Sandrine Testud RETIRES
This was a little snippet in my local paper today. Sorry if something similar has been posted before.
GAME, SET AND MATCH
World No. 10 Sandrine Testud, who discovered last month that she was pregnant, has decided to call an end to her tennis career.
"My life as a tennis player is finished, quite finished," the Frenchwoman said.
"I won't come back to the circuit after the birth," said Testud, who discovered while she was playing in Birmingham a month ago that she was pregnant.
She said her loss to compatriot and close friend Mary Pierce last week at Wimbledon, where she was eighth seed, was her last singles match.
Testud, 30, who reached her highest singles ranking of ninth in February 2000, pulled out of the women's doubles third round last Monday saying she was unwell and left London with her husband and coach Vittorio Magnelli for their family home in Lyon.
She is the third leading French player in the last two years to retire at the top of their game after Julie Halard, who was world No. 15 when she quit in 2000, and Nathalie Tauziat at No. 3 last year.
" The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle "
" When you're not training, someone else is training... TO KICK YOUR ASS! "
" It's not the size of the dog in a fight, but the size of the fight in a dog. "
You Crazy Bitches Rock 2003:
Jelena Dokic - Kim Clijsters - Anna Kournikova - Francesca Schiavone - Ashley Harkleroad - Dinara Safina - Alicia Molik
You Dirty Bastards Rule 2003:
Marat Safin - Lleyton Hewitt - Andy Roddick - Nicolas Kiefer - Olivier Rochus - Tommy Robredo - Mikhail Youzhny
7 February 2003 : Best of Luck in Retirement MARTINA HINGIS!