It is sad to lose a player who never really realized her potential. But she retired on her own terms. All I can do is wish her luck and I hope she one day decides to give back to tennis and perhaps coach young French players.
I will always have in minds the Toronto tournament in 1999 where she was able to reach the semis and play 2 big sets against Seles even if she lost 6-4,6-4, i think it was her best tournament of all time. It is some good memories for me. I was there behind her chair every game except the one against Seles because it was on the main court. And even if this is hard to believe, Anne-Gaelle was so nice with me during that week.
She could easily be a regular top 30 in the world but i happen only few weeks Sad to see her quit...
I figured her interest in tennis as quite low, since she made a huge drop in the ranks last year. It was sad to see that, because Anne-Gaelle was a player who never came close to fulfilling her potential. She'll be missed!
I just hope she's enjoying life outside of tennis now.
What was that Wimbledon-incident again? I've asked this to some people already, but never really got a good answer. Anyone wanting to tell it in detail?
And BTW, also sorry to see Anne-Gaelle go... She really had a special game. I remember her beating Kim (when she was still an upcoming player though) in Hamburg I think in February 2000. I just hope she enjoys herself, whatever she decides to do!