12 Oct 2009

Henin gets wildcard entry into Australian Open

6:25 pm on 12 October 2009

The former world tennis number one Justine Henin's been granted a wildcard into January's Australian Open.

Henin who won the title 2004, retired from the sport 15 months ago before recently announcing her return.

She is expected to play the Brisbane International Open warm-up event in early January as her first comeback tournament although organisers of Auckland's ASB Classic are still hopeful they can sign her for their tournament instead.