Sunday, June 3, 2007

Injured Mauresmo out in round three

The last time an injured Amelie Mauresmo entered a Grand Slam was in January, when she was taken out by Lucie Safarova. This time, Mauresmo was not only suffering from an adductor injury, she was also still coming off a long haitus because of surgery for appendicitis and recovery. And once again, it was Safarova who prevailed in Paris. Safarova is a talented up-and-comer, but I would like to see her play a healthy Mauresmo the next time they meet.

Mauresmo says that the injury occurred when she returned to the tour and she is has not been able to get rid of it. For a long time, Mauresmo's career was threatened by chronic back injuries, and she solved that problem by adopting a modified service motion (similar to what Justine Henin has begun executing). But lately, it has been one damned thing after another with her body. She had such a great year last year, I hate to see her plagued with all of these problems. She has to defend her Wimbledon title this summer, and things are not looking good right now.

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