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Perhaps it did not produce as seismic a reaction as, say, Tiger Woods declaring his retirement (shock waves!), but tremors were surely felt in the tennis world when #1 ranked Justine Henin recently proclaimed that it was time to hang up her racquets for good. So sudden was the announcement that author Ryan-a reporter and friend of the Belgian Henin family-quickly dispatched a postscript to this already completed book. While Ryan gives much expert coverage to Henin's brilliant, albeit short career (seven Grand Slam titles from 2003 to 2007), he also deftly describes how Henin's successes came despite mind-numbing family misfortunes and a long-standing feud with her brothers and father. As it turns out, yet another calamity-the 2007 near-death of her brother in an auto accident-brought the clan back together. Advice given early on by her mother, Françoise Henin, who died when Justine was just 12, seems to especially resonate today, and that is the importance of retaining a sense of balance alongside professional ambition. Publishing to coincide with the start of the U.S. Open, this is recommended for general and sports collections.