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ChrisGermany
Jul 30th, 2003, 09:59 AM
Monica,Serena,Venus,AnnaK,AnneK,Babsi Schwartz,Asa Carlsson, Angeles Montolio,Marlene Weingärtner,Tatiana Panova,Sung Hsieh, Kveta Hrdlickova-Peschke,Angeles Montalvo,Mariana Diaz-Oliva,Natasha Zvereva

We´ve a number of players out for definetly a long time, others -who are top10 players- withdraw and nobody knows for sure if it´s a one-tournament-kind of injury or if this takes longer.

So is there a chance to share infos, maybe from local press, when players are going to return or if the injury led to retirement thoughts ?

- Monica: is she still in for Canada and US Open ??
- Serena: is she in for LA and US Open ?
- Venus: is she in for Canada, NewHaven and US Open ?
- AnnaK: not playing till after US Open

- AsaCarlsson: what´s her status ?
- Kveta Peschke: 2nd longtime-injury it seems. Any news ?
- Babsi Schwartz: was scheduled to return in August ?
- Diaz and Angeles Montalvo: what´s their status ?
- Natasha Zvereva: is she retired or resting maybe till 2004 ? ;)

- Panova: not returning before 2004 ?
- AnneKremer: not returning before 2004 ?

The Guilty
Jul 30th, 2003, 10:06 AM
Angeles Montolio played this week a $10K challenger in Spain but lost in the first round.

Juju_La_Terreure
Jul 30th, 2003, 10:07 AM
part 1 :
anna plays to bad to show it in public :devil: but she is hot :hearts:
the williamsen : Jihaa, good for the Belgian rankings :bounce:
Seles : i hope she plays, i love her

part 2 : Who are these players ? Never heard of them,
last years. if they doesn't play soon, they will be
too old to play :D

part 3 : almost to place in part 2 :D

ChrisGermany
Jul 30th, 2003, 10:41 AM
Montolio should take Medina as an example how to return to full clay strength in 2004 !

hingis-seles
Jul 30th, 2003, 10:58 AM
Serena's also pulled out of L.A.

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 30th, 2003, 11:23 AM
Natasha has retired for good
she says its "no fun" anymore

she tried it out last yr but didn't enjoy it.

she's gonna be sadly missed.

*JR*
Jul 30th, 2003, 12:06 PM
Babsi Schwartz is "if", not when". Anne perhaps this fall. There's an "x factor" now re. players with chronic injuries: the '04 Olympics. (I personally think that's the only thing that will keep even active players like Babsi Schett and Anna Pistolesi, for example, from retiring after the '03 season).

Dava
Jul 30th, 2003, 12:07 PM
Jana Kandarr???

Dava
Jul 30th, 2003, 12:07 PM
Also Panova, where is she COME BACK TATIANA!

GoDominique
Jul 30th, 2003, 12:15 PM
Yes, I think Jana Kandarr has retired. :(

She's now down to 291 in the ranks and she won't go down to challenger level. She would have been in for Wimbledon qualies but didn't play, so I guess that was it. She said she wanted to begin with a new profession anyway (I forgot which one, medicine or something) and that she wasn't very interested in tennis anymore, so ...

controlfreak
Jul 30th, 2003, 12:31 PM
I know Anne (Kremer) would love to play another Olympics but I have my doubts. She hasn't played since the Australian Open - 6 months out is a lot for a wrist injury. Plus she will soon be 28. I would be surprised (but delighted) if she ever returned to the tour.

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jul 30th, 2003, 05:16 PM
Natasha has retired for good
she says its "no fun" anymore

she tried it out last yr but didn't enjoy it.

she's gonna be sadly missed.
This is sad :sad: but I dunno what else I expected. Where did you hear about it?

ChrisGermany
Jul 30th, 2003, 05:30 PM
I didn´t know about Zvereva

Kandarr is sort of retired as psoted here (studying)

What I don´t understand is the Pistolesi-thing, Anna finally made it in 2002, I doubt her retiring. I think you mixed Kremer and Pistolesi.

Kremer I think is coming back as well as Schwartz. Schwartz has a game that should give most of the top30 the hell of trouble. But the Austrian example of Sylvia Plischke showed what injury-problems can do to a promising youngster. She retired early.

jrm
Jul 30th, 2003, 09:25 PM
Is any of these players officially retired: Catalina Cristea, Amelie Cocheteux, Dawn Buth, Pavlina Nola, Elena Wagner, Andrea Glass, Sandra Cacic, Yvette Basting, Amanda Hopmans, Holly Parkinson, Fang Li, Laurence Courtois, Erika De Lone,

ChrisGermany
Jul 30th, 2003, 09:29 PM
I think Li is retired same as Hopmans (2 weeks ago) and Cristea. Wagner retired last year.

I think Glass is retired too, I believe that 2nd class German players don´t officially announce retirement, same as Kandarr didn´t do so but seems retired.

Cacic made a comeback on the tour earlier this year but seems to struggle again.

DeLone announced retirement earlier this year or at the end of last year but I saw her name in a challenger draw last week maybe she kind of returned on a semi-pro-level just for USTA events.

I wonder if anyone is into Schwartz- and Hrdlickova-Peschke-news in here ?!

mn73
Jul 30th, 2003, 09:33 PM
Amazing that Zvereva could be allowed to retire so quietly. She was an amazing player and should never have let her career end in such a quiet way. She deserved a big send-off. She will be missed.

Wimanna
Jul 30th, 2003, 09:36 PM
[QUOTE=ChrisGermany] DeLone announced retirement earlier this year or at the end of last year but I saw her name in a challenger draw last week maybe she kind of returned on a semi-pro-level just for USTA events.

[QUOTE]

I saw her name in a double draw this week ;) ($10.000 in yhe US I think)

Yvette Basting: Retired, Yes
Laurence Courtois: She did retire last year, but played doubles with Maes somewhere....she is pregnant now...

Jana :sad: :kiss:

jrm
Jul 30th, 2003, 09:37 PM
thank you for clarification

ChrisGermany
Jul 30th, 2003, 09:37 PM
I think if you look at Martina Navratilova´s return I doubt Tasha Zvereva did retire for good. I think she´s one of those players that could return for doubles in 6-8 events a year next year if you look at girls like Pat Tarabini and Caroline Vis still doing it. I think she maybe struggled to find a partner it´s fun to play with and starting all over.

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 30th, 2003, 09:39 PM
Natasha was at Wimbledon this yr
and worked quite a bit for BBC Radio as a summariser
she explained why she gave up

agree she should have gotten a great send off

Venus Forever
Jul 30th, 2003, 09:40 PM
So, Cacic definitely retired.

It though entered the US Open though. :confused:

ChrisGermany
Jul 30th, 2003, 09:51 PM
Where is it said Cacic retired ? I just said that I saw her a couple of times in draws this year and she was indeed scheduled to play at the US Open but how do you judge a return just for the US Open ?

IMO it´s a farewell event whatever. If you look at Joanette Kruger/SAF, she´s just at the Slams this year and kind of makes some angry around here (not me) taking active players´ position of direct entry by using her injury-status.

Cacic instead is just in for the qualifying.

Interesting that Zvereva is retired OFFICIALLY then.

Kuti Kis&Monica
Jul 30th, 2003, 09:55 PM
Cocheteux retired too, studying journalism i believe

Task
Jul 31st, 2003, 02:40 PM
Erika De Lone specifically retired after the 2002 US Open. She said she was going back to Harvard to finish her degree.

I was surprised to see her name in the doubles draw at a 10K this week.

Doubt this is a comeback, at best she might play a couple of more times before the school year starts.

Experimentee
Jul 31st, 2003, 02:48 PM
Holly Parkinson is also retired.

*JR*
Jul 31st, 2003, 04:01 PM
I know Anne (Kremer) would love to play another Olympics but I have my doubts. She hasn't played since the Australian Open - 6 months out is a lot for a wrist injury. Plus she will soon be 28. I would be surprised (but delighted) if she ever returned to the tour.
Quadrilingual (no, that's NOT a sex act! :p) Stanford girl one day will be RUNNING the ETA, then ITF, and eventually maybe the WTA if she "plays the point" the right way. (Not a bad "comeback" in my book)! :)

Libertango
Jul 31st, 2003, 04:36 PM
Su-Wei Hsieh has started to play some non-tour events, she won one last week and is training again, in Japan. I think she plans to eventually return to the tour but I'm not certain, but I really hope she does!! :)

Check Asian Assault forum there's loads of news there..........

Alek
Jul 31st, 2003, 04:38 PM
Asa Svensson: She had problems with achilles, she got treatment and has been getting better through time. She has been able to walk since some weeks ago but still she doesn't want to come back untill there is no risk that the injury might return. Go Asa! :cool:

Schwartz is commited to some challenger in Europe I think next month.