MIA: Amanda Coetzer - TennisForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2004, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Mateo Mathieu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Cockatoo Island
Posts: 60,388
                     
MIA: Amanda Coetzer

What's up with her now? Last time we seen her was in Acapulco as defending champion and losing to Marta Marrero in second round.


Inspiration is for amateurs


Faves: Mona Barthel / Samantha Stosur / Roberta Vinci
Mateo Mathieu is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2004, 03:59 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Far Away.
Posts: 5,263
                     
To be honest... I hope Mandy has retired.

After watching her in Toronto... her game has really dropped, and she can't handle any type of power game at all.

I hate seeing an incredible fighter with so much spirit... just falling apart like she is.
- L i n a - is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2004, 03:59 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: On Vacation...
Posts: 6,222
                     
Talking

She IS entered in the French Open..so HOPEFULLY she will play in a couple tourneys leading up to the French
LiliaLee-Frazier is offline  
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2004, 06:27 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: South Africa
Posts: 1,820
                     
I spoke to her SA agent Bruce Davidson at the Davis Cup tie in Johannesburg over Easter. He had in fact spoken to Amanda earlier that morning (she had called to speak to Wayne Ferreira before his match). What he said was basically that
1. she's out due to fatigue. She had been playing lots of exhibitions during the past 2 off-seasons, and now it was catching up on her a bit
2. that she is currently practising on clay - that indicates that she will play Roland Garros. (I've subsequenly seen her name on the German Open commitments list -under the qualifiers!!!)
3. nobody really knows when she'll retire. It might be any day. And that she will probably just leave silently, with the minimum fuss.
butch is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2004, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Mateo Mathieu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Cockatoo Island
Posts: 60,388
                     
Thanks, Butch!


Inspiration is for amateurs


Faves: Mona Barthel / Samantha Stosur / Roberta Vinci
Mateo Mathieu is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2004, 09:31 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: South Africa
Posts: 1,820
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by 21 Wαtts
Thanks, Butch!
\

You're welcome
butch is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2004, 09:55 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: T*H*A*I*L*A*N*D
Posts: 2,365
                     
come back amanda!
Sadka is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2004, 10:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Dava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Pau-Pau-Pau-Pau-La-La-La!
Posts: 17,733
                     
You know I think Amanda should have had a slam, in such a shame that she hasent, I feel bad for her in some ways I guess. Really she should have won the French 97 that was her biggest chance, but she fucked up aaginst Iva.

WTA TOUR
ELENA DEMENTIEVA
KIM CLIJSTERS
ALSO STARRING
THE GIRLS ON TOUR!

ASAGOE~BOVINA~JANKOVIC~MOLIK
MYSKINA~SCHNYDER~ZVONAREVA

THE YOUNG GUNS

BACSINSZKY~CHAKVATADZE~IVANOVIC
JACKSON~KIRILENKO~LINETSKAYA
MAKAROVA~MIRZA


THE COMEBACK KIDS

BEYGELZIMER~DOKIC~HARKLEROAD
SPREM~VAKULENKO

Dava is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2004, 04:34 PM
Senior Member
 
Experimentee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,064
                     
Good to know she is planning to return. Hope she does well on clay
Experimentee is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2004, 04:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,994
                     
Come back soon Amanda.

And thanks for the info Butch.
Task is offline  
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2004, 05:17 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: sailing my ship
Posts: 3,626
                     
Thanks for the info, Butch.

I hate to say it, but I think age caught up with Amanda. She is 34 and is simply not able to keep up with the younger, more powerful players anymore. I've been a Mandy fan for years, so it does pain me to say that. I think she is currently ranked 86th in the world, so I am not surprised she has to play qualifying at the German Open. I hope she will play RG, but I think Mandy will just quietly retire this year. She will be missed when she does.
apoet29 is offline  
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2004, 05:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: watching the trees
Posts: 852
                     
I have always liked Amanda Coutzer shes pretty and very fast and loves playing the game.
hewittrok is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2004, 07:51 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: On Vacation...
Posts: 6,222
                     
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by apoet29
Thanks for the info, Butch.

I hate to say it, but I think age caught up with Amanda. She is 34 and is simply not able to keep up with the younger, more powerful players anymore. I've been a Mandy fan for years, so it does pain me to say that. I think she is currently ranked 86th in the world, so I am not surprised she has to play qualifying at the German Open. I hope she will play RG, but I think Mandy will just quietly retire this year. She will be missed when she does.
She is 32! Don't age my girl!
LiliaLee-Frazier is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome