PARIS (AP) – When Monica Seles stepped off the court Tuesday after her 6-4, 6-3 loss to Venus Williams in the French Open quarterfinals, the crowd gave her a standing ovation.
Whether it was their last chance to cheer the 28-year-old former champion was anyone’s guess.
“(When) the moment comes that I won’t be enjoying the practice, I’ll stop,” Seles said in another vague response to questions about retirement. “Realistically, I have definitely a maximum five years.”
Seles made the quarterfinals this year in her return to Roland Garros. She missed the tournament last year because of a foot injury.