Elena Baltacha considers retirement after string of poor results
Elena Baltacha called a press conference yesterday to discuss her plans for the future, after yet another first round loss.
"To be honest, after three consecutive losses 7-6 in the final set, I have to consider my future in the game. Apart from reaching the final at the French Open, my results have been very poor this season, and maybe I need to take a break from the game."
Baltacha also questioned the attitude of some of the other players towards her:
"I had a fantastic doubles partner in Gaelle Taton, and when she retired recently it really hit home that maybe this was not for me. No-one seems to want to play doubles with me now, and that was a lot of the "fun" of the game for me... Maybe if I had a regular doubles partner things would be different. But right now I dont know where my career is going."
Bally will honour her commitments for the next two weeks, before making a final decision on her future.