Sunday, August 19, 2007

Au Revoir, Amelie

So sad to hear that Amelie Mauresmo has withdrawn from the U.S. Open, citing a groin injury, essentially signing off for the year. Rooting for this sometimes dazzling, sometimes disappointing French goddess has always been bittersweet. With one of the most naturally athletic but woefully brittle physiques on the tour, Amelie is always just one tweaked tendon away from the sidelines. Staring her thirties in the eyes, it's difficult to imagine Mauresmo ever reaching the highest echelons again.

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