Looks like Claudine's terrible year is continuing. Defeated by Kaia Kanepi of Estonia in Vittel, France.
Jul 12th, 2005, 02:18 PM
:speakles: Well 4 sure Kaia is a taleneted player but didn't expect such score. :eek: :eek: :eek:
Claudine :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
This is just insane....
Jul 12th, 2005, 02:20 PM
I think her career is over :sad:
Jul 12th, 2005, 02:35 PM
Wiggly, don't be a drama queen :p
This must be a devastating loss for her :( But she'll get over this!!
Jul 12th, 2005, 02:42 PM
kanepi is a very talented player, has struggled with injuries over the last few years, could certainly be a top 50 player if she was to consistently play well and fulfill her potential. a bad loss for schaul but not the end of her career.
Jul 12th, 2005, 02:44 PM
Kaia won a $75,000 challenger in Fano ten days ago, so she's obviously in form.
Jul 12th, 2005, 02:49 PM
She should retire or take time off. She's the prime example of a player who acheived a level of success that was probably out of her league. She just isn't a good enough player and when she won that tournament, the expectations on her were enormous. Now, for her to go back to the challenger level is demoralizing. I don't know anything about her mental and emotional state specifically, but she's just not going to feel good about playing at a level that doesn't fit with the level she was at previously.
She just needs to take a break, train, practice, and regroup. It's not going to do any good for her to lose miserably to players at a level that she doesn't think she belongs in.
ETA: Losing to Kanepi is not a horrible thing. But winning only one game shows how little fight she has in her.
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:55 PM
Jul 12th, 2005, 04:03 PM
Dude what in the world?! I don't even know what to say...I feel so sorry for her :(
Jul 12th, 2005, 04:35 PM
This is just AWFUL for Claudine Schaul! :help: :shrug:
Jul 12th, 2005, 04:45 PM
And to think she ever beat Lindsay. pfff
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:11 PM
definately in the biggest slump out of them all
Jul 12th, 2005, 11:56 PM
poor claudine :( I can soon see mandy minella being the highest rank girl from luxembourg as I dont think Anne Kremer will be long in tennis :rolleyes: