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View Poll Results: How will Chakvetadze go in Melbourne?
Will be upset very early 34 34.69%
Will scrape through to the second week 40 40.82%
Will equal last year's performance 18 18.37%
Will make a huge upset 2 2.04%
Will win the whole event 4 4.08%
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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 2008, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Anna Chakvetadze's chances at the Australian Open

Her name seems absent from many discussions these days.

How do people (who perhaps follow her more closely than I do) think she will fare in Melbourne? Her performance at Sydney is quite concerning, especially as she has quarterfinal points to defend at the first slam of the year. Has she any chance to make a deep run?
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Re: Anna Chakvetadze's chances at the Australian Open

QF at best

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Re: Anna Chakvetadze's chances at the Australian Open

What happened to her last month will surely have had a big effect on her, and I think that a lot depends on how she is able to deal with that stuff.

Also, a lot depends on the draw, because Anna rarely loses to players that one would consider to be obviously less talented than her. I think at best, a quarter final, but I expect her to lose before that stage

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Re: Anna Chakvetadze's chances at the Australian Open

It depends on the draw. Anna is very good at beating people she should beat.
And when she plays a good player who's off that day, she's won those kinds of matches

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Re: Anna Chakvetadze's chances at the Australian Open

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It depends on the draw. Anna is very good at beating people she should beat.
Like Katerina Srebotnik? Its hard to be optimistic about Anna performance now. Same as about Elena. Luckilly Anna is in better situation than Elena. At leadt Katerina will be seeded...

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Re: Anna Chakvetadze's chances at the Australian Open

She needs to regroup herself otherwise she's going to say bye bye to R4.
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Re: Anna Chakvetadze's chances at the Australian Open

She was red hot over the summer but has not been playing well the last couple of months. Unfort, she might lose in the early rounds if she is not mentally focused.

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Re: Anna Chakvetadze's chances at the Australian Open

Thanks to her high seeding, she has a great chance of getting into the second week, IF she doesn´t run into Davenport first!!
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Re: Anna Chakvetadze's chances at the Australian Open

She has a great chance to make the second week due to her high seeding; but then she could face Davenport in early rounds or dangerous floaters could block her path to the second week (like Srebotnik).
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Re: Anna Chakvetadze's chances at the Australian Open

This is argubly Chakvetadze's worse surface.
She's not able to produce much pace from high balls.

Some people say she's still tramatized from her incident in Moscow, I think she's finally getting in her sophomore slump. People are able to understand her game.

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Re: Anna Chakvetadze's chances at the Australian Open

she might struggle to the second week

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Re: Anna Chakvetadze's chances at the Australian Open

Kata is a very good player, it's not a disgraceful loss by any means. It doesn't mean that Anna won't do well at the AO. Probably no more than a QF, though.
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Re: Anna Chakvetadze's chances at the Australian Open

Ummm. Can't we wait of the draw? I mean, she could draw Lindsay in the first round for instance.

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