Camila Giorgi has unceremoniously retired from tennis

News of the 32-year-old Italian's retirement from the game was learned in interesting way
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32-year-old Camila Giorgi, the former World No. 26 and Italian star tennis player, has seemingly retired from professional tennis. Fans did not hear from Giorgi directly or indirectly through social media. Instead, they learned of her decision because she filed retirement paperwork with the ITIA on Tuesday, May 7 officially removing her from drug testing protocols.

Giorgi won four career WTA titles and amassed 430 wins since turning pro in 2006. Her last match was at the 2024 Miami Open where she lost to World No. 1 Iga Swiatek. She was not entered for Roland Garros.

Her best result in a Grand Slam was at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships where she was a quarterfinalist. She was a dangerous player capable of big wins. She defeated Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova, and Karolina Pliskova when they were World No. 1 players.

Camila Giorgi joins the legions of 30-something players retiring from the game this year

Rafael Nadal is likely playing his final year on the ATP Tour. Recently, we also learned that Diego Schwartzman and Dominic Thiem have determined their end dates in the sport.

On the women's side, Garbine Muguruza officially retired recently after taking a prolonged break from the sport. Danielle Collins announced that this is her final year on the WTA Tour.

Everyone's entry and exit from the sport is unique. We cannot expect all players to be like Serena Williams who famously told the world via a gorgeous Vogue magazine spread and essay, but we appreciated the openness.

Fans appreciate players telling them on social media or the old-fashioned way with a press conference. Giorgi did neither of these things, but it is her business how she decides to part ways with the game. We wish Giorgi the best in her future endeavors and hope to see or hear from her occasionally despite her quiet exit from the sport.

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