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Czech doubles specialist Barbora Strycova publicizes her retirement from the game

At present ranked second in doubles and 52nd in singles, Strycova, 35, received the Wimbledon doubles title with Hsieh Su-wei in 2019 and reached the singles semi-finals there the identical 12 months, her greatest ends in Grand Slam.

Prague: Czech doubles specialist Barbora Strycova, who introduced her first being pregnant in March, stated on Tuesday she was retiring from tennis, hoping for a final match after giving delivery.

At present ranked second in doubles and 52nd in singles, Strycova, 35, received the Wimbledon doubles title with Hsieh Su-wei in 2019 and reached the singles semi-finals there the identical 12 months, her greatest ends in Grand Slam.

“I wish to play one other sport with an viewers,” the previous world quantity one-ranked doubles participant informed reporters in Prague.

“I say goodbye to my profession and do not anticipate to return to the tour, however I wish to say goodbye to the followers,” stated Strycova who has her eyes set on a farewell journey to the All England Membership in 2022.

“Wimbledon could be a dream, but when it does not work out I’ll do one thing right here within the Czech Republic,” she stated.

Strycova, who final performed on the Australian Open in January, received two singles titles, reaching a career-high 16, in addition to 31 WTA doubles trophies in complete.

She additionally received the bronze medal in girls’s doubles with Lucie Safarova on the 2016 Olympic Video games in Rio.

“I’ve at all times given my greatest. I’ve by no means given up and that is what issues most,” stated Strycova, wanting again on her profession.

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