I've hardly ever created any threads since I began posting here, but I thought I'd create one for one of my favourite ever female tennis players Mauresmo. I will avoid using one of those standard buzzwords and claim that she's forgotten, underrated or underappreciated. But I loved watching her play, with her variety, stylish one handed backhand (more beautiful than Henin's IMO), serve volleying, slices, topspin and athleticism. Obviously 2006 when she finally won her grand slam titles, especially that Wimbledon success, and reached world no. 1, was amazing (I didn't get any joy out of her reaching world no. 1 for the first time in 2004). She was comprehensively destroying Henin before the retirement in that AO final, and it was refreshing to see a woman winning Wimbledon by serve-volleying so much. But other highlights. - 'Announcing' herself with her run to the final at Berlin in 1998. - Her 1999 AO final run, including her excellent performance to win her SF against Davenport. - Straight setting Pierce, Hingis and Davenport in succession to win her 2000 Sydney title. - Her flurry of titles an amazing form in the winter and spring of 2001 (but more on that later). - Her demolition of Capriati in their 2002 Wimbledon QF, with an unbelievable display of grass and all-court tennis - Her 2005 YEC title and her annual classics at that event from 2003-2006; against Henin in 2003, Serena in 2004 (even though she lost), Pierce in 2005 and Clijsters in 2006. In that particular that 2006 SF victory over Clijsters was amazing. Clijsters dominated the first half of their rivalry, but Amlie turned it around and won their last 5 matches by ruthlessly hitting high topspin shots to Kim's backhand (a big weakness for her) but mixing that up with low slices to keep her off-balance. After that 2003 SF, Henin admitted that she had playing very well against Amelie despite losing. - Winning Antwerp 3 years in a row from 2005-2007 with victories over Venus and Clijsters, to take home that diamond racket. - Beating Jankovic and Dementieva to win her 2009 Paris title, her last hurrah.