Originally Posted by smudger
294??? wow ! I didn't realise she'd dropped that low.
Well sad to see someone retire young and go out on a low but a French Open title at least 2 show for her career
She won Charleston, reached the Bol final, and made the 3r of Wimbledon and the US Open in 2002. But right after that, she seemed to fall off a cliff. As the article said, after Wimbledon 2003, she played only one more event (the USO, and lost 1r) that year. This year she took a couple wildcards and didn't play especially well, and I think her last event was trying to qualify in Paris which didn't work out too well either.
But that ranking is illusory. It's not like she was dinking around Challenger tournaments for months with that ranking. It's a combo of inactivity and miserable results on the pro tour.