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Graf~Dokic
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:04 PM
Andrea :sad: :hug: But Chakvetadze is still dangerous on grass...

Russianboy
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:04 PM
anna :eek: :D:worship:

Ferg
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:04 PM
Oh god Andrea :tape: What a bad loss....

gociku
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:04 PM
Anna:woohoo:

Talita Kumi
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:04 PM
:weirdo:

madmax
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:04 PM
Chakky:banana: You're back!!!:woohoo:

Break My Rapture
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:04 PM
OMG Anna ! :inlove: :woohoo:
Great win. :hearts: Keep it up!

Geertvg
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:04 PM
Wait. Chaky won 2 matches. WHAT?

TennisFanForever
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:04 PM
really? :eek:

Ballbasher
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:05 PM
Chaky!!! :yeah: :inlove: :D Important win. ;)
Andrea. :hug: Why do you always draw my favs. :o Still too unexperienced on the green. :p

The 2nd Law
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:05 PM
This is pretty big! Sad for Andrea, but yay for Anna :D

Patrick345
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:05 PM
As usual Petkovic choked. Breaks back to 4-4 and then wins two more points. Girl is useless. :lol::lol:

Sabinator.
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:05 PM
Anna!! :eek: :inlove: Shocking win! Keep it going! :bounce:

ce
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:06 PM
:inlove:

Melange
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:06 PM
Nice win Anna. The serve is really improved :bounce::bounce::worship:

Slutiana
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:07 PM
As usual Petkovic choked. Breaks back to 4-4 and then wins two more points. Girl is useless. :lol::lol:
And since when is that called choking?

Break My Rapture
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:07 PM
As usual Petkovic choked. Breaks back to 4-4 and then wins two more points. Girl is useless. :lol::lol:
Chaky actually was the one who choked, 6-4 *4-3 40-15 up.

delicatecutter
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:07 PM
Win the title girl! :hearts:

VIKA?
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:07 PM
What a good win for Anna:yeah::woohoo:
Andrea:hug:

gociku
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:07 PM
As usual Petkovic choked. Breaks back to 4-4 and then wins two more points. Girl is useless. :lol::lol:

That's not called choke. Chaky is better player than Petkovic :wavey:

Kworb
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:08 PM
Chakvetadze :inlove:

goldenlox
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:08 PM
About time. Maybe Anna is on the way back.
She has a grass title. Plays well on every surface

RenaSlam.
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:09 PM
Terrible, Andrea. :help: :tape:

madmax
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:09 PM
That's not called choke. Chaky is better player than Petkovic :wavey:

Preach it:bounce:

illusyve
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:09 PM
Chak :hearts:
I don't want to get my hopes up but it'd be amazing if she starts climbing up the rankings.

Carsten
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:10 PM
Andy :( just needs some more experience on grass...

well done to Anna :)

Nikkiri
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:10 PM
Anna is quite good on grass... Andrea probably not?

M.P
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:10 PM
:eek::inlove:

doktor
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:11 PM
ANNA !!! C'mon please keep it up

TennisPlayingFox
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:11 PM
Awesome win Anna! Keep it going!

Legend1
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:12 PM
Brilliant win for Chak.

I know a certain Sammy that will be very happy!!

M.P
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:14 PM
shame that is only 30 pts so far make the QF now

GeorgianFan
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:14 PM
:banana: :banana:

Graf~Dokic
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:15 PM
Chaky is better player than Petkovic :wavey:

On grass, yes. ;)

NyCPsU
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:16 PM
Anna :D

But you would decide to win 2 matches in a row when it only amounts to 30 ranking points. :weirdo:

Libertango
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:16 PM
Andrea :sad: But well to Chak! Is this the start of something...

Hugh.
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:16 PM
Andrea :weirdo:

Losing to Chakvetadze who barely beat Mel South :help:

faboozadoo15
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:17 PM
Hopefully Anna will keep this going. She belongs in the top 20.

turtle-rn
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:18 PM
That's one nice surprise. :D Go Chaks!

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:19 PM
I don't see any reason why Andrea won't develop into being at least an adequate player on grass in time but the very limited results she has thus far posted on this surface thus far in her career indicate that as of now she certainly has not come close to figuring out how to play on it yet.

As for Anna, back to back wins on any surface against any opponent have to be regarded as a positive thing at this point in her career. Probably Wozniak next who is definately a step up on grass compared to Anna's first two opponents. Still, I'd say Anna has a decent chance of going further here.

Pink Princess
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:20 PM
Princess Anna!!! Important win!!! Important Princesses to power!!!http://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/6/6/7/martalarubia/f_itrp7nk9i2xm_fe03fcf.gif

Monzanator
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:20 PM
Unexpected :eek:

mk27
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:21 PM
Petkovic couldn't play on grass. She has only won 1 match on grass in her whole career.

darkangel23
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:21 PM
Anna :bounce:

MK Ultra
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:22 PM
hope this is the beginning of a comeback:)

John.
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:22 PM
Anna :eek: Congrats :yeah:

Carsten
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:24 PM
I don't see any reason why Andrea won't develop into being at least an adequate player on grass in time but the very limited results she has thus far posted on this surface thus far in her career indicate that as of now she certainly has not come close to figuring out how to play on it yet.

That's it... it's some kind of a mental thing, too. I think she just needs one or two wins to start to believe she can do something on it. It was just her 4th match on grass in her life and the first against a decent player.

sandv1
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:25 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_d2tu8hByTiU/SYWzvHma3tI/AAAAAAAAAO4/sINoCDt9mIE/s400/001150_25.jpg


Ruhhh?

Kitten63
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:25 PM
Well done, Anna :bounce:

ys
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:27 PM
That's a good win.

Chakvenus
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:28 PM
WOOWWW!!
tottaly unexpected! i saw this one going to three sets if she was going to win at all, but Well Done Anna!!
very solid serving stats too!! GL in R3!!

Umberella
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:30 PM
Nice work! I'm not really a fan of either player, but hopefully Anna can come back. She was doing so well a couple of years back, she is a talented girl.

adrovi
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:33 PM
Anna :bigclap::bigclap:

Corswandt
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:39 PM
I don't see any reason why Andrea won't develop into being at least an adequate player on grass in time

Her FH grip.

Carotastrophe
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:43 PM
Anna :eek: Back to form!

Carsten
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:46 PM
Her FH grip.

I don't think so. She sais she just doesn't know how to move on the grass and doesn't feel confortable. I think that's something she will have to find out.

Just Do It
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:46 PM
Anna in the QF :eek:

klever58
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:58 PM
Anna won 2 matches??? she's back?? WOW!! good luck Chaky

Patrick345
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:02 PM
That's not called choke. Chaky is better player than Petkovic :wavey:

Right. I forgot Chakvedatze is soon coming back to form like Vaidisova. She was lucky that british girl pulled a bad choke in round one or she would have been out already.

gociku
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:06 PM
Right. I forgot Chakvedatze is soon coming back to form like Vaidisova. She was lucky that british girl pulled a bad choke in round one or she would have been out already.

And that matters because?:rolleyes: Chakvetadze still beat Petkovic pretty easy so that doesn't indicate that she's becoming another Vaidisova.

Corswandt
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:15 PM
I don't think so. She sais she just doesn't know how to move on the grass and doesn't feel confortable. I think that's something she will have to find out.

Who does?

Carsten
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:18 PM
Who does?

The players who love playing on grass I suppose :p

Ciarán
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:21 PM
OMFG yes yes yes :sobbing:

Ferg
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:22 PM
Right. I forgot Chakvedatze is soon coming back to form like Vaidisova. She was lucky that british girl pulled a bad choke in round one or she would have been out already.

Relax, let them think shes back, its the same every time she wins and every time its a false alarm. Its the same with Ivanovic.

Setsuna.
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:35 PM
OMG!!she did it. :sobbing:
I'm so happy. Anna, i love you.:hearts:

go princess go!

@danieln1
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:52 PM
As usual Petkovic choked. Breaks back to 4-4 and then wins two more points. Girl is useless. :lol::lol:

She was still thinking about those 4 match points in that Sveta match...

Do you think she´ll become the ultimate choker on the tour???? Hopefully not, her game is a joy to watch

Corswandt
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:57 PM
The players who love playing on grass I suppose :p

Which is about 2 players. Less when Tanasugarn retires.

iPatty
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:59 PM
Petkorazzi :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

So useless. Happy to see Chakwetmikadze winning back-to-back matches, but I don't expect it to keep up. She has always been pretty comfortable on grass and Petkovic...not so much apparently.

LCS
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:00 PM
:eek: Truly shocking, but hope this means she's getting back on track.

Fantasy Hero
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:03 PM
oh my :inlove: sha did it :woohoo: when one of your faves wins over one of the not faves is great...when is a player getting from a slump over a rising one is even much better :drool:
get to your right place Anna :inlove:

Beat
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:07 PM
shocking loss for petkovic. but it's nice to see the chak winning some matches. :)

JackFrost
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:11 PM
Andrea :(
But good for Anna Chak to win a match again. :yeah:

Slampova
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:12 PM
Anna :inlove: First consecutive main draw win since Pattaya :bowdown:

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Which is about 2 players. Less when Tanasugarn retires.

Sharapova/Venus/tammy all love playing in grass:p so 3 players.

azmad_88
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:15 PM
congrats

fouc
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Sharapova/Venus/tammy all love playing in grass:p so 3 players.

+ radwanska and noppawan lertcheewakarngoat :worship:

Andiyan
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:39 PM
That is a great win for AChak :worship:

TeamUla
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:41 PM
+ radwanska and noppawan lertcheewakarngoat :worship:

+Radwanskayounger, but she doesn't count, she's out of Wimby :p

rickxx
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:12 PM
Anna:hearts:Such a nice win!Keep this up please!

Lulu.
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:19 PM
Great win Anna. :D

PLP
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:21 PM
I had a feeling Anna would score some wins with this draw. so excited!!

Keep it going Anna, PLEASE get back into the top 100(and then much higher)...
:bounce:
:bounce:
:bounce:

spiceboy
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Anna after her win :D

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs640.snc3/32088_451719816101_26081741101_5870208_4896581_n.j pg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5823123&id=26081741101)

LefandePatty
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:40 PM
Anna. :yeah:

Wintermute
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:46 PM
:bounce: Very happy about this. A good win.

rucolo
Jun 9th, 2010, 06:02 PM
Good win, Anna!:D:yeah:

Andrea :hug:

Anna has way more experience on grass than Petkovic.

BTW this was the 2nd meeting.
The 1st was at AO R1 2008 when Petkovic got injured.:sad:

Now keep going, please.
Do not stop here, Anna!:p

Petkovic couldn't play on grass. She has only won 1 match on grass in her whole career.

And how many grass tourns has Andrea played in her career?

treufreund
Jun 9th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Chaky :D

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 9th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Good win, Anna!:D:yeah:

Andrea :hug:

Anna has way more experience on grass than Petkovic.

BTW this was the 2nd meeting.
The 1st was at AO R1 2008 when Petkovic got injured.:sad:

Now keep going, please.
Do not stop here, Anna!:p



And how many grass tourns has Andrea played in her career?

This was her 3rd. The 1st two being Wimbledon qualifying in Roehampton in 2007 and 2009. Her one win so far was last year against Teresa Hladikova ranked 204 at the time.

meteor
Jun 9th, 2010, 06:46 PM
congrats, anna :).

dynamoRockstarr
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:15 PM
OMG Anna!!!! This is a great win, hopefully it gives her confidence.

Brena
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:18 PM
:faints:

Vespertine69
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:21 PM
Yay, nice win Anna...

Petkovic obviously isn't a big time success story on grass, but she has had a much better year than Anna and has a dangerous game, so I'm more than pleased with the result.

Although... odd how shocked some people are by the result given that Anna does like playing on grass (and despite Wimbledon being her least successful slam, she has good wins on it) and Petkovic isn't such a fan.

Also... people really need to stop thinking that any lead lost in a match, however slight, is due to choking. Sometimes it is, sometimes not... but please stop using it as a catchall explanation of a lead changing hands...

hurricanejeanne
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:33 PM
Anna!!!!! :sobbing::bounce: I hope this means she's getting her act together finally!

Shepster
Jun 9th, 2010, 07:41 PM
Anna played really well today, so solid at the back, tried to go for it when she could, allowed Andrea to make mistakes, very solid indeed. Petkovic though, just brainless on the shot selection at times and didn't have the patience to stay with and hit through Anna. Pics to come.

sCoTt.ChE.
Jun 9th, 2010, 08:04 PM
Chakky :sobbing: :yeah: Nice job, if only you could now achieve that elusive three wins this tournament and things could start to look better...

Shepster
Jun 9th, 2010, 08:06 PM
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/Gianpedro_DelSheppio/AEGON%20Classic%202010/IMG_2449.jpg

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Sammo
Jun 9th, 2010, 08:09 PM
Awesome!!!

P_Fer
Jun 9th, 2010, 08:35 PM
GREAT win Chak! :hearts:
Sounds like you played a pretty solid match, keep it up! :)

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 9th, 2010, 08:40 PM
well done Anna ;) :D :bounce:
lovely angles, was hitting better than in 1r

Petkovic really has no idea on the grass

Oermi
Jun 9th, 2010, 08:54 PM
yay, Anna :hearts:

Topspin2
Jun 9th, 2010, 09:00 PM
omg Anna :)

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 9th, 2010, 09:04 PM
the all important ending

Anna bouncing with joy at end :angel:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdm8pm_anna-chakvetadze-vs-andrea-petkovic_sport

Farina Elia Fan
Jun 9th, 2010, 09:06 PM
Very little strops from Anna - i was shocked. Andrea said she yesterday to someone and I overheard that she grew up on the clay and never really played on grass but thinks her game is suited to it.

penkku
Jun 9th, 2010, 09:10 PM
Thanks TBE :)

Anna :hearts: keep going girl ;)

Sombrerero loco
Jun 9th, 2010, 09:18 PM
great anna!!!!=)))

Rafito.
Jun 9th, 2010, 10:15 PM
Omg yes! Hope this is a good sign for the future!

Keep it up Anna.

davidmario
Jun 9th, 2010, 10:40 PM
Grass is not made for players with extreme grips on their strokes. Andrea has an extreme forehand and an extreme backhandgrip. end of the story.
That is why V is so good on it. She uses her eastern forehandgrip also while hitting through a backhand.

sammy01
Jun 9th, 2010, 10:58 PM
so happy at this result. was at queens all day, but 2 friends txt me that she had won. in that clip of her serving for the match, she seems to be striking the ball much cleaner again.

keep it going chak!

Keadz
Jun 9th, 2010, 11:07 PM
Anna :hearts: Great result, would like to see her this deep in tournaments more often! Keep going.

Slutiana
Jun 9th, 2010, 11:11 PM
the all important ending

Anna bouncing with joy at end :angel:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdm8pm_anna-chakvetadze-vs-andrea-petkovic_sport
Thanks. Who was the person who kept on saying "Come on Anna" really quietly? :lol:

Sarin-A-Rad
Jun 9th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Go Anna!!!!!

Mashabator
Jun 9th, 2010, 11:17 PM
:eek: Well done Anna!

goldenlox
Jun 10th, 2010, 12:17 AM
Watching that last game, it looked like Anna of 2007.
I've been saying the players are close in ability, she has to finish off these sets.
Did a good job today

Hardiansf
Jun 10th, 2010, 12:23 AM
Wait. Chaky won 2 matches. WHAT?
Indeed. She's BACK!!! :bounce: Go Anna :hearts::hearts:

hankqq
Jun 10th, 2010, 12:42 AM
good win for Chakvetadze. I think there's a good chance she could beat Wozniak or Riske in the next rd :shrug:

meteor
Jun 10th, 2010, 01:31 AM
congrats on another great win, anna :). this could be your comeback tournament. keep it going.

Melange
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:51 AM
Thanks for the nice pics Shepster, Petkorazzi is a big powerful unit and can definitely do well on grass.

Dor Y
Jun 10th, 2010, 05:38 AM
Andy :sad:
WD Anna :) hope she can come back to where she belongs

Drimal
Jun 10th, 2010, 05:43 AM
Anna :eek: :woohoo:

This is a very good win!

AnDrEi.b
Jun 10th, 2010, 06:47 AM
Well done Anna ! :D

Six Feet Under
Jun 10th, 2010, 06:53 AM
Anna :bowdown: Loving these wins keep it up :D
Andy :hug:

Sexysova
Jun 10th, 2010, 07:22 AM
so happy for Anna, hopefully not a fluke run, finding some form for sure and grass could help her :cheer:

Bobisa
Jun 10th, 2010, 08:52 AM
Chaky :yeah: :inlove: :woohoo:

Aaric
Jun 10th, 2010, 08:57 AM
Two wins in a row :bounce:

fish_wilson
Jun 10th, 2010, 09:07 AM
way to go girl. And keep it up. Please.