Camila Giorgi retires from tennis without a word to pursue lingerie modeling career


Camila Giorgi retired from tennis this week without any warning.

The 32-year-old Italian pro — a four-time winner on the WTA Tour, who came up short to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2018 — was listed on the International Tennis Integrity Agency’s (ITIA) retired players list on Tuesday.

That paperwork removed her from the list of players who get drug tested.

Her date of retirement read: May 7, 2024.

The WTA has been unable to reach Giorgi or her family, and was unaware of her retirement, according to Corriere della Sera, an Italian newspaper.

Magdalena Frech of Poland returns a shot against Camila Giorgi of Italy during their match on Day 5 of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium on March 20, 2024 in Miami Gardens, Florida.Getty Images
Tennis player Camila Giorgi.Instagram/Camila Giorgi

Giorgi, who last competed at the Miami Open in March, now is pursuing a career in lingerie modeling, according to Marca, which reported she had an interest in fashion outside of tennis.

Tennis player Camila Giorgi.Instagram/Camila Giorgi

The athlete has garnered a large following on social media — she has 732,000 followers on Instagram — and owns a fashion brand, Giomila.

Giorgi most recently competed at the Miami Open, where she was romped by world No. 1 Iga Swiatek in a second-round defeat.

She has a 3-5 record in competitions in 2024.

Camila Giorgi returns a volley against Jessica Pegula during their first round 2023 US Open Tennis tournament women’s singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, in New York, NY.Corey Sipkin for the NY POST

Giorgi raised eyebrows when she did not enter the French Open, which begins May 20 and goes through June 9.

Giorgi reached the Round of 16 at the US Open in 2013 and Roland Garros in 2022.

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