Former world ninth Gergus officially retired this Wednesday. She announced the decision on her personal website.
"When I started playing tennis at the age of five, I never thought we could walk so far together," she wrote.
Gergues completed her career curtain call at the French Open this year, and that was her 48th consecutive appearance in a Grand Slam tournament. She came to the second week of the Grand Slam seven times, including reaching the top four at Wimbledon in 2018.
There are a total of seven WTA singles champions and five WTA doubles champions under the German name. In 2016, she partnered with Ka Pliskova to qualify for the WTA year-end finals, and cooperated with Zimonjic to win the 2014 French Open mixed doubles runner-up.
一共有7个WTA单打冠军和5个WTA双打冠军（德国人）。 2016年，她与Ka Pliskova合作获得了WTA年终决赛的资格，并与Zimonjic合作赢得了2014年法国公开赛混双冠军。
"You (tennis) gave me such a rich variety of emotions during this journey. I am very grateful for everything you showed me and taught me. I learned how to face the most difficult failures and how to enjoy the sweetest Victory has also learned to climb up after countless falls. We have never given up chasing our dreams from beginning to end."
"I always know what mood I will take to say goodbye to you, and this moment has come. I am ready to end this career and open a new chapter in my life. I am very excited about this."
"Thank you for everything you brought me, you will always be in my heart."