Former Top 50 player Anna Tatishvili has announced her retirement from professional tennis, due to recurring injuries. Tatishvili made the announcement on social media on Thursday. The 30 year old Tatishvili peaked at No. 50 in singles and No.
59 in doubles in 2012. She also reached the fourth round of the US Open in the same year in what was her best performance at a Grand Slam tournament. In her post on Twitter, the American said, "Unfortunately, due to recurring injuries, my body is not allowing me to play competitive tennis any longer.
It turned out that professional tennis is not only a fight on the court but also [to] an equal degree, maybe even more, a fight with injuries. No matter how painful the decision was for me, I had to decide to leave professional tennis and focus on my career off the court.
I love tennis more than anything and I am very thankful for everything that it has given me. I will cherish all the unforgettable memories forever." In 2012, she also reached career-high rankings in both singles and doubles.
She peaked at a career-best ranking of World No.59 in doubles in May, and World No.50 in singles in October. Tatishvili was from Georgia but became a US citizen in 2014. She came to the United States at the age of 7 and trained at the Chris Evert Academy.
She won 11 singles and 8 doubles titles on the ITF circuit and won 1 WTA doubles title in Linz, Austria in 2014.