When a professional athlete makes a decision to retire from a sport, it is a big decision.
In May of 2008, two top female professional athletes in their sport retired or announced their impending cessation of play. In the weeks leading up to her LPGA tournament at RiverTowne in Mt. Pleasant, SC, Annika Sorenstam declared her retirement. This wasn’t totally unexpected as Annika, who had been battling back problems, had enjoyed a long and successful career. More surprising, however, was Justine Henin’s immediate retirement from tennis. Only 25 and playing without injury, Henin was the first woman to retire while ranked No. 1 in the World.
I just couldn’t imagine why she decided to retire just weeks before the French Open, an event she has dominated over the years and of which she was the three-time defending champion.
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