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Old Jul 16th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #60
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Re: Pierce withdraws from Olympics

Some people - who I assume are Amelie Mauresmo fans - seem to have trouble understanding the world doesn't revolve around Amelie Mauresmo.

The FFT picked players according to the ranking; they did not have to inform Mauresmo about that. So far I see nothing wrong with their attitude.

Mary Pierce is entitled to enter the tournament with her protected ranking. She is also entitled to withdraw when she wants to, like every other player on the circuit.

I see no difference between preparing for Cincinatti than preparing for the Olympics. In both cases, it involves practicing every day. I do not see any problem for Mauresmo to wait if she would have a spot for Beijing. If she refuses to wait, she clearly has no motivation to play Beijing.

So, really, I do see any problem. People are making up drama where there is none.
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