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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 2002, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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From the FFT website:

Maman Testud draws her reverence
(05/07 - 10h30) - According to the daily newspaper the Team, Sandrine Testud would have put a term at her career. The Frenchwoman awaits a happy event...

The last match of simple disputed by Testud was thus its second turn in Wimbledon vis-a-vis Mary Pierce. For a few weeks, the wife of Vittorio Magnelli, who was also his trainer, had felt nauseas. Not at best physically, it had not particularly shone in Birmingham and Eastbourne, on grass.

In Wimbledon, its fixed price in double, eighth of finale (with its usual partner Roberta Vinci) had surprised. One thus knows some today. Obviously delighted by await a happy event, Sandrine was also moved to have had to precipitate her retirement thus. " My life of player is finished, finished well. I will not return on the circuit after the birth. "

At 30 years, Testud thus puts a term at 13 years a career long and filled well, in spite of pains repeated with the tendons of Achilles. Classified n°9 world in February and May 2000, it gained three titles, those of Palermo in 1997, Filderstadt (most beautiful) in 1998, and of Waikoloa in 2001. It also disputed two quarterfinal in Large Slam, with US Open in 1997 and Open of Australia in 1998, and taken part in six Masters. With the team of France, it of course took part in the conquest of the EDF Cup in 1997. This championne native of Lyon almost beat all the best players of the world, like Serena and Venus Williams, Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport or Monica Seles.

Female French tennis thus loses one of its heads of file, after the retirements of Julie Halard-Decugis at the end of 2000 and Nathalie Tauziat at the end of 2001. Sandrine can leave the circuit with the smile. She now will be able to devote itself to another life which quite as happy and will be well filled...

(Guillaume Baraise)


Also from sports.fr:

Testud stops its career
05/07/2002 - the 12:54:00

Frenchwoman Sandrine Testud disputed her last tournament on the professional circuit in Wimbledon. Old of 30, N°2 Frenchwoman is pregnant of one month and half and thus from now on will concentrate on its family life. With the question of a possible return after its pregnancy, Testud answered that this stop was final and that one will not re-examine it any more on one tennis court.


OMG!!! On one hand I'm thrilled for her and her husband...but on the other, I'm sad that she won't be playing anymore. Best wishes for all!

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 2002, 11:42 AM
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I hope she will be happy . She was great player .
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Thanks for posting this Linnie.

I guess the cat is now out of the bag.

GOD, I'LL MISS HER!!!
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I'll miss her too, i first remember her in early 90's when she was playing in the Challengers in UK and won Swindon ( i think)

Hope she has a happy retirement

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lol.....I don't want to ditch Sandrine's name so quickly!

I wonder if Vittorio will devote his full time to Roby now or take on another pupil? Will be interesting to see who she teams up with in dubs.

I hope Sandrine reconsiders and gets the fires burning again after the baby's born.
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I hope she has a happy retirement!!


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Roby has teamed up with Els Callens for the next few months

the baby will be due after AUS Open

looking back at the Birmingham event she did seem to be going thru the motions and didn't really care that much, now it all makes sense

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Congrats Sandrine!

I will miss her so much, but this is truly a happy day. Best of luck to her and Vittorio.

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Good luck with the rest of your life Sandrine.

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I'll miss her, but hopefully she'll have a great life!!

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Bye Sandrine

You truly have blessed us with so many years of great tennis.
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Bye goddess.
You were so pleasant to follow for many years.
Now,it will be a huge void,and I will be sad at least until Ed reconforts me in US open

I know she likes my name,so may be the baby will be called Nicolas,if it's a boy

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Congrats to Sandrine and Vittorio on their happy news

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Congratulations to Sandrine and her husband

Sorry for all us loyal Sandrine fans. I first saw Sandrine play in 1990 and over the course of the years she won my admiration and support for her competitive yet so sporting spirit. She also was one of the few players to show genuine warmth towards the fans. I've a lot of great memories for Sandrine ( so many heartbreaking losses ) and I wish she had broke through in just one grand slam at least but she's had a marvellous career and the tour will be poorer without her.
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Well, what can I say ? I am speechless, sad and happy at the same time.....
I have followed Sandrine from the very begining of her career and I have always admired her game and her style in and out the court. I will miss her greatly, TENNIS will miss her greatly.
But I know this is what she wanted and she is happy, so this is ok, only a bit shocking. I hope Roberta can continue her growth and that Vittorio can still follow her and maybe somebody else like Flavia. I want Flavia and Roberta to play doubles together!!

Mexico is my house, Italy is my heart....
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