Justine Henin is a retired tennis player from Belgium. An elbow injury ended her career in January 2011, but while she was an active player she was a force to be reckoned with. Henin won no less than 43 Women’s Tennis Association titles, and the accolades of such tennis royalty as John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, and Billie Jean King, who called Henin “the best player of her generation.”
Sadder perhaps than her premature retirement was the 2007 dissolution of her marriage to Pierre-Yves Hardenne, which cost her 6.5 million euros, or $9 million. According to fellow Belgian tennis player Dominique Monami, Hardenne was often the odd man out at her matches, dooming their union from the start. “At the start, her entourage wanted to give him a role, but it didn't work,” Monami said. “He was only her husband. At best, he carried her water bottles for her.” Ouch.