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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 2004, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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who will retire next year?

Who do you think will retire next year?
Or should retire?

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capriati (should but probably won't), lindsay (although she shouldn't)

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2005 will be Els Callens's last season...
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post #4 of 51 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 2004, 11:14 AM
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I think Monica will though I'm hoping she
can come back and play a little on the
tour before doing so.
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Maybe Cap and Linds

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lindsay shes already said she wont be playing 2006 - so theres our answer!

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i heard Smashnova would. then maybe Chanda, if she can't win over the injuries.
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post #9 of 51 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 2004, 12:12 PM
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Kim if she's forced out by injury

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post #12 of 51 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 2004, 12:28 PM
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Monica Seles (she said she'd make a decision by January, and her most strenous workout since Jun 03 seems to have been soft tennis with John McEnroe on the river Thames)Conchita Martinez, unless she has a fantastic clay court season - which is unlikely to happen again (although we've been thinking that for years now)

I can't see Jennifer Capriati retiring yet. I think she'll play through 2005, at least until 2006. That said, if she has a disastrously bad run early in the year, who knows.

Lindsay Davenport has already said she certainly won't be playing in 2006, so she's obviously on the list.

Mary Pierce? Perhaps. She said she felt she still had something in her, which I thought was telling. But going by her form this autumn, it doesn't seem like it's results. Maybe she means coaching? Or improved French?

Martina Navratilova? Not a chance.

Chanda Rubin's been battling injuries for years now. She's used to being a part-timer. If Chanda ever played a full year she wouldn't know what had hit her, so to speak. Up to her whether she wants to fight through another year. I think she will.

Would have said Elena Likhovtseva had it not been for her resurgence late in the year.

Magdalena Maleeva? Possibly. Depends how she does on indoor courts next autumn, although if she's going to retire she'll probably have decided by then. She'll be 30 next year. Doubt she'll retire yet though.

Silvia Farina-Elia is a strong possibility. She began the year very well, but faded badly in the second half. If she loses all her points early in the year and her ranking drops outside the top 35, will she fancy climbing all the way back up at 33? I doubt it.

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Not Chanda?!?! Not Ai?!?! Oh no, I hope not....

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post #14 of 51 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 2004, 12:35 PM
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I would say Jelena....

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post #15 of 51 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 2004, 01:25 PM
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I've heard Magdalena Maleeva would retire but don't know if it is true!

Conchita Martinez will probably retire also.

I'm sure that Lindsay Davenport will retire next year for sure (she wants to win a Grand Slam and than retire, so if it is the Australian Open... ) and Barbara Schett after the Australian Open.
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