Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Amelie Mauresmo out of mixed doubles
PARIS -- Former top-ranked player Amelie Mauresmo will not compete in the mixed doubles tournament at the French Open because of the doping rules that apply to players coming out of retirement.
Mauresmo, who retired two years ago, had planned to compete alongside fellow Frenchman Michael Llodra after they were granted a last-minute wild card.
But tournament organizers have been informed by the French tennis federation that Mauresmo was not allowed to play because she is no longer in the sport's anti-doping program.
Mauresmo won two Grand Slam titles in 2006, at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. But she never won at Roland Garros, where she struggled to withstand the pressure in front of her home crowd.