH Day '16: Queen Justine for Another Day
Time to recall that the Belgian soon-to-be Hall of Fame inductee lifted the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen in Paris four times -- in 2003, '05, '06 and '07 -- over a five year stretch during the prime of her career.
She's still the only woman to defend the Roland Garros title since Steffi Graf in 1996, and the only to three-peat since Monica Seles' three-year run from 1990-92.
And, of course, now it's time for another round of what is now a time-honored tradition in these parts. Come on, you know the words...
=Linus Speech on The True Meaning of Justine Henin Day=
Charlie Brown: Isn’t there anyone, who knows what Justine Henin Day is all about?!
Linus Van Pelt: Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Justine Henin Day is all about. Lights please?
abiding in the corners of the court,
keeping watch over their stock by night.
And, lo, the Tennis Gods came upon them,
and Their glory shone round about them!
And they were sore afraid.
And the Tennis Gods said unto them,
“Fear not! For, behold, We bring you tidings o great joy,
which shall be to all the people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of Liege a Savior,
which is Justine,
La Petit Taureau.
And this shall be a sign unto you:
Ye shall find the Belgian babe wrapped in swaddling clothes,
lying in an empty racket bag.”
And suddenly, there was with the Tennis Gods
a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising Justine, and saying,
“Glory to LPT in the Highest,
and on Earth peace,
and good will toward Kim.
That’s what Justine Henin Day is all about, Charlie Brown.
Happy 34th birthday, Justine. From Backspin and beyond.
All for now.
More on La Petit Taureau (and everything else) later.