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Justine Henin's retirement not surprising: Vijay Amritraj

Bangalore, May 15 (UNI) Indian Tennis legend Vijay Amritraj today said world number one Justine Henin announcing her retirement from professional tennis was not surprising.

''Justine's retirement is not a surprise, she had put a lot of pressure on herself,'' he told newspersons at a press conference here.

He said that however, it was great to retire when you are at the peak.

''At an age of 26, when others think of going further despite achieving top position, the decision is really great.'' He said ''though it was not an age to retire, she has retired when she was at the top.'' Justine, winner of seven Grand Slam titles, announced her retirement yesterday at Brussels saying that it was the end of a wonderful adventure and was something she had been thinking about for a long time.

She was expected to defend her French Open title later this month.


Story first published: Thursday, May 15, 2008, 20:36 [IST]
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