Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Nicole Pratt retires from professional tennis

"I can't compete with those players with one and a half legs," said Nicole Pratt, unintentionally giving us one last laugh as she retired from the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour after her Australian Open first round loss to Nadia Petrova. (Some might argue that Petrova, at this point in her career, is playing with one and a half legs.) The 34-year-old Australian had knee surgery in October, and has been fighting injuries for some time.

The entertaining Pratt has one career singles titles and nine doubles titles. She was a long-time member of the Australian Fed Cup team, and was twice an Olympian.


Herzblut said...

sorry to hear this....good player, a character, and will be missed!

ken said...

And she's an out athlete!

Anonymous said...

Pratt is out?!?! when did she say that ken?

I know it's an "open secret" but I didn't know if she ever publically stated it.