I’ve played professionally since I was 15 years old. In that time I’ve experienced an amazing first chapter of my life. With 30 WTA singles titles, a world #1 ranking for 71 weeks, a WTA Finals victory, 3 Olympics, including carrying the flag for my native Denmark, and winning the 2018 Australian Open Grand slam championship, I’ve accomplished everything I could ever dream of on the court. I’ve always told myself, when the time comes, that there are things away from tennis that I want to do more, then it’s time to be done. In recent months, I’ve realized that there is a lot more in life that I’d like to accomplish off the court. Getting married to David was one of those goals and starting a family with him while continuing to travel the world and helping raise awareness about rheumatoid arthritis (project upcoming) are all passions of mine moving forward. So with that, today I am announcing that I will be retiring from professional tennis after the Australian Open in January. This has nothing to do with my health and this isn’t a goodbye, I look forward to sharing my exciting journey ahead with all of you! Finally, I want to thank with all my heart, the fans, my friends, my sponsors, my team, especially my father as my coach, my husband, and my family for decades of support! Without all of you I could have never have done this!
Thanks @benbrunotraining for kicking my butt this last week! Ben told me that I was going to be sore from that last exercise in my post, but I was so confident, I kept adding weight to the bar. Needless to say, two days later I am still laying in bed with very sore legs and glutes lol! What do you like to do to stay fit? #nopainnogain#bettermeforme
I'm excited to be partnering with @clarinsofficial as an ambassador. Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis last year was a huge shock to me. It was so important for me to prove that I could still be a tough athlete 👊. Today, Clarins celebrates the 30th anniversary of their @fondation_arthritis, which is dedicated to furthering Arthritis research so people like me can continue to live their best lives. #yougotthis#arthritis#clarins