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Yak
Sep 12th, 2002, 03:25 AM
And will play Bali in two weeks...

It's a feeling that I've got for a while...

kournikovafan13
Sep 12th, 2002, 03:58 AM
She definately won't play Bali, I'm pretty sure she's committed to Leipzig

xcrtbckhnd
Sep 12th, 2002, 04:10 AM
Commitment lists seem to show that Anna will take 2 weeks off after she wins Shanghai (whoops did I say that?!?!) and then go to Leipzig..... I'd love to see her here though of course, but it would be a surprise and not likely to happen.

ajayares
Sep 12th, 2002, 04:37 AM
I hope she plays Tokyo next week, I think it would be a good idea, since she is in that time zone..

As for Leipzig, a few mths ago they said she had been given a WC, however she nevered appeared on the initial commitments list and is yet to appear on the tournament website as playing, so who knows if she is playing, but she has entered Moscow the following week, so I certianly hope she plays.

BTW xcrtbckhnd, there is only a week between Shanghai and Leipzig..

Greenout
Sep 12th, 2002, 05:41 AM
Sorry, But I don't think Anna will play in Tokyo.

1) I doubt she could beat Kim, Serena or Dokic.

2) They've hyped up the return of Kimiko Date,
and the appearance of Kim, Serena, and Dokic
for the tournament. I think Anna usually wants
ALL the attention.

3) Obviously the the Shanghai is paying a heap for
Anna which I don't think the Toyota Princess Cup
is willing to shell out since, she never played there
before.

4) I think she wants to prepare for the Euro Indoor season.

5) Yonex is pis*d off at Anna for her lack of spirited play at
the US OPEN 2002. I think she'll want to avoid the issue
with the Yonex people in Japan.

ajayares
Sep 12th, 2002, 06:23 AM
Originally posted by Greenout
Sorry, But I don't think Anna will play in Tokyo.

1) I doubt she could beat Kim, Serena or Dokic.

2) They've hyped up the return of Kimiko Date,
and the appearance of Kim, Serena, and Dokic
for the tournament. I think Anna usually wants
ALL the attention.

3) Obviously the the Shanghai is paying a heap for
Anna which I don't think the Toyota Princess Cup
is willing to shell out since, she never played there
before.

4) I think she wants to prepare for the Euro Indoor season.

5) Yonex is pis*d off at Anna for her lack of spirited play at
the US OPEN 2002. I think she'll want to avoid the issue
with the Yonex people in Japan.

Yeah that must be it :rolleyes:

As for pt # 2. yeah that's it, she only plays if she gets all the attention :rolleyes:

Pt. 3 Anna played there in 1998, perhaps get your facts right next time.

Pt. 5 really, obviously you have got the relevant articles to back up this fact..

Pt. 1 that's right I guess there will be a field of 3 here, because I doubt any of the other players entered will be able to defeat the 3 players you mentioned :rolleyes:

Greenout
Sep 12th, 2002, 06:48 AM
2) It's true. She plays exhibition matches, and
events in far off places where their willing to pay
her huge appearance fee.

3) She played in 1998. Your right; but
she lost in two feeble sets to ASV, and never
returned since.

5) FYI there were rumblings when she was doing
so poorly with the ranking's in the 70's
that her sponsors were getting
up tight about Anna's lack of match wins.
(The Japanese media has gone flat on Anna.
All they could talk about was Daniela at the US
OPEN 2002. There's a general feeling in the air
in the Japanese media that Anna's best will be
harder to come by with such aggressive /impressive
competition.)


* Have you visted the Yonex Japan website lately?
Leyton Hewitt is the main player their featuring
on the website. It's all about Leyton Hewitt
Wimbledon smash.

ajayares
Sep 12th, 2002, 07:01 AM
Originally posted by Greenout
2) It's true. She plays exhibition matches, and
events in far off places where their willing to pay
her huge appearance fee.

Really, so explain to me why she plays the GS's and plays the tier 1 events?? Do you think she gets huge appearance fees to play them?? What the hell has exhibitions got to do with playing tour events?? she doesn't forgo tour events to play exhibitions. have you notice that this is her 24 event this year??

3) She played in 1998. Your right; but
she lost in two feeble sets to ASV, and never
returned since.

Bit hard to play in 1999 and 2001 when you are injured.

5) FYI there were rumblings when she was doing
so poorly with the ranking's in the 70's
that her sponsors were getting
up tight about Anna's lack of match wins.
(The Japanese media has gone flat on Anna.
All they could talk about was Daniela at the US
OPEN 2002. There's a general feeling in the air
in the Japanese media that Anna's best will be
harder to come by with such aggressive /impressive
competition.)

Yeah I am sure, just when were these rumblings?? The last time she played in Japan I suppose?? Oh that right she lost in the semis .. It's a bit hard for the press to talk about you when you are not actually in the tournament after the 1st day.. eg 2002 US open, so what are you expecting???

Yeah I am sure Anna's going to lose all of her contracts :rolleyes: especially the yonex one.

Greenout
Sep 12th, 2002, 07:16 AM
2) Yes she does!! I suppose your not familiar with how the
WTA sets up tournaments. In order to have a tournament
as a WTA event the organizers must have the sponsors
pay for the event. Have their own insurance against liability,
present a guarantee of prize money, and pay certain players
in the top 10 or so called stars a certain appearance fee.
Anna is considered a star. Her appearance fee is higher than
Davenports.!!

5) I also followed the US OPEN 2002 from the Japanese
official TV station's website. Anna wasn't hyped
even before the event began!!!!!

ajayares
Sep 12th, 2002, 07:24 AM
Originally posted by Greenout
2) Yes she does!! I suppose your not familiar with how the
WTA sets up tournaments. In order to have a tournament
as a WTA event the organizers must have the sponsors
pay for the event. Have their own insurance against liability,
present a guarantee of prize money, and pay certain players
in the top 10 or so called stars a certain appearance fee.
Anna is considered a star. Her appearance fee is higher than
Davenports.!!

5) I also followed the US OPEN 2002 from the Japanese
official TV station's website. Anna wasn't hyped
even before the event began!!!!!

Yeah, I know how the appearance fee's situation works, but there isn't any for GS's and the appearance money given out in the higher tier events, would not be considered as big as the amount given out trying to get a big name player to play a tier 3 or 4 event.. As there are more top players willing to play the bigger events..

As for the other pt, why would you hype a player who hasn't been in that great of form?? makes sense to me..

Greenout
Sep 12th, 2002, 07:35 AM
Actually-- whatever. I don't want to argue with you.

The Japanese usually tailor their tennis coverage around
players they know like people who came over to one
of their tournaments. Yonex sponsored players also
get a nod in Japanese TV tennis coverage. Considering
that women's tennis is bigger in Japan then men's don't
you consider it odd how Hewitt is bigger news than Anna
now?

Well. Peace man. I dont' want to ruin the return of
the WTA World with duels.

CellJr300
Sep 12th, 2002, 02:43 PM
Getting back to the original post, it wouldn't surprise me since earlier this year Anna was talking about starting off an Asian tour at Shanghai. Maybe she will end up playing in Japan and then Bali. The only tournament that she really appears to want to get into is the Kremlin Cup, so who knows where else she will end up playing.