Wilson Thanks Justine Henin for Her Dedication and Success

May 19, 2008

Chicago – 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 suprised 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.