Parmentier to replace injured Pierce on France's Beijing team
LONDON -- Two-time Grand Slam champion Mary Pierce withdrew from France's Olympic tennis team Monday because of a knee injury and was replaced by Pauline Parmentier.
The 33-year-old Pierce has not played since undergoing knee surgery in 2006 and was a surprise selection over Amelie Mauresmo in the singles.
Mauresmo was initially selected as Pierce's replacement in Beijing, but the International Tennis Federation said Monday that she would not participate.
Mauresmo had previously announced she would skip the doubles competition to focus on the U.S. Open.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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