WTA: Justine resting to combat virus


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  • Sunday, 18 Apr 2004

ST PETERSBURG (Florida): World No 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne will take a couple of weeks off as she battles a virus similar to glandular fever, the WTA Tour announced on Friday. 

The Belgian tennis star withdrew from this week’s tournament in Charleston, South Carolina, and has since undergone medical tests in her homeland “which confirm that she has a virus similar to mononucleosis,” a WTA release said, referring to the viral illness also known as glandular fever. 

Henin-Hardenne will rest for two weeks and undergo further tests. 

“I am taking every precaution recommended by my physician so I can fully recover and return to full competition on the WTA Tour,” said Henin-Hardenne from her home in Belgium. 

Her return to play will be determined by her rate of recovery, the WTA statement said. – AFP 

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