Jarmila Wolfe calls it a career and criticizes Australian Open

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Jarmila Wolfe calls it a career and criticizes Australian Open

Through her Twitter account, the former Australian player Jarmila Wolfe, known also as Gajdosova, her family surname, and Groth, as she was first married to Sam Groth, announced her retirement from professional tennis due to physical issues.

'These past 12 months have been the toughest I’ve ever had to go through and unfortunately I have been unable to recover from a back injury that my doctors have advised is now chronic,” Wolfe wrote. 'I have had to seriously think of my quality of life with my wonderful husband Adam post tennis, and that has led to this very tough decision.' She played the last match of her career in August in Landisville, while her last match in Australia was dated to January 2016 in Melbourne against Anastasia Sevastova.

She wanted to call it a career in the first Grand Slam of the season in a week, but it wasn't possible: 'I would have liked to have played one more Australian Open, with my last ever match playing in front of the Melbourne Park crowd and say goodbye properly to the Australian public.

But the powers that be declined my wildcard request. That’s how it goes and I have no regrets. I’ve loved living out my dream on the world tennis stage. I also acquired a new nationality and home along the way, and for that I will be forever grateful to tennis and the Australian people who embraced and supported me.'

Wolfe achieved a career high at No.

25 in 2010, the same year she reached the fourth round at the Roland Garros and Wimbledon, which represent her best results at a Major level. ALSO READ: Chris Evert: 'Nowadays players are not as mentally tough as at my time'