Friday, October 29, 2010

Husarova retires from pro tennis

Slovak doubles specialist Janette Husarova retired from professional tennis today. Husarova has not played in a while, so the announcement is hardly a surprise. The long-time Fed Cup team member, who was also on the Slovak Olympics team in 2000 and 2004, holds 24 WTA Tour doubles titles. Husarova played doubles with many different partners. In 2002, she won the WTA Championships with Elena Dementieva, who also retired today. The same year, Husarova and Dementieva also reached the final of the U.S. Open. In 2003, Husarova reached a career-high doubles ranking of number 3 in the world.

Husarova has opened a a tennis school and organized two ITF events. The Bratislova resident says that she wants to "attract more children to sport and create conditions to enable them to develop physical activity."


Anonymous said...

I saw her picture while looking through a WTA photo montage for Elena D and wondered who she was.

Thanks for providing the only write up I've seen for her.


Diane said...

You're welcome, David. She was a very good doubles player for a long time.