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AlexBarrington
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:21 PM
A good match, Francy leaded 3-0 in the final score!

But Anna was really string at the end! :rolleyes:

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:22 PM
phew Anna :yeah: :banana: ;)
good comeback in end :)

Russianboy
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:23 PM
:woohoo: :banana: well doen anna :D :worship:

Demska
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:23 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana:

penkku
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:24 PM
Anna :) great fight

goldenlox
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:24 PM
Strange, uneven match. They should use hawkeye every close call.

ys
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:24 PM
That incredible error at net definitely turned the match around.. It's not even club level error.. Beginner's level. Incredible.

Beny
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:25 PM
Happy Anna pulled it off.
I've thought Fran can handle the Fed Cup pressure the best until 46,64,4-3 but from then on.. :help: she must have hit about 8-10 UEs.
Anna was inconsistant but the last game was quite good.
So Russia is in the lead 1-0 :yeah:

I quite like the presence of Sharapova there :)

Hellion
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:26 PM
1-0 for Russia ! :cool:

DimaDinosaur
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:26 PM
Anna Chakvetadze is a STAR!!! :hearts:

AnnaK_4ever
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:27 PM
Very poor play in the first two sets but rather entertaining third set. Anna really could have done the job more easily.
Big :lol: @ Francesca's miss at 3-1 in the third.

FORZA SARITA
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:27 PM
good fight fran :worship:
but the match it's over on that stupid mistake on *3-2 30/40 :o
no comment for the first set :o

Ben.
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:28 PM
well done anna :yeah:
bad luck fran :hug:

Beny
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:29 PM
I didn't see the Fran's miss...I was here,typing a message :o
What was it like?

@Sweet Cleopatra
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:29 PM
great win Anna , but the Italian crowd was weird haha

FaceyFacem
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:30 PM
i thought the first set choke was more embarrassing, anna looked like she was going to cry and couldn't hit a shot in the court the first 4 games (the one game she won in that stretch fran DFed 3 times), then had BPs at 3-1 also, fran should've had 5-0 in the 1st and the match could've had a very different life

bellascarlett
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:32 PM
Yeah that error from Francesca at net pretty much sealed her fate. :weirdo: But she fought well. I kinda feel bad for her. She gave it all out there. :hug:

But Chaky. :yeah: Congrats!

Maria is the best cheerleader! :lol: :banana: This is good for her.

Too bad, the camera work isn't that good on the tennis channel. They need to show the team's reactions more.

lilimi
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:32 PM
well done anna! i could not see the end of the match. and thouht that maria would have jinx her after nole :( :lol:

Russianboy
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:33 PM
good fight fran :worship:
but the match it's over on that stupid mistake on *3-2 30/40 :o
no comment for the first set :o

what happened at 3-2 30-40??? :D

ys
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:33 PM
I didn't see the Fran's miss...I was here,typing a message :o
What was it like?

Anna was reaching for a passing shot, barely getting a racket on it, hit an extremely slow ball that barely cleared the net, and bounced, very close, about 1 meter from the net and quite high.. Fran was waiting for it, tried to simply tuck it over the net, and missed. Anna was not even watching, she was her back to the net, pretty much walking for the next point..

ys
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:34 PM
what happened at 3-2 30-40??? :D

It was 3:1, 30:40..

schorsch
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:34 PM
hehe did chakve just walk by a smiling maria after she won ? i thought she did :p naughty anna!
well done getting the first point, coz it was a very nervous match.

go sveta ! ! ! win the second point :D

AnnaK_4ever
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:34 PM
I didn't see the Fran's miss...I was here,typing a message :o
What was it like?

The ball was just over the net on Schaivone's side and Chakvetadze was walking to her chair (wrong, not to her chair, she was walking towards the baseline) being absolutely sure that Francesca was about to finish the point. But Fran just missed the ball.

AlexBarrington
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:37 PM
Francy in front of net send the ball on net, i think that was the key moment. However great fight from francy

Russianboy
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:39 PM
The ball was just over the net on Schaivone's side and Chakvetadze was walking to her chair being absolutely sure that Francesca was about to finish the point. But Fran just missed the ball.

:lol:
someone recorded?

@Sweet Cleopatra
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:39 PM
hehe did chakve just walk by a smiling maria after she won ? i thought she did :p naughty anna!
well done getting the first point, coz it was a very nervous match.

go sveta ! ! ! win the second point :D

I noticed that too , but may be she didn't notice Masha's hand , any way Anna better be good with Masha cause she didn't make any thing bad to her , and she's part of the team , and she must accept that .

goldenlox
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:40 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/32/fullj.getty-tennis-fed-cup-final-rus-ita.jpg
Anna Chakvetadze of Russia receives a ball from Francesca Schiavone of Italy during the first day of the Federation Cup women's tennis finals in Moscow, 15 September 2007.

ys
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Nadya is filing the break talking about the match and the team on TV. Very eloquent, very intelligent, very mature. Pleasure to listen.

Ballbasher
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Chaky :banana:

Pink Princess
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:43 PM
C'mon Anna:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: C'mon Russia!!!:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

adrovi
Sep 15th, 2007, 12:56 PM
Well done Chaky :worship: :worship:

RsaibotD
Sep 15th, 2007, 01:11 PM
good fight at the end Achak:worship: ..... congrats for Russia:yeah:

mankind
Sep 15th, 2007, 01:12 PM
A bit erratic from Anna, but showed her class in the end. Schiavone always a tough opponent, especially in Fed Cup matches. Great nerve shown from Anna in her biggest Fed Cup match ever.

I'm listening to the Fed Cup Radio live commentary, and is it just me or does one of the commentators sound like John Cleese? :lol: Maybe it's just the English accent. :p

Elwin.
Sep 15th, 2007, 01:22 PM
well done Anna :)

patch.
Sep 15th, 2007, 01:29 PM
Well Done to Anna!

Go Russia :yeah:

sammy01
Sep 15th, 2007, 01:41 PM
wooooooooooo! well done anna i wana see the snub you gave maria!

Pink Princess
Sep 15th, 2007, 01:41 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070915/capt.1ab57308dd06447ea49caad866ab952b.russia_tenni s_fed_cup_final_italy_xias103.jpg

Russia's Anna Chakvetadze reacts after scoring a point against Italy's Francesca Schiavone at their Fed Cup final match in Moscow Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007. Anna Chakvetadze struggled past Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the opening singles match Saturday to give Russia a 1-0 lead over defending champion Italy in the Fed Cup final.

Pink Princess
Sep 15th, 2007, 01:41 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070915/capt.04408b74710e4047a90b1d4178446a11.russia_tenni s_fed_cup_final_italy_xias105.jpg

Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts as she watches the Fed Cup final match between Russia's Anna Chakvetadze and Italy's Francesca Schiavone in Moscow, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007. Anna Chakvetadze struggled past Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the opening singles match Saturday to give Russia a 1-0 lead over defending champion Italy in the Fed Cup final.

bellascarlett
Sep 15th, 2007, 01:48 PM
wooooooooooo! well done anna i wana see the snub you gave maria!

she didn't snub maria. :o maria was cheering for her all throughout, snubbing her would have made anna a big bitch. i didnt see anything that should be made a big deal out of to be honest.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070915/capt.04408b74710e4047a90b1d4178446a11.russia_tenni s_fed_cup_final_italy_xias105.jpg

Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts as she watches the Fed Cup final match between Russia's Anna Chakvetadze and Italy's Francesca Schiavone in Moscow, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007. Anna Chakvetadze struggled past Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the opening singles match Saturday to give Russia a 1-0 lead over defending champion Italy in the Fed Cup final.

Mash...:rocker2:

borisyBACK
Sep 15th, 2007, 01:58 PM
I love Chaky's dress :hearts:

And good for Maria, she does something positive once in 5 years :)

sammy01
Sep 15th, 2007, 02:01 PM
she didn't snub maria. :o maria was cheering for her all throughout, snubbing her would have made anna a big bitch. i didnt see anything that should be made a big deal out of to be honest.



Mash...:rocker2:

i just want some drama as theres gona be none in the final the titles russias already! i was being naughty my bad!

Beny
Sep 15th, 2007, 02:05 PM
Anna was reaching for a passing shot, barely getting a racket on it, hit an extremely slow ball that barely cleared the net, and bounced, very close, about 1 meter from the net and quite high.. Fran was waiting for it, tried to simply tuck it over the net, and missed. Anna was not even watching, she was her back to the net, pretty much walking for the next point..

:lol:

Hope I'll see it

Princeza
Sep 15th, 2007, 02:08 PM
Well done Chaky.
Masha :D

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 15th, 2007, 02:44 PM
Nice job Anna! Good fight back!

Shoulderpova
Sep 15th, 2007, 02:47 PM
Anna:woohoo:banana::yippee::dance:

.Andrew.
Sep 15th, 2007, 04:01 PM
Excellent Anna! :D :worship: Great comeback! :rocker2:

I actually thought Franny would win this match. She handles the Fed Cup pressure extremely well. :)

Franny :hug: Nice try.

Wintermute
Sep 15th, 2007, 04:28 PM
Go Anna! :bounce:

This was always going to be tricky, playing the first rubber of the Fed Cup final in front of the home fans is bound to make you nervous at first. And Fran is a very committed Fed Cup player who would make it as difficult for Anna as she could. I didn't see the match unfortunately but maybe I'll catch highlights somewhere.

Well done A-Chak for getting the first point for Russia! :)

Here's vid of the horror point by Schiavone (thanks for Georgianfan for the link):

Link: rutube (http://rutube.ru/tracks/181718.html?v=0dacea9405f7f068df70af608b823e10)

:eek:

AlexBarrington
Sep 15th, 2007, 04:41 PM
Francesca said in the interview she didnt push the ball cuz she thought to make invasion...

hurricanejeanne
Sep 15th, 2007, 04:43 PM
Anna :bigclap:

Cat's Pajamas
Sep 15th, 2007, 04:45 PM
well done Anna :hug:

Kitten63
Sep 15th, 2007, 05:48 PM
Congrats Anna!

jacobruiz
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:01 PM
Oh, well done, Anna.:angel: But I was hoping Franny would kick her ass.:devil:

Reiken
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:05 PM
good win chaky!!!

ys
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:24 PM
i thought the first set choke was more embarrassing, anna looked like she was going to cry and couldn't hit a shot in the court the first 4 games (the one game she won in that stretch fran DFed 3 times), then had BPs at 3-1 also, fran should've had 5-0 in the 1st and the match could've had a very different life

Look at the first set of her match against Venus in Stowe. Same story. Sometimes her nerves are just taking her apart..

RJWCapriati
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Fran always plays so well in fed cup

.:sk:.
Sep 15th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Chaky :devil:

goldenlox
Sep 15th, 2007, 10:00 PM
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u304/joxy_bucket/fa.jpg

No Name Face
Sep 15th, 2007, 10:05 PM
Anna :woohoo:

jonny84
Sep 15th, 2007, 10:13 PM
Come on Anna!

:woohoo:

She is having a great year - 4 titles, top5 position, 2x GS QFs and 1x GS SF, plus if she helps Russia win the Fed Cup!

sammy01
Sep 15th, 2007, 10:49 PM
that miss from fran was realy bad but it was an amazing pick up by anna the ball was behind her (good job she knows how to use the frame lol)

goldenlox
Sep 16th, 2007, 12:02 AM
“When I was 0-3 down in the third set I thought oh my god, we could be 1-0 down to Italy and this is going to be tough for Sveta,” said the Russian, who turned to the serene Shamil Tarpischev for restoration.

“There was no point talking about tactics at this stage, so he was trying to calm me down and help me to be more positive and relaxed.”