1
1
1

Marino Steps Away From Game

Canada's Rebecca Marino was a finalist at Memphis in 2011 and climbed to a career-high of No.38 later that year.

Published February 19, 2013 04:13

Marino Steps Away From Game
Rebecca Marino

Former Top 40 player Rebecca Marino announced Wednesday that she will be stepping away from tennis.

"I have decided to step away from tennis," Marino said. "This was not an easy decision, but there are a number of factors that have led me to this. Factors that are part of our society and that I am more than open to discuss, which I plan to do moving forward, because I know it's part of my growth process."

A breakthrough season in 2011 saw Marino make her first WTA final in Memphis, reach the third round at Roland Garros and ascend to her career-high of No.38 that July. The 22-year-old Canadian decided to take a break from the game in February 2012, returned in September and the next month was victorious at an ITF Women's Circuit event in Rock Hill.

Marino played five ITF Women's Circuit and WTA tournaments this season, concluding with a qualifying loss in Memphis this week.

In addition to her runner-up showing in Memphis, Marino's career included five ITF Women's Circuit titles. She recorded two Top 20 wins, over then-No.14 Marion Bartoli at Québec City in 2010 and then-No.15 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at Luxembourg in 2011.

Share this page!

Related news

  • Petkovic To Face Upstart Osaka

    July 28, 2014
    Andrea Petkovic set up a second round clash with Japanese giant-killer Naomi Osaka. Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska now know who they play first - read on!
  • USANA & The WTA's Change Makers

    July 28, 2014
    Every time a WTA player hits an ace, they raise money for an amazing cause - and it's doubled for USANA Ambassadors. Which WTA Rising Star tops the list? Find out here!
  • Robson Named SportsAid Ambassador

    July 28, 2014
    WTA Rising Star Laura Robson has been named an ambassador for SportsAid, a UK charity that helps young UK athletes. Which very famous Brit is the charity's patron?
To The Top
3