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Early Retirement Raises Questions

Henin's abrupt departure can't help but spark drug debate

(Newser) - When a 25-year-old tennis star quits at the top of her sport, at least one columnist thinks it's tough not to wonder if drugs were somehow involved. That's Rick Morrissey's reaction to Justine Henin's abrupt retirement this week. Henin has no link to drugs, but in the current sports world... More »

Hingis Nets 2-Year Ban for Coke

Ex-top player must return Wimbledon prize money

(Newser) - Martina Hingis received a 2-year ban from competitive tennis today after testing positive for cocaine at last year's Wimbledon tournament, the BBC reports. The former world No. 1 had already announced her retirement, so the ban may not mean much, but she also has to return about $130,000 in... More »

Hingis Fails Coke Test, Retires

Tennis star denies taking drugs, but quits over age and health issues

(Newser) - Tennis star Martina Hingis today admitted that she tested positive for cocaine in a pre-Wimbledon drug test, and announced her retirement, citing age and health problems. The five-time Grand Slam champ denies taking drugs, the AP reports. "I find this accusation so horrendous that I've decided to confront it... More »

Birthday Boy Roddick Served Victory Gift

He advances to third round of US Open as rival forfeits

(Newser) - Jose Acasuso had a 25th birthday present for Andy Roddick last night: the Argentine bowed out of the pair's second-round US Open match last night, citing an injured left knee. No. 5 Roddick, who was leading Acasuso 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, had started to dominate the service game. "I don't... More »

Sharapova Advances in Style

A smash in red and crystal, the Russian defeats Italy's Roberta Vinci

(Newser) - Maria Sharapova dazzled in her US Open performance last night. The 2006 champion, bedecked in a crystal-studded red dress, downed Italy's Roberta Vinci 6-0, 6-1 in only 50 minutes. The tennis ace, who has struggled with a shoulder injury this year, was all confidence in her custom-made togs, smashing 30... More »

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