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Momo's Post-Match Interview

K. CLIJSTERS/A. Mauresmo
6‑1, 6‑0
An interview with:

AMELIE MAURESMO

THE MODERATOR: Questions in English for Amelie, please.

Q. What do you think ‑‑ first of all, what happened? Also, what do you think about Kim Clijsters being able to come back this way after so much time off?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, what happened is very simple: She played a great game tonight, I think a great match, and making not many errors. I think, you know, I had few occasions in the, let's say, first five games, and then that was it. I think I didn't really have any other occasions later on in that match, even in the second set. I felt like she's hitting the ball better than when she stopped, and harder, hitting harder.

You know, there's nothing much to say about the match. She just played unbelievable tennis. She's in huge confidence. So everything that she goes for is in. You know, I tried to come in sometimes a little bit. She just made unbelievable passing shots.

All the credit to her, you know.

Q. Is it surprising that someone could miss that much time? You said she's hitting harder than when she left, you think.

AMELIE MAURESMO: I think so. Maybe also but she has a lot of confidence, she has nothing to lose, she's been out for one year. And she said it, everything is like a bonus for her, you know? Every match, every time she walks on the court.

And I think she explains it pretty well, and the way she feels. You know, the way she goes for the shots is showing you that, you know, she has huge confidence, you know, especially after last week in Indian Wells.

Q. Did you have a game plan? How did you think you could stop her?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, first, I didn't think she was going to play that well. I mean, obviously, she's been playing well since the beginning of the tournament. But, you know, I thought I have ‑‑ my slice backhand could really hurt her, which it almost didn't. When the ball was pretty low, she was just still hitting it pretty hard.

No, I think in all the areas of the game, she was just better than me today. That's it.

Q. So you see great chances for her also to win the tournament, right?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, you know, she has one more match to go. I think I don't know. I mean, Maria has been playing well as well throughout this tournament. So, you know, it's going to be interesting match.

Q. What is your next schedule from here? Where do you go?

AMELIE MAURESMO: I'm gonna go back to Europe and then get ready for the clay.

Q. You coming to Berlin, do you know?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yep (smiling).

Q. Rome?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yes.

Q. Paris?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Maybe, maybe (smiling).

Q. With Kim coming back, her play like this, with the Russians so well, do you ever remember a time when the tour was as competitive at the top?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Not since I'm on this tour. I think it's been the toughest draw, you know, like in the Top 10 player, everybody is playing some great tennis I think.

Since I'm playing, I don't think I've ever seen this kind of field.

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No, I think in all the areas of the game, she was just better than me today. That's it.
Ugh. Why does she have to be so damn nice?
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Ugh. Why does she have to be so damn nice?

Because it's what it looked like today, and she's being a good sport...

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Ugh. Why does she have to be so damn nice?
that's Momo for you!!! I'm too disappointed to applaud her fair appraisal of Kim's performance!!!
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VERY gracious interview. She didn't even elude to the fact that it was her bad play that led to the loss. She gave Kim ALL of the credit. So often we see players give their opponents credit but then throw in a comment like "I could've taken my chances here" or "I didn't play the way I wanted to". While comments like that may be true, it is still important to give credit where credit is due. Obviously that is what Amelie has done and that is why she is so well liked on the tour. Congrats to her for being such a good sport and good luck in Europe Momo

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All the credit to her, you know.
she is so nice
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if it were the Williams.....the responses would be :

1. I'm tired..i had a day off after playing 2 sets with my little sis and i'm still tired..
2. i made too many errors
3. she won because of my mistakes..

lol
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if it were the Williams.....the responses would be :

1. I'm tired..i had a day off after playing 2 sets with my little sis and i'm still tired..
2. i made too many errors
3. she won because of my mistakes..

lol

Or...
4. it was very windy out there today
5. i commited suicide on the court out there today

But yeah, she's a great sport.

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if it were the Williams.....the responses would be :

1. I'm tired..i had a day off after playing 2 sets with my little sis and i'm still tired..
2. i made too many errors
3. she won because of my mistakes..

lol
This thread had nothing to do with either Williams
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This thread had nothing to do with either Williams
true...but this is something the Sisters could aspire to become in interviews. People with class and humility.
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better luck next time amelie!
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Nice interview....no dodging the fact Kim outplayed her today
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So she admits that when Kim plays well there is nothing she can do to prevent a 6-1 6-0 loss. Great.
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Amelie is a very classy and honest person. I also think she's a Kim fan

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Nice interview, you know?


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