Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Henin announces retirement from tennis

Today's announcement by Belgium's Justine Henin, the current world No1, of her immediate departure was both precipitous and shocking, the more so because it happened less than two weeks before the start of the French Open which she has won for the last three years and four times in total.

"I am leaving as the world No1 and that is important as it is always better to go out at the top," she said. "I leave without any regrets and I know it is the right decision."

Roger Federer said that he was "totally shocked" that Henin had retired, "a shock for the whole tennis world", and that "she must have her reasons but it is a surprise given that it is before the French Open".

1 comment:

Babs said...

Did hear about her and I was sorry to hear it...she was the best and I sent her out a SHOUT!!