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France picks Mary Pierce for the Olympic Games

Latest update : 2008-06-23

The French Tennis Federation has released the list of tennis players for the 2008 Olympic Games, with the surprising inclusion of Mary Pierce. The French star hasn’t played since Oct 2006 when she suffered a serious left-knee injury.

Mary Pierce will represent France at the Olympic Games in August despite an injury that has kept her out of action since November 2006, the French Tennis Federation said on Monday. Alize Cornet, Tatiana Golovin and Virginie Razzano complete the French team's singles line-up after top-ranked player Marion Bartoli made herself unavailable for selection.

 

Cornet will play alongside Razzano in the doubles while Golovin will partner former world number one Amelie Mauresmo.

 

In the men's, the four singles players will be Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Paul-Henri Mathieu, Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils. Richard Gasquet, the world number 10, ruled himself out of selection last month.

 

Michael Llodra will partner Arnaud Clement in the doubles while Tsonga and Monfils make up the second pairing.
 

Date created : 2008-06-23

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