October 12, 2011
The life and career of tennis star Justine Henin will be the subject of an upcoming musical according to a popular Belgian magazine. The seven-time Grand Slam champion will make a brief cameo in the show, which will feature songs, dance and text.
Busted Racquet suggests a few musical numbers that should be included in the show:
My Favorite Things (from "The Sound of Music")
Sample lyric: Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens/one-handed backhands and scowls like I'm bitten.
The Rain in Spain (from "My Fair Lady")
Sample lyric: My gains in Spain stayed mainly on the clay
Sixteen Going on Seventeen (from "The Sound of Music")
Sample lyric: You are 16, going on 17/fellows will fall in line/young lads named Yves-Pierre/your family will think is swine.
I Feel Petty (based on "I Feel Pretty" from "West Side Story")
Sample lyric: I feel petty/Oh so petty/I feel petty, and vicious and mean/And I pity poor Serena/but I won the match and she didn't
The Impossible Dream (from "Man of La Mancha")
Sample lyric: To dream the impossible dream/to fight the unbeatable foe/to make two Wimbledon finals/and lose in three sets in them both
Confrontation (from "Les Miserables")
Sample lyric (singing in counterpoint): Kim Clijsters: Before you say another word, Henin/before you beat me in a Slam again/listen to me/there is something I must do.
Henin: Women like you can never change/women like you can never change/You know nothing of Henin/come with me 24601.