Originally Posted by Roookie
Marion's retirement was so ridiculous, it really was a slap in the face to the WTA. She should have waited till the end of the season. It was classless.
Absolutely not! She knew she would never come close to a similar result again. The retirement was a brilliant decision. At the best possible time! She left at the peak of her popularity. She is now caching on it in France big time! She is at the center of all media and is enjoying every minute (and euro) of it.
Should she finish like Roger annihilating all the good memory anybody has of him and being forced to retire as a completely embarrassing irrelevant player? Roger will not retire in the Sampras way. His retirement will be met with a big relief that the torture is finally over for everybody.
So my kudos to Marion for a great smart decision! No wonder she is considered smarter than Einstein!