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Amelie will NOT win Roland Garros

Doesn't matter if she wins this match or not.

As soon as her opponent wins a few games, Amelie becomes a nervous wreck. All her shots begin to look shaky and stressful, her forehand goes into the net 9 out of 10 times, she plays way too passive, just trying to keep the ball in play (which makes her even more nervous and shaky), she double-faults.

And I don't see how this could change in the later rounds. She just can't deal with the pressure.
She might reach QF or SF, but as soon as she meets a top-player in good form, she will go down badly, like last year.
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It is no secret she can be a basket case out there. Mentally, this girl just can't cut it.
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yes. every1 says that she´s a fav to win this but she just can´t handle the pressure she can win RG but i wont bet my money on her.
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hmm if she gets through this match, maybe she will learn how to cope with the pressure..

you just never know...


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This is typical second set behavior from Amélie, happens everywhere, not just France.

Also, it won't be the end of the world if she doesn't win here. Life will go on.

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This is typical second set behavior from Amélie, happens everywhere, not just France.

Also, it won't be the end of the world if she doesn't win here. Life will go on.

That's for sure, we've seen her past behavior, and its not pretty.
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If we would have to start a thread for each player who won't win the French...
There's already enough threads on Venus.
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Never "would" in if-sentences.
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amelie may not but lindsay will

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Amélie now has a 1 in 32 chance to win the French - that's the only fact in this thread.

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As soon as her opponent wins a few games, Amelie becomes a nervous wreck. All her shots begin to look shaky and stressful, her forehand goes into the net 9 out of 10 times, she plays way too passive, just trying to keep the ball in play (which makes her even more nervous and shaky), she double-faults.
sounds like a description of jennifer capriati's match yesterday to me...


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I dont like Amelie but making judgements that a player won't win the title because of a sluggish match is not what you look for in potential winners.

Just take Kuerten's 01 major struggle vs Russell in r4, proves that sometimes players need matches where they don't play their best tennis in order to advance further in the tournament, same can be said to Serena 02 Wimbledon (7-6 7-6 vs Callens..)
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Doesn't matter if she wins this match or not.

As soon as her opponent wins a few games, Amelie becomes a nervous wreck. All her shots begin to look shaky and stressful, her forehand goes into the net 9 out of 10 times, she plays way too passive, just trying to keep the ball in play (which makes her even more nervous and shaky), she double-faults.

And I don't see how this could change in the later rounds. She just can't deal with the pressure.
She might reach QF or SF, but as soon as she meets a top-player in good form, she will go down badly, like last year.
This is one time I agree with you.
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I dont like Amelie but making judgements that a player won't win the title because of a sluggish match is not what you look for in potential winners.

Just take Kuerten's 01 major struggle vs Russell in r4, proves that sometimes players need matches where they don't play their best tennis in order to advance further in the tournament, same can be said to Serena 02 Wimbledon (7-6 7-6 vs Callens..)
That's true.

The difference is that Serena and Guga both had won slams already.
Amelie hasn't. And she has been nervous before.
She has to prove that she has changed something, that she's not nervous this time.

But she IS nervous again, that's why I think it will be a similar story as in previous years.
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They don't hand the trophy out after the second round - Amélie just has to focus on one match at a time. Petrova looks the strongest in the top half of the draw and a threat for the title but she has never even won a singles tournament!

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