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OMG Amélie cried after her loss ...

Translated from "L'Equipe" :

Next Monday, Amélie Mauresmo will be ranked 29, the same ranking she had at the end of 1998, at a time when she was an improving 19 year-old player. Beaten yesterday in two sets (76 75) after a frustrating thriller against the half-retired asian tamarine Tanasugarn (ranked 101), she kept from the champion she was in 2006 the desire to fight, at the same time against herself, her opponent and the wind.
During 2h20, after nihtfall, Loic Courteau, her coach and Michel Franco, her kine watched, frozen and helpless, the deperating and desperate match of their player.
"What can I say ? Courteau said. That Amélie never played well in windy conditions? That the flat shots of Tanasugarn don't fit her game? That she made too many errors especially on crucial points ? There was all of that in the match. It hard ..."
After a quite satsifying first round against young German Lisicki, Mauresmo had on the paper a rather easy match against the 30 year-old Thai, who pays well only on hard surfaces and who almost quit tennis in 2005 to start studying law. With clean flat shots, good movements and some luck, Tanasugarn took advantage of Mauresmo's bad mobility, that caused her to hit so many balls with the border of her raquet.

Until the end, the French could hope to turn things around. In the first set, first of all,she came back from 53 40 0 and managed to play the tie-break. But when she got a set point at 6-5,a miraculous return from Tanasugarn saved her. In the second set, it was mauresmo who won her service game to take the lead 53. But instead of keeping on with the same level, she started making mistakes again and lost the 4 last games.
In tears after he match (which almost never happened to her), Mauresmo didn't have the courage to go to her press conference but promissed to talk about it later. Today perhaps ...
The frenchwoman is certainly asking herself questions after this result, along with the other desillusions she had this year. Why would she have to fight duing more than two hours in the night, in front of 30 frozen supporters with no control on her game? Is it brearable for a 28 year old champion, weakened by a succession of injuries, to keep playing tournaments with no decnt results in months? The last time she lost against a player ranked out of top 100 was in 2003 in 's-Hertogenbosch against Barbara Rittner (102) and the last top 10 beaten by Mauresmo is Kim Clijsters, 53 weeks ago, just before the frenchwoman went through her apendectomy. In the last 8 months, her best perfrmance is sumed up by a fed cup win against Italian plauyer Santangelo (in July 2007).
The accumulation of bad performances never really reached Mauresmo's confidence up to now, even with some severe defeats at the end of last year. She hoped to start 2008 on new basis but today, she's still waiting for the win that will boost her game. However, we shouldn't be surprised if she puts an end to her career in the weeks to come.

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The last time she lost against a player ranked out of top 100 was in 2003 in 's-Hertogenbosch against Barbara Rittner (102) and the last top 10 beaten by Mauresmo is Kim Clijsters, 53 weeks ago, just before the frenchwoman went through her apendectomy. In the last 8 months, her best perfrmance is sumed up by a fed cup win against Italian plauyer Santangelo (in July 2007).
Didnt realize her slump was that bad... so it's been more than a year now since she beat a top 10? Maybe she can draw Marion at some tournament to break that streak
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Re: OMG Amélie cried after her loss ...

"However, we shouldn't be surprised if she puts an end to her career in the weeks to come."


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Please don't give up Amélie!

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Re: OMG Amélie cried after her loss ...

"However, we shouldn't be surprised if she puts an end to her career in the weeks to come."

Dramatic much?

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She won't retire.Not yet
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Re: OMG Amélie cried after her loss ...

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"However, we shouldn't be surprised if she puts an end to her career in the weeks to come."

Dramatic much?

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that's not dramatic, she's losing to BAD players and can't get confidence, i wouldn't be surprised if she retired, i miss her 2006 form


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Re: OMG Amélie cried after her loss ...

I would like to see a picture of her crying
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Re: OMG Amélie cried after her loss ...

i think shes being a bit stubborn in the fight to find form. she and loic keep saying it will come, but why should it? she needs to get out there and put the tennis together, rather than just hoping it will come like shes been doing. she needs to forget shes a slam champion and former #1, she just needs to go out there and fight and get her knees dirty, play some ugly tennis and get some wins.

when you have no confidence the one thing you have to do is fight because pulling out a win can does so much for a players confidence. when i saw her play casey in oz she just seemed to have the attitude my game will come, and it didn't, where as she needed to be scrapping digging deep and she would have beaten dellacqua.

its sad to hear shes crying over loses but i'd prefer to hear she out on the practice courts working hard. she has a great game but no confidence the only way shes going to regain the confidence is by fighting for it.

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Re: OMG Amélie cried after her loss ...

obviously it's from L'Equipe, that has been very harsh towards her the last few months

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