Former Fed Cup player and world No. 25 Jarmila Wolfe announced her retirement from professional tennis on Wednesday due to a string of injuries.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I have taken the hardest decision of my life to retire from professional tennis with immediate effect,” Wolfe, 29, wrote in a post on social media.
During her professional career, Wolfe won two singles and one doubles crown on the WTA tour, as well as 14 singles and nine doubles titles on the ITF tour.
“I would have liked to have played one more Australian Open, with last ever match played in front of the Melbourne Park crowd and say goodbye properly to the Australian public but the powers that be declined my wildcard request,” Wolfe continued in her post. “but that’s how it goes. I have no regrets.”
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The Slovak-Australian player recorded her best grand slam finishes in 2010 in the fourth rounds of both the French Open and Wimbledon. Her performance took a downward turn from there, however, as she endured injuries and the death of her mother in 2012.
Little note for all my fans ❤❤❤ pic.twitter.com/fanVbVyStP
— Jarmila Wolfe (@tennis_jarkag) January 11, 2017
Her current ranking is No. 623.