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Francesca Schiavone: '2017 will be my last season'

Gatto Luigi - 10-01-2017 - View: 1917

Tennis - The 2010 Roland Garros Champion announced it After the loss in Hobart


After the loss to Jana Fett, Francesca Schiavone announced that the 2017 season will be her last one as professional tennis player.

´This is my last year of tennis ... that´s why I´m upset (I) didn´t give the best here´, Schiavone said in a press conference. ´This year I want to give everything that (I´ve) learned in the last 19 years. In life I think I´ve arrived at the time to take the decision," she said of her retirement, despite still feeling a passion for tennis. This sport is a drug for me, I love to play this sport.´

Schiavone, who turned professional in 1998, is already thinking about her post-career life: ´I don´t know what I will do but I´m already planning something.´

She will play Australian Open in the main draw And will be extremely motivated: ´I am going to Melbourne hoping and working in order to find my feeling (before the Australian Open).´

It´s not a surprising decision by Schiavone, who had decided in November not to call it a career and play for another year.

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