'Concerned' Italian BJK Cup captain addresses Camila Giorgi's silent retirement

Earlier this week, Giorgi just popped up on ITIA's list of retired players.

by Dzevad Mesic
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'Concerned' Italian BJK Cup captain addresses Camila Giorgi's silent retirement
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Italian Billie Jean King Cup team captain Tathiana Garbin admits she is a bit "concerned" about Camila Giorgi after the news of Giorgi's sudden retirement from tennis but remains hopeful that everything is fine with the 2021 Montreal champion and that she simply walked away from tennis because of her recent results.

Giorgi, who was one of the best Italian WTA players on the Tour in the last couple of years, apparently abruptly retired from tennis without an announcement or indicating that it might happen. 

Earlier this week, Giorgi's name just popped up on ITIA's list of retired players. That left many baffled as 32-year-old Giorgi played as recently as March and the Miami Open was her sixth tournament of the year. 

"There's a bit of concern. The last time we spoke was before the Billie Jean King Cup and she didn't give me availability to come to Seville with the team due to a foot problem," Garbin told Italian media.

“I hope that she is well, that there are no problems and that she has left this sport that has given her so much with serenity."

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Garbin suspects Giorgi retired because of her recent results

Giorgi, who won the biggest title of her career at a WTA 1000 tournament in Montreal three years ago, was also ranked as high as No. 26 in the world. 

But this season wasn't easy for Giorgi, who was just 3-6 after her opening six tournaments and she also plummetted to No. 116 in the world.

“I believe that for a player who has reached the top it is difficult to then start again from the qualifiers and with a low ranking. A conclusion was perhaps necessary," Garbin said.

In her last tournament played at the Miami Open, Giorgi started with a win over Magdalena Frech before world No. 1 Iga Swiatek crushed her with a 6-1 6-1 scoreline.

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