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Pengwin
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:22 PM
She said this time is for real and that she is ready for a normal life with her life partner and her cats and dogs. :sad:

We'll miss you Martina :hearts: :bigcry:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:22 PM
Oh yeah ?? Where did u read/ hear this ? :sad:

auntie janie
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:23 PM
I hope she'll stick around the game in some capacity. Martina's one of a kind. :hearts:

*roddicksinme*
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:23 PM
it means nothing as every other time :rolleyes:

Pengwin
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:25 PM
Oh yeah ?? Where did u read/ hear this ? :sad:
She said it live 5 minutes ago on Jonathan Ross. :sad:

GoDominique
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:25 PM
:lol:

venus_rulez
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:26 PM
She's turning into Barbara Streisand.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:30 PM
She said it live 5 minutes ago on Jonathan Ross. :sad:

Oh..sorry to hear that :sad:

tennisboi
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:37 PM
She didn't say exactly that she was giving up but she hinted it would be her last year playing

Pengwin
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:38 PM
She didn't say exactly that she was giving up but she hinted it would be her last year playing

She said the words 'This is my last year'

saint
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:39 PM
She did say it's not for definate and she has said this before, I think it will depend on whether she gets that 21st Wimby title she's looking for, if she wins it she will go if she doesn't I think she will evaluate her fitness etc and maybe have another shot.

hablo
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:39 PM
That's disappointing :(

iPatty
Jun 23rd, 2006, 11:06 PM
I thought you were talking about Hingis until I read the Jonathan Ross part. :rolls:

She's had a nice, long career. It's time for her to retire.

Matt01
Jun 23rd, 2006, 11:14 PM
I thought you were talking about Hingis until I read the Jonathan Ross part. :rolls:


Same here. Could someone please clarify in the thread title which Martina we are talking about, there are several Martina's in the tennis world! :mad:

ETA: Thank you :)

Drake1980
Jun 23rd, 2006, 11:22 PM
OMG, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Maybe she'll change her mind. If not I would really like to see her win one last Grand Slam this year, doubles or mixed!!

Pheobo
Jun 23rd, 2006, 11:27 PM
She says that every fucking year. :rolleyes:

The_Pov
Jun 23rd, 2006, 11:29 PM
She said it's not for definate!

Bounty Hunter
Jun 23rd, 2006, 11:30 PM
She's still playing?

Shenanigans
Jun 23rd, 2006, 11:30 PM
She says that every fucking year. :rolleyes:

She just likes to be needed she wants to hear people say please don't retire Martina the tour needs you.

Dirty Sanchez
Jun 24th, 2006, 01:06 AM
Well she's had a good innings as they say. Why am I making it sound like she's dead? Too much beer........... off to bed. :wavey:

Anyways yeah she said it was probably her last year but didn't say for definite so there you go.

Andrew..
Jun 24th, 2006, 02:28 AM
She said the words 'This is my last year'
Take 4.

treufreund
Jun 24th, 2006, 02:28 AM
She just likes to be needed she wants to hear people say please don't retire Martina the tour needs you.

So you are a mind reader? :rolleyes: Why are people not more appreciative of a woman who is a tennis legend still playing elite-level tennis at nearly 50 years old who has contributed so much to the sport we love? :(

tennisIlove09
Jun 24th, 2006, 02:30 AM
She has said this since 2000. Seriously, I think everyone will believe it when we see it. Not that her playing is a bad thing. Just her saying it's her last year every year is old.

Shenanigans
Jun 24th, 2006, 02:33 AM
So you are a mind reader? :rolleyes: Why are people not more appreciative of a woman who is a tennis legend still playing elite-level tennis at nearly 50 years old who has contributed so much to the sport we love? :(

Did I say I was not appreciative of her??? But I wished her a happy retirement a long time ago.
Contibuting to tennis does not just mean playing tennis, there are plenty of other roles, coach, mentor etc.
As for the mind reader part, no I can't read minds but can make assumptions (maybe be wrong ones somtimes) about people.

Anne K.
Jun 24th, 2006, 03:30 AM
Nothing against Martina, but she has "retired" more than once, and the
saying, "the boy who cried wolf" is taking on greater meaning as regards
to her. She's plenty media-smart, so she should know that hinting at
retirement is going to be written about by the press. :tape: