Former Top 10 player Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland has announced the end of her professional tennis career that began in 2004.
Sharing one of her first childhood tennis photos on Instagram, the 32-year-old stated:
As a little girl, I could never have imagined accomplishing so many beautiful things through you, experiencing so many emotions, learning so much, especially about myself, but about the world as well. You have been the most beautiful school of life and I cannot thank you enough for that… 18 beautiful years during which I dedicated myself to you. Now it’s time for me to turn the page, and write new ones, which I hope will be as intense.
Bacsinszky’s highest singles ranking was No.9 and No.36 in doubles. She won four WTA singles titles — Luxembourg (2009), Acapulco and Monterrey (2015), and Rabat (2016). In women’s doubles she picked up champions’ hardware five times. Her best Grand Slam appearances were French Open semifinals in 2015 and 2017. Together with Martina Hingis, she won the silver medal in women’s doubles at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The Keb Hana Bank Korea Open in September 2019 was Bacsinszky’s last tournament. In singles she suffered a double-bagel loss to Kristie Ahn in the first round.