Germany’s Julia Goerges, a Wimbledon semi-finalist in 2018, introduced her retirement from tennis on Wednesday.
“I’ve at all times recognized that I might really feel it when the suitable time has come to say goodbye – and the second is right here,” the 31-year-old, at the moment ranked forty fifth on this planet, posted on social media.
“Thanks for every thing you’ve given me”, Goerges wrote in a love letter to tennis, “you can be in my coronary heart ceaselessly”.
Goerges received a complete of seven singles and 5 doubles titles on the WTA tour.
Her highest rating was ninth on this planet two years in the past, the season she misplaced to Serena Williams within the semi-finals at Wimbledon.
Goerges performed her final match earlier this month on the French Open, her forty eighth look in the principle draw of a Grand Slam, when she bowed out within the second spherical.
She was one among solely three German girls to earn a high 15 rating in each singles and doubles together with Steffi Graf and Claudia Kohde-Kilsch.