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Alvarillo
Mar 31st, 2005, 05:04 PM
Paola Suarez said today that she wants to retire at the end of this year :sad:
She's tired and wants to make some new things in her life, from this time she will play less tournaments (has withdrawn from US Clay champs) and will be 3 or 4 weeks in Bs. Aires after Miami.

But her friend and partner, Virginia Ruano is trying to stop these ideas from the Argentinean, Vivi wants to follow playing but for her is difficlut to find new partners and wants to play with Paola, maybe Suarez will play only doubles next year but she doesn't know :sad:

Please Paola keep playing double, Vivi and you are the best!!!!!!!!

Alvarillo
Mar 31st, 2005, 05:06 PM
The Interview in Spanish

"Empezar a jugar menos torneos y estar un poco más en casa". Con esa definición, Paola Suárez cierra la charla en una de las salas del estadio central mientras en la cancha Mauresmo juega su partido con Ivanovic. La Negra acaba de ter minar su costumbre de ganar en dobles junto a Ruano Pascual, ésta vez frente a una compatriota, María Emilia Salerni, y la rusa Kirilenko. Aunque por la cabeza de esta pergaminense de 28 años hoy pasen muchas otras cosas que tienen menos que ver con la práctica del tenis.

¿Entonces el retiro a fin de año es una posibilidad cierta?

Es muy posible que sí. Pero tengo a esta cristiana al lado (por Virginia Ruano Pascual) que no me va a dejar en cuanto al dobles (risas). Y si el ranking de single lo permite, trataré de jugar algunos torneos, pero voy a ir seleccionándolos; no serán muchos. La idea es también elegir los más importantes en dobles. Veremos...

¿El desgaste es físico o mental?

Es un poco de cada cosa. El año pasado y esta temporada también tuve algunas lesiones que me complicaron. Y, a veces, me siento cansada física y mentalmente. No hay que olvidarse que los últimos tres años de mi carrera fueron muy exigentes tanto en single como en dobles y eso se siente. Puede ser el momento de parar un poquito.

Paola Suárez habla pausado y sin levantar la voz. En su futuro, explica, aparecen nuevos proyectos: algunos ligados al tenis y otros no. Dice que tiene ganas de armar una academia de tenis. Y también proyecta volcarse a obras solidarias: "Me gustaría poder hacer algo por los chiquitos carenciados y de la calle, como poner un comedor. Se verá. También tengo la idea de estudiar decoración de interiores. Hay ganas de hacer cosas fuera del tenis".

La mejor jugadora argentina (19ª en el ranking de single y segunda detrás de su compañera en el mundo del dobles), Suárez fue una de las medallistas en los Juegos de Atenas junto a Patricia Tarabini. Ahora le apunta a su compañera histórica, la española Ruano Pascual que está justo enfrente del pasillo y dice entre carcajadas: "No me deja, juro por Dios que ella es la que no me deja retirarme".

La idea de jugar menos se pondrá en marcha de inmediato: Suárez, después de este torneo, se volverá a Buenos Aires y allí, según afirma, descansará entre tres o cuatro semanas para luego viajar a Europa. "Ya me borré de dos torneos," cuenta.

Mientras se escuchan los aplausos para Mauresmo, que sigue su marcha implacable en Miami, Suárez continúa con su idea: "Está claro que después de tantos años de carrera, más de diez, es difícil decidir. Estar en casa me está haciendo bien y por eso quiero disfrutar un poco más de eso".

En marzo del 94 fue su debut como profesional y llegó a ser top ten (novena) en junio. Este año no está teniendo una buena temporada en single: "Estoy tratando de buscar ritmo, de ver si puedo agarrar confianza. Pero me perjudica ir perdiendo primeras rondas, te saca confianza", reconoce. Sabe que Miami es una asignatura pendiente, un título que todavía no pudo ganar con Ruano Pascual. Entonces remarca: "La luchamos. Cada vez que venimos, lo decimos y lo decimos: ésto es como Wimbledon. Ja, ja". Allí está Suárez: tomando una decisión crucial y, casi una obviedad, ganando en dobles

Shonami Slam
Mar 31st, 2005, 05:07 PM
it will be EXTREMALLY depressing if they stop playing.
they truly are the best DOUBLES team ever. they master the format in a way that powerteams and shotplayer can't get through them - and it would be so dissapointing if power teams would be the top.
i hope cara and renae ask of her to stay.

CooCooCachoo
Mar 31st, 2005, 05:12 PM
Oh nooooooooooooo :eek:

:crying2: Paola :sad: But she should follow her heart, though I really hope she'll reconsider

If someone could translate the interview, I'd be really grateful.

propi
Mar 31st, 2005, 05:17 PM
Uhm I've read today that she has already planned her retirement, she will play this whole season and only about 12 events next year, therefore she will, but in 2006.
I hope they can win a bunch of GS during that time

crazillo
Mar 31st, 2005, 05:22 PM
If that is what she wants and thinks than Vivi shouldn't be selfish and try her to convince.... Just my opinion though....

Scotso
Mar 31st, 2005, 05:28 PM
Well I think that Vivi has a right to try to change her mind. They are partners. In any case, I hope that they have a lot of success in while they are both still playing together, and I hope they finally win Wimbledon this year.

I'm sure that Vivi will be able to find another partner after Paola retires, if she wants to.

Shonami Slam
Mar 31st, 2005, 05:41 PM
vivi can play with conchi - that's not the issue.
there are many great spaniard double players - i think it comes natural to them to play in a team, but paula was her partner. it's tough changing a winning team.

Caz
Mar 31st, 2005, 06:05 PM
:crying2: But she still has 2 years to change her mind (or for Vivi to change it for her! ;) ), though, it doesn't sound too hopeful that she will.

As far as the Vivi & Paola doubles team goes, it must be a difficult situation; of course Vivi would want to try to convince Paola to stay around for as long as they're winning, and she wants to continue playing, it's only natural, and since they're such good friends, I'm sure Paola would kind of feel bad about retiring and ending their partnership before Vivi is ready to. If Paola knows the time is right for her to retire, though, I'm sure Vivi wouldn't really, seriously, try to stop her, and even if she did, I'm sure Paola wouldn't listen in the end.

Alvarillo
Mar 31st, 2005, 06:29 PM
If that is what she wants and thinks than Vivi shouldn't be selfish and try her to convince.... Just my opinion though....

Vivi isn't selfish, she respects Paola's opinion but she's telling her that now they are the best, they can follow winning important titles and then Paola will have a lot of years to make more things, but Vivi is her friend, she will respect her ....

Anna F'd Enrique
Mar 31st, 2005, 06:33 PM
i think they should keep playing until they win wimbledon.

skanky~skanketta
Mar 31st, 2005, 06:37 PM
OMFG!noooo!they are such an awesome team!well, i truly hope they win wimbledon and the YEC so then they'd have won all the slams.

Joana
Mar 31st, 2005, 07:01 PM
If that is what she wants and thinks than Vivi shouldn't be selfish and try her to convince.... Just my opinion though....

I think they're not only doubles partners but also best friends... so if Paola retires they won't be able to see each other as much. Probably that's one of the reasons Virginia wants her to go on playing.

Some points from the interview: Paola wants to study interior design. ;) And she'll also dedicate to charity work, she'd like to set up a food relief programme for starving kids in Buenos Aires.

Alvarillo
Mar 31st, 2005, 07:30 PM
They won YEC 2 years ago, only Wimbledon to complete all GS !

~Rachel~
Mar 31st, 2005, 07:36 PM
I just posted in the other thread but I feel so depressed I feel the need to post again. :sad:

I hope that they Wimbledon this year as well, then I think they truly will go down in the history books as one of the best doubles teams ever in women's tennis :worship:

Caz
Mar 31st, 2005, 08:18 PM
Oh nooooooooooooo :eek:

:crying2: Paola :sad: But she should follow her heart, though I really hope she'll reconsider

If someone could translate the interview, I'd be really grateful.

:wavey: Just for you ... *takes a deep breath having just finished translating another article on this subject in the Paola forum* ... here goes ... ;)

"To start playing less tournaments and to spend more time at home". With this definition, Paola Suárez closes the discussion in one o the rooms at the centre court, meanwhile on the court, Mauresmo plays her match with Ivanovic. La Negra hadsjust finished her customary winning of doubles with Ruano Pascual, this time against a compatriot, María Emilia Salerni and he Russian Kirilenko. Although today many other things are passing through the mind of the 28 year old player from Pergamino that have less to do with tennis.

So, retiring at the end of the year is certainly a possibility?

It's very possible. But I have this good lady (Virginia Ruano) who won't let me, as regards doubles (smiles). And if my singles ranking allows it, I will try to play a few tournaments, but I will be selecting them, I won't play many. The idea is to choose that that are also the most important in doubles. We'll see ...

Is it for physical or mental reasons?

It's alittle bit of everything. This year and last year I have also had injuries which have complicated things. And, at times, I feel both physically and mentaly tired. You mustn't forget that the last three years of my career have been very demanding both in singles and doubles and you feel it. It could be time to stop a little.

Paola Suárez speaks with pauses and without raising her voice. In her future, she explains, there will be new projects: some linked to tennis and others not. She says that she wants to begin a tennis academy. Y she also wants to get involvd in charity work "I would like to do something for underprivileged children and street children, like setting up a kitchen. We'll see. I also want to study interior design. I am looking forward to doing things outside of tennis".

The best Argentinean player (19th in singles ranking and 2nd, behind her partner, in the world in doubles), Suárez was one of the medalists in the Olympics in Athens with Patricia Tarabini. Now she points to her partner, the Spaniard Ruano Pascual who is just opposite the corridor and says, inbetween giggles, "She won't let me, I swear to God it's her that won't let me retire"

La idea of playing less begins now: Suárez, after this tournament will return to Buenos Aires and there, she affirms, will rest for three or four weeks in order to then travel to Europe "I've already withdrawn from two tournaments" she says.

While applause for Mauresmo, who continues on her journey in Miami, is heard, Suárez continues with her idea: "Obviously after so many years of my career, more than ten, it is difficult to decide. It has been good being at home and I want to enjoy a bit more of that".

March 1994 was her professional debut and she got to be top ten (ninth) in June. This year she is not having a good season in singles: "I'm trying to find rythm, to see if I can get some confidence. But losing in the first rounds is damaging this, it takes your confidence away", she recognises. She knows that Miami is a pending topic, a title that she has yet to win with Ruano Pascual. "We fight. Everytime we come, we say it and we say it: this is like Wimbledon. ha, ha". There is Suárez: taking a crucial decision and, almost obviously, winning in doubles.

selesfan1
Mar 31st, 2005, 08:50 PM
I assume she would want to stay as close to Argentina as possible if she plays a limited schedule next year so I can see her playing a warm up to Melbourne, Melbourne, Bogota, Acapulco, Indian Wells, Miami, Berlin, Rome, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Toronto, U.S. Open and them maybe just the season ending championships.

Joseosu19
Mar 31st, 2005, 09:00 PM
Paola:sad:

gorecki
Apr 1st, 2005, 01:37 AM
perhaps Paola should give singles a rest and just focus on and enjoy the doubles from now with Vivi

not the biggest fan of the duo but
the two of them always seem to have fun playing doubles together
kinda reminds me of Natasha and Gigi :cool:

mr_zebra
Apr 1st, 2005, 01:54 AM
VRP just wants the money ! she aint much without Paola.

Vut
Apr 1st, 2005, 01:58 AM
:sad: Paola .... at the end of the year?...

Scotso
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:54 AM
i think they should keep playing until they win wimbledon.

agreed :D

CoryAnnAvants#1
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:21 AM
If Paola and Vivi manage to win Wimbledon this year, Paola will retire at the end of the year, guaranteed.

However, I understand why Vivi wants Paola to stick around. Vivi is an accomplished doubles player, but I doubt she'll be able to win Tier I tournaments and Grand Slams with anyone other than Paola...and let's face it, she's only playing singles because she's still in the top 100. She's not about to drop to challenger level a la Cara Black. Vivi and Paola are like sisters as well and have been for the last ten years, so she'd be losing a best friend and someone who is like family.

Justeenium
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:22 AM
:yeah:

I'm a Paola hater :D

JenFan75
Apr 1st, 2005, 04:45 AM
Poor ViVi

Experimentee
Apr 1st, 2005, 06:27 AM
It may be just a reaction to not being able to win against players she should on her return. When she gets her confidence back and a few wins, she may reconsider. But if shes already thought about it a long time and its really what she wants, then theres no reason for anyone to stop her.

LUIS9
Apr 1st, 2005, 06:40 AM
De veras se retira la Pao? Bueno si es lo que ella desea y se siente lista para tirar la toalla despues de una buenisima carrera como tenista, aplausos para ella cuando decida retirarse oficialmente del tenis profesional. Siempre me parecio simpatiquisima y se deja querer con su buen espiritu. Se le extranara cuando decida decir adios al tenis.

Too bad shes deciding to retire, but ten years is ten years, it takes its toll on you, especially after having tennis as your job, its fun as hell at least the pros make it seem like it, I cant hit a forehand even if they paid me to try, lol my backhand can be ok if it can even be called that, lol. This why I conclude this, its a very draining sport, very physical and it definitely affects your body, like all professional sports do, but with some vengeance, perhaps not like soccer but its quite intense at this level. Bueno los mejores deseos para el equipaso de estas hispano parlantes! Adelante chicas, aunque se retiren hoy o manana talvez dejaran un muy hermoso legado!

CooCooCachoo
Apr 1st, 2005, 07:00 AM
:worship: Caz for translating that article!

It's great to see Paola and Vivi still have fun, even when Paola is doing an interview on her possibly retiring ;)

HectorMagnus
Apr 1st, 2005, 07:15 AM
:yeah:

I'm a Paola hater :D


AND ALSO STUPID..... :(

CooCooCachoo
Apr 1st, 2005, 07:16 AM
AND ALSO STUPID..... :(

He's just a retard. And proud of it.

HectorMagnus
Apr 1st, 2005, 07:19 AM
He's just a retard. And proud of it.

:yeah: :lol:

New
Apr 1st, 2005, 10:57 AM
If this is true, it'll explain why Suarez has a poor showing in singles lately... she's losing motivation...

Hopefully, by taking it slow perhaps she would change her mind....

Also, if what was said was true, then it does make sense why she'll only play 12 tournaments after this year...

I suspect that she might do a Schett and retire in her best Grand Slam, Roland Garros. There are about 16-17 tournaments before Roland Garros and playing in 12 of them seems reasonable for me to believe she'll do that...

I really hope she'll reconsider though. She's a great player and a very nice person. I'll never forget how she gave the point to Clarissa in the QF of the French Open when the "ace" was ruled out. That "ace" converted the set for Clarissa.

Fantastic
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:05 PM
Paola Suarez hasn't looked interested in tennis for the last 4 years. No matter if she's winning or losing, she looks bored. Granted that it may just be because she has a laid-back personality but you don't see the same demeanour when she is playing doubles. If you compare her tournament schedules going back to 2002 to 2003 to 2004, she has gradually played less and less. In 2002, she played about 25 events; in 2003, she played about 22 events; in 2004, she only played 17 events (missed a few due to injuries); and probably even less in 2005. I hope she will at least continue with doubles for at least another 3 years because she is capable of so much more and has at least that much time left in her career. "Interior design" will always be there but tennis won't and she should make the most of it with the time she has left.

Does anyone else think that maybe, I don't know, just maybe that Virginia might be in love with Paola in more than just a friendship way?

Chunchun
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:45 PM
oh no :crying2: :crying2: :crying2:

CooCooCachoo
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:01 PM
Paola Suarez hasn't looked interested in tennis for the last 4 years. No matter if she's winning or losing, she looks bored. Granted that it may just be because she has a laid-back personality but you don't see the same demeanour when she is playing doubles. If you compare her tournament schedules going back to 2002 to 2003 to 2004, she has gradually played less and less. In 2002, she played about 25 events; in 2003, she played about 22 events; in 2004, she only played 17 events (missed a few due to injuries); and probably even less in 2005. I hope she will at least continue with doubles for at least another 3 years because she is capable of so much more and has at least that much time left in her career. "Interior design" will always be there but tennis won't and she should make the most of it with the time she has left.

Does anyone else think that maybe, I don't know, just maybe that Virginia might be in love with Paola in more than just a friendship way?

I don't think she looks bored.. :shrug: But compared to her attitude in doubles, everything looks boring ;)

LucasArg
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:20 PM
Please don´t say this too soon, she said last year in a interview she wanted to play for a couple of years more and then retired, so she is supposed to play 2005 and 2006 season, both singles and doubles:)

She is tired ok? but she got a of of accomplishments in SINGLES the las 2 seasons. SM and QF in Roland Garros, QF in Wimbledon and U S Open:) :D

I am convinced Vivi Ruano Pascual will persuade her to keep playing, she just came back from injury and may not felt really cheerful right now.


VAMOS PAOLA VAMOS!!!!!!!!:wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

LucasArg
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:29 PM
Paola


:angel: :worship: :angel: :worship: :angel: :worship: :angel: :worship: :angel:

LucasArg
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:30 PM
Does anyone knows where can we email her??? and beg her for keeping playing tennis?

Alguien conoce algun email donde podriamos pedirle que siga jugando?

selyoink
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:43 PM
I hope Paola continues to play. But I also hope she does what is best for her. If she only plays doubles then that is fine. She will still dominate with Virginia.

PointBlank
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:47 PM
I wish people would give her respect on this board for singles..last year she was a top player in both singles and doubles..SF at RG people and QF at Wimbledon in singles..plus 3 of the GS in doubles..

FERLKE
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:58 PM
I think Paola is a little disappointed with her last results, four 1R in a row, but I'm sure she is working very hard for the clay court season in Europe.
When the results comes back, she will be more motivated, and maybe play one season more.

LucasArg
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:57 AM
bump

LucasArg
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:59 AM
It may be just a reaction to not being able to win against players she should on her return. When she gets her confidence back and a few wins, she may reconsider. But if shes already thought about it a long time and its really what she wants, then theres no reason for anyone to stop her.

It is not the reaction to her last looses after the comeback, she said last year she feels very sad away from home, and she wants to be with her parents and friends.

But I think she must do it for at least 2 years more.

LucasArg
Apr 6th, 2005, 06:13 AM
I feel like crying at this moment:sad:

HectorMagnus
Apr 6th, 2005, 06:40 AM
I feel like crying at this moment:sad:

regarding Vivi's doubles results (without Paola) I bet she will do her best....:o....well, she'll do miracles :angel:..... to prevent her from retirement....

so don't worry, it'll be fine :)