Monica Puig, 2016 Olympic champion, takes retirement

Monica Puig, the 2016 Olympic champion in Rio, announced she will retire Monday, at just 28 years old.

Puerto Rican Monica Puig, 2016 Olympic singles champion in Rio, announced Monday on social media that she was putting a 28 -year term in her career because her body, badly damaged by injuries in recent years, had “enough ».

“During the last twenty-eight years of my life, tennis was everything to me. It allowed me to live some of the most poignant and memorable experiences. But sometimes, good things come to an end. Today, I announce my tennis retirement. After three years of battling injuries and four surgical interventions, my body is in good shape”She writes on social media.

Puig had offered Puerto Rico its first Olympic gold medal, all mixed sports, by winning the Rio Women’s singles final at the expense of Germany’s Angelique Kerber, then 2nd World Cup.

A few weeks later, in September 2016, she had reached her best world ranking by rising to 27th place in the WTA.

She is relegated to 1,171th place having won the fewest matches on the circuit since her quarter -final at the WTA 250 tournament in Luxembourg in October 2019.

She had attempted a return in April to Madrid where she was sidelined in the first round against Danielle Collins (7-5, 6-0), then to Saint-Malo in France where she was dropped in the fourth game of her first. turn against Fiona Ferro. At Roland-Garros, she was a consultant for the ESPN television channel.

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