CiCi Bellis has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 22. Bellis burst onto the scene at a really younger age as she reached her career-high quantity 35 in 2017 when she was simply 17 years outdated.
Burst reached the third spherical of the US Open in 2017 and reached the similar stage at the (*22*) Open a yr later. Bellis final performed at an ITF occasion in Charleston in November 2020.
She's taken all of 2021 to deal with getting her well being again, nevertheless it hasn't labored out. Bellis performed seven tournaments in 2018 and just one event in 2019.
“I wanted to give a quick update as I haven't been on the tennis court in a while. Last year after seeing little to no improvement with my arm I made the decision to stop playing tennis.
I was in the same cycle of rehabilitation, training and injury for over three years and mentally/physically I couldn't do it anymore,” Bellis announced in an Instagram put up.
Bellis is finishing a enterprise and finance diploma
Bellis is now working full-time as an funding analyst as a result of in just a few months she can be graduating with a university diploma in enterprise/finance.
“I love the sport and only have fond memories of my playing years, but it was time to move on. The good news is that I used my injury leave to good effect. .
I am finishing my university degree in business and finance (I will graduate in three months), and an MBA will follow. I work full time as an investment analyst for @leadsportsofficial – a venture capital firm designed to support and grow sports and health tech start-ups” “Needless to say, that's my field favorite and that I literally find myself running to the office every day, so excited I am,” added Mr.
bellis. “Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my tennis career. You are one of the main reasons why I have continued to overcome injuries for so long.”