Remember Miriam Schnitzer?
Less than two years ago Miriam had a splendid run at the German Open, downing Schiavone, Tauziat, and Chladkova on the road to a sensational QF set-up with Justine H-H, which she eventually lost.
Strangely there's no sign of her after the German Open 2002 where she showed up for qualifying and lost to Cara Black in the first round. Except for successfully qualifying for Wimbledon 2001, she never produced anything remotely resembling her Berlin results.
She has plummeted to around the 700 mark in the rankings due to inactivity.
Miriam did turn 26 a week ago, but considering that she is a late bloomer, it's still a bit early to call it quits. Her presumed retirement may be linked to a wrist injury she suffered at the Australian Open 2001, but I have no idea.
Anyhow, strange career.