May 13th, 2004, 10:25 PM
Per Yahoo, 13 May: Seles ... [had] asked for and was given a wild card but then decided she wasn't fit....the nine-time major champion is recovering from a lingering left foot injury and hasn't played a competitive match since losing in the first round at the 2003 French Open. In an interview in February, Seles said she's thought about retiring. "It does go through my mind, because my brain wants to be out there, playing or practicing, but my body says, 'Wait! Hold on!' I have to listen to my body,'' Seles said then. "I'm not 18 years old anymore. Not that 30 is old, but I started so young, and my body has taken a lot of pounding.''