Originally Posted by Dani dementieva
Well I just read that Anna won´t be in the Olympics
and that she asked to be left out of the team because she is not been playing well...(I DON´T KNOW IF THIS IS TRUE THOUGH)....but it if it I just have to
at her for taking such desition for the sake of her country.....
and if its not true then its not fair for her to be left out...
What I don´t think its fair..(wheter if its true or not)..is that she is not in any doubles team....I think at leats she should have had that opportunity...
I hope she kicks some ass in Wimbly
Dinara Safina to Replace Anna Chakvetadze on Russian Olympic Team
Posted by Aaress Lawless on Jun 23, 2008 (
2008 French Open finalist Dinara Safina will have an opportunity to represent Russia in Beijing after her countrywoman Anna Chakvetadze decided to skip the Olympics.
Safina is expected to compete alongside Maria Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Elena Dementieva.
Russia’s team captain Shamil Tarpischev announced his tentative squad last month, but Chakvetadze recently asked to have her name removed from the team roster.
According to Chakvetadze’s mother, the Russian No. 4 has decided to skip the Olympics because of her recent struggles.
“Anna has no plans to compete in Beijing because her current form is far from ideal,” said her mother to the Allsport news agency.
Chakvetadze played her first match at the Wimbledon Championships on Monday and was forced to save three match points before beating Stephanie Dubois 2-6, 6-1, 8-6.