Iveta Melzer (nee Benesova) retired from professional tennis this week. Cheap Jordan Shoes Australia . Benesova, known to tennis fans for many years as Iveta Benesova before marrying ATP star and fellow left-hander Jurgen Melzer in 2012, announced her retirement from the game after 16 years as a pro. The 31-year-old announced the news on her Facebook page. "So this is the end of my journey as a professional tennis player. This wasnt an easy decision because tennis has been my life since I was a little girl, but its about the right time. I feel it in my heart. Being out for over a year and still facing continuous shoulder problems has not been easy for me, so this thought has been on my mind for some time. The truth is also that after so many years on tour, it is hard for me to find the determination or desire to make tennis my number one priority in life. "So deep down inside me I know that this is the right time for me to move on." Melzers career was highlighted by a pair of WTA titles in Acapulco in 2004 and Fes, Morocco, in 2010, a career-high ranking of No. 25 in 2009, and a more-than-respectable 14 WTA doubles titles, including 10 with good friend and fellow Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. She also reached six other WTA singles finals, but perhaps the most meaningful of all was winning a Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 2011 -- with her soon-to-be hubby. Unfortunately for Melzer, she never reached a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal. The aforementioned shoulder injury derailed her career in 2012. And after a year-and-a-half out of action, Melzer returned earlier this year and played in five more tournaments, without much success, going 0-5, including what turned out to be her final match, a loss against American Coco Vandeweghe at the French Open. Wholesale Authentic Jordans . -- The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed cornerback Perrish Cox to a one-year contract. 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"Normally when the umpire calls for the ball, the hitter is checking the ball or whatever, wants to take it out of play," Shields said with a grin. "And Im like, I just struck the guy out! But once they pointed at the scoreboard I knew what was going on." The only run Shields (5-3) allowed came on an RBI single by Justin Morneau in the fourth inning. Shields wound up striking out eight without issuing a walk over seven sharp innings. Perez helped him out with the bat, too, hitting a solo homer. Alcides Escobar drove in a pair of runs and Lorenzo Cain added a two-run shot to provide plenty of support. Franklin Morales (3-3) gave up four runs for the Rockies. He allowed eight hits and four walks without a strikeout in five innings, needing 99 pitches just to get that far. "I need to pitch better, man, because thats my job," he said. "I try to do the best I can, but when Im behind in the count every time I got in trouble." The Royals jumped on Morales right from the start, a pair of double plays the only thing keeping the game from getting out of hand early. Still, Kansas City was able to coax a run across on a two-out single by Escobar to take the lead in the second inning. Cain made it a 3-1 lead with his two-run shot in the fourth. It was the first home run by the Royals injury-prone ooutfielder since July 4 against Cleveland. Cheap Air Jordan Australia. The ball landed in the bullpen in left field to end a drought for Cain spanning 206 at-bats. Perez added his solo shot in the fifth, the ball landing in just about the same spot. That was more than enough support for Shields, who induced a double play to escape a jam in the second inning and then left two runners aboard in the fourth during a nice bounce-back performance at Kauffman Stadium. In his previous home start, Shields allowed eight runs and 12 hits in a loss to Detroit. "He did a good job of shutting this lineup down," Rockies catcher Jordan Pacheco said. When Shields recorded his milestone strikeout, the crowd at the K gave him a standing ovation. Shields appeared to be confused by the spontaneous applause, raising his hands on the mound as if to say, "What?" Eventually, he turned around on the rubber to see his strikeout mark on the giant video board in centre field and started chuckling. After stepping off the back of the mound, Shields tipped his cap and went back to work. He struck out Carlos Gonzalez to end the inning, then set down the Rockies in order in the seventh, finishing off his night by striking out Brandon Barnes for the second time. "I knew about 10 days ago I was getting close," Shields said. "To be honest with you, I didnt even know how many strikeouts I had in the game. But that was a pretty special moment. Once I realized it, its kind of crazy to think -- 1,500 strikeouts is quite a bit of strikeouts." NOTES: RHP Tommy Kahnle threw two shutout innings in relief for Colorado. ... The Royals placed 2B Omar Infante (sore back) on the DL and selected the contract of INF Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A Omaha. ... The Rockies activated Josh Rutledge (illness) from the DL and optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs. ... LHP Jason Vargas will start Wednesday for Kansas City. RHP Jhoulys Chacin takes the mound for Colorado. ' ' '