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Momo embarrased me as a tennis fan last night..

She has all the shots but lacks the mental part.

Mary Jo kept stating that Kim was just too good, well that is bullshit!!

Momo played like shit! Her head was not in it and she was lost out there!!

This was a poor display for the FINAL!!!


Momo you got game when are you going to use it? I was so frustrated watching her not play the game!!

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Kim was too good, of course amelie played a crappy match, but that's cause Kim didn't give her a chance
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I know what I saw and that was Momo self destructing out there and not giving it 100% she had no plan ..she had many chances to get into net but didn't.

Her serving was pathetic..

Now Kim is a tough player but Momo had no business getting served a bagel.. she is just too good.

Look at that match again.. you will see that Momo kept no balls in court and played too defensively!

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I did not watch it (thankfully) because the girl got game (MoMo) but no mental fortitude to carry herself against a top player.. Her play against JHH (or MiniMe as I like to refer to her) was much better but again, not impressive against a player who was obviously tired. She should have capitalize more on that, but as usual, she did not. I have seen her play more impressively against lower ranked players! Its a shame!

My sleep was more important than staying up to watch this match..already knew it was going to be a snooze fest, shouldn't have surprised anyone... Congrats to Kim!
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ya i didn't think Kim was THAT much better..momo played poor
Is it a mental problem or does she need more matches??
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There's a book the business Bois and Gurlz know about called "The Peter Principle" after it's author's name. The theme is that ppl are promoted to the level of their incompetence because only then do they stop being promoted. In the WTA, Rafael font du Mora (a good "basic" coach) has amply proven this with Meghann for two years. Loic Courteau, take the hint. (His RU was 2-3 in total here and only squeaked out of the RR @ 1-2 because Shonda couldn't close out her match with Elena).
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Kim was very solid. And that pretty much sums it up. Kim is a nice girl, has a decent game and will win Slams.

But I still feel that her game needs more oomph added to it. Its just a very steady, very consistent game.

When I watch Williamses, Justine, Jen and Lindsay, there is something in their games that makes you sit up and take notice.

Kim needs to get that X factor in her game and evelop a really big weapon. She does everything well, its just a killer shot she needs. She is excellent at defensive tennis though, some of the gets
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Which was worse -Amelie against Serena at the FO or Amelie against Kim at the YEC final?


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Mauresmo made me PROUD as a tennis fan!

I'm definitely not a Mauresmo fan, but the way she conducted herself after the match was a perfect example of sportsmanship and grace. She had to appear in public and speak to the crowd after losing badly. That can't be easy. Yet she spoke well in a foreign language. She was gracious. She was considerate and thoughtful in her remarks. Her fans must have been moved.

I think she was an example of what tennis should be -- Competition and sportsmanship.
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Momo def did not show up, in the little of the final that I saw. Kim was ON.....that girl really gets to alot of balls. Momo, we've always known is a headcase but sometimes I guess its like that....ie not playing well. I would like to see her in the same form she was last year when she was in the semifinals of Wim and USOpen, or was that the year before....can't remember, but then she was injured, I have yet to see that Amelie again.
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Mauresmo made me PROUD as a tennis fan!

I'm definitely not a Mauresmo fan, but the way she conducted herself after the match was a perfect example of sportsmanship and grace. She had to appear in public and speak to the crowd after losing badly. That can't be easy. Yet she spoke well in a foreign language. She was gracious. She was considerate and thoughtful in her remarks. Her fans must have been moved.

I think she was an example of what tennis should be -- Competition and sportsmanship.
I second that. I had rarely heard her talk before yesterday but I think she gave a very graceful speach. I also thought her English is very good.
She played a terrific first game, breaking Kim immediately but Kim then took out the poison out of Momo's tail by playing rocksolid tennis.

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Talent-wise and game-wise, Mauresmo is a carbon copy of Justine, minus the mental toughness.
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Mauresmo made me PROUD as a tennis fan!

I'm definitely not a Mauresmo fan, but the way she conducted herself after the match was a perfect example of sportsmanship and grace. She had to appear in public and speak to the crowd after losing badly. That can't be easy. Yet she spoke well in a foreign language. She was gracious. She was considerate and thoughtful in her remarks. Her fans must have been moved.

I think she was an example of what tennis should be -- Competition and sportsmanship.

Great post
Her fans and tennis fans in general may have gotten disappointed in her performance today but I'm sure she's the one most disappointed.. I mean, by far!! I really admire her courage to conduct herself in the way she did on the court after such a humiliating match for her (I don't mean negatively by this). It must be one of the most difficult things to handle as top players in front of a big crowd. I have always liked her for her nice demeannour losing or winning! I really hope she will win a GS soon and I know she's more than capable of it!
Go, Amelie! Allez!
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Mauresmo made me PROUD as a tennis fan!

I'm definitely not a Mauresmo fan, but the way she conducted herself after the match was a perfect example of sportsmanship and grace. She had to appear in public and speak to the crowd after losing badly. That can't be easy. Yet she spoke well in a foreign language. She was gracious. She was considerate and thoughtful in her remarks. Her fans must have been moved.

I think she was an example of what tennis should be -- Competition and sportsmanship.
So true.
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Yep, Momo was graceful yesterday....that is sportsmanship. Jen who seems closer to Kim than Momo, barely could give Kim a handshake..yet Amelie stood there like (wo)man and embraced Kim and had good things to say.

People call Serena a sore loser, but even she kissed Kim last year after she lost and I donīt see serena to that too often with anyone other than Venus.

To me Jen is the queen of sore losers.

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