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Mauresmo def. Pierce: Maybe she HAS turned a corner

The match was in Paris. Only a Tier II, but still an opportunity for Mauresmo to disintegrate in front of the home folks. The scoreline suggests she was quite solid. (I didn't see the match.) However, with the YEC, her first GS and a win on her home soil under her belt, Mauresmo does seem poised to make a run at Roland Garros this year. Which isn't to say she's gonna beat an in-form Serena, or Justine Henin-Hardenne there, but at least they'll have to beat her, she won't give it away.

Win a GS + Win in France = Win GS in France? Maybe.

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she won paris indoors 2001, nice also
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Wink

imo, it's too early to tell if a "new" Momo is indeed blossoming before our eyes

we'll, just have to wait and see

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I think she's definitely mentally stronger. ANd the pressure of her not winning a slam is gone. Every top player would feel more relaxed when you're not carrying that burden on your shoulders. She knows the feeling of advancing to a grand slam final and winning it. Although I must say she was totally outplayed last year at RG.

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What struck me most about Mauresmo in the past five years is that she's had pretty much the same ability, she's just been at different levels of confidence. In the past year, she's come to the net so much more than before, and it has paid off. Also, she's going for smarter shots, allowing herself to go for winners when the time comes, but not forcing the issue. Her fitness is better than ever, and she seems more equipped to commit to taking risks and fighting out a match. I can only hope this all adds up to another title, but I think she's going to be more successful at Wimbledon.
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i think she might be the fave to win RG this year alongwith JHH , Sveta and Kim if they are healthy and in form
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She probably will have more pressure this year but in fact she could feel less pressure, she really has nothing to prove she has achieved everything she wanted she said today she is not scared to lose a match anymore. I think that is a good attitude.
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Although I must say she was totally outplayed last year at RG.
however, nerves played a big part on that

ivanovic played a part too i guess
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I think she's definitely mentally stronger. ANd the pressure of her not winning a slam is gone. Every top player would feel more relaxed when you're not carrying that burden on your shoulders. She knows the feeling of advancing to a grand slam final and winning it. Although I must say she was totally outplayed last year at RG.

I don't necessarily agree. I think Sharapova is an example of someone who feels more pressure at every GS since her win at Wimbledon.
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She played well today from what I saw.

Whether she's turned a corner is hard to say until she comes up against a player that has had the better of most of their big meetings - eg. Serena.
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She played well today from what I saw.

Whether she's turned a corner is hard to say until she comes up against a player that has had the better of most of their big meetings - eg. Serena.
and especially, Lindsay !

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This Paris tournament isn't as meaningful as the one in May. So we'll "see" then.
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I think it´s different with Sharapova, before wimbledon nobody talks about her then she won and became the favorite of the media and the public and it´s another kind of pressure, on the other hand momo was in top 10 for 6 years but collapsed in the big ones
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Beating an in-form Serena? I dont think she'll have to worry about that, actually. We havent seen Serena TRULY inform since probably the 2004 Wimbledon quarters/semis. Maybe that Wimbledon loss effected her.

I think beating JHH on clay will be her big thing. And possibly Pierce.
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Now for Antwerp (if she's not totally exhausted).

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