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cro-girl
Mar 20th, 2004, 05:44 PM
Sad News
Her father has passed away.

Our deepest sympathy to Amélie and her family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this time of loss. May they find strength, comfort, and peace with each other.



I really hope she will be ok....this is just horrible :bigcry:

Tylane
Mar 20th, 2004, 07:21 PM
I don't know who said or read this info, but I didn't see anywhere that his father passed away.
It's written anywhere, her website, french news, newspaper...

Sonja
Mar 20th, 2004, 11:29 PM
Last I checked Amélie was a girl. Those are my words crogirl posted and I wouldn't put them on the website unless I was positive.

Check the thread in GM. It's been confirmed...

cro-girl
Mar 21st, 2004, 09:36 AM
I don't know who said or read this info, but I didn't see anywhere that his father passed away.
It's written anywhere, her website, french news, newspaper...Nor Sonja nor me would have posted anything if it wasn`t checked. :mad:
Especially not a news like this.:shrug:
Sorry Sonja for posting your words....but I saw that news wasn`t posted here. Hope you ain`t too mad :confused:

Mariangelina
Mar 21st, 2004, 11:21 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

I hate it when people die. I hope Amélie and her family can find strength. My deepest condolences. There's not really much more to say now. :sad:

LuvToSki
Mar 21st, 2004, 07:13 PM
My deepest condolences to Amelie and her family...

I couldn't even begin to know what to say..it is just so sad... :sad:

Gus
Mar 21st, 2004, 09:47 PM
My deepest condolences to Amelie. I just read an article in the French press and wanted to warn you guys. I am devastated.

Sonja
Mar 22nd, 2004, 12:33 AM
Nor Sonja nor me would have posted anything if it wasn`t checked. :mad:
Especially not a news like this.:shrug:
Sorry Sonja for posting your words....but I saw that news wasn`t posted here. Hope you ain`t too mad :confused:No no, not mad at you at all. I posted a thread in GM but didn't post in here. No problem with posting what I wrote. I just don't like my posts being questioned by Tylane as if I'd post something malicious.

You're fine *high fives cro-girl* no worries with you at all.

Sonja
Mar 22nd, 2004, 02:52 AM
lizchris posted this in GM (for the doubters)

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/...ports-headlines (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-nasdaq21mar21,0,2125896.story?coll=sfla-sports-headlines)

Mauresmo, Clijsters Cancel

By Charles Bricker
Staff Writer

March 21, 2004

KEY BISCAYNE · Kim Clijsters and Amelie Mauresmo are out of the
Nasdaq-100 Open, joining Justine Henin-Hardenne on the won't-play
list and probably Lindsay Davenport, whose closest advisers will
try one final time to get her to change her mind and come to Key Biscayne.

Failing that, the tournament will lose the top four ranked players
on the WTA Tour, giving the rusty but gifted Williams sisters a
much smoother route through the 96-player draw and giving hope
to a number of rising young Russians that they could make an impact here.

How much of an impact will be clearer after the draw is conducted
Monday afternoon. Suddenly, second-line players such as Anastasia
Myskina, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Nadia Petrova won't have to go
through four of the toughest players on the women's tour to reach the
final four.

The Mauresmo news Saturday wasn't surprising. She has been off
with a bad back since the Australian Open and last week her
father died after a sudden illness. Clijsters wanted to play and flew
to South Florida on Saturday, hoping to use the next six days to
cure a badly sprained left wrist. But after a consultation with a
medical specialist, she pulled out early Saturday evening.

Henin-Hardenne and Davenport already had declared they would
sit out the next two weeks to rest their bodies.

Mauresmo is ranked No. 3 behind Henin-Hardenne and Clijsters, the
two Belgians, with Davenport at No. 4. Mauresmo and Davenport
might change spots when the new rankings come out Monday, but
there will be no change in the names of the top four.

When the draw is pulled Monday, Serena Williams, returning to
tennis after an eight-month absence because of a knee injury,
will be seeded No. 1 with sister Venus seeded second, Myskina third
and Jennifer Capriati fourth.

But Capriati also has a bad back and, though she reportedly intends
to play, there is the issue of whether the injury could worsen or crop
up again as she tries to win five matches in seven or eight days. One
other top player, No. 9 Chanda Rubin, is recovering from injury. She has
a sprained knee but is expected to compete at Key Biscayne.

Because they're seeded one-two, the Williams sisters will be selected
to opposite ends of the draw and can only meet in a final.

Meanwhile Saturday, a few well-known players filtered onto the grounds
at Crandon Park to begin preparations for the tournament.

Carlos Moya, last year's runner-up, spent an hour training with Ivan
Ljubicic.

The two-day qualifying tournaments begin Monday. Admission is $5.
The Web site for the tournament is www.nasdaq-100open.com (http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/).
Copyright © 2004, South Florida Sun-Sentinel (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/)

Linnie
Mar 22nd, 2004, 11:56 AM
Thanks, Sonja.

For the record, I posted this first in the Miami forum ;)

Sonja
Mar 22nd, 2004, 02:04 PM
Sorry, I didn't compare the times of the posts. I didn't worry too much about who was first, only, that the story got to those who questioned it.

Linnie
Mar 22nd, 2004, 03:20 PM
It wasn't directed towards you :hug:

It's just that when someone steals someone else's post, they should at least give credit where it's due.

cro-girl
Mar 22nd, 2004, 07:40 PM
It wasn't directed towards you :hug:

It's just that when someone steals someone else's post, they should at least give credit where it's due.I agree with you Linnie 100% :)
But you have to understand that there are hundreds of threads about Amelie and it is almost imposible to know what`s going on in each and every one of them. So you might think something is a new thing....and it happens to be someone elses post. Didn`t something like that ever happen to you????! :confused:

Fat Frog
Mar 22nd, 2004, 08:31 PM
thats terrible...c'est la vie i guess.

Unvoix
Mar 23rd, 2004, 02:17 AM
The death of Amelie's father is particularly sad because, I believe, she has been estranged from her family for a few years now. I hope and pray that all concerned will be sobered by M. Mauresmo's death and see that the time to love one another is now. My heart goes out to Amelie.

Mariangelina
Mar 23rd, 2004, 02:39 AM
The death of Amelie's father is particularly sad because, I believe, she has been estranged from her family for a few years now. I hope and pray that all concerned will be sobered by M. Mauresmo's death and see that the time to love one another is now. My heart goes out to Amelie.

From what I've heard, there has been some measure of reconciliation. I don't think Amélie and her parents were having deep philosophical discussions, but they did watch her play at the Gaz a couple times, and she said in her official site journal-thingy that she spent Christmas with her family. But I doubt Amélie's relationship with her parents was fully healed, and it's tragic that her father died now. :sad: Amélie and her family are in my prayers.

Unvoix
Mar 23rd, 2004, 02:50 AM
From what I've heard, there has been some measure of reconciliation...she said in her official site journal-thingy that she spent Christmas with her family.

I hope there has been some reconciliation. I believe it can only help her not only as a player, but more importantly as a human being.

Also, I kind of got the idea from her journal that the family she spoke of was Pascale's family or rather her and Pascale and her dog. I've heard Pascale is Basque, which is where they often vacation. Was there something else that you read in regards to Amelie and her family?

Always curious. :)

Mariangelina
Mar 23rd, 2004, 11:09 AM
I hope there has been some reconciliation. I believe it can only help her not only as a player, but more importantly as a human being.

Also, I kind of got the idea from her journal that the family she spoke of was Pascale's family or rather her and Pascale and her dog. I've heard Pascale is Basque, which is where they often vacation. Was there something else that you read in regards to Amelie and her family?

Always curious. :)

:bigwave: You may well be right. I believe what she said was something like "J'ai passé le Noël en famille..." which is pretty vague. I took it to mean her family, but she could have meant her "in-laws" too. I hope they're supportive of her. But with her father dying now :sad: I hope she did mean her family. It's very sad, however one looks at it.

Sonja
Mar 23rd, 2004, 03:02 PM
Today on the official board, Socrate has posted a little article from the french sport newspaper L'Equipe about Amélie :

Officiellement, Amélie Mauresmo a déclaré forfait pour cause de mal de dos. En réalité, boulversée par la disparition de son père, décédé d'un cancer il y a douze jours à l'âge de cinquante-six ans, la numéro 1 française n'est pas en l'état de défendre ses chances normalement et on la comprend. Elle n'a pas touché une raquette depuis près de deux semaines, son esprit est ailleurs , mieux vaut dans ce cas s'abstenir. Il n'empèche qu'on devrait la voir ces jours-çi à Miami , pour se remettre progressivement dans l'ambiance du circuit et de la compétition . on parle même de sa présence dans l'épreuve du double . Mais sa véritable rentrée est prévues dans deux semaines à Amélia Island, sur terre battue.- A.D.

I am awfully sorry for my english and the translation :

"Officially, Amélie Mauresmo has withdrawn from Miami due to her back injury. But she was really shattered by the death of her father, deceased of a cancer twelve days ago at 56 years old.

The french No 1 is not in the state to normally defend her chances and we could understand it. Amélie has not touched a racket since nearly two weeks, her spirit is elsewhere. So it’s better not to play. So maybe we could see her in Miami these days to recover gradually in the environment from the circuit and competition. It’s possible that Amélie could play the double. But she will probably be back in two weeks at Amelia Island, on clay."

cro-girl
Mar 23rd, 2004, 07:54 PM
Thank you Sonja for this article. I must say I was really trying to find out what has really happened to her father.
Thanks again ;)

Unvoix
Mar 31st, 2004, 02:55 AM
:bigwave: You may well be right. I believe what she said was something like "J'ai passé le Noël en famille..." which is pretty vague. I took it to mean her family, but she could have meant her "in-laws" too.

You're probably the one that is right. (It wouldn't have been the first time that I read into things...nor will it probably be the last, unfortunately. :) ) Especially in light of the recent tragedy. Perhaps she knew her father was seriously ill and wanted to make amends. We can only hope.

But her desire to find the company of the other players on the tour in Miami, does bring up the question in my mind again about her and Pascale.

I think I should change my screen name to Sherlock, I ask so many questions...or more appropiately, Inspector Clueso. :smash: