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danieln1
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:05 AM
Mauresmo beats Radwanska to advance at Bausch & Lomb Championships

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (AP)—Amelie Mauresmo had to work hard to earn her 500th career win in the third round of the Bausch & Lomb Championships on Thursday.

Mauresmo, the 2001 Bausch & Lomb winner, came back to beat seventh-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (6) in a match that took more than 2 1/2 hours.

Against Radwanska, Mauresmo was up 5-2 in the third before dropping two match points and then three straight games to force a tiebreaker.

“Even though I had some opportunities to finish it off before the third-set tiebreak, I couldn’t make it,” Mauresmo said. “I was glad that I was coming in and trying to go for it in that tiebreak. That’s what made the difference, I thought, in the end.”

She engineered a mini-comeback from 5-3 down in the tiebreak and closed it out with a crosscourt backhand winner that clipped the line.

“I tried to really come in and be aggressive and not let her dictate the game in the key moments, which I probably should have done a bit earlier in the match,” Mauresmo said. “I finished with a positive note, so I’m glad.”

Mauresmo now has won three matches in a row for the first time since Wimbledon last year.

The former world No. 1 endured a pair of two-month layoffs in 2007 with an emergency appendectomy and an adductor strain. She has struggled since and fallen to No. 24 in the rankings.

Two fellow Frenchwomen will join the 11th-seeded Mauresmo in the quarterfinals.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=ap-ameliaisland&prov=ap&type=lgns

Way to go Amelie, reached a milestone! Now get the confidence back and win some titles now!

Indytennis
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:39 AM
What a way to get to 500!! Congrats on a great career and still fighting!!!

Olórin
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:40 AM
Damn she beat Venus to it :lol:

Linnie
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:41 AM
Amélie :worship: :yeah: Keep on truckin' :dance:

Uranium
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:43 AM
Damn she beat Venus to it :lol:

i know:(
Mauresmo!!:bounce::worship:

Dan23
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:47 AM
Nice one Momo....thats a lot of matches

danieln1
Apr 11th, 2008, 01:01 AM
Yeah she reached it before Venus! How many more for her to reach 500?

VeeJJ
Apr 11th, 2008, 01:11 AM
Nice Job!!! the big 500!! thats a lot of wins!!!

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Apr 11th, 2008, 01:18 AM
447 W- 171 L is the record considering WTA Tour level matches

Kobra
Apr 11th, 2008, 01:23 AM
Amelie! :bounce: More, more, more! :p

heart
Apr 11th, 2008, 01:26 AM
amelie!! :yippee:
:banana:

i want more wins! :p

Tennisstar86
Apr 11th, 2008, 03:04 AM
Yeah she reached it before Venus! How many more for her to reach 500?

This is so shocking... she reaced it before Venus, and Henin and of course Serena who doesnt play... this really is a great acomplishment and shocking considering. the careers of those other 3.

Henin- 8 wins away from 500
Venus- 15 away from 500
Serena- 131 away from 500 :tape:

austennis
Apr 11th, 2008, 04:00 AM
WOW welll done Amelie
Henin and Venus should do this by the end of Wimbledon... but as for Serena... im thinking she wont make it anytime soon if ever

shell
Apr 11th, 2008, 04:20 AM
Good for Momo! Congrats. And sounds like it came with some effort, and having to dig out of a "failure to close" situation. That should give her some confidence.

Optima
Apr 11th, 2008, 06:31 AM
Congratultions, Amelie. Very nice, something to be insanely proud of :D

peikko
Apr 11th, 2008, 07:24 AM
Congrats Amélie!:clap2:

Bartosh
Apr 11th, 2008, 07:26 AM
Amelie :worship: Nice one :kiss:

honeymo
Apr 11th, 2008, 07:34 AM
congratulation Amélie :kiss:

suzie
Apr 11th, 2008, 08:39 AM
Great way to reach an impressive mark! :worship: Keep it up!!

Barbarela
Apr 11th, 2008, 08:55 AM
Wonderful!:worship: And it's always nice to know that she reached that mark before Venus, Serena and even Justine!!:devil:

galadriel
Apr 11th, 2008, 09:01 AM
Amelie :worship::worship:

FedererBulgaria
Apr 11th, 2008, 09:02 AM
:worship:Well done!:worship:

swiss
Apr 11th, 2008, 09:06 AM
she can be proud yes and still fighting :worship:
go, baby, go to 600 please:bounce:

Ben.
Apr 11th, 2008, 09:08 AM
Amelie :yeah: marvellous feat :D

InsideOut.
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:19 AM
I think Sharapova is up to 300 nearly already, but good going.

dal
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:25 AM
:worship::drink::clap2::bigclap::bounce::rocker::c razy::aparty::armed::rocker2::bowdown:

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:47 AM
Congrats :bowdown:

Yasmine
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:51 AM
:clap2: go Amélie!!! :bounce:

Dodoboy.
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:02 AM
:eek:

How the hell did she do it before Venus and Justine :scratch:

Well done!...hopefully we can get a 503rd win by sunday ;)

Uranium
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:05 AM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=130450
Mauresmo did do it with these 3 wins.

You people act as if Mauresmo is bad, she is and was a great player, she played a lot and did well in pretty much every tournament and hasn't been injured must the past couple years

Yasmine
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:08 AM
:eek:

How the hell did she do it before Venus and Justine :scratch:

Well done!...hopefully we can get a 503rd win by sunday ;)
Amélie is a little older than them I suppose.

Legend1
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:09 AM
Congrats Ame you really deserve it!!

Lets keep going ay.. you never know how many more there could be!

Tennisstar86
Apr 11th, 2008, 06:39 PM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=130450
Mauresmo did do it with these 3 wins.

You people act as if Mauresmo is bad, she is and was a great player, she played a lot and did well in pretty much every tournament and hasn't been injured must the past couple years

its not that we think she is a bad player its the fact that Venus has 36 titles, Henin 41? Mauresmo 24... just shocking that she'd get there first considering

Dodoboy.
Apr 11th, 2008, 06:46 PM
its not that we think she is a bad player its the fact that Venus has 36 titles, Henin 41? Mauresmo 24... just shocking that she'd get there first considering

Exactly :scratch:

hablo
Apr 11th, 2008, 06:53 PM
its not that we think she is a bad player its the fact that Venus has 36 titles, Henin 41? Mauresmo 24... just shocking that she'd get there first considering

Exactly :scratch:

It's not really about the number of titles but about the # of matches played.

Amélie plays more tournies.

Tennisstar86
Apr 11th, 2008, 06:57 PM
It's not really about the number of titles but about the # of matches played.

Amélie plays more tournies.

clearly... but the point was it was just shocking that she'd get their first as there3 was a thread the other day i saw someone talkin about venus nearing 500. just unexpected if you werent following her W/L ratio

Hugo24
Apr 11th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Congrats Momo :bounce::yeah::woohoo:

Destiny
Apr 11th, 2008, 09:03 PM
:bigclap:

griffin
Apr 11th, 2008, 09:26 PM
its not that we think she is a bad player its the fact that Venus has 36 titles, Henin 41? Mauresmo 24... just shocking that she'd get there first considering

Not really - she's a little older than Justine, and both Justine and Venus have had a couple of extended breaks from the tour.

Congrats, Amelie!

gotthebend
Apr 12th, 2008, 10:14 AM
WOW.
Congrats, Amelie.:wavey: :worship: