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post #121 of 137 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2012, 09:19 AM
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Are we starting a new thread for 2013? Seems a little pointless, lol.

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Why, are you expecting the subforum to be closed or something?

For me, it's anathema to put 2013 stuff in the 2012 thread. You should get Joe. to rename it, or start a new one. That's my vote, at any rate.
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post #122 of 137 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2012, 08:46 AM
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Re: 2012 Season

Lost to Peng in China but should pick up some ranking points. Now travelling to Melbourne to prepare for Australian Open Qualifying...
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post #123 of 137 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Re: 2012 Season

At least she qualified......thats not a bad start. If she can qualify for Melbourne then this could be a better year yet.

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post #124 of 137 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Re: 2012 Season

She did well to qualify, Peng was not a good draw for her.

On to the Australian Open we go.
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post #125 of 137 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 2013, 09:34 AM
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Do you think she will qualify for Melbourne? its likely she will be unseeded in the Qualifying...
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post #126 of 137 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2013, 07:19 AM
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Sadly Anne lost her 1R Qualifying match to Grace Min 7-5 7-5, I starting to think this is it for Keothavong now...
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Anne led 52 and serving in the second set......

Very disappointing.
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post #128 of 137 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2013, 08:01 AM
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Kinda expected, but still...

Just not sure how motivated she'll continue to be with losses like this.
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Anne did say a few years back she was not content to play the tour being ranked down in the hundreds.

Does anybody think the success of Robson and Watson has affected Anne in a negative way?
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If Johanna Konta qualifies then she no doubt leapfrog Keothavong in the rankings...
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post #131 of 137 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2013, 02:55 PM
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I personally don't think it has much, if anything, to do with Laura and Heather.

The bad form has pretty much been there since the beginning of 2011. Only a brief run of form at the end of 2011 kept her in top 100 for 2012, and once those points were off, she plummeted. So it doesn't really seem that it can be because of the youngsters. I think she is just coming to the end of her career, and lacks real fight.

She served for both sets today, and in fact was up 52 with a DOUBLE break in the second set.
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She has never had the mental toughness of a Baltacha or the natural talent of a Watson or Robson..its a real shame but maybe this is the end for Anne...
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She has never had the mental toughness of a Baltacha or the natural talent of a Watson or Robson..its a real shame but maybe this is the end for Anne...
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I actually think she is quite talented, her groundstrokes are easily top 50 material when she is 'on'

But she has horrendous shot selection, and mentally she is incredibly weak. Shame.
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Re: 2012 Season

It's a shame because throughout the 'noughties' she was, without a doubt, the most successful Women's British tennis player.

5 WTA Semi Finals including one in a Premier tournament.
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It's such a shame she's lost total form


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