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A tennis star who secretly quit the sport at the age of 32 to pursue a career as a lingerie model has now made it public that she has hung up her racket.

Last week it emerged that Giorgi had left tennis behind her - having not played in nearly two months since her defeat by Iga Swiatek at the Miami Open on March 23 - with reports claiming the WTA 'cannot get hold of her'

And since then, it is now official that she has retired from tennis following her statement on Instagram.

Posting to her 742,000 followers, at the time of writing, 'I am happy to formally announce my retirement from my tennis career,' as Marca detail.

'I am grateful for your wonderful love and support for so many years. I appreciate all the beautiful memories.' 

A tennis star who reportedly quit the sport for a career in lingerie modelling has officially confirmed her retirement

Camila Giorgi had secretly quit tennis at the age of 32

A tennis star who reportedly quit the sport for a career in lingerie modelling has officially confirmed her retirement

Taking to Instagram, the Italian said she 'appreciates all the beautiful memories'

Taking to Instagram, the Italian said she 'appreciates all the beautiful memories'

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Tennis star secretly QUITS the sport aged 32 'to pursue a career as a lingerie model' with the WTA 'unable to get hold of her'... nearly two months after playing her last match

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The Italian then alluded to her post-tennis activities by adding: 'There have been many inaccurate rumours about my future plans, so I hope to provide more information about the interesting opportunities I will have in the future.'

Her career update comes after reports emerged that she had has moved Italy to avoid a dispute with tax authorities.

The Italian press reported last week that Giorgi had been included by the International Tennis Integrity Agency as a 'retired' player in a bid to focus on a career in fashion.

Giorgi had won four titles on the WTA circuit and reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon in 2018 - achieving a career-high world ranking of 26 that year.

She developed a reputation as one of the hardest hitters in the women's game, but also gained attention for her modelling career off the court and presence as a social media star.

It had appeared that she would be ditching the sports industry for modelling, but, according to Italian publication Gazzetta, the investigations

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