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meruvien
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:04 PM
"Having not been selected in singles by the French Tennis Federation to attempt to bring a medal back for France and in the perspective of preserve herself physically because of an unsuitable schedule,I decided to withdraw from the Beijing Olympic games so that I can to commit myself to the last main objective of the year: the US Open. I'll leave as soon as August 10 to play in 2 practice tournaments Cincinnati and New Haven.It is with a lot of sadness that I take this decision because playing for my country my last Olympic games meant a lot to me."

Good Choice Amélie ! Shame on French Federation. The worst part of the story is that Amelie learnt that she wasn't selected by journalist and not by the federation.

Kenny
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:05 PM
wow!

Uranium
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:06 PM
Well she was gonna play doubles with Golovin, who would withdraw too, so smart move.
I hope she either does well at the USO or wins it:)

meruvien
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:06 PM
There is a french article about it :

Amélie Mauresmo a justifié sa décision de renoncer aux Jeux Olympiques de Pékin, pour lesquels elle n'a été sélectionnée qu'en double, et remplaçante en simple. La vice-championne olympique d'Athènes n'a pas apprécié que la Fédération ne l'ait pas prévenue du choix de lui préférer Mary Pierce, absente des courts depuis octobre 2006 en raison d'une grave blessure au genou. Pierce a jusqu'au 23 juillet pour officialiser son forfait mais Mauresmo «ne peux pas (me) permettre d'attendre son forfait pour prendre une décision. Je suis pro, j'ai besoin de faire un planning.». L'ex numéro 1 mondiale n'a «aucune animosité envers Mary, c'est compréhensible d'avoir cette envie-là, de garder des objectifs» et renvoie la balle dans le camp des sélectionneurs : «Après, c'est à la Fédération de voir ce qui est réalisable et ne l'est pas.» La situation profite à Pauline Parmentier, promue remplaçante en simple.

Sa décision de renoncer aux JO de Pékin
«A partir du moment où je ne suis pas dans cette sélection, à part en double, je donne priorité à mon programme sur le circuit WTA, avec Cincinnati, New Haven et l'US Open, fin août. Ma décision est irrévocable. Je suis obligée de faire un programme. Je ne me sens pas d'attendre. Mary pourrait décider de ne pas y aller. Mais je ne peux pas me permettre d'attendre son forfait pour prendre une décision. Je suis pro, j'ai besoin de faire un planning. Je n'imaginais pas me retrouver dans cette situation il y a plusieurs mois. Mais aujourd'hui, je dois faire ce choix-là. J'ai une préparation à faire. Je sors de blessure, il faut décider à un moment.»

Le comportement de la Fédération
«Je n'ai jamais été informée que je ne serais que cinquième sur la liste de simple. J'ai été très surprise et un petit peu déçue de ce comportement. Ça, ce sont les faits. Je l'ai appris après mon premier tour à Wimbledon. J'avais d'autres choses en tête car j'étais incertaine et je ne savais pas si j'allais continuer dans ce tournoi. Après, je me suis penchée plus sérieusement sur ce problème-là. Je suis forcément frustrée, je m'attendais à autre chose de la part de la Fédération, au regard de ce que j'ai donné à cette équipe de France depuis une dizaine d'années maintenant, que ce soit dans le cadre de l'olympisme ou de la Fed Cup. C'est un petit peu dommage. Oui, les sélectionneurs auraient pu tenir compte de mon palmarès et de mes états de service. Et en même temps, ils auraient pu essayer de contacter Mary, puisque c'est elle la plus incertaine pour les Jeux Olympiques, afin de connaître un peu son état de santé, ce qu'elle prévoyait et où elle en était dans sa préparation.»

Le comportement de Mary Pierce
«Je n'ai aucune animosité envers Mary. C'est compréhensible d'avoir cette envie-là, de garder des objectifs. Quand on est blessée, on a envie d'avoir des échéances, de pouvoir les viser pour garder le mental et la volonté de revenir. Après, c'est à la Fédération de voir ce qui est réalisable et ne l'est pas.»

L'éventualité de ne jouer que le double à Pékin
«J'ai fait très peu de doubles cette année. Et vu mon état physique depuis plusieurs mois, où je galère un petit peu, et alors que mon objectif est de regagner des matches en simple et de retrouver les fins de tournoi au niveau du simple, je ne me voyais pas aller là-bas juste pour le double. Vous m'apprenez que je devais potentiellement jouer avec Tatiana. Il y a un gros flou au niveau de la Fédération en ce qui concerne les sélections, même chez les garçons. Ca a été fait de manière très étrange et on peut se poser des questions par rapport à ça. Du coup, je n'ai pas encore prévenue Tatiana. Je voulais prendre ma décision tranquillement, de mon côté.»

Des regrets de manquer ses derniers Jeux Olympiques
«Comme je l'avais annoncé dès la fin de saison 2007, mes objectifs étaient les Grands Chelems et les Jeux Olympiques. Et mon classement ayant chuté, malheureusement, je ne suis pas dans cette liste. C'est un peu frustrant. Ca aurait probablement été mon dernier essai pour moi car j'aurai 33 ans à Londres. J'aurai sans doute arrêté ma carrière. Et j'avais vécu une expérience extraordinaire à Athènes.»

La place du tennis aux Jeux Olympiques
«Je continue à être une "défenseuse" du tennis aux Jeux Olympiques. L'expérience que j'ai vécue à Athènes en 2004, que ce soit au village olympique, tout le tournoi durant la semaine, le partage avec les athlètes, la remise des médailles sur le podium avec cette médaille d'argent... J'ai vécu des moments extraordinaires, des émotions. Et c'est vrai que je n'imaginais pas pouvoir vivre autant d'émotions dans le cadre des Jeux olympiques à cette époque-là.»

Son projet de briguer une place de représentante des sportifs auprès du Comité international olympique
«Je n'abandonne pas ce projet. Il faut avoir disputé soit les Jeux Olympiques qui vont se dérouler, soit les précédents, à Athènes en 2004, donc ma candidature reste présente. Lorsque David Douillet m'a appelé et m'a proposé ce rôle-là, je n'imaginais pas quelques mois plus tard devoir renoncer et ne pas être sur la liste des sélectionnés. Si j'avais su cela avant, je lui aurais peut-être dit que je n'étais pas la bonne personne, par respect par rapport à d'autres athlètes qui auraient pu se présenter. Mais aujourd'hui, je reste candidate. Ce sera peut-être simplement un petit peu plus dur d'arriver à remporter un siège à la Commission des athlètes mais on va essayer.»

Ses problèmes physiques
«Ils ne sont pas réglés, mais en cours de traitement. Il n'y a pas eu d'aggravation importante suite à mon dernier match à Wimbledon (contre Serena Williams), ce qui est plutôt positif. En revanche, il y a deux semaines où il faut faire très attention. Là, j'ai une douleur dès que je fais un footing. Je vais reprendre très tranquillement, en essayant d'être sous le seuil de la douleur, conformément aux indications des médecins.»

jimbo mack
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:11 PM
is amelie retiring at the end of year? i can smell it....

serenus_2k8
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:13 PM
Amelie has every right to ignore the Olympics.

Its disgraceful that France should kick one of their greatest players while she is down and favour someone who hasn't been out there giving it her all like Amelie has.

F**k Em Momo!

ZAK
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:16 PM
Isn't not the FFT's choice? Pierce gets in over Mauresmo based on ITF rules, the same way Testud got in over Golovin in 2004.
I agree that ideally Mauresmo deserves to go, but the way to guarantee that would have been to have a higher ranking.

meruvien
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:16 PM
Shortly she said :
With the fact that she's not selected in single, her priorities are on the WTA Tour with Cincinatti and New Heaven and US Open.
She couldn't wait any longer for Mary to withdraw because she has to be prepared.
She said that everything is ok (no anger) with Mary and that she understood that Mary wanted to play Olympics.
She said that she's frustrated by the behaviour from the French Federation because of what she had done with and for the French Team for nearly 10 years.

ilovethewilliams
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:16 PM
shocking.. who are the french players that are going to the olympics... thought olympic tennis kinda sucks anyway

heart
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:17 PM
her last olympic games :tears:
french federation! ***$##&**$#%@**!!***^@**%@^!!

youizahoe
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:19 PM
I think this is rude. Amelie Mauresmo is the only french player that actually could do well there.

And the ITF/ATP/WTA need to work out their schedule, and scrap some tournaments every 4 years, so the Olympics can normally fit and have the best players there.

heart
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:24 PM
shocking.. who are the french players that are going to the olympics... thought olympic tennis kinda sucks anyway

cornet, razzano, pierce..i think
cornet should have just given her spot to amelie she's 18 and can play lots of olympic games when amelie retires :o
mary should really feel guilty.. just taking away amelie's right to enter the olympics knowing what amelie achieved for french tennis especially the silver medal :awww:

anyway i really admire you amelie for her being a great sportswoman :worship::kiss:

SunriseSunset
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:27 PM
That's sad that she'll miss it. Withdraw and let them feel regret when (or if) the other players get nowhere.

Slumpsova
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:38 PM
so Mauresmo won't go to Canada. hablo :nerner:

ilovethewilliams
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:45 PM
cornet, razzano, pierce..i think
cornet should have just given her spot to amelie she's 18 and can play lots of olympic games when amelie retires :o
mary should really feel guilty.. just taking away amelie's right to enter the olympics knowing what amelie achieved for french tennis especially the silver medal :awww:

anyway i really admire you amelie for her being a great sportswoman :worship::kiss:

They chose those players over Mauresmo? And piece, she haven't played a tour match in years. Obviously the french are not interested in winning medals or the fact they are homophobic.

ZAK
Jul 3rd, 2008, 09:05 PM
They were chosen by RANKING. Choice is an illusion in terms of the FFT

tae04
Jul 3rd, 2008, 09:14 PM
Still a slap in the face. Pierce in no way should be on the team after being out for basically 2 years and I bet she won't even play.

AmeDevotee
Jul 3rd, 2008, 09:17 PM
Google translation (don't blame me :p)

Mauresmo "surprised" and "disappointed"

Amélie Mauresmo has justified her decision to abandon the Beijing Olympic Games, for which she had been selected in the doubles, and alternate for singles. The vice-Olympic champion in Athens did not appreciate that the Federation has not prevented the choice to prefer Mary Pierce, absent from the courts since October 2006 because of a serious knee injury. Pierce has until July 23 to formalize her withdrawal but Mauresmo "can not (me) afford to wait her plan to make a decision. I am a pro, I need to make a planning.." The former world number 1 has "no animosity towards Mary is understandable desire to have this one, keep objectives" and return the ball in the court of breeders: "Following is the Federation see what is feasible and is not. "The situation benefits Pauline Parmentier, promoted alternate for singles.

Her decision to forgo the Beijing Olympics
"From the moment I am not in this selection, apart from a double, I give priority to my program on the WTA circuit, with Cincinnati, New Haven and the U.S. Open in late August. My decision is irrevocable. I am obliged to make a program. I do not feel to wait. Mary could decide not to go. But I can not afford to wait her plan to make a decision. I am pro, I need to make a planning. I did not find myself in this situation several months ago. But today, I must make that choice then. I have a preparation to be done. I go out injury, it must be decided at a time. "

The behaviour of the Federation
"I've never been informed that I would be the fifth on the list simple. I was very surprised and a little disappointed by this behavior. That these are the facts. I've learned after my first round at Wimbledon. I had other things in mind because I was uncertain and I did not know if I was going to continue in this tournament. Afterwards, I looked more seriously on the problem there. I'm always frustrated, I was expecting something else from the Federation, in view of what I gave to this team from France for a decade now, whether in the context of the Olympics or the Fed Cup. It is a little damage. Yes, the selectors have been able to take account of my achievements and my record of service. And at the same time, they could try to contact Mary, since it is more uncertain for the Olympic Games, to get a little state of health, it provided and where she is in her preparation.

The behaviour of Mary Pierce
"I have no animosity towards Mary. It's understandable desire to have this one, keep goals. When one is hurt, we want to have deadlines, you can aim to keep the mind and a willingness to return. Following is the Federation to see what is feasible and is not. "

The possibility of not playing than double in Beijing
"I did very little double this year. And saw my physical condition for several months, where I've had a hard time a little, and while my goal is to win matches in singles and retrieve for the tournament at the simple, I do not see me go there just for the double. I heard that I had to potentially play with Tatiana. There is a big blur at the Federation regarding the selections, even among boys. It was a very strange and you can ask questions in relation to that. Suddenly, I have not yet prevented Tatiana. I wanted to take my decision calmly, on my side. "

Some regret missed his last Olympics
"As I announced at the end of 2007 season, my goals were the Grand Slams and the Olympics. And my ranking had dropped, unfortunately, I'm not in that list. It's a bit frustrating. It probably would have been my last test for me because I'll be 33 years old in London. I will probably have stopped my career. And I had lived an extraordinary experience in Athens. "

The place of tennis in the Olympic Games
"I continue to be a champion of tennis in the Olympic Games. The experience I had in Athens in 2004, whether the Olympic Village, while the tournament during the week, sharing with athletes medal on the podium with the silver medal ... I have lived extraordinary moments, emotions. And it is true that I did not able to live many emotions in the context of the Olympics at that time. "

Her project to run as a representative of athletes with the International Olympic Committee
"I do not give up this project. It must be disputed is the Olympics which will take place, or precedents, in Athens in 2004, so my candidacy remains present. When David Douillet called me and offered me this role there, I never imagined a few months later having to give up and not be on the list of selected. If I had known this before, I would perhaps say that I was not the right person, out of respect compared to other athletes who might arise. But today, I remain a candidate. This may be just a little harder to achieve win a seat at the Athletes' Commission but we will try. "

Her physical problems
"They are not resolved, but being processed. There was no significant worsening after my last match at Wimbledon (against Serena Williams), which is rather positive. However, two weeks ago where we must be very careful. Here, I have a pain when I'm on a footing. I will resume very quietly, trying to be under the threshold of pain, as indicated by the doctors. "

It's a shame, but she has to do what's best for her. This way, she can prepare better for the US Open. :)

thrust
Jul 3rd, 2008, 09:41 PM
Amelie has every right to ignore the Olympics.

Its disgraceful that France should kick one of their greatest players while she is down and favour someone who hasn't been out there giving it her all like Amelie has.

F**k Em Momo!

I AGREE!!

Hugo24
Jul 3rd, 2008, 09:50 PM
Good choice by Amelie :yeah:

AnnaK_4ever
Jul 3rd, 2008, 09:55 PM
It was all in Amelie's hands. Had she not sucked for year and half she would've been ranked higher than Cornet and Co.
Other girls earned their spots in the Olympic team while she didn't, simple as that.

sharapovarulz1
Jul 3rd, 2008, 09:58 PM
Frech federation you are COCKS after everything Amelie has done for you!!!!! :(

hayleytrotter
Jul 3rd, 2008, 10:09 PM
Awww, Amelie! That sucks! Stupid FFT!!!

Temperenka
Jul 3rd, 2008, 10:10 PM
Poor Amelie :(

Wannabeknowitall
Jul 3rd, 2008, 10:10 PM
I have to say that the French Federation continues to make mistake after mistake with their female players to the point that it's really frustrating for everyone.

Kart
Jul 3rd, 2008, 10:15 PM
So what - Pierce is going instead of her ?

:weirdo:

Amelie :hug: - though actually I could see flashes that she's starting to get her game together against Serena. Work on the US open as a goal, it's probably a more worthwhile choice.

Svetlana.
Jul 3rd, 2008, 10:29 PM
French Federation handled it poorly....two times GS champion deserves to be respected.

And for those who suggest Amelie to retire I have just two words - fuck off. :devil:

ASP0315
Jul 3rd, 2008, 10:29 PM
good luck her on her preperation for USO.
if she can play well at USO who knows they might consider for fed cup :lol:

moon
Jul 3rd, 2008, 10:36 PM
French Federation handled it poorly....two times GS champion deserves to be respected.

And for those who suggest Amelie to retire I have just two words - fuck off. :devil:
at this point, i wouldn't blame her if she did retire. seems like nothing is going her way these days. :(
hope she can be healthy for the summer hardcourts.

BARBIE
Jul 3rd, 2008, 10:39 PM
Amelie :hug: :hug: :hug:

Williamsser
Jul 3rd, 2008, 10:44 PM
Amelie :sad:

Willam
Jul 3rd, 2008, 10:59 PM
razzano is going and not momo :smash:

Linnie
Jul 3rd, 2008, 11:08 PM
It was all in Amelie's hands. Had she not sucked for year and half she would've been ranked higher than Cornet and Co.
Other girls earned their spots in the Olympic team while she didn't, simple as that.
And I'm sure she realizes that more that anybody. What she's angry about is how the FFT handled it, or rather, bungled it :(

Cp6uja
Jul 3rd, 2008, 11:26 PM
This is pure scandal. Mauresmo reach Olympic silver in Athens for France (best result for France since 1920) and after that she become only tennis player from France (man or woman) which ever reach #1 since rankings exist. Also just two seasons ago in 2006 she won 2 slams (actualy she is only player from France between Sydney2000 and Beijing2008 with slam title). I never like to connect playing in FED CUP with Olympics like many members in this forum - but Amelie like player with most FED CUP wins in singles in French History (including her perfect 6-0 record in 2003 season when France reach title) make her exception.

I'm personaly not blame another French legend Mary Pierce for anything - If one single slam final is enough for Russians to replace standard in last 12 months TOP10 player Chakvetadze with Safina in last moment, i dont see any problem if French Federation doing same thing with Razzano which is realy currently better ranked than Mauresmo... but Mauresmo is French biggest womens tennis name since Suzanne Lenglen (which compete right after WWI).

Serval
Jul 3rd, 2008, 11:28 PM
Disgraceful stuff from the FFT :mad:

Ripley
Jul 4th, 2008, 12:04 AM
Wise decision, Amelie! :worship:

Hmmmmmm given these choices, it’s a no brainer… really! :wavey:

Option 1:
Go to Beijing, fight hours and hours of jetlag, breath in world-class pollution while hanging around to play doubles with Golovin who may or may not be well enough to play, have no chance to earn any WTA singles points, fight even more hours of jetlag to go to USO :devil:

Option 2:
Come to N.A., ok there will be hours and hours of jetlag but at least she’s going in the right direction, practice & prepare for USO series, plays Cinci & New Haven, have chance to earn WTA singles points, go to USO without any jetlag from CT to NY :bounce:


Focus on recuperation from your left thigh injury :hug:
Keep well Amelie & have an awesome USO hard court season :kiss:

Wiggly
Jul 4th, 2008, 12:05 AM
It was all in Amelie's hands. Had she not sucked for year and half she would've been ranked higher than Cornet and Co.
Other girls earned their spots in the Olympic team while she didn't, simple as that.

Exactly.

Il Primo!
Jul 4th, 2008, 12:07 AM
Did the fact she's not good enough anymore crossed her whiner self?

"We won't lose sleep over it"

- Larry Scott. Franck L.-

Ripley
Jul 4th, 2008, 12:11 AM
"We won't lose sleep over"



I'm sure Amelie will not lose any sleep over it either, don't you worry :devil: :angel:

Cp6uja
Jul 4th, 2008, 12:26 AM
Exactly.Exactly what? She dont have clue that WTA unranked Pierce will try to compete at Beijing and use her PR? Instead flying to Japan to play FED CUP match for ungratefull France Mauresmo will play in Rome and Berlin (and maybe defending Strasbourg final). She not played at red clay anything before RG b/c FED CUP - because wanted to be rest enough for RG and fast surfaces (Wimbledon, Beijing and USO). Before that FED CUP travel to Japan she is #21, Razzano is #28 and Cornet is #34. Cornet maybe and Razzano for sure will never overtake her if she played red clay tournaments this season before RG, but she dont knows anything about Pierce ambitions... so it's not her fault and French Federation must to protect their biggest name.

BTW... are you thinking that Danira Safina not deserve to play for Russia in Beijing b/c her ranking is not enough to compete without Tarpischev intervention.

And Amelie for France tennis means >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> than Dinara for Russians so far.

pov
Jul 4th, 2008, 12:42 AM
It was all in Amelie's hands. Had she not sucked for year and half she would've been ranked higher than Cornet and Co.
Other girls earned their spots in the Olympic team while she didn't, simple as that.
No doubt you have a brilliant explanation of how Mary Pierce earned her spot.

Melly Flew Us
Jul 4th, 2008, 12:46 AM
No doubt you have a brilliant explanation of how Mary Pierce earned her spot.
oh my god; i agree with you on this point. i thought i had lost my ability to accept people as they are. hope for me yet.

aimee20
Jul 4th, 2008, 03:02 AM
It was all in Amelie's hands. Had she not sucked for year and half she would've been ranked higher than Cornet and Co.
Other girls earned their spots in the Olympic team while she didn't, simple as that.

That's how i see it as well. But as a fan of Mary, i choose to keep my mouth shut on this issue.
Thank u for bringing this point up.
best of luck for AMelie at US Open anyway.

aimee20
Jul 4th, 2008, 03:36 AM
No doubt you have a brilliant explanation of how Mary Pierce earned her spot.

By rules, Mary was there all along with her protect ranking and she's been saying out loud for the last 2 years that she wants to play at Beijing. I'm not really sure what her ranking was, 27 or 29.

So Amelie surely knows where the cut is. It's not anyone's fault that she was surpassed by Cornet or Razzano and that she could't surpass Pierce's ranking to be chosen.

I don't think we should blame FFT as well since they can only go with the rule,
what r we complaining here? for the FFT to cut Amelie some slacks?

LindsayRulz
Jul 4th, 2008, 03:43 AM
Poor Amélie :sad: Hope she can comeback healthy on tour before the US Open :hug:

Wtrain
Jul 4th, 2008, 04:04 AM
The sad thing is Pierce probably either wont play, or will crash out early at the Olympics.

Sander.
Jul 4th, 2008, 04:34 AM
Amelie:sad:

Whitehead's Boy
Jul 4th, 2008, 04:43 AM
She's fifth in the ranking, they pick 4 players.

Next.

Haute
Jul 4th, 2008, 04:45 AM
How could the FTT not pick her for singles? It's not like she took home a silver medal in '04 or anything.

AnnaK_4ever
Jul 4th, 2008, 11:55 AM
No doubt you have a brilliant explanation of how Mary Pierce earned her spot.

It is called protected ranking. It's all down to the rankings unless one of the girls feels she won't do much at Olympics.
And frankly speaking, unfit Mary with her explosive game has better chance to win a match or two at Olympics than that pusher formerly known as Amelie Mauresmo.

Ripley
Jul 4th, 2008, 04:05 PM
that pusher formerly known as Amelie Mauresmo.

hate much, AnnaK_4ever? :fiery:

mapaliey
Jul 4th, 2008, 04:12 PM
They were chosen by RANKING. Choice is an illusion in terms of the FFTthat's why france still choose raymond domenech...for coaching football...lol

hablo
Jul 4th, 2008, 04:45 PM
so Mauresmo won't go to Canada. hablo :nerner:
Nice of you to think of me, everytime there is a thread on Momo. :hearts::drool::haha:

Exactly what? She dont have clue that WTA unranked Pierce will try to compete at Beijing and use her PR? Instead flying to Japan to play FED CUP match for ungratefull France Mauresmo will play in Rome and Berlin (and maybe defending Strasbourg final). She not played at red clay anything before RG b/c FED CUP - because wanted to be rest enough for RG and fast surfaces (Wimbledon, Beijing and USO). Before that FED CUP travel to Japan she is #21, Razzano is #28 and Cornet is #34. Cornet maybe and Razzano for sure will never overtake her if she played red clay tournaments this season before RG, but she dont knows anything about Pierce ambitions... so it's not her fault and French Federation must to protect their biggest name.

BTW... are you thinking that Danira Safina not deserve to play for Russia in Beijing b/c her ranking is not enough to compete without Tarpischev intervention.

And Amelie for France tennis means >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> than Dinara for Russians so far.

To think she wasted her time playing Fed Cup in Japan, then getting injured and missing some tournaments as a result, which stopped her from improving her ranking is infuriating.

I hope she skips Fed Cup from now on and lets the up-and-comers play instead!

AnnaK_4ever
Jul 4th, 2008, 04:53 PM
hate much, AnnaK_4ever? :fiery:

Amelie is one of my favorite players. Watching her play on grass was always a pleasure (barring that 2006 QF). And her win at Wimbledon was one of the most deserved triumphs in the history of the game.

But now she's not half a player she used to be. And I don't delude myself on her future.

Noctis
Jul 4th, 2008, 04:55 PM
SHE WILL RETIRE AFTER Us Open

Dawn Marie
Jul 4th, 2008, 05:02 PM
OMG! OMG! She's coming to OHIO. YES I GET TO SEE HER PLAY! Amelie please continue to play Cincinnati.

It is messed up that she won't be in the Olympics. France is wrong for doing this to her. Anyway, Amelie is coming to Cincinnati. She's one of the few players that I haven't seen play the game "LIVE". :-)

mr_burns
Jul 4th, 2008, 05:04 PM
stupid choice by fft

amelie is right not to play doubles there

All the best at the Us Open

hablo
Jul 4th, 2008, 05:05 PM
OMG! OMG! She's coming to OHIO. YES I GET TO SEE HER PLAY! Amelie please continue to play Cincinnati.

It is messed up that she won't be in the Olympics. France is wrong for doing this to her. Anyway, Amelie is coming to Cincinnati. She's one of the few players that I haven't seen play the game "LIVE". :-)

I've only seen her play once.

I'm hoping she comes to play in Toronto next season. :angel:

Vespertine69
Jul 4th, 2008, 07:20 PM
It's a tough situation for Mauresmo (for whom I have the greatest of respect) but this is not really the fault of the FTT, they appear to have adhered to the rules which worked out a little strangely due to Pierce and her PR/comeback.

Kudos to Amelie, graceful as ever, in form and fortune or otherwise.

Duramont
Jul 4th, 2008, 08:18 PM
It is strange what happened with the 4 girls who have reached semifinal or better at last Olympic Games in Athens. :unsure:

Gold Medal winner: Justine Henin - retired with only 25 years
Silver Medal winner: Amélie Mauresmo - in a deep slump and withdraws from Olympics
Bronze medal winner: Alicia Molik - bothered with career threatening injuries and actually number 118, she gets a WC for Olympics though
Semifinalist: Anastasia Myskina - semi-retired


I think Amélie took a wise choice. She probably wouldn't have reached later stages anyway and now she can prepare better for US Open. :)

manu32
Jul 4th, 2008, 09:58 PM
myskina is a mother.....