Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Macron makes Time 100 as France revolts

Read more

THE DEBATE

Turkey's rush to the polls: Erdogan calls snap election to cement his power

Read more

THE POLITICAL BRIEF

France's Macron likens divisions within EU to 'civil war'

Read more

ENCORE!

Sting and Shaggy on making musical magic together

Read more

FOCUS

The citizens finding solutions to Lebanon's chronic waste crisis

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Head of UN entity probing war crimes in Syria speaks to FRANCE 24

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

The future of work: How the gig economy is changing the jobs market

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

'France has underinvested in early childhood education for many years'

Read more

IN THE PRESS

'Badass': Accolades pour in for Southwest pilot who landed plane after engine failure

Read more

Henin to announce retirement, say Belgian media

Latest update : 2008-05-14

Justine Henin is expected to announce her retirement from tennis today, according to Belgian media. The 25-year-old world number one player has won seven grand slam titles so far.

World number one Justine Henin is set to announce her retirement from professional tennis, Belgian media reported on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old is due to make the announcement at a news conference at 1400 GMT, De Standaard daily said.

Winner of seven grand slam singles crowns, Henin suffered a surprise defeat in the third round of the German Open last week. She then withdrew from this week's Italian Open, citing fatigue.

Only last week Henin wrote on her Web site that she had been training without any problems and was injury free.

Wimbledon is the only grand slam tournament to have eluded her, with runner-up finishes in 2001 and 2006 her best results in London.

Despite her patchy form this season, Henin would be a favourite heading into this month's Roland Garros to win a fifth French Open crown.

Her retirement would come a year after compatriot and fellow former world number one Kim Clijsters walked away from the sport to start a family.

Date created : 2008-05-14

COMMENT(S)