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Arrow How many times have your fave retired/withdrawn?

I think my fave Martina never retired in a match,but correct me if I'm wrong.
She could've retired in AO 2002 final in 3rd set,hardly moving around due to cramps and exhaustion,but she didn't.
IMO she's that kind of player,who doesn't want to make excuses and always plays till the end,even if it was 0-6 in the third.

What about your faves??

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I think that Martina has only retired once, and that was against Davenport at the Porsche Grand Prix in like 01 or something. It was in the 3rd game at 2-1 Davenport and Martina was like running down a ball and rolled over her ankle or something. She had to be carried off the court. She was out for the rest of the season. Martina is not the retiring type. The only way she'll retire is if she literally cannot walk. Even being crippled is not enough for Martina to retire. People may say she is brash, but she never takes away the opponent's credit. If she's losing, no matter how badly, she sucks it up and fights till the end.

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Yeah,right,I forgot about that Filderstaedt accident which I think eventually forced Martina to retire...fortunately 'just' for 3 years,not forever

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The only time i remember Vee retiring was against Clijsters YEC 02 with a leg injury and she was in teaes afterwards, but the best example of a player actually putting the fans and the game above her health was Vee at Wimbledon 03, she knew she should never have played the final but didnt want to dissapoint the fans and in doing so put herself out of the game for months and ruining her game, the only time i remember lena retiring was against Kostanic at Amelia Island 04, she was exhausted and injured after her long run at miami and never should have played but gave it a go

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Daniela doesn't do it very often, she's no Marion Bartoli.
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I don't think this is a fair question

Venus never retires or withdraws

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don't expect many williams or bartoli fans to post.

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My fave it Martina Navratilova and, despite being 49, has never, to my knowledge, retired or withdrawn, unless in a doubles match where her partner did so she was forced to. I think this happened last year when she was playing with Groenefeld in a doubles match and she remarked it was the first time it had happened.

Not the top players who are in singles and doubles in the slams routinely withdraw from doubles if they are doing well in the singles withdraw from the doubles. Martina never did.
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The only time i remember Vee retiring was against Clijsters YEC 02 with a leg injury and she was in teaes
Against Lindsay during the semi-final of Los Angeles 2004
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Kim at this year AO semifinal against Mauresmo retired, as I remember it was her only retirement of this year so far.
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I dont know about withdrawals but here are MARY PIERCE's retirements/walkovers

89 - None

90 - None

91 - US Open 3rd Round vs Maleeve Fragiere 6-4 1-6 1-5 ret.

92 - Miami 3rd Round vs Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 6-7 6-1 0-4 ret.

93 - None

94 - None

95 - Hamburg Round of 16 vs Petra Begerow 6-3 5-7 0-3 ret.

96 - None

97 - Rosmalen QF vs Asa Carlsson W/O

98 - Luxembourg 1st Round vs Silvia Farina Elia - 0-6 0-2 ret.

99 - Miami Round of 16 vs Amanda Coetzer - 1-6 2-4 ret.

00 - Ericsson Open 1st Round vs Elena Dementieva - 3-6 1-2 ret.
US Open Round of 16 vs Anke Huber - 4-6 ret.

01 - None

02 - Australian Open 1st Round vs Jill Craybas - 0-4 ret.

03 - Berlin Open 1st Round vs Virginia Ruano Pascual - 6-7 ret.
Zurich 1st Round vs Katarina Srebotnik - 0-6 0-2 ret.

04 - None

05 - None

06 - None

not the best of records it has to be said...
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don't expect many williams or bartoli fans to post.
Oh hell no!
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The only time i remember Vee retiring was against Clijsters YEC 02 with a leg injury and she was in teaes afterwards, but the best example of a player actually putting the fans and the game above her health was Vee at Wimbledon 03, she knew she should never have played the final but didnt want to dissapoint the fans and in doing so put herself out of the game for months and ruining her game, the only time i remember lena retiring was against Kostanic at Amelia Island 04, she was exhausted and injured after her long run at miami and never should have played but gave it a go
She retired against Amelie in a Warsaw final, and withdrew before the final of either Warsaw or Berlin - also against Mauresmo.

Amelie's had a couple of retirements/withdrawls, the most dramatic imo being the Quarters of the 2004 Australian Open. She'd pulled a muscle in her rib cage. She was in tears in the press conference

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yeah i don't really remember elena ever retiring a match a lot... kostanic comes to mind, otherwise... elena doesn't really get injured that much, besides minor things

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She retired against Amelie in a Warsaw final, and withdrew before the final of either Warsaw or Berlin - also against Mauresmo.

Amelie's had a couple of retirements/withdrawls, the most dramatic imo being the Quarters of the 2004 Australian Open. She'd pulled a muscle in her rib cage. She was in tears in the press conference
those 2 times she retired, the warsaw match she did what she should have done at Wimbledon as she had an abdominal strain, she got it after the 1st set and kept trying till she couldnt play anymore, right thing to do intead of comprimisung your yr over a tier 2 final, the berlin match she clearly bably sprained her ankle in the semi's aswell against Sprem

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