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nhissan
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:13 PM
http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/20022006/26/tennis-amelie-mauresmo-vise-le-grand-chelem.html
well it seems her three victory in a row have boost her confidence but don't you think she overestimate herself

Sam L
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:21 PM
Choko needs to concentrate on winning a slam without her opponents retiring and actually closing out the big matches before she talks about stuff like this.

What's going to happen when she meets on Justine at Roland Garros in the late stages of the tournament or Serena at Wimbledon in the crucial late stages of the tournament?

The last match she had to close out at Oz was against an even bigger headcase Patty in the quarter finals. I'm still not convinced.

mauresmofan
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:21 PM
She can win at all four Slams - no doubt about it but all in one year - I can't see it happening. She's definately right to set herself goals though - I think anybody who has won the Australian is talked about as if the Grand Slam could be on for them - it's just normal.

Bette_Midler
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:24 PM
ALLEZ AMÉLIE!!!!!!

mauresmofan
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:24 PM
Choko needs to concentrate on winning a slam without her opponents retiring and actually closing out the big matches before she talks about stuff like this.

What's going to happen when she meets on Justine at Roland Garros in the late stages of the tournament or Serena at Wimbledon in the crucial late stages of the tournament?

The last match she had to close out at Oz was against an even bigger headcase Patty in the quarter finals. I'm still not convinced.

:lol:
The only late stages she'd meet Serena at these days is at a nightclub, party or premier!:tape:

Corswandt
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:25 PM
Edited: mauresmofan beat me to it.

Il Primo!
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:27 PM
I hesitated to post this article,I didn't want to create a bomb over Mauresmo's head! She cannot control herself anymore,it's open suff,she says everything she thinks and she has in her head,without any reflection! She doesn't realise how pretencious she seems by saying this kind of things!She's crazy!C'est une ouf Amélie,elle va s'en prendre plein la tronche!:lol:(sorry I don't know how to say that in english but in 4 words;she's gonna suffer:lol:)

justine&coria
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:28 PM
Well, she's definitely overestimating herself, but it's a better way of thinking than before.
Anyway, Justine will bring her back to earth if they both meet in the semis. :devil:

Il Primo!
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:30 PM
She can win at all four Slams - no doubt about it but all in one year - I can't see it happening. She's definately right to set herself goals though - I think anybody who has won the Australian is talked about as if the Grand Slam could be on for them - it's just normal.

Yep but we're talking about Mauresmo not about Serena Williams(before her ass became more famous than herself...:rolleyes:

~ The Leopard ~
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:33 PM
She sounded almost a li'l bit arrogant in that interview - to the extent that I could translate what she was saying. I think this is a good thing right now. Go and kick ass, Momo!

up!
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:45 PM
she is completely crazy! lol

suzie
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:56 PM
Linnie posted the english article in another thread. I'm posting it here for those who prefer the english version. ;)

http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=tennisnews&storyid=uri:urn:newsml:reuters.com:20060220:mtfh26 053_2006-02-20_02-10-40_l18786346:1

About 2 years ago, Amélie said her goal was to win a GS and get the number 1 place... Yeah, well, the GS talk lasted until last January as we all know, but the number 1 made me smile back then more than the GS (I always thought she'd win one some day). So 2 years ago I gave the same smile when I read her words and back in my mind I thought "Nahhh"... she became number 1 that september and I had to eat my hat. I don't mind doing it again. :p ;)

Kunal
Feb 21st, 2006, 02:00 PM
ahmm mouresmooo......noooooo wayyy

mishar
Feb 21st, 2006, 02:08 PM
She doesn't sound arrogant in the French. She says to win RG would be the pinnacle for a Frenchwoman, but she wants to win all four.
She doesn't say "I will do it" just " I want to do it"

Is she supposed to not want to win?

She's been the best player since November. She could lose to anyone at the French, but if she can play well, she can beat anyone on clay either. She's been very close to the Wimbledon title for 2 or 3 years now. It would be incredibly surprising of course for her to win all four in one year but it's not ridiculous.

katiektc
Feb 21st, 2006, 02:20 PM
If she keeps this recent good play up,with a bit of good luck with draws etc, I can't see any reason why this isn't possible for Momo. Good luck to her!

I'd love Mary to win RG though ;)

vertigo
Feb 21st, 2006, 02:23 PM
Allez!!!!!!!!!! :angel:

I like the way she's thinking!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Cam'ron Giles
Feb 21st, 2006, 02:31 PM
There is nothing wrong with having confidence...it's been said many times...let the girl have her moment...:rolleyes:

Wannabeknowitall
Feb 21st, 2006, 02:32 PM
I am not going to consider even listening to Mauresmo in this regard until she steps up to the plate and wins her weakest slam, the French Open.
Lets go one slam at a time Amelie, one slam at a time.
This is how upsets happen.

hablo
Feb 21st, 2006, 02:35 PM
I saw this article yesterday...I was hoping nobody was going to post it :spit::mad::lol:


and Sam L, Momo has no control whatsoever over her opponents retiring....That's their decision not hers :haha:

Martian KC
Feb 21st, 2006, 02:42 PM
Can't blame her and why not she's the only one that's still capable of doing it this year.

LefandePatty
Feb 21st, 2006, 02:48 PM
:spit:

jogoss_78
Feb 21st, 2006, 02:51 PM
:spit:

:lol: :lol: My thoughts exactly :lol:

silverwhite
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:05 PM
Of course she WANTS to. Anything wrong with that? She didn't say she WILL do it. She only expressed her desire to do so and people are picking on her. Sheesh! :rolleyes:

Hots4Safin
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:07 PM
if Mauresmo wins the FO and Wimbledon back to back, I will eat my computer.

wateva
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:16 PM
if Mauresmo wins the FO and Wimbledon back to back, I will eat my computer.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
:yeah:

griffin
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:18 PM
She doesn't sound arrogant in the French. She says to win RG would be the pinnacle for a Frenchwoman, but she wants to win all four.
She doesn't say "I will do it" just " I want to do it"

Is she supposed to not want to win?


:worship:

!<blocparty>!
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:31 PM
So does every player who wins the Aus Open, I would imagine.

Pureracket
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:40 PM
That's the most arrogant thing I've ever heard a player say. I can't believe that she thinks she's so much better than the competition. I'm wondering if she eve knows what she's going to wear. She's probably going to start telling people she considers herself the best on the Tour.

(Wait a minute. . .this isn't a Serena thread is it?) :bolt:

griffin
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:46 PM
That's the most arrogant thing I've ever heard a player say. I can't believe that she thinks she's so much better than the competition. I'm wondering if she eve knows what she's going to wear. She's probably going to start telling people she considers herself the best on the Tour.

(Wait a minute. . .this isn't a Serena thread is it?) :bolt:


This would be funnier if people hadn't already jumped on her for saying it ;)

silverwhite
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:47 PM
She doesn't say "I will do it" just " I want to do it"

Is she supposed to not want to win?


I posted before I read your post. Apparently, we're on the same wavelength. :lol:

Pureracket
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:56 PM
This would be funnier if people hadn't already jumped on her for saying it ;)True!

Bumsby
Feb 21st, 2006, 04:03 PM
Will she make the Grand Slam?
Well, considering the only certainty about Amélie is her unpredictability.... I'm sure she will :p ;)

Il Primo!
Feb 21st, 2006, 04:32 PM
Of course she WANTS to. Anything wrong with that? She didn't say she WILL do it. She only expressed her desire to do so and people are picking on her. Sheesh! :rolleyes:


She said she can certainly do it...in french:"c'est certainement a ma portée":rolleyes:

Jenny.C.Fan
Feb 21st, 2006, 04:38 PM
Well she's the only person who can do it this year so why not aim for it, she can win the french, i would put my house on her winning wimbledon the only problem is the us i think but she definitely could do it. :)

timafi
Feb 21st, 2006, 04:40 PM
some of you tend to forget that english is not her 1st language :)
then she has game to win on all surfaces,we shouldn't omit than and same can't be said about every player out there.
"winning another grand slam is more important to me"
"winning Roland Garros in Paris of course for me as a French person is the pinnacle,but I want all four"
yes she said she wanted all four,but can anyone please tell me where the hell she said that she wanted all four this freaking year? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
until then,give it a break

MinnyGophers
Feb 21st, 2006, 04:46 PM
Sincerely, It's not just because I am a biased fan, but Amelie definitely is talented enough to win all four. I would say the most difficult one in term of level for her would be the USOpen because everyone is good on hardcourt, but on clay, and grass, Amelie is among the elite.
And also, to point out, I dont think this was translated right. She said she wants to win all four grand slams, meaning that even thought he French is most important to her, winning any other would be great too.

Dementinator
Feb 21st, 2006, 04:53 PM
well I wanna find Elena Dementieva lying in my bed ,but ,not gonna happen ,we want many things ,but they rarely happen ,and momo doing the "Slam" is just one of those things ,not gonna happen either..

améliemomo
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:00 PM
Sincerely, It's not just because I am a biased fan, but Amelie definitely is talented enough to win all four. I would say the most difficult one in term of level for her would be the USOpen because everyone is good on hardcourt, but on clay, and grass, Amelie is among the elite.
And also, to point out, I dont think this was translated right. She said she wants to win all four grand slams, meaning that even thought he French is most important to her, winning any other would be great too.

Think the same :wavey:

she didnt say that she WILL win all four this year or whatever :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

every player play for the WIN in every Slam,so telling that she wants all four means IMO that she will fight as hard in every slam like any other player.She is in great confidence now and she just express this feeling,she is not arrogant here.Journalists always try to interpret sentences from players. :o

PaulieM
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:16 PM
some of you tend to forget that english is not her 1st language :)
then she has game to win on all surfaces,we shouldn't omit than and same can't be said about every player out there.
"winning another grand slam is more important to me"
"winning Roland Garros in Paris of course for me as a French person is the pinnacle,but I want all four"
yes she said she wanted all four,but can anyone please tell me where the hell she said that she wanted all four this freaking year? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
until then,give it a break
oh stop it, you make too much sense. :)

Knizzle
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:21 PM
Serena and Venus wondertwins ACTIVATE!!!

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:21 PM
Well, she's definitely overestimating herself, but it's a better way of thinking than before.
Anyway, Justine will bring her back to earth if they both meet in the semis. :devil:


actually, it will be the other way around my friend:wavey:

Ceze
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:23 PM
Sincerely, It's not just because I am a biased fan, but Amelie definitely is talented enough to win all four. I would say the most difficult one in term of level for her would be the USOpen because everyone is good on hardcourt, but on clay, and grass, Amelie is among the elite.
And also, to point out, I dont think this was translated right. She said she wants to win all four grand slams, meaning that even thought he French is most important to her, winning any other would be great too.:yeah:

patricio
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:26 PM
http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/20022006/26/tennis-amelie-mauresmo-vise-le-grand-chelem.html
well it seems her three victory in a row have boost her confidence but don't you think she overestimate herself
ahhahahaha... please mauresmo, you could only win a slam after a hurricane got past tanzania and you were the only survivor... PA-THE-TIC

Laikade
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:27 PM
Allez Momo! Be ambitious girl :D

nhissan
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:28 PM
some of you tend to forget that english is not her 1st language :)
then she has game to win on all surfaces,we shouldn't omit than and same can't be said about every player out there.
"winning another grand slam is more important to me"
"winning Roland Garros in Paris of course for me as a French person is the pinnacle,but I want all four"
yes she said she wanted all four,but can anyone please tell me where the hell she said that she wanted all four this freaking year? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
until then,give it a break
are you french cause it is written here:
" Et aujourd'hui, à 26 ans, elle veut encore plus et souhaite entrer dans l'histoire du tennis féminin en remportant, comme l'Allemande Steffi Graff en 1988, les trois autres grands rendez-vous de l'année - Roland-Garros, Wimbledon et Flushing Meadow.

"C'est certainement à ma portée", répond-elle sans ambages lorsque Reuters l'interroge sur cette Olympe à gravir. "
she wants to make the grand slam four slam in a row do you what is it?

Ceze
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:31 PM
ahhahahaha... please mauresmo, you could only win a slam after a hurricane got past tanzania and you were the only survivor... PA-THE-TICPA-THE-TIC post :rolleyes:

Ceze
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:36 PM
are you french cause it is written here:
" Et aujourd'hui, à 26 ans, elle veut encore plus et souhaite entrer dans l'histoire du tennis féminin en remportant, comme l'Allemande Steffi Graff en 1988, les trois autres grands rendez-vous de l'année - Roland-Garros, Wimbledon et Flushing Meadow.

"C'est certainement à ma portée", répond-elle sans ambages lorsque Reuters l'interroge sur cette Olympe à gravir. "
she wants to make the grand slam four slam in a row do you what is it?elle n'a jamais dit qu'elle voulait les 4 dans l'année, et a simplement dit que les 4 étaient à sa portée, nuance. Ne pas mélanger ses propos à ceux du journaliste qui a rédigé l'article (surtout les articles de Yahoo!, qui nous mettait Marcos Baghdatis n°2 a égalité avec Amélie au classement WTA cette semaine :rolleyes: )
Et moi j'aime cette ambition qu'elle affiche :worship:

jenny161185
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:36 PM
:lol:
The only late stages she'd meet Serena at these days is at a nightclub, party or premier!:tape:

HAHA That was a good one!!!:worship: :mad: :p :worship:

Yasmine
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:40 PM
ahhahahaha... please mauresmo, you could only win a slam after a hurricane got past tanzania and you were the only survivor... PA-THE-TIC
yeah I remember now that famous hurricane that made her win all her 7 matches... how could I forget :lol: :rolleyes: but you can trash her as much as you want she's the AO champion and I certainly hope she'll win at least one more this year...
With regards to the article I don't see anything wrong with it, can you blame her for getting some confidence after doing so well since the YEC? :shrug: I think she had her share of bashing by the media and had this famous "choker" etiquette on her, now she's finally playing up to the expectations and it's still not good enough :scratch: I'll just never get it!

améliemomo
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:42 PM
elle n'a jamais dit qu'elle voulait les 4 dans l'année, et a simplement dit que les 4 étaient à sa portée, nuance. Ne pas mélanger ses propos à ceux du journaliste qui a rédigé l'article (surtout les articles de Yahoo!, qui nous mettait Marcos Baghdatis n°2 a égalité avec Amélie au classement WTA cette semaine :rolleyes: )
Et moi j'aime cette ambition qu'elle affiche :worship:

Moi aussi j'aime assez ;)

yahoo sucks :o

Yasmine
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:44 PM
elle n'a jamais dit qu'elle voulait les 4 dans l'année, et a simplement dit que les 4 étaient à sa portée, nuance. Ne pas mélanger ses propos à ceux du journaliste qui a rédigé l'article (surtout les articles de Yahoo!, qui nous mettait Marcos Baghdatis n°2 a égalité avec Amélie au classement WTA cette semaine :rolleyes: )
Et moi j'aime cette ambition qu'elle affiche :worship:
:yeah: on est d'accord;)

suzie
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:45 PM
French is not my first language but the way I understand "C'est certainement à ma portée" is "It's on my reach", which is true considering she won the AO and she feels confident about her game after this amazing start. Will she make the Grand Slam? probably not but I love to hear she wants to. :D

frenchie
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:58 PM
:cuckoo:

morningglory
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:59 PM
:lol: Every player would like that... but I doubt anyone can do it in these modern times...

No Name Face
Feb 21st, 2006, 06:02 PM
i'm a momo supporter but that ain't happening. there are just too many players who can beat her at each slam. she's vulnerable on outdoor hardcourts. for instance, lenaD owns her there. it's not a matter of her nerves, but if anyone could dominate the game like that, it wouldn't be mauresmo. if she wins two slams this year, it'd be a great year for her.

hablo
Feb 21st, 2006, 06:04 PM
elle n'a jamais dit qu'elle voulait les 4 dans l'année, et a simplement dit que les 4 étaient à sa portée, nuance. Ne pas mélanger ses propos à ceux du journaliste qui a rédigé l'article (surtout les articles de Yahoo!, qui nous mettait Marcos Baghdatis n°2 a égalité avec Amélie au classement WTA cette semaine :rolleyes: )
Et moi j'aime cette ambition qu'elle affiche :worship:
bien dit, Ceze... :wavey:
Les nuances échappent même aux francophones, je rêve ou quoi ? :tape:

timafi
Feb 21st, 2006, 06:04 PM
are you french cause it is written here:
" Et aujourd'hui, à 26 ans, elle veut encore plus et souhaite entrer dans l'histoire du tennis féminin en remportant, comme l'Allemande Steffi Graff en 1988, les trois autres grands rendez-vous de l'année - Roland-Garros, Wimbledon et Flushing Meadow.

"C'est certainement à ma portée", répond-elle sans ambages lorsque Reuters l'interroge sur cette Olympe à gravir. "
she wants to make the grand slam four slam in a row do you what is it?

go read back compadre :) :)

Yasmine
Feb 21st, 2006, 06:45 PM
French is not my first language but the way I understand "C'est certainement à ma portée" is "It's on my reach", which is true considering she won the AO and she feels confident about her game after this amazing start. Will she make the Grand Slam? probably not but I love to hear she wants to. :D
:yeah: :worship:

borisy
Feb 21st, 2006, 07:05 PM
We know how Dementieva's game reached new levels when she made some arrogant comments.

I don't see Amelie making a Grand lam or even reaching the finals of all slams but she can win another one this season.

swiss
Feb 21st, 2006, 07:42 PM
French is not my first language but the way I understand "C'est certainement à ma portée" is "It's on my reach", which is true considering she won the AO and she feels confident about her game after this amazing start. Will she make the Grand Slam? probably not but I love to hear she wants to. :D

lu et approuvé :wavey: :worship:

leeber
Feb 21st, 2006, 07:47 PM
anything is possible.. i mean, she has to set herself some goals right ;)

hablo
Feb 21st, 2006, 07:57 PM
She didn't say she wanted to win all 4 slams this year :rolleyes:

That journalist is just fabulating :mad::crazy:

http://fr.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=sportsNews&storyID=2006-02-20T144031Z_01_MAL052740_RTRIDST_0_OFRSP-SPORT-TENNIS-MAURESMO-20060220.XML&archived=False

par Darren Ennis

ANVERS (Reuters) - Après un début de saison tonitruant marqué par trois trophées consécutifs, Amélie Mauresmo annonce désormais ouvertement la couleur: elle veut réaliser le Grand Chelem cette année.

En un mois, la Française, naguère fragile psychologiquement, a pris l'ascendant sur ses adversaires en remportant d'abord en Australie le premier tournoi du Grand Chelem de sa carrière puis en s'imposant à l'Open de Paris et enfin, dimanche, au tournoi d'Anvers en dominant en finale la numéro un mondiale, Kim Clijsters.

Et aujourd'hui, à 26 ans, elle veut encore plus et souhaite entrer dans l'histoire du tennis féminin en remportant, comme l'Allemande Steffi Graff en 1988, les trois autres grands rendez-vous de l'année - Roland-Garros, Wimbledon et Flushing Meadow.

"C'est certainement à ma portée", répond-elle sans ambages lorsque Reuters l'interroge sur cette Olympe à gravir.

"Je ne suis pas encore tout à fait à plein régime, donc je peux encore faire mieux", ajoute Mauresmo, qui pourra dès cette semaine reprendre la place de numéro un mondiale à Clijsters si elle parvient en finale du tournoi de Doubaï.

"JE VEUX LES QUATRE"

Cette perspective réjouissante n'émeut toutefois guère la championne française, qui a déjà occupé ce rang en septembre 2004.

"Quand on a déjà été numéro un mondiale, s'y trouver à nouveau n'est pas le plus important. Ce qui compte davantage, pour moi, c'est de gagner une autre étape du Grand Chelem", dit-elle.

"Remporter Roland-Garros, à Paris, c'est bien sûr le pinacle pour une Française, mais je veux les quatre", assure-t-elle.

Cette métamorphose, cette sérénité, Amélie Mauresmo estime qu'elle les doit tout simplement au succès. "Je pense que la manière dont je gère les choses aujourd'hui, après avoir gagné en Australie et (au Masters de) Los Angeles me donne une grande confiance en moi. Je suis beaucoup plus décontractée sur le court, et c'est tout bénéfice."

Mais Amélie la généreuse ne pense pas seulement à sa trajectoire personnelle. La Fed Cup, qu'elle a remportée avec la France en 2003, lui tient aussi à coeur.

"Ce serait grand de remporter une autre Fed Cup cette année. C'est en tout cas l'un des mes grands objectifs. Je pense que cette compétition mérite qu'on s'intéresse plus à elle. Les choses vont dans ce sens avec le parrainage de BNP Paribas. La Fed Cup devrait être traitée d'égal à égal avec la Coupe Davis", juge-t-elle.

timafi
Feb 21st, 2006, 08:04 PM
thanks Hab for posting right article and clearing that up for those spin doctors

nhissan
Feb 21st, 2006, 08:06 PM
vous plaisantez elle dit quand même je veux les 3 autres cette année:
Et aujourd'hui, à 26 ans, elle veut encore plus et souhaite entrer dans l'histoire du tennis féminin en remportant, comme l'Allemande Steffi Graff en 1988, les trois autres grands rendez-vous de l'année - Roland-Garros, Wimbledon et Flushing Meadow.

"C'est certainement à ma portée", répond-elle
Otherwise they would not make the reference to Graff.

smiler
Feb 21st, 2006, 08:07 PM
What do people expect her to say? I dont' want to win them all? Now I've won the ozzy open I'll go back to my huge house, drink wine, eat baguettes, and walk the dog? :retard:

Of course she wants to win them all, where are you going if you have no goals? This is her goal, hats off & good luck! :kiss:

hablo
Feb 21st, 2006, 08:14 PM
vous plaisantez elle dit quand même je veux les 3 autres cette année:
Et aujourd'hui, à 26 ans, elle veut encore plus et souhaite entrer dans l'histoire du tennis féminin en remportant, comme l'Allemande Steffi Graff en 1988, les trois autres grands rendez-vous de l'année - Roland-Garros, Wimbledon et Flushing Meadow.

"C'est certainement à ma portée", répond-elle
Otherwise they would not make the reference to Graff.another way of saying it's within reach, possible... but where does she say 'I want to win all four slams this year' ? :scratch:
the journaliste made reference to Graff, not Amélie :tape:
Anyhow, THE grandslam is not a priority of Mauresmo, as outlined in her direct quotes :shrug:

smiler
Feb 21st, 2006, 08:19 PM
another way of saying it's within reach, possible... but where does she say 'I want to win all four slams this year' ? :scratch:
the journaliste made reference to Graff, not Amélie :tape:
Anyhow, THE grandslam is not a priority of Mauresmo, as outlined in her direct quotes :shrug:
I only speak a tiny bit of french & I can't read her French interviews but cheers for clearing that up buddy. Stupid journalists. Still I think fair play even IF she had said that!

timafi
Feb 21st, 2006, 08:21 PM
another way of saying it's within reach, possible... but where does she say 'I want to win all four slams this year' ? :scratch:
the journaliste made reference to Graff, not Amélie :tape:
Anyhow, THE grandslam is not a priority of Mauresmo, as outlined in her direct quotes :shrug:
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Simplicity
Feb 21st, 2006, 08:32 PM
She's a great Player.. She defnitely has the potential to win :)

faste5683
Feb 21st, 2006, 08:58 PM
Well, WHATEVER she said, her hard work over the years is paying off...enjoy it Amelie!!

:wavey:

Brooklyn90
Feb 21st, 2006, 09:02 PM
She had an easy australian open with 3 players pulling out early, im glad she won but she souldn't get ahead of herself saying she will win the slam. If all the players are health like the williams sisters she won't win another slam this year but probaly a couple fo semi fianls at wimbledon and us open.

Ceze
Feb 21st, 2006, 09:11 PM
another way of saying it's within reach, possible... but where does she say 'I want to win all four slams this year' ? :scratch:
the journaliste made reference to Graff, not Amélie :tape:
Anyhow, THE grandslam is not a priority of Mauresmo, as outlined in her direct quotes :shrug:exactement, il faut savoir distinguer ce qui vient vraiment de la bouche d'Amélie et ce qui est rajouté autour par le journaliste pour démontrer sa "grande" culture tennistique et surtout intéresser les lecteurs. On ne sait même pas quelle a été la question posée à Amélie :lol:

creep
Feb 21st, 2006, 09:12 PM
I pray she doesn't. I couldn't live with it. I'd never watch tennis again. No no NO!

New
Feb 21st, 2006, 09:14 PM
She has ever right to say that cos Only the Aus Open winner can have a chance to complete a GRAND SLAM... otherwise, it'll be known as a slam...

Ceze
Feb 21st, 2006, 09:24 PM
I pray she doesn't. I couldn't live with it. I'd never watch tennis again. No no NO!you pray she doesn't what? 1) tell that she wants to make the Grand Slam 2) or win the Grand Slam? :confused:

hablo
Feb 21st, 2006, 09:24 PM
exactement, il faut savoir distinguer ce qui vient vraiment de la bouche d'Amélie et ce qui est rajouté autour par le journaliste pour démontrer sa "grande" culture tennistique et surtout intéresser les lecteurs. On ne sait même pas quelle a été la question posée à Amélie :lol:
Précisément!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :worship:

Lapin
Feb 21st, 2006, 09:42 PM
She doesn't sound arrogant in the French. She says to win RG would be the pinnacle for a Frenchwoman, but she wants to win all four.
She doesn't say "I will do it" just " I want to do it"

Is she supposed to not want to win?



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French is not my first language but the way I understand "C'est certainement à ma portée" is "It's on my reach", which is true considering she won the AO and she feels confident about her game after this amazing start. Will she make the Grand Slam? probably not but I love to hear she wants to.



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What do people expect her to say? I dont' want to win them all? Now I've won the ozzy open I'll go back to my huge house, drink wine, eat baguettes, and walk the dog?

Of course she wants to win them all, where are you going if you have no goals? This is her goal, hats off & good luck!



Exactly! Great posts! :yeah:


Amélie has said she's fulfilled the three ambitions that she had as a child: to win Fed Cup with the French team, become World No. 1, and win a Grand Slam title. Why shouldn't she set herself some new ambitions now? :confused:


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griffin
Feb 21st, 2006, 09:47 PM
I pray she doesn't. I couldn't live with it. I'd never watch tennis again. No no NO!

You mean you watch tennis in the first place? :confused:

Helen Lawson
Feb 21st, 2006, 09:48 PM
Hey, I like the broad's moxie!! If she can do it, good for her, it's not like she's some kind of bitch or anything. Well, I like her anyway. :D

I'm sure it crosses the mind of any Australian Open champion that the Grand Slam is possible. And what's wrong with a little arrogance from Amelie, maybe it's what she needs for multiple slams, who knows. Amelie with a 'tude!

new-york
Feb 21st, 2006, 09:54 PM
Who doesn't want?

Cool if those recent wins boost her confidence, that's ok as long as she stays herself. She obviously have the ability. I don't see that happening but good luck Amelie.

lolo21
Feb 21st, 2006, 10:52 PM
We know how Dementieva's game reached new levels when she made some arrogant comments.

I don't see Amelie making a Grand lam or even reaching the finals of all slams but she can win another one this season.

that's my opinion too........and i bet it could be Wimbledon

~ The Leopard ~
Feb 21st, 2006, 11:09 PM
Of course she WANTS to. Anything wrong with that? She didn't say she WILL do it. She only expressed her desire to do so and people are picking on her. Sheesh! :rolleyes:

Well, let me just clarify that I wasn't picking on her. I love this kind of talk from Amelie. I still think it's a tiny bit arrogant to be talking about wanting all four in the way she did, but I mean arrogant in a good way. I'm sure she smiled as she said it, and a little bit of that kind of arrogance is a good thing in a champion.

If you don't like the word "arrogant", and think it always means something bad, find a different one, but it's beyond just "confidence". It reads like she's now in a zone where she can think ambitiously about her place in history, and express it openly, because she really believes that she has the stuff of a great champion in her. I think that's great, and I'm sure she'll always express in a nice way because she's such a fundamentally nice person. I don't know why anyone is criticising her for it.

jaex
Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:00 AM
People on here are just all kind of weird. I am betting someone on here (hater) must be dying inside, waiting impatiently for Amelie's first defeat. Why? To start bashing her again. I mean so far she is winning so they couldn't find a reason to criticise her, so with this article finally they can find something out of nothing to bash her again.

forever_rafter
Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:47 AM
I say : go for it girl! Fingers crossed. I guess pretty much every player who wins Australian Open (especially of Ame's calibre) has avery right to think about winning remaining three, what's wrong with that? She's confiedent, not arrogant.

sapir1434
Feb 22nd, 2006, 11:36 AM
Haha. don't think she means to that, but allez Amelie :cool:

mauresmofan
Feb 22nd, 2006, 11:43 AM
People on here are just all kind of weird. I am betting someone on here (hater) must be dying inside, waiting impatiently for Amelie's first defeat. Why? To start bashing her again. I mean so far she is winning so they couldn't find a reason to criticise her, so with this article finally they can find something out of nothing to bash her again.

Exactly :worship: :worship: :worship:

Harju.
Feb 22nd, 2006, 12:56 PM
People on here are just all kind of weird. I am betting someone on here (hater) must be dying inside, waiting impatiently for Amelie's first defeat. Why? To start bashing her again. I mean so far she is winning so they couldn't find a reason to criticise her, so with this article finally they can find something out of nothing to bash her again.
that's how WTAWORLD works unfortunately. :tape:.

ivanovic
Feb 22nd, 2006, 12:58 PM
She needs Ana to school her a bit - the only reason she's doing well atm is coz of relatively easy draws. The only like quality player she 'honestly' beat was Kim.

stenen
Feb 22nd, 2006, 01:32 PM
She needs Ana to school her a bit - the only reason she's doing well atm is coz of relatively easy draws. The only like quality player she 'honestly' beat was Kim.

:haha: Ana with one WTA tour singles title and the best GS result so far is QF...and she'd the one to school Amélie :tape:

hablo
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:20 PM
She needs Ana to school her a bit - the only reason she's doing well atm is coz of relatively easy draws. The only like quality player she 'honestly' beat was Kim.:spit::haha::haha::haha:

Supersolly
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:22 PM
Indeed Stenen :D Hahaha, and as for only beating kim "honestly", its not Amelies fault people retired, she only played who turned up! Just took full advantage of circumstances! I like this new confidence- very refreshing!
Allez Amelie :D