Hot news: Nicole Pratt retires

Australian player Nicole Pratt played today her last match. Pratt's retirement came in her 50th Grand Slam tournament and 18th Australian Open. The last match came against Russian 14th seed Nadia Petrova who inflicted a straight sets defeat on the Australian Open.
The 34-year-old has been among the world's top 100 players for all but one of the past 10 years and boasts an all-time high of 35. Pratt won one singles title on the WTA tour – the Indian Open, and nine doubles titles. Pratt will continue to do media work on television, but is hoping to coach a touring player.

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