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Mara Santangelo has officially retired from single

i'm so sorry for her...she was almost crying when sating it in front of the cameras
she probably will give it a try in doubles anw


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Pity.. she was really playing at her best before she got injured and never really made much of an impact when she was back

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just wanted to add this...thank you Mara for all the great moments you gave us

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I liked her unorthodox game but if she had some proper technique and a better serve she could have been better

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Pity.. she was really playing at her best before she got injured and never really made much of an impact when she was back
the fact is, as she admits in her interview, that since she was 16 she was struggling with this injure and none was able to fix the problem and every doctor wanted her to quit playing tennis

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I loved her a lot for the first couple of years I followed the WTA. She had a fun game to watch, and I loved how quirky and fiery she was. She'd still be one of my favorites if she were still playing.

Mara was a joy to watch. I miss her.

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That really sucks. Her game was certainly unorthodox and the sidespin on her groundstrokes was just weird.
But her gamestyle was a big reason why Italy was able to not only be competitive but win so many FED CUPs last decade.
When most people think Italy, they don't think all surface players with all court games but Mara really helped to complete their team especially when they needed a player for indoor/hard court rubbers.

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Oh no! I've been following her since she was playing the 25K circuit. What a shame the latest foot surgery didn't help her.

Would still love to see her back playing doubles with Alicia Molik again; they were a great team.
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That's really too bad for Mara, I wondered why she suddenly stopped playing after briefly returning from her surgery - She was a good player, effective game when everything was working for her. Hopefully she'll be able to carry on a bit longer as a doubles player

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Poor mara ill miss you!
Hopefully she can play doubles at some point.
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Oh yeah, she will be very $$$$ missed.
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I liked her unorthodox game but if she had some proper technique and a better serve she could have been better
Her serve was pretty good

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Pity! Strange game, but I always thought she is a pretty girl.
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