View Full Version : Patricia Tarabini retires. :(

Sep 3rd, 2004, 12:10 PM
From: http://www.lanacion.com.ar/edicionimpresa/deportiva/Nota.asp?nota_id=633153

(English translation below)


Luego de caer en dobles junto con Gisela Dulko, por la primera rueda de dobles, ante las chinas Zi Yan y Jie Zheng, por 6-1 y 7-5, Patricia Tarabini le dijo adiós al circuito profesional, del que forma parte desde 1987. A los 36 años, la jugadora tandilense dijo: "Cambio toda mi carrera por la medalla de bronce que gané con Paola Suárez en Atenas. El tenis fue mi vida y me dejó todo lo que tengo, los amigos y una profesión". La tandilense, campeona mundial juvenil en 1986, ya recibió ofertas para trabajar como coach en Chile, con Horacio de la Peña, o en los Estados Unidos, para la federación local.

After falling in doubles together with Gisela Dulko, in the first round, against the Chinese Zi Yan and Jie Zheng, 6-1, 7-5, Patricia Tarabini said goodbye to the professional tennis circuit, which she had been a part of since 1987. At 36 years old, the player from Tandil said, "I would exchange my whole career for the bronze medal I won with Paola Suárez in Athens. Tennis was my life and it left me all I have, my friends and a profession". The player from Tandil, world junior champion in 1986, has already received offers to work a a coach in Chile with Horacio de la Peña, or in the USA for the local federation.

:sad: But, well done to Pato for a great career and best of luck to her for whatever she decides to do in the future. :worship: :D

Sep 3rd, 2004, 12:33 PM

Sep 3rd, 2004, 01:04 PM
She is only 36 years old?? :) :)
I thought she looked older than that... :)

Seriously... I think winning the bronze in the Olympics was a great way to finish. :)
Good luck !!! :) :)

Sep 3rd, 2004, 01:36 PM
Great Carreer Patricia! :worship:
Good bye :wavey: and best wishes for your new life!

Sep 3rd, 2004, 01:40 PM
Adios, Pato! She was great, good luck to her.

Sep 3rd, 2004, 03:11 PM
i met her in hamburg in 95 where she played doubles with CONCHITA. a very nice person! good luck in your next life, PATRICIA! :)

Sep 3rd, 2004, 03:24 PM
Pato :bigcry:

Sep 3rd, 2004, 03:35 PM
Very sad! :sad: Patricia should have retired after Athens... A win and a Bronze medal! :) Good luck, Patricia! :)

Sep 3rd, 2004, 05:13 PM
nice player and person. always seemed to have fun and encourage everyone else on court to have fun. she should be in high demand as a coach. she could help a lot of players.

Mateo Mathieu
Sep 4th, 2004, 01:09 AM
Farewell :sad:

Sep 4th, 2004, 01:59 AM
Hopefully Paola will start teaming up with the youngster Gisela now:).
Anyways, great job winning that bronze medal.

Sep 4th, 2004, 02:54 AM
bye Patricia, she was always so entertaining to watch :)
and i am so happy she got the bronze in the olympics :D

Sep 4th, 2004, 03:13 AM
Good Bye Pato! I will always remember you! :wavey:

It's so great she could end her career with that bronze medal, probably the best achievement in her life, at the age of 36! :eek: ;)