Former WTA Finals champion and Australian Open finalist Dominika has called time on her career.
The Slovak turned 30 this year but has had some issues with injuries recently and an achilles injury which has kept her off the court.
Dominika took to instagram to announce her news on a day her biography was released.
In her post she said;
“Today, with mixed feelings, I have special news to share with you all. As you know I haven’t been playing tournaments for several months. What started as a recurring Achilles injury, developed into one of the most difficult moments in my life – deciding on what to do with my tennis career. After a lot of thinking, talks and support from my family, friends, and my team I have finally decided that I will not be retuning to the courts as a competitive player.
It is a moment filled with so many feelings – sadness, fear of the unknown but also excitement of what life will bring in the future. I was one of the luckiest kids to stumble upon the road of a tenniss player thanks to my wonderful parents and I will be forever grateful for their unconditional support.
They did everything possible to keep me moving forward no matter how big the obstacles that stood in my way. I was also very fortunate to have a whole << village >> of wonderful people around me who helped shape my career and help me achieve goals and dreams that children dream about.
I am chosing today as the day I announce my retirement from tennis because this is also a day on which my biography is being launched with all of the details about my career.Writing the book was a journey on its own because it also brought lots of emotions and took a significant effort to open up about my personal life. I am honoured to share this special book with all my fans.
I am looking forward to step into the next part of my life and take on new challenges, spend happy times with my family, friends, making new friends, visiting new places and making new memories. I will miss the support of my fans on the tennis but will never forget you because tennis will always be part of me. Pomeeee 😉
New chapter begins now…..❤️“
With Dominika you always got 100% and she will be missed on the tour. She gave everything and never gave up!
505 career wins
380 career defeats
9 career titles
36 top 10 wins
WTA Finals Champion 2016
Australian Open Runner-Up 2014
French Open Semi-Finalist 2009