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Belgian tennis star Justine Henin, who retired last year at the top of the game, said Tuesday she's coming back. Henin, a 27-year-old seven-time Grand Slam event winner, will play exhibition matches in Dubai and Belgium before embarking on a full WTA Tour schedule in 2010, Sky Sports reported. I am moved, and very relieved as well, because it is true that I have wanted to share this with the public for a few weeks, Henin told Belgian broadcaster RTL.
Svetlana Kuznetsova's French Open title moved her back into the Top 5 in the world in the women's tennis rankings released Monday. Kuznetsova took out No. 1-ranked Dinara Safina in straight sets Saturday for her second major tournament title.
Dinara Safina has one loss since she took over the No. 1 ranking and that was to her French Open championship opponent, Svetlana Kuznetsova. Safina and Kuznetsova won semifinal matches Thursday and earned a shot at the French Open title.
Romanian qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru picked up her first WTA Tour title Saturday with a three-set win over Alona Bondarenko in the Warsaw Open. Dulgheru, a 19-year-old ranked 201st in the world, posted a 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-0 victory over Bondarenko.
Kim Clijsters, who was the top-ranked women's player in 2003, ended her two-year retirement from competitive tennis Thursday at a news conference in Belgium. The hunger is back. I look forward to the challenge, she said. The decision was hardly a surprise.
Former World No. 1 women's tennis player Kim Clijsters is on the verge of returning to the circuit following her unexpected retirement in May 2007. Clijsters, 25, has scheduled a Thursday news conference in Belgium. She earlier said she would play this summer for the St.
Defending champion Maria Sharapova says she won't play in the Australian Open because she's not fully recovered from a shoulder injury. The open, first Grand Slam event of the year, begins Jan.
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