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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 2004, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Patricia Tarabini retires. :(


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Luego de caer en dobles junto con Gisela Dulko, por la primera rueda de dobles, ante las chinas Zi Yan y Jie Zheng, por 6-1 y 7-5, Patricia Tarabini le dijo adiós al circuito profesional, del que forma parte desde 1987. A los 36 años, la jugadora tandilense dijo: "Cambio toda mi carrera por la medalla de bronce que gané con Paola Suárez en Atenas. El tenis fue mi vida y me dejó todo lo que tengo, los amigos y una profesión". La tandilense, campeona mundial juvenil en 1986, ya recibió ofertas para trabajar como coach en Chile, con Horacio de la Peña, o en los Estados Unidos, para la federación local.

After falling in doubles together with Gisela Dulko, in the first round, against the Chinese Zi Yan and Jie Zheng, 6-1, 7-5, Patricia Tarabini said goodbye to the professional tennis circuit, which she had been a part of since 1987. At 36 years old, the player from Tandil said, "I would exchange my whole career for the bronze medal I won with Paola Suárez in Athens. Tennis was my life and it left me all I have, my friends and a profession". The player from Tandil, world junior champion in 1986, has already received offers to work a a coach in Chile with Horacio de la Peña, or in the USA for the local federation.

But, well done to Pato for a great career and best of luck to her for whatever she decides to do in the future.

Vivi & Conchita & Patricia & Paola 2004 Olympic Silver & Bronze medalists, Vivi & Anabel 2008 Olympic Silver medalists - congratulations!
Vivi & Paola ~ Holders of the record number of consecutive US Opens in the open

Worship the comedy that is tennis!

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 2004, 01:04 PM
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She is only 36 years old??
I thought she looked older than that...

Seriously... I think winning the bronze in the Olympics was a great way to finish.
Good luck !!!
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 2004, 01:36 PM
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Great Carreer Patricia!
Good bye and best wishes for your new life!

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good luck for your new life

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 2004, 01:40 PM
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Adios, Pato! She was great, good luck to her.
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i met her in hamburg in 95 where she played doubles with CONCHITA. a very nice person! good luck in your next life, PATRICIA!

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 2004, 03:24 PM
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 2004, 03:35 PM
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Very sad! Patricia should have retired after Athens... A win and a Bronze medal! Good luck, Patricia!

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 2004, 05:13 PM
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nice player and person. always seemed to have fun and encourage everyone else on court to have fun. she should be in high demand as a coach. she could help a lot of players.

You have long been my goal, been my chasing, been my soul. I have hung out on the edge. But I just couldn't let go. There's a time to forgive. There's a time to forget. Close your eyes, get ready, set. Walk me down this fall I'm taking but don't let me go yet. Oh let me go, sweetheart, throw me, around you, like you know me. And remember me too. Remember me too from a dream i had of you. Mary Margaret O'Hara | Dream I Had | Apartment Hunting | 2002.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 2004, 01:59 AM
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Hopefully Paola will start teaming up with the youngster Gisela now.
Anyways, great job winning that bronze medal.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 2004, 02:54 AM
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bye Patricia, she was always so entertaining to watch
and i am so happy she got the bronze in the olympics

Annnnd I'm back, probably for at least a minute.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 2004, 03:13 AM
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Good Bye Pato! I will always remember you!

It's so great she could end her career with that bronze medal, probably the best achievement in her life, at the age of 36!
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