PDA

View Full Version : Australian Title for Amélie


Sonja
Nov 20th, 2003, 05:08 PM
Go get it Momo!

Back in full force with no points to defend! :bounce:

Get Mauresmorized!

Linnie
Nov 21st, 2003, 04:45 PM
Rack up the points!!!

:yippee: Allez Amélie!!! :yippee:

Caoimhe
Nov 24th, 2003, 03:37 PM
Allez Amelie, no points to defend, so just play like you finished this year

mauresmofan
Nov 24th, 2003, 07:50 PM
:bounce: Smack the Opposition Down Momo! :bounce:

Lapin
Nov 28th, 2003, 09:16 PM
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/smileysmania/Smileys/gifs2/x201.gif http://perso.wanadoo.fr/smileysmania/Smileys/gifs2/x201.gif http://perso.wanadoo.fr/smileysmania/Smileys/gifs2/x201.gif Bonne Chance Amélie!! http://perso.wanadoo.fr/smileysmania/Smileys/gifs2/x201.gif http://perso.wanadoo.fr/smileysmania/Smileys/gifs2/x201.gif http://perso.wanadoo.fr/smileysmania/Smileys/gifs2/x201.gif

Sonja
Dec 1st, 2003, 03:26 PM
Go Go Mauresmo

http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0903/grinser/grinning-smiley-043.gifhttp://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0903/grinser/grinning-smiley-043.gifhttp://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0903/grinser/grinning-smiley-043.gifhttp://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0903/grinser/grinning-smiley-043.gifhttp://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0903/grinser/grinning-smiley-043.gifhttp://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0903/grinser/grinning-smiley-043.gifhttp://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0903/grinser/grinning-smiley-043.gifhttp://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0903/grinser/grinning-smiley-043.gif

Lapin
Dec 9th, 2003, 12:44 AM
:D :D :D Allez Amélie!! :D :D :D

mauresmofan
Dec 27th, 2003, 01:38 AM
:eek: *had to claim this from the lost and found* :eek:

:worship: :bounce: Take it Amélie! :bounce: :worship:

Lapin
Dec 28th, 2003, 12:01 PM
:bounce: :bounce:Bonne Chance Amélie!! ALLEZ!!!:bounce: :bounce:

samhatz
Dec 28th, 2003, 12:24 PM
Go Amelie. I wish you all the best in Australia! Just don't beat any Aussies or Eleni! Hopefully you can make it all the way to the Semi's or greater!

Think of a number 3 ranking!

Lapin
Jan 2nd, 2004, 12:37 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Allez Amélie!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

RyanGiggs
Jan 7th, 2004, 04:19 PM
Hi all momosapiens :wavey: :)
GO MOMO GO FOCUS!!! :bounce: :bounce:

mauresmofan
Jan 7th, 2004, 04:36 PM
:bigwave: Ryan :bigwave:

:bounce: Happy New Year :bounce:

Lapin
Jan 7th, 2004, 11:21 PM
Hi Ryan! :wavey:

One of my favourite Aussie Open pics:
http://geocities.com/amelie_br/wpe2386.jpg

galadriel
Jan 9th, 2004, 04:03 PM
LET'S GO AMELIE !!!!!!

Lapin
Jan 11th, 2004, 09:14 PM
:eek: can't let this slip onto page 2!! ;)

Bonne Chance Amélie!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Nube
Jan 11th, 2004, 11:18 PM
Come on Amélie! :hearts: La victoire est pour toi :bounce:

Lapin
Jan 12th, 2004, 11:46 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Allez Amélie!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Mariangelina
Jan 13th, 2004, 08:24 PM
Allez Amélie!
I'm a clueless newbie;) I've been following Amélie's results for some time, and it would be great if she broke through here. She's a wonderful player- she just needs to work on the mental part and get injured less often :sad:

I love the name "Momosapiens"!

mauresmofan
Jan 13th, 2004, 08:30 PM
:wavey: Mariangelina,
Welcome to the jungle :p! I think Amélie has a great shot at winning the Aussie Title - she plays so well on rebound ace and if Kim does withdraw - Davenport will be on the opposite side of the draw. Amélie doesn't seem to know how to play Lindsay yet!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Go Go Momo :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Lapin
Jan 15th, 2004, 11:13 PM
.....waiting for the Draw to come out..........

Bonne Chance Amélie!! Allez!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Welcome to the board Mariangelina!! :wavey:

Sonja
Jan 16th, 2004, 03:46 AM
Not a bad draw... I can the possibilities!

GO GO MAURESMO!

mauresmofan
Jan 16th, 2004, 02:38 PM
:D Very Very Happy with the draw - I had convinced myself that Momo would play Sharapova in the last 16 and Lindsay in the Quarters - PHEW!


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Take it Amélie! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Lapin
Jan 16th, 2004, 10:50 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Bonne Chance Amélie!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Yes, could have been worse, I expected Amélie to draw Lindsay in the quarters aswell!

mishar
Jan 17th, 2004, 02:34 AM
Go Amelie! This Is A Great Chance Please Take It!!!

~ The Leopard ~
Jan 17th, 2004, 08:30 AM
Allez!

Maurice
Jan 17th, 2004, 12:10 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Allez Amélie !!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Caoimhe
Jan 17th, 2004, 01:57 PM
Allez Amelie

sbmh
Jan 17th, 2004, 03:00 PM
:bounce: Allez Amélie !!!:bounce:

Lapin
Jan 17th, 2004, 11:54 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Bonne Chance Amélie!! Allez!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Tompier
Jan 18th, 2004, 08:46 AM
Good Luck Amelie

Harju.
Jan 18th, 2004, 10:26 AM
Great draw for Amelie. :bounce:

Allez Momo!!

~ The Leopard ~
Jan 18th, 2004, 11:50 AM
Allez Amelie!!!!!

Odysseus
Jan 18th, 2004, 01:34 PM
Good Luck In Your First Round Match Amelie :)
One Step At A Time...

galadriel
Jan 18th, 2004, 02:11 PM
ALLEZ AMELIE !!!!!!!

Roxers
Jan 18th, 2004, 02:23 PM
ALLEZ AMELIE!!! :yeah:

Linnie
Jan 18th, 2004, 07:32 PM
P. 2 :eek: - bump!


:bounce: ALLEZ AMÉLIE!!! :bounce:

Come out fighting :boxing: and firing!!! :armed:

Lapin
Jan 19th, 2004, 01:05 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Allez Amélie!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Sonja
Jan 19th, 2004, 01:53 AM
Elena and Nadia out, both in her quarter...

http://images.animfactory.com/animations/flags/nations_a_to_f/france_fl_md_wht.gifhttp://images.animfactory.com/animations/flags/nations_a_to_f/france_fl_md_wht.gifhttp://images.animfactory.com/animations/flags/nations_a_to_f/france_fl_md_wht.gifhttp://images.animfactory.com/animations/flags/nations_a_to_f/france_fl_md_wht.gifhttp://images.animfactory.com/animations/flags/nations_a_to_f/france_fl_md_wht.gifhttp://images.animfactory.com/animations/flags/nations_a_to_f/france_fl_md_wht.gif

Match by match , make the most of each one Amélie!

http://images.animfactory.com/animations/food/bread/baguette_and_eiffel_tower_md_wht.gifhttp://images.animfactory.com/animations/food/bread/baguette_and_eiffel_tower_md_wht.gifhttp://images.animfactory.com/animations/food/bread/baguette_and_eiffel_tower_md_wht.gifhttp://images.animfactory.com/animations/food/bread/baguette_and_eiffel_tower_md_wht.gif

Sonja
Jan 19th, 2004, 06:06 AM
http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-19T055236Z_01_MEL64D-_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-19T055455Z_01_MEL65D-_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

Sonja
Jan 19th, 2004, 06:20 AM
GO GO MAURESMO!

anthonyqld
Jan 19th, 2004, 06:22 AM
moderator edit

Please stay out of cheering threads unless you intend to cheer for the player in question. The title of this thread made it's content VERY clear.

Sonja
Jan 19th, 2004, 06:48 AM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ap_photo/20040119/all/l1024181.jpg


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/afp_photo/20040119/sge.cap99.190104063857.photo00.default-316x384.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/afp_photo/20040119/sge.cap86.190104063734.photo00.default-267x384.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040119/capt.xmel11601190617.australian_open_xmel116.jpg

sbmh
Jan 19th, 2004, 07:31 AM
Congrats Amélie !

:bounce: Bonne chance au deuxième tour !:bounce:

mom3
Jan 19th, 2004, 08:43 AM
:lol: Razor est "rasoir" :devil:
allez Amélie :bounce:
don't like that new outfit too much :drool:

Caoimhe
Jan 19th, 2004, 01:02 PM
So When does she start? How much coverage will there be, does anyone know eurosports listings?

Allez Amelie

Caoimhe
Jan 19th, 2004, 01:04 PM
oh is that the new outfit in the above pics?
im not that fussed on the red vest one myself, but that top looks nice

Lapin
Jan 19th, 2004, 02:47 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Bien Joué Amélie!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Lapin
Jan 19th, 2004, 03:28 PM
Match Stats:

------------------------------Amélie-----------------------Chia-Jung Chuang
1st Serve %------------------73 %------------------------------ 59 %
Aces ---------------------------6------------------------------------ 2
Double Faults------------------0-------------------------------------7
Unforced Errors----------------9------------------------------------25
Winning % on 1st Serve 26 of 32 = 81%------------------ 15 of 24 = 63%
Winning % on 2nd Serve 6 of 12 = 50%---------------------1 of 17 = 6%
Winners (Including Service)---11-----------------------------------9
Break Point Conversions 5 of 9 = 56%---------------------- 0 of 2 = 0%
Net Approaches----------10 of 14 = 71%-------------------- 2 of 6 = 33 %
Total Points Won-------------- 57------------------------------------28
Fastest Serve--------------- 182 KPH-----------------------------180 KPH
Average 1st Serve Speed--167 KPH-----------------------------164 KPH
Average 2nd Serve Speed--134 KPH----------------------------135 KPH

:)

mom3
Jan 19th, 2004, 04:56 PM
:wavey: thanks Lapin
she has a pretty good serve that little and small Chia-Jung Chuang :worship:

mauresmofan
Jan 19th, 2004, 09:48 PM
Start as you mean to continue Amélie:worship:

Amélie could make wearing a paper bag look sexy - she has a really really great draw and all we expect is that she take advantage of it. I'm sure she will!

Great Job Amélie and great pics Sonja :kiss: !

mauresmofan
Jan 19th, 2004, 09:51 PM
So When does she start? How much coverage will there be, does anyone know eurosports listings?

Allez Amelie
Hey Caoimhe:wavey: ,

Eurosport are covering the tournament every night from 11pm our time so if you want to watch the matches live that means no sleep for 2 weeks. I hope you picked up some pointers from the reality tv show "Shattered" ;) . They're also repeating matches during the day.

Odysseus
Jan 19th, 2004, 10:54 PM
Bravo Amelie !!
Continue Like This :d

Bероника
Jan 20th, 2004, 12:34 AM
Well done Momo!!!!


Who does she play in round 2?

Linnie
Jan 20th, 2004, 12:50 AM
Who does she play in round 2?:wavey: She'll play Cervanova :)

ALLEZ!!!

Bероника
Jan 20th, 2004, 12:55 AM
Well bonne chance then!!!!

Kart
Jan 20th, 2004, 01:31 AM
Amelie you're looking :hearts:.

Good luck in the next round :D

Mariangelina
Jan 20th, 2004, 01:40 AM
:bounce: :bounce: Allez Amélie :worship: :worship:
Great first round!
Best of luck against Ludmila Cervanova! :bounce: :hearts: :bounce: :hearts: :bounce: :hearts: :bounce: :hearts: :bounce: :hearts: :bounce: :hearts: :bounce: :hearts: :bounce: :hearts:

patricktav2003
Jan 20th, 2004, 03:45 PM
ALLEZ AMÉLIE !!!!!!!!!

I really believe in you for winning this tournement!!!!!!!


good luck
ou merde:)

galadriel
Jan 20th, 2004, 04:22 PM
ALLEZ AMELIE !!!!!!

Bероника
Jan 20th, 2004, 06:06 PM
Allez Amélie!!!!

lol @ your avatar,Kart! Long live to the SPice Girls!!!!

Caoimhe
Jan 20th, 2004, 07:16 PM
no sleep for 2 weeks. I hope you picked up some pointers from the reality tv show "Shattered" ;) .
Well I'll try my best, or maybe just record them in my friends house if she be's so kind;)

I didn't watch the show, but I'm sure that any chance of seeing Amelie play will keep me awake

Linnie
Jan 20th, 2004, 07:32 PM
:bounce: GO GO GO MAURESMO!!! :bounce:

icetrein
Jan 20th, 2004, 07:35 PM
you can do it momo !! :cool:

Lapin
Jan 20th, 2004, 09:21 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Bonne Chance Amélie!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Sonja
Jan 21st, 2004, 12:06 AM
:bounce: Just do it! :bounce:

Harju.
Jan 21st, 2004, 01:02 AM
Alléz Amélie

Amelie won 6-0 6-2 :worship: :woohoo:

pineapple
Jan 21st, 2004, 01:05 AM
:bounce: WOOOHOOO! :bounce:
:clap2: Well done Amélie! :clap2:
Keep up the Momomentum!

Odysseus
Jan 21st, 2004, 01:08 AM
NEXT PLEASE...
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Linnie
Jan 21st, 2004, 01:16 AM
http://delivery.****************/comp/2884978.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=06A8427D802D9EDE63461FAAE79B48E9
Can you say "on fire"? :worship:

mauresmofan
Jan 21st, 2004, 01:23 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Way to set the tournament alight Amélie! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

*just incase Miss Amélie checks out her supporters camp I think we should all bow down and worship another great performance*:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Sonja
Jan 21st, 2004, 01:45 AM
http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-21T012324Z_01_MEL09D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-21T012212Z_01_MEL08D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/afp_photo/20040121/sge.crc15.210104004651.photo00.default-245x384.jpg

mom3
Jan 21st, 2004, 08:42 AM
:worship: allez allez Amélie match après match :worship:

Bероника
Jan 21st, 2004, 02:30 PM
wow wow and wow.Impressive result by Momo.She's getting better & better.Who will be her next rival?

Jacquelien1976
Jan 21st, 2004, 03:18 PM
:) GO amelie you are the best and this is going to your year :)
:worship: love you ...you are SUpER

Jacquelien

mauresmofan
Jan 21st, 2004, 06:25 PM
Just saw Amélie on Eurosport doing an interview - she was wearing a black top with the words "goddess of Victory" across the front. She seemed very relaxed and confident. Apparently she had a back injury last week but it hasn't flaired up at the Open yet. I hope it stays away cause her serve hasn't been this good in years!

Caoimhe
Jan 21st, 2004, 06:30 PM
I saw it too, they mentioned the back thing during the match too I think.
I managed to stay awake to tape it, then I had intended to watch it after my lectures this morning, but well.... why wait so I missed them.
But it was well worth it to see her in fine form.

Lapin
Jan 21st, 2004, 10:19 PM
Thanks for all the pics folks!

Amélie's audio interview is here, at the very bottom of the page:

http://www.fft.fr/evenements2004/open-australie/base/index.html

Match stats:

----------------------Amélie---------------------------------Ludmila Cervanova
1st Serve %----------54%-------------------------------------------69%
Aces--------------------5------------------------------------------------0
Double Faults----------1-----------------------------------------------1
Winners---------------19-----------------------------------------------3
Unforced Errors-------14---------------------------------------------20
Break Points Won----5/8---------------------------------------------0/0
Net Points Won------15/18-------------------------------------------2/3
Total Points Won------51----------------------------------------------26

match time = 44mins


Quote from Amélie after the match:

Fourth seed Amelie Mauresmo cruised past Slovakian Ludmila Cervanova, 6-0, 6-2, in 44 minutes. Mauresmo, the 1999 finalist, has lost only three games in her two matches.

"I've always played some good matches here," said the Frenchwoman, who reached the final at Sydney last week."I feel like probably there is an opportunity to take this tournament, not only because some players are not here, but also because I feel good and because I feel my game is getting better and better."

Allez Amélie!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

mom3
Jan 22nd, 2004, 12:20 PM
:woohoo: allez allez après une bonne nuit on continue :yippee:

Caoimhe
Jan 22nd, 2004, 02:22 PM
One match at a time

mauresmofan
Jan 22nd, 2004, 02:45 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Send Her Home Amélie :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Lapin
Jan 22nd, 2004, 04:57 PM
Second match on Show Court 3:

10.00am
Fabiola Zuluaga (32), Colombia, vs. Jill Craybas, United States.

Amelie Mauresmo (4) :D , France, vs. Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain.

Jurgen Melzer, Austria, vs. Sjeng Schalken (16), Netherlands.

Martin Damm, Czech Republic, and Corina Morariu, United States, vs. Todd Woodbridge and Rennae Stubbs (3), Australia

Bonne Chance Amélie!! ALLEZ!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Linnie
Jan 22nd, 2004, 05:27 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/ffxImage/urlpicture_id_1074360814180_2004/01/21/2101open2,0.jpg

Sonja
Jan 22nd, 2004, 08:24 PM
One match at a time...

Make this one count!

Mariangelina
Jan 22nd, 2004, 11:36 PM
She looks so beautiful :hearts: I love the outfit. I hope she plays her best against Anabel, and I think this is a great start to the Oz! :) Getting more and more optimistic as time goes by... Didn't know about the back problem. Hope it doesn't flare up again.

:bounce: Allez Amélie! Gagnez!

Harju.
Jan 23rd, 2004, 03:58 AM
Allez Momo

:woohoo: She won 6-1 6-2 :woohoo:

sbmh
Jan 23rd, 2004, 04:19 AM
:bounce: Congrats , Amélie:bounce:

mauresmofan
Jan 23rd, 2004, 10:18 AM
Apparently Amélie left this behind her on the seat after the match::eek:

1 game in round 1
2 games in round 2
3 games in round 3
4 games in round 4
5 games in round 5
6 games in round 6
7 games in round 7

Sonja
Jan 23rd, 2004, 02:21 PM
http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-23T073322Z_01_MEL55D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-23T073107Z_01_MEL54D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-23T061048Z_01_MEL34D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-23T055822Z_01_MEL33D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-23T055306Z_01_MEL32D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-01-23T082008Z_01_MEL72D-_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-01-23T074631Z_01_MEL61D-_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

Sonja
Jan 23rd, 2004, 02:25 PM
http://delivery.****************/comp/2892599.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=9902C59170CF1ADDB381E42125D5469A
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Amelie Mauresmo of France gestures to friends at the end of her victory over Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain in their women's singles third round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne, 23 January 2004. Mauresmo won 6-1, 6-2.

http://delivery.****************/comp/2892598.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=9902C59170CF1ADDAF8A4D1F26B50651

http://delivery.****************/comp/2892597.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=9902C59170CF1ADD764A253D09D9A943

http://delivery.****************/comp/2892596.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=9902C59170CF1ADD8488790F79E76105

http://delivery.****************/comp/2892384.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DEBF9421EE6569536E5B245CE6055C 8F8B

http://delivery.****************/comp/2892377.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DEBF9421EE6569536E17DEADF10CFD D4C1

http://delivery.****************/comp/2892362.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DEBF9421EE6569536E43DB7DDBE2C4 DDF2

Linnie
Jan 23rd, 2004, 02:47 PM
:angel: *A blessing on your calf* :angel:

:bounce: :worship: KEEP IT GOING!!! :worship: :bounce:

galadriel
Jan 23rd, 2004, 03:59 PM
ALLEZ AMELIE !!!!!!!

Sonja
Jan 23rd, 2004, 08:17 PM
:angel: *A blessing on your calf* :angel:

:bounce: :worship: KEEP IT GOING!!! :worship: :bounce: and a blessing on everything else too!!

Allez Amélie!

Lapin
Jan 23rd, 2004, 10:14 PM
Apparently Amélie left this behind her on the seat after the match::eek:

1 game in round 1
2 games in round 2
3 games in round 3
4 games in round 4
5 games in round 5
6 games in round 6
7 games in round 7
Lol, I hope you're right!! :lol:

Odysseus
Jan 23rd, 2004, 11:37 PM
I Hope She Stays Healthy...
Good Luck Against Molik :)

Kart
Jan 24th, 2004, 12:04 AM
Apparently Amélie left this behind her on the seat after the match::eek:

1 game in round 1
2 games in round 2
3 games in round 3
4 games in round 4
5 games in round 5
6 games in round 6
7 games in round 7
Amelie means business here :worship:.

Good luck in the next match :hearts:.

thainguyen
Jan 24th, 2004, 12:09 AM
ALLEZ MOMO!!!!!!!!!

thainguyen
Jan 24th, 2004, 12:10 AM
Take This Title Momo

mauresmofan
Jan 24th, 2004, 12:22 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Spread The Love Beat Downs Amélie :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Mariangelina
Jan 24th, 2004, 03:35 AM
Allez Amélie! I really hope the leg doesn't bother her again.

:lol: @ mauresmofan. I just wish Venus could have made it to the final too :sad:

But good luck against Alicia Amélie! :worship:

VivalaSeles
Jan 24th, 2004, 08:14 AM
Bonne Chance, Amélie :bounce:

Tompier
Jan 24th, 2004, 12:08 PM
go Amelie Win This

galadriel
Jan 24th, 2004, 04:03 PM
GOOD LUCK MOMO !!!!!!

Linnie
Jan 24th, 2004, 05:35 PM
Apparently Amélie left this behind her on the seat after the match::eek:

1 game in round 1
2 games in round 2
3 games in round 3
4 games in round 4
5 games in round 5
6 games in round 6
7 games in round 7:worship: :D

Harju.
Jan 24th, 2004, 05:51 PM
Apparently Amélie left this behind her on the seat after the match::eek:

1 game in round 1
2 games in round 2
3 games in round 3
4 games in round 4
5 games in round 5
6 games in round 6
7 games in round 7
60 61
60 62
61 62
next :

62 62? or 61 63? :p

Allez Amelie

Wojtek
Jan 24th, 2004, 06:00 PM
Allez Amelie

Bероника
Jan 24th, 2004, 07:02 PM
Allez Momo!!!!

Best of luck against Molik!!!

Linnie
Jan 24th, 2004, 07:40 PM
:yippee: :bounce: GO GO GO MAURESMO!!! :bounce: :yippee:

Elisse
Jan 24th, 2004, 10:57 PM
Good Luck Amélie!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

pineapple
Jan 24th, 2004, 11:41 PM
:yippee: :cool: Bonne chance Amélie! :cool: :yippee:
:wavey: Go away Injury!(injury---->) :smash: :wavey:
:bounce: Allez Allez Allez! :bounce:

mauresmofan
Jan 24th, 2004, 11:48 PM
60 61
60 62
61 62
next :

62 62? or 61 63? :p

Allez Amelie
:lol: Could be 6-4 6-0 ;)

:bounce: Come on Momo the Quarters await you!:bounce:

Lapin
Jan 24th, 2004, 11:52 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Bonne Chance Amélie!! ALLEZ!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

mauresmofan
Jan 25th, 2004, 01:59 AM
1 game in round 1
2 games in round 2
3 games in round 3
4 games in round 4 (I have decided to give Alicia 10 games because she is my friend and it is her birthday very soon)
5 games in round 5
6 games in round 6
7 games in round 7

mauresmofan
Jan 25th, 2004, 02:02 AM
PHEW!


Does Amélie feel like she has to play a really difficult shot on match point cause she knows that they'll play it on the news?

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: On to the Quarter Finals! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

maryc
Jan 25th, 2004, 02:07 AM
PHEW!


Does Amélie feel like she has to play a really difficult shot on match point cause she knows that they'll play it on the news?

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: On to the Quarter Finals! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I hope it means that she's increasingly decisive and confident!

mary

Linnie
Jan 25th, 2004, 02:11 AM
4 games in round 4 (I have decided to give Alicia 10 games because she is my friend and it is her birthday very soon)Very generous of you :kiss: ;)

She needed to be tested, and thank goodness she came through! :worship:

Allez in the quarters!!! :D

:angel: A blessing on your back and whatever the hell else needs one :angel:

Linnie
Jan 25th, 2004, 02:33 AM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ap_photo/20040125/all/l1029135.jpg


http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-25T022220Z_01_MEL07D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

:eek:
http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-25T022036Z_01_MEL06D-_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-25T015407Z_01_MEL04D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

VivalaSeles
Jan 25th, 2004, 02:33 AM
Congratulations Amélie :D :D

Linnie
Jan 25th, 2004, 02:43 AM
http://delivery.****************/comp/2897751.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE2F7E5A68C62729C8E2021B21C52F 52FD

http://delivery.****************/comp/2897724.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=9902C59170CF1ADDD5012030D7699305

http://delivery.****************/comp/2897670.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=9902C59170CF1ADD8521A2357F9F6F7D

http://delivery.****************/comp/2897738.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE2F7E5A68C62729C859254A44F58E 04BD

http://delivery.****************/comp/2897756.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE2F7E5A68C62729C8458EE1C778C1 BE18

http://delivery.****************/comp/2897775.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=9902C59170CF1ADD0250326BA09CC4CB

Lapin
Jan 25th, 2004, 02:54 AM
[s] 4 games in round 4 (I have decided to give Alicia 10 games because she is my friend and it is her birthday very soon)
http://www.my-smileys.de/smileys_1/laugh.gif

Alicia played very well and was really aggressive throughout the match. Amélie played well, but appeared to be rubbing her side quite a lot :eek: ; I don't know if her back was troubling her...?. But yes, another great way to seal the matchpoint!! :D

Bien Joué Amélie!! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Kart
Jan 25th, 2004, 03:41 AM
Well done Amelie :hearts: - you kept it together in a tough match :worship:.

Good luck in the next round :)

Kirt12255
Jan 25th, 2004, 10:10 AM
:wavey: Being an Alicia Molik fan I have to say that I am now a fan of Amelie's....was the "prettiest" match I have seen in some time...come on Momo...you beat Molik...take the whole thing u good thing!!! :wavey:

Mariangelina
Jan 25th, 2004, 11:06 AM
:hearts: :bounce: :hearts: :bounce: :hearts: :bounce: :hearts: :bounce:

Allez Amélie!

It's good she gets a good test before meeting Justine :) Alicia is an extremely talented player, and it's too bad her back was hurting :sad: Do the injuries never end for her? :eek: Mais c'était superbe Amélie, bats Fabiola maintenant! :D :angel: :bigclap: :D :angel: :bigclap: :D :angel: :bigclap: :D :angel: :bigclap: :D :angel: :bigclap:

galadriel
Jan 25th, 2004, 03:02 PM
WHAT A GREAT MATCH :worship: :bounce: :worship: :bounce: :worship: :bounce:

Gallofa
Jan 25th, 2004, 04:43 PM
Win the title Amelie!!! :D

Caoimhe
Jan 25th, 2004, 06:42 PM
I think I watched most of the match:scared:

She knows how to make us all worry, but at least she came through.

ALLEZ AMELIE

Caoimhe
Jan 25th, 2004, 06:50 PM
Btw Those Pics Are Lovely

Linnie
Jan 26th, 2004, 12:54 AM
Bad news - Amélie has an intercostal tear (ribcage) and will most likely have to withdraw from the quarters :tears: :sobbing: :hysteric: This is the same injury that kept her out of Wimbledon last year.

We'll know more later.

thainguyen
Jan 26th, 2004, 12:58 AM
Omg!!!!!!!!!

mauresmofan
Jan 26th, 2004, 02:41 AM
Bad news - Amélie has an intercostal tear (ribcage) and will most likely have to withdraw from the quarters :tears: :sobbing: :hysteric: This is the same injury that kept her out of Wimbledon last year.

We'll know more later.
OH NO! Why oh why does this always have to happen to her :sad:

Lapin
Jan 26th, 2004, 03:07 AM
Bad news - Amélie has an intercostal tear (ribcage) and will most likely have to withdraw from the quarters :tears: :sobbing: :hysteric: This is the same injury that kept her out of Wimbledon last year.

We'll know more later.Merde! :sad: Damn, I just don't believe how unlucky she is... That explains why she was rubbing her side during the match with Alicia.........

:hysteric:

Mariangelina
Jan 26th, 2004, 11:55 AM
Oh, dammit. Merde. Mierda. Scheisse. Shimatta. Whatever.

:sad: :fiery: :mad: :rolleyes: :help: :smash: :topic: :awww: :bolt: :banghead: :unsure: :wazzup: :bigcry: :bs: :rain: :explode: :hysteric: :armed: :timebomb:

That was actually cathartic.

Maybe I'm a born optimist, but I read the French more as uncertain, worried, will see in the morning than most likely not. I certainly hope she'll play, and I'm wearing my lil good luck necklace because it was all I could think of. But which brainless coach or training practice or whatever causes all these injuries? I'm optimistic for some reason about her chances of playing today, but she's in pain anyway :sad: Maybe I'm being harsh, but I'm starting to think Courteau is a moron.

Why does she get so many stupid injuries?

Jouez, Allez, Gagnez Amélie!



:) :cool: :kiss: :D :wavey: :hearts: :worship: ;) :angel: :bounce: :clap2: :hug: :yeah: :hatoff: :crazy: :rocker2: :banana: :cat: :inlove:

And of course, :tennis:

May the Power of the Smilies help your back! :worship: :inlove:

Linnie
Jan 26th, 2004, 11:56 AM
From L'Equipe (babelfrenched):

Dubious Mauresmo

The Frenchwoman Amélie Mauresmo (N.4), wounded with the back, could not dispute her quarterfinal of International of Australia against the Colombian Fabiola Zuluaga (N.32). Mauresmo had announced Sunday at the time of the press conference which had followed her victory over Australian Alicia Molik (40e), 7-5, 7-5, that she had felt a pain by carrying out a flight. "But I do not want to stop with that", she had declared, after having also made state of stiffnesses in the legs. By precaution, she spent Monday morning of the [MRI] which revealed a tear intercostale of one centimetre and half. The Frenchwoman, who must play 11 a.m. Tuesday, will carry out a small test in the morning. If this test were negative, she would decide not to take part in order not to compromise the continuation of her season.

Harju.
Jan 26th, 2004, 02:02 PM
:( *Praying for Momo*

galadriel
Jan 26th, 2004, 02:52 PM
Momo :sad: :sad: :sad:

Sonja
Jan 26th, 2004, 04:27 PM
I hope she'll decline to play and take care of the injury. This is the beginning of the season and she has the whole year to consider.

I think Amélie is just injury prone. She had injuries before Loic became her coach. He's done quite a lot for her game and obviously continues to motivate her. She's really improved her ability to move forward and come to net under his direction. He's helped to give her an all court game. I don't think we can blame these injuries on him. Some tennis players just have a body that's more prone to injury. Unfortunately I think she's one of them. Either way I know she's smart and capable enough to make the decision of whether to play, and what treatment she'll seek.

Allez Amélie! Get well soon!!

Linnie
Jan 26th, 2004, 05:09 PM
What Sonja said ^

There are three more slams left this year. I want her to be healthy for them.

On a happier note, Momo is now officially ranked #3 :worship: :D

mauresmofan
Jan 26th, 2004, 09:19 PM
Great posts everyone and i agree 95% with Sonja but the only thing is Amélie has a real chance of winning the title with the players who are left in the draw. I hope the injury isn't as bad as it seems and the only positive I can take out of this injury is that if she does decide to finish this tournament she will be so concentrated on her injury that she won't get nervous playing the top players and could perform at a really high level against them. It's just such a tough injury to get and in a bad place too - she won't be able to protect it when she plays. Amélie isn't stupid and she'll make the correct decision whatever it may be.

In the mean time Good Luck against Fab!

Odysseus
Jan 26th, 2004, 10:13 PM
GOOD DRAW, GOOD FORM AND SUDDENLY AN INJURY...
NO WORDS LEFT TO SPEAK..
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

kafelek
Jan 26th, 2004, 10:18 PM
And what about this Injury? Will Momo play today?

griffin
Jan 26th, 2004, 10:31 PM
We're still waiting to hear - it's about 9:30AM in Melbourne right now and she's scheduled to play at 11. (I'm not sure when she had planned to meet with the medical staff)

mauresmofan
Jan 26th, 2004, 11:35 PM
Amélie has pulled out - in the end it's probably the correct decision. Get well soon Amélie - Tennis needs you!

Kart
Jan 26th, 2004, 11:39 PM
Oh Amelie :sad: and you had such a good chance here :bigcry:.

Still, you'll have other chances, better to look after your health :yeah:.

Get well soon :).

Linnie
Jan 26th, 2004, 11:44 PM
Amélie :bigcry:

But you did what's right for you :) Heal quickly and come out firing at the Gaz! :D

Lapin
Jan 26th, 2004, 11:55 PM
From Yahoo 00.19 CET:

MELBOURNE (AP) - La numéro un française Amélie Mauresmo ne jouera pas son quart de finale contre la Colombienne Fabiola Zuluaga (tête de série numéro 32) mardi à l'Open d'Australie.

Après un essai de dix minutes lundi avec son entraîneur Loïc Courteau, Amélie Mauresmo s'est assise sur une chaise en pleurant. Courteau a alors déclaré: "c'est impossible, elle ne jouera pas".

From Yahoo 00.19
The number one Frenchwoman Amélie Mauresmo will not play her quarterfinal against the Colombian Fabiola Zuluaga (No. 32 seed) Tuesday at the Australian Open. After a ten minute test, Monday, with her trainer Loïc Courteau, Amélie Mauresmo sat down on a chair crying. Courteau then declared: "It is impossible, she will not play".

http://www.my-smileys.de/smileys_1/crying2.gif So sad, but I think she made the right decision, but it must be so hard for her....

Sonja
Jan 27th, 2004, 12:05 AM
Amelie Mauresmo has withdrawn from her quarter-final against Fabiola Zuluaga after pulling a muscle in her back.

Mauresmo sustained the injury during the first-round of her fourth-round match against Australian Alicia Molik.

An emotional Mauresmo told a packed press conference: "I didn't feel good enough to play a match".

Linnie
Jan 27th, 2004, 12:11 AM
Mauresmo withdraws because of back injury
January 26, 2004

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Amelie Mauresmo (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/166/) withdrew before her Australian Open quarterfinal match Tuesday against Fabiola Zuluaga (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/175/) because of a torn back muscle.

The fourth-seeded Mauresmo, injured while stretching for a backhand volley Sunday against Australia's Alicia Molik (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/78/), hit for about 10 minutes on center court with coach Loic Courteau, then buried her face in a towel and began to weep.

Courteau said the 27-year-old French player was OK at first, but began experiencing pain as the warmup intensified. `As soon as she went up to the net to volley, it was like a knife thrust in her back,'' Courteau said.

He earlier said a medical scan had shown a slight muscle tear and that no chance would be taken of aggravating the injury.

Mauresmo was seeking her first Grand Slam title. One of the strongest players on the women's circuit, she has been plagued by injuries throughout her career. Mauresmo, the runner-up in 1999, was dominant in her first three matches, dropping only six games, but tweaked her back in the first set in a 7-5, 7-5 fourth-round victory over Molik. The 32nd-seeded Zuluaga is the first Colombian woman to make the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event.





27-year-old??? I guess she aged the last couple of days :lol:

Kuilli
Jan 27th, 2004, 12:15 AM
Amelie :sad: Get well soon!!!

Lapin
Jan 27th, 2004, 12:16 AM
The Eurosport commentator said that Amélie broke down in tears in her Press Conference too... :sad:

Get Well Soon Amélie!

Sonja
Jan 27th, 2004, 12:19 AM
Since when did she turn 27?

mauresmofan
Jan 27th, 2004, 12:23 AM
Not the kind of birthday present i ordered but I hope she heals properly and comes back fighting. Well I can always cheer on my identical twin Marat Safin we're both 24 today. The tournament has lost another great player!

Sonja
Jan 27th, 2004, 12:25 AM
http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-27T001421Z_01_MEL02D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

Sonja
Jan 27th, 2004, 12:46 AM
http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-27T002602Z_01_MEL04D-_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-27T003656Z_01_MEL03D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-27T004036Z_01_MEL06D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

bbypk
Jan 27th, 2004, 12:49 AM
Poor Amelie!!! :(:(

Greenout
Jan 27th, 2004, 12:50 AM
My heart just sank. They showed clips of AM trying to practice on
Rod Laver today. She tried and couldn't and broke down in tears
and was sitting in her chair being consoled by her coach LC and this
other person.

The press conference was aired also, poor AM she explained that she
can't play and broke down in tears.

I cried to. It's just tragic and heartbreaking. :(

Sonja
Jan 27th, 2004, 12:52 AM
http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2004-01-27T003854Z_01_MEL05D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-OPEN.jpg

Sonja
Jan 27th, 2004, 12:59 AM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ap_photo/20040127/all/l1031056.jpg
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ap_photo/20040127/all/l1031045.jpg
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ap_photo/20040127/all/l1031052.jpg
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/afp_photo/20040127/sge.elc90.270104003452.photo00.default-268x384.jpg
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/afp_photo/20040127/sge.elc99.270104003622.photo00.default-384x257.jpg

mauresmofan
Jan 27th, 2004, 01:07 AM
Aww it breaks my heart to see her so upset - she really was playing so so well and she knew it too.

Linnie
Jan 27th, 2004, 01:19 AM
:sad:

:hug: for m-fan and momo

Bette_Midler
Jan 27th, 2004, 01:28 AM
:sad:

kerbear
Jan 27th, 2004, 01:46 AM
me sad too

Lapin
Jan 27th, 2004, 03:06 AM
From Yahoo
Open d'Australie: Amélie Mauresmo déclare forfait pour le quart de finale

MELBOURNE (AP) - Mardi matin, Amélie Mauresmo, la tête enfouie dans sa serviette, a pleuré au bord du central de Melbourne Park. Après dix minutes à trottiner autour du court puis dix minutes d'échanges de balle avec son entraineur Loic Courteau, elle savait qu'elle ne défendrait pas ses chances en quart de finale de l'Open d'Australie contre la Colombienne et tête de série numéro 32, Fabiola Zuluaga.

La rencontre, la première de la journée, était programmée sur le court central à 11h heure locale (00h00 GMT).

"Dès que je montais à la volée c'était comme un coup de couteau. La douleur était si vive que je savais que jamais je ne pourrais défendre mes chances contre Zuluaga", a déclaré la joueuse française après avoir déclaré forfait.

Mauresmo avait en effet subi une déchirure inter-costale, en jouant une volée de revers en pleine extension lors du quatrième jeu de sa rencontre de huitième de finale contre l'Australienne Alicia Molik. Une blessure qui a eu raison de ses chances à l'Open d'Australie.

Un tirage clément et une forme a priori encourageante n'ont donc pas permis à Mauresmo de remporter son premier titre en Grand Chelem, là où elle a été finaliste -pour la seule fois de sa carrière à ce niveau- lors de l'Open d'Australie en 1999.

Les blessures, hantises de tout sportif, ont jalonné la carrière de la joueuse française. En 2001, elle s'est blessée au dos, un mal récurrent, et a dû se retirer du tournoi de Sydney, connaissant un épuisement physique qui l'a contrainte de déclarer forfait pour trois autres épreuves. Par la suite, une blessure à la jambe gauche l'a remise sur la touche.

L'année suivante, son genou gauche la force au repos en fin de saison, l'obligeant à renonçer aux Masters féminins et de faire une pause de quatre mois. Et en 2003, elle n'a pas joué à Wimbledon à cause d'une blessure aux côtes...

Lors sa conférence de presse mardi, mitraillée par des photographes, Mauresmo, terriblement déçue, s'est de nouveau effondrée, pleurant, tête baissée, le visage caché derrière ses cheveaux et sa main.

"Je suis touchée, atteinte. C'est une grosse déception. Une grosse frustration", a-t-elle confié un peu plus tard, les larmes aux yeux. "D'autant que j'ai toujours bien joué ici et j'avais l'impression d'une belle chance à saisir cette année. J'avais réussi à m'imposer dans chaque match d'une belle manière. Mais là, il n'y a rien à faire."

Un RMI par scanneur avait révélé la petite déchirure dimanche. "Je n'avais jamais eu une douleur à cet endroit", a précisé la joueuse lundi. "Le docteur m'a dit que c'était rare dans le tennis, mais une blessure très courante dans le cricket. Si j'ai décidé de renoncer, c'est à cause de la douleur, bien sûr, mais aussi pour ne pas hypothèquer la suite de ma saison."

Amélie Mauresmo devait prendre l'avion mardi pour rentrer en France."Je suivrai un programme de soins et de réeducation, mais sans avoir la moindre idéé combien de temps ça prendra", a-t-il souligné, avant d'ajouter: "je ferai évidemment tout pour revenir le plus tôt possible."

Coupée dans son élan à Melbourne, Mauresmo était comme abattue mardi par ce coup du sort: "Ca fait bizarre", a-t-elle confié. "Mon tennis est là. Mon jeu progresse. Ca va de l'avant."

Mais, encore une fois, son corps n'a pas suivi...

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

'Babelfished' translation:

Tuesday morning, Amélie Mauresmo, head hidden in her towel, cried at the edge of the 'court central' Melbourne Park. After ten minutes scampering? around the court, then ten minutes of exchanges of ball with her trainer Loic Courteau, she knew that she would not defend her chances in the Quarterfinal of the Australian Open against the Colombian, number 32 seed, Fabiola Zuluaga. The meeting, the first of the day, was programmed on the central court with 11hrs standard time (00h00 GMT). "As soon as I went up to volley it was like a blow of a knife. The pain was so sharp that I knew that I could not defend my chances against Zuluaga", declared the French player after having forfeited the match. Mauresmo had indeed undergone a tear intercostale, by playing a backhand volley at full stretch, at the time of the fourth match of her meeting in the fourth round against Australian Alicia Molik. An injury which was right of her chances to Open of Australia. A lenient draw and previous encouraging form, thus did not make it possible for Mauresmo to gain her first Grand Slam title, where she was finalist - for the only time in her career on this level, at the time of Australian Open in 1999. The injuries, obsessions of any sportsman, marked out the career of the French player. In 2001, she was wounded with the back, a recurring difficulty, and had to withdraw from the tournament at Sydney, knowing a physical exhaustion which forced her to declare forfeit for three other tests. Thereafter, an injury with the left leg, gave on the key. The following year, her left knee forced her to rest at the end of the season, obliging her to withdraw from the female Masters and to make a four month pause. And in 2003, she did not play Wimbledon because of an injury to her ribs...

At the time of her press conference on Tuesday, bombarded by photographers, Mauresmo, terribly disappointed, again broke down, crying, lowering her head, her face hidden behind her hair and her hand. "I am touched, atteinte(?). It is a great disappointment. A great frustration," she entrusted a little later, tears in her eyes. "Moreso as I always played well here and I had the impression of a beautiful chance to seize this year. I had succeeded in imposing myself in each match in a good manner. But there, there is nothing one can do." A MRI by scanner had revealed the small tear on Sunday. "I had never had a pain at this place," specified the player Monday. "The doctor said to me that it was rare in tennis, but a very common wound in cricket. If I decided to forfeit (the match), it is because of the pain, of course, but also to not mortgage? (risk?) the continuation of my season." Amélie Mauresmo will take a plane Tuesday to return to France."I will follow a program of care and re-education, but without having the least idea how long that will take", she underlined, before adding: "I will do everything to be able to return as soon as possible." Cut in her run up at Melbourne, Mauresmo as was cut down Tuesday by this blow dealt by fate: "This makes odd", she entrusted. "My tennis is there. My game progresses. This goes forward."

But, once again, her body does not follow...

VivalaSeles
Jan 27th, 2004, 05:41 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
Get well soon Amélie :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Kirt12255
Jan 27th, 2004, 09:16 AM
:sad: This has all been such a sad thing to happen...like I posted previous in this thread that Momo has gained my respect after her match with Molik (classic tennis....could have given them both wooden rackets and would still be a great spectacle)...that I hoped Momo would take it all.

Momo is a battler.....but to see her break down in a press conference is disturbing to anyone that realises what a "Natural" tennis talent looks like from these "Manufactured Seles', with one hand forehands".

Momo will fight back and I hope she takes the French (as long as Molik isn't in the final hehe :kiss: ) j/k

Speedy recovery momo and come back strong.

(ps....I don't hear anyone saying Henin hits her backhand like a man?? there must be some sour pusses on tour):wavey:

Jacquelien1976
Jan 27th, 2004, 09:49 AM
oh amelie if i see those pictures of you cry it really breaks my heart and make me cry too. it´s such a big disappointment for you...i think i can understand a little how you must feel. you played so well and you had a really good draw. but it doesn´t matter anymore....we always will support you amelie in good and bad times let´s your back get´s better soon and you will be able to play soon again....good luck sweety we love you no matter what..... x jacky

Mariangelina
Jan 27th, 2004, 10:48 AM
:sad:

I've actually got tears in my eyes looking at those pics :sad: This seems so incredibly unfair. She was playing so well and had a real chance this year, and then this happens :bigcry: :fiery: If she doesn't win a Slam this year, the tennis gods are officially jerks.

:angel: :hearts: :awww: :hug: Get well soon Amélie! :hug: :awww: :hearts: :angel:

icetrein
Jan 27th, 2004, 10:51 AM
:sad:

I've actually got tears in my eyes looking at those pics :sad: This seems so incredibly unfair. She was playing so well and had a real chance this year, and then this happens :bigcry: :fiery: If she doesn't win a Slam this year, the tennis gods are officially jerks.

:angel: :hearts: :awww: :hug: Get well soon Amélie! :hug: :awww: :hearts: :angel:
yea this was her big chanse :sad:
those picks nearlly got me crying as well :sad:

Harju.
Jan 27th, 2004, 12:56 PM
Poor M:sad:M:sad:

:tears: :crying: :crying2:

*speechless*

I'm so sad for her.. but I'm sure she has taken the right decision to withdraw..

Praying that Momo will get well soon..

Lapin
Jan 27th, 2004, 04:57 PM
http://www.fft.fr/evenements2004/open-australie/photos/mauresmo2701bis.jpg

From FFT:

La Française resitue parfaitement l'instant du drame. "C'était au quatrième jeu, sur une volée de revers en bout de course, a-t-elle indiqué. J'ai senti comme un coup de couteau. Depuis, la douleur ne me quitte pas, ça me gêne même dans la vie quotidienne. C'est une blessure peu courante pour une tenniswoman. On m'a dit que cela arrivait plutôt aux joueurs de cricket."

Absente de l'Open d'Australie 2002 en raison d'une blessure au genou (une chrondopathie), la Française a accusé le coup moralement : "C'est difficile de quitter un Grand Chelem sans rentrer sur le terrain. J'avais la sensation de produire du bon tennis. En quart de finale, j'avais une belle opportunité face à Fabiola Zuluaga. C'est dur de s'arrêter comme cela. C'est la première fois que cela m'arrive dans un Grand Chelem. Ce n'est pas un coup de grâce. Je sais que je passerai au dessus. Je ferai tout ce qu'il faudra pour revenir le plus tôt possible sur le circuit. Mais ça fait bizarre de quitter le tournoi comme ça. J'ignore combien de temps je devrais stopper."

Maigre consolation : Amélie Mauresmo passera numéro 3 mondiale au prochain classement. Très maigre consolation, on imagine quand elle sera dans l'avion du retour…

The Frenchwoman puts in perspective the moment of the drama perfectly. "It was in the fourth game, on a backhand volley in end of race, she indicated. I felt like a blow of a knife. Since then, the pain does not leave me, it obstructs me even in everyday life. It is a not very commom wound for a tenniswoman. It was said to me that it is more usual for cricketers rather." Having not played the Australian Open since 2002 because of a knee injury (a chrondopathy), the Frenchwoman showed the blow morally: "It is difficult to leave a Grand Slam without returning onto the court. I had the feeling of producing good tennis. In the quarterfinal, I had a beautiful opportunity vis-a-vis in Fabiola Zuluaga. It is hard to stop like this. It is the first time that this has happened to me in a Grand Slam. It is not a final-blow. I know that I will pass above it. I will do all that it will be necessary to return as soon as possible on the circuit. But that made odd to leave the tournament like this. I am unaware of how long I should stop."

Cold comfort: Amélie Mauresmo will pass number 3 world to the next classification. Very cold comfort, one imagines when it will be on the aircraft of the return?

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Having seen all those sad pics, it is so good to read Amélie's courageous words. I just hope that one day she will be able to reach her full potential...

Be strong Amélie, we're all thinking of you..... http://www.my-smileys.de/smileys_1/crying2.gif

mom3
Jan 28th, 2004, 10:58 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:
and probably we will not see her at Coubertin this year :sad:
it will be a sad tournament, specially for her fans, because it's her tournament, we all know that :sad: