Why did Sorenstam and Henin walk away?

Annika Sorenstam and Justine Henin both walked away in their relative primes. Why? Story

Updated: May 27, 2008, 2:58 AM ET
By Mary Buckheit | Page 2

Annika Sorenstam and Justine Henin just walked away. Sorenstam, 37, and arguably the greatest female golfer of all time, announced last week that she will retire at the end of this season. Henin, 25, and the No. 1-ranked female tennis player in the world, announced that she's retiring immediately.

What gives? Why would they call it quits right now -- and how could they just slip out the door with a wave and a smile?

Imagine if tomorrow Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant or Alex Rodriguez ...

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