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Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:23 PM
Conchi

thanks for everything :wavey: :sad:

Hercules
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:24 PM
Conchi, I´ll miss you

CONCHITA ETERNA

pierce0415
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:24 PM
Is it official?

Bubba08
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:24 PM
Does she retire ???? :confused:

Alenyaa
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:28 PM
Martinez retires? Wow, that's a surprise. :eek: I would have thought the media would have given it more attention.

the bambi
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:29 PM
Thanks for all Conchi

this is the end

I m crying now

gracias por todos los buenos momentos Conchi, he crecido contigo y contigo se va lo mejor del tenis, para mi ya nada será igual

gracias


:sad:

:confused:

de donde conseguiste tu informacion?

RatedR Superstar
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:30 PM
is this conchitas last match of her career?

Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:31 PM
me lo dice el corazon conchitero

Der letzte Auftritt von Conchita

Die Spanierin hat möglicherweise soeben ihr letztes Einzel-Match auf der WTA-Tour bestritten. Martinez wird wohl Ende des Jahres den Gang in die Tennis-Pension wagen.

the bambi
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:32 PM
please, can anyone reply us? :o

thank you!! c'mon...SOMEBODY step up!

Soch
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:34 PM
hey relax a bit

it it posted on the tournament's official site, though I won't believe anything till she speaks

propi
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:34 PM
I guess we will have to wait until an official message is sent ;)

rrfnpump
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:35 PM
Anyone can translate this?

it just says probably
not official

the bambi
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:36 PM
I guess we will have to wait until an official message is sent ;)

exactly! :yeah:

Soch
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:36 PM
Nobody said it was official... and it's not.

Soch
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:40 PM
???

De qué vais quién

Alenyaa
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:41 PM
Anyone can translate this?
Conhitas last match

Possibly, the Spanish woman has just played her last singles-match on the WTA-Tour. Rumour went she would retire by the end of this year.

Not a completely accurate translation, but this is the essence.

Nicjac
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:41 PM
Don’t sweat yet.

Translation:
The Spaniard might have finished her last WTA-Tour single match just now. It’s supposed that Martinez will dare to take the path of retirement at the end of the year.

crazillo
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:42 PM
:sad:

Conchi :(

She can't retire that way...

Maggie and Conchi, two great friends retiring in one week??? And why? :(

Two of my top-5 faves away now. :(

RatedR Superstar
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:43 PM
if its true, then she is the second player that daniela ended its career this year, babsi was the other one

Gallofa
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:43 PM
Well, Patty's match at the US Open was also going to be her last, so. But yeah, I really can't see Conchita coming back for another year. I hope I am wrong!

For the time being, let's hope she's not badly injured. The YEC doubles await!

Darop.
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:43 PM
Is it sure yet? :speakles:

alfonsojose
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:45 PM
Nooo .. :sad:

Soch
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:51 PM
quien se pica ajos come... hablaba de Gabrielle & Badebua

If you post that immediately after I have posted you might give the impression that you were referring to me :fiery:

So relax, nobody wants Conchita to retire, right?

Soch
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:53 PM
aaah ya veo por donde van los tiros

era de esperar

Dawn Marie
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:53 PM
Nooooooooooo. There is not one player on the WTA tour who plays like Conchita. She is unique and under-rated. I hope she makes 2006 her farewell year. Maybe I can see her play a match next year.

Soch
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:54 PM
jajajaja hala tira majo

Soch
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:57 PM
jajajjaa nadie te pide nada, tú te lo dices todo

yo aquí sólo vine a aclarar la fuente, nada más, así que ciao majo

Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:59 PM
good luck in doubles Conchi and thank you for everything

I will miss you very much !!!!

you are the best tennis player in the world !!!!!!!!

Conchita eterna

:wavey: :sad:

köj-è
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:00 PM
whaaaatt!?!? nooo... :sad:

Sonf@
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:00 PM
dejad de pelear, ostias.

cerbero
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:00 PM
Patty will miss Conchita :devil: and i'll miss their fights... :lol:

the bambi
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:01 PM
:sad:

Soch
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:03 PM
No hace falta que lo jures jajajajaja :lol:

Sonf@
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:04 PM
No estoy yo tan seguro, no se de que lugares hablas, pero esto parece una afrenta personal.

"Sluggy"
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:08 PM
conchi, tu tienas una sandrisa linda, mucho quedo balar ton tigo et tienes cervesa?

thats all the espagnol i know. Best of luck and sorry this is the end.

Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:10 PM
arancha s last match vs husarova, Conchi s last match vs Hantuchova

:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:




fin de una gran era y encima marta marrero se retira :sad: estamos perdidos :sad:

conchitaeterna
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:10 PM
La verdad es que da verguenza que useis este post para eso.
Aún no ha dicho al 100 % que se retira. Parece que estais deseando. Y lo de las peleitas es de verguenza ajena.

Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:12 PM
conchi, tu tienas una sandrisa linda, mucho quedo balar ton tigo et tienes cervesa?

thats all the espagnol i know. Best of luck and sorry this is the end.

aww emilie_perpignan :worship:

Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:16 PM
aww Isidro isidro it looks like you don't play tennis often

charmedRic
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:25 PM
Hope Not.

Sam's Slave
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:29 PM
conchita retires? says who patty? :haha:
but it's just for singles, right?

Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:47 PM
Conchi, I´ll miss you

CONCHITA ETERNA

y después de ti, se hizo la nada


:sad: :sad: :sad:

Conchita Eterna!!!!! :sad:

conchitaeterna
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:50 PM
q aun no se ha ido no seais mas pesados coño. NO teneis otra cosa que hacer??

Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:57 PM
y despues de Conchita, el vacio, el no ser, la nada

Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:58 PM
aunque siempre nos quedara Sammy Stosur :bounce:

conchitaeterna
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:58 PM
Martinez, who turned pro in 1988, could not say whether this was her last singles match on the WTA tour. AP news

Aún no hay nada confirmado
Así que callaros y esperad acontecimientos o iros un poquito a la mierda

Penglover
Oct 27th, 2005, 05:00 PM
she will still play doubles anyway.

Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 05:06 PM
Así que callaros y esperad acontecimientos o iros un poquito a la mierda
:lol:

awww lo dicho, que alegría que nos queda Stosur con Gigi como su coach :bounce:

Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 05:09 PM
she will still play doubles anyway.

yes :bounce:

but I think this is the end in singles with an amazing record :

:worship: 1036 matches: 739 W and 297 L :worship:

DevilishAttitude
Oct 27th, 2005, 05:37 PM
I really don't think Conchita will retire. She's had a better year than last year and if she could get a bit more belief she could easily reach Top 20 again.

It's not like Maleeva, Farina Elia, Callens or zuluaga who couldn't achieve more. Conchita's still got the game to win against the best players.

2004 was more of a retirement like year for her anyway.

And people can you please speak English here. If you don't understand Spanish this thread is not understandable at all. Thanks :)

Joana
Oct 27th, 2005, 05:43 PM
And people can you please speak English here. If you don't understand Spanish this thread is not understandable at all. Thanks :)

Believe me, you haven't missed out on anything.

Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 05:46 PM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20051027/all/l1615675.jpg

:sad: :sad: :sad:

Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 05:47 PM
Believe me, you haven't missed out on anything.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Scotso
Oct 27th, 2005, 05:49 PM
Don't retire, Conchita! :(

jimbo mack
Oct 27th, 2005, 06:18 PM
:sad:

for god's sake, is it official or not?

everyone keeps fannying around. an official yes or no will do

Bubba08
Oct 27th, 2005, 06:24 PM
It was time for her to retire from single :wavey:
She can play double for 1 or 2 more years :p

Manu79
Oct 27th, 2005, 06:38 PM
No entiendo porque hablais antes de que nada sea oficial, y luego criticais a los que daban por retirada a Conchita desde hace años :o

Hacer caso a Sonfo, que os irá mejor :p

FERLKE
Oct 27th, 2005, 06:42 PM
arancha s last match vs husarova, Conchi s last match vs Hantuchova

:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:




fin de una gran era y encima marta marrero se retira :sad: estamos perdidos :sad:

Marta Marrero too???? :eek: :mad: :fiery: :sobbing: :hysteric: :explode:

jimbo mack
Oct 27th, 2005, 06:44 PM
Marta Marrero too :eek: :mad: :fiery: :sobbing: :hysteric: :explode:

what? :eek:

source?

raquel
Oct 27th, 2005, 06:54 PM
I hope this is not true. Conchita, keep playing :worship:

This article on Eurosport doesn't make it sound too promising -

http://www.eurosport.co.uk/home/pages/v4/l2/s57/e7428/sport_lng2_spo57_evt7428_sto782889.shtml

Former Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez retired hurt at the Linz Open on Thursday after straining her right wrist in what was almost certainly the final singles match of her distinguished career. The 33-year-old Spaniard was trailing sixth seed Daniela Hantuchova 6-2 0-6 1-3 when she quit.


Martinez, however, is still keen to clinch a doubles place with Virginia Ruano-Pascual at next month's WTA Championships. The season-ending event in Los Angeles starts on 8 November.

http://img1.eurosport.com//imgbk/tennis/all/md-i207217.jpgCompeting will be the top eight singles players and leading four doubles teams.

Martinez and fellow Spaniard Ruano-Pascual are ranked fourth in doubles, with Linz and next week's Philadelphia tournament yet to count in the points race.

"I always said I would finish the year and the year is not finished yet," former world number two Martinez told reporters.

"My main goal is to make the [WTA] Championships in doubles and obviously I'm going to take care of my injuries and that takes some time.

http://img1.eurosport.com//imgbk/tennis/all/md-i207218.jpg"During that time I'm going to think of what I want to do, if I want to continue or not," added the 1994 Wimbledon champion.

GOOD TENNIS

"I still have some good tennis in me. It's just a matter of being fit and being 100 percent all the time.

"It's tougher to recover now and when you carry injuries it's tough to play."

If she does stop playing, Martinez wants to remain in the game.

http://img1.eurosport.com//imgbk/tennis/all/md-i207215.jpg"I love tennis and I love coaching and I'm definitely going to miss it," she said. "If a good opportunity comes my way, I think with all the experience and knowledge I have in this sport, I wouldn't like it to get lost out there.

"If I can tell it to somebody and they can learn from it, that's a good thing."

After double-faulting to lose the second set, Martinez had her wrist taped and received further treatment during the first change of ends in the decider.

When Hantuchova broke to lead 3-1, Martinez decided she could no longer continue.

http://img1.eurosport.com//imgbk/tennis/all/md-i207222.jpg"My wrist was getting worse in the second set and in the third my Achilles heel that has been bugging me since the summer was really bad, so there was no point," said Martinez.




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:sad:

Conchita :worship:

jimbo mack
Oct 27th, 2005, 07:00 PM
:sad: guess we'll have wait for her decision over the next couple of weeks

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 27th, 2005, 07:08 PM
Maybe she will play an abreviated schedule next year ( sort of a farewell year) . She could just play the slams and some of her favorite tourneys while playing a full doubles schedule...possibly this is what she will do :D :bounce:

jimbo mack
Oct 27th, 2005, 07:09 PM
Maybe she will play an abreviated schedule next year ( sort oif a farewell year) . She could just play the slams and some of her favorite tourneys while playing a full doubles schedule...possibly this is what she will do :D :bounce:

i like that idea :)

Conchi Party
Oct 27th, 2005, 07:12 PM
I'm in denial, I will be devastated, I AM devastated. I really thought conchi would play one more season. Part of me is hoping she is just down because of the injury.

It can't end on a retired match, she's gotta defend her Pattaya title.

FedererFan84
Oct 27th, 2005, 07:13 PM
She'll still play YEC doubles right?

Hercules
Oct 27th, 2005, 08:38 PM
awwwww, Conchita, eres una señora

No se, la gente q dice lo de la retirada es por algo, pero bueno, al menos no es su último partido, le queda ser Maestra de España todavía.

Vamos Conchita !!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 08:38 PM
I hope this is not true. Conchita, keep playing :worship:

This article on Eurosport doesn't make it sound too promising -

http://www.eurosport.co.uk/home/pages/v4/l2/s57/e7428/sport_lng2_spo57_evt7428_sto782889.shtml

Former Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez retired hurt at the Linz Open on Thursday after straining her right wrist in what was almost certainly the final singles match of her distinguished career. The 33-year-old Spaniard was trailing sixth seed Daniela Hantuchova 6-2 0-6 1-3 when she quit.


Martinez, however, is still keen to clinch a doubles place with Virginia Ruano-Pascual at next month's WTA Championships. The season-ending event in Los Angeles starts on 8 November.

http://img1.eurosport.com//imgbk/tennis/all/md-i207217.jpgCompeting will be the top eight singles players and leading four doubles teams.

Martinez and fellow Spaniard Ruano-Pascual are ranked fourth in doubles, with Linz and next week's Philadelphia tournament yet to count in the points race.

"I always said I would finish the year and the year is not finished yet," former world number two Martinez told reporters.

"My main goal is to make the [WTA] Championships in doubles and obviously I'm going to take care of my injuries and that takes some time.

http://img1.eurosport.com//imgbk/tennis/all/md-i207218.jpg"During that time I'm going to think of what I want to do, if I want to continue or not," added the 1994 Wimbledon champion.

GOOD TENNIS

"I still have some good tennis in me. It's just a matter of being fit and being 100 percent all the time.

"It's tougher to recover now and when you carry injuries it's tough to play."

If she does stop playing, Martinez wants to remain in the game.

http://img1.eurosport.com//imgbk/tennis/all/md-i207215.jpg"I love tennis and I love coaching and I'm definitely going to miss it," she said. "If a good opportunity comes my way, I think with all the experience and knowledge I have in this sport, I wouldn't like it to get lost out there.

"If I can tell it to somebody and they can learn from it, that's a good thing."

After double-faulting to lose the second set, Martinez had her wrist taped and received further treatment during the first change of ends in the decider.

When Hantuchova broke to lead 3-1, Martinez decided she could no longer continue.

http://img1.eurosport.com//imgbk/tennis/all/md-i207222.jpg"My wrist was getting worse in the second set and in the third my Achilles heel that has been bugging me since the summer was really bad, so there was no point," said Martinez.




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:sad:

Conchita :worship:


:sad:

Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 08:40 PM
awwwww, Conchita, eres una señora

No se, la gente q dice lo de la retirada es por algo, pero bueno, al menos no es su último partido, le queda ser Maestra de España todavía.

Vamos Conchita !!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


awwww I agree :kiss:

griffin
Oct 27th, 2005, 08:44 PM
Cheer up, gabs, even if she does retire, she did say she was looking to coach - perhaps you could consider a career in tennis ;)

:hug:

Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 08:48 PM
Cheer up, gabs, even if she does retire, she did say she was looking to coach - perhaps you could consider a career in tennis ;)

:hug:

:lol:

awwwwwwwwwwww :hug:


btw: maybe she will be a good coach to Amélie :D

griffin
Oct 27th, 2005, 09:12 PM
btw: maybe she will be a good coach to Amélie :D

Are you nuts!?!? Between their two wine cellars, they'd constantly be either drunk or hung over! :lol:

Bette_Midler
Oct 27th, 2005, 09:15 PM
Are you nuts!?!? Between their two wine cellars, they'd constantly be either drunk or hung over! :lol:

:haha::haha::haha:

New_balls_please
Oct 27th, 2005, 09:37 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :sad:

Conchi no ha sido nunca de mis favoritas, pero en días como hoy sólo se puede decir: "Bravo Conchi" :bigclap: Nos has hecho disfrutar, a unos más q a otros, con tu tenis.

cheyk
Oct 27th, 2005, 11:12 PM
A ver, qe Conchita no ha anunciao todavia q se retira, qe no se sabe aún.
Todas estas discusiones no tienen sentido, no la enterremos antes de tiempo, joer; yo a lo mejor es q no soy capaz d hacerme a la idea, pero creo q aun no se puede hablar del ultimo partido de Conchita, si lo ha sido, pues ya nos lo hará saber ella, o a lo mejor todavia aguanta un año mas

Elisse
Oct 28th, 2005, 12:10 AM
btw: maybe she will be a good coach to Amélie :D


hmmmmmm....personally, I think they would make a great team - they could go to training sessions together on their Harleys!!! hahahaha ;) :drool: :devil:

auntie janie
Oct 28th, 2005, 12:28 AM
Stay, Conchi, stay! :sad:

If she is able to play in the YECs, and if they do well there, I bet she will want to keep playing. As long as those chronic injuries clear up in time for Australia ...

but when she does go, that will truly be the end of an era. :sad::hearts::sad:

fammmmedspin
Oct 28th, 2005, 02:02 AM
Don’t sweat yet.

Translation:
The Spaniard might have finished her last WTA-Tour single match just now. It’s supposed that Martinez will dare to take the path of retirement at the end of the year.

It was "supposed" that there was about 10000 chemical or biological weapons in Iraq........

Bette_Midler
Oct 28th, 2005, 09:50 AM
hmmmmmm....personally, I think they would make a great team - they could go to training sessions together on their Harleys!!! hahahaha ;) :drool: :devil:

awwwww :lol:

Ceze
Oct 28th, 2005, 10:55 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Oct 28th, 2005, 12:05 PM
i thought she would play forever she seems to just keep on going and i think she will she obviously loves it so much and she is still doing alright.

galadriel
Oct 28th, 2005, 12:09 PM
I hope she will continue :D She is still a great player :D

Anonymous
Oct 28th, 2005, 12:23 PM
But from the yahoo news, she said she will think seriously about nexy year during the WTA championships, so there is no final decision yet from her!!

Has there been official announcement from her?

But her claim that it is difficult to recover after injuries worries me...I still think she wants to finish her career in her home country and think she will retire next year...

Please play for 1 more year, Conchita!!! I am anxious to know the answer.

bee
Oct 28th, 2005, 02:45 PM
I think she would make a good coach someday... :) :)

conchitaeterna
Oct 28th, 2005, 04:11 PM
A ver, qe Conchita no ha anunciao todavia q se retira, qe no se sabe aún.
Todas estas discusiones no tienen sentido, no la enterremos antes de tiempo, joer; yo a lo mejor es q no soy capaz d hacerme a la idea, pero creo q aun no se puede hablar del ultimo partido de Conchita, si lo ha sido, pues ya nos lo hará saber ella, o a lo mejor todavia aguanta un año mas

Tienes toda la razon y resulta increible que la quieran enterrar cuando ella no ha dicho aún que se va.

Shenay La Soul
Oct 28th, 2005, 04:13 PM
Whether retirement is this season or next, all credit to Martinez for a solid career with many highlights.

maryc
Oct 28th, 2005, 05:56 PM
hmmmmmm....personally, I think they would make a great team - they could go to training sessions together on their Harleys!!! hahahaha ;) :drool: :devil:

I volunteer to show them all the Southern California
motorcycle roads (Momo--move to San Diego too!)

:bounce:

Mary

Bette_Midler
Oct 28th, 2005, 10:14 PM
I volunteer to show them all the Southern California
motorcycle roads (Momo--move to San Diego too!)

:bounce:

Mary

:D :bounce: :kiss:

Elisse
Oct 28th, 2005, 11:14 PM
I volunteer to show them all the Southern California
motorcycle roads (Momo--move to San Diego too!)

:bounce:

Mary


And I volunteer to come along to specially service Momo & Conchita......the bikes!!! hahahaha :drool: :devil:

Bette_Midler
Oct 29th, 2005, 12:23 PM
Hacer caso a Sonfo, que os irá mejor :p

:hug:@Beren

Bette_Midler
Oct 29th, 2005, 12:25 PM
And I volunteer to come along to specially service Momo & Conchita......the bikes!!! hahahaha :drool: :devil:

:eek: :confused: :rolleyes:


:lol:

Bероника
Oct 29th, 2005, 12:25 PM
I hope she will continue :D She is still a great player :D

Me too ;) Vamos Conchita!!!:worship:

flyingmachine
Oct 29th, 2005, 01:35 PM
Thanks for all Conchi

this is the end

I m crying now

gracias por todos los buenos momentos Conchi, he crecido contigo y contigo se va lo mejor del tenis, para mi ya nada será igual

gracias


:sad:
:hug:
I'm not a fan of her but she a lot in the world of tennis especially towords Spanish tennis. She was very a few people in Spain (because most are raised on clay court.) who won Wimbledon in 1994. I think this is a huge achievement for her as well as for Spainish tennis on that time.
She longivity career also very impartant for Women's tennis which is almost 3 decades.
Her sexuality as a lesbian also raised the profile of homosexuals in the world of sport and become an icon for many gay not just in Spain but also worldwide.

I do wonder what she will doing after that. :confused: Is she going to play doubles still or will she started a new career?
Anyway, despite the recent memory of her is the nasty comments by Patty. :tape:
Vamos Conchita. :worship:

Daniel
Nov 2nd, 2005, 03:42 AM
Conchitron :bigcry:

Bette_Midler
Nov 7th, 2005, 11:52 AM
Martinez to compete in Los Angeles

http://img1.eurosport.com/imgbk/tennis/all/big_md-i206204.jpg

http://www.eurosport.com/home/pages/v4/l0/s57/e7432/sport_lng0_spo57_evt7432_sto784791.shtml

Conchita Martinez will compete at the WTA Championships in tandem with Spanish compatriot Virginia Ruano Pascual, but the Los Angeles season-finale may be the 1994 Wimbledon champion's last tournament after 18 seasons as a professional, learns James Buddel in Linz on Thursday.

Martinez hinted she may have played her last singles match last after suffering a wrist injury during a match in Linz.

"I'm going to take care of my injuries and that takes some time. During that time I'm going to think of what I want to do, if I want to continue or not," the 33-year-old said.

"I still have some good tennis in me. It's just a matter of being fit and being 100% all the time. It's tougher to recover now and when you carry injuries it's tough to play."

Martinez has won 33 singles titles during her career and in 1995 reached the semi-finals of all four of the major championships.

Last year she finished out of the world's Top 40 for the first time in her career.

"I had a couple of good tournaments but after that, not much... I've had one of my worst years," she said.

"I cannot tell you when I will be ready. Just I guess there is a day that comes and you say, 'okay this is it'. I can't do it any more'."

Julian
Nov 7th, 2005, 03:17 PM
just hope its not a sad way to end like Arantxa did

it STILL hurts me :(

patricktav2003
Nov 8th, 2005, 06:16 PM
Im shure she would try to finish it in Roland-Garros or Wimbly

and they will have put more attention!!

Sonf@
Nov 20th, 2005, 11:59 PM
please, this is an international forum, so talk in english, thank you.

saint
Nov 21st, 2005, 10:24 PM
It sounds to me as if she was feeling very down after Linz. I've seen conchi many times with her fans and is always pleasant, courteous and kind. I can not imagine she would just quit without giving notice. She always had enormous potential and i always felt sad that she didn't capatalise on it as much as she could, then again she did like her beer and parties, so perhaps she got the work - life balance right.

I hope if she has decided to quit that hse plays 2006 out and gets the warm goodbyes that she deserves.

raquel
Nov 21st, 2005, 11:07 PM
Any more news from Spain? I hope Conchita does play at least another clay court season. I have a feeling she would want to play Roland Garros and especially Rome one more time.

Bette_Midler
Dec 7th, 2005, 02:05 PM
Any more news from Spain? I hope Conchita does play at least another clay court season. I have a feeling she would want to play Roland Garros and especially Rome one more time.

Conchi will play another clay court season :bounce:

Conchita ante el primer ‘match ball’ de su carrera

JOAN SOLSONA / Barcelona

“Tengo molestias en el talón y así no puedo seguir”, reflexiona Conchita Martínez. La tenista aragonesa, que acaba de completar su decimoctava temporada como profesional, deberá tomar una decisión sobre su futuro con la raqueta en poco menos de siete días. Después de su participación este fin de semana en el Masters femenino, que se celebra en el Príncipe Felipe de Zaragoza, Conchita (imagen de Octagon) se reunirá con Ángel Ruiz Cotorro, su médico de confianza, para que éste le realice una ecografía en la zona afectada. “Me duelo el talón de la pierna derecha desde Indian Wells. Las molestias aumentan en pista dura. Voy aguantando desde entonces con antiinflamatorios, pero ahora es el momento de tomar una decisión”, aclara.

La calcificación que sufre la jugadora aragonesa tiene dos vías de solución: pasar por el quirófano, lo que podría acelerar el final de su carrera, o un tratamiento conservador, que pasaría por parar durante un mínimo de tres meses. “Está claro que mi objetivo es evitar la operación. Por ello, ya me he hecho a la idea de que no podré jugar durante un tiempo. Mis planes pasan por volver a las pistas cuando llegue la temporada de tierra, que es la superficie donde me duele menos el talón”. De esta forma, Martínez faltará a su cita con el Open de Australia por primera vez desde 1992. “Todavía no he hecho vacaciones y las necesito”, reconoce. Precisamente, en la pasada edición del ‘Grand Slam’ de las antípodas, la tenista cayó en primera ronda y reconoció que el 2005 podía ser su último año. Luego vino la victoria en el torneo de Pattaya. “No me puedo quejar de mi temporada. He vuelto a ganar un título y he acabado en el puesto 31. Aunque, cuando no puedes entrenar por los problemas físicos, no te sientes bien en la pista, llegas tarde a las bolas...”.

Martínez llegó el pasado sábado a Barcelona procedente de Brasil (allí disputó una exhibición) con la motivación de ganar el Masters nacional, donde aparecerá como la primera cabeza de serie. “Me hace ilusión jugar en casa. El Príncipe Felipe de Zaragoza es una instalación muy bonita. Es importante para mí el apoyar un torneo que ha vuelto después de dos años sin celebrarse”, confiesa.

El futuro del tenis femenino español

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario y Conchita Martínez marcaron una época en los noventa. A sus éxitos individuales, le unieron dos medallas olímpicas y cinco títulos en la Copa Federación. La tenista de Monzón reconoce que no es bueno comparar sus resultados con las tenistas que vienen detrás de ellas. “Nosotras estuvimos muchos años entre las cinco primeras. Ahora el tenis está dominado por jugadoras que pegan muy fuerte. En España hay féminas con talento como Anabel Medina, pero hay que dejarlas trabajar sin buscar comparaciones”, explica. La aragonesa, única española en coronarse en la catedral de Wimbledon, se pregunta muchas veces por qué hay una inagotable cantera en chicos y no pasa igual en chicas. “Si salen hombres, significa que el sistema funciona y es para los dos sexos igual. No sé si habrá o no mejores entrenadores. Está claro que para llegar se necesitan muchas horas de sacrificio y rodearte de gente profesional”.

La asignatura de Roland Garros

Martínez, a pesar de haberse mantenido durante nueve campañas en el ‘top ten’ de la WTA, cuenta con tan sólo 33 coronas individuales y un ‘Grand Slam’, el de Wimbledon en 1994. En este sentido, Conchita argumenta que “yo me quedo con el gran tenis que desplegué en los noventa. Mi Wimbledon y los cuatro triunfos consecutivos sobre la tierra de Roma. Aunque debo reconocer que en 2000, perdí la oportunidad de ganar Roland Garros con Pierce. Fue como una especie de resurgir, pero entré tarde al partido”.



http://marca.recoletos.es/edicion/marca/tenis/es/desarrollo/598208.html

conchitaeterna
Dec 7th, 2005, 04:23 PM
Y ahora que?? Editando??

Bette_Midler
Dec 7th, 2005, 04:30 PM
si, porque no se sabe si será el último o no así que pongo la ? al final
en 7 dias se sabrá definitivamente que pasará con el futuro de Conchita

“Tengo molestias en el talón y así no puedo seguir”, reflexiona Conchita Martínez. La tenista aragonesa, que acaba de completar su decimoctava temporada como profesional, deberá tomar una decisión sobre su futuro con la raqueta en poco menos de siete días. “Me duelo el talón de la pierna derecha desde Indian Wells. Las molestias aumentan en pista dura. Voy aguantando desde entonces con antiinflamatorios, pero ahora es el momento de tomar una decisión”, aclara.

thanks for everything Conchi and enjoy your time in Zaragoza and Barcelona :bounce:

Hercules
Dec 7th, 2005, 04:35 PM
la verdad es q Gabrielle estaba equivocada, ya q jugó muy mucho al final de temporada, incluso una exho en Brasil

Gabi, antes de hablar, infórmate

Bette_Midler
Dec 7th, 2005, 04:38 PM
es verdad que jugó una pachanga con Novotna y Kyrmayr de forma completamente completa en Brasil, mixtos, e individuales

Bette_Midler
Dec 7th, 2005, 04:48 PM
ademas la pachanga en Brasil fue en pista dura, al igual que el masters de Zaragoza, con lo cual no entiendo porque no juega en australia y el resto de competiciones en pista dura, toda esa entrevista es una contradiccion en si misma, o eso, o Conchi no tiene ganas de viajar para australia y se escuda en lo de la lesion, igual y si jugará en IW Doha y Dubai ya que con un ranking muy bajo no veo mucho sentido jugar en tierra, para perder en primera ronda si te toca una sembrada.

wuais
Dec 7th, 2005, 06:07 PM
entonces no se me borro el post por escribir en español por lo que veo.....

donde esta la futurologa ahora eins? (el que tiene boca se equivoca aunque sea una diosa....)

Bette_Midler
Dec 7th, 2005, 06:55 PM
Pues el de Linz ha sido su ultimo partido oficial en el tour hasta los momentos, y el artículo precisamente habla de Conchita ante el primer "Match Ball" de su carrera, si Conchita se salta la primera parte de la temporada en pista dura, en teoría, y no defiende sus puntos de Indians Wells, Doha y Dubai, su hipotético ranking de cara a la temporada de tierra no será muy bueno que se diga, que va hacer pedir Wild Cards?, jugar tiers III y IV? jugar previas ??? yo no lo creo, y no hay que ser muy futurologo que se diga, a menos que, cambie de parecer y si juegue algunos torneos en pista dura, o por el contrario, juegue torneos de poca entidad :wavey:

Espero que Conchita deje el tenis y no el tenis a Conchita, una campeona como ella no merece un final así.

cheyk
Dec 7th, 2005, 07:34 PM
Yo no veo ésto como un final indigno, si todavia qiere jugar, aunqe d emomento parece q solo en tierra, pos q elo haga xq todavia tiene buen tenis, si no tiene buen ranking, pos a ver la suerte q tiene cn los cuadros, pero digo yo q por lo menos en Roma y Berlín le darán WC si la solicita, vmos, digo yo

Ah, y en mi opinion, esa interrogacion debió ser puesta en el mismo momento en q se abrió el tema

Bette_Midler
Dec 7th, 2005, 07:48 PM
pero digo yo q por lo menos en Roma y Berlín le darán WC si la solicita, vmos, digo yo



pues no se, creo que el año que viene las wc van a estar muy demandadas, empezando por Hingis, y quien sabe si Dokic no se si quedará algo para alguien tan mediatico como Conchita

cheyk
Dec 7th, 2005, 08:01 PM
En esos torneos digo yo qe a Conchita le dan la Wc mil veces antes qe a Dokic, y en concreto en Roma, tb antes qe a Hingis, o eso e slo qe veo yo logico despues de ser la Regina dil Foro Italico

conchitaeterna
Dec 7th, 2005, 08:22 PM
Nada q aki hay kien sigue erre q erre con q "si la abuela bebe". Hay q joderse.

Bette_Midler
Dec 7th, 2005, 08:38 PM
Isidro it looks like you don't play tennis often :lol:

Bette_Midler
Apr 7th, 2006, 12:01 PM
Conchita will announce her retirement in ATP Valencia



homenaje
Conchita se retira en Valencia



Publicidad
La tenista aragonesa Conchita Martínez anunciará su adiós al tenis profesional en Valencia. La oscense comparecerá el sábado 15 en el Club de Tenis Valencia para despedirse de los aficionados y la gente del mundo del tenis. La organización del Open homenajeará a Conchita el domingo 16 en la entrega de premios del torneo valenciano.

La oscense alcanzó la gloria en 1994 cuando consiguió su único Grand Slam en Wimbledon. La aragonesa alcanzó la final en el Abierto de Australia de 1998 y en el Roland Garros del año 2000. A lo largo de su carrera, ha conquistado 32 títulos individuales y 11 en la modalidad de dobles.

http://www.lasprovincias.es/valencia/pg060407/prensa/noticias/Deportes/200604/07/VAL-SUB-247.html



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Thanks for everything Conchi :worship:

estaremos contigo en Valencia para aplaudirte

CooCooCachoo
Apr 7th, 2006, 12:09 PM
:sad:

:wavey: Conchi. You were a brilliant player and will be missed!

propi
Apr 7th, 2006, 12:15 PM
I will believe it when I heard it coming from her own mouth :p
This is the 6123490871th time press retires her, seems they really want her away from tennis :ras: :rolleyes:
Until that day, whether she retires or not... Vamos Conchita:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Bette_Midler
Apr 7th, 2006, 12:17 PM
I will believe it when I heard it coming from her own mouth :p
This is the 6123490871th time press retires her, seems they really want her away from tennis :ras: :rolleyes:

LOL is true :devil:

propi
Apr 7th, 2006, 12:26 PM
LOL is true :devil:
Thinking about it for a while it wouldn't be that bad, I mean she could always work as serious tennis reporter and send to unemployment office to those twats who call themselves sport reporters but fail to write Hingis instead of Higgins, or just create their own world tennis results :rolleyes::devil::devil:
That would be Conchi's last laugh... sweet revenge served cold :devil: :devil:

Bette_Midler
Apr 7th, 2006, 12:29 PM
That would be Conchi's last laugh... sweet revenge served cold :devil: :devil:


:devil:

ClaudiaZ-S
Apr 7th, 2006, 12:51 PM
:sad:

Bette_Midler
Apr 7th, 2006, 02:24 PM
Conchi, I´ll miss you

CONCHITA ETERNA


awww Badebua :sad:

Bette_Midler
Apr 7th, 2006, 02:32 PM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/cronopio77/wimbledon2.jpg

:worship:

raquel
Apr 7th, 2006, 06:45 PM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/cronopio77/wimbledon2.jpg

:worship:
Beautiful picture! :worship: Thanks gabrielle ;)
I saw that final again a couple of years ago during a rain delay at Wimbledon, and some of Conchita's backhands that day were amazing.

Missing her already! :angel:

Conchita eterna! :D

Carmen Mairena
Apr 7th, 2006, 07:11 PM
The thread starter was sadly right... :rain: :hysteric: :rain:

Carmen Mairena
Apr 7th, 2006, 07:13 PM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/cronopio77/wimbledon2.jpg

:worship:


:bowdown: :rain: :bowdown:

Shoulderpova
Apr 7th, 2006, 07:14 PM
bye Conchi :wavey: we'll miss you :sad:

Bette_Midler
Apr 7th, 2006, 08:23 PM
Thinking about it for a while it wouldn't be that bad, I mean she could always work as serious tennis reporter and send to unemployment office to those twats who call themselves sport reporters but fail to write Hingis instead of Higgins, or just create their own world tennis results :rolleyes::devil::devil:
That would be Conchi's last laugh... sweet revenge served cold :devil: :devil:


Conchi has announced nothing, at the moment she only will be recieving a special tribute in Valencia because she was a finalist of Roland Garros, the tribute is for spanish players who reache the final or won Roland Garros including arancha sanchez vicario, ferrero and others

RJWCapriati
Apr 7th, 2006, 08:55 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Scotso
Apr 8th, 2006, 12:56 AM
Nooooooo Conchi :sobbing:

dav abu
Apr 8th, 2006, 01:03 AM
:wavey: FAREWELL TO A LEGEND. :wavey:

A shame she never won R.G with the style she played with however she is a WIMBLEDON SINGLES CHAMPION and a true legend in the sport. For her playing style, her personality and her great Wimbledon victory she will always be remembered. I'm glad I got to see her once before she walked away.
(what I posted in the other thread about her retirement)

Mateo Mathieu
Apr 8th, 2006, 02:49 AM
So long, Conchita! :sad: Thanks for great memories! :worship:

Andy.
Apr 8th, 2006, 03:06 AM
Its sad to see her go i grew up watching her generation ie the players of the 90's and they are slowly all saying good bye. See you Conchita you had a great career and can be very proud of what you have done.

xXSarajevoXx
Apr 8th, 2006, 11:07 AM
Conchita :(

Bette_Midler
Apr 8th, 2006, 02:39 PM
http://www.diarioequipo.com/img/articulos/9396_1.gif

Conchita Martínez podría anunciar el día 15 su retirada


La tenista aragonesa podría anunciar el próximo 15 de abril, en Valencia, su retirada del tenis profesional después de 18 años en la élite

Fuente: JAVIER LAFUENTE (07/04/2006)



El mánager de la aragonesa afirma que no es una decisión oficial.
Publicidad
Conchita Martínez podría anunciar este mes que deja el tenis profesional. Así lo aseguran, al menos, en Valencia, donde el próximo 15 de abril la aragonesa participará en un homenaje a finalistas y a campeones de Roland Garros. Fuentes de la organización del Open Internacional de Valencia afirmaron ayer a este periódico que “existen posibilidades de que anuncie aquí su retirada”, aunque también precisaron que no hay confirmación oficial, al tratarse, lógicamente, de una decisión exclusivamente personal de la montisonense, que lleva cuatro meses sin jugar un partido oficial a causa de sus dolencias físicas. “Los motivos son evidentes: una inactividad prolongada por culpa de las lesiones y, en definitiva, que Conchita asume que ya no tiene más retos profesionales que cumplir tras su excepcional carrera”, señalaban ayer fuentes cercanas a la jugadora. La retirada de Conchita Martínez no es algo que sorprenda a nadie de su entorno, aunque la información sí provocó ayer revuelo. El mánager de la tenista, Joan Cuscó, se apresuró a declarar que, de momento, no está previsto anunciar nada al respecto. El periódico “Las Provincias” no sólo publicaba la noticia de la retirada en su edición digital, sino que aseguraba que la organización del torneo cuenta ya con el anuncio de la oscense como parte especial del homenaje. Y el citado periódico es el diario oficial del torneo. día antes de su cumpleaños Curiosamente, si Conchita Martínez decidiera exponer que abandona la práctica profesional del tenis, sería un día antes de una fecha emblemática, su cumpleaños, que se celebra el 16 de abril. Para muchos es otro síntoma inequívoco de que elegirá esa fecha para tan trascendental anuncio. La aragonesa disputó su último partido oficial el día 9 de diciembre en el pabellón Príncipe Felipe de Zaragoza, con la disputa del Masters nacional-Copa del Rey que le enfrentó a Arantxa Parra. Un día después debía medirse en semifinales a la salmantina María Antonia Sánchez Lorenzo, pero minutos antes del horario previsto estuvo peloteando para comprobar si se encontraba en condiciones de jugar y decidió renunciar. Aunque la aragonesa venía arrastrando una lesión en el talón, en la muñeca derecha y en la espalda, fue una contractura cervical la que le hizo abandonar el torneo. Posteriormente, las dolencias en el talón le han mantenido inactiva a lo largo de los siguientes meses. Se perdió el Open de Australia, los torneos de tierra de Estados Unidos y no está inscrita en las citas de Roma y de Hamburgo, dos de sus preferidas. Su ausencia de torneos internacionales se remonta a noviembre del 2005, cuando cayó eliminada, al lado de Vivi Ruano, en el Masters de dobles. Su último torneo individual data de octubre, en que la aragonesa fue víctima una vez más de sus problemas físicos en el talón, y tuvo que retirarse en Linz ante la checa Daniela Hantuchova. La montisonense, que se encuentra en España, acudirá el próximo 15 de abril a Valencia, donde probablemente dará a conocer su retirada tras dieciocho años de intensa y brillante carrera profesional.


http://www.diarioequipo.com/noticia.asp?articulo_id=9396

Bette_Midler
Apr 12th, 2006, 10:05 PM
As the clay-court season starts, I was wondering what happened to Conchita Martinez. Has she officially retired?
-- Harvey, Singapore

"Unofficially retired" is how a WTA source put it. Not saying there's a clamoring for a protracted Conchita Martinez Farewell Tour. But it's a shame that a former Grand Slam winner and long-time denizen of the top 10 can't go out with a little more fanfare.

:sad:


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/jon_wertheim/04/12/mailbag/1.html


btw: conchi s pic -* Tribute in Valencia to spanish champions and finalists of Roland Garros *-
http://www.open-comunidad-valenciana.com/photos/conchita-martinez_albert-costa_emilio-sanchez.jpg

Elisse
Apr 13th, 2006, 12:25 AM
awww..I hope we find out some real news about Conchita very soon! :sad:

Even if she does retire - I really hope that she will play some farewell matches (at Wimbledon for example) and get proper recognition for her great career!! :worship:

She deserves to have a proper farewell instead of just disappearing quietly! :worship:


btw - Thanks for the articles, Gabbs!!! :kiss:

Daniel
Apr 13th, 2006, 07:21 AM
Conchitron :sad:

Zauber
Apr 13th, 2006, 08:03 AM
she deserves a lot more publicity, if when she retires.

Conchi Party
Apr 13th, 2006, 05:10 PM
Did she announce her retirement? Can someone translate the spanish article please?

Shenay La Soul
Apr 13th, 2006, 05:20 PM
Martinez had a really good career. :) I know she’s known for her clay court prowess but I’ve only seen her play on hardcourts. When she was aggressive, she was actually quite good on the surface and has beaten some of the best (Seles, Davenport, Pierce) on it.

tennisboi
Apr 13th, 2006, 05:26 PM
I'm numb:sad:

Bette_Midler
Apr 14th, 2006, 12:39 PM
awww..I hope we find out some real news about Conchita very soon! :sad:

Even if she does retire - I really hope that she will play some farewell matches (at Wimbledon for example) and get proper recognition for her great career!! :worship:

She deserves to have a proper farewell instead of just disappearing quietly! :worship:


According to some rumours (spanish radio station SER, Miguel Ángel Zubiarrain) she will say :wavey: in Wimbledon, but is only a rumour....

Alvarillo
Apr 14th, 2006, 01:21 PM
Conchita will appear tomorrow in a press conference in Valencia where this week is being played an ATP tournament.
Probably she will announce her retirement from tennis :sad: :sad: :sad:

http://www.open-comunidad-valenciana.com/es/news/stories/06_conchita.asp

auntie janie
Apr 14th, 2006, 02:14 PM
Conchi, oh no! Pls. change your mind; it's not too late! :sad::worship::sad:

LefandePatty
Apr 14th, 2006, 03:00 PM
I hate it when a player retires. :sad:
Even if it's Conchita Martinez.

Bette_Midler
Apr 15th, 2006, 12:36 PM
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5254/2703369827364582386us.jpg

Conchita Martinez, the only Spanish woman to win the Wimbledon singles title, announced her retirement on Saturday. Martinez, who will turn 34 on Sunday, prevented Martina Navratilova from winning a 10th Wimbledon singles title when she beat the American in the 1994 final.

The baseliner reached two other grand slam finals in her career, losing to Martina Hingis in the Australian Open in 1998 and to Mary Pierce at Roland Garros in 2000.

"It wasn't an easy decision, but everything has to come to an end," Martinez told a news conference in Valencia. "There were some hard times but in the end the successes will always remain."

Overall she won 33 singles titles after turning professional in 1988, her last victory coming in 2005 when she won at Pattaya City in Thailand.

Martinez reached number two in the world rankings in October 1995 after reaching the semi-finals in all four grand slams and finished the season with more match wins than any other player on the tour.

She won five Fed Cup titles with Spain and took part in four Olympic Games, winning silver in the doubles events at Barcelona in 1992 and Athens in 2004, and a bronze at Atlanta in 1996.

http://www.eurosport.co.uk/tennis/wimbledon/2006/sport_sto868233.shtml

Bette_Midler
Apr 15th, 2006, 02:31 PM
"Former Wimbledon champion Martinez retires

MADRID (Reuters) - Conchita Martinez, the only Spanish woman to win the Wimbledon singles title, announced her retirement on Saturday.

Martinez, who will turn 34 on Sunday, prevented Martina Navratilova from winning a 10th Wimbledon singles title when she beat the American in the 1994 final.

The baseliner reached two other grand slam finals in her career, losing to Martina Hingis in the Australian Open in 1998 and to Mary Pierce at Roland Garros in 2000.

"It wasn't an easy decision, but everything has to come to an end," Martinez told a news conference in Valencia. "There were some hard times but in the end the successes will always remain."

Overall she won 33 singles titles after turning professional in 1988, her last victory coming in 2005 when she won at Pattaya City in Thailand.

Martinez reached number two in the world rankings in October 1995 after reaching the semi-finals in all four grand slams and finished the season with more match wins than any other player on the tour.

She won five Fed Cup titles with Spain and took part in four Olympic Games, winning silver in the doubles events at Barcelona in 1992 and Athens in 2004, and a bronze at Atlanta in 1996. "


source: yahoo

bbypk
Apr 15th, 2006, 03:36 PM
She will always be our best player, her style and her attitude... WIMBLEDON...
Never forget Conchi :)

Alvarillo
Apr 15th, 2006, 04:58 PM
Steffi on Conchita: "She should be proud for all she got"
Graf also said today that Conchita not only was a great player, also a good person, you could always go to her and speak, you could find help by her
:worship:

Bette_Midler
Apr 15th, 2006, 07:37 PM
Steffi :worship:

Bette_Midler
Apr 16th, 2006, 09:36 AM
April 15, 2006

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Conchita Martinez Retires from Sony Ericsson WTA Tour

VALENCIA, Spain – One of Spain's most recognized female athletes ever, Conchita Martínez, brought down the curtain on her illustrious career today, calling an end to an 18-year journey on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour at a ceremony in Valencia, Spain, one day shy of her 34th birthday.

"I have been away from the courts for quite some time now due to a serious injury to my Achilles tendon," said the former Spanish No.1. "I have had a lot of time to think and have decided the best thing for me is to retire from singles competition. I am leaving open the slight possibility of playing doubles at some point in the future, depending on the status of my injury following surgery."

Martínez is best remembered for her lone Grand Slam singles title run at 1994 Wimbledon, where she won four consecutive, grueling three-set matches in the last four rounds, culminating with a 64 36 63 win over 37-year-old former nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova in the title match.

"I have had so many great moments during my 18-year professional tennis career. The most precious moments that will always hold a very special place in my heart are winning medals for my country during the Olympics and helping Spain win five Fed Cup titles. On a more individual level, my Wimbledon title was a dream come true. I will tremendously miss being on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, but I intend to be involved in women's tennis in other ways in the near future. The sport has given so much to me and it's a big part of my life. I want to try and give back to it all that I can."

"Conchita Martínez will be remembered as one of the greats in women’s professional tennis," said Sony Ericsson WTA Tour CEO Larry Scott. "Conchita’s contribution to popularizing the sport in her native Spain, as well as globally, has helped make women's tennis the leading global sport for women. Conchita’s ability to stay at the top of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour rankings for such an extended period of time is a testament to her talent and fighting spirit, and she will be missed by her many adoring fans and fellow players."

Twenty two-time Grand Slam champion Steffi Graf had this to say: "Conchi has always been such a great person, someone you could always talk to and so easy to approach at any time. She has had a great career to look back on. I wish her all the best and she should be very proud of what she has achieved!"

"We have shared great moments as partners during our careers, especially during the Olympic games and Fed Cup," said four-time major winner and fellow Spaniard Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario. "They were great moments for women's tennis in Spain. I wish Conchi all the best in her new life away from tennis."

Highlights and milestones that stand out in the 33-year-old’s career include:
- Finishing all 18 seasons of her career ranked amongst the Top 50 in singles, including 12 straight in the Top 15 (1989-2000) and five in the Top Five (1993-96, 2000), reaching a career best of No.2 in 1995
- Sixth on the All-Time Singles Match Wins List with 739 out of 1036 matches won
- Tied with Monica Seles for seventh place on the All-Time Tier I Titles Leaders (with 9), including a record four-consecutive at the Italian Open (1993-96)
- Tenth on the All-Time Prize Money Standings with US$11.5 million
- Tied with Venus Williams for 11th on the All-Time Singles Titles Leaders, with 33 titles (20 of those were won on her favourite surface, clay)
- Won an incredible 174 matches at Grand Slam events, winning 1994 Wimbledon, finishing runner-up twice (1998 Australian Open and 2000 Roland Garros) and reaching major semifinals on nine other occasions
- Won more singles matches than any other player in 1995 - her best season - including 26 straight on clay, winning four straight tournaments before Steffi Graf stopped her in the semifinals of Roland Garros
- Claimed wins over nine of the 15 women to have held the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour No.1 World Ranking at some point: Navratilova, Graf, Seles, Sánchez-Vicario, Hingis, Davenport, Capriati, Clijsters and Mauresmo
- Qualified for the season-ending Championships 12 straight years in singles (1989-2000); only Sánchez-Vicario, Evert, Graf and Navratilova qualified more
- Helped Spain to 10 Fed Cup finals between 1989 and 2002, winning five titles alongside Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario (1991, 1993-95 and 1998)
- Won three Olympic medals – all in doubles – Silver at 1992 Barcelona and Bronze at 1996 Atlanta (both w/Sánchez-Vicario) and Silver again at 2004 Athens (w/Ruano Pascual)

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Bette_Midler
Apr 16th, 2006, 03:59 PM
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Elisse
Apr 19th, 2006, 02:08 AM
The thread starter was sadly right... :rain: :hysteric: :rain:

Yes, Gabbs was right! And I think she deserves an apology from some of the people in this thread, for doubting her information in the first place! :sad:

The heart of a true conchifan never lies! :worship:

Elisse
Apr 19th, 2006, 02:09 AM
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:sad:

awwwwwwwww


:kiss: :hug: @Gabbs