Nov 16th, 2004, 12:17 PM
Amelie Mauresmo won't play the Fed Cup semifinals against Spain later this month in Moscow!!!
It's a good new for Spain but it's still very difficult for us to beat the French Team...
Vamos Vamos Vamos Anabel, María, Marta and Vivi !!!!!!!!
Nov 16th, 2004, 12:21 PM
She will be replaced by Emilie Loit
Nov 16th, 2004, 12:23 PM
too bad Momo :(
Nov 16th, 2004, 12:29 PM
I'm sorry for Momo, but this is a great chance for Tati to end the season with a title and also it will be better for Spain (now we won't get demolished :p)
Nov 16th, 2004, 12:30 PM
Why isn't she playing?
I hope Mary's over her slump and plays some great tennis. France can still win!
Nov 16th, 2004, 12:38 PM
Mauresmo withdraws from Fed Cup
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
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(11-16) 04:12 PST PARIS (AP) --
Amelie Mauresmo withdrew from France's Fed Cup team Tuesday, saying she needs time off before preparing for next year's Australian Open.
Defending Fed Cup champion France faces Spain in the semifinals later this month.
"I will not take part in the Fed Cup," Mauresmo said on her Web site. "This decision was extremely hard to take. But my objective is to win a Grand Slam, so I had to do it."
Mauresmo, ranked No. 2, lost in the WTA Championships semifinals to Serena Williams on Sunday. Mauresmo would have finished the year No. 1 had she won the tournament.
Mauresmo, 25, has never won a Grand Slam title.
"If you want to keep improving like all the great players then there are difficult choices to take," she said. "For me the time has come."
Mauresmo said she would rest for two weeks before beginning a five-week training program leading up to the Australian Open.
The Fed Cup semifinals are Nov. 24-25 in Moscow, with the finals Nov. 27-28.
I'm sorry but that is selfish... plus, I think fed cup play would be good preparation for the aussie. Also, Lindsay's winning the Aussie Open. Lindsay!
Nov 16th, 2004, 01:46 PM
I think it is the right thing for Momo to do she has played alot of tennis this year and needs to take time off, she has always played a big part in the French Team so they will be dissappointed.
But they still have a good team.
Nov 16th, 2004, 02:00 PM
That's so bad! :sad:
Well, I guess, Russia has the title in the bag now!
Nov 16th, 2004, 02:19 PM
Emilie Loit will replace MOMO