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mauresmofan
Nov 18th, 2005, 09:05 PM
Here's a little snippet from the Australian Open Script 2006

EXT.Australian Open.Day
She rushes to the net for one last time, the ball is dipping but she gets her racket to it and with a flick of her wrist drop shots it into the open court. She falls to her knees, tears stream down her face and the agony of coming so close all those years has been banished, because a lifetimes dream has been realised and FINALLY Amélie Mauresmo is a Grand Slam Champion(and no longer carries the title "Best player to never have won a slam")

Corrected by Miss Sonja
98% V.Good Effort


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: GO FOR IT! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Ceze
Nov 19th, 2005, 12:12 AM
:worship: Amélie!!!

mauresmofan
Nov 20th, 2005, 12:40 AM
Sorry if I spoiled the ending for anyone!;) :p

Linnie
Nov 20th, 2005, 01:25 AM
*sob* I love happy endings :bigcry: ;)

Piggy
Nov 20th, 2005, 01:34 PM
Bonne Chance, Momo!!

__________________

My favorite tennis player is Maria Sharapova

Jenny.C.Fan
Nov 22nd, 2005, 09:55 AM
Allez ame :)

..ikke..
Nov 23rd, 2005, 10:52 AM
Allez Amelie!! :D
Go and win your first GS

pineapple
Nov 23rd, 2005, 11:24 PM
MmmmMMMMMMMmmmm! I love how the "little snippet from the Australian Open Script 2006" sounds!
:rocker: Allez Momo! :rocker:

sapir1434
Nov 24th, 2005, 09:12 AM
Allez Amelie!! :cool:

LostGlory
Nov 24th, 2005, 10:08 AM
I would love that.....and what will make it ever so sweet if she sweeps aside some of the nightmares of the past few years....

LostGlory
Nov 24th, 2005, 10:09 AM
By the way I'm going to Wimbledon to see her win....

sapir1434
Nov 24th, 2005, 11:16 AM
By the way I'm going to Wimbledon to see her win....
Enjoy :wavey: I'm sure she won't disillusion you :cool:

marmite1
Nov 24th, 2005, 12:02 PM
Allez Amelie!

Hannah-Louise
Dec 1st, 2005, 08:43 PM
WELL DONE AME! hope ur prediction is right! ALLEZ AME!

Supersolly
Dec 1st, 2005, 09:27 PM
By the way I'm going to Wimbledon to see her win....
Yay! Me too! Hopefully at least I keep asking for tickets for my bday and dropping my mum hints! I wanna be there when it goes down...

Hannah-Louise
Dec 3rd, 2005, 10:06 AM
ME too, im desperate to go, ive never been to a tornament and its one of my dreams to go to a wimby final but especially one on a saturday when Amelie lifts up the winners trophy(plate thing lol)

Bероника
Dec 8th, 2005, 05:24 PM
Allez Amélie chérie!!!!!

Sonja
Dec 26th, 2005, 03:14 AM
EXT.Australian Open.Day
She rushes to the net for one last time, the ball is dipping but she gets her racket to it and with a flick of her wrist drop shots it into the open court. She falls to her knees, tears stream down her face and the agony of coming so close all those years has been banished, because a lifetimes dream has been realised and Amélie Mauresmo is a Grand Slam Champion.

LOVE it! One small edit: and Amélie Mauresmo is FINALLY a Grand Slam Champion (and no longer carries the title "Best player to never have won a slam") :lol:

I hope we can let the champagne flow this year!

pineapple
Dec 26th, 2005, 09:17 PM
Yep!
*JuC, who's still in the holidays spirit, starts singing:*
#Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow# :drink:

Have a great year Momo! May this year be the one we'll get to see "the happiest player to win a slam." :yippee: ;)

3... 2... 1... :bounce: :yippee: GO MOMO!:yippee: :bounce:
:bounce: wooohooo game on!:bounce:

Marshmallow
Jan 2nd, 2006, 09:31 PM
Best of Luck Amelie. The YEC must have given you some great confidence, and shown (you) you can fight.

Bring your best to Australia - and show the world you are a champion. [Ideally in a final with Venus :P]

Nicjac
Jan 3rd, 2006, 12:17 PM
Let's have a good draw, some confidence, and the weapons at hand - I think the Oz Open are the best chance for Amé to finally win a GS. Well, because it's the next one up for grab :D ;)

*Jean*
Jan 6th, 2006, 07:31 AM
Allez Amélie !!!
You can do it here !

marmite1
Jan 7th, 2006, 05:12 PM
Let's have a good draw, some confidence, and the weapons at hand - I think the Oz Open are the best chance for Amé to finally win a GS. Well, because it's the next one up for grab :D ;)

:yeah:

Elisse
Jan 8th, 2006, 12:16 AM
:bounce: Allez Amelie Allez!!! :bounce:

Sonja
Jan 10th, 2006, 02:41 AM
Notice the AA initials in the scheme of things. I believe there's a common thread theme here. :drool:

comeonandjustwinafuckingroundho'bag

ALLEZ!

mauresmofan
Jan 10th, 2006, 08:23 AM
She'll be fine Sonja - have you not read the script? ;) :p

Sonja
Jan 10th, 2006, 04:57 PM
*swats m-fan*

Linnie
Jan 11th, 2006, 01:51 AM
ALLEZ AMÉLIE!

Yespleasewinafuckingroundstupidheiferho

pineapple
Jan 12th, 2006, 09:24 PM
:bounce: ALLEZ AMÉLIE! :bounce:
:armed: Time to get serious :armed:
:boxing: :fiery: and agressive! :fiery: :boxing:
:bounce::rocker: G:toothy: G:toothy: G:toothy:! :rocker: :bounce:

Marshmallow
Jan 12th, 2006, 09:33 PM
*\o/*

timafi
Jan 12th, 2006, 11:50 PM
can any of you post her side of the draw please?

marmite1
Jan 13th, 2006, 12:19 AM
Its on the Oz open website now. She has a good quarter and half.

Linnie
Jan 13th, 2006, 01:00 AM
Her quarter:

Patty Schnyder SUI (7) vs. Eleni Daniilidou GRE
Shahar Peer ISR vs. Shinobu Asagoe JPN
Alize Cornet FRA vs. Aiko Nakamura JPN
Maret Ani EST vs. Gisela Dulko ARG (31)

Dinara Safina RUS (19) vs. Tathiana Garbin ITA
Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN vs. Sofia Arvidsson SWE
Jamea Jackson USA vs. QUALIFIER
Anastasia Myskina RUS (12) vs. Yuliana Fedak UKR


Nicole Vaidisova CZE (16) vs. QUALIFIER
Anna Chakvetadze RUS vs. Jie Zheng CHN
Martina Sucha SVK vs. Anna Smashnova ISR
Flavia Pennetta ITA (20) vs. QUALIFIER

Sania Mirza IND (32) vs. QUALIFIER
Michaella Krajicek NED vs. Kristina Brandi PUR
Emilie Loit FRA vs. Viktoriya Kutuzova UKR
Amélie Mauresmo FRA (3) vs. Tiantian Sun CHN


If all goes with seeding, it'll be Mirza in the third round, Vaidisova in the round of 16 and Patty in the quarters. Hopefully by the time she'll meet Nicole (whom she's just recently beaten), she'll have had a nice warm-up with the other matches *knocking wood* :angel:

hablo
Jan 13th, 2006, 01:39 AM
:bounce:ALLEZ MOMO!!! :bounce:
I want some agressive tennis (and be prepared to do alot of running too :tape: ) : good (first) serves and NET play!!! :worship:

timafi
Jan 13th, 2006, 03:50 AM
Her quarter:

Patty Schnyder SUI (7) vs. Eleni Daniilidou GRE
Shahar Peer ISR vs. Shinobu Asagoe JPN
Alize Cornet FRA vs. Aiko Nakamura JPN
Maret Ani EST vs. Gisela Dulko ARG (31)

Dinara Safina RUS (19) vs. Tathiana Garbin ITA
Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN vs. Sofia Arvidsson SWE
Jamea Jackson USA vs. QUALIFIER
Anastasia Myskina RUS (12) vs. Yuliana Fedak UKR


Nicole Vaidisova CZE (16) vs. QUALIFIER
Anna Chakvetadze RUS vs. Jie Zheng CHN
Martina Sucha SVK vs. Anna Smashnova ISR
Flavia Pennetta ITA (20) vs. QUALIFIER

Sania Mirza IND (32) vs. QUALIFIER
Michaella Krajicek NED vs. Kristina Brandi PUR
Emilie Loit FRA vs. Viktoriya Kutuzova UKR
Amélie Mauresmo FRA (3) vs. Tiantian Sun CHN


If all goes with seeding, it'll be Mirza in the third round, Vaidisova in the round of 16 and Patty in the quarters. Hopefully by the time she'll meet Nicole (whom she's just recently beaten), she'll have had a nice warm-up with the other matches *knocking wood* :angel:
Merci Linnie :kiss: :kiss:

Linnie
Jan 13th, 2006, 12:11 PM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XMEL116011300_1024x768.jpg
(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XMEL117011300_1024x768.jpg
(AP Photo/Mark Baker)

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XMEL118011300_1024x768.jpg
(AP Photo/Mark Baker)

swiss
Jan 13th, 2006, 05:02 PM
ALLEZ !!!!

not an easy draw but not the tougher :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
point by point, game by game, set by set, match by match :p

améliemomo
Jan 13th, 2006, 07:27 PM
By the way I'm going to Wimbledon to see her win....

and me for Roland Garros lol(I know I dream)

but anyway!FIGHT for your goal amé!!!!!!!!!!!kick some ass here!http://www.yelims.com/IPB/Invision-Board-France-10.gif

mauresmofan
Jan 13th, 2006, 07:36 PM
Nice draw - Kick ass Amélie!

Ceze
Jan 13th, 2006, 08:04 PM
Allez Amélie, play agressive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :toothy: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=607#) :devil:

timafi
Jan 13th, 2006, 08:43 PM
ALLEZ !!!!

not an easy draw but not the tougher :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
point by point, game by game, set by set, match by match :p
great post babe :) :)
ur right on :kiss: :kiss:
LET's GO AME LET's GO!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Bumsby
Jan 14th, 2006, 05:43 AM
Notice the AA initials in the scheme of things. I believe there's a common thread theme here.
Allez Amélie À la victoire!!

fulfill your Ambitions
Aspire to the trophy
Achieve your dreams
Annex the title
Appropriate the winner's cheque

:p

Bumsby
Jan 14th, 2006, 05:46 AM
And Answer the journalists' questions to the winner the day of the final :p

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XMEL112011322_1024x768.jpg
(AP Photo/Eugine Hoshiko)

timafi
Jan 14th, 2006, 06:12 AM
she looks even hotter with a tan :drool: :drool: :kiss: :kiss: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
have ya seen the other pics on getty? :confused:
There is the one where she is stretching,I think Reebok should use it in the're" I AM WHAT I AN CAMPAIGN" :yeah: :yeah:
thanks babe :kiss:

sapir1434
Jan 14th, 2006, 09:47 AM
Allezzzzzz Ame!

galadriel
Jan 14th, 2006, 10:29 AM
Go Momo :kiss:

vertigo
Jan 14th, 2006, 09:32 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

genecis014
Jan 15th, 2006, 01:15 AM
vamos Amelie we belibe

FrenchY52
Jan 15th, 2006, 12:09 PM
:woohoo: Allez Momo :woohoo:

timafi
Jan 15th, 2006, 03:52 PM
Allez Ame :yeah: :yeah:

alwayshingis
Jan 15th, 2006, 04:52 PM
Allez Amelie!! :bounce:

Make the most of your draw!

Odysseus
Jan 15th, 2006, 10:05 PM
AMAZE US AMELIE :hearts: :kiss:

henmanhill
Jan 15th, 2006, 10:27 PM
Here's a little snippet from the Australian Open Script 2006

EXT.Australian Open.Day
She rushes to the net for one last time, the ball is dipping but she gets her racket to it and with a flick of her wrist drop shots it into the open court. She falls to her knees, tears stream down her face and the agony of coming so close all those years has been banished, because a lifetimes dream has been realised and FINALLY Amélie Mauresmo is a Grand Slam Champion(and no longer carries the title "Best player to never have won a slam")

Corrected by Miss Sonja
98% V.Good Effort




:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: GO FOR IT! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

........And then she awoke with a start and realised it had all been a dream. As she slowly came round from her slumber, she began to remember the day before. She sighed and remembered that once again she had choked and that the winners trophy had been lifted, triumphantly, above the head of another. "Would it ever be her?" she wondered......TBC

timafi
Jan 15th, 2006, 10:48 PM
........And then she awoke with a start and realised it had all been a dream. As she slowly came round from her slumber, she began to remember the day before. She sighed and remembered that once again she had choked and that the winners trophy had been lifted, triumphantly, above the head of another. "Would it ever be her?" she wondered......TBC
makes me wonder why an Henman fan would ever come here? :confused:
Ame:#3 in the wolrd
19Ttitles
1 silver medal
YEC winner
1 FEd Cup+ 3 straight FED Cup finals
3 straight top 5
3 straight Wimbly semis/
RU at the Aussie in singles
2 4th round at RG
4th 4ht round at the UO+ 1 semis
RU in doubles at Wimbly


Tinman:#36
11 titles
Slam results:4th round at the Aussie
2 semis at Wimbly
1 semis at RG
4th round at the UO
shall I go on?
didn't think so,shoooooooooo,go away :tape: :tape:

pineapple
Jan 16th, 2006, 02:34 AM
:secret: Psssssst! henmanhill! :secret:

This is a Cheering thread!
:smash: :ras: :bigwave: :ras: :smash:

Linnie
Jan 16th, 2006, 03:51 AM
Ju-c :lol: ;)

http://foxsports.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,5001,5097323,00.jpg
Pic: Jeff Herbert

Ceze
Jan 16th, 2006, 10:41 AM
Allez Amélie!!! :D

améliemomo
Jan 16th, 2006, 05:18 PM
Allez Amé!a match in straight set would be good.Just enter in the tournament pretty well and get some confidence too.

ALLEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sonja
Jan 16th, 2006, 06:02 PM
Cheer or get the fuck out (simple choice) ;)

GO GO MAURESMO!

timafi
Jan 16th, 2006, 06:07 PM
Cheer or get the fuck out (simple choice) ;)

GO GO MAURESMO!
:yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

FrenchY52
Jan 16th, 2006, 06:57 PM
:woohoo: Allez Amé !! :woohoo:

Linnie
Jan 16th, 2006, 09:17 PM
:banana: ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ!!! :banana:

Linnie
Jan 16th, 2006, 10:20 PM
In the "I'll believe it when I see it" department: ESPN will be showing Amélie tonight :angel: ;)

Lapin
Jan 17th, 2006, 12:12 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Bonne Chance Amélie!! ALLEZ!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

marmite1
Jan 17th, 2006, 12:26 AM
I really hope this is the one. Allez Amelie.

pineapple
Jan 17th, 2006, 12:39 AM
:banana: :boxing: :toothy: :rocker: :toothy: :boxing: :banana:
:bounce: ALLEZ AMÉ! :bounce:
:banana: :yippee: :toothy: :drive: :toothy: :yippee: :banana:

hablo
Jan 17th, 2006, 03:03 AM
Bravo Momo 4-6 6-2 6-2 :woohoo:
but what an ugly match : you have alot of work on your hand!!! :rolleyes:

Linnie
Jan 17th, 2006, 04:16 AM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL133011700_1024x768.jpg
(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL135011700_1024x768.jpg
(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL132011623_1024x768.jpg
(AP Photo/Mark Baker)

timafi
Jan 17th, 2006, 05:00 AM
great come back babe :yeah: :yeah:

LostGlory
Jan 17th, 2006, 05:59 AM
Wow I woke up just after she was down in the third.....gave me a scare early in the morning....Good win, a win is a win lets hope she does better later....

Fitness is great.....
Loopy FH still loopy......
She played very smart and agressive, or at least what I saw of the match....
I knew the new outfit was gonna be red, Obviously I should pursue a career in guessing lol......I like it I guess....it is just the ribbon is a little thick around the Neck...

Well Done Ame' One Down 6 to gooooo.....

Pame Amelie.......

hablo
Jan 17th, 2006, 06:00 AM
I really like Momo's pink/reddish outfit :hearts:

timafi
Jan 17th, 2006, 06:04 AM
I really like Momo's pink/reddish outfit :hearts:
ditto :yeah: :yeah:

améliemomo
Jan 17th, 2006, 07:00 AM
Wow I woke up just after she was down in the third.....gave me a scare early in the morning....Good win, a win is a win lets hope she does better later....

Fitness is great.....
Loopy FH still loopy......
She played very smart and agressive, or at least what I saw of the match....
I knew the new outfit was gonna be red, Obviously I should pursue a career in guessing lol......I like it I guess....it is just the ribbon is a little thick around the Neck...

Well Done Ame' One Down 6 to gooooo.....

Pame Amelie.......

Hey lostglory,Ive said too that it would be great if amelie can wear red again and she does lol.

Hopefully her second round will be much better.Allez!

mauresmofan
Jan 17th, 2006, 08:16 AM
Well you can't win a Grand Slam in the first week but you can certainly lose one. Well done Amélie first victory of 06 - keep working for your wins!

marmite1
Jan 17th, 2006, 10:35 AM
I really like Momo's pink/reddish outfit :hearts:

I agree. I would have never of thought pink would suit her :drool:

stenen
Jan 17th, 2006, 04:32 PM
I really like Momo's pink/reddish outfit :hearts:

Yeah, that salmon pink outfit looks better on her than I expected when the colour choices for this year's early season were presented about 3 months ago. Bit suprised that she chose that for all those other colour but it looks good. :D

About the match....well the crowd definitely got their money's worth. Amé's born to be show woman. :lol:

griffin
Jan 17th, 2006, 05:17 PM
The color reminds me of the primer we used on the dining room walls this weekend (checks back of left hand) - maybe a little darker. Beats the Nike clone-wear (and last year's Tweety-bird kit) but that's not saying much.

But hey, she could play in a potato sack, so long as she's still playing ;)

suzie
Jan 17th, 2006, 05:52 PM
Q. Everyone can play, can't they? Pretty tough?

AMELIE MAURESMO: I didn't get that, but "pretty tough," I can get that. :lol: You know, it's just the way I started this tournament. It's not always easy to play first match. I guess the first set was not so easy for me because, obviously, made way too many unforced errors and really took really one set to adjust to the conditions and to the game.

Yeah, that's how it starts, and then hopefully it will get better and better as the tournament is going to go. I have the opportunity for the next round, you know, to do better, to improve on a few things and obviously try to avoid the unforced errors.

Q. What did you know about her?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Nothing. :smash: I played against her once in doubles, and basically, you know, I could see a little bit of her game, but that was two or three years ago. I guess things change since then.

It was very strange and tough to walk on the court without really knowing your opponent, without knowing really what to expect. But, you know, I had to adjust to that, as well. That's the way it is. It has happened to me pretty often in the past. Just have to deal with that.

Q. Did you ask around, how she plays?

AMELIE MAURESMO: I think my coach did here and there to some coaches, so we were able to maybe have a few ideas of what was going to happen.

Q. A game in the second set you had five breakpoints and didn't take any of them. Is that a point where you felt a little panicky?

AMELIE MAURESMO: No, no, no. Not really. Even though I wasn't really playing great tennis, I was still ? I think ? consistent enough for really give her some trouble. Right from the beginning of the second set, I really felt I was much more into it. Again, even though I wasn't playing my best game, I felt that she was starting to struggle a little bit to make the points. Without the errors I was giving her in the first set then, you know, things are pretty different once the second started.

Q. She was mixing up the speed, moon balls, fast groundstrokes, to upset your movement, I presume.

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, yeah, honestly, I didn't expect her to do that. I thought she was more of a pace player, on both side hitting the ball pretty hard. I was a little bit surprised when she start doing that.

But, as I was saying, you have to adjust. That's just the way it is.

Q. Were you adjusting to your game getting going, or what she was doing?

AMELIE MAURESMO: I think a little bit of both. Actually, my game, the rhythm wasn't really here today. Still, again, you know, it's the first match. Sometimes it goes very well, sometimes you struggle a little bit. That was the case today. Not only with my game, but a little bit surprised with the way she played.

I think most of it was my game.

Q. Always tremendous relief first round in a Grand Slam to get through?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Not tremendous relief. It's just a good thing to, you know, be over and done with. Again, you have the opportunity, if it didn't really went the way you wish it was, you have the opportunity for the next round to really do better and make sure you avoid a few things that you didn't do really well.

Q. Do you need to cut down on errors? :rolleyes:

AMELIE MAURESMO: I think that's the main ?? basically the main thing. Because then, you know, my game is really coming together. Once I cut down on the errors, then I can go forward, come in, go to the net and really be more consistent.

Q. Can you work on that on the practice court?

AMELIE MAURESMO: I think it's a little bit of practice. It's also a little bit of focus and really getting the rhythm back.

Q. It was a good finish to 2005. Obviously, hoping to build on the momentum here.

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, but sometime ?? you know, it's two months now since we finished The Championships. I guess it's tough to keep the momentum going when you have such a long period between these two big events without having competition. That's what I'm trying to do. That's what I've been doing actually in practice. It's been working pretty well. Probably need a little time, you know, to do that in competition.

Q. Made the final here way back in '99. It would be nice to get there again.

AMELIE MAURESMO: It would be great, you know. It's a long way till the final day. You know, you just ?? I'm just take it one match at a time. But, yeah, would love to be there on the last day.

Q. Did you think back then it would take as long as it has to sort of get to this point, maybe getting close to another one. I know it's the first round, but I'm talking about after your performances last year.

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, I would ?? probably at the time, I would have hoped that things would come earlier. But in the same time I then realized how tough it is to be in the last day of these kind of events. I'll just take it as it comes really.

Is it just me or the questions are a bit... dull?? and the anwsers, you know, are, you know, considering the match, you know, not surprising, you know. :p

I kinda like the strawberry outfit! (strawberry is the technical name for that colour, you know) :lol: ;)

améliemomo
Jan 17th, 2006, 06:08 PM
amélie not playing doubles tomorrow.Dommage lol,it would have been a good thing for her serve especially.

Allez Amé!

sapir1434
Jan 17th, 2006, 06:54 PM
Thanks suzie :yeah: Allez Ame :yeah:

hablo
Jan 17th, 2006, 11:18 PM
:lol: @ that interview !!!
Thanks for posting it, Suzie :yeah:

Fat Frog
Jan 17th, 2006, 11:45 PM
amélie not playing doubles tomorrow.Dommage lol,it would have been a good thing for her serve especially.

Allez Amé!


You mean not playing at all or not playing till thurs/fri? Not sure which day your on ur time?

améliemomo
Jan 18th, 2006, 05:56 PM
You mean not playing at all or not playing till thurs/fri? Not sure which day your on ur time?

Well between Australia and France its 10 hours.

Amélie will play the doubles at 11h00 in the morning (australian hour),hopefully sveta and her will win against mirza/morariu


and she will play the fourth match on the RLA from 7h30 PM

Allez Amé!enjoy your tennis and pick up your level:)

LostGlory
Jan 18th, 2006, 08:18 PM
The color reminds me of the primer we used on the dining room walls this weekend (checks back of left hand) - maybe a little darker. Beats the Nike clone-wear (and last year's Tweety-bird kit) but that's not saying much.

But hey, she could play in a potato sack, so long as she's still playing ;)

Hey Griff use your powers and make sure Serena does not read this post....:devil:

Fat Frog
Jan 18th, 2006, 09:55 PM
Well between Australia and France its 10 hours.

Amélie will play the doubles at 11h00 in the morning (australian hour),hopefully sveta and her will win against mirza/morariu


and she will play the fourth match on the RLA from 7h30 PM

Allez Amé!enjoy your tennis and pick up your level:)

Ya got the draw and will be heading out to Melbourne Park for the matches in the next few minutes. I think its the Vodafone Arena rather than the RLA though. Hopefully 2 wins from 2! :bounce:

mauresmofan
Jan 18th, 2006, 10:44 PM
Allez Amélie not Emilie!!!

Linnie
Jan 19th, 2006, 12:02 AM
:drink: ALLEZ! :drink:

Linnie
Jan 19th, 2006, 12:23 AM
BTW, I expect Coria to go 5 sets and take about 3 hours :rolleyes: So break out whatever you have in your wine cellar :p ;)

sapir1434
Jan 19th, 2006, 12:48 AM
BTW, I expect Coria to go 5 sets and take about 3 hours :rolleyes: So break out whatever you have in your wine cellar :p ;)
I expect not :p I have to go later and I want to see Amelie before ;) But it's seems that it's really gonna be a 5 sets match....

mauresmofan
Jan 19th, 2006, 04:38 AM
Well done Momo - god I'm wrecked but it was worth it - shades of 99 with those glorious backhands!

hablo
Jan 19th, 2006, 04:39 AM
Momo won 7-6(1) 6-2 :woohoo:
played slightly better than the first match
(still was not agressive in the first set :rolleyes:
Apparently Loit was dictating play in that set :fiery:
But Momo, why ? :scratch::banghead: )

hablo
Jan 19th, 2006, 04:40 AM
Well done Momo - god I'm wrecked but it was worth it - shades of 99 with those glorious backhands!
she had some lovely ones in the 2nd set (they barely showed her match on TSN :smash: )

timafi
Jan 19th, 2006, 04:47 AM
:banana: :banana: LET'S GO AME LET'S GO :banana: :banana:

Odysseus
Jan 19th, 2006, 12:08 PM
On to the third round :bounce:

ALLEZ ALLEZ AMELIE :D :D :D

marmite1
Jan 19th, 2006, 12:14 PM
Through to the third round and advanced in the doubles what more can one ask for when they wake up in the morning :) :yeah:

FrenchY52
Jan 19th, 2006, 03:07 PM
Bravo Amé ! Well done , Emilie played good , conditions were difficult
ALLEZ :woohoo

améliemomo
Jan 19th, 2006, 06:59 PM
nice amé:)

now win your double tomorrow,get more quality in your tennis and kick krajicek ass on saturdayhttp://yelims4.free.fr/Daccord/Accord08.gifhttp://yelims4.free.fr/Daccord/Accord03.gifhttp://yelims4.free.fr/Daccord/Accord08.gifhttp://yelims4.free.fr/Daccord/Accord03.gif

LostGlory
Jan 19th, 2006, 07:56 PM
Good Luck Amelie...Glad her Double's game is in the evning....they are expecting 41 Degrees heat over the weekend I hope she gets a night session, she's already gotten two day sessions.....or at least a show court where they will close the roof.....

Goooo Ame' Good luck in doubles tomorrow.....:yeah:

LostGlory
Jan 19th, 2006, 08:00 PM
Hey lostglory,Ive said too that it would be great if amelie can wear red again and she does lol.

Hopefully her second round will be much better.Allez!

The outfit she was wearing for her doubles game today is even nicer.....check it out in her forum, the Australian open photo thread and the main photo thread...Perfection from reebok....:yeah:

améliemomo
Jan 19th, 2006, 08:09 PM
yes definitly,pure perfection from reebok:)

a great outfit for sure.

hablo
Jan 19th, 2006, 08:56 PM
Basically her coach is saying that it was a shitty :tape: match. That it sucked. Mauresmo didn't do anything in her match... They had concocted a strategy based on going on the attack and that all she kept doing was going further and further behind the baseline (sorry don't know how to translate :o). He says that on the important points, she knew what to do but right afterwards she would go back on the defensive (playing it safe ?). He claims that Mauresmo is in danger. She has to go for her shots . She can do better than this. (apologies for very approximate translation)


http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,1-0@2-3242,36-732419@51-728915,0.html

Mary Pierce trébuche dès le deuxième tour des Internationaux de tennis d'Australie
LE MONDE | 19.01.06 | 14h14 • Mis à jour le 19.01.06 | 14h14
MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIE) ENVOYÉ SPÉCIAL


C'était le 13 novembre 2005. En finale des Masters féminin, qui voient s'affronter, durant une semaine, les huit meilleures joueuses de tennis du circuit, les Françaises Mary Pierce (nº5) et Amélie Mauresmo (nº3) s'étaient rencontrées en finale, pour ce qui restera l'une des plus belles parties de l'année 2005, finalement gagnée par la seconde. L'heure était à la satisfaction, dans le camp tricolore.


Deux mois et quelques jours plus tard, à Melbourne, le soufflé est retombé. Il est désormais plutôt question d'un soufflet. Mary Pierce a perdu (6-3, 7-5), jeudi 19 janvier, au 2e tour des Internationaux d'Australie, face à la Tchèque Iveta Benesova (nº42), sans jamais parvenir à aligner ses coups de boutoirs, engluée dans la chaleur de la Margaret Court Arena. Elle rejoint, au rang des déceptions françaises, Richard Gasquet (nº16) et Gaël Monfils (nº27), éliminés dès le 1er tour. "Un mauvais jour, ça arrive", a-t-elle commenté.

Son adversaire le constatait lucidement : "Mary était dans un mauvais jour. Elle peut, c'est sûr, jouer mieux que ça. Elle a fait beaucoup d'erreurs." Cela aura fait au moins une heureuse : "C'est le plus beau succès de ma carrière", pouvait se réjouir la jeune Tchèque qui, à 22 ans, n'avait jamais été plus loin qu'au 2e tour dans un tournoi du grand chelem.


"RYTHME PEINARD"


Amélie Mauresmo, elle, s'est imposée. Mais sans convaincre. A l'issue du Masters, en novembre, elle affirmait : "J'ai passé un cap." Un cap, peut-être, mais pas une péninsule. Lors de ses deux premiers matches de l'Open d'Australie, elle n'a pas convaincu. Au premier tour, mardi 17 janvier, elle avait eu besoin de trois sets (4-6, 6-2, 6-2) pour s'installer dans le premier tournoi du grand chelem de l'année. Au deuxième tour, jeudi, elle s'est imposée plus rapidement (7-6 (7-1), 6-2) face à sa compatriote Emilie Loit (nº76), mais sans se montrer irrésistible.

Son entraîneur, Loïc Courteau, quelques minutes après la rencontre, ne se perdait pas en euphémismes. "C'était une partie de merde. C'est nul. Elle n'a rien fait dans son match." Et de poursuivre : "On avait fait un plan de jeu d'attaque, mais elle n'a fait que reculer." Au rayon des choses positives : sur les points importants, "à chaque fois qu'elle en a eu besoin, elle a su faire, constate-t-il. Mais après, elle s'est remise dans son rythme peinard. Elle est en danger. Elle doit se libérer. Elle doit montrer plus que ça."

De son côté, Amélie Mauresmo offrait une analyse plus tempérée : "Une fois encore, c'était un match difficile. Mais je suis satisfaite, parce que j'ai tenu le coup physiquement et mentalement. Le plus important, aujourd'hui, c'est d'avoir gagné." Au troisième tour, Amélie Mauresmo, qui n'a jamais atteint la finale d'un tournoi du grand chelem, doit affronter, samedi, la Néerlandaise Michaella Krajicek (nº43). Agée de 17 ans, la petite soeur de Richard, vainqueur du tournoi de Wimbledon en 1996, émarge au rang de plus sérieux espoirs du tennis féminin. Au deuxième tour, elle a défait l'Indienne Sania Mirza (nº32), autre étoile montante, en deux sets (6-3, 7-5), à l'issue d'un match décevant.

Dans le tableau masculin, Sébastien Grosjean poursuit son chemin, en toute discrétion. Redescendu à la 28e place du classement établi par l'Association des joueurs de tennis professionnels, il a battu (6-4, 6-3, 6-3) l'Argentin Juan Monaco (nº85), en "se faisant plaisir", enthousiaste comme aux plus beaux jours. "Il y a du monde, il y a de l'ambiance, ça donne envie de bien jouer", se réjouissait-il avant d'affronter au 3e tour l'Argentin Guillermo Coria (nº9). Autre satisfaction pour les Français, Paul-Henri Mathieu (nº48) s'est, lui aussi, qualifié pour le troisième tour en battant l'Américain Alex Bogomolov (nº202) en trois sets (6-0, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2).

timafi
Jan 19th, 2006, 09:07 PM
Basically her coach is saying that it was a shitty :tape: match. That it sucked. Mauresmo didn't do anything in her match... They had concocted a strategy based on going on the attack and that all she kept doing was going further and further behind the baseline (sorry don't know how to translate :o). He says that on the important points, she knew what to do but right afterwards she would go back on the defensive (playing it safe ?). He claims that Mauresmo is in danger. She has to go for her shots . She can do better than this. (apologies for very approximate translation)


http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,1-0@2-3242,36-732419@51-728915,0.html

Mary Pierce trébuche dès le deuxième tour des Internationaux de tennis d'Australie
LE MONDE | 19.01.06 | 14h14 • Mis à jour le 19.01.06 | 14h14
MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIE) ENVOYÉ SPÉCIAL


C'était le 13 novembre 2005. En finale des Masters féminin, qui voient s'affronter, durant une semaine, les huit meilleures joueuses de tennis du circuit, les Françaises Mary Pierce (nº5) et Amélie Mauresmo (nº3) s'étaient rencontrées en finale, pour ce qui restera l'une des plus belles parties de l'année 2005, finalement gagnée par la seconde. L'heure était à la satisfaction, dans le camp tricolore.


Deux mois et quelques jours plus tard, à Melbourne, le soufflé est retombé. Il est désormais plutôt question d'un soufflet. Mary Pierce a perdu (6-3, 7-5), jeudi 19 janvier, au 2e tour des Internationaux d'Australie, face à la Tchèque Iveta Benesova (nº42), sans jamais parvenir à aligner ses coups de boutoirs, engluée dans la chaleur de la Margaret Court Arena. Elle rejoint, au rang des déceptions françaises, Richard Gasquet (nº16) et Gaël Monfils (nº27), éliminés dès le 1er tour. "Un mauvais jour, ça arrive", a-t-elle commenté.

Son adversaire le constatait lucidement : "Mary était dans un mauvais jour. Elle peut, c'est sûr, jouer mieux que ça. Elle a fait beaucoup d'erreurs." Cela aura fait au moins une heureuse : "C'est le plus beau succès de ma carrière", pouvait se réjouir la jeune Tchèque qui, à 22 ans, n'avait jamais été plus loin qu'au 2e tour dans un tournoi du grand chelem.


"RYTHME PEINARD"


Amélie Mauresmo, elle, s'est imposée. Mais sans convaincre. A l'issue du Masters, en novembre, elle affirmait : "J'ai passé un cap." Un cap, peut-être, mais pas une péninsule. Lors de ses deux premiers matches de l'Open d'Australie, elle n'a pas convaincu. Au premier tour, mardi 17 janvier, elle avait eu besoin de trois sets (4-6, 6-2, 6-2) pour s'installer dans le premier tournoi du grand chelem de l'année. Au deuxième tour, jeudi, elle s'est imposée plus rapidement (7-6 (7-1), 6-2) face à sa compatriote Emilie Loit (nº76), mais sans se montrer irrésistible.

Son entraîneur, Loïc Courteau, quelques minutes après la rencontre, ne se perdait pas en euphémismes. "C'était une partie de merde. C'est nul. Elle n'a rien fait dans son match." Et de poursuivre : "On avait fait un plan de jeu d'attaque, mais elle n'a fait que reculer." Au rayon des choses positives : sur les points importants, "à chaque fois qu'elle en a eu besoin, elle a su faire, constate-t-il. Mais après, elle s'est remise dans son rythme peinard. Elle est en danger. Elle doit se libérer. Elle doit montrer plus que ça."

De son côté, Amélie Mauresmo offrait une analyse plus tempérée : "Une fois encore, c'était un match difficile. Mais je suis satisfaite, parce que j'ai tenu le coup physiquement et mentalement. Le plus important, aujourd'hui, c'est d'avoir gagné." Au troisième tour, Amélie Mauresmo, qui n'a jamais atteint la finale d'un tournoi du grand chelem, doit affronter, samedi, la Néerlandaise Michaella Krajicek (nº43). Agée de 17 ans, la petite soeur de Richard, vainqueur du tournoi de Wimbledon en 1996, émarge au rang de plus sérieux espoirs du tennis féminin. Au deuxième tour, elle a défait l'Indienne Sania Mirza (nº32), autre étoile montante, en deux sets (6-3, 7-5), à l'issue d'un match décevant.

Dans le tableau masculin, Sébastien Grosjean poursuit son chemin, en toute discrétion. Redescendu à la 28e place du classement établi par l'Association des joueurs de tennis professionnels, il a battu (6-4, 6-3, 6-3) l'Argentin Juan Monaco (nº85), en "se faisant plaisir", enthousiaste comme aux plus beaux jours. "Il y a du monde, il y a de l'ambiance, ça donne envie de bien jouer", se réjouissait-il avant d'affronter au 3e tour l'Argentin Guillermo Coria (nº9). Autre satisfaction pour les Français, Paul-Henri Mathieu (nº48) s'est, lui aussi, qualifié pour le troisième tour en battant l'Américain Alex Bogomolov (nº202) en trois sets (6-0, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2).
now ur coaching huh old goat?
"partie de merde" huh? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

sapir1434
Jan 20th, 2006, 03:26 PM
Good luck today Amelie against Misa ;)
I will see the match, I hope you'll play like you know and you'll show her that if she search her first big win she can wait for another chance!!! :p
Allez! :banana:

griffin
Jan 20th, 2006, 03:32 PM
Well, yes, timafi, Loic IS her coach. Sounds harsh, but I doubt Loic is saying anything Amelie herself doesn't know, whatever she's saying to the press (knowing you need to be aggressive, or do xyz, and actually being able to do it in a match are two different things).

If Emilie'd been more fit, Amelie would have been in a heap of trouble, imo, and will be when she starts coming up against stronger players.

timafi
Jan 20th, 2006, 04:05 PM
common Ame time to step it up as of now
no dfs
no fh errors
no fucking errors at all
and for pete's sakes come to net
and leave your white and blue tops at the hotel

améliemomo
Jan 20th, 2006, 05:08 PM
Amélie will play the second match of the day on the road laver arena,it will be very hot at this hour,hopefully she will beat krajicek in 2 sets ALLEZ!!!! she is programmed to play the fourth match in doubles.

Why hasnt she played today??well ALLEZ AME, believe in you and your tennis and it will come for sure.http://yelims4.free.fr/Daccord/Accord08.gifhttp://yelims4.free.fr/Daccord/Accord03.gifhttp://yelims4.free.fr/Daccord/Accord08.gifhttp://yelims4.free.fr/Daccord/Accord03.gif

Ceze
Jan 20th, 2006, 05:15 PM
yeah I wonder the same about the doubles, it was scheduled for last night, but anyway, good luck Amélie in singles and in doubles with Svetlana :bounce:

akab
Jan 20th, 2006, 05:28 PM
If Emilie'd been more fit, Amelie would have been in a heap of trouble, imo, and will be when she starts coming up against stronger players.
Agree !!
Anyway, another match another story. I wish.
By now......ALLEZ!

sapir1434
Jan 20th, 2006, 05:28 PM
yeah I wonder the same about the doubles, it was scheduled for last night, but anyway, good luck Amélie in singles and in doubles with Svetlana :bounce:
Yeah but when Ame and Sveta were about start play the rain started...

mauresmofan
Jan 20th, 2006, 07:46 PM
I know she has been fairly defensive but she was like that in the YEC final as well. Maam was dictating most of the play but Amélie has good defense and she used it well. It might not be a bad way to play in Australia - she's an incredibly fit player and if there is anywhere where fitness really comes into play it's at the Aussi Open. I'd love to see her attack more too and she'll have to today with the roof closed. Good Luck Momo!!!!

hablo
Jan 20th, 2006, 10:00 PM
Allez Momo :bounce:
be ready to do lots of running :devil:
(hopefully not just side to side - but up to the net too!! :angel: )

Lots of aces would be nice too :p

Linnie
Jan 20th, 2006, 11:09 PM
:drink: ALLEZ! :drink:

come out swinging! :boxing:

pineapple
Jan 21st, 2006, 12:05 AM
Yep! :drink: Lets get the bottles and glasses ready! :drink: ;)

:bounce: ALLEZ! :bounce:
:boxing: No mercy for teenagers! ;) :boxing:

Lapin
Jan 21st, 2006, 12:38 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Allez Amélie!! Bonne chance!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


Please be aggressive Amélie!! :scared:

Ceze
Jan 21st, 2006, 12:41 AM
Allez!!! Good start but break her now! :bounce:

Ceze
Jan 21st, 2006, 01:36 AM
too bad for Misa, who retires due to the heat :sad: , but what a nice 1st set from Amélie! :D

hablo
Jan 21st, 2006, 01:37 AM
I really like what I saw, especially in the first four games of the lone set you played Momo :yeah:

You'll need such a start against your next opponent :devil:

allez Momo : we know you can do better : à toi de le prouver!!!!!!!!!! :angel:

Linnie
Jan 21st, 2006, 01:47 AM
Good to hear that she was playing better :D Hopefully ESPN will show at least a few minutes :angel:

Hope she'll get a decent workout in doubles - but two sets will do ;)

Allez Amé/Sveta!!

timafi
Jan 21st, 2006, 01:50 AM
sorry to hear about the kid
but let's go Ame let's go

Lapin
Jan 21st, 2006, 01:58 AM
Yes, it was good to see Amélie taking the initiative and being aggressive, especially in the beginning of the match :D - I guess she did not want to be out there for three sets. Poor Misa though :sad: , she has been playing very well recently (personally I was worried about this match); so very sad for her to have to retire due to heat exhaustion; I hope she'll be OK. British Eurosport commentators said that before Misa left the court, Amélie went over and gave her a hug!

:bounce: Bonne Chance Amélie & Sveta in the doubles!!:bounce:

Lapin
Jan 21st, 2006, 02:02 AM
Post match interview after 2nd round:





[i]...Netherlands. What do you expect? She's a tough girl.



AMELIE MAURESMO: I am sure. I'm sure about that. I don't know much about her because I've never played against her. Obviously she's a newcomer on the tour. It's tough to really see how she plays because you never even really, you know, seen her play in a match.



If she's at this stage of the tournament, she beat some good players, some tough players. I'm just expecting a tough one. Just, you know, don't know much about her game, so we'll have to focus on mine.



Q. You like her tennis, power‑play, her aggressive style of playing? Do you like that?



AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, I'll tell you after the match on Saturday. But, yeah, I heard she's hitting the ball pretty hard on both sides, really young and aggressive, really no fear and whatever. It's going to be an interesting one.



Q. She serves like her brother.



AMELIE MAURESMO: Really? That's bad news. That's pretty bad news (smiling).



Q. Not much you can tell?



AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, yeah. I mean, I'll tell you more after the match, I guess. But, yeah, not too much.



Q. But you're not scared, you're not afraid?



AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, you know, no, I'm not. Not yet or whatever, no. It happens very often to play young newcomers and players I don't know or I've never seen play or whatever. Just have to deal with it.

maryc
Jan 21st, 2006, 02:42 AM
Yep! :drink: Lets get the bottles and glasses ready! :drink: ;)


Heh. I uncorked a nice bottle of red as soon as I got home
from work today! It seems to have worked! (I bought four new
bottles today--good thing I don't have ESPN or I'm sure it would
be much worse!)

Mary

timafi
Jan 21st, 2006, 03:05 AM
Yes, it was good to see Amélie taking the initiative and being aggressive, especially in the beginning of the match :D - I guess she did not want to be out there for three sets. Poor Misa though :sad: , she has been playing very well recently (personally I was worried about this match); so very sad for her to have to retire due to heat exhaustion; I hope she'll be OK. British Eurosport commentators said that before Misa left the court, Amélie went over and gave her a hug!

:bounce: Bonne Chance Amélie & Sveta in the doubles!!:bounce:
she did? :eek: :eek:
Ame :inlove: :inlove: :kiss: :kiss:

Linnie
Jan 21st, 2006, 03:17 AM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL123012022_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Mark Baker


http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL135012022_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Mark Baker


http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL133012023_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Mark Baker
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL136012022_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Mark Baker

timafi
Jan 21st, 2006, 03:20 AM
Merci Linnie :kiss: :kiss:

Linnie
Jan 21st, 2006, 03:30 AM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL129012022_1024x768.jpg

hablo
Jan 21st, 2006, 03:32 AM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL129012022_1024x768.jpg
:awww::awww::awww::awww:

améliemomo
Jan 21st, 2006, 06:02 AM
thanks for the pics:)

amélie so kind towards krajicek,

please, someone can tell me how her level was in this first set???

marmite1
Jan 21st, 2006, 07:41 AM
awww its nice to see Amelie giving comfort to other players :) so glad she go through though. Shes also doing pretty good in the doubles with sveta atm.

mauresmofan
Jan 21st, 2006, 07:55 AM
Wow she got through fairly easily in the doubles as well 6-3 6-1! Well done Momo and Svetlana!

sapir1434
Jan 21st, 2006, 08:45 AM
thanks for the pics:)

amélie so kind towards krajicek,

please, someone can tell me how her level was in this first set???
She played pretty well... she started very good and she didn't give a chance to Misa... hit some winners... really better then the first and the second rounds ;)

akab
Jan 21st, 2006, 09:51 AM
Thanks for the pics Linnie

Hannah-Louise
Jan 21st, 2006, 11:38 AM
she is so kind, thats our Ame. Bring on Vaidisova!!

well done ame n sveta, i predict doubles champions here (to go with Ames singles title! whoop 2 birds with 1 stone!)

Linnie
Jan 21st, 2006, 12:51 PM
Wow she got through fairly easily in the doubles as well 6-3 6-1! Well done Momo and Svetlana!
:yippee:
Next opponents: Vivi and Paola :eek: Allez!

Another photo :) :
http://www.sports.fr/fr/images/20063/mauresmo_kra_ausopen.jpg

LostGlory
Jan 21st, 2006, 02:14 PM
Great Amelie well done....Keep up the good work.....Allez Ame'....kick azz...:yeah:

améliemomo
Jan 21st, 2006, 02:32 PM
She played pretty well... she started very good and she didn't give a chance to Misa... hit some winners... really better then the first and the second rounds ;)

glad to read that:)

Linnie
Jan 21st, 2006, 02:59 PM
A. MAURESMO/M. Krajicek

6‑2 (ret.)

Q. How rough was it out there?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, it is tough. Obviously, a little bit more for her than for me because it's always, yeah, tough to play in these conditions. I see they closed the roof right after our match. Makes a big difference when you're out there. So the heat is still here, but then the sun has no more effects.

I think it's better for everybody, though: the crowd, the players, the game.

Q. Was it as bad as anything you've ever experienced?

AMELIE MAURESMO: I think last year during the quarterfinal was a very hot day as well. I think it was on the Tuesday probably. I remember a very, very hot day also.

But yesterday and today, it's pretty tough. I heard tomorrow is even worse.

Q. You can't be very happy with this win, are you?

AMELIE MAURESMO: I?

Q. You can't be very happy with this win?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Can't? Cannot?

Q. No.

AMELIE MAURESMO: As I said on the court, it's really mixed feelings, you know. On one side you don't spend too much time on the court in these tough conditions. On the other hand, you know, I was playing some good tennis and I ‑‑ much better than the first games, the first two matches I had. So I maybe wanted to, you know, keep it up.

But that's just the way it is. I just hope for her that it's not too bad and that she recovers well. I guess the heat for her made a bad thing.

Q. Is it a matter of age, experience, to cope with these temperatures, do you think?

AMELIE MAURESMO: I don't know. Some people deal ‑‑ just handle it better than others. Some will maybe always have problems playing in the heat. I don't know if it's her case. You know, maybe she didn't hydrate enough or, I mean, I don't know. I'm not the doctor or whatever.

I don't know. Maybe some experience can have a role in that, but also I think your body is maybe ‑‑ can handle it better or differently.

Q. Did you notice her being distressed at all during the first set?

AMELIE MAURESMO: I wasn't really paying attention to her. I was really focusing on my game, what I had to do. I could see that she was not moving so well. As soon as the ball was little bit far, she could not really get it. So, you know. But I was ‑‑ I didn't know it was this bad.

Q. Did the medical trainer suggest how much liquid you should be taking on before you go to play in a day like today, or do they leave it to you?

AMELIE MAURESMO: No, not like specifically how much, how many liters or whatever. I think first of all also it's depending on the person. They of course tell us to hydrate a lot.

Q. How much did you drink today before you played?

AMELIE MAURESMO: I don't know. I don't know really. But during the ‑‑ just one set, like half an hour we played maybe, it's already two liters. One and a half, two. So that's a lot.

Q. Given that you walk off and the roof closes, which obviously makes it different for the next game, does there need to be some sort of revision on the rulings of such a hot day as today when they knew it was going to be as hot as it is?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, I don't know about that. Yeah, I guess ‑‑ I don't know, because it's very tough, I think, to make these rules. Some players like it, to play in these conditions, and want to play because they say, "I'm stronger physically so it might be an advantage for me to play in these conditions." Some others would prefer to have the roof closed and everything.

I'm just really wondering what's the right thing to do in these moments. But, obviously, makes a big difference not only for the heat to have the roof covered ‑ closed, I mean ‑ but also for the game. It's very different when you play. Like it's not really indoors, but it's still conditions very different.

Q. Given your fitness, were you happy to have started there in normal conditions for the match?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, I don't know if you're happy to play in these conditions. Actually, I wasn't even thinking about playing with the roof closed. I just, you know, I knew coming on the court, so didn't go through my mind.

But I have to say, yeah, it must be pretty nice to play with the roof closed.

Q. Could I just change the track slightly. Could I just ask you how you interpret Martina Hingis' return to the game and the fact that she's in the fourth round here now.

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, she seemed to be playing really well. I was playing right after, so I watched a little bit of her match. And really plays very consistent tennis, given also the very small number of matches she's played in the last couple weeks. That's quite impressive, I have to say.

Q. Does it surprise you that after a three‑year break she can come back and be so competitive?

AMELIE MAURESMO: It's a little surprising, I think. But in the meantime you can see she still has the eye, you know, the coordination, you know, the feeling in the racquet and everything. So she's doing great.

Q. What about the Williams sisters? They both got knocked out early here. Do you think the days are over now when they will just completely dominate the Grand Slams?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Sorry? I didn't get it.

Q. Do you think the days are over when the Williams sisters will completely dominate Grand Slams like they used to?

AMELIE MAURESMO: You know, it was already over couple years ago when Justine had some great moments in all the Grand Slams, and Kim as well. And I think now it's more ‑‑ more players can really consider winning a Grand Slam.

But you never know with them. I think ‑‑ I remember last year at this time, everybody was saying, "Oh, they're not ready," or, "They're not prepared enough," or whatever. Then you see Serena winning the championship. And it happened quite often. At Wimbledon, Venus was also ‑‑ you know, a lot of people saying, "No, they're not focusing on tennis enough," or whatever. She comes up and winning the event.

So just really never know.

sapir1434
Jan 21st, 2006, 04:12 PM
Thanks Linnie for posting it! :kiss: Great Interview :)

Odysseus
Jan 21st, 2006, 09:07 PM
Better performance indeed! :D

On to the fourth round Amelie :bounce:

Bероника
Jan 21st, 2006, 10:48 PM
Allez Amélie!!!! :bounce:

marmite1
Jan 21st, 2006, 11:56 PM
Im really hoping she will get into the quarters. And I also hope that sveta and amelie do well in the doubles. I reckon they could be good contenders for the title :)

Ceze
Jan 22nd, 2006, 02:29 AM
Im really hoping she will get into the quarters. And I also hope that sveta and amelie do well in the doubles. I reckon they could be good contenders for the title :):D :wavey:

améliemomo
Jan 22nd, 2006, 10:14 AM
amélie will play the first match of the day on the rod laver arena.Someone knows how hot it will be???temperature???

they always put amelie matchs on very hotty hours :roll:

Allez Amé!!!!!!!!!

she will play the fourth double match at court n°2

Linnie
Jan 22nd, 2006, 12:33 PM
amélie will play the first match of the day on the rod laver arena.Someone knows how hot it will be???temperature???

they always put amelie matchs on very hotty hours :rolleyes:
The temperature is only gonna be about 79 degrees (26c) today :eek: Nice change :) The reason why she's playing early is because she's got doubles later on.


:drink: ALLEZ! :drink:

forever_rafter
Jan 22nd, 2006, 01:30 PM
they always put amelie matchs on very hotty hours :roll:


it's beacuse she's such a red hot lady :)

Ceze
Jan 22nd, 2006, 01:30 PM
The temperature is only gonna be about 79 degrees (26c) today :eek: Nice change :) The reason why she's playing early is because she's got doubles later on.


:drink: ALLEZ! :drink:do you mind if I copy paste your "Allez"? I love it :hearts:

:drink: ALLEZ! :drink:

good luck in single and in double with Sveta! :bounce:

(and good luck Milan and me in the contest in non tennis :lol: :p )

mauresmofan
Jan 22nd, 2006, 01:35 PM
Crap I won't be able to watch her matches this week except for her match on Saturday :p

Ceze
Jan 22nd, 2006, 01:37 PM
Crap I won't be able to watch her matches this week except for her match on Saturday :psame for me :p

améliemomo
Jan 22nd, 2006, 04:57 PM
The temperature is only gonna be about 79 degrees (26c) today :eek: Nice change :) The reason why she's playing early is because she's got doubles later on.


:drink: ALLEZ! :drink:
thanks for the info linnie:)

vertigo
Jan 22nd, 2006, 08:46 PM
I want her to play a night session - so I can watch! Grrrrrrrrrr!
Allez!!! Anyways. I guess I'll be waiting for Saturday's play as well! BRING IT ON!

Sonja
Jan 22nd, 2006, 10:14 PM
FOCUS & FIGHT!

:smash: Agressive tennis, please! :smash:

Lapin
Jan 22nd, 2006, 11:00 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Bonne Chance Amélie!! Allez!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:



and like Sonja says: PLEASE BE AGGRESSIVE!!!! :p

hablo
Jan 22nd, 2006, 11:02 PM
wow, I might to see Momo live on TSN :eek:
if they don't show the men's match instead :o
(Actually it depends on what ESPN shows... )

ALLEZ MOMO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ceze
Jan 22nd, 2006, 11:03 PM
:bounce: :bounce: Allez Amé!!!!:bounce: :bounce:

pineapple
Jan 22nd, 2006, 11:19 PM
wow, I might to see Momo live on TSN :eek:
if they don't show the men's match instead :o
(Actually it depends on what ESPN shows... )

ALLEZ MOMO!!!!!!!!!!!!
:yippee: :bounce: They are showing the Momo match!:bounce: :yippee:
:drink: ALLEZ! :drink: :boxing:

marmite1
Jan 22nd, 2006, 11:38 PM
1st set 2 amelie :)

marmite1
Jan 23rd, 2006, 12:10 AM
Amelie completely crushed Nicole :)

Ceze
Jan 23rd, 2006, 12:14 AM
yeah, very well done Amélie! :D So few UE! You were absolutely amazing today! :D So calm too :angel:

Linnie
Jan 23rd, 2006, 12:14 AM
Nice breadsticks!
http://www.discoverbreadsticks.com/images/img_bg_2.jpg
;)

timafi
Jan 23rd, 2006, 12:32 AM
:banana: :banana: :woohoo: :woohoo: Let's Go Ame Let's Go :woohoo: :woohoo: :banana: :banana:

hablo
Jan 23rd, 2006, 01:09 AM
:yippee: :bounce: They are showing the Momo match!:bounce: :yippee:
:drink: ALLEZ! :drink: :boxing:
:wavey: TSN (ESPN :tape: ) showed almost all of it ;) :bounce:
I hope Momo has a different game plan against her next opponent, but congrats for smart game plan against Vaidisova :yeah::woohoo:

Linnie
Jan 23rd, 2006, 01:25 AM
:wavey: TSN (ESPN :tape: ) showed almost all of it ;) :bounce:
I hope Momo has a different game plan against her next opponent, but congrats for smart game plan against Vaidisova :yeah::woohoo:
Either Patty or Nastya - I think she'll know what to do against either of 'em ;)

Now go smash Vivi and Paola in the doubles! :yippee:

Linnie
Jan 23rd, 2006, 02:09 AM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL101012220_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Greg Bowker

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL110012221_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Rick Stevens

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20060123/all/l1723782.jpg
AP photo

forever_rafter
Jan 23rd, 2006, 06:49 AM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL110012221_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Rick Stevens

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20060123/all/l1723782.jpg
AP photo


:hearts: I love these pics, dzieki!

améliemomo
Jan 23rd, 2006, 07:33 AM
great match amé.You shut some mouths today and seems to take real pleasure on court.Happy about that.

Hopefully your neck problem will be solve for your next match.

Allez Amé,always cheering for you.

mauresmofan
Jan 23rd, 2006, 08:15 AM
Neck Problem???? Great job against Nicole, did I hear right 2 Unforced errors the entire match!!!! - Patty will be tough so just slice and dice her off the court!

Linnie
Jan 23rd, 2006, 11:44 AM
She and Sveta forfeited their doubles match according to the WTA site due to Mauresmo's "neck strain" :eek: I read in GM that was the reason for her slower serves - didn't affect the other parts of her game, thank goodness. At least she'll have a day off to rest :)

ALLEZ!

mauresmofan
Jan 23rd, 2006, 12:05 PM
Oh good she can get some physio and rest up. What's her record against Patty? - I don't remember it being great.

améliemomo
Jan 23rd, 2006, 02:15 PM
A. MAURESMO/N. Vaidisova

6‑1, 6‑1

Q. 34 unforced errors to your 2. Was it your consistency that was the key to the match?

AMELIE MAURESMO: I guess so, looking at the stats, yeah. I mean, you know, I knew she had some up and downs, I knew that before the match. Obviously, just putting the ball in and taking the opportunities when I would have them was probably going to be the key.

I didn't think, though, that it was going to be this kind of score or this kind of a match. Yeah, I mean, she made way too many errors.

Q. Is your confidence now pretty high?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, yeah. I really felt I was struggling a little bit at the beginning of the tournament. Then, you know, with just the one set I played on the match before, and now today, the way I played, I feel that my game is really coming together. I'm feeling the ball much better than at the beginning of last week.

So, you know, I'm enjoying that.

Q. Would you have liked maybe a tougher match now that we're getting into the business end of the tournament?

AMELIE MAURESMO: No. I think it gives you a lot of confidence to have these kind of matches and also not to spend too much time on the court. I think it's good. You know, physically I'm feeling well. I didn't need to push myself a lot today. That's good for the future, I think.

Q. What is your record against your possible next opponent, Schnyder or Myskina? Looking forward to that?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, yeah, of course. I mean, you know, all the matches now are going to be tough ones. I mean, I don't know about my record. I know both of them pretty well. We've played many times against each other. I'm going to have a close look at the match a bit later and see how it goes, see what they do both maybe differently from the last times.

But, yeah, I'll see.

Q. Are you struck at the size of the new girls, the height?

AMELIE MAURESMO: She's tall and she's already very powerful for 16. Maybe sometimes not so coordinated, but this is probably going to come. Yeah, I mean, people in general I think are growing up with every generation. I guess in tennis that's going to be the same.

Q. When you first hit the scene, people said you were strong, big shoulders. Does it seem pretty ridiculous now when you look at the girls that are 6', 6'2"?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, might not be now ‑‑ I think they're all ‑‑ what is 6'?

Q. 183.

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, they're probably taller than me, most of them. When you look at the top 10, I think I'm one of the smallest now.

Q. Justine.

AMELIE MAURESMO: With Justine, and Kim maybe as well. That's the way it is.

Q. When you play those girls, do you tend to play a more mixed game?


AMELIE MAURESMO: Sometimes I play with power, sometimes I'm capable of variation, especially on the back end using the slice which they're not used to it. Not a lot of players, you know, are using these shots. Not always hitting flat, but also putting some topspin or some slice. I'm trying to use everything I can to mix it up.

Q. Have you ever had the chance to watch your tape of your final against Mary at The Championships?

AMELIE MAURESMO: I had the chance, yes, to watch this match.

Q. And how much fun was it watching it?


AMELIE MAURESMO: It was a little bit strange. It was fun, of course. Yeah, it's strange to see yourself, how you behave, how you play. Probably it's almost like you see someone else playing. You have different eyes and you feel differently. I mean, playing that match on the court, I wouldn't think it gives this effect from someone watching from the side. Strange.

Q. What sort of reaction did you receive from people back home, your friends and family, after that?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Oh, great. I mean, great reactions. Everybody was so happy for me. Not only family or friends, but also a lot of players came to me, you know, were very happy for me. Yeah, all positive things.

Q. Has that given you the confidence that you can break through at a Grand Slam level?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, we'll see. You know, if it has to come one day, it will. Obviously, gave me some experience, a bit more of an experience, and realizing that I can really, you know, stay focused against the best players in the world for a few matches in a row, which has to be the case in a Grand Slam. Yeah, that was positive.

Q. You've been to the quarters and semis quite a bit, what do you think is the difference to actually win one?

AMELIE MAURESMO: A little bit of experience. A little bit of also putting things into perspective. You know, don't let the emotions probably get to you. And I think also on the tennis side, I think I improved a little bit. You know, every year I'm trying to improve a little bit. So now I'm using different things a little bit better, coming in, staying back sometimes, variations. Maybe that will make the difference as well.

Ouaou amélie seems so relax and "sereine"!very positive interview:)

timafi
Jan 23rd, 2006, 04:27 PM
Ame please take care of your neck :awww: :awww: :sad: :sad:

Odysseus
Jan 23rd, 2006, 09:16 PM
No injury pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease :(

3 more left... :cool:

ALLEZ ALLEZ AMELIE

sapir1434
Jan 24th, 2006, 11:57 AM
Yeah really great interview. I'm so happy she feels good with herself and she thinks she can. it's Important.

suzie
Jan 24th, 2006, 02:43 PM
Thank you all for pics and interviews! :D
Here's another one that explains the neck strain. Hope everything is fine for today. *fingers crossed*

Le bon cou de Mauresmo

Malgré un torticolis la Française a surclassé la nouvelle terreur du circuit, Nicole Vaidisova (61.61)

Etrange journée qu’Amélie Mauresmo a passé hier, par un temps pourtant plus clément que la canicule de la semaine dernière : "Elle m’a appelé à 6h45 pour me dire qu’elle était bloquée, explique Michel Franco, son kiné personnel. A cause de la climatisation, de la chaleur et de cette surface qui restitue les contraintes au niveau des chevilles, des genoux et jusque dans le haut du corps, Amélie l’a payé avec son cou. Par ses conditions les joueuses tombent toutes les unes après les autres. Heureusement qu’Amélie a une bonne constitution et ne s’est pas affolée. Elle souffrait beaucoup, ne pouvait pas bouger, mais ne l’a pas fait voir. Je lui tire mon chapeau !"

"Ce n’est jamais évident de se sentir diminuée au réveil avant un match intense comme celui qui m’attendait, raconte Mauresmo après avoir appris que Courteau avait vendu la mèche à propos de son torticolis. J’ai fait avec ce que j’avais sous la main, en utilisant d’autres armes : plus de slice en revers, davantage de balles bombées, côté coup droit. De toute façon, ce n’était pas l’objectif de la prendre en cadence. Par la force des choses, j’ai élargi ma palette. Varier beaucoup est la base de mon jeu, mais c’est vrai qu’aujourd’hui, j’ai poussé cette tactique à l’extrême."

De quoi boucler le match en 52 minutes, 61.61, en ne commettant que deux fautes directes contre trente-quatre à l’instable Tchèque, particulièrement tendue, mais sans dépasser les 140 km/h au service.

"Amélie a fait un match parfait, appréciait Courteau. Sobre. Ce matin, à l’échauffement, elle ne pouvait même pas servir ! Cette douleur a renforcé la justesse de ces coups ? Ca lui a montré qu’elle n’a pas besoin de jouer vite pour être efficace."

Ce fâcheux contretemps est révélateur d’un esprit bien disposé. "Je ne cède pas à la panique. L’urgence c’était ce matin, poursuivait Mauresmo. J’ai essayé d’optimiser les conditions dans lesquelles je me trouvais."

Forfait pour le double

Il faut croire que la légendaire "cooltitude" du coach commence à huiler le fonctionnement intérieur de sa joueuse : "Je lui dis souvent qu’à tout problème, il existe une solution, et s’il y a une solution, pourquoi s’inquiéter ?"

Pour l’heure, l’inquiétude chez la joueuse ne concerne effectivement que son état de santé. Mais même la perspective de se qualifier pour sa sixième demi-finale depuis 1999 laisse la joueuse de glace : "Ce n’est pas une obsession. Il y a tellement de fois où j’ai été favorite, et ça n’a pas roulé jusqu’au bout ! rappelait-elle. Contre Schnyder, ce sera un autre match. Elle est gauchère, elle aime bien les effets, être en contrôle côté coup droit, dicter les échanges… "

Michel Franco ne se risquait à aucun pronostic : "On va faire tout notre possible . Ca va consister en beaucoup de travail avec elle, dont des massages…." Quelques minutes plus tard, une voix officielle annonçait le forfait de la paire Mauresmo-Kuznetsova en double. "Par précaution", indiqua la Française.

Googleized ;)

The good neck of Mauresmo

In spite of a stiff neck the Frenchwoman outclassed the new terror of the circuit, Nicole Vaidisova (61.61)

Strange day that Amélie Mauresmo had yesterday, by a time however more lenient than the heat wave of last week: "She called me at 6h45 to say to me that she was "blocked", explains Michel Franco, her kiné personal. Because of air-conditioning, heat and of this surface which restores the constraints on the level of the ankles, the knees and in the top of the body, Amélie paid with her neck. With this conditions the players all fall the ones after the others. Fortunately that Amélie has a good constitution and did not panic. She suffered much, could not move, but did not show it. I draw my hat to her!"

"It is never obvious to be smelled decreased with the alarm clock before an intense match as that which awaited me, tells Mauresmo after having learned that Courteau had sold the wick in connection with her stiff neck. I made with what I had under the hand, by using others weapons: more slice in reverse, more convex balls, side right blow. In any event, it was not the objective to take it in rate. By the force of the things, I widened my pallet. To vary much is the base of my play, but it is true that today, I pushed this tactic to the extreme."

What to buckle the match in 52 minutes, 61.61, by making only two direct faults against thirty-four with the unstable Czech, particularly tended, but without exceeding the 140 km/h with the service.

"Amélie made a perfect match, appreciated Courteau. Sober. This morning, with the heating, it could not even be useful! Did this pain reinforce the accuracy of these blows? That showed her that it does not need to play quickly to be effective." This annoying hitch is revealing of a spirit laid out well. "I do not yield to panic. The urgency it was this morning, continued Mauresmo. I tried to optimize the conditions under which I was."

Withdrawal for the double

It should be believed that legendary "the cooltitude" of the coach starts to oil the interior operation of his player: "I often say to her that to a problem, there is a solution, and if there is a solution, why worry?"

For the hour, concern in the player relates to indeed only her health. But even the prospect to qualify for her sixth semi-final since 1999 leaves the player of ice: "It is not an obsession. There is once so much where I was favorite, and that did not roll until the end! she recalled. Against Schnyder, it will be another match. She is left-handed, she likes the effects, being controls of it side right blow, to dictate the exchanges... "

Michel Franco did not risk himself with any forecast: "One will make all our possible. It will consist of much work with her, of which massages...." A few minutes later, an official voice announced the withdrawal of the Mauresmo-Kuznetsova pair in double. "By precaution", the Frenchwoman indicated.


Dominique Bonnot – l’Equipe 24.01.2006

Ceze
Jan 24th, 2006, 02:51 PM
thanks Suzie :D

vertigo
Jan 24th, 2006, 03:55 PM
cool article thanks! :angel:

timafi
Jan 24th, 2006, 04:29 PM
common Ame get better please :awww: :awww: :kiss: :kiss:

améliemomo
Jan 24th, 2006, 04:55 PM
Allez Amé!

akab
Jan 24th, 2006, 05:10 PM
thanks suzie,
and for tonight..... Allez Amé!!

swiss
Jan 24th, 2006, 05:21 PM
ALLEZAmé against Patty (i'm found of her game too but my heart belongs to Amé :devil: )

i'll see that on the swiss TV with swiss comments :rolleyes:
at 3 am !! Difficult to go to bed after that :tape:

forever_rafter
Jan 24th, 2006, 07:08 PM
Allez Amelie! This is your tourney

hablo
Jan 24th, 2006, 08:34 PM
Allez Momo : looks she knows Patty's game very well :devil:

that's good, cause that match-up makes me nervous!!!

hopefully her "torticolis" will be better by then :unsure:


ALLEZ MOMO!!!

Lapin
Jan 25th, 2006, 12:08 AM
Thanks for the article suzie, and for the pictures everyone! :D

I hope Amélie's neck is better now, Patty is a dangerous player and will be enough for Amélie to deal with on the court, without injury problems. I hope she can do it but I'm still worried.....

Love Löic's quote 'If there is a problem.....' :D


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Bonne Chance Amélie!! ALLEZ!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Linnie
Jan 25th, 2006, 01:01 AM
:drink: ALLEZ! :drink:

pineapple
Jan 25th, 2006, 02:38 AM
:drink: ALLEZ! :drink: :boxing:

Linnie
Jan 25th, 2006, 02:48 AM
Oops - forgot the :boxing:

:lol: ;)

pineapple
Jan 25th, 2006, 03:06 AM
:lol: Well lets hope Momo doesn't forget it! ;)
:boxing:

Ceze
Jan 25th, 2006, 05:22 AM
63 60 over Patty! :woohoo: Congrats Amélie! :worship:

timafi
Jan 25th, 2006, 05:41 AM
:D congrats folks :D

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: LET'S GO AME LET'S GO :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

hablo
Jan 25th, 2006, 06:05 AM
well done, Momo : smart tactics :yeah:

it looks like you're going to be playing Kim though :scared:

*Jean*
Jan 25th, 2006, 06:31 AM
Héhé ! Great match Amé :kiss:

mauresmofan
Jan 25th, 2006, 08:25 AM
Fantastic Amélie - Kim is next. Run her into the ground Amélie she's got to be feeling the strain!

vertigo
Jan 25th, 2006, 09:14 AM
Yeah! If Amelie makes Kim run..... VICTORY!!!

marmite1
Jan 25th, 2006, 09:29 AM
I know she can beat Kim. :)

hablo
Jan 25th, 2006, 10:58 AM
:bounce: ALLEZ Amélie !!!! :bounce:

sapir1434
Jan 25th, 2006, 11:31 AM
Well, my two favos are meeting in the semis... but I'm absolutely with Amelie, she needs it so much! very hard but possible! Allez!!

Linnie
Jan 25th, 2006, 11:36 AM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL184012502_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Steve Holland

Linnie
Jan 25th, 2006, 11:39 AM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL178012502_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Steve Holland

Linnie
Jan 25th, 2006, 11:40 AM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL174012502_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Rick Stevens

mauresmofan
Jan 25th, 2006, 11:41 AM
You can do this Amélie - just believe in yourself and take inspiriation from your performances at the YEC. Fight for every single point, keep the errors low and attack when you get the opportunities! Allez Amélie This is your time!

timafi
Jan 25th, 2006, 03:45 PM
common Ame
sleep well :zzz: :zzz: :zzz:
get good stretching,i hope your neck is ok :awww: :awww:
drink plenty of h2o,it will be hot :drink: :drink: :drink:
good job with Patty :D

LET'S GO AME LET'S GO

améliemomo
Jan 25th, 2006, 04:30 PM
great win amé.You can be satisfied for sure.

Now get the momentum for long long time and win that semi against Kim.You can do ithttp://yelims4.free.fr/Daccord/Accord03.gifhttp://yelims4.free.fr/Daccord/Accord08.gifhttp://yelims4.free.fr/Daccord/Accord03.gifhttp://yelims4.free.fr/Daccord/Accord08.gif

Allez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ceze
Jan 25th, 2006, 07:29 PM
~~Allez Amé!!!~~

Hannah-Louise
Jan 25th, 2006, 07:43 PM
lets go Ame lets go!

lets go Ame lets go!

forever_rafter
Jan 25th, 2006, 07:50 PM
Go For It Amelie!

Odysseus
Jan 25th, 2006, 08:38 PM
YES, SHE IS IN THE SEMIS :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

2 MORE (AND TOUGH) LEFT.. :bounce: :bounce:

hablo
Jan 25th, 2006, 09:48 PM
:bounce:Allez Amélie, just go for your shots, be agressive (and get first serves in and NO dfs please :tape: ), ok? :bounce:
You just beat her at YEC ,remember ? :devil:

Linnie
Jan 26th, 2006, 12:24 AM
Hoping the Amélie of the YEC shows up and not the Amélie of the Nasdaq ;)

:drink: ALLEZ! :drink:
:boxing:

Lapin
Jan 26th, 2006, 12:52 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Bonne Chance Amélie!! ALLEZ!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Please be aggressive!!
Please believe in yourself!!
Please beat Kim!! :p

komorli
Jan 26th, 2006, 01:02 AM
Allez, Amelie!! You can beat Kim! :bounce:

akab
Jan 26th, 2006, 01:21 AM
:bounce: ALLEZ!! :bounce:
you can do it !!!!!

JPrince
Jan 26th, 2006, 02:48 AM
allez Amelie!!!

pineapple
Jan 26th, 2006, 03:14 AM
:drink:ALLEZ! :drink: :boxing:

Ceze
Jan 26th, 2006, 05:50 AM
Allez Amélie, win this 2nd set!! :D

Hannah-Louise
Jan 26th, 2006, 06:41 AM
well done Amelie! i know its not the best ending to a semi but u still did it!


BONNE CHANCE AME!!

*Jean*
Jan 26th, 2006, 07:09 AM
I can't stop lovin' u darling :) Allez chérie !

hablo
Jan 26th, 2006, 07:10 AM
Momo, I knew you would fight after you lost the first set :yeah:
I'm so proud of you, in spite of the way you won the semis (Kim's retirement :sad: )!!!! :hug:

I hope you devise the right strategy to beat Justine on Saturday ;)

ALLEZ :angel:

mauresmofan
Jan 26th, 2006, 08:22 AM
Well done Amélie - poor Kim but you've earned this semi final win after all those semi defeats.

*Faxes Justine a copy of the script so she knows the score on Saturday*

RyanGiggs
Jan 26th, 2006, 08:34 AM
Momo , I love you ! :) Now take the title! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
ALLEZ!
:banana:
:banana:
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améliemomo
Jan 26th, 2006, 08:38 AM
Amé just one step more.

Keep fighting and Believe in yourself,it will be very hard against justine but think about all this work,all these years of wait.Now just play free,nothing to loose but everything to win.Just be you, sérénity will be the key.Wish you the best Amé,You Can Do It.

marmite1
Jan 26th, 2006, 09:56 AM
Allez Amelie!! Take the title.

Drimal
Jan 26th, 2006, 10:06 AM
Go on Amélie!!! :banana: :banana:

sapir1434
Jan 26th, 2006, 11:27 AM
Allez Amelie!!! You have a big chance now, you're so close. Allez...!

amirhendel
Jan 26th, 2006, 12:18 PM
Yalla Amelie

Bероника
Jan 26th, 2006, 02:17 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:


Allez Amélie !!!!! :worship: :hearts: :bounce:

swiss
Jan 26th, 2006, 04:31 PM
allez
win that fantastic final (of my dreams) kick Justine's ass and kiss her after
(her not her ass :devil: )

timafi
Jan 26th, 2006, 04:47 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: Let's Go Ame Let's Go :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :banana: :banana: :banana:

sapir1434
Jan 26th, 2006, 05:53 PM
Yalla Amelie
lol yalla!!!

Odysseus
Jan 26th, 2006, 08:38 PM
SHE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

You can see the fighting spirit in her eyes and her expressions :cool:


1 more left.. :angel:

Ballbasher
Jan 26th, 2006, 09:42 PM
good luck :worship:

Linnie
Jan 27th, 2006, 01:35 AM
Eurosport interview by Babsi Schett :cool: : http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/mc_vid23175.shtml

Linnie
Jan 27th, 2006, 01:43 AM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL192012603_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Rob Griffith

mauresmofan
Jan 27th, 2006, 08:04 AM
*makes birthday wish*

(Bet you can't guess what it is ;))

Ceze
Jan 27th, 2006, 09:40 AM
*makes birthday wish*

(Bet you can't guess what it is ;))Happy Birthday Mauresmofan!!!! :yippee: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=24#):yippee: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=24#):yippee: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=24#)

(thread for you here (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=216784) :kiss: )

suzie
Jan 27th, 2006, 10:09 AM
Not that it says something new but here is the pre-match interview. ;)

Q. How are you feeling sometime before your match tomorrow? Are you nice and relaxed?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Yeah, I'm feeling great. I had a little bit of practice. I'm going to take it easy for the rest of the day and recover, make sure I'm a hundred percent for tomorrow.

Q. When do you start actually focusing on the match?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Well, I've already started to think about it a little bit. You know, probably a little bit more tonight and tomorrow. Obviously, tomorrow morning. But we're going to probably talk a little bit about it tonight already.

Q. How do you analyze her game? You've seen it many times?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Yeah, I mean, we've played against each other many times. We both know probably what the other is going to do and how we're going to play. Yeah, just also remind a few things here and there that can really be effective or could make a difference.

Q. Is Justine one of the mentally toughest girls on the women's tour?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Yeah, I think she's proved on many occasions that she's really a tough one. She's staying on I don't know how many wins in a Grand Slam final. You know, she showed really some strengths on the mental side. As I said yesterday, you know, I'm expecting a tough one. She's not going to give me anything. But I know that.

Q. Obviously, people over the years have talked about raw mental toughness. Do you feel mentally tougher this year?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I'm getting tougher and tougher as my career is going, as the experience is running. Yeah, I guess I'm tougher and tougher. But, you know, we'll see.

Q. Strong enough to break through obviously tomorrow mentally?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I hope so.

Q. How do you get that mental toughness? Is it just match after match, close matches in major tournaments?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Well, it's also learning from the tough moments, learning from the experiences you had and maybe the things you didn't do right at the right times.

Yeah, probably getting some experience in these big matches. I guess that's how you grow up and how you get tougher. You know, some people get it quicker than others. It's also really depending on your own evolution. Yeah, I guess that's the way it is.

Q. Kim had I think five Grand Slam finals before she got her Grand Slam. Do you get sick of the questions of, "When will it happen?"

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I used ?? well, not too much now, not any more I would say. I think after LA I really convinced myself I was really capable of doing it. It made me really take things very differently now.

Q. Do you think it's unfair that you've been labeled a bit of a choker in the past?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: You know, I haven't won a big one. But I don't really take things like this. I don't see things like this because it's very different what I'm living and what I'm going through from what has been written and said on me.

I don't really feel this way.

Q. Have you reflected on how few chances might be left? You're 26. You might play five years, whatever. Not many players win slams even at the age that you're at.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I've already won slams, is that what you mean?

Q. At your age, not many players win their first Slam.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Oh, their first Slam.

Q. Novotna at 29. It doesn't happen very often.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I hope it's going to happen tomorrow (smiling).

What can I say? Yeah, it's not very often. Some never do. You know, I'm still in position where I can still believe in doing it. That's what I'm going to try to do tomorrow.

Q. You're not going to treat it as though it's your last chance?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Not at all. That's really not the way I am right now. It's not the way I'm feeling. It's almost the contrary. Now I know I'm capable of really getting to these occasions. Really considering having some more in the future.

Q. Where do you feel you are physically? You look at yourself two, three years ago. A couple years down the road, a lot more miles on the clock. To you still feel like you're arcing and coming up to your physical peak?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Yeah, I'm actually thinking I'm in great shape ? maybe in better shape than I used to be maybe three years ago. You know, I pay attention a little bit more to everything, not only on the court but also off the court, what I'm doing, what I'm eating, whatever.

I think I'm in a better shape right now actually, which is maybe a little bit strange, but that's the way.

Q. Where is your game different now from '99? Technically you're a better player, but in what way, do you think?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Well, the technical part of the game is one side. As we were talking about the mental a little earlier, it's probably another thing that I've really worked on, learning from different experiences. And, again, physically I think I'm much stronger. I can last a bit longer. You know, touching wood, for one year now I've been free of injuries. It's a pretty good thing.

Q. Can you remember it being a nervous experience? How was the experience in '99?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Not really. I can't really recall. No, I think it was ?? yeah, I don't think I was ready really to go through these kind of experiences at the time.

Q. Where do you think you have an edge over Justine? Where do you think you're better? What departments of your game?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: We'll see tomorrow (laughter).

Q. If you win tomorrow, I suppose the other question is, will you be prepared for the retirement questions? :rolleyes:

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: You want to push me through the door (smiling)?

No, no, I haven't considered that yet.

Q. Kim says a two?year life on her.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Yeah, I heard she said that in New York, I think it was at the US Open. I was a little bit surprised she was considering to retire at such a young age. You know, if she feels that's the way she wants it to be, then she has that choice, she can make that choice. I'm not there yet.

Q. You haven't got any timeline on you?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: We'll see. If my body holds, we'll see.

Q. Which aspect of the match tomorrow is a bigger challenge, the physical/technical aspect or the mental aspect?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Everything is going to be tough, I know. You know, I'm ready for that. The emotion can play a big part. The technical also will play some part. I don't know if there is one that is going to be more important than the other. I'm ready for every situation, I think.

Q. How much sort of self?belief did the WTA Championship win give you?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: It's difficult to rate, but quite a lot. I think I just proved to myself, you know, I was capable of beating the best players. I was staying on many losses against Kim at the time. I lost against Mary in a pretty tough way in New York a couple months before. I was probably wondering, okay, am I going to be able to do it, all these kind of questions. It came at the right time I think for me.

Q. Will you be playing cards as a prematch entertainment tomorrow?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Not before the match, but tonight, yes.

mauresmofan
Jan 27th, 2006, 11:46 AM
These journalists are so stupid - when has 26 become 'old'?

P.S Thanks for the birthday wishes I'm now 26 as well - better get my walking stick ordered!

Linnie
Jan 27th, 2006, 11:53 AM
*makes birthday wish*

(Bet you can't guess what it is ;))
I've already guessed that in your birthday thread ;)

willrock
Jan 27th, 2006, 11:59 AM
I'm so looking forward to THE match!
I'll be *eyes wide open* at 3.30am!
Go Amélie!

Harju.
Jan 27th, 2006, 12:18 PM
*makes birthday wish*

(Bet you can't guess what it is ;))
;) Do we even have to guess? No spoiling or else it'd not come true. :p

Allez Momo. :banana:.

Ceze
Jan 27th, 2006, 12:39 PM
These journalists are so stupid - when has 26 become 'old'?

P.S Thanks for the birthday wishes I'm now 26 as well - better get my walking stick ordered!You're welcome ;)
But hey, I'm 27, so 26 is definitely not old :p

stenen
Jan 27th, 2006, 12:59 PM
You're welcome ;)
But hey, I'm 27, so 26 is definitely not old :p

And I'm much older than you two and I still feel young. You're as old as you feel. :p
Happy Birthday mauresmofan!!! :aparty:

Bonne chance Amélie!!!!Allez!!!!!

swiss
Jan 27th, 2006, 03:11 PM
allez, allez ALLEZ ALLEZ
Be relaxed Amé and it will happen

happy birthday Mauresmofan God hear you

améliemomo
Jan 27th, 2006, 03:26 PM
Allez Amé!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!fight great and inch allah you will go through till the end of this Slam.

Its in your hand,just believe in you and things will go naturally.

Allez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JPrince
Jan 27th, 2006, 05:33 PM
THIS IS IT MOMO! THE MOMENT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR! PLAY WITH YOUR HEART, NOT YOUR NERVES AND THE TROPHY IS YOURS!!! :worship: ALLEZ! :worship:

Linnie
Jan 27th, 2006, 05:35 PM
I'm gonna keep going with this :angel: ;)
:drink: ALLEZ! :drink:
:boxing:

hablo
Jan 27th, 2006, 06:20 PM
*makes birthday wish*

(Bet you can't guess what it is ;))
Oh please, Momo give mauresmofan what he wants on his birthday ;)

ALLEZ MOMO!!!! : just go for it, no matter !!!
don't hold back anymore, you hear :fiery:

This is your time!!!! :angel:

(I'm so happy TSN is showing this live but I'm so so so nervous :scared::unsure::haha: )

hablo
Jan 27th, 2006, 06:27 PM
I can't believe those journalists were asking about retirement ? :scratch::tape::haha::cuckoo:

sapir1434
Jan 27th, 2006, 06:39 PM
Seven hours!!! can't wait!!! I have nothing more to say, you said everything, just play the best you have Amelie. ALLEZ!

sapir1434
Jan 27th, 2006, 06:40 PM
I can't believe those journalists were asking about retirement ? :scratch::tape::haha::cuckoo:
Yeah :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

marmite1
Jan 27th, 2006, 07:33 PM
Allez :yeah:

griffin
Jan 27th, 2006, 07:39 PM
oohhhmmmmmmmmmm........