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PointBlank
May 16th, 2004, 04:10 PM
Congrats Momo

Jen :sad:

Good Job both girls

Jen - Finals here and SF at Berlin
Momo - Win here and win at Berlin

What a way to go into RG

Good Luck both in Paris :kiss:

PointBlank
May 16th, 2004, 04:14 PM
Match was over 2 hours and 15 mins.

fried_beans
May 16th, 2004, 04:15 PM
I wish I could have seen it

HectorMagnus
May 16th, 2004, 04:16 PM
Cappy, wonderful week, great, great job, you have my full respect, I'm so, so proud of You :worship: :worship: :smooch:

Mase
May 16th, 2004, 04:16 PM
Hell of a week from both players. They should both be very, very happy!!!

Smackie
May 16th, 2004, 04:17 PM
Well done Amelie. You are the bride this time!!! Hurray!

So happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stephieva
May 16th, 2004, 04:17 PM
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PointBlank
May 16th, 2004, 04:17 PM
Jen did have a great week .. almost beat #3 in world :)

ghosts
May 16th, 2004, 04:17 PM
oh no after having a MP :sad:

starr
May 16th, 2004, 04:18 PM
That was a great match!! What courage and determination from both women.

It's been a long time since we've had a final where both were fighting and clawing for every point.

:worship: :worship:

Both were worthy of the win. Mauresmo must be feeling on top of the world right now. :)

Tennisfan-Mtl
May 16th, 2004, 04:19 PM
Jen :sad:

DelMonte
May 16th, 2004, 04:19 PM
argh, jen has a talent for losing these heart-breakers! still, she's had a very good tournament and fought until the end in the final. she can definitely be counted as a contender at RG. nice win, momo.

Joana
May 16th, 2004, 04:19 PM
Yes! She finally captured the Italian Open!!!! :banana: :woohoo: :bounce:
Congratulations!

bandabou
May 16th, 2004, 04:20 PM
Wow...nice couple of weeks for Momo....winning Berlin and Roma back to back!! And the Roma winners have usually done pretty well at RG the last couple of years.

Plus: Jen´s obviously back!

kerbear
May 16th, 2004, 04:20 PM
Good job Amelie :)

Awesome fight Jenny, giving me a heart attack! You were so much closer than last week. Semi, Final, next week win? Sounds good to me!

HectorMagnus
May 16th, 2004, 04:20 PM
argh, jen has a talent for losing these heart-breakers! still, she's had a very good tournament and fought until the end in the final. she can definitely be counted as a contender at RG. nice win, momo.

yes, I hope that she will shake that dust of sad lose from her shoulders and will win RG, she really deserves it!!!! :kiss:

New
May 16th, 2004, 04:21 PM
Momo has a great chance of winning the French open... but remember, it's just a chance anything can happen...All the best though!!!

As For jennifer, i think she did well to erase last week's loss and she's definately one contender for RG!!! Go Jennifer! Go Amelie!!! :bounce:

K-Dog
May 16th, 2004, 04:21 PM
Congrats Momo

Jen :sad:

Good Job both girls

Jen - Finals here and SF at Warsaw
Momo - Win here and win at Warsaw

What a way to go into RG

Good Luck both in Paris :kiss:


Jen didn't play Warsaw, she made the semi-finals of Berlin. Venus Williams won Warsaw, Amelie won Berlin!!

Harju.
May 16th, 2004, 04:22 PM
Poor Capster, she really put a GREAT fight :worship:

I hope with this great fight win, Momo has armed herself the big confidence she always need against top players. Congrats Momo :woohoo:

Sonja
May 16th, 2004, 04:24 PM
Great tournament for both girls.

Either one could have come away the winner today!

I'm thankful it was Amélie and that she pulled it out and kept her cool.

Jen played a fantastic tournament and should be damned proud, because this could just as easily be her trophy.

Leo_DFP
May 16th, 2004, 04:28 PM
:hearts:

Congrats to both women, especially Amelie. For a second there I thought Amelie would lose in the Roma final once again and this tournament would be her curse, but that's not at all the case. :D

Linnie
May 16th, 2004, 04:30 PM
Great fight by both ladies! :D For Momo, finally fourth time lucky ;)
Really looking forward to RG now!

"Topaz"
May 16th, 2004, 04:34 PM
Congrats Amelie! I like the never-give-up attitude.

Fantastic fight, Jen! It's nice to see you back.

Folks, RG is gonna be awesome. Mark my words.

:cool:

esquímaux
May 16th, 2004, 04:35 PM
Thanks Sonja ;)

jacobruiz
May 16th, 2004, 04:35 PM
Congrates, Amelie!

Jenny - great tournement - great win over Serena - great fight in the final

Now go to the French Open with your head held high cause you know you're playing well enough to win it!!:worship: :worship:

GO JENNY!!:kiss: :kiss: :hearts: :hearts:

Heidi Capriati
May 16th, 2004, 04:37 PM
Well done to both girls on a fab match & week. :bounce:

Jen :worship: What a fantastic week. What was that I read yesterday? Oh that Momo was going to trash Jen? Good on Jen for shutting those doubters up. :bounce: :hearts:


Bring on Roland Garros! :bounce:

6.45PM
May 16th, 2004, 04:38 PM
what a match!
congrats amelie
and jen :sad: you are my fave more than ever :) thanks to you i spend some great moments with someone special. too bad you lost :sad: but now i know you are back to your best :) France, we are coming :p

Task
May 16th, 2004, 04:39 PM
Congratulations Amelie :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Maybe this could be her year at the French.

Eurotennisfan
May 16th, 2004, 04:43 PM
Amelie is getting really mentally tough now.

Eurotennisfan
May 16th, 2004, 04:43 PM
If they play at the French, Jenn will surely win--->Unless Amelie climbs her last mental mountain ;).

Barrie_Dude
May 16th, 2004, 04:49 PM
The Jen O Rator is back! Be Afraid! Be Very Afraid! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

vs1
May 16th, 2004, 04:54 PM
I'm very impressed and pleased with the way Jenn has roared back into form. It reminds me of Venus' metamorphosis a few weeks ago. People wrote her off, and then she showed them what she was truly capable of. I'm really happy that Jenn has found her form because we need more contenders at this point in women's tennis!

I'm happy for Amelie because it's been such a tough year for her as well...with injuries and also the loss of her father. So these personal victories are definitely a sign of her resilience and maturity. I hope that she can continue on this path. I seriously don't think she's as mentally fragile anymore. When you've lost a parent, then you can put things and perspective and realise that tennis is a game. And that will take off some pressure.

Congrats to both girls! they've done themselves and their fans proud!! :bounce: :bounce:

hollywood7172
May 16th, 2004, 04:58 PM
wow. great win amelie. it was so close but you kept your nerves and surged ahead at the very last 2 points, when it mattered most. congratualtions!

jenn :( but you played great this week! keep working hard like you have been and you'll be just fine.

LindsayRocks89
May 16th, 2004, 05:04 PM
great match by both players, just wish Jen could have came out on top, but its alright, you both will be considered favs at Paris, and i hope you both have a good run in Paris! :bounce:

sarza
May 16th, 2004, 05:06 PM
they both should be very happy at the way they have been playin recently :bounce:

but wow, momo is hot at the moment :)

Tompier
May 16th, 2004, 05:27 PM
Congrats GIRLS
good job Amelie
I wish Mary found your shape :sad:

OMG the match is on TV now f*** so the gummybears :), I am going ......take care

bluna82
May 16th, 2004, 05:43 PM
http://www.telecomitaliamasters.com/news/_upload/_upload/pop_premiazione16.jpg congratulations to amelie for her win and jen for a great week. good luck for RG!

Kart
May 16th, 2004, 05:45 PM
I'm quite annoyed now that eurosport didn't cover this live - it would have been great.

Congrats to Amelie, fourth time lucky :eek:.

Better luck next time JenCap, but seeing what your year had been like up till now, not bad at all :yeah:.

faboozadoo15
May 16th, 2004, 05:47 PM
that ones a really nice pic.

amelie so deserves to be the favorite, but jen gets a little bit better every week, and that's scary for those who may normally beat her going into RG.
great 2 weeks from both ladies. what a difference a week made for jen. it was so good to see her be positive after making the semis and getting beaten badly to come into this tournament and have this kind of success-- remarkable.

i think one of these 2 should win RG.

GO JENN!
well played, MOMO, keep it goin in the homeland ;)

RedFilaJ-Cap#1
May 16th, 2004, 05:51 PM
Nice pic!!! One of them should win it I just hope its Jen. I want to see a rematch for the championship at RG that would be awesome!!!

HectorMagnus
May 16th, 2004, 05:51 PM
nice pic, thanks, congrats to both, great match girls! :bounce: :worship:

Snuffkin
May 16th, 2004, 05:53 PM
Congrats to both players for what has been a fantastic week for perhaps different reasons. After getting to the final and losing out on occasions previously, this is a huge title for Amelie. Following on from last week, it shows she's in perhaps the best form of all the contenders going into RG. Her confidence will be sky-high and she has no one to fear.

As for Jen, well, at the start of the week, my hopes were for her to get to the quarters and secure a top 8 seeding for Paris. That now looks a little unfair, but goes to show the moves Jen's made this last week or two. As a fan, I'm stunned by what she's done this last week or so.

The injuries that have blighted this season have affected both these players, so seeing them both back, in form and fit, is great for us all to see. Long may their good health continue.

Congrats to Amelie and her fans for a big victory and for toughing it out.

(and to us Jen fans - we've got reason to be happy right now. Had someone offered me Jen in the final at the start of the week, I'd have snatched their hand off.)

LiliaLee-Frazier
May 16th, 2004, 06:04 PM
Congrats momo and good luck to Jen Jen at the French..she looks like a real contender :D :)

SJW
May 16th, 2004, 06:11 PM
wow what a match :worship:

Momo: just edging Venus for THE player on clay this year :yeah:
Jen: what a run baby! own RG :bounce:

harloo
May 16th, 2004, 06:35 PM
Allez Amelie!!!!:D

Good job, I would hope that she can carry it over to the French. ;)

Lapin
May 16th, 2004, 06:46 PM
:eek: Wow, what an amazing match it must have been!! :worship:

HUGE Congratulations to both players!! (Can't wait to see the highlights on Eurosport tonight!! :D )

:bigclap: Félicitations Amélie, you are amazing!!:bigclap:

Congratulations Jennifer for a great week and your win against Serena in the semi! :D

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid116/p811529a9ab5ac51c7dc1180870c1125d/f8a6f236.jpg
What a great picture!! :D Love the faces of those two guys in military uniforms!! :lol:

jenny161185
May 16th, 2004, 06:47 PM
Great match (anyone have stats) you can really see jen is in good shape in that pic - congrats to Amelie Hope both do great at RG this would have been a great RG final! we can hope :)

6.45PM
May 16th, 2004, 06:50 PM
Great match (anyone have stats) you can really see jen is in good shape in that pic - congrats to Amelie Hope both do great at RG this would have been a great RG final! we can hope :)

yes great match. if it was RG final jen would have won. she has 100% in GS finals :p :D :p :D

lilly
May 16th, 2004, 06:50 PM
Things are really heating up this way! A tennis fan can only be happy with results like these... bring on Paris!!

hotandspicey
May 16th, 2004, 06:51 PM
If they play at the French, Jenn will surely win--->Unless Amelie climbs her last mental mountain ;). A bold prediction!!!! :tape:

Andy T
May 16th, 2004, 07:20 PM
All credit to both women for the quality of the match and the way the BOTH fought so hard. It could have gone either way and though I foundmyself rooting for jen, I am happy for Momo that she won her first Italian in her 4th final. She is the heir(ess) apparent for the title of queen of clay 2004, with Lindsay and Venus just behind. Jen has shown that she is a serious candidate for RG, too.
It's great that so many players seem to have a realistic chance this year.

!<blocparty>!
May 16th, 2004, 08:24 PM
Sounds like it was a good match, just what the tour needed after somewhat disappointing finals fo far this year.

englishjenfan
May 16th, 2004, 08:30 PM
Hey i am dissappointed Jen did not win but i am glad it was amelie that won, i am sort of happy i think they both have great respect for each other and they both did great.
WELL DONE AMELIE BUT ESPECIALLY JEN
*Emily*

flyingmachine
May 16th, 2004, 09:30 PM
Well done Mighty Momo. :yeah: :woohoo:

Whatzup
May 16th, 2004, 09:31 PM
Congrats Amelie! :D... Better luck next time Jenny! :sad:

SelesFan70
May 16th, 2004, 11:11 PM
:worship: Mauresmo staring down match point and winning the match.

:( Poor Jennifer! Yet ANOTHER classic match where she's the runner-up.

bigshow21
May 16th, 2004, 11:15 PM
Aw man!! I just logged on and saw that Jen lost. But its ok cuz both players played great in Italy. Good luck to both in RG!!!

~ The Leopard ~
May 16th, 2004, 11:42 PM
Momo! :worship:

She really does seem mentally tougher now. But now for that mental mountain, as someone said: another attempt to win RG in front of her home crowd. Hang in there, Amelie. You can do it, baby! :D

Hulet
May 16th, 2004, 11:51 PM
Not only can she do it, but I have a feeling she will do it. Amelie Mauresmo - French Open champion. Watch out for her ego after that, though.

XaDavK_Kapri
May 17th, 2004, 12:49 AM
Jen :hearts: I love you so much... You never give up. Never :hearts: And that is one of the best qualities to have in life and in sport :) :kiss: Keep going!

Congrats Amélie :) :yeah:

Greenout
May 17th, 2004, 02:10 AM
A fine week. Excellent. Amelie's in my top favorite list too, so I am thrilled.
I unfortunately did not see what was an outstanding 3 setter. Damn living
out of Europe.

Congrats Amelie! and Bravo to the Capster - great job done!

cometz9
May 17th, 2004, 02:42 AM
Congratulation to both players, they played their hearts out. Good Luck to Jen :hearts: and Amelie at RG. I can't wait til it starts, i'll be cheering for them :yeah:

SerialKiller#69
May 17th, 2004, 04:45 AM
:banana:

I'm happier for Jen than Momo. Jen is showing grit.Go Jen!

Sadka
May 17th, 2004, 06:15 AM
yes well done momo :worship: :kiss: :hearts:

although it good to see jenn start to play good tennis again :hearts:

it makes the tour interesting again :p

galadriel
May 17th, 2004, 07:13 AM
Well Done Momo :bounce: :worship: and better luck next time Jennifer :D

sunnysideup
May 17th, 2004, 07:58 AM
Allez Amelie!!!!:worship:

Masharapova
May 17th, 2004, 08:56 AM
Jen :sad:

Tompier
May 17th, 2004, 09:42 AM
Well done Amelie, I've seen the match and all I can say is GOOD JOB both :)

-Em-
May 17th, 2004, 09:48 AM
that was a match- it had everything that a great game should have
well done both of ya girls
...well, but of course there could be only one winner- and i'm VERY happy that was Momo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
:wavey:
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:
:devil:

foreva lindsay
May 17th, 2004, 09:57 AM
great pics, well done amelie and well played jen too
great match, watching highlights now!! :D

Andy_
May 17th, 2004, 10:36 AM
I'm really happy I was able to see the match on TV! :bounce:
These girls have put up a terrific match, with very high quality tennis for more than two hours... it had been long since the tour had treated us fans to such an intense and beautiful match!
As a fan of Jen :hearts:, there's been inevitably a bit of a bittersweet feeling when the tie break proclaimed Amélie the winner... but to see Jen back into that form, playing that kind of tennis, hitting the ball so cleanly, and the way she moved and found winners even when forced to play on the run, well it was just amazing and it gave me a great feeling. I'm really happy for Amélie, losing this final for the fourth time would have been too much! I have a lot of respect and admiration for her, and thank God my love for the game is bigger than any rivalry... so I can honestly be pleased when a player proves she's the better player out there and deserves a win. Yesterday it was so close it could have gon either way. Momo did something better JUST whe it became crucial, so :worship:

The greatest thing of all is that both Amélie and Jen have been playing this awesome tennis, and other players have, as well, over the past weeks, so going into Roland Garros with this perspective is just great... we might have a really memorable edition a week ahead of us!! :bounce:

Rub
May 17th, 2004, 11:22 AM
nice match!

KingA
May 17th, 2004, 02:48 PM
I really hope Jenny to go all the way...... I really thought this was her tournament to win finally......... But, that's life!!!! :sad:

spec7er
May 17th, 2004, 02:54 PM
Does anybody have the stats for this final?