Barbora Strycova, a former top-ranked doubles participant and Wimbledon singles semifinalist, has introduced her retirement.
“Until now, tennis was the only world I knew,” Strycova stated in a press release on Tuesday.
“I have always had enormous love for this amazing sport. Even though all the pain, tears, renunciation and sweat, all the great moment(s) and victories were worth it.”
The 35-year-old Czech participant beforehand introduced her being pregnant. She is due in September and doesn’t plan to return after giving delivery.
“I never planned to end my career during a pandemic,” she stated. “However, some moments in life just can’t be planned and I am super excited for my next life role as a mom.”
— Barbora Strycova (@BaraStrycova) May 4, 2021
Strycova received two WTA singles titles and 31 in doubles.
She was at her greatest at Wimbledon in 2019, when she received the ladies’s doubles with Hsieh Su-wei to develop into No. 1 and reached the singles semifinals, shedding to Serena Williams. Her career-high in singles was No. 16.
In 2016, she teamed up with Lucie Safarova to win the bronze medal on the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.