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OFFICIAL Retirements - 2017

The thread for all OFFICIAL retirements in 2017.

1. Nadia Petrova (RUS)

2. Jarmila Wolfe (AUS)

3. Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS)

4. Vesna Dolonc (SRB)

5. Ema Burgic Bucko (BIH)

6. Shahar Peer (ISR)

7. Irina Ramialison (FRA)

8. Liezel Huber (USA)

9. Florencia Molinero (ARG)

10. Olga Fridman (UKR)

11. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)

12. Lisa Whybourn (GBR)

13. Klaartje Liebens (BEL)

14. Melanie Oudin (USA)

15. Nantenaina Ramalalaharivololona (MAD)

16. Vera Dushevina (RUS)

17. Kimiko Date (JPN)

18. Abbie Myers (AUS)

19. Sofia Kvatsavaia (GEO)

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Re: OFFICIAL Retirements - 2017

The 2017 list begins with Petrova's retirement.

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Nadia

Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour."
Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."

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A. Radwanska V. Zvonareva C. Wozniacki N. Petrova M. Hingis
T. Paszek A. Chakvetadze K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova A. Myskina
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We will miss Nadezhda.
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Nadezhda - Nadejda - Nadia

The player with more first name changes in the history of all WTA players!
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Nadezhda - Nadejda - Nadia

The player with more first name changes in the history of all WTA players!
This reminds me of

Volha Havartsova (in her junior days) -> Olga Govortsova

And Douchevina -> Dushevina

Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour."
Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."

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A. Radwanska V. Zvonareva C. Wozniacki N. Petrova M. Hingis
T. Paszek A. Chakvetadze K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova A. Myskina
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Re: OFFICIAL Retirements - 2017

Nadezhda
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Schiavone will retire at end of 2017

Physical and motivational problems are the reason

"In this year I want to give everything and show what I learned the past 19 years."

http://www.spox.com/de/tennisnet/tur...de-hobart.html

Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour."
Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."

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Serena Williams Maria Sharapova Jelena Jankovic
A. Radwanska V. Zvonareva C. Wozniacki N. Petrova M. Hingis
T. Paszek A. Chakvetadze K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova A. Myskina
GNTM 2017
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Schiavone will retire at end of 2017

Physical and motivational problems are the reason

"In this year I want to give everything and show what I learned the past 19 years."

Francesca Schiavone kündigt Karriereende an: Schiavone: "Das ist mein letztes Tennis-Jahr" - Sport Tennis Damen
Thanks for the update.

I will add her name to the list once she has played her last match😉
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Re: OFFICIAL Retirements - 2017

Jarmila Wolfe. She played her last match in Aug 2016.

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List updated with Wolfe's retirement
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Re: OFFICIAL Retirements - 2017

2017 barely started and there were 3 retirements already
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We are so loving Australia. This was always my ideal ending to my pro tennis career, finishing in Australia. We love this city, we love the people and we love the weather. We made it all this way, 2.5 years after competing in my last Grand Slam, Wimbledon, here we are. My intention that this is my last Grand Slam I will be playing in...
I have enjoyed the competing, but it comes with a price. Traveling with two little ones is not easy. They like a routine. They are used to their toys, surroundings, activities and mommy.
Yesterday was Tony's birthday. I did not have time to buy him anything.(Between being mom, laundry, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, paying bills, managing our businesses and being a tennis player) We left the apartment at 9am for the courts and I came home at 5:30pm. Tony is coaching two other players and only came home to 7pm.
That's the entire day without seeing my kids. I already felt bad that Tony's bday wasn't a special day, but now I felt guilty for not being with my kids all day. To find out about a terrible occurrance here in Melbourne where a crazy guy killed at least 3 people and 30 more hospitalised when he drove his car into pedestrians... The site of this being a two minute walk from our apartment.
It could've been us. The weather was overcast and rainy in the morning, so I told the nannies to play inside. I have a million thoughts running through my head. I realize my tennis career is done...
I am a person that likes to be a 10. I like to give a 10. Always. I can't expect to be a 10 with all my responsibilities and do my job the best it can be done and be the best mother/wife I can be. It is not tiring. It is exhausting, but you would never be able to tell when you see me. That's not the part that gets me. What gets me, is the guilt.
If I decide to play Indian Wells and Miami, it will be last tournaments as pro tennis player. If I don't, then this Australian Open will be. It's not sadness, it's reality. I want to feel settled and in a routine. Kids like a routine and I function much better in a routine too.
Today I pray for the people who lost loved ones yesterday. We don't have problems, they have it much worse. In my own life I pray for our future and whatever that holds. I also pray my kids to have the best mommy they deserve. We will try to celebrate Tony's birthday today.
I also want to thank everyone who has been a supporter of my tennis career new and old. Without every encouraging word in good and bad times, I wouldn't be where I am today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I look forward to competing in the mixed doubles tomorrow. I will give it my all.
Thank you also for the best little family I could ask for. Love you Tony Huber, Joshua and Benjamin.
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The 2017 list begins with Petrova's retirement.
Why not Ana? She was scheduled for Auckland, first event of 2017.
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Liezel Huber
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We are so loving Australia. This was always my ideal ending to my pro tennis career, finishing in Australia. We love this city, we love the people and we love the weather. We made it all this way, 2.5 years after competing in my last Grand Slam, Wimbledon, here we are. My intention that this is my last Grand Slam I will be playing in...
I have enjoyed the competing, but it comes with a price. Traveling with two little ones is not easy. They like a routine. They are used to their toys, surroundings, activities and mommy.
Yesterday was Tony's birthday. I did not have time to buy him anything.(Between being mom, laundry, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, paying bills, managing our businesses and being a tennis player) We left the apartment at 9am for the courts and I came home at 5:30pm. Tony is coaching two other players and only came home to 7pm.
That's the entire day without seeing my kids. I already felt bad that Tony's bday wasn't a special day, but now I felt guilty for not being with my kids all day. To find out about a terrible occurrance here in Melbourne where a crazy guy killed at least 3 people and 30 more hospitalised when he drove his car into pedestrians... The site of this being a two minute walk from our apartment.
It could've been us. The weather was overcast and rainy in the morning, so I told the nannies to play inside. I have a million thoughts running through my head. I realize my tennis career is done...
I am a person that likes to be a 10. I like to give a 10. Always. I can't expect to be a 10 with all my responsibilities and do my job the best it can be done and be the best mother/wife I can be. It is not tiring. It is exhausting, but you would never be able to tell when you see me. That's not the part that gets me. What gets me, is the guilt.
If I decide to play Indian Wells and Miami, it will be last tournaments as pro tennis player. If I don't, then this Australian Open will be. It's not sadness, it's reality. I want to feel settled and in a routine. Kids like a routine and I function much better in a routine too.
Today I pray for the people who lost loved ones yesterday. We don't have problems, they have it much worse. In my own life I pray for our future and whatever that holds. I also pray my kids to have the best mommy they deserve. We will try to celebrate Tony's birthday today.
I also want to thank everyone who has been a supporter of my tennis career new and old. Without every encouraging word in good and bad times, I wouldn't be where I am today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I look forward to competing in the mixed doubles tomorrow. I will give it my all.
Thank you also for the best little family I could ask for. Love you Tony Huber, Joshua and Benjamin.
Thanks for that, well said by Huber!
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