Kim, Aleks, Sveta Quotes
Published December 03, 2009 12:00
Some quotes from Sony Ericsson WTA Tour players on Amélie Mauresmo's retirement announcement on Thursday, December 3, 2009.
"Amélie was one of the most gifted players we had to play the sport. She had all the shots and it was only fitting she realized her dream and talent by winning Wimbledon. We shared a great rivalry, I'll never forget our match at Filderstadt in 2002 where we both had match points, or the emotional farewell I had in Antwerp in 2007 when Amélie beat me to win the Diamond Games Racquet. She always brought out the best in me. Away from the courts she was a super nice girl, always honest with a great sense of fun and humor. She is an icon in her home country of France and fans around the world loved her varied style of play. I will miss that and wish her all the best in life after tennis."
- Kim Clijsters
"Amélie was a great champion and I think we are all really going to miss her, especially the fans. She was a lot of fun to watch because not only did she do everything well, but she did it with flair at the same time. She was one of the toughest players to play against because she had all the shots, but it was a great challenge. It was an honor for me to play her in her last match, especially since we played on Arthur Ashe stadium court at the US Open - it was one of the biggest wins of my career and a very special moment for me."
- Aleksandra Wozniak
"I'm sad that I won't have such a good friend on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour anymore. I had some great times with her and will remember her as a great champion and good person. I wish Amélie all the best in the future."
- Svetlana Kuznetsova