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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2002, 04:59 AM Thread Starter
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Anna Kournikova defeats Alexandra Stevenson 6-0 6-1.

Anna Kournikova. I want to believe she is coming back, to be one of the best players on tour. It would be the best thing to EVER happen to women's tennis as far as the sponsors are concerned. A new coach, a rising ranking, and some nice victories show promise. But I can't help but wonder if we are making to much out of her recent wins? She beat Anna Smashnova (revenge), but the Israelite has been playing very bad recently, despite success early this year. She beat Prakusya (a nobody), and Stevenson (who is in a slump). And she pushed Venus more than anyone at the BotWC, but still lost in straight sets. I can't tell if these results are great or average.

Anyway, congrats Anna, because nobody expected her to beat Alex this badly! That's OK, Alex needs to stop talking about "when" she will win Grand Slams anyway, so way to humble her. And with Seles gone, Anna has a nice draw...
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2002, 05:15 AM
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wow

looks like that she is getting all the confidances back ..!..yeahh keep going . anna

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Bravo, Anna!

As regards Alexandra, well, she's got to shape up. Time is moving very very fast!

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Great win for Anna Kournikova tonight

WOW, I did not know Anna Smashnova was playing very badly recently. She won today over a very good hardcourt player (and this player beat Justine Henin on hardcourt who is an outstanding player).

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You are great ANNA!! KEEP GOING!

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I can only feel sorry for Alex. To lose the way she did today sounds like it really was not only devastating but humbled her too.

I just hope this streak of bad luck does not hurt her confidence. She has so much talent I just wish somehow it would come out of her in full force.
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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2002, 11:32 AM
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Harold Solomon has done it again!!!!! if anyone could do it, i knew he could.

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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2002, 11:42 AM
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Before anyone gets carried away, here is AS record since RG:
RG : 128 : L : Evie DOMINIKOVIC (AUS) : 3-6 2-6
Birmingham :16 : L : Anastasia MYSKINA (RUS) : 6-3 2-6 3-6
Eastbourne : 32 : L : Amy FRAZIER (USA) : 6-7(6) 2-6
Wimbledon : 128 : L : Saori OBATA (JPN) : 1-6 3-6
stanford : 32 : L : Meilen TU (USA) : 6-7(5) 4-6
san diego : 64 Anna KOURNIKOVA (RUS) : 6-0 6-1
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stanford is wrong, anna smashnova lost in 1rd to you know who

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stanford is wrong, anna smashnova lost in 1rd to you know who
He has actually posted Alexandra Stevenson's record, not Anna Smashova's, easy mistake, since they have the same initial
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Um, Eta Psi, next time could you distinguish which AS you mean? In this thread we have been discusing two (Alexandra Stevenson and Anna Smashnova) and thus it is Reasonable for for Phillip to get confused. Also, Alex won a match in Birmingham 6-2; 7-5 (I can't remember who she beat though).

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Anna Smashnova's real record from Roland Garros on goes like this.

1R loss to Schiavone in Paris. 4&2.
Then she won a minor title on clay in Vienna, losing just one set total, and beating the likes of Schnyder and Tulyaganova.
Lost in the first round of Eastborne and Wimbledon.
Dropped both her Fed Cup matches. (although she was against Lindsay and Monica.)
Lost 1R to Anna in Stanford.

She won today over Irvin, but yeah, I'd say she's been slumping.
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congrats Anna. Keep going and come back where you belong

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Well played .......Anna K
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Congrats Anna! Keep it going girl!
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