[Yahoo] Mauresmo withdraws from Fed Cup (AP)

Rusty Backhand
11-16-2004, 11:46 AM
Amelie Mauresmo withdrew from France's Fed Cup team Tuesday, saying she needs time off before preparing for next year's Australian Open. Defending Fed Cup champion France faces Spain in the semifinals later this month. ``I will not take part in the Fed Cup,'' Mauresmo said on her Web site. ``This decision was extremely hard to take.