Czech doubles specialist Barbora Strycova, who introduced her first being pregnant in March, mentioned Tuesday she was retiring from tennis, hoping for one final sport after she offers delivery.
Currently ranked second in doubles and 52nd in singles, Strycova, 35, gained the Wimbledon doubles title with Hsieh Su-wei in 2019 and reached the singles semifinal there the identical 12 months, her greatest Grand Slam outcomes ever.
“I want to play one more game with an audience,” the previous world quantity one-ranked doubles participant instructed reporters in Prague.
“I’m bidding farewell to my career and I don’t expect to get back to the tour, but I would like to say goodbye to the fans,” mentioned Strycova who has her eyes on a farewell journey to the All England Club in 2022.
“Wimbledon would be a dream, but if it doesn’t work out, I’ll do something here in the Czech Republic,” she mentioned.
Strycova, who final performed on the Australian Open in January, has gained two singles titles, reaching a profession excessive rating of 16, in addition to 31 doubles WTA trophies general. She additionally gained the bronze in ladies’s doubles with Lucie Safarova on the 2016 Olympics at Rio.
“I have always given my very best. I have never given up and that’s what matters most,” Strycova mentioned wanting again at her profession.