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Sonja
Aug 1st, 2005, 03:39 PM
This one's hers!

ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ

Linnie
Aug 2nd, 2005, 09:04 PM
Go for it! :banana:

:bounce: ALLEZ! :bounce:

Elisse
Aug 17th, 2005, 10:33 AM
:bounce:Go Go Mauresmo!!! :bounce:

Ceze
Aug 18th, 2005, 03:35 PM
ALLEZ AMELIE!! After your title in Toronto, another here in New Haven! ;) :angel:

Ceze
Aug 21st, 2005, 01:53 PM
ALLEZ AMELIE!! After your title in Toronto, another here in New Haven! ;) :angel:
Ok, you didnt win in Toronto, but it was so close vs Justine... Good luck in New Haven :bounce:

Linnie
Aug 21st, 2005, 07:10 PM
She's playing doubles with Nathalie :)

Elisse
Aug 21st, 2005, 09:00 PM
Woohoo...Momo playing doubles!!! :drool: :hearts:



:bounce: Allez Amélie!!! :bounce:

griffin
Aug 22nd, 2005, 01:42 PM
She's playing doubles with Nathalie :)

Ho-ziat? :eek:

;)

Allez Dech-Mode!

Sonja
Aug 22nd, 2005, 03:42 PM
Would much rather see her play dubs with Sveta; Get well soon Sveta!

Allez Amélie - time to raise your game!

hablo
Aug 22nd, 2005, 10:44 PM
allez Momo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rocker2:

mauresmofan
Aug 22nd, 2005, 11:38 PM
Momos 3 step plan
1. Get to the semi finals of my first tournament back.
2. Get to the finals of my second tournament.
3. Win my third tournament.

What is her next tournament BTW? :confused: :p

hablo
Aug 23rd, 2005, 12:21 AM
Momos 3 step plan
1. Get to the semi finals of my first tournament back.
2. Get to the finals of my second tournament.
3. Win my third tournament.

What is her next tournament BTW? :confused: :p

:bowdown:

suzie
Aug 23rd, 2005, 03:38 PM
Allez Les Filles!

Kelly
Aug 24th, 2005, 12:42 AM
momo and dechy won their doubles match

hablo
Aug 25th, 2005, 01:03 AM
momo beat elena L :woohoo:
6-1 6-3 :banana:

Linnie
Aug 25th, 2005, 01:41 AM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/PPT143082420_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/PPT139082420_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/PPT138082420_1024x768.jpg
AP Photos/Bob Child

*Jean*
Aug 25th, 2005, 07:22 AM
Thanks for the pic :kiss:
Nice win Amélie...
With the w/o of Petrova, she has now a good draw :)

suzie
Aug 25th, 2005, 09:38 AM
Her draw didn't quite change... Petrova was in the other half. ;)
Well done! Hopefully ES will show her match live today. :yeah:

Wtannis
Aug 25th, 2005, 10:37 AM
yes go for it!

Allezzzz!!!

Sonja
Aug 25th, 2005, 06:55 PM
GO GO MAURESMO - TAKE ALG OUT!

hablo
Aug 25th, 2005, 06:59 PM
hear our cry, momo : take her out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :devil:

sapir1434
Aug 25th, 2005, 07:47 PM
allez Amelie!!!!! Take This Tittle!!!!!

hablo
Aug 25th, 2005, 08:46 PM
:banana: yes, momo wins her match against A-L G. : 6-3 6-2 :yeah:

pcrtennis
Aug 25th, 2005, 10:35 PM
Does anyone know how Mauresmo has to do here to get into the top three of the US Open Series?

mauresmofan
Aug 26th, 2005, 05:28 AM
Allez Amélie - Into the final please :worship:

*One Must remain proper in ones chants at all times, eh Sonja?*;)

Ceze
Aug 26th, 2005, 07:16 AM
Does anyone know how Mauresmo has to do here to get into the top three of the US Open Series?
Currently she is n°5:
1. Clijsters 225pts
2. Pierce 100pts
3. Sugiyama 70pts
4. Henin-Hardenne 70pts
5. Mauresmo 67pts (including 22pts for her current New Haven results)
6. Hantuchova 59pts (including 12pts for New Haven results)
7. Petrova 47pts
7. Schnyder 47pts
With a win today in SF, she will have 80pts, and if she wins the title, she will have 95pts. So she needs to reach the final to be in the top 3 of the US Open Series. But she cant be n°2, whatever happens.

Linnie
Aug 26th, 2005, 01:24 PM
From CBS Sportsline:

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/PPT137082517_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/PPT132082517_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/PPT136082517_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/PPT133082517_1024x768.jpg
AP Photos/Bob Child

Linnie
Aug 26th, 2005, 01:46 PM
I was flipping channels last night, trying to get away from the endless hurricane coverage here, when, shortly after midnight, lo and behold....................ESPN2 had just started showing the Momo-ALG match! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Anyway, I was impressed with how hard ALG hits. With a little time and a lot more consistency, she'll be heading up the rankings. I thought Amélie played well, but like Mary Joe pointed out, she has to be a lot more agressive. She pretty much just waited for ALG to make the error (which happened more often than not) so she really has to make things happen a lot more. Hopefully she'll keep getting better as the Open approaches :)

ALLEZ and kick butt today!!! :bounce:

griffin
Aug 26th, 2005, 02:17 PM
Holy cow, what's with the exploding fuzz in the lower left corner of this pic? Did she catch some ballkid's hair on the swing? :lol:

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/PPT136082517_1024x768.jpg

Linnie
Aug 26th, 2005, 02:46 PM
Nah, it's just her whacking the cover off the ball :p

Or maybe Sophia's shedding ;)

Linnie
Aug 26th, 2005, 02:54 PM
As I'm suffering from cabin fever, went fishing for her interview from yesterday:

PILOT PEN TENNIS
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT
August 25, 2005

A. MAURESMO/A-L Groenefeld
6-3, 6-2

AMELIE MAURESMO

Q. In the first game her big serve seemed to get you off stride. You adjusted and won the next three games. Were you surprised by that and what adjustments did you make?
AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, I haven't played her for I think more than two years, so and she improved a lot since then, so I think I needed a little time to see a little bit better her serve and really read better and I think that's what I did throughout the whole match. Also in that first game she puts a lot of first serves in, so, nothing to say about that. Then, yeah, like a little bit like yesterday it was close at the beginning and then really took control of the match, took control of the game and was -- really kept the ball, dictate on my serve and really push her on her serve.

Q. Happy overall with the way your game is going?
AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, very happy. I don't know how it looks from outside, but I feel comfortable on the court. I feel, again, a little bit like I said last night fit, ready, and really feeling I am hitting the ball very well.

Q. Crowd was kind of sparse out there. Do you prefer bigger crowds?
AMELIE MAURESMO: It's always better to play with a bigger crowd, but it was quite a big one last night, but yeah, it's a pity that people don't come more to the tennis.

Q. What are the things you are most trying to accomplish?
AMELIE MAURESMO: I have been coming here for a few years now and never got to the last day and get the trophy so that's what I am trying to do and first and then also getting ready for the Open also, try to really put my game together which is quite there and really, yeah, try to go to the end.

Q. How many times have you played her in the past?
AMELIE MAURESMO: I think just once.

End of FastScripts….

hablo
Aug 26th, 2005, 04:49 PM
I was flipping channels last night, trying to get away from the endless hurricane coverage here, when, shortly after midnight, lo and behold....................ESPN2 had just started showing the Momo-ALG match! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Anyway, I was impressed with how hard ALG hits. With a little time and a lot more consistency, she'll be heading up the rankings. I thought Amélie played well, but like Mary Joe pointed out, she has to be a lot more agressive. She pretty much just waited for ALG to make the error (which happened more often than not) so she really has to make things happen a lot more. Hopefully she'll keep getting better as the Open approaches :)

ALLEZ and kick butt today!!! :bounce:

momo being tentative, passive, it sounds like... not good news :(

allez Momo : you gotta remedy that!!!!!!!!!!!! :fiery:

Linnie
Aug 26th, 2005, 04:59 PM
momo being tentative, passive, it sounds like... not good news :(

allez Momo : you gotta remedy that!!!!!!!!!!!! :fiery:
It didn't look like, to me, that she was tentative or passive. It's that she could have been less defensive. I thought she played well, but more important, she looked very comfortable out there :)

hablo
Aug 26th, 2005, 05:05 PM
It didn't look like, to me, that she was tentative or passive. It's that she could have been less defensive. I thought she played well, but more important, she looked very comfortable out there :)

so she's being defensive, eh?? ugh!!!

I guess I'm being harsh, but that's not any better.... :p

allez c'mon momo :fiery:

attack!

attack!

attack!

:bounce:

Ceze
Aug 26th, 2005, 08:18 PM
Great job today Amélie! Good luck for tomorrow! :)

améliemomo
Aug 26th, 2005, 08:47 PM
bravo amé for your match, it was so close!

please be more offensive and energic against davenport.

Sonja
Aug 26th, 2005, 09:30 PM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/PPT119082616_1024x768.jpg
(AP Photo/Bob Child)

hablo
Aug 26th, 2005, 09:56 PM
Momo a l'air soulagé sur cette photo ^^ :devil:

bravo : soit plus aggressive et plus concentrée dans ton prochain match que je vais pouvoir suivre en direct sur ma télé!!!!!! :banana:

Linnie
Aug 26th, 2005, 10:43 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=ap-newhaven&prov=ap&type=lgns

Mauresmo reaches Pilot Pen final

By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer
August 26, 2005


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Amelie Mauresmo (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/166/) rebounded from a sluggish start and endured a grueling second set to defeat Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/381/) 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 Friday to advance to the final of the Pilot Pen tournament.

The second-seeded Mauresmo is playing in just her second tournament since losing to top-seeded Lindsay Davenport (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/93/) in the Wimbledon semifinals. It is the first time Mauresmo has reached a final here.

Davenport faces unseeded Anna Chakvetadze (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/1082/) of Russia in a semifinal Friday night. If she wins, she'll advance to her fifth final in New Haven, where she has never won a title. She'll also reclaim the world's No. 1 ranking, which she lost this week to Russia's Maria Sharapova (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/403/).

Mauresmo said she wanted a chance to face Davenport, despite holding a 3-9 lifetime record against her.

``Before a grand slam, you always want to compare yourself with the other best players,'' Mauresmo said.

Unseeded Medina Garrigues upset fourth-seeded Elena Dementieva (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/89/) on Wednesday and appeared confident early against Mauresmo, who said she wasn't as aggressive as she wanted to be.

But Mauresmo battled in the second set, forcing long rallies as both players struggled to gain an edge. Mauresmo couldn't capitalize on 10 of 11 break points in the set and Medina capitalized on one of five.

When she lost that set, a 90-minute marathon, Garrigues said she felt tight and knew she couldn't keep up Mauresmo's pace.

``If I play against her like her game, I don't have a chance because she's better than me,'' she said. ``Her physique is better than me and I have to play more hard and more strong and put pressure against her.'' Mauresmo appeared in control in the third set, delivering four of her five aces and breaking serve twice.

Shortly after the nearly three-hour match, Mauresmo withdrew from the doubles draw, citing heat sickness. She had been scheduled to compete with Nathalie Dechy (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/136/), also of France.





Glad she withdrew from doubles with, um "heat sickness" ;). She needs to rest up for tomorrow :)

hablo
Aug 26th, 2005, 10:56 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=ap-newhaven&prov=ap&type=lgns



Shortly after the nearly three-hour match, Mauresmo withdrew from the doubles draw, citing heat sickness. She had been scheduled to compete with [b]Nathalie Dechy (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/136/), also of France.



Glad she withdrew from doubles with, um "heat sickness" ;). She needs to rest up for tomorrow :)

;)

Lapin
Aug 27th, 2005, 01:44 AM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20050826/all/l1535766.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20050826/all/l1535770.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20050826/all/l1535757.jpg

pineapple
Aug 27th, 2005, 02:29 AM
Thanks for the pics! :)

I hope she'll enjoy a nice breast rest and feel "top shape" tomorrow morning (and afternoon of course)!

:bounce: ALLEZ MOMO! :bounce:
FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS!
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!

Linnie
Aug 27th, 2005, 01:48 PM
:lol: @ ju-c ;)

http://www.courant.com/media/photo/2005-08/19170440.jpg
TIA ANN CHAPMAN/©HARTFORD COURANT

http://www.courant.com/sports/hc-penwomen0827.artaug27,0,7541316.story?coll=hc-headlines-sports

A Battle, Then A Cruise

Mauresmo Goes Three

By ROBERTO GONZALEZ
Courant Staff Writer

August 27 2005

NEW HAVEN -- Top-seeded Lindsay Davenport was confident entering the Pilot Pen, but also a little cautious. While she declared herself healthy and ready to play after a prolonged absence from the WTA Tour, she was always measured in her comments.

Friday, she could gloat. If only a little.

Davenport advanced to her fifth Pilot Pen championship match with an easy 6-3, 6-3 semifinal victory over Anna Chakvetadze on Stadium Court.

"I'm excited to be back there, but I wouldn't necessarily have predicted that at the beginning of the week," Davenport said. "I just didn't know how my game would be. Obviously I'm a consistent performer but the way everything has panned out, it's been a good week for me."

She also regained the No.1 ranking from Maria Sharapova after losing it four days ago. New rankings come out Monday.

Davenport is a four-time runner-up at the Pilot Pen, losing to Venus Williams in 1999, 2001 and 2002, and retiring from the title match against Jennifer Capriati in 2003 with a foot injury.

In today's final, Davenport will face second-seeded Amelie Mauresmo, who survived a grueling three-set semifinal that lasted almost three hours. Mauresmo rallied to defeat unheralded Anabel Medina Garrigues, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2.

"I've always played good players during the finals," Davenport said, "and this is no exception. Amelie and I played such a tough, tough match at Wimbledon that I expect another one [today]."

Davenport is 9-3 against Mauresmo and last beat her in July in a Wimbledon semifinal, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-4. The last time Mauresmo defeated Davenport was in Sydney, Australia, in 2000.

Chakvetadze didn't test Davenport much, though she did break her in the fourth game. Davenport broke back on her way to securing the set. It was much of the same in the second set.

Mauresmo's semifinal lasted 2 hours, 52 minutes; the second set alone was nearly 90 minutes. But Davenport is not counting on Mauresmo being tired for today's 1 p.m. final.

"I hope," Davenport said with a laugh. "I mean, of anyone she is probably the most fit player we have on tour. She looks like she is in incredible shape again. While I hope that's the case [that she's tired], I'll just expect that she'll be ready to go."

Medina Garrigues gave Mauresmo all she could handle.

"It was a tough one," Mauresmo said. "She really took her chances and I thought she played great tennis. I also think I didn't play as well as I did [Thursday] or the day before, but all the credit to her for pushing me the way she did today."

Mauresmo was so drained afterward she pulled out of the doubles semifinals, citing heat illness. She was scheduled to play with Nathalie Dechy but was too tired to play, she said.

"It's always tough for the body to have these kinds of matches," Mauresmo said. "I'm going to make sure I can recover as well as I can."

Medina Garrigues broke Mauresmo at 3-all to take control of the first set. She closed out with a service winner to take the set, 6-4.

The two battled hard in the second.

Mauresmo had a chance to gain momentum in the sixth game, but Medina saved seven break points in the nine-deuce game to tie the set 3-all.

Medina Garrigues broke Mauresmo in the next game, but Mauresmo broke back. The two held serve the rest of the way to force the tiebreaker, which Mauresmo finished off with a chip volley winner.

Both players left the court before the third set for a brief respite from the heat - it was around 80 degrees - but it was soon clear who was in the better shape.

Medina Garrigues called for a trainer after being broken in the third game. The trainer worked on Medina Garrigues' legs for several minutes before play restarted.

"I felt very tight after finishing the second set," Medina Garrigues said. "Amelie is one player who likes to run a lot. I need to hit like 20 balls for one point."

Mauresmo dominated the rest of the set, serving out the match with an ace.

"I wouldn't say I was lucky [to survive]," Mauresmo said. "Even though I didn't play the game I wanted, I feel proud because I hung in there and won. I really battled out there."

Copyright 2005, Hartford Courant (http://www.courant.com/)

Ceze
Aug 27th, 2005, 04:26 PM
Allez Amelie!!!!!:bounce: << I can't reach the top of the exclamation mark

Ceze
Aug 27th, 2005, 04:45 PM
I don't know who will win the final, but with regard to the cheering threads, its a tight game:
Amélie 44 replies, 585 views
Lindsay 43 replies, 583 views
;)

souam
Aug 27th, 2005, 05:16 PM
Well done! :worship:
Good luck in the final Amélie! You must do something about this horrible H2H you have against Davenport! :o
I hope you're not too tired, poor girl... Have your beauty sleep. http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/e020.gif Good decision not to play the doubles...
I hope you'll be able to give your best tomorrow! ;)

souam
Aug 27th, 2005, 05:17 PM
Oh and you look beautiful on all those photos! :drool:

hablo
Aug 27th, 2005, 06:36 PM
poor momo :hug: Linsday was just too good today!!! :p

gotta a lot of work to do at the US Open :angel:

mauresmofan
Aug 28th, 2005, 09:02 PM
Great week Amélie and don't let this defeat put you off. Be more aggressive and you'll get those results you're after!

Linnie
Aug 28th, 2005, 09:51 PM
Thursday and Friday interviews here:

http://www.asapsports.com/tennis/2005ppen/082605AM.html

http://www.asapsports.com/tennis/2005ppen/082705AM.html