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Francesca Schiavone confirms this is her last year on the WTA

Sad news, though very much expected

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It's ridiculous to make this statement the 8 of January, she should have made it two weeks ago.
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Inevitable

Enjoy it while you can Fran
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I don't like her for some subjective reasons but these news make me quite sad. It's weird. I kinda liked her game, especially the backhand.
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Will not miss her.
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It's ridiculous to make this statement the 8 of January, she should have made it two weeks ago.
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I have a doubt if WTA will do anything for this story and retirement...
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it was bound to happen, though ...


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Until she wins a 280 at the end of world.

I am not a fan of the direction a lot of Maria threads have taken over the last 12 months.
The undertone is very disappointing, aggressive and the comments are sometimes rude to a player just trying to earn a living, playing her hardest and having a good amount of success given her god given, natural talents.
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She's been responsible for some of the best adverts for the WTA this decade in terms of the quality and sheer passion she's brought to many of her high-profile matches. She'll definitely be missed.
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Here in her football-centric country we'll forever be grateful for all the joy, interest and excitement she brought towards tennis - short lived as it might be.
I'll miss you Sexa, even if you're no longer competitive. Stay sexy as always

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LOL He won't because he's never been to those countries. Italian people - especially Southern Italians - would never go to those cities on vacation. They would go there only for business reasons if necessary. And this guy sounds like those deluded teen-agers that think they know everything. He definitely doesn't sound like a business man that has traveled the world.
He probably read on google search or trip advisor that Istanbul is less expensive than Singapore.
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Schiavone

I will miss her. Unique game and personality

But probably a wise decision. She is old, slower and past her peak

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Sad for her but it really is better to do it now than become a Kimmiko Date-Krum number two, slam-winning version.

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I hope she can push herself for one last deep run/tournament win. I love all the one handed backhand ladies, but Fran has the great variety too. Will be missed.
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