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Kremlin Cup 2007

This is Anna's first title defense, and she comes in with 3 losses in her last 4 matches, only beating Tu.
She's close to making the YEC, but it's more important that Anna plays well and finds a way to win matches.

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Re: Kremlin Cup 2007

Anna should feel comfortable playing in her home city with a supportive crowd behind her.

But she could also be really nervous - it's her first big title defense and she'll be much more in the spotlight this time with the other players gunning for her.

I can't wait to see what the draw is like.
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The Princess and Champion the last year returns to Moscow, Ladies Kremlin Cup!!!

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Henin withdrew.
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Re: Kremlin Cup 2007

I don't expect Anna to defend successfully.
She is not playing very well. She'll be lucky to make it to the quarters

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Re: Kremlin Cup 2007

It's possible Anna is worn down from a long year. When the YEC is over, she should take a nice vacation before she starts to train for 2008.

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Re: Kremlin Cup 2007

Anna will do well, at least to the semis, I think
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Re: Kremlin Cup 2007

Anna probably starts against Dinara

Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS [1] vs BYE
Gisela Dulko ARG vs Sania Mirza IND
Eleni Daniilidou GRE vs Vera Dushevina RUS
Alona Bondarenko UKR vs Marion Bartoli FRA [5]

Serena Williams USA [4] vs BYE
[Q] vs Michaella Krajicek NED
[Q] vs Elena Vesnina RUS
[Q] vs Nicole Vaidisova CZE [8]

Amelie Mauresmo FRA [6] vs Vera Zvonareva RUS
Maria Kirilenko RUS vs Agnieszka Radwanska POL
Martina Muller GER vs Dinara Safina RUS
BYE vs Anna Chakvetadze RUS [3]

Patty Schnyder SUI [7] vs Emilie Loit FRA
[Q] vs Elena Dementieva RUS
Viktoria Azarenka BLR vs Sybille Bammer AUT
BYE vs Maria Sharapova RUS [2]

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It could be that Anna gets to play only russians in this tournament... Safina, Zvonareva, Sharapova, Kuznetsova... Not really home crowd advantage. But win over Mauresmo would be sweet.
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After what's been happening, Anna should go one match at a time. It won't be easy to beat Dinara.

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C'mon Anna She is the winner of last year and can win anyone in this Draw!!!

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Re: Kremlin Cup 2007

Hmm, I guess it's hard to avoid playing other Russians at Kremlin Cup. Why does Anna always end up with Dinara in her draw at Moscow? If it is her I hope it goes like last year, that was a superb match that Anna played. Anyway, I'm not sure how I feel about this draw, at least given Anna's recent form.

300 points to defend. This year that's equivalent to being the losing finalist. The important thing is get a couple of wins and lock down the Madrid spot.
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Re: Kremlin Cup 2007

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It could be that Anna gets to play only russians in this tournament... Safina, Zvonareva, Sharapova, Kuznetsova... Not really home crowd advantage. But win over Mauresmo would be sweet.
I don't see Mauresmo getting the quarters...... play a tournament in your home is always different, I hope anna can feel good with her game and win some matches, good luck Anna
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Re: Kremlin Cup 2007

The same start of 2006, against Safina (or maybe Muller? ).

I hope that Anna can play well this Match, because then the QF can be very difficult, everyone wins in this part of the draw.

The surface is more fast than Stuttgart, so Anna's shots are more dangerous, it's important she start with a convincing win (also for YEC Points).

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Re: Kremlin Cup 2007

Last year Dinara had an illness and was awful. She's not playing that well, but Dinara will be better than last year.

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