Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The land of hockey
Believe me, if you watch her a lot, the first thing you noticed in that match was how defensive she was being. She has a great net game that we really never saw againsat Alyona, and she was being far too passive on the returns and letting Lena D take control of the point.
She played like that because of how nervous she was. You don't get to the semis of a slam being so defensive, and Elena capitalised perfectly.
Poor Amélie. The pressure manages to get to her every year.
Well, I walk into the room
Passing out hundred dollar bills
And it kills and it thrills like the horns on my Silverado grill
And I buy the bar a double round of crown
And everybody's getting down
And this town ain't never gonna be the same.
Cause I saddle up my horse and I ride into the city
I make a lot of noise
Cause the girls, they are so pretty...
"My coach told me I had to expect, you know, some long rallies and stuff. So, you know, I was ready for this."
--Amelie Mauresmo breaking down the intricate nature of Team Mauresmo coaching strategies.