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cosmoose
Jul 26th, 2008, 01:17 AM
Here is Anna's quarter
Likely rematch against Bartoli :mad:
And if Anna plays well enough, QF match against her nemesis, Maria. :mad:


(6) Chakvetadze - Bye
Craybas - Fichman
Q - Kleybanova
Q - (10) Bartoli
(16) Vaidisova - Sugiyama
Lisicki - Peer
Mattek - Domachowska
Bye - (3) Sharapova

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2008, 04:27 AM
Forst Craybas. That's tough enough

GeorgianFan
Jul 26th, 2008, 11:37 AM
Anna :scared:

Sharapower8
Jul 26th, 2008, 11:43 AM
:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Wintermute
Jul 26th, 2008, 01:59 PM
Tough draw for Anna in her current state.

Cat's Pajamas
Jul 27th, 2008, 02:19 AM
Can't see Anna going too far her given her current form. :o :sad:

Please Anna just go back to clever angles, the power isn't what you're about. :sad:

Pink Princess
Jul 27th, 2008, 03:45 PM
It's an interesting Draw and an important Tournament for Anna!!!

HowardH
Jul 28th, 2008, 12:33 PM
I think Anna has a good chance to get to QF based on this draw. Nothing is easy for Anna at the moment, since she tends to be a bit erratic and then to lose her temper. But she can beat Craybas, and Marion is not in good form. Kleybanova is not a good mover so Anna should be able to exploit that if they play. Providing she doesn't self-destruct...

TantrumXspeed
Jul 28th, 2008, 05:50 PM
I think Anna has a good chance to get to QF based on this draw. Nothing is easy for Anna at the moment, since she tends to be a bit erratic and then to lose her temper. But she can beat Craybas, and Marion is not in good form. Kleybanova is not a good mover so Anna should be able to exploit that if they play. Providing she doesn't self-destruct...

Err maybe it's just me but I thought Marion played real well against Anna in Stanford...

Although I do hope your right. Anna, we need those angles and smart plays and not Chak Slap tennis!!!

fish_wilson
Jul 28th, 2008, 07:44 PM
Someday soon she will strike back, have some faith.

fOxYLiCiOuS
Jul 29th, 2008, 02:24 AM
Good luck Anna :unsure: :kiss: :D

GeorgianFan
Jul 30th, 2008, 11:30 AM
July 28, 2008

MONTREAL, QUEBEC

THE MODERATOR: Questions.

[B]Q. A general question about the women's game. There are four women in contention for the top spot in the rankings right now. Things are in flux. Everybody is battling it out. Seems to me this particular Rogers Cup, generally a big deal leading up to the US Open, is a big battle because everybody wants to take over the No. 1 spot. Is that how you feel, too?
ANNA CHAKVETADZE: I know ranking can change every week. Of course, everyone want to be No. 1, all the top players. But, unfortunately, as you said, there are a lot of players, you know, who can be No. 1 after Henin retired.
Yeah, just who will took the opportunity? But it also depends, you know, to be No. 1 for a week or to be No. 1 like Henin was is a different thing.

Q. It seems there aren't women at the top of the game right now like Federer and Nadal are at the top of the men's pack. The women seem more evenly matched. The games seem similar and there aren't women pulling away from the pack. Why do you think that is?
ANNA CHAKVETADZE: I don't think game is similar, all woman game is similar. I mean, sometimes it happen, you know. We don't really have someone who plays another level right now on the top 10, you know. Everyone are beatable and everyone can have up and downs this year.
Nobody really play consistent. Whoever will play consistent may be No. 1 for a longer time.

Q. Why do you think it's been so difficult for anybody to grab that No. 1 ranking? Do you have aspirations to do that? What do you think you would have to do to get there?
ANNA CHAKVETADZE: Well, for me, for myself, I can say that I just trying to find my best tennis. You know, I'm just trying to play more consistent during the matches because I have a lot of up and downs during the matches, losing a lot of three-set matches where I feel like I'm playing a bit against myself, have a lot of unforced errors.
The goal for me is just to play consistent during all match. Well, you know, it's tough to be No. 1. Maybe it's easy to get there, you know, for a week. But then to be there, like I said, Henin was, it's really tough.

Q. Were you aware on Saturday Jankovic, if she had won that match against Safina, she would have been No. 1?
ANNA CHAKVETADZE: I didn't know that.

Q. That's happened quite a few times, French Open in particular. It seems like every time someone gets close, they don't make it.
ANNA CHAKVETADZE: Well, it will happen. I mean, it will always happen, you know. A new generation is always coming. You can't be No. 1 for 10 years, you know. It always will change. I just depends, as I said, who will take the opportunity and who will be more confident in themself.

Q. Is that what it is, confidence ultimately?
ANNA CHAKVETADZE: Yeah. Well, confidence is not something which you can get, you know, from the air. You just have to win matches. You have to win tournaments. Maybe you're confident in yourself but you just can't be there.

Q. What about hard courts for you? Are you looking to change your game at all from the way you played on grass?
ANNA CHAKVETADZE: Yes, it's completely different, hard court. I love it. I think it suits my game. Here I think it was my first practice day today, and I think courts are not that quick, not that fast. Bounce is a bit slower. So that's actually good for me. And I hope I'll take my opportunity this week.

fish_wilson
Jul 30th, 2008, 05:24 PM
thanks for posting the interview Georgianfan And I hope I'll take my opportunity this week.I hope so too, good luck today Anna.

GeorgianFan
Jul 30th, 2008, 06:33 PM
6-2 1-1 ...

Wintermute
Jul 30th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Anna won 6-2 7-5 :)

GeorgianFan
Jul 30th, 2008, 07:15 PM
6-2 7-5 :rocker2:

Wintermute
Jul 30th, 2008, 07:23 PM
Just checked the stats. Anna still got broken three times in this match. Looks like she had no trouble breaking back. It was straight sets which is good but I'd prefer if Anna wasn't dropping her service games against a player 70 places below her. When she meets the tougher competition they'll take advantage.

Pink Princess
Jul 30th, 2008, 07:23 PM
Anna:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

fish_wilson
Jul 30th, 2008, 08:08 PM
YES YES YES. Good for Anna.

Pink Princess
Jul 30th, 2008, 08:25 PM
Anna will play against Marion again in 3rd Round!!!

G:bounce:o:bounce:o:bounce:d:bounce: L:bounce:u:bounce:c:bounce:k:bounce:

Come on Anna:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

smokovec
Jul 30th, 2008, 08:29 PM
I hope that Anna can also take the revenge with Bartoli, Davaiiiiii.

Dinayer
Jul 30th, 2008, 08:50 PM
Well done Anna :worship: :bounce:

Sharapower8
Jul 30th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Good win Chaky :)

peanuts
Jul 30th, 2008, 11:55 PM
Yay! Anna won! :D

goldenlox
Jul 31st, 2008, 11:54 AM
With Sharapova out, this is like Stanford. Anna has to beat Marion and Ai

GeorgianFan
Jul 31st, 2008, 07:15 PM
6-4 0-0 :bounce:

fish_wilson
Jul 31st, 2008, 07:26 PM
c'mon anna!

GeorgianFan
Jul 31st, 2008, 08:09 PM
6-4 5-4 40-40 match suspended :(

goldenlox
Jul 31st, 2008, 08:37 PM
Anna had a match point and didn't get the win.
So we all have to wait for the rain to end

GeorgianFan
Jul 31st, 2008, 09:15 PM
6-4 5-7 0-0 3 bps missed :sad:

goldenlox
Jul 31st, 2008, 09:23 PM
I still think she can win this. She's lost a lot of 2nd sets.
She needs to stay on serve.

Shoulderpova
Jul 31st, 2008, 09:23 PM
She can win only one match per tournament these days. Noone in the top 10 losing to Fatorli that often. It's an :o

goldenlox
Jul 31st, 2008, 10:01 PM
Anna choked this match away. A bad loss, with 2 mp's on her serve

HowardH
Jul 31st, 2008, 10:09 PM
But isn't it still going? She can still win! Trying to break at 5-5.

charlieluvtennis
Jul 31st, 2008, 10:12 PM
6-4 5-7 5-5! Anna is getting back on track ... Lets just hope it leads to VICTORY! :)

charlieluvtennis
Jul 31st, 2008, 10:13 PM
Anna NEEDS to hold serve! :yeah:

goldenlox
Jul 31st, 2008, 10:18 PM
This match is crazy

charlieluvtennis
Jul 31st, 2008, 10:23 PM
This match is crazy

You can say that again :lol:

Paranoia
Jul 31st, 2008, 10:26 PM
She saved a couple of MP's :bounce:

Paranoia
Jul 31st, 2008, 10:27 PM
6-4 5-7 6-6 What a thriller :devil:

charlieluvtennis
Jul 31st, 2008, 10:31 PM
Intense :unsure:

Paranoia
Jul 31st, 2008, 10:33 PM
4-5 down in the TB :(

GeorgianFan
Jul 31st, 2008, 10:35 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Wintermute
Jul 31st, 2008, 10:35 PM
:o Horrible loss to Bartoli again.

Paranoia
Jul 31st, 2008, 10:35 PM
4-7 loss in TB :help:

Vera, Nadia and Anna out :bigcry:

charlieluvtennis
Jul 31st, 2008, 10:36 PM
Anna LOST! :crying2: 6-4 5-7 6-7 :sad:

goldenlox
Jul 31st, 2008, 10:44 PM
A wild back and forth match, and once again Anna loses early with a soft section of the draw.
That's 2 losses to Bartoli this summer and one to Bammer

Pink Princess
Jul 31st, 2008, 10:51 PM
Anna had 3 MPshttp://planetsmilies.net/angry-smiley-1548.gifhttp://planetsmilies.net/angry-smiley-1548.gifhttp://planetsmilies.net/angry-smiley-1548.gif

Wintermute
Jul 31st, 2008, 11:10 PM
Anna had 3 MPshttp://planetsmilies.net/angry-smiley-1548.gifhttp://planetsmilies.net/angry-smiley-1548.gifhttp://planetsmilies.net/angry-smiley-1548.gif

Seriously?! :eek: :sobbing:

Pink Princess
Jul 31st, 2008, 11:43 PM
Seriously?! :eek: :sobbing:

Yeah, 3MPs!!!

ADV Chakvetadze
Deuce
Rain Delay!!!
ADV Chakvetadze
Deuce
ADV Chakvetadze
Deuce
ADV Marion
Lost the game!!!

peanuts
Jul 31st, 2008, 11:46 PM
Squanders 3 match points. :eek: Ouch!

Wintermute
Jul 31st, 2008, 11:47 PM
ADV Chakvetadze
Deuce
Rain Delay!!!


What a time to have a rain delay! This makes the loss even worse to take.

cosmoose
Jul 31st, 2008, 11:56 PM
I feel gutted. absolutely gutted!
:sad::sad::sad:

goldenlox
Aug 1st, 2008, 12:21 AM
The positive is that she fought hard the whole way, and gave herself several chances.
Marion has been tough for her over the last 12 months.

The more I think about this match, the more I like how she didn't quit, even with some tough moments

smokovec
Aug 1st, 2008, 05:28 AM
Oh no, Anna lose another close match. :fiery::tape:

She need absolutely an improvment on mental part because this became a flashback of several other matches she lose.

I think she is fit and also yesterday she served 11 aces, she fight to reach this final TB and saves a lot of MPs; you are a good player if you win these matches, when you have your chanches like the MPs in the 2nd set.

cosmoose
Aug 1st, 2008, 08:07 AM
Right now, Anna can't win 2 matches in a row.
So after another early exit and San Diego points coming off, is Anna out of top 10 next week? :eek:

PerfectForm
Aug 1st, 2008, 08:17 PM
This is getting ridiculous... she cant win 2 matches in a row, she cant win any close matches. What's wrong with her this year.

Sharapower8
Aug 2nd, 2008, 11:39 AM
Another loss against Marion :sad: