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Nov 11th, 2003 06:47 PM
bandabou
Quote:
Originally Posted by ans
You're unbelievable.
This thread is NOT about your beloved Serena, nor about Venus, nor about Jen.
Hush hush, Serena is not a sore loser.
My bad, miss! Just had to point it out.
Nov 11th, 2003 04:29 PM
harloo I just turned it after the first set. Momo was just a head case out there. I did not understand why she let Kim run all over her like that. Kim was never bothered either, and that's why she played so great.

If H-H was in the final, Kim would of had to work harder and she might of lost also. However she knows Mauresmo will choke in finals. So Mauresmo did Kim a favor in beating H-H.

I knew the choking was going to happen the minute Momo dropped serve the first game. And before you knew it the match was over. And IMO a bagel is embarassing for a finalist.

I wish her the best though, but she needs to let the mental stuff go.
Nov 11th, 2003 04:20 PM
moon I'm not mad at Momo.
She got tore up in the match, and still got a check for
$500,000.
I'm sure that check made it pretty easy for her to be gracious.
Nov 11th, 2003 04:17 PM
Maggie&MomoFan I love Mauresmo soo much. Shes my favorite player, way above all others. I jusr dontget her, she wasnt afraid vs jhh and when she reached the semis of the usopen she took it to Venus Williams and thats a huge stage. But at this years Fo and now the YEC finals, she wilted under the pressure.I wonder if she stopped going to the sports psychologist

Anyway Go Mauresmo 04!!! no injuries

i think also she puts a lot of pressure on herself in big finals and big tournies bc shes so injured all the time she must say cmon you have to win this to make up for all the things you missed. But to be ranked number 4 without playing 2 majors speaks volumes for amelie!
Nov 11th, 2003 04:09 PM
j_dementieva27 yes, i agree... after the first point [a long rally at least 15 shots] and the first game [mauresmo breaking serve at 30] ... i was sure that this match was gunna be incrediable, with lots of ups and downs and kim [] eventually winning a tought three-setter... boy was i wrong!... at around 5-2, first set, i knew that this match was not going to grand at all, just a winner-fest from clijsters, and a feast of UO's by mauresmo

my question is... why at least 2-3 points each game she was down, didnt mauresmo get to fucking net!?...
Nov 11th, 2003 03:54 PM
Jem Dawn,

I think you're always going to be disappointed in Mauresmo when it comes to winning the big matches. She's someone who will get the occasional upset, but I don't think she'll ever win a Grand Slam. Roland Garros would be her best chance, but she'll never win there either because she can't deal with the pressure.

I'll agree she was a gracious loser last night, but the least she could have done was to have apologized to the fans for her own bad play. Clijsters played well, but Mauresmo played awful.
Nov 11th, 2003 03:52 PM
ans
Quote:
Originally Posted by bandabou
Yep, Momo was graceful yesterday....that is sportsmanship. Jen who seems closer to Kim than Momo, barely could give Kim a handshake..yet Amelie stood there like (wo)man and embraced Kim and had good things to say.

People call Serena a sore loser, but even she kissed Kim last year after she lost and I donīt see serena to that too often with anyone other than Venus.

To me Jen is the queen of sore losers.
You're unbelievable.
This thread is NOT about your beloved Serena, nor about Venus, nor about Jen.
Hush hush, Serena is not a sore loser.
Nov 11th, 2003 03:49 PM
bandabou
Quote:
Originally Posted by DEETHELICK
Kim was very solid. And that pretty much sums it up. Kim is a nice girl, has a decent game and will win Slams.

But I still feel that her game needs more oomph added to it. Its just a very steady, very consistent game.

When I watch Williamses, Justine, Jen and Lindsay, there is something in their games that makes you sit up and take notice.

Kim needs to get that X factor in her game and evelop a really big weapon. She does everything well, its just a killer shot she needs. She is excellent at defensive tennis though, some of the gets
Yep...thatīs why her match-ups with the sisters are so bad. Serena is waaayy more agressive than Kim is and Venus can defend better than she does, so even when Kim wants to go agressive against Venus....it is she who ends up with err.
Nov 11th, 2003 03:47 PM
bandabou Yep, Momo was graceful yesterday....that is sportsmanship. Jen who seems closer to Kim than Momo, barely could give Kim a handshake..yet Amelie stood there like (wo)man and embraced Kim and had good things to say.

People call Serena a sore loser, but even she kissed Kim last year after she lost and I donīt see serena to that too often with anyone other than Venus.

To me Jen is the queen of sore losers.
Nov 11th, 2003 03:38 PM
ans
Quote:
Originally Posted by starr
Mauresmo made me PROUD as a tennis fan!

I'm definitely not a Mauresmo fan, but the way she conducted herself after the match was a perfect example of sportsmanship and grace. She had to appear in public and speak to the crowd after losing badly. That can't be easy. Yet she spoke well in a foreign language. She was gracious. She was considerate and thoughtful in her remarks. Her fans must have been moved.

I think she was an example of what tennis should be -- Competition and sportsmanship.
So true.
Nov 11th, 2003 02:58 PM
Doraemon
Quote:
Originally Posted by starr
Mauresmo made me PROUD as a tennis fan!

I'm definitely not a Mauresmo fan, but the way she conducted herself after the match was a perfect example of sportsmanship and grace. She had to appear in public and speak to the crowd after losing badly. That can't be easy. Yet she spoke well in a foreign language. She was gracious. She was considerate and thoughtful in her remarks. Her fans must have been moved.

I think she was an example of what tennis should be -- Competition and sportsmanship.

Great post
Her fans and tennis fans in general may have gotten disappointed in her performance today but I'm sure she's the one most disappointed.. I mean, by far!! I really admire her courage to conduct herself in the way she did on the court after such a humiliating match for her (I don't mean negatively by this). It must be one of the most difficult things to handle as top players in front of a big crowd. I have always liked her for her nice demeannour losing or winning! I really hope she will win a GS soon and I know she's more than capable of it!
Go, Amelie! Allez!
Nov 11th, 2003 02:39 PM
vogus Talent-wise and game-wise, Mauresmo is a carbon copy of Justine, minus the mental toughness.
Nov 11th, 2003 01:10 PM
Hagar
Quote:
Originally Posted by starr
Mauresmo made me PROUD as a tennis fan!

I'm definitely not a Mauresmo fan, but the way she conducted herself after the match was a perfect example of sportsmanship and grace. She had to appear in public and speak to the crowd after losing badly. That can't be easy. Yet she spoke well in a foreign language. She was gracious. She was considerate and thoughtful in her remarks. Her fans must have been moved.

I think she was an example of what tennis should be -- Competition and sportsmanship.
I second that. I had rarely heard her talk before yesterday but I think she gave a very graceful speach. I also thought her English is very good.
She played a terrific first game, breaking Kim immediately but Kim then took out the poison out of Momo's tail by playing rocksolid tennis.
Nov 11th, 2003 01:08 PM
WtaTour4Ever Momo def did not show up, in the little of the final that I saw. Kim was ON.....that girl really gets to alot of balls. Momo, we've always known is a headcase but sometimes I guess its like that....ie not playing well. I would like to see her in the same form she was last year when she was in the semifinals of Wim and USOpen, or was that the year before....can't remember, but then she was injured, I have yet to see that Amelie again.
Nov 11th, 2003 01:05 PM
starr Mauresmo made me PROUD as a tennis fan!

I'm definitely not a Mauresmo fan, but the way she conducted herself after the match was a perfect example of sportsmanship and grace. She had to appear in public and speak to the crowd after losing badly. That can't be easy. Yet she spoke well in a foreign language. She was gracious. She was considerate and thoughtful in her remarks. Her fans must have been moved.

I think she was an example of what tennis should be -- Competition and sportsmanship.
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