I don't often get to watch tennis; not to mention Amelie. From what I saw she looks like a true natural talent. I just can't get out of my mind how defensive she was against Elena. Is she always this defensive? I remember reading that she was a serve and volley player as a jr...
should that not have make her more agressive?
Jun 2nd, 2004, 10:11 AM
Believe me, if you watch her a lot, the first thing you noticed in that match was how defensive she was being. She has a great net game that we really never saw againsat Alyona, and she was being far too passive on the returns and letting Lena D take control of the point.
She played like that because of how nervous she was. You don't get to the semis of a slam being so defensive, and Elena capitalised perfectly.
Poor Amélie. The pressure manages to get to her every year.