Cavaday calls it a day
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.”