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Justine Henin considered knee surgery earlier this year

Justine HeninWorld No.1 Justine Henin said her inflamed right knee had been so painful that she considered surgery after the Australian Open.

However, she opted for a cortisone injection. Also, the seven times Grand Slam champion took some time off to rest her knee and train properly. Now we know why she missed the last week's Pacific Life Open at Indian Wells.

"It's been a chronic problem and it's doing much better," said Henin at the Sony Ericsson Open. "It's already two months after the injection and my knee is really good.

"That was my main concern the last two months and it's going really well, so I'm really happy."

"In Australia, I didn't really have the time to rest and my knee was bothering me and I was thinking about surgery," she added. (source: Reuters)

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