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When did you become a fan of Anna?

Since Anna is off until next year, I figured this would be a good time to ask.

I started following her career during Rogers Cup this year.

how about you?
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Re: When did you become a fan of Anna?

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Since Anna is off until next year, I figured this would be a good time to ask.

I started following her career during Rogers Cup this year.

how about you?
The first time I actually saw Anna play (on TV) was New Haven 2005, SF against Davenport. Although she lost, she played rather well exceeding my expectation. Just a week later I went to US Open and checked out her 1st rd match (against Kutuzova, I think) live. She won in tight 3 sets. A few days later, I again saw her playing Dementieva live at USO 3rd round, going all the way to 3rd set tiebreak but lost. I began to really pay attention to Anna after this string of events.
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Re: When did you become a fan of Anna?

Some time during the spring of this year I think.

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Re: When did you become a fan of Anna?

When she beat Myskina at the US Open in 2004

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Re: When did you become a fan of Anna?

Very well!!! I say to you that from the year 2005 Chakvetadze he is my favorite player and it she was never changing for my! What I remember was the dramatist Anna Chakvetadze's match vs. Elena Dementieva In the Grandstand of the US Open with victory for Lena 6-1 4-6 7-6 though Anna I am overawed could win, quite her I me please, your game, his anger in the court, the Princess's braid! Go shouts of the players! A spectacle.


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Re: When did you become a fan of Anna?

She first appeared on my radar with the victory over Myskina at US Open 04, although I didn't see the match. I was in Boston at the time and I swear the Brits get better US Open coverage than the Americans.

Anyway I kept a check on her results and became a big fan probably around the time of Roland Garros and the English grass court season of 2005. And I finally got signed up to WTAworld just after that so that probably helped cement it.
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Re: When did you become a fan of Anna?

Since 2004 Batumi Final In Georgia A Ivanovic-A Chakvetadze 6-3 6-3

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Re: When did you become a fan of Anna?

Since French Open 2005 when she lost to Sharapova... and US OPEN 2005 when she lost to Dementieva I realized I like Anna more than Elena
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Re: When did you become a fan of Anna?

In 2004 at the US Open Qualies, my daughter and I caught a bit of Anna's match against Tatarkova. She seemed like she had some talent so I made a mental note of her name. A few days later we saw her on the Armstrong Court against Myskina. Anastasia was not at her best, but Anna played a great match in winning in straight sets. She also showed herself to be a charismatic player who wears her heart on her sleeve. Anna gained a lot of fans that day, including me.
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Re: When did you become a fan of Anna?

I became a fan after I saw her play in person in Miami last year where she lost to Kirilenko 5-7 3-6.
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Re: When did you become a fan of Anna?

I had seen Anna's name, I see a lot of players' names in ITF draws and results.
The first time I thought she had a real future was the 2003 KC, where in the qualies she beat Husarova and lost a close 3 setter to Pisnik.

They were decent pros and I wrote in her cheering thread then that she could be a real good one.


This is page 3 of Anna's cheering thread -

Wow, that's impressive. Playing Husarova and Pisnik is like playing a tier III. This is a good chance for Anna to see what the WTA tour is like.
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Re: When did you become a fan of Anna?

After she beat Lena D. on back-to-back tournaments--including the Kremlin Cup--I did some checking and not only is she quite beautiful, but she seems so sweet and natural.

I hope '07 will be her coming out party.

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Re: When did you become a fan of Anna?

The first time I heard of Anna is when she gave Masha a tough match at LA last year. Then I saw part of her match against Elena at the USO and was very impressed with what I saw. From then on I have followed her results and have supported her!

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Re: When did you become a fan of Anna?

January 2007 is a distinct possibility for me - subject to Anna passing an evaluation for induction into my Eternal Fanship.

I've been a demi-fan of Anna since I saw her play Maria Sharapova at the French Open 2005. At first, I liked her simply because she is ultracute! But her game has improved so much this year: now I can say that she has flairsome power on her groundstrokes.

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Re: When did you become a fan of Anna?

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