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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2004, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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Barbara Schett retires

now its for granted

after the no show at the olympics and the early exit at the US Open Barbara Schett retires after the Australian Open 05. Until then she will play Linz and one more tournament

in a statement she says , " I cant win tight matches anymore. It´s a mental problem that during a match I suddenly think I cant win this battle therefore its necessary to stop now"

She wants to work as a coach or as a tournament director now

bye bye Babsi
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post #2 of 61 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2004, 08:01 AM
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OMG....Babsi..........
But good career she had, at least she had a run for that top 10 ranking,
especially that upset over Venus in RG, she'll be remembered.
Good Luck in your future Babsi.
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A good decision, it was sad to see her leap outside the top 50 and go on her string of losses early last year.

Schett was a pretty average player until she had a breakthrough in 1999 where she reached the top 10... she is a brilliantly consistent and crafty player with smooth groundstrokes.

I hope she enjoys her last few tournaments, especially with the Fed Cup semis and goes out after a strong Aussie Open, one of her favourite tourneys
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Goodbye Barbara......i will miss you
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omg!! is this for real? how sad, but then i understand. her form since 2002 has gone downhill very quickly.

1999 was her year, and what a great year for her it was!
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No No, reconsider, babsi
I can't accept this decision
Anna, Hingis retired, and Babsi?
We need you!

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I will be very sad not to see her anymore.
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yes, she didn't play very well anymore, but i'm still surprised, i thought she was going to try to have another shot.


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Sad to see her gone Hope she coming Sydney one more time


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post #11 of 61 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2004, 11:43 AM
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OMG....Babsi..........
But good career she had, at least she had a run for that top 10 ranking,
especially that upset over Venus in RG, she'll be remembered.
Good Luck in your future Babsi.
That's really too bad it that's all she'll be remembered for upsetting Venus in RG.
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Dont go Babsi, please dont!!!
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Awww, I can't believe she's going to retire! I always thought if she kept on battling she might be able to rediscover some kind of form and go back to where she was! I'll miss you Babsi!

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OMG Babsi! I'm sooooooo sad you'll always be one of my faves...
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OMG Babsi.

Maybe if she has a great Aussie Summer circuit she may reconsider.
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