The Australian athlete, who has won three grand slams, said winning Wimbledon was her "one true dream". | ITV National News
She's taken the tennis world by surprise. Top of her game and decides to chuck it in at 25. She's won all that she wants to win, she's already made a mint and has decided that keeping on is just too much stress, strain, sacrifice and bother for something that will now be only repetition until such time as the inevitable happens. She's not addicted to the competitiveness or the lifestyle and realises that there are probably other things in life.
What a contrast from Serena Williams or our own Andy Murray who is so addicted to the lifestyle that he is incapable of listening to his own body.
Doubtless there will be those who will condemn her decision; the fans who can only get their thrills vicariously or the officials and sponsors who want her to keep on performing like a seal for their own profit and glory until they've wrung her dry . I think she has made an excellent decision. Best of luck to her.