As the Game of Tennis takes a leap into the year 2016 after a magnificent 2015 season filled with records, achievements and memories, we shockingly take a look at some of the finest players who bid adieu to the Game in the year 2015 or are likely to hang their boots in the upcoming year.
1. Flavia Pennetta retired after winning the U.S Open
Flavia Panetta announced a shocking retirement immediately after winning her first singles grand slam title – The U.S Open. She announced her retirement in the post match ceremony itself to leave her fans shell shocked. In her 15 year long career she won 10 other WTA Singles titles. She became the first Italian player to be ranked number 1 in doubles in the year 2009. Her major achievements in doubles were WTA Finals in 2010 and the Australian Open in 2011.