Discussion

Teenagers celebrated for bringing acclaim to Belgium

Updated: June 6, 2001, 4:35 PM ET
Reuters

BRUSSELS -- Belgium on Wednesday saluted two new sporting heroines -- Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters, who clash on Thursday for a place in the women's French Open final.

The two teenage semifinalists, close friends off court, will be vying for the honor of being the first Belgian to play a Grand Slam final.

"We're good friends but, when the match comes, we'll be rivals," said Clijsters, who will be 18 on Friday.

The match sets up a typically Belgian event ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

ALSO SEE

MORE TENNIS HEADLINES