Picket Fence Vids: There’s “back”. And then there’s ba-aaa-aaa-aaa-aaa-aaa-aack.
While Spain celebrates its Davis Cup win, over in Belgium, Justine Henin played her first match since retiring 18 months ago, scoring a 64 64 win over Kirsten Flipkens 6-4 6-4 in Charleroi.
It’s by no means indicative of her form or prospects, but who says it has to be? Can’t we all just rejoice in the simple fact that she’s back without worrying about whether she’s ba-aa-aaa-aaack?
Well, CAN’T WE?
Phew, that backhand! Apparently, you don’t need be Roger Federer these days to induce a Fedgasm in Dootsie. Who knew?
Only saw the second set and from that I saw, Henin was a quite rusty, but that was within expectations given she’s been away for 18 months. Importantly, the forehand, the backhand, the speed, down to the androgynous crap adidas makes her wear, the glances she stole at Carlos – all the salient features of her game and presence were there. It was almost like the last 18 months of ‘Dinara Safina’ never happened.
Whether Henin will go on to follow the Clijsters path or the Hingis path is anyone’s guess, but at this stage, I’m just happy to see her give her career another go.
The last game of the match, thanks to TomParisBgd for posting this on youtube and in the sticky.
Just for the point at 3:00 alone, I shall continue to partay and pull Fedgasm faces with Roger. Oh yeth!