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Grand Slam time again! Will Chaky make it again to the QF and get a beating from her perennial QF nemesis Maria? Or will she crash out against some Cibulkova-like young hopeful on Week 1? Yeah we all know Rome didn't turned out to be the fairy tale that we wanted it to be for Anna but at least she has showed strong signs that she's getting out of her awful slump. Let's see if she'll follow-through on her slight resurgence of form at RG's red clay.

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Anna went to Justine's Academy in order to get ready for Roland Garros, there she is currently training with Carlos Rodriguez.

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Anna has already won in Paris this year

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Anna went to Justine's Academy in order to get ready for Roland Garros, there she is currently training with Carlos Rodriguez.
Wow! That's great! Shows that Anna's very committed on making it far in RG. Besides Anna could use a bit more top spin on her shots especially on clay. It would help cut down the gazillion of errors that she tends to make when her timing is off.
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Re: French Open 2008

good luck anna im waiting for the draw before realy assessing her chances, hope its a good draw!

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pls Anna take yr chance
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Re: French Open 2008

Main Draw!!!

Anna's part:

Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS (4)
v
Aiko Nakamura JPN
Vania King USA
v
Violette Huck FRA


Alisa Kleybanova RUS
v
Tamarine Tanasugarn THA
Aravane Rezai FRA
v
Nadia Petrova RUS (25)


Francesca Schiavone ITA (18)
v
Jill Craybas USA
Sanda Mamic CRO
v
Michaella Krajicek NED


Sorana-Mihaela Cirstea ROU
v
Anne Kremer LUX
Edina Gallovits ROU
v
Victoria Azarenka BLR (16)


Agnes Szavay HUN (12)
v
Ayumi Morita JPN
Sabine Lisicki GER
v
Elena Vesnina RUS


Petra Kvitova CZE
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Akiko Morigami JPN
Samantha Stosur AUS
v
Shahar Peer ISR (17)


A. Medina Garrigues ESP (29)
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Qualifier
Yung-Jan Chan TPE
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Tsvetana Pironkova BUL


Kaia Kanepi EST
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Meng Yuan CHN
Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP
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Anna Chakvetadze RUS (6)

Honestly it's a great Draw for Anna.

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Nice draw. Would love to see Anna vs Vika in the QF

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I'm a little worried, Nuria is a clay court specialist, I saw her play here (vina del Mar) and she won't be easy..... nevertheless it's a good Draw for Anna
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Re: French Open 2008

Nuria had a good Fed Cup performance recently against China but that was on indoor hard court. She won the Tier III in Bogota earlier in the year but the highest ranked player she beat was #63. She's lost her last three clay matches including a bagel from Alona Bondarenko. The last loss was in Berlin to Angelika Bachmann, ranked 175, in straight sets.

Anna should have too much class for her even if it is clay. My only concern would be Anna's habit of losing the plot in the second set and making it more difficult than it should be.

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Hi my friends.
I want to say hello to you and I also want to ask, if you already heard the news, that Jelena and Anna will team up for the doubles competion in Paris. Jelena just released a new blog on her site and she stated that she and Anna will play doubles at RG.

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Uhm, interesting news for Doubles, thanks Kampi! My two favourite top players team up, hope we can see also 2-3 victories in Doubles and obviously in singles for both.

Single draw for Anna is not so easy in my opinion, because Kanepi, Medina, Pironkova, Chan are all in form at the moment, but first win with Llagostera Anna!

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This draw couldn't be better. And Vives is a preview of the Fed Cup final.

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It's good that Anna is in the easier half of the draw but Sharapova is in there so ...Anyways it's a long way to go until the semi-final so I'll worry about it later.

Anna's draw seemed to be littered with players who have some aptitude on clay (Vives, Medina, Pinonkova) although none too powerful. It still makes me uneasy though since these players can stay in rallies that last for ages. I've also noticed on Rome, how she rarely slides on clay. I hope somehow she'd learn to slide more while on Justine's academy, this can be really helpful when you want to stay in long rallies on clay (heck even on hard courts! see:Sveta, Jankovic, Kim).

JJ and Anna playing doubles together is great for me. Two of my faves!
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