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DevilishAttitude
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:32 PM
Amelie has now won her last 15 matches and 3 tournaments and is by far the world's #1 player at the moment.

It's great for her and should be praised for turning her mental game around. Today she was in control mentally against Kim.

But, we don't want to see the same player win titles week after week. Domination is never a good thing and it's gets boring. Amelie has a great game to watch but if it all gets predictable = :yawn:

This isn't a hate thread but I think it's necessary to discuss.

Geisha
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:36 PM
Amelie isn't dominating. Just a month and a half ago, she lost in the opening round to a Serbian teenager.

But, she has won five of her last six tournaments - Philadelphia, YEC, AO, Antwerp, Paris

Sonja
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:38 PM
roflmao

Mauresmo is ANYTHING but predictable!

Is nice to see her playing well and on a bit of a streak, however.

joaco
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:38 PM
you are overreacting... just cause she won 3 tournaments in a row doesn't mean she will DOMINATE the rest of the year. Besides, Amelie has an exquisite game to watch, I hardly think you could say her game is predictable.

Kart
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:39 PM
Winning three tournaments is hardly domination.

This discussion is premature IMHO.

crewman31
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:40 PM
the rest of the tour needs too play, she's winning because nobody is playing and she know's it so i would not make too much of a big deal about her domination of the tour.

Marshmallow
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:40 PM
To you i say, Amelie deserves a long win streak, after the heartache and tough losses she has had to go through. Let her rack up as many titles as she is capable of winning, the number she could have had had she been a mentally tougher player for all these years.

Perhaps i am biased being an Amelie fan, but... let her have this, be it a year or just a few months. She is 26 year old, how much longer could her "domination" go on for?

Emiel Goelen
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Poor Amélie... Three months ago she was a choker, a loser, someone who would never make it.

Now she wins some matches, and it's no good either.


:tape:

*Jean*
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:41 PM
Oh please shut up stupid thread :) Don't start arguing about things that mustn't...

crewman31
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:42 PM
not really

terjw
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:42 PM
Amelie has now won her last 15 matches and 3 tournaments and is by far the world's #1 player at the moment.

It's great for her and should be praised for turning her mental game around. Today she was in control mentally against Kim.

But, we don't want to see the same player win titles week after week. Domination is never a good thing and it's gets boring. Amelie has a great game to watch but if it all gets predictable = :yawn:

This isn't a hate thread but I think it's necessary to discuss.

She's had a great winning streak - but I don't call it domination. It's not like she's been overwhelming players. Look at when she played Tati. And Kim shouldn't be downhearted. Just a point here and there was the difference. It's not as if the top players don't believe they can beat Momo.

mr_burns
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:42 PM
...nobody is playing----kim is the no.1

lindsay may strike back in dubai

RR-87
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:43 PM
Hope one day somebody will choke her in the first round

Meesh
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:43 PM
It's a bit premature for World Domination threads.

She is awesome to watch! :worship:

marmite1
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:43 PM
Nope.

crewman31
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:43 PM
thank you terjw its not she ripping the tour to get to these titles

Marshmallow
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:45 PM
the rest of the tour needs too play, she's winning because nobody is playing and she know's it so i would not make too much of a big deal about her domination of the tour.

Huh? A 15 match streak in w/o's?

This is all perhaps premature for sure ... BUUUUUUUUT, it has been argued several times that the reason Amelie loses so much to big players if because she chokes. That isn't to say she isn't capable of beating that - but more that when it gets tight - she crumbles.

With her new found confidence - she has shown week after week she is not crumbling and believes in herself big time. She knows how to beat most of the big girls - although i'm not arguing with a full time feild she would dominate - i'm saying, her success isn't all down to "no-one playing" - but to her hard work and belief. I wouldn't be surprised is she won Dubai next week - and then would you be saying the same?

Leo_DFP
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:46 PM
Stupid thread. :rolleyes: Amelie is on a terrific winning streak and kudos to her.

jonny84
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:50 PM
Amelie is on a roll!
It will be interesting to see if she can carry on winning or who will be the one to stop her run!!

PaulieM
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:56 PM
she's not dominating, she's just playing really really well and is on a bit of a roll. it's nice to see, i hope she keeps it up. :)

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:58 PM
Anyones domination of Tennis or ANY SPORT is never a good thing if it lasts a long time. Amelies "domination" is quite new and still exciting for most people... :D :bounce:

améliemomo
Feb 19th, 2006, 03:00 PM
Hope one day somebody will choke her in the first round

LOL Guys pray for her loss now, its like she was the new Federer on the WTA Tour :lol:

you can dream :kiss:

hablo
Feb 19th, 2006, 03:02 PM
:haha: what a thread :spit: ... but Momo has been lucky, remember ? :scratch:

Joana
Feb 19th, 2006, 03:09 PM
I wouldn't mind her dominating. :)
But she's not there yet.

Simplicity
Feb 19th, 2006, 03:12 PM
Go Venus :bounce:

améliemomo
Feb 19th, 2006, 03:24 PM
:haha: what a thread :spit: ... but Momo has been lucky, remember ? :scratch:

yes the most lucky girl in decades! :lol:

she is a witch too remember :drool:

creep
Feb 19th, 2006, 03:26 PM
Nope.
I hope not. I couldn't live with dominatrix Amelie. ;) :)

anlavalle
Feb 19th, 2006, 03:27 PM
It´s fine for me if she starts to dominating since she is my fav but it´s too early, it´s just the febraury

SelesFan70
Feb 19th, 2006, 03:28 PM
Poor Amélie... Three months ago she was a choker, a loser, someone who would never make it.

Now she wins some matches, and it's no good either.


:tape:

I know, right!?!? :shrug: This board never ceases to make me laugh. :lol:

No Name Face
Feb 19th, 2006, 04:04 PM
she's not dominating, though. she won a few tournaments and a grand slam

timafi
Feb 19th, 2006, 04:05 PM
you're damn if you win,your damn if you don't
i give up :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

creep
Feb 19th, 2006, 04:06 PM
you're damn if you win,your damn if you don't
i give up :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Don't give up. :)

hingis-seles
Feb 19th, 2006, 04:31 PM
Is this like Lindsay Davenport's "domination" in 2000, when she won the Australian Open 2000, Chase Championships 1999, Indian Wells and was runner-up to Momo in Sydney and Martina in Miami? Remember how Lindsay didn't win a title between Indian Wells and Linz that year, following her "domination"? It's just February and nothing is for certain. Don't make it out to be something it's not.

Though, I personally hope Amelie keeps on winning. I'm really enjoying it.

Wsisters45
Feb 19th, 2006, 04:37 PM
Is this like Lindsay Davenport's "domination" in 2000, when she won the Australian Open 2000, Chase Championships 1999, Indian Wells and was runner-up to Momo in Sydney and Martina in Miami? Remember how Lindsay didn't win a title between Indian Wells and Linz that year, following her "domination"? It's just February and nothing is for certain. Don't make it out to be something it's not.

Though, I personally hope Amelie keeps on winning. I'm really enjoying it.

She still reached the final of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. You act like she did absolutely nothing,which isn't true at all. I'd say Lindsay dominated at that time (Indoor 1999 to Clay 2000)

pav
Feb 19th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Momdom is like a condom, it goes on with a roll, is efficient, does the job, but is not the best look or that good for the sensations, but has a hell of a lot of supporters, many in the gay community, but sometimes becomes messy and limp,and then is reasonably easy to dispose of :tape:

forever_rafter
Feb 19th, 2006, 04:47 PM
Such threads are senseless. Every fan wants his/her player to win as much as possible, to me she could win all this season's tourneys left and I'd still say : I want more, allez!

améliemomo
Feb 19th, 2006, 04:52 PM
Such threads are senseless. Every fan wants his/her player to win as much as possible, to me she could win all this season's tourneys left and I'd still say : I want more, allez!

LOL exactly my thoughts! :drool: :kiss: ;)

thrust
Feb 19th, 2006, 05:19 PM
She is no Federer, yet.

creep
Feb 19th, 2006, 05:21 PM
Such threads are senseless. Every fan wants his/her player to win as much as possible, to me she could win all this season's tourneys left and I'd still say : I want more, allez!

Better body.....

Havok
Feb 19th, 2006, 05:25 PM
Amelie isn't dominating and she will never dominate the game. She simply doesn't have the game to do so. Right now she's "dominating" because many top players are injured. Right now she's doing really well because she's the one that's fit and healthy but once everybody else simply stops getting injured and can play consecutive weeks Amelie's "domination", as you put it, will stop.

hingis-seles
Feb 19th, 2006, 05:35 PM
She still reached the final of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. You act like she did absolutely nothing,which isn't true at all. I'd say Lindsay dominated at that time (Indoor 1999 to Clay 2000)

I was just doing a comparison because in the time period, both women more or less achieved the same (with Momo actually winning a bit more than Lindsay during her run in 1999-2000) and how it could hardly be labelled a "domination". If you thought I was denigrating Lindsay, that was a mistake on your part.

Wsisters45
Feb 19th, 2006, 05:38 PM
I was just doing a comparison because in the time period, both women more or less achieved the same (with Momo actually winning a bit more than Lindsay during her run in 1999-2000) and how it could hardly be labelled a "domination". If you thought I was denigrating Lindsay, that was a mistake on your part.


I see. My mistake. :)

lolo21
Feb 19th, 2006, 05:46 PM
Amelie is currently on a roll but to say that she is dominating the tour is obviously premature

i think the most interesting thing in her recent results is that she has won the last 5 finals she played(3 of them being in 3 sets)......that certainly shows she is not weak mentally :)

Wsisters45
Feb 19th, 2006, 05:48 PM
She's definately not a choker anymore. The way she served in the 3rd set under pressure was amazing :worship:

tennisrox
Feb 19th, 2006, 05:48 PM
I say its about time!
Three weeks of great tennis,isn't domination though.Even kim's great streak last year wasn't exactly domination.

lucashg
Feb 19th, 2006, 05:51 PM
She's not dominating, but I wouldn't mind if she did as long as she plays really well to win. She has a lovely, enjoyable and complete game full of variety, it's hard to get bored watching her. Plus there's always the mental factor that makes some of her matches a rollercoaster ride. Even with her "new found confidence", she's had some tough ones and expect more, because even if she does have the game to beat everyone, she will have a tough time doing it on a regular basis, and there will be tough batles ahead (full of quality hopefully), which is nice for Amélie, her competition and the game. Plus she's a nice person, polite, kind and supports the game, what more can you expect of a sport's dominant figure?

However, it's too soon for this kind of talk. It's not even her fans doing it, it makes me wonder the real intention behind this kind of thread. I'd bet some that claimed her dominance would be the first to bad-mouth her if she came back to inconsistent-mode. People...

For now, she's on a roll and I hope she's able to hold her own for the rest of her career, winning big titles here and there.

goldenboi356
Feb 19th, 2006, 05:55 PM
1 gs, a few small tourney isn't dominating, others have dome much more

tennislover
Feb 19th, 2006, 06:18 PM
no it couldn't
add that she totally deserves it.

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 19th, 2006, 06:42 PM
Amelie isn't dominating. Just a month and a half ago, she lost in the opening round to a Serbian teenager.

But, she has won five of her last six tournaments - Philadelphia, YEC, AO, Antwerp, Paris


listen to what you just said. she has won five of six tournaments? she's not dominating the tour right now?!?:confused:

Justine Fan
Feb 19th, 2006, 09:44 PM
Amelie isn't dominating and she will never dominate the game. She simply doesn't have the game to do so. Right now she's "dominating" because many top players are injured. Right now she's doing really well because she's the one that's fit and healthy but once everybody else simply stops getting injured and can play consecutive weeks Amelie's "domination", as you put it, will stop.


:rolleyes:

ico4498
Feb 19th, 2006, 09:45 PM
nah, some Amelie domination is just the right thing for the tour.

saint
Feb 19th, 2006, 09:52 PM
i wouldn't describe her from so far as domination, there is a long way in the season to go.

~ The Leopard ~
Feb 19th, 2006, 10:10 PM
It's hardly domination yet, but it's nice. :hehehe:

Danči Dementia
Feb 19th, 2006, 10:57 PM
Oh C'mon any player star to win and inmediately there is people with negativities stop it I think is not fair and momo deserve all the sucess she is getting

Prizeidiot
Feb 20th, 2006, 12:49 AM
I don't think she is dominating yet, but I certainly think she can.

She's got such a wonderful game, and now has confidence to go with it. It is similar to what happened with Federer. As soon as he brokethrough for his first slam, his talent came together, and he took over the ATP.

I think if Amelie dominated it'd be good for tennis. Many women would begin to realise that they need more than power to win matches. It could revolutionise the women's game yet again, bringing about a host of all round players.

dinhd82
Feb 20th, 2006, 12:53 AM
I don't think she's dominating but I'd like to voice my opinion about her game. I think it's boring to watch. I think she's a great human being, very nice and genuine, but I never watch her matches because I get sleepy.

anlavalle
Feb 20th, 2006, 02:31 AM
I can´t stand so many trolls here, no one in the WTA in the past few years is dominating, and you can list neither davenport, kim, justine, WS, masha or the russians, amelie now is on roll and i hope she keep it going, but please amelie get some rest , i don´t want you to be injured and I enjoy watching her game so much

Zauber
Feb 20th, 2006, 02:53 AM
A nice streak by top woman is allways good for tennis.

Harju.
Feb 20th, 2006, 11:49 AM
And the hating ensues. :tape:.

swiss
Feb 20th, 2006, 12:03 PM
what a question :eek:

Amé rules and it's good for tennis :bounce:

she could lose next year, what she did, she did and it was delicious :lick:

Shuji Shuriken
Feb 20th, 2006, 12:03 PM
Just wait until the French Open rollls around...;)...just teasing.

I think it's great to see Momo living up to her potential :). And while I wouldn't call it domination just yet, she sure is kicking ass :). Good on you Amelie...keep it up. I would really like to see her test her new-found strength and mental toughness when the tour is back to full strength. The first part of the season is a bit of a snoozer with so many injuries :sobbing:. Come back Venus :hearts: :sad: :hearts:.

swiss
Feb 20th, 2006, 12:04 PM
oups
I would say she can lose next week :lol: :lol: :lol:

hwanmig
Feb 20th, 2006, 12:24 PM
Amelie isn't dominating and she will never dominate the game. She simply doesn't have the game to do so. Right now she's "dominating" because many top players are injured. Right now she's doing really well because she's the one that's fit and healthy but once everybody else simply stops getting injured and can play consecutive weeks Amelie's "domination", as you put it, will stop.

will you will have to bear with it because Momo domination will last until Wimby.

Experimentee
Feb 20th, 2006, 12:46 PM
She isnt dominating.

Mark Spruce
Feb 20th, 2006, 12:47 PM
no

lee station
Feb 20th, 2006, 03:34 PM
Could Amelie's domination be a bad thing for the tour?
-No. :)