For some, retirement isn't the end
Comebacks in women's tennis are like snowflakes -- no two are alike -- and the game has seen a flurry of them in recent years.
Top WTA players have retired at or near the prime of their careers for reasons ranging from burnout to injury to pregnancy, only to change their minds and try to pick up where they left off. By contrast, there have been relatively few such goings and comings by top men since Bjorn Borg made an abbreviated return years after his glory days.
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2009 U.S. Open
Women's singles: Kim Clijsters, Belgium
Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina
Men's doubles: Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic and Leander Paes, India
Women's doubles: Serena and Venus Williams, United States
Mixed doubles: Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott, United States
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