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mauresmofan
Aug 7th, 2006, 03:08 PM
You have spoiled your fans this year but we all feel you can add one more to your 2006 Grand Slam Haul!!!


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Do your best Amélie because we all know it's good enough!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Linnie
Aug 7th, 2006, 05:12 PM
Love it! :kiss: :wavey: ;)

ALLEZ!

Sonja
Aug 7th, 2006, 09:39 PM
Amazing thread title yet again :worship:

linnie, our boy is all grown up *sheds one solitary tear*. We've raised him well. ;) :lol:

Linnie
Aug 8th, 2006, 06:00 PM
linnie, our boy is all grown up *sheds one solitary tear*. We've raised him well. ;) :lol:
Yes we have :sad: :bigcry: ;)

mauresmofan
Aug 10th, 2006, 02:12 AM
Amazing thread title yet again :worship:

linnie, our boy is all grown up *sheds one solitary tear*. We've raised him well. ;) :lol:

:kiss: :kiss: :kiss: Well I'm drunk at present but YES ye 2 in particular really have raised me well :lol:

*Toasts all the Momosapians for years of Amélie cheering through thick and thin and this year in the year of our lord 2006 it's bloody well paid off big time :worship: :bounce: :) * - what would we do woithout smiley faces??????????????*

Hannah-Louise
Aug 15th, 2006, 12:33 AM
LETS GO AME LETS GO!!
LETS GO AME LETS GO!!



SERIOUSLY CANT WAIT! I HAVE HUGE FAITH THAT OUR GAL CAN DO IT ESPECIALLY IN THE YEAR OF THE MOMO!!

Natalicious
Aug 15th, 2006, 02:22 AM
Yeah Amè go for the title!!!!


ALLEZ AMÈLIE!!!!!!

hablo
Aug 21st, 2006, 06:10 PM
Allez Momo !!!!!!


I hope her right shoulder is back on track by then, cause she needs to do solid serving (among other things) to get to the quarterfinals again :angel:

kadirelf
Aug 21st, 2006, 09:47 PM
Welcome Back Renaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Go Black Panterrrrrrrrrrrr

mauresmofan
Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:51 AM
Welcome Back Renaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Go Black Panterrrrrrrrrrrr
:eek: I thought it was fairly blatently obvious that this is an Amélie only cheering thread! :tape:

mauresmofan
Aug 23rd, 2006, 09:27 PM
What a draw :retard: - in a word YUCK!

*Why didn't they just throw Lindsay in her section as well and make it a party*:rolleyes:

Linnie
Aug 23rd, 2006, 09:37 PM
What a draw :retard: - in a word YUCK!

*Why didn't they just throw Lindsay in her section as well and make it a party*:rolleyes:
My sentiments exactly :tape: :help:

sapir1434
Aug 23rd, 2006, 10:13 PM
Yeah, the draw sucks :help:

marmite1
Aug 23rd, 2006, 11:21 PM
Go Amelie :)

hablo
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:14 PM
Well momo's draw is as tough as the one in Wimbly :lol::help:
allez Momo, just do your best :p

Linnie
Aug 26th, 2006, 11:00 PM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/NYSW119082617_1024x768.jpg
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/NYSW120082617_1024x768.jpg
Amelie Mauresmo speaks to the media during a press conference at the USTA National Tennis Center Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006 in New York.
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

mauresmofan
Aug 26th, 2006, 11:39 PM
Looks like she's having a laugh with the journalists and maybe she knows that everything is in place for a US Open victory with Justine winning the cursed warm up event.

BMP
Aug 27th, 2006, 12:11 AM
Momo' fans (among whom I've been since 2003 ;) ) got really spoiled. I remember that when she won YEC..... that was something!!! I will never forget that day and night! There was such a hysteria, such a rip-roaring celebration... Me and fellow momo fans from around here were stunned with happiness and it took us a while to recover and believe that it really happened :lol: It seemed to be an amazing achievement. Well, then at AO 2006 she had a great run and was in fantastic form, and she won!!!! But... alas, happiness was pretty overshadowed (personally for me) by some circumstances :rolleyes: , so maybe we didn't feel a taste of GS victory by 100% .... then she won a couple of tournaments and it felt sweet... :) But when it came to WInby... OMG was that exciting! And she won and it was completely astonishing!!! I remember I was in shock, that time, however, it was perceived as something more anticipated (in comparison with YEC, for instance). And now momo's fans got totally bold and want more Slams :lol: but why not? Amelie gave us enough reasons to expect another success! As for me, she is probably my only hope since my other favs either are in bad form or withdrew or have worse draws... So ALLEZ MOMO!!! :bounce:

Bumsby
Aug 27th, 2006, 02:49 PM
quick historical precedent reminder - as in Australia and England:

1) Justine won warm-up event
2) Draw sucks

;) ALLEZ :bounce:

galadriel
Aug 28th, 2006, 11:34 AM
Good Luck Amelie :kiss:

Natalicious
Aug 28th, 2006, 01:17 PM
good luck to our champ!! :worship: :worship:

Ceze
Aug 28th, 2006, 02:45 PM
Allez!!!! http://yelims2.free.fr/Fete/Banane09.gif

sapir1434
Aug 28th, 2006, 04:29 PM
Allez Amelie!

sperona
Aug 29th, 2006, 01:15 PM
allez Amé :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Linnie
Aug 29th, 2006, 01:26 PM
:banana: ALLEZ! :boxing:

Linnie
Aug 29th, 2006, 10:30 PM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF112082915_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF111082915_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF108082915_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF109082915_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

Odysseus
Aug 29th, 2006, 11:30 PM
I didn't watch the first set and the unfinished second (it's better for my nerves) but it seems that Amelie goes the hard way again http://www.tennnis.com/phpbb/images/smiles/eusa_wall.gif
Let's hope the suspension is for the good..:rolleyes:

Bumsby
Aug 29th, 2006, 11:39 PM
I like this one: :hearts:

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF134082917_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

Linnie
Aug 30th, 2006, 01:01 AM
Apparently she wants to finish the match today hopefully not to be able to catch the next plane back to France, so she'll be next on AA Stadium :angel:

Bumsby
Aug 30th, 2006, 01:54 AM
The match has been cancelled, so she won't fly back to France before Thursday ;)

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20060829/i/r1357930876.jpg
REUTERS/Shaun Best

Bumsby
Aug 30th, 2006, 01:57 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20060829/i/r532287447.jpg
REUTERS/Shaun Best

Lapin
Aug 30th, 2006, 02:10 AM
:rolleyes: at the weather! :rain:

Commentator Elise Burgin(sp?) says the girls have been there since 9am this morning, and it's about 9pm now - poor Amélie! :(

Thanks for the pics everyone! :)

améliemomo
Aug 30th, 2006, 02:31 PM
I remember now why the US OPEN is my least favorite slam :o

Allez amélie,courage!remember your difficult 1st round at the AO.You can do it. :)

sapir1434
Aug 30th, 2006, 04:12 PM
I remember now why the US OPEN is my least favorite slam :o

Allez amélie,courage!remember your difficult 1st round at the AO.You can do it. :)
welcome back améliemomo :)

Bероника
Aug 30th, 2006, 04:25 PM
I also like the USO the least :(

Anyway allez Momo!!!!!!!!!Please finish the match in 2 sets ;)

Linnie
Aug 30th, 2006, 04:27 PM
Allez! :bounce: - do it in five (games) :angel:

Harju.
Aug 30th, 2006, 04:31 PM
Allez! :bounce: - do it in five (games) :angel:
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20060829/i/r1357930876.jpg

Amelie : "We'd see about it." :tape:

Bumsby
Aug 30th, 2006, 05:37 PM
I don't like the US Open either... I mean it's ok as only third slam won :angel:

Amélie agrees with me:

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20060829/i/r1357930876.jpg

"this tournament sucks, but winning the trophy wouldn't be too shabby... like better than Bali"

sapir1434
Aug 30th, 2006, 06:22 PM
I see you really love this pic guys :p

mauresmofan
Aug 30th, 2006, 06:47 PM
Good Luck Amélie - stay focused and take your opportunities!!!!

Ceze
Aug 30th, 2006, 07:09 PM
she eventually wins 6-1 7-5 :banana:

Bероника
Aug 30th, 2006, 07:13 PM
:bounce: She wins.Bien joué,Momo ;)

Linnie
Aug 30th, 2006, 07:19 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20060829/i/r1357930876.jpg

Amelie : "We'd see about it." :tape:
Well, she saw to it - did it in five (games) as I hoped :lol: ;)

Bumsby
Aug 30th, 2006, 07:35 PM
I see you really love this pic guys :p
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20060829/i/r532287447.jpg
REUTERS/Shaun Best

This other one is like "oh I'm so sad the match is suspended when I just lost the 4th straight game"

She looked a bit more lively today :cool:

Linnie
Aug 30th, 2006, 08:00 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/43/full.getty-71674366mh051_2006_u_s_open_2_33_32_pm.jpg
Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/1f/full.getty-71674366mh050_2006_u_s_open_2_32_44_pm.jpg
Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/8f/full.getty-71674366mh048_2006_u_s_open_2_32_19_pm.jpg
Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/3c/full.getty-71674366mh047_2006_u_s_open_2_30_27_pm.jpg
Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

mauresmofan
Aug 30th, 2006, 08:32 PM
Well Linnie got exactly what she asked for and the white top was banished from the tournament it seems. And is that the DFWM face I see?

Linnie
Aug 30th, 2006, 08:40 PM
And is that the DFWM face I see?
Indeed :fiery: :D

améliemomo
Aug 30th, 2006, 08:43 PM
orange top is the best colour! :D

amélie dont wear the white top!never! :o

sapir1434
Aug 30th, 2006, 09:47 PM
lol yes I remember the ex-white top :o she like always lost with that one!

Thanks for the pics, looking great :)

Nicjac
Aug 30th, 2006, 09:51 PM
Well done :bigclap:

Nice pics Linnie and thanks :worship:

Linnie
Aug 30th, 2006, 11:00 PM
This doesn't look too good :sad:

http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/30082006/26/us-open-amelie-mauresmo-diminuee-par-une-blessure-passe.html

US Open: Amélie Mauresmo, diminuée par une blessure, passe

mer 30 aou, 23h25


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amélie Mauresmo (http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/te/profile/259.html) a franchi mercredi le premier tour de l'US Open en battant l'Allemande Kristina Barrois (http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/te/profile/3367.html) mais a révélé souffrir d'une blessure aux adducteurs et se donne peu de chances de briller à New York.
Alors que la rencontre avait été interrompue mardi après-midi à 6-1 2-5 en sa faveur, la Française s'est finalement débarrassée de la 131e joueuse mondiale, issue des qualifications, en deux sets 6-1 7-5.

La numéro un mondiale a profité de la nervosité de son adversaire pour éviter une prolongation. Alors qu'elle servait à 5-3 30-15, l'Allemande a raté deux volées faciles, permettant à la numéro un mondiale d'effacer son break de retard.

Plus libérée, Amélie Mauresmo (http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/te/profile/259.html) poursuivait sur sa lancée et s'imposait 6-1 7-5 en 1h23.

"J'aurais pu me retrouver à un set partout si elle n'avait pas raté ces deux volées", a souligné la Française, qui a révélé souffrir d'une petite déchirure aux adducteurs.

"Depuis ma défaite à New Haven face à Lindsay Davenport (http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/te/profile/196.html), je ne me suis pas entraînée et ce n'est pas qu'à cause de la mauvaise météo. J'ai passé une échographie qui a révélé une petite déchirure à l'adducteur droit, pas au même endroit qu'au lendemain de ma finale à Wimbledon", a-t-elle dit.

"Je ne vois pas pourquoi je devrais le cacher. Ça explique d'une manière mes problèmes en déplacement mardi. Aujourd'hui, ça allait mieux, j'ai pu m'engager physiquement un peu plus mais il existe un risque."

"Mais je ne me donne pas beaucoup de chances de remporter le petit Chelem. Il faudrait que je gagne un ou deux matches et que, physiquement, je me sente à 120%", a poursuivi la Française, victorieuse cette année en Australie et à Wimbledon.

Jeudi, elle affrontera au deuxième tour l'Américaine Meghann Shaughnessy (http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/te/profile/305.html), 47e mondiale, contre laquelle elle n'a pas perdu le moindre set en quatre confrontations sur le circuit professionnel.

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US Open: Amélie Mauresmo, decreased by a wound, passes

New York (Reuters) - Amélie Mauresmo (http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=fr%7Cen&u=http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/te/profile/259.html&prev=/language_tools) crossed Wednesday the first the US turn Open one by beating Allemande Kristina Barrois (http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=fr%7Cen&u=http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/te/profile/3367.html&prev=/language_tools) but revealed to suffer from a wound to the adductor and gives herself few chances to shine in New York.

Whereas the meeting had been stopped Tuesday afternoon to 6-1 2-5 in her favour, the Frenchwoman finally got rid of the 131e world player, resulting from the qualifications, in two sets 6-1 7-5.

The number one world benefitted from the nervousness of her adversary to avoid a prolongation. Whereas it was used for 5-3 30-15, the German missed two easy flights, allowing the number one world to erase her break of delay.

More released, Amélie Mauresmo (http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=fr%7Cen&u=http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/te/profile/259.html&prev=/language_tools) continued on her impetus and was essential 6-1 7-5 in 1h23.

“I could have found me with a set everywhere if it had not missed these two flights”, the Frenchwoman underlined, who revealed to suffer from a small tear to the adductors.

“Since my defeat with New Haven against Lindsay Davenport (http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=fr%7Cen&u=http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/te/profile/196.html&prev=/language_tools), I did not involve myself and it is not only because of the bad weather. I passed an echography which revealed a small tear with the right adductor, not at the same place as the shortly after my final in Wimbledon”, she has says.

“I do not see why I should hide it. That explains in a manner my problems in Tuesday displacement. Today, that was better, I could engage me physically a little more but there is a risk.”

“But I do not give myself many chances to gain the Small slam. One would need that I gain one or two matches and that, physically, I feel at 120%”, continued the Frenchwoman, victorious this year in Australia and in Wimbledon.

Thursday, it will face with the second turn American Meghann Shaughnessy (http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=fr%7Cen&u=http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/te/profile/305.html&prev=/language_tools), 47e world, counters which it did not lose the least set in four confrontations on the professional circuit.

Bumsby
Aug 30th, 2006, 11:32 PM
:scratch: In the post-match oncourt interview she said "I feel great physically" :rolleyes:

Linnie
Aug 30th, 2006, 11:37 PM
Perhaps she's pulling a "Kim" :tape:

Bumsby
Aug 30th, 2006, 11:48 PM
:lol:
I think she's trying not to let the press get too excited with her chances (which I think are actually big) because she doesn't want to feel the extra pressure. Also coming into the Aus Open and Wimby people gave her less chances than she had, I remember the odds were ridiculous for AO and fairly low for SW19

It does her good ;)

Lapin
Aug 31st, 2006, 12:11 AM
Bien joué Amélie! :bigclap:


Great that she could finish it off in two sets today! :D Maybe it was not wearing the white top that helped (although I was a bit worried because her top looked red on my TV and reminded me of the top she was wearing when she lost to Jana Kandarr at the French Open in the first round; 2001?)

:sad: Bad news about the injury, did she do it during the match against Lindsay does anyone know? I hope it will be OK!

Oh well,

Bonne Chance contre Meghann!! :bounce:

Linnie
Aug 31st, 2006, 01:54 AM
Ok, a little clarification. This is a translation of the interview on the FFT website (merci, tivi :)):

she won the first set easily but in the second her opponent played well, did extraordinary shots and she was passive, had some hesitations in her game http://www.ameliemauresmo.fr/interactive/style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif
she is glad to have come back well in the match, from 2/5 to 7/5, she was also happy not to have spent too much time on the court since she's playing again tomorrow
she was glad to start on tuesday...
her game level is not extraordinary since she was injured these last weeks, her preparation was perturbated, she had not played a lot, and had nearly not played tennis after her defeat against davenport as she had an alert at the adductor in new haven http://www.ameliemauresmo.fr/interactive/style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif
but she tries to give her

she had injuries but feel better now

she wears a bandage (she wants to be cautious, it's for prevention)
she did not hide anything since she feels now better
she wanted people to be aware of her injures...
she needed to expalin why she wasn't moving well (in the first day)
today it was better

her chances for a little slam http://www.ameliemauresmo.fr/interactive/style_emoticons/default/huh.gif http://www.ameliemauresmo.fr/interactive/style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif
little
she still needs to play 1 or 2 matches
she needs to feel good


The press can be a little hysterical, at times - they made it sound like she'd just gotten injured :rolleyes: I guess if it was really bad, she wouldn't be playing ;)

She has a later start tomorrow on Armstrong which should give her a little more time to rest :)

Lapin
Aug 31st, 2006, 02:05 AM
Ah, thanks Linnie (and tivi of course!) I feel better for reading that! :)

ALLEZ!!!!

Linnie
Aug 31st, 2006, 02:44 AM
Interview transcript and video:

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2006-08-30/200608301156986871359.html

Loved this:
Q. You had all night to think about where you were in this match. You're behind 5 2 in the second set.
AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I didn't dream about it, don't worry, if that's the question :lol:

mauresmofan
Aug 31st, 2006, 03:26 AM
LOL @ Amélie getting quite cheeky with the press - I love it!!!

améliemomo
Aug 31st, 2006, 10:08 AM
Perhaps she's pulling a "Kim" :tape:

perhaps :lol:

allez courage amélie! :kiss:

Harju.
Aug 31st, 2006, 04:07 PM
Interview transcript and video:

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2006-08-30/200608301156986871359.html

Loved this:
Q. You had all night to think about where you were in this match. You're behind 5 2 in the second set.
AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I didn't dream about it, don't worry, if that's the question :lol:
:lol: :haha: You gotta love her for that.

Congrats on the five straight games win yesterday. Linnie sure should start becoming a voodoo master :p

It's going to be a tough match against Meghann today. all the luck.

mauresmofan
Aug 31st, 2006, 04:45 PM
Good luck against Meghann - just do your thang Momo!!!

Linnie
Aug 31st, 2006, 06:07 PM
Doing the Voodoo Dance :dance: :yippee: :banana:

ALLEZ!

Bumsby
Sep 1st, 2006, 12:37 AM
Great win, especially because I think she wasn't feeling great (she looked nervous until the last two games to me) and Meghan was ON.

The match was nothing like the score it looks (perhaps not enough Voodoo dance? ;) )

Hopefully the 3rd round will be easy, and the next hurdle will be Ivanovic :p

sapir1434
Sep 1st, 2006, 12:41 AM
Allez :bounce:

Amelie plays doubles tomorrow with Svetlana, 4th match in Grandstand :) good luck!

Bumsby
Sep 1st, 2006, 01:32 AM
*rage* :eek:

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF255083120_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Elise Amendola

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF254083120_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Elise Amendola

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF259083119_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Elise Amendola

SpankMe
Sep 1st, 2006, 01:38 AM
*rage* :eek:

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF255083120_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Elise Amendola

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF254083120_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Elise Amendola

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF259083119_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Elise Amendola
The Warrior Returns! :fiery: :armed:

What is that lump on her right leg above her knee?:confused:

Bumsby
Sep 1st, 2006, 01:46 AM
The Warrior Returns! :fiery: :armed:
Warrior wears a war helmet :lol:

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20060901/i/r3617503906.jpg
REUTERS/Shaun Best

SpankMe
Sep 1st, 2006, 01:50 AM
Warrior wears a war helmet :lol:
REUTERS/Shaun Best
That's why Amelie is a soft target ;)


Would you argue with a woman who had that expression on her face?!!!?:confused:

Lapin
Sep 1st, 2006, 01:52 AM
Bien joué Amélie!! :bigclap:


Wow, that was quite an intense match! Good to see the thigh wrap has gone! I think the jump at the end was a release of the tension perhaps; I mean if Meghann had managed to get one of those break points and levelled the match in the second set.......

Thanks for the pics! :lol:

Oh, I hadn't realised that Amélie and Sveta were playing doubles here. I guess that means Amélie's shoulder and thigh must be feeling better! :)

Linnie
Sep 1st, 2006, 02:20 AM
Would you argue with a woman who had that expression on her face?!!!?:confused:
Not me :bolt: ;)

perhaps not enough Voodoo dance? ;)
Part of it went towards Virginie tonight :lol: I'll save my strength for Saturday ;)

BTW, nice to see no thigh wrap today! :D

pineapple
Sep 1st, 2006, 03:41 AM
BTW, nice to see no thigh wrap today! :D
And very nice to see the DFWM face is back in full force. lol :yeah:
The flying Momo/DFWM face combo is hillarious.:lol:

hablo
Sep 1st, 2006, 06:19 AM
Perhaps she's pulling a "Kim" :tape:
Oh momo, I don't understand her "injury" when she's leaping in the air after a second round victory and playing doubles still :help::haha:

hablo
Sep 1st, 2006, 06:20 AM
And very nice to see the DFWM face is back in full force. lol :yeah:
The flying Momo/DFWM face combo is hillarious.:lol:
what's that ? :scratch:

pineapple
Sep 1st, 2006, 06:53 AM
what's that ? :scratch:

The flying Momo is what we sometimes nickname an action pic of Amélie when she's doing an awesome shot while her feet are at least 1 foot (lets say) above the ground. A DFWM face is a Don't F*ck With Me face. So a flying Momo/DFWM face combo would be something like this
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF255083120_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Elise Amendola

;)

améliemomo
Sep 1st, 2006, 07:48 AM
the return of the warrior indeed :D

shaughnessy is a very good player,she was confident since she won forest hill before the US so its a good victory for amélie who dosnt now what to expect from her body and injuries.

Allez amé!rise your game ;)

Bероника
Sep 1st, 2006, 01:18 PM
I couldn't watch the match but I'm very happy she made it past Shaughnessy :D

Allez Momo!!!!!!! :bounce:

Linnie
Sep 1st, 2006, 02:28 PM
Double Voodoo Dance for the doubles today :dance: :dance: :yippee: :yippee: :banana: :banana:

ALLEZ/DAVAI/VAMOS Kuzesmo! :D

hablo
Sep 1st, 2006, 09:07 PM
A DFWM face is a Don't F*ck With Me face.
thanks for the explanation.
it was not so obvious for me, you know ;)

Linnie
Sep 1st, 2006, 10:30 PM
I guess they withdrew from doubles :( - Sequera/Pin took their spot in the draw. Better off though, to rest the aches and pains ;)

pineapple
Sep 1st, 2006, 11:08 PM
thanks for the explanation.
it was not so obvious for me, you know ;)

Y'a pas d'quoi. ;)
Mais ne me demande pas de te traduire ça (DFWM face) en français.:lol: :scratch:
Quoi que ça pourrait être amusant d'essayer. Voyons voir:

- Un visage qui dit: Ne m'cherche pas poupée! ?? lol! non c'est pas ça.
- Une face qui dit: Écoeure moé pas ma tab... ! :lol: ?? non c'est pas ça non plus.
- Un visage sur lequel on peut lire: Allez envoi la ta baballe, t'as pas idée comment je suis prête! ??
- Une expression faciale qui veut dire: T'as pas intérêt à m'faire chier cocotte! ??

:lol: ;) :shrug: Non, c'est vraiment pas évident! :lol: ;)

SpankMe
Sep 1st, 2006, 11:18 PM
I guess they withdrew from doubles :( - Sequera/Pin took their spot in the draw. Better off though, to rest the aches and pains ;) It would appear so as there is no trace of the pairing to be found:confused: :sad:

hablo
Sep 2nd, 2006, 05:03 PM
T'as pas interet à m'faire chier cocotte! ??


je préfère celle-là ! :p :haha::devil:

Harju.
Sep 2nd, 2006, 06:18 PM
Allez Momax.
Good luck against Mara, if you play today ;)

We are on safe side with our new voodoo master (:wavey: Linnie ;) ) on our side :banana:

Lapin
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:23 PM
I guess they withdrew from doubles :( - Sequera/Pin took their spot in the draw. Better off though, to rest the aches and pains ;)

Posted by 'the next n1' on Amélie's official board:

''For those that were wondering about the sudden and unexplained disappearance of Amelie Mauresmo and Svetlana Kuznetsova from the ladies doubles draw last night, I talked to the WTA staff and they withdrew because Mauresmo is suffering from an adductor strain. At this point, I do not know if this will hurt her chances in the singles draw, but I will see if I can track down more information as the day progresses. They have been replaced in the main draw by Camille Pin and Milagros Sequera"

onthebaseline.com

Hope it wasn't that leap at the end of the match with Meghann, 'cause I imagined it must have been OK as Amélie didn't wear the thigh wrap. Maybe it's just precautionary....

mauresmofan
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:45 PM
I'd imagine it is precautionary - Amélie knows she has a very tough match if she gets past Mara and I'm sure wants to be as fresh as possible for it.

Lapin
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:56 PM
Thanks to valérie555 for posting these:

09.01.06


ALLEZ AMELIE: As with Mark Twain, rumors of the death of men's tennis have been greatly exaggerated. Just a couple of years ago, we were told, the women's game was where the action was to be found. Yet, thanks to Federer's brilliance and Nadal's emergence the men's game seems likely to overshadow the women's tournament this week as well. The second-coming of Martina Hingis is a nice story but it can't quite compete with the Agassi Farewell Tour.

Clearly the decline of the Williams sisters has hurt the womens' game. The crippling (in an all but literal sense) spate of injuries suffered by leading players has not helped either. Nor, I suspect, is it the WTA's marketing dream to have quite so many Russians and Eastern Europeans congregating inside the top twenty.

Despite the sense--fair or not--that the women's championship is the junior varsity tournament this week, there are still good stories to be mined. Television and many American fans would doubtless like to see Serena Williams stage a startling comeback or, failing that, witness Maria Sharapova put championship flesh on her endorsement bones.

I, however, am rooting for Amelie Mauresmo. There's something splendid about seeing a player emerge from years of comparative under-achievement and missed opportunities to finally seize their chance. Mauresmo, boosted by the confidence she gained in winning the season ending championship last year, has finally, at long, long last, stopped being beaten in semi-finals.

True, her victory in Australia was tarnished by the fact that no fewer than four of her opponents--including, feebly and selfishly Henin-Hardenne in the final--retired sick or injured. Yet where other players might have groused or moaned or felt sorry for themselves, Mauresmo was dignity and decency personified, just as she had been during her many years of disappointment. That made her Wimbledon triumph all the more splendid. There was no disputing the merits of three set wins against Sharapova and then, happily, Henin-Hardenne in the final.

Yet despite that there remains something endearingly fragile about Mauresmo. There is always a sense that everything could go horribly wrong at any moment. If nothing else that makes for good sport and fine television, even if it also puts Mauresmo's supporters on beta-blockers.

And unlike many of the other leading women players, Mauresmo's game is aesthetically pleasing. Her game is based upon spin and spectacular, flowing groundstrokes rather than pounding the ball as hard as it can be pounded. That's refreshing too. Mauresmo's extravagant, flashing backhand is as fine a sight as any in tennis. There's grace about her game in an age in which grace is out of fashion.

We shall see if Mauresmo's transformation really is for real in the fourth round when she could face Serena Williams. The Frenchwoman is 1-9 against Serena.

--Alex Massie

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Post Match interview:

"Q. Of all the matches you've played in your life, what's the best you've ever played on the court where just everything seemed to be working? One or two matches like that, the best you ever felt?
AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Couple examples?

Q. Yeah.
AMÉLIE MAURESMO: That's tough (smiling).
Probably I'd say first set against Myskina in Wimbledon this year; couldn't miss. I have memories for me that's good. The final of the championship probably.

Q. Those were better than Australia, the first set against Henin down there?
AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Yeah, this one was good, too. Yeah, I have a few good examples. It's tough right now just like this (snapping) to remind of all these matches.

Q. Can you give us a few general thoughts about how the match went today.
AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Well, I think it was pretty intense match, you know. On both sides I think pretty good on the serve, you know, on the serve. On my side I think few errors, you know, here and there in the first set, and then was really starting to get my rhythm in the second set.
You know, it's one of these it's good to have these kind of matches, I think, for me, especially not having played too much in the summer. Good intensity, good fight. Really getting into the rhythm of a match, of a competition, and of a really good fight.
So I'm just very happy, very satisfied. As I said, few things that I really need to work on in terms of, you know, getting to avoid these little unforced errors I'm doing here and there that can make a big difference at the end of the day. But was really able today to be strong enough to close it out in the first set in two sets, sorry.

Q. A lot of the women's matches today were incredibly one sided.
AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Especially on my court. I watched Svetlana start and then Justine and then Maria. Mine was the tightest one.
And this one is one sided, too, is it 5 2? Not the one we thought it was, but...

Q. Any reason why you think that should be?
AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Well...

Q. Just so many one sided matches today?
AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Well, it seems that for the moment, you know, the seeds are, like Justine, like Kuznetsova, like also Davenport earlier today, they're capable of really playing their best level. And when this happens against maybe a girl that, you know, is not playing so good, then it makes a huge difference."

FastScripts by ASAP Sports...
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and one more, posted by Isle1987:

" Et dire que Hingis déclarait qu'elle revenait sur le circuit parce que le niveau du tennis féminin n'avait pas progressé; là, elle voit ce que c'est ! "

Phrase d'Amélie, après la victoire de Virginie Razzano sur Martina Hingis.


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Reference to Martina's comments in the press recently I guess! :tape:
Hablo, I've run this through Babelfish for translation but I'd be interested for a more accurate translation :devil:, (if you have time!)

Linnie
Sep 3rd, 2006, 12:14 AM
I'd imagine it is precautionary - Amélie knows she has a very tough match if she gets past Mara and I'm sure wants to be as fresh as possible for it.
Not to mention the horrible weather in NYC, which is now wreaking havoc on the schedule. Better for both now to concentrate on singles.

hablo
Sep 3rd, 2006, 12:28 AM
and one more, posted by Isle1987:

" Et dire que Hingis déclarait qu'elle revenait sur le circuit parce que le niveau du tennis féminin n'avait pas progressé; là, elle voit ce que c'est ! "

Phrase d'Amélie, après la victoire de Virginie Razzano sur Martina Hingis.


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Reference to Martina's comments in the press recently I guess! :tape:
Hablo, I've run this through Babelfish for translation but I'd be interested for a more accurate translation :devil:, (if you have time!)


I have to see the context from which that quote was taken from :devil::lol:
Here's my literal ( :tape: ) translation : "And to think that Hingis said she came back on tour because she thought women's tennis hadn't progressed; (so) there, now she can see what it's like!"

edit : you know, Lapin, I don't know if Momo really said this, as there was no link to this quote (I just saw it on her website) :shrug: Just some fan posted it ;)

ok, nevermind, it was in the magazine L'Equipe, (according to the fan Lilousound) :lol: :

Selon l'Equipe:
"Dans la grande salle d'itv réservée en priorité aux stars du tournoi, Amélie Mauresmo jubilait. Elle y faisait son entrée pour parler de sa victoire sur Meghan Shaugnessy au moment où Virgine Razzano menait 6-2 5-1 face à Martina Hingis. Pendant qu'elle répondait en anglais aux journalistes américains, les Français la tenait informée du score. Quand arriva le moment de changer de langage, elle demanda: "Allez on regarde d'abord la fin du match".
Mauresmo n'avait pas plutôt prononcé ces paroles que Razzano concluait en beauté. "Et dire que Hingis déclarait qu'elle revenait sur le circuit parce que le niveau du tennis féminin n'avait pas progressé, là elle voit ce que c'est" s'exclama la numéro 1 mondiale sur un ton plutôt vachard, satisfaite de voir sa meilleure ennemie éliminée.
"Nini (c'est le surnom de razzano), quand elle est bien dans ses baskets, elle a un jeu qui fait mal. Elle possède une excellente frappe de balle des deux côtés avec une bonne profondeur, et il n'est pas facile de l'attaquer."

Momo's hilarious :haha:

Lapin
Sep 3rd, 2006, 01:12 AM
edit : you know, Lapin, I don't know if Momo really said this, as there was no link to this quote (I just saw it on her website) :shrug: Just some fan posted it ;)

Yes, you're right, I did wonder about that! :p


ok, nevermind, it was in the magazine L'Equipe, (according to the fan Lilousound) :lol: :

Momo's hilarious :haha:

In L'Equipe magazine?! Definitely :haha: then! :p Thanks for the full article and translation BTW! :yeah:

galadriel
Sep 3rd, 2006, 10:33 AM
Go Momo !!!!!!!!

Linnie
Sep 3rd, 2006, 09:20 PM
ALLEZ! :dance: :yippee: :banana:

Lapin
Sep 3rd, 2006, 11:31 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Bonne Chance Amélie!! ALLEZ! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

SpankMe
Sep 4th, 2006, 12:12 AM
Here's my literal ( :tape: ) translation : "And to think that Hingis said she came back on tour because she thought women's tennis hadn't progressed; (so) there, now she can see what it's like!" Momo's hilarious :haha:

:devil: I cannot resist it :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :banana: Go Amelie! :rocker:

Linnie
Sep 4th, 2006, 01:41 AM
I've asked that the post above be removed. Please do not quote it. Thanks :wavey:

Ceze
Sep 4th, 2006, 01:44 AM
thanks Linnie :yeah:

And well done Amelie! You scared me tonight, but you survived, winning the last 6 games! :banana:

Bumsby
Sep 4th, 2006, 01:59 AM
Well done Amélie and try to recover well for tomorrow :scared: ;)

mauresmofan
Sep 4th, 2006, 02:58 AM
I thought I was going to see Sonja come running down the steps and onto the court at 0-2 in the final set screaming at Amélie "What the bleep are you doing? Stop bleeping hitting it to her bleeping forehand and stop bleeping looping the ball and attack the bleeping net." and still shouting as she's being whisked off court by security "Get your head out of your ass and attack her backhand."

hablo
Sep 4th, 2006, 03:03 AM
ouf, close one, momo !! :p
now please conquer one your biggest nemesis tomorrow :devil:

Linnie
Sep 4th, 2006, 03:03 AM
I thought I was going to see Sonja come running down the steps and onto the court at 0-2 in the final set screaming at Amélie "What the bleep are you doing? Stop bleeping hitting it to her bleeping forehand and stop bleeping looping the ball and attack the bleeping net." and still shouting as she's being whisked off court by security "Get your head out of your ass and attack her backhand."
:haha:

And she would, too :o :devil:

mauresmofan
Sep 4th, 2006, 03:13 AM
:haha:

And she would, too :o :devil:

I know - she must not be at the tournament :lol: :tape:

Linnie
Sep 4th, 2006, 03:23 AM
I don't know - nobody's heard from her :lol:

From Eurosport:
http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/u-s-open/2006/sport_sto957286.shtml

Mauresmo survives scare
Eurosport - Pippa Davis - 04/09/2006 03:49
World number one Amelie Mauresmo survived a scare in her third round match against Italian Mara Santangelo coming back from a break down in the third set to win 6-3 3-6 6-2. She will now face Serena Williams who earlier dispatched Serbian teenager Ana Ivanovic 6-2 6-4.

Mauresmo took the first set with relative ease and looked on track to record another comfortable victory to progress to the fourth round.

But Santangelo – the world number 47 – suddenly found her range and she levelled the match at one set all before breaking in the first game of the decider.

Top-seed Mauresmo began to use every trick in the book – long stares, yells and aggressive body language – to try and put the Italian off her stride and before long it started to work. :eek: :devil:

The Frenchwoman broke back in the fourth game and again in the sixth and eighth to put together a run of six games and set up the clash with two times champion Williams.

Linnie
Sep 4th, 2006, 03:55 AM
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STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/89/full.getty-ten-us_open-mauresmo_win_9_24_56_pm.jpg
STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

:o :tape:
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/89/full.getty-ten-us_open-mauresmo_win-03_9_32_28_pm.jpg
STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

Linnie
Sep 4th, 2006, 03:59 AM
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Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/1d/full.getty-71674317rb191_2006_u_s_open_9_08_13_pm.jpg
Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Bumsby
Sep 4th, 2006, 07:15 AM
Top-seed Mauresmo began to use every trick in the book – long stares, yells and aggressive body language – to try and put the Italian off her stride and before long it started to work. :eek: :devil:
I wouldn't be surprised to see her come on court with a racquet and a gun tonight to scare Serena after 10 losses :tape: j/k ;)

or perhaps the gun will furtively be handed to her by Sonja in the middle of the match :confused: ;)

:o :tape:
I hope they don't see this, those of Gerd's "Amélie looks old" thread :tape:

willrock
Sep 4th, 2006, 01:32 PM
Allez Amélie :rocker2:
Beating Serena would be awesome :D

Linnie
Sep 4th, 2006, 05:25 PM
It seems most of the posters on the board (including a few so-called Amélie "fans" :rolleyes: ) have her losing before even walking on the court. I'm not gonna call this match, just hope she plays like the Grand Slam champ she is :) So all I can say is.....

ALLEZ! :dance: :yippee: :banana:

You can do it!

hablo
Sep 4th, 2006, 05:38 PM
Top-seed Mauresmo began to use every trick in the book – long stares, yells and aggressive body language – to try and put the Italian off her stride and before long it started to work. :eek: :devil:


:lol: I hope she reserves some of those tricks for Serena :devil:

sapir1434
Sep 4th, 2006, 05:41 PM
Allez Amelie, gonna be a tough match but we believe!!!
I hope I'll be able to watch the match :)
Go go go!

Linnie
Sep 4th, 2006, 05:42 PM
I hope they don't see this, those of Gerd's "Amélie looks old" thread :tape:
Just looked in, as I haven't been on Gerd's for a while. Why am I not surprised at who started that thread? :rolleyes:

SpankMe
Sep 4th, 2006, 05:45 PM
Top-seed Mauresmo began to use every trick in the book – long stares, yells and aggressive body language – to try and put the Italian off her stride and before long it started to work. :eek: :devil:

It's kinda like being growled at by a Golden Retriever....it never happens:lol: She is too soft, just like the Andrex puppy:angel:

Harju.
Sep 4th, 2006, 05:56 PM
I am one of those few who thinks that Rafalie Amelie has a shot against Rena today. ;) If Momo can keep her serve percentage high and make Rena move around a little bit more, she'd have a chance against her. I'm sure Loic has done a little scouting and plus Linnie the voodoo master is around ;). Allez Momo!

Hugo24
Sep 4th, 2006, 06:55 PM
:haha: Amelie will win her match she will beat serena . Alezz Amelie :bigclap: . She will have to hype herself up. :yippee:

Bumsby
Sep 4th, 2006, 08:34 PM
I'm not overly-optimistic for tonight but I DO think she has the best chance she's ever had against Serena in years. Their recent "real" matches have been really close and I believe Amélie is going to raise hell out there before going down, if she has to.

So... ALLEZ RAFÉLIE ;)

swiss
Sep 4th, 2006, 09:50 PM
allez Amélie :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

pineapple
Sep 4th, 2006, 11:56 PM
Allez Amé! :yippee:

Lapin
Sep 5th, 2006, 12:00 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Bonne Chance Amélie!! ALLEZ!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Ceze
Sep 5th, 2006, 01:27 AM
Allez Amelie, regroup in the 3rd set! :bounce:

pineapple
Sep 5th, 2006, 02:02 AM
:yippee: WOOHOO! :yippee:

illianna
Sep 5th, 2006, 02:06 AM
Aaaaaaaaaaa
Wohoooooooooooooo
Yeeeeeeeeeeeei

akab
Sep 5th, 2006, 02:22 AM
:worship: :bounce: :worship: :bounce: :worship:

Ceze
Sep 5th, 2006, 02:25 AM
:woohoo:

Bumsby
Sep 5th, 2006, 02:49 AM
Bien joué Amé, keep Momojumping... :bounce:

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF249090421_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt

... and fist-pumping as much as you want :kiss:
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF252090421_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt

http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/71674374RB119_2006_U_S_Open090421_1024x768.jpg
Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF242090420_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF243090420_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt

:D

Linnie
Sep 5th, 2006, 02:51 AM
I hope a certain "fan" doesn't see that ^ :lol: I couldn't take another thread about it ;)

hablo
Sep 5th, 2006, 04:11 AM
very tense, tough match, momo ; well done :bowdown:
and keep up the jumps and shouts :devil:
you'll need it versus Dinara :p

Bероника
Sep 5th, 2006, 12:47 PM
:woohoo: Well done,Momo!!!!

Harju.
Sep 5th, 2006, 02:33 PM
I am one of those few who thinks that Rafalie Amelie has a shot against Rena today. ;) If Momo can keep her serve percentage high and make Rena move around a little bit more, she'd have a chance against her. I'm sure Loic has done a little scouting and plus Linnie the voodoo master is around ;). Allez Momo!
Can I say "I TOLD YOU SO." :angel:

Well done, Rafelie. I'm really enjoying this new self pumped Momo. :drool:. It brings the competitiveness in here and the match point was top notch :worship: She didn't play her best last night but glad to see she toughed it out and won.

sapir1434
Sep 5th, 2006, 02:45 PM
:banana: so happy she finally beat Serena, I think this win has much more than just another QF. Allez!

hablo
Sep 5th, 2006, 02:54 PM
Can I say "I TOLD YOU SO." :angel:

Well done, Rafelie. I'm really enjoying this new self pumped Momo. :drool:. It brings the competitiveness in here and the match point was top notch :worship: She didn't play her best last night but glad to see she toughed it out and won.
yeah, especially in that second set :o
well hopefully she'll be on top of her game tomorrow (especially serving wise) against Safina :bounce:

Bumsby
Sep 5th, 2006, 03:07 PM
I think this win has much more than just another QF.
I agree, at times I almost felt like she had won a slam :lol:

After all, there were times when beating Serena meant winning a slam :p

Yasmine
Sep 5th, 2006, 05:55 PM
Can I say "I TOLD YOU SO." :angel:

Well done, Rafelie. I'm really enjoying this new self pumped Momo. :drool:.
So am I!!!! :bounce: sorry I was away since the USopen started but managed to see her matches since I was staying at family who have ES (and how convenient it was it's at night so I don't have to be a pain and ask to watch it in the middle of the day, thing that I wouldn't do anyway :devil: )

mauresmofan
Sep 5th, 2006, 07:02 PM
I look at things this way. Amélie is the fox that is trying to get into the chicken coop. In the chicken coop are 2 prize hens. Their names are Maria and Justine. Maria is a very attractive hen but she sleeps on the ground in the hay next to the hole in the fense. Justine is a smart hen that is used occassionally as a stand in for cock fighting so can look out for herself. Justine sleeps up high in the chicken coop because she is wary of Amélie the fox. Farmer Serena was supposed to be looking out for her 2 prized hen but fell asleep and so Amélie the fox makes her way past the farmers house and is just outside the chicken coop....

(The story will be continued at a later date)

Odysseus
Sep 5th, 2006, 08:09 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

SHE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Long and short rallies without many unforced errors, concetration (apart the second set), a credible backhand and the 'eye of the tiger' expression, calmness, all show that Amelie has matured at least as an athlete.
She became the true champion we all knew she could be but we didn't know if she would be. http://www.tennnis.com/phpbb/images/smiles/eusa_clap.gif
So, Amelie good luck against Safina.. http://www.tennnis.com/phpbb/images/smiles/eusa_pray.gif

Bumsby
Sep 5th, 2006, 10:04 PM
I look at things this way. Amélie is the fox that is trying to get into the chicken coop. In the chicken coop are 2 prize hens. Their names are Maria and Justine. Maria is a very attractive hen but she sleeps on the ground in the hay next to the hole in the fense. Justine is a smart hen that is used occassionally as a stand in for cock fighting so can look out for herself. Justine sleeps up high in the chicken coop because she is wary of Amélie the fox. Farmer Serena was supposed to be looking out for her 2 prized hen but fell asleep and so Amélie the fox makes her way past the farmers house and is just outside the chicken coop....

(The story will be continued at a later date)
:haha:
can't wait for the update ;)

Lapin
Sep 6th, 2006, 12:59 AM
Bien joué Amélie!! :bounce: The first set was great, very competative and Amélie played really well to take it. The second set..... :confused: But it didn't matter! :p The 'old' Amélie might have let the second set bagel destroy her confidence and have gone on to lose the match; the 'new' Amélie puts it behind her and just concentrates on winning the third! :bigclap: (Loved match point and that 34 (or was in 35?) stroke rally! :hearts: )


:bounce: Bonne Chance contre Dinara!! ALLEZ!!:bounce:

Linnie
Sep 6th, 2006, 12:22 PM
ALLEZ! :dance: :yippee: :banana:

mauresmofan
Sep 6th, 2006, 06:49 PM
I look at things this way. Amélie is the fox that is trying to get into the chicken coop. In the chicken coop are 2 prize hens. Their names are Maria and Justine. Maria is a very attractive hen but she sleeps on the ground in the hay next to the hole in the fense. Justine is a smart hen that is used occassionally as a stand in for cock fighting so can look out for herself. Justine sleeps up high in the chicken coop because she is wary of Amélie the fox. Farmer Serena was supposed to be looking out for her 2 prized hen but fell asleep and so Amélie the fox makes her way past the farmers house and is just outside the chicken coop....


Farmer Serena knew that she couldn't keep a 24 hour watch on her chicken coop so she had trained her donkey to bray any time she saw a fox near the farm. Dinara Donkey was very sleepy that night and was fast asleep dreaming about how she would become the first donkey to win the Grand National when Amélie the fox crept by her pen. Amélie the fox continued on to the nearby chicken coop where she laid her eyes on the most well groomed, sumptuos hen she had ever seen and Amélie the fox had seen a lot of hens! Like Dinara Donkey, Maria the hen was fast asleep because she needed to be well rested for the county fair in a few days time. Maria the hen had no idea Amélie the fox was looking at her. She was dreaming of time she went to the town fair and had won the prize for 'Best in Show' at the the most prestigious of all hen shows and how she had made her previous owner Farmer Yuri so very proud of her. (To be continued....)

Bumsby
Sep 6th, 2006, 07:14 PM
Farmer Serena knew that she couldn't keep a 24 hour watch on her chicken coop so she had trained her donkey to bray any time she saw a fox near the farm. Dinara Donkey was very sleepy that night and was fast asleep dreaming about how she would become the first donkey to win the Grand National when Amélie the fox crept by her pen. Amélie the fox continued on to the nearby chicken coop where she laid her eyes on the most well groomed, sumptuos hen she had ever seen and Amélie the fox had seen a lot of hens! Like Dinara Donkey, Maria the hen was fast asleep because she needed to be well rested for the county fair in a few days time. Maria the hen had no idea Amélie the fox was looking at her. She was dreaming of time she went to the town fair and had won the prize for 'Best in Show' at the the most prestigious of all hen shows and how she had made her previous owner Farmer Yuri so very proud of her. (To be continued....)
"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to mauresmofan again"

... if you look closely, you'll see that hen Maria has trouble waking up because she is surrounded by too much chicken feed and never needs to go out to look for birdseed. Also, she is a very young hen and hasn't been hanging in the farm for long, so she's not prepared to look out for the most dangerous animals. ;)

hablo
Sep 7th, 2006, 03:15 AM
good luck vs sharpie, momo. :bounce:
I hope you play even better than in your last two matches, cause you're going to need to do just that :p

Yasmine
Sep 7th, 2006, 07:30 AM
i hope Amélie's way will be the same as in Wimbly, in the semi and final :angel: Just cos I couldn't stand screaming Maria or JHH to win this title :tape:

Duramont
Sep 7th, 2006, 12:22 PM
:bounce: :bounce: Allez Amélie!!! :bounce: :bounce:

sapir1434
Sep 7th, 2006, 12:26 PM
Very good win over Safina, and again a semi-final against Sharapova. Allez Amelie!!!

Yasmine
Sep 7th, 2006, 01:08 PM
:aparty: Amélie! :woohoo: :bounce: :banana:

Lapin
Sep 7th, 2006, 01:10 PM
Post match interview:

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Amélie.

Q. It was certainly good to get on and off knowing that you have to play two days in a row, get a quick one.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I don't think I play tomorrow.

Q. No?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I think semis are Friday. But is good anyway (laughing).

Q. It's good to win.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: No, it's good the way it went, really, and the way I've played, and you said it, not spend too much time on the court. I did three sets yesterday and three sets the match before.
It's good to be able to be in control, feel good on the court, and really get a good rhythm. Today I think I felt pretty good on the court.

Q. Were you shocked, as so many people were yesterday, of Jankovic's win?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: So many people were what?

Q. Quite shocked she won so easily yesterday.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Yeah, you expect obviously Elena maybe to play a tougher match against Jankovic, but she seemed to have been I mean, I didn't watch the match, but I heard she was playing great tennis, moving very well, hitting the ball very well on both sides, and that Elena couldn't really do much. I guess she must be playing some great tennis.

Q. This is probably a redundant question and I apologize because I wasn't here the other night. But you lose that 6 Love set to..

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I forgot about that. I don't remember. I don't know what you are talking about actually (smiling). ( :haha: )

Q. Excellent. Well, people who I was sitting with was saying, Oh, gosh, it's the same old Mauresmo. I know that's insulting.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I don't know what you are talking about. I still don't know what you are talking about (laughing).

Q. That was just a blip, is that what you're saying?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Yeah (smiling).

Q. You don't know your semifinal opponent yet, but let's pretend it's Maria. You've beaten her every time you've played.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Well, yeah. Let's pretend, as you say, because the match is not done.

Q. Right.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: It's going to be interesting to see how it goes tonight. I'm really, you know, curious just to see how it goes and to see how they both do tonight.
But, yeah...

Q. Can you talk about the two opponents then.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Well, I think, yeah, Maria played her in the semi at Wimbledon and then also last year the championship. I think we always had some tough ones and some pretty tight matches. So, you know, semifinal of a Grand Slam, it's not gonna be easy whoever I'm gonna have to play against.
You know, Tatiana is another great player. As I've said before, we've been waiting for her for one year to maybe have a big breakthrough and it's coming here.
So I'm expecting any way a tough one for these two players.

Q. What about your game do you think gives Maria problems?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Well, the change of pace probably is something that she doesn't like, and that's my game, that's the way I play. I'm not gonna change, you know. I usually don't change many things. Of course few things here and there, depending on your opponent.
But, yeah, I usually have my weapons.

Q. Over the past eight or nine days or so, have you changed any of your impressions on New York? I know you said in New Haven this is still your least favorite of the four majors.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: It's getting better. It's getting better (laughing). It's getting better.
It's, you know, going better and better.

Q. Justine said early last week that she found that she said that this was probably her least favorite Grand Slams.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: But what makes it difficult for us, I think, is one of the is to be far, like very far from the site. It's sometimes not so easy to, you know, think, Okay, I might play at this time or whatever. That makes it a little strange scheduling the day, I would say.

Q. She also cited the fact that it is loud, it's rambunctious, there's a lot of distractions.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I got used to that.
Q. Andy Murray was saying today this is his favorite just for that same reason.
AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Well, it's really depending on the person, the player. I think it's also something you have to adjust a little bit to because we're not used to that. So I think it's personally, I get used to it. Like the other night, it's night session. I really start to love that and to enjoy that because it's true that you don't have the same atmosphere probably in any other Grand Slam. But it's electricity going on, as I said. It's really something special that you have to get used to, in fact. That's really what makes a big difference here.
Before, maybe I felt not so comfortable with that. I feel today it's really much, much better.

Q. You coming in as the top seed, and considering how well you're playing this year, do you find it different?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I find it easier to, I think. Just maybe because, as I said, a lot of people say, Yeah, but it adds some pressure to be the No. 1 seed. I don't feel that way at all, especially, you know, the confidence is here. It's really the opposite thing that is happening for me, so that's maybe why I feel much more comfortable now here, you know, than maybe in the past.

Q. It's normal for players not to want to talk about the possibility of winning a tournament until they get to the last round.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Well, I guess being in the last four, you have great chances.

Q. In your private moments, have you considered maybe in your dreams the possibility of winning three Grand Slams in one year and how rare that has been in the last many years on the women's tour.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Well, I've considered it because people are talking to me about that. But to be honest, and before coming to the tournament, it was not something that could happen considering the way preparation was and everything. Of course now it's starting to become a little bit more of a realistic challenge for me, so it would be, you know, great.
But, as I always say, it's still a long way to go, and a couple more tough matches to go.

Q. Of course you know how rare that has been.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I know, and I have trouble thinking that I could be doing that, you know. But we'll talk about that after (smiling)... if it happens.

Q. Are you getting used to winning? When people talk about you as winning two Grand Slams this year, do you ever sit back and think about your success?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: No. I barely don't.
No, I don't really you know, it still amazes me to think that people are talking about me in terms of, yeah, having won two Grand Slam in the year, and especially since I been waiting so long.
But it feels good, you know. It feels great. I'm not taking things like too, oh, yeah, I've done this and this and this. I just really live through things. It's, to me, the better way to do it. I'm just enjoying it. I don't think too much about, you know, what could happen or what's gonna happen or what have I done or whatever. Just, you know, take it a relaxed way.

Q. Safina seemed awed with your speed. As a little girl, were you faster than everybody else?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I was I had some pretty good physical abilities, yeah, from the young age. I still think I really kept working on it, so it's still improved. I think that I really reached a great level of physical abilities, and I practiced I think in the right direction. I'm working with a great guy that is really, you know, very good in what he's doing.
It's not about really huge quantity, but it's really working on different aspects and very precisely on the way that you have to be on a tennis court, being specific. I don't need to run for four hours in a row to get ready for a marathon, just be ready for what's going on on the tennis court.

Q. Were there foot races? Did you beat the other kids at school or anything?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I was good. I liked sport already. I liked to run. I liked to do many sports. Yeah, I probably got used to do very many things. My coordination was good at the time also, so...

Q. What other sports?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I was skiing, I was playing soccer, I was horse riding, which has nothing to do with tennis. But, still, you know, it's liking to get involved into things.

Q. You rose to No. 1 a year ago.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Six months.

Q. It's taken a long time for people to give you the respect that you deserved as No. 1. Has that bothered you over the year? Do you care about the respect you get from other people?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: No, because I probably it was annoying when, two years ago I got the No. 1 ranking and I kept being asked that question, Yes, but you haven't won a Grand Slam, blah, blah, blah. Is it normal? Is it whatever?
I was answering at the time, and it's still the same now not the same because I won a Grand Slam but it's still the consistency that makes you being No. 1. It was at the time. The consistency I have now for the past year or whatever, it's you know, it makes me proud and it makes me happy about what I have done.
Really, I know that I don't really care about, I know what I've achieved is great and it's something very uncommon in my country and in the world. So, you know, what else?

Q. Considering the injuries you had after Wimbledon, how is your body holding up?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Well, it's good. Actually, I felt very good, you know, during the third set of the match against Serena. The day before also I played three sets; I felt great. Today I seem to have recovered pretty well. I was moving well. I was really, I thought, you know, great speed and still hanging onto the point.

Q. No problems with the shoulder?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: No, no, so far it's okay.

Q. How do you prepare mentally before going to the court?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I don't have any specific preparation or whatever. I'm just trying to think a little bit about what my opponent's going to do and what my response are going to be or what her response are going to be to my game. Really, nothing specific.

Q. How would you describe Maria as an opponent?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Well, she's hitting the ball very hard. She's, you know, great competitor. She really stays in the match, she hang in there whatever happens.
And, you know, physically, also being able to get better and better as, you know, the year are passing for her.
So tough, tough competitor.

Q. How long did it take you to get here from the city, and what do you do in these long rides? Listen to music?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I talk with my coach. I phone. I say nothing sometimes (smiling).

Q. How long a ride was it today?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I don't know. I don't know. Usually takes, I don't know, half an hour, 45 minutes. Depends. I don't know.

Q. Stefan Edberg, for example, didn't like this event for an extremely long time. Then he won it, embraced it.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: It's also I think it's also you are when you do well somewhere, you start to kind of like it. You start to really enjoy the moments and enjoy the site and the people and everything. I have to say, you know, it's really happened to me in many tournaments. I think it's a little bit normal also. When you have good memories of a place you are, you know, it's much easier to love it.

Q. Very unusual No. 1. Davenport and the Williams sisters were essentially power players. Hingis was a finesse player. Your game is one part finesse, one part power. Is it purely intuitive when you go to each part of your game?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: It is. It has to be automatic. In the middle of a point where the ball goes, I don't know, more than 100 miles on the serve and maybe a little less on the other shots, it's really now starting to be instinctive for me. It's probably also what makes the difference, you know, because it took me some time to really not think about what I have to do on this one and what about this shot and what about in this position or whatever.
So I'm feeling much better in this area right now.

Q. I encounter a lot of people, Americans, who want you to win.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Good (laughing).

Q. I say, Why? They say, Well, we feel like she was cheated out of what she deserved in Australia, so it would be wonderful if she won the three?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: So they gonna support me then?
Q. I think they are.

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: Good.

Q. Have you encountered that feeling in this country?

AMÉLIE MAURESMO: I'm starting to feel it a little bit, I have to say the welcome from the crowd a couple days ago and still today. It's really made me proud about that. I feel that people are starting to get behind me and to support me. So I felt that a little bit, yeah."

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Lapin
Sep 7th, 2006, 02:56 PM
Great win against Dinara BTW! :yippee: :devil: I think Dinara was perhaps a little nervous but Amélie took control and never let go!! :woohoo:

:bounce: :bounce: Bonne Chance contre Maria!! ALLEZ!!:bounce: :bounce:

Linnie
Sep 7th, 2006, 04:13 PM
I got a chance to watch the match (what they showed of it on USA :rolleyes: ) and I must say she looked pretty good :) The forehand was cooking! Maria, IMHO, did not look impressive at all last night. I'm hoping for a repeat of the Wimby semi but without the second set ;)

hablo
Sep 7th, 2006, 04:34 PM
I got a chance to watch the match (what they showed of it on USA :rolleyes: ) and I must say she looked pretty good :) The forehand was cooking! Maria, IMHO, did not look impressive at all last night. I'm hoping for a repeat of the Wimby semi but without the second set ;)
my only worry is that momo was serving ALOT better at Wimbly :unsure:
anyhow, momo's fh is looking better (even against serena, it did :D);
Hopefully momo wins in 3 :p:bounce:

Hugo24
Sep 7th, 2006, 08:55 PM
Amelie will win her match and go on to be the 2006 US Open champ. Allez Amelie, Go MOMO

Odysseus
Sep 7th, 2006, 09:03 PM
she is in the semis for a third time in a GS this year :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Good thing that she didn't spend a lot of time and energy against Safina.
We - Amelie fans- became spoiled.. Give us another final Amelie :angel: :) :cool:

Linnie
Sep 7th, 2006, 10:14 PM
What I'm worried about is the majority of the board is picking Amélie to beat Maria :eek: :tape: That's a bad sign :lol: ;)

Yasmine
Sep 7th, 2006, 10:17 PM
What I'm worried about is the majority of the board is picking Amélie to beat Maria :eek: :tape: That's a bad sign :lol: ;)
hell no! enjoy it! :banana: hopefully many more to come! :hearts:

Bumsby
Sep 7th, 2006, 10:50 PM
What I'm worried about is the majority of the board is picking Amélie to beat Maria :eek: :tape: That's a bad sign :lol: ;)
It IS a bad sign indeed, in fact I think this will be the tightest match they've ever had - but I still think Momo will win even for a handful of points :p

Natalicious
Sep 7th, 2006, 11:35 PM
Good luck for tomorrow MoMo!!
this gonna be a tough match against maria but i think amè can & will win the match :worship: :worship:



ALLEZ

Yasmine
Sep 7th, 2006, 11:38 PM
It IS a bad sign indeed, in fact I think this will be the tightest match they've ever had - but I still think Momo will win even for a handful of points :p
as long as she wins, even if it costs a few nerve cells to be distroyed! :lol:

Bumsby
Sep 7th, 2006, 11:45 PM
even if it costs a few nerve cells to be distroyed! :lol:
oh no, we've got to take care of those! :eek:
Just kidding, I know she's been growing many nerve cells lately ;)

hablo
Sep 8th, 2006, 02:50 AM
What I'm worried about is the majority of the board is picking Amélie to beat Maria :eek: :tape: That's a bad sign :lol: ;)
yeah, I was thinking the same thing, even though I'm not superstitious :help:

Yasmine
Sep 8th, 2006, 06:59 AM
oh no, we've got to take care of those! :eek:
Just kidding, I know she's been growing many nerve cells lately ;)
[boring scientist speaking] nerve cells can't grow ;) [/boring scientist speaking]
That's why I thought us Amélie fans should be born with twice as much of them than the rest of the world! :lol:

Bumsby
Sep 8th, 2006, 09:25 AM
nerve cells can't grow ;)
Not the nerve cells observed in all human beings... but Amélie's can, it's been proved by 85% first serves in the third set of the Wimbledon finals ;) :banana:

after which several articles appeared on neurology reviews confuting the old theory that human nerve cells don't grow - subject to proof that Momo is human ;) :angel:

galadriel
Sep 8th, 2006, 10:00 AM
Allez Momo :D

Yasmine
Sep 8th, 2006, 12:07 PM
Not the nerve cells observed in all human beings... but Amélie's can, it's been proved by 85% first serves in the third set of the Wimbledon finals ;) :banana:
oh yes scientist don't know nothing about tennis do they? :devil: :lol:
well do I care, she won Wimbly and I hope she'll kick Maria's butt tonight :angel:

Linnie
Sep 8th, 2006, 02:17 PM
ALLEZ! :dance: :yippee: :banana:
Go Foxy! ;)

Harju.
Sep 8th, 2006, 03:04 PM
Allez Amelie Rafelie. Please win :angel:

sapir1434
Sep 8th, 2006, 04:06 PM
I'm really getting excited now :D Allez Amelie :angel: give your best :)

maya
Sep 8th, 2006, 04:28 PM
She's doing much better than I expected it from her before the tournament... I hope she wins this too. But one step at a time - good luck against Maria :bounce:! I hope she's got good ear-plugs :p.

Yasmine
Sep 8th, 2006, 04:29 PM
ear plugs will be needed if Maria grunts as hard as she did against Tati :tape: I fell asleep and got woken up by that, it was pretty loud:help:

hablo
Sep 8th, 2006, 04:41 PM
Allez momo, please serve well, win pts at the net, vary your shots/pace (please drive her crazy :drool: ) :angel:
I'm very nervous about this match!
Hope you watched the sharpie vs tati match and that you have
devilish tactics in mind :devil:

Bероника
Sep 8th, 2006, 04:43 PM
Allez Amélie!!!! :bounce:

Bumsby
Sep 8th, 2006, 05:18 PM
vary your shots/pace (please drive her crazy :drool: ) :angel:
Maybe she doesn't need to play shots to drive her crazy :tape: :devil: ;)

Bероника
Sep 8th, 2006, 06:27 PM
Oh I'm getting more and more nervous!!!

Ceze
Sep 8th, 2006, 07:44 PM
Oh I'm getting more and more nervous!!!me too :bounce:

Yasmine
Sep 8th, 2006, 08:14 PM
My nerves seem to hold up, well they always do until I come to the forum and read stuff :rolls: :lol:

:aparty: :bounce: Allez Amélie!!! :banana: :woohoo:

Ceze
Sep 8th, 2006, 09:23 PM
Amelie is playing like shit, already 0-5 :help:

BMP
Sep 8th, 2006, 09:55 PM
Can anyone explain what's going on with this woman? That'a a nightmare :(

Yasmine
Sep 8th, 2006, 09:59 PM
not moving well and Maria her guts off...
But getting better in the second, she's still not fully relaxed yet;)

BMP
Sep 8th, 2006, 10:05 PM
I'm about to get a heart attack. Amelie has no conscience..... It's not ATP, there won't be another set if she loses now :( Gosh, I didn't expect this from her... It's even worse than it was today with Juju

Yasmine
Sep 8th, 2006, 10:06 PM
come on it's not over yet! she's pumping herself up so I dare to hope she can come back here...

BMP
Sep 8th, 2006, 10:08 PM
Of course, it's not over yet, I know, but I'm just shocked. Amelie is being so cruel :o

Bероника
Sep 8th, 2006, 10:14 PM
we can breath a little now ;)

BMP
Sep 8th, 2006, 10:19 PM
I still can't breath. I know it's pathetic but this woman is killing me and making me completely hysterical, I even fear to look at score already....

Linnie
Sep 8th, 2006, 10:37 PM
OK, putting it in perspective, 2 slams, #1 ranking, already qualified for the YEC, and did better at this slam than she thought she would. I'm gutted right now (especially losing to Maria :mad: ) but shit happens. Probably won't be watching the final (can they both lose tomorrow? :devil: )

Good luck in Beijing, Amélie. Have a good rest. :)

mapaliey
Sep 8th, 2006, 10:43 PM
amelie momo...first lost to masha....

BMP
Sep 8th, 2006, 10:44 PM
It's still a shame.... Now bashing of Amelie will go on.... I still can't understand what happened to her? Why she broke down? Oh Amelie :(

Ceze
Sep 8th, 2006, 10:44 PM
and what a score :rolleyes: Momo :smash: :smash:

BMP
Sep 8th, 2006, 10:46 PM
What a f**ked up USO - Rafa lost, Amelie got double-baggeled from Pova, Lisa/Sam just lost.... I hope Henin will win, anyway

Yasmine
Sep 8th, 2006, 10:49 PM
OK, putting it in perspective, 2 slams, #1 ranking, already qualified for the YEC, and did better at this slam than she thought she would. I'm gutted right now (especially losing to Maria :mad: ) but shit happens. Probably won't be watching the final (can they both lose tomorrow? :devil: )

Good luck in Beijing, Amélie. Have a good rest. :)
thank god someone who says the same! :worship:
had you told Amélie she would have won the YEC, 2 slams, one semi at the USopen and kept her #1 ranking, she would have signed with both hands 12 months ago;) So although i'm as gutted as most of you are but think about all that...

Bероника
Sep 8th, 2006, 10:53 PM
I agree,we should focus on the positives of this year (there have been many :D ),even if I will never understand where Momo went into that 3rd set :confused:

Yasmine
Sep 8th, 2006, 10:55 PM
well let's not try to find some rational explanations :angel:

BMP
Sep 8th, 2006, 10:56 PM
Is there any more "Amelie double-baggels survivors"? I guess we should unite for rehabilitation. :sad: I can't make it alone... Just imagine how much fuss about it is gonna be... :sad:

Linnie
Sep 8th, 2006, 11:00 PM
I haven't been to GM, and don't plan to be any time soon. I know it'll be the same old shit, and frankly, it gets tiresome.

We have a lot to look forward to - Beijing, Stuttgart, Moscow, Zurich and of course, Madrid. It's been a crazy two weeks, I think we all need a rest! :lol:

:hug: to all :D

Yasmine
Sep 8th, 2006, 11:02 PM
:lol: I'm not going to GM, I suggest we stay over here to stay calm because I'm afraid that we might hear a lot of crap from maria trolls on GM :help:

Bероника
Sep 8th, 2006, 11:07 PM
I'm not going to GM either,in the mood I am I don't think I can take it

mauresmofan
Sep 8th, 2006, 11:09 PM
Damn it Amélie Now I can't finish my story - oh go on I can't resist.

So Amélie the fox looked at the beautiful hen Maria and although she was hungry something in her mind clicked and told her not to kill Maria that this hen was too special to be eaten. So Amélie the fox turned around and left the farm as quietly and swiftly as she had entered but the story was not over yet. Justine the hen was reminassing about all the times she was introduced as "Oh that one is only to keep our prize winning hen Maria company" and the anger had built up inside her so much that she just couldn't take it any more. She jumped from the perch and although she caught her wing on the fense on the way down and injured herself she was hell bent on getting rid of Maria.....(To be continued)

BMP
Sep 8th, 2006, 11:12 PM
Yeah, that rubbish from maria trolls can make it only worse.... Screw it all. Oh well. Maybe Momo and Juju agreed to take every slam in turns... All in all, Amelie managed to get over that shamefull loss to Vaidisova at RG and then win Wimby.
Please, Momo get well soon!
I am still curious about how she's going to comment it all. I remember she gave not much chances to herself to win...

Bumsby
Sep 8th, 2006, 11:22 PM
I'm not so sad as I thought would be; my explanation is that, after the great breakthrough she's had in 2006, she was quite satisfied with what she's done so far. And none better than us know that, when she doesn't have the hunger, Amélie doesn't play. Maria, on the other hand, was much more motivated than her, and probably couldn't bear the thought of a 7th straight semifinal loss.

I still think Amélie had a great US Open and an amazing year, and I don't worry too much because there is time to win other Grand Slams: two each year are enough for me ;)

Everyone has their chance, Amélie will take the next one :)

Btw I'm sorry too that one player has to win the final, I think among the many innovations in tennis we should include level/even final scores :lol: :devil:

Yasmine
Sep 8th, 2006, 11:25 PM
Btw I'm sorry too that one player has to win the final, I think among the many innovations in tennis we should include level/even final scores :lol: :devil:
I'm with you on that one, but how would that work? :shrug:

Linnie
Sep 8th, 2006, 11:26 PM
Damn it Amélie Now I can't finish my story - oh go on I can't resist.

So Amélie the fox looked at the beautiful hen Maria and although she was hungry something in her mind clicked and told her not to kill Maria that this hen was too special to be eaten. So Amélie the fox turned around and left the farm as quietly and swiftly as she had entered but the story was not over yet. Justine the hen was reminassing about all the times she was introduced as "Oh that one is only to keep our prize winning hen Maria company" and the anger had built up inside her so much that she just couldn't take it any more. She jumped from the perch and although she caught her wing on the fense on the way down and injured herself she was hell bent on getting rid of Maria.....(To be continued)

You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to mauresmofan again.

Looking forward to the rest! :worship:

Bumsby
Sep 8th, 2006, 11:27 PM
I forgot to say that I think part of her "non-motivation" came from the fact that she had always beaten Maria before. I mean, this year she broke through in many, not just by winning titles she'd never won but also by beating Justine twice in a row in important matches, beating Maria twice in a row in important matches, and beating Serena in a slam.

This year was the year of "challenges", not of consistency. This match was not enough of a challenge, and she still has to learn to be consistent in the 2nd week of Grand Slams. That's what she will learn next year ;)

Bumsby
Sep 8th, 2006, 11:31 PM
I'm with you on that one, but how would that work? :shrug:
It works like this: when two players us Momosapiens don't like contest a final, the match is suspended on match point and equal prize is awarded to the contenders :devil: ;)

Linnie
Sep 8th, 2006, 11:36 PM
It works like this: when two players us Momosapiens don't like contest a final, the match is suspended on match point and equal prize is awarded to the contenders :devil: ;)
Works for me! :yeah: ;)

Yasmine
Sep 8th, 2006, 11:38 PM
It works like this: when two players us Momosapiens don't like contest a final, the match is suspended on match point and equal prize is awarded to the contenders :devil: ;)
:lol: :yeah:

Ceze
Sep 8th, 2006, 11:39 PM
It works like this: when two players us Momosapiens don't like contest a final, the match is suspended on match point and equal prize is awarded to the contenders :devil: ;)ahah nice :lol: :yeah:

sapir1434
Sep 8th, 2006, 11:45 PM
yeah, now it's a bit sad to think about this lose, and I really am, but I guess that Amelie has got this year much more that we would have thought. and still in-door to come, allez Amelie. :)

Ceze
Sep 8th, 2006, 11:58 PM
yeah, now it's a bit sad to think about this lose, and I really am, but I guess that Amelie has got this year much more that we would have thought. and still in-door to come, allez Amelie. :)what does she have to defend? a final at Filderstadt and the YEC title? Is that all?

Ceze
Sep 9th, 2006, 12:01 AM
oh and she will lose the points from Philadelphia, but will play at Beijing this year :)

Bumsby
Sep 9th, 2006, 12:10 AM
The more I think about this loss, the more I realize that it was just too early. Amélie has never been one to take her chances as they come. This was her chance to make history, 3 slams in a single year... it was too much. It was just the other day when she realized she could win one in her whole career; now to realize you can be in the first page of history books with 3 in the same year caught her unprepared: she's always needed to take her time to believe in what she can achieve, before actually doing it.

This year she realized she can win a slam; in the next year(s) she'll realize she can be one of the best in history. :p

Ceze
Sep 9th, 2006, 12:17 AM
from eurosport.com:

Mauresmo, who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year for her first grand slam titles, had no excuses after her defeat.
"I was maybe a little tired but there was nothing specific," said the Frenchwoman, who had won all three of her previous meetings with Sharapova.

"I think the difference today was that she made fewer unforced errors, I made the errors."

"I didn't feel very (good) throughout the match, maybe not thinking so good, not lucid."

"All credit to her. She played a good match. I didn't play the way I wanted today. Even when I won the second set, I didn't really feel like things were going the way I wanted them to."

Bumsby
Sep 9th, 2006, 12:19 AM
It works like this: when two players us Momosapiens don't like contest a final, the match is suspended on match point and equal prize is awarded to the contenders :devil: ;)
It's not so much of a joke, when we have Amélie's father-in-law the French Federation's president as vice-president of ITF... it's time he starts doing something for her :tape: :tape: :tape: ;)

hablo
Sep 9th, 2006, 12:35 AM
I think Momo wanted to win this match - the motivation was there...
she just wasn't able to execute (better serving could have helped :o) :shrug:
anyhow, momo, rest up and get ready for your next tournament :hug::bounce:

Bumsby
Sep 9th, 2006, 01:50 AM
Congrats on the second set :hug:

http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/71670851RB055_2006_U_S_Open090817_1024x768.jpg
Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

:sad: :sad: :sad:
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF207090818_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF206090818_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

And congrats Julie Jacobson :D



http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XNYF205090818_1024x768.jpg
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

hablo
Sep 9th, 2006, 03:43 AM
still no post-match interview posted on the USO website ? :help:
thanks for posting the pics, bumsby :yeah:

Yasmine
Sep 9th, 2006, 06:07 AM
I don't get why she didn't manage to keep her motivation up after that second set :shrug: She was still shaky but she had managed to level it up after a bagel, and that's pretty impressive considering her ability to collapse in a match in the past.
I agree hablo, her serve:help: and she wasn't moving well. Let's hope to see her back strong soon :hug:

Harju.
Sep 9th, 2006, 07:20 AM
It is disappointing play from Momo. But in the end of the day, she has done herself proud to reach another SF in a GS only on her second tournament. :hug:

suzie
Sep 9th, 2006, 12:44 PM
I have mixed feelings about this match: I can't help thinking that I brought her bad luck by not watching (I went to a concert last evening) and, on the other hand, I feel relieved for not putting myself through the painful it must have been watching it... I think I'll wait six months to edit my recording! :rolleyes:

Oh well, she still had a good tournament, now on to Beijing! we just need to get her a serve again :o ;)

Linnie
Sep 9th, 2006, 01:52 PM
http://www.eurosport.fr/tennis/us-open/2006/sport_sto960472.shtml

Battue en demi-finale de l'US Open, la Française Amélie Mauresmo ne s'inquiète pas de ce revers face à la Russe Maria Sharapova en trois sets. La numéro un mondiale, qui revient sur sa performance, avoue être satisfaite de son parcours à Flushing Meadows.

AMELIE MAURESMO, pensiez-vous renverser la tendance lorsque vous avez remporté le deuxième set, après avoir pris 6-0 dans la première ?

A.M. : "Aujourd'hui (vendredi), je ne me suis jamais sentie bien. J'ai manqué d'un peu de tout. De concentration. De sens tactique. Même si je suis revenue dans la partie au deuxième set, je n'ai jamais eu l'impression d'avoir le match en main. Je manquais un peu de jus. Je n'étais pas très lucide par moment. Je ressentais un peu de fatigue. Tout ça a joué. Elle a fait moins de fautes directes. Et elle a mieux géré les conditions venteuses que moi. Mais ce n'est pas un drame."

Malgré la défaite, êtes-vous contente de votre parcours à New York ?

A.M. : "Si on m'avait dit avant l'US Open que j'atteindrais les demis, j'aurais signé tout de suite. Je suis arrivée à court de forme. Je ne m'attendais à grand chose."

Etes-vous déçue de ne pas avoir bouclé un petit Chelem cette saison ?

A.M. : "Cela aurait été extraordinaire. Evidemment, à chaud je suis déçue. Mais je suis fier d'avoir réalisé ce que j'ai fait. Tout a bien marché pour moi cette année. En début de saison, je ne partais pas forcément pour ce genre de résultats. Maintenant, ma priorité est de bien jouer sur les derniers tournois en salle. Je vais me rendre à Pékin et disputer trois autres tournois avant le Masters."
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Beaten in semi-final of US Open, the Frenchwoman Amélie Mauresmo does not worry about this reverse against the Russian Maria Sharapova in three sets. The number one world, which reconsiders her performance, acknowledges being satisfied with her course in Flushing Meadows.

AMELIE MAURESMO, did you think of reversing the tendency when you gained the second set, after having taken 6-0 in the first?

A.M.: “Today (Friday), I never smelled myself well. I missed of a little all. Of concentration. Tactical direction. Even if I returned in the part to the second set, I never had the impression to have the match in hand. I missed a little juice. I was not very lucid per moment. I felt a little tiredness. All that played. She made less direct faults. And she managed the windy conditions better than me. But it is not a drama.”

In spite of the defeat, are you satisfied with your course in New York?

A.M.: “If one had said to me before the US Open one that I would reach the semis, I would have signed immediately. I arrived at court of form. I did not expect large thing.”

Summers you disappointed not to have buckled a Small slam this season?

A.M.: “That would have been extraordinary. Obviously, hot I am disappointed. But I am proud to have carried out what I did. All went well for me this year. At the beginning of season, I did not leave inevitably for this kind results. Now, my priority is well to exploit the last indoor tournaments. I will go to Beijing and will dispute three other tournaments before Masters.”

Yasmine
Sep 9th, 2006, 02:31 PM
AMELIE MAURESMO, pensiez-vous renverser la tendance lorsque vous avez remporté le deuxième set, après avoir pris 6-0 dans la première ?

A.M. : "Aujourd'hui (vendredi), je ne me suis jamais sentie bien. J'ai manqué d'un peu de tout. De concentration. De sens tactique. Même si je suis revenue dans la partie au deuxième set, je n'ai jamais eu l'impression d'avoir le match en main. Je manquais un peu de jus. Je n'étais pas très lucide par moment. Je ressentais un peu de fatigue. Tout ça a joué. Elle a fait moins de fautes directes. Et elle a mieux géré les conditions venteuses que moi. Mais ce n'est pas un drame."

(...)
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AMELIE MAURESMO, did you think of reversing the tendency when you gained the second set, after having taken 6-0 in the first?

A.M.: “Today (Friday), I never smelled myself well. I missed of a little all. Of concentration. Tactical direction. Even if I returned in the part to the second set, I never had the impression to have the match in hand. I missed a little juice. I was not very lucid per moment. I felt a little tiredness. All that played. She made less direct faults. And she managed the windy conditions better than me. But it is not a drama.”
That's exactly how it felt watching it.

Bumsby
Sep 10th, 2006, 05:26 PM
At the end of the day, Amélie was the only player to take a set off the Champion. I hope she remembers that :yeah:

mauresmofan
Sep 10th, 2006, 08:14 PM
I look at things this way. Amélie is the fox that is trying to get into the chicken coop. In the chicken coop are 2 prize hens. Their names are Maria and Justine. Maria is a very attractive hen but she sleeps on the ground in the hay next to the hole in the fense. Justine is a smart hen that is used occassionally as a stand in for cock fighting so can look out for herself. Justine sleeps up high in the chicken coop because she is wary of Amélie the fox. Farmer Serena was supposed to be looking out for her 2 prized hen but fell asleep and so Amélie the fox makes her way past the farmers house and is just outside the chicken coop....



Farmer Serena knew that she couldn't keep a 24 hour watch on her chicken coop so she had trained her donkey to bray any time she saw a fox near the farm. Dinara Donkey was very sleepy that night and was fast asleep dreaming about how she would become the first donkey to win the Grand National when Amélie the fox crept by her pen. Amélie the fox continued on to the nearby chicken coop where she laid her eyes on the most well groomed, sumptuos hen she had ever seen and Amélie the fox had seen a lot of hens! Like Dinara Donkey, Maria the hen was fast asleep because she needed to be well rested for the county fair in a few days time. Maria the hen had no idea Amélie the fox was looking at her. She was dreaming of time she went to the town fair and had won the prize for 'Best in Show' at the the most prestigious of all hen shows and how she had made her previous owner Farmer Yuri so very proud of her.

Damn it Amélie Now I can't finish my story - oh go on I can't resist.

So Amélie the fox looked at the beautiful hen Maria and although she was hungry something in her mind clicked and told her not to kill Maria that this hen was too special to be eaten. So Amélie the fox turned around and left the farm as quietly and swiftly as she had entered but the story was not over yet. Justine the hen was reminassing about all the times she was introduced as "Oh that one is only to keep our prize winning hen Maria company" and the anger had built up inside her so much that she just couldn't take it any more. She jumped from the perch and although she caught her wing on the fence on the way down and injured herself she was hell bent on getting rid of Maria.....(To be continued)

Moving with stealth and an angry glint in her eye Justine ran up to Maria and plucked some feathers from her head with such force that Maria immediately woke up and turned to see the perpetrator of this heinous crime. Outraged that somebody would try and sabotage her chances at the county fair she saw Justine with the most malevolent look in her eye and feathers dropping from her beak. Maria knew that this was the time to fight. She clawed the ground as a bull would do in a bull ring before the charge and as Justine lowered her head getting ready for the attack Maria kicked the loose dirt up at Justine getting it in her eye and ran through the hole in the fence. Knowing Maria would make a run for the barn where it would be impossible to find her Justine decided to give chase. Justine took off as fast as she could through the hole but half blinded and forgetting to duck, her head got caught in the the fensing and CRACK it was all over. Justine lay twitching on the ground, her neck broken, and her life over. Farmer Serena came out in the morning to find Justine the hen half tangled in the fense and long since dead. She buried Justine and repaired the fense before taking Maria to the County Fair. Maria won the county fair hands down by scoring a perfect 10 from all the judges on her egg laying abilities. 6 months later Famer Serena sold Maria the hen on to the nearby Chicken Kiev factory owner Jelena Jankovic. Maria has not been heard from since.

THE END