Hi all. I don't usualy post over here, but I thought I'd drop in and tell you guys what a nice site you have and what a great job you are doing.
I came on here after Amanda's win over Petrova and saw the link to the "Tennis
Week" article and had the same reaction that you did ,tennisadict. This is the first thing I've ever read or heard stating that Amanda would retire at the end of THIS year. The last time I remember Amanda addressing the subject at all was an online chat from Roland Garros just a few months ago. When asked, Amanda said she would keep playing as long she was "competitive", and she certainly has been that lately!
Obviuosly Amanda may have changed her mind since then, but here are some things that run counter to this article:
1) The Gold Exempt status Amanda has received for 2003, which you guys have mentioned.
2) Amanda is playing a pretty ambitious fall schedule for someone who's retiring.
3) This seems to be the only article out there that flatly states Amanda's impending retirement, and nothing seems to have come directly from Amanda herself.
Anyway, thats my take on it. Keep hoping for the best. GO AMANDA IN THE SEMIS!!