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bobbynorwich
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:42 PM
Who do you think will be the first to retire? Who do you want to be the first to retire? Btw, all are in the top 100.

Rank

46 >>> Williams, Venus 17/06/80

26 >>> Schiavone, Francesca 23/06/80

78 >>> Dominguez Lino, Lourdes 31/03/81

86 >>> Foretz Gacon, Stephanie 03/05/81

4 >>>> Williams, Serena 26/09/81

30 >>> Zakopalova, Klara 24/02/82

18 >>> Pennetta, Flavia 25/02/82

8 >>>> Li, Na 26/02/82

94 >>> Lucic, Mirjana 09/03/82

22 >>> Petrova, Nadia 08/06/82

36 >>> Medina Garrigues, Anabel 31/07/82

88 >>> Czink, Melinda 22/10/82

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:bdaycake::bdaycake::bdaycake:


Complete age list: http://www.wtatennis.com/page/RankingsSingles/0,,12781~0~1~100,00.html

Tenis Srbija
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:46 PM
Out of them all I can only see Schiavone retiring next year. Maybe Venus...

pov
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:50 PM
Date Krumm

Pvt. Kovalenko
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:17 PM
Age is just a number..

Is more how a player feels about his physical condition.. If a player feels, that is possible to be competitive with 30, 33, 34 or more, why not??

And a athlete, dedicates great part of his life, to the sport. Say "Good Bye" to something you did all your life, is extremely hard..

eDonkey
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:39 PM
I highly doubt any of them will retire in the next few months - maybe except Foretz-Garcon. :shrug:

Franny just loves the game - and why retiring?She had her maiden slam and her best year on tour began just few days shy of her 30th birthday.
Czink came back from an injury few months ago - why retiring when she worked so hard to get to that level of play again (top 100)?
Lucic and Zakopalova are enjoying their best years from many years. Lucic just had her 3rd round at Wimbledon which was a huge flash from her best days on tour.
Pennetta is healing injury for the rest of the season. Petrova is in top 20 in singles again and top 10 in doubles, enjoying huge success in her latest doubles tournaments.
AMG had her biggest final about a year ago. She has had some tough months, but no reason to retire.

crazillo
Sep 2nd, 2012, 05:04 PM
See those four retiring at the end of the year, although I'm not sure about Zakopalova.

78 >>> Dominguez Lino, Lourdes 31/03/81
86 >>> Foretz Gacon, Stephanie 03/05/81
30 >>> Zakopalova, Klara 24/02/82
36 >>> Medina Garrigues, Anabel 31/07/82

Golan
Sep 2nd, 2012, 05:27 PM
Craybas :hysteric:

Tenis Srbija
Sep 2nd, 2012, 05:28 PM
Craybas :hysteric:

I can see a bunch of 24 year old players retiring before Craybas. And they won't retire any time soon. :lol:

Vincey!
Sep 2nd, 2012, 05:29 PM
Sciavone, Foretz Gacon, Dominguez Lino, Pennetta. I think they would retire next, maybe Zakopalova as well.

Trey
Sep 2nd, 2012, 05:39 PM
Even through she not 30 sometime I think Kuznetsova might be retiring soon

Miracle Worker
Sep 2nd, 2012, 06:19 PM
Jill already said that she's going to play tennis as long as she can do this.

it-girl
Sep 2nd, 2012, 06:56 PM
Age is just a number..

Is more how a player feels about his physical condition.. If a player feels, that is possible to be competitive with 30, 33, 34 or more, why not??

And a athlete, dedicates great part of his life, to the sport. Say "Good Bye" to something you did all your life, is extremely hard..This. A players time for retirement is not something you can really anticipate effectively anyway. It happens when they are ready and only then. I say just enjoy them as long as they continue to play.

Surely players like Golovin, Pierce, Capriati, Dementieva, Myskina, Vaidisova, Hingis and maybe even Safina at this point all prove that you can never tell what age a player will retire.

*JR*
Mar 1st, 2013, 03:10 AM
Besides likely Schiavone (maybe even after RG) I think a Venus who can no longer compete @ the highest level will after the season. And a Hantuchova who will turn 30 in April seems near the end of her career.

Venus has other business interests (like fashion design and interior decorating) and the multilingual Dani maybe could become the head of the European division of Mohawk Floors, of course as "Danielle Anotoxfa". :tape:

I'm not sure what Francy's plans are post-tennis, but ITA will probably have another general election within the year. Maybe she'll be in Parliament this time next year. :scratch:

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 1st, 2013, 03:32 AM
Sciavone, Foretz Gacon, Dominguez Lino, Pennetta. I think they would retire next, maybe Zakopalova as well.

Why on earth would Dominguez Lino and Zakopalova retire when they are both clearly playing as well as at any time in their career? :shrug:

For that matter, even Foretz Gacon shows no major sign of decline.

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 1st, 2013, 03:36 AM
Date Krumm

I thought so too at the time you posted this. Thank goodness we were both wrong and now six months later Kimiko shows no sign of retiring anytime in the near future. :D

kangwoo
Mar 1st, 2013, 04:15 AM
[QUOTE=bobbynorwich;22133044]Who do you think will be the first to retire? Who do you want to be the first to retire? Btw, all are in the top 100.
[QUOTE]


should retire
Rank

78 >>> Dominguez Lino, Lourdes 31/03/81

86 >>> Foretz Gacon, Stephanie 03/05/81

94 >>> Lucic, Mirjana 09/03/82

36 >>> Medina Garrigues, Anabel 31/07/82

88 >>> Czink, Melinda 22/10/82


still energetic
Rank

46 >>> Williams, Venus 17/06/80

26 >>> Schiavone, Francesca 23/06/80

4 >>>> Williams, Serena 26/09/81

30 >>> Zakopalova, Klara 24/02/82

18 >>> Pennetta, Flavia 25/02/82

8 >>>> Li, Na 26/02/82

22 >>> Petrova, Nadia 08/06/82

Wiggly
Mar 1st, 2013, 04:17 AM
Iveta will most likely get pregnant in the coming months.

Shonami Slam
Mar 1st, 2013, 05:42 AM
i dont really get why everyone is pushing steph to retire? after two seasons finishing in 101st rank, shes now closer to her CHR than she ever was practically.
she never did anything significant, but she kept it up way after 28, so i see her staying with us still, especially since she came back from injury just now.

amg is the only one i see declining in her standards. all the rest are pretty much up there or a tier behind for enough time to get used to it.

fran has this clay season to see.

sesilfan
Mar 1st, 2013, 06:44 AM
WOW! People are nuts to say Zakopalova is to retire this year.She has just reached her highest ranking EVER.Who would do that.Foretz has just stabilazed in the top 100 after YEARS of strugulling in challengers.Domiguez-lino is a grinder and we know they last long... Schiavone has said she will play long after 30 even until 40 I think so. Venus... no words.

VIKANADAL01
Mar 1st, 2013, 06:47 AM
Schiavone

Trickle
Mar 1st, 2013, 07:13 AM
30 is the new 27.

lenas warriors
Mar 1st, 2013, 09:03 AM
Tranny

hBence
Mar 1st, 2013, 09:12 AM
I think Schiavone is retiring after this season

Boxuan
Mar 1st, 2013, 10:26 AM
Besides likely Schiavone (maybe even after RG) I think a Venus who can no longer compete @ the highest level will after the season. And a Hantuchova who will turn 30 in April seems near the end of her career.

Venus has other business interests (like fashion design and interior decorating) and the multilingual Dani maybe could become the head of the European division of Mohawk Floors, of course as "Danielle Anotoxfa". :tape:

I'm not sure what Francy's plans are post-tennis, but ITA will probably have another general election within the year. Maybe she'll be in Parliament this time next year. :scratch:

:yeah:

Navratil
Mar 1st, 2013, 12:14 PM
Who do you think will be the first to retire? Who do you want to be the first to retire? Btw, all are in the top 100.

Rank

46 >>> Williams, Venus 17/06/80

26 >>> Schiavone, Francesca 23/06/80

78 >>> Dominguez Lino, Lourdes 31/03/81

86 >>> Foretz Gacon, Stephanie 03/05/81

4 >>>> Williams, Serena 26/09/81

30 >>> Zakopalova, Klara 24/02/82

18 >>> Pennetta, Flavia 25/02/82

8 >>>> Li, Na 26/02/82

94 >>> Lucic, Mirjana 09/03/82

22 >>> Petrova, Nadia 08/06/82

36 >>> Medina Garrigues, Anabel 31/07/82

88 >>> Czink, Melinda 22/10/82

.

:bdaycake::bdaycake::bdaycake:


Complete age list: http://www.wtatennis.com/page/RankingsSingles/0,,12781~0~1~100,00.html

Did you forget to add the over 40-year-olds? ;)

Interesting thing about the list is that more and more players peak over thirty :D

Serena, Li, Klara, Lourdes, Melinda & Stephanie are at their best right now.

Schiavone definitly not ;) Although her peak form is just 3 years ago...

That's why I can imagine that she will retire after the clay court season.

With Flavia you don't know how her comeback will be like. We'll see...

ZeroSumGame
Mar 1st, 2013, 01:53 PM
Age is just a number..

Is more how a player feels about his physical condition.. If a player feels, that is possible to be competitive with 30, 33, 34 or more, why not??

And a athlete, dedicates great part of his life, to the sport. Say "Good Bye" to something you did all your life, is extremely hard..


THIS!!!! :worship: It depends on their overall health, fitness & motivation; if you're 30+ who loves the game, is highly motivated, you will do anything to stay fit & win matches; staying fit and winning matches builds confidence, which subsequently leads to more motivation & longevity :cool:

....On the other hand, there'll be a lotta of young players retiring young due to injuries & lack of motivation, that should be your next thread :lol:

SVK
Mar 1st, 2013, 02:27 PM
Dominguez Lino should retire after yesterday´s fiasco for her 1 fan - me:mad:

Now seriously, why anyone SHOULD retire? And especially when we are talking about less successful players. Those like LDL, Foretz Gacon, Czink etc. can still easily play few more years, all they need is to be consistent and hold their TOP 100/200 ranking. They literally have no reason to retire, if they still like travelling, playing and all this stuff around that. Just like Tanasugarn or Craybas are still playing.

Beat
Mar 1st, 2013, 02:30 PM
Age is just a number.

did nike pay you? ;) age is of course not just a number when it comes to being a professional athlete. i'm not saying it's the same for everyone, but players certainly have to work more or find other strengths the older they get.

fede33
Mar 1st, 2013, 03:16 PM
I hope Dani, Venus, Flavia, Nadia and Klara remain a little more on the tour
:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

tejmeglekvár
Mar 1st, 2013, 03:30 PM
See those four retiring at the end of the year, although I'm not sure about Zakopalova.

78 >>> Dominguez Lino, Lourdes 31/03/81
86 >>> Foretz Gacon, Stephanie 03/05/81
30 >>> Zakopalova, Klara 24/02/82
36 >>> Medina Garrigues, Anabel 31/07/82

those kind of lower ranked players are exactly the ones who could use some prize money and will play until they constantly out of top150-200.

While the likes of Venus, Li Na, Petrova, Hantuchova, even Schiavone earned more than enough money during their careers, they can stop any time they want.

JoPova
Mar 1st, 2013, 06:23 PM
Francesca :sobbing: