PDA

View Full Version : how to explain Amelie's metamorphosis?


tennislover
Jul 8th, 2006, 09:52 PM
I mean, do you remember those horrible performances when she'd be humiliated 6-1 6-1 by serena? what made her be the queen of wimbledon? :cool:

johnoo
Jul 8th, 2006, 10:39 PM
I mean, do you remember those horrible performances when she'd be humiliated 6-1 6-1 by serena? what made her be the queen of wimbledon? :cool:
I thought she said she had seen a sports psychologist,looks like it worked.

Reuchlin
Jul 8th, 2006, 10:40 PM
I think that something clicked and she realized how to be the Champion that she is. No psychologist would ever help her to that. Amelie had to realize it herself-- and she did! Also, Amelie has a very complete game, and sometimes it takes some time to grow into that game.

tennisvulture
Jul 8th, 2006, 10:41 PM
it is maturity and balance. she is a pure joy to watch nowadays.

johnoo
Jul 8th, 2006, 10:49 PM
I think that something clicked and she realized how to be the Champion that she is. No psychologist would ever help her to that. Amelie had to realize it herself-- and she did!
well she said herself she had seen one,and I bet you she's not the only one to use one of the leading players,football teams(soccer to people in usa) in england use them, more sportsmen/women use them than you think and they can make a big difference,oh except england when taking penalties because that is beyond any sports psychologist.

Reuchlin
Jul 8th, 2006, 11:10 PM
well she said herself she had seen one,and I bet you she's not the only one to use one of the leading players,football teams(soccer to people in usa) in england use them, more sportsmen/women use them than you think and they can make a big difference,oh except england when taking penalties because that is beyond any sports psychologist.
I know that many athletes use them--and Amelie has used one for many, many years. My point was that a psychologist is not going to be there to hold your hand on match point centre court Wimbledon.

meruvien
Jul 8th, 2006, 11:11 PM
I think that Mauresmo's metamorphosis started after her defeat against Mary Pierce at US open last year. She started to think about her and her game. And then after the Fed Cup Final, the French media accuses her for the loss of the team and everybody (former player etc...) began to criticize her game ( her forehand grip for example ) and then she lost at 1st round in Moscow and Zurich. So she tried to react after that 2 awful losses and then she won the YEC that gave her a lot of confidence and gave her the proof that she can win a big event.

Shenanigans
Jul 8th, 2006, 11:17 PM
I think the YEC is when she really got the monkey off her back and she was actually motivitated by people saying she couldn't win it.
She seems more relaxed now where once she would maybe panic and get frightened in big matches then it would be over, but now she seems to be able to calm herself better and still stick to her game plan and be aggressive.

Morrissey
Jul 9th, 2006, 12:03 AM
The YEC was definitely the turning point for Amelie Mauresmo. The YEC is the biggest event on the WTA outside the slams. She beat Clijsters there for the first time in over three years, she beat Dementieva, Sharapova and Pierce. She really pulled it together to win a hard fought match against Mary Pierce. I do think the US OPEN loss to Pierce last year really upset Amelie and then Fed Cup. The French media were really hard on her.


And even after winning in Australia the whipsers were that Amelie was gifted the slam by Justine and that she was gift wrapped a grand slam title. I think now finally winning Wimbledon and winning 7 matches beating Sharapova and Heniin Hardenne back to back. No one can dispute that Amelie has no.1 and that she has proven herself. Winning Wimbledon is always special and I hope the French media will give Amelie more respect.

Marshmallow
Jul 9th, 2006, 02:17 AM
I don't think there was one turning point. I think it was gradual, and based on all the work she has put in, the regrets and other experiences. I could saythe YEC.. but what gave her that fight she had in the YEC?

But if we have to chose one moment... it has to be the YEC win. Everything really kicked of then.

Milito22
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:46 AM
good sex :cool:

tennislover
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:02 PM
good sex :cool:

:haha:

good point

tennisfan2480
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:15 PM
Huge losses at end of the year followed by WIN at Philadelphia (a place she enjoys). Then the huge fight at YEC. THAT was the turning point. Solid offense, but GREAT defense won her the YEC.

AO wasn't as legitimate as some hoped, but I think she would have beaten Krajicek, Clijsters, and Henin (the way she was playing in those matches). And this Wimbledon really cements it all.

The Williams' and Davenport are out, but that doesn't mean much right now. They are out with injuries/out of condition/ or inconsistency. Some are getting older, some have other distractions, etc. Amelie is still playing and she's getting better and she's being rewarded.

flyingmachine
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:23 PM
good sex :cool:
with who :tape:

Wannabeknowitall
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:33 PM
I don't know if I see at metamorphosis of sorts. She still hasn't made it pass the quarters of the French and she really is a pretty good player on clay no matter what she says. I look at players like Kim and Amelie and have to say that their matchups were perfect for them in their slam finals. Amelie played to win but if it was Serena, Venus, or Lindsay there instead of Justine, I don't think that would have been enough.

tennisbear7
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:45 PM
I don't know if I see at metamorphosis of sorts. She still hasn't made it pass the quarters of the French and she really is a pretty good player on clay no matter what she says. I look at players like Kim and Amelie and have to say that their matchups were perfect for them in their slam finals. Amelie played to win but if it was Serena, Venus, or Lindsay there instead of Justine, I don't think that would have been enough.

Get over it, okay? She beat Ivanovic, Myskina, Sharapova and Justine Henin-Hardenne consecutively. That's not an easy path. Get over it. She won. The whole tennis world is rejoicing for Ame, apart from a few sore naysayers like you :tape:

Wannabeknowitall
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:10 PM
Get over it, okay? She beat Ivanovic, Myskina, Sharapova and Justine Henin-Hardenne consecutively. That's not an easy path. Get over it. She won. The whole tennis world is rejoicing for Ame, apart from a few sore naysayers like you :tape:
I'm very happy Amelie won. I love her game and I can't stand Justine. I'm just recognizing that the final matchup probably couldn't have gotten any better for either Justine or Mauresmo at Wimbledon. I'm sure the same thing could have been said for Nathalie Tauziat and Jana Novotna at the 1998 Wimbledon.

tennisbear7
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:16 PM
Okay, I'm sorry. My bad.

Bumsby
Jul 9th, 2006, 06:17 PM
Experience (I mean professional ;) )

manu32
Jul 9th, 2006, 06:20 PM
with who :tape:


porobably

hablo
Jul 9th, 2006, 06:38 PM
Get over it, okay? She beat Ivanovic, Myskina, Sharapova and Justine Henin-Hardenne consecutively. That's not an easy path. Get over it. She won. The whole tennis world is rejoicing for Ame, apart from a few sore naysayers like you :tape:
:yeah:

gmak
Jul 9th, 2006, 09:14 PM
her win over Mary at the YEC was the start :)

partbrit
Jul 9th, 2006, 10:48 PM
No psychologist would ever help her to that.

Actually, I would imagine that the psychologist did help her do that. Mental health specialists help people break out of negative patterns all the time. Of course, in the end, the person has to do it for herself, but can (and did) a psychologist help her? Very likely.