After weeks of rumors about her return, speaking to the Belgian television station RTL, former world number one Justine Henin officially announced her plans to come back to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in January 2010.
"I am really happy and am deeply moved to be able to announce this evening that I will return to competition," said the 27-year-old seven-time Grand Slam champion.
Henin shocked the world by announcing her immediate retirement May 14, 2008, claiming that her drive to compete was gone for good. Thing have changed in the meantime.
"There is a flame which is revived," the Belgian added. "I thought it forever extinct."
Henin will launch her comeback in Australia next season. (source: On the Baseline, photo via Tennis Channel)