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treufreund
Mar 12th, 2003, 01:14 AM
Wow I am so happy that the veterans on the tour like Amanda, Chanda, Ai, Conchita are doing really well lately. :D

Now if only Mary Pierce will get her butt in shape. :D

Anyways, I digress. Didn't Amanda beat Conchita easily last time they played? I would say Amanda is playing better right now and will be very very tough for Conchita since Amanda is fast and makes few errors. So I will pick Amanda. But would love for either to win. Conchita really needs some ranking pts but I love to see Amanda moving right back up through the top 20!!!!

Robbie.
Mar 12th, 2003, 01:24 AM
Very interesting match up, because although on form one would have to give Amanda the edge, on their record you would have to say this is going to be a decent fight (and probably quite long too :o ).

Amanda and Conchita have not played since 2000. Before RG 1997 Conchita had a 10-0 head2head versus Amanda, and for the purposes of predicting the winner of this match I think it is more relvant to look at their records since Amanda got that first win in 1997.


1997 French Open Clay (O) 16 Amanda COETZER 6-7 6-4 6-3
1997 Stanford Hard (O) SF Conchita MARTINEZ 4-6 0-6
1998 Amelia Island Clay (O) SF Conchita MARTINEZ 4-6 0-6
1998 US Open Hard (O) 16 Amanda COETZER 6-4 4-6 6-2
2000 Miami Hard (O) 16 Amanda COETZER 6-1 6-2
2000 Berlin Clay (O) FR Conchita MARTINEZ 1-6 2-6

As you can see they are 3-3. Conchita won the last encounter quite easily, but if we look more closely Amanda has won their last two meetings on a hardcourt and absolutely thrashed Conchi at Miami which is the surface most similar to this.

Because Amanda has historically struggled against Conchita this must be considered a danger match for her - although IMO she deserves to win after her two fine victories to reach this round.

As always I will be cheering for the little assassin! :worship:

xcrtbckhnd
Mar 12th, 2003, 01:25 AM
Amanda COETZER (RSA) v Conchita MARTINEZ (ESP)

1989 Phoenix Hard (O) SF Conchita MARTINEZ 0-6 3-6
1990 Scottsdale Hard (O) QF Conchita MARTINEZ 3-6 2-6
1992 Boca Raton Hard (O) SF Conchita MARTINEZ 6-4 3-6 0-6
1992 Kitzbuhel Clay (O) SF Conchita MARTINEZ 1-6 3-6
1992 Olympics-Barcelona Clay (O) 16 Conchita MARTINEZ 4-6 3-6
1994 Stratton Mountain Hard (O) SF Conchita MARTINEZ 4-6 4-6
1995 Amelia Island Clay (O) QF Conchita MARTINEZ 5-7 0-6
1996 Fed Cup (WG-QF) Clay (O) R2 Conchita MARTINEZ 5-7 3-6
1996 French Open Clay (O) 16 Conchita MARTINEZ 2-6 3-6
1997 Hilton Head Clay (O) QF Conchita MARTINEZ 1-6 3-6
1997 French Open Clay (O) 16 Amanda COETZER 6-7 6-4 6-3
1997 Stanford Hard (O) SF Conchita MARTINEZ 4-6 0-6
1998 Amelia Island Clay (O) SF Conchita MARTINEZ 4-6 0-6
1998 US Open Hard (O) 16 Amanda COETZER 6-4 4-6 6-2
2000 Miami Hard (O) 16 Amanda COETZER 6-1 6-2
2000 Berlin Clay (O) FR Conchita MARTINEZ 1-6 2-6

Conchita MARTINEZ (ESP) leads 13 : 3

They haven't played in almost 3 years, so it's hard to say who will win especially given Conchita's unpredictability. It should be a tough match, but I expect AMANDA :hearts: to win this one in straight sets.

treufreund
Mar 12th, 2003, 01:31 AM
Thanks for the info. I think I was getting Amanda's matches with Conchita confused with her matches against Arantxa. Did not realize that Conchita had such a lead H2H but like you all pointed out it has been fairly even recently. :D

Hurley
Mar 12th, 2003, 01:35 AM
Oh my God, that US Open match was TOOOOOOORTURE. :eek:

But Amanda is playing so much more aggressively this year. Conchita will slice and dice her way into the match, but I think Amanda will pull this out in three.

Experimentee
Mar 12th, 2003, 01:40 AM
Amanda in two, comfortably.

treufreund
Mar 12th, 2003, 02:36 AM
Sounds like most feel that Amanda will win. Should be interesting.

Soch
Mar 12th, 2003, 07:36 AM
Conchita in straight sets

propi
Mar 12th, 2003, 08:02 AM
Conchi will win

propi
Mar 12th, 2003, 08:02 AM
but never trust in Mandy, Hope she'll be tired