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~MaRt~HiNgIs~F@N
Apr 7th, 2005, 11:46 PM
Any News??

La Reine
Apr 7th, 2005, 11:46 PM
:rolleyes:

lloyders76
Apr 8th, 2005, 12:53 AM
huge fan but c'mon, she's playing out contracts x commiting to exos

she still can't practice without pain and can't beat martina in 3 attempts, not to mention being whipped in wtt (couldn't get a game from players outside top 200

feel for her, only dissappointed she has not kept her word to her fans and made a decision x aus open 2005,

lets face it, no one makes a comeback after 2 yr absence at the age of 31, esp when still not fully recovered - not to mention never being the swiftest of players when young

Steffica Greles
Apr 8th, 2005, 02:23 PM
Unfortunately, I totally agree.

I tend to think Monica BADLY wants to play one last tournament for her fans and for her own memories. She said she didn't want to go out like that, with a 0&1 thumping at Roland Garros, scene of her early triumphs.

But realistically, I think she's waiting and waiting for something that her body just won't allow to happen. She could go on court and make an utter fool of herself, but will that do her any greater justice?

If she's not back by the French, I really do think that's it - and I hope she announces it soon afterwards, so that we can all pay her the respect that she fully deserves.

I think tributes will come pouring in, from both ATP pros and WTA players alike.

Pengwin
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:08 PM
:sad:

Pengwin
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:09 PM
Unfortunately, I totally agree.

I tend to think Monica BADLY wants to play one last tournament for her fans and for her own memories. She said she didn't want to go out like that, with a 0&1 thumping at Roland Garros, scene of her early triumphs.

But realistically, I think she's waiting and waiting for something that her body just won't allow to happen. She could go on court and make an utter fool of herself, but will that do her any greater justice?

If she's not back by the French, I really do think that's it - and I hope she announces it soon afterwards, so that we can all pay her the respect that she fully deserves.

I think tributes will come pouring in, from both ATP pros and WTA players alike.

That's the most depressing post for any Seles fan to have to read. :sad:

R&J
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:10 PM
I am not counting her out until she says so herself.

lloyders76
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:14 PM
sure but theres no point to being blindly, nay fantastically, optomistic like some seles fans who think shes gonna win RG and finish in top 5 year end

CJ07
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:14 PM
Monica isn't coming back. I hate to say it, but it just wouldn't make any sense. I think she should call up Steffi and the people at the Us Open and arrange an exo right as the Open starts.

That would be a great opportunity to show she can still hit the ball one last time and for her fans, especially against her biggest rival.

I'm sure Steffi would do it

CoryAnnAvants#1
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:23 PM
Mary Joe Fernandez said that Monica was planning to make a comeback this year. She said that while Monica still can't practice intensively several hours a day, she can still hit for 90 minutes a day and be fine.

There's no reason Mary Joe would lie like that. Monica isn't just avoiding saying she's done. She may just be waiting until Roland Garros time. Monica said that once she comes back, she'll give herself six months to get her form back. If she doesn't have it back by then, she'll quit. If she does, she'll play a limited schedule through '06 and then quit.

However, if Monica does comeback, she needs to go slowly. I think this should be her schedule for the second half of 2005.

Rome
Roland Garros
Wimbledon
Los Angeles
Toronto
New Haven
Filderstadt
Philly

2006 retirement schedule
Australian Open
Tokyo
Indian Wells
Miami
Charleston
Rome
Roland Garros
Wimbledon
Los Angeles
Toronto
US Open
Filderstadt
Zurich
Philadelphia

Quite honestly, I don't think her body will allow a full 17 tournament schedule at this stage.

SelesFan70
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:25 PM
Monica isn't coming back. I hate to say it, but it just wouldn't make any sense. I think she should call up Steffi and the people at the Us Open and arrange an exo right as the Open starts.

That would be a great opportunity to show she can still hit the ball one last time and for her fans, especially against her biggest rival.

I'm sure Steffi would do it

I don't see that happening, but I'd pay big bucks to be there if it did!

Until she announces officially that she's "gone", I will always have a sliver of hope that she'll play again.

Pengwin
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:28 PM
Queen Monica will reign again. I'm sure.

tyk101
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:29 PM
didn't MJF say she was comin back in May?

HumptyDumpty
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Monica isn't coming back. I hate to say it, but it just wouldn't make any sense. I think she should call up Steffi and the people at the Us Open and arrange an exo right as the Open starts.

That would be a great opportunity to show she can still hit the ball one last time and for her fans, especially against her biggest rival.

I'm sure Steffi would do it


I'd like to see Monica in another exhibition match against Steffi - in Germany (let's say Berlin ...).
It would be a great day for both. Definitely.

SelesFan70
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:31 PM
didn't MJF say she was comin back in May?

I didn't hear her say that, but I am more convinced than ever that Mary Jo knows something about a Monica return. She always manages to bring Monica into the conversation during a match and she always refers to her in the present tense as a tennis player. They are good friends, afterall, so she would know. ;)

Pengwin
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:33 PM
I'd like to see Monica in another exhibition match against Steffi - in Germany (let's say Berlin ...).
It would be a great day for both. Definitely.

Please don't stab her again.

HumptyDumpty
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:36 PM
Please don't stab her again.

My probation officer wouldn't like that.

R&J
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:41 PM
I'd like to see Monica in another exhibition match against Steffi - in Germany (let's say Berlin ...).
It would be a great day for both. Definitely.

Why would she play there? IMO, I think that is the last place on earth she would play.

Kuti Kis&Monica
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:47 PM
:sad:

mishar
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:52 PM
I'm sure Monica will play exhibitions after she retires, but I doubt they'll be against Steffi. Nothing personal, I just think the rivalry brings up some bad memories for her. More likely to be against Jennifer or Martina H. or Lindsay or Arantxa, some of her other rivals.

HumptyDumpty
Apr 9th, 2005, 10:08 PM
Why would she play there? IMO, I think that is the last place on earth she would play.

IYO ...

Pengwin
Apr 9th, 2005, 10:12 PM
IYO ...

Would you go to play in a country full of Calimeros? (not that you know who he is :rolleyes: )

SelesFan70
Apr 9th, 2005, 10:13 PM
Why would she play there? IMO, I think that is the last place on earth she would play.

This poster is trying to be "cute and funny" when his original post is really neither. :rolleyes:

JenFan75
Apr 9th, 2005, 10:20 PM
:sad:

I miss Monica...

HumptyDumpty
Apr 9th, 2005, 10:27 PM
Would you go to play in a country full of Calimeros? ...

Who is he?
Seems to be a nice guy. I read some of his insightful posts. Can imagine that rabid Seles fans don't appreciate his command of facts and stats .... :lol:

Your question: Yes, I'd like to play in a country where I had and still have many fans and where hundreds of thousands of (ex-)countrymen and -women live.

Ghis
Apr 9th, 2005, 11:02 PM
I am not counting her out until she says so herself.

Yes!!

vancouverite
Apr 11th, 2005, 09:34 AM
Mary Joe Fernandez said that Monica was planning to make a comeback this year. She said that while Monica still can't practice intensively several hours a day, she can still hit for 90 minutes a day and be fine.

There's no reason Mary Joe would lie like that. Monica isn't just avoiding saying she's done. She may just be waiting until Roland Garros time. Monica said that once she comes back, she'll give herself six months to get her form back. If she doesn't have it back by then, she'll quit. If she does, she'll play a limited schedule through '06 and then quit.

However, if Monica does comeback, she needs to go slowly. I think this should be her schedule for the second half of 2005.

Rome
Roland Garros
Wimbledon
Los Angeles
Toronto
New Haven
Filderstadt
Philly

2006 retirement schedule
Australian Open
Tokyo
Indian Wells
Miami
Charleston
Rome
Roland Garros
Wimbledon
Los Angeles
Toronto
US Open
Filderstadt
Zurich
Philadelphia

Quite honestly, I don't think her body will allow a full 17 tournament schedule at this stage.

On the money as usual, Bradshaw!;)

I think Monica is desperate to return and I'd take Mary Joe's comments at face value. It's true that Monica's injury is making the comeback process much slower than her fans would like, but there's no way around it. That said, it's the type of thing that could prevent anything happening, but I'm crossing my fingers that she does exactly as Bradshaw predicts...

hingis-seles
Apr 11th, 2005, 09:54 AM
I like Bradshaw's post. It makes a lot of sense (except, she won't play Filderstadt).

syd
Apr 11th, 2005, 10:02 AM
i remember seles saying that she won't warn the media if she retires, she wants to retire discreetly !!

selesbooz
Apr 11th, 2005, 02:45 PM
Mon will be back and you can take that to the bank

Smeagol
Apr 11th, 2005, 02:49 PM
Jesus Monica is coming back soon :worship:

Steffica Greles
Apr 11th, 2005, 06:05 PM
It may be depressing, but it has to be realistic.

Nobody said Mary Jo was lying, and that's because Mary Jo has never to my knowledge said Monica's able to return anyhow.

Tell me this, if Seles can't train intensively for 90 minutes a day, then HOW THE HELL can she win a 3 set match (which most of them are likely to be, given that she's been out for 2 years) in a tournament against today's trained athletes?

Frankly some people are seriously deluded here, even if I'm depressing.

She just can't play because her body won't allow her to.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Apr 11th, 2005, 06:08 PM
i remember seles saying that she won't warn the media if she retires, she wants to retire discreetly !!

True, but that doesn't mean she won't formally announce it. She's just not going to say "I will retire on this date" or "This will be my last tournament."

Personally, I hope she just plays the events she wants and doesn't announce a formal "farewell tour." It's just a lot of unnecessary pressure. Besides, the last thing I would want would for her to announce a farewell tour and have it turn out Michael Chang style, winning two matches out of 15 and crying after just about every loss:rolleyes:

Sally Struthers
Apr 11th, 2005, 06:12 PM
I think everyone needs to be realistic and prepare for the fact that Monica may never return to competitive tennis. How long as she been out? 2 years? I don't see it happening.

CJ07
Apr 11th, 2005, 06:58 PM
as Steffica Greles said, physically a return is next to impossible.

It's not just about the matches, but also about training, travel etc.

Her body obviously has told Monica she can't play anymore. Quite frankly, if she tries to come back, she would make it a lot worse. And I think that is why she is in the position she is in now. Had she waited back in 2003, instead of going against doctors orders, she might still be playing.

It's good to admire Monica's passion for tennis, but she's dug her own grave by not listening to doctors orders or her body for that matter IMO

(and before I get bashed, I really like Monica. She was my #2 fave after Venus, but I'm just being objective.)

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2005, 02:38 AM
what are you talking about not listening to doctors' orders? the procedure that she COULD have undergone put her at high risk to never be able to walk again (and certainly run again). at that stage in her career, that was a risk she wasn't willing to take. so instead, she wore a boot for a LONG time and dieted and swam hours and hours a day. her recovery was more natural and she may look back on it in her 70's as the best decision she ever made.