Cava­day calls it a day

Halifax Courier - - Bowls -

Naomi Cava­day has an­nounced her re­tire­ment from pro­fes­sional ten­nis at the age of 22.

The Kent-born left-han­der bat­tled de­pres­sion and an eat­ing dis­or­der dur­ing a ca­reer that saw her play in three Wim­ble­dons and reach a ca­reer-high rank­ing of 174 last year.

She will now fo­cus on be­com­ing a coach at the LTA.

“I would like to con­firm that I will no longer be train­ing and com­pet­ing as a pro­fes­sional ten­nis player,” she said.

“Through­out my ca­reer I have had big strug­gles with an eat­ing dis­or­der and de­pres­sion but I’m pleased to say that I have worked through and over­come these is­sues and I am now in a great place to be able to make this de­ci­sion, even though it has been a dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion to make.”

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