View Full Version : Will Amelie Mauresmo bid tennis farewell at the French Open? - Crap article

Mar 10th, 2008, 11:52 PM
The former Wimbledon and Australian Open champion has had a wonderful career, but there's been a lack of fire in her recent performances.

'Mauresmo has a 495-199 winning record on the WTA tour and I feel it would be a good time to retire from playing once she has reached 500'
There is no doubting that Amelie Mauresmo has been France's best woman ternnis player over the past 15 years since she turned professional in 1993 at only 14 years of age.
She took over from Sandrine Testud, Mary Pierce and Natalie Tauziat as a superstar in her country, amid numerous stories of her off court 'lesbian' private life, which surely didn't help in her rise up the rankings.
Mauresmo currently lies in 27th spot in the world rankings, having been a former No.1 on the WTA tour, first achieved back in 2004. She had her worst season of the last 10 years in 2007, dropping out of the top 10 and failing to survive past the 4th round in any of the four Grand Slams that season.
This must be difficult for a player who is so used to playing in the latter stages of these events, having won Wimbledon and the Australian Open back in 2006. Before these Grand Slam victories Mauresmo had under-achieved, and most people would say the French star was even lucky to win in Melbourne due to the retirement of both her opponents in the semis and final. She has only won 24 career titles, which is some way behind fellow No.1 players of recent times.
In 2008 Mauresmo, although reaching three singles quarter-finals, has failed to go any further in what can only be described as 'unimportant' tournments compared to what she is used to winning.
She has been lucky to even win the nine matches that she has this season, often more through the poor play of her opponents rather than her own quality. Defeats against players she would normally trounce, such as Casey Dellacqua (ranked 78) and Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand (101) have raised the question why Mauresmo hasn't hung up her tennis racket for good and left the sport while she is still at the top. Maybe deep down she feels this slump in form is just a temporary thing and she still has good tennis to play – I doubt it.
Mauresmo has a 495-199 winning record on the WTA tour and I feel it would be a good time to retire from playing once she has reached 500 career victories and maybe say 'au revoir' at her home tournament in Roland Garros at the French Open in a few months time.
Having earned more than $13,000,000 in prize money Mauresmo is one of the richest women in the game, but I feel only a career in TV and media is the way forward for the French player.
One glimmer of hope for Mauresmo, if she continues to fight on, is the comeback of Lindsay Davenport. Davenport, now in her 30s, came back to the tour late last year after giving birth to her first child. She’s had good success, winning three small tournaments so far in her comeback.
The difference is that Davenport is enjoying herself and has no pressure on her shoulders. She's having fun, something Mauresmo has struggled with throughout her career. The likes of Tatiana Golovin, Marion Bartoli and Alize Cornet are the new faces of French Tennis.
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Mar 10th, 2008, 11:53 PM
This person is talking a load of bulls*^t...I am confident that Amelie can play at least another 3 years and finish her career on her own terms...What do you think?

Mar 10th, 2008, 11:54 PM
She should retire after Wimbledon, her best surface, or not retire at all

Mar 10th, 2008, 11:58 PM
Some real acute analysis from 'sportingo'. I guess Amelie should just give it up and continue with her 'lesbian' private life. :rolleyes:

Mar 11th, 2008, 12:50 AM
If Mauresmo retires this year.....(which I definitely think she will) it will be after the Olympic games in my opinion

Mar 11th, 2008, 01:09 AM
Indeed is a crap article, Mauresmo will recover soon enough

Mar 11th, 2008, 01:11 AM

Mar 11th, 2008, 01:26 AM
"Sportingo: The authority for news and analysis by 'fans'" :tape:

Since when is 500 wins a benchmark for retirement? :rolleyes: So I guess if she gets her 500th win in Miami she'll retire then? :haha:Gimme a break :lol:

Mar 11th, 2008, 01:45 AM
I thought Serena's retiring after French Open.Bitch is trying to steal her spotlight

Mar 11th, 2008, 02:34 AM
person who wrote that is A Idiot .

Mar 11th, 2008, 02:38 AM
if amelie ever decides to retire, her last tournament should be Wimbledon! Thats only fitting :shrug:

Mar 11th, 2008, 02:45 AM
That her best days are behind her are almost without doubt but that does not mean she needs to retire. As long as she can continue to get satisfaction from playing and is motivated to do so I see no reason why she should not continue. But whether or not she can stay motivated and wishes to continue is not sometimes I can't say.

I certainly have never believed it is public's job (or for that matter the media's job) to decide when top tennis players should retire. If Mauresmo choses to retire at this year's RG or Wimbledon or Olympics and it is her choice that is fine. If she choses to play another 5 or 6 years that is fine too.

Mar 11th, 2008, 02:46 AM
lol... why would she retire at the tournament we know she isnt gonna do well at mentally even if she ever got her stuff together again...

Mar 11th, 2008, 06:33 AM
She needs to retire. Every match she plays is like Serena 2003 RG Quarters.

Dawn Marie
Mar 11th, 2008, 06:52 AM
Amelie is in a MINOR slump. She has enough talent to last her another 5 years. She should not retire because she still has game.
Come on folks, we all follow tennis. Momo is tired of the injury and recovery period. When she starts to win again then she'll be fine. She needs an injury free year.

The player that may retire soon though imho is nadia petrova. She seems tired of the grind imho,yet who really knows.

Amelie isn't going to retire, imho.

Mar 11th, 2008, 07:02 AM
Whenever she does retire it should never be at Roland Garros. She plays nervous enough there, playing her last tournament there wouls ensure a 1st round exit.

Mar 11th, 2008, 07:03 AM
zomg another stupid arse article from sportingo. Ppl these articles are prolly written by the worst trolls of WTAWorld. Just ignore them and they will go away.

Mar 11th, 2008, 07:23 AM
:weirdo: article

Mar 11th, 2008, 07:33 AM
I would be heartbroken if Momo retired out of the blue.

Mar 11th, 2008, 07:44 AM
Boring Article:mad:

Mar 11th, 2008, 07:50 AM
piece of shit :mad:
come on Amé :p

Mar 11th, 2008, 09:38 AM
If she's not worried about ruining her legacy she should play on...but if she wants to keep it, she should retire at Wimbledon.

Mar 11th, 2008, 10:00 AM
I thought Serena's retiring after French Open.Bitch is trying to steal her spotlight:lol::lol::lol:

Mar 11th, 2008, 10:14 AM
Don't retire Amelie! And on the off chance you do, as if do it in front of the French crowd! I mean, what have they done for you all these years except pressure the fuck out of you??