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Mikey
Oct 22nd, 2002, 12:56 AM
ok, i seem to be starting a trend here - doing this after her first match. well, at least it's a good sign ;)

anna did a great job beating meghann, a player who has good power and a game well designed to indoors. im really impressed with that actually! next will be against either elena or ai, who are two fickle opponents. theoretically, dementieva should win that match although her mental game is so weak that who knows what could happen. sugiyama has little power so that even if she wins, anna would have a fun match against her. anna actually has a huge chance at making it to the quarterfinals. once there, she would most likely face daniela hantuchova - a player who anna has beaten in the past. surprisingly, daniela does not seem to cope well indoors, even though her game is suited to it, and has great difficulty changing surfaces. this could prove to be good for anna.

the big news is in the chase. right now, anna is qualifying. the win over meghann really helps her out. maleeva and dementieva are the two directly below her. maleeva is at an immediate disadvantage b/c she is playing luxembourg, however, she is the number 2 seed and has little chance of being eliminated. what it will most likely come down to is that whoever wins the dementieva vs. anna match WILL qualify for the champs. the loser will depend on maleeva's results. that match is vital for anna.

14 Schnyder - 1586 QUALIFIED
15 Rubin - 1527
16 Smashnova - 1478
17 Maleeva - 1416
18 Dementieva - 1411

dechy, sugiyama, and coetzer have an outside shot, but they would probably have to win their respective tournaments (easier for dechy and coetzer) and have dementieva and maleeva lose very early for them to have a prayer at it.

GOOD LUCK ANNA! WE HOPE TO WILL SEE YOU IN LA! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

alon222
Oct 22nd, 2002, 07:35 AM
i think that even if elena win anna,she wiil not get l.a.
she need's to win QF.
anna has now 59 points adv.
ie elena win she take 47.
maleeva need the final.

King Aaron
Oct 22nd, 2002, 08:52 AM
Anna won! :bounce:

she'll face dementieva next. a win will surely be marvelous!!

since martina won't play, there are two spots right?

rightous
Oct 22nd, 2002, 10:19 AM
Hopefully Anna can pull it off, but Elena did beat her easily a couple of weeks ago.

alon222
Oct 22nd, 2002, 10:55 AM
no.anna won 7-6 in 3set

Tennisfan-Mtl
Oct 22nd, 2002, 11:17 AM
Anna :D I want to see you in LA :D Now that Patty will be there, I would be DELIGHTED to have two of my favorite players battling at the year-end Championship :)

Good luck against Elena !

Mikey
Oct 23rd, 2002, 02:04 AM
ok, HUGE news:

mauresmo has withdrawn from la. and as much as that upsets me :sad: it opens up a whole new light. w/ that in mind, let's look at the standings:

15 CHANDA RUBIN 1527.00 12
16 ANNA SMASHNOVA 1478.00 27
17 MAGDALENA MALEEVA 1416.00 23
18 ELENA DEMENTIEVA 1411.00 24
19 NATHALIE DECHY 1325.00 23
20 AI SUGIYAMA 1242.00 26
21 AMANDA COETZER 1204.00 21

all of these players are still alive in their respective tournaments. HOWEVER, amelie and hingis's withdrawls have opened up TWO extra spots - meaning the top EIGHTEEN will enter into LA. for dechy, sugiyama, or coetzer to pass anna now is virtually impossible unless they win their respective tournaments and get the most points possible by doing it. should any THREE of the people below her lose relatively early, anna is absolutely in. coetzer has virtually no chance to pass. anna's about 300 points ahead (w/ points from linz) and its very unlikely. dechy is the only one w/ a realistic chance of that happening. maleeva is good indoors, but peaked early in moscow and hasn't done much since. we shall see, but it looks like the chances of her qualifying just keep getting better :D

GO ANNA - KEEP THE LA MOTIVE GOING :D :D :D :bounce: :bounce:

oren987
Oct 23rd, 2002, 09:43 AM
this is very good for anna!! and im realy realy happy abote it!!

i also hope that she will win her game today!!!

good luck!

King Aaron
Oct 23rd, 2002, 02:25 PM
:D :bounce: wonderful news!!

good luck against Elena!! :D

treufreund
Oct 23rd, 2002, 05:46 PM
Anna has won the first set 6-3. She might win the whole title! You never know!!!

Mikey
Oct 23rd, 2002, 10:18 PM
it's funny - it's almost like she knew what was at stake w/ this match. not that i don't believe she can't beat dementieva, but 2 indoors wins over 2 good indoor players is just amazing :D im so excited :D

i think that it's official that anna has qualified for LA :D :D sugiyama went out round 1 and dementieva and dechy lost in their respective tournaments (poor nathalie :sad: ).

so it's official :D even if coetzer and maleeva win the tournaments (which they can't b/c they're playing the same place) anna would still be at least in the 18th position, leaving her to qualify :)

CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT VICTORY AND WAY TO QUALIFY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIPS - AFTER SUCH A YEAR, YOU DESERVE IT :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

oren987
Oct 23rd, 2002, 11:54 PM
anna!! you realy deserve this!, and i am so happy for u!!

and now maybe you can start thinking of anther title????

but first.....u need to win against hantuchova!!

good luck!!

imogen
Oct 24th, 2002, 06:25 AM
GO SMASHI!! I HOPE YOU TAKE THE TITLE WITH LOTS OF QUALITY POINTS WITH IT!!!

King Aaron
Oct 24th, 2002, 08:54 AM
:bounce: :bounce: Wonderful job Anna!!! You really desereve it! :)

Tennisfan-Mtl
Oct 24th, 2002, 09:03 AM
Great win over Elena :D I knew you would do it !

Irish
Oct 24th, 2002, 03:50 PM
Way to go Anna and piss on the doubters!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

I knew you would beat Elena!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Mitzi
Oct 25th, 2002, 12:06 AM
Go Anna!

King Aaron
Oct 25th, 2002, 06:18 AM
Good luck against Daniela! :bounce:

oren987
Oct 25th, 2002, 10:33 AM
Good luck against Daniela!

King Aaron
Oct 26th, 2002, 10:41 AM
Anna lost :sad: :sad: :sad:

she did fight though

Tennisfan-Mtl
Oct 26th, 2002, 12:13 PM
Too bad Anna :( At least, she gave a good fight :)

rightous
Oct 27th, 2002, 06:30 AM
yeah good tournie for Anna beating 2 good players and hopefully she can pull out the stops in LA:)