Re: Has a WTA ever Passed away before the retired
I don't think so. I remember a Bulgarian player in the early 90's (Elena Pampoulova-Wagner) who lost her husband so she was the official widow of the Tour.
A couple of junior sisters died some years ago in a car accident shortly after playing in Wimbledon but they were not pro yet. There is a thread about it in the Juniors forum.
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