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Charleston, South Carolina: Regla Torres appeared in a controversial press conference this morning announcing that Charleston will be the last tournament where she will play as a Spanish national.

The Spanish No. 1 in Charleston for the 13th anniversary of the event where she is a two-time champion confirmed rumours and laid to rest speculation that she was to be taking citizenship in another country.

From next week, she will be representing Italy. "It's been a difficult decision. But one I made because it's where my future is," Torres said. She will be settling in Lake Como with her ballet dancer boyfriend who is a principal at Teatra alla Scala in nearby Milan.

"It's something I've been thinking about for a long time, not just this year," Torres said. The move comes as a slap in the face for former Spanish No. 1 and pretender to the Spanish Fed Cup captaincy, Vittoria Perez, who notoriously and in an unpopular move dropped Torres from the first Fed Cup rounds earlier this year.

Torres regained the No. 1 spot in Spain after a strong start to the year 2012. "I will definitely miss Rita, Candela, Marta and all my other compatriots but unfortunately it's a decision I had to make. I wish them luck and success in Fed Cup and on the tour. I'm sure I'll be seeing and speaking to them in tour events."

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Re: Regla Torres: "Charleston will be my last tournament"

DAMN you - you got me! At first, I gasped and couldn't believe. But, after reading the whole article, I think this is a great move for Regla.

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Don't worry, Alijah is VERY unpopular too..

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"Vittoria won´t be the number 1 spanish forever, things can change, think about it Regla, we´ve been a great team for years, I will miss you a lot..."

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Re: Regla Torres: "Charleston will be my last tournament"

Aww Candy - maybe you should consider another country for 2013 botswana


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Do you know you would be the captain for Spain next week's Fed Cup?

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Dang! I always get caught in such articles!

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Re: Regla Torres: "Charleston will be my last tournament"

Oh my! I also gasped there. Phew.
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Woohoo! Giusa is so excited!!

Now it is time for her to focus and get back into shape!

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Re: Regla Torres: "Charleston will be my last tournament"

"Although this move makes my chances for Olympics higher, you'll be hardly missed on the team.. I grew up watching you Regla" said Marta Sanchez at the 13th Annual FWTT Family Circlw Cup, where she is competing.

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