Czech Tennis Player Klara Koukalova Ends Her Career

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 | 0

Czech tennis player Klara Koukalova has decided to end her career following continued failure this season. The 34-year-old took to her official Facebook page to share the news with her fans.

“Last few months I couldn’t play my tennis with the most important things: joy and passion. During my whole career, I always went on the court with the belief that I can beat anyone and I trusted myself, but something changed. I realized that I am not able to give my best on court and without that I have no chance to compete with the other young and hungry players. I was really very lucky that I did the best sport on this planet and I was a part of WTA and ITF family for almost 20 years. I cannot say how much I appreciate your support during all my good and bad moments and how thankful I am. I know that something special is in the end but I also hope there is something very special waiting for me,” she wrote.

Koukalova, who turned pro back in 1999, won three singles and four doubles titles on the WTA tour, besides winning seven ITF singles titles. She peaked to her career-high ranking of No. 20 in 2013.

However, Koukalova looked out-of-sorts throughout this season, which is evident from her winning ratio of 6-12. Having lost seven matches on the trot from February to April, her ranking plummeted outside Top 200. She last featured in the Wimbledon qualifying rounds earlier this year.






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