I cant believe her dad wants to keep travelling all year now that Caroline has this illness and her game sucks. He's been doing this for 15 years and it was a full time job with very little time at home.
But I dont know what she's planning. Its obvious from all the old players on tour that some love it and want to keep doing it even though they can barely win a match
Yeah those 2 upcoming Chinese events might be her last tourneys... but I hope she'll reconsider after seeing that a bunch of girls who played in 1990s are still around trying, also now after Kim announcement
She's got 1600-ish points to defend from Wuhan-Beijing-YEC, so by year end she could be out of the top 50. I think she'll see where she is after the Olympics next year and that'll be that.
My guess is post-Olympics will see a flurry of retirements. I'm guessing the 2020 US Open will be Wozniacki and Venus's last tournament. I'm guessing Moscow 2020 will be Sharapova and Kuznetsova's last tournaments.
If Serena has already won #25 after the 2020 US Open, she'll retire.
If she's at #24, I'm guessing she gives 2021 a shot to break the record, but I wouldn't put money on it.
If she's still at #23, she absolutely gives 2021 a shot.
She is a brilliant match player, always has supported the WTA week after week. Surely this will be the first season without winning a title in years!!!!!! Just seems sad and I wonder if the pain is too much to play as much as she does. She is a player who needs matches.