A sus 32 años, Magdalena Rybarikova pone punto y final a su carrera como tenista profesional después de 15 temporadas.
Después de más de un año sin competir, quería despedirse en la Billie Jean King Cup (la conocida Fed Cup) que se iba a disputar en Budapest durante este 2020. Sin embargo, a causa del parón se vieron obligados a suspender. Por tanto, la eslovaca, no podrá despedirse sobre la cancha siendo su último partido en las instalaciones de Flushing Meadows en la primera ronda de la fase previa del US Open.
Había hablado de su retiro que le ponía fecha para este 2020, pero de manera oficial, la que fuera semifinalista de Wimbledon y la que estuviera integrada entre las 20 mejores raquetas del mundo durante algún tiempo, cuelga la raqueta.
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Hello guys! As some of you may know, i haven’t been playing competitive tennis for over an year now. I was hoping to play the Fed Cup Finals in Budapest as last event of my carrier, unfortunately the whole situation around covid 19 has changed those plans. After carefully analyzing the various scenarios, i have decided to put an end to my professional tennis career. After almost 15 years of many ups and some downs, i am incredibly grateful for everything this amazing sport has given me. Besides meeting lots of nice and interesting people all over the world, i experienced amazing emotions, starting by winning my first tournament as a small girl all the way to reaching the semifinal of wimbledon in 2017. Even though there obviously were some tough moments with lots of injuries, uncertainties and sacrifices, i wouldn’t wanna miss a single second of his amazing journey. I wanna thank my family for always supporting me, all my coaches for trying to get the best out of me on the court and Kristian Cupak, who made sure i was fit enough to do so and was part of my team for almost my entire career. A special thanks goes to Lotto (clothing sponsor), Yonex (tennis equipment) and all the other sponsors, not to forget the slovak tennis federation who helped me at the beginning of the journey. Last but not least i want to thank all the fans for supporting me in good and not so good times, encouraging me during matches and through the various media channels, they always helped me going the extra step when i thought i couldn’t do it anymore. I’m leaving with a big smile on my face and am very much looking forward to see what the next chapter of my life will hold. Have fun, be well and stay healthy! Slovenská verzia v komente 👇