The seven-time Grand Slam winner was guest of honor at a special ceremony during Wimbledon.
WTA Staff

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Justine Henin returned to Wimbledon last week to receive her Hall of Fame ring in a presentation.

The Belgian won the French Open four times, the US Open twice and the Australian Open once, as well as winning a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. She was a finalist at Wimbledon in 2001 and 2006, losing to Venus Williams and then Amélie Mauresmo, and made her final appearance at SW19 in 2010, reaching the fourth round. She also held the world No.1 spot for a total of 117 weeks and helped her country win the Fed Cup in 2001.

Golfers Adam Scott (left) and Matt Fitzpatrick (right) and former tennis player Tim Henman (second right) join Smith in marking Henin's moment (Ron Angle)
Golfers Adam Scott (left) and Matt Fitzpatrick (right) and former tennis player Tim Henman (second right) join Smith in marking Henin's moment (Ron Angle)

“For a dreaming little girl, being part of history is something more than I could have expected,” the 35-year-old, who was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2015, said.

"The values tennis gave me, determination and respect, humility and passion are all things I can bring into my new life with my family."

Henin was presented with her ring by Stan Smith, the Hall of Fame president, in a special ceremony, with 11-time men's Slam champion Rod Laver, former men's British No.1 Tim Henman and golfers Adam Scott and Matt Fitzpatrick also in attendance.