The two international tennis superstars squealed with joy when they saw me.
“We’ll never forget your performance in the semi-final at Wimbledon 2013” said Charlotte as Natalia covered me with kisses. “Do you ever think of coming out of retirement?”
It was true that I had an amazing run in 2013, narrowly missing a place in the women’s singles final. However, we all knew that it was a fluke.
This had been confirmed in 2014 when I crashed out of the tournament in the first round – largely because I had not touched a racquet all season up until the point that I stepped onto the court.