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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 2006, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Wimbledon, England
June 26 - July 9, 2006

Here's hoping Anna kicks ass at Wimbledon this year. The list of seeds is out and due to a couple of withdrawals Anna is in there:

1 Amelie MAURESMO (FRA)
2 Kim CLIJSTERS (BEL)
3 Justine HENIN-HARDENNE (BEL)
4 Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS)
5 Nadia PETROVA (RUS)
6 Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS)
7 Venus WILLIAMS (USA)
8 Elena DEMENTIEVA (RUS)
9 Patty SCHNYDER (SUI)
10 Anastasia MYSKINA (RUS)
11 Nicole VAIDISOVA (CZE)
12 Francesca SCHIAVONE (ITA)
13 Martina HINGIS (SUI)
14 Anna-Lena GROENEFELD (GER)
15 Dinara SAFINA (RUS)
16 Daniela HANTUCHOVA (SVK)
17 Flavia PENNETTA (ITA)
18 Maria KIRILENKO (RUS)
19 Ai SUGIYAMA (JPN)
20 Ana IVANOVIC (SCG)
21 Shahar PEER (ISR)
22 Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO)
23 Nathalie DECHY (FRA)
24 Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES (ESP)
25 Marion BARTOLI (FRA)
26 Elena LIKHOVTSEVA (RUS)
27 Jelena JANKOVIC (SCG)
28 Na LI (CHN)
29 Sofia ARVIDSSON (SWE)
30 Tatiana GOLOVIN (FRA)
31 Anna CHAKVETADZE (RUS)
32 Gisela DULKO (ARG)


Now who would we rather she doesn't play in the first round? Vera Zvonareva seems an obvious choice.

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I think the best draw would be Antonella Serra Zanetti.

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What realistic Rd can we see Anna getting to at Wimbledon?, if draw goes ok, maybe a 3rd?

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3rd round is certainly possible.

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3rd round is certainly possible.
Based on her seeding I think if she doesn't make the 3rd round she'd consider it a disappointment. Anna's grasscourt preparation hasn't exactly gone to plan but hopefully she can pull something out of the bag when it really matters. Wimbledon is now the only Grand Slam where she's not got beyond the 1st round.

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1st Rd Draw

Anna C v Zi Yan

Hoepfully Anna can pull this one out of the bag!

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Anna could face her best friend Elena V. in the second round.

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Main draw - Anna's quarter

Patty SCHNYDER (8) vs Antonella SERRA ZANETTI
Anastasia YAKIMOVA vs Severine BREMOND (Q)
Hana SROMOVA vs Virginia RUANO PASCUAL
Emma LAINE vs Gisela DULKO (31)
Ai SUGIYAMA (18) vs Naomi CAVADAY (WC)
Vera DUSHEVINA vs Akiko MORIGAMI
Tathiana GARBIN vs Katie O'BRIEN (WC)
Olga SAVCHUK vs Martina HINGIS (12)

Daniela HANTUCHOVA (15) vs Maria Elena CAMERIN
Kirsten FLIPKENS (Q) vs Jamea JACKSON
Alicia MOLIK (WC) vs Yung-Jan CHAN (Q)
Martina SUCHA vs Katerina SREBOTNIK (21)
Anna CHAKVETADZE (30) vs Zi YAN
Maria SANCHEZ LORENZO vs Elena VESNINA
Aiko NAKAMURA vs Ekaterina BYCHKOVA
Meng YUAN vs Justine HENIN HARDENNE (3)


Zi Yan beat Anna in straight sets in Sydney this year. I'm hoping Anna will step it up as required here, despite her grass court tune-ups being disappointing. I think this could be quite a battle. And it would be cool in a way if Anna could get a 2nd round matchup against Lena V.

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Doubles - Anya and Lena's quarter

[1] Raymond (USA)/Stosur (AUS) vs Frazier (USA)/Spears (USA)
Domachowska (POL)/Sucha (SVK) vs Drake (CAN)/Vaidisova (CZE)
Razzano (FRA)/Smashnova (ISR) vs Ruano Pascual (ESP)/Suarez (ARG)
Arvidsson (SWE)/Muller (GER) vs [15] Safina (RUS)/Vinci (ITA)

[10] Daniilidou (GRE)/Medina Garrigues (ESP) vs Bartoli (FRA)/Peer (ISR)
Rodionova (RUS)/Vanc (ROM) vs Chakvetadze (RUS)/Vesnina (RUS)
[WC] Borwell (GBR)/O'Donoghue (GBR) vs Jugic-Salkic (BIH)/Laine (FIN)
Gagliardi (SUI)/Santangelo (ITA) vs [6] Asagoe (JPN)/Srebotnik (SLO)


I think this is quite a nice draw. I hope the girls can get something out of this.

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Mixed Doubles - Anna and Jaroslav Levinsky's quarter

[1] Jonas Bjorkman SWE/Lisa Raymond USA vs Bye
James Auckland GBR/Claire Curran GBR vs Lucas Arnold ARG/Francesca Schiavone ITA
Robert Lindstedt SWE/Sofia Arvidsson SWE vs Andy Murray GBR/Kirsten Flipkens BEL
Bye vs [16] Frantisek Cermak CZE/Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER

[9] Andy Ram ISR/Vera Zvonareva RUS vs Bye
Jaroslav Levinsky CZE/Anna Chakvetadze RUS vs Chris Haggard RSA/Eleni Daniilidou GRE
Justin Gimelstob USA/Meghann Shaughnessy USA vs Marcin Matkowski POL/Marta Domachowska POL
Bye vs [8] Mark Knowles BAH/Martina Navratilova USA


If Anna wins her first round she will play her grass court nemesis Vera Zvonareva after all!

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Court 2 12.00 noon Start

1 Ladies' Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)[3] def Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)[30] 6-2 6-3

I recorded the end of this match, here's the link (right-click and select 'Save target as' or 'save link as')..
http://www.dankajenaj.me.uk/videos/JHH_AC.mpg

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Court 2 12.00 noon Start

1 Ladies' Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)[3] def Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)[30] 6-2 6-3

I recorded the end of this match, here's the link (right-click and select 'Save target as' or 'save link as')..
http://www.dankajenaj.me.uk/videos/JHH_AC.mpg
Thanks for the vid, very much appreciated!
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Anna vs Justine - 3rd round



Justine returned very well and made a lot of winners off Anna's first serve, hence the 1st serve percentage is less than 50%. I think Anna could work on her second serve a bit but overall I don't think her stats are too bad when you consider Justine is playing near faultless tennis right now.

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Unhappy Doubles results

Sadly Anna's Wimbledon is over with two first round losses in doubles.

Ladies Doubles - 1st Round
Rodionova/Vanc def. Chakvetadze/Vesnina 6-3 6-4

This is very disappointing result considering Anya and Lena's heroics at Roland Garros where they made the quarter finals.

Mixed Doubles - 1st Round
Haggard/Daniilidou def. Levinsky/Chakvetadze 6-4 7-6(11-9)

Close but not quite. Anna hasn't been beyond the first round in Mixed this year. Perhaps she is yet to forge the right partnership. She was a bit unlucky at Roland Garros having her partner retire of course. Maybe she'll have a better time at the US Open.

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