Thanks, veronika! This was posted in the Fed Cup forum, but I'll post the translation here, too!
Fed Cup - Mauresmo: "I am ready for the beaten ground"
Andrezieux-boutheon (the Loire), 24 avr (AFP) - Amélie Mauresmo, leader of the team of female France of tennis which faces Colombia for the first tower of the Fed Cup 2003 Saturday and Sunday with Andrezieux-Boutheon, is declared, in an interview with the AFP, "ready for the ground season beaten" after all the physical concern which disturbed the beginning of year of the seventh world player.
Q: Where are you physically after all your pips (knee, infection with the throat)"?
R: "I have carried out much physical work for two weeks and half on the beaten ground. I am ready for the season on this surface. After having missed the Open one by Australia because my knee was not cured yet at that time, I am in a hurry to dispute my first large Slam of the year with Roland-Garros after having disputed three tournaments in Warsaw, Berlin and Rome ".
Q: Is your knee completely cured?
R: "It is still a little sensitive but nothing low register. I carry out much work of recovery ".
Q: Why to have chosen the ground beaten against Colombia?
R: "Even if it is the best surface of the Colombians, it is not awkward. There was no question of playing about another surface, even in indoor, whereas we are in full preparation for the beaten ground. We leave favorite on paper even if they should not be taken top owing to the fact that they are not very well classified. This meeting should be gained because I have some a little enough that France has not shone in this test for a few years ".