Originally Posted by alexito
frana dijo anoche que justin no va al usopen
WORLD NO. 3 JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE ACCEPTS
WILDCARD FROM PILOT PEN TENNIS
Six of Top 10, Including Three of Top 5 Players in the World to Compete
NEW HAVEN, Conn., August 17, 2006 - Justine Henin-Hardenne, currently the No. 3 ranked player in the world and the 2006 French Open champion, has entered Pilot Pen Tennis presented by Michelob ULTRA, a US Open Series event on the ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour set for August 18-26, 2006 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, it was announced today by Anne Worcester, tournament director.
Henin-Hardenne joins an already deep field that includes World No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo, defending champion Lindsay Davenport and top-ranked players Elena Dementieva, Anastasia Myskina, Francesca Schiavone, Dinara Safina, Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Daniela Hantuchova, Maria Kirilenko, Na Li, Shahar Peer, Jelena Jankovic, Nathalie Dechy and Elena Likhovtseva.
Henin-Hardenne, holder of five Grand Slam singles championships (2003 US Open; 2004 Australian; 2003, 2005-06 Roland Garros) and 27 career singles titles, has not played a tournament since her appearance in the Wimbledon final. The former World No. 1 skipped San Diego and Montreal due to a knee injury, and has chosen to play New Haven as her lead into the US Open. This will be Henin-Hardenne's fourth appearance in New Haven.