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AnaIvanovicFan
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:29 PM
" I had too many chances. It was me who lost the match. the same thing happened in Wimbledon"

" I know I can beat her. She always gets a little bit lucky and this time she had the crowd support"

"I defenetly have to get stronger mentally"

amelie :sad:

lolo7
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:33 PM
Could you imagine if Serena would have made these comments?

SJW
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:34 PM
ROTFLMFAO!

for one of the few times, Serena gets the crowds' support and it's cause for complaint :haha:

oh Amelie...if only i didn't like you and your legs :p

AnaIvanovicFan
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:35 PM
serenas comments are A LOT worse

i make peoples careers? ROLLS

Cariaoke
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:35 PM
ok so we're supposed to understand that she was simply disappointed now or what? :tape:

Sure, she had her chances but she lost the match. All those break points she didn't convert, only a few were on HER racquet.

Whatever, Amélie. Hopefully, you'll learn to give Serena credit next year. :wavey:

faboozadoo15
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:36 PM
Could you imagine if Serena would have made these comments?
imagine? we've seen her say stuff like this after just about every loss.

but that doesn't excuse amelie for saying serena was lucky (lightning doesn't strike twice) and didn't amelie have crowd support at wimbledon?

Crazy Canuck
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:37 PM
Could you imagine if Serena would have made these comments?
Yes, people would snark over then. JUST LIKE THEY ARE GOING TO OVER THESE :retard: Man, you people SUCK. Every thread "imagine if Serena said this?!" in the midst of people hurling insults :retard:

Anyways, Serena doesn't get "lucky", imo. You make your own luck. Serena is one of the mentally toughest players out there, and sometimes, that will make the difference.

Sonja
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:40 PM
linnie posted this in another thread, but here it is again


France's Mauresmo buoyed by best season of her career
Sun Nov 14, 7:34 PM ET

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Amelie Mauresmo won't end the year atop the women's tennis world rankings, but the 25-year-old from France believes the best year of her career has left her poised to achieve even more in 2005.

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20041115/thumb.sge.fyf79.151104003433.photo00.photo.default-380x359.jpg (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/041115/photos_sp_afp/041115003440_si8dl8se_photo0)
AFP/Getty Images Photo (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/041115/photos_sp_afp/041115003440_si8dl8se_photo0)


"It has been my best year ever, and I feel proud about what I achieved. I feel I have plenty of other opportunities in the future," she said after falling in three sets to six-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in the semi-finals of the WTA Tour Championships.

Mauresmo became the first French player to become world number one in September, holding the top spot for five weeks. Her 2004 campaign included five titles, at Berlin, Rome and Montreal and, in the previous two weeks, at Linz and Philadelphia.

She could have snatched the year-end number one ranking from American Lindsay Davenport by lifting the title in the season-ending event.

"It's not my main concern today, believe me," said Mauresmo, who has said that becoming world number one was a big confidence booster but no replacement for the Grand Slam titles still missing from her resume.

Although she suffered her eighth defeat in nine meetings with Williams, Mauresmo was encouraged by her performance against the former world number one.

"She really won the match today, I didn't lose it," Mauresmo said.

Even though she couldn't get over the hump - she failed to convert all 12 break chances in the third set - Mauresmo said she felt until the end that she had a shot.

"I really believed I could raise my level in that third set, and it was very, very close," she said.

"I think her game has really improved," Williams said. "Especially her serve. I don't think that she gave up in the match at all. I think she has improved a great deal mentally and physically, and her whole game in general has improved."

Davenport, considering the possibility of losing her world number one ranking to Mauresmo after failing to advance herself from the round-robin stage here, said the Frenchwoman would have been a worthy year-end number one, even without a Grand Slam title.

"I think she is the best player not to win a Grand Slam who is competing today," Davenport said.

And Davenport added that Mauresmo's past struggles to maintain her composure in tough matches may stand her in good stead as she pursues her goal of gaining a major title.

"I respect her a lot, because she makes no secret of what troubles her," Davenport said. "She is very open to what she needs to work on and how the pressure gets to her, and I think that is a very healthy way of dealing with it.

"She has got a lot of game. Even this year, reaching number one and winning all these tournaments has given her more confidence, and maybe that will help her along."

To go with her increased confidence, Mauresmo said, she has identified a few areas of her game to try to improve in 2005.

"The serve I still have to work on, because the consistency is not where I wanted it to be today," she said. "Also probably coming in, maybe being more effective in that.

"You know, I am going to be ready for next season," Mauresmo said. "I am really looking forward to 2005."

So instead of pulling a few quotes from God knows where (because you didn't bother list the article and source, much less put them in context). And because your main goal is to stir up crap, I'll post what's been verified here. :rolleyes:

And again I'll add, all three players mentioned in this article had some very classy things to say about one another, and that's why ALL THREE of them are champions!

bandabou
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:41 PM
Let´s see if people are gonna ask Wertheim about these comments too.....EVERY comment Serena makes, is food for the Mailbag....wonder what his opinion about this one is.

WorldWar24
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:42 PM
If Mauresmo thinks it was luck that beat her this time and the other 30000 times, she needs to wake up from denial

Doesn't she tape her own matches? Is it that hard to see that Serena was the one with the match in her hands in that 3rd set?! She was getting balls back when she should be acting like a no1 and attack

GoDominique
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:43 PM
" I had too many chances. It was me who lost the match. the same thing happened in Wimbledon"

" I know I can beat her. She always gets a little bit lucky and this time she had the crowd support"

"I defenetly have to get stronger mentally"

amelie :sad:
Original text and/or link? :)

volta
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:43 PM
Let´s see if people are gonna ask Wertheim about these comments too.....EVERY comment Serena makes, is food for the Mailbag....wonder what his opinion about this one is.
yeah imagine that :angel:

Amelie please open your eyes :lol:

Linnie
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:43 PM
Yes folks - please READ. (Considering who started this thread :rolleyes: )

And again, as I posted in another thread, somebody posts a few select words, without a source and without a link, and some of you just pounce on it like it was gospel. But then, again, it's usually the same posters who'll bash Momo no matter what it is.

Thank you, Sonja!

GoDominique
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:45 PM
I mean, I can understand that people fall for MY troll threads, since I'm a respected and loved poster. :)

But someone with http://cache.wtaworld.com/wtaworld/images/reputation/reputation_neg.gifhttp://cache.wtaworld.com/wtaworld/images/reputation/reputation_neg.gifhttp://cache.wtaworld.com/wtaworld/images/reputation/reputation_neg.gifhttp://cache.wtaworld.com/wtaworld/images/reputation/reputation_neg.gifhttp://cache.wtaworld.com/wtaworld/images/reputation/reputation_neg.gifhttp://cache.wtaworld.com/wtaworld/images/reputation/reputation_highneg.gifhttp://cache.wtaworld.com/wtaworld/images/reputation/reputation_highneg.gifhttp://cache.wtaworld.com/wtaworld/images/reputation/reputation_highneg.gifhttp://cache.wtaworld.com/wtaworld/images/reputation/reputation_highneg.gifhttp://cache.wtaworld.com/wtaworld/images/reputation/reputation_highneg.gifhttp://cache.wtaworld.com/wtaworld/images/reputation/reputation_highneg.gif ...

SJW
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:45 PM
ok Sonja, thanks for that, as a Williams fan i shoulda known that the media likes to twist words :p but thanks for giving me the opportunity to read what she REALLY said :yeah:

calabar
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:45 PM
Anyways, Serena doesn't get "lucky", imo. You make your own luck. Serena is one of the mentally toughest players out there, and sometimes, that will make the difference.
Just what does it mean to "make your own luck"? I always thought being lucky is TOTALLY beyond one's control.

Crazy Canuck
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:48 PM
Just what does it mean to "make your own luck"? I always thought being lucky is TOTALLY beyond one's control.
If Serena is "lucky" for being able to capatalize on Amelie's mental weakness, she's only "lucky" enough to do so because she's a mental rock. Hence, she makes her "luck". In other words, I'm saying that it's not luck at all.

Regardless, thanks for posting that article Sonja.

RVD
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:48 PM
Could you imagine if Serena would have made these comments?I am so elated that Serena has finally broken through her mental wall. :bounce: It was only a matter of time. :worship:

I don't know if anyone else fells this way, but I find Amelie and Serena to be very similar competitors. Both can be fierce opponents. Both show signs of genius when it looks like all is lost. Both change tactics at odd times during matches (usually when they are winning). This time around it just happened to be Rena's fierce fighting spirit and massive level increase that won the day.

I think Amelie played incredible, and is disappointed that she lost; which is to be expected. Who wouldn't be? She should be proud of her 2004 results though. She achieved MUCH!

But I can understand why she'd be upset. Serena blocked her from the #1 ranking, and helped Lindsay retain it.

The Dynasty marches on!! :wavey:
I CAN'T WAIT FOR 2005!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lolo7
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:50 PM
Yes I agree with Mauresmo that she could have won that match however it was Serena who made some brilliant shot making that made the difference in that match. I don't think Mauresmo expected serena to serve and volley at crucial times which helped her win that game. As far is Serena making arrogant statements she has to remain confident and believe in herself. People don't realize the abuse both Williams sister had to face when they started playing. People would put them down and take swipes at them for no reason. They always had to be mentally tough and have the confidence which people mistake for arrogance to excel. Mauresmo has been putting them down for years, she never had respect for the Williams sisters. When Serena said she makes peoples career she is right. I don't think Maria's hype would be so strong if she beat someone else.

Joana
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:52 PM
Could you imagine if Serena would have made these comments?
Yes, I can, this board would be in flames, riots would start in the streets, alliens would conquer the Earth and we would all die.

DeDe4925
Nov 15th, 2004, 07:58 PM
" I had too many chances. It was me who lost the match. the same thing happened in Wimbledon"

" I know I can beat her. She always gets a little bit lucky and this time she had the crowd support"

"I defenetly have to get stronger mentally"

amelie :sad:
Wow, if Serena had said this, she'd be all kinds of classless arrogant bitches. :p

DeDe4925
Nov 15th, 2004, 08:00 PM
Sure, she had her chances but she lost the match. All those break points she didn't convert, only a few were on HER racquet.


Well, it must have been all that luck Serena was having. :p

spindoctor
Nov 15th, 2004, 08:01 PM
" I had too many chances. It was me who lost the match. the same thing happened in Wimbledon"

" I know I can beat her. She always gets a little bit lucky and this time she had the crowd support"

"I defenetly have to get stronger mentally"

amelie :sad:

Really? Where? I subscribe L'Equipe the paper version and therefore get the online pdf version for free and I couldn't find these comments anywhere. Please could you give the link.

This is what I found for everyone to read http://www.lequipe.com/Tennis/20041114_234121Dev.html
http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/20041114_234121Dev.html
same articles one with .com and another with .fr ending

DeDe4925
Nov 15th, 2004, 08:04 PM
So instead of pulling a few quotes from God knows where (because you didn't bother list the article and source, much less put them in context). And because your main goal is to stir up crap, I'll post what's been verified here. :rolleyes:

And again I'll add, all three players mentioned in this article had some very classy things to say about one another, and that's why ALL THREE of them are champions![/font]
See, this is why I love you Sonja. :kiss:

Pureracket
Nov 15th, 2004, 08:11 PM
Admins,
Can't you all do something about this troll who started the thread? You all HAVE to know who it is because of the ISP.

Martian Willow
Nov 15th, 2004, 08:11 PM
It was Amelie who lost the match. By not being as good as Serena. That's your problem.

RVD
Nov 15th, 2004, 08:15 PM
linnie posted this in another thread, but here it is again


France's Mauresmo buoyed by best season of her career
Sun Nov 14, 7:34 PM ET

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Amelie Mauresmo won't end the year atop the women's tennis world rankings, but the 25-year-old from France believes the best year of her career has left her poised to achieve even more in 2005.

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20041115/thumb.sge.fyf79.151104003433.photo00.photo.default-380x359.jpg (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/041115/photos_sp_afp/041115003440_si8dl8se_photo0)
AFP/Getty Images Photo (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/041115/photos_sp_afp/041115003440_si8dl8se_photo0)


"It has been my best year ever, and I feel proud about what I achieved. I feel I have plenty of other opportunities in the future," she said after falling in three sets to six-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in the semi-finals of the WTA Tour Championships.

Mauresmo became the first French player to become world number one in September, holding the top spot for five weeks. Her 2004 campaign included five titles, at Berlin, Rome and Montreal and, in the previous two weeks, at Linz and Philadelphia.

She could have snatched the year-end number one ranking from American Lindsay Davenport by lifting the title in the season-ending event.

"It's not my main concern today, believe me," said Mauresmo, who has said that becoming world number one was a big confidence booster but no replacement for the Grand Slam titles still missing from her resume.

Although she suffered her eighth defeat in nine meetings with Williams, Mauresmo was encouraged by her performance against the former world number one.

"She really won the match today, I didn't lose it," Mauresmo said.

Even though she couldn't get over the hump - she failed to convert all 12 break chances in the third set - Mauresmo said she felt until the end that she had a shot.

"I really believed I could raise my level in that third set, and it was very, very close," she said.

"I think her game has really improved," Williams said. "Especially her serve. I don't think that she gave up in the match at all. I think she has improved a great deal mentally and physically, and her whole game in general has improved."

Davenport, considering the possibility of losing her world number one ranking to Mauresmo after failing to advance herself from the round-robin stage here, said the Frenchwoman would have been a worthy year-end number one, even without a Grand Slam title.

"I think she is the best player not to win a Grand Slam who is competing today," Davenport said.

And Davenport added that Mauresmo's past struggles to maintain her composure in tough matches may stand her in good stead as she pursues her goal of gaining a major title.

"I respect her a lot, because she makes no secret of what troubles her," Davenport said. "She is very open to what she needs to work on and how the pressure gets to her, and I think that is a very healthy way of dealing with it.

"She has got a lot of game. Even this year, reaching number one and winning all these tournaments has given her more confidence, and maybe that will help her along."

To go with her increased confidence, Mauresmo said, she has identified a few areas of her game to try to improve in 2005.

"The serve I still have to work on, because the consistency is not where I wanted it to be today," she said. "Also probably coming in, maybe being more effective in that.

"You know, I am going to be ready for next season," Mauresmo said. "I am really looking forward to 2005."

So instead of pulling a few quotes from God knows where (because you didn't bother list the article and source, much less put them in context). And because your main goal is to stir up crap, I'll post what's been verified here. :rolleyes:

And again I'll add, all three players mentioned in this article had some very classy things to say about one another, and that's why ALL THREE of them are champions!THANK YOU SONJA!! I always wait until the actual article is posted before believing anything said here. You are truly a shining light of fairness and administrative grace. :worship: :kiss:

thelittlestelf
Nov 15th, 2004, 08:31 PM
A totally predictable reaction from any player that loses a tight match to Serena.

I disagree, though, the match was not in Amelie's hands. Serena was the one deciding almost ALL the points. You don't win a match by leaving it in your opponent's hands.

thelittlestelf
Nov 15th, 2004, 08:33 PM
I read the other article, sweet and honest comments from Amelie.

:hearts:

Crazy_Fool
Nov 15th, 2004, 08:36 PM
Actually i thought Amelie was very gracious in defeat.

fammmmedspin
Nov 15th, 2004, 09:43 PM
"I think she is the best player not to win a Grand Slam who is competing today," Davenport said.



That would put her behind Serena, Llindsay, Venus, Jennifer, Justine, Mary, Nastya, Sveta, Maria, and Conchita then (did I miss someone?

As comments go its not exactly a glowing one.........

Actually Momo was not as good as the old Kim either so thats another one.

Why didn't she just say Momo fully deserves to be the number 2 ranked player - though that sounds bad coming from a number 1 too.

Pureracket
Nov 15th, 2004, 09:52 PM
"I think she is the best player not to win a Grand Slam who is competing today," Davenport said.



That would put her behind Serena, Llindsay, Venus, Jennifer, Justine, Mary, Nastya, Sveta, Maria, and Conchita then (did I miss someone?

As comments go its not exactly a glowing one.........

Actually Momo was not as good as the old Kim either so thats another one.

Why didn't she just say Momo fully deserves to be the number 2 ranked player - though that sounds bad coming from a number 1 too.:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

DeDe4925
Nov 15th, 2004, 09:59 PM
"I think she is the best player not to win a Grand Slam who is competing today," Davenport said.



That would put her behind Serena, Llindsay, Venus, Jennifer, Justine, Mary, Nastya, Sveta, Maria, and Conchita then (did I miss someone?

As comments go its not exactly a glowing one.........

Actually Momo was not as good as the old Kim either so thats another one.

Why didn't she just say Momo fully deserves to be the number 2 ranked player - though that sounds bad coming from a number 1 too.

I didn't even notice that. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Gerri
Nov 15th, 2004, 10:05 PM
THANK YOU SONJA!! I always wait until the actual article is posted before believing anything said here. You are truly a shining light of fairness and administrative grace. :worship: :kiss:

Ditto.
She didn't say anything ungracious at all, all three seem very respectful in that article. Thanks Sonja!

GoDominique
Nov 15th, 2004, 10:06 PM
"I think she is the best player not to win a Grand Slam who is competing today," Davenport said.



That would put her behind Serena, Llindsay, Venus, Jennifer, Justine, Mary, Nastya, Sveta, Maria, and Conchita then (did I miss someone?

As comments go its not exactly a glowing one.........
That's not true.
It puts her in front of everyone except those you mentioned.
But it says nothing about where she belongs in that group. :)

Black Mamba.
Nov 15th, 2004, 10:20 PM
Every sport has both mental and physical aspects. You can be the most physically talented player around, but if your mental situation isn't right you won't win the close matches.

jenny161185
Nov 15th, 2004, 10:45 PM
nice comments from LD and its true its not as if Amelie hides her problems which is a great way to deal with it , she basically knows she has the talent to win a major just needs a bita work upstairs!

vettipooh
Nov 15th, 2004, 11:14 PM
Always good to hear both sides of the story. Thanks, Sonja...that was a refreshing read.

MinnyGophers
Nov 16th, 2004, 04:06 AM
"I think she is the best player not to win a Grand Slam who is competing today," Davenport said.



That would put her behind Serena, Llindsay, Venus, Jennifer, Justine, Mary, Nastya, Sveta, Maria, and Conchita then (did I miss someone?

As comments go its not exactly a glowing one.........

Actually Momo was not as good as the old Kim either so thats another one.

Why didn't she just say Momo fully deserves to be the number 2 ranked player - though that sounds bad coming from a number 1 too.

i think she meant that she is the best to have no won a slam yet, she didn't compare her to anyone else ( slam winners), except maybe insinuationg that Kim and some others aren't as good as she is now.

swiss
Nov 16th, 2004, 07:21 AM
" I had too many chances. It was me who lost the match. the same thing happened in Wimbledon"

" I know I can beat her. She always gets a little bit lucky and this time she had the crowd support"

"I defenetly have to get stronger mentally"

amelie :sad:
:eek: :eek: :eek: I never read such things in l'Equipe she said the contrary :mad:
stupid post :fiery:

Yasmine
Nov 16th, 2004, 07:56 AM
for one of the few times, Serena gets the crowds' support and it's cause for complaint :haha:

She's not complaining, it's a true fact amd she recognizes it... :rolleyes: