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08-15-2007, 06:57 PM

2-time major champion Mauresmo withdraws from U.S. Open

NEW YORK (AP) -Two-time major champion Amelie Mauresmo pulled out of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, citing a groin injury and the need to recover fully from the appendectomy she had in March.

Mauresmo hasn't played in a tournament since losing in the fourth round at Wimbledon on July 3, although she did participate in France's Fed Cup semifinal July 14-15.

She put at least part of the blame for her third-round loss at the French Open in June on the groin problem.

"My doctor has recommended that I allow myself additional time to rest and recover from this injury so that it is completely healed,'' Mauresmo said in a statement released by the WTA Tour. "Obviously, this is one of the worst times of the year for me to have an injury.''

Mauresmo, formerly ranked No. 1 and now No. 7, won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006. She reached the quarterfinals or semifinals at the U.S. Open each of the past six years.

08-15-2007, 07:06 PM
She had no realistic chance unless three or more players retired or withdrew.

08-15-2007, 07:28 PM
She had no realistic chance unless three or more players retired or withdrew.

I agree. 2006 will forever be her banner year IMO. No shame in that though, many players would love a year like that as their banner year.

08-15-2007, 07:30 PM
I always thought she had it for a couple of seasons at most. Never striked me as a legenadary champ .. Though she made it fine with slams and all ..

08-15-2007, 07:48 PM
Try hard next year...........k ;)

08-15-2007, 08:09 PM
Bad news...but I think she is making the right decision. Get well and come back soon Amelie!

08-16-2007, 07:10 AM
Indeed a sad news, because Ameliť is one of the very best.

I will miss her.

Well, I have such a funny pic of Ameliť. Perhaps you know it?



08-16-2007, 07:12 AM
is she ripping a big one here or something?;)