One of the ‘Big Four’ contenders, Andy Murray will be bid his adieu to tennis probably on his home turf of SW19 in London. His prolonged hip injury and the unbearable pain in his body have compelled him to take this decision. As and when he announced his retirement from tennis, the WTA ladies paid their homage to the Brit by tweeting their heartfelt messages.
His compatriot, Johanna Konta applauded the efforts by the 31-old-year Scot for standing on the women’s side fought for equal their equal rights. “There has been so many examples of when he has stood up for us not just for women’s tennis but women, in general, I think he has also been blessed with two daughters so I think he’s grown up with a really strong female role model with his mum as well and I know his wife is also a strong character so he is surrounded by great strong women”, Konta complimented the Briton.
Another fellow nation, Heather Watson articulated her esteem regards towards the Scottish man, “Boys are going to fight for boys because that’s the field they’re in, girls will fight for girls – so to have a guy fighting for women’s rights is pretty cool,” she said. “I’m just grateful that I’ve been able to get to know him, share the court with him in the Hopman Cup a couple of times and at the Olympics. He’s an awesome person.”
Other WTA women, including Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova, Kim Clijsters and Billie Jean King tweeted their profound feelings towards Murray. Most of them were shattered upon hearing his decision of putting an end to his professional career and outpoured her emotions. The Australian, Sam Stosur associated him as the advocate for the WTA women.