BRUSSELS — Belgium's former world number one Justine Henin is to be immortalised in a musical celebrating her life according to Wednesday's edition of the weekly magazine Le Soir.
The show's choreographer Joelle Morane tells the publication that Henin - who retired for a second and final time in January this year because of a niggling elbow injury - will also make a brief appearance in the musical.
The show will be a mix of dance, text, songs, and animated choreography performed mostly by children and will be premiered in 2012 at the tennis academy which 29-year-old Henin runs in Limelette, south of Brussels.
When Henin first retired in May 2008 it was with a feeling that with seven Grand Slams and 43 singles titles - including 2004 Olympic gold - she had achieved what she wanted to achieve professionally, having spent two years as world number one.
However, her desire to taste that success again forced her back onto the circuit early in 2010.
The injury that was to eventually force her to definitively call time on her career came at Wimbledon that year.
She suffered a partial ligament fracture in her right elbow when she slipped while playing a fourth-round clash against compatriot Kim Clijsters, requiring an operation.
She returned to the courts in October 2010, aiming to start the 2011 campaign fit and hoping to add to her trophy cabinet, only for the pain to return during the Australian Open.
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