Despite her surgery, long recovery and resulting injury, Amelie Mauresmo has not changed her off-season training regimen, which is probably the toughest of any on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. Every year, Mauresmo and her group ride their mountain bikes through the Pyrenees, as part of her rigorous three-week off-season training. Her medical advisors gave her the go-ahead to proceed as usual, which is good news.
The 2006 Australian Open champion will be playing at the Gold Coast in the Mondial Women's Hardcourts tournament. It is only the second time in four years that the Frenchwoman has played in a Tier III event.