Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bojov <---> Prague
Re: Stanford R2: (1) Anna Chakvetadze def. Shahar Peer 6-3 6-4
Long gone are the days when certain posters kept saying that Chakvetadze wins due to high % play, even though it wasn't exactly true even then. Now she is ultra aggressive, Gus Hansen of women's tennis. Peer just couldn't handle it, her forehand is, not sure how to put it, an upkeep shot, short and slow, and gave Chak a plenty of time to hit her own far more dangerous forehand. Anna still has some issues with footwork and positioning and was missing quite often, but combined with very good serving it was still enough to overcome Peer's defensive play. Peer should have kept bigger depth to beat Anna, but that's something she doesn't seem to be able to do, especially from her forehand wing.
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