In news that’s about as surprising as water being wet and the sky being blue, former World No. 1 Justine Henin is apparently planning a comeback to professional tennis, that according to the Belgian press.
Henin, who mysteriously and abruptly retired just before the 2008 French Open, is reported to have signed up to play exhibition matches in December in Belgium and Dubai with an eye toward returning to the sport full-time in January.
The 27-year-old Henin won 41 titles during her career including seven Grand Slams. She is no doubt buoyed by the success her countrywoman Kim Clijsters has had in her recent return. And with a full realization that the depleted talent field in women’s tennis is rife with opportunity it’s not wonder she’s contemplating a return.
Plus, what else is she doing with her time away from tennis, singing?
Capriati, Graf, Seles, Evert, Mandlikova. Who’s next to return?
In more important news, the US Open draw will be out in about 16 hours!
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