Mónica Puig announces her retirement from tennis at the age of 28 | Video
Puerto Rican tennis player Monica PuigOlympic champion in Rio 2016announced this Tuesday retirement from tennis at the age of 28 due to injury problems.
pug, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, explained in a publication of Instagram:
Today I announce my retirement from tennis. After a three-year struggle with injuries and four surgeries, my body had enough. This decision is not easy because I would have loved to retire on my own terms, but sometimes life has other plans.
At the same time, Puig revealed that his plans later include being a commentator for the American network ESPN.
Puig became the first Olympic champion from Puerto Rico, in Rio 2016, when, at the age of 22, she beat the German angelique kerber in the final, after winning in previous rounds to the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza already the czech Petra Kvitova.
The Puerto Rican, whose highest ranking in his career was number 27could not defend his gold medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games due to injury.
He tried to return to competition in May, but he re-injured his shoulder in a tournament in France, which precipitated his decision. The tennis player had been underwent several operations on the elbow and shoulder that kept her away from the tracks for the last two years.
(With information from Europe Press)