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Lighter
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Mary Pierce's career is over : http://www.welovetennis.fr/wta/9749-dominguez-confirme-la-retraite-de-pierce or http://www.rmc.fr/edito/sport/67826/pierce-a-la-retraite-mauresmo-bientot/
and in english version : http://translate.google.fr/translate?hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.welovetennis.fr%2Fwta%2F9749-dominguez-confirme-la-retraite-de-pierce&sl=fr&tl=en&history_state0=&swap=1

French DTN is the French tennis boss, currently former tennis player Patrice Dominguez.

When he says something, it's official.

ViennaCalling
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:32 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOO :bigcry:

G&R
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:33 PM
bad news but it was time for her to call it
I wish her the best

Marcelo.
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:39 PM
:sad:

ce
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:40 PM
:sad:

Willam
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:41 PM
Good for her, now her fans won't have to be suffering waiting for a comeback, Myskina should do the same.. (or she done it already?)

Wojtek
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Very sad :sad: sad:

Vlad Tepes
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Sad news, but nothing unexpected. Have a nice life outside the tennis courts, Mary! :wavey:

Just Do It
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:44 PM
I was hoping she will play RG.

markdelaney
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:44 PM
It's good that the fans know. She had a great career . Well done Mary .

Mateo Mathieu
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:47 PM
Sorry but it's about bloody time! She was a great player.

Mary :) All the best of her life outside tennis.

tiwapon
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:50 PM
It's about time you know. Everyone must have prepared for this since she didn't come back last fall.

youizahoe
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:52 PM
I highly doubt she retired. A week ago she said like:

I'm faitfull that I will come back as a strong top 10 player at the end of 2009.

Dave.
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:53 PM
Pierce and Davenport within a month, that's alot to take :sad:

What happened to Pierce in Linz (and the injuries in 2006 overall) were just so unfortanate because she had such a good 2005. If this is true, then it is a sad end to what was a great career.

Iceland
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:56 PM
Better this way for sure, even though she hasnt said it herself ... Reading her last interview again to L'Equipe, tennis looked like a good but old memory to her. She has a new life now!
Hope Mary will be a true source of inspiration for younger players as much as she has delighted her fans during her career!

geoepee
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:00 PM
If this is true, much respect to Mary. Thanks for entertaining us over the years!

Lighter
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:02 PM
I highly doubt she retired. A week ago she said like:

I'm faitfull that I will come back as a strong top 10 player at the end of 2009.Patrice Dominguez is the French tennis boss. He's the official tennis voice. You have to believe in him.

It doesn't mean that I agree with all his decisions.

youizahoe
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:04 PM
Patrice Dominguez is the French tennis boss. He's the official tennis voice. You have to believe in him.

It doesn't mean that I agree with all his decisions.

Could be, but I'm not naive, so I only believe if it comes out of her mouth and not out of the mouth of some newspaper.

fouc
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:06 PM
i was really looking forward to this comeback, very sad news. cheers, mary! You were the most impressive players among those I never had chance to see

tiwapon
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:08 PM
Pierce and Davenport within a month, that's alot to take :sad:

What happened to Pierce in Linz (and the injuries in 2006 overall) were just so unfortanate because she had such a good 2005. If this is true, then it is a sad end to what was a great career.

What ? Davenport retired ? When:confused:?

Lighter
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:09 PM
Could be, but I'm not naive, so I only believe if it comes out of her mouth and not out of the mouth of some newspaper.Not newspaper, from Dominguez's mouth at the radio in which he's implied. And I repeat that he's actually official French tennis boss.

So, there is no doubt at all.

youizahoe
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:10 PM
Not newspaper, from Dominguez's mouth at the radio in which he's implied. And I repeat that he's actually official French tennis boss.

I will still wait for the announcement of mary pierce herself :)

pwayne
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:10 PM
Hopefully, Mary will have a good post tennis career. Too bad her injury at Linz stopped a resurgence for her being a Top 10 player especially coming off a terrific 2005 season.

Lighter
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:12 PM
I will still wait for the announcement of mary pierce herself :) You will wait for a very long time.....

fouc
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:13 PM
What ? Davenport retired ? When:confused:?

right after she got pregnant again

youizahoe
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Davenport did not retire, she took time off for her baby, but she didn't say she wouldn't return. Otherwise wta wouldn't call it indefinitely. :p

jrm
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:15 PM
Is that a suprise :shrug:

Lighter
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Davenport did not retire, she took time off for her baby, but she didn't say she wouldn't return. Otherwise wta wouldn't call it indefinitely. :pBut USTA officials never said anything concerning Lindsay.

In this matter, the official french boss gives the new. So, it's different.

laurie
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:25 PM
If it's true then I'm pleased. Sad Mary has to retire like this but she's probably ready to move on now and like Seles make it official and receive all the well deserved tributes. I also hope Capriati will retire officially soon so she can get her place in the Hall of Fame in years to come.

That's about it for my generation - Seles, Pierce, Capriati, Conchita Martinez, Davenport, Sanchez Vicario, Graf, Chanda Rubin, Novotna etc - end of an era.

mr_burns
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:27 PM
BTW it's not that smart to speculate on Amelies career...

as he did (might be her last year)

John A Roark
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:41 PM
La Pierce may not have been the biggest winner (though she had her share)... but she was one of those rare players who determined the real champions.

A player might skate, until she met La Pierce. Once she stepped up, the safe money said if that player didn't buckle down to her best tennis, she didn't stand a chance against Mary Caroline.

Mary may not have risen as high as we'd have liked, but no doubt she forged those who did.

alfonsojose
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:53 PM
Nooooo :sobbing: :tears:

ms_nut
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:56 PM
If this is true, much respect to Mary. Thanks for entertaining us over the years!

And so the curtain falls on another champion..:sad:.My only gripe is that she didn't withdraw on her own terms.. i know she wanted one last hurrah at the Olympics and RG.. still..Good luck in life Mary:kiss::kiss:

nashi
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:59 PM
It is time to say goodbye

mauresmofan
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:59 PM
In an era of ball bashing when Mary Pierce was at her best she took it to another level entirely. She had a great personality on the court always smiling and laughing and was very ladylike - it was almost like she was from a different era by the way she carried and conducted herself on the court. It's such a shame she didn't get to finish on her own terms but my god didn't she give the tour a flashback of what she was capable of at her best in 2005. I'll always remember that match against Venus at Wimbledon where she was hitting the ball so hard in that second set that Venus, who never moves more than a few inches behind the baseline, was scrambling for her life a good 6 foot behind the baseline. Goodbye Maam, you were an absolute joy to watch and one of the most popular players that has ever graced a court anytime anywhere.

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 7th, 2009, 02:07 PM
very sad news but expected.

Effy
Jan 7th, 2009, 02:09 PM
im far from being her fan but sorry for her fans :hug:
too bad she retired this way :awww:

olivero
Jan 7th, 2009, 02:14 PM
Oh no :sad:
Such a sad news. I was really looking forward to see her again on court one day.

Have a great life Mary :) All the best!

Elisse
Jan 7th, 2009, 02:17 PM
Sad news :sad:

Mary was a great player but sad that her career had to end in injury. I have a lot of respect for her though, to officially retire...rather than drag out a 'will she? wont she?' drama for years such as Capriati, Myskina etc... I think it's more dignified and also fairer to her fans :worship:

I wish her all the best in her life away from the Tour!!!! :kiss: And I'm sure we will see her play again at an Exhibition/Charity match....would be lovely to eventually see her take part in the Benny Berthet Charity Day at Roland Garros :D


Mary :worship:

ViennaCalling
Jan 7th, 2009, 02:20 PM
In an era of ball bashing when Mary Pierce was at her best she took it to another level entirely. She had a great personality on the court always smiling and laughing and was very ladylike - it was almost like she was from a different era by the way she carried and conducted herself on the court. It's such a shame she didn't get to finish on her own terms but my god didn't she give the tour a flashback of what she was capable of at her best in 2005. I'll always remember that match against Venus at Wimbledon where she was hitting the ball so hard in that second set that Venus, who never moves more than a few inches behind the baseline, was scrambling for her life a good 6 foot behind the baseline. Goodbye Maam, you were an absolute joy to watch and one of the most popular players that has ever graced a court anytime anywhere.

:hearts:

Maria Croft
Jan 7th, 2009, 02:21 PM
I didn't expect her to end it so suddenly like this.

She was a great player, good luck with your life outside tennis Mary! :kiss:

homogenius
Jan 7th, 2009, 02:42 PM
If this is true it's just sad news :sad:
I'd have love to see her retiring on her own terms.

Lunatiq
Jan 7th, 2009, 03:11 PM
:(

DA FOREHAND
Jan 7th, 2009, 03:14 PM
Mary you will be missed.

anyone want to start a youtube retrospective of Mary clips?

Alicia Rocks
Jan 7th, 2009, 03:18 PM
Aww :sad: Probably for the best :hug: Thanks for the amazing memories Mary :awww: :bigcry:

darkangel23
Jan 7th, 2009, 03:58 PM
Mary :sad:

Lulu.
Jan 7th, 2009, 04:28 PM
Mary. :sobbing:

This sucks that injury at the end of 06 was so unfortunate. :(

I'm gonna miss her though. One of my favorite players.

Il Primo!
Jan 7th, 2009, 04:29 PM
Was about time, we knew it was over since forever

sonnys
Jan 7th, 2009, 04:34 PM
Mary, oh i remember the fights you had with monica , espically RG 97 + 99;)& you won:o and the ball between the legs backwards in 97:lol: Im gonna miss you like i miss everybody from the old tennisschool, no one left:sad::sad:!!!!Bye Mary:wavey:

Ciarán
Jan 7th, 2009, 04:38 PM
OMG :sobbing:

Demska
Jan 7th, 2009, 04:39 PM
Mary :sad:

V-MAC
Jan 7th, 2009, 04:44 PM
If it's true then I'm pleased. Sad Mary has to retire like this but she's probably ready to move on now and like Seles make it official and receive all the well deserved tributes. I also hope Capriati will retire officially soon so she can get her place in the Hall of Fame in years to come.

That's about it for my generation - Seles, Pierce, Capriati, Conchita Martinez, Davenport, Sanchez Vicario, Graf, Chanda Rubin, Novotna etc - end of an era.

Has she actually announced her retirement?

Martian Martin
Jan 7th, 2009, 04:53 PM
Sad news but it seemed inevitable. Mary was a wonderful player and what she achieved in 2005 was unbelievable. It was a crying shame that she didn't get one of the big prizes that she deserved that year.

Almost everyone from the mid/late 1990's - early 2000s gone now :sad:

Noctis
Jan 7th, 2009, 04:56 PM
Mary GOODBYE :sobbing:

hingis-seles
Jan 7th, 2009, 05:03 PM
Just about everyone from the Graf-Seles era is gone now. Mary, when at her best, was unstoppable. She could make the game's greatest champions look second-rate when she was in the zone. And really, how could one compete with such brute force and precision? I remember the 2005 Wimbledon QF, that mauresmofan referred to, vividly. Mary and Venus were absolutely going after each other in that second set and Venus' reaction at the end said it all.

I'll miss Mary for all the entertaining matches she participated in and provided us with, as well as her on-court demeanour. Towards the end of her playing days, she really seemed to be having fun. And after all that she endured during her childhood and in her early years on Tour to the injuries that took over, it was a sight for sore eyes.

Good luck with everything that you do, Mary. I know this phrase was overused a lot during her career post-1999, but there really was "Something about Mary". A lot of big babes have followed in her footsteps, but the copies have never been quite as good as the original.

Michael!
Jan 7th, 2009, 05:26 PM
:(

SAEKeithSerena
Jan 7th, 2009, 06:00 PM
nooooo:(

Zehri98
Jan 7th, 2009, 06:05 PM
If this report is true then it is with a heavy heart but a relieved mind with which I sleep tonight. Her fans have waited for a comeback for over 2 years and so it is sad our wait has not borne fruit. Our emotions, however, cannot compare to those of the lady who has just retired in a cruel manner unbefitting a champion who longed for one more match on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Mary Pierce inspired me to not only play and follow tennis, she inspired me to never give up on what I believed in and to always strive towards my goals. It is strange how a person you will never meet, never talk to and indeed never really know can inspire someone else just by what they do on a tennis court. But she did, and for that I will be eternally grateful to Mary Pierce.

I and many thousands of Mary Pierce fans will not waste time thinking about how much more she could have achieved had it not been for all those pesky injuries, instead we will forever cherish the memories of her two GS singles victories and revel at some of her greatest matches. It truly is the end of an era, an era where she pioneered, with her peers, the modern power game and brought glamour and fashion back to tennis with gusto.

Her many peculiar characteristics on court annoyed some, such as the fixing of her hair before every point, blowing on her fingers before every serve and placing her towel so immaculately on her chair before sitting - cross-legged, of course - but to her fans, this is what made Mary, Mary and we wouldn't have had her any other way. Her divaish antics were a joy, her powerful game was shocking and crucially, a smile was never far.

May that smile be with you always in your life away from this beautiful game of tennis. Love always to you Ma'am.

Z. Xxx

gmak
Jan 7th, 2009, 06:06 PM
Lindsay and Mary in the space of two weeks is too much to take
:sad: :sad: :sad: :tears:

but as you can see from my signature, it wasn't a shock :(

Ma'am we will miss you :hug: good luck with everything you do

gosh, almost all of the Graf/Seles era players are now retired, only JCap and Chanda are left :( but not for long

Williamsser
Jan 7th, 2009, 06:15 PM
Mary :sad:

Temperenka
Jan 7th, 2009, 06:26 PM
Mary :sad:
Good luck!

sammy01
Jan 7th, 2009, 06:28 PM
:worship: to mary!

:cry: to me

Zébulon
Jan 7th, 2009, 06:33 PM
About time it was official, imo. :shrug:

Cat's Pajamas
Jan 7th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Mary. :sad:

Such a lovable persona on and off the court, and when her game was on - :worship:
Have a great post-tennis life Mary. :hug:

cellophane
Jan 7th, 2009, 06:40 PM
Darn. :(

Berlin_Calling
Jan 7th, 2009, 06:53 PM
devastated

Slutati
Jan 7th, 2009, 07:05 PM
Oh. :sad:
It's gonna be funny though if Tati and Momo also retire this year. :o

LindsayRulz
Jan 7th, 2009, 07:37 PM
:sobbing:

hurricanejeanne
Jan 7th, 2009, 07:42 PM
Just about everyone from the Graf-Seles era is gone now. Mary, when at her best, was unstoppable. She could make the game's greatest champions look second-rate when she was in the zone. And really, how could one compete with such brute force and precision? I remember the 2005 Wimbledon QF, that mauresmofan referred to, vividly. Mary and Venus were absolutely going after each other in that second set and Venus' reaction at the end said it all.

I'll miss Mary for all the entertaining matches she participated in and provided us with, as well as her on-court demeanour. Towards the end of her playing days, she really seemed to be having fun. And after all that she endured during her childhood and in her early years on Tour to the injuries that took over, it was a sight for sore eyes.

Good luck with everything that you do, Mary. I know this phrase was overused a lot during her career post-1999, but there really was "Something about Mary". A lot of big babes have followed in her footsteps, but the copies have never been quite as good as the original.

Ain't it the truth.
If this is true, all the absolute best to Mah-ree. She was one of a kind, and when her game was on, no one could touch her. Thanks for the memories of flawless big babe tennis, Mah-ree! :worship:

laurie
Jan 7th, 2009, 07:47 PM
Oh. :sad:
It's gonna be funny though if Tati and Momo also retire this year. :o

I wouldn't think Amelie would go through all the fuss to get a new coach and fresh approach to then retire the same year.

I expect to see Amelie for at least two more years, if she modifies her game and becomes more aggressive again like 2006, she won't get to the top but she will be competitive for a few tournaments again.

As for Mary, you guys shouldn't be sad, you should be happy for her, she was always one of my favourite players and I was lucky to see her once at Roland Garros in 2005 when she beat Davenport in the quarterfinal, it was a great atmosphere that day and the sun came out.

That generation (my generation) means a lot to me, a lot of very special ladies have come from that period of the early 1990s.

laurie
Jan 7th, 2009, 07:48 PM
Oh. :sad:
It's gonna be funny though if Tati and Momo also retire this year. :o

I wouldn't think Amelie would go through all the fuss to get a new coach and fresh approach to then retire the same year.

I expect to see Amelie for at least two more years, if she modifies her game and becomes more aggressive again like 2006, she won't get to the top but she will be competitive for a few tournaments again.

As for Mary, you guys shouldn't be sad, you should be happy for her, she was always one of my favourite players and I was lucky to see her once at Roland Garros in 2005 when she beat Davenport in the quarterfinal, it was a great atmosphere that day and the sun came out.

That generation (my generation) means a lot to me, a lot of very special ladies have come from that period of the early 1990s.

vml
Jan 7th, 2009, 07:49 PM
i'm not sure she did i mean if l'équipe.fr (l'équipe is very famous daily newspaper in France) didn't write a line about it, there's a serious doubt

#1Davenport
Jan 7th, 2009, 07:49 PM
Oh, no... :sad: My top two favorites leaving the game at the same time. I'll miss you, Mary.

Lighter
Jan 7th, 2009, 08:06 PM
i'm not sure she did i mean if l'équipe.fr (l'équipe is very famous daily newspaper in France) didn't write a line about it, there's a serious doubtFor your information, Patrice Dominguez is paid by RMC. That's why RMC got the new before "l'équipe" or lequipe.fr : http://www.rmc.fr/edito/sport/67826/pierce-a-la-retraite-mauresmo-bientot/

FrenchY52
Jan 7th, 2009, 08:07 PM
Oh. :sad:
It's gonna be funny though if Tati and Momo also retire this year. :o

:tape:. (+ Dechy)

I used to be a big Mary fan, I really love her, she is my favorite French player after Tati, she was the first to wear great outfits, she is multicultural, she had a fierce amazing game, she is beautiful and nice. I'm not sad though, Tati's unjuries have killed the tennis fan I used to be.
Mary :worship:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 7th, 2009, 08:35 PM
Such a sad day for tennis :sad:.

All the best to Mary in whatever she does in the future:kiss:.

cn ireland
Jan 7th, 2009, 08:36 PM
I'm not saying that it isn't true but i'd like an official announcement from Mary herself so that her wonderful tennis career is given its closing chapter!

vml
Jan 7th, 2009, 09:06 PM
For your information, Patrice Dominguez is paid by RMC. That's why RMC got the new before "l'équipe" or lequipe.fr : http://www.rmc.fr/edito/sport/67826/pierce-a-la-retraite-mauresmo-bientot/

Ah....... didn't know this but thanks you for telling me

Brooklyn90
Jan 7th, 2009, 09:09 PM
:sad: I will miss watching her play.
Truly one of the greats :worship:

Lighter
Jan 7th, 2009, 09:12 PM
Ah....... didn't know this but thanks you for telling meNo problem. Patrice Dominguez and Sarah Pitkowski are paid by RMC, Guy Forget by Europe1 and Jean Paul Loth by Europe1sports.

Golovinjured.
Jan 7th, 2009, 09:16 PM
Mary :sobbing:
First Monica, now Pierce, I guess Capriati is next to end the torture. Then, Tati? :bigcry:

sebbe
Jan 7th, 2009, 09:26 PM
Well what is there to say? Mary gave us alot of thrilling memories....but I must say it doesn't come as a surprise though of course it's depressing. Hope is the last thing that leaves.

I have not read the article but it's wierd cuz just a couple of weeks ago Mary told l'eqipe I think that she wasn't ready yet for a retirement.

homogenius
Jan 7th, 2009, 09:29 PM
No problem. Patrice Dominguez and Sarah Pitkowski are paid by RMC, Guy Forget by Europe1 and Jean Paul Loth by Europe1sports.

None of them should be paid.Actually, it should be the exact opposite.

ViennaCalling
Jan 7th, 2009, 09:56 PM
:sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

I wish Mary all the best for her new life :hug: :hug: :hug:

She was the tennis-player who turned me into a tennis-fan :sad:

She will always be my Number 1 :bowdown:

RenaSlam.
Jan 7th, 2009, 10:23 PM
No...no...no.

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 7th, 2009, 10:40 PM
This is very sad. Mary really did deserve to at least leave the game on her own terms rather than as the result of a cruel freak injury. The way Mary bounced back so many times in her career and indeed the effort she put into trying, albeit unsuccessfully, to make it back one last time speak volumes about her character, fighting spirit and love for the game of tennis. She will be very missed. I hope in time she is able to once again be involved in tennis in some capacity should she wish to be.

Lighter
Jan 7th, 2009, 10:42 PM
None of them should be paid.Actually, it should be the exact opposite.It's the same for all sports. For example when current French sport minister was French team rugby coach, he was under contract with RMC radio.

Majority of sport channels have former professionnals in order to help journalists. So why not Dominguez ?

homogenius
Jan 7th, 2009, 10:51 PM
It's the same for all sports. For example when current French sport minister was French team rugby coach, he was under contract with RMC radio.

Majority of sport channels have former professionnals in order to help journalists. So why not Dominguez ?

Cause Dominguez is useless like most of former professionnals hired by tv or radio stations.I mean Forget (just to name one)as a commentator during FO is a joke.So biased and irrelevant that it's not even funny anymore.

duhcity
Jan 7th, 2009, 11:23 PM
Is this officially from her?
Wasn't she trying for FO 2009 as a last tournament or something?
._.

drake3781
Jan 8th, 2009, 12:00 AM
I am a bit confused by the chain of command described here, why Mary would not make her own announcement, andw why we take this man's announcement as fact.

OK, I've read that he is the French Tennis Boss. :shrug: But why is he in a position over Mary herself? Are not the French players independent entities?

P_Fer
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:00 AM
Mary :sad: Good luck in life :)

Uranium
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:02 AM
Why would she say she won't retire like a month ago and say she wants to play RG to now saying she wants to retire?:scratch:

Miranda
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:17 AM
the last famiilar player which I followed when I started waiting tennis has retired, my era was ended :sad::sad:

hellas719
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:33 AM
Wtf? Didn't she just say like a week ago that she plans on playing RG?:confused:

Sund7101
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:43 AM
I will miss you Mary!

~Eclipsed~
Jan 8th, 2009, 04:21 AM
This was inevitably coming soon after she couldn't manage to comeback last year for the AO or the Olympics that she had planned to comeback for. Neverhtheless, she will be very missed. She was amazing to watch with an bubbly personality. :D

She should wait and try to give 2010 a try, since her best years of tennis have been in intervals of 5 (95, 00, and 05) :p

Although why isn't anything posted on the wtatour website. :scratch:

Pasta-Na
Jan 8th, 2009, 04:23 AM
pig-tailed fairy :bigcry:

cakiteror
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:44 AM
if this is true,i can only say ill miss the lady who i started watching tennis for!
Mary u are the greatest in my book!

Leo_DFP
Jan 8th, 2009, 06:23 AM
I think this was for the best. Time for her to leave the sport.

I will be forever a little sad that neither Davenport nor Pierce won a Slam in '05. They were both so close - twice! Well, I mean, Pierce did get crushed in both of her Slam finals that year. But you know what I mean. Still, runner-up at a Slam at that age is quite an achievement. I'm gonna miss Mary's sweet strokes.

Leo_DFP
Jan 8th, 2009, 06:30 AM
Why would she say she won't retire like a month ago and say she wants to play RG to now saying she wants to retire?:scratch:

Perhaps one more month of injury, frustration, and poor play.

Wannabeknowitall
Jan 8th, 2009, 06:50 AM
the last famiilar player which I followed when I started waiting tennis has retired, my era was ended :sad::sad:

She was the first tennis player my mother informed me about because she couldn't stand her pre-serve antics. :lol:

Regardless of those antics, I liked watching Mary.
I'll miss her.

Andy.
Jan 8th, 2009, 11:38 AM
I must say deep down I never really saw her coming back to the tour but it is still devastating. She was the person that brought me into tennis and was my original huge favourite. Im so sad the I will never get to see a new Mary match. Goodbye Queen Mary. What a fantastic career she had.

Natalicious
Jan 8th, 2009, 11:43 AM
i saw her last match live, cant believe it was 2 years ago
goodbye mary :sad:

Beny
Jan 8th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Pierce and Davenport within a month, that's alot to take :sad:

What happened to Pierce in Linz (and the injuries in 2006 overall) were just so unfortanate because she had such a good 2005. If this is true, then it is a sad end to what was a great career.

Did i miss sth??????????

Wasn§t Davenport supposed to play AO.. :shrug:

Beny
Jan 8th, 2009, 11:51 AM
Hope she didn´t retire..I mean Mary

can´t believe I´ll never see her play again...so saaaaaaaaaaaaaaad

Natalicious
Jan 8th, 2009, 12:34 PM
Did i miss sth??????????

Wasn§t Davenport supposed to play AO.. :shrug:

Lindsay Davenport has announced that she is pregnant and has taken herself off the WTA Tour indefinitely.

After agreeing to participate in the Australian Open last week, the 32-year-old former world number one has now pulled out of the event.

more here

http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=tennis/08/12/18/TENNIS_USA-Davenport.html

pascal77
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Pierce had two slams, but she never took number one position by herself, what a great shame.

MistyGrey
Jan 8th, 2009, 03:02 PM
Good Luck Mary!

However, I will wiat a few days, and for an announcement from Mary herself before I finally believe she has retired.. No offense to the thread starter, (thanks for the info).

Lighter
Jan 8th, 2009, 03:15 PM
Good Luck Mary!

However, I will wiat a few days, and for an announcement from Mary herself before I finally believe she has retired.. No offense to the thread starter, (thanks for the info).No problem. Just for your information, French DTN is one of the French tennis people you have to believe.

And I often disagree with him. I didn't like at all how he reacted in front of crowd face to Gasquet's coach during Bercy 08'. But he's the boss.

CooCooCachoo
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:49 PM
I only just read this and I am very saddened by this :sad: She was a great, gracious player. She will definitely be missed.

Beny
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Lindsay Davenport has announced that she is pregnant and has taken herself off the WTA Tour indefinitely.

After agreeing to participate in the Australian Open last week, the 32-year-old former world number one has now pulled out of the event.

more here

http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=tennis/08/12/18/TENNIS_USA-Davenport.html

:eek:

thanx 4 it.

really didn´t believe until now.. gosh.. I guess she won´t come back like she did after her first child..

Pierce and Davenport gone :sad:

spencercarlos
Jan 13th, 2009, 12:07 AM
1993 Australian Open Sabatini Piece 1/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwbWPxMenGU

1993 Australian Open Sabatini Piece 2/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozigSwC8r-o

1993 Australian Open Sabatini Piece 3/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaNz4PDhJM0
1993 Australian Open Sabatini Piece 4/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqM3NM_iwok

Enjoy! and Happy New year all!

homogenius
Jan 13th, 2009, 12:15 AM
1993 Australian Open Sabatini Piece 1/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwbWPxMenGU

1993 Australian Open Sabatini Piece 2/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozigSwC8r-o

1993 Australian Open Sabatini Piece 3/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaNz4PDhJM0
1993 Australian Open Sabatini Piece 4/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqM3NM_iwok

Enjoy! and Happy New year all!

Thanks (secretly hope that Mary will still make a farewell tour or something like this.I'd love to see her have a proper retirement)

raquel
Jan 13th, 2009, 11:54 PM
:sad:

Good luck to Mary, loved watching her over the years. She could be a real diva at times but she really had the game to back it up and was still playing great up until that injury. Sad to see Maam retire but after her rocky start on the tour when her dad didn't make it easy for her, she blossomed into a champion. And you had to love the drama. Mary was never boring, that's for sure :p

the last famiilar player which I followed when I started waiting tennis has retired, my era was ended :sad::sad:
I know what you mean, it does kind of feel like a end of a generation with Mary now following Lindsay into retirement. I'm glad I saw it though :)

LightWarrior
Jan 14th, 2009, 02:58 AM
No problem. Just for your information, French DTN is one of the French tennis people you have to believe.


Who cares, and who does he think he is ?? He had no right whatsoever to issue that statement, it is so inappropriate ans so infuriating. Only Mary Pierce herself can say so.
But no doubt she will retire soon. She found her way. She has always been kind of a mystic. It took that painful and horrible injury to show her the way to God I guess. God works in mysterious ways.

cellophane
Jan 14th, 2009, 04:09 AM
Still no official confirmation? I'm not sure this is true...