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Friday, May 16, 2008

 
Retirement in early-to-mid-20s not uncommon in women's tennis.

Matt Walsh hopes to be remembered for telling the truth.

The S.F. CHRONICLE's Gwen Knapp writes in the wake of the O.J. Mayo scandal, "If the NCAA wants to reduce cheating in college sports, it has to bring the reviled 'extra benefits' above ground" (S.F. CHRONICLE).

The Manchester GUARDIAN's Steve Bierley writes of WTA player Justine Henin's retirement: "Until tennis gets the infrastructure and leadership it deserves, players will keep complaining about commitments and careers will be cut short" (GUARDIAN.co.uk). 

The COLUMBUS DISPATCH's Rob Oller writes, "Annika Sorenstam is the last loaf of bread in what was once a fully stocked pantry. … It is only when Sorenstam is about to retire that we wonder whether female athletes might be starving for female role models" (COLUMBUS DISPATCH).

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