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.
Last edited by Steffica Greles; Nov 18th, 2004 at 01:34 PM.