Timea Bacsinszky announces retirement from tennis

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Timea Bacsinszky announces retirement from tennis

Born in 1989, Swiss tennis player Timea Bacsinszky achieved her best results in a Grand Slam tournament at the Roland Garros in Paris, where she played the semi-final in 2015 and 2017. At Wimbledon she reached the quarterfinals six years ago, beaten by Garbine Muguruza in two sets.

In her career, she has been able to win four titles on the WTA Tour: the Luxembourg Open, the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, the Monterrey Open and Rabat, all between 2009 and 2016. Today out of the top 500 players in the world, Timea took part in her last event on the Tour in September two years ago.

The Swiss player wanted to entrust her moving goodbye to this sport to social media: "Dear tennis", she wrote on Twitter, "as a child, I could never have imagined doing so many beautiful things thanks to you, I never thought to experience so many emotions, to learn so much, especially about myself, but also about the world.

Timea Bacsinszky announces retirement from tennis

You have been the most beautiful school of life and I cannot thank you enough for that… it has been 18 wonderful years during which I have dedicated myself to you.

Now it's time for me to turn the page, to write new ones, which I hope are equally intense. Thank you for the difficult times, for the smiles, the tears, the doubts but above all the teachings you have been able to pass on to me.

I am very proud of everything I have been able to achieve thanks to you. Thanks also to all the people who have been part of my journey over the years, starting with mum, my family and my friends, Alex, Erfan, Dim, Beni, Vincent, Andreas, all my medical staff, as well as the Swiss Tennis Committee, the Swiss Olympic Committee, my Fed Cup team, the WTA, my partners and sponsors, my clubs and of course all the people who have supported me here and around the world with so much love and love!

Without you I would never have been able to believe in my dreams and I would not have constantly pushed to my limits. I thank you from the bottom of my heart."