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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old May 25th, 2003, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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The Official Anna Smashnova Cheering Thread

OK, so there's one bonus to losing first round - you don't have any points to defend the next year. Despite losing to Francesca Schiavone in 2002, Anna still managed to hit a career high and advance to places that she'd never been before - imagine if she had advanced at the grand slam of her favorite surface.

Thank god Schiavone is seeded this year - she's on the other half of the draw, nowhere near Anna.

Let's take a look at the draw:

Anna opens up against a lower-ranked French player, who shouldn't post a threat to her. Ironically, my other favorite player opened up against her in Melbourne earlier in the year, and thrashed her completely. I'm hoping for a repeat. Given how Pin plays, Anna shouldn't have much trouble advancing to the next round.

The second round brings an interesting challenge. Maria Sharapova is among the fastest rising players, and Magui Serna is arguably having the best year of her career, defending her title in Estoril and adding a third title at Budapest. They haven't played in 5 years, but Serna won their lone meeting at Montreal 1998 over Smashnova, a lucky loser, in three sets (1-6 7-5 6-2). Sharapova has never played Pistolesi. Given all three players' clay prowess and preference, this will be a long match involving high quality clay play. Who knows where that will end up?

If she comes out of that one, she'll face a giant question mark that will likely be Ashley Harkleroad. Harkleroad, who just turned 18, is having an incredible year on clay, and should prove to be a threat to anyone.

The matches this year are so stacked with clay experts, it's impossible to figure out who will come out where. One thing is for sure, whoever emerges the champion of the section will be a clay lover. And Anna has a real shot at a fourth round rematch with Amelie Mauresmo.

(9)Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) vs. Alina Jidkova (Russia)
Ashley Harkleroad (U.S.) vs. Saori Obata (Japan)
Maria Sharapova vs. Magui Serna (Spain)
Camille Pin (France) vs. (23)Anna Pistolesi (Israel)

(29)Elena Likhovtseva (Russia) vs. Emilie Loit (France)
Tamarine Tanasugarn (Thailand) vs. Fabiola Zuluaga (Colombia)
Lina Krasnoroutskaya (Russia) vs. Jill Craybas (U.S.)
Virginie Razzano (France) vs. (5)Amelie Mauresmo (France)

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Jalla Anna! Good luck here in Paris! We're all cheering for you


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WOW Mikey
I didnt see you here for a long time, welcome back

A Cheering Thread for Anna

Good luck

2013 Here we go

good luck to all the Israeli girls

Shahar, Its time to have a good year
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Go Anna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ANNA SMASHNOVA

12 TITLES IN 13 FINALES


shahr peer

julia glushko
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WOW Mikey
I didnt see you here for a long time, welcome back

A Cheering Thread for Anna

Good luck
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Alon

Lindsay Davenport - Anna Smashnova - Lisa Raymond - Sandrine Testud - Paola Suarez - Amelie Mauresmo - Virginia Ruano-Pascual - Nadia Petrova - Chanda Rubin - Cara Black - Tathiana Garbin - Anne Kremer - Monica Seles - Fabiola Zuluaga - Maria Sanchez-Lorenzo - Amanda Coetzer - Rita Grande - Meghann Shaughnessy - Magui Serna - Nathalie Dechy - Kim Clijsters - Elena Tatarkova - Maria Sharapova - Alicia Molik - Julia Vakulenko - Elena Likhovtseva - Anastasia Myskina - Emilie Loit
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COURT 2 11:00
C.Mamiit(USA) vs. R.Schuettler(GER)[11]
C.Pin(FRA) vs. A.Pistolesi(ISR)[23]
J.Chela(ARG)[31] vs. C.Saulnier(FRA)
D.Hantuchova(SVK)[9] vs. A.Jidkova(RUS)

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OMG, have just realised (after many months) that Pistolesi and Smashnova are the same person!

I thought it was a funny coincidence that a seeded Israeli player named Anna should withdraw from RG only to be replaced by another seed-worthy Israeli player named Anna...

Oh my God what an idiot I am!!!
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Anna Won 6-1 6-1
I Am Happy.

ANNA SMASHNOVA

12 TITLES IN 13 FINALES


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Which one?
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(23)Smashnova def. Pin 6-1 6-1

Just for everyone's reference, Davenport def. Pin 6-2 6-1 at the Australian Open earlier this year, so Anna's got a step up on Lindsay

Vamos Anna over Magui tomorrow

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Well done Anna!

Match Summary

Pin (FRA) Pistolesi (ISR)

1st Serve % 30 of 40 = 75 % 29 of 47 = 62 %

Aces 0 0

Double Faults 2 4

Unforced Errors 41 19

Winning % on 1st Serve 15 of 30 = 50 % 23 of 29 = 79 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 2 of 10 = 20 % 9 of 18 = 50 %

Winners (Including Service) 5 11

Break Point Conversions 0 of 4 = 0 % 4 of 8 = 50 %

Net Approaches 10 of 17 = 59 % 5 of 7 = 71 %

Total Points Won 32 55

Fastest Serve 138 km/h 144 km/h

Average 1st Serve Speed 126 km/h 134 km/h

Average 2nd Serve Speed 117 km/h 130 km/h
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Anna had 11 winners

Great job

Thanx Aaron

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Anna

Next...Magui Serna

This is not going to be easy for Anna, but i'm sure she can win this...

Good luck Anna

2013 Here we go

good luck to all the Israeli girls

Shahar, Its time to have a good year
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Anna had 11 winners

Great job

Thanx Aaron
You're welcome.
Good luck against Magui tomorrow! I know you can do it.
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COURT 6 11:00 AM Start
1. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Attila Savolt (HUN) vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)[27]
followed by:
2. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Magui Serna (ESP) vs. Anna Pistolesi (ISR)[23]
3. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
John van Lottum (NED) vs. Vincent Spadea (USA)[29]
4. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Younes El Aynaoui (MAR)
Tom Vanhoudt (BEL)
vs. Gaston Gaudio (ARG)
Luis Lobo (ARG)

Good luck Anna

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Shahar, Its time to have a good year
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Good luck Ms Pistolesi
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