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flying24
10-08-2009, 01:15 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylt=AizyXC_GpI_Hsk6UsP5O1cU4v7YF?slug=ap-mauresmofuture&prov=ap&type=lgns

PARIS (AP)—Former No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo is considering retiring from tennis.

The Frenchwoman, who is currently ranked No. 20, decided Thursday to scratch her last two tournaments of the season, at Linz and Luxembourg.

Mauresmo said on her Web site: “Since I came back from the U.S. Open, I’ve been trying to practice but I can’t find again the desire to come back to competition. I don’t want to rush or force things. (I will take) some time to think before making a decision regarding the remainder of my career.”

The 30-year-old Mauresmo won two Grand Slam titles in 2006, at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

This is hardly surprising news. Her best days are clearly long behind her and she is no longer even an outside contender to win slams whereas she was a major contender to win slams from 2004-2006 and a dark horse for them ever since 1999. I suspect we wont see her back unless she plays a few farewell events in France. A shame she didnt win more than 2 slams as she had the talent to win more.

CCNM
10-08-2009, 01:59 PM
That's sad news. :( I hope she will at least consider a doubles career. If not then I wish her the best.

shell
10-08-2009, 02:02 PM
I was rather expecting this. It is sad, but she had a wonderful career. And, yes, doubles would certainly be a way to keep one foot in without the constant pressure/failures of singles. Maybe a way to ease into retirement.

boredone3456
10-08-2009, 02:23 PM
She had the talent to do more than she did...but sadly she did not have the mindset. In the end though the tour would be better than it is if she were at her 2004-2006 level right now. But she would retire having accomplished more than most do on the tour, so she would have a lot to look back on proudly.

Vermillion
10-08-2009, 02:26 PM
whatever happened to her after 2006? injury?

jelle v
10-08-2009, 02:28 PM
And rightly so..

She hasn't had success for a long time now and she isn't as good anymore as she used to be. Beautiful game though, but that beautiful game isn't that effective anymore. Same goes for Schnyder.. I expect her too to be thinking about retiring.

shell
10-08-2009, 02:32 PM
whatever happened to her after 2006? injury?

yes. she had surgery (appendix?), then came back too soon and tore something in her abdomen. Maybe a few others. This year she was healthy, but she couldn't really put it together again.

Topaz
10-08-2009, 02:35 PM
^^^yes, it was an emergency appendectomy...I remember because I had mine out right around then, too!

boredone3456
10-08-2009, 02:37 PM
And rightly so..

She hasn't had success for a long time now and she isn't as good anymore as she used to be. Beautiful game though, but that beautiful game isn't that effective anymore. Same goes for Schnyder.. I expect her too to be thinking about retiring.

She is at the end of the year I think. I remember reading something a while back that this is her last year on the tour.

sureshs
10-08-2009, 02:37 PM
Will she be in the IHOF after 5 years? I predict she will be.

jelle v
10-08-2009, 02:39 PM
She is at the end of the year I think. I remember reading something a while back that this is her last year on the tour.

Didn't know that.. thanks for the info. It was kind of obvious though.. She is barely winning matches and doesn't look motivated anymore.

Bloodshed
10-08-2009, 04:22 PM
This is not surprising considering she's no longer the dominant player that was back in 2006.

Even after her injuries, she lost to a bunch of lesser players in a pathetic era (Mid 2007-Mid 2009) so I doubt she can win anything at this point now.

big ted
10-08-2009, 06:38 PM
she may retire , only to comeback and play 2 years later again like so many others on the WTA...

wyutani
10-08-2009, 06:43 PM
another WTA one hander gone.

sdont
10-09-2009, 01:49 AM
Sad, but she wasn't really a factor anymore. I guess it's hard for her to see herself like this after the heights she's hit.

Hopefully she won't be forgotten too soon.

wyutani
10-09-2009, 02:18 AM
is it true that henin wont be coming back in jan. she said she wont come back if her fitness is bad. well?

sureshs
10-09-2009, 04:58 AM
She has decided to join the ATP