Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Bjorn Borg prize for getting out at the top
A special award for a special person, and no prizes for guessing who bags this one.
It is of course Justine Henin.
Even now I still can't quite understand her decision, but you have to hand it to her, she exited tennis in the same way she played the game, with dignity, style, and on her own terms.
I can't imagine we will ever again see a No 1 ranked player and a defending Champion of two Slams, quit at only 25. Astonishing.
How i miss that backhand.
We had hoped Justine would be here to pick the award up in person but unfortunately no one seems to know where she is or what she is doing.