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post #8 of (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 2007, 12:12 PM
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Excellent appreciation of Anna's game in these articles. Except this:

Her serve is mediocre.
Anna has a great serve, especially for a girl of 5'7"! It's consistently deep, although she can also hit short-angled serves to the sidelines, which are very effective as they push her opponent way beyond the sideline to hit the return. Anna hits a lot of aces, both out wide and down the middle.

And Anna has a great one-two punch: most of the time, her serve doesn't win the point directly, but sets up a groundstroke-winner on the third stroke of the rally.

[from my Anna Chakvetadze Biography]

Dr. Andrew Broad

My Eternal Fanship: 1. Monica Seles; 2. Мария Шарапова (‘Maria Sharapova’); 3. Daniela Hantuchová; 4. Jelena Dokić; 5. Iva Majoli; 6. Karina Habšudová; 7. Вера Звонарёва (‘Vera Zvonarëva’); 8. Nicole Vaidišová; 9. Анна Чакветадзе (‘Anna Chakvetadze’); 10. Lucie Šafářová; 11. Ирода Туляганова (‘Iroda Tulyaganova’); 12. Magdaléna Rybáriková; 13. Sabine Lisicki
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