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Henin leads pack of players who called it quits in 2008

Having survived the big babe era to earn seven Grand Slam titles, Justine Henin sent shock waves through the WTA Tour when she retired in May. But she wasn't the only star to hang up her racket in 2008.

Originally Published: December 11, 2008
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

Justine Henin "I'm here to announce that I'm definitively ending my tennis career." When Justine Henin calmly delivered that statement to an assembled press gathering at Limelette, Belgium, this May an earthquake went through the tennis world.

It was unheard of for a player to retire while still ranked No. 1 in the world, particularly an ambitious, driven 25-year-old who had reached the final in six of her last eight Grand Slams and won three of them.

But while ...

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