Roberta Vinci: 'I am on holiday, I could not take it anymore'



by LUIGI GATTO

Roberta Vinci: 'I am on holiday, I could not take it anymore'

Roberta Vinci explained many times in the last days that the decision to end her career was led by many factors, like a physical and mental tiredness after spending 21 years on the professional Tour. After her loss to Aleksandra Krunic in Rome, in her on-court interview Vinci said: 'Thank you to my family who always stayed close to me, my team who supported me especially in the last period...

and it wasn't easy. But thank you especially to you, fans. I struggle not to be in tears but believe me, I don't care at all about the loss. From tomorrow I am on holiday, I could not take it anymore. I wanted to do it in front of the home crowd.

Otherwise, I would have already retired last year.' On Twitter, Petra Kvitova wrote: 'Robiiiii. Sorry I didn't see you on site today. I wanted to hug you and tell you what a great person you are and player too! But we know tennis is not everything.

Wishing you all the best for the future, be happy my dear. Tennis will miss you, same with me.' ALSO READ: Alexander Zverev reveals how many kilos he earned in the last two years

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