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Dokic, Stevenson, Fernandez... time to retire?

Jelena Dokic
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Do you think the inevitable time has come and passed for them to retire in grace and be happy mums?
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No.
They're way too entertaining to retire.
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2006, 02:29 PM
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what? Dokic is 22, Alex is 25 and Clarisa is 24.
why should they retire? only because they don't play at that level they normally can?
No, I don't think they should retire!!
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None of them.
They all still can come back

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No way DOKIC will retire
are u mental?

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I think Clarisa can come back


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No way DOKIC will retire
are u mental?
I was thinking exactly the same thing!

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I think they can all come back.

The problem was that all of them had a great run at a slam, reaching the Semi-Final

Ferdandez = French Open 2002 (no WTA titles)
Dokic = Wimbledon 2000 (plus winner of Tier I events Moscow and Rome)
Stevenson = Wimbledon 1999 (no WTA titles).

The points from the semifinals of the slam they got to kept them high in the rankings for a year, and when they couldn't defend they slumped again.
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they will retire whether they want it or not. The ship has sailed off, they are just in denial
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No way DOKIC will retire
are u mental?
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I think they can all come back.

The problem was that all of them had a great run at a slam, reaching the Semi-Final

Ferdandez = French Open 2002 (no WTA titles)
Dokic = Wimbledon 2000 (plus winner of Tier I events Moscow and Rome)
Stevenson = Wimbledon 1999 (no WTA titles).

The points from the semifinals of the slam they got to kept them high in the rankings for a year, and when they couldn't defend they slumped again.
Not in the case of Jelena. After her SF at Wimbledon she went on to win titles and ended up at #4.
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When Jelena played at aus open the commentators were saying she still hits the ball technically the same. So why should she if her game is still in tact from a technical perspective?

Sure, she needs to get fitter mentally and physically...which she will if she plays more and is commited...but time to retire? why dont we leave that up to her. if she still really loves tennis and is ready to start at the bottom and not be handed WC after WC , then sure she can come back. by come back i dont expect to see her at no.4 but top 100 is a possibility within the near future


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