View Full Version : USO R3: Chaky glides past Mirza 6-2 6-3

Sep 1st, 2007, 06:54 PM

A much better match than your last round Anna.

Sep 1st, 2007, 06:57 PM
What a day for Anna! I think she became the favorite in the bottom half today.
It's breakout time.

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:00 PM
Congratulatons Princess Chakvetadze! :kiss: :hearts:

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:03 PM
Disgusting stuff from Sania. Just retire next time you draw Chakvetadze.

Solid stuff as usual from Anna.

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:04 PM
Great job Anna! Glad one of my favorites pulled out a win today! Good luck in the 4th round!

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:04 PM
Mirza :tape: :o :hug:
Chaky,well played though!:yeah:

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:05 PM
Match Report- chakvetadze playing well. sania nervous and not playing good went down 6-2 3-0, then she picked up. too late. at 5-1, chaky saw sania's face.she was like :awww: and did two doublefaults, sania tired to return the favour by throwing returns out but anna won this battle also :lol: and in the end just too good for sania. she has a mental edge over sania which will remain forever.

and Whenever Anna beats Sania she takes the title. Will it happen this time? tough as sania was hitting short and slow and giving puffy serves but still anna is looking good.

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:06 PM
I'm sensing a Grand Slam final for Anna :hearts: I don't want to get too excited. Just focus and keep winning.

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:06 PM
Win in doubles sania and please next time retire before playing anna and props to anna for giving sania an opportunity to take the match above 45 mins.

anna :hug: you are a good person.

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:07 PM
Congrats Anna!!!

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:08 PM
noooooooooooooooooooooo sania :sad:

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:09 PM
Chaky, you rock!

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:10 PM
Anna :banana:

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:10 PM
Ann, well done as usual :yeah:
Sania, just useless playing Anna :o

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:11 PM
expected win for anna but should've closed out the match at 5-1

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:11 PM
What a day for Anna! I think she became the favorite in the bottom half today.
It's breakout time.

Anna is the underdog vs anyone
she's not a fav :fiery::p :p

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:12 PM
Anna! :bounce: she could really go far in this major now.

Sania, you've had a wonderful summer keep it up! :hug:

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:13 PM
Anna :)

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:13 PM
Well done Anna. She has a clear path to the semis now. She better take advantage of it.

Pink Princess
Sep 1st, 2007, 07:14 PM
Very well Princess Chakvetadze :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:16 PM
well done anna! thats my girl keep it up and you could just prove everyone wrong in this tournament!

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:39 PM
Apparently Sania was just outplayed. :shrug: My bad if that was the case.

Was painful to follow on SB though.

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:42 PM
Congrats Anna, keep going!!

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:48 PM
Well a disappointing result for me but it is very clear by now that Sania's game matches up very poorly against the skill and guile of Anna. I like Anna a lot too so I can't be too disappointed. I must say I agree with Goldenlox than Anna is now the favorite to get to the final from the bottom of the draw, and while I am rooting for Julia and Aga, I would still be pleased to see Anna get to her 1st final. She is a nice girl and I like her tennis. :yeah:

Good luck in the quarters Anna. :)

Sania, tough draw for you here but I hope you keep up your good form for the rest of the season and get to the top 20 soon. ;)

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:51 PM
congratz Anna :yeah:

Sania :sad::shrug:

Sep 1st, 2007, 07:52 PM
Anna :yeah:

Sep 1st, 2007, 09:23 PM
anna is a much better player than sania and matches up perfectly with her. the win was expected, but still nice to see. :yeah:

make your first slam final! :banana:

Sep 1st, 2007, 09:26 PM
Good match Anna! :woohoo: :yeah:

Go on sweetie and take advantage of the good draw. :hearts:

Sep 1st, 2007, 09:28 PM
omg, this is an amazing chance. anna, please take advantage of it. i really feel like the final is a good possibility!! :D

Sep 1st, 2007, 10:04 PM
Sania :sad: :hug:

Europe rocks
Sep 1st, 2007, 10:13 PM
Another solid performance from Anna :)

Sep 2nd, 2007, 03:23 AM
Anna will never see a slam draw like this, ever, in her career.
How she deals with it the next few days could define her career.

No Name Face
Sep 2nd, 2007, 03:26 AM
Anna PWNS Sania.

I love it.
Chakvetadze could do very well here...I wish for the best. Since Elena is out, I'm gonna root for a Serena/Anna final.

Sep 2nd, 2007, 03:30 AM
Robert Lansdorp said in Tennis Magazine that women's tennis is so easy that anyone can be number one. I don't completely agree with that, but I understand where he's coming from. There are so many easy players in the draws these days. But tell me this, how did Radwanska beat Sharapova, and Chaketadze always loses to Sharapova? :confused: I think Chaketadze has a complex when it comes to Sharapova.

Sep 2nd, 2007, 03:33 AM
Congrats, Anna.

Sep 2nd, 2007, 06:47 AM
i really believe anna gave sania two double faults at 5-1 second set when she saw that the match was only in its 45th minute.

sania this has been a good US hardcourts run!! please continue this form into the last quarter of the season! you're 26 in the rankings now come on!

Sep 2nd, 2007, 07:28 AM
Sania. :( 4th loss to her this year... very disappointing... :(

Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:44 PM
Robert Lansdorp said in Tennis Magazine that women's tennis is so easy that anyone can be number one. I don't completely agree with that, but I understand where he's coming from. There are so many easy players in the draws these days. But tell me this, how did Radwanska beat Sharapova, and Chaketadze always loses to Sharapova? :confused: I think Chaketadze has a complex when it comes to Sharapova. He's an old man. Women's tennis has a true #1. You have to be nuts not to see that.

Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:47 PM
Sania Mirza is improving obviously but I just think that Sania NEEDS a better serve. Now to Sania's credit she's lost the weight and gotten into much better physical shape she's moving a lot better on the court. I would like to see Sania come to net more in her singles matches she's such a good doubles player. I don't understand why Sania doesn't have the courage to use the skills she has from doubles in singles. Sania volleys very well. I think the key for Sania now is to work on her SERVE. The serve is the weakest part of Sania's game.

Sep 2nd, 2007, 02:20 PM
Mirza falls to sixth seed Chakvetadze at US Open


NEW YORK (AFP) — Sania Mirza is still trying to solve the mystery of how to defeat world number six Anna Chakvetadze, who extended her mastery over the Indian star 6-2, 6-3 Saturday in a US Open third-round match.

The Russian improved to 4-0 all-time against Mirza, including prior triumphs in a January semi-final at Hobart and in July at a Cincinnati semi-final and the Stanford final. Chakvetadze went on to win titles at each event.

"I can't play her. I feel like I don't play the right shots. I'm doing what she wants me to do," a frustrated Mirza confessed to Swiss 11th seed Patty Schnyder after the loss.

"There are lots of girls who can't play her," Schnyder replied.

Mirza, seeded 26th, is a friend and former junior doubles teammate of Chakvetadze and knew she had to make changes to have a chance to advance in the showdown of 20-year-old rising stars.

"I had to do something different. I didn't change it up enough," Mirza said. "I find it very hard to play her. She is very hard for a lot of players."

But that makes Mirza even more determined to find the answers for overcoming Chakvetadze in order to take the next step on her dream to reaching a Grand Slam final.

"You have to find a way to win," Mirza said. "There are very few Grand Slam champions and finalists. That's our target. We're trying to get there."

Chakvetadze hit a forehand winner to break Mirza's first service game of the match and broke again in the last game of the set when Mirza hit a forehand long after having denied the Russian on two prior set points. Mirza fell behind 5-1 in the second set before rallying, breaking when Chakvetadze sent a backhand wide and denying the sixth seed on a match point when the Russian sent a forehand wide. Chakvetadze held serve to end the match after 53 minutes on a forehand winner, ensuring she matched her best US Open showing from last year by reaching the fourth round.

"I didn't play an ugly match," Mirza said. "I was always running. She was dictating play. I like to dictate play. She served well. I didn't expect her to serve that well.

"I lost to a player who is top 10 in the world in the third round of a Slam. It's not that easy."

Next for Chakvetadze will be Austria's Tamira Paszek who ousted Swiss 11th seed Patty Schnyder. The ouster of defending champion Maria Sharapova gives Chakvetadze a clearer semi-final path but she said, "I'm not looking that far."

"If I play like today I should win every match. My body is ready and I'm mentally ready," Chakvetadze said. "I feel good. I feel consistent on court. I'm mentally strong."

AFP (http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gxUZYKH_73OKJN7sRmHScq86liqA)


Chakvetadze blasted only three aces but kept the 20-year-old Mirza off-balance by mixing up her serves while connecting on 65 percent of her first attempts.

"I think she served really well," said Mirza, who used to play doubles with Chakvetadze when they were juniors. "She improved her serve in the last month."

Sep 2nd, 2007, 02:30 PM
Sania seems to have a mental block against Anna. Hope she finds a way to overcome that.

Sep 2nd, 2007, 06:37 PM
Interesting quotes from both of them. Sania put the loss into perspective, which is good. Anna can be a terrible matchup for many players, no denying that.

As for Chakvetadze, it's good to see that she's confident in what she's doing. Not that I'd like to see her come out of the bottom half. :p