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All official retirements which occur in 2019 will be recorded in this thread.

1. Stephanie Petit (ARG)

2. An-Sophie Mestach (BEL)

3. Maria Irigoyen (ARG)

4. Stephanie Tan (SGP)

5. Mariana Duque Marino (COL)

6. Amra Sadikovic (SUI)

7. Emma Laine (FIN)

8. Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP)

9. Julia Boserup (USA)

10. Lucie Safarova (CZE)

11. Shelby Talcott (USA)

12. Ana Vrljic (CRO)

13. Mia Eklund (FIN)

14. Katerina Kramperova (CZE)

15. Sherazad Reix (FRA)

16. Raquel Atawo (USA)

17. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)

18. Barbora Stefkova (CZE)

19. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
 

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OFFICIAL Retirements 2019.

Beginning with argentinian Stephanie Petit, career high: 525, 4 doubles titles on ITF.
Retires at 22, cites lack of motivation, names last FedCup as turning point, now studies Commerce.
:wavey:

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-Amra Sadikovic [SUI]

-An-Sophie Mestach [BEL]

-Arantxa Parra-Santonja [ESP]

-Dominika Cibulkova [SVK]

-Emma Laine [FIN]

-Julia Boserup [USA]

-Lourdes Domínguez Lino [ESP]

-Lucie Safarova [CZE]

-María Irigoyen [ARG]

-Mariana Duque Mariño [COL]

-Michaela Hončová [SVK]

-Rika Fujiwara [JPN]

-Shelby Talcott [USA]

-Stefanie Tan [SGP]

-Stephanie Petit [ARG]
 

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Re: OFFICIAL Retirements 2019.

wow, I think costs were taking their toll on her as she was trying crowdfunding etc iirc.
 

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Watching this for 30 seconds suddenly makes me an avid proponent for the serve clock :spit:
Omg :lol: I think I actually watched one of her matches at this tournament against Alex Stevenson. Bounces the ball for 30 seconds .. threw it up and caught it and did it again numerous times :facepalm: umpire did nothing despite Alex’s complaining.
 

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Re: OFFICIAL Retirements 2019.

Mestach one of those people TF use to cry about.
 

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I’m surprised mestach has given in... good luck in your future career


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Re: OFFICIAL Retirements 2019.

Lertcheewakarn hasn't even reached top 150 in her career, I think.
I guess its because good players turn pro when they're 15 16 and scrubs win junior slams at 18, no?

bombshell: she's becoming a COP aswell :spit:

As of July 2018, Lertcheewakarn having played her last match in August 2017, is in training to be a police officer.
 

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Re: OFFICIAL Retirements 2019.

She always will be remembered for this:
Mestach had plenty of talent for sure, regardless of the very annoying ball bounce.
 

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Doubles specialist María Irigoyen mentioned she's retired in an argentinian radio show. I don't have a link to it but she mentioned she stopped training at the end of last year and lost interest in continuing to travel.

Her CHR in singles was #147 and #47 in doubles, where she won two WTA titles and reached six finals.

She can be remembered for her infamous record in GS qualies in singles (went 1-19 having only won a match by retirement in Wimbledon of all places), her whopping 60 ITF doubles titles and, on a personal note, having forced a 7-5 first set loss against Serena Williams in the first round of Fed Cup. I was there and I don't think I've ever seen María playing better tennis.

She was a clay court grindr with not a lot of weapons and a top spin forehand that was much, much better than her very weak backhand. All in all she really made the most out of her career considering her limited talent.

 

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Re: OFFICIAL Retirements 2019.

Safarova will retire in 2019 :sad:
 

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