27-year-old Spanish tennis player Beatriz Garcia Vidagany has announced her retirement from tennis after struggling to come back from a spate of injuries. In a letter posted on the website PuntodeBreak.com, Vidgany says she has been forced to bid goodbye to the sport that she has played for 19 years, a carrer which has seen her go through three knee operations, a hernia in the back and several broken ligaments of the foot.
Her latest injury setback was a wrist injury which has been bothering her more than a year. Vidagany, who is currently ranked just outside the Top 500, says she tried all forms of rehab and physiotherapy and saw countless doctors but has decided that she cannot go on any further.
She says she is now moving on to a new chapter in her life - she will be studying Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and wants to do a double degree in Physiotherapy, She also says that despite all the setbacks, she has also seen some great times in her career - including meeting many good people, and learning the lessons of humility hard work, discipline, and perseverance - values that have helped her in her tennis career and will serve her in her future endeavours as well.
Vidagany peaked at No. 146 in the rankings and won 2 ITF singles titles in her career. Her last event was the WTA event in Bastad in July where she reached the doubles semi-finals. Also Read: Robin Soderling Retires From Tennis