Sunday, February 15, 2009

Veteran's Day


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Amélie Mauresmo let her emotions flow after defeating Elena Dementieva 7-6(7), 2-6, 6-4 in front of her home fans to win the Paris Indoors. If this was indeed her last appearance at this event, it's no wonder she wept. Her mental frailty is now legendary, but when she's playing her best tennis, it's an all-court thing of beauty.

7 comments:

Beth said...

Good for Amelie!

skivvy said...

The Eurosport commentators mentioned her mental fragility as well. But the funny this is, Amelie has 25 titles under her belt including 2 slams. I don't remember her chokes as much as I remember her lifting trophies over her head....

Karen said...

I am so happy if but for the fact that Dementieva did not win. That girl has the ugliest game ever.

Incredible Joie said...

When I first saw Amelie play, she was (at the time) 'the tour's best female player never to have won a slam title'. I often wondered why, since she moves on court with such elegance & athleticism, like Henin. With that kind of form, she should have more titles under her belt. Perhaps there's something to that 'mental frailty' theory. Still, I'm very happy she has won her slams and is still winning other titles.

Craig Hickman said...

Oh, skivvy. I remember her chokes, too.

Craig Hickman said...

If anyone honestly believes that MoMo's mental frailty is simply a theory, I say only this:

Exhibit A. Watch her matches on the red clay of Rome and then watch her again in a few weeks on the red clay of Paris.

b said...

Was so wonderful to see her win...

Did notice that in match with JJ and Dementieva it appeared both time she DFd serving for the match.....

Would love to see her win at least another slame, or at least more Finals.....