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griffin
Aug 9th, 2006, 02:51 PM
:devil:

Linnie
Aug 9th, 2006, 04:00 PM
Hmmmm.........:hehehe:

Love the title, btw :lol:

griffin
Aug 9th, 2006, 04:39 PM
and she should enter doubles with WunderThighs, too ;)

Nicjac
Aug 9th, 2006, 05:10 PM
And maybe you could start planning the details of your upcoming vacation from August 28th until September 10th. :D

Linnie
Aug 9th, 2006, 07:08 PM
And, practicing on the day of the doubles final, get really pissed off at herself and hit balls out of the practice court ;)

sperona
Aug 10th, 2006, 03:46 PM
and may be she win the all thing at New york afew days later :lol:

mauresmofan
Aug 10th, 2006, 09:30 PM
LOL - love the title and why dump a winning strategy? May she have a wretched tournament here in the singles!

adamaglaia
Aug 14th, 2006, 02:05 PM
not in a cheering thread, please

sapir1434
Aug 14th, 2006, 05:30 PM
Goooo Amelie :)

maryc
Aug 15th, 2006, 08:43 PM
and she should enter doubles with WunderThighs, too ;)

Heh heh. "WunderThighs". I hadn't heard that one yet.

I still prefer "Thighs of Death," just for the gay literary
reference.

Mary

Babolatpro880
Aug 16th, 2006, 03:42 AM
I believe that if Amelie loses early, she loses the number one ranking to Kim?

Natalicious
Aug 18th, 2006, 01:03 AM
ALLEZ AMÈLIE!

Linnie
Aug 18th, 2006, 07:09 PM
Well, she'll play either Chaky or a qualifier in the second round, with a potential QF matchup with Lindsay :eek:

ALLEZ! :angel:

marmite1
Aug 18th, 2006, 09:09 PM
im not liking the look of the draw.

Lapin
Aug 18th, 2006, 09:40 PM
im not liking the look of the draw.

:eek: Nor me! (But if that 'historical precedent' thing works out, I won't complain! :p ) Great thread title!! :lol:

mauresmofan
Aug 18th, 2006, 09:50 PM
Better a bad draw here than at Flushing Meadows - Then again she didn't exactly have a peachy draw at her last tournament either!

hablo
Aug 18th, 2006, 10:58 PM
it's quite the tough draw :(

I don't want her to lose early either, not very superstitious :devil:

allez Momo :bounce:

(her wimbledon was tough too :drool: *That gives me small hope* )

mauresmofan
Aug 18th, 2006, 11:32 PM
There really was never going to be an easy draw with this tournament and it will do her good to play some tough opponents who are doing well. Best of Luck Amélie - you've achieved more than enough for any fan this year already (Although we do expect the US Open to be added to your collection and the YEC again if you can fit that into the trophy cabinet) so just swing free and enjoy your tennis!

Harju.
Aug 19th, 2006, 08:43 AM
There really was never going to be an easy draw with this tournament and it will do her good to play some tough opponents who are doing well. Best of Luck Amélie - you've achieved more than enough for any fan this year already (Although we do expect the US Open to be added to your collection and the YEC again if you can fit that into the trophy cabinet) so just swing free and enjoy your tennis!
:tape: :lol:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 19th, 2006, 10:41 AM
and she should enter doubles with WunderThighs, too ;)

I didnt know Xenia Onnatop could play tennis :lol:

Ceze
Aug 19th, 2006, 01:12 PM
I believe that if Amelie loses early, she loses the number one ranking to Kim?no, she has nothing to defend at New Haven :)
Allez Amélie! :D

sapir1434
Aug 19th, 2006, 02:09 PM
no, she has nothing to defend at New Haven :)
Allez Amélie! :D
She actually was in the final last year ;)

Linnie
Aug 19th, 2006, 02:25 PM
Another precedent - Justine wins the warmup, Amélie wins the slam:

Sydney: Justine, AO: Momo
Eastbourne: Justine, Wimby: Momo
New Haven: ??????????????

;)

Ceze
Aug 19th, 2006, 02:40 PM
She actually was in the final last year ;)oh yes, she lost to Lindsay :p But nvm, she's still #1 even if she loses early :)

marmite1
Aug 20th, 2006, 12:40 AM
There really was never going to be an easy draw with this tournament and it will do her good to play some tough opponents who are doing well. Best of Luck Amélie - you've achieved more than enough for any fan this year already (Although we do expect the US Open to be added to your collection and the YEC again if you can fit that into the trophy cabinet) so just swing free and enjoy your tennis!

:lol: I wouldn't argue with that.

Linnie
Aug 20th, 2006, 02:01 AM
Photos from today's practice :hearts: , courtesy of olivia on the official board:

http://www.ameliemauresmo.fr/intera...opic=2482&st=45 (http://www.ameliemauresmo.fr/interactive/index.php?showtopic=2482&st=45)

Just scroll down to the third post and click on the link. (Don't wanna post any here without her permission).

Linnie
Aug 20th, 2006, 09:52 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y135/Linnie50/71683420.jpg

Interview today: http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20060820/CPSPORTS/60820036/1013/CPSPORTS08

Googled :p

Amélie Mauresmo: “Short of matches”

New Haven (AFP)

The Frenchwoman Amélie Mauresmo, who carries out her return to the competition this week with the tennis tournament of New Haven after more than one month of absence, regrets being “short of matches” before the approaching US Open, last Grand Slam which begins on August 28.

Usually, N.1 world makes a long pause after Wimbledon to reload the batteries before starting the American round. But this year, a wound with the left shoulder came to thwart her plans, by forcing her to withdraw last week in Montreal, her usual tournament of re-entry.

The Frenchwoman, 27 years, is in race to buckle a Small slam in 2006, after her triumphs with Open of Australia in January and Wimbledon in July.


Q: How do you feel?
R: I do not feel any more any pain. I move well. I am useful well. I want really of me to give there. The positive point is that I approach the fresh straight line mentally. What is an advantage compared to the other players who will be tired perhaps with US Open. The season is long and that feels on everyone. With me to benefit from it.

Q: Do you think of arriving in optimal form of Flushing Meadows?
R: All will depend on my course this week. Considering I could not play these last weeks, a large physical work was carried out. On the other hand, that sins a little tennistiquement. I am short of matches. It is not really ideal like preparation for the US Open. But I could not make differently. Now, it is important to find bases.

Q: Which will be the ambition with US Open?
R: It is sure that I would not have many matches in the legs. But the great difference compared to last year is that this time, I will arrive completely slackened. There is no more obligation of results. The year spent, I was a little below against Mary Pierce (demolished in quarters). I had been caught up with by my desire for gaining a Grand Slam. There, I go there in all serenity. I know what I already achieved.

suzie
Aug 23rd, 2006, 07:40 AM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/newhaven/f_24.jpg

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/newhaven/f_26.jpg

Not sure it was posted before, apologies if so. Amélie has her ticket to Madrid! :cool:

Bumsby
Aug 23rd, 2006, 10:54 AM
and she should enter doubles with WunderThighs, too ;)
how about wearing a white top, too? ;) It also increases loss probability in itself, not just because she wore it in Sydney and Eastbourne :devil:

Bumsby
Aug 23rd, 2006, 10:56 AM
Another precedent - Justine wins the warmup, Amélie wins the slam:

Sydney: Justine, AO: Momo
Eastbourne: Justine, Wimby: Momo
New Haven: ??????????????

;)
Allez Juju in New Haven!!! ;)

Lapin
Aug 23rd, 2006, 12:59 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Bonne Chance Amélie!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Thanks for the pics and articles Linnie and suzie! :)

I hope Eurosport will show the match!

Linnie
Aug 23rd, 2006, 03:44 PM
:dance: ALLEZ! :banana:

mauresmofan
Aug 23rd, 2006, 08:40 PM
LOL I love your new sig Linnie - Has Amélie blown her chances of winning in New York by winning her first match here or is it that Justine must win this tournament so Amélie can beat her in the final of the US Open?

Bumsby
Aug 23rd, 2006, 09:16 PM
I really don't understand Amélie.... things were going so well in the first set, why did she want to win today when she has the chance of winning the US Open in two weeks?!?!?

;)

Linnie
Aug 23rd, 2006, 09:31 PM
There's still the back-up plan, if Justine wins the tournament ;)

BTW, I read that she was very cranky yesterday in practice, cursing (in English :eek: ) and smacking balls out of the court. Sounds like she's on her way! :lol:

hablo
Aug 23rd, 2006, 10:20 PM
There's still the back-up plan, if Justine wins the tournament ;)

BTW, I read that she was very cranky yesterday in practice, cursing (in English :eek: ) and smacking balls out of the court. Sounds like she's on her way! :lol:
Momo :drool:
did you get this from a fan report ? If so, link please, I wanna read it too :p

Linnie
Aug 23rd, 2006, 10:26 PM
http://www.ameliemauresmo.fr/interactive/index.php?showtopic=2482&st=90

Post #100 - olivia's report :D

Bumsby
Aug 23rd, 2006, 10:33 PM
BTW, I read that she was very cranky yesterday in practice, cursing (in English :eek: ) and smacking balls out of the court. Sounds like she's on her way! :lol:
Great news, thanks for posting :D

I wonder if she was cursing in English the other times, too? That's another regularity we must absolutely keep track of :p ;)

Bumsby
Aug 23rd, 2006, 10:43 PM
I've got some bad news: she and Sveta did not enter the doubles! :scared:
and her top today was not white either... damn! We're in the hands of Juju's tourney win (and of cursing in English if that was the case in Sydney and Eastbourne :help: )

;)

sapir1434
Aug 23rd, 2006, 10:58 PM
http://www.ameliemauresmo.fr/interactive/index.php?showtopic=2482&st=90

Post #100 - olivia's report :D
Sveta :awww: :awww: Thank you Linnie, I hope after today's match she feels better. Very tough match tomorrow, Allez Amelie! :bounce:

hablo
Aug 23rd, 2006, 11:30 PM
Thanks for the link, Linnie :yeah:
and I glad Momo isn't playing doubles - gotta think about singles - especially since her shoulder is still troubling her!

edit : just read the report and
:haha: @ Sveta for yelling out "allez momo" while mauresmo
was practicing :haha::crazy:
I guess Momo doesn't mind her nickname that much :p

Lapin
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:28 AM
:haha: Lol @ all the theorizing(sp?) going on in this thread! Thanks for the link to Olivia's posts! :lol: @ Sveta! Funny about Amélie swearing in English, but it makes me feel better about my own frustrations when I (attempt to) play tennis. (I don't swear though of course :ignore: :p )

Great to see Amélie back in action (on Eurosport http://www.tennnis.com/phpbb/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif ) today! I was a bit worried in the first set but I imagine she was understandably a bit rusty, and maybe being a little cautious with her shoulder too perhaps. Galina played very well; great serving in the first set and she has a strong forehand too. In the second set Amélie began to play better and Galina not so well; loved it when Amélie ran around her backhand when receiving serve in the ad court a couple of times and hammered the ball down the line! http://www.tennnis.com/phpbb/images/smiles/eusa_clap.gif

Good luck tomorrow Amélie!

Harju.
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:24 PM
I think Momo want to stick to my plan. Win both New Haven and US Open.
:tape:

Linnie
Aug 24th, 2006, 03:14 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylt=AuVstuTB437tCmQIjmYvXQQ4v7YF?slug=ap-newhaven&prov=ap&type=lgns



Henin-Hardenne and Mauresmo advance after long layoffs
By DONNA TOMMELLEO, AP Sports Writer
August 23, 2006


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Justine Henin-Hardenne (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/319/) looked anything but rusty Wednesday night in her first match since Wimbledon.

The second-seeded Belgian cruised into the quarterfinals of the Pilot Pen with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Anabel Medina Garrigues (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/381/). Recovering from a right knee injury Henin-Hardenne accepted a wild card at New Haven last week hoping to regain the form that's earned her 27 singles titles, including five majors.

"It's great to be back. I missed the tennis the last few weeks," Henin-Hardenne said.

She moved Medina Garrigues all over the court with her crisp passing and impressive backhands. Her deft play at the net proved just as effective. Her soft drop shots fell time and again out of reach of the 24-year-old Spaniard.

"There's still a few things to improve for sure," she said. "I'm trying to be more aggressive. I played very well on the important points, on the serve-and-volleys."

To her opponent, Henin-Hardenne hardly looked like someone who's missed the last six weeks.

"I think there's just a difference when you play the top players," Medina Garrigues said. "She's moving very good. You can't make any mistake. I don't feel like she was a month and half without matches."

She takes on Mara Santangelo (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/576/) of Italy in a quarterfinal on Thursday.

Henin-Hardenne's last match was a loss in the Wimbledon final to Amelie Mauresmo (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/166/), the top-seeded player at New Haven. It's the first tournament for both since then.

Mauresmo lost her first set then came back to beat Galina Voskoboeva (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/919/) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 early Wednesday.

"I was not surprised that it took me some time to get into the rhythm of the match," the top-ranked Mauresmo said. "I think it's a little bit normal that it takes a little time. And then I adjusted a little bit more and pumped myself up and really started to be more aggressive."

Mauresmo withdrew from last week's tournament in Montreal because of a strained right shoulder and is using this event to test the injury before the U.S. Open, which starts Monday. She'll be seeded No. 1 there.

"I was struggling coming here," she said. "Today was good. No pain. So that's great."

She will play seventh-seeded and defending champ Lindsay Davenport (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/93/) in a quarterfinal Thursday. It will be a rematch of last year's Pilot Pen final. Davenport, the former No. 1 in the world, advanced with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Francesca Schiavone (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/150/).


Davenport said she has always loved playing Mauresmo.

"It will be interesting to play her now a year later with the improvements she has made," Davenport said. "She is kind of a different player this year with a couple of slams under her belt. It's nice I can go after my game tomorrow and I have nothing to lose."

Fourth-seeded Nadia Petrova (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/196/) lost to Marion Bartoli (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/354/) of France 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4). After being ranked as high as No. 3 in the world, Petrova went out in the first round of the French Open and missed Wimbledon with a hip injury. Wednesday's setback was her fifth consecutive loss in her first match of a tournament.

"It's difficult," Petrova said. "Because when you played so good, coming back from the injuries, I expect to defend my position. I expect myself to play the same tennis, to beat all the players I'm losing to now -- and that's irritating, you know." Santangelo, the lucky loser, reached the quarterfinals when Li Na had to withdraw with a sprained ankle. Ranked No. 40 in the world, the 25-year-old Italian won a spot in the tournament, despite losing in qualifying, when Dinara Safina (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/170/) pulled out with an elbow injury. Santangelo has played just one match, beating 2004 French Open champion Anastasia Myskina (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/101/) in the first round.



Yeah, Lindsay, I bet you love playing her :p ;)

Linnie
Aug 24th, 2006, 03:21 PM
I think Momo want to stick to my plan. Win both New Haven and US Open.
:tape:
:yeah: ;)

mauresmofan
Aug 24th, 2006, 03:24 PM
Good Luck Momo - I think it is important that she gets a win over Lindsay again - it's been some time!

hablo
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:16 PM
I think Momo want to stick to my plan. Win both New Haven and US Open.
:tape:
that was my original plan too :bounce::lol:
I'm not superstitious :p

Linnie
Aug 24th, 2006, 09:49 PM
:dance: ALLEZ! :banana:

Natalicious
Aug 24th, 2006, 09:59 PM
good luck for the match momo!!! We believe in you :) :) :)

ALLEZ AMÈLIE ALLEZ

hablo
Aug 25th, 2006, 01:56 AM
4-6 5-7
nice try, momo, especially in the second set ;)
get some rest and take care of your shoulder (you're gonna have to hold your service games :help::tape: )

Linnie
Aug 25th, 2006, 02:04 AM
Better luck next week :hug:

Bumsby
Aug 25th, 2006, 11:50 AM
Thank God Henin's on Lindsay's half :tape:

Lapin
Aug 25th, 2006, 06:05 PM
Posted by vaisa on Amélie's official site:

La Française Amélie Mauresmo a subi l'élimination jeudi en quarts de finale du tournoi de tennis de New Haven, au Connecticut.

La première tête de série s'est inclinée 6-4 et 7-5 devant l'Américaine Lindsay Davenport, classée 7e.

À quelques jours de l'ouverture des Internationaux des États-Unis, Mauresmo demeure optimiste, elle qui est de retour après une blessure à une épaule qui l'a tenue loin des courts pendant six semaines.

« Je ne suis pas inquiète, a déclaré Mauresmo. Après le break que j'ai eu, je ne m'attendais pas à jouer mon meilleur tennis ici cette semaine. La semaine dernière, je ne pouvais même pas servir à cause de mon épaule et j'espérais simplement avoir l'occasion de disputer quelques matchs ici.

« J'ai joué quelques matchs et aujourd'hui a été bien mieux qu'hier; je peux donc espérer jouer un meilleur tennis la semaine prochaine. Je dirais que je suis à environ 80% en ce moment, mais ça revient vite ».

Babelfished:

The Frenchwoman Amélie Mauresmo underwent elimination Thursday in quarterfinals of the tennis tournament of New Haven, in Connecticut. The first head of series inclined 6-4 and 7-5 front American Lindsay Davenport, classified 7th. At a few days of opening of International of the United States, Mauresmo remains optimistic, it which is back after a wound to a shoulder which held it far from the courts during six weeks. "I am not anxious, declared Mauresmo. After the station-wagon that I had, I did not expect to play my best tennis here this week. Last week, I could not even be useful because of my shoulder and I simply hoped to have the occasion to dispute some matches here. "I played some matches and today was well better than yesterday; I can thus hope to play a better tennis the next week. I would say that I am to approximately 80% in this moment, but that returns quickly."

Good to hear that Amélie doesn't seem worried! :) I think it could be a blessing in disguise because it will give her shoulder a few more days rest rather than competition, and she's going to need all her energy for the U S Open (having seen her draw :rolleyes: ;) )

ALLEZ AMELIE!! :bounce:

Natalicious
Aug 25th, 2006, 06:36 PM
thanks for the article!!!

and let's hope that our champ is fit for next week :worship: :worship:

griffin
Aug 25th, 2006, 06:41 PM
So this morning, I was explaining to my beloved that the worst part about this loss was that she was SUPPOSED to lose in the previous round, and that now we had to hope for Justine to win the whole tournament.

And why.

She listened carefully.

Brought her hand up beside her temple.

And started making a sloooow circling motion with her finger :lol:

Better luck next time - and next week!

hablo
Aug 26th, 2006, 03:45 AM
So this morning, I was explaining to my beloved that the worst part about this loss was that she was SUPPOSED to lose in the previous round, and that now we had to hope for Justine to win the whole tournament.

And why.

She listened carefully.

Brought her hand up beside her temple.

And started making a sloooow circling motion with her finger :lol:

Better luck next time - and next week!:haha: your partner is cool :lol:

mauresmofan
Aug 26th, 2006, 09:35 PM
So this morning, I was explaining to my beloved that the worst part about this loss was that she was SUPPOSED to lose in the previous round, and that now we had to hope for Justine to win the whole tournament.

And why.

She listened carefully.

Brought her hand up beside her temple.

And started making a sloooow circling motion with her finger :lol:

Better luck next time - and next week!

Well some people just don't understand our logic - and anyway Justine won the tournament so all is well and good again in the land of Momosapia prior to the tournament known as the US Open.