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DunkMachine
Jun 3rd, 2003, 11:41 PM
KrippedykRap Krap!!!!

Amelie was NOT nervous and nothing about her even remotely suggested it. That girl got owned by Serena with superiour tennis and mentality.

Serena was hellbent into showing Momo that she has no claim over that no.1 position.

The determination and the look on Serena's face clearly shows who the best competitor in the world is at the moment and what sports is all about.

I just wanted to get that out of the way.

jenny161185
Jun 3rd, 2003, 11:46 PM
no she wasn't nervous at all :rolleyes: did you see her trying to serve? She played no where near her best , though credit to Serena she played great

Alley
Jun 4th, 2003, 12:06 AM
Serena was really good. But man did Manresmo play like CRAP.

Dava
Jun 4th, 2003, 12:08 AM
There was no doubt Serena would have beaten Amelie today unless Amelie played 100% all the time. But Amelie played so bad, it was horrible to watch.

Cybelle Darkholme
Jun 4th, 2003, 12:16 AM
she was nervous or at least rattled by the pressure.

Tarsius
Jun 4th, 2003, 12:36 AM
And nobody is making excuses anyway. "Nerves" are part of the game. Serena played great, Mauresmo played awful and partly because of her nerves wilting to the pressure. Serena won. End of Story.

Lisbeth
Jun 4th, 2003, 12:36 AM
Sorry, I disagree. Serena did play well and did "own her", however Momo was clearly scared out of her wits. If you've watched a single other Momo match in the last few months you'd notice that she doesn't normally double fault nearly that much or hit balls into the net on all those shots. The girl was definitely tight. I'm not saying she would have won at her best, but it should have been a lot closer.

However, I agree with your "no excuses" comment, in that part of being a champion is riding out those scary occasions and Momo couldn't. She's gone a step better than previous years so that's something.

franny
Jun 4th, 2003, 01:56 AM
KrippedykRap Krap!!!!

Amelie was NOT nervous and nothing about her even remotely suggested it. That girl got owned by Serena with superiour tennis and mentality.

Serena was hellbent into showing Momo that she has no claim over that no.1 position.

The determination and the look on Serena's face clearly shows who the best competitor in the world is at the moment and what sports is all about.

I just wanted to get that out of the way.

Wow, thats really dumb. I'm sorry but signs were all over the place that muaresmo was nervous as a wreck. She couldn't serve, she didn't move well, she was missing shots 2-3 feet wide, she was hitting the ball on the frame, her face before the match was one of nerve and unsettleness, she was nervous as heck and to say that Amelie was NOT nervous and nothing about her even remotely suggested it makes me doubt that you even watched the match. Even if you only looked at the statistics you would know that mauresmo had like a -30 error to winner ratio while serena didn't even have a positive ratio.

Yes, i agree she should not make excuses, and yet i agree that Serena killed her because of serena's game, but momo was a wreck. However, i still believe that serena would have won no matter what today but mauresmo didn't put up much of a fight and is much more capable than what she showed us.

King Lindsay
Jun 4th, 2003, 01:59 AM
Amelie started off the match shanking two balls in the first game, committing four straight UEs, and getting but one ball into the court (and even that clipped the net) during the first game. Then she double faulted twice in the next game handing Serena the early break. from there, it was more of the same. She collapsed under the pressure, and to say otherwise shows an extreme lack of knowledge about the game in general and Mauresmo's game in particular.

Yes, Serena was amazing. But ANYBODY would look good if they were fed those weakass, nerve-riddled second serves Amelie was throwing up.

Serena y Monica
Jun 4th, 2003, 02:33 AM
To saying that Amelie was not nervous is to be as intellectually dishonest as though who suggest that because Venus lost while suffering from a injury which prevented her from adequately preparing means she is not the at this time the 2nd best tennis player in the world.

o0O0o
Jun 4th, 2003, 03:20 AM
LOL Venus couldn't even live up to her #3 seeding let alone the #2 seeding you douchebag.

Harju.
Jun 4th, 2003, 05:07 AM
*sigh* Amelie WAS OBVIOUSLY not on top of her game meaning not in 100% condition.. can't you see how she serve.. sprout some unnecessary errors :rolleyes: yes. Serena played her best form give her the credit for that.. but when she's in a best form, no one could challenge her.. *cough* but i do think if Amelie was in her best form.. I could have a watch a great match with of course Momo winning :rolleyes:

Zenith
Jun 4th, 2003, 05:34 AM
"LOL Venus couldn't even live up to her #3 seeding let alone the #2 seeding you douchebag"

The upcoming grass and hardcourt season will show who is the real deal. Let the Belgians enjoy their time for now because the Venus fury will be back.

BasicTennis
Jun 4th, 2003, 05:38 AM
"LOL Venus couldn't even live up to her #3 seeding let alone the #2 seeding you douchebag"

The upcoming grass and hardcourt season will show who is the real deal. Let the Belgians enjoy their time for now because the Venus fury will be back.
unless Vee improves her serve drastically, she would get the same results at the Wimbledom. :devil:

Amelie was simply humbled by Serena....~~~~end of discussion~~~~~

1jackson2001
Jun 4th, 2003, 07:55 AM
Definitely no excuses for Momo. But she looked as nervous as hell and her game went down the toilet, save a few points of brilliant play.

DunkMachine
Jun 4th, 2003, 08:32 AM
5o you shitstain who the fck was talking about Venus. STFU if you have nothing to add. Pointysheet wearing Muthaf........

Anyways what I've noticed from some reactions is that some of you were coparing momo to serena and judged her gameplay accordingly.

It is that Serenas level is much higher instead of Momos level being that much lower during that match.

She just got obliterated by superiour tennis.

SJW
Jun 4th, 2003, 08:56 AM
LOL@this thread!

this is kinda like the case when Serena loses.....she plays crap but apparently SHES not allowed to say it :confused: the difference is i would bet on Serena beating anybody if shes on

Mauresmo didnt play anywhere near her best.....no way. she looked nervous, as tho she felt she didnt belong on court with Serena. she was intimidated (who wouldnt be with Serenas determination shining through on her face) and simply was pretty poor. but when Serena lost to Justine, it was said Justine didnt ALLOW Serena to play her best :rolleyes: of course, its different here...cos....you know.....Serena won

anyway, Mauresmo is another one who i have expected great things from for a couple of years now and has failed to deliver on the big stage sometimes....yea the two semis last year were great, and the final in 99 was cool too, but i really expect(ed) her to win a slam before the belgians

Andy_
Jun 4th, 2003, 09:29 AM
I think Amelie's nerves did play a role in her loss yesterday, but they were only one part of the story. The match started just as the one in Rome did: Serena looked unplayable. She just kept hitting winners from every corner and Momo went about the court with no clue what to do about it. What happened in Rome then was that Serena let her level drop a few notches and Amelie, who wasn't quite as nervous as she was today, coz she felt hardly any pressure (she wasn't playing before her home crowd, who are always expecting her to win because a French will have to, sooner or later - they always seem to forget that Mary Pierce plays for France :rolleyes: ), started to keep the ball in, played longer rallies, hit a few winners. But yesterday this didn't happen: in the first place Serena stayed super-focused, her looks showed that pretty well... and Amelie look scared, unable to to anything. Only at the end of the match did she play somewhat better, but it was useless, by then...
I think with Justine things could be a little different, although Serena will taste something of the revenge (she denies it, but a fighter like her must see it as a chance to get a revenge!). Although Justine is mentally more fragile than Serena (and most players are), I think she has a bit more confidence in her chances than Amelie had yesterday. So we'll see...

mjones
Jun 4th, 2003, 12:14 PM
All I can say after watching the match twice is that Mauresmo played horrible, horrible. It was as if she had Venus coaching her. And those of you who are dancing a jig because you thought Serena played great, well think again.

Serena played a few great points but she did not look very sharp. Mauresmo made Serena look good. If you take the way Serena played and the way Henin played yesterday and they both play at the same level then you have to give Henin the nod.

Mauresmo's movement was not very good while Henin will make Serena hit shot after shot. I am not saying who will win but if Serena is to come away with the victory, then her game must pickup of which I know she is capable of doing. Will she?

servenrichie
Jun 4th, 2003, 02:00 PM
You know what, what you posted is a lot of bull. Did you watch the match? Did you see how Serena was rushing the net and never giving Amelie a chance to get into her rhythm? Did you see her crushing Momo' second serves and putting her outright on pressure through returns of her first serves?
But hey, dream on if it makes you happy!

Cariaoke
Jun 4th, 2003, 02:18 PM
Momo was nervous but after a set and a half, those nerves were starting to disappear but by then it was too late. She got a little confidence after she won two games in a row but Serena said 'talk to the hand because Rome's not happening twice' and fought off 5 break points to take the match. When I got the chance to watch the match last night, I was so disappointed in Amélie's play. It was like she didn't even try. I wanted a competitive match. I actually did feel a bit sorry for her because there was nothing she could do. Still, there's no excuse for her play on such a big stage. She was bagged and tagged and beaten like a slag. *shakes head* :worship: @ Serena.

Cybelle Darkholme
Jun 4th, 2003, 02:19 PM
LOL Venus couldn't even live up to her #3 seeding let alone the #2 seeding you douchebag.

can't you make your point without being so nasty?

anyway momo lost period. end of story. Yes she was nervous. I knew beforehand that she would be nervous just based on past experience with her at RG. Just like when serena plays like crap and loses momo beat herself but serena stepped up and took the win she didn't fade away and let momo get her confidence up.

Just like in aussie open semi where serena was beating herself and kim was happily putting the ball back in play so serena would miss. Yet there the impending loser turned things around and the opponent had no answer. Serena did not let momo turn things around. she put the nail in the coffin.

On to the semis now please. GO SERENA GO NADIA!

griffin
Jun 4th, 2003, 02:41 PM
can't you make your point without being so nasty?


Do you really need to ask? ;)

The way Serena was playing yesterday, the only way Amelie takes her out is with a cannon. That said, if Amelie hadn't been in CFH mode, I do think she'd have done better than 6/1, 6/2.

That's not making excuses, that's talking about what happened in a match. Which tennis fans will do.

SJW
Jun 4th, 2003, 05:24 PM
All I can say after watching the match twice is that Mauresmo played horrible, horrible. It was as if she had Venus coaching her. And those of you who are dancing a jig because you thought Serena played great, well think again.

Serena played a few great points but she did not look very sharp. Mauresmo made Serena look good. If you take the way Serena played and the way Henin played yesterday and they both play at the same level then you have to give Henin the nod.

Mauresmo's movement was not very good while Henin will make Serena hit shot after shot. I am not saying who will win but if Serena is to come away with the victory, then her game must pickup of which I know she is capable of doing. Will she?

im sorry....but that is total junk

i cant even reply to that post its so off the mark. u have to give Henin the nod cos they both played the same?

is it legal to abuse solvents in ur country? :confused:

THE NET
Jun 4th, 2003, 05:39 PM
You can't be nervous when your opponent plays like that. You can just be surprised!! :o

Serena played too agressive and hit too much clean winners, there is nothing Amelie can do with that. :sad:

Dawn Marie
Jun 4th, 2003, 06:05 PM
Serena played great and that made Momo play below her level. I don't think it was all nerves as to why Momo lost, Serena beat her down mentally after the first two games. Infact after the first 3 games I knew it was over and thus came online for the results. This just was not the same Serena who lost in Rome. Nor was it the same Amelie. I do think that if Serena is playing at her best that she is unbeatable. ..and she is correct only Serena can beat Serena.

I just hope Serena can keep that level of play up and take down Justine. I also hope Amelie wins RG next year her or Venus. Of course Venus first.:)

NYLibertyGirl84
Jun 4th, 2003, 08:04 PM
Amelie was very nurvous even Serrena said so in her interview after the match. Serena said that she knew even before the match worming up that she noticed that Amelie was very nurvous. She also said that Amelie did not play as well as she could have played and that she has seen her play better. I think she will kick some ass at Wimbledon!

DA FOREHAND
Jun 4th, 2003, 08:18 PM
I hope Serena was joking when she said she's seen Amelie play a little bit better than that.