According to some French posters over at TennisForums, Mary Pierce has withdrawn from the Olympics due to her bum knee, which is a shame on many levels. First, I was really excited to see Mary back on the court absolutely crushing the ball. Second, the FFT had chosen her over Mauresmo to play singles, which prompted Mauresmo to pull out of the Olympics altogether. Will Amelie take her spot now?
But, and I admit this makes me a small person, I am relieved because that's one less hard hitting veteran that Ana Ivanovic has to potentially contend with. For the past few weeks I've had this sinking feeling that AI was going to get dumped out early by Mary. Everyone knows that Ana cannot handle anyone who hits the ball hard and flat like Pierce used to. Guess I can sleep easy now.