Last month we were pleasantly shocked by the news that Tatiana Golovin has decided to end her 11-year retirement and now the date of her comeback is set — the former world No.12 will play qualifying at the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open, an International-level tournament that starts on October 12th in Luxembourg.
As L’Équipe reports, the 31-year-old Golovin received a wildcard to enter qualifying, which will be her fourth appearance at the Luxembourg tournament, after her showings in 2004, 2006, and 2007, two of which were quarterfinal finishes. The organizers confirmed the information to Agence France-Presse on Monday.
Because of a chronic back inflammation, Golovin retired in 2008, while her career was just starting to bloom, only five years after she began playing in the WTA main draws.
A year before she left the sport, Golovin lifted her first WTA trophies: Amelia Island and Portoroz. In 2004 she won the French Open mixed doubles title alongside Richard Gasquet, while in 2006 she reached the US Open quarterfinals.
Golovin will join an ever-growing list of moms on the tour. The Frenchwoman has a four-year-old daughter and a two-year-old son.