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...
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!