Not surprised at all that she's retiring. Hasn't had the results to maintain a living. If only she could have beat Sharapova at the Aussie Open a few years back. Things might have been different, but who knows.
"I don't have any firm plans yet," she said. "I'm going to think a lot about what I want to do. I'm really looking forward to new challenges, maybe in the media, maybe in management. I definitely want to stay in sports.
"I just want to thank everyone who was behind me all these years. For me it was the best pleasure I could have was to have the support of my fans and friends. Because it's a very tough job - but, I think, the most beautiful job ever."
This was one of the very first places I ever posted in TF. I thought she would find her way back and play for a few years yet. But I guess time moves on, people make their decisions. I hope she has a nice time doing whatever she wants now.
I was just glad I got to see Camille play in person at the 2009 and 2007 U.S. Opens. Both times I had great views and took lots of pics, some of which I've shared here. All athletes have to move on eventually. :sad:
It's true that they have to move on eventually. But I wish she could have hung on a bit longer. Lots of people play well past 30 these days, but the recent losses probably made her lose her desire. Oh well. We have our memories.
The award for the oddest opening comments at a press conference over the last fortnight goes to France's Camille Pin, who before announcing her retirement, told the assembled press room: "I'm sorry. I've drunk two glasses of champagne on a bare stomach. I wanted to be totally drunk here. I thought it would be funny to be pissed during my interview."
It is really sad to see her retiring but I wish her very best for the future.I have been following her since ITF days and I am glad she made most out of her talent,mostly surprising (and annoying) with her results at GM audience here at TF :lol:
Once again I wish her best and I will for sure miss her playing...