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crazillo
Nov 29th, 2003, 03:37 PM
next year will be (most probably) the last year for these players:

lindsay davenport
magdalena maleeva
conchita martinez
silvia farina - elia
mary pierce (i imagine that)
amanda coetzer


this are some great names from the ninteys and also with some highlights in the last years.



what do you expect from each one. consider their rank, olympia, gs and surfaces (maggie - indoors etc.)

Experimentee
Nov 29th, 2003, 03:40 PM
I dont think next year will be the last for all of them.

Andrew.
Nov 29th, 2003, 03:40 PM
lindsay's farewell tour should be great - her foot is fixed and I see her winning more titles and getting further in Grand Slams. She should be top 4 most of the year. Bronze for Olympics. Lindsay will dominate the indoors - I think she'll be almost unstoppable. But, she'll play like total crap on clay. I think she'll have a SF or F appearance at Oz.

BTW, Mary says she has no plans for retirement. ;) Actually, if Lindsay has a really good year, especially a really great summer, it may not be her last year either. But it probably will be. :sad:

crazillo
Nov 29th, 2003, 03:50 PM
lindsay's farewell tour should be great - her foot is fixed and I see her winning more titles and getting further in Grand Slams. She should be top 4 most of the year. Bronze for Olympics. Lindsay will dominate the indoors - I think she'll be almost unstoppable. But, she'll play like total crap on clay. I think she'll have a SF or F appearance at Oz.

BTW, Mary says she has no plans for retirement. ;) Actually, if Lindsay has a really good year, especially a really great summer, it may not be her last year either. But it probably will be. :sad:



i know it. but i think mary will retire - due to injuries or whatever. it is just a felling. but for conchi, silivia and amanda it will be the last season, i am really sure.

ali
Nov 29th, 2003, 03:50 PM
I can't imagine Mary retiring next year. She's working so hard to get back to full fitness and make an impact on the tour. She said that she expects to back to her best by the middle of 2004. She wouldn't be putting in all that effort just for a couple of months.

I'm just preying that she'll be injury free then we'll see her challenging for a couple more years! :bounce:

St.Sebastian
Nov 29th, 2003, 04:01 PM
I can't imagine Mary retiring next year. She's working so hard to get back to full fitness and make an impact on the tour. She said that she expects to back to her best by the middle of 2004. She wouldn't be putting in all that effort just for a couple of months.

I'm just preying that she'll be injury free then we'll see her challenging for a couple more years! :bounce:

I also can't imagine Mary retiring...And I don't want Lindsay to say farewell to the tour...She's one of my faves... If she decides to stop, then I wish her some wonderful achievements in her next year, and some major tournaments wins.

But Mary....She will surely stay with us :woohoo:

Doraemon
Nov 29th, 2003, 06:57 PM
Out of the players listed above I'm very certain Conchi, Amanda and Sylvia will call it quites after the next season. I don't know about Maggie and Mary who still seem very eager to fight and they aren't too old yet. But it depends on how they will fair respecitvely next year I guess.

crazillo
Nov 29th, 2003, 07:04 PM
Out of the players listed above I'm very certain Conchi, Amanda and Sylvia will call it quites after the next season. I don't know about Maggie and Mary who still seem very eager to fight and they aren't too old yet. But it depends on how they will fair respecitvely next year I guess.


I agree. And Maggie said she will play AT LEAST to the end of 2004. Perhaps more. Letīs pray!!!!

PointBlank
Nov 29th, 2003, 07:13 PM
Heck No Amanda Wont Go!
Heck No Amanda Wont Go!
Heck No Amanda Wont Go!
Heck No Amanda Wont Go!
Heck No Amanda Wont Go!

Rtael
Nov 29th, 2003, 07:32 PM
Maggie will probably only play on to 2005 if she has some good results next year....

*JR*
Nov 29th, 2003, 09:38 PM
Add Mrs. Pistolesi, who probably wants to start a family afterwards. Add Iva. And as henenport indirectly observed, the Olympics will surely play a big role here, as many players want to represent their countries in Athens B4 leaving.

ghosts
Nov 29th, 2003, 09:43 PM
hope it won't be the last for Maggie :sad: :worship:

crazillo
Nov 29th, 2003, 09:45 PM
sts']hope it won't be the last for Maggie :sad: :worship:

same for me..... depends on her results

crazillo
Nov 29th, 2003, 09:51 PM
hereīs a photo of sesil. she looks cute, doesnīt she. of course she needs more power obviously.


http://photo910.tripod.com/sfotohtm/kar5057s.htm

ghosts
Nov 29th, 2003, 09:54 PM
yeah Sascha, didn't I told you that I saw her in two matches playing in Sofia ($25k) qualies

in R1 she defeated Ana Jovanovic in 2 sets
but in the second she lost strangely to Seelen (?!) in 3 sets

I watched these 2 matches and I can assure you that Sesil is great :kiss: :hearts:

crazillo
Dec 2nd, 2003, 06:58 PM
bump

jimbo mack
Dec 2nd, 2003, 09:52 PM
lisa raymond, els callens and barbara rittner i think may retire next year, and seles.

crazillo
Dec 2nd, 2003, 10:13 PM
lisa raymond, els callens and barbara rittner i think may retire next year, and seles.


i agree, but raymond? i am not sure, perhaps if she woins the olympics!

fammmmedspin
Dec 3rd, 2003, 12:15 AM
As many of the players in the list have had respectable results this year and some exited the year doing well why would they retire? I think the players with problems are going to be the older but injured and the ones badly in need of success. Monica needs a working body, Iva needs some wins.

Amanda, Anna, Conchita and Silvia would need to be feeling very tired of the game to go and they were not playng like it late this year.

Leo_DFP
Dec 3rd, 2003, 12:18 AM
next year will be (most probably) the last year for these players:

lindsay davenport
magdalena maleeva
conchita martinez
silvia farina - elia
mary pierce (i imagine that)
amanda coetzer


I disagree about Pierce and possibly Maleeva and Martinez.

What about Monica as well? :sad:

Raymond might retire from singles, but I see her playing dubs into her 30's, like Stubbs.

tjord00
Dec 3rd, 2003, 06:46 AM
I think its great that there are such top players who might be retiring. Im glad a lot of them arent staying around until they get REALLY bad, but go out at least in the top 30. It would be hard to see Mary and Lindsay go out in the same season and Conchita too. But its amazing that there would be so many top players leaving in the same season...I hope it wont be the case...

arn
Dec 3rd, 2003, 11:11 AM
Els Callens will stop, :sad: I hope she finishes the year at least!

azza
Dec 3rd, 2003, 11:22 AM
magdalena maleeva :confused: shes only 27-28

ChrisGermany
Dec 3rd, 2003, 01:29 PM
I think that Conchita, Silvia and Amanda will retire after the 2004 season. I would agree that Maggie Maleeva needs to explode indoors to lift her ranking near the top10 so she continues too.

Regarding Monica, it will be pretty hard for her as she fell down in the rankings and Iīve no idea what this means for seeding purpose and for the Olympics. She should not rise the rankings as fast as she plans to do as she will fall down even more if not doing so well in Melbourne or not defending Tokyo. Iīve no idea if BJK chooses her one more time for Athens and only Monica herself knows what skipping a year due to injury means for her for the following year. 2004 should be as hard for her as for Sandrine Testud who sounds as if sheīs keen on returning to the top30. But what happens if the early months of 2004 wonīt be as successful as planned ? Maybe Testud thinks sheīll overtake Loit and be ready as a doubles player or whatever to go to Athens. But if she isnīt, will her comeback and that of Monica be short-lived and result in a retirement at the end of 2004 ?

I think for a number of players, the PROīs and CONīs of a retirement are fanship-based and not that realistic. If you consider Amanda, Lindsay, Monica, what great fan-base they have here, people cannot imagine what it will be without them. But imagine that the Graf-retirement came out of the blue expecting her to return the Olympics or Filderstadt 1999 and she didnīt, imagine the permanent Hingis-comeback discussions that have no basis, whatīs up with the Sanchez-comeback for doubles, nobody knows for sure.

And so, Iīm prepared for a Davenport-, Seles- or Martinez- decision to come sooner or later.

caramel
Dec 3rd, 2003, 04:35 PM
Silvia :sad:
Amanda :sad:
Mary :sad:

jimbo mack
Dec 3rd, 2003, 05:05 PM
magdalena maleeva :confused: shes only 27-28

28 yrs plus are considered veteran years on the tour. dont forget maleeva's been ranked for 15 years now!!! thats a VERY long time ;)

miranda_lou
Dec 3rd, 2003, 05:48 PM
THERE IS NO WAY MARY PIERCE WILL RETIRE AT THE END OF 2004. :rolleyes:

No way!! She's been working hard for over a year to make a comeback and she has had some really good results. Why would she quit? :rolleyes:

In fact, I predict she will get into the top 10 or better in 2004 and play for another 3 or 4 years before retirement.:cool: There are really only about four, maybe five, women who are better than an in-shape Mary Pierce and among them, two are always injured and one chokes in big matches.:tape::lol:

Mary Pierce is way too good to just quit. :worship: She can and will win more Slams. :kiss:

Lindsayfan
Dec 3rd, 2003, 06:41 PM
Pierce wont retire for sure! Lindsay and Monica may be but who knows?it's too early to say who'll retire and who'll play..it depends a lot on the way the year turns.

gmak
Dec 3rd, 2003, 06:52 PM
i think amanda silvia and conchita will retire
callens rittner frazier pistolesi may retire too

i'm sure mary won't retire ;)

i also hope lindsay and maggie won't :sad: