Luise Rainer was a pretty fair country actress, but the lead in "The Good Earth" should have gone to Anna May Wong. Unfortunately, Hollywood projudice against Asians kept Anna May from getting lead roles, and even kept her out of films like "Good Earth" because she "looked too Chinese."
As for Anastasia, it may be premature of her to talk of hanging up her rackets, but it is almost bound to become the new trend. Chris Evert told me the days of players hanging around for 15 or more years as she did are pretty much over and done with. There will always be the occasional exception, but today's women's game is so tough on both mind and body, that players are going to feel worn out after 8 to 10 years for the most part.
And those who get to the top, who win slams and get high rankings, will feel they have achieved their dreams and get out, especially if they have made a bundle. The idea of hanging around long enough to beat Graf or Navratilova's record is out of the question now for many players.