Mauresmo withdraws from U.S Open

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  1. anointedone

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    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.
     
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  2. Eviscerator

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    She had no realistic chance unless three or more players retired or withdrew.
     
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  3. anointedone

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    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.
     
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  4. daddy

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    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 ..
     
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    Try hard next year...........k ;)
     
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    Bad news...but I think she is making the right decision. Get well and come back soon Amelie!
     
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  7. kay87

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    Indeed a sad news, because AmeliƩ is one of the very best.

    I will miss her.

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

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    :-D
     
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  8. pham4313

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    is she ripping a big one here or something?;)
     
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