I *totally* agree with you, Zummi! And, after all, she has the great example set by her former doubles partner, one Ms. Navratilova who made it "respectable" to return after a break as "just" a doubles player. I hope Arantxa will take our advice! *LOL*Zummi said:Arantxa should return just to play doubles. She was still so good at it...
Really? Can anyone confirm?Julian said:Haven't Arantxa and Monica played together in the early 90's? I don't really remember but I have seen their name paired up before. lol! But yes Arantxa should play doubles again, she won a lot last year there's no question that she's still a terrific doubles player.
I saw her at the exo in Ciney and she said that even she was surprised at how happy she was *not* to be playing and that she only picked up a racquet *twice* between her retirement and the exo -- and that she only played there cuz she had promised the organizers and didn't want to let them down (she did kinda try to get out of it, even so).Zummi said:Marsha, after a good break which she deserves, I also hope Arantxa will consider returning. Has she discussed any possible plans post-retirement? I just hope that if she does return, she doesn't snag Sveta back from Martina
Julian and anyone else interested, I have most of these matches on tape (NTSC format) -- the 1994 and 1995 finals for sure and I'm pretty sure the match against Anke (I don't think the Rubin match was broadcast on US TV -- maybe just some snips of it) For "true" Arantxa fans, I will share these tapes at cost.Julian said:I too have remembered all the great matches Arantxa has had there [at the AO]. Being a finalist in 94, and 95 and not to mention her most dramatic match against Rubin in 96! In 98 she had a great run too, too bad she had to play against an in form Anke Huber, and which I heard was a great match! WE miss u ARANTXA!