Timea Bacsinszky Hangs Up Her Boots After an Injury-Prone Career at the Age of 32

Published 07/16/2021, 4:32 AM EDT


Swiss professional tennis player Timea Bacsinszky announced her retirement from the sport. She recently updated a picture of herself on Twitter along with a long message regarding her decision.

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Timea Bacsinszky is just 32 at the moment. However, she believes that she has played long enough, and now is the ideal time for her to hang up her racquets.

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In the message, she thanked her friends, parents, and the Swiss tennis and the Swiss Olympic bodies. Bacsinszky was a prolific player right from the beginning of her career. However, she suffered from a foot injury at the age of 22 and was never able to recover completely from it.

She last played a professional match at the Hana Bank Kore Open 2019 where she lost to Kristie Ahn in the first round. After that, she, unfortunately, injured herself once again and didn’t return to the court for about two years.

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Professional career of Timea Bacsinszky

Bacsinszky has four career titles in the singles category and four titles in the doubles category on the WTA Tour. Interestingly, she also has an Olympic Silver medal which she won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in the mixed doubles category in 2016. Other than these, she also has 13 singles and 14 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

She achieved her best career ranking of World No.9 on May 16, 2016. Her best performance at a Grand Slam came at the French Open in 2015 and in 2017 where she ended up as a semi-finalist.

In 2015, she led a brilliant campaign as she defeated the likes of Belinda Bencic, Madison Keys, and Petra Kvitova to reach the semis. She played a good match against Serena Williams even in the semis but lost despite winning the first set. Ultimately, Serena went on to win the title.

A similar thing happened to her in 2017 as well. She managed to battle past big players like Ons Jabeur and Venus Williams but lost to Jelena Ostapenko in the semis- who also went on to win Roland Garros in 2017.

Overall, it has been a great career for Timea Bacsinszky. It could have been much better had she not suffered from multiple injuries in her career. However, fans are eagerly waiting for her to begin the second innings of her life and it’ll be intriguing to see if she takes up a coaching role in the future or not.

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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