The decision has been made even though it was not really a choice.
After a long injury hell, Laura Robson stops her career.
– It feels strange to say it out loud, but I’m done. I am retired, she tells the BBC.
– I have known it for a while because I was told by the doctors last year, but I think it took a long time to say to myself, and therefore it also took me a long time to say it in public.
The 28-year-old now former tennis player was up as number 27 on the world rankings in 2013 and reached the fourth round at Wimbledon and the US Open.
As a 14-year-old, Robson won junior Wimbledon, and four years later they became Olympic silver at home in England. The silver medal came around his neck after a tournament where Robson played mixed doubles alongside Andy Murray.
The upturn was then replaced by a terrible downturn. A pure injury hell.
The wrist was operated on in 2014, but it was not only here that it was completely insane. Later, it also turned into three hip surgeries.
The bad injuries ended up putting an end to Laura Robson’s career.
On Instagram, she has posted a picture and writes ‘thank you for all the experiences’.