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itzhak
Oct 23rd, 2006, 03:05 PM
in a press conference in Israel she declared that she will play in 2007 but in a different schedule (for example, she probably will not flight to AO).

The interesting news is that she will coach young Israeli players and will help them in Israel and in Europe where she did live in the last years. This is part of big plans in Israeli Tennis federation to help the young talented players to improve in the tour and to join Shahar in the next years in the elite tennis players. right now, because of Shahar' success, Tennis is very popular in Israel and the tennis federation wants that Anna will be part of the future managment of Israeli tennis players.

pics from today:

http://img317.imageshack.us/img317/7895/gg111825yd3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img327.imageshack.us/img327/6558/gg111827wc7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

AceTennisGrrrl
Oct 23rd, 2006, 03:07 PM
:bowdown:

Anna :yeah: She cares so much about Israeli tennis, you can tell :D

Is she sacrificing Australia for this, or she is just going to play a limitied schedule? I still remember when she won two straight titles in Aus :eek:

itzhak
Oct 23rd, 2006, 03:08 PM
her schedule will be limited...

frenchie
Oct 23rd, 2006, 03:11 PM
Good to know she'll play in 2007 :D

I wonder what she will learn to these poor Israeli youngsters?? The art of serve&volley :tape: ;)

AceTennisGrrrl
Oct 23rd, 2006, 03:20 PM
Good to know she'll play in 2007 :D

I wonder what she will learn to these poor Israeli youngsters?? The art of serve&volley :tape: ;)

:shrug:

She will teach them how hard work pays off and they will look up to her and be amazed to have someone like Anna Smashnova actually teaching them. She is no Clijsters for the Belgians or whatever, but she is the best Israel has had (not counting Shahar yet) so fAr

Shonami Slam
Oct 23rd, 2006, 03:30 PM
Good to know she'll play in 2007 :D

I wonder what she will learn to these poor Israeli youngsters?? The art of serve&volley :tape: ;)

yes. she's going to be the best practice AGAINST serve and volley that they'll get.
israel has produced it's first S&V player in keren shlomo, 1988 crop girl with top200 potential as for now.
don't forget that to win 12 titles no matter what size you've got to be able to bring on court something of a unique style. they won't be playing single handers, they won't be playing slicers, they won't be playing top-spiners.
they only know each other and some basic tournies from abroad.
they usually get crushed when meeting much more experienced players with LESSER games, anna can give them a whole lot of idea what pressure is, and how to relax on-court.
all respect to shahar - Anna is by far the best israeli player of all times, and a tough one to it. she's already forgotten things they've never even learned.
and yes - she cares deeply for Israel, though i don't understand how - this nation is filled with people who reject and hate her, racists of all kinds that disaprove of her forign nature and birthplace.
her story is a very sad one. she's a wonderous woman for seeing shahar recieve all the love and effection she never did. she's much braver than most players on tour, and had her risks and fair share of misfortune.
she very well can teach most people about a whole lot, but also some about tennis.

AceTennisGrrrl
Oct 23rd, 2006, 03:38 PM
yes. she's going to be the best practice AGAINST serve and volley that they'll get.
israel has produced it's first S&V player in keren shlomo, 1988 crop girl with top200 potential as for now.
don't forget that to win 12 titles no matter what size you've got to be able to bring on court something of a unique style. they won't be playing single handers, they won't be playing slicers, they won't be playing top-spiners.
they only know each other and some basic tournies from abroad.
they usually get crushed when meeting much more experienced players with LESSER games, anna can give them a whole lot of idea what pressure is, and how to relax on-court.
all respect to shahar - Anna is by far the best israeli player of all times, and a tough one to it. she's already forgotten things they've never even learned.
and yes - she cares deeply for Israel, though i don't understand how - this nation is filled with people who reject and hate her, racists of all kinds that disaprove of her forign nature and birthplace.
her story is a very sad one. she's a wonderous woman for seeing shahar recieve all the love and effection she never did. she's much braver than most players on tour, and had her risks and fair share of misfortune.
she very well can teach most people about a whole lot, but also some about tennis.

:kiss:

Shonami toda toda toda :hug:

What I was trying to say but a whoooooole lot better

Slumpsova
Oct 23rd, 2006, 04:06 PM
why bother playing when you know you can be a superb coach? :shrug:

The Jabberwock
Oct 23rd, 2006, 04:29 PM
why bother playing when you know you can be a superb coach? :shrug:

Maybe she still love to play? :confused:

and how can you/she definitely know she will be a superb coach?

Anyway, I'm happy with her decision and wish her all the best.

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 23rd, 2006, 07:10 PM
Good Luck to ANNA :worship: I will still be cheering for next year :bounce:

sapir1434
Oct 23rd, 2006, 07:26 PM
All the best Anna :)

rightous
Oct 23rd, 2006, 08:35 PM
Anna looks really well in those pics:)

Firstly, it is good that she is playing next season, albeit a limited schedule. Secondly, Anna is a great mentor - Peer mentioned on numerous occasions that she was inspired by Anna's work ethic and determination and this can only inspire others. Thirdly, Anna has been aorund the tour for a long time, had great wins and won 12 titles so she can impart some sound words of wisdom.

I wish her all the best

Drake1980
Oct 23rd, 2006, 08:54 PM
I'm so happy she'll play another year:)

esquímaux
Oct 23rd, 2006, 09:03 PM
I wonder what she will learn to these poor Israeli youngsters?? The art of serve&volley :tape: ;):p:p:p
Negative hun, the delicate art of counterpunch a la moonball :kiss:

Mattographer
Oct 24th, 2006, 12:13 AM
:bowdown:

Anna :yeah: She cares so much about Israeli tennis, you can tell :D

Is she sacrificing Australia for this, or she is just going to play a limitied schedule? I still remember when she won two straight titles in Aus :eek:
Auckland isn't in Australia, it's New Zealand! :p