View Full Version : Lucie Ahl announces retirement

Jul 5th, 2003, 06:53 PM

Exeter's Lucie Ahl has exclusively revealed to BBC Sport that she has decided to retire from professional tennis after the US Open in August.
The 28-year-old, who is currently ranked at 211 in the world, is the British number three.

"I have been playing for 12 years - it is time to call it a day," she admitted.

Ahl received a wildcard for this year's Wimbledon where she lost 3-6 6-4 6-4 to 13th seed Ai Sugiyama in the first round.

"I only lost narrowly at Wimbledon and I may have continued if I had got through.

"But I didn't and I have made the decision and feel that I've given my all in the time that I've played and have made many sacrifices."

Jul 5th, 2003, 08:30 PM
thats really sad news :sad: however i do feel that it is at the right time for her

Jul 20th, 2003, 08:09 PM
Sad news but she has said shes gonna help up and coming players by offering her experience about the tour!

Colin B
Jul 21st, 2003, 12:55 AM
Announcement on gbtennisgirls:
Lucie is to run an elite squad at Queens Club, including Clare and Laura Peterzen and Mallanie South.
The report also states that she will play at the US Open in September.