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Pink Princess
Mar 21st, 2008, 03:25 PM
After 3 weeks off, Anna plays Miami, I miss her a lot.

Otlichno!!!

:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

GeorgianFan
Mar 21st, 2008, 08:12 PM
Win the title :bounce: :bounce:

goldenlox
Mar 21st, 2008, 11:18 PM
The draw is Monday. This is a tough field.

RsaibotD
Mar 22nd, 2008, 03:08 AM
this was getting boring without Anna:p, I hope she can defend the semis ;)

Spiritof42
Mar 22nd, 2008, 10:22 AM
Anna is back, and so am I! :) Well at least on a semi-regular basis, hopefully. :unsure:

It's nice to see that most of the usual suspects are still around. Some newer faces (so to speak) as well. :wavey:

Anna should be well rested. Let's hope she gets a good draw and can do some damage in Miami. :armed:

blackcrave
Mar 22nd, 2008, 10:28 AM
well im glad that she is going to join the tournament in miami...

Sharapower8
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:13 PM
Best of luck Anna ! :bounce:

Wintermute
Mar 22nd, 2008, 02:12 PM
It seems like ages since Anna last played. This is a big tourny for her - 225 points to defend. I hope she can rise to the challenge.

felipemiami
Mar 22nd, 2008, 09:19 PM
WOOOHOOOO.. I'm a ballboy at the Sony Ericsson Open so I'll try to get my pic with her signed ;)

blackcrave
Mar 23rd, 2008, 02:48 AM
Go Anna!!

peanuts
Mar 23rd, 2008, 03:48 AM
It seems like ages since Anna last played. This is a big tourny for her - 225 points to defend. I hope she can rise to the challenge.

Great to know that Anna is playing Miami. Personally though I like that she took some time off after Doha (or was it Dubai?). Miami will always be a tough tournament but hopefully she will be refreshed and raring to go. I'm not sure about defending all those points. Anna seemed to be terrible in doing that. :lol:

Spiritof42
Mar 23rd, 2008, 05:51 AM
This is a tough field, but with Sharapova's withdrawal, one major potential obstacle has been removed (Anna is 0-6 against her).
Although Anna will eventually have to find a way to beat Maria if she wants to get to the next level.

FFGC
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:19 AM
WOOOHOOOO.. I'm a ballboy at the Sony Ericsson Open so I'll try to get my pic with her signed ;)

:yeah: Success!

Sharapower8
Mar 23rd, 2008, 01:04 PM
Anna is back, and so am I! :) Well at least on a semi-regular basis, hopefully. :unsure:

It's nice to see that most of the usual suspects are still around. Some newer faces (so to speak) as well. :wavey:

Anna should be well rested. Let's hope she gets a good draw and can do some damage in Miami. :armed:

Hey welcome back :bounce::wavey:

Spiritof42
Mar 24th, 2008, 04:18 AM
Hey welcome back :bounce::wavey:

Merci! :hatoff:

FFGC
Mar 24th, 2008, 06:40 AM
Удачи, Анечка! :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:32 AM
Anna :) :D
good to see her back ;) :D

goldenlox
Mar 24th, 2008, 09:37 PM
Bottom half

(5)Chakvetadze vs. Bye
Cornet vs. Paszek
Vandeweghe vs. Lisicki
Bye vs. (29)Mirza

(20)Schiavone vs. Bye
Yan vs. Cibulkova
Bondarenko vs. Parmentier
Bye vs. (10)Dementieva

(14)Petrova vs. Bye
Zheng vs. Qualifier
Peng vs. Daniilidou
Bye vs. (24)Mauresmo

(31)Knapp vs. Bye
Safarova vs. Cirstea
Arvidsson vs. Qualifier
Bye vs. (4)Jankovic

---------------------------

(7)Hantuchova vs. Bye
Sequera vs. Shvedova
Pivovarova vs. Sugiyama
Bye vs. (28)Medina Garrigues

(19)Zvonareva vs. Bye
Dubois vs. Qualifier
Govortsova vs. Qualifier
Bye vs. (12)Vaidisova

(13)Safina vs. Bye
Qualifier vs. Rezai
Oudin vs. Garbin
Bye vs. (18)Bammer

(32)Davenport vs. Bye
Qualifier vs. Pin
Loit vs. Ruano Pascual
Bye vs. (2)Ivanovic

smokovec
Mar 24th, 2008, 09:54 PM
Not an easy draw for Anna, with a possible 4th Round with Dementieva (or Schiavone), but she avoid Williams sisters and Henin, with Jankovic she has a very good record.

I don't look to deep in the draw, I hope only that Anna can play well.

Pink Princess
Mar 24th, 2008, 09:54 PM
Otlichno!!! Anna:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

saint2
Mar 24th, 2008, 10:08 PM
I think Anna vs Alize would be nice match in 2nd round :kiss:

goldenlox
Mar 24th, 2008, 10:18 PM
Anna should have played a much weaker IW field.
There is no easy section in this draw. Lena and Fran are 2 of the hottest players now. Whoever Anna plays is the probably the favorite that match.

Wintermute
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:18 PM
Cornet and Paszek are no pushovers these days. Yup, GL's right, no easy section here. Anna's gotta bring her A-game from the get-go.

GeorgianFan
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:22 PM
Udachi Anna :bigclap:

RsaibotD
Mar 25th, 2008, 12:05 AM
I think it's a good draw for Anna, I don't see Paszek, Cornet or Mirza winning to Anna at Miami, Anna has a great chance to make Quarters IMO...... Good luck Anna, you can do it:cool:

peanuts
Mar 25th, 2008, 03:19 AM
I'm not so sure Anna can get past Dementieva or Schiavone. Especially Dementieva who is playing much better and seems to be getting back on her winning form.

I sound like such a pessimist on Anna's chances. :tape: :help: It's just that given her 08 results, I don't have much expectations from her. If she gets to the semis again, that's great if not then so be it at least she's playing again. ;)

fOxYLiCiOuS
Mar 25th, 2008, 03:54 AM
:hearts: :hearts: It's nice to have Anna back. :hearts:

I also agree, Anna should have played IW. :mad:

Anyway, good luck anna. :hearts: :hearts:

Spiritof42
Mar 25th, 2008, 04:38 AM
Cornet and Paszek are both talented up-and-coming young players, but I don't see Anna losing to either one of them unless she plays very poorly. She's 1-0 against Tamira (they played in last year's USO) and has never met Alizé.

Mirza's movement and fitness have improved and she can be dangerous when she keeps the UEs in check, but Anna has never lost to her (4-0 record, all on hard courts).

Schiavone or Dementieva would definitely pose a challenge (although I'm hoping Cibulkova can find a way to beat Schiavone :devil:).

No walk in the park here, but with Sharapova MIA and Henin and both Williams sisters in the other half, I still think it's a pretty decent draw. Anna should be fresh physically. I just hope she comes in with some confidence and a positive attitude.

lleon596
Mar 25th, 2008, 05:58 AM
Udachi , Anna !

peanuts
Mar 25th, 2008, 10:39 AM
Mirza's movement and fitness have improved and she can be dangerous when she keeps the UEs in check, but Anna has never lost to her (4-0 record, all on hard courts).



No offense to Mirza and her fans but if Anna loses to her then I'll know that Anna is having some serious problems with her game. Anna may be a bit too inconsistent lately but I can't see her losing to someone who can spray balls all over the place.

Noelia
Mar 25th, 2008, 06:37 PM
For to begin has it easy enough,I hope that Anna is physically well,Good Luck;)

Foot's Fingers
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:24 AM
She is back in action but draw is not good for her not good


Hope she will have some wins here at least

Spiritof42
Mar 27th, 2008, 07:00 AM
Mirza has withdrawn from the tournament. So Anna's 3rd-round opponent (assuming she gets there) will be Vandeweghe, Lisicki or Koryttseva. My money's on Lisicki, who has wins over Davenport and Safina.

Anna is usually very good at beating players she's supposed to beat (well, this year not so much :unsure:). Anything less than a R16 spot would be very disappointing.

peanuts
Mar 27th, 2008, 04:49 PM
^^Yeah Lisicki might trouble her than Mirza. If Anna does play against her, I think it would be a good test to see if Anna is back on her 2007 pre-US Open form.

Wintermute
Mar 27th, 2008, 06:30 PM
Anna plays Paszek.

Tamira beat Cornet in three sets. Looks like she put in 7 double faults to 1 ace. Anna should be okay if she plays solid.

Pink Princess
Mar 28th, 2008, 03:08 AM
Sony Ericsson Open Kickoff Party, Miami:

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photogallery/miamiparty/f_21.jpg

Anna, Masha and Vika together.

:hearts::hearts::hearts:

Pink Princess
Mar 28th, 2008, 11:03 PM
Schedule of Play for Saturday, March 29, 2008:

Court 1: 11:00 AM Start
1.Women's Singles: 2nd Round
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) vs. Elena Dementieva (RUS) [10]
2.Women's Singles: 2nd Round
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) [7] vs. Milagros Sequera (VEN)
3.Women's Singles: 2nd Round
Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) [5] vs. Tamira Paszek (AUT)

fOxYLiCiOuS
Mar 29th, 2008, 12:07 AM
Good luck Anna :kiss: :hearts:

felipemiami
Mar 29th, 2008, 01:17 AM
I went to the tournament today and I saw her practice. Looks like she had some problems with her serve. She was hitting a lot of the balls in the net or out. Hope she gets better at it. At the end of the practice she kindly signed a pic I took with her last year. She asked me if this was last year. I was like yep. So yea. She's awesome!

RsaibotD
Mar 29th, 2008, 02:08 AM
I'm waiting a solid win from Anna.... good luck Chaky :yeah:

PS: Lucky you, Felipe;)

peanuts
Mar 29th, 2008, 03:27 AM
I went to the tournament today and I saw her practice. Looks like she had some problems with her serve. She was hitting a lot of the balls in the net or out. Hope she gets better at it. At the end of the practice she kindly signed a pic I took with her last year. She asked me if this was last year. I was like yep. So yea. She's awesome!

On court temper tantrums aside, methinks Anna is a pretty nice girl off court. Lucky you! :)

Anna always have problems with her serve. It's just too flat and the ball toss is low so timing has to be really good to get that ball above the net.

As for Paszek, in their US Open match Paszek did not play her best hence the easy win for Anna. I think this time it will be more difficult for Anna to win. The good thing is that Paszek also has a weak serve and her movement is still average so Anna can exploit that.

Spiritof42
Mar 29th, 2008, 07:39 AM
I haven't seen Anna play all that much this year, but I've noticed she's been hitting more aces AND more DFs than usual. Sign that she's making adjustments to her technique, or simply taking more chances? :shrug:
Paszek doesn't look particularly fit right now. Anna should make her run. A lot. :devil:

peanuts
Mar 29th, 2008, 02:48 PM
I haven't seen Anna play all that much this year, but I've noticed she's been hitting more aces AND more DFs than usual. Sign that she's making adjustments to her technique, or simply taking more chances? :shrug:
Paszek doesn't look particularly fit right now. Anna should make her run. A lot. :devil:

I'm inclined to think that she's just taking more chances. Although I believed she tweaked her service motion last summer when she worked with Robert Lansdorp.

Anna should definitely move Paszek around. She did it in their US Open match and I think it's one of Anna's strength when playing against players ranked below her. She can move the ball quite well around the court and more often than not she can anticipate where they'll return every shot.

Noelia
Mar 29th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Anna very lucky today;),it wins the better, because the two belong to my favorites.

Wintermute
Mar 29th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Anna should definitely move Paszek around.

Moving Paszek around seems like a good tactic. Tamira doesn't look in great shape from the latest pics. I think return of serve will also give Anna a good advantage.

goldenlox
Mar 29th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Anna leads *52, she's broken Tamira all 4 times so far

GeorgianFan
Mar 29th, 2008, 06:42 PM
6-3 0-0 :yawn: :yeah:

goldenlox
Mar 29th, 2008, 06:58 PM
63 30* Paszek still has not held serve.
Anna's draw is all players with weak serves.
Lisciki, Lena D, JJ. These are great matchups for Anna to make the semis.
Anna's strength is breaking serve.

goldenlox
Mar 29th, 2008, 07:14 PM
One more break, 63 52* There it is, 63 62 Lisicki next.
Can't ask for a better draw.

GeorgianFan
Mar 29th, 2008, 07:16 PM
6-3 6-2 http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/8135/biggrinnp9.gif

Noelia
Mar 29th, 2008, 07:20 PM
Yes,good match Anna:D

lleon596
Mar 29th, 2008, 07:21 PM
Well Done Anna , good luck in next match!

saniapower
Mar 29th, 2008, 07:23 PM
Congrats Anna :yeah:
Anna: Ace#7 :bounce:

Pink Princess
Mar 29th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Anna:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

RsaibotD
Mar 29th, 2008, 07:38 PM
it could have been more easy but it's a good start for Anna, good luck in the 3rd Round :yeah:

penkku
Mar 29th, 2008, 07:39 PM
Anna must play much better if she wants to go deep in this draw, hope she improves with every match, I know she's capable of doing that :)

Pink Princess
Mar 30th, 2008, 12:03 AM
Schedule of Play for Sunday, March 30, 2008:

Stadium: Not Before 8:30 PM

Women's Singles: 3rd Round
Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) [5] vs. Sabine Lisicki (GER) WC

RsaibotD
Mar 30th, 2008, 02:19 AM
Wow:eek:.... she'll play after crapzalez's match, I hope all the crowd stay at the center court to see Anna..... nice to see her on the center court:)

peanuts
Mar 30th, 2008, 09:35 AM
As expected by most of us in here, Anna won! :)

Very good stat in Anna's return of serve, 80% (8/10) breakpoint conversion. Anna totally killed Paszek's first (33%) and second serves (28%). Granted that Paszek is no serving demon but I'd still take it as a good sign that Anna did not suck in this match unlike how she did in her other matches this year. :tape: ;)

Plus 7 aces and 9 double faults ain't so bad. Anna also needs to serve well against Lisicki. I haven't seen this girl play but she has beaten players with a big serve (Lindsay and Dinara) so I think Anna's serve delivery won't overwhelm her. If Anna plays her normal game, she'll win. Lisicki may have beaten a couple of good players but she had also lost to some sub par competition this year.

Anna playing last match on Stadium. There's a lot of matches scheduled before hers and if the men's matches go the distance then Anna is in for a long wait and a long night. :scared:

Spiritof42
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:49 AM
Anna! :D :yeah:

Serving trend continues (high number of aces/DFs), but great stats on return against an admittedly weak server.
According to the tournament website, Anna hit 31 winners and 21 UE (+10). Even though these stats are probably not entirely accurate, they are an indication that Anna played a pretty solid match overall.

Spiritof42
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:58 AM
Wow:eek:.... she'll play after crapzalez's match, I hope all the crowd stay at the center court to see Anna..... nice to see her on the center court:)

I've read Jankovic played in an almost empty stadium yesterday night. Apparently, most people left after the Federer match. Shame on them. I wouldn't be surprised if the same thing happens tonight. :unsure: It's pretty amazing that they put Anna in the stadium (in an evening match, no less), Serena Williams in the Grandstand and Henin and Venus on Court 1. :eek: Anna is not exactly a household name among so-called casual fans.

peanuts
Mar 30th, 2008, 11:15 AM
Yeah it's nice that they put her on Stadium but they scheduled her in the worst time slot. :tape: So while everyone (including the Miami crowd) is already getting ready for bed, Anna and Lisicki will still be slugging away with no one but her Dad and Lisicki's coach to watch them. :p

goldenlox
Mar 30th, 2008, 02:26 PM
After a month off, getting Paszek and Lisicki is a good draw.
Then Lena JJ Ana is like a slam 2nd week, road to the final.
3 tough matches. But you can break Lena and JJ's serve. So Anna has a big chance of defending her SF points.

PMRD44
Mar 30th, 2008, 04:56 PM
By the way, there is the possibility of rain all day today in Miami. Having spent a good deal of time there, it's very common to get bursts of 15-30 minute rain and even thunder showers followed by prolonged periods of sun. So, the day won't be a total washout, but if anyone is going to get bumped to tomorrow, it would be Anna (and whoever else is scheduled last).

Noelia
Mar 30th, 2008, 06:19 PM
A lot of luck today for Anna;)

03 RuleTheCourt
Mar 30th, 2008, 09:58 PM
still a couple of hours before her match against Sabine Lisicki ...

"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work" quote. - Emile Zola
Show us what you worked for! Go Anna :bounce:

goldenlox
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Lisicki is a WC who beat a LL. So this draw is good.
If Anna plays well, Ilike her chances to make the final. She's 7-0 in finals.

Wintermute
Mar 30th, 2008, 11:49 PM
I don't know how Lisicki plays. All I know is she's beaten Safina and Davenport this year and is storming up the rankings. Anna should win but she seems to be shaky on her own service games, possibly because she's going all or nothing with her serve. Too many breaks of serve in her last match.

goldenlox
Mar 31st, 2008, 12:14 AM
I've seen her twice. Not a power player. looks like a player ranked around 50 without weapons.

This match might not start for 2 more hours, unless they move it.

peanuts
Mar 31st, 2008, 12:33 AM
I'm not too worried about Anna getting shaky on her serve. This is women's tennis. Breaks of serve is the norm and Anna is very good in breaking serve. She just needs to be steady especially on her ground strokes. She tends to go for too much even when she's having a bad day, hence the ridiculous amount of unforced errors.

I like your idea GL of Anna getting far, maybe defend her semis points. I don't want to look too ahead but now that Ivanovic is out, all the potential players Anna will meet are beatable if Anna's having a good day. Still she needs to get past Lisicki first.

Anna's schedule today sucks. Gonzales hasn't even started his match. Anna will be lucky if she gets to play before 12midnight. I hope the organizers grow a heart and move her match to tomorrow morning but I doubt it. :(

PMRD44
Mar 31st, 2008, 04:19 AM
Anna's actually playing at this ungodly hour and not doing well at all. She's down 7-5, 1-3 and has zero aces and ten double faults. Lisicki is, as she did with Davenport, keeping her opponent in the match with DFs (11) but mixing in her share of aces (5).

RsaibotD
Mar 31st, 2008, 04:31 AM
Anna lost 5-7 1-6 :o.... I'm speechless

smokovec
Mar 31st, 2008, 05:51 AM
Oh, really bad Match looking at the stats, only 5 winners and 47 Unforced errors, including 9 DFs.

Anna has still a SP and this is the only positive thing, despite of playing so bad.

I hope this is the worst match of entire 2008 and Anna can regroup for the next Tournaments, with the clay season upcoming. :scared:

peanuts
Mar 31st, 2008, 06:30 AM
Oh crap! I can't believe Anna lost to Lisicki. :( I really didn't see this one coming. I guess I was hoping that she will start being consistent again after having rested for a few weeks but those unforced error count says otherwise. :o Maybe I'm just grasping for excuses but I can't help thinking that playing at such a late hour had affected Anna more than Lisicki.

Clay is Anna's worst surface. I'm not going to expect better results from her in the next couple of months.

peanuts
Mar 31st, 2008, 06:37 AM
Anna has still a SP and this is the only positive thing, despite of playing so bad.



I guess after losing that set point and eventually the set, Anna thought to herself, "Oh screw it! I can't be arsed to stay up until God knows how long to get this to a third set. I'm off to bed. Clay season here I come!" :tape:

Spiritof42
Mar 31st, 2008, 06:53 AM
To quote the great Han Solo, "I ha(d) a bad feeling about this". As soon as I saw that the match had not been moved to another court and was going to start at a ridiculous time, I became worried. For some reason, I was afraid Anna would be more affected by that than her opponent.

I didn't quite expect this train-wreck of a match, though. Horrible serving. DF on set point while leading 5-4 in the 1st set. Only one single game won after that.

Anna apparently gave up in the 2nd. That, for me, is the saddest part. I thought a bit of rest would do her good mentally, that she would come back with fire in her eyes. Apparently, I was wrong.

This is all very depressing.

lleon596
Mar 31st, 2008, 09:37 AM
OMG , can't beleive Anna lost...

goldenlox
Mar 31st, 2008, 10:06 AM
There are many tournaments in Anna's career, but it's obvious she isn't the player she was last year.
She's falling way behind in the YEC race.
She has to try to find her game on clay.
It's look like she'll have trouble staying in the top 10.

GeorgianFan
Mar 31st, 2008, 10:12 AM
Anna :speakles: :speakles:

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 31st, 2008, 11:51 AM
what the hell happened :fiery: :speakles:

Anna :help: so shocking :o

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 31st, 2008, 01:58 PM
just watching it now and Anna was pretty much dreadful :help: :fiery:

set pt and then 2 DF's in a row
just pathetic serving :help:

Topspin2
Mar 31st, 2008, 02:20 PM
OMG Anna :(

Noelia
Mar 31st, 2008, 02:44 PM
Anna:sobbing:,Dementieva revenge!Teach him as becomes a good service.

Wintermute
Mar 31st, 2008, 05:25 PM
:eek:

It's official: Anna is slumping. This is her worst loss since going down in straight sets to Julia Vakulenko (ranked 260) in Warsaw in 2005.

I was wary of Lisicki but I still didn't see Anna losing (or not by this scoreline anyway), regardless of what time her match started. She's got some serious thinking to do about what is wrong with her game or her attitude. That's another 180 points off her ranking and no momentum going into her least favourite part of the season: clay. If she's not careful she'll be out of the Top 10 before she knows what's happened.

Pink Princess
Mar 31st, 2008, 07:59 PM
Anna lost in 3rd Round okay :o :o :o Why??? She had 30, 54 and DF:ignore: :ignore: :ignore:on SP, in Doha also did it. She has a serious problem and does not solve it, is inadmissible.

She has to change this horrible serving, doing so many dfs in every match is too much ease that gives his opponent.

I also have to say that the hour that started to play is shameful. I am:mad: very:fiery: angry:mad:

Pink Princess
Apr 1st, 2008, 03:33 PM
Already I am not angryhttp://forums.maxima.org/images/smilies/nopity.gifhttp://forums.maxima.org/images/smilies/nopity.gifhttp://forums.maxima.org/images/smilies/nopity.gif GL Anna in Amelia Island, Otlichno!!!:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

peanuts
Apr 2nd, 2008, 12:53 AM
If she's not careful she'll be out of the Top 10 before she knows what's happened.

With this serious form crisis, Anna will be very lucky to win one match in Amelia Island and this does not include the bye that she may get on the first round.

As for Chak's ranking, she doesn't have much to defend until the French Open. I sincerely doubt she'll be able to make the QF there again regardless of her draw. Then she has the grass tourney to defend, then not much to defend on Wimbledon. Then the US Open series, this is where I think Anna's ranking will take a serious hit. It's pretty obvious she's no good at all in defending titles so I see early losses again. Of course there's the SF in the US Open. Anna will be lucky to make it to the 3rd Round in NY. :unsure: :tape: I'm no mathematician but I won't be surprise at all if Anna is out of the Top 10 after the US Open. :o

Anna enough of this horror show and get it together please!!! :(

Wintermute
Apr 2nd, 2008, 05:40 PM
These are the points Anna is defending on clay:

Warsaw..........70...QF
Berlin..........35...R2
Rome............60...R3
Roland Garros..250...QF

Yes luckily it's relatively low compared to her US hardcourt points. I haven't checked out her clay schedule but it's possible she could pick up some points if she turns it around and wins some matches in Amelia Island.

goldenlox
Apr 2nd, 2008, 08:11 PM
Anna was one of the most consistent players on the tour last year.
She's a different player this year. She can lose to anyone.

Spiritof42
Apr 3rd, 2008, 04:19 AM
Anna hasn't really been the same since that horrible semi-final against Kuznetsova at the US Open. The ordeal she went through with her family in December obviously affected her, but her dip in form had already started before that (remember that 6-1 6-0 drubbing against Schnyder in Linz? :tape:).

peanuts
Apr 3rd, 2008, 05:13 AM
Yes GL it's a real shame that Anna is doing so bad this year. 2007 was her best year on tour. It's sad to see her lose now to just about anyone who can keep the ball in play. Now that I think about it, her win in Paris doesn't say much since all the players she beat there (Dechy, Mauresmo, Bartoli, Szavay) have been slumping as well.