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Sad news : Gaelle Taton retires from international tennis

She just sent me an mail, and here are the tennis related parts :

"Pour le tournoi d'Anvers,c'était pas prévu au programme mais je vais pas cracher
sur la sélection.En fait,j'ai
arrêté la compétition internationale et compte juste jouer en Belgique."
"Comme je veux encore jouer au tennis à l'âge de 50 ans,j'ai dû faire un
choix:soit prendre le risque de me
détruire le bras soit lui laisser le temps de guérir."

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"For the Antwerp tournament, it wasn't programmed for me, but I won't refuse my selection. In fact, I stopped the international competition and I'll only play in Belgium"
"As I still wanna play tennis at 50 years old, I had to choose between : taking the risk to destroy my arm or giving it time to heal."

That's really sad So now, she's finishing her studies at my uni and she's looking for a job and she gives tennis lessons in a club.

If you want me to give her some support messages or so I can give them to Gaelle when I see her

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"No matter what happens, you have to try to stay positive, bad things can happen, but if you try to stay positive, something positive will come out of it…I believe that everything happens for a reason" - Kim Clijsters


"Goed is de ergste vijand van zeer goed" - Pascal Smet

"Als je iemand idealiseert, verlies je het contact met de werkelijkheid"

"Ca s’apprend par la souffrance, ça s’apprend par les déceptions, ça s’apprend par la densité du mal que ça te fait, plus ça te fait mal et plus ça te fait grandir. Y a des moments où tu te dis je ne vais pas le supporter, ça, ça fait trop mal, et pourtant tu passes au travers."
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Gaëlle,
I hope you'll get a nice life after the tennis You tried to get everything out and I think that's the most important!

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Awww She could've done so much better, hadn't there been those injuries
Well, all the best with les études ()!
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She was so talented.....stupid injuries

C'mon Belgians
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She was so talented.....stupid injuries
Yes that's why I hope Kim won't take too many risks with her ankle, see what can happen!

But she seems to be happy, she said it was a tough decision to take, but she seemed to feel well in her body and all... so that's great! I am sure she'll have a great life in the future! She's smart

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"No matter what happens, you have to try to stay positive, bad things can happen, but if you try to stay positive, something positive will come out of it…I believe that everything happens for a reason" - Kim Clijsters


"Goed is de ergste vijand van zeer goed" - Pascal Smet

"Als je iemand idealiseert, verlies je het contact met de werkelijkheid"

"Ca s’apprend par la souffrance, ça s’apprend par les déceptions, ça s’apprend par la densité du mal que ça te fait, plus ça te fait mal et plus ça te fait grandir. Y a des moments où tu te dis je ne vais pas le supporter, ça, ça fait trop mal, et pourtant tu passes au travers."
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I hope she enjoys her life and enjoys the times she will still play tennis here in belgium!
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GO BELGIAN BABES!!!!!
Especially Kim

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A pitty that she retires already at such a young age.
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Dominique Coene retired a few months ago too, but he already changed his mind.
Please do the same Gaelle!
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Dominique Coene almost retired !?!? And he is such a promissing and talented player !

It must be because of financial reasons that he considered this. Outside the top 150 the costs are very high and the income is low.
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Dominique Coene retired a few months ago too, but he already changed his mind.
Please do the same Gaelle!
I think she won't change her mind. The big difference between her and Dominique is that she's graduated (in law) + 2 years studies to become a notary. She's looking for a job now and I'm sure she'll find quite easily. Tennis has always been a hobby for her, so she won't risk her health for it.
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I meet Gaelle next monday, so if you want me to give me some messages concerning her retirement, or to wish her luck for Antwerp or anything, post it here (before Sunday morning) and I'll print it and give it to her

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"Goed is de ergste vijand van zeer goed" - Pascal Smet

"Als je iemand idealiseert, verlies je het contact met de werkelijkheid"

"Ca s’apprend par la souffrance, ça s’apprend par les déceptions, ça s’apprend par la densité du mal que ça te fait, plus ça te fait mal et plus ça te fait grandir. Y a des moments où tu te dis je ne vais pas le supporter, ça, ça fait trop mal, et pourtant tu passes au travers."
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I have some news

Gaelle just sent me an sms. She works now, she likes her job a lot! She has a lot of work and she has to find the good rhythm!

So nice of her She wishes me luck for my future exams

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"When you do your best, it's always good enough" - Kim Clijsters

"No matter what happens, you have to try to stay positive, bad things can happen, but if you try to stay positive, something positive will come out of it…I believe that everything happens for a reason" - Kim Clijsters


"Goed is de ergste vijand van zeer goed" - Pascal Smet

"Als je iemand idealiseert, verlies je het contact met de werkelijkheid"

"Ca s’apprend par la souffrance, ça s’apprend par les déceptions, ça s’apprend par la densité du mal que ça te fait, plus ça te fait mal et plus ça te fait grandir. Y a des moments où tu te dis je ne vais pas le supporter, ça, ça fait trop mal, et pourtant tu passes au travers."
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