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cosmoose
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:29 AM
Anna is injured! :sad:

Apoorv
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:33 AM
good tournie for Sania. I hope anna is well for finals and AO.

jimbo mack
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:34 AM
i hope anna will be fit for the final tomorrow, was it a stomach strain?

gumoll
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:35 AM
Anna :)

but the injury :scared:

Inspiration
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:36 AM
Go Anna :yeah:

What is the injury?

gumoll
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:37 AM
i hope anna will be fit for the final tomorrow, was it a stomach strain?

it looked so

KV
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:37 AM
Well done Anna :) Hopefully she's fit for tomorrows final.

MyskinaManiac
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:38 AM
Double edge sword for Anna... goodluck

Duramont
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:38 AM
Anna in the final :woohoo:

Injured?! :unsure:

cosmoose
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:39 AM
Go Anna :yeah:

What is the injury?

stomach muscle injury. trainer was brought out and Anna was taped.
And it happened at 6-4, 5-1 :mad:
If Anna bageled the second set, maybe she could have avoided the injury.

NyCPsU
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:39 AM
oh no injury :scared:
i hope she is ok, good luck in the final and then rest up for the oz!!

iMe
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:40 AM
:bigcry: Anna for being injured

BUT CONGRATULATION !!!!! :bounce:

pav
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:40 AM
Good and bad for Anna

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:43 AM
Congrats Anna. :D

Hope it's nothing serious though. :unsure:

Sania :(

jas_aussie
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:46 AM
Well done anna!!

rocksania
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:51 AM
well gr8 tournie 4 $ania she culd not have hoped better than this result a semi final berth n now the oz open hope she continues this amazing run .

Ben.
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:59 AM
congrats anna :yeah:
commiserations sania :hug:

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jan 11th, 2007, 10:00 AM
good job Anna i hope you are ok

Geertvg
Jan 11th, 2007, 10:21 AM
Too bad the semi wasn't closer, I thought Sania would take Anna to three. Go win that final now Anna :yeah:

Sania, good luck in the AO, and crack that top 20 soon! :)

shibi
Jan 11th, 2007, 10:49 AM
It seems Sania's serve deserted her and hence couldn't put up a good fight- score was 4-4 in the first set but completely lost after that.

Hope Anna's injury is not serious.

miss_molik
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:11 AM
Congrats Anna

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:31 AM
That's Anna's 13 win in her last 14 matches.

new-york
Jan 11th, 2007, 12:10 PM
i wanted Sania to at least make it close. :(
well, still a positive week.

i hope Anna is ok.

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 12:15 PM
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/HOB11201111112.jpg

Russia's Anna Chakvetadze smiles after winning her semi final match against India's Sania Mirza at the Hobart International tennis tournament, Thursday Jan. 11, 2007, in Hobart, Australia. Chakvetadze won the match 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/Peter Mathew)

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 12:50 PM
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/HOB11901111127.jpg

India's Sania Mirza, right, congratulates Russia's Anna Chakvetadze after Chakvetadze won their semi final match of the Hobart International tennis tournament, Thursday Jan. 11, 2007, in Hobart, Australia. Chakvetadze won 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/Peter Mathew)

P_Fer
Jan 11th, 2007, 12:51 PM
Anna get well soon:sad:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 11th, 2007, 12:52 PM
stomach injuries not to be taken lightly :scared:

Anna making final ;) :yeah:
but long term it would be better for Anna not to play final.

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 01:13 PM
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/HOB11301111120.jpg

Russia's Anna Chakvetadze, right, is attended to by a trainer after she broke down with stomach pains during her match against India's Sania Mirza, in the semi finals of the Hobart International tennis tournament , Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, in Hobart, Australia. Chakvetaze played on to win the match 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/Peter Mathew)

ioni
Jan 11th, 2007, 01:28 PM
Anna :woohoo: good luck in the final ! :)

-Makiri-
Jan 11th, 2007, 01:32 PM
Anna :woohoo:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 11th, 2007, 01:36 PM
Yes Ana!!! :worship:

Title is yours :hatoff:

Cat's Pajamas
Jan 11th, 2007, 01:47 PM
I'm very happy for Anna, but I think it might be wisest to skip the final and rest herself for the AO..


:awww: :hearts: :hug:

starr
Jan 11th, 2007, 02:30 PM
:bigclap: Anna, She may be the true class of the young ones,

selyoink
Jan 11th, 2007, 03:05 PM
Well done Anna.

Hope the injury is nothing serious.

jazar
Jan 11th, 2007, 03:44 PM
easy win, especially if she had a bit of an injury

Harju.
Jan 11th, 2007, 03:47 PM
Sania :hug:
Been a great tourney and good warm up before AO. Hope she gets a good draw at AO.

Anna C :banana:

Kirilenko_Kamp
Jan 11th, 2007, 04:39 PM
A great tourney for Sania even though she lost.:sad: It should give her great confidence going into the Aussie Open.;) A tremendous win for Anna:bigclap: Hopefully, her injury isn't serious and that it doesn't hamper her performance in the final or at AO next week.;)

Nicolás89
Jan 11th, 2007, 04:44 PM
congrats ana:wavey:

frenchie
Jan 11th, 2007, 04:46 PM
Anna is continuing her good form from last year!

Uranus
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:41 PM
I thought Sania could to better...

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 06:05 PM
Chakvetadze returned to the court in an attempt to serve out the match out but was barely able to serve. The determined world No.13 fought on, producing a couple of good winners and was also assisted by some unforced Mirza errors in claiming the match 6-4 6-1.

Despite the injury, Chakvetadze said post-match treatment had made a significant difference.

“I pulled my stomach muscle, it was actually because of my back,” she said. “But now it’s ok, trainers worked very good and now I feel good, I can even run so I will be ready for final tomorrow.

“It was hurting a lot but I was 5-0 up so I wanted to finish the match. If it be any other score I think I would have pulled out. I couldn’t serve and I couldn’t run at all.”

In a rare situation the top seeded Chakvetadze will meet a qualifier in Bardina who will be playing a staggering eighth match this week in tomorrow’s final. Chakvetadze said it wouldn’t be an easy match.

“We played juniors but it was a long time ago so I don’t actually remember. It will be interesting match because we’re both the same age.

“She’s played much better now than last year. I hope I will play better and I hope I will stay healthy.”

kinglear
Jan 11th, 2007, 06:15 PM
Thanks a lot for posting that GoldenLox. That article is what I like to hear. Anna said that she'll be okay. By the way, where is that article from?

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 06:29 PM
WTA Hobart: Teenage Russians to meet in final Two Russian teenagers will meet in the final of the Moorilla Hobart International after Anna Chakvetadze and Vasilisa Bardina posted wins in day five action at the Domain Tennis Centre today.

In a dramatic second semifinal, top seed Chakvetadze was just one game from victory when a stomach injury almost forced her to retire. The 19-year-old claimed the first set over Indian Sania Mirza 6-4 and led 5-1 in the second when she took a long injury timeout and was worked on by the trainer.

Chakvetadze returned to the court in an attempt to serve out the match out but was barely able to serve. The determined world No.13 fought on, producing a couple of good winners and was also assisted by some unforced Mirza errors in claiming the match 6-4 6-1.

Despite the injury, Chakvetadze said post-match treatment had made a significant difference.

“I pulled my stomach muscle, it was actually because of my back,” she said. “But now it’s ok, trainers worked very good and now I feel good, I can even run so I will be ready for final tomorrow.

“It was hurting a lot but I was 5-0 up so I wanted to finish the match. If it be any other score I think I would have pulled out. I couldn’t serve and I couldn’t run at all.”

In a rare situation the top seeded Chakvetadze will meet a qualifier in Bardina who will be playing a staggering eighth match this week in tomorrow’s final. Chakvetadze said it wouldn’t be an easy match.

“We played juniors but it was a long time ago so I don’t actually remember. It will be interesting match because we’re both the same age.

“She’s played much better now than last year. I hope I will play better and I hope I will stay healthy.”

Bardina continued her brilliant run in the day’s first semifinal when she recorded a convincing 6-3 6-1 win over Serena Williams’ conqueror, Sybille Bammer. The Russian, who has never passed the second round of a WTA Tour event, said she was thrilled with her run.

“I don’t know how I got through all of these matches, I think I played well,” she said.

She said tomorrow’s final was going to be a huge highlight.

“That will be great for me. My first dream for me is to win a small tournament and then after that a big one. Now I’m in the final maybe I can get my first dream.”

Tomorrow’s singles final will begin at 7.00pm and will be followed by the doubles final.


Results – Day Five Main Draw

[Q] Vasilisa Bardina (RUS) d Sybille Bammer (AUT) 6-3 6-1
[1] Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) d [WC] Sania Mirza (IND) 6-4 6-1
[4] Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) / Elena Vesnina (RUS) d [2] Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) / Gisela Dulko (ARG) 6-1 6-3
[1] Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP) v Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) / Flavia Pennetta (ITA) – still in progress


The US$170,000 Moorilla Hobart International is part of the Australian Open Series and will be staged from Friday 5 – Friday 12 January 2007 at the Domain Tennis Centre.

Six of the world’s current top 11 players have previously competed at the Moorilla Hobart International and the tournament’s honour roll boasts names such as Kim Clijsters (2000), Alicia Molik (2003) and this year’s winner, world No.35 Michaella Krajicek.

http://www.tennisnews.com/exclusive.php?pID=15972

ayusania
Jan 11th, 2007, 06:39 PM
welldone anna!!!!

sania....

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 11th, 2007, 06:47 PM
running is one thing
the major prob with stomach injuries is always serving....... hurts like hell.

Kitten63
Jan 11th, 2007, 08:38 PM
Well done Anna!
good luck in the final.

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:10 PM
http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/1434/chakhobart07atl8.jpg

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photogallery/hobart/f_29.jpg
©Tennis Australia
Top seed Anna Chakvetadze hit a forehand during her second round match.

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photogallery/hobart/f_20.jpg
©Tennis Australia
Top seed Anna Chakvetadze powered her way past a resurgent Sania Mirza to reach the final.

adam_ads_n
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:15 PM
I was impressed by Sania's play at the beggining. But she lost her concentration later on :( I really hope she can play good tennis in AO. Good luck Sania and well done Chaky! ;)

fOxYLiCiOuS
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:35 AM
Well done Anna :kiss: :D

goldenlox
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:18 AM
Right now, Anna's health is the priority. These stomach injuries can last for weeks.

Leo_DFP
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:39 AM
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/HOB11901111127.jpg

India's Sania Mirza, right, congratulates Russia's Anna Chakvetadze after Chakvetadze won their semi final match of the Hobart International tennis tournament, Thursday Jan. 11, 2007, in Hobart, Australia. Chakvetadze won 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/Peter Mathew)

I :hearts: this picture and I :hearts: both girls. Congrats to Sania on a nice tournament and Anna on another final.

But stomach strain? Ouch, that's bad. Hopefully not as bad as VW's was in 2003!