Mary Pierce, who has not played on the tour for a long time because of injuries, has been given the singles berth on the French Olympic team that many assumed would go to Amelie Mauresmo. Mauresmo, who has been plagued with everything from surgery to injury to low confidence for over a year, will still play doubles at the Olympics.
The French singles team will consist of Pierce, Alize Cornet, Virginie Razzano, and Tatiana Golovin. Or at least that is the official story. But given Golovin's fragile condition following surgery for a cyst, I think there is a good chance that Mauresmo will wind up with a singles position on the team.