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Mikey
May 25th, 2003, 06:20 PM
OK, so there's one bonus to losing first round - you don't have any points to defend the next year. Despite losing to Francesca Schiavone in 2002, Anna still managed to hit a career high and advance to places that she'd never been before - imagine if she had advanced at the grand slam of her favorite surface.

Thank god Schiavone is seeded this year - she's on the other half of the draw, nowhere near Anna.

Let's take a look at the draw:

Anna opens up against a lower-ranked French player, who shouldn't post a threat to her. Ironically, my other favorite player opened up against her in Melbourne earlier in the year, and thrashed her completely. I'm hoping for a repeat. Given how Pin plays, Anna shouldn't have much trouble advancing to the next round.

The second round brings an interesting challenge. Maria Sharapova is among the fastest rising players, and Magui Serna is arguably having the best year of her career, defending her title in Estoril and adding a third title at Budapest. They haven't played in 5 years, but Serna won their lone meeting at Montreal 1998 over Smashnova, a lucky loser, in three sets (1-6 7-5 6-2). Sharapova has never played Pistolesi. Given all three players' clay prowess and preference, this will be a long match involving high quality clay play. Who knows where that will end up?

If she comes out of that one, she'll face a giant question mark that will likely be Ashley Harkleroad. Harkleroad, who just turned 18, is having an incredible year on clay, and should prove to be a threat to anyone.

The matches this year are so stacked with clay experts, it's impossible to figure out who will come out where. One thing is for sure, whoever emerges the champion of the section will be a clay lover. And Anna has a real shot at a fourth round rematch with Amelie Mauresmo.

(9)Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) vs. Alina Jidkova (Russia)
Ashley Harkleroad (U.S.) vs. Saori Obata (Japan)
Maria Sharapova vs. Magui Serna (Spain)
Camille Pin (France) vs. (23)Anna Pistolesi (Israel)

(29)Elena Likhovtseva (Russia) vs. Emilie Loit (France)
Tamarine Tanasugarn (Thailand) vs. Fabiola Zuluaga (Colombia)
Lina Krasnoroutskaya (Russia) vs. Jill Craybas (U.S.)
Virginie Razzano (France) vs. (5)Amelie Mauresmo (France)

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Jalla Anna! Good luck here in Paris! We're all cheering for you :D

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

oren987
May 25th, 2003, 07:15 PM
WOW Mikey :wavey:
I didnt see you here for a long time, welcome back

A Cheering Thread for Anna :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Good luck :kiss:

alon222
May 25th, 2003, 07:41 PM
Go Anna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mikey
May 26th, 2003, 01:15 AM
WOW Mikey :wavey:
I didnt see you here for a long time, welcome back

A Cheering Thread for Anna :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Good luck :kiss:
:wavey: :D Oren :D

:wavey: Alon :)

oren987
May 26th, 2003, 11:11 AM
COURT 2 11:00
C.Mamiit(USA) vs. R.Schuettler(GER)[11]
C.Pin(FRA) vs. A.Pistolesi(ISR)[23]
J.Chela(ARG)[31] vs. C.Saulnier(FRA)
D.Hantuchova(SVK)[9] vs. A.Jidkova(RUS)

Good luck Anna :bounce:

controlfreak
May 26th, 2003, 12:06 PM
OMG, have just realised (after many months) that Pistolesi and Smashnova are the same person! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

I thought it was a funny coincidence that a seeded Israeli player named Anna should withdraw from RG only to be replaced by another seed-worthy Israeli player named Anna...

Oh my God what an idiot I am!!! :rolleyes:

alon222
May 26th, 2003, 01:12 PM
Anna Won 6-1 6-1
I Am Happy.

controlfreak
May 26th, 2003, 01:19 PM
Which one? ;)

Mikey
May 26th, 2003, 02:06 PM
(23)Smashnova def. Pin 6-1 6-1 :D

Just for everyone's reference, Davenport def. Pin 6-2 6-1 at the Australian Open earlier this year, so Anna's got a step up on Lindsay ;) :p

Vamos Anna over Magui tomorrow :D

King Aaron
May 26th, 2003, 04:04 PM
Well done Anna! :)

Match Summary

Pin (FRA) Pistolesi (ISR)

1st Serve % 30 of 40 = 75 % 29 of 47 = 62 %

Aces 0 0

Double Faults 2 4

Unforced Errors 41 19

Winning % on 1st Serve 15 of 30 = 50 % 23 of 29 = 79 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 2 of 10 = 20 % 9 of 18 = 50 %

Winners (Including Service) 5 11

Break Point Conversions 0 of 4 = 0 % 4 of 8 = 50 %

Net Approaches 10 of 17 = 59 % 5 of 7 = 71 %

Total Points Won 32 55

Fastest Serve 138 km/h 144 km/h

Average 1st Serve Speed 126 km/h 134 km/h

Average 2nd Serve Speed 117 km/h 130 km/h

Mikey
May 26th, 2003, 06:55 PM
:eek: Anna had 11 winners :eek: :D

Great job :bounce:

Thanx Aaron ;)

oren987
May 26th, 2003, 08:05 PM
Anna :bounce: :D

Next...Magui Serna

This is not going to be easy for Anna, but i'm sure she can win this...

Good luck Anna :kiss: :kiss:

King Aaron
May 27th, 2003, 03:07 PM
:eek: Anna had 11 winners :eek: :D

Great job :bounce:

Thanx Aaron ;)
You're welcome. :)
Good luck against Magui tomorrow! I know you can do it. :D

oren987
May 27th, 2003, 07:27 PM
COURT 6 11:00 AM Start
1. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Attila Savolt (HUN) vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)[27]
followed by:
2. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Magui Serna (ESP) vs. Anna Pistolesi (ISR)[23]
3. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
John van Lottum (NED) vs. Vincent Spadea (USA)[29]
4. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Younes El Aynaoui (MAR)
Tom Vanhoudt (BEL)
vs. Gaston Gaudio (ARG)
Luis Lobo (ARG)

Good luck Anna :kiss:

Tennisfan-Mtl
May 28th, 2003, 09:02 AM
Good luck Ms Pistolesi :)

King Aaron
May 28th, 2003, 02:33 PM
Anna is playing with Serna now. 4 all first set.
Go Anna! :D

King Aaron
May 28th, 2003, 02:34 PM
Mixed Doubles

Paola Suarez ARG (1)
Todd Woodbridge AUS (1)
vs.
Camille Gely FRA
Michael Llodra FRA

Denisa Chladkova CZE
Martin Damm CZE
vs.
Camille Pin FRA
Arnaud Clement FRA



Wynne Prakusya INA
David Adams RSA
vs.
Katarina Srebotnik SLO
Bob Bryan USA

Barbara Schett AUT
Mark Knowles BAH
vs.
Rennae Stubbs AUS (5)
Donald Johnson USA (5)



Elena Likhovtseva RUS (3)
Mahesh Bhupathi IND (3)
vs.
Tatiana Golovin FRA
Mansour Bahrami IRI

Emilie Loit FRA
Nicolas Coutelot FRA
vs.
Liezel Huber RSA
Pavel Vizner CZE



Nicole Pratt AUS
Paul Hanley AUS
vs.
Corina Morariu USA
Jonas Bjorkman SWE

Patricia Wartusch AUT
Joshua Eagle AUS
vs.
Martina Navratilova USA (7)
Leander Paes IND (7)



Janette Husarova SVK (6)
Tomas Cibulec CZE (6)
vs.
Anna Pistolesi ISR
Leos Friedl CZE

Sophie Lefevre FRA
Jean-Francois Bachelot FRA
vs.
Clarisa Fernandez ARG
Gaston Etlis ARG



Els Callens BEL
Robbie Koenig RSA
vs.
Petra Mandula HUN
Graydon Oliver USA

Tina Krizan SLO
Frantisek Cermak CZE
vs.
Cara Black ZIM (4)
Wayne Black ZIM (4)



Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS (8)
Jared Palmer USA (8)
vs.
Janet Lee TPE
Daniel Nestor CAN

Nadia Petrova RUS
Paul Haarhuis NED
vs.
Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI
Cyril Suk CZE



Francesca Schiavone ITA
Chris Haggard RSA
vs.
Daniela Hantuchova SVK
Kevin Ullyett ZIM

Virginie Razzano FRA
Anthony Dupuis FRA
vs.
Lisa Raymond USA (2)
Mike Bryan USA (2)

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Anna is playing doubles?! :o :eek: Never saw that coming. Good luck!

oren987
May 28th, 2003, 02:51 PM
Anna in Mixed Doubles :eek: :eek:

She lost first set 4-6 :sad:

oren987
May 28th, 2003, 04:03 PM
Anna lost 6-4 3-6 6-3 :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

King Aaron
May 29th, 2003, 02:50 PM
:sad: :( Anna :sad:

oren987
May 30th, 2003, 07:50 PM
COURT 17 11:00 AM Start
1. Men's Doubles - 3rd Rnd.
Lucas Arnold (ARG)
Mariano Hood (ARG)
vs. Tomas Cibulec (CZE)[13]
Pavel Vizner (CZE)[13]

followed by:
2. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Janette Husarova (SVK)[11]
Barbara Schett (AUT)[11]
vs. Catherine Barclay (AUS)
Rachel McQuillan (AUS)

3. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
Sergio Roitman (ARG)
vs. Joshua Eagle (AUS)[9]
Jared Palmer (USA)[9]

4. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Janette Husarova (SVK)[6]
Tomas Cibulec (CZE)[6]
vs. Anna Pistolesi (ISR)
Leos Friedl (CZE)

Good luck Anna :bounce:

oren987
May 31st, 2003, 03:26 PM
Anna Pistolesi/ Leos Friedl d (6)Janette Husarova/ Tomas Cibulec 6-1 Ret :bounce: :bounce:

Where is everybudy?? :confused:

alon222
May 31st, 2003, 06:59 PM
first ever dubels slam win for anna p.

imogen
May 31st, 2003, 10:19 PM
Anna should play womens doubles too!! More match play!!!

oren987
Jun 1st, 2003, 12:29 AM
COURT 7 11:00 AM Start
1. Girl's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Vera Douchevina (RUS)[1] vs. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
followed by:
2. Men's Doubles - 3rd Rnd.
Arnaud Clement (FRA)
Nicolas Escude (FRA)
vs. Bob Bryan (USA)[3]
Mike Bryan (USA)[3]

3. Men's Doubles - 3rd Rnd.
Mark Knowles (BAH)[1]
Daniel Nestor (CAN)[1]
vs. Gaston Etlis (ARG)[16]
Martin Rodriguez (ARG)[16]

4. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Els Callens (BEL)
Robbie Koenig (RSA)
vs. Petra Mandula (HUN)
Graydon Oliver (USA)

5. Mixed Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Anna Pistolesi (ISR)
Leos Friedl (CZE)
vs. Clarisa Fernandez (ARG)
Gaston Etlis (ARG)

Good luck Anna :bounce:

King Aaron
Jun 1st, 2003, 03:23 PM
:wavey: I'm here.

Really impressive first set. :) Anna did well in doubles Fed Cup. Wonder why she doesn't play anymore?

King Aaron
Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:38 PM
Anna/Friedl lost 6-3, 3-6, 4-6. :sad: :sad: