Originally Posted by Mountaineerfan
I was bullied as a kid but never had to create a video or make a press release about why I was quitting. I would bet its just an easy way out of a situation she doesn't want to be in which is being a middle age tennis player with no immediate future in the sport. The girl is beautiful on the outside I hope she finds what will make her feel the same way on the inside.
...is the situation is a lot more complex than you make it out to be.
She had been dealing with clinical depression for about six years with medical assistance. Even her sports agent acknowledged this and was assisting the family in getting her help and keeping to a therapy schedule.
The decline in her tennis play may not be the cause of her retirement, but rather a symptom of what was going on in her life with depression.