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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2002, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Perhaps Amelie is smarter than most

When Amelie said the Williams sisters were too good to catch right now, and she was going to focus on making it to #3, a lot of people derided this as defeatist. A loser's goal, at best.

Well, with Jenn early loss at Zurich, Amelie is looking that #3 ranking square in the face.
                     Jenn  Amelie  Kim 

inc Zurich '02       3576   3132   3042

10-22-01 Luxemborg           155    231
10-22-01 Moscow
                     ----   ----   ----
                     3576   2977   2811
10-29-01 Munich       120     54    233
                     ----   ----   ----
                     3456   2923   2578
01-07-02 Sydney         1     95    166
                     ----   ----   ----
                     3455   2828   2345
01-14-02 OZ          1008    244    410
                     ----   ----   ----
                     2447   2584   1935
If Jenn defends OZ she's STILL in trouble. The only thing in her favor is getting bounced out of the first round of Sydney last year. Otherwise, all Amelei has to do is defend her own points, which are not great. Kim is defending more than Amelie, so Amelie won't be facing a threat from behind for a while.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2002, 03:33 PM
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I think people disliked Momo saying that not because they doubted her ability to get to no.3, but because they doubted a real champion should set their sites at no.3 and not no.1.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2002, 03:35 PM
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I think everyone should just aim for what they think they can get and not go for anything too unrealistic, its better for them mentally that way because theres no disappointments. Theres no way Amelie can catch up to Serena, so its good to aim for #3 because she can get it.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2002, 04:43 AM
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Re: Perhaps Amelie is smarter than most

Originally posted by Volcana ...Amelie won't be facing a threat from behind...
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2002, 04:46 AM
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Well, once she gets to #3, she'd probably reassess what she's able to do anyway, then she would probably go for the #2 position... I mean it's a big jump to go from 5-4 4-3 3-2 2-1... It's not like going from 100-90!

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2002, 08:02 AM
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I think Amelie was very clever. Obviously, the sisters are hard to beat, so why not go for the best, and LOGICAL ranking...#3. She has certainly played the like the #3 since Wimbledon. Once she gets there, she can work on moving up.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2002, 09:25 AM
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Well I think her goal is fine. She is working like this... reach number 3, a very realistic goal, then from there, get a new goal!

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2002, 11:57 AM
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I think when she said it, she didn't meant to come out like that, everyone including us are guilty of doing these sometimes, say something and it comes out to rub people the wrong way. Anyway, I hope she can get to no. 3, I still think Jenny, Kim will gives her a run for the money for it.

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Originally posted by Caoimhe
Amelie Rocks!
No argument there.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2002, 02:58 PM
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Well Amelie had to withdraw from Swisscom so no points from this tournament.
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