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Players who gave up tennis careers for education...

Surely that most of names here will be juniors, but there are some 'older' players as well... Name also the institution they went to (if possible).

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Lena Litvak - now in Harvard University
Beier Ko - now in Hravard University

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Surely that most of names here will be juniors, but there are some 'older' players as well... Name also the institution they went to (if possible).

I will start

Lena Litvak - now in Harvard University
Beier Ko - now in Hravard University

Jeanne Arth U.S. Nationals semi's in singles (1958) and doubles champions with Darlene Hard in 1958 and 1959, also won the 1959 Wimbledon with Darlene. She quit after 1959 because amateur tennis couldn't pay her bills despite being a top 10 singles. She became an educator and counselor in the Minnesota schools. She went to the College of St. Catherine in Minnesota and graduated in 1956. Y

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Neyssa Etienne. from Haiti. University of South Florida
Monika Dancevic (Frank's sister). University of Miami (Florida).
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interesting thread! I would like to know more about those people. ^_^

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interesting thread! I would like to know more about those people. ^_^
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Eva Dyrberg from Denmark gave up tennis at the age of 22 in order to study medicine in Copenhagen. She was ranked inside top 100 and had wins over Maleeva, Pratt, Kremer and Matevzic among others.
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Eva Dyrberg from Denmark gave up tennis at the age of 22 in order to study medicine in Copenhagen. She was ranked inside top 100 and had wins over Maleeva, Pratt, Kremer and Matevzic among others.

A player who reaches the Top 100 and then quits for educational reasons is very, very rare. I can't think of any other examples of this.
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A player who reaches the Top 100 and then quits for educational reasons is very, very rare. I can't think of any other examples of this.
Didn't Irvin stop playing to get a degree as well ?!
I think I've read sth about that...

I think Marta Marrero started studying in an university, too, maybe last year, not sure tho.
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Didn't Irvin stop playing to get a degree as well ?!
I think I've read sth about that...

I think Marta Marrero started studying in an university, too, maybe last year, not sure tho.

Irvin and Marrero were both suffering from long period of stagnating results before they quit though. I'm talking about a player who actually gives up her tennis career when it's on the upswing, and Dyrberg is the only one i can think of who fits that example.
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Eva Dyrberg from Denmark gave up tennis at the age of 22 in order to study medicine in Copenhagen. She was ranked inside top 100 and had wins over Maleeva, Pratt, Kremer and Matevzic among others.
she won a dubs title with daniela too

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Irvin and Marrero were both suffering from long period of stagnating results before they quit though. I'm talking about a player who actually gives up her tennis career when it's on the upswing, and Dyrberg is the only one i can think of who fits that example.
Irvin beat Safina and Dulko last year, before giving up on tennis, at least for a while. I dunno how low her ranking was at that time, but she was doing WAY better than Marta, who was down to 200's when she started studying.
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Irvin beat Safina and Dulko last year, before giving up on tennis, at least for a while. I dunno how low her ranking was at that time, but she was doing WAY better than Marta, who was down to 200's when she started studying.

ok Irvin was not doing as badly as Marta, but she was 26 y.o., and definitely past her prime as a player.
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Anne Miller retired while in the Top 50 in 1998...
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