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CJ07
May 14th, 2003, 10:42 PM
:o

Anna and Monica need to start the I cant stop being injured club

niceman
May 14th, 2003, 11:04 PM
that was close........:)

jenny161185
May 14th, 2003, 11:10 PM
I think Amelie belongs in that club too :wavey:

Jakub
May 14th, 2003, 11:12 PM
:o

Anna and Monica need to start the I cant stop being injured club

yes but Petrova isn`t ranked 384 :p

croat123
May 14th, 2003, 11:12 PM
:eek: i feel really sorry for anna! :sad: i hope she recovers soon! the press is going to eat her up for this

Bezz
May 14th, 2003, 11:21 PM
She might have been injured but though that since it was a challenger she could play through the pain??, better luck at the french, if she plays.

Dawn Marie
May 14th, 2003, 11:27 PM
Monica has 9 slams to hold onto... and she is older. What she does now is icing on the cake. Anna though, man she is injury prone .. she has got to hire a trainer pronto!

Better Luck next time Anna.

good match Bruna who ever she is?

mn73
May 14th, 2003, 11:29 PM
She can't use the injury as an excuse... she played for three sets without retiring. She needs to get her head together. The girl was Top 10 a few years ago and playing sublime tennis. I don't think she cares enough right now.

Fingon
May 14th, 2003, 11:41 PM
She can't use the injury as an excuse... she played for three sets without retiring. She needs to get her head together. The girl was Top 10 a few years ago and playing sublime tennis. I don't think she cares enough right now.

:worship:

Ryan
May 14th, 2003, 11:42 PM
Oy Anna, back to the juniors now.

Leena
May 14th, 2003, 11:49 PM
:):):):):):):bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounc e:

VAMOS BRUNA!!!! :))))

CJ07
May 14th, 2003, 11:51 PM
She can't use the injury as an excuse... she played for three sets without retiring. She needs to get her head together. The girl was Top 10 a few years ago and playing sublime tennis. I don't think she cares enough right now.
if she didnt care, why even bother?
she's obviously working hard, it just isnt happening

auntie janie
May 14th, 2003, 11:52 PM
Dawn marie, Anna does have a trainer.

switz
May 14th, 2003, 11:54 PM
She can't use the injury as an excuse... she played for three sets without retiring. She needs to get her head together. The girl was Top 10 a few years ago and playing sublime tennis. I don't think she cares enough right now.

a few weeks ago i might have agreed with you, but come on, if a girl of her profile is prepared to take the embarrassing step of going back to the challenger circuit to find her form when she easily could just accept wild-cards every week, then i believe that she must care about getting to the top of tennis a fair bit.

Leena
May 14th, 2003, 11:54 PM
if she didnt care, why even bother?
she's obviously working hard, it just isnt happening
Because without tennis, she wouldn't keep making the money for long.

Dawn Marie
May 15th, 2003, 12:08 AM
Omg Janie are you serious, Anna has a trainer?.. well she needs a trainer to help and Train(HER) or him or whoever her trainer is.


I've saw this fiasco coming for the past 4 years. Her management company is too much about the money and should have focused on her tennis first. When one becomes more popular then the sport something ain't right.

Dawn Marie
May 15th, 2003, 12:14 AM
I never thought it was all about Anna's tennis that actually alot of times stopped her.

It has always been the fact that she was overhyped before she was given time to show her skillz on the tennis level. When one is overhyped and no results are shown.. then naturally you'll get backlash and with backlash comes the confidence breaker and then game will go kerplunk.

imagine: mike jordan on the cover of every magazine and in pin up calenders or whatever.. imagine people letting him start but he never made a basket? do u think his opponents won't start double teaming his azz? Don't u think Mike Jordan's confidence will go due south because he knows he is not living up to the hype and living up to be a starter?

Lelu
May 15th, 2003, 12:24 AM
I stopped supporting Kournikova some time ago and I've even been labeled Anna hater, but after this, even I feel embarassed for her. This is downright pathetic!

Becool
May 15th, 2003, 12:26 AM
OMG Weldone Bruna!

Dawn, Bruna is a new promise for Brazilian tennis! She's been defeating the Brazilian 'monsters' in tennis everytime they play, and she's getting some reasonable results in challengers!

And according to some people, she's a talented player, that needs some arrangement. I hope this helps her confidence, and she starts increasing her ranking and getting some tournamants :D

Vamos Bruna!

Cybelle Darkholme
May 15th, 2003, 12:28 AM
Go Bruna!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawn Marie
May 15th, 2003, 12:37 AM
Ok, thanks for the info on Bruna. I like those Brazillians. Well GUGA that is. :) She seems like a good prospect for the Brazillian women's team.

apoet29
May 15th, 2003, 12:39 AM
Damn, I'm in real shock about this scoreline. I wonder how Anna's confidence is going to be effected by this loss. While the match was tight, losing has to be difficult. I wish her well and hope that she plays Madrid or Strausbourg before RG and does well there. Although I will admit that this loss makes me wonder how well she will do when she resumes the tour. Sorry Steam, I have to disagree with you. Anna pulled out of her semifinal last week to rest her leg. I think Anna knows her body well enough to know whether she can play or not. I doubt Anna would have bothered to fly to Virginia if she had not felt she was 100% ready to compete.

I really don't know where Anna goes from here. Despite what critics have been saying about her, she really is trying to come out of her slump, which hit her last year at Acapulco and from which Anna does not seem to have recovered from. She did hire a great coach. She has tried going the challenger route. She has trained as hard as ever. So the question is: what is wrong and how can she fix it?

Lelu
May 15th, 2003, 12:52 AM
If any of the posts in this thread make some sense, it has to be apoet's. Kudos.

Meesh
May 15th, 2003, 01:15 AM
Kournikova serves 15 double faults in match
Associated Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Top-seeded Anna Kournikova lost to rookie Bruna Colosio 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the first round of the USTA Women's Pro Tennis Championship on Wednesday.

Colosio, ranked No. 384 in the world, won two qualifying matches earlier this week to earn a berth in the 32-player field.

The 72nd-ranked Kournikova, who was bothered by a left thigh injury that forced her to withdraw from the Cloister Cup over the weekend, was the only player in the top 100 entered in the USTA Pro Circuit clay-court event.

Colosio held serve just once in the third set but broke Kournikova in each of her five service games. Kournikova served 15 double faults in the match, including two in the final game.

http://espn.go.com/tennis/news/2003/0514/1553800.html

auntie janie
May 15th, 2003, 01:23 AM
omg, 15 DFs! :eek:

Jeff
May 15th, 2003, 01:36 AM
More like OMG how pathetic :rolleyes:

Looks like Anna's gonna have to start playing $5,000 events if she wants to claim a title...but then again I'm beginning to wonder if she could win that many matches even then...

MarcusRock
May 15th, 2003, 02:01 AM
She can't use the injury as an excuse... she played for three sets without retiring.Exactly. And anyone who tries to use an injury as an excuse has been hanging out with http://www.angelfire.com/rock3/marcusrock/Excuses.gif too long.

BK4ever
May 15th, 2003, 02:07 AM
If Anna's serve is as still as pathetic as it was in Australia...then 15DF's is PATHETIC :eek:

I want to feel sorry for Anna...but she has to take some responsibility for what she has become...

Leena
May 15th, 2003, 02:09 AM
Bruna Bovina... that would be the coolest name ever... she should change it.

hitman
May 15th, 2003, 02:16 AM
Oh great...

Anyway, great job Bruna. I hope it is of some value if a brazilian girl can build confidence out of it.

As for Anna, she is running out of time for real now.

Mrs. Peel
May 15th, 2003, 02:18 AM
I just don't understand :confused: Anna these days leaves me very confused.

1. She is in great shape/fit
2. The WTA kisses her ass...all she has to do is put in a semi-decent performance and they will hand her the world.
3. She has the money to buy the best..definitely has the time...
4. She has played with/against the tennis elite....SHE KNOWS HOW TO PLAY...
5. Has been on the Tour for God knows how long


...AND SHE STILL SERVES UP 15 DF's IN A MATCH!?!?!?! :eek: :eek:

I never EVER thought it would come to this....makes ya kinda sad :sad:

Leena
May 15th, 2003, 02:20 AM
...AND SHE STILL SERVES UP 15 DF's IN A GAME!?!?!?!

If she can serve 15 DF's in a game... the rest of her game is perfect. :)

Mrs. Peel
May 15th, 2003, 02:24 AM
If she can serve 15 DF's in a game... the rest of her game is perfect. :)


Thank you dahling...I have made the necessary adjustments! :wavey:

CB
May 15th, 2003, 02:33 AM
OMG!!!!!!!

Bruna made it!! A Brazilian!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!

Congrats

Leena
May 15th, 2003, 02:34 AM
BTW, with the 8 bonus points Bruna gets for beating Anna... that should move her up approximately 60 spots! :)

apoet29
May 15th, 2003, 02:36 AM
From the article, it does appear that her serve really let her down. What's up with that? I thought she and Soloman have been working on her serve for a year now.

Hey Hitman, good to see you around.

Leena
May 15th, 2003, 02:38 AM
From the article, it does appear that her serve really let her down. What's up with that? I thought she and Soloman have been working on her serve for a year now.

Hey Hitman, good to see you around.
It means that Anna and Harold were full of shit.

I called that one before... and got insulted 234231423 times about it. :)

TheBoiledEgg
May 15th, 2003, 02:53 AM
Anna :( :(

this is just too shocking :eek: :eek:

but congrats Bruna :)

Leena
May 15th, 2003, 02:56 AM
Awww... Bruna is pretty! :hearts:

It's not that shocking... Anna could barely beat Maria... and Bruna is better than her.

WhatTheDeuce
May 15th, 2003, 03:02 AM
i cant fucking take this anymore. i have to swear, i have to let my fucking feelings out. this girl is really killing me. i seriously feel like fucking crying. i dont know what to do anymore. i try SO HARD to stay positive with anna and i just am hanging by a thread, i just cant give up on her! im so FUCKING mad right now...i just feel like nothing is ever going to become of anna if she continues to play the way she is...i know she can play with the best, but i just dont know why she isnt showing that...i fucking hate being a fan of this screwed up girl but i just cant let go...i wish i could :sad::sad::sad::sad:

go anna :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

WhatTheDeuce
May 15th, 2003, 03:04 AM
omg im actually crying :sad:

BK4ever
May 15th, 2003, 03:39 AM
monicAnna...think of it this way..it can only get better from here...

TheBoiledEgg
May 15th, 2003, 03:41 AM
another Bruna pic
http://www.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/bcp/images/colosio%200501a.jpg

It can't get any worse for Anna than this surely.

Messenger
May 15th, 2003, 03:43 AM
It's nice that this girl scored such a great win :) She must pretty thrilled.

I don't feel sorry for Anna, she probably will pick herself up and start winning again anyway. Maybe.

BigB08822
May 15th, 2003, 03:51 AM
MonicAnna! We must stay behind her, she will find her form sooner or later! Never give up, she wouldnt want you to.

Leena
May 15th, 2003, 03:53 AM
MonicAnna! We must stay behind her, she will find her form sooner or later! Never give up, she wouldnt want you to.
Yeah... Anna likes it doggystyle. Don't stop... give it to her.

Fingon
May 15th, 2003, 03:56 AM
oh come on!

those that think that Anna works hard or care should see her train, I have.

In Montreal she was with Solomon, a huge crowd to see Anna practice, and she loved it.

Instead of doing what she had to do, she was hitting shots for the photographers and the crowd, checking every 5 second what the people in the crowd were doing and how they were admiring her.

And the next day, Anna was scheduled to practice in centre court!, so a lot of people could get to see her!

Not because she is my favourite, but Justine was practicing in an outside court, where people couldn't get close, you could only see her from the distance, because she was trying to concentrate on her tennis, like all the girls there except Anna, her celebrity status was more important!

selesfan
May 15th, 2003, 03:58 AM
Anna :( :(

this is just too shocking :eek: :eek:

but congrats Bruna :)

Bruna is pretty. :)

ajayares
May 15th, 2003, 04:26 AM
oh come on!

those that think that Anna works hard or care should see her train, I have.



Oh how many times are you going to repeat yourself? watching 2 mintues of a practice says it all does it? :rolleyes:

BTW I have seen her practice aswell and I dare say alot more times and alot more often than you. She practices as hard if not harder than anyone else, so who are you trying to convince that she doesn't practice hard?

Why don't you give up.

Fingon
May 15th, 2003, 04:29 AM
Oh how many times are you going to repeat yourself? watching 2 mintues of a practice says it all does it? :rolleyes:

BTW I have seen her practice aswell and I dare say alot more times and alot more often than you. She practices as hard if not harder than anyone else, so who are you trying to convince that she doesn't practice hard?

Why don't you give up.

and how do you know I watched her two minutes?, I was there a lot longer than that.

And what Anna has done in the past is irrelevant, what matter is what she is doing now.

and I do think she has a great talent and used to work hard, but not anymore.

next time I will ask for your authorization to post something :rolleyes:

ajayares
May 15th, 2003, 04:36 AM
and how do you know I watched her two minutes?, I was there a lot longer than that.

And what Anna has done in the past is irrelevant, what matter is what she is doing now.

and I do think she has a great talent and used to work hard, but not anymore.

next time I will ask for your authorization to post something :rolleyes:

Repeating your story atleast half a dozen times gives it more value does it?
The fact is she works harder now then she ever used too, so saying she doesn't work hard now is Bulldust and you base that on one practice your saw?

What she says and more importantly what her coach says means nothing does it?

whatever

~SunFlower~
May 15th, 2003, 04:48 AM
Wow, what a nice win for Bruna. :eek:

Anna will always remain popular in the looks department no matter what. :) I don't feel sorry for her cuz she has the money.... so that balances out... I guess.

Sure, that's a bad loss ever happened in her young career but hopefully she can learn from it. Mentally, it's quite difficult to know what to do next. Based on her popularity, she can have other interesting things to do if tennis no longer works for her.... she is still young to explore new things.... see what Martina did... I am proud of her.... she can come back if she wants to, then so be it! :bounce:

Anna should move in with Martina as a roomie so they can help each other to deal with losses... :devil:

Fingon
May 15th, 2003, 05:13 AM
Repeating your story atleast half a dozen times gives it more value does it?
The fact is she works harder now then she ever used too, so saying she doesn't work hard now is Bulldust and you base that on one practice your saw?

What she says and more importantly what her coach says means nothing does it?

whatever

well, repeated one or 100 times I saw what I saw whatever her coach says, and if you don't believe me, oh, what am I going to do?

and before I take her or her coach seriously, she should be able to beat the # 384 of the world in the first round of a challenger.

I base what I say not in one practice, but the fact that what the practice show was in line with what Anna is doing.

If Anna wasn't that naturally gifted, it would be ok, after all there are a lot of player that do worse than her, but she is, she has natural talent but just wastes it and that's what really pisses me off

jojoseph
May 15th, 2003, 05:34 AM
Yeah... Anna likes it doggystyle. Don't stop... give it to her.

You, jealous? Of Anna?....Nahhhh. Who would ever think that.

BigB08822
May 15th, 2003, 05:42 AM
No one can convince me that Anna ISNT working. I know she is working and serious about her tennis. She wouldnt be playing challengers if this were the case. She will shock all you haters within two years, watch....

ajayares
May 15th, 2003, 05:51 AM
well, repeated one or 100 times I saw what I saw whatever her coach says, and if you don't believe me, oh, what am I going to do?

Well as I have said before, I have seen Anna practice numerous times over the years, so I have a fairly good idea what does and doesn't go on while she practices, so I don't need to read what her coach says at all, it just confirms what I have seen and what goes on, when he says she practices really hard and puts in the effort etc etc

before I take her or her coach seriously, she should be able to beat the # 384 of the world in the first round of a challenger.

No kidding, but what has that got to do with what goes on with a practice session? You can be the best trainer in the world, but when it comes to playing a match, it is a competely different story, practice doesn't always refect a players ability to win matches.

I base what I say not in one practice, but the fact that what the practice show was in line with what Anna is doing.

Oh what could that be? Trying to be the best tennis player she possibly can be, that's what I believe she is trying to do, but of course I am sure you and others will outline all this other stuff she supposedly does? Fact is it is very little if anything these days, infact it has been like that for some time, but because every little thing she does makes a headline, it obviously means she doesn't care about her tennis :rolleyes:
But if that is the case why play challenger events? Of course she fucking cares else why would she bother? If you can't see that, you obviously are blind.

If Anna wasn't that naturally gifted, it would be ok, after all there are a lot of player that do worse than her, but she is, she has natural talent but just wastes it and that's what really pisses me off

How does she waste it? sure she is playing shit when she actually gets on the tennis court, not very often these days. But she is putting in the effort to try and put a stop to her poor run of form, it just isn't happening at the moment, but who is to say that it is going to be like that for ever?, she is too good of a player, not to eventually turn it around.
For Anna it is about confidence, confidence and nothing else but confidence and not playing due to injuries certianly doesn't help her confidence and losing to players like today wouldn't help either.

Messenger
May 15th, 2003, 05:53 AM
MonicAnna! We must stay behind her, she will find her form sooner or later! Never give up, she wouldnt want you to.

"Anna wouldn't want you to give up?". Anna wouldn't give you the time of day.

TennisHack
May 15th, 2003, 06:11 AM
This girl needs a shrink, and how. It's all in her head and as soon as she admits it and gets help, maybe she'll turn her career around.

Bruna is quite lovely :)

Fingon
May 15th, 2003, 06:36 AM
Well as I have said before, I have seen Anna practice numerous times over the years, so I have a fairly good idea what does and doesn't go on while she practices, so I don't need to read what her coach says at all, it just confirms what I have seen and what goes on, when he says she practices really hard and puts in the effort etc etc


I don't deny it, but maybe I am wrong, but I see a different Anna now that a few years ago. I even saw that Solomon, who I considered to be a very serious and dedicated coach was blinded by the limelight, popularity is not easy to manage. The point being, when Anna was asked by the organizers to practice in centre court (which wasn't IMO a very good idea: distractions, photographers, etc.) she could perfectly have said no, but she didn't, she did have the flashes on her but still lost in the first round.


No kidding, but what has that got to do with what goes on with a practice session? You can be the best trainer in the world, but when it comes to playing a match, it is a competely different story, practice doesn't always refect a players ability to win matches.


Yes, but if practice doesn't improve the player's game, (I don't say the ability to win matches because not all players can do it) then it's useless.

It's not a matter of spending a lot of time on the court and maybe I didn't express it properly, but my feeling is that it was more important to be there for the photographers and for the practice itself, and that's the problem, maybe Anna does want to improve (actually I know she does), and does "try", but try is not enough, she is too aware of people looking at her and she is acting for them, maybe she doesn't even know it.


Oh what could that be? Trying to be the best tennis player she possibly can be, that's what I believe she is trying to do, but of course I am sure you and others will outline all this other stuff she supposedly does? Fact is it is very little if anything these days, infact it has been like that for some time, but because every little thing she does makes a headline, it obviously means she doesn't care about her tennis :rolleyes:


I don't know if she cares or not, I don't know her, but the point is that she is not producing results, and I am not talking about winning matches, but improving her game. It's not about spending a lot of time on the court or sweating a lot, it's about getting something out of it and I don't believe she is getting anything, again, because even when she was practicing, she was posing for the photographers, maybe she is not doing a lot of modelling stuff, she doesn't have to. She dresses like a model, she looks like a model, and she posses (knowing it or not), the photographers get her photos and then you have 30+ photos of Anna on the internet every time she plays and magazine covers and all the rest. Yes it's not Anna's fault if the photographers are there but I got the impression she wanted them there and she certainly doesn't discourage them by the way she dresses.


But if that is the case why play challenger events? Of course she fucking cares else why would she bother? If you can't see that, you obviously are blind.


that's a good question, I don't know what the fuck she was doing there in the first place? I don't think that will help her game or confidence (in fact turned out to be the opposite), maybe it's a public relations thing, that's the idea "look, Anna is playing challengers she is trying", to keep the interest that is starting to fade since she isn't winning anything (the Grand Slam no longer put her in centre court for example)
In anycase, she had a lot to lose and nothing to win. If she did win the challenger, it wouldn't mean much, it's only a 25 K challengers, but losing there is huge. And the practice at a completely different level won't help her, unless she wants to stay at that level. If she is only playing two challengers and then plans to go back to the tour, she will find the practice there helped her very little against players ranked much higuer.

How does she waste it? sure she is playing shit when she actually gets on the tennis court, not very often these days. But she is putting in the effort to try and put a stop to her poor run of form, it just isn't happening at the moment, but who is to say that it is going to be like that for ever?, she is too good of a player, not to eventually turn it around.
For Anna it is about confidence, confidence and nothing else but confidence and not playing due to injuries certianly doesn't help her confidence and losing to players like today wouldn't help either.

well, she is wasting it because by being one of the most talented players currently in the tour she is unable to even win matches, nevermind titles. It's not happening and you are right, I can't say it won't happen in the future, I don't have a crystal ball but I've seen the same story over and over again too many times, she gets injured, takes ages to regain her form and when she does, she gets injured again, only the the cycles are shorter and shorter, now she doesn't even get some form before being off again. Other players can come back from injuries and recover, Anna can't, her problem is not in her foot but in her head and that's why she is wasting her talent.

Lelu
May 15th, 2003, 06:44 AM
So, the logic tells me that if Anna is giving it all in training, tries as hard as she possibly can and yet loses in the first round of a challenger, then, there is no hope for her, is there? Good thing I could see the writing on the wall over a year ago and just gave up on her.

ajayares
May 15th, 2003, 07:06 AM
I don't deny it, but maybe I am wrong, but I see a different Anna now that a few years ago. I even saw that Solomon, who I considered to be a very serious and dedicated coach was blinded by the limelight, popularity is not easy to manage. The point being, when Anna was asked by the organizers to practice in centre court (which wasn't IMO a very good idea: distractions, photographers, etc.) she could perfectly have said no, but she didn't, she did have the flashes on her but still lost in the first round.

I see that as an opportunity to practice on the court you will be playing your match on, you normally don't get that chance that often, so when ever that happens you should jump at it IMO.
BTW she actually won her 1st match, but that really isn't the pt.



Yes, but if practice doesn't improve the player's game, (I don't say the ability to win matches because not all players can do it) then it's useless.

It's not a matter of spending a lot of time on the court and maybe I didn't express it properly, but my feeling is that it was more important to be there for the photographers and for the practice itself, and that's the problem, maybe Anna does want to improve (actually I know she does), and does "try", but try is not enough, she is too aware of people looking at her and she is acting for them, maybe she doesn't even know it.

Regardless of were she practices there is always going to be people there taking photo's of her, it isn't anything new for her, so I don't see that as being a problem



I don't know if she cares or not, I don't know her, but the point is that she is not producing results,

I see what you are saying, but because someone isn't producing the results, doesn't mean they don't care, as for the clothing she wears, it isn't that revealing, no different to what other wear in this day and age IMO.


that's a good question, I don't know what the fuck she was doing there in the first place? I don't think that will help her game or confidence (in fact turned out to be the opposite), maybe it's a public relations thing, that's the idea "look, Anna is playing challengers she is trying", to keep the interest that is starting to fade since she isn't winning anything (the Grand Slam no longer put her in centre court for example)
In anycase, she had a lot to lose and nothing to win. If she did win the challenger, it wouldn't mean much, it's only a 25 K challengers, but losing there is huge. And the practice at a completely different level won't help her, unless she wants to stay at that level. If she is only playing two challengers and then plans to go back to the tour, she will find the practice there helped her very little against players ranked much higuer.

The reason she has played these events was for match practice and match practice only, she knew she was on a hiding to nothing, if she didn't win them.
I don't agree with them not helping her at all, she can practice as much as she likes, but it isn't the same as playing a real match regardless of the competition, I believe the 4 matches she has played (more than likely 2 more then she would have got if she played Berlin and Rome) Probably wasn't ready to play them either, as she still appears to be recover from her thigh injury.

Anna is capable of beating most players, when she is on her game, so playing lesser competition here isn't going to disadvantage her when she steps back onto the main tour, hopefully next week in Strasbourg or Madrid IMO.


Other players can come back from injuries and recover, Anna can't, her problem is not in her foot but in her head and that's why she is wasting her talent.

I can't disagree that all her problems are in her head, but as I previously said, that comes down to confidence and not playing and not winning matches doesn't help in that area.

Dava
May 15th, 2003, 07:47 AM
Im not actually that dissapointed Im suprised she played, and whatever, I think she will be okay, as long as she forgets it, Anna being Anna will bounce back, it could be in a couple of day, months or years but it will come. It only a game, I hope Anna is 100% fit for Rolland Garros, and can at least get a first round win there.

TennisFan75
May 15th, 2003, 11:45 AM
Found this article, didnt know if it had been posted yet... looks like Anna was having some service issues again


Top-seeded Kournikova loses in first round

.c The Associated Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Top-seeded Anna Kournikova lost to rookie Bruna Colosio 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the first round of the USTA Women's Pro Tennis Championship on Wednesday.

Colosio, ranked No. 384 in the world, won two qualifying matches earlier this week to earn a berth in the 32-player field. The 72nd-ranked Kournikova, who was bothered by a left thigh injury that forced her to withdraw from the Cloister Cup over the weekend, was the only player in the top 100 entered in the USTA Pro Circuit clay court event.

Colosio held serve just once in the third set but broke Kournikova in each of her five service games. Kournikova served 15 double faults in the match, including two in the final game.

ajayares
May 15th, 2003, 12:06 PM
Found this article, didnt know if it had been posted yet... looks like Anna was having some service issues again


Top-seeded Kournikova loses in first round

.c The Associated Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Top-seeded Anna Kournikova lost to rookie Bruna Colosio 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the first round of the USTA Women's Pro Tennis Championship on Wednesday.

Colosio, ranked No. 384 in the world, won two qualifying matches earlier this week to earn a berth in the 32-player field. The 72nd-ranked Kournikova, who was bothered by a left thigh injury that forced her to withdraw from the Cloister Cup over the weekend, was the only player in the top 100 entered in the USTA Pro Circuit clay court event.

Colosio held serve just once in the third set but broke Kournikova in each of her five service games. Kournikova served 15 double faults in the match, including two in the final game.

Well the article is not quite accurate in terms of the number of double faults she served, they have done her out of 6 of them. She actually doubled faulted 21 times :rolleyes: and at one stage was down 6-2, 5-2 and then was down 4-0 in the tie break before winning 7 of the next 8 pts. But the worst news was that she only held serve 3 times (out of 15) in the match, I suppose that isn't surprising if she served that many double faults.

BTW she was also fine $250 for not turning up to a media conference after her lost, surely it isn't compulsory on the ITF circuit?

Experimentee
May 15th, 2003, 01:29 PM
LMAO this is so pathetic. She should be able to beat players outside the top 300 even if she was a bit injured (and i doubt she was injured coz if she was she would have pulled out of the tournament of at least retired rather than lose to Colosio) She doesnt deserve to be even in the top 100 at the moment coz she isnt playing like it

MarcusRock
May 15th, 2003, 02:12 PM
LOL @ Fingon and ajayares. Anna K. could care less about either of you and would spit on the both of you and slap your faces. Ironically, I think ajayares would like it. LOL.

sartrista7
May 15th, 2003, 03:53 PM
Oh how many times are you going to repeat yourself? watching 2 mintues of a practice says it all does it? :rolleyes:

BTW I have seen her practice aswell and I dare say alot more times and alot more often than you. She practices as hard if not harder than anyone else, so who are you trying to convince that she doesn't practice hard?

Why don't you give up.

When will Anna fans learn that repeating 'she practises hard, so hard' ad nauseam actually reflects worse on her than 'she doesn't care'? Of course I don't know how hard she practises, having never had the desire to fight my way through a crowd of sweaty teenage boys to watch her, but 1) if she does practise hard, then these results are truly pathetic and 2) she really didn't look like she cared much in the matches v. Widjaja and JHH in the last two Slams.

paul_masterton
May 15th, 2003, 05:46 PM
alot of you guys seem to be ignoring the fact that bruna had a huge blister on her left foot, and by the end of teh match could barely walk.

ajayares
May 16th, 2003, 04:53 AM
When will Anna fans learn that repeating 'she practises hard, so hard' ad nauseam actually reflects worse on her than 'she doesn't care'? Of course I don't know how hard she practises, having never had the desire to fight my way through a crowd of sweaty teenage boys to watch her, but 1) if she does practise hard, then these results are truly pathetic and 2) she really didn't look like she cared much in the matches v. Widjaja and JHH in the last two Slams.

Firstly, what is wrong with repeating a FACT, if you wish to not believe it, that's your choice. (not that it has been repeated often at all)

Secondly, what someone does on the practice court does not always reflect on how one performs on the tennis court during a match

Thirdly, perhaps you should actually get along to one of her practice sessions, instead of stereotyping on the type of people who are there watching, just another misconception generated by the media, of course I can only speak for what happens in this country

Fourthly, well looks can be very deceiving, can't comment on the Widjaja match as I didn't see it, however I was at the Henin match and because she didn't play well and her serve let her down, doesn't all of a sudden mean she didn't care, she was running balls down and appeared to be trying to me, she just played poorly, that happens in tennis.
I suppose when some other players have been thrashed recently, did that mean that they didn't care either?

Dawn Marie
May 16th, 2003, 05:23 AM
Anna has talent but is a girl-child who has fallen in the media's trap.Her folks handled her wrong.(although she seems to steer away from modeling and videos) I think she is SERIOUS ABOUT HER TENNIS NOW!

Her mom and pops and her management team fucked her over royally. IMHO. This is what I find so sad.

If only they would have promoted her to be a serious tennis playing althete instead of a media money persona to make people spend money. The image she portrayed made her a star. A sex pot.. for people to fawn over and look at. Now that she can't perform people who are already aware of the high profile sex pot actress(Ads, Calenders,grimey photos) are backlashing and want to know why she can't win.


Bottom Line: When u are "made" to be a famous tennis bombshell and people are ga ga over you, you better sure as hell perform. cause pretty soon people or gonna ask for their money back!

Her folks should have let her win something first before they sold her down the river!!! Can't back peddle out of this huge ocean.. cause she's in too deep. She has to take baby paddling steps to learn how to swim all over again.

Injuries,and confidene play a part but imho it was how she was handled as a tennis star by her management team. Now when she plays tennis she feels she must win to make up for her high profile status. It is like she was made a STAR before she got the role and made the movie.


I do think eventually she will win a title and be a contender again.. right now she is in the baby peddling stage ..in the Ocean. It takes time. She lost a first round match .. that is the chance she took. The fact that she took this chance still tells me she is headed in the right direction. Although she should work on her attitude, when she plays these challengers. her comments are not a mature way to deal with playing tennis.

SerialKiller#69
May 17th, 2003, 03:32 AM
dawn, reading your post made me feel a lot better. thanks.

jojoseph
May 17th, 2003, 04:40 AM
When will Anna fans learn that repeating 'she practises hard, so hard' ad nauseam actually reflects worse on her than 'she doesn't care'? Of course I don't know how hard she practises, having never had the desire to fight my way through a crowd of sweaty teenage boys to watch her, but 1) if she does practise hard, then these results are truly pathetic and 2) she really didn't look like she cared much in the matches v. Widjaja and JHH in the last two Slams.

sadly, there isn't much to disagree with in that post. We have to ask ourselves, what if she starts losing early in these types of tournaments? Then what?

Dawn, very nice as usual.

tennischick
May 17th, 2003, 05:38 AM
Solomon is clearly wasting his time. i wish he'd fire Anna and start working with Martina Sucha who is very talented but has not yet started seriously delivering.

King Lindsay
May 17th, 2003, 06:51 AM
Martina Sucha SUCKS.

So looks Anna's not going to last much longer than her fellow Spice Girl, huh?

Trish101
May 17th, 2003, 07:44 AM
omg that is sooo sad....well i feel extremely sad for you...your a loyal fan....but honestly are any of us surprised??? uuugh NO! Tennis barbie has gone back to her mansion where shes probably talking to her fashion cosultant on what to wear at the gala featuring Enrique Eglesias! JESUS! Jennifer is right "she is a clown!" go home Anna...go play clubb level tennis...then you MIGHT ( or not) actually win something! Hunny your a joke and sooner or later your looks will fade and the talent that is not there will become sadelly (for you anna) for all the world to see and youll end up without the endorsement deals and without the wildcared entrees...youll be nothing... bo hoooo

Rothes
May 17th, 2003, 11:10 AM
I've seen it from alot of Players in their career, who are unfortunately injured, and don't regain the level of their game they once had, in Anna's case it is a perfect situation.

It's looking more evident, that with each game going buy, and the losses to players who she should be winning agains't (very easily) that her situation you could say might be permament.

It's just looking like that she will never regain the level of play she once had, and for the results she's having, it's looking rather like that, IMO I can't see Anna regaining confidence, her "old-play" she once had, and looking that that this "play" may be a permanent situation now.

I would love Anna to play and compete at her top level, and still at her young age it's reachable, But something has to be done to this "depression" she is in.

Shes going the right way about it, playing smaller tournaments, which by far she should have the advantage in, But if she has taken the commitment to play in Challengers, she should be fully commited to trying her best, and I can only see putting herself where everyone can see her practice, Moddeling Shots, Artistic Photography not 100% commited,

If Anna wants to preform, she should atleast cut her self away from this business, and practice more seriously, with a more professional attitude, not letting people disrupt her.

the cat
May 17th, 2003, 01:41 PM
Dawn and TC, your comments were blunt and to the point. And made sense. But TC, it will be Anna who fires Solomon and not the other way around. ;)

I think one of the reasons that Anna has never been able to escape the nagging and serious injuries she constantly suffers from is because she trains so hard. Which has to play a part in some of her physical breakdowns.

Fingon, you have to remember that other players through the years have commented on what a hard worker Anna is. Now hard work and success don't always go hand in hand. And Anna is a perfect example of that. But I do find it hard to believe that she doesn't work hard in practice. Maybe you just saw a bad practice of hers where she was sluggish or tired.

tennischick
May 17th, 2003, 01:51 PM
yes Martina sucks right now but she has the talent. and a coach can decide who he wants to play with as well Cat. and i really think Solomon needs to abandon Mz Thang and give a healthy player a chance. if she is so injured then she should take a year off and recover properly.