Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Justine Henin Retires After Australian

Former women's Number 1 Justine Henin has retired from tennis for a second time, citing a lingering elbow injury.

Henin says on her website that "my elbow is too fragile and hurt so that my passion and my profession at high level cannot continue to exist."

Henin made the announcement five days after losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 7-6 (8) in the third round of the Australian Open, and retires with seven Grand Slams singles titles.

She was ranked the top-ranked player in the world when she announced her first retirement back in 2008. She returned 20 months later and made it to last year's
Australian Open final.

She partially tore a ligament in her right elbow in a fall at Wimbledon last year.

Here's highlights from that match down under...
((HT: Eurosport/Australian Open/Youtube))

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