(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
SFX Sports Group has signed tennis player Justine Henin-Hardenne to an exclusive representation agreement. SFX agents Ken Meyerson and Colin Smeeton will handle all of Henin-Hardenne's off-and-on court activities. SFX also represents Andy Roddick; Andre Agassi; Mardy Fish; The Bryan Brothers; Vera Zvonareva; Fernando Gonzalez and Paradorn Srichaphan.
"We are excited to work with Justine," said Smeeton. "She is a champion, she is a role model, she is everything that is great about tennis and she hasn't even scratched the surface of her true potential. This is a dream client."
"I am excited to work with Colin, Ken and the rest of the team at SFX," said Henin-Hardenne.
The 22 year-old Belgian native won five events in 2004, including a gold medal at the summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. She has three Grand Slam wins, including the French Open, the US Open, and the Australian Open. Her five wins in 2004 were only three wins off her career high of eight in 2003 and part of 19 wins so far in her young career. She has been number one twice in her career, including ending 2003 ranked number one.
Justine Henin-Hardenne is the fourth SFX tennis client who has held a number one world ranking. –by Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner