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Uranium
Nov 21st, 2009, 04:55 PM
A thread for Vivi since she is retiring and since no one has created one for her. Although it isn't officially official, it's almost certain sadly. She has had a great year and career. She was an amazing doubles player.

#1 for 65 weeks.
YE #1 in 2003 and 2004.

2001 Roland Garros
http://i41.tinypic.com/245n5n4.jpg
2001 Roland Garros Mixed Doubles
http://i46.tinypic.com/55msjq.jpg
2002 Roland Garros
http://i47.tinypic.com/5pn8kj.jpg
2002 USO
http://i39.tinypic.com/sglv04.jpg
2003 USO
http://i40.tinypic.com/2dij8lw.jpg
2003 YEC
http://i48.tinypic.com/mcd64p.jpg
2004 Australian Open
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/626/21237121652pascual.jpg
2004 Roland Garros
http://i34.tinypic.com/ayps78.jpg
2004 Athens Olympics Silver Medalist
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/626/21237424317pascual.jpg
2004 USO
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/561/21237456858suarez.jpg
2005 Roland Garros
http://i35.tinypic.com/30931o7.jpg
2008 Roland Garros
http://i42.tinypic.com/atkyft.jpg
2008 Beijing Olympics Silver Medalist
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/586/e64a7dbe80a239d5d721b7404d416541-getty-oly-2008-tennis-esp-podium.jpg
2009 Roland Garros
http://i44.tinypic.com/2eltv7n.jpg

Grand Slam Finals
2000 Roland Garros losing to Martina Hingis/Mary Pierce
2002 Wimbledon losing to Venus and Serena Williams
2003 Australian Open losing to Venus and Serena Williams
2003 Roland Garros losing to Kim Clijsters/Ai Sugiyama
2003 Wimbledon losing to Kim Clijsters/Ai Sugiyama
2006 Wimbledon losing to Zi Yan/Jie Zheng

Loyal member to Fed Cup. Apart of the winning teams in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1998.
http://i40.tinypic.com/qyb860.gifhttp://i41.tinypic.com/muvo0g.gifhttp://i42.tinypic.com/swd1jk.jpghttp://i40.tinypic.com/rsvi2c.gif

She has won 43 WTA Doubles Titles
Winner (43): 2009 - Roland Garros (w/Medina Garrigues); 2008 - Hobart, Roland Garros, Portoroz (all w/Medina Garrigues); 2007 - Stockholm (w/Medina Garrigues); 2006 - Los Angeles, Beijing, Seoul (all w/Suárez); 2005 - Dubai, Indian Wells, Roland Garros (all w/Suárez), Charleston, San Diego (both w/Martínez); 2004 - Australian Open, Indian Wells, Charleston, Roland Garros, US Open, Luxembourg (all w/Suárez); 2003 - Charleston, Berlin, New Haven, US Open, Tour Championships (all w/Suárez); 2002 - Bogota, Acapulco, Rome, Roland Garros, Montréal, US Open, Bahia (all w/Suárez), Bali (w/Black); 2001 - Antwerp (w/Callens), Madrid, Roland Garros (both w/Suárez), Knokke-Heist (w/Serna); 2000 - Hilton Head, Sopot (both w/Suárez); 1999 - Madrid (w/Suárez); 1998 - Hobart, Budapest, Rome (all w/Suárez);

In Singles she has won 3 WTA Singles Titles.
Winner (3): 2003 - Tashkent; 2001 - ITF/Sarasota, FL-USA; 1998 - Budapest; 1997 - Cardiff; 1996 - ITF/Bronx, NY-USA; 1995 - ITF/Zaragoza-ESP; 1992 - ITF/Bilbao-ESP.
http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/1693/2003vivitashkentcopydg7.gif

In Singles her best results at the slams were:
AO - QF (2003)
RG - QF (1995)
W - R4 (1998)
USO - R3 (1998, 1999, 2001)

With her highest rank of 28.

*Jool*
Nov 21st, 2009, 05:12 PM
:bowdown:

One of the very, very best Spanish players ever

Aaric
Nov 21st, 2009, 05:19 PM
Best spanish doubles player ever :worship::hug:

LegionArgentina
Nov 21st, 2009, 09:16 PM
She is the Spanish Doubles Queen :hearts:

Elldee
Nov 21st, 2009, 10:32 PM
I'm impressed by her slam results - two quarterfinals for a player who only got as high as 28 is pretty great!

IanRadi
Nov 21st, 2009, 10:46 PM
I get so sad when I see those pics of her trophies with Paola (especially RG) :sobbing:

Nederlander RUS
Nov 22nd, 2009, 12:13 PM
Vivi :worship:

Martian KC
Nov 22nd, 2009, 03:34 PM
She's had a great career! Happy trails, Vivi!

Sabatinifan
Dec 11th, 2009, 12:25 PM
apparently she's not done just yet. She's playing the Australian w/ Mirza
http://www.espnstar.com/tennis/news/detail/item364983/‘Too-early-to-think-about-Olympics’/

propi
Dec 11th, 2009, 07:03 PM
LOL always expect an official communication
Vamos Vivi let's go for Wimbledon :bounce:

IanRadi
Dec 11th, 2009, 08:09 PM
Told you she wanted to keep playing. :rolleyes: Wonder why she's not going to play with Anabel.

nevetssllim
Dec 11th, 2009, 08:36 PM
I'm so happy :bounce: :bounce: Two of my favourites playing together :hearts:

I was actually a bit dubious of the retirement because there was no official announcement and it just sounded as though some blogger made it up from the Vivibel split.

*Jool*
Dec 11th, 2009, 08:37 PM
cool news :cool:

Dave.
Dec 12th, 2009, 01:24 PM
:woohoo: I was certain she was retiring after her RG speech but I am so happy she is still playing!

Mirza/Ruano-Pascual should be a dangerous combo for any team. They have played once before in Kolkata and made the semis there in 2005.

Uranium
Dec 12th, 2009, 02:17 PM
Well glad I was wrong:lol:
Should I delete?:p

Dave.
Dec 12th, 2009, 04:10 PM
No it's still a great thread! :worship: Change the title to Appreciation thread. ;)

*Jool*
Dec 12th, 2009, 05:57 PM
No it's still a great thread! :worship: Change the title to Appreciation thread. ;)
:yeah: seconded !

Best of luck to Vivi for the remainder of her career :cheer:

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 12th, 2009, 07:26 PM
Play on VRP! :rocker2:

Jorn
Dec 14th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Told you she wanted to keep playing. :rolleyes: Wonder why she's not going to play with Anabel.
Anabel will play with Caroline, I dunno why they split Vivi and Anabel... maybe Vivi changed her mind about retireing...

Gallofa
Jan 5th, 2010, 03:12 PM
I told Vivi at Wimbledon that she could NOT retire - she just laughed :lol: - but look now.

Great news! Let's win some more GS! ;)

burn
Jan 5th, 2010, 03:58 PM
Congrats on being one of the best doubles players ever, Vivi!!

Uranium
Oct 10th, 2010, 08:39 PM
Bump. Any news on Virginia?

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 10th, 2010, 09:02 PM
^^ Good question ;). I wonder if she'll team up with Meg again if she decides to play in 2011 :)

QueenBee
Oct 10th, 2010, 10:07 PM
She said that 2010 would be her last season. Vivi will be missed :hug:

:bowdown: @ her career

Uranium
Oct 26th, 2010, 11:42 PM
2010 Warsaw
http://i51.tinypic.com/2z6fe5u.jpg
2008 Hobart
http://i56.tinypic.com/xeoec4.jpg
2006 LA
http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/819/2006vivicaliforniadefhaaa0.gif
2006 Beijing
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/3751/2006vivichinawm7.gif
2006 Seoul
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/561/f_03-1.jpg
2005 Dubai
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/626/21237815541pascual.jpg
2005 Indian Wells
http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8484/2005viviindianwellsgx9.gif
2005 Charleston
http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/3660/2005charlestoncopyhg8.gif
2004 Indian Wells
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/7665/2004viviindianwells3ic5.gif
2004 Charleston
http://i54.tinypic.com/htdv5w.jpg
2003 Charleston
http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/9265/2003vivicharleston1copycm6.gif
2003 New Haven
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/4468/2003newhavenvo1.gif
2002 Bogota
http://www.copacolsanitas.com/2002/ingles/suarez_pascual23.jpg
2002 Acapulco
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FHPTudPAMlk/Si0350OhHiI/AAAAAAAAAxU/sG47hEPayOk/s320/Vivi+Suarez
2002 Rome
http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/6944/2002viviroma1copyrs1.gif
2002 Montreal
http://i55.tinypic.com/m8kaa8.jpg
2002 Bali
http://www.wtatour.com/javaImages/7a/48/0,,12781~6768762,00.jpg

Missing:
2008 - Portoroz (all w/Medina Garrigues); 2007 - Stockholm (w/Medina Garrigues); 2005 - San Diego (both w/Martínez); 2004 - Luxembourg (all w/Suárez); 2003 - Berlin, (all w/Suárez); 2002 - Bahia (all w/Suárez); 2001 - Antwerp (w/Callens), Madrid, (both w/Suárez), Knokke-Heist (w/Serna); 2000 - Hilton Head, Sopot (both w/Suárez); 1999 - Madrid (w/Suárez); 1998 - Hobart, Budapest, Rome (all w/Suárez)

Paola's retirement conference display of all her tropies, which is what Vivi's would look like just with 2 more Coupe Simone Mathieu's and 2 Silver Medals instead of the bronze:p
http://www.ole.clarin.com/diario/2007/09/19/fotos/f036bh02.jpg

Chakvenus
Oct 26th, 2010, 11:48 PM
^ love all the pictures :hearts:
such an amazing player...
i'm really going to miss her. :sad:

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 27th, 2010, 12:13 AM
Gr8 pics :cool: The Virginia/Paola partnership is legendary :worship:

tim2502
Oct 27th, 2010, 11:40 AM
I love Vivi.

Anabelcroft
Nov 2nd, 2010, 10:30 AM
I will miss her...

Drake1980
Nov 10th, 2010, 08:30 PM
is she playing next year?

spiceboy
Nov 13th, 2010, 02:36 PM
Vivi has been commentating tennis on TV this year and will probably carry on next year. She still refuses to talk about permanent retirement, though :lol:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs969.snc4/76293_169276123096705_126616030696048_452969_82516 4_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=271335&id=126616030696048)

TeamUla
Nov 13th, 2010, 05:07 PM
Jeez, she looks like 50 on this pic. :sobbing: :(

Chakvenus
Jan 10th, 2011, 03:54 PM
Just checked today and she's officially off the doubles rankings :sad:
i will miss you Vivi!!