View Full Version : Something is terribly Wrong with Amanda Coetzer, as she was very sad today:(

Mar 3rd, 2003, 02:20 AM
I don't know what happened the commentators were freaking out as I was, Amanda was sad, dissapointed, and glum the whole match, at one point she broke down:(
there were rackets thrown, grunts, slumped shoulders that wouldn't be normal for Davenport:(
Amanda was playing a good match, but she never smiled she was terribly dissapointed, she seemed tired, but that is almost impossible for her.:(
Whenever she plays, she always has that positive attitude, jumping around, smiling:(
Today something was very different
It had me worried and terribly upset:(
When she won the title she wasn't happy at all:(
she was so depressed, and as she accepted the trophy, she said something really dishearting
she thanked Lori Mcniel for getting her through this week, and she put very strong emphasis on that, as she had lost somebody or had had a crisis in her personal life:(
I have never seen her like this in the 9 years she has been my fave
:fiery: :eek: :o :confused:

and normally when she wins something she says, see you next year but she spoke as this was her last year, and the commentators were very emotional and confused as I was, the female kept on saying that this is it for Amanda, that she isn't coming back, that she hasn't seen her like this in 15 years

and that she was one of the nicest people on the tour ever
that she was friends with everyone
and that the game of tennis will lose alot from Amanda's departure:(
Amanda nearly broke down or fell on the floor as she excepted the trophy, she seemed so sad, those beautiful eyes of hers were closing, and Lori seemed depressed and worried as well:(
I don't know what went wrong but I am really depressed:(
I am happy she won but I sense something very very wrong that I have never seen in another player:(

What is wrong Amanda?, I swear her facial expression made me cry, it seemed like it hurt her to smile:( :confused: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

I am really confused and depressed hopefully its not something serious, maybe with her family, friends or boyfriend:(

Anyway congrats Amanda and be happy you deserve it you are playing great
last week u made the final on a surface u dislike, where it was very cold and damp, and now u win in this final were it was very hot and sunny:)

Venus Forever
Mar 3rd, 2003, 02:27 AM
I think it's just that she realizes this will be her last year, and probably how much she will miss everything.

As for her being gloomy during the match, isn't that how Coetzer normally acts?? I never seen her smile on court until she was the winner. I even saw her play against Seles in MSG and I don't remember her smiling, and not at OZ either against Henin-Hardenne.

Mar 3rd, 2003, 02:33 AM
OMG!...is she playing toronto/canadian open this summer??
cos i'll be there. it will be a very good chance to take pics and get her autograph.

Mar 3rd, 2003, 02:34 AM
I think it's just that she realizes this will be her last year, and probably how much she will miss everything.

As for her being gloomy during the match, isn't that how Coetzer normally acts?? I never seen her smile on court until she was the winner. I even saw her play against Seles in MSG and I don't remember her smiling, and not at OZ either against Henin-Hardenne.

Wel she actually smiles quite a bit, ofcorse when she wins, but during her matches she always jumps around and gives positive energy today she acted as u would never see her, as she was losing the match 6-06-0 instead of winning it
she had worse energy and worse body language then lindsay has when she is losing
She threw her racket and talked to herself and just looked if she was going to start to cry:(
I have seen Amanda play many times
and she has never acted like this, even if she was really losing
it was bad:(
and the commentators kept on mentioning it
they said in all the years that they have seen her play she has never looked so miserable, so lazy, and as if she is trailing rather then winning.
they kept on repeating and repeating how glum she looked and when she won, she seemed as she had just lost:(
I was about to shoot myself as usual:(

Mar 3rd, 2003, 02:36 AM
I'll be going to Toronto too. :) I'll be following Lena everywhere. :)

I wonder what happened with Amanda this week though... like you say, she's the kind of lady that never shows she's depressed or anything. :sad:

Cybelle Darkholme
Mar 3rd, 2003, 02:38 AM
I think you're overreacting. Maybe she got some bad news and decided to soldier on and keep playing? No one can be happy all the time cut her some slack. She has problems just like everyone else.

Mar 3rd, 2003, 02:45 AM
Yes dont worry. She also didnt played her best match of the week against Mariana so maybe that's why also she wasn't very happy. But sure she is happy. Vamos Amanda. In her semifinal vs Loit she was always serious but when they made her an interview she smiled and stuff.

Also I dont know but after she won the people of local tv congratulated her and interviewed her and she said she will try to come back next year ;) of course it could be her last because she is 31 but Im sure she will try to play another year.

Also we want her back, we love her :) she is so nice to people here.

Vamos Amanda :D! if Navratilova can you can also! ;)

Mar 3rd, 2003, 04:18 AM
OMG! This is so sad to read. For her to come out and win in straight sets despite being emotionally upset is a great victory though. But now I am worried. What could be wrong? :sad:

Mar 3rd, 2003, 06:45 AM
by Venus Forever:
I think it's just that she realizes this will be her last year, and probably how much she will miss everything.

Other than bad news or something private I think that explains it.

Mar 3rd, 2003, 06:54 AM
Coetzer wins first title in two years at Mexican Open

March 2, 2003
ACAPULCO, Mexico (Ticker) - Amanda Coetzer snapped a two-year title drought Sunday with a straight-sets victory over Mariana Diaz-Oliva of Argentina in the final of the Mexican Open.

The second-seeded South African beat Diaz-Oliva, 7-5, 6-3, for her first tournament win since her triumph here two years ago.

"It feels great to have won two titles here in Acapulco, I have never done this before," Coetzer said. "When I first checked into the hotel, I had this feeling. My room was very similar to the one I had when I first won the title here two years ago, it had the same setup. Memories came back to me and I felt good."

After finishing out of the top 20 in 2002 for the first time in 10 years, Coetzer appears to have turned things around.

She opened the season by advancing to the quarterfinals at Sydney and reached the fourth round at the Australian Open. She appeared in the Memphis final last week, falling to Lisa Raymond.

"I enjoy competing, it pushes me to improve my game which is what I enjoy most," said the 31-year-old Coetzer, who earned $27,000 for her ninth career title. "When I think that a day will come when I have to end my tennis career, I feel very sad. So right now I have no plans to retire, as I am enjoying the game more than ever."

Playing in her third career final, Diaz-Oliva came up short in her bid to win her second tournament and give Argentina a sweep of the men's and women's titles. Agustin Calleri claimed the men's tournament Saturday.

"I would have liked to win the title so that Argentina would have had two champions here in Acapulco," she said. "Everytime an Argentine player wins a title, it's a title for all of us, it's a title for our country who unfortunately needs hope today."

Diaz-Oliva could not bring her country another title, but she enjoyed her best week of the season, having lost in the first round at her previous three events.

"I have been playing in a final in each of the last two years, my game has improved but I need more confidence and I need to be more aggressive," she said. "I love Acapulco, it's a great place, and to have reached the final here it's become a paradise for me."

Amanda seems pretty positive there:D I hope you are just reading too much into it Maria. Hail Amanda :bounce:

Mar 3rd, 2003, 08:25 AM
Hope she is better soon ... and congrats on the title!

Mar 3rd, 2003, 11:17 AM
rob thanx for the interview it made me feel 10 times better, but u should have seen that match it worried me, but I am so glad she won, just look at what a compassionate and sweet person she is if anyone deserves to be happy, it is her, I love that girl:)
and rob:kiss:

Mar 3rd, 2003, 11:27 AM
this reminds me of what graf said sevreal years ago at roland garros. she said that when you're older (i believe she was 26 at the time) the tournament wins are more emotional because you're truly in the latter stages of your career so they mean more in a sentimental way. i believe that's what coetzer was experiencing yesterday. no offense but i disgaree about the pleasant court demeanor that a few of you expressed. not that i've ever seen coetzer behave negatively but she's always serious (almost unfriendly looking) when i see her. i've rarely seen her smile.

Mar 3rd, 2003, 12:00 PM
I dont think Amanda is always unfriendly or bad body language, she just acts normal and keeps a straight face, just like Venus. I hope nothing happened to her in her personal life, but maybe that could be the reason.

Mar 3rd, 2003, 04:04 PM
It wasn't the fact that she wasn't smiling (in all the matches I've watched her play, I can only recall once that she actually smiled during a match - against Testud at the 1999 Hopman Cup after hitting a splendid forehand pass) - her body language just seemed really negative today. Granted, Diaz-Oliva played some great tennis. She had me a nervous wreck at 3-1. But Amanda hung on - and I think the dissapointment of squandering those 2 set points in the 9th game might have gotten to her a bit. She struggled to hold serve - lost her serve when serving at 5-4, was 0-40 when serving at 6-5. And when she lead 2-0 in the 2nd she missed that sitter of a smash - and rather than the score being 15-40, two break points, it was 30-30 and Oliva went on to win the next 3 games. So Amanda had to deal with a lot.

And let's face it - losing to Lisa Raymond last week could not have been great for her confidence (even the commentators mentioned that it was a bad loss).

Great win, Amanda. Keep it up.