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Wilson Thanks Justine Henin

May 20, 2008 10:21 AM

Top Wilson athlete, Justine Henin announced her retirement from the game of tennis and went out on top as not many can— #1 in the world. On Wednesday, as Henin's abrupt departure surprised the tennis world, it only left an appropriate moment to reflect on a player who has no doubt left a mark in the history of tennis. Henin leaves with an exceptional record including 493 wins in her 10 year professional career, and 41 titles. There have been 7 Grand Slam wins: Australian Open in 2004, French Open in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, and the US Open in 2003, 2007.

Wilson and Henin have been together for the past 11 years. “I have been a Wilson girl since juniors and throughout my career. Wilson rackets have carried me through some of the proudest moments of my life, and to that I am grateful,” Henin said.

Henin has been the dominant player in women's tennis since winning her first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros in 2003 and going on to #1 in the world. In the view of the tennis world, 2007 was nearly a perfect season for Justine. Henin won 10 of the 14 tournaments she entered -- a career best -- and produced a singles record of 63-4 as she became the first woman to win $5 million in a single year.

Henin’s undeniable record and determination prove her all-or-nothing quality that made her a champion and Wilson is proud to have been part of it all. Everyone at Wilson thanks Justine for all that she has done for tennis. We wish her all the best in future endeavors.

Wilson Racquet Sports is a division of Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods, one of the world's leading manufacturers of sports equipment and owned by Amer Sports. Wilson designs, manufactures and distributes sporting goods throughout the world and focuses on making technologically advanced products which help players of all levels perform better. Wilson's core sport categories include: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Youth Sports, Uniforms/Apparel, Golf, Footwear and Racquet Sports (Tennis, Racquetball, Squash, Badminton and Platform Tennis). For more information, visit
www.wilson.com.

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