View Full Version : Momo wins Heineken Star award

Brian Stewart
Sep 7th, 2002, 01:25 AM
I C&Ped this from the NY Times site, for those who aren't registered with the site:
Beaten Mauresmo Honored with Award at U.S. Open
Filed at 6:38 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) - France's Amelie Mauresmo was pipped in three tight sets by champion Venus Williams in the semi-finals on Friday, but her U.S. Open heroics will not go unrewarded.

The 10th seed is the first female recipient of the annual Heineken Star Award, presented for her come-from-behind match against Jennifer Capriati in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Mauresmo, only two points from defeat in the second set, rallied to upset third seed Capriati 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 in the two-hour 17-minute showdown in Arthur Ashe stadium court.

All U.S. Open main draw contestants who play a singles match between opening day and the quarter-final round are eligible for consideration for the award.

It is voted on by current and former professional tennis players and coaches and presented to the player who shows the most grit and determination during a singles match -- elevating his or her game to new levels, regardless of the winner.

John McEnroe will officially present the award, a crystal trophy designed by Tiffany, on Saturday.

As well the trophy, Heineken is making a $5,000 donation in Mauresmo's name to the Twin Towers Fund.

The fund was established to assist, support and recognize the families of the members of the uniformed services of New York Fire, EMS, Police, Port Authority and other government offices who lost their lives or were seriously injured on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center.

The first Heineken Star Award was presented to Pete Sampras in 1996 for his five-set match against Alex Corretja and he was also the winner last year for his three-and-a-half hour match against second seed Andre Agassi in the semi-finals.

Patrick Rafter won in 1997 by overcoming leg cramps and other ailments in defeating several higher ranked players en-route to the title.

Carlos Moya was the choice in 1998, while Todd Martin won in 1999 for an incredible five-set performance in the third round, and then was presented with the award again in 2000 for his four-hour 17-minute defeat of Moya in the fourth round.

Sep 7th, 2002, 01:31 AM

Sep 7th, 2002, 01:48 AM
Wow! Thanks for the article, Brian! Good on ya, Momo!! :D

Sep 7th, 2002, 10:21 AM
Well deserved award for Amélie!

Sep 7th, 2002, 10:46 AM
Yeah amelie show a lot of grit and courage against Jenny and also Venus

Sep 7th, 2002, 11:09 AM
that's great :)

Sep 7th, 2002, 12:45 PM
:bounce: for Momo

Sep 7th, 2002, 12:51 PM
congrats! indeed she had a great tournament at the US Open!!!

Sep 7th, 2002, 12:53 PM
Congratulations to Amélie! A well deserved award, she has certainly shown a lot of grit and determination this year. I hope she can keep it up!

Is anyone also wondering if they'll give her a box of these too?


Sep 7th, 2002, 01:12 PM
Originally posted by Gallofa
Is anyone also wondering if they'll give her a box of these too?


sorry, the box was intercepted by JenCap after their match.;) Just look at the other thread; she's a bit drunk.:rolleyes:

Sep 7th, 2002, 02:51 PM
Most of MoMo matches with Venus goes to 3 sets. She never wins. I used to like her, not anymore.

Sep 7th, 2002, 03:03 PM
Originally posted by Roseie
Most of MoMo matches with Venus goes to 3 sets. She never wins. I used to like her, not anymore.
And what does this have to do with Amélie winning this award?

Sep 8th, 2002, 09:25 PM
Congratulations Amélie! Well deserved! :D

Sep 8th, 2002, 09:34 PM
Félicitaions Amélie!!

TRULY well deserved!! I feel vindicated for calling her my player of the tournament now ;)

If only I could see piccies or Sky or Eurosport would show some coverage of the presentation.. :mad:

Sep 8th, 2002, 09:39 PM
Thanks Brian for sharing!

Congratulations to Amelie for winning this award!

Sep 9th, 2002, 12:02 AM
Congrats Amelie! She looked so cute accepting her reward.:)

go hingis
Sep 9th, 2002, 02:44 AM
Congrats Amelie!

Looks like she's also the first female to win, what a break thru.

Sep 10th, 2002, 02:27 AM
Félicitations Amélie!! :)

Sep 10th, 2002, 04:31 AM

Sep 12th, 2002, 09:44 AM
:bounce: :kiss: :hearts: :bounce: :kiss: :hearts: :bounce: :kiss: :hearts: