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dybbuk
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:29 AM
6-3 3-1, triple break point, and she went a little :cuckoo: But a win nonetheless. :)

Ben.
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:30 AM
Well just as long as Ana wins her matches I'm still happy :D

Ana :yeah:

LindsayRulz
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:33 AM
Ana :yeah:

Kata :sad: :hug:

mboyle
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:33 AM
Her play has been unbelievably shoddy since she switched rackets. Obviously, Kata is a tricky veteran. It's not necessarily the score that bothers me (though someone with Ana's power really should wrap this up in straights, even if they are tough straights,) but the choke. Ana has never in her career had problems closing matches until this tournament...

Dexter
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:35 AM
:rolls:
Why winning a match in under an hour if you can play for two? :shrug: Match practice is all what counts. :cool:
Anyway, Ana's dress colour will suit to the courts as Justine will wipe them with her if she keeps this level of concentration up. :o

Kata. :hug:

Dexter
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:37 AM
Her play has been unbelievably shoddy since she switched rackets. Obviously, Kata is a tricky veteran. It's not necessarily the score that bothers me (though someone with Ana's power really should wrap this up in straights, even if they are tough straights,) but the choke. Ana has never in her career had problems closing matches until this tournament...Obviously you don't follow Ana's matches at all. :wavey: Ana's lost many many 2nd sets after having gone up a break.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:41 AM
Ana has never in her career had problems closing matches until this tournament...

:spit::spit:

Are we talking about the same Ana?

Just from last year.

Set and break ahead against Sveta in Madrid and it went to 7-5 3rd set.
Against Hantuchova she almost blew the 2nd set there after a lead of a break.

She was a set and break ahead against Dulko in Charleston and had MP in that set. It went to 6-4 in the 3rd. She almost wasted a double break there as well.

Against Dechy in Antwerp she served twice for the match in the 2nd set.
It ended in 6-2 in the 3rd.

spiritedenergy
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:45 AM
Her play has been unbelievably shoddy since she switched rackets. Obviously, Kata is a tricky veteran. It's not necessarily the score that bothers me (though someone with Ana's power really should wrap this up in straights, even if they are tough straights,) but the choke. Ana has never in her career had problems closing matches until this tournament...

:weirdo: what's wrong with you??:tape: Everytime you post false statements endorsing them as true... get it together!:help:

oh I forgot ahhhaha good win Ana, but why did you choke again in the second set???????

Leo_DFP
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:54 AM
Well, Ana is definitely the drama queen of 2008 so far! I'm just happy as long as she's winning. I think her career is building very nicely so far.

Now, to take on Justine... :worried:

sammy01
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:56 AM
she is becoming the new dementieva winning matches in 3 sets that should be straight setters.

but a win is a win and shes through.

spiritedenergy
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:57 AM
Well, Ana is definitely the drama queen of 2008 so far! I'm just happy as long as she's winning. I think her career is building very nicely so far.

Now, to take on Justine... :worried:

ahahh are you joking? Justine 6-3 6-1 is my prediction

Rod the Bama
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:57 AM
Another tougher than expected match for Ana, but i`m glad that she didn`t blow it. :)

Shanna
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:58 AM
Well, she will have to play better tomorrow if she wants to have at least a bit of a fight against Justine...

But anyway, congrats on making it to the semis Ana. :yeah:

eugreene2
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:58 AM
Ana - it's 2008. GET IT TOGETHER!!!

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:04 AM
Well done Ana!

Mr. Gospodin
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:10 AM
Victory!

spiritedenergy
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:11 AM
http://i006.radikal.ru/0801/a0/d10a5d1f08f9.jpg

Justine, I'm devilish and I'm coming:eek::devil:

Huntress555
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:18 AM
I really hope she can push Henin!!

I wish she could have won it in straight sets though! oh well not to be!

mankind
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:22 AM
I'm really looking forward to the Henin-Ivanovic SF. I don't think it will be a blowout as Henin would have only had 1 match as preparation for Ivanovic. I expect Henin to pull it out though, if Ana takes this form into the semis.

Cp6uja
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:51 AM
I'm not happy b/c Ana again played 3-set match, but before tommorows showdown vs. Justine i want to see only good aspects of this score:

- Ana have 75% 1st serve IN :eek::eek::eek: (with 9 aces). Her average 1st serve percentage in past (with Willson :devil:) is about 50-55.

- Ana won 34th match in the row (since march!) after winning 1st set.

- Ana won 12th 3rd set in the row (since april!) vs. TOP30 players.


If Ana win tommorow 1st set against Justine - 3rd set (Ana will choke in 2nd :sad:) will be spectacular! BTW... after this todays QF win, Ana will be WTA#3 next week if Jankovic not win Sydney title.

aussie_fan
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:57 AM
Well Done Ana :)

jonny84
Jan 9th, 2008, 06:32 AM
Katarina is a dangerous player, so its not really a surprise that she took a set of Ana.

Looking forward to the Ana vs Justine match.

wateva
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:02 AM
great job ana!
hope the racket is not causing unnecessary problems... :o

ce
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:15 AM
:woohoo:

*Jool*
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:50 AM
well done Ana ...

Kata , good tournament :yeah: good luck at AO , keep the form up ! :banana:

requiem
Jan 9th, 2008, 12:13 PM
Couldn't watch it, don't know how she played, but i'm happy when she's winning. Good luck against henin.

TatiNovic
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:21 PM
GOOD jon Ana
Keep going

.:sk:.
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:52 PM
Ana :bounce:

the doctor
Jan 9th, 2008, 02:49 PM
good win Ana,and now Justine

Princeza
Jan 9th, 2008, 02:54 PM
Nothing to be happy about, each victory in 3sets, rather worrying. Hope she'll raise her level vs Justine

DownTheLine21
Jan 9th, 2008, 03:10 PM
Well done! The match could have been easier, but the win is all that matters. Hopefully her confidence will continue to grow as the AO begins.

goldenlox
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:18 PM
That was a good week for Kata. She had a serious draw.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:27 PM
ana loves hurting my heart...i can't take it ana!!!! i already cheer for the williams sisters!!! lol

gmak
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:33 PM
kata :sad:

but a great start to the year! :D :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:52 PM
Ana :)
Kata :hug:

adrovi
Jan 9th, 2008, 06:48 PM
Ana :bounce::bounce: