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#pounditSunday, November 28, 2021

That’s Right, Justine Henin has Herpes

You know, I’ve always thought that STDs were underrated. At least it means you’re getting some, right? Hopefully Justine Henin sees things the same way as me, because she apparently has herpes. Taking it from D-Wil at the FanHouse (from Henin’s post French Open press conference):

Q. Weren’t you afraid that the emotional side of things would have too much influence on that match?

JUSTINE HENIN: No, I didn’t panic. I knew I was not starting that match well. I can tell you, I had a horrible night. My herpes came out again, and I said to my doctor, “Well, I see everything is fine, it’s great.”

So, really, I was a bit anxious. But also, I really wanted to do well. And very early in the match, the match turned over. And then I knew I was going to be able to keep it up until the end. (enphasis mine)

Henin is recently divorced. Is this part of the reason for the split with her husband?

I mean I’m just sayin’. And will this be an excuse for future losses? I can hear it now:

Q: Justine, in the second set your forehand just seemed to fail you, and you seemed to tire as the match went on. Is that true?

Henin: Well, my herpes began to act up and I wanted to get off the court before my sore began to show.

Sure, I’ve noticed a few bumps there before, but I never really thought twice about it. I mean, the thought that someone has herpes isn’t exactly the first thing that enters your mind. I guess I’ll have to look a little closer next time to see what’s going on there.


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