At the age of 32 and with 15 years of professional tennis under her belt, the WTA Tour is saying goodbye to Timea Bacsinszky. The former world No. 9 announced her retirement from the sport on Friday in a tweet that left many fans in tears. The retirement post may not have been shocking to fans who closely follow the game, as the Swiss competitor hasn't vied for a title since September of 2019.

Today, we look back at her Top 5 greatest accomplishments on tour.


1. First WTA title

Just after her 18th birthday she cracked the Top 100, a year later briefly broke through into the Top 50, then earned her first WTA singles title in Luxembourg in 2009. She defeated Sabine Lisicki in the final, 6-2, 7-5.

2. Three singles titles in two years

The 2015 and 2016 seasons were the most successful in Bacsinszky’s career. She won the back-to-back titles in Acapulco and Monterrey in 2015 then won her final singles title at Rabat a year later.

Bacsinszky would also go on to win five WTA doubles titles and a silver medal throughout her career.

3. Silver medal at the 2016 Olympics

Alongside Martina Hingis, the all-Swiss team headed into the doubles finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics where they earned a silver medal, falling to Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

4. Constant presence at Grand Slams

While Bacsinszky never won a major for herself, she was always a constant threat between 2015 and 2017, reaching two semifinals and one quarterfinal at Roland Garros and one quarterfinal at Wimbledon during these seasons. These strong showings would see her reach her highest career-ranking.

5. World No. 9

After finishing in the Top 20 after the 2015 and 2016 seasons, going far at multiple Grand Slams, being named the WTA Most Improved Player in 2015, and winning multiple singles titles, Bacinszky would become world No.9 for the only time on May 16, 2016, her highest career-ranking.