Laura Robson Has Announced Her Retirement. Full Details Here

Laura Robson

England’s former junior Wimbledon champion and Olympic mixed doubles silver medallist Laura Robson, has announced her retirement citing to consistent injuries.

The world No. 27 announced her retirement on Monday May 16. Robson lifted the lesser crown at the grasscourt Grand Slam as a 14-year-old in 2008 and followed up her success with an Olympic medal partnering Andy Murray at London 2012.

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The 28-year-old, who made the fourth round at the U.S. Open in 2012 and Wimbledon the following year, had an operation on the wrist in 2014 back before three hip surgeries wrecked her career.

Robson was most recently seen in action at an ITF competition in 2019.

“I went through every possibility of rehab and of surgery,” Robson told the BBC. “I had another hip surgery and probably did the best rehab block of my life … 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 it took me so long to say it to myself, which is why it took me so long to say it officially.” she said.

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