Mauresmo def. Pierce: Maybe she HAS turned a corner
The match was in Paris. Only a Tier II, but still an opportunity for Mauresmo to disintegrate in front of the home folks. The scoreline suggests she was quite solid. (I didn't see the match.) However, with the YEC, her first GS and a win on her home soil under her belt, Mauresmo does seem poised to make a run at Roland Garros this year. Which isn't to say she's gonna beat an in-form Serena, or Justine Henin-Hardenne there, but at least they'll have to beat her, she won't give it away.
Win a GS + Win in France = Win GS in France? Maybe.
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Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.