Known as the Female Federer, Belgian tennis legend Justine Henin is a former world number 1 in singles. Apart from winning an Olympic gold medal, she also won Belgium its first Fed Cup title and won 7 Grand Slam titles. She was one of those rare female players who used a single-handed backhand.
Belgian tennis legend Kim Clijsters is a former world number 1 in both singles and doubles. The 4-time Grand Slam winner retired thrice in her career, in 2007, in 2012, and eventually, for good, in 2020. She has also been associated with charitable initiatives and has founded Ten4Kim to help financially weak junior players.
Belgian tennis player Elise Mertens has been a world number 1 in doubles and number 12 in singles. A 3-time Grand Slam winner in doubles, she was also the 3rd Belgian female player to reach the last 4 of the Australian Open. She is an animal lover and is fond of learning languages, too.
Belgian Paralympic gold medalist Marieke Vervoort suffered from a complicated condition called reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Proficient in wheelchair basketball, swimming, triathlon, and wheelchair racing, the multi-talented and openly lesbian athlete stunned the world by choosing to die by euthanasia at age 40. She had also penned a couple of books.
Belgian tennis player Kirsten Flipkens has had a career-high ranking of 13 in singles. An Olympian, she also became the most experienced Belgian player at the Fed Cup. While she began playing tennis at age 4, she later dropped out of school to continue her tennis career. She is also known for her trademark spectacles.
Zeynep Sever scripted history when she became the first Turkish-origin woman to win the Miss Belgium crown. She soared to fame as an Instagram model soon after she began posting her pictures on the platform in 2016. She is married to Turkish footballer Volkan Demirel. She herself has played volleyball for Fenerbahçe.