Roberta Vinci undecided if she'll retire after season

by: Kamakshi Tandon | November 02, 2016

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Roberta Vinci, 33, has fallen 10 spots to No. 17 since early May. (AP) 

Roberta Vinci says she has not yet decided whether to retire.

The 33-year-old Italian had indicated that she might consider calling it quits after this season, but did not make any decisions.

She will finish the season ranked No. 17, down from her career high of No. 7 back in May. Though she fell 10 spots, she did win the title in St. Petersburg in 2016, and also reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open.

"Playing every single tournament is tough, but I'm so proud of myself for this year," Vinci told the WTA website in Zhuhai. “…I'm a little bit tired, of course, because it was a long season."

Vinci plans to take a vacation before making any assessments.

"I'll be taking two weeks off for sure," she said. "Then I'll decide if I'm still motivated … I don't know if I want to, or if I'm just tired right now. If I want to stay on tour, I'll have to work a lot. But I don't know."

Fellow Italian Francesca Schiavone is also considering retirement.

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