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vadin124
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:04 PM
woohoo Amelie!
wasted 5-1 lead in first set, but still took it...now go for the title, Les Momo

first win over a spanish player this year!

would you like some paella with your 2-6 set, Anabel?

IceHock
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Definitely a gritty win but it's a good start, winning these matches ugly is good.

Natalicious
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:07 PM
glad she won that first set, she did really not choke in the TB!
congrats momo :hug:

Sylvester
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Far from her best, but she fought and was more aggressive than the usual lately. Her backhand is still a joy to watch, however the sliced version goes to the net in every important point! :sad:

Morigami is next and it should be passable. Then I would LOVE to watch her play against Safarova in the 3rd round. A win over Safarova could be the end of her slump, as the bad period actually started in their match at AO'07. :)

hablo
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Bravo Momo!

I predicted a win in 3, so much better than expected!! :woohoo:

(Scary near choke in the first set though. :( )

Imperfect Angel
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:09 PM
Congrats Momo!;)
AMG :hug:

.:sk:.
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:09 PM
Anabel :hug:

cocco80
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:09 PM
Great win for Amelie..
glad for her..
hope this will prove to her she's not done.
believe in yourself Momo !

espresso
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:10 PM
At last! I have lost my voice :shout: at the TV for her to get it togetherrrrrrrrrrr!! She must have heard me :hehehe:

Linnie
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:10 PM
:yippee: :banana: :yeah:

Quite a scare in the first set, but gutted it out :worship:

Valanga
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:10 PM
AMG got 2 set points...but wasted..
so close

Drimal
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:11 PM
Amélie almost gave away a 5:1 lead in first set! So glad she still managed to win this set. :bounce:

A win is a win and she now has a good chance to reach quarterfinals against Morigami. :dance:


Allez Amélie!!!

Dodoboy.
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:12 PM
clawed through that but well done!

Sylvester
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:12 PM
Ok, Mauresmo is playing badly right now, but hell she defeated the number 31 of the world by 7:6 6:2! It's not that bad! :)

Medina defeated Petrova and Kirilenko last week! Destroyed Pennetta and Schiavone in the Fed Cup in Italy on indoors! Took a set against Davenport (the only one to do it in Auckland)!

Medina almost defeated Mauresmo in New Haven in 2005, so this win is a good sign. No, she won't win this tournament and I don't think she can get back to the Top 10 in the next months, but this has a to be a step by step task and today a good step was made into her comeback to her best level! :yeah:

BMP
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:12 PM
:woohoo: Wow, nice win Momo! 1st set was pretty ugly, but after saving SPs and winning this thrilling tiebreak, I guess, she remembered that she's a fighter :) Nice 2nd set! Congrats! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: so glad she didn't lose.

Dodoboy.
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:13 PM
Sometimes painfully passive!....i was not impressed at all with her return of second serve!

some points were good but she isn't going to go far if she doesn't attack some points because she won't win like this all the time!

bavaria86
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:13 PM
:bigcry: So sad that Anabel lost but she is such a big fighter!!

Lucyxx
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:14 PM
The match next will tell us something about Amelie.

Mauresmo loves her thrilling tiebreaks.

Kobra
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:15 PM
5:1 lead in 1st set, ohje. Great fight from Anabel, but also great fight from Momo in the TB (2:5 and 2SP for Anabel).

Second set was much better, like the first till 5:1. I feel relieved, and Amelie, too, I think.
Now win the second round and more... :worship: :bounce:

morningglory
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:15 PM
:lol: one choke after another, and the last choker lost! :lol: but after the 1st set, Amelie just cruised through

Destiny
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:17 PM
YES AMELIE
SO HAPPY SHE WON THE FIRST SET NEEDED TO DO THAT
COME ON NEEDS THIS TO HYPE HER UP FIRST SET NERVE'S
BUT STARTED PLAYING OK
:woohoo:

anon57
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:19 PM
In the first set her play was pretty poor, couldn't believe she almost gave away a 5-1 lead in that set. In the second set she played better but it still wasn't great but at least she won

*Jean*
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Amélie :lol: From 5/1 to 6/6 was amazingly bad, she seemed scared...
But she looked free in the second set, hitting the ball well.
Good draw with Morigami in the 2nd round, allez !

Serena-rules-no1
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:21 PM
despite the slump Momo's style is nicer to watch than 99.9% of WTA players

WhatTheDeuce
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:22 PM
I enjoy seeing her win nowadays. I want her to stick around.

Well done. :)

Hugo24
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:29 PM
First set was not good but she pulled through and cruised through the second set keep practicing and good luck in your next match ALLEZ AMELIE , GO MOMO

Il Primo!
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:38 PM
:speakles:

BMP
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:41 PM
despite the slump Momo's style is nicer to watch than 99.9% of WTA players
So true :hearts:

jonny84
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Shame for Anabel. She had a good chance in the first set. But it should give Momo some confidence.

merda2004
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:44 PM
woohoo Amelie!
wasted 5-1 lead in first set, but still took it...now go for the title, Les Momo

first win over a spanish player this year!

would you like some paella with your 2-6 set, Anabel?


some people defo need to grow up...take under consideration that anabel had to play a few qualies as well as doubles....then go and cheer mauresmos win...

gmak
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:45 PM
momo :yeah: :hug: :D

well done! :)

justine schnyder
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Momo :D :yeah:

Blu€
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:58 PM
I thought you would take it Anabel! :ras:
Momo now don't screw it in 2rd :wavey:

Iceland
Feb 26th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Congrats Amélie, she must be very happy! :D Not her A game obviously, but I found her short backhand slices quite effective :).
But what happened to her serve? It is so slow now!!!

Another QF is possible, don't waste the opportunity!

hablo
Feb 26th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Congrats Amélie, she must be very happy! :D Not her A game obviously, but I found her short backhand slices quite effective :).
But what happened to her serve? It is so slow now!!!

Another QF is possible, don't waste the opportunity!

Maybe she's trying to cut down on DFs ?

Mama´sBoy
Feb 26th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Great fight Momo :D:D

heart
Feb 26th, 2008, 07:14 PM
watched the match amelie! :yeah:
definitely better than some of your matches..i liked your game during the first 6 games :yeah: it was awesome & seems like you were in a hurry to take it but :o
your backhand today was the best weapon you had today :yeah:
just dont like some of the slices hitting the net..
but keep it up! :yeah:

nice job for loic too! :cool:

SvetaPleaseWin.
Feb 26th, 2008, 07:14 PM
little bit dodgy to say the least but she didnt give up after her collapse in the 1st set so :bigclap:

AnnaK_4ever
Feb 26th, 2008, 07:23 PM
That forehand of Amelie is a disaster. It was never great but nowadays it's just :help:

Sally Todd
Feb 26th, 2008, 07:27 PM
Yes, Momo! Finally! :D:bounce:

This is the kind of win she needs. AMG has been especially formidable of late.

ghosts
Feb 26th, 2008, 07:28 PM
such a close match
both played very well and Anabel just didn't have luck :sad:

Emina.
Feb 26th, 2008, 07:30 PM
Congrats Ame!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

suzie
Feb 26th, 2008, 07:30 PM
Maybe she's trying to cut down on DFs ?
Yes, that was my feeling whilst watching. It seems like a new approach - just hit it in. It's probably less frustrating for her. But she had a few really well served 1st services. ;)

It was tough to watch. I'm so glad she got through! :D

Sylvester
Feb 26th, 2008, 07:50 PM
But she had a few really well served 1st services. ;)

Yep. Especially one saving a set point! :eek:

Ben.
Feb 26th, 2008, 07:53 PM
Amelie :bounce: doesn't matter how she wins at the moment just as long as she does I'm happy :D

Sassy-Na
Feb 26th, 2008, 08:12 PM
finally a good win, momo :crying2:

slamchamp
Feb 26th, 2008, 08:23 PM
yes amelie :bounce: ...now please get rhough the 2nd round

Slumpsova
Feb 26th, 2008, 08:34 PM
and who said she wanna retire? :rolleyes:

ce
Feb 26th, 2008, 08:34 PM
:dance:
well done Maki :)

Indytennis
Feb 26th, 2008, 08:44 PM
I Still BELIEVE!!!

Each win no matter how you get it is a step back in the right direction!

serenus_2k8
Feb 26th, 2008, 08:48 PM
:woohoo: I really thought she was gonna choke and blow it. So glad she didn't though :bounce:

swissmr
Feb 26th, 2008, 08:53 PM
Cos Maria's out, I'm rooting for Amelie so :woohoo:

Elwin.
Feb 26th, 2008, 08:57 PM
Amelie:)

AmeDevotee
Feb 26th, 2008, 08:58 PM
:bounce: :woohoo: :cool:

LindsayRulz
Feb 26th, 2008, 09:16 PM
Well done Amélie :yeah:

Yasmine
Feb 26th, 2008, 09:29 PM
:woohoo: haven't been here at all today, and glad to come back to such news :) :hearts:

Lapin
Feb 26th, 2008, 09:38 PM
:woohoo: haven't been here at all today, and glad to come back to such news :) :hearts:


Me too! Was the match on T.V. or just on the internet? Anyway, great news!! :yippee:

BIEN JOUE AMELIE!!! :bigclap: Continue comme ça!! Allez!!!! :bounce:

Weemee
Feb 26th, 2008, 10:24 PM
despite the slump Momo's style is nicer to watch than 99.9% of WTA players

ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!

Renalicious
Feb 26th, 2008, 10:25 PM
good win. draw is wide open now since masha pulled out.

CR3WLFC
Feb 26th, 2008, 10:56 PM
YES what a joy to watch her play again

CR3WLFC
Feb 26th, 2008, 10:57 PM
Me too! Was the match on T.V. or just on the internet? Anyway, great news!! :yippee:

BIEN JOUE AMELIE!!! :bigclap: Continue comme ça!! Allez!!!! :bounce:

Yeah it was on eurosport

AmeDevotee
Feb 26th, 2008, 11:07 PM
http://i31.tinypic.com/29hhqu.jpg

:bounce:

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 26th, 2008, 11:16 PM
MoMo:yeah:. Now lets make it back to back wins! :bounce:

Dan23
Feb 26th, 2008, 11:41 PM
go Momo :clap2: :clap2:

Paneru
Feb 27th, 2008, 12:34 AM
Keep it up Momo! :yeah:

dropshot13th
Feb 27th, 2008, 02:26 AM
go amilie :bounce:

honeymo
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:34 AM
I wont talk about the first set, I'm just happy that she made it. It wasn't easy, because Medina is a fighter.
It should be easier against Morigami

mariahdg
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:54 AM
:worship::worship::worship::worship:
keep fighting :smash:

Beat
Feb 27th, 2008, 09:16 AM
well done :)

Medina
Feb 27th, 2008, 09:39 AM
:sad:

*Jool*
Feb 27th, 2008, 10:17 AM
Anabel :sobbing: good fight in first set - bad luck

but congrats Amélie ! :yeah: now make it at least to the QFs ! :)

Хлоэ
Feb 27th, 2008, 10:34 AM
Amelie :yippee:

Bitmap
Feb 27th, 2008, 11:08 AM
Go amelie:)

esquímaux
Feb 27th, 2008, 11:39 AM
Given the abyss Momo has fallen in atm, a win is a win. And I'm very thankful (more so than Amelie?) for it :).