Originally Posted by Archer16
Shortly after that last post mid-2012 Lankri quit tennis while at her peak ranking of #545.
Two weeks ago she was the surprise package of a listless Israeli Championship, making the finals (beating Shlomo in the semis) from qualies after a year without playing, and giving Glushko a run for her money for at least a set there.
Afterwards, there was a very interesting interview with her in "Ha'aretz", titled:
"What prevented you from being like Shahar Peer?"
I'll translate the entire piece if anyone's interested.
I did read the article in English and frankly she merely stated the obvious about money and tennis. One could argue that Glushko was suffering from the same dilemma as she was struggling to rise up in the ranks towards the top 100.
Even in wealthier countries like the USA, support is usually limited to the most "promising" of players and without a wealthy private source it is tough to get through the developing years.