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Henin to compete in Athens

August 03, 2004 17:30 IST

Women's world number one Justine Henin-Hardenne will compete in the tennis event at this month's Olympic Games, she said on Tuesday.

Henin-Hardenne has not played since the French Open in May, having been sidelined by a viral infection.

The 22-year-old Belgian said on her website that she had made "considerable progress" in the past two weeks and had resumed full training.

Henin-Hardenne lost in the second round of the French Open and did not play at Wimbledon.

The Olympics run from August 13-29.

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