The end of the road: Amelie Mauresmo, who I think is on the fast train to retirementville, was interviewed by French sports paper L'Equipe recently and discussed the state of her game and whether it's time to call it quits on her tennis career. Speaking to the paper after her second round defeat in the Qatar Open this week, the former No. 1 said,
Yes, of course she should keep trying but at the same time Amelie, who now sits at No. 22 in the rankings, needs to be realistic about her prospects. The 2-time Grand Slam champ was never a mental giant even during her best playing years, and those are most definitelty behind her now.
I want to keep on playing but at the same time I am wondering if it’s the right thing to do, [...] Just as soon as I get the feeling back that I am heading in the right direction, I get another heavy defeat like that. It’s been like that for the last few months. Obviously at some point that leaves you wondering whether it might be best just to pack it all in. [...] Obviously at some point that leaves you wondering whether it might be best just to pack it all in. But we are not quite there yet. For the moment I still want to keep trying.
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