Mass wailing is called for: Amelie Mauresmo has announced her retirement at the age of 30.
She’s been through wilderness and back, and now she’s hung up her rackets to join Marat Safin.
Can someone I hate retire for a change? Why is it always the players I love? BOO!
“I’ve come here to announce the end of my career. I made this decision after careful consideration,” an emotional Mauresmo told a news conference at Issy on the outskirts of Paris.
Appropriately, her final title came at the Paris Open earlier this year when she defeated Elena Dementieva. Her last match was at the US Open, where she lost to Aleksandra Wozniack in the second round.
I wish she had decided to play another season, Momo deserves a proper send-off.
But here it is: Fare thee well Amelie. To quote one of my favourite poems, “had we but world enough, and time.”