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Rocketta
Jul 5th, 2002, 01:23 AM
Let me start off by saying I don't know where this comes from, I copied it from another board. I am going to get the link later and post it here.

Williams Matches Fixed, Claims Mauresmo


Beaten Wimbledon semi-finalist Amelie Mauresmo stirred up controversy in her post-match news conference by re-opening the debate over match-fixing involving the Williams sisters.
Frenchwoman Mauresmo was thrashed 6-2 6-1 by Serena Williams in the second semi after Venus had cruised past Justine Henin in the first.

Afterwards, she was asked which sister would prevail in Saturday's final.

"You have to ask them for that," she replied tersely. To me, it's a little bit sad for women's tennis

Amelie Mauresmo
She then told French television that she believed that matches between the sisters were fixed.

"I think they arrange it - I don't have any proof of this or inside information, but take for example the match at Roland Garros - it could have been arranged," she said.

"As Serena won in Paris, maybe they'll change it and it'll be Venus' turn now."

She also stated that she did not think the domination of the Williams, who are numbers one and two in the world, was good for the women's game.

"I think people are going to get bored of it," she said of the prospect of a third all-Williams final in the last four Grand Slams.

"I'm not counting how many people since yesterday told me: 'We don't want an all-Williams final.'

"To me, it's a little bit sad for women's tennis but maybe it's not the point of view of everybody."

Matches between the Williams sisters have been regularly dogged by controversy and the pair have been criticised for their inability to produce their best tennis against each other.

The Williams themselves claim they find it difficult to play competitively against a sibling, but rumours have also surfaced that their father Richard decides who will win matches between his daughters.


All I can say is if this is the true quote of what she has said on the record, she has some serious issues that she needs to work on because it just sounds like Sour grapes to me. :(

Pureracket
Jul 5th, 2002, 01:29 AM
Oddly enough, I can't find Amelie's interview anywhere. If she really said this, I'm thinking the WTA is going to step into the situation.

Rocketta
Jul 5th, 2002, 01:40 AM
Its http://www.amelie-mauresmo.com/ but i think its in French which I don't know. :(

CC
Jul 5th, 2002, 01:41 AM
I'm yet to see the WTA stand up for Venus and Serena, at least publicly. There is no proof, so why are the other players allowed to spread these vicious and disparaging rumors without any evidence whatsoever?

Rocketta
Jul 5th, 2002, 01:41 AM
Yeah there is an english version!

Pureracket
Jul 5th, 2002, 01:44 AM
Rocketta,
Did you get ahold of the English version yet?

Rocketta
Jul 5th, 2002, 01:44 AM
Well I really hope she is being misquoted because it would be sad to see someone who has had to face random unsubstantiated claims that she uses/used steroids throw the same kind of unsubstantiated mud at someone else!

Rocketta
Jul 5th, 2002, 01:51 AM
Ok this article came from the website Go Tennis! You have to be registered but if anyone is here is the website.......

http://www.gotennis.com/front/frontfeature.asp?section=alt4

Rocketta
Jul 5th, 2002, 01:53 AM
Originally posted by clocker
Rocketta,
Did you get ahold of the English version yet?

When you click on the link there is a choice to view english version. Its the address that I already gave you. Just click on the british flag. Unfortunately , the site has not been updated since the 2nd or 3rd round of Wimbledon.

Pureracket
Jul 5th, 2002, 01:54 AM
Oh, I see. Thanks.

Dokicfan17
Jul 5th, 2002, 01:55 AM
I SO AGREE ABOUT the boring part!!!!!
it is boring how all they do is face eachother in the finals


and i had enough off their damn GRUNTS!! its so obvious they just do it
to distract the opponets, Serena screeches like theres no tomorrow
the matches prolly are fixed, some newspaper 2 years ago said it was at Wimbledon


they are good but they gloat bout how much they win


seriously, i am annoyed with them
go amelie mauresmo ur so right

victory1
Jul 5th, 2002, 01:58 AM
This coming from a Dokic fan, laughable!!:D

selesfan
Jul 5th, 2002, 02:00 AM
What about Jelena's hissing Dokic fan? She sounds like a snake, is she doing it on purpose. I like Amelie and am sorry to see that she showed sour grapes after her loss. She doesn't usually do that and is usually very nice in her interviews.

Amanda
Jul 5th, 2002, 02:04 AM
Amelie should not comment on controversial things...she is the main target for steroid abuse in women's tennis. What a-hole comments by Amelie. Well, after getting humiliated by Serena...the comments can be taken lightly.



:rolleyes: @ Amelie! She reaches the SF of Wimbledon...and now she thinks she is the f-ing queen of the tennis world! LOL!

selesfan
Jul 5th, 2002, 02:08 AM
I'm surprised she fell into the trap after being a subject of controversy herself.

Rocketta
Jul 5th, 2002, 02:20 AM
Originally posted by selesfan
I'm surprised she fell into the trap after being a subject of controversy herself.

That's my point! Didn't she just have to face a bunch of unfounded rumors about steroids based on an "innocent" comment by Laura Granville?? Why would she then go and do the exact same thing to someone else regardless if that is her "opinion"? To me it looks way worse for her than anyone else because it looks like she is upset that Serena beat her badly. Like I said I hope it comes out that it was a misquote or the translation is off because that would be foul for someone in her position to do that.

Amanda
Jul 5th, 2002, 02:24 AM
i agree Rocketta!

selesfan
Jul 5th, 2002, 02:26 AM
I hope so to Rocketta. Whats strange is that she said everyone in the lockeroom was talking about it. Didn't she know that a few days ago they were whispering about her. I'm surprised the press didn't question her about her possible steroid use. It seems like they are only interested in asking the other players about the Williams sisters to try and cause some controversy.

Rocketta
Jul 5th, 2002, 02:32 AM
Selesfan---Maybe they did question her but all that is getting out of the interview is the stuff about the Williams girls. Maybe that is why she said something to get the attention off of her?? I don't know just speculating since it apparently is OK to just say anything negative we think about people!

Ms. Lively
Jul 5th, 2002, 02:42 AM
Leave Amelie alone. She is giving an honest answer to an honest question.

Rocketta
Jul 5th, 2002, 02:45 AM
Just like those people who "honestly" think she's on steroids but have no clue as to the truth just their opinion? Can all the players openly question her now and just state, I don't have any inside information but I feel she is on drugs?

Infiniti2001
Jul 5th, 2002, 02:48 AM
Whatever!! Amelie had a chance to STOP the all Williams finals and she blew it, of course I'd be upset if I were her :P

selesfan
Jul 5th, 2002, 02:51 AM
True both she and Justine said All Williams final will be boring and both had a chnce to stop them and they didn't. I wish these players would just let their rackets do the talking.

Infiniti2001
Jul 5th, 2002, 02:55 AM
Here is the article from the BBC Sport

Mauresmo dislikes Williams domination (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport/hi/english/tennis/wimbledon/newsid_2095000/2095382.stm)

Rocketta
Jul 5th, 2002, 02:57 AM
I really don't have a problem with them saying its "boring" or whatever but to suggest that they "fix" their matches is slanderous. You can say its not based on any inside information but people are going to believe that you know something because you are a tennis player. I think there is a big difference between the two and I think "if" Amelie said the comments associated to her she not only is a sore loser but she lacks class as well. Hopefully it'll come out that is not what she said. I watched the interview on the Wimbledon site and she did look dejected and its understandable so she might not have been thinking clearly at the time. :(

Barrie_Dude
Jul 5th, 2002, 03:02 AM
Well, I still like Momo!

selesfan
Jul 5th, 2002, 03:02 AM
I still can't access the interview at the Wimbledon site it keeps giving me yesterday's interview.:(

selesfan
Jul 5th, 2002, 03:05 AM
I still like her also, I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. If we started to dislike all the players who make bad comments at interviews there wouldn't be too many players to like.;) She was probably really upset at how badly she was beat since she played such a great tournament.

moon
Jul 5th, 2002, 03:25 AM
I'm gonna give her the benefit of doubt also. I'm guessing that what she said was taken out of context. It wouldn't be the first time this has happened.

ps--if any player (other than V and S) are asked whether they want to see an all Williams final, wouldn't the answer be no? Part of it may be sour grapes, but I also think the press is trying to stir the pot.

Rocketta
Jul 5th, 2002, 03:31 AM
Originally posted by selesfan
I still can't access the interview at the Wimbledon site it keeps giving me yesterday's interview.:(

You have to click on the Day 9 interview and when the real player box comes up if you look on the left you should see Day 10 interview. Its only available as a video and not the transcription.

Rocketta
Jul 5th, 2002, 03:33 AM
Originally posted by jp
I don't think she said that to the french television (the part in bold).

And I just read the comments of A.M. in french, they twisted a bit what she said:

"Les gens, au bout d'un moment, ça va peut-être les gonfler de voir les Williams en finale."

"I think people are going to get bored of it" is what they say in the article.

The good translation is: "People, after a certain time, it will maybe bore them to always see the Williams in the finals".

I hope not! I really like/liked her too! What makes you think she didn't say that to french tv? A gut feeling?

Rocketta
Jul 5th, 2002, 03:46 AM
Can you post some french articles here? Translated of course! :D

persond
Jul 5th, 2002, 03:56 AM
:( :( Why ask why. Isn't this the same "bullshit" that the Williamses have had to endure, just because they are "good" at their sport???:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I'm really not the least bit surprised, and what's more it's "gonna git wurst". Just you wait and see!!:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Linnie
Jul 5th, 2002, 04:00 AM
Everything that's been said on this subject (and then some) is here:
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=30321

The (authorless) GoTennis article is just another example of taking stuff way out of context. And nowhere on www.amelie-mauresmo.com (her official website) is there anything of the sort.

Linnie
Jul 5th, 2002, 04:21 AM
I guess enough people complained about tennisfun's post to have it deleted.....but didn't notice your post :o

Dawn Marie
Jul 5th, 2002, 04:49 AM
Can someone tell me if Amelie said those slanderous quotes about match fixing? I don't care about her personal opinions about which match is exciting and which match is boring, that is her opinion, but IF she said that shit about match fixing, then I am through with her. I don't like slamderous statements with one has no facts at all. I pray she didn't because we all know about that "Bad Karma", I would hate to see her drop in ranking.


Some sweet French person, please what did she ACTUALLY say about the match fixing?

treufreund
Jul 5th, 2002, 05:11 AM
Was Amelie so upset that she refused to do her official post-match interview? I think she is particularly upset after the Roland Garros finals. I mean France is her home country and Amelie must have been highly offended by that farce of a match. From her point of view she thinks the match was fixed because the level of play of Venus and Serena in the final was atrocious. For a girl growing up wanting to win Roland Garros it must seem like a crime the way they play against each other. Gaby also must feel horrified and even the look on a sunglass-wearing Martina Navratilova during the Roland Garros finals was one of boredom and borderline disgust at the spectacle being played out in front of her. A final without spark.

I will say however that Mauresmo did point out that she has no proof of match fixing. So I do have mixed feelings about Amelie saying that but at least she is stating her opinion. Maybe Amelie though is hurting the sport by making those allegations without being able to back them up. On the other hand it's really on everyone's lips except for Pam Shriver. Why the sudden distancing of the girls from the father? A Post-match interview with Bud Collins revealed a new Serena, one that had made it to #1 in the world and yet specifically only mentioned MOM and GRANDMA. No hi daddy at all despite him being the one who prophesized that Serena would someday be the best. I found that quite surprising.

BrianII
Jul 5th, 2002, 07:24 AM
As usual the bitchy fiend is so full of shit ...what was martina's level of play like when as the no1 player she was down 6-1 5-1 in the Aus open final and lindsay got bored of beating her like she would any regular qualifier and let her have a few games ...or at the '97 french getting her ass kicked by the No9 player in the world 6-4 6-2 what a snoozer..a no1 one who plays like a qualifier inmutiple grand Slam finals is a fucking disgrace to all the no1 who have gone before her ...thank god we might never have to throw up at another "martina tank job " GS final.

Mattographer
Jul 5th, 2002, 07:29 AM
I agree with her!! All Williams Final will be boring!! :mad:

Dawn Marie
Jul 5th, 2002, 07:30 AM
Richard is a genius, he predicted Martina Hingis needed new legs, well he was right about THAT too.

Milly
Jul 5th, 2002, 09:11 AM
I've heard the interview and Amelie never said anything about match fixing, she only said that it was said for women's tennis that the Williams sisters are so dominating at the moment and that she finds it boring to see them in the final all the time.

They can say whatever they want, I know Amelie's the sweetest girl around, so I don't care about those accusations.

villa
Jul 5th, 2002, 10:01 AM
Originally posted by treufreund
Was Amelie so upset that she refused to do her official post-match interview? I think she is particularly upset after the Roland Garros finals. I mean France is her home country and Amelie must have been highly offended by that farce of a match. From her point of view she thinks the match was fixed because the level of play of Venus and Serena in the final was atrocious. For a girl growing up wanting to win Roland Garros it must seem like a crime the way they play against each other. Gaby also must feel horrified and even the look on a sunglass-wearing Martina Navratilova during the Roland Garros finals was one of boredom and borderline disgust at the spectacle being played out in front of her. A final without spark.

I will say however that Mauresmo did point out that she has no proof of match fixing. So I do have mixed feelings about Amelie saying that but at least she is stating her opinion. Maybe Amelie though is hurting the sport by making those allegations without being able to back them up. On the other hand it's really on everyone's lips except for Pam Shriver. Why the sudden distancing of the girls from the father? A Post-match interview with Bud Collins revealed a new Serena, one that had made it to #1 in the world and yet specifically only mentioned MOM and GRANDMA. No hi daddy at all despite him being the one who prophesized that Serena would someday be the best. I found that quite surprising.

lol at amelie being offened at their french open match becuase it's her home country, then why for f**ks sake doesn't she do something about it instead of joking in the first round every year.

And is so hard for people like you to understand why serena and venus matches haven't got the greatest quality?? why make it sound as though they purposely play poorly, don't you think that they would have played the best mach ever if they could to shut up people like amelie and you who dig at them.

Rocketta
Jul 5th, 2002, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by Milly
I've heard the interview and Amelie never said anything about match fixing, she only said that it was said for women's tennis that the Williams sisters are so dominating at the moment and that she finds it boring to see them in the final all the time.

They can say whatever they want, I know Amelie's the sweetest girl around, so I don't care about those accusations.

We're not asking about her Wimbledon interview. She did not say anything in her Wimbledon interview, even though hers is much shorter than most. We are asking about an interview on French TV. If anybody saw the French TV interview please respond to what she said.

Also, I think it is hiprocritical to call anyone else's match boring when you couldn't even manage to win 4 games! Why doesn't she worry about the WTA fans and up her play?

TSequoia01
Jul 5th, 2002, 04:18 PM
Boring? The Sister's matches are boring? Hell I thought her match with Serena was boring. Especially, game after game watching Amelie with racquet in hand observing Serena's Serves and groundstrokes go whizzing bye. :p

Infiniti2001
Jul 5th, 2002, 04:20 PM
"Some" posters on this board are so cantankerous they even mix up their lies /innuendo... Venus is the one who said "hi mom and hi grandma , I love you" when being interviewd by Barry MacKay immediately after her semi match on TNT... They 're desperately hoping that there's a rift between the sisters and their father:rolleyes:

During a Venus interview earlier in the week she mentioned that she keeps in touch with her dad through email and on the telephone(when she can catch him on his cell) . Serena also said that she needed to talk to him after her match with Els Callens :P

Amanda
Jul 5th, 2002, 05:11 PM
Amelie lost--Serena whipped her ass---she cried. She made some controversial comments to keep the focus off her because she has been accused of doping.....using performance enhancing drugs.....She still ended up looking like a total a-hole.