33-year-old Luxembourgish tennis player Mandy Minella has announced she will retire from professional tennis in a year's time.

Currently ranked 168th in the WTA world ranking, Minella will step away from professional tournaments at the end of the 2020 season. At the time that she plans to end her career, she will be 35 years old.

Her career best ranking thus far was back in 2012 where the big-serving Luxembourger reached 66 in the WTA classification.

Minella has been Luxembourg's best female tennis player for a number of years, winning 16 titles in single's tennis, 15 on the ITF circuit, and is due to participate in the Luxembourg Open next week (12 to 20 October), the only Luxembourgish tournament on the WTA circuit.

The Luxembourg Open is also one of the last tournament in the tennis season.

Minella could well be playing alongside Russian tennis champion Maria Sharapova at the event - see link.

But it is not certain that Sharapova will even make the event, due to a combination of scheduling and injury concerns.

Some of the world's top players are set to attend, including Germany's Angelique Kerber and Julia Görges.