View Full Version : Dementieva, Henin... who´s next to retire?

Jan 26th, 2011, 02:28 PM
3 months and 2 players from the 2000 era are gone...

who´s next???

Jan 26th, 2011, 02:32 PM

Jan 26th, 2011, 02:33 PM
Bye, Dokic.

Jan 26th, 2011, 02:33 PM

Jan 26th, 2011, 02:34 PM
Bye, Dokic.


I think Venus will probably be the next.

Super Dave
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:36 PM
I think Kim will get preggers again, this year.

Sombrerero loco
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:37 PM
i think serena will be the next.or maybe venus

Jan 26th, 2011, 02:37 PM
Bye, Dokic.


Wishful thinking. :o

Jan 26th, 2011, 02:40 PM
The strange part is that Dementieva is healthy and can still play. She beat Stosur at the YEC.
Its too bad about Justine. She was a great player.

Miss Amor
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:41 PM

Jan 26th, 2011, 02:42 PM
Probably the one who I expect to retire last out of the list!

I wouldn't be surprised if Petrova becomes a doubles specialist after her singles career starts going downhill.

Perhaps Clijsters? :shrug:

Jan 26th, 2011, 02:42 PM
Lady Jaja SHOULD retire but she will not.

Jan 26th, 2011, 02:44 PM
Patty Schnyder

Jan 26th, 2011, 02:48 PM
Patty Schnyder

+ 1 :sad:

Tony i-string
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:49 PM
Yeah patty wont last out the year. Not sure venus will either

Jan 26th, 2011, 02:50 PM
Wishful thinking. :o

Yep. And when that day comes Tennis Australia can rejoice they dont have to waste anymore WC's on a fat slug who doesn't have a fraction of the game she used to.

Jan 26th, 2011, 02:54 PM
I have a weird feeling about Jankovic actually.

Barring a serious injury, Venus and Kim won't do it this year. Actually, at this point, Serena looks like a likelier option than Venus although it's not realistic either.

Hantuchova retiring wouldn't be a surprise.

Jan 26th, 2011, 02:57 PM
Won't be Franny that's for sure.

Jan 26th, 2011, 02:58 PM

The Witch-king
Jan 26th, 2011, 03:11 PM
Wishful thinking. :o

Wishful thinking? It's not like anyone gets to see her play anyway

Jan 26th, 2011, 03:21 PM
I feel Safina and Jankovic are not too far off... especially Jelena. :sad: Remmeber last time in early 2006 she said she "was about to retire" after her 10-match lose streak...

Jan 26th, 2011, 03:24 PM
Dinara or Venus.

Jan 26th, 2011, 03:25 PM
I think it could be Dinara Safina. I picked her because of how badly she's been playing. It is sad that she made the Fed Cup team for Russia when she can't even win a game from Kim Clijsters.

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 26th, 2011, 03:25 PM
Patty maybe this year and a whole lot of players at the end of 2012...

Jan 26th, 2011, 03:26 PM
Dinara, Venus... now I wouldn't be surprised if Serena also retire. :sad:

Jan 26th, 2011, 03:30 PM
Bye, Dokic.


She said she's going to play for at least another 6 years. :wavey:

Jan 26th, 2011, 03:31 PM
I think we´ll have to learn to cheer for some new favorites, because most of the players from the 2000 era are going away, and most of people in TF have those favorites in their list... it´s going to be tough though

Mistress of Evil
Jan 26th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Hopefully, not Rena. I am getting a little bit scared for her. :unsure:

Jan 26th, 2011, 03:48 PM

Jan 26th, 2011, 03:51 PM
Dokic will never retire. :lol: She will keep stealing those WC's from the lesser Aussie girls just cuz she can. Keep making them mad, girl. :cool:

Jan 26th, 2011, 03:52 PM
She said she's going to play for at least another 6 years. :wavey:

Hope she has tons of fun getting torn up on the ITF's. :lol:

Jan 26th, 2011, 03:53 PM
Will any of them actually play the London olympics ?

Jan 26th, 2011, 03:55 PM
I think all of them will stay around. None of them are really showing signs of being close to retirement.

I voted Dokic. At some point she has to get tired of losing.

Jan 26th, 2011, 03:55 PM
She said she's going to play for at least another 6 years. :wavey:

Yeah, we know that whatever Dokic says is totally set in stone.

Jan 26th, 2011, 03:57 PM
Sharapova will be next. Why isn't she on the list?

Just Do It
Jan 26th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Venus will retire first.

Jan 26th, 2011, 03:58 PM
does patty count here as she announced it already

i think all the other will stay around till 2012, but who knows...

Jan 26th, 2011, 04:00 PM
Btw, why would venus retire? Until she stops being a factor at Wimbledon and stops winning doubles slams, there is no reason. She could just cut her year in half and play until she's 40

Jan 26th, 2011, 04:02 PM
Venus :sad:

Jan 26th, 2011, 04:04 PM
Seeing it's my faves that get shot down first

justine check
elena check
na li ... (please dont injure yourself today)


Jan 26th, 2011, 04:08 PM
out of the list, probably venus.

Young 8
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:11 PM
Venus or Scnhyder

Jan 26th, 2011, 04:13 PM
:sobbing:Dinara or Venus.

Nooooooo:sobbing: I'm sure Dindin will not retire if her back keeps fine.but Vee,dunno:sobbing:

Jan 26th, 2011, 04:16 PM
I think we´ll have to learn to cheer for some new favorites, because most of the players from the 2000 era are going away, and most of people in TF have those favorites in their list... it´s going to be tough though

It will be tough indeed.
I had special feelings watching Juju playing that I had never felt again during her first retirement. Except Vaidisova.
But she retired so early as well. :lol:

I think Jankovic.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:30 PM
Sharapova will be next. Why isn't she on the list?

Because she said she's not going to retire anytime soon? Go read.

Jan 26th, 2011, 04:34 PM
I don't think Venus is close to retirement. The fire is still there.

Jan 26th, 2011, 04:38 PM
I don't believe Venus or Serena are next at all. I'm pretty sure they will stick around until 2012 Olympics like they said (come to think of it that date is only a year and a half away)

Jan 26th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Depends on Serena's injury :sad: Clijsters ruined so many great careers:rolleyes:

Jan 26th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Why are Jankovic and Safina on this list? They're way too young and still have things to accomplish.

Jan 26th, 2011, 04:45 PM
Schnyder will be next, but from that list probably Venus sadly :(

Jan 26th, 2011, 04:59 PM
Serena and Venus will Not retire before 2012 olympics at Wimbledon

Jan 26th, 2011, 05:04 PM
Serena and Venus will Not retire before 2012 olympics at Wimbledon

That doesn't mean they will play before Olympics 2012:lol:

Jan 26th, 2011, 05:06 PM
Venus and Serena made it very clear that they will play at least through the 2012 season because Serena wants to win the Olympic gold in singles and Venus wants to attempt to win another gold in singles and doubles. So they are not retiring anytime soon.

Jan 26th, 2011, 05:08 PM

Jan 26th, 2011, 05:17 PM
Patty Schnyder might be the next one

Jan 26th, 2011, 05:20 PM
The only way Venus and Serena will retire before the Olympics is if their injuries (current ones or future) are extremely bad.

Patty is the obvious one, though Safina and Jankovic are questionable based on their forms, but they'd probably keep playing until they hit the age where they can't anymore. :shrug:

Jan 26th, 2011, 05:30 PM
i´m a huge fan of Daniela but i think her time is coming. she is playing stereotyped and she barely can reach top 25. i don´t see a passion there and i can´t see the improvement, all the years she´s the same headcase and choker and she can´t reach even finals on MM´s tournaments. she did a great job on tour for nearly 12 years, but really, what she´s capable of yet?

Jan 26th, 2011, 05:33 PM
schnyder...but the end of the line is nearing for the sisters too. Not much longer past 2012 imo.

Jan 26th, 2011, 05:34 PM
If Sharapova doesn't start getting better results this year, I'm sure she'll be out in the near future, probably end of the year orso.

However, most of you voted Venus, I think she's a lot less likely to quit from tennis anytime soon.
She just needs to rotate herself back into shape and stop rushing her return and getting another minor injury to cause yet another setback.

As for Serena, I don't see her going anytime soon, she loves winning way too much, I think she'll stop at the point she can't raise her arm anymore to serve :lol:

Jan 26th, 2011, 05:35 PM
The first poll I really could go with every possibility (except Schiavone)...

Maybe Hantuchova :unsure:
She is often influenced by smaller injuries and I don't know, I miss the fire...

Jan 26th, 2011, 05:37 PM
I don't even want to think about 2012.. so many players will retire :sobbing:

Jan 26th, 2011, 05:39 PM
I actually would not be surprised if Maria Sharapova retired or Safina. Clearly these 2 players have had career changing injuries. Venus and Serena have already stated that they do not plan to retire yet so I would take it at that. Everyone else wants to speculate about them because of their age but let's face it when they are not injured they can still play some great tennis. They can even play good tennis when they are injured. In other words the level of the gamme has not passed Venus or Serena by.

But Maria & Safina are different players now.

Jan 26th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Venus will retire after 2012 Summer Olympics, on the Wimbledon courts. She said about that few years ago.

Jan 26th, 2011, 05:41 PM
I really don't wish to speculate. The one thing I will say is that I hope that for ALL the players on this list that the decision as to when to retire is not taken out of their hands by injury as has happened in Henin's case. That said, several of the players on that list do appear to be breaking down physically and I do fear for them. I hope those fears go unfounded and that they are able to continue with their careers for as long as they enjoy competing.

Jan 26th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Pova :shrug:

Jan 26th, 2011, 06:35 PM
I still can't believe one day I will be watching tennis without Venus and Serena.

Jan 26th, 2011, 06:40 PM
I can see Pova or Dinara retiring.
Pavlyuchenkova and Kleybanova are only going to get better, and I see Sveta moving back up as well. And with Bepa not going to fall anytime soon, I can see Pova struggling to be chosen for the Olympics, and maybe just retiring.

Jan 26th, 2011, 07:06 PM
Pova is def not retiring, you can see how much she wants it. But I'd not be surprised if serena retires her foot is not healing since forever

Jan 26th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Woah at all the Venus votes, so no one is retiring before the 2012 Olympics, amazing.

Anyways, Safina if she doesn't get her shit together will retire because I don't think she would like 2 years on tour just pretty much losing every other match. This is definitely Schnyder's last year, but she isn't in the poll.

Jan 26th, 2011, 07:22 PM
Schnyder or Dokic.

Jan 26th, 2011, 07:25 PM
Pova: " am putting that last match behind me and more eager than ever to improve and get my way back to the top"

Bounty Hunter
Jan 26th, 2011, 07:28 PM
Probably Serena :sad:

Jan 26th, 2011, 07:29 PM
Woah at all the Venus votes, so no one is retiring before the 2012 Olympics, amazing.

Anyways, Safina if she doesn't get her shit together will retire because I don't think she would like 2 years on tour just pretty much losing every other match. This is definitely Schnyder's last year, but she isn't in the poll.

Firstly, I have not voted in this thread because there are too many intangibles and frankly quite honestly I do not welcome any player departing from the game, especially prematurely.

In the case of Venus, I certainly very honestly hope she is able to carry on till the Olympics and it would be great if she were to continue afterwards. I consider this a real possibility and as with all the others on the list the longer she continues to play the better in my book.

But...and I say this only to because I think it is best to always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst too, I don't think we can assume simply because Venus says that she intends to carry on until the Olympics that she definately will. What it means is that those are her intentions. Of that I have no doubt and I certainly wish her all success in carrying out those intentions. However, Justine Henin never intended to retire after the AO. Sometimes injuries do sadly take precident over decisions as to when to retire. And Venus does appear very fragile right now physically. I certainly wish her the very best and hope that Venus does indeed have the final say and control over the time of her retirement. She certainly deserves no less for the very classy way she has carried out her career. But as we have seen numerous times in the past, life is not always just and I don't in all honesty believe we can just assume 100% that Venus will still be around come the Olympics. I have no doubt the heart is willing but I just hope the body is too.

Jan 26th, 2011, 07:33 PM

We all know that it's up to Saint Kim to make these decisions.

Jan 26th, 2011, 07:38 PM
Because she said she's not going to retire anytime soon? Go read.

as has Venus but it hasn't affected the poll:shrug: I think she'll shock people by playing on for a good couple of years yet. She was so gutted at having to retire from the Aus Open. Once she loses that fire to play..then it is time to worry but no signs of that yet. I just hope her body holds up and this latest injury doesn't go past Miami.

Jan 26th, 2011, 07:43 PM
A lot of it depends on injuries. I can see Sharapova hanging around for years at about #20, as long as she's pain free.
Its the injuries, the pain, that ends a lot of careers.
Except Dementieva, who just decided to move on. Most players who can still make millions doing what they love dont walk away healthy.

Jan 26th, 2011, 07:45 PM
After consideration I decided to vote for Pova on this poll. I think she may hold out til the Olympics, but really if her game and spirit were that of a vibrant 21 year old a few years ago - her injury has aged her game so that she looks like a dispirited 50 year old version of herself (gamewise) out there half the time.

Regardless of what she says, she's said many things in her career. And it's not as if opinions and feelings are not mutable.

But, that's just my guess. I think Safina might do a Safin and hang around for 4-5 years ranked really low.

Jan 26th, 2011, 07:57 PM
It is really the end of an era. Dementieva and Henin already retired, the Williams sisters with their injuries won't be around for much longer, Hantuchova might be retiring as well. With Sharapova, you never know and Patty will definitely retire during the first half of this year (according to a Swiss newspaper it will be somewhere begin the start and the end of the clay season, depending on her results). With these players gone, Clijsters might get pregnant again, there is really not any one left that I really like. This is really sad and I don't see anyone who would be able to fill this whole.

Jan 26th, 2011, 07:58 PM
Schnyder's on the way out.

I can picture Hantuchova retiring if 2011 doesn't go well.

Jan 26th, 2011, 07:59 PM
that will depend of their health

Jan 26th, 2011, 08:07 PM
Hantuchova retiring wouldn't be a surprise.Actually that would be a big surprise. Unless she ain't healthy she will play at least till 2012 Olympics.

Jan 26th, 2011, 08:25 PM
Very hard to predict, but I'll say Serena.

It seems a little weird just how long it's taking her to recover. She might decide that it just isn't worth it to try to get in championship shape again.

She has nothing left to prove, and is at an age that many players retire by.

Jan 26th, 2011, 09:14 PM

She said a while back she wanted to retire in her mid twenties, and I think she said something about a family by then too. She's getting married soon apparently, and we might be getting news of a pregnancy before this year is out. Plus with her results of late, and beatdowns from nobodies - not looking too good.

Patty might go soon too (SADLY), but not before RG.

cn ireland
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:23 PM

Jan 26th, 2011, 09:28 PM
Sad to say, but I think Venus :sad: The girl just can't catch a break!!!

Jan 26th, 2011, 09:31 PM
Kim and Justine always follow each others path.

Jan 26th, 2011, 09:32 PM
I will be surprised if the following players are still around during the Olympics next year...

-Patty Schnyder (likely the next to go)
-Kim Clijsters (I have a feeeling she will retire after this year. Family is more important to her.)
-Venus Williams (injuries, inability to win another slam)
-Daniela Hantuchova (slipping into oblivion)

Jan 26th, 2011, 09:32 PM
OUt of those I think Venus is closer to retirement, but I think Schnyder is going to retire real soon.

Jan 26th, 2011, 09:37 PM
But Venus isn't a quitter (lack of retirements speak for themselves) and she loves playing tennis. From what I've seen Venus is a woman of her word. 2012 olympics at least, then 2012 olympics at least it shall be.

Jan 26th, 2011, 09:38 PM
Talk about changing winds. I agree with the talk of Schnyder, but add Date-Krumm and Craybas.

Seperate category for Sharapova and Venus, because of injury, and another category for Dokic and Lucic either because of a miracle run at a tournament or a flameout.

Jan 26th, 2011, 11:38 PM
Serena ?

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 26th, 2011, 11:40 PM
I think Dokic or Hantuchova.

Jan 27th, 2011, 12:02 AM
Safina then Vee

Jan 27th, 2011, 12:37 AM
Safina is still young I don't think so

Jan 27th, 2011, 01:03 AM
Patty, and if Dinara's results don;t improve, I can see her retiring soon also

JJ's biatch
Jan 27th, 2011, 01:08 AM
I hope Irina retires..

Jan 27th, 2011, 01:22 AM
Serena if her foot injury proves to be too chronic to come back (not hoping for that in the least but it is always possible, look at Seles and Hingis). If not her than Venus and Safina are strong strong candidates to be next. Both could easily be retired before the end of this year IMO. Sharapova I could see packing it in soon if things dont improve too.

Jan 27th, 2011, 01:24 AM
Rannae Stubbs has called it a day

Jan 27th, 2011, 01:36 AM
Venus has been around for a while, but I dont see her retiring...she pretty much has her mind made up that she does not want to do that simply because a lot of people has been speculating that about her. I think she'll go out there in a wheelchair and a racket playing before she decides to retire. If she keeps getting injured and hurt in tournaments somebody needs to sit her down and say..."look baby girl....let put 2 and 2 together and think about this" lol but i doubt she retires...I think she wants another Wimbledon or two before she does.. ;) I think she can get it too. What I do know is that while Henin and Dementieva gone, if Venus and Serena retire...womens tennis is gotdamn DEAD. This has been the most lame Australian Open i've ever seen...especially compared to last years.

Jan 27th, 2011, 02:44 AM
this AO11 has been bland,I have been falling asleep during most of the matches.

Jan 27th, 2011, 02:53 AM
who´s next???

(looks at Serena and Venus) :tape:

Jan 27th, 2011, 02:58 AM

Jan 27th, 2011, 03:00 AM

Jan 27th, 2011, 03:05 AM

Jan 27th, 2011, 03:19 AM
I shall forever curse that inner ear problem!!!!

Jan 27th, 2011, 04:36 AM
Venus IS NOT retiring before the Olympics.

Barring a serious injury.

Jan 27th, 2011, 05:30 AM
Hantuchova will be 28yrs this year

Jan 27th, 2011, 05:54 AM
Clijsters won't stick around for too much longer, maybe if Na somehow wins the AO she'll put it off for a while but yeah.
Daniela...she's got to be winding down.

Venus....if she doesn't look after her body she'll be forced to retire, she needs to take more damn time off and let her body rest.I know she'd hate to admit it...but she's getting older and her routine has to grow with her.

Jan 27th, 2011, 05:58 AM
3 months and 2 players from the 2000 era are gone...

who´s next???

Patty Schneider will be gone soon.