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Linnie
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:46 PM
:cool:

ALLEZ!!!

Sonja :worship: :kiss:

Sonja
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:52 PM
Seemed a fitting tribute ;)

Jenny.C.Fan
Mar 3rd, 2005, 07:01 PM
Go amelie :)

suzie
Mar 4th, 2005, 09:36 AM
ALLEZ Amélie!!!

Dear Amézons hope you have fun, cheer up for Amélie (LOUD please :devil: ), bring those cameras (we want pics! :angel: ) and have a GREAT time! ;)

Sonja
Mar 9th, 2005, 01:34 AM
*counting the days*

Sonja
Mar 14th, 2005, 01:27 AM
bump - Make the most of Miami Momo!!

Linnie
Mar 14th, 2005, 02:18 AM
bump - Make the most of Miami Momo!!
Amen :angel:

Ceze
Mar 14th, 2005, 04:57 PM
Amen :angel:

:angel: :angel: :angel:

améliemomo
Mar 14th, 2005, 07:27 PM
allez Amé!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!React!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

alwayshingis
Mar 14th, 2005, 11:41 PM
ALLEZ!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

mauresmofan
Mar 16th, 2005, 01:48 PM
Get going in this tourney Amélie - Start your engine!!!

Bumsby
Mar 16th, 2005, 06:51 PM
Linnie, Sonja and whoever else, I hope you'll cheer your lungs out as Momo has never seemed to like Miami that much I think... :rolleyes:

She'll probably need the support of a whole Amezon Army!!!! :drive: :woohoo:

So, if she goes far in the tournament, it means you have done a good job ;) :cool: :angel:

ALLEZ!!!!

:bounce:

ClaudiaZ-S
Mar 16th, 2005, 06:54 PM
Mauresmo enters in Miami?

Bероника
Mar 18th, 2005, 04:55 PM
Allez Momo!!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

mauresmofan
Mar 18th, 2005, 09:07 PM
*Firstly gets down to worship Veronikas Avatar :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: (The first Lady of Track and Field Miss Merlene Ottey)*:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Go Go Momo:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

swiss
Mar 19th, 2005, 07:27 AM
she was training very hard this week at IW :p
take revenge on yourself, Amé :bounce:

JPrince
Mar 19th, 2005, 06:01 PM
Go Momo! No more early round exits! This is your tournament! :) :worship: :) :worship: :) :worship: :) :worship:

Odysseus
Mar 19th, 2005, 11:47 PM
ALLEZ ALLEZ AMELIE
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Have a wonderful time in Miami, girls :wavey:

$pencer
Mar 20th, 2005, 03:25 AM
Allez Amélie!!

creepy stalker
Mar 20th, 2005, 03:27 AM
Allez Momo!

$pencer
Mar 20th, 2005, 04:05 AM
Allez Momo!
Did you stalk me into this thread?? :p

spindoctor
Mar 21st, 2005, 10:13 AM
Last week's hard work and TLC :hehehe: should give results. Go Amélie!

améliemomo
Mar 21st, 2005, 04:22 PM
Allez Amélie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jenny.C.Fan
Mar 21st, 2005, 07:13 PM
Allez amelie-you can do well here this week, let's see the best of you ame :)

Linnie
Mar 21st, 2005, 07:41 PM
She'll have a tough second round match against either Kirilenko or Chakvetadze :eek:

Roll Mauresmo! You can do it!!!

Shark
Mar 21st, 2005, 07:50 PM
She has a easy draw,lets hope the best of it!
Go momo!!!!!!

JPrince
Mar 21st, 2005, 08:58 PM
She has a easy draw,lets hope the best of it!
Go momo!!!!!!


I wouldn't say it's exactly easy. With the possibility of facing Kirilenko in the second round, as well as Kuznetsova later. Let's take it one round at a time. Allez Amelie! :)

Bumsby
Mar 21st, 2005, 09:19 PM
Ok, she could have an easier first match but, apart from that, on the overall she couldn't have an easier draw IMO, if you think she won't play Justine, Venus, Serena and Sharapova before the final (nor Kim and Myskina before the semifinals) :rolleyes:

I don't know why she never plays well in the American Tier I's, but if she can get over it, whatever it is, no reason why she shouldn't go far I think.

Allez!!! :bounce:

mauresmofan
Mar 22nd, 2005, 10:11 AM
Take full advantage of your draw Momo - the tournament has been laid out for you so take full advantage!!!!!

Suchada
Mar 23rd, 2005, 09:56 AM
:lol: Bonne Chance, Momo! :lol:

eyesy
Mar 23rd, 2005, 07:38 PM
i love the title of this thread. MAURESMORIZATION!
ALLEZ MOMO!

marsha
Mar 23rd, 2005, 07:52 PM
Just stopping by to wish good luck to Amelie -- and yes, this is a very clever title there, Ms. L---

BTW, is Amelie coming to "Amelie" Island again this year?

Sonja
Mar 24th, 2005, 09:26 AM
Title was mine, I do them a year before because I'm a freak like that :p

*I'm leaving on a jet plane*

Allez AuJus - Time to kick some ass!

Sonja
Mar 24th, 2005, 09:26 AM
Marsha, linnie can confirm but I don't think she'll be at AI this year.

suzie
Mar 24th, 2005, 09:35 AM
http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/miami/f_14.jpg
©Nasdaq-100 Open
Miami, Florida: A view of the round table format All-Access Hour for the media, with Elena Dementieva (L) and Amelie Mauresmo (top right).

améliemomo
Mar 24th, 2005, 12:45 PM
it looks a very nice atmosphere in miami:)

Shark
Mar 24th, 2005, 02:07 PM
thank you so much for that pic!!!

marsha
Mar 24th, 2005, 03:52 PM
it looks a very nice atmosphere in miami:)

You know, it really does, doesn't it? But when you are there, you realize that the players are sitting at tables behind a fence -- it's not like just any ole body can walk up and say hi-de-ho!

Still the practice courts are all very easy to access and every person I ever encountered there except two (who shall be nameless) were as friendly and nice as could be, so I guess it is a great atmosphere -- really wish I was there now! *LOL*

suzie
Mar 24th, 2005, 06:45 PM
Two more. ;)

http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/52445015AB012_NASDAQ_100_Op032313_lower.jpg

Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium (R) and Amelie Mauresmo of France (L) speaks on the panel about "Fitness, Nutrition and healthy Lifestyles for Women" during the NASDAQ-100 Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 23, 2005 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Amelie Mauresmo;Justine Henin-Hardenne


http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/52445015AB011_NASDAQ_100_Op032313_lower.jpg

Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium (R) and Amelie Mauresmo of France (L) speaks on the panel about "Fitness, Nutrition and healthy Lifestyles for Women" during the NASDAQ-100 Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 23, 2005 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Justine Henin-Hardenne;Amelie Mauresmo

galadriel
Mar 26th, 2005, 08:17 AM
GOOD LUCK AMELIE :kiss:

..ikke..
Mar 26th, 2005, 10:35 AM
Good luck against Kirilenko :bounce:

Linnie
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:55 AM
ALLEZ!!!

Bette_Midler
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:57 AM
ALLEZ!!! KAÑA A KIRI

:devil:

Lapin
Mar 26th, 2005, 12:54 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Bonne Chance Amélie!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

améliemomo
Mar 26th, 2005, 12:54 PM
Allez Amé!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shark
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:31 PM
She Won!!!

~Rachel~
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:39 PM
:bounce: :banana: :bounce:

Amelie also unveiled a new outfit....brace yourselves.....shades on....:cool:

http://channels.netscape.com/fotosrch/3/20050326MIA01D.jpg

Netsurfer
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:40 PM
Congratulations, Amelie! :umbrella: :banana:

améliemomo
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:44 PM
happy amélie won it.

Allez amélie for your next round!!!!!!!!!

~Rachel~
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:45 PM
I think I'm actually growing to like it...after all, we're all pink on the inside :lol:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050326/capt.flla11003261822.nasdaq_100_open_flla110.jpg

JPrince
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:49 PM
I think I'm actually growing to like it...after all, we're all pink on the inside :lol:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050326/capt.flla11003261822.nasdaq_100_open_flla110.jpg


Aww! Pretty pastel pink! How fitting for Easter! Actually, she looked cute in it!

hablo
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:52 PM
I think I'm actually growing to like it...after all, we're all pink on the inside :lol:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050326/capt.flla11003261822.nasdaq_100_open_flla110.jpg

That's a nice and constructive way of putting it!!! :wavey: :lol:

I'm very happy for your victory Momo!!!! :bounce: :angel:

~Rachel~
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:53 PM
A couple more..

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050326/capt.flla11803261839.nasdaq_100_open_flla118.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050326/capt.flla11703261834.nasdaq_100_open_flla117.jpg

Does anyone know what that band is that she's wearing on her left wrist? Maybe it's one of those cancer ones :shrug:

JPrince
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:59 PM
A couple more..

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050326/capt.flla11803261839.nasdaq_100_open_flla118.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050326/capt.flla11703261834.nasdaq_100_open_flla117.jpg

Does anyone know what that band is that she's wearing on her left wrist? Maybe it's one of those cancer ones :shrug:


Yes, it's a breast cancer awareness bracelet. :)

~Rachel~
Mar 26th, 2005, 06:08 PM
Yes, it's a breast cancer awareness bracelet. :)

Thanks :)

Just re-enforces what we already knew, that Amelie has a heart of gold :angel:

hablo
Mar 26th, 2005, 06:10 PM
Thanks :)

Just re-enforces what we already knew, that Amelie has a heart of gold :angel:

The little angel even matches her outfit!!! Imagine that!! :angel: :lol:

Ya, I think she recently decided to support research for breast cancer!! :bounce:

eyesy
Mar 26th, 2005, 06:29 PM
Thanks :)

Just re-enforces what we already knew, that Amelie has a heart of gold :angel:

Can't agree more!

mauresmofan
Mar 26th, 2005, 08:33 PM
Amélies a really good person! Thanks Sonja and Linnie for getting her through this one - Keep those cheers coming in loud and proud!!!!

$pencer
Mar 26th, 2005, 08:38 PM
Well done Amélie and the outfit looks great...:D

eyesy
Mar 26th, 2005, 08:46 PM
Well done Amélie and the outfit looks great...:D

I can't agree with you on this one. The pink is ugly!

Why can't Nike make some nice outfit for Momo?

Lapin
Mar 27th, 2005, 12:01 AM
:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:Bien joué Amélie!! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Bonne Chance demain contre Anna!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Bероника
Mar 27th, 2005, 01:23 AM
A. MAURESMO/M. Kirilenko
4-6, 6-4, 6-1

An interview with:

AMELIE MAURESMO

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. It looked like it took you a little while to get comfortable out there.

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, yeah, a set and a half to really...

Q. Was that you or her?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Was a little bit of both, I think. You know, she played really well, that first set especially. You know, I was ‑‑ I thought I was giving her too many free points and I wasn't really into my rhythm. You know, it took me a little time today, and I finally got my game together, put that ball back in, you know, a lot of variation as well. Was able to, you know, come back pretty strong in that second set, and then I think she got probably tired a little bit in the third set.

Tough one.

Q. How much was the heat a factor?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Maybe at the end of the match, you know, I was physically a little stronger so that, you know, I was capable of coming back on court after the break and really being able to give 100%. Maybe it wasn't really the case for her. And especially when you lose a second set, then, yeah, I guess it's tougher also mentally to come back and play strong.

Q. What does a match like that do for the rest of the week?

AMELIE MAURESMO: I think it's pretty good, actually, to come out of a match like that the beginning of a tournament. You know, it gives you, I think, a little confidence back after the disappointment of last week.

So, yeah, hopefully, you know, if I'm capable of really having a good recuperation, I guess I'm going to play tomorrow again, so I hope that it's going to be good.

Q. I had one question about Miss Golovin, a countrywoman. What do you think of her potential?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, you know, she's proved already a lot of things I think on the court. She's been playing pretty well last season, you know. She's hitting the ball hard. You know, she's a tough player. I think mentally she's pretty strong also. Still may be sometimes, you know, like when we say "junior," is like maybe she has to be on the right points more focused, focus on these points. But, you know, she's only like 17, I think. She's going to improve a lot. I think she has a lot of potential.

FastScripts by ASAP Sports...

Mariangelina
Mar 27th, 2005, 02:41 AM
:bounce: :bigclap: :hearts: ALLEZ! :bounce: :bigclap: :hearts:

Linnie
Mar 27th, 2005, 02:49 AM
For those of you who don't like the pink outfit, how about just pink shorts? :hearts: ;)

http://images.snapfish.com/3434%3A%3C4723232%7Ffp47%3Dot%3E2328%3D%3B53%3D5%3 B%3C%3DXROQDF%3E23237%3B2756886ot1lsi

JPrince
Mar 27th, 2005, 02:56 AM
For those of you who don't like the pink outfit, how about just pink shorts? :hearts: ;)

http://images.snapfish.com/3434%3A%3C4723232%7Ffp47%3Dot%3E2328%3D%3B53%3D5%3 B%3C%3DXROQDF%3E23237%3B2756886ot1lsi


Pink shorts, orange shorts, or green shorts...doesn't matter. With a body like that, she looks good in anything! Look at those abs! Oh la la!!! :kiss: :hearts:
Thanks for the photo Linnie!

améliemomo
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:43 AM
The little angel even matches her outfit!!! Imagine that!! :angel: :lol:

Ya, I think she recently decided to support research for breast cancer!! :bounce:


Yes she supports the curie institut against cancer.

its true that she has a heart in gold.:)

améliemomo
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:45 AM
For those of you who don't like the pink outfit, how about just pink shorts? :hearts: ;)

http://images.snapfish.com/3434%3A%3C4723232%7Ffp47%3Dot%3E2328%3D%3B53%3D5%3 B%3C%3DXROQDF%3E23237%3B2756886ot1lsi



I think its nicer than all in pink!she looks great!too much pink kills pink!

thanks for the pic!!!!

mauresmofan
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:09 AM
For those of you who don't like the pink outfit, how about just pink shorts? :hearts: ;)

http://images.snapfish.com/3434%3A%3C4723232%7Ffp47%3Dot%3E2328%3D%3B53%3D5%3 B%3C%3DXROQDF%3E23237%3B2756886ot1lsi

Oh My :lick: :hearts: :lick: :hearts: - why doesn't she wear this outfit playing! I bet they'd have a kiniption fit at Wimbledon if she turned up in this little number!:eek: :tape:

~Rachel~
Mar 27th, 2005, 11:55 AM
For those of you who don't like the pink outfit, how about just pink shorts? :hearts: ;)

http://images.snapfish.com/3434%3A%3C4723232%7Ffp47%3Dot%3E2328%3D%3B53%3D5%3 B%3C%3DXROQDF%3E23237%3B2756886ot1lsi

:hearts:

*dies*

It's just not fair to have abs like that :devil:

griffin
Mar 27th, 2005, 05:35 PM
I think she dressed up like the Easter Bunny in honor of the holiday.

I'm serious.

:haha:

mauresmofan
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:55 PM
Great match today Momo - keep it up against Sprem!

eyesy
Mar 28th, 2005, 05:10 AM
Best luck for Momo!!

Keep winning!

JPrince
Mar 28th, 2005, 07:50 AM
Allez Amelie!!! Kick Sprem's Ass!!! :worship:

galadriel
Mar 28th, 2005, 07:52 AM
ALLEZ AMELIE :kiss:

Wombat
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:02 PM
Terminate the Spreminator, Momo!

suzie
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:41 PM
Allez Amélie!!!
Sorry K-lina, you have to go! :angel:

Netsurfer
Mar 28th, 2005, 02:03 PM
http://www.tennismagazin.de/de/slideshow/images/20050324/260305miami1_d.jpg
Source: http://www.tennismagazin.de/

Good luck, Amelie! :bounce:

**Netsurfer

spindoctor
Mar 28th, 2005, 03:54 PM
she lives in the place in the side of our lives
where nothing is ever put straight
she turns her self round and
she smiles and she says
this is it
that's the end of the joke
and loses herself in her dreaming and sleep
and her lovers walk through in their coats
pretty in pink isn't she
pretty in pink
isn't she

~Psychedelic Furs~

suzie
Mar 28th, 2005, 07:57 PM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20050328/all/l1380707.jpg

Well done, Pink Panther!http://www.high-tech.com/panther/images/pinkblnkl.gif

Shark
Mar 28th, 2005, 08:18 PM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20050328/all/l1380707.jpg

Well done, Pink Panther!http://www.high-tech.com/panther/images/pinkblnkl.gif

HAHAHAHAHA :lol: :lol:

mauresmofan
Mar 29th, 2005, 11:27 AM
No news from Sonja and Linnie yet? Very Strange.:eek:

:devil: *I think I'll start a rumour that they blagged their way into Amélies hotel room but somehow got locked into the mini bar cabinet!*:tape: :drink: :spit:

swiss
Mar 29th, 2005, 03:08 PM
For those of you who don't like the pink outfit, how about just pink shorts? :hearts: ;)

http://images.snapfish.com/3434%3A%3C4723232%7Ffp47%3Dot%3E2328%3D%3B53%3D5%3 B%3C%3DXROQDF%3E23237%3B2756886ot1lsi


we all want pics as hot as ...........this one :lick:
we want pics....
we want pics .....
anyway congrats for that one :kiss: she is......... :timebomb:

Linnie
Mar 29th, 2005, 04:02 PM
No news from Sonja and Linnie yet? Very Strange.:eek:

:devil: *I think I'll start a rumour that they blagged their way into Amélies hotel room but somehow got locked into the mini bar cabinet!*:tape: :drink: :spit:
Yeah, don't we wish! :lol:

We just spent four days with her :drool: - Sonja's on her way home, and I'm back at work :p Will have a few tales to tell (and a few photos to post) very very soon ;)

Lapin
Mar 29th, 2005, 10:03 PM
Yeah, don't we wish! :lol:

We just spent four days with her :drool: - Sonja's on her way home, and I'm back at work :p Will have a few tales to tell (and a few photos to post) very very soon ;)

Ooh, can't wait Linnie!! :p Glad you both had a great time!! :yeah:

mauresmofan
Mar 29th, 2005, 10:15 PM
Yeah, don't we wish! :lol:

We just spent four days with her :drool: - Sonja's on her way home, and I'm back at work :p Will have a few tales to tell (and a few photos to post) very very soon ;)

My rumour barely got off the rumour mill and it was squashed :p . Glad to hear ye had a great time!:D The board was very quiet without ye ;) :kiss:

Harju.
Mar 30th, 2005, 01:30 AM
Yeah, don't we wish! :lol:

We just spent four days with her :drool: - Sonja's on her way home, and I'm back at work :p Will have a few tales to tell (and a few photos to post) very very soon ;)
:lol: Glad you two had great time.

Hardly can wait for the pics and juicy gossip. :haha:

suzie
Mar 30th, 2005, 06:10 AM
Welcome back Linnie! so nice you had a good time there with our pink lady! :p

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/miami2/f_13.jpg

All the luck against Ana! it will be needed... :rolleyes:

Sonja
Mar 30th, 2005, 04:18 PM
No news from Sonja and Linnie yet? Very Strange.:eek:

:devil: *I think I'll start a rumour that they blagged their way into Amélies hotel room but somehow got locked into the mini bar cabinet!*:tape: :drink: :spit:

There is actually a grain of truth to that.

We did see her in her hotel :devil:

$pencer
Mar 30th, 2005, 04:33 PM
*envious of the Amelie fans who are in Miami* :D

Allez Amélie!

eyesy
Mar 30th, 2005, 05:38 PM
Amelie is winning!!!!

Go, Momo, win it all!

mauresmofan
Mar 30th, 2005, 06:56 PM
Great Job Amélie. Ivanovic is a great prospect for the future and her game isn't too bad right now - I'm sure she'll be top 30 in no time.

Lapin
Mar 30th, 2005, 11:07 PM
Some pics from Yahoo.fr:

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afpji/20050330/050330194044.2yc0advx0b.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20050330/all/l1382747.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20050330/all/l1382779.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/reuters_ids/20050330/21/2338347203.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20050330/all/l1382750.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20050330/all/l1382755.jpg
Wow, I hadn't realised how tall Ana is!

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20050330/all/l1382742.jpg



Post match interview from the Nasdaq site:

. MAURESMO/A. Ivanovic
6‑1, 6‑4

An interview with:

AMELIE MAURESMO

THE MODERATOR: Questions in English, please.

Q. So, Amelie, now you sit back and wait for your opponent.

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah. Pretty comfortable situation, huh?

Q. Will you watch the match?

AMELIE MAURESMO: No. I don't know if it's on TV actually. If it's on TV, I'm gonna watch it.

Q. We could get you a seat.

AMELIE MAURESMO: I'm not sure I'm going to come back here tonight to have a look at it, but I might. I might. I'll see.

Q. Is there any profit to watching a player you've seen so many times?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, you can still learn a couple things here and there. You can still see a few things that you haven't really focused on in the past.

But of course I know how these two guys are playing. I mean, Kim, I haven't seen her play, obviously, for more than a year now. I haven't seen her play since she's back. So it might be interesting.

Q. You played extraordinarily in the first set.

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah.

Q. Could you have been more aggressive in closing out this match?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, probably, but she surprised me a little bit at, you know, 3‑Love. She started really to hit pretty hard and everything was in. I was a little bit surprised about that. You know, I probably should have been more ‑‑ react more quickly to this situation than having to close it off at 5‑4 in the second, which is always a tough situation.

So, you know, just pretty happy to make it in straight sets. Obviously, a little bit of experience at the end paid off probably.

Q. Especially in that first set, it seemed like you were catching every line, every corner.

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah.

Q. How big of a part of your game is that?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, I was playing some good tennis. Actually, I felt since, you know, the tournament started I'm playing better and better. Probably the first set and a half that I played today were the best ones. But also, you know, I thought she was giving me a lot of free points as well. Wasn't moving pretty well.

So, yeah, I was pretty happy about that. I thought it was gonna keep going like this. That's why I got a little surprised when she came back a little stronger.

Q. What's changed from the disappointment of Indian Wells to the way you started here, then suddenly things have picked up?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, I guess I needed this tough first round to really put me into that tournament, to really erase what happened at Indian Wells, which is now the case, you know. When you start off a new tournament, you want to do well. And when you had the disappointment which was my case in Indian Wells, you know, you want to take it right away in the past. So that's what I did.

And, again, my game is really improving I think every match here. So pretty satisfied about that.

(Love this next bit :) : )
Q. We have an expression in the United States, it's called "playing not to lose," rather than playing to win.

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, we have that in French as well (laughing). In every language, I'm sure you have that.

Q. Do you think you sometimes fall into that little trap of playing not to lose?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, especially in that second part of the match today, because I really, you know, I was aggressive and everything and then, again, I got surprised, which I shouldn't have when she came back a little stronger in that second set.

So in this case, I should, of course, be more aggressive, trying to find another way to leave her back into the ‑‑ her head into the water. Do you have that expression as well (laughing)?

Q. How do you slap yourself back into reality to keep you from doing that?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, I don't know. If you have a tip for me or something, you know (smiling)... :lol:

No, I'm just trying to focus on what I do. I guess physically also I needed to move a little bit more because, you know, she was giving me a lot of points. I didn't have to work too hard for the points for like nine or ten games. So only I have to play it. And I think physically I was not ready for this. So maybe that's the key, try to work physically and get more intense physically to really get back into the match.

Q. Killer instinct?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, maybe.

Q. On the other side of the bracket you have Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams, who both have a very distinctive style, very similar. How would you compare their styles to yours?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, I think they hit the ball pretty hard from the baseline on both sides. They're really capable to make a difference on one shot. They both serve pretty well. They don't come in so often. Maybe that's the difference with my game, I'm putting little bit more of spin. I'm really able to slice on the backhand side, which is not so natural for them.

You know, all these kind of details are making a huge difference, I think.

Q. How can you make that work for you if it gets to the point where you're facing one of them in the final?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, I think that's my game. That's the way I play the game ‑ lot of variation, lot of different speed of balls, different spin, and coming in as well. So it's all these things that can help me.

Q. If you look on the women's tour now, almost every time you turn around there's a new player coming in, Linetskaya or this girl you've played three times now. Probably next week somebody else that no one has heard of will make an impact. Does it surprise you, or have you seen this coming for some time?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, I think we've seen the Russian coming, obviously, in the last couple years. But you always have young, young players coming in, I think. It's also tough. Sometimes you have them coming in and then struggling little bit to hang in there, to really confirm what they did on the first year on the tour.

I think you always have, you know, new players. Every year you see new faces, juniors coming into the seniors. I was one of them at the time ‑ long time ago now (smiling).

But it's pretty ‑‑ I mean, it's funny, I think, and it's nice to actually see new faces, I think.

Q. Now you've seen this young teenager three times this year.

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yes, already three times.

Q. How is she?

AMELIE MAURESMO: She's hitting the ball very well. She's powerful. She's able to serve very well as well. She's proved, I mean, in these last few months, that she's really capable of playing some great tennis. She already won a tournament at the beginning of the year, you know. It's not coincidence if I play her three times in like three months, you know; it means that she is there, she's playing some good tennis, consistent already at 17.

So, yeah, she's playing good.

Q. To what extent is the No. 1 ranking on your mind here? How much are you aware of it?

AMELIE MAURESMO: I'm not aware what I have to do exactly to get it back. I know I can get it back after this tournament.

To me, of course it's a focus. I mean, I'm focused on that, but it's not my main focus. I think the game and also doing well in these big events, as well as in the Grand Slams, is today more important to me. Of course I would love to get it back, but having had it once is pretty different. My goals are somewhere else.

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:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: Bien joué Amélie!! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:


Ana is a scary prospect for the future though! :eek:

Sonja
Mar 30th, 2005, 11:11 PM
Just a taste of what's to come...

After the Sprem match
http://home.mchsi.com/~sonjajo/4th_rd_Sprem_Win_End_4911.jpg

Sonja
Mar 30th, 2005, 11:18 PM
http://home.mchsi.com/~sonjajo/4th_rd_Sprem_Win_End_4904.jpg

Sonja
Mar 30th, 2005, 11:24 PM
http://home.mchsi.com/~sonjajo/4th_rd_Sprem_Win_End_4903.jpg

Sonja
Mar 31st, 2005, 01:12 AM
http://home.mchsi.com/~sonjajo/Sprem_Win_4782.JPG

Sonja
Mar 31st, 2005, 01:41 AM
Practice

http://home.mchsi.com/~sonjajo/Amelie_Practice_4112.JPG

Sonja
Mar 31st, 2005, 01:47 AM
http://home.mchsi.com/~sonjajo/Amelie_Practice_4115.JPG

Sonja
Mar 31st, 2005, 01:55 AM
http://home.mchsi.com/~sonjajo/Amelie_Practice_4099.JPG

Sonja
Mar 31st, 2005, 02:04 AM
http://home.mchsi.com/~blaster01/Amelie_4089.JPG

swiss
Mar 31st, 2005, 08:12 AM
yeah :bounce:
fantactic pics :hearts:
as we were there with you :p
thanks Sonja :kiss:

suzie
Mar 31st, 2005, 02:08 PM
http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2005-03-30T222429Z_01_GALAXY-DC-MDF912882_RTRIDSP_2_SPORTS-ATP-NASDAQ-DC.jpg

http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2005-03-30T195705Z_01_KEY02D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2005-03-30T195758Z_01_KEY01D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

All pics REUTERS/Gregory Shamus

Thanks for all pics, interviews, etc! :D and Sonja GREAT pics! ;)

After watching Kim's match with Elena and look at Amélie/Kim h2h... :eek:
I'm VERY, VERY worried... :rolleyes: Anyway, GOOD LUCKY Amélie!!

JPrince
Mar 31st, 2005, 06:14 PM
Awesome pics Sonja! Thanks! :)

Lapin
Mar 31st, 2005, 09:19 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Bonne Chance Amélie contre Kim!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Thanks for the great pics Sonja! :D