Former world No. 32 Bojana Jovanovski broke the news of her retirement on Wednesday, sharing social media messages in both Serbian and English.
“After a lot of thinking and numerous injuries and operations it was very hard for me to make a final decision,” Jovanovski said. “I am still very passionate about tennis and competing but my body can not follow.”
The 26-year-old won two WTA singles titles (Baku in 2012 and Tashkent in 2013) and one WTA 125k series singles title. She reached her career-high ranking in August 2014. In 2013, she made her best run at a Grand Slam when she reached the fourth round of the Australian Open. The Serbian also represented her country at the Fed Cup for five years.
Jovanovski was forced to take a two-year hiatus from the tour due to wrist and shoulder injuries. During that period she started pursuing a college degree and got married. Though her time on court has come to an end, she still plans to stay involved in the sport.
“My next goal is to graduate psychology and to continue with tennis activities but this time as a coach,” she said. “Tennis is my life and my love and that will never change.”
She'll hang up her racquet with 268 career wins and over $2 million in prize money.