Sixteen months after her retirement from competition, former No. 1 player in the world Justine Henin announced this week that she will come back for the 2010 season.
The main reason for Henin's comeback is that "the flame has lit up once again." The lack of passion for the game of tennis was the main reason for her retirement in 2008, something that has come back in recent months according to the Belgian player.
Henin's professional record is an impressive one. In a little less than 10 years, she won 41 WTA titles, including seven Grand Slam titles.
Her small stature was not an obstacle, as she used to run down every ball on the court with speed while committing a low number of unforced errors.
News of her comeback will improve the already spectacular field of women's players. With the blooming of much young talent in 2009, the competition will be very fierce in 2010 on the women's side of the court with the addition of Henin.
Finally, Henin has been training seriously for about three months, and she has rehired her coaching/training staff. No detail is left unattended for this comeback.
I wish her a successful 2010 season.
(Picture: Justine Henin, Canadian Press)