Why hasn't Capriati officially retired?

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  1. Coria

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    Pardon me if my head is in the dark, but I haven't heard anything and don't understand why so much time has dragged on without her making it official.

    Her fitness was never top-notch, particularly her footwork. There's no way she's going to come back at age 31 or whatever and be any kind of factor, even if her shoulder heals. Does anybody have any info?
     
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    From what I've read, she considers herself retired untill she can play again, and that's probably never. The reason why she hasn't made it official, I guess and also from what I've read, is that she still misses tennis and would like to make a comeback if she could.
     
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  3. justineheninhoogenbandfan

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    Seles hasnt officialy announced her retirement either has she?
     
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    No, not in my recollection anyway. Maybe they just don't want an official farewell from to tour. I mean, they would be in the spotlight again, maybe during a grand slam tournament, they would be called on centre court and get a farewell present (like Navratilova) or a standing ovation like Agassi, maybe they just don't feel like that or it's to confronting or something :confused:

    But with Capriati, the fact that she has had surgery, maybe shows her intention that she just wants to come back.
     
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  5. thomas martinez

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    Actually, Jennifer right now is trying to hit to see if her shoulder is ok. If it is, she's going to train and try to come back.
     
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  6. Nick Irons

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    Everything I have heard is that she is rehabbing and training; including recent orders of racquets. Calling her career over at 31 may be a bit premature.

    Her fitness, although fluxuating from year to year at one time was phenomenal. If there is any player who could come back to day and still compete it's Jennifer. She is one the hardest hitters on the WTA and one of the few who can still challenge (and beat) a player like Serena.

    Here are some recent quotes as of 01/16/2007 from Jon Wertheim's Mailbag.

     
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  7. ja_

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    Jennifer vs. Serena was IMO a great rivalry. I would love to see Jen comeback and give Serena something to do.

    Thanks for the blip from Jon's mailbag. Sounds like she's absolutely serious.
     
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