Tennis - Ukraine's Olga Savchuk has announced that she will retire from professional tennis at the end of the US Open Championships. Savchuk posted the following message on her Instagram account.
Savchuk commented, “Yes, indeed, this US Open is my last tournament.
I have long made this decision, I will finish my career in New York." 30-year-old Savchuk made her professional debut at the age of 16 in 2004 and has won 3 ITF singles titles in her career. She reached the third round of the 2006 Australian Open and peaked at No.
79 in the rankings in May 2008. She won 3 WTA doubles titles in her career, reached No. 33 in the rankings last year and also reached the quarter-finals of the French Open doubles event. She also made her long-awaited Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro in the year 2016.
She leads the Ukrainian record in the Fed Cup for number of years played (12) and number of doubles victories (18). In the first round of the ongoing US Open, Savchuk and partner Elina Svitolina were beaten 2-6, 5-7 by Magdalena Rybarikova and Viktoria Kuzumova.