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Camila Giorgi, 32, is walking away from professional tennis in a quiet (stunning) way

Former world number 26 Camila Giorgi retired from tennis quietly as the Italian made no announcement but simply appeared on the ITIA list of retired players.

On Wednesday, the tennis community was surprised after seeing Giorgi’s name on the ITIA’s updated list of retired players. In achieving this, Giorgi simply decided to walk away from professional tennis without worrying too much about making announcements – something not uncommonly seen in professional tennis or sports.

However, Giorgi, 32, had a certain temper when she played, so a good portion of tennis fans weren’t really surprised by the Italian’s decision.

Giorgi last played in late March at the Miami Open, where she beat Magdalena Frech before Iga Swiatek handed her a 6-1 6-1 defeat in the second round.

But even before an early exit from Miami, Giorgi didn’t have a great year as the loss to Swiatek put her at 3-6 in 2024.

Giorgi’s professional achievements

Giorgi, who turned 32 in December, won her first WTA title on the turf of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in 2015, while her second title came in 2018 in Linz. In 2021, Giorgi achieved by far the best result of her career by winning, as an underdog, a WTA 1000 tournament in Montreal. And last year, Giorgi won his fourth and final WTA title in Mérida.

Camila Giorgi
Camila Giorgi © Getty Images Sport – Minas Panagiotakis

When it comes to the Grand Slam level, Giorgi has never really enjoyed much success there as during her career she has only managed to reach the round of 16 of the Major twice – at the US Open 2013 and the French Open 2022.

In 2021, Giorgi also made her Olympic debut reaching the quarterfinals before losing to Elina Svitolina.

On the WTA rankings list, Giorgi’s career ranking took her to a world No. 26 ranking – this ranking was achieved in October 2018. At the time of her retirement, Giorgi was ranked world No. 116.

Giorgi may not have achieved major success in tennis, but she still had a great career.