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Henin's greatest strength came at a price

Justine Henin was a small girl in a big girls' game. Her relentless fighting spirit and resolve led her to the pinnacle of tennis & but ultimately to her demise as well.

Updated: May 14, 2008, 10:37 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Five years ago, in the leafy western corner of Paris, a 21-year-old achieved her lifelong dream.

Justine Henin-Hardenne sat in the main interview room at Roland Garros and gazed at the elegant sterling trophy.

"I can't believe it's mine," she said, turning it around with her small hands to study the front.

Henin-Hardenne had slammed fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters 6-0, 6-4 in the 2003 French Open final for the first of her seven Grand Slam singles ...

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