MARINO TAKING BREAK FROM TENNIS AFTER BATTLE WITH FATIGUE
Rebecca Marino is taking a break from tennis after battling both mental and physical fatigue which has kept her off the court longer than anticipated.
"Earlier this year, after suffering from intense physical and mental fatigue, I decided to pull out of some events and take a bit of a break to rest and return stronger," said Marino. "As the days went by and became weeks, I realized I would need more than just a few days to fully recover. I have decided to do what's best for my career and make sure I am fully rested before I return to the courts.
"Once I am ready to come back, I plan to pick up where I left off, get my ranking back and challenge the best players in the world."
After losing in the first round of the Australian Open, the Vancouver native pulled out of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Americas Zone Group I event in February, before returning in Memphis a few weeks later and losing in the opening round.
Recently, she withdrew from the WTA Premier events in Indian Wells, Miami and Charleston.