Greta, ich wünsche Dir ein tolles Leben nach dem Tennis und dass alle Deine Wünsche und Träume sich erfüllen.
Und danke für die dreistündigen Matches zu nachtschlafender Zeit, die ich vor dem Liveticker oder Livestream erlitten habe, für die geilen Siege gegen ehemalige und künftige Weltranglistenerste und die grotesken Niederlagen gegen Spielerinnen, von denen nie jemand vorher oder nachher gehört hat. I just loved every sec of it.
It must be not easy to see a fave retiring. But it's good to see you supported her until the very end, I'm sure she appreciated all the support.
Not every player can say they beat Azarenka and Sharapova en route to two WTA titles.
All the best for Greta the Great.
I also remember watching her R3 match against Serena at the AO...
May she have an amazing post-tennis life and full of blessings.
I really liked Greta, too. I always felt she underachieved. She had a big serve and good groundstrokes, but you could always exploit her weak movement and I think it's the main reason why she never got ranked any higher.
2 WTA titles on the other hand is quite something and I think she did really well in those two events, beating very good players along the way.
Magdalena Maleeva's last words at her send-off:
"There is a saying that there is no friendship in tennis, but I've proven the opposite. After all of them are here, it means that there is friendship and I want to thank them for being here tonight. I hope the fans are happy too."
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