No. 1 Justine Henin retires from tennis
The 25-year-old Belgian, who has won seven Grand Slam titles, is making the surprising announcement at a news conference Wednesday.
Henin's decision comes less than two weeks before the start of the French Open. She has won that clay court tournament four times, including the past three years.
Henin won 10 tournaments last year, but has been in one of the worst slumps of her career this season. She lost last week in the third round of the German Open and pulled out of this week's Italian Open, citing fatigue.
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BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — Top-ranked Justine Henin, a winner of seven Grand Slam titles, plans to make a major announcement amid reports she will quit the sport.
The 25-year-old Belgian, who has been in a slump this spring, called a news conference for Wednesday. Belgian newspapers have reported she will retire.
Her announcement could range from dropping off the tour for a limited amount of time, to retiring at the end of the season or immediately quitting tennis.