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jamatthews
Aug 10th, 2005, 08:11 PM
Seems like she deserves a thread of her own...she's winning a few matches which kind of makes her our #1 :p

About to turn 17 and she just won the Wrexham doubles with Rebecca Llewellyn and has qualified for the 10K London main draw (and is also playing doubles again with Rebecca).

She's already made the QF of a couple of 10K tournaments and won a match at a 25K as well...

Anyone seen her play at all...how does she play and does she have any potential for 4/5 years time?

*hingis_forever*
Aug 10th, 2005, 08:17 PM
Well, she retired in her first round match against Ekaterina Kozhokina after trailing 60 21. :sad: Hopefully it's nothing serious! :D

jamatthews
Aug 10th, 2005, 08:19 PM
Well, she retired in her first round match against Ekaterina Kozhokina after trailing 60 21. :sad: Hopefully it's nothing serious! :D

That's a shame... :sad:

jamatthews
Aug 18th, 2005, 07:15 PM
Another QF and a good shot at a SF...

*hingis_forever*
Aug 18th, 2005, 07:25 PM
Go Anna! She plays Rebecca Fong next who has been struggling for form this year and isn't on Anna's level. Anna actually has a great shot at the title! :D

Monica_Rules
Aug 28th, 2005, 05:17 PM
Anna is a good player reminds me of Katie O'Brien in her style of play shes quite small but deceptively powerful.

Has a great backhand down the line. Is definatly someone to look out for. Top 500 for sure and higher i'd think.!

*hingis_forever*
Oct 4th, 2005, 03:21 AM
Anna Smith is playing qualifying at the $25K Bolton challenger and beat Julia Bone in the first round 61 75. She plays Sarah Riske for a spot in the main draw! Go Anna! :D

ae wowww
Oct 8th, 2005, 08:35 AM
She trains at Sutton pretty much full-time, I think. She is fit! Nicest belly button piercing I've ever seen :D! :lol:

ae wowww
Nov 4th, 2005, 09:13 PM
:sad: NO photos, anywhere!

:Rawwb:
Nov 4th, 2005, 09:15 PM
She may be good but she has such a aboring name :tape:

ae wowww
Nov 5th, 2005, 07:51 AM
:lol: Perhaps that's why it's so hard to find photos of her :sad:

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 19th, 2005, 02:30 PM
She trains at Sutton pretty much full-time, I think. She is fit! Nicest belly button piercing I've ever seen :D! :lol:

you and your piercings/tattoos :lol: ;)

WIMBY
Nov 19th, 2005, 05:45 PM
:lol: Perhaps that's why it's so hard to find photos of her :sad:

There is a picture of Anna in the latest BritishTennis on page 28.

ae wowww
Nov 22nd, 2005, 03:54 PM
you and your piercings/tattoos :lol: ;)

:lol: I know, it's ridiculous!

Thanks for uploading the pic, WIMBY, nice to see her in there :D What ranking jumps she has been making! :yeah:

WIMBY
Nov 22nd, 2005, 11:31 PM
According to the WTA rankings, Anna is now ranked in Sweden not Great Britain!!!!

*hingis_forever*
Nov 23rd, 2005, 01:34 AM
According to the WTA rankings, Anna is now ranked in Sweden not Great Britain!!!!
That must be a mistake. Every other website has her listed as British and I personally have never heard of any Swedish heritage in her.

Grachka
Nov 23rd, 2005, 11:50 AM
Plus, I doubt the British tournaments would be handing her wildcards so easily if she was going to defect ;)

Go Anna :D

*hingis_forever*
Nov 23rd, 2005, 02:45 PM
Anna beat Catherine Fall 62 64 at the $10K in Sunderland. She plays Samantha Murray for a spot in the quarterfinal. Go Anna! :bounce:

WIMBY
Nov 23rd, 2005, 02:47 PM
Anna's Mum is from Sweden Her ranking makes her number 8 over there, so perhaps she is thinking more help/wild cards?

*hingis_forever*
Nov 24th, 2005, 02:35 PM
Anna beat Samantha 26 60 60! :D

WIMBY
Nov 27th, 2005, 11:17 PM
Rankings are out and Anna is still not on the GB list!!!!!!!!!

ae wowww
Nov 28th, 2005, 04:49 PM
;) Maybe she decided to change!

WIMBY
Apr 18th, 2006, 12:42 AM
Did Anna win Sutton?

jamatthews
Apr 18th, 2006, 11:57 AM
Nope she lsot in the final to Naomi Broady... :eek:

ae wowww
Apr 30th, 2006, 09:27 AM
She played a great tournament at Sutton ITF though, and also made doubles final with a friend of mine.

ae wowww
May 25th, 2006, 08:12 AM
Anna is in Surby qualifying entry :D Last acceptance at the mo, hopefully can improve on last year's result.

ae wowww
Sep 9th, 2006, 04:55 PM
http://www.lta.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/775E2D83-808A-41BB-A466-A90D25B82743/0/060908_Anna_Smithx140.JPG

Monica_Rules
Sep 9th, 2006, 05:05 PM
Anna's got a lot of talent. I hope she can play a fuller schedule in 2007 and break the top 500 soon.

CrybabyRussiafan
Sep 24th, 2006, 04:14 PM
Anna just won 10K Nottingham! For Britain not Sweden.

South Yorks Fan
Sep 24th, 2006, 07:01 PM
Congratulations on your 1st ITF $10k Title. :banana:

(from the sweaty person you talked to on Saturday):scratch:

WIMBY
Sep 24th, 2006, 10:48 PM
Well done :)

WIMBY
Oct 1st, 2006, 10:54 AM
Anna through to final qualifying round in France. :)

South Yorks Fan
Oct 1st, 2006, 10:02 PM
:bounce: Well done Anna, keep this good run going.:bounce:

WIMBY
Mar 12th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Well done on reaching the final Anna :)

WIMBY
Mar 14th, 2007, 12:13 PM
Anna had a wild card and defeated Christina Wheeler, well done :)

Monica_Rules
Mar 14th, 2007, 05:21 PM
Keep on winning Anna:)

*hingis_forever*
Mar 14th, 2007, 10:26 PM
That's a really good win for Anna and she has a winnable second round against Tongsalee I think! :D

IMPOSSIBLE
Mar 15th, 2007, 07:44 AM
Anna lost however it went to 3 sets

Monica_Rules
Mar 15th, 2007, 07:34 PM
yeah 4-6 6-1 6-2. Shame but a decent ranking rise to around 470ish. Hopefully a good week next week should see her get into the top 450.

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 18th, 2008, 05:27 PM
into doubles final @ $10,000 Sunderland (w. Larsson), lost in singles to her doubles partner in the quarters

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 19th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Won the doubles title, Anna and Johanna :)

Mforensic
Jan 20th, 2008, 12:44 PM
The first Brit win of the year

Monica_Rules
Jan 20th, 2008, 06:24 PM
Well Done Anna. I want to see her kick on in 2008 top 300 is a must reach this year.

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 14th, 2008, 06:55 PM
Johanna and Anna made $25,000 doubles final last week.

Now their in $25,000 Stockholm doubles final :woohoo:

Mforensic
Feb 15th, 2008, 10:02 AM
She is just kicking some serious doubles butt this year!

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 15th, 2008, 10:32 PM
They won the title :woohoo:

Anna's doubles ranking rises to about 287, with last weeks final and this weeks win :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 16th, 2008, 10:05 PM
cant see what her next event is ??

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 16th, 2008, 10:10 PM
looks like its $25,000 Minsk,

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 18th, 2008, 11:12 AM
Ranking (18th Febuary)

Singles: 419 (Career High)

Doubles: 334 (Career High)

IMPOSSIBLE
Mar 2nd, 2008, 05:09 PM
25k Minsk

Anna SMITH (GBR) (3) defeated Vladislava KUZMENKOVA (BLR) 6-2 6-1

Monica_Rules
Mar 2nd, 2008, 09:31 PM
Well Done Anna. She should be ranked much higher than she is. She needs to start getting to QF and SF of 25ks. Hopefully she fit for wimbledon quallies and can win a match or two there to really boost her rank.

Europe rocks
Mar 3rd, 2008, 08:53 PM
Nicely done Anna, keep it up girl :yeah:

IMPOSSIBLE
Mar 5th, 2008, 09:21 PM
lost marathon in main draw :(

5-7 7-6 6-7 or something :o

Petkorazzi
Mar 7th, 2008, 08:34 PM
She choked a double break lead in every set, and a 50 in 3rd set TB.

JAMESYBABY!
Mar 7th, 2008, 08:36 PM
oh dear anna,, the worst loss of your carrer,, tht is like so bad for words to describe:help:

IMPOSSIBLE
Mar 12th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Back in action in Spanish $25,000,

lost in singles qualifying :(

In doubles her and Johanna Larsson won opening round 6-3 6-0 :woohoo:

Europe rocks
Mar 12th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Keep up the wins in doubles Anna and Johanna :D

Europe rocks
Apr 25th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Cagnes-sur-Mer $100,000+H qualies
Anna Smith (GB) vs Natalie Piquion (It) :eek:
GL Anna

IMPOSSIBLE
May 2nd, 2008, 09:37 AM
she lost in singles.... :o

In doubles her and Savranska are into semi finals, and Smith's ranking should rise to around 230 now :woohoo:

She'll probably be back in action with Johanna next week in the doubles at $25,000 Florence

JAMESYBABY!
May 2nd, 2008, 03:02 PM
goo anna :D,,, doubles atm for her is amazin :D

Europe rocks
Jul 4th, 2008, 08:36 PM
*bump*

Anna reached Q2r of Wimbledon before losing in three to Ondraskova.

Next lined up for Palermo, Tier IV on clay. In qualifying against Anne Priska Schaefer of Germany, a bit of a bagel girl. YTD WL: 0-5. Career WL: 1-40

If Anna loses this :spit:

JAMESYBABY!
Jul 4th, 2008, 09:40 PM
Anna will so win tho!

:cool:

wales1994
Jul 5th, 2008, 08:56 AM
lucky draw

wales1994
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:50 PM
she won 6-0 6-0 :) :lol:

whose up next?

Europe rocks
Jul 5th, 2008, 08:25 PM
She next plays a Spanish girl with a long name :lol: who beat seeded Masa Zec Peskiric 6-4 6-2

Eloisa Compostizo De Andres

Vamos Compost ;)

wales1994
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:24 PM
could she win this?? is this the final round of qualies??

Europe rocks
Jul 6th, 2008, 08:55 PM
Lost 6-2 6-2 to Compost girl :sad:

Mforensic
Jul 20th, 2008, 08:35 PM
Poor Anna was at 6-2 0-3 when she had to retire from her second round qualy match at 75K Petange.

Mforensic
Aug 15th, 2008, 01:56 PM
Good luck to Anna as she is the top seed at the 10K in London. She faces Khan in the quarters. Broady is also in the quarters. We will also have a Brit in the doubles final as there is an all brit semifinal match today as well.

Mforensic
Aug 17th, 2008, 01:22 AM
Anna is in the final for the 10K in London!

Mforensic
Aug 18th, 2008, 11:59 AM
Anna won!!!!!!

JAMESYBABY!
Aug 18th, 2008, 12:00 PM
Anna won 7/5 in the thrid :D:D:D:D

she plays doubles but not singles next week in belgium.

wales1994
Aug 18th, 2008, 01:39 PM
Well done Anna :)

Mforensic
Aug 19th, 2008, 07:04 PM
Anna did play singles in Belgium but lost in the first round. Smith and Stoop are playing doubles together, but alas it is not meant to be as they lost their first round doubles match.

IMPOSSIBLE
Sep 25th, 2008, 08:54 PM
Anna is back playing with Johanna Larsson

they are in the semi-finals at $75.000 Shrewsbury

IMPOSSIBLE
Sep 26th, 2008, 10:02 PM
Doubles Semi Final: Smith/Larsson d. Marosi/Tavares 6-3 6-4

IMPOSSIBLE
Sep 28th, 2008, 05:23 PM
Anna and Johanna won the title :)

http://www.lta.org.uk/Global/Images%20-%20News%20(square%20corners)/Events/shrewsbury/trophy_shrewsbury_womens_doubles_CJ_large.jpg

Final: Smith/Larsson d. Borwell/Nagle 7-6(6) 6-4

Ranking: Anna will rise to around 180 in the doubles rankings :)

wales1994
Sep 28th, 2008, 06:04 PM
Well done :) Her and Larsson go well together hope they can do it in Barnstple aswell ;)

Europe rocks
Sep 28th, 2008, 07:58 PM
Well done Anna :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Sep 29th, 2008, 06:57 AM
Anna's Ranking: 187

Well done on new career-high :)

Mforensic
Sep 29th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Anna is in singles and dubs this week in Helsiniki. She is partnering with Hawkins this week.

Mforensic
Sep 30th, 2008, 06:45 PM
Anna won a tight 3-setter in the first round in Helsinki. Next up she plays Emma Laine.

Europe rocks
Sep 30th, 2008, 07:27 PM
GL against Emma :kiss:

Mforensic
Oct 2nd, 2008, 04:26 PM
Anna lost to Laine!

Good news is she and Hawkins are into the dubs semifinals!

Europe rocks
Oct 8th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Anna playing in Barnstaple and beat Ungur in her opening round match 7-5 6-1 :)
Now faces Bally for a place in the last eight. At least one British quarterfinalist guarenteed!

Europe rocks
Oct 9th, 2008, 08:04 PM
A.Smith (GB) def. (5)E.Baltacha (GB) 6-2 6-1
:eek:

Now faces qualifier Lina Stanciute in the quarterfinals

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 12th, 2008, 06:29 PM
Swedish Team Tennis

Singles: Anna Smith d. Gabriella Boboc 6-1 6-0

Doubles: Smith/Larsson d. Boboc/Lundsgard 6-2 6-0

Her Team won 6-0 and currently top in the table (Helsingsborg TK; Sofia Arvidsson, Johanna Larsson, Hanne-Skak Jensen).

A video with Anna in background practising: http://hd.se/sport/2008/11/12/sofia-arvidsson-ska-samla-poaeng/

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 23rd, 2008, 09:51 PM
Swedish Team Tennis

Singles
Anna Smith d. Marit Nordfors 6-3 6-1
Anna Smith d. Mikaela Hockman 6-2 6-2

Doubles
Smith/Larsson d. Kristoffersson/Nordfors 6-1 6-4

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 30th, 2008, 11:46 AM
http://media.hd.se/2008/11/30/365833/large/55227_789713.jpg

http://media.hd.se/2008/11/30/365833/large/55230_789713.jpg

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 30th, 2008, 11:54 AM
I translated a Swedish article about Anna Smith...

She says she has dual citizenship for UK and Sweden, however is keen to play Fed Cup for Sweden next year. Therefore Anna may represent Sweden, the coach (Ola Kristiansson) at Helsingsborg, Sweden has said she has a very good game, but nees to use her shots at the right moment.

wales1994
Nov 30th, 2008, 02:18 PM
Anna don't change to Swedish please :sad:

Europe rocks
Nov 30th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Anna should play for Sweden most of the year and the make the most of her British citizenship to apply for wildcards into Wimbledon ;)

chris-swede
Dec 1st, 2008, 10:42 AM
Yeah...hope she plays for sweden!!!

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 23rd, 2009, 10:49 PM
http://www.tennistalk.com/gfx/flags/small/it.gif $25.000 Bari

R1: Larsson/Smith d. Giovine/Besser 2-6 6-2 [10-5]
QF: Larsson/Smith d. Fondevila-Castro/Khan 6-0 7-5
SF: Larsson/Smith d. Evtimova/Kozic 7-6(4) 6-1

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 26th, 2009, 11:32 PM
was quite impressed with her in the doubles, very good at the net.

And nice backhand !

Joe.
Jun 28th, 2009, 08:05 AM
anna is playing in the $25k Ystad, Sweden next week:)

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 13th, 2009, 09:42 PM
Anna won $10.000 Felixstowe

IMPOSSIBLE
Aug 11th, 2009, 08:33 PM
$25.000 Koksijde

Singles

R1: Anna Smith d. Laura Robson 36 76 63
R2: Anna Smith vs. Soetkin Van Deun

Great start Anna, finally winning a good match on clay. And decent chance for QF!

Doubles

R1: [3] Larsson/Smith d. Oyen/Van Dyck 61 64
QF: [3] Larsson/Smith vs. Bou-Nogueiro/Parasyuk

Nice start Anna and Johanna!

IMPOSSIBLE
Aug 12th, 2009, 04:12 PM
$25.000 Koksijde

Singles

R1: Anna Smith d. Laura Robson 36 76 63
R2: Anna Smith d. Soetkin Van Deun 36 61 64

Anna into quarter finals!

Doubles

R1: [3] Larsson/Smith d. Oyen/Van Dyck 61 64
QF: [3] Larsson/Smith vs. Bou-Nogueiro/Parasyuk

Nice start Anna and Johanna!

WIMBY
Mar 25th, 2010, 02:52 PM
Anna defeated Emily :):sad:

Dorien.
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:27 PM
$25.000, Jersey

R1 Anna Smith def. Stephanie Cohen-Aloro [6] 7-5 6-4
R2 Anna Smith def. Emily Webley-Smith 6-2 6-3

Mforensic
Mar 25th, 2010, 11:14 PM
She's climbing back up the rankings again!

Mforensic
Mar 26th, 2010, 08:53 PM
Anna is into the semis!

Dorien.
Mar 27th, 2010, 09:18 AM
Anna SMITH (GBR) defeated Eva HRDINOVA (CZE) 6-3 6-1 :) :yeah:

wales1994
Mar 27th, 2010, 02:36 PM
She's beaten Bremond :eek: :woohoo: Anna Smith d Severine Bremond 6-3 6-3 :)

Dorien.
Mar 27th, 2010, 02:37 PM
Woow so great :hearts:

Dorien.
Mar 28th, 2010, 11:46 AM
She lost the final 62 63 but she can be very proud about her week :)

Mforensic
May 15th, 2010, 06:58 PM
Anna back in action winning her 1st qualifying match at Strasbourg. Lets hope she can qualify.

Joe.
May 15th, 2010, 07:42 PM
Double bagle. :drool:

Dorien.
May 16th, 2010, 09:48 AM
Just stupid she has to play against Cirstea now, lost the first set 63 :sad:

Dorien.
May 16th, 2010, 10:38 AM
And she lost 63 63... :hug:

Joe.
May 16th, 2010, 12:38 PM
Great effort! I'm pretty sure Sorana is the highest ranked player she has ever played? If not, shes definitly the most notable! :)

julia carrot
May 16th, 2010, 05:01 PM
She's playing in the MD dubs with Laura so they are not out of Strasbourg just yet:)

Joe.
Jun 4th, 2010, 08:25 PM
She plays Scheepers in Birmingham QR1 who may have reached R4 of RG, but has no game. If Anna plays well, she will crush this girl with her flat strokes :D
Good Luck Anna! :D

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 5th, 2010, 11:47 PM
a good win in q1 for Anna ;)

Dorien.
Jun 6th, 2010, 10:07 AM
Good one :)

Dorien.
Jun 6th, 2010, 04:48 PM
She lost against Doi 75 61 :sad:

coyets
Sep 14th, 2010, 11:23 AM
Anna Smith has moved up to British number 8 in the WTA Tour Singles Rankings list!

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:20 PM
:confused: Wonder where Anna is, no matches played yet in 2011 :o

WIMBY
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:26 PM
Sadly, Anna is injured at the moment.

Dorien.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:21 PM
Thanks for the news, sadly enough it's bad news :sad:

Randy H
Feb 21st, 2011, 05:18 PM
:sad: Was just wondering what was up with Anna, shame she's injured to start the year as she has a fair bit of singles points to defend in the spring...Get well soon!

nate89
Jul 9th, 2011, 11:05 PM
Does anyone have an idea how Anna's recovery is going?

Joe.
Mar 1st, 2012, 05:05 PM
Still no play since 2010...I take it the injury was much worse than anticipated

Dorien.
Mar 1st, 2012, 06:11 PM
She is still injured?

Embittered
Mar 22nd, 2012, 07:56 PM
Anna replied to someone asking about her plans on twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/anna_smith1488/status/182800013318041600
@Shane9Cox I've been injured the last year and 3 months but trying for a comeback, no specific date planned just yet!

Dorien.
Mar 22nd, 2012, 08:53 PM
Good to see she is still trying a comeback :)

coyets
Mar 26th, 2012, 10:56 AM
Good luck to Anna Smith on her comeback, whenever it may be!

Embittered
Oct 18th, 2012, 06:13 PM
Anna is on the entry list (http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/women%27s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100027604) for Loughborough 10K. The withdrawal deadline is in the future, of course, but it seems like a good sign.

Joe.
Oct 18th, 2012, 06:28 PM
Exciting stuff! Fingers crossed she'll be fit :)

Dorien.
Oct 19th, 2012, 11:02 AM
I guess she needs a wildcard to get it :unsure:

Embittered
Oct 23rd, 2012, 08:17 PM
Due to play her first match at the Swansea ABT on Thurs: http://lta.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draw.aspx?id=2ECE7994-9AEB-4009-A041-51ECE5FA809E&draw=5

Embittered
Oct 25th, 2012, 07:13 PM
@anna_smith1488 (https://twitter.com/anna_smith1488/status/261501637145808896)

A nice 2hr 30min match to ease me back into tournaments #littletired

(She beat Kate Green after dropping the first set.)

Joe.
Nov 8th, 2012, 04:46 PM
Well she won her PRO comeback match in R1 $10k Loughborough....defeated Tess Sugnaux SUI 7-5 6-4 :)

Dorien.
Nov 8th, 2012, 05:18 PM
That's good news :)

WIMBY
Feb 17th, 2013, 12:11 AM
Anna back on the rankings :)

Dorien.
Feb 17th, 2013, 05:30 PM
Good to see :)

Joe.
May 3rd, 2013, 03:18 PM
THrough to the Semi Finals in Edinburgh after wins over Kontaveit (GREAT win!), Konotoptseva and Jorovic :D

It's great to see her back! Keep it going Anna :cheer:

Dorien.
May 3rd, 2013, 06:47 PM
Well done :cheer:

Embittered
May 5th, 2013, 01:02 PM
MCTA seem to be picking up all the second tier Brits.
Good luck to Anna Smith in final today in Edinburgh. Anna will be joining Bath and Jim has been helping her this week in preparation.
10:01am - 5 May 13
Alas, Despite a titanic effort, it seems Anna ran out of fuel in the final.

Dorien.
May 5th, 2013, 05:34 PM
Well still a great week :hug:

WIMBY
Jun 13th, 2013, 05:04 PM
Congrats today Anna in the play offs. :)

Dorien.
Jun 13th, 2013, 06:20 PM
She won?

WIMBY
Jun 13th, 2013, 07:43 PM
She won?

Yes, in three sets, next up

Francesca Stephenson
vs.
Anna Smith [3/756

Dorien.
Jun 14th, 2013, 06:17 PM
She won today too? How many matches they need to win to get the wild card?

WIMBY
Jun 16th, 2013, 01:50 AM
Wimbledon pre qualifying
Anna defeated Harriet Dart and qualified for the wild card into qualifying :)

Mforensic
Jun 16th, 2013, 01:52 PM
So happy she made it. Missed her on the circuit.

Dorien.
Jun 16th, 2013, 06:27 PM
That's great news :yeah:

pesto
Jun 17th, 2013, 10:37 PM
Drawn against 16th seed, Anna Schmiedlova, in the first round of qualies.

Dorien.
Jun 18th, 2013, 07:01 PM
She lost 62 64 :hug:

WIMBY
Jul 24th, 2013, 04:33 PM
Doubles in Wrexham

Mel and Anna defeated 4th seeds Brown/Pirazhenka 6-2 6-0 :):)


Back on court for the 1/4 Final
Mel and Anna defeated Ren/Fitzpatrick 6-3 6-1 :bounce::bounce:

Dorien.
Jul 24th, 2013, 08:03 PM
Good job girls :yeah:

WIMBY
Jul 25th, 2013, 03:31 PM
Mel and Anna bt Justyna JEGIOLKA (POL) / Diana MARCINKEVICA (LAT) [1]
6-4 4-6 11-9 :bounce::bounce:

Dorien.
Jul 25th, 2013, 07:21 PM
:)

WIMBY
Aug 3rd, 2013, 03:31 PM
Mel and Anna win doubles title in Nottingham :bounce::bounce:

Dorien.
Aug 3rd, 2013, 05:19 PM
Well done :yeah:

Embittered
Nov 10th, 2013, 11:31 AM
Anna does the double at the Loughborough 10K.

The dash to Old Trafford starts now.

Embittered
Nov 13th, 2013, 06:29 PM
The two vids currently on the front page of the ITF site:
HnZSAMESN_4
ryYzBezHSyk

Embittered
Mar 23rd, 2014, 12:01 PM
Second singles title since her comeback, winning the Heraklion 10K this morning.

4everandever
Jun 16th, 2014, 01:21 PM
...and since that doubles win in January, Anna and Jos have also won...

Sunderland 25k
Nottingham 25k
Edgbaston 25k
Nottingham 75k

Anna will go to Wimbledon as the number 1 ranked British girl in doubles; she and Jos play their first WTA together this week at Roehampton, starting with a fiendish draw against world number 3 partnership of Srebotnik/Pesche.

Good Luck!

pesto
Jun 16th, 2014, 01:29 PM
she and Jos play their first WTA together this week at Roehampton, starting with a fiendish draw against world number 3 partnership of Srebotnik/Pesche.

Good Luck!

Eastbourne, Shirley.

4everandever
Jun 16th, 2014, 01:33 PM
Yep, sorry.

pesto
Jun 16th, 2014, 01:41 PM
What lousy draws the Brits have all got at Eastbourne this year.

4everandever
Jun 17th, 2014, 01:42 PM
P + S win 6-2, 4-6, 10-4; the second consecutive week that Anna and Jos have lost to a team containing a Wimbledon 2013 semi-finalist.

Third time lucky? Here's hoping...

4everandever
Jun 25th, 2014, 02:21 PM
Anna is the only British girl in the Wimbledon mixed doubles, partnering James Ward...

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/xd/index.html

...though we could consider awarding a flag of convenience to Casey Delacqua if, first, she and Barty lose to Watson/Bouchard this afternoon and, second, she wins the mixed with previous champ Jamie Murray.

Given six months of intensive elocution lessons, and Casey could shirley pass for a Brit.

Dawson.
Jun 25th, 2014, 02:30 PM
:secret: Watson, Rae, Konta and Broady are all in the draw too

4everandever
Jun 25th, 2014, 02:45 PM
:oQuite right, Dawson. Anna only Britchick in TOP HALF of mixed draw, is what I meant, apparently.

Bottom half is now completely off topic here, but here's a link...

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/xd/r1s2.html

Apologies to Anna for messing up her thread like this.:o

4everandever
Jun 26th, 2014, 02:15 PM
The game's afoot on court 19. Stosur/Pennetta lead 2-1 in the first with a break.

4everandever
Jun 26th, 2014, 02:33 PM
Smith and Rae break twice, then take their first set point to take set 1 6-3.

4everandever
Jun 26th, 2014, 03:17 PM
6-3, 5-7,...

4everandever
Jun 26th, 2014, 03:57 PM
F@#! P!@!& and S@* S*$#&! win in 3.

3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Good luck to them for the rest of the tourney.

At least Anna and Jos seem to have put up a great fight against the women ranked 14 and 17 for singles; triple Wimbs finalist and double semi-finalist in doubles.

I just hope that they can find a way to ensure that it's not too long until they qualify for another shot at opposition of this calibre.

pesto
Jun 26th, 2014, 04:11 PM
Good effort, judging from the scoreline. Shame they couldn't pull it off.

dearlp
Jul 13th, 2014, 11:25 AM
(1)Goerges/Piter v Marcinkevica/Rus
Rae/Smith v Bua/Seguel
(3)Arruabarrena/Soler-Espinosa v Barthel/Windley
Fomina/Shakovets v Amanmuradova/Vogt

(wc)Larsson/Peterson v (wc)Arvidsson/Melander
Duque-Marino/Pereira v (4)Panova/Thorpe
Bondarenko/Melichar v Klepac/Torro-Flor
Beck/Irigoyen v (2)Dabrowski/Rosolska

Embittered
Jul 13th, 2014, 01:33 PM
Bastad?

LeatherRatson
Jul 13th, 2014, 08:43 PM
Yay, WTA tournaments! They are going up in the world. Yes, this is in Bastad.

pesto
Jul 15th, 2014, 11:23 AM
They won their first round.

dearlp
Jul 16th, 2014, 01:18 PM
Yay!They just beat 1st seed Goerges/Piter in R2, 6-3 4-6 10-3!
:cheer:

LeatherRatson
Jul 16th, 2014, 01:30 PM
Yay!They just beat 1st seed Goerges/Piter in R2, 6-3 4-6 10-3!
:cheer:

This is very promising! Go Smithray! (Do they have a conjoined team name yet? This seems like the most obvious one).

Embittered
Jul 16th, 2014, 02:35 PM
If Keothavong/Smith was Keith, this team must be (W)raith, no?

dos Santos
Jul 17th, 2014, 06:33 AM
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4everandever
Jul 17th, 2014, 07:19 AM
Josanna?

"Glo-oo-o-oria.

Josanna in excelsis."

Tho what Gloria's got to do with it, idunno. Who's she?

Anna should fetch up with precisely 600 ranking points, curently tied for position 120. Her highest ever doubles ranking, IIRC, is 119. So a win in the semi would be doubly significant.

The criteria for making the US Open doubles main draw are very opaque; but they must surely be getting very close to making the cut.

Anyway, ding-dong merrily on high.

Embittered
Jul 20th, 2014, 11:02 AM
Lost the final 1 & 1. Anna very nervous (though doubtless Raith--I have to have the courage of my own convictions as far as naming goes, haven't I?--were overmatched today in any case).

LeatherRatson
Jul 20th, 2014, 11:29 AM
Lost the final 1 & 1. Anna very nervous (though doubtless Raith--I have to have the courage of my own convictions as far as naming goes, haven't I?--were overmatched today in any case).

Wow, what the hell happened? I guess their opponents were just much better clay court players? But making a WTA final is a great step anyway.

cwej
Jul 20th, 2014, 11:36 AM
Shame about the final result, but gives them something to work on!

4everandever
Jul 20th, 2014, 01:06 PM
Didn't see that coming.

Still, in terms of ranking points (180), this is by far the best result for Anna and Joc since their injury breaks, and possibly before.

They should now be ranked 112 + 113 on Monday, dependent on results elsewhere, both now at new career-high rankings. As a team, they are approximately 25th on the "Road to Singapore" doubles leaderboard.

Anna now has a possible problem that her singles ranking (488) is not high enough to gain her entry to WTA 250k qualies, while many ITF tournaments would be almost a waste of time for her and Joss to enter...

Anybody know where and when they're playing next?

Embittered
Jul 27th, 2014, 10:08 AM
Anna and Joss won the Lexington 50K without dropping a set.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BthfdKzCMAA2fWx.jpg (https://twitter.com/anna_smith1488/status/493249173953593345)

pesto
Jul 27th, 2014, 09:16 PM
Anna now has a possible problem that her singles ranking (488) is not high enough to gain her entry to WTA 250k qualies, while many ITF tournaments would be almost a waste of time for her and Joss to enter...

I guess that in the next little while, she will have to decide whether to try to pursue her singles career, or to concentrate solely on doubles. If she and Rae can maintain a ranking that will get them into slams, then her doubles career will be far more financially viable than her singles career ever has been.

dearlp
Jul 27th, 2014, 10:56 PM
Citi Open

(1)Black/Mirza v BYE
Abanda/Rogers v Rae/Smith
(3)King/Townsend v Litvak/Mueller
Kuwata/Nara v Slater/Webley-Smith

Dekmeijere/Melichar v Cornet/Flipkens
Chirico/Marand v (4)Ar.Rodionova/Rogowska
Falconi/Wong v(wc)Ellison/Ellison
(2)Aoyama/Dabrowski v BYE

Dawson.
Jul 27th, 2014, 11:46 PM
I guess that in the next little while, she will have to decide whether to try to pursue her singles career, or to concentrate solely on doubles. If she and Rae can maintain a ranking that will get them into slams, then her doubles career will be far more financially viable than her singles career ever has been.

She's earned more money playing doubles with Rae this year than her previous two seasons in singles combined. And you feel there is still so much more they can achieve. She's had some nice singles results since her 2012 comeback from injury, but nothing noteworthy in the grand scheme of things. I should think focusing on doubles would be a no brainier for her. That's not to say she cannot play some $10ks here and there if she feels like it, and there's always the odd doubles specialist playing WTA quailes on the off chance of a low cut off or late withdrawal.

cwej
Jul 28th, 2014, 01:33 AM
It's pretty clear that both of them need to stick to doubles for the moment… They've clearly got a very special partnership - the best British female partnership in my memory… and they are now able to get a lot of ranking points for just winning one match… their consistency has been such that I can see them making a lot of finals even at WTA level.

pesto
Jul 28th, 2014, 10:46 AM
I was thinking that perhaps we should have a thread devoted to their doubles team - it's pretty random whether we post here or in Rae's thread at the moment.

Embittered
Jul 28th, 2014, 12:08 PM
I was thinking that perhaps we should have a thread devoted to their doubles team - it's pretty random whether we post here or in Rae's thread at the moment.

I agree, although if we do that, it almost guarantees they'll divorce...

toddsw33ney
Jul 29th, 2014, 01:57 PM
hopefully they won't split

dearlp
Jul 31st, 2014, 09:41 AM
Wow!They upset Black/Mirza in 4&3!Didn't see that coming.
By reaching the semi-finals, they move to the very edge of the WTA doubles top 100 :-)

Dorien.
Jul 31st, 2014, 06:10 PM
:hearts:

nimble kitty
Aug 16th, 2014, 05:37 PM
Congrats on being a top 100 doubles player! :bigclap: :aparty: