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Casey Dellacqua wasn't the last of the Australian women to depart the torunament after Nicole Pratt crashed out earlier in the day.

Pratt went out in straight sets then declared her conqueror, Anna Chakvetadze, too mentally fragile to win the title.

Chakvetadze arrived at the event one of the hottest players on tour, having scorched her way to four titles in 2007 and risen to a career-high No.6 in the world.

The 20-year-old also reached the quarter-finals at the Australian Open and French Open this season, falling on both occasions to her celebrated countrywoman and two-time major champion, Maria Sharapova.

Under the grand slam spotlight for the first time at Melbourne Park in January, Chakvetadze suffered a mini meltdown in her 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 loss to Sharapova and Pratt maintained today that the highly-rated youngster was still not ready to break through on the sport's biggest stage.

"No, not at the moment. She's not,'' the veteran Australian said after unsettling Chakvetadze at times during the match.

"There are too many weakness there that people can take advantage of. She's got potential but she's still got a lot of work to do.''

Pratt sensed Chakvetadze was close to folding when facing break points serving at 3-4 in the second set.

"I had a couple of balls to go 5-3 up in the second set and I felt like the momentum had shifted,'' Pratt said.

"I felt like if I could get to a third set, I knew that emotionally she's susceptible. So I thought `If I could get to a third set, I like my chances'.


"But unfortunately it didn't happen.''

Chakvetadze's compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 2004 Open champion, also doubted whether the sixth seed had the nerve to win the tournament.

``I think everything is possible. I think the draw is pretty open. But the thing is, what's her best result in a grand slam?,'' Kuznetsova said when asked if she thought Chakvetadze was ready to make a major impact at Flushing Meadows.

``The question is if she can handle the pressure. (That's) the question is for every player, I think.''
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How could she even think she could get to the third set, the match point was awfully playn by her

But Chakvetadze is a bit mentally weak, yeah...

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Well, she is experienced, she's old like 35, and is playing for more than ten years right?

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Re: Pratt: "emotionally she's (Chakvetadze) susceptible"

Nicole Pratt is right, even though she's not a great player.

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Why she would care what she thinks?

She is a no one in tennis, except something I trod in.
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That's true. I remember watching her in Warsaw... she's very emotional and more experienced players can easily take advantage of it.

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Why she would care what she thinks?

She is a no one in tennis, except something I trod in.
a bit harsh, isnt it?

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Pratt plays old style, she gave Anna no pace which Anna hates.
dont see many others still play junk ball stuff with slice.

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a bit harsh, isnt it?
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Of course Pratt will say that as Anna may have been emotional in their match. I wonder what Venus might say about the subject though.
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pratty, don't be dissing anna

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annas always emotional but it hasn't stopped her beating petrova, jankovic, venus and dani this year! i wish people would give her a break shes through to the 3rd round in straight sets, in my book thats all good! she will play better when she plays a better player! plus that match up for chakvetadze is the worst for her as she likes to counter punch and play reactive tennis but she was having to be totaly dictorial against pratt, not her natural game!

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