Women’s Tennis Just Got A Lot Less Masculine
At only 30 years old, Amelie Mauresmo has called it quits, announcing her retirement during a tearful news conference in her homeland of France.
“I don’t want to train anymore,” Mauresmo said after shedding tears about the decision. “I had to make a decision, which became evident in the last few months and weeks. When you grew older, it’s more difficult to stay at the top.”
Mauresmo is a former number one player and finished this past season at a respectable twenty-first. A two-time Grand Slam winner – the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006 – says she has no regrets and does not plan to stage a comeback.
Congratulations to Mauresmo on a wonderful career. The other female players on tour will miss your presence, for obvious reasons.
Former No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo retires from tennis [Yahoo!/AP]