France, Paris-Former No.40 Parmentier completed his career curtain call at the French Open in the 2020 season.
The 34-year-old French veteran has four WTA singles titles under her name. She won a hard sign at the French Open this year and lost to Russian teenager Kudmetova 2-6 3-6 in the first round. After losing the first round of the doubles match with his compatriot Keene partner, Parmentier also ended the final battle.
She confessed that she regretted not being able to complete her career farewell battle in front of more local fans.
"I originally hoped to have a good time with the audience," she said after the game, "but my family is there, the closest people are here, there are still many friends in the stands. Every time I look at them , I feel very at ease, I don’t need more."
The Russian girl also sent sincere blessings to her opponents after the game: "I am very happy and honored to share the stadium with you in your last game. I always admire your smile and kindness. I hope you will be there. Everything goes well in the new chapter of life, and there will be a period later!"
Looking back at the most memorable moments of his career, the French veteran chose the 2019 Confederations Cup final in Australia.
"It has always been my dream to play for the French team. I can win the League Cup in the final stage of my career and also play a role in the semi-finals defeating the Romanian team. This League Cup journey has been in my career. stand out."
"I have received a lot of messages from girls, and I haven't had time to read them. This afternoon I have met them constantly and they said a lot of heartwarming words."
"Many people came to the stands, such as Lava, Mauresmo, Desi, and Pacqui."
Parmentier is also looking forward to starting the next journey.
"I am very happy to move on and usher in a new life and a new beginning. My tennis trip is over," she said.
"I believe it is the right time to retire now. I can't wait to know what will happen in the future. I can't wait to make other attempts."
"I am very satisfied with my career. It is like my life, with ups and downs, but I am proud of all my achievements so far."
"If someone told me when I left my parents' house at the age of 11 that I would end such a career at the French Open at the age of 34, I would embark on this journey without hesitation."
"I experienced all kinds of beautiful emotions and met great people."
"I have also experienced troughs and moments of self-doubt, but I just want to remember the happy and joyful memories of these years."
Parmentier's WTA singles final record was 4-0, winning 2007 Tashkent, 2008 Bad Gastein, 2018 Istanbul and 2018 Quebec.