Alexa Guarachi surprises and announces her retirement from tennis

The doubles player, finalist at Roland-Garros 2020, had not played in a WTA tournament since September 2023. She will now be director of a club in the United States.

Through her social networks, Alexa Guarachi announced her retirement from professional tennis at the age of 33. The former world number 11 in doubles and finalist at Roland Garros 2020, was born in the United States but became Chilean in 2015, beginning a long period of defending the national colors in the Billie Jean King Series, the South American Games and the Pan American Games. .

The news also puts an end to months of uncertainty regarding her situation on the women’s circuit, since she had not played a WTA tournament since September 2023, when she played the Guadalajara Open. Of course, after his stay in Mexico, he had one more experience, nothing less than defending the colors of Chile at the National Stadium.

It was about her participation in the Pan American Games in Santiago, where she was eliminated in the bronze medal match in women’s doubles with Fernada Labraña. In this way, the Florida-born woman was unable to win a Pan American medal again, after winning mixed doubles gold in Lima 2019 with Nicolás Jarry.

Guarachi’s retirement was announced through a video on social media where he announced his new job in the United States. “I am the new Director of Tennis and Pickleball at the Watersound Club. I was born and raised in the area and am a retired tennis player. . I was 11th in the world, I reached the final of Roland-Garros in 2020 and I made the quarter-finals at Wimbledon and the semi-finals of the US Open,” he begins by saying in the case.

“I played against people you probably know if you follow tennis. I have played against Serena Williams, Andy Murray, Aryna Sabalenka and Ons Jabeur to name a few. Here at Camp Creek, I will be the director, so I will be in charge of many different events. I will also try to do clinics and help grow the tennis and pickeball community here. If you are interested in a clinic or even classes with me, please give me a call,” he added.

The milestones of Guarachi’s career over the past ten years undoubtedly position her as thethe country’s most successful female tennis player this century , managing to stay for several seasons participating in the most important tournaments on the WTA circuit. His thorn in the side will undoubtedly be failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, having failed to break into the world’s top ten before the tournament deadline. It was 11 o’clock at that time.

Daughter of former Chilean player Fernando Guarachi, the tennis player began defending Chile in her early years as a professional. Previously, she had a great time at the University of Alabama, where she studied public relations and was the fourth best American in the ITF rankings, being 81st in the world.

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Source: Latercera

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