TORONTO (AP) -Justine Henin still has a bitter taste in her mouth from the way she exited Wimbledon.
The world's top-ranked woman returns to the WTA Tour at this week's Rogers Cup for the first time since her stunning defeat to unseeded Marion Bartoli of France in the Wimbledon semifinals more than five weeks ago. Henin blew a set and a break lead.
"Wimbledon, it seems far away from me now, but it's true that I have also a feeling that I need a little bit of revenge from that," Henin said on Monday. "I could be very calm and understand what did happen. It's tough, you need a lot of humility.
"But it's very important that you can come through these pretty tough moments, and now I have to look forward and in the future and be focused on my goals, and try to learn a lot of things from that experience."
She hopes to produce a better memory in Toronto, where she won the Rogers Cup in 2003 and lost the final in 2005 to fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters.
"Toronto is a lot of good memories, it's a very special tournament to me so I'm very happy I could make it, and I hope I'm going to have a good one," she said.
The 25-year-old Henin has amassed a 38-4 win-loss record this season, capturing five titles including the French Open.
But she pulled out of the tournament in San Diego two weeks ago with injuries to both of her wrists.
"It's getting much better," she said of her wrist woes.
Her psyche has taken a turn for the better too since a much-needed vacation following Wimbledon.
"We had a wonderful time for 10 days - forget about tennis and forget about Wimbledon and I had to take a very good rest for my wrist and I was back to work two and a half weeks ago," she said. "I'm fresh mentally for the end of the season now."
Bartoli, meanwhile, was also hoping to get back on track since she stole the spotlight at the All England Club.
The 22-year-old upended two of the world's top three players - Henin and No. 3 Jelena Jankovic - at Wimbledon before losing to Venus Williams in the final.