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My dear fans and friends. You all ask me this, so I would like to tell you something now. Unfortunately, in the summer I had to end my tennis career. I got reactive arthritis and wrist pain. I'm sad about it because I like tennis and I gave it a lot. The most I could. And also because I don't stop as and when I wished. At the same time, I am happy that I had a chance to experience a lot of beautiful moments and that the sport taught me so much. So many times. And much more.
I would like to thank everyone who supported me, cheered me. To everyone closest to me, whether I was up or down. And endless thanks to my mom.
Stefkova :sad:

A pity. She had the talent to reach the Top 100 :sobbing:
 

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Good for Boserup, I am glad to hear she is returning to college and not trying to get some announcement gig - we saw what that did for Alexandra Stevenson (NOWHERE!)
 

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I noticed that Cibulkova and Safarova played doubles together at RG and it turned out to be the last match for both of them.
And Safarova's 2nd last match was doubles with Stefkova, who announced retirement last week. :eek:
 

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Stole this list of 2019 retirements from the other thread. There's some overlap, but some might be missing. Couldn't be arsed to check.

-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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Good for Boserup, I am glad to hear she is returning to college and not trying to get some announcement gig - we saw what that did for Alexandra Stevenson (NOWHERE!)
To be fair, Stevenson's failure has more to do with her than with the idea of pursuing commentating...
 

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Re: OFFICIAL Retirements 2019.

Domi Cibulkova :sad:

She will be missed. She was a special WTA player and person.
 

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Not even mentioning one of them?

According to https://www.itftennis.com/antidoping...d-players.aspx Lourdes Dominguez Lino has retired last week. I don't know if she's been listed anywhere before....

And I've got some more suggestions:

Katharina Lehnert announced in 2017 that she thinks about retirement. She made her decision official in 2018. I've found some german articles about it. And she's also listed as "retired" on her german wikipedia page. It seems she's working for the fashion brand "New Yorker" now.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharina_Lehnert
https://www.facebook.com/24619079882...1939498254466/
https://inlovewithtennis.com/tennis-...meines-lebens/

Ilze Hattingh played her last pro match in September 2017. She's now listed as a player in the team of the Arizona State University, playing for "The Sun Devils". I found an article where she talks about the pro tour and her life now, and that she didn't want to continue on the pro tour and then got the opportunity to play college tennis in the US. The article states that she's "now working toward a career in therapeutic recreation". So I guess she can be considered as retired....
https://thesundevils.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=8146
https://eu.azcentral.com/story/sport...su/3549635002/

And Michelle Sammons played her last pro match in March 2016. Since then, she's been listed as a coach at the Kim Grant academy. I guess she'll never officially announce her retirement (as she's never been such a well known player) but instead just stopped playing and started working as a coach. I would consider her as retired, too.
https://www.kimgranttennis.com/coaches-and-staff.html
 

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Ilze Hattingh played her last pro match in September 2017. She's now listed as a player in the team of the Arizona State University, playing for "The Sun Devils". I found an article where she talks about the pro tour and her life now, and that she didn't want to continue on the pro tour and then got the opportunity to play college tennis in the US. The article states that she's "now working toward a career in therapeutic recreation". So I guess she can be considered as retired....
https://thesundevils.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=8146
https://eu.azcentral.com/story/sport...su/3549635002/
It's sounds absolutely wonderful, but what on earth does it mean? :surprise:
 

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