Klara Koukalova ends career at the age of 34

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Klara Koukalova ends career at the age of 34

Klara Koukalova has called time on her career. The 34-year-old Czech player announced her retirement from professional tennis through her Facebook page, because of health issues. 'I realized I am not able to give my best on court anymore, and without having the chance to compete against young, successful and hungry players pushed me to stop playing tennis.

I am happy to playing the best sport of the World for 20 years, and for being part of the WTA and ITF for 20 years. I cannot describe how I appreciated your support during my ups and downs and how I am grateful for this.' Koukalova reached the fourth round in Wimbledon 2010 and Roland Garros 2012.

In career, she won three WTA singles titles ('s-Hertogenbosch and Portorose in 2005 and Florianópolis in 2014) and four doubles titles (‘s-Hertogenbosch, Båstad, Shenzen and Hobart). Her best ranking is No.

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