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pierce0415
Oct 2nd, 2006, 08:15 PM
Amelie :hearts:
at least this year you are not so tired that you "cannot stand" :lol:
http://www.teamwta.com/content/view/586/2/

Amelie Mauresmo: "We are all tired" http://www.teamwta.com/images/M_images/pdf_button.png (javascript:void(0))http://www.teamwta.com/images/M_images/printButton.png (javascript:void(0))http://www.teamwta.com/images/M_images/emailButton.png (javascript:void(0))Written by Etienne Stekelenburg Monday, 02 October 2006 http://www.teamwta.com/images/stories/WTAplayers/Mauresmo%201.jpg(Stuttgart) Amelie Mauresmo is aiming for her third consecutive Porsche Tennis Grand Prix final. After losing the final to American Lindsay Davenport twice, the Frenchwoman seems to be eager to finally drive home that Porsche Targa 4 after winning a successful final. In 2004 Mauresmo had to retire with an injury and last year she lost 6-2, 6-4 to Davenport, who won her third Porsche. This year Lindsay Davenport is not present to keep Mauresmo from getting her first drive around the court in the newly build Porsche Arena.


“We are all looking for the end of the year”, Amelie Mauresmo responded to the question of how she was feeling. There are only a few tournaments remaining and the year ending Championship.

“I had a great year but at some points I thought I could have done better. After the championship, I could be more relaxed and there was some pressure off my shoulder. The form I had at the championships was showing the whole year so that was quite amazing and it still is.

“After the Australian Open, the European season and going to the Middle East, I felt a little tired. It is tough to stay on top the whole season the way Roger (Federer) does. He is either being in the final or winning it and that is tough.

“You want more once you have tasted the success and when you know how it is to win the big ones. If you feel that, you play well and feel you can beat anybody, than you have something that you want to keep doing. That is what I am going to try to do.”http://www.teamwta.com/images/stories/WTAplayers/Mauresmo%202.jpg

With proposing changes to some of the tennis rules on the ATP Tour, Mauresmo feels it has good and bad sides. “From a media point of view I do understand. There is a lot of sport in the media and they want tennis to be more entertaining. They want to make sure that people are watching tennis. They want more drama or more excitement; they want to see the man having to play more matches with the Round Robin competition.

“I guess we will have to wait with it until they experienced it and turn it into a rule. Like for example what we tried with on court coaching, I am not for it. I think the basic thing about tennis is that you solve the problems by yourself on court. With tactical or mental coaching, it makes a huge difference. I think you will have to figure it out yourself what you have to do and don’t have to do. The sense of tennis itself gets changed when you allow on court coaching.

“We already tried Round Robins with the Championships and we are also trying to reduce the number of matches we play, so I guess we would have to wait with playing Round Robins as well.

“It's okay to have pre-match interviews, just to tell the audience how we are feeling. It's not a big deal to answer a couple of questions. I also think it's okay to have a microphone on court so you can hear what players say to the umpire or ask for a trainer.

“It seems that every year the level of women’s tennis is growing. It's getting better and better. Physically it's getting more and more demanding. It's getting tough to stay healthy the whole season, that is something we are struggling with. And we also, see a lot of different kind of great personalities on the women’s tour.

“I think the players of 16, 17 and 18 years old are more mature now than when I was that age on the tour. They are all working in the right direction; they know what they do and what they want. As I recall, I was not this serious and mature at that age.”

Hugo24
Oct 2nd, 2006, 08:22 PM
I Hope she wins that car.

Liliana
Oct 2nd, 2006, 08:24 PM
Allez MOMO!!!

SlipknotSian
Oct 2nd, 2006, 08:28 PM
they win a car? i didnt know that i might sign up to play then lol

hablo
Oct 2nd, 2006, 08:33 PM
“I think the players of 16, 17 and 18 years old are more mature now than when I was that age on the tour. They are all working in the right direction; they know what they do and what they want. As I recall, I was not this serious and mature at that age.”
why ? oh why, momo ? :mad:;)

allez MOMO, win the tournie (please ?) :bounce:

tenn_ace
Oct 2nd, 2006, 08:35 PM
Amelie about young players and herself: “I think the players of 16, 17 and 18 years old are more mature now than when I was that age on the tour. They are all working in the right direction; they know what they do and what they want. As I recall, I was not this serious and mature at that age.”

S.Williams about young players and herself: "My biggest achievemnt is able to stay grounded and humble. A lot of players on the tour are really young, and they think that they're the best. They loseall sight of where they come from. I still believe in giving back to the community. I love charity events. I love thigns that can help people. I love the fact that I'm hella down-to-earth, and, you know, at the end of the day I'm someone that is just like everbody else."


Amelie!!! Gotta love this girl :worship:

MinnyGophers
Oct 2nd, 2006, 08:53 PM
Amelie about young players and herself: “I think the players of 16, 17 and 18 years old are more mature now than when I was that age on the tour. They are all working in the right direction; they know what they do and what they want. As I recall, I was not this serious and mature at that age.”

S.Williams about young players and herself: "My biggest achievemnt is able to stay grounded and humble. A lot of players on the tour are really young, and they think that they're the best. They loseall sight of where they come from. I still believe in giving back to the community. I love charity events. I love thigns that can help people. I love the fact that I'm hella down-to-earth, and, you know, at the end of the day I'm someone that is just like everbody else."


Amelie!!! Gotta love this girl :worship:

Hilarious. Serena come on, now.

Justine Fan
Oct 2nd, 2006, 08:55 PM
Amelie about young players and herself: “I think the players of 16, 17 and 18 years old are more mature now than when I was that age on the tour. They are all working in the right direction; they know what they do and what they want. As I recall, I was not this serious and mature at that age.”

S.Williams about young players and herself: "My biggest achievemnt is able to stay grounded and humble. A lot of players on the tour are really young, and they think that they're the best. They loseall sight of where they come from. I still believe in giving back to the community. I love charity events. I love thigns that can help people. I love the fact that I'm hella down-to-earth, and, you know, at the end of the day I'm someone that is just like everbody else."


Amelie!!! Gotta love this girl :worship:

:tape: What a difference.

sapir1434
Oct 2nd, 2006, 09:05 PM
Amelie :). We know you are tired, so just do the best you can! Allez :angel:

amelie/sugiyama
Oct 2nd, 2006, 09:09 PM
Amelie will win! :)

fOxYLiCiOuS
Oct 2nd, 2006, 10:50 PM
Amelie :kiss:

Lapin
Oct 3rd, 2006, 12:08 AM
Thanks for the article :)


ALLEZ AMELIE!! :yeah:

no.ordinary.love
Oct 3rd, 2006, 01:17 AM
Before the "bashers in charge" start to attack me because of my comment I just want to say that I am a big fan of Amelie and her tennis.
But it is very difficult to understand "tiredness" in her case. In the middle of the season she had a break of SIX weeks between Wimbledon and New Haven. In the 12 weeks from the Wimby til now she has played just 3 tournaments (New Haven, USO and China Open) over 4 weeks.
And if she is tired, why has she committed for 3 tournaments in a row (Stuttgart, Moscow, Zurich)?

Diam's
Oct 3rd, 2006, 01:24 AM
Before the "bashers in charge" start to attack me because of my comment I just want to say that I am a big fan of Amelie and her tennis.
But it is very difficult to understand "tiredness" in her case. In the middle of the season she had a break of SIX weeks between Wimbledon and New Haven. In the 12 weeks from the Wimby til now she has played just 3 tournaments (New Haven, USO and China Open) over 4 weeks.
And if she is tired, why has she committed for 3 tournaments in a row (Stuttgart, Moscow, Zurich)?
Have you actually read the whole article ? :o

no.ordinary.love
Oct 3rd, 2006, 01:43 AM
Have you actually read the whole article ? :o


Yes, I have. "We are all tired" and "we are all looking for the end of the season" are parts of it.

I have absolutely nothing against the rest of that interview.

Linnie
Oct 3rd, 2006, 01:50 AM
Before the "bashers in charge" start to attack me because of my comment I just want to say that I am a big fan of Amelie and her tennis.
But it is very difficult to understand "tiredness" in her case. In the middle of the season she had a break of SIX weeks between Wimbledon and New Haven. In the 12 weeks from the Wimby til now she has played just 3 tournaments (New Haven, USO and China Open) over 4 weeks.
And if she is tired, why has she committed for 3 tournaments in a row (Stuttgart, Moscow, Zurich)?
“After the Australian Open, the European season and going to the Middle East, I felt a little tired. It is tough to stay on top the whole season the way Roger (Federer) does. He is either being in the final or winning it and that is tough.

no.ordinary.love
Oct 3rd, 2006, 02:01 AM
“After the Australian Open, the European season and going to the Middle East, I felt a little tired. It is tough to stay on top the whole season the way Roger (Federer) does. He is either being in the final or winning it and that is tough.





OK, I did not want to criticise Amelie in a harsh way. She plays more than some other healthy top players and it is a reason more to love her. But I stil think there are certain contradictions between such tiredness-statements (we had it last year too) and her schedule. That is all.

Ripley
Oct 3rd, 2006, 05:07 AM
“After the Australian Open, the European season and going to the Middle East, I felt a little tired. It is tough to stay on top the whole season the way Roger (Federer) does. He is either being in the final or winning it and that is tough.

OK, I did not want to criticise Amelie in a harsh way. She plays more than some other healthy top players and it is a reason more to love her. But I stil think there are certain contradictions between such tiredness-statements (we had it last year too) and her schedule. That is all.

I don’t see the contraction in Amelie’s actual sentence (not your out-of-context twisted take of what she said)

Let me help you with the math…

This was Amelie’s actual schedule for the time period she is talking about:

2006
Jan 8-14 - Sydney
Jan 16-29 - AO
Feb 6-12 - Gaz de France
Feb 13-19 - Antwerp
Feb 20-26 - Dubai
Feb 27-Mar 4 - Doha


Amelie played 7 weeks in an 8 week period

Let’s see you go and play 7 weeks of tennis at her level in an 8 week span of time and see how fresh you are :fiery: