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Old Aug 6th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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Players calling time this year

Now that the Olympics have been and gone do we know which players are entering their final months on the WTA?

Definites
Kim Clijsters September 2012
Gisela Dulko November 2012
Szavay (retired officially Feb 2013/last match august 2012)

Probablys?
Suarez again.
Husarova, again

Maybes?
Arn (out of GS main draw entry)
Tanasugarn (will she wait to pattaya or even wimbledon?)
Craybas (now way out of GS main draw entry) September 2013
Kremer (luxembourg goner?)

not
Foretz Gacon ???
Kristina Barrois ???
Mirjana Lucic ???
Alexandra Stevenson ???
Benesova? Though maybe she will wait till jurgen calls it quits too?
MJMS? Seems to want to get her singles ranking up tho and is highly ranked in doubles
Daniela Hantuchova
Chakvetadze. Plagued by back injury it seems, sob September 2013
Schiavone
Venus williams.
Anne keothavong August 2013

Confirmed not retiring
Kimiko
Huber
Baltacha
Kveta Peschke
Flavia Pennetta Has said she would keep playing (apparently)
Vera Zvonareva Says she hopes to be playing NYC next year!

2013 Surprises!
Rebecca Marino (CAN)
Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)
Marion Bartoli (FRA)!!!

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Old Aug 6th, 2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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Re: Players calling time this year

^none of these will retire this year (although some of them should really do )
And why is Flavia on the list?
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Old Aug 6th, 2012, 09:21 PM   #3
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Re: Players calling time this year

Kimiko Date, Stephanie Foretz Gacon, Elena Baltacha.
That's it I think.
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Old Aug 6th, 2012, 09:26 PM   #4
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Re: Players calling time this year

Kveta Peschke confirmed at the end of 2011 that this is going to be her last year on the tour. She's definitely retiring.

Baltacha is probably done too. Her emotional reaction after losing at the Olympics probably confirmed that she isn't going to be coming back even after her injury is recovered.
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Re: Players calling time this year

I think the following are likely candidates for retirement:

Pennetta
Schiavone
Petrova
Jankovic
Tanasugarn
Craybas
Date-Krumm
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I hate to say it, as I love her, but I can definitely see Tammy Tanasugarn retiring. Her body just won't let her play like she should be able to.
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Re: Players calling time this year

Clijsters? (I know, obvious)
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Jankovic is not retiring.
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Re: Players calling time this year

I forgot to stick Clijsters in the list!! lol

Plus Anne Keothavong is probably a maybe too (Olympics was her key target)
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Jelena Dokic :/
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Re: Players calling time this year

Jankovic is not retiring, so leave her alone
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Sharapova after her marriage maybe ?
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Pennetta still has doubles credentials so I do not think she will go, and she still wins sometimes in singles.
Baly wants one last bow at wimbledon I think...
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