Former junior Wimbledon champion and Olympic silver medalist Laura Robson retires from tennis


Former junior Wimbledon champion and Olympic silver medalist Laura Robson retires from tennis after struggling to return from her hip surgery

  • Laura Robson has officially announced she is retiring from tennis at the age of 28
  • Robson won the junior Wimbledon competition at 14 and an Olympic silver at 18
  • The former British no.1 decided to retire after struggling to return from surgery

Laura Robson – who won junior Wimbledon at 14 and an Olympic silver medal at 18 – has retired from tennis. 

Speaking to BBC Sport about her decision to retire from the sport, Robson said: ‘I went through every possibility of rehab and of surgery.

‘I had another hip surgery and probably did the best rehab block of my life – I went to all the best specialists and had some incredible people that I was working with just to get me back on court – and then the second time I hit, I just knew.

‘It feels weird to say out loud, but I’m done, I’m retired.

‘I’ve sort of known that for a while because of what I was told by the doctors last year, but I think it just took me so long to say it to myself, which is why it took me so long to say it officially.’

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She went on to add:  ‘I think I’m always going to have the feeling that I could have done more, unfortunately. I feel like if I had just had another year or two of being healthy, I don’t know what I could have achieved.

‘But I’m really proud of the Olympics, of playing Fed Cup – playing for your country in any way was always one of my favourite weeks of the year – and I think playing Wimbledon and the US Open the time that I did well, I will have those memories forever.’

 More to follow…

Laura Robson – who won junior Wimbledon at 14 – has officially retired from tennis

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