Originally Posted by DutchieGirl
*correction* Renee never announced her retirement - the mags said she was retiring, but she never said she was...apparantly.
Well... at least she was close to retirement. On monday de Volkskrant had a small interview with Renee, after she had beaten Misha in the finals of the masters in Rotterdam. She explained how her parents got divorced when she was 15 and she got caught in between; how everybody talked about her future of being a professional tennis player, while she herself wasn't thinking about that at all.
And about not getting the right feeling in being part of Jong Oranje, not feeling at home in Almere. She's now being coached by Fred Hemmes senior, Dennis van Schepingen and Raymond Knap, and plays every day with Popeye Gold Star...
She says how she'll start in 2008 by playing a few 10k's and hopes to progress to the 25K's quickly. She turns 18 in march and then wants to play fulltime... But, as she states herself, the most important is that she left the past behind her....
So I guess stopping was on her mind for a while... and you're up to date now