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iGOAT
Jul 12th, 2009, 12:52 PM
-Amber Liu (got married, but is she retired or what?)
-Meilen Tu (I know she got married, and I think was injured, but is she coming back)
-Amy Frazier (did she retire)
-Ludmila Cervanova (made a one-tournament comeback where she retired and has disappeared)
-Myriam Casanova (seems like she just disappeared)
-Evgenia Linetskaya (what is her status currently)
-Sanda Mamic (I remember her coming back, but then haven't heard of her since...)

There are more that I might think of or if anyone else wants to ask, feel free to. I'm pretty curious...

Meelis
Jul 12th, 2009, 12:57 PM
Frazier - retired
Casanova - retired, plays Swiss events sometimes.
Mamic - plays ITF circuit

iGOAT
Jul 12th, 2009, 12:58 PM
Frazier - retired
Casanova - retired, plays Swiss events sometimes.
Mamic - plays ITF circuit
Hmm I follow the ITF's usually but haven't noticed Mamic...

Why did Casanova retire? I thought she was young :(.

iGOAT
Jul 12th, 2009, 01:00 PM
Amy :sad: I thought she was maybe coming back.

Meelis
Jul 12th, 2009, 01:00 PM
Linetskaya - did enter Moscow challenger in March, but did not play.

Six Feet Under
Jul 12th, 2009, 01:01 PM
Marion and Myriam made quite the doubles team :)
As did Marion and Melien.

I wonder what happened to them both

Meelis
Jul 12th, 2009, 01:03 PM
Hmm I follow the ITF's usually but haven't noticed Mamic...

Why did Casanova retire? I thought she was young :(.

Mamic has played 10 tournaments (including AO and Barcelona qualifying + Fed Cup) this year.

Casanova suffered a thyroid disease.

iGOAT
Jul 12th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Mamic has played 10 tournaments (including AO and Barcelona qualifying + Fed Cup) this year.

Casanova suffered a thyroid disease.
:awww: that's sad she was good too :hug: is there any chance of a comeback?

The Guilty
Jul 12th, 2009, 01:52 PM
What about Lenka Dlhopolcova?

She disapeared after RG 2002, then came back in mid 2004 and played until mid 2005 with relative success. Did she just give up?

Freakan
Jul 12th, 2009, 01:57 PM
Mamic seems to be injured or semi-retired after being rather unsuccesful in challengers.

SVK
Jul 12th, 2009, 05:37 PM
Cervanova said, that she hasn´t a taste for playing tennis now, but she will make a comeback maybe...then she lost to one Bulgarian player (Germanlieva) 0:6, 3:6 in Q of 10K...end she was on a entry list in Zlin few weeks ago but she withdrew..she is coaching a young Slovak girls now

I have no idea what is with Dlhopolcova...she was very young, when she retired, but I dunno why:shrug:

bluepastures
Jul 12th, 2009, 08:30 PM
Amber Liu went to Stanford university, and I don't think she ever came back to full-time tennis after that.
A bit off-topic, but since we're discussing retired players, at Wimbledon recently I spotted on 2 occasions Elena Tatarkova pushing a baby around in a pram. One of those times she was on her way out of the media centre (commentating for Ukrainian tv?).

Fantastic
Jul 14th, 2009, 02:11 PM
Daja Bedanova?

adam_ads_n
Jul 15th, 2009, 04:38 AM
ok - what happened to Martina Mueller - she hasn't played since Acapulco, where she lost in 2nd round

LeonHart
Jul 15th, 2009, 04:52 AM
-Amber Liu (got married, but is she retired or what?)
-Meilen Tu (I know she got married, and I think was injured, but is she coming back)
-Amy Frazier (did she retire)
-Ludmila Cervanova (made a one-tournament comeback where she retired and has disappeared)
-Myriam Casanova (seems like she just disappeared)
-Evgenia Linetskaya (what is her status currently)
-Sanda Mamic (I remember her coming back, but then haven't heard of her since...)

There are more that I might think of or if anyone else wants to ask, feel free to. I'm pretty curious...

I actually just met Michael Chang's brother in law last Friday!! We talked a lot about tennis...he says Amber Liu is retired now. Which is a shame, she had so much potential.

Golovinjured.
Jul 15th, 2009, 06:20 AM
Shaughnessy? :sobbing:

ArturoAce.
Jul 15th, 2009, 06:23 AM
ok - what happened to Martina Mueller - she hasn't played since Acapulco, where she lost in 2nd round

you mean muller:p

mueller is a different player;)

kloppy
Jul 15th, 2009, 06:55 AM
What happened to Sanja Ancic?? Think she played Hopman cup in 07 then disappeared. :confused:

Mattographer
Jul 15th, 2009, 07:26 AM
I spotted Elena Tatarkova pushing a baby around in a pram.
Aw, she's a mother now? :awww: I liked her and it's nice to know what is she doing these days. She went to university in the UK after retired the sport and I assume she is living there.

spencercarlos
Jul 15th, 2009, 08:35 AM
-Amber Liu (got married, but is she retired or what?)
-Meilen Tu (I know she got married, and I think was injured, but is she coming back)
-Amy Frazier (did she retire)
-Ludmila Cervanova (made a one-tournament comeback where she retired and has disappeared)
-Myriam Casanova (seems like she just disappeared)
-Evgenia Linetskaya (what is her status currently)
-Sanda Mamic (I remember her coming back, but then haven't heard of her since...)

There are more that I might think of or if anyone else wants to ask, feel free to. I'm pretty curious...
M.G. Mikaelian? anybody knows?

SVK
Jul 15th, 2009, 08:38 AM
Martina Muller is injured, I saw an article in German players forum, Mikaelian is retired I think:sad:

Shaughnessy re-injured her knee on Hopman cup this year, if I have good information

Beat
Jul 15th, 2009, 08:42 AM
you mean muller:p

mueller is a different player;)

no, he means müller. (and ue = ü)

Beat
Jul 15th, 2009, 08:51 AM
M.G. Mikaelian? anybody knows?

for swiss fans, the promise and subsequent failure of casanova and mikaelian was a double-blow. they both could have been so good, but struggled with health issues and injuries. mikaelian tried a comeback, playing 8 matches at the begining of 2006, losing 6 of them. after that she quit - and she wasn't even 22 y.o. then.

casanova was even a year younger (born in 85), but only properly played until 2004.

i think mikaelian went to university after the end of her career, while casanova works in her father's office and sometimes plays interclub tennis etc.

Sharapower
Jul 15th, 2009, 08:58 AM
Tulyaganova?

Vamos Feńa
Jul 15th, 2009, 09:27 AM
Daja Bedanova?

Daja retired something like 2years ago... :(

SVK
Jul 15th, 2009, 10:55 AM
Tulyaganova is injured, but she´s still not definitely retired

jrm
Jul 15th, 2009, 11:20 AM
Some other names:

Yoon Jeong Cho

Kristina Brandi

Martina Sucha

Hana Sromova

Tiantian Sun

Tzipora Obziler

Milagros Sequera

Sharapower
Jul 15th, 2009, 11:26 AM
Tiantian Sun is still around, plays doubles in WTA tourneys and some ITF singles. Still Ranked 78 in doubles

Meelis
Jul 15th, 2009, 11:29 AM
Brandi - officially retired
Sucha - retired from WTA, but played in German 2nd Bundesliga this year.
Sun - plays ITF circuit
Obziler - last played in Warsaw

Meelis
Jul 15th, 2009, 11:31 AM
Sequera is injured.

Meelis
Jul 15th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Yoon Jeong Cho retired and coaches some Korean juniors.

Don´t know about Sromova.

Corswandt
Jul 15th, 2009, 11:41 AM
What happened to Sanja Ancic?? Think she played Hopman cup in 07 then disappeared. :confused:

I was thinking of her just the other day.

I remember reading that she decided not to pursue a career in pro tennis.

That was a bit surprising as Sanja Ancic seemed to have at least some potential, more potential at least than some of the scrubs that spend their whole career playing challengers - she had some successes in upper tier challengers in 2006, even though she did indeed hit a patch of dismal results in late 2006 and early 2007 (lack of motivation?).

I'm going to see if I can find some more info in the Croatian subforum.

Corswandt
Jul 15th, 2009, 11:45 AM
There ya go:

I met Sanja a couple of weeks ago in a club in Zagreb and she said that she had quit tennis and had gone to college. It's a great shame but we all know that it's been very hard for her to cope with all the recent injuries.
I wish her the best of luck in her new professional carrier.

I talk to Sanja few days ago and she said that she isn't plainig on comeback...
''Never say never'', she said.
But 99% sure she will never be back.
She ''finished'' me with: It was really nice, but it's over!...

First post November 07, second post May 08. Plagued by injuries in early 07, decided to go to college instead of continuing to play pro tennis.

Andiyan
Jul 15th, 2009, 11:50 AM
Will Amina Rakhim ever make it back to the circuit? She's been out with an injury for 8 months now. Being injured before that time for a long time too. She had potential, I thought she would overtake Irina Selyutina as Kaz's best player ever :sad:

Corswandt
Jul 15th, 2009, 11:58 AM
Went to RR to check out was was up with one of the Tour's most enigmatic players, Vasilisa Bardina.

It seems that she still shows up at US 10Ks here and there, losing 1R or 2R, and then nothing is heard of her for several months again.

SVK
Jul 15th, 2009, 12:16 PM
Any news about Weingartner?

The Dawntreader
Jul 15th, 2009, 12:17 PM
Went to RR to check out was was up with one of the Tour's most enigmatic players, Vasilisa Bardina.

It seems that she still shows up at US 10Ks here and there, losing 1R or 2R, and then nothing is heard of her for several months again.

She just fizzled out completely after that mauling by Clijsters at the Aussie in '07.

iGOAT
Jul 25th, 2009, 03:34 AM
Some other names:

Yoon Jeong Cho

Kristina Brandi

Martina Sucha

Hana Sromova

Tiantian Sun

Tzipora Obziler

Milagros Sequera
Cho=IDK.
Brandi=Retired last summer.
Sucha=Very good question!!!
Sromova=No idea.
TianTian Sun=Still around, wasn't allowed to plan her career away from CTA like Peng, Na Li, Jie Zheng, and Yan so she just hasn't played too much and has been sucking on ITF's...
Obziler=Still playing.
Sequera=hurt.

Meanwhile, Cervanova is back but IDK for good or not. She is playing a 10K this week in Piestany, Slovak Republic and is in the semis.
R1: D Poljakova 6-2, 6-0.
R2: D Jandova 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.
QF: D Zlochova 6-4, 6-1.

ArturoAce.
Jul 25th, 2009, 03:46 AM
sucha retired a while ago. :)

mr_burns
Jul 25th, 2009, 04:27 AM
weingärtner retired 2 years ago (sth like that)

ArturoAce.
Jul 25th, 2009, 04:37 AM
weingärtner retired 2 years ago (sth like that)

yeah,
she came back briefly to play with klemenschits in doubles.

DutchieGirl
Jul 25th, 2009, 07:39 AM
Brandi - officially retired
Sucha - retired from WTA, but played in German 2nd Bundesliga this year.
Sun - plays ITF circuit
Obziler - last played in Warsaw
Sucha & Obziler also played Dutch Eredivisie this year (same thing as Bundesliga for people who don't know).

So Disrespectful
Jul 25th, 2009, 07:49 AM
Daja retired something like 2years ago... :(

:sad:

I think it's more like 4.

TS
Jul 25th, 2009, 10:26 AM
Yeah Daja retired maybe 4 or 5 years ago. Back injury forced her out at a very young age. I remember she was one of the most promising young players way back in 2000 or thereabouts.

renstar
Jul 25th, 2009, 12:03 PM
No official retirement from Capriati or Myskina either, but doubt they will ever be back

iGOAT
Jul 25th, 2009, 12:10 PM
Pierce too.

Archer16
Jul 25th, 2009, 03:51 PM
Some other names:

Yoon Jeong Cho

Kristina Brandi

Martina Sucha

Hana Sromova

Tiantian Sun

Tzipora Obziler

Milagros Sequera
You can say Obziler is semi-retired - she's got elected to her city council, raising a baby and playing a bit mainly to be in shape for Fed Cup (where she will next break the record for most ties played which she shares with Smashnova).
Yoon Jeong Cho retired and coaches some Korean juniors.
Cho never recovered from her back injury in early 2006, though after her only match since, where after a year and a half of inactivity she took a set of a top 100 player (Dominguez Lino, USO 2007), I thought there would be more to follow.

Medina
Jul 25th, 2009, 04:02 PM
melien tu :speakles:

Where Is She

vettipooh
Jul 25th, 2009, 04:06 PM
Any one knows what's up with the Uberoi sisters and Claudine Schaul? Haven't heard about them in a while.

Xian
Jul 25th, 2009, 05:22 PM
Any one knows what's up with the Uberoi sisters and Claudine Schaul? Haven't heard about them in a while.

they are all playing ITF events without much success.

Schaul (WTA 329) played this week the 75,000$ in Petange, Luxembourg where she lost in three to Aniko Kapros in round 1. At the very beginning of the year she won a 10,000$ future in the UK but more or less her results are a disaster

Anne Kremer (WTA 1026) also played in Petange this week and also lost in round 1 to Lenka Wienerova

Shikha Uberoi is currently ranked at pos. 514 and last played the 50,000$ Challenger in Grapevine in July losing in the first quali round to Macall Harkins

Neha Uberoi is currently ranked at pos. 985 and last played the 10,000$ Future in Wichita end of June losing in the firs round to Courtney Dolehide (who also beat Mirjana Lucic recently)

Xian
Jul 25th, 2009, 05:34 PM
some more
Ludmila Cervanova, former nr.58 will join the rankings again after reaching the SF of the 10,000$ future in Piestany this week losing to Katerina Vankova in the SF

Evgeniya Linetskaya, Jana Nejedly and Angelique Widjaja all entered some futures this year but actually didn´t show up.

former nr.240 Larissa Carvalho from Brazil plays this week the 25,000$ Challenger in Campos do Jordao, Brazil

Celine Beigbeder-Bannmeyer, former nr.84 played a Challenger in France in July

Eva Birnerova (currently WTA 562), former no.59, is in the semis of the 75,000$ Challenger in Petange this week

Marta Marrero (currently WTA 541), former no.47, lost in the second round of the 75,000$ Challenger in Petange to Ekatarina Bychkova

Maria-Emilia Salerni (currently WTA 348) former no.65, played the 25,000$ Challenger in Getxo, Spaain in the end of June

Jessica Kirkland (unranked), former no.151, played the 10,000$ future in Atlanta last week

Alexis Gordon-King, former no.343, known as winning 50,000$ Challenger in Charlottesville last year out of nowhere(beating Wickmayer and Puchkova) also played the future in Atlanta losing 36 16 to Natalie Pluskota in the 1st quali round

Former no.82 Romana Tedjakusuma (currently WTA 520) played last in the 25,000$ Challenger in Gimhae, Korea in the beginning of June

Maureen Drake, former no.47, reached the 2nd round of the 10,000$ Future in Evansville this week

Galina Fokina, former no. 168, plays in the final of the 10,000$ Future in Casablanca this week

Scarlett Werner, once traded together with Mia Buric as the next big thing after Graf and Huber, former no. 279 in 2003, played two Challengers in Germany in the last weeks.

Emma Laine, former no. 50, will play the 10,000$ Future in Tampere, Finland next week

Former no.74 Laura Pous-Tio played last the 10,000$ Future in Alkmaar in June. Withdrew for the 10,000$ Rabat Future next week

Former no.209 Iryna Kuryanovich will play the 10,000$ Future in Rabat next week after winning the 10,000$ Future in Rotterdam in June

The following former top 200 players are competing in club championships:
Amanda Hopmans, Syna Schreiber(Schmiedle), Eva Fislova, Stanislava Hrozenska, Kveta Peschke, Barbara Mulej,

Tripp
Jul 25th, 2009, 06:01 PM
Salerni re-injured her foot in her last trip to Europe and is still in treatment. She plans to come back but isn't really certain of the magnitude of the injury yet.

SVK
Jul 25th, 2009, 06:21 PM
Kveta Peschke is still in TOP 10 in doubles:lol:

Xian
Jul 25th, 2009, 06:27 PM
Kveta Peschke is still in TOP 10 in doubles:lol:

yeah but she plays singles there

nfl46
Jul 25th, 2009, 06:40 PM
Never heard of them...just Amy Frazier.

hellas719
Jul 29th, 2009, 02:38 AM
What about Jamea Jackson?

ArturoAce.
Jul 29th, 2009, 03:18 AM
What about Jamea Jackson?

she's wants to come back, but is just not ready. :p

juki
Jul 29th, 2009, 03:19 AM
Estefania Craciun (sp?) from Uruguay? She won 3 10ks in a row at the end of 2008 but hasn't played at all this year.

Xian
Jul 29th, 2009, 09:57 PM
coming back seems to be quite hard

Emma Laine lost in the first round of Tampere Future 63 36 16 to Diana Marcinkevica (LAT)

Anne Kremer lost in the first quali round of the Bad Saulgau Challenger 75 46 67 to Simona Dobra (CZE)

Claudine Schaul lost in the third quali round of the Bad Saulgau Challenger after beating Scarlett Werner (GER) to Johanna Larsson (SWE) 16 06

Larissa Carvalho lost in the second quali round of the Campos do Jordao Challenger 46 36 to Estefania Donnet (ARG)

Hanna Nooni lost in the second quali round of the Bad Saulgau Challenger 64 67 46 to Maria Irigoyen (ARG)


Only Eva Birnerova seems to be back on the track. After reaching the SF of the 75,000$ Challenger in Petange last week, she plays tomorrow her second round match in Bad Saulgau against Tatjana Malek

davidmario
Sep 9th, 2009, 02:14 AM
yeah but she plays singles there

where does kveta play singles?:eek:

iGOAT
Oct 20th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Cervanova is back again, at the 10K in Thesalloniki, Greece. She has qualified after having a bye then beating Aleksandra Razumova 6-1, 6-0 and then beaten third-seeded Diana Marcinkevica in the first round 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. Hopefully she will go far in this tournament :).

Meelis
Oct 20th, 2009, 01:05 PM
Myriam Casanova is supposed to play $50,000+H Ismaning in the week of Nov 02.

Golovinjured.
Oct 20th, 2009, 01:19 PM
Myriam :inlove:

jjluva
Oct 20th, 2009, 01:21 PM
Myriam Casanova is supposed to play $50,000+H Ismaning in the week of Nov 02.

Does the +H mean free food? I'm sure thats why Myriam is attending ;)

iGOAT
Oct 20th, 2009, 01:30 PM
Myriam Casanova is supposed to play $50,000+H Ismaning in the week of Nov 02.
:woohoo: that will be terrific!

supermarioo
Oct 20th, 2009, 01:37 PM
Myriam Casanova is supposed to play $50,000+H Ismaning in the week of Nov 02.

:hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts: oh my god:hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts:
I'm loving this last 3 comeback years:drool:

Freakan
Oct 20th, 2009, 03:32 PM
Does the +H mean free food? I'm sure thats why Myriam is attending ;)

That is so cruel :o
And so funny :tape: :haha:

Golovinjured.
Oct 20th, 2009, 11:22 PM
Does the +H mean free food? I'm sure thats why Myriam is attending ;)

That is so cruel :o
And so funny :tape: :haha:

I'll agree that it's cruel.

hellas719
Oct 21st, 2009, 12:54 AM
Cervanova is back again, at the 10K in Thesalloniki, Greece. She has qualified after having a bye then beating Aleksandra Razumova 6-1, 6-0 and then beaten third-seeded Diana Marcinkevica in the first round 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. Hopefully she will go far in this tournament :).

It's Thessaloniki ;):p

Corswandt
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:08 AM
Maybe this thread could be retitled "Comeback watch - lesser known players" and made a sticky somewhere?

That way you wouldn't have to wade through the player forums for the latest updates on veteran journeywomen (or still relatively young players who were forced to retire or take long breaks due to injury before they could fulfil their potential) staging comebacks.

Xian's posts in here are superb for all the info they carry.

Keep up the good work regardless.

darkangel23
Oct 21st, 2009, 11:51 AM
Really??? Myriam is coming back??!!!

The Kaz
Oct 21st, 2009, 12:04 PM
What about Lubomira Kurhajcova?...her career just turned to shit after she delivered the biggest choke in the history of the WTA vs Raymond at the French (She was up 60 *50 30-0 and lost :bigcry:)

FORZA SARITA
Oct 21st, 2009, 12:08 PM
What about Lubomira Kurhajcova?...her career just turned to shit after she delivered the biggest choke in the history of the WTA vs Raymond at the French (She was up 60 *50 30-0 and lost :bigcry:)

i think she still plays but always lose in future's qualy so better if she retire:confused:

The Kaz
Oct 21st, 2009, 12:20 PM
i think she still plays but always lose in future's qualy so better if she retire:confused:

I know...her last tourney was a 10K in June. sad :sad:

iGOAT
Oct 23rd, 2009, 02:23 AM
:sobbing: Cervanova won her second round 6-1, 6-2 and then withdrew from the quarterfinals :help:.

Lunaris
Oct 23rd, 2009, 02:34 AM
Daja Bedanova?Teaching kids to play tennis in Germany.

Uranium
Oct 23rd, 2009, 02:51 AM
What about Lubomira Kurhajcova?...her career just turned to shit after she delivered the biggest choke in the history of the WTA vs Raymond at the French (She was up 60 *50 30-0 and lost :bigcry:)

I remember she that same year also had a big choke against Zuluaga in Bogota:help: