The pain has become too much to bare for Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, who on Wednesday announced her retirement less than two months after winning the major title.
Her announcement came at the Western & Southern Open following a three-set 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 loss to Simona Halep.
From Yahoo! Sports:
''My body was really starting to fall apart and I was able to keep it together, go through the pain – with a lot of pain – throughout this Wimbledon and make it happen,'' the 28-year-old French player said, tears running down her cheeks. ''That was probably the last little bit of something that was left inside me.
''I've been playing for a long, long, long time, and it's time for me now. It is.''
''I have pain everywhere after 45 minutes or an hour of play,'' she said. ''I've been doing this for so long. And yeah, it's just body-wise, I can't do it anymore.''