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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 2006, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Anna begins 2006 in Hobart!

Anna begins in Hobart, changing her usual scheduale from the last few years a bit.
She'll begin her search for the dozenth title against Laura Granville from the US.
It could be tough - Laura is a steady baseliner who hits pretty hard - but then again she isn't very succeful against other spin and slicers - so Anna should exploit that as much as possible.

also - Smashnova will be playing doubles with Uzbbek Akgul Ammanmuradova (does anybody remember when she last did that on a wtatour event?) and together they form an "odd couple" - Akgul is one of the tallest players on tour, we all know that anna is one of the smallest and together they have a nice package of power and speed, experience and youth.
Ironicly they will face one of the few even smaller girls on tour - Nuria Llagostera-vives and her compatriot Laura pous-tio.
they are the second seeds, but Anna is of course much better than her doubles ranking implies, as she barely plays.
I'll be very glad if Anna would give doubles a full chance for the year. i think it would only be of her benifit.
good luck darling!

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I was just about to post her draw

Her quarter:
SMASHNOVA Anna ISR(3) - GRANVILLE Laura USA
POUS TIO Laura ESP - JACKSON Jamea USA
SUCHA Martina SVK - KOSTANIC Jelena CRO
VESNINA Elena RUS - LLAGOSTERA VIVESNuria ESP(7)

I think granville good match-up for Anna and overall pretty good quarter, but it won't be easy. I think she will do well here, though a little lack of match-play.
Good luck Anna!

(I do think we should make thread for each turny though, it is her forum..)

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Tough opener against Granville. Personally I want Anna to win but Granville is a very very steady player on hardcourts. But if Anna plays well and frustrates Granville, she can win. Good luck!

And as for doubles, I'm very excited. Just the combination alone is exciting. I hope Anna and Akgul do well.

Oh and Anna will have a thread for every tournament she plays in. Don't worry.
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Anna lost to Granville in straight sets. Can't say I'm surprised.
On a brighter note, Anna and Akgul won their doubles match.
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Anna and Akgul lost in doubles today.
Hope they pair up again in Australia (if their ranking allows).
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