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Zl@tko
May 23rd, 2002, 06:08 PM
From the French Open website:

The tenth and the last for Monica Seles?

Presently playing in the tournament in Madrid, Monica Seles, former N°1 world champion, said she would perhaps play her tenth and last Roland Garros. At the age of 28, I don't feel like looking ahead. Maybe I'll stop playing at Roland Garros. Seriously, I have no idea. Right now I really like playing, but if I wake up tomorrow morning not liking tennis anymore, I'll stop. It's like asking a 16 yr. old girl why she wants to play, because she wants to be N°1 in the world. The champion admits that the stabbing she experienced in Hamburg in 1993 cut her wings. Easily understandable. Nobody has ever gotten as far as I was before being stabbed. I was losing one match a year. Only Navratilova got that far, she stated

Zl@tko
May 23rd, 2002, 06:13 PM
Originally posted by Zlatko

she would perhaps play her tenth and last Roland Garros. At the age of 28, I don't feel like looking ahead. Maybe I'll stop playing at Roland Garros.

When she said that? I've just read transcript of her chat and she said something totally different. She said she's looking forward playing FO again. And she's saying all the time she's not thinking about retirment. I think this article is not true.

I just don't like that some people are behaving like Monica is not a top-player anymore and they seem they want her to quit tennis as soon as possible. Just because she's 28 years old she should quit tennis? This is so stupid ...

baleineau
May 23rd, 2002, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by Zlatko
Nobody has ever gotten as far as I was before being stabbed. I was losing one match a year. Only Navratilova got that far, she stated

Monica clearly has a short memory. She would lose 5-6 matches per year, even in her best period 1990-1992 period.

Steffi, in 1988-1990 was closer to Martina.

evadafan
May 23rd, 2002, 06:16 PM
Monica always says when she doesn't feel like playing she'll stop. No change. Just stupid reporters trying to make a story out of the smae question and the same answer for the last five years.

Zl@tko
May 23rd, 2002, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by hunkyalex


Monica clearly has a short memory. She would lose 5-6 matches per year, even in her best period 1990-1992 period.

Steffi, in 1988-1990 was closer to Martina.

I think Monica has a pretty good memory and this is just what reporters want her to say so they write it ...

wongqks
May 23rd, 2002, 06:23 PM
I won't have any arguement about Monica in her hey day etc.

But Monica always say if one day she wake up and don't feel like playing more she will quit so in a way, it may well be her last tournament but it can also be that she will be playing tennis for years to come, so nothing new in this interview

irma
May 23rd, 2002, 06:26 PM
maybe she said that she lost 1 grand slam match in two years and the journalists made their own story?

mishar
May 23rd, 2002, 06:32 PM
Yeah, Monica always says that same thing, maybe I'll stop playing after this tournament, maybe I'll keep playing for years. So we've all just got to let go. LOL Que sera, sera.

Philip
May 23rd, 2002, 06:47 PM
Well Monica was totally positive that she didnt want to retire just yet from the live chat :)
I don't think she will retire this year or next, or untill she can't beat the players she wants to.

Monica_Rules
May 23rd, 2002, 06:52 PM
I agree with wongqks Monica always sasy if she wakes up one day and doesn't want to play she'll retire this is old news!:rolleyes:

Sonja
May 23rd, 2002, 08:10 PM
I can't imagine Monica being ready to retire. I think it's probably another case of a reporter adding/deleting/ creating words to fit a story he/she wants to portray.

She's clearly a fixture in the Top 10 and can cause trouble for any player on the tour. I just don't see retirement for her soon.

Seles1
May 23rd, 2002, 09:45 PM
You people are lookiing way too far into this whole issue. Whenever some one asks Monica when she is going to retire she says the same exact thing. "If I wake up tomorrow not wanting to play, I'll stop." This is just another case of a reporter trying to stur up emotions in her fans, like saying this could be her last French Open which is twisted from what Monica said. In her transcript from the other day she says she loves the competition and that she wants to keep playing. She never ever said anything about quitting. In numerous other articles, for instance when she pulled out of the Baush and Lomb Championships she said that she hopes to be back next year. So this is just another messed up article, where they took Monica's words but used them to make you believe she was going to quit. Maybe if all these stupid reporters quite asking her the same question about retirement there wouldn't be any confusion. How many times can you bring it up?

disposablehero
May 23rd, 2002, 11:47 PM
I can't don't believe Monica said that.

Miranda
May 24th, 2002, 02:00 AM
no way, monica don't retire :sad: :sad: , i can't live without you :sad:

Zummi
May 24th, 2002, 04:09 AM
If you read the AFP article in French, it was reported differently. After she said "Maybe I'll stop after Roland Garros" - she laughed. That's why she started her next sentence with the "Seriously..." - as in "I was just kidding before".

Too much is being read into this. I can't understand why journalists would turn an obvious joke into something like this.

disposablehero
May 24th, 2002, 04:16 AM
Zummi, good to see you in a Monica thread.

The 2 obvious answers:

1. To get their story read.
2. Too stupid to know any better.

Why don't these idiots just wrote about Capriati brushing her hair? Not only would they be qualified to talk about it, but I am sure the public (American in particular) would be fascinated.

Miranda
May 24th, 2002, 04:36 AM
bad man, they want monica to retire :fiery:

Zummi
May 24th, 2002, 05:30 AM
Too funny, disposeablehero! Sad to say the second option is the likely answer too...

I haven't been meaning to avoid Monica threads. It's just that 1) I don't post that often and 2) Monica has a great set of supporters to defend her here and there often is no need for additional voices! I'm still a fan, all the way!

razzponic
May 24th, 2002, 07:28 AM
Monica did not say that!

yollenda
May 24th, 2002, 12:36 PM
oh,, i am so sad:sad: :sad: :sad: :fiery: :fiery: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Noaces
May 24th, 2002, 07:24 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

mboyle
May 24th, 2002, 08:05 PM
NOaces SSHUT UP YOU GO GET STABBED AT 19! HELLO PAUL WHOEVER WAS NOT 19. MONICA IS NOT A HAS BEEN, AND THE AVERAGE PERSON LOVES MONICA. SHE IS A NICE PERSON WHO IS STILL ONE OF THE BEST 5 OR 6 WOMEN IN THE WORLD. GO TO WALMART, GET A LIFE, AND THEN COME BACK AND SHOW ME WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED. ANyway, she doesn't go to Germany cause the guy never went to jail and still wants to kill her.You are the idiot not Monica

Kart
May 24th, 2002, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by Noaces
I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF SELES SAID THAT SHE SEEMS TO HAVE AN INFLATED OPINION OF HERSELF WITH HER EGO NO DOUBT STOKED BY THE BOUT OF HATING, ETC. BY HER FANS.

I HAVE NEVER CARED FOR MONICA SELES. I THINK SHE IS A PHONEY WHO HAS PLAYED ON THE PUBLIC'S EMOTIONS. AN INTELLIGENT PERSON WOULD HAVE RETURNED TO GERMANY INSTEAD OF KEEPING A GRUDGE BUT FORGIVE ME TENNIS PLAYERS ON AN AVERAGE ARE NOT INTELLIGENT.

I WISH SHE WOUD JUST RETIRE SO THAT THESE SO-CALLED JOURNALISTS WOPULD FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO WRITE ABOUT.

ENOUGH ALREADY. SO SHE WANTS THE WORLD TO FOLLOW HER AROUND NOW IN ANTICIPATION OF HER RETIREMENT.

GET OVER IT . IF YOU DON'T WIN ROLAND GAROS. YOU WILL BE A HAS-BEEN. THE AVERAGE PERSON DOESN NOT CARE ABOUT MONICA SELES. AND IF THE ENVIERS OF GRAF'S ACHIEVEMENTS DIDN'T KEEP BRINGING UP THE 1993 FOR THEIR OWN PETTY REASONS HARDLY ANYONE WOULD REMEMEMBER.

PAUL PIERCE SUFFERED 25 STAB WOUND AND CAME BACK A FEW MONTHS AFTER. SELES SUFFERED A SUPERFICIAL WOUND AND SEEMS TO WANT THE WORLD TO THROW HER A FOREVER PITY PARTY.

I WISH PEOPLE WOULD SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES. SHE IS UNFORTUNATE BUT WHY DOES SHE WANT TO REMAIN AN OBJECT OF PITY, BECAUSE THAT'S HOW IT WOULD APPEAR TO AN OBJECTIVE PERSON. DOES SHE BELIEVE THAT BEING PITIED MEANS THAT SHE WILL BE MORE POPULAR. IF SO THAT IS SO PATHETIC.



Noaces I can't take you seriously because your post is so full of drivel - I guess all I can say to you is you get over it.