Tennis - Tamarine Tanasugarn, the former Top 20 player from Thailand who made a habit of reaching the second week at Wimbledon during her heydays, has several plans to keep herself busy once her playing days wind down at the end of this year.
Tanasugarn, who is now ranked no. 922 in the world, has joined the Royal Thai Police Force as an officer and is also working on starting her own tennis academy. The 38-year-old said that she joined the police force for her parents as they would now be happy that she has a secure job after her playing career.
Tanasugarn is also the head coach of The Ace kids academy where she is helping introduce tennis to younger kids and she is currently scouting locations for the Tamarine Tennis Academy. Speaking to The Bangkok Post, Tanasugarn said that she will probably retire at the end of this year but is not sure of the exact timing of her retirement, She has won only 3 of 11 matches on the tour this year having competed mostly on the lower levels of the ITF circuit.