05 March 2020

Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova to retire after Fed Cup Finals

Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova has announced she will retire after the Fed Cup Finals in April.

The 31-year-old Slovakian will be a part of her national team that faces the USA and Spain in Group C in Hungary.

And regardless of whether or not Slovakia makes it to the semi-finals of the Fed Cup, Rybarikova insists it is the right time to bow out of the game.

Speaking to Slovakian television, she said: "I had time to think about it. [Fed Cup] will be a nice spot in my career [to retire].

“The year 2017 was my best, but the year before I had two operations and I was already considering whether it would work, and whether I would go back.

"Then, unfortunately, the injuries came again. I had a lot of them. Last year, I went from injury to injury."

Slovakia reached the Fed Cup Finals by beating Great Britain 3-1 in February.

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