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HowardH
Aug 27th, 2009, 04:29 PM
Anna has drawn a qualifier, probably Bepa 2nd rnd :scared:. Good luck Anna!

Noctis
Aug 27th, 2009, 04:31 PM
Oh A Qualifier :scared:

Daszmarelli
Aug 27th, 2009, 04:32 PM
tough draw, as expected :sad::scared: but she can beat Q and Bepa isn't in her best shape

gdot
Aug 27th, 2009, 05:22 PM
good luck anna!! here is her section

Zvonareva-Llagostera-Vives
Q-Chakvetadze
Q-Craybas
Hradecka-Vesnina

:lol: vesnina in there again

tedlesurfeur
Aug 27th, 2009, 06:58 PM
Zvonareva is not at her best, so my guess is that our little princess can reach the 3rd round and defeat Vesnina yet again !! En route to R4 against Pennetta !!!

Drimal
Aug 27th, 2009, 08:33 PM
Anna has nothing to defend at this US Open (unlike last season), so no pressure

If she plays like she did this week she could get past a Zvonareva who isn't at her best yet.

Michael.
Aug 28th, 2009, 06:04 PM
go anna !!!

sammy01
Aug 28th, 2009, 06:24 PM
if she beats the Q shes gained 100 points, so even a 2nd round wouldn't be bad. vera isn't in form and is still struggling after her injury. chak should feel confident of a shot in the 3rd round

HowardH
Aug 30th, 2009, 08:15 AM
She has drawn Erika Sema. I find it hard to believe Erika has any chance at all against Anna. I saw her play before in NZ where she won a 10k a few years ago and she had absolutely nothing, no power, no anything except consistency, of course she has obviously improved a bit, but I still doubt she will be any problem for Anna. This is one of the easiest qualifiers to draw. She did beat Kimiko though, but I just don't think she will pose any problems for Anna unless her game has changed completely. If she loses this :o.

Edit: Anna has actually drawn Erika's big sister Yurika. So I haven't watched her play, maybe she is a bit like her little sis, but she is obviously a little bit better, ranked 170 instead of 279, and now that upset over Kimiko is troubling me a bit.

GeorgianFan
Aug 30th, 2009, 09:10 AM
Erika or Yurika Sema?? :confused:

smokovec
Aug 30th, 2009, 10:20 AM
Erika or Yurika Sema?? :confused:

Yurika Sema.

Good for Anna, I think, better than other Q, but I totally don't know this player.

Daszmarelli
Aug 30th, 2009, 11:22 AM
Sema???? Who's??? please Anna smash her!

sammy01
Aug 30th, 2009, 11:52 AM
i have a feeling sema is a complete pusher, but will be fast and get a lot of balls in court.

anna should win this match in straights, if she doesn't i will be deeply unhappy.

she plays tomorrow on court 10.

HowardH
Aug 30th, 2009, 01:27 PM
Erika or Yurika Sema?? :confused:

Oh, they put Erika on the printable draw but I think it's actually Yurika, her sister. So this is not the girl I watched. Maybe she is a bit different to her sister, but I think most likely they are similar. Big sister Yurika is obviously a wee bit better, 170 as opposed to 279.

i have a feeling sema is a complete pusher, but will be fast and get a lot of balls in court.

anna should win this match in straights, if she doesn't i will be deeply unhappy.

she plays tomorrow on court 10.

Well her sister Erika whom I watched was a complete pusher, very consistent though, she drove Anna Smith of Britain insane. Most likely Yurika is consistent too, but she must have something a bit better than her little sister, either a little more power or maybe even quicker around the court. Still think Anna should win easily, but after realising this is not the same girl I watched but her big sister, the win over Kimiko is bothering me more.

sammy01
Aug 30th, 2009, 03:20 PM
a 1st round win would put chak inside the top 60 (around 55 depending on other results) which isn't bad considering she was 75 last week. she has a great chance to gain loads of points the end of this season.

i like that shes playing in korea, a smaller tournament will do her good.

Noctis
Aug 30th, 2009, 03:26 PM
Good choice in Korea :yeah:
I Saw Sema play before.in GuangZhou she has a good ForeHand thats about it.Shouldnt be trouble to Anna if she concerntrate

Wintermute
Aug 31st, 2009, 02:01 PM
Anna is third on Court 10 today. She has no points to defend so there is a real opportunity to gain her. I've probably jinxed her now by saying that.

I don't know Yurika Sema at all. She beat Anna Tatishvili, Kimiko Date and Anne Kremer in qualies - required three sets to get through all of them. Even with Anna's drop in ranking she should really take care of this girl.

penkku
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:06 PM
GL Anna :D please win ;)

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 06:21 PM
First match on court 10 has finished (Granollers beat Zverev), now Kanepi will play Chang, Anna plays after it.

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:06 PM
second match on court 10 also has finished, so we'll have Anna playing in few minutes. :bounce:

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:11 PM
1-0*

Anna held at love.

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:13 PM
Anna saved 2GP.
deuce.

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:14 PM
15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30
40-40
40-ad
40-40
Ad-40
40-40
Ad-40

1*-1

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:19 PM
15-0
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40
40-40
Ad-40

2-1*

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:23 PM
15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30

2*-2

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:25 PM
15-0
30-0
40-0
40-15

3-2*
break her now Anna!

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:27 PM
hey :wavey:

break her anna!

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:30 PM
3*-3

30-0
30-15
40-15

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:30 PM
Hey :wavey:

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:32 PM
Wow, perfect game to Anna

4-3*

Anna you must put pressure on her service since first point.

Break now!

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:33 PM
30-00 :o

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:33 PM
come on anna!

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:34 PM
love hold :o

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:35 PM
4*-4

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:35 PM
0-30 :scared:

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:36 PM
15-30 fight back Anna

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:37 PM
Broken :sad:

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:38 PM
anna :o break back!!

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:38 PM
Anna, I need you more than ever... i picked you at Suicide :o

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:39 PM
15-15

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:40 PM
40-15 :sobbing:
I can't believe

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:41 PM
40-30 :unsure:

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:41 PM
4-6 :bolt:

GeorgianFan
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:43 PM
4-6 :(

Wintermute
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:43 PM
:o

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:43 PM
anna :( come on!! fight this second set, get an early break please!!

Iggy
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:46 PM
Well, we'll see how she's progressed mentally.

sammy01
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:47 PM
why is she doing this? i mean why put in a good run at new haven, if shes just going to buckle under the pressure of playing a nobody in the 1st round of the us open. all the work from last week will be wasted as it will be back to zero confidence again.

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:48 PM
she held, thats a start. now a break!

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:50 PM
nice hold

sammy01
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:52 PM
medical timeout for someone as its been a long time between games

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:55 PM
Why stopped?

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:56 PM
hope its not for anna

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:05 PM
held for 21 :)

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:06 PM
C'mon Anna!

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:10 PM
nooo, don't let her hold her service, Anna

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:14 PM
C'mon Anna, break her!

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:16 PM
They have already played probably more than 50 points this set, and it's still only in the fourth game :lol:

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:16 PM
so many bp's... come on anna!!

Wintermute
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:16 PM
Four BPs go begging this game. C'mon Anna, sort it out, this is embarrassing.

Wintermute
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:17 PM
Finally takes the fifth one.

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:17 PM
about time!! breaks for 31 :)

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:23 PM
Finally held. Phew. What a long struggle at the beginning of this set, but her position is consolidated now.

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:23 PM
holds for 41 :)

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:28 PM
5-1 :D. Third set time.

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:28 PM
breaks again 5-1 :hearts:

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:30 PM
anna holds for 6-1. now 3rd set :)

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:31 PM
Get the early break in the third Anna.

rucolo
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:32 PM
YES, Anna wins 2nd set 6-1!:banana:

Keep on fighting, Anna!!!

In 30 minutes internet won`t work for me for the next 2 weeks.:o:sad:

Take the 3rd set also, Anna!:D;)
I want a Round 2 match vs Vera Zvonareva!

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:35 PM
gets the early break you wanted :)

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:37 PM
gets the early break you wanted :)

Anna listened to me :hearts:.

Michael.
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:37 PM
come on anna !!, (is this match playing right now or am i just a really late poster ? )

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:38 PM
and backs it up with a love hold 2-0 :hearts:

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:39 PM
hey mike :wavey:

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:39 PM
YES, Anna wins 2nd set 6-1!:banana:

Keep on fighting, Anna!!!

In 30 minutes internet won`t work for me for the next 2 weeks.:o:sad:

Take the 3rd set also, Anna!:D;)
I want a Round 2 match vs Vera Zvonareva!

Why won't your internet work for the next 2 weeks? :hug: Hopefully Anna can win before then.

sammy01
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:40 PM
at least shes fighting, im still not confident even at 2-0 up final set lol

Iggy
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:40 PM
Ah, now that's more like it!

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:40 PM
at least shes fighting, im still not confident even at 2-0 up final set lol

What about when she's up 3-0 double break? :inlove:

Michael.
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:40 PM
Hey Jem :wavey:

come on anna !! :D

Wintermute
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:41 PM
I wouldn't be confident at 5-0 final set. Anna can find a way to choke. Surprise me Anna, bagel this girl.

sammy01
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:42 PM
3-0 surely she cant blow this (thinks back to 5-0 vs petrova :help:)

sammy01
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:43 PM
this has been another heart attack match
that 2-1 game on semas serve in the 2nd set, there was at least 10 deuces, anna wasted 4 break points sema had at least 6 game points

Wintermute
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:45 PM
:rolleyes: Pathetic.

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:45 PM
this has been another heart attack match
that 2-1 game on semas serve in the 2nd set, there was at least 10 deuces, anna wasted 4 break points sema had at least 6 game points

Yeah that game was huge, it started all the good things for Anna. Oh, now she lost her serve, just as well she had a double break. Break again Anna!

sammy01
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:45 PM
3-1, anna is back lol

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:48 PM
breaks back :hearts: 41

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:48 PM
Well done Anna! :drool: 4-1 double break.

Michael.
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:51 PM
:inlove: keep goin anna !!!!!!

sammy01
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:53 PM
i just cant figure chak out anymore. she now cant win the 1st set to save her life. she cant serve for sets at all but can guts out tie breakers and 7-5 against bammer.

its like theres 2 chaks in every match

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:56 PM
Yay she holds :hearts:.

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:57 PM
Wow, I'm arrived at home just now and saw Anna winning.

C'mon Anna, break her and finish it. Vera is waiting

Wintermute
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:57 PM
its like theres 2 chaks in every match

No it's temporary amnesia. As soon as she gets in front in a match she forgets how to play tennis.

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:59 PM
serve it out chak :)

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:00 PM
serving to match.

rucolo
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:01 PM
Why won't your internet work for the next 2 weeks? :hug: Hopefully Anna can win before then.
Phone and internet won`t work.
Something with phone is changed.:(

Anna 5-2!:)
My last post...

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:02 PM
i just cant figure chak out anymore. she now cant win the 1st set to save her life. she cant serve for sets at all but can guts out tie breakers and 7-5 against bammer.

its like theres 2 chaks in every match

I think there's more than 2 ;). There are at least three or four chaks:

Play horribly against weak opponent chak, this chak manages to lose games against even the weakest opponent, especially in first sets.

Fighting chak, who never gives up and survives marathon games.

Winning streak chak, who reels off several games in a row and builds up leads.

Squandering lead chak, who does exactly that.

I wish smart playing chak would come back though, she was the leader of the group but has been taking an extended vacation...

Ooh MPs :drool:

Michael.
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:02 PM
:woohoo: please finish it anna !!

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:02 PM
wasted 2 MP :unsure:

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:03 PM
Yay! Onto Vera, but I'm already happy. :D Anna was so shakey, this Sema girl should never have been any kind of challenge.

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:04 PM
:banana: playing like this she has no chance against Bepa. IMO

gdot
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:04 PM
typical chak match, but a wins a win :hearts:

Michael.
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:04 PM
:rocker2: good job anna !!

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:04 PM
Anna ;) :D :)
wonder who slapped her one at set down :)
it worked wonders !!!!!!!!!!

DiscoStick
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:05 PM
OMG, she won! What was the score?

Wintermute
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:05 PM
Well at least she picked up some ranking points. That's good but not too happy with the scoreline.

sammy01
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:06 PM
thank god she won, but losing a set to sema is :help:

still i'll take any win at a slam, good play from 1-1 in the 2nd set to keep control of the match.

ok rest now please chak. shes in the doubles draw i see.

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:07 PM
Phone and internet won`t work.
Something with phone is changed.:(

Anna 5-2!:)
My last post...

At least she won for you :hug:. See you in 2 weeks :wavey:.

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:09 PM
OMG, she won! What was the score?

4-6 6-1 6-2. Don't let the scoreline in the second and third sets fool you, they were anything but straightforward.

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:11 PM
100 points :banana:

sammy01
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:11 PM
the 100 ranking points will do her good

sammy01
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:12 PM
should be around 55 now after this win (depending on other results) not bad from 75 just 2 weeks ago
her aim must be top 32 for the oz open so she can get a seeding

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:13 PM
Yeah, she's in doubles with MEC like RG and Wimbly, they faces Hlavackova/Hradecka

fish_wilson
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:16 PM
At least she will be fit if she keeps playing three sets every match. Nice win Anna.

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:16 PM
Some top players not must to play Moscow this year, so she has a good chance playing good at home and gain more points. She has nothing to defend at Moscow.

She'll play before Seoul and Tokyo.

DiscoStick
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:16 PM
4-6 6-1 6-2. Don't let the scoreline in the second and third sets fool you, they were anything but straightforward.

Damn, was there a stream? :o

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:24 PM
I didn't found any stream

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:26 PM
At least she will be fit if she keeps playing three sets every match. Nice win Anna.

We can all see from her pictures that Anna is very, very fit :drool:. But this is a very stressful way to stay fit :tape:.

Damn, was there a stream? :o

Unfortunately not :sad:. So you didn't miss out on anything. But just from following the scores it was obviously a struggle even in the second and third, many long games and it was never obviously whether Anna would hold at any time.

sammy01
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:38 PM
Some top players not must to play Moscow this year, so she has a good chance playing good at home and gain more points. She has nothing to defend at Moscow.

She'll play before Seoul and Tokyo.

im so happy shes playing seoul, she could really gain confidence there with a good run. the entry list isn't great, so she shouldn't fear anyone.

she has to be gunning for top 32 by the end of year.

Daszmarelli
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:41 PM
and then she'll be back to top 20. She only needs more confidence.

Noctis
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:47 PM
I really want her to beat Vera! Go for it Anna!

Iggy
Aug 31st, 2009, 11:30 PM
Well, this beats a first round exit. At least she kept her focus for the most part and didn't melt down.
Nicely done, Anna.

Pink Princess
Sep 1st, 2009, 12:03 AM
Princess Anna Chakvy:clap2::clap2::clap2: :clap2::clap2::clap2: :clap2::clap2::clap2:

PerfectForm
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:53 AM
good win in 3 Anna! at least she's got more pts than last year. Good luck in the next round, hopefully she will get on telly.

GeorgianFan
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:18 PM
Chak :banana:

KV
Sep 1st, 2009, 04:51 PM
Job done :)

Wintermute
Sep 2nd, 2009, 03:38 PM
Anna is second on Grandstand so she'll be on TV in the UK on Sky. :D First time I'll get to see her play in quite a long time. Of course I'll be watching through my fingers because she doesn't exactly have the best record against Vera, nor is she playing too well. I still hope to be pleasantly surprised!

GeorgianFan
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:14 PM
3-0* :eek:

Noctis
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:28 PM
5-2 Chaky!

GeorgianFan
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:37 PM
6-3 0-0* :eek: :banana:

Noctis
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:40 PM
No heart attacks :banana:

Noctis
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:48 PM
Chaky crying already :(

Noctis
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:53 PM
Holds from 0-40!

GeorgianFan
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:39 PM
6-3 1-6 1-6 :o

Daszmarelli
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:45 PM
I love both players :hearts: at least Anna won a set :awww:

Good luck Anna in Seoul and doubles.

cosmoose
Sep 2nd, 2009, 07:17 PM
I was only able to follow live scoring.

Can anyone summarize what happened?
Chaky cried during the match? :sad:

Wintermute
Sep 2nd, 2009, 07:19 PM
It's a tale of two Annas.

At the end of the first set I was thinking to myself, "How can she possibly be ranked as low as she is given the set that she just played?" She was calm and composed, she served well and hit the lines. She even followed a nice down-the-T serve in to net and followed up with a good drive volley winner.

Second set and it all became apparent. It was a different Anna who walked out, for no apparent reason. She started making sloppy errors. Her serve percentage dropped. Her body language became noticeably negative and this is the thing that seems most problematic to me. She's just sending signals to the opponent showing that she's frustrated and annoyed. She could easily sort this out and I think it would actually help the rest of her game.

I will say that Vera wasn't playing too well in the first set and definitely stepped her game up after that but it's no excuse for the collapse by Anna.

She kissed Vera on both cheeks at the net, shook the umpire's hand and then I couldn't quite see but it sounded like she smashed her racquet on the ground. Clearly immensely frustrated. Anna was looking at her coach numerous times in the second and third set with desperation in her eyes.

smokovec
Sep 2nd, 2009, 08:04 PM
I agree with Wintermute, perfect description of this Match, why Anna can't play more often like the 1st set????

Anna needs more calm during the bad parts of a Match, because the difference is too big between good and negative phases.

gdot
Sep 2nd, 2009, 08:29 PM
chak :hug: i do think she is defintely sorting herself out. she has shown she can still compete with top players and if she sorts out her mental its only a matter of time..

Michael.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 09:29 PM
anna :hug:, you'll get there soon :D

HowardH
Sep 2nd, 2009, 10:33 PM
Anna :hug:. At least one set was good.

Gdog
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:46 PM
I'm really glad she won her first match. It's too bad she short circuited again in her second match with things going so well. It has been really depressing as a fan of hers the past couple of years. I was seeing Anna on tv regularly in 2007 and have seen her play on tv about 1 time in the last 2 years. I really hope she gets things together at the end of this year, so she can enter into 2010 as a new improved Anna.

Daszmarelli
Sep 15th, 2009, 07:48 PM
vote here

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=16501446#post16501446

rucolo
Sep 20th, 2009, 02:09 PM
It's a tale of two Annas.

At the end of the first set I was thinking to myself, "How can she possibly be ranked as low as she is given the set that she just played?" She was calm and composed, she served well and hit the lines. She even followed a nice down-the-T serve in to net and followed up with a good drive volley winner.

Second set and it all became apparent. It was a different Anna who walked out, for no apparent reason. She started making sloppy errors. Her serve percentage dropped. Her body language became noticeably negative and this is the thing that seems most problematic to me. She's just sending signals to the opponent showing that she's frustrated and annoyed. She could easily sort this out and I think it would actually help the rest of her game.

I will say that Vera wasn't playing too well in the first set and definitely stepped her game up after that but it's no excuse for the collapse by Anna.

She kissed Vera on both cheeks at the net, shook the umpire's hand and then I couldn't quite see but it sounded like she smashed her racquet on the ground. Clearly immensely frustrated. Anna was looking at her coach numerous times in the second and third set with desperation in her eyes.
Exactly.:sad:

At least Anna played well in set 1.:)
Nice handshake and kiss at net.;) Seems like Anna and Vera get along well.