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Uranus
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:11 AM
Anne :o :sad:

Mynarco
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:12 AM
Anne :o

Pasta-Na
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:12 AM
the first game of the final set, anne :hug:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:12 AM
Anne :sad:

Stupid umpire :weirdo:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:12 AM
Anna :) :yeah: :D

still cant win a set when opponent wins more than about 3 games :help: gets all nervous

umpire :lol: :o

CooCooCachoo
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:13 AM
Thought this was going to be an upset :(

Good job Anna :yeah:

sammy01
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:13 AM
that was torture, overall im glad chak won she needed that. anne had great fight as usual but really relied on chak making errors to win points.

im still shaking lol

Marionated
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:14 AM
Well done Chak.
Anne :hug:

Myggen
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:14 AM
They both sucked bad. Chakvetadze tried to play a little more controlled tennis but she is so far away from her old level. Anne is crap.

Reiken
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:15 AM
Nice 1st and 3rd sets but pathetic 2nd set. If Anna could only play high percentage tennis and make her opponent move she wouldn't struggle that much.

sammy01
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:16 AM
as for chak starting serving at the begining of the 3rd set, it was the umpires fault and really anne needs to keep track of these things, its like venus vs sprem tiebreak, venus should have stopped and got the score correct as soon as there was any thought or doubt in her mind.

cmon chak, now against dokic life don't get any easier.

Chai
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:16 AM
Anne :sobbing:

switz
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:16 AM
interesting match Chakvetadze vs Dokic. No real pressure on Jelena and the crowd will certainly be behind her.

itzhak
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:18 AM
Can somebody explain me how such a terrible mistake could happened and why Anne agreed to play when it was her turn to serve first?

new-york
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:22 AM
the art of winning ugly has a new ambassador.

i really miss the ol good changing pace-directions-softdeepballswithinterest Chak.:(

égalité
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:24 AM
almost as good as the 2007 U.S. Open semi between Anna and Sveta :worship:

sammy01
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:27 AM
the art of winning ugly has a new ambassador.

i really miss the ol good changing pace-directions-softdeepballswithinterest Chak.:(


me to! :sad: but really any win right now is a bonus and hopefuly it can start building her confidence back upto pinpointanglechangingtoughasnailstobeat chak.

Noctis
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:29 AM
Combine over 100 Errors:l Wd Chaky though Anne some how let the umpire mistake got to her :hug:

new-york
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:29 AM
me to! :sad: but really any win right now is a bonus and hopefuly it can start building her confidence back upto pinpointanglechangingtoughasnailstobeat chak.

she needs to be tough, not angry all the time. :lol:

by the way.
i like Anne and all, but i would have been really surprised had she won that one.

Slutiana
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:30 AM
That was painful. Great fight but then it all kinda got away from her. Its ok though, Dokic will win on wednesday... And lol at the umpire completely busting a nut over that in the last set. I do think it played on Anne's mind though. :shrug:

JAMESYBABY!
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:31 AM
bad match anna played crap untill 3rd set anne played shit apat from 2nd set ....#

:rolleyes:

peanuts
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:40 AM
as for chak starting serving at the begining of the 3rd set, it was the umpires fault and really anne needs to keep track of these things, its like venus vs sprem tiebreak, venus should have stopped and got the score correct as soon as there was any thought or doubt in her mind.

cmon chak, now against dokic life don't get any easier.

Yep the umpire should have seen it. It's their job. I'm just really glad that Anna won. Heck! I'm happy to see her win any match as it doesn't happen too often these days. :lol: Based on the stats, she hit a boatload of UEs but she kept a high percentage of first serves and in the end it was enough for a win. Not a lot of people gave her much of a chance to survive so it's great to see her in the second round. I like her chances against Dokic. :)

markdelaney
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:47 AM
Awful match. Anne has had some great draws and I really expected her to beat Chakvetadze, who like Szavay, hasn't had a good tournament for a long time.

Dexter
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:58 AM
I thought Anne was going to take this after winning the TB. :sad:

Pink Princess
Jan 19th, 2009, 10:03 AM
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Anna wins:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Go Anna!!!http://www.glittergirl.co.uk/names/anna1.pnghttp://www.glittergirl.co.uk/names/anna1.pnghttp://www.glittergirl.co.uk/names/anna1.png

sammy01
Jan 19th, 2009, 10:07 AM
anna really did look hot in that outfit!

volta
Jan 19th, 2009, 10:09 AM
:eek: Anna :hug: HURRAY :banana:

sammy01
Jan 19th, 2009, 10:13 AM
it is worrying anna can only win sets by a huge margin, anything close and she cracks.
also this is the 4th slam in a row (i think) where chakvetadzes opening match has gone to 3 sets (winning 3 losing 1).

Duramont
Jan 19th, 2009, 10:22 AM
Nice victory Anna with 2 breadsticks! :woohoo: :rocker2:

Now take out Dokic! :armed:

Tatianadove
Jan 19th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Anna:worship: for winning 3d set! Good luck in next round!!!

smokovec
Jan 19th, 2009, 10:57 AM
1st and 3rd set are not bad for Anna, I hope she play like this against Dokic and not like in the second set, with tons of errors and Double faults.

saniapower
Jan 19th, 2009, 11:08 AM
Good luck against Dokic :yeah:
Actually i didnt expect Anna to win it in 3

Renalicious
Jan 19th, 2009, 11:10 AM
Never in doubt. :)

GeorgianFan
Jan 19th, 2009, 11:13 AM
Anya :yeah: :D

wateva
Jan 19th, 2009, 11:36 AM
what happened in the 3rd set?
any win is good for anna now! :D

Monica_Rules
Jan 19th, 2009, 11:59 AM
Anne:sad:

darkangel23
Jan 19th, 2009, 12:15 PM
Anna :bounce:

Anne :hug:

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 19th, 2009, 12:55 PM
Davai Anna.

Miss Amor
Jan 19th, 2009, 12:58 PM
And, here I was thinking I wouldnt see an uglier match than Ana vs Julie from a seeded player

Hardiansf
Jan 19th, 2009, 01:09 PM
that was torture, overall im glad chak won she needed that. anne had great fight as usual but really relied on chak making errors to win points.

im still shaking lol
That was exactly what I feel. Anna, good luck for the next rounds. Be tough! :bounce:

Ellery
Jan 19th, 2009, 01:20 PM
Anna :yeah:

InsideOut.
Jan 19th, 2009, 01:28 PM
the art of winning ugly has a new ambassador.

i really miss the ol good changing pace-directions-softdeepballswithinterest Chak.:(

me to! :sad: but really any win right now is a bonus and hopefuly it can start building her confidence back upto pinpointanglechangingtoughasnailstobeat chak.

Such long-winded names. :o I like AMAZE CHAK. ;)

goldenlox
Jan 19th, 2009, 01:36 PM
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VIKA?
Jan 19th, 2009, 01:39 PM
Anna:bounce::bounce:

good luck against Dokic:scared:

Dawson.
Jan 19th, 2009, 01:56 PM
Oh Anne :o, such a good draw, chance missed. I didn't see the match, what happened with the umpire?

it is worrying anna can only win sets by a huge margin, anything close and she cracks.
also this is the 4th slam in a row (i think) where chakvetadzes opening match has gone to 3 sets (winning 3 losing 1).

Thats the first thing I noticed when I saw the score too. Don't know how she'll handle the pressure of being on a showcourt against Dokic

V-MAC
Jan 19th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Anne:o She did well to battle through that second set but collapsed in the 3rd set again. Congrats Anna.

Callum
Jan 19th, 2009, 02:12 PM
100 UE's btwn them, with only 26 winners.

Awful from both. So ugly to watch. :(

Andiyan
Jan 19th, 2009, 02:22 PM
Anna :banana: :bigwave: Anne

Mama´sBoy
Jan 19th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Anna :bounce:

adrovi
Jan 19th, 2009, 03:08 PM
Anna :yeah:

Svetlana.
Jan 19th, 2009, 03:21 PM
can someone tell what happened with the empire please?

RenaSlam.
Jan 19th, 2009, 03:28 PM
Now lose to Dokic.

Vincey!
Jan 19th, 2009, 03:30 PM
Anna :hearts: good win! still not convincing thought :sad:

Anne :sad:..nice fight :hug:

Ballbasher
Jan 19th, 2009, 03:35 PM
Chaky :yeah: At least a win! :)

UDACHi
Jan 19th, 2009, 03:40 PM
still a hot mess. :o
but i'm actually pumped at this win considering most people thought she'd go down in flames. :lol: would love to see her 3r or 4r now.

James(Y)
Jan 19th, 2009, 03:41 PM
urgh not a good match, im gutted. really thought anne would win this

stfletch
Jan 19th, 2009, 04:23 PM
can someone tell what happened with the empire please?

Keothavong should have served first in the final set, but Chakvetadze came out and served first instead. Nobody noticed the mistake (including the umpire) until the end of the game, by which time it was too late to do anything about it, so they just carried on.

It may have made a difference but I very much doubt it. Anne seemed more upset by the bad call on the first point of her service game and she played a few shocking points after that.

Temperenka
Jan 19th, 2009, 04:31 PM
Sad that Anne had to lose first round... she really deserved a bit of a push here after her Auckland/Brisbane efforts.
Good start for Anna though. Is she defending third round? Either way, good luck to her!

serenus_2k8
Jan 19th, 2009, 04:31 PM
:o 0/3 on day 1, the dream ended cruelly! :(

Nice try Anne! :hug: Cmon now Bally.

tdot.
Jan 19th, 2009, 04:32 PM
Who was the chair umpire???

fish_wilson
Jan 19th, 2009, 04:45 PM
Oh yes! I'm so thankfull each time Anna wins, even if it means winning ugly these days.

Svetlana.
Jan 19th, 2009, 04:51 PM
Keothavong should have served first in the final set, but Chakvetadze came out and served first instead. Nobody noticed the mistake (including the umpire) until the end of the game, by which time it was too late to do anything about it, so they just carried on.

It may have made a difference but I very much doubt it. Anne seemed more upset by the bad call on the first point of her service game and she played a few shocking points after that.

thanks for the details... and wow to the umpire :lol: did heat get him?

kris719
Jan 19th, 2009, 04:51 PM
damn i was hoping for Chak domination after that first set flew by. it seems she can't finish in two sets anymore.

partbrit
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:22 PM
I didn't get to see it, but apparently Anne was also dealing with some type of g.i. problem, too.

Ciarán
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:24 PM
Anna! :woohoo::sobbing:

sammy01
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:32 PM
I didn't get to see it, but apparently Anne was also dealing with some type of g.i. problem, too.

im sorry but that was the fakest timeout anne took ever. anne broke for *3-2 2nd set and then anna won 2 very tight games and totaly swung the momentum to sit down leading 4-3*. anne at this moment takes a 10 minute timeout to get 2 tablets for some supposed stomach problem and comes back out screaming come on's running like a mad woman. if there was anything wrong with anne it certainly never showed before or after the injury timeout.

i like anne and she wasn't breaking the rules but it was pretty obvious the reason she took the time out.

Aaron.
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:40 PM
Anne was so bad today :help: Anna wasnt much better and will probally lose to dokic

serenus_2k8
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:44 PM
im sorry but that was the fakest timeout anne took ever. anne broke for *3-2 2nd set and then anna won 2 very tight games and totaly swung the momentum to sit down leading 4-3*. anne at this moment takes a 10 minute timeout to get 2 tablets for some supposed stomach problem and comes back out screaming come on's running like a mad woman. if there was anything wrong with anne it certainly never showed before or after the injury timeout.

i like anne and she wasn't breaking the rules but it was pretty obvious the reason she took the time out.

Omg you cant really be serious? It was clear that Anne wasnt herself :o She was hitting errors everywhere. If Anne was able to maintain her usual standard Anna would have lost.

RJWCapriati
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:45 PM
Great Anna! :)

Aaron.
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:47 PM
Omg you cant really be serious? It was clear that Anne wasnt herself :o She was hitting errors everywhere. If Anne was able to maintain her usual standard Anna would have lost. I agree with yo u. Something was wrong with her if she played her Auckland form she would have won this in straights.

That being said is still sad Anna let her win a set because she made so many errors

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:50 PM
the stats looked dreadful

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:58 PM
Nice job Anna, a win is a win at this point. Good luck against Dokic!

sammy01
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:59 PM
Omg you cant really be serious? It was clear that Anne wasnt herself :o She was hitting errors everywhere. If Anne was able to maintain her usual standard Anna would have lost.

i didn't see anything wrong with her screaming cmon's and pumping her fist at the end of the 2nd set.

The Dawntreader
Jan 19th, 2009, 06:06 PM
Omg you cant really be serious? It was clear that Anne wasnt herself :o She was hitting errors everywhere. If Anne was able to maintain her usual standard Anna would have lost.

That's no certainty. People on this board act like Anne is some kind of world-beater:rolleyes:

serenus_2k8
Jan 19th, 2009, 06:16 PM
I agree with yo u. Something was wrong with her if she played her Auckland form she would have won this in straights.

That being said is still sad Anna let her win a set because she made so many errors

Yeh, its a shame, but winning a set against top 20 players while well off her best is ok.

i didn't see anything wrong with her screaming cmon's and pumping her fist at the end of the 2nd set.

If she was doing it tactically she would have just got a massage on her leg or something. Why would she ask for pills? That is the last thing an athlete would want if they didnt need them. And they took about 1 sec to swallow, hardly a huge delay?

Thats just a stupid comment when Anna won anyway.

That's no certainty. People on this board act like Anne is some kind of world-beater:rolleyes:

:rolleyes: Actually no, but Anne is very consistant, and Anna is just not. For some reason Anne was just smacking the ball rather than rallying, however when she did rally she was taking the points. With Annas current form, Anne playing consistantly would have been enough to win I believe.

The Dawntreader
Jan 19th, 2009, 06:26 PM
Still, there was no real certainty that she was going to win if she had been 'fit' (which i dont even believe she was that injured). Anna has tons of match experience at Slams, and she's generally a better player overall.

It's not beyond the realms of possibility for Anna C to be better than another player, despite how much people on this board try and disprove that theory;):lol:

serenus_2k8
Jan 19th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Well obviously its not a certainty, I was just giving my opinion. I doubt it matters to Anne or anyone else whether you think she was injured, but she actually had a stomach problem, not an injury.

And Anna C can play great tennis, but if you had actually watched the match you would realise that she wasnt playing great tennis yesterday.

patch.
Jan 19th, 2009, 06:47 PM
Im not going to even try and say somthing positive.

She should have beaten Anna. Says somthing about the way her career has gone if she had to stoop low and serve first in the third when she wasnt supposed too :o Dokic should fly by her.

It just wasnt Annes day, but there will be more, im sure, just fustrating she let this chance go by.

:bigcry:

Wintermute
Jan 19th, 2009, 06:47 PM
Hated this draw so glad it's over.

Anne :hug: She can play better than this, I think she wasn't feeling well during some of it. Also it seemed like in the first set she was almost trying too hard but not really thinking about what she was doing.

Anna :yeah: It's a win. Not up to her former standard or it would have been straights 6-1 6-1. Making over 50 UEs isn't good either but I suppose Dokic made almost the same amount. But Anna didn't have much of a warm-up leading into this tournament so hopefully she can keep winning and improve. Next round is v. tough.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 19th, 2009, 06:51 PM
Anne thought she was Mirjana Lucic in that first set :tape:

sammy01
Jan 19th, 2009, 06:52 PM
Im not going to even try and say somthing positive.

She should have beaten Anna. Says somthing about the way her career has gone if she had to stoop low and serve first in the third when she wasnt supposed too :o Dokic should fly by her.

It just wasnt Annes day, but there will be more, im sure, just fustrating she let this chance go by.

:bigcry:

omg it was a mistake not only on chaks part but on annes and the umpires, you just sound really bitter which is sad.

patch.
Jan 19th, 2009, 06:57 PM
omg it was a mistake not only on chaks part but on annes and the umpires, you just sound really bitter which is sad.

But she knew what she was doing was wrong, so why do it in the first place. It shouldnt have been down to Anne or the Umpire. She was struggling after that second set and she was looking for a little help to get herself the lead. Sports about fair play :shrug:

And yeah, I am bitter, Anne's missed a great chance for a good win here.

Aaron.
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:02 PM
Anna C will lose next round so its all good. :D

sammy01
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:03 PM
But she knew what she was doing was wrong, so why do it in the first place. It shouldnt have been down to Anne or the Umpire. She was struggling after that second set and she was looking for a little help to get herself the lead. Sports about fair play :shrug:

And yeah, I am bitter, Anne's missed a great chance for a good win here.

no, chak walked out to play the 3rd set on her side, all the balls were at her end (which indicates the end the server serves from) and she started serving, she did absolutely nothing wrong. its not like she got the ball boys to put all the balls at her end and then start serving, the umpire and court officals screwed up as at the start of a set the balls should be at the end the server starts from, end of.

patch.
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:07 PM
no, chak walked out to play the 3rd set on her side, all the balls were at her end (which indicates the end the server serves from) and she started serving, she did absolutely nothing wrong. its not like she got the ball boys to put all the balls at her end and then start serving, the umpire and court officals screwed up as at the start of a set the balls should be at the end the server starts from, end of.

but you (or at least I) would have thought she would have pointed the mistake out. Well thats my opinion, you obviously think different.

sammy01
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:12 PM
but you (or at least I) would have thought she would have pointed the mistake out. Well thats my opinion, you obviously think different.

its not chaks job to umpire the match and i return the question on you, you would have thought anne would have said something about it and pointed out the mistake? exactly neither of them knew the error had been made thats why neither said anything, unless you think anne was so zoned in she didn't notice but chak wasn't lol.

serenus_2k8
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:14 PM
I really doubt she didnt realise tbh, but what you gonna do :shrug:

Its all on Bally!!! Elena B - AO Champion 2009? :hearts:

sammy01
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:19 PM
I really doubt she didnt realise tbh, but what you gonna do :shrug:

Its all on Bally!!! Elena B - AO Champion 2009? :hearts:

anne cant remember/realise shes supposed to serve, but chak should remember/realise shes supposed to recieve, yeah i see that logic lol

patch.
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:23 PM
its not chaks job to umpire the match and i return the question on you, you would have thought anne would have said something about it and pointed out the mistake? exactly neither of them knew the error had been made thats why neither said anything, unless you think anne was so zoned in she didn't notice but chak wasn't lol.

how many matches does Anna play a year? Remembering the order in which you and your opponent serve isnt somthing you forget...
Anyway, im not going to reply to your post in here anymore, ive got better things to do right now than argue.

Serenita
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:34 PM
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Anna wins:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Go Anna!!!http://www.glittergirl.co.uk/names/anna1.pnghttp://www.glittergirl.co.uk/names/anna1.pnghttp://www.glittergirl.co.uk/names/anna1.png
omg pink princess your back!!!

karimcartoon
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:36 PM
Eastern grip on her forehand oohh. Anne Keothavong is giving me a headache lately. She's going to break into the top 50 but i doubt anything higher than top 30 for her career.

Vespertine69
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:53 PM
Jesus, watching this match nearly killed me. I had to leave for work at 3-0 in the third and the tube ride in until I could check the scores again was torture! Bravo Anna for finding a way to return to some sort of decent form in the third after that appalling 35 UE 2nd set, which goes down as one of the worst I've seen at tour level *shudder*.

I feel bad for Anne, and her fans - this was a winnable match given Anna's form, and I think unfortunately the pressure got to her more than anything else. I think being talked about and interviewed and pressured much more than she has been used to in her career probably caused her to perform like she did. That said, credit to Anne for not simply folding in the second set as I thought might happen. She reigned in her margins and for a while at least, Anna obliged her by spraying balls all over the place. I hope Keothavong can take the positives and move on. As for the medical timeout... I'm unsure. It's quite possible that Anne was feeling sick, but if she really had a stomach problem that needed intervention, I'm a little surprised she didn't call for assistance a lot earlier when she was looking a bit out of it in the first set. Of course, given that none of us stand in her shoes, that's just speculation.

As for this silly idea that Anna is somehow a superbitch cheat for not correcting the serve order in the third set... it's patently ridiculous to somehow lay the blame on Anna. The mistake was made by the umpire and the rest of the court staff, it is NOT the player's responsibility to govern this. Players at full tour level don't ever need to think about this issue, because there is always a team of people who sort it all out for them. As the ES commentator said during the match, he had never seen this happen in 24 years covering tennis - it's a bizarre anomaly and it isn't the job of the players to police the officials. I can understand the argument that on sporting grounds Anna should have said something if she realised the mistake, but I don't understand why anyone can suggest that Anna should have been totally aware of the fault when Keothavong clearly was not aware. This whole thing was a bad mistake on the part of the umpire and other officials who should be watching out for such things, players never have to think about this, so who's to say they don't mostly autopilot it because their minds are elsewhere? Given what a nutjob wreck Anna is on court lately, I find it particularly shitty that people can think she's hyperaware of this particular issue when she can't keep her head together on almost any other level during key points of a match. Anna has absolutely no record of being a cheat of any kind, and to accuse her in this way is just bullshit.

I can handle people saying that Anna can't play for toffee anymore, because hey... it is sort of true. But a cheat she is not.

iGOAT
Jan 19th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Anna :woohoo:

iPatty
Jan 19th, 2009, 08:28 PM
You people really think Chakvetadze wanted to serve first in the third set? This is women's tennis. :lol: