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Anna-Lena Groenefeld gives up her singles career

So much potential From now on she will only play doubles

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Re: Anna-Lena Groenefeld gives up her singles career

Did she say why?
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well, first she has to find a permanent doubles-partner
i wonder who will partner up with her

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Did she say why?
lack of motivation for singles

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What a waste of talent. She could have been a long-term top 20 fixture.
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ALG is ranked 52 in doubles and 266 in singles. Clearly she has no motivation to chug around on the ITF tour trying to rebuild her singles ranking when she can be placing better events and earning good money just playing doubles on the main tour. Like many players whose singles ranking falls off a cliff whilst their doubles one is still decent, it often pays to drop the singles, cf Katarina Srebotnik. One wonders how long Yaroslava Shvedova will carry on in singles if she can't regain a top 150 ranking this year.

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Hope she finds a decent partner.
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A doubles player can make millions if they are any good.

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Thank her ex-coach Rafael Fuck de Mora.
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I always thought she was a waste of talent look-wise. Before her coach fucked her up she was beautiful. Bummer about her tennis.


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Thank her ex-coach Rafael Fuck de Mora.
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I always thought she was a waste of talent look-wise. Before her coach fucked her up she was beautiful. Bummer about her tennis.
Agree, she used to be hot


The belief that man is an irresolute creature pulled this way and that by two forces of equal strength, alternately winning and losing the battle for his soul; the conviction that human life is nothing more than an uncertain struggle between heaven and hell; the faith in two opposed entities, Satan and Christ - all this was bound to engender those internal discords in which the mind, excited by the incessant fighting, stimulated as it were by the constant promises and threats, ends up by giving in and prostitutes itself to whichever of the two combatants has been more obstinate in its pursuit. Life isn't black and white, it's gold.
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