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rated_next
Apr 28th, 2004, 01:05 AM
I guess it is safe to say that Amanda Coetzer has retired. :sad: :sad:

LiliaLee-Frazier
Apr 28th, 2004, 01:11 AM
I guess it is safe to say that Amanda Coetzer has retired. :sad: :sad:
I am absolutly sad to see this happin..i was hoping to see her make one more run but i guess at the age of 32 she has run out of steam..i really hope she stays in the game in some form...maybe help develope players in south africa or replace pam shriver on espn >>> :lol: Hey! If mary joe can do it! ;) :bounce:
Anywho..congrats on an AMAZING career Amanda :D ;)

Randy H
Apr 28th, 2004, 01:14 AM
Although I was never really a 'fan' of Amanda, I always think it's sad to see players (especially top players) just fade away, rather than make it known that they are going to call it a day and allow the fans to appreciate them one last time.

She deserves a proper farewell from the fans and the tour, so hopefully she will play a few more tournaments or something. It would seem a bit of a shame otherwise.

Joseosu19
Apr 28th, 2004, 01:15 AM
Mandy :sad:...please play some final tournaments at least:(

LiliaLee-Frazier
Apr 28th, 2004, 01:19 AM
Although I was never really a 'fan' of Amanda, I always think it's sad to see players (especially top players) just fade away, rather than make it known that they are going to call it a day and allow the fans to appreciate them one last time.

She deserves a proper farewell from the fans and the tour, so hopefully she will play a few more tournaments or something. It would seem a bit of a shame otherwise. True...but i guess she feels she has done enough with her amazing career...as i look at her bio on WTA.COM i am still amazed at all of the wins she had over current no 1s and how many years she played in the year end championships ( NINE IN A ROW!!! ) and being only 5ft 2 is a fete in itself! ....also..she really did not "fade away"...she ended last year a very respectable 25 in the world..it was only these last 3 tourneys that she performed poorly and then withdrew from 6 str8 tournyes ( including not defending her FINALS points from 2003 in Memphis)....Good luck Mandy in EVERYTHING you do..none of these little girls of today can hold a flame to ya when u were in your prime ( an amazing 12 year prime..10 of those in the top 20..the other 2 at #21 and #25!!!! ) ..

Randy H
Apr 28th, 2004, 01:26 AM
True...but i guess she feels she has done enough with her amazing career...as i look at her bio on WTA.COM i am still amazed at all of the wins she had over current no 1s and how many years she played in the year end championships ( NINE IN A ROW!!! ) and being only 5ft 3 is a fete in itself! ....also..she really did not "fade away"...she ended last year a very respectable 25 in the world..it was only these last 3 tourneys that she performed poorly and then withdrew from 6 str8 tournyes ( including not defending her FINALS points from 2003 in Memphis)....Good luck Mandy in EVERYTHING you do..none of these little girls of today can hold a flame to ya when u were in your prime ( an amazing 10 year prime ) ..
Sorry FraziersFan, I didn't mean by 'fade away' that Amanda has trailed off a lot these past few years - She's maintained a pretty respectable ranking and only slipped where she is now because of her lack of play. I just meant that sometimes players just seem to almost disappear suddenly (Natasha Zvereva, Irina Spirlea for example), and you don't ever seem to get a proper announcement about their decision to stop playing. I've always felt a bit sorry for their fans because you always try and keep a bit of hope that they aren't gone, but usually the chances are very slim and had they known a certain event would be their last ever tournament, maybe accepting their decision to leave would be easier somehow. They deserve more recognition, rather than just sliding off the rankings without any official news :)

Greenout
Apr 28th, 2004, 01:31 AM
Is this official? Well...she's has an outstanding record at RG. This must
be a sign that something's really up in her career.

*JR*
Apr 28th, 2004, 01:33 AM
Kelly McCain is ready to represent the 5-2 girls of tennis I guess! ;)

xcrtbckhnd
Apr 28th, 2004, 02:37 AM
Very sad news. I will miss Amanda's beautiful game very much and I will miss her fighting spirit even more!

Task
Apr 28th, 2004, 02:47 AM
I will miss Amanda too if she is truly gone.

But maybe we shouldn't write her off just yet. She might be back before the year is out.

Venus Forever
Apr 28th, 2004, 03:01 AM
Amanda :sad:

I hope she comes back, but it doesn't look likely.

SelesFan70
Apr 28th, 2004, 04:09 AM
Ohhhhh, Mandy! You came and you gave....ohhhhhh, Mandy! :worship: Best of luck to you, Ms. Coetzer...if indeed you have retired.

Harju.
Apr 28th, 2004, 04:19 AM
:crying2: :bigcry: :tears:

I really hope she could play one more tournament and you know announces her retirement, rather than keeping quiet and everyone's forgetting her.

PatM04
Apr 28th, 2004, 04:24 AM
Amanda:( Great career though!

rfs1999
Apr 28th, 2004, 07:11 AM
NOooooo

tennisIlove09
Apr 28th, 2004, 07:11 AM
How do we know? Is it on her official site? is there an article?

TNT96
Apr 28th, 2004, 07:13 AM
Sweet girl, nice, attractive and great retriever-she will be missed by all of us!!!!!
Loved seeing her kick Grafs ass at the French that year-great win (this after just beating Graf 60 61 in Berlin!!!) Also beat her at the Aus Open too in 94 I think

GoSandrine
Apr 28th, 2004, 07:13 AM
Is Amanda really retiring? :sad:

Well, she's a great little gal who's had a terrific career. I truly hope she stays around the tennis circles.

:hug:

Mateo Mathieu
Apr 28th, 2004, 08:10 AM
OMG! :sad: 49 straight Grand Slams played isn't happened! :sad:

Dymension
Apr 28th, 2004, 08:49 AM
Oh no Amanda :(

caramel
Apr 28th, 2004, 09:08 AM
:bigcry:

galadriel
Apr 28th, 2004, 09:14 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Mr_Molik
Apr 28th, 2004, 09:15 AM
Sweet girl, nice, attractive and great retriever-she will be missed by all of us!!!!!
Loved seeing her kick Grafs ass at the French that year-great win (this after just beating Graf 60 61 in Berlin!!!) Also beat her at the Aus Open too in 94 I think

steffi won the AO in 94 :)

Mr_Molik
Apr 28th, 2004, 09:16 AM
i saw amanda being interviewed at the AO this yr and she said she wanted to keep playing until she had played 50 slams straight
looks like its not gona happen :sad:

Sadka
Apr 28th, 2004, 12:13 PM
mandy :sad: :crying2: :bigcry:

LTT
Apr 28th, 2004, 12:17 PM
Theres been no talk of retirement yet! :)

Hope you come back 110% fit Mandy.

bbypk
Apr 28th, 2004, 02:54 PM
Very sad news.... :(

LiliaLee-Frazier
Apr 28th, 2004, 03:15 PM
Sorry FraziersFan, I didn't mean by 'fade away' that Amanda has trailed off a lot these past few years - She's maintained a pretty respectable ranking and only slipped where she is now because of her lack of play. I just meant that sometimes players just seem to almost disappear suddenly (Natasha Zvereva, Irina Spirlea for example), and you don't ever seem to get a proper announcement about their decision to stop playing. I've always felt a bit sorry for their fans because you always try and keep a bit of hope that they aren't gone, but usually the chances are very slim and had they known a certain event would be their last ever tournament, maybe accepting their decision to leave would be easier somehow. They deserve more recognition, rather than just sliding off the rankings without any official news :) I agree with u on that one..i really wish she would play atleast 2 or 3 more tourneys as a farewell..but i guess she thinks she is not ready..maybe she wil during the upcoming hardcourt season..i am sure she will have no problem getting the wild cards.. :kiss:

Well you came and you gave without takin'
But I sent you away, oh Mandy
Well, you kissed me and stopped me from shakin'
And I need you today, oh Mandy

LiliaLee-Frazier
Apr 28th, 2004, 03:17 PM
:lol: Kelly McCain is ready to represent the 5-2 girls of tennis I guess! ;) :lol: < <And Jilly Crabgrass :p

butch
Apr 28th, 2004, 03:42 PM
I spoke to Amanda's agent, Bruce Davidson, 3 weeks ago at the Davis Cup tie in Johannesburg. he had spoken to him earlier that morning - she had phoned to speak to Wayne Ferreira, but he had gone onto court already - and she said that she was in the states and practising on clay, so he assumed that she'd play in Paris.He also mentioned the consecutive Grand Slam record which she was going for - obviously she has decided against that. Bruce did also say that the thought is that she'd just quietly slip away - she isn't really someone for a lot of fuss - so she'd just quietly go her way.

We miss u Amanda!!
Regards from Cape Town

Daniel
Apr 28th, 2004, 04:38 PM
Amanda :sad: