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Pink Princess
Jun 8th, 2009, 10:18 PM
AEGON International!!!
Eastbourne, Great Britain
June 15 - 20, 2009
Tournament Director: Gavin Fletcher

Jun 10th, 2009, 07:34 PM
C'mon Anna!
I'm hoping for a good draw!

Jun 11th, 2009, 08:53 PM
*Fingers crossed* Please find some decent form, Anna! :hug:

Jun 13th, 2009, 02:41 PM
First Round against Jankovic. :rolleyes:

Jun 13th, 2009, 02:45 PM
Weel Anna beat her two years ago in Hertogenbosh's final!

You can Anna!

Jun 13th, 2009, 05:01 PM
Yikes, tough opener. Can Anna repeat Den Bosch?

Jun 13th, 2009, 08:37 PM
JJ always struggles against Anna's game, so if it exists at all, I think she can pull out the win.

Good Luck:bounce:

Jun 14th, 2009, 12:27 AM
JJ always struggles against Anna's game, so if it exists at all, I think she can pull out the win.

Good Luck:bounce:

Previous matches between Anna and JJ

2005 - Wimbledon - grass - Jankovic - 64 62
2005 - New Haven - hard - Chakvetadze - 63 36 62
2005 - Indian Wells - hard - Chakvetadze - 26 62 64
2006 - Guangzhou - hard - Chakvetadze - 75 20 Ret
2006 - Warsaw - clay - Chakvetadze - 75 63
2007 - Warsaw - clay - Jankovic - 76 31
2007 - Tour Champ. - hard - Chakvetadze - 64 06 63
2007 - Hertogenbosh - grass - Chakvetadze - 76 36 63
2008 - Dubai - hard - Jankovic - 61

Anna leads 6-3


Jun 15th, 2009, 10:24 PM
Anna is first up on Tuesday on Court 1.

Jun 15th, 2009, 10:26 PM
Yeah, good luck Anna!

Pink Princess
Jun 15th, 2009, 11:55 PM
Princess Annahttp://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5276/iconatora834aefe3fd229ane9.gifWin!!!

Jun 16th, 2009, 11:12 AM
Anna was cruising up til 5-2 up in the first set... but got broken to love as soon as she had pressure on to serve for the set... another try now at 5-4. Anna's game is still there clearly, she's been in total control of this set until the pressure really kicks in to close out.

*fingers crossed*

Jun 16th, 2009, 11:19 AM
Broken to 15 at the second try. Jankovic holds to 30 and goes 6-5 up. If Anna loses the set 5-7, it will hurt pretty bad. I think I have to stop looking at the scoreboard.

Jun 16th, 2009, 11:27 AM
I think I have to stop looking at the scoreboard.
me too :(

Foot's Fingers
Jun 16th, 2009, 11:33 AM

wasted so large lead :(

Jun 16th, 2009, 11:34 AM
Blergh.... Anna did save two set points in the breaker, but Jankovic took the third and won the set 7-6(5). I hope Anna won't capitulate after missing those two golden chances to serve out the set. Anna's game can still clearly give JJ a lot of trouble, she just needs her old mental strength back in clutch situations. I used to be happy to bet on Anna in a tight third set against most players... those days seem so long ago!

Jun 16th, 2009, 12:07 PM
Anna saves 5(!!) break points in the second set and then breaks JJ for a 5-3 lead - so a third chance to serve for a set appears...

Jun 16th, 2009, 12:08 PM
One set all.

Jun 16th, 2009, 12:09 PM
Well done Anna! Into the third. :bounce: I just arrived. Did she serve for the first set too? :o.

Jun 16th, 2009, 12:11 PM
Wow... this time she does serve out, to love as well... now if only we were looking at the 6-2 6-3 this could have been... still, I have to be impressed with Anna's resilience even if her finishing went to crap in the first set.

Jun 16th, 2009, 12:11 PM
Well done Anna! Into the third. :bounce: I just arrived. Did she serve for the first set too? :o

Twice - lost to love at 5-2 and to 15 at 5-4 (after dominating the early games)

Jun 16th, 2009, 12:19 PM
3-0 double break :eek:

Jun 16th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Anna up a double break in the third 3-0... can she keep her head together long enough to put away her first top 10 win in more than a year? Man, I have my fingers crossed!

Jun 16th, 2009, 12:26 PM
40 she'd better win this

Jun 16th, 2009, 12:27 PM
4-0 wow.

Jun 16th, 2009, 12:42 PM
JJ got a break back for 2-4, but Anna now breaks again for 5-2... please no repeat of the first set now Anna dear...

Jun 16th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Lost one break, but got it back... serving at 5-2 again, this time for the match.

Jun 16th, 2009, 12:50 PM
Anna wins! :drool: :D JJ :hug:

Jun 16th, 2009, 12:51 PM
Woooo! Nearly messes it up from 40-0, but takes it on the third match point. Go Anna!!!

Foot's Fingers
Jun 16th, 2009, 12:52 PM
:woohoo: Huge win for Anyuta!!!!

Jun 16th, 2009, 12:53 PM
:bounce: That pretty much sums up my mood right now. Good, hard fought win. Nice one Anna:worship:

Jun 16th, 2009, 12:58 PM
I'm so proud of her.
She had the control in the first set, but lost.... then she fought and won.
It should be more easy, but it dosen't matter. She won! i'm happy and proud!

Who she faces now?

Pink Princess
Jun 16th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Princess Annahttp://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5276/iconatora834aefe3fd229ane9.gif

Jun 16th, 2009, 01:10 PM
everytime i think this girl is becoming a lost cause she does something to give me hope again. yes jj isn't in form, but that wont bother anna. a top 10 win and a bit of a confidence boost was so needed.

well done anna, good luck next round.

Jun 16th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Anna :bigclap:

Jun 16th, 2009, 01:37 PM
Next is Marion Bartoli.
Anna has 1-3 against her.


Jun 16th, 2009, 01:38 PM
Marion is very strong on grass. But Anna will be confident after todays win :yeah:

Jun 16th, 2009, 02:36 PM
Blergh, I hadn't realised it was Bartoli in the next round - that's a crappy draw for Anna, she always struggles with Marion's game and on grass that will probably be heightened. Anna looks to have served pretty well against JJ and that will be the key against Marion with Bartoli's go-for-broke return attitude.

Jun 16th, 2009, 02:49 PM
Anna :D

Pink Princess
Jun 16th, 2009, 02:53 PM

:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Jun 16th, 2009, 04:13 PM
Awesome win for Anna. :yeah:

Hope she can keep it going. :)

Jun 16th, 2009, 05:54 PM
:bounce: That's a fantastic win! Thanks to everyone for describing what happened. She was clearly nervous in the first set at the crucial moments but it's great to see her not make that mistake again in the second and third sets.

Now Marion :scared:

Jun 16th, 2009, 07:18 PM
I can't believe it! I'm so happy for her!

Jun 16th, 2009, 07:50 PM
What's with the on-court crying? I thought that was a thing of the past.

Jun 16th, 2009, 08:08 PM
from official website:

"Chakvetadze now goes on to face Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli, the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2007, in a match the 22 year-old is looking forward to playing.

"Marion is a very tough opponent on grass and she has done well at Wimbledon in the past,” said Chakvetadze. “I'll just have to see how it goes and try to play my best tennis. I am looking forward to the match.""

Jun 16th, 2009, 08:30 PM
Anna and grass :D the combination I like ;) but Marion is good on grass too, go Anna keep fighting :)

Jun 16th, 2009, 08:31 PM
Very good win, Anna!:hearts::yeah::D;)

Not really surprising: Jelena is in bad form, Anna leads Head To Head clearly, Grass is by far Jelenas worst surface, Anna likes playing on Grass.:p

Go far here, Anna!!!
Beat Bartoli now!;)

Jun 16th, 2009, 08:49 PM
Anna's match is the firts on court2

rain delays play
Jun 16th, 2009, 09:42 PM
nice win for anna:D good luck tomorrow:kiss::yeah:

Jun 16th, 2009, 09:45 PM
Good luck against Marion, Anna :bigclap:

Jun 16th, 2009, 10:08 PM
:eek: Wow great win Anna :hug: :bounce: Good luck in next match :)

Jun 16th, 2009, 10:47 PM
go beat marion anna!

Jun 17th, 2009, 04:47 AM
Marion :scared:. That's a pretty tough grasscourt matchup.

Jun 17th, 2009, 11:26 AM
She lost first 5/7.
She has 4/2 :awww:

Jun 17th, 2009, 12:14 PM
This is just about over, 57 25.
Then at Wimbledon about half of Anna's points come off and she leaves the top 60.
It's amazing New Haven and Wimbledon could keep her ranked so high, now it's just New Haven, and those points will be off this summer.
Then hello 10k's

Jun 17th, 2009, 12:18 PM
Maybe she will pick up some points in Wimbledon or immediately after? And this match is not completely over, I think she could break Marion, but can she hold twice?

Jun 17th, 2009, 12:24 PM
Saves MP

Jun 17th, 2009, 12:25 PM
Saves another

Jun 17th, 2009, 12:27 PM
And saves another

Jun 17th, 2009, 12:29 PM
That's over. Now comes the draw for Wimbledon. Anna lost to a LL at the FO

Jun 17th, 2009, 12:30 PM
And it's over. Really, we all knew Marion would be tough, and when Anna was forced to serve at 5-6 in the first it felt like it would be too difficult. That break meant that Anna served second in the second set too, and I think that put too much pressure on her. Still, she isn't playing too bad, maybe she can do something at Wimbledon.

Jun 17th, 2009, 12:35 PM
she saved 6 MP.
Good luck in Wimbledon.
She will be 31st seed I guess, soo... she can has any Williams or Safina in her third round.

Jun 17th, 2009, 12:46 PM
Actually she is the 32nd (last seed), it seems she will be in Dinara's section

Maria is the 24th :eek::inlove:

See all here

Jun 17th, 2009, 12:57 PM
Actually she is the 32nd (last seed), it seems she will be in Dinara's section

Maria is the 24th :eek::inlove:

See all here

Thanks for that Daszmarelli.

If they did it logically, which I think they should (but not in this case :lol:) then yes she would be in Dinara's section. Well Dina can be beaten on grass but she will still be quite tough. But since they computerised the draws they seem to do weird things (like putting 1st seed vs 3rd, which I think is just wrong) so all we really know is that in the rnd of 32 she will meet some fairly high seed.

Pink Princess
Jun 17th, 2009, 02:53 PM
Anna refused to shake Marion's hand at the end!!!

Jun 17th, 2009, 02:55 PM
Such a biatch :hearts::drool:

Jun 17th, 2009, 03:40 PM
Why did she refuse? Did something happen? :confused:

Jun 17th, 2009, 03:42 PM
Well refuse would meant Marion actually stopped her and asked her to shake her hand which I highly doubt. Anna probably just wanted to get off the court :shrug:

Jun 17th, 2009, 04:29 PM
I cant believe that she will be out of top 60 after Wimbledon (depending on how well she does there). She was playing so well against Venus in HK & I had so much hope for this year :(

Jun 17th, 2009, 05:16 PM
Hmmm. Anna went from Jankovic who I think is a good match-up for her to Bartoli who really isn't. Marion steps so far into court on those returns and then hits solid off both sides. If Marion is playing okay Anna struggles. And that would be the case unless she can serve better.

Jun 17th, 2009, 10:08 PM
:hug: Anna :sad:

Jun 18th, 2009, 02:48 PM
does anyone know if anna will play doubles at wimbledon, i hope so.

Jun 19th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Oh God Anna faces Sabine Lisicki(!!!) in the her 1st R. :sad:

Jun 19th, 2009, 10:31 AM
:tape: Oh no!!!! :scared: Good luck Anna :hug:

Jun 21st, 2009, 01:33 PM
Anna is doubles partner with Maria Elena Camerin

Jun 21st, 2009, 01:36 PM
And they will face Edina Gallovits + Katalin Marosi in first round
Good luck girls :bounce:

Jun 22nd, 2009, 10:32 PM
:sad: But Bartoli plays well on grass.

Does anybody know why Anna didn`t shake hands with Bartoli?:confused:
(In SF Bartoli didn`t shake hands with Razzano.:lol:)