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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 2002, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Farewell Messages/Anecdotes/Tributes *will* be sent to Arantxa

...just as was done for Miriam Oremans when she retired. Wish we could have a big party instead, but... looks like not.

Since Arantxa is not a "computer person" the messages that you leave on this thread will be compiled and sent to her - we are hoping to get them to her in maybe ten days to two weeks. OR .. we might just hold on to them and send them to her for her birthday, which is December 18th.

Since our intention right now is to compile the messages in a small scrapbook, please limit each mesage to no more than three or four paragraphs (prolly not a problem here; everyone is pretty "terse"! ] If you want to send her longer letters/messages, LMK and I'll get them to her. But even so, please include SOME words for the scrapbook, OK? THANKS!

IF you are able to write in Spanish, that might be preferable, but she can also speak/read English, German, Italian and French, so anything will do! But please say something here so we can show Arantxa just what she has meant to this community of tennis fans. And if you have friends that are not on line, feel free to add their messages for them or send them to me at: cmstrong@mindspring.com -- try to include your country and e-mail address and/or snail address -- she *loves* seeing how many countries she has fans in!

Thanks again for this -- believe me, your efforts will be greatly appreciated!

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Thanks marsha, my message will be forthcoming.

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Thanks Sonja -- I understand all you sweet Mauresmo fans have some messages on the Amelie page as well, which I am going to get as well...

Hopefully we might see Arantxa and Amelie still play in Belgium in December... Arantxa's press conference was clear to say she would *not* play the masters, but no mention was made of the Belgium exhibition match.
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Arantxa, you truly are a great. Without you there wouldn't have been so many memorable matches.

You achieved so much and are an inspiration to many, always have faith in yourself.

I enjoyed your tennis and your personality on the court and have always been a very big fan.

May the future bring you much happiness and I hope we see you in some shape or form in the tennis world

Will miss that fist pump!!

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Hi Marsha! Look for my e-mail

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Arantxa, you have been truly one of the best tennis players in history. I have been following your results since 1996 and I always thought that you showed the most fight, spirit, and heart then any other player in the game. You have been a true role model to me and countless others, I wish you the best in life, and you will be terribly missed..god bless and love always from a true fan.
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Maybe other people would prefer not to post their messages so publically -- if so, feel free to e-mail them to me at cmstrong@mindspring.com
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Definetely, there's life after tennis and I wish you all the best.

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Madame Oracene Williams could certainly teach the French & Belgian crowds on how to upgrade their respective primitive behaviours during a tennis match.
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post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2002, 08:34 AM
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ARANTXA!!!

THANKS FOR THE GREAT TENNIS OVER THE YEARS!!!!

I LEARNED HOW TO LOB BY WATCHING YOU!! ALSO LEARNED ABOUT FIGHTING AND NEVER GIVING UP!!!

I HOPE YOU FIND HAPPINESS!! I AM SAD TO SEE YOU GO BUT I WILL ACCEPT IT!!!

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ARANTXA:
Sad news to hear that you will retire from playing professional tennis. I will miss to watch your matches on tv. I admired your game style, your fighting spirit and you tennis tactics. You showed us that winning a match is not dependant on how tall you are. I followed your career through all GS titles and Olympic Games. It was great. Thank you for everything!
And since I know your German is better than my English: Alles Gute fuer Dein Privatleben und hoffentlich bleibst Du dem Tennis in irgendeiner Form treu. Ich wuerde gerne Matches mit Deinen Comments hoeren... aber ich koennte mir auch vorstellen, dass Du ein super Coach waerst...

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Monica announced her official retirement on February 14, 2008. What a sad day! I'm proud to be a Selestial and I admire Monica for her fighting spirit and her character.
The tennis world has lost one of the greatest players of all time! Have a wonderful post-tennis life!

Arantxa, you will always be in my heart. Thanks for all the great matches you gave us and for just being a wonderful person on and off court.
All the best for your future!

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Arantxa, thank you for all the great memories. wish you all the best in your life after tennis. We will miss you

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Dear Arantxa,

This year I had the opportunity to watch you win the Hopman Cup with Tommy Robredo, twelve years after you won it with Emilio. I hope you don't forget that you are still the only person ever to win the Hopman Cup twice! I'm sure that all of Spain is very proud of all that you have achieved representing your country - whether it be your Hopman Cup victory this year, your Olympics medals (especially in Barcelona), or all the Federation Cup memories with players like Conchita Martinez.

You've had a long career, and you should be very proud of all the things that you have achieved. I should also mention the three Roland Garros victories, I'm sure the French Open is a very special tournament to you and so it should be.

Good luck in the future!

(From Michael, Australia)

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Arantxa
you are an example that working hard and give everything doesn't hurt at all!
good luck and all the best in the rest of your life!

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A remarkable career that represented true grit and a desire to get the most out of your game. You will be missed.
Find your happiness.
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Thanks so much to all of you who have left messages here and those of you who sent them to me at cmstrong@mindspring.com -- as Arantxa was fond of saying to her fans when we would ask her if we were cheering loudly enough -- "Keep it going!"

We've had word that Arantxa has gone away on vacation for a week or two, so we will keep this thread going until about December 10th and then send them to her for her birthday (OR maybe send them to Belgium if she is still going to play there). So keep those wonderful messages coming in and thanks again!

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