Published On: Thu, May 9th, 2024
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WTA ‘can’t get hold of’ tennis star who retired suddenly with no warning | Tennis | Sport

The WTA has reportedly been unable to get hold of Camila Giorgi after the former world No. 26 quietly retired this week. Giorgi’s name appeared on the International Tennis Integrity Agency’s list of retired players but she made no official announcement of the end of her career.

Giorgi had not played a match since losing to Iga Swiatek at the Miami Open on March 23 and did not enter the upcoming French Open. On Wednesday, fans noticed that she was listed as “retired” by the ITIA, the body which oversees anti-doping protocols necessary to play professional tennis.

The 32-year-old did not announce that she was ending her playing career and, according to Corriere della Sera, the WTA has now been unable to reach Giorgi or her family. The women’s tennis tour is said to have been unaware of Giorgi’s retirement.

When they sought her out to confirm the news, they reportedly found that telephones belonging to Giorgi, her father Sergio and her brothers Leandro and Amadeus had been disconnected. It was also suggested that the former Wimbledon quarter-finalist would not reveal anything until the French Open.

Giorgi posted a selfie to her Instagram Story on Tuesday (May 7) with no caption and did not address her retirement. By marking herself as retired, the 32-year-old will be removed from the ITIA’s doping testing pool for at least six months.

The Italian enjoyed her best Grand Slam result at Wimbledon in 2018, reaching the last eight before losing to Serena Williams. She also made it to the quarter-finals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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