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AUSBOY
Nov 7th, 2002, 11:57 AM
Players that have retired for the moment!!!


Women

Sandrine Testud
Annabel Ellwood
Eva Dyrberg
Sylvia Plischke
Myriam Oremans
Suzanne Trik
Erica De Lone
Marion Maruska
Anne-Gaelle Sidot
Holly Parkinson
Adriana Gersi
Kimberly Po-Messerli
Lorna Woodroffe
Patty Van Acker
Jane Chi
Pavlina Nola (did enter events after US Open so was planning a comeback from injury but fell pregnant)


Men

Sergei Bruguera
Cedric Pioline
David Wheaton
Byron Black

The BIG Unsure list!!!

Rochelle Rosenfield???????
Ka-Po Tong???????
Joannette Kruger ???????
Karina Habsudova ????????
Jean Okada ????????
Magdalena Kucerova ??????
Sandrine Bouilleau ?????
Helga Vieira ?????
Renata Cioroch ??????
Candice Fuchs ???????
Petra Kukova-Raclavska ??????
Luciana Masante ???
Inga Albers ?????
Ana Friganovic ???????
Elisa Villa ????????
Natalia Egorova ??????
Miriam Schnitzer ?????
Karin Miller ???????
Dawn Buth ????????
Mia Buric ??????
Katerina Basternakova ???????

Pete Sampras ?????

I'm sure their must me heaps more, care to name them anyone?

Beat
Nov 7th, 2002, 01:02 PM
eva dyrberg has retired??

Aloysius
Nov 7th, 2002, 01:06 PM
Yeah. Eva's studying medicine now.

novotnaquinton
Nov 7th, 2002, 01:18 PM
I can't understand why Eva Dyrberg is going to retire!
She's still young and I think she has a bright future ahead of her!

She has already broken into TOP 100 and I think she can improve in 2003 or even crack into TOP50..!!!She has potential to be a good player.....so sad to learn that she has retired in sych a young age..

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 7th, 2002, 01:26 PM
Anne Gaelle Sidot :sad:
Suzanne Trik HAS retired too
Erika De Lone

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 7th, 2002, 01:32 PM
Holly Parkinson
Marion Maruska

any news on Adriana Gersi (she's vanished)

rated_next
Nov 7th, 2002, 03:18 PM
Holly did retire AUSBOY

Adriana seemed to play only the grandslams this year

niratti
Nov 7th, 2002, 03:28 PM
another unsure list

Pete Sampras

schris
Nov 7th, 2002, 04:10 PM
another unsure list

Magdalena Grzybowska :sad:

CB
Nov 7th, 2002, 04:13 PM
Holly retired but she keeps appearing on the Powerbar ad at tennis magazine ;)

Eva took a very brave decision, sweeping tennis to studies. That was cool.

Magdalena Grzybowska is also an unsure retiree. She said that Surubaya might be her last event :sad:

jindrich77
Nov 7th, 2002, 04:33 PM
Adriana Gersi has retired after US Open

Verve
Nov 7th, 2002, 04:39 PM
Silvia Plischke retired???

I remember she was in top-30 just 2 or 3 years ago!

Rising Sun
Nov 7th, 2002, 04:48 PM
Yep, Holly Parkinson definitely retired. She got married and is now coach at a University in Hawaii. She played this summer for "fun" only.

miranda_lou
Nov 7th, 2002, 04:58 PM
Yep, Holly Parkinson definitely retired. She got married and is now coach at a University in Hawaii. She played this summer for "fun" only.

Coach in Hawaii? Sounds like a great life to me.:cool: Constant sunshine, beautiful ocean, fun people, play a little for "fun" . . . what else can anyone ask for? Lucky Holly.:angel:

I had no idea Plischke and Sidot had retired. They were really good players at one point. Maybe they couldn't stand the grind anymore. Dyrberg retiring to go to medical school is pretty cool. Maybe she only played pro tennis long enough to earn the money needed for school. Good for her. She's a woman with her priorities straight.:)

Xian
Nov 7th, 2002, 05:14 PM
Sylvia Plischke is now the coach of Yvonne Meusburger

Babsi Schwartz is injured and plans to come back in february

Jing Qian Yi or has she retired last year :confused:

Pavlina Nola :confused:

Joannette Kruger:confused:

Gisela Riera :confused:

Tracy Almeda Singian , Jean Okada and Jolene Watanabe

Magdalena Kucerova

Sandrine Bouilleau

Helga Vieira

Renata Cioroch

Candice Fuchs

Petra Kukova-Raclavska

Elena Wagner

Luciana Masante

Yvette Basting

Inga Albers

Ana Friganovic

Elisa Villa

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 7th, 2002, 05:16 PM
Nola has retired (she finished after AUS Open)

Yvette has been injured alot
I think Riera had some serious illness

paul_masterton
Nov 7th, 2002, 05:57 PM
Lorna Woodroffe

Coetzer Fan
Nov 7th, 2002, 06:21 PM
Has Joanette Kruger retired ? :confused:

Serendy Willick
Nov 7th, 2002, 06:22 PM
What happened to Julie Halard-Ducugis?

whorehand
Nov 7th, 2002, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by Luci
What happened to Julie Halard-Ducugis?

She retired last year

Serendy Willick
Nov 7th, 2002, 06:28 PM
:sad: :sad: I shouldve know, I miss her she was a great player.:sad: :sad:

Josh
Nov 7th, 2002, 06:29 PM
Actually Julie Halard-Decugis retired two years ago....it's hard to believe it's that long already....

Glenn
Nov 7th, 2002, 06:42 PM
Eva Dyrberg :sad:

Eva Dyrberg (DEN) vs. Venus Williams (USA)
2002-03-18 Miami Hardcourt R64 Venus Williams (USA) 4-6 6-2 6-1

Frau Antje
Nov 7th, 2002, 06:44 PM
Miriam :sad: :sad:

Brαm
Nov 7th, 2002, 07:30 PM
Patty Van Acker (BEL) retired in August...

E. Blackadder
Nov 7th, 2002, 07:33 PM
I saw dyrberg play against schwarz in Brussels this year :sad:

two great players :sad:

here are the pics i took from that match

http://photos.wtastarz.com/data/597/3415brus_schwartz.jpg
Barbara
http://photos.wtastarz.com/data/597/3415brus_dyrberg01.jpg
http://photos.wtastarz.com/data/597/3415brus_dyrberg02.jpg
Eva

Randy H
Nov 7th, 2002, 07:56 PM
Candice Fuchs plays NCAA tennis now

Elena Wagner retired about a year or two ago I believe

Jing-Qian Yi and Jolene Watanabe both retired last year

Tracy Almeda-Singian is injured I'm pretty sure.

Jane Chi retired after this year's US Open.

Natalia Egorova retired this year I think.

John Wertheim reported about 2 weeks ago that Kim Po-Messerli retired recently aswell.

Anyone know about Miriam Schnitzer, Karin Miller, Dawn Buth, Mia Buric, Eun-Ha Kim, Lenka Dlhopolcova, Romana Tedjakusuma, or Katerina Basternakova ?

BB
Nov 7th, 2002, 08:12 PM
Erika de Lone is retired? :sad:

GoDominique
Nov 7th, 2002, 09:30 PM
Not sure what's the deal with Miriam Schnitzer. Last year she was doing so well. But this year, I saw her in Hamburg and she didn't seem to be particularly interested in playing tennis. :o She hasn't played since then.
Mia Buric is still playing, I think, but with little success.

Martian KC
Nov 7th, 2002, 09:35 PM
Laurence Courtois or did she retire last year?

AUSBOY
Nov 8th, 2002, 12:00 AM
Have updated the list at the top,

The unsure list is getting long, can anyone clear any of those disputed names up???????

Sonf@
Nov 8th, 2002, 01:00 AM
Jane Chi officially retired

DutchieGirl
Nov 8th, 2002, 01:06 AM
Yvette Basting :confused: She's been injured alot, but she only played like 3-4 tourneys this year, so I dunno if she's gonna retire because of the injuries.

ColinB
Nov 8th, 2002, 01:10 AM
Eva Dyrberg may come back - Look at Sam Smith - she quit when very young to go back to University - then made a comeback after she graduated and made her highest career ranking of just outside the top 50...

ColinB
Nov 8th, 2002, 01:12 AM
Others to add to the list..

Amy Frazier... is she retiring? She said that this year's US Open was her last...

Aranxta... I hope not, but she has given strong signales recently that she is considering retirement...

Mary Pierce... Hasn't been seen since the US Open and comeback has largely failed... Does she have the motivation to go on.... I hope so....

Chris_G
Nov 8th, 2002, 02:48 AM
-- You can add Byron Black and David Wheaton on the men's side. Byron played one last Davis Cup tie after Wimbledon, then called it a career. Wheaton hung up his racket at the end of the Team Tennis season and is now on the USTA board.

-- I'd submit Karina Habsudova for the unsure list. As far as I know, she hasn't played since Australian Open qualies.

-- Holly Parkinson took her husband's last name and became Holly Hasler shortly before retiring.

-- I've got Karin Miller's e-mail address, so if that's still valid maybe I can drop her a line and find out if she's retired.

Ted of Teds Tennis
Nov 8th, 2002, 02:54 AM
I believe Magdalena Kucerova has played Challengers in the past month. If not, then I'm getting the Kucerovas mixed up, which wouldn't be difficult to do. Are you sure you're not wondering about Gabriela Kucerova? She hasn't played in several months.

Albers played once this year; losing to Antonella Voina in Bielefeld (posted to rankings in Week 35).

Dlhopolcova is injured, according to what was mentioned elsewhere on this board.

What ever happened to Melanie Schnell?

england_rules
Nov 8th, 2002, 02:58 AM
What about Louise Latimer?

Rising Sun
Nov 8th, 2002, 03:54 AM
Romana Tedjakusuma is injured.

Eun-Ha Kim was injured but she's waiting for her Protected Ranking to take place after 6 months.

E. Blackadder
Nov 8th, 2002, 05:21 AM
Originally posted by KC
Laurence Courtois or did she retire last year?

that was after fed cup 2001 :p

Persian
Nov 8th, 2002, 05:33 AM
Karina Hubsudova hmmmmmm I think she had quite a bad injury, shes now in the 500s 600s, but hopefully she still is is playing, I miss her being in the top 100:sad:

Randy H
Nov 8th, 2002, 06:17 AM
thanks so much for the update on Romana and Eun-Ha, danker :) hope to see both of them back soon.

Karina is unfortunately still not back from a serious achilles injury she sustained at the beginning of the season. Hope to see her back next season. :sad:

ColinB
Nov 8th, 2002, 07:10 AM
Hi 'England-Rules' - Louise Latimer retired last year - she grew increasingly disalusioned with tennis and all the travelling and took some time off with her boyfriend... She enjoyed her freedom so much, she gave up...shame..

salima
Nov 8th, 2002, 07:40 AM
Caroline Tiedeman, nr. one in Norway, by a furlong ,has put the racket away

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 8th, 2002, 09:34 AM
I'm sure Melanie got married and retired.

Schetty can tell us a bit more.

Xian
Nov 8th, 2002, 10:06 AM
Melanie Schnell has now her own tennis academy near Vienna together with former top players Petra Schwartz-Ritter, Katharina Bueche and Nina Schwarz

Xian
Nov 8th, 2002, 10:13 AM
there are many more not so famous players who have disappeared like

Cecilia Guillenea URU
Patty Murren USA
Mihaela Moldovan ROM
Abigail Tordoff GBR
Marina Samoilenko RUS
Amiella Mojzis RSA
Tsitis Masviba ZIM (who was pretty goog junior but only played 2 Challenger events in the States)
Khady Berthe SEN (same as Tsitsi)
Marketa Kochta GER (Played 1 tournament this year)
Zuzana Lesenarova CZE (played 2 or 3 this year)
Petra Puheloinen FIN
Geraldine Aizenberg ARG
Lara van Rooyen RSA
Giselle Swart RSA
Marylene Losey SUI
Paula Racedo ARG
Ana Skafar SLO
Andrea Sebova SVK
Laura Fodoeran ITA
Elena Voropaeva RUS
Nicola Payne GBR
Niki Tippins NZL
Carmen Gajo ESP
Benjamas Sangaram THA
Betsy Miringoff USA
Severine Pinaud FRN
Lamia Essaadi MAR
Irawati Iskandar INA
Natasha van der Merwe RSA
Noelia Furno ARG
Barbora Blahutiakova SVK
Nora Koves HUN
Laetitia Sanchez FRN
Kristina Triska SWE
Jenny Andrade COL
Gulberk Gultenkin TUR
Amanda Dundas AUS
etc

DutchieGirl
Nov 8th, 2002, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by salima
Caroline Tiedeman, nr. one in Norway, by a furlong ,has put the racket away

Caroline retired? :sad: She was just starting to move up the rankings too!

DutchieGirl
Nov 8th, 2002, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by Schetty
there are many more not so famous players who have disappeared like

Cecilia Guillenea URU
Patty Murren USA
Mihaela Moldovan ROM
Abigail Tordoff GBR
Marina Samoilenko RUS
Amiella Mojzis RSA
Tsitis Masviba ZIM (who was pretty goog junior but only played 2 Challenger events in the States)
Khady Berthe SEN (same as Tsitsi)
Marketa Kochta GER (Played 1 tournament this year)
Zuzana Lesenarova CZE (played 2 or 3 this year)
Petra Puheloinen FIN
Geraldine Aizenberg ARG
Lara van Rooyen RSA
Giselle Swart RSA
Marylene Losey SUI
Paula Racedo ARG
Ana Skafar SLO
Andrea Sebova SVK
Laura Fodoeran ITA
Elena Voropaeva RUS
Nicola Payne GBR
Niki Tippins NZL
Carmen Gajo ESP
Benjamas Sangaram THA
Betsy Miringoff USA
Severine Pinaud FRN
Lamia Essaadi MAR
Irawati Iskandar INA
Natasha van der Merwe RSA
Noelia Furno ARG
Barbora Blahutiakova SVK
Nora Koves HUN
Laetitia Sanchez FRN
Kristina Triska SWE
Jenny Andrade COL
Gulberk Gultenkin TUR
Amanda Dundas AUS
etc

yeah, what the heck happened to Lara, Aneila, Natasha and Gisele. Anca Anastasiu also doesn't seem to be doing much lately.

I had thought that Losey played some challengers this year, but I'm probably wrong.

AUSBOY
Nov 8th, 2002, 02:43 PM
Amanda Dundas is still playing State Grade Pennant. She actually filled in for my team one night this season, and thrashed our opposition

Randy H
Nov 9th, 2002, 02:28 AM
didn't know Caroline retired :( too bad..

Abigail Tordoff and Nicola Payne both went back to school I think - don't know whether they plan on coming back at some point or not.

Amiela Mojzis plays NCAA tennis, as does Lara Van Rooyen I believe.

Benjamas Sangaram retired at the end of last season.

Lee-Waters' Boy
Nov 12th, 2002, 03:32 PM
That's right, Frazier did retire this year didn't she? Is she going to play part of next year....and has anyone heard about Kruger??

CoryAnnAvants#1
Nov 12th, 2002, 03:44 PM
Singian was signed up to play a couple of challenger qualies but didn't make the cutoff.

Okada, Miller, and Buth have retired. Habsudova only played the Australian this year so im pretty sure she is done too.

Tennis124
Nov 13th, 2002, 05:02 AM
Tracy Almeda Singian has been working with a junior. Since she injured her elbow I believe. She said that she planned to play some events at the end of the year. But I am not really sure, her head doesn't seem to be in it.

salima
Nov 13th, 2002, 08:35 PM
Caroline retired? She was just starting to move up the rankings too!

I was also surpriced when I heard the news this week. Caroline had a injury this summer, I suppose that is the reason for her to give up:sad:

Anyway ,she might come?? back :)