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From: China Tibet Online 2011-08-01 11:21:00
by: Claire Wang
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Henin, Sun to offer interactive performance in Lhasa, August

Former World No.1 women tennis player Justine Henin-Hardenne from Belgium will meet with China Olympic champion Sun Tiantian for an interactive tennis match in Lhasa this August.

Henin has formally accepted the invitation, according to the China Open Organizing Committee.

This will be first time for Henin to attend China Open and her first appearance in China will be playing with Sun Tiantian in front of the magnificent Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital city of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

This activity aims at popularizing tennis in China as a warm-up for China Open.

"I am looking forward to this trip to the roof of the world to play tennis," said Henin at the press conference held by China Open Organizing Committee on July 26.

Henin will bring the endowment of tennis sports equipment to the local sports department in Lhasa on behalf of China Open Organizing Committee in accordance with this warm-up "match".

After a series of activities in Lhasa, Henin will fly to Beijing to watch the Beijing International Tennis Challenge and then teach youngsters to play tennis in a tennis camp.

Henin, aged 29, used to be the best female tennis player, who has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, including one for Australian Open, two for US Open and four for Roland Garros. She retired from tennis for the second time because of a recurring elbow injury in January 2011.

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