4 Reasons Why Justine Henin Ended Her Career
Friday, June 20th, 2008
Justine HeninJustine Henin recently retired at the age of 25 while still being the No. 1 in the WTA rankings.
To many of us this decision was a surprise, especially since Justine was a favorite to win another French Open title this year.
So why did Justine Henin quit from professional tennis at only 25?
1. Wishing to live a full life
Being a top professional tennis player is very demanding and takes a lot of sacrifices.
Justine had to sacrifice many events in her youth to pursue her career while watching her friends enjoy parties, socializing in school, holidays, going to the movies and so on.
Even at young age of 15 or 16, tennis players practice at least 4 hours on court and 1 hour off court. The rest of the time is dedicated to proper nutrition and rest.
And when you are becoming successful in the WTA tour (Justine entered top 100 in the WTA in 1999), you are pushing your body and mind to the limit almost every day in order to compete and win against the best in the world. (more…)
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My Thoughts On The Henin Bartoli Semifinal Match In Wimbledon
Saturday, July 7th, 2007
Marion Bartoli won against Justine Henin 1:6, 7:5, 6:1 in Wimbledon today.
It’s a surprising win of course, but if we dig a little deeper, we can understand why this happened.