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Reuters: Mauresmo quits

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by buckweaver, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Two-time Grand Slam winner and former world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo retires at 30.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idUSTRE5B21OI20091203

    Won the Paris Open in February, but was oft-injured and hasn't played since the U.S. Open.
     
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    At least she was all woman. As far as we know.

    She was French, so did she shave her pits?
     
  3. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    One of the few one-handed backhands leaving the game. But I guess another is coming back next month.
     
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    From the comments section of the story I just read.

    "She's got places to go and pussy to eat."

    It's horrible, but I just about choked when I read it.
     
  5. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I remember about 10 years ago listening to a late-night sports talk show (Bruce Jacobs, I think) and a guy called and said Billie Jean King broke her nose. The host said, "Yeah?" and the guy said "She fell face-first into a bush."
    Not a funny joke, but kind of funny that some moron probably waited on hold for an hour or so to tell it.
     
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

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  7. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    wasn't she the player Martina Hingis called a "man"?
     
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I think it was Davenport who said, "She hits like a man" and everybody freaked out because Mauresmo was openly gay.

    I seem to remember Davenport flipping out at the next press conference.
     
  9. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    From AP:

    "She's here with her girlfriend. She's half a man," Hingis was reported to have said in German. On the same day, Lindsay Davenport said she thought at times she was playing against a man in her semifinal loss to Mauresmo. While Hingis denied the "half a man" comment, Davenport angrily insisted the next day that she was referring only to Mauresmo's muscular play, especially the way she slugged one-handed topspin backhands unlike other women. After the final, Hingis said she had "nothing to apologize for," and refused to talk about the issue.

    Mauresmo's coach, Christophe Fournerie, said: "I'd like to make a distinction between Davenport, who not only apologized but also wrote a personal note to Amelie, and Hingis' behavior, which was disappointing. In fact, she (Hingis) said that Amelie was half a man because she lived with a woman, and that's not acceptable. It would be better if she reflected a little before speaking."
     
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    No surprise whatsoever. If there were more athletes like Lindsay Davenport, sports would be a much, much classier place.
     
  11. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    As long as you don't try to get a massage at the same time as Lindsay.

    According to Alexandra Stevenson (aka Julius Erving's love child), at the '98 U.S. Open Davenport crossed Stevenson's name off the list for massages and replaced it with her own, saying, "Get this fucking junior out of here." She then kicked Alexandra's bag. Upon seeing the incident, Venus Williams told Alexandra, "Just let me know; I'll beat her up for you."

    I'm wondering if there is anybody classy on this tour except for Clijsters (and Dementieva, of course).
     
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