Justine Henin's siblings and father continue to get on my nerves, as do members of the tennis press (I know--what else is new?), who have made the big Henin family reunion their sappy tennis story of the year. The fact of the matter is that Henin was treated terribly by these people when she "betrayed" her father and decided she should have her own life instead of being Cinderella. Now that they have reunited, her family members--who never went to see her play and who took no interest whatsoever in her career, despite her status as one of the best tennis players in recent history--act like they are experts on her game.
After she won Roland Garros this year, one of her siblings was on television, babbling about what Paris "means to Justine." Like he would know. And now her father--who, let me remind you--was not in Paris for the French Open--is expressing opinions on Henin's Wimbledon preparation. Sorry--I don't buy any of this. And if I'm wrong, and there really is a sincere reunion, Henin's family members still need to shut up about her game until they have watched her play for a while.
(Thanks to On the Baseline for the Daily Mail article.)