Giorgi Reportedly Retired And Relocated To United States Due To Tax Issue In Italy

Giorgi Reportedly Retired And Relocated To United States Due To Tax Issue In Italy

by Nurein Ahmed

Camila Giorgi's retirement was as shocking as her silence, and her disappearance from the public eye only attracted a bigger magnifying glass.

On Tuesday, May 7th, Giorgi officially filed for retirement from professional tennis with the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA). She did not formally give a reason or post on social media to announce it.

Giorgi's on-court persona is quite popular with tennis fans. She makes playing tennis as uncomplicated as possible, often deploying a one-dimensional power-hitting style that served her well during an 18-year playing career that began in 2006.

She won four WTA titles and attained a career-high ranking of No. 26, her career-best. She also earned over $6 million in career prize money. In 2023, Giorgi declared herself an introvert obsessed with her femininity and stated that her life was not solely centered on sports.

This explains why she has always maintained a low social profile. So when the news of her retirement hit the internet, several Giorgi fanatics were mildly surprised. The WTA has tried to trace the Italian's whereabouts, presumably for a statement, but their efforts have yielded no fruit.

However, a recent report from the Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport suggests that Giorgi is currently hiding from tax authorities. She is believed to have relocated to the United States with her family amidst issues related to her tax returns and undeclared income in Italy.

An Italian law enforcement agency, Guardia di Finanza, is currently pursuing the 32-year-old on the matter. The latest case will add to her previous coronavirus vaccine scandal, in which she is alleged to have obtained a fake vaccination certificate to travel during the pandemic.

Giorgi, who fell out of the Top 100 this year, has played nine matches in the current season. Her last outing before her mysterious disappearance was in March when she lost to Iga Swiatek in the second round of the Indian Wells Open.


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