Originally Posted by saint
Although I believe Ame won the YEC and AO fair and square beacuse of her performance at RG there will always be those who doubt her and question her right to be no 1. In my view she will have to beat either Clijsters or JHH in a GS final, without any of them being injured or sick before, finally and deservedly, she gets to ditch the choke label.
Amélie's performances at RG are understandable in many ways, you have to be at RG to really feel what is like for her, everybody wants a piece of her.
I went down to watch her mixed doubles match on an outside court by the time I got there it was packed out and people queing to get in. There was people jumping on a fence and clinging on to a tree just to get a picture of her and security was telling them to get down. I am not just talking about momosapiens here
but middle aged men and women.
All of the players were aware of what is happening outside, I left and when I walked back Kim was practicing on a court with just a few people watching and Lena d was on the court opposite and again could just practice in peace.
They had actually blocked off the access to these courts when I came back cause too many people were coming down.
But all I can say for Amélie is that she is an introverted person and does not like to live in the spotlight it must be difficult to be at RG, I think she plays her best tennis away from France and her best chances at GS's are Wimbledon and the Aus open.