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Kournikova plays through pain to reach Semifinals

Kournikova plays through pain to reach Semifinals

May 9, 2003

SEA ISLAND -- Anna Kournikova overcame an inconsistent performance and pain in her thigh Friday to reach the semifinals of the Cloister Cup.

Kournikova, playing her first competitive tournament since injuring her left abductor muscle April 9th, defeated Sunitha Rao in the quarterfinals 6-3, 6-3.

But her thigh, tightly wrapped for the first time all week, gave her problems throughout the match.

``Today was definitely the worst day,'' said Kournikova, who will face fellow Russian Maria Sharapova in Saturday's semifinals. ``It's not doing very well.''

Playing her third match in three days, Kournikova was sluggish. She showed her frustration at times, slamming down her racket on one occasion, yelling in Russian in disgust on another. But when she needed to win points, she did.

Kournikova finished the first set with back-to-back aces, then won the final three games of the second set to take the match.

The 16-year-old Sharapova rallied to beat Kristina Brandi, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Top-seeded Amy Frazier was eliminated, losing her quarterfinal match to No. 7 Christina Wheeler of Australia, 6-1, 6-1.

In the other quarterfinal, fourth-seeded Bethanie Mattek beat No. 8 Janet Lee 6-2 in the first set. Lee retired after the set with an undisclosed injury.
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BAD NEWS

anna's in pain again...what else is new
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OMG, Anna got 2 ACES in a row!? How many did she get overall?


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well atleast she had aces, on red clay!

but yeah hope she gets better
why is she so injury prone?
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OMG, Anna got 2 ACES in a row!? How many did she get overall?
LOL i was going to say something about that...

thing is, when anna relaxes she has the capability of having a hard, good serve...but she never is comfortable and for some stupid reason she spins them all in...

good job, though, anna
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thanks for the credit, David
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lmao jordan...

sorry man...EVERYONE! JORDAN POINTED THIS ARTICLE OUT TO ME! so thank you...
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I was j/k, sheesh...
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I was j/k, sheesh...
i certainly hope you were kidding
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What if I wasn't?
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What if I wasn't?
u just said u were
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What if I was lying?
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then you're a damn liar
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easy now...
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i think i remember reading that she was participating in the challenger events as part of the recovery [from her injury] process. so really, shes not totally healed... and this pain is expected.


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