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Henin's sudden retirement confounding to tennis luminaries

There's been no shortage of opinions from luminaries worldwide on Justine Henin's retirement.

Updated: May 15, 2008, 1:15 PM ET
By null | ESPN.com

A great competitor, an exceptional athlete, one who defied tennis because of her diminutive size. That's merely a snippet of the adulation Justine Henin has received throughout her dominant career.

As the women's No. 1 tennis player in the world and days away from beginning her defense of the French Open crown -- a title she has owned since 2005 -- Henin abruptly ended one of the most accomplished careers in history.

The decision to hang up her racket at the pinnacle ...

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