In ESSAY on February 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm


Justine Henin has announced her retirement from Tennis after recurring problems with an injury to her right elbow.




Currently ranked No. 13 in the world, Justine Henin who used to be No. 1 has announced her retirement from the world of professional tennis for the second time, five days after she lost in the third round of the Australian open to the No. 23 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova.


“I have undergone several tests the past few days, confirming that my elbow has sustained a lot more damage during my adventure in Australia. It is clear now that I have to accept that my career ends for good. Even if it is hard, very hard, at a time when I came back with enormous fighting spirit,” Henin announced.



She first retired in 2008 due to a lingering right elbow injury. But a year and eight months later Henin returned and reached the final of the 2010 Australian Open where she lost to a formidable opponent, Serena Williams. Thereafter, she tore a ligament in her right elbow when she fell down during a match at Wimbledon.

With this development she will not be able to play for Belgium against the United States in a Fed Cup match in February with Kim Clijsters.


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