Oh, this is sad... I really really liked Gisela, I saw her in one of my first WTA matches on TV in Zurich in 2005. I wish her all the best for her future, I hope she'll stay connected with the WTA. Maybe she can get a good position in the Latin America Swing on which the WTA seems to focus in the upcoming years.
Just read her announcement. That message to Flavia is really touching.
__________________ N. VAIDISOVA - T. GOLOVIN - A. BONDARENKO - A. SZAVAY
D. HANTUCHOVA - A. PAVLYUCHENKOVA - E. VESNINA - E. SVITOLINA
J. GOERGES - A. WOZNIAK - Y. WICKMAYER - E. BOUCHARD - Ka. PLISKOVA
I read she is retiring because she wants to focus on other things. At the age of 27? A pity, I thought she would retire because of a serious injury.
she's been playing tennis since she was a kid
due to loss of form and/or motivation, her ranking has plummeted. she'd need to battle her way through the challenger circuit to get back on the main tour - or become a doubles specialist. i don't think either appeal to her, especially given that she's recently-married and wnats to start a family.
Come on the Bhoys!
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