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~|Naomi|~
Sep 18th, 2006, 06:56 AM
:( at the draw.
Anna is a better player than last year when they played though. Even if it does turn in to an early exit - there is plenty to be learnt in and from this match.

~|Naomi|~
Sep 19th, 2006, 04:30 AM
Anna/Vesnina are playing doubles in Beijing

(1) Yan/Zheng vs. Peng/Zvonareva
Chakvetadze/Vesnina vs. Duchevina/Yakimova

(4) Bartoli/Dulko vs. Jankovic/N. Li
Craybas/Tu vs. Qualifier

Molik/Sugiyama vs. Domachowska/Kirilenko
Laine/Martinez-Sanchez vs. (3) Daniilidou/Medina-Garrigues

(WC) Bremond/Mauresmo vs. Dominguez-Lino/Vento-Kabchi
(WC) T. Li/Sun vs. (2) Ruano-Pascual/Suarez

Tuesday OOP
Court One
Starting at 12:30 AM
1.Sofia Arvidsson vs Eleni Daniilidu
2.Ai Sugiyama vs Molik
3.Laine/Martinez-Sanchez vs. (3) Daniilidou/Medina-Garrigues
4.Chakvetadze/Vesnina vs. Duchevina/Yakimova
5.Craybas/Tu vs Chun-Mei Ji/Sheng-Nan Sun

~|Naomi|~
Sep 19th, 2006, 04:34 AM
Just a question...why do we not start a thread for each tournament Anna plays? I think it would be a good idea;)

~|Naomi|~
Sep 19th, 2006, 12:15 PM
Anna and Elena won their first round doubles 7-5 6-2:)

Foot's Fingers
Sep 19th, 2006, 01:08 PM
congrats!!!

goldenlox
Sep 19th, 2006, 04:09 PM
Anna is a good enough player that she belongs in Tier I's and II's.
She will get better draws, this is a fluke

daniela86
Sep 19th, 2006, 04:14 PM
Lena/Anna :yeah::bounce: (but too bad they had to defeat Bepa :sad: )
Try your best against Davenport,Anna :hug: :bounce: Everything is possible in tennis.:hug:

Wintermute
Sep 19th, 2006, 05:18 PM
Anna and Elena won their first round doubles 7-5 6-2:)

:bounce:
It's great to see them continually improving. If they became a really good pairing they could maybe secure their places in the Russian Fed Cup squad. I guess Zvonareva, Safina or Petrova would be the obvious choices currently.

Isn't it a bit strange Anna doesn't play singles until Wednesday? Kirilenko will have finished her second round before Anna and Lindsay even start.

Just a question...why do we not start a thread for each tournament Anna plays? I think it would be a good idea;)

I tried this when Anna first got her forum but most people still post in here. :p I did do separate threads for the Grand Slams and they were quite popular.

CarlosTevez
Sep 20th, 2006, 10:47 AM
Anna Currently 1 set all with Davenport 6-7, 6-3
Come on Anna !!!!!!!!!!!

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 20th, 2006, 12:14 PM
Anna lost a tight 3rd set 5-7 :( :sad: :bigcry: :( :(

Dan23
Sep 20th, 2006, 12:17 PM
so close...bad luck Anna :(

CarlosTevez
Sep 20th, 2006, 12:30 PM
Guttering that Anna lost, but still a very good performance against a top player and she probably could have won if it wern't for all the double faults too.

Foot's Fingers
Sep 20th, 2006, 12:33 PM
Anna :bigcry:

Whta a bad draw

~|Naomi|~
Sep 20th, 2006, 12:48 PM
Anna:sad: So close:(
Still a great effort. Hopefully Anna learns from it and takes the positives into her next tournament in Guangzhou where the draw should be kinder.

goldenlox
Sep 20th, 2006, 02:42 PM
She has to learn to finish against name players

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 20th, 2006, 03:46 PM
now for Guangzhou
time for Anna to have a good run there in that Tier III

good luck Anna ;) :D

KV
Sep 20th, 2006, 04:54 PM
At least Anna won a set, terrible draw it was.

Wintermute
Sep 20th, 2006, 05:11 PM
Anna :hug:

I'm as happy as you can be after a first round loss. This result really shows an improvement in Anna's game since last time she played Lindsay and better to go out first round here where she wasn't defending any points.

wtatour.com (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/newsroom/?ContentID=800)

Anna Chakvetadze pushed former world No.1 Lindsay Davenport to the very limit [...].

In a see-sawing battle, Chakvetadze broke Davenport's serve seven times, although she dropped her own delivery on six occasions. With the duo's match stats virtually identical across the board, the Moscow native's 13 double faults proved costly. In the end, Davenport, making her Beijing debut and a semifinalist in Bali last week, won a single point more than Chakvetadze over the entire match - 120 to 119 - scraping into the second round with a 76(4) 36 75 win.

"I'm happy to have gotten through," said Davenport, who takes on China's Zheng Jie for a spot in the quarterfinals. "It was a difficult match and a close one as well. My opponent played really well; I'm happy to play again tomorrow."

Sounds like if a few more points had gone Anna's way in the tiebreak this match was hers for the taking.

Still in the doubles against Bepa Z and Shuai Peng. :yeah:

And for singles let's kick ass in Guangzhou! :D

selyoink
Sep 20th, 2006, 05:53 PM
Damn. Such a great effort from Anna.

Pink Princess
Sep 20th, 2006, 07:03 PM
Anna:smooch: Dramatic match! 7-5 in third Grrr...Good Luck Anna in Guangzhou's Tier III!:D It is the Third Seeded Player!

FlushingMeadows
Sep 20th, 2006, 08:05 PM
I think that we are seeing signs of a player on the verge breaking through to the top tier. The talent is there. Martina Hingis, among others, has said so. When Anna has results like this, you can see it. It's just a matter of keeping proper focus and not letting setbacks get to her.

CarlosTevez
Sep 20th, 2006, 10:39 PM
I think that we are seeing signs of a player on the verge breaking through to the top tier. The talent is there. Martina Hingis, among others, has said so. When Anna has results like this, you can see it. It's just a matter of keeping proper focus and not letting setbacks get to her.

Lets Hope So :)

goldenlox
Sep 22nd, 2006, 02:48 PM
Vera/Peng withdrew, so Anna is still in doubles

Wintermute
Sep 22nd, 2006, 05:27 PM
Vera/Peng withdrew, so Anna is still in doubles

Yay! They play Bartoli and Dulko for a spot in the final.

Poor Vera. :sad: Possibly she was struggling with the oppressive heat? Or she has a cold?

~|Naomi|~
Sep 23rd, 2006, 10:07 AM
I tried this when Anna first got her forum but most people still post in here. :p I did do separate threads for the Grand Slams and they were quite popular.

Ah okay.
I think Anna maybe has a bigger forum now so I'm going to make a thread for Guangzhou and see how it goes. Hopefully someone will talk to me:lol: & if not oh well. I like it that Anna has this thread but I like having seperate threads for tournaments as well:shrug:

Wintermute
Sep 23rd, 2006, 12:05 PM
Ah okay.
I think Anna maybe has a bigger forum now so I'm going to make a thread for Guangzhou and see how it goes. Hopefully someone will talk to me:lol:

I'll talk to you Naomi! ;)

~|Naomi|~
Sep 23rd, 2006, 02:05 PM
I'll talk to you Naomi! ;)

:hug:

Wintermute
Sep 23rd, 2006, 04:19 PM
Chakvetadze/Vesnina bt Bartoli/Dulko 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 6-3

:woohoo: Into the final to face Ruano Pascual/Suarez.

But they had three match points in the second set tiebreak that were squandered. :o This match should have been over much sooner. A few too many doubles faults at crucial times.

Also, Anna goes up to #26 in the rankings next week. Only 150 points away from the Top 20.

Wintermute
Sep 23rd, 2006, 06:26 PM
wtatour (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/newsroom/?contentid=815)
The doubles final will feature one of the greatest doubles teams of all-time against Russian upstarts Anna Chakvetadze and Elena Vesnina. Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suárez reached their fourth final of 2006 and the 50th of their career as a team with a 64 62 win over Emma Laine or Finland and María José Martínez Sánchez.

Chakvetadze and Vesnina, by contrast, are playing only their 10th tournament together ever; the Roland Garros quarterfinalists upset No.4 seeds Marion Bartoli and Gisela Dulko, 63 67(6) 63.


Head to head:
Tied at 1-1
Roland Garros 2006 (2nd round): Chakvetadze/Vesnina 6-2 2-6 8-6
US Open 2006 (R16): Ruano Pascual/Suarez 4-6 6-4 6-4

selyoink
Sep 24th, 2006, 04:04 AM
Great job by Anna and Elena. Hope they can win the title.

Wintermute
Sep 24th, 2006, 04:58 PM
Ruano Pascual/Suárez d. Chakvetadze/Vesnina 6-2 6-4

:sad:

Anna's first WTA title is still proving elusive. I had hoped for a closer score given their previous encounters. My theory is that tiredness came into it. Vivi and Paola won a straight sets semi-final early yesterday. Anya and Lena had to play late at night and were taken to three sets. Then they were first on today for the doubles final. :( Maybe more doubles success in Guangzhou?

goldenlox
Sep 24th, 2006, 05:41 PM
It's good that Anna made a few bucks in China.
The titles will come. She's a good player

Pink Princess
Sep 25th, 2006, 03:33 AM
Guangzhou International Women's Open

Guangzhou, China
September 25 - October 1, 2006
Tier III
Prize Money: $175,000

(1)Jelena Jankovic (SCG) v Meng Yuan (CHN)
Shuai Peng (CHN) v Yulia Beygelzimer (UKR)
Vania King (USA) v Alicia Molik (AUS)
Anne Keothavong (GBR) v (5)Lourdes Dominguez-Lino (ESP)

(3)Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) v (wc)Shuai Zhang (CHN)
Q/LL v Q/LL
Olga Poutchkova (RUS) v Zi Yan (CHN)
Jelena Kostanic (CRO) v (6)Meghann Shaughnessy (USA)

(8)Anastasiya Yakimova (BLR) v Q/LL
Melinda Czink (HUN) v (wc)Yanchong Chen (CHN)
Q/LL v Maria Jose Martinez-Sanchez (ESP)
Alina Jidkova (RUS) v (4)Anabel Medina-Garrigues (ESP)

(7)Elena Vesnina (RUS) v Kaia Kanepi (EST)
Tzipora Obziler (ISR) v Aniko Kapros (HUN)
TianTian Sun (CHN) v (wc)Ting Li (Sr) (CHN)
Galina Voskoboeva (RUS) v (2)Na Li (CHN)

(1) Medina Garrigues/yan vs. Hao/Xie
(wc)Dong/Shao vs. Q Huang/Jia
(4) Dominguez Lino/Martinez Sanchez vs. King/Kostanic
Chen/Song vs. Chakvetadze/Vesnina

Ji,Chunmei/Sun,Shengnan vs. Chan,Chinwei/Yakimova,Anastasiya
Molik,Alicia/Shaughnessy,Meghann vs. (3)Jankovic,Jelena/Li Na
Jidkova,Alina/Voskovoeva,Galina vs. Ren,Jing/zhang,Shuai
Kilsdonk,Kim/Tamaela,Elise vs. (2)Li,Ting(sr.)/Sun,Tiantian

Davai Anna:bigclap:

~|Naomi|~
Sep 26th, 2006, 01:07 PM
Anna/Elena lost 2-6 6-3 2-6. Very dissappointing after their strong result last week. Hopefully Anna regroups for singles.

goldenlox
Sep 26th, 2006, 02:11 PM
Lets see how she does in singles

Foot's Fingers
Sep 27th, 2006, 08:46 AM
Anya is on court now

lost first set 36

CarlosTevez
Sep 27th, 2006, 09:28 AM
Anna wins 3-6, 7-5, 6-0. :)

Foot's Fingers
Sep 27th, 2006, 09:29 AM
pheewww

Seems she saved mps :) :banana:

CarlosTevez
Sep 27th, 2006, 09:44 AM
pheewww

Seems she saved mps :) :banana:

Really? I did not know she had been this close to going out. I hope she can
now push on and win this event. Nice to see that Lena V has also won now too, 6-1 in the 3rd set.

Pink Princess
Sep 27th, 2006, 11:59 AM
Grrr I hope that she continues advancing and not with so many difficulties congratulation for the today victory!

selyoink
Sep 27th, 2006, 01:33 PM
Well I didn't expect such a struggle but at least she prevailed.

goldenlox
Sep 27th, 2006, 02:16 PM
She almost lost this, but pulled out the win. Now, keep going

Wintermute
Sep 27th, 2006, 05:20 PM
Seems she saved mps

:eek:


Hey guys and girls, Anna has a very lovely thread to chat about this tourny in her forum:

Guangzhou thread :) (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=264712)

KV
Sep 27th, 2006, 06:28 PM
Anna did all what matters she won, of course it wasn't a vintage display. Most important Anna is in next round :)

Foot's Fingers
Sep 28th, 2006, 07:34 AM
good luck vs Tamaela

CarlosTevez
Sep 28th, 2006, 10:29 AM
Anna has somehow managed to lose the second set and is now 1 set all vs Tamaela. Hopefully she regains the control she seemed to have earlier on in the match and takes this final set.

CarlosTevez
Sep 28th, 2006, 11:17 AM
Anna has pulled through, winning the final set 6-3. :D

goldenlox
Sep 28th, 2006, 02:36 PM
That's good. She's getting better at fighting

KV
Sep 28th, 2006, 03:06 PM
Job done Anna, of course it wasn't vintage stuff. But Anna doing what she had to. :)

BUBI
Sep 28th, 2006, 03:26 PM
I hope Anna isn't losing her form like last year :scared:

goldenlox
Sep 28th, 2006, 04:37 PM
As long as she wins
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/guangzhou/f_31.jpg

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 28th, 2006, 04:39 PM
she's getting thru matches still ;) but Anna try and make it 2 sets :p ;)

good luck in QF now ;)

selyoink
Sep 28th, 2006, 09:51 PM
Tougher than I expected again. Glad she won though.

CarlosTevez
Sep 29th, 2006, 02:37 PM
Yet another 3 Set match and yet another Anna win 7-6, 3-6, 6-1 over Poutchkova. :D Now into the Semi-Final against Jankovic.

BUBI
Sep 29th, 2006, 02:47 PM
Now she should beat Jankovic in 2 sets :D

the cat
Sep 29th, 2006, 02:49 PM
That's a nice win for Anna over Pouchkova who has been playing well lately. Now Anna faces a big test in Jankovic. I hope she's ready for this tough match.

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 29th, 2006, 02:52 PM
Anna in semis ;) :yeah: :D

good luck in semis now ;) :D

goldenlox
Sep 29th, 2006, 02:56 PM
Now a tough test for Anna

Pink Princess
Sep 29th, 2006, 03:27 PM
Another victory! Third Semifinal of the year! Now the opportunity to place in the Final!

goldenlox
Sep 29th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Jankovic will be tough, but Anna is close to top 20 in 2006 points.
Very close

selyoink
Sep 29th, 2006, 04:37 PM
Glad Anna was able to tough out yet another 3 set win. If she can beat Jankovic she should be able to win the tournament. But judging by the scorelines of their matches I'd say Jankovic is likely to win.

KV
Sep 29th, 2006, 04:53 PM
Congrats of making SF.

Pink Princess
Sep 30th, 2006, 11:53 AM
Yay Anna in the Final! WOW!!! :woohoo:

the cat
Sep 30th, 2006, 01:36 PM
Good luck to Anna in the final. Maybe this is her time to shine and develop into a top 20 player.

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 30th, 2006, 02:34 PM
Anna ;) :yeah: :D :)

good luck in final now ;) :D
a win and she'll be #23

goldenlox
Sep 30th, 2006, 03:08 PM
Chakvetadze, the No.3 seed, outlasted her fellow young Russian Olga Poutchkova, 76(3) 36 61, while Medina Garrigues, seeded No.4, fought back after a dismal first set to stop the run of Chinese wild card Chen Yanchong, 16 60 62.

"I played pretty well in the first and third sets and kind of lost my concentration in the second," said Chakvetadze, who is 3-1 lifetime against Jankovic. "Against Jankovic I will have to be at the top of my game because she's really fit, and has been playing unbelievable lately. I'll have to hold serve, and break her whenever I can. It should be a good match and I'm looking forward to it."

BUBI
Sep 30th, 2006, 03:09 PM
I knew she would win :banana:
Now go for the title :D

KV
Sep 30th, 2006, 04:00 PM
Anna in final even though Jelena ret. Think Anna would have stood a chance of defeating her. :) Good luck in the final vs. Anabel

selyoink
Sep 30th, 2006, 04:05 PM
She is so close now. I hope she can manage the occasion well. If so she will be holding the trophy tomorrow.

Drimal
Sep 30th, 2006, 04:24 PM
Anna in final :banana:

Win your first WTA title please! :bounce: :yeah:

goldenlox
Sep 30th, 2006, 04:38 PM
Anna has almost nothing to defend until IW next March, way less than 100 points total.
She could easily be top 15 by then.
She drew poorly in Beijing, and got lucky here

Wintermute
Sep 30th, 2006, 06:15 PM
Anna has almost nothing to defend until IW next March, way less than 100 points total.

She only has 38 points to defend until IW which is second round at the Aussie Open. However, I understand that the WTA is rejigging the points system again for next year. TBE is the expert on this! I imagine it will favor Anna as she has generally played mostly Tier I and II's.

Best of luck to Anna tomorrow! :D
Anna's Guangzhou cheering thread (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=264712)

Pink Princess
Sep 30th, 2006, 07:07 PM
The best of the luck for tomorrow in the Final Anna!

doris_hdz
Sep 30th, 2006, 07:55 PM
good luck Anna ......!!!! Win your first WTA title :bounce:

Pink Princess
Oct 1st, 2006, 09:33 AM
I am the lucky one and favoured in saying in this Thread Classic that Anna obtains his your first Title WTA!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

ANNA C IS THE BEST!!!

BUBI
Oct 1st, 2006, 09:47 AM
I bet she gets more self confidence from this... top15 is waiting :banana:

Pink Princess
Oct 1st, 2006, 10:13 AM
The first images of the winner Anna the whole Princess with your braid and earrings!

http://www.candyfan.com/bbs/UploadFile/2006101173115.gif

http://www.candyfan.com/bbs/UploadFile/2006101172930.gif

http://www.candyfan.com/bbs/UploadFile/2006101173010.gif

CarlosTevez
Oct 1st, 2006, 10:17 AM
Great news to wake up to :D :yippee: :woohoo:

KV
Oct 1st, 2006, 10:58 AM
Anna fantastic first title win

selyoink
Oct 1st, 2006, 02:49 PM
Anna :woohoo:

I was so happy when I saw that she won.

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 1st, 2006, 03:18 PM
awesome win Anna ;) :yeah: :D
congrats Anna on the title :woohoo: ;) :D

Confident
Oct 1st, 2006, 03:29 PM
Congratulate! :clap2: The very first WTA title, well done! Good luck in the future! ;)

goldenlox
Oct 1st, 2006, 04:13 PM
Anna is going to be a very good player on this tour

the cat
Oct 1st, 2006, 04:28 PM
Well done to Anna on winning her first WTA Tour title. :) She's been playing well since the summer and her game is coming together. I just hope this win and first singles title propel Anna into a top player. and I hope she doesn't crumble under the pressure and expecations to do well the way her friend Maria Kirilenko did after she won her first title in Bejiing last year. Makiri couldn't handle the pressure and expecations to do well. I hope Anna is tougher than Little Masha is and realizes she can be a top player and should be a top player.

Derek.
Oct 1st, 2006, 05:03 PM
Anna! :aparty:

doris_hdz
Oct 1st, 2006, 07:15 PM
congrats Anna on the title......:bounce::clap2::yeah::woohoo:

Wintermute
Oct 1st, 2006, 07:52 PM
I hope she doesn't crumble under the pressure and expecations to do well the way her friend Maria Kirilenko did after she won her first title in Bejiing last year. Makiri couldn't handle the pressure and expecations to do well. I hope Anna is tougher than Little Masha is and realizes she can be a top player and should be a top player.

Beijing is a bigger tournament than Guangzhou so there's way more exposure and pressure to go with it. I think Guangzhou is a nice tourny to get a first title.

Anna is an extremely determined young lady who has always set herself high goals and puts in 110% to achieve them. I think for most of her career so far she has been pretty underrated and under the radar and she has used this to her benefit. Perhaps now the spotlight may be more on her and that may or may not hinder her.

Wintermute
Oct 1st, 2006, 07:59 PM
Anna will make a career high of #23 on Monday and with no points to defend until the Aussie Open she is only 55 points outside the Top 20.

Thanks to all of you who've come into Anna's forum and supported her. And especially to those who have stuck by her for a long time through the good times and the bad (like last fall and winter :tape: ) :). It's days like this that make it all worthwhile. :D :yeah:

Daniel
Oct 2nd, 2006, 06:15 AM
Well done Anna :hug: :bigclap: :)

goldenlox
Oct 2nd, 2006, 03:10 PM
GUANGZHOU, China -- After reaching the semifinals at several high-profile events and notching a cluster of victories against the game's elite, she was being touted as one of the next big things in the women's game. But over the weekend in Guangzhou, Anna Chakvetadze finally placed herself at the forefront of the young Russian movement, winning her first ever Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title, capping the run with a 61 64 win over Anabel Medina Garrigues/Chakvetadze, the No.3 seed at the Tier III event, was navigating uncharted territory by even reaching the final, where she was facing an opponent who already had six titles to her name. But her unblemished head-to-head against Medina Garrigues, which included straight set wins in all three of their previous encounters, was kept intact on Sunday. Chakvetadze belted the ball with conviction and accuracy throughout the one-hour, 35-minute affair, dominating the Spaniard in the first set and holding her off in the second for her career-first Tour title.

"I knew I had to be really aggressive today, and it worked," said the victor who has still never been pushed beyond 6-4 in a set against Medina Garrigues. "Maybe the score looked easy but it was a very difficult match. She is a top player and it was not easy to beat her. I just took my chances; fortunately I came out on top today."

Towards the end of the match, it seemed as though Medina Garrigues was finding her range and hanging tough with Chakvetadze, mixing in a larger variety of pace and spins to bring a halt to the momentum. But even a rain delay didn't phase the Russian from attaining her goal.

"When the rain started, I wanted to keep playing but she wanted to stop; I just felt like I didn't want to lose the momentum," Chakvetadze said. "In the end the rain stopped after only a few minutes so fortunately we were able to continue and I managed to win in straight sets."

Although the rankings have become increasingly populated with young, up-and-coming Russians, Chakvetadze is one of only two teenagers from her nation this year to stand in the winner's circle at a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles event, joining fellow 19-year-old Maria Sharapova, who has made title runs this year at Indian Wells, San Diego and, of course, at the US Open. Needless to say, Chakvetadze was excited to be in such exclusive company.

"I am so happy to win my first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title," Chakvetadze added. "I have been working and hoping for this for a long time."

Medina Garrigues fell to 6-3 lifetime in Tour singles finals with the loss. The Spaniard has been one of the few multiple titlists this year, winning Tier IV tournaments at Canberra and Palermo, and was searching for her second Tier III title, having won in Strasbourg last year. But perhaps her marathon semifinal win over Tzipora Obziler caught up with her in the final.

"I was really tired from the three hour match yesterday," said the Spaniard, who stopped the surprise semifinal run of Israeli veteran Obziler in three tough sets. "Anna also was playing really well. The heat was affecting me and I just felt like she deserved to win today."

Coming in ranked No.26, Chakvetadze is projected to surpass her previous high of No.24 come Monday's rankings, at No.22 or No.23. World No.31 Medina Garrigues will re-enter the Top 30.

The Guangzhou International Women's Open crowds had been anticipating a championship match-up between top seeds Jelena Jankovic and Li Na, but in the end that wasn't to be. Jankovic was forced to stop during her semifinal against the eventual champion as the hot, humid weather finally took its toll on the explosive Serbian; Li, who has set several records for Chinese tennis throughout the last few months, was a quarterfinal victim to Obziler.

Foot's Fingers
Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:21 AM
first final
first title
new carier high

Amazing week for Anna :banana:

goldenlox
Oct 3rd, 2006, 03:43 PM
#18 in 2006 points with almost nothing to defend for about 9 months

Anna Chakvetadze, 2006 Guangzhou singles champion:
"I knew I had to be really aggressive today, and it worked. Maybe the score looked easy but it was a very difficult match. She is a top player and it was not easy to beat her. I just took my chances and fortunately I came out on top today."
On winning her first title: "I am so happy to win my first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title. I have been working and hoping for this for a long time."

Wintermute
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:54 PM
#18 in 2006 points with almost nothing to defend for about 9 months


More like 6 months isn't it Goldenova?

She's got over 200 points in the spring: Indian Wells, Miami, Berlin and a Warsaw semi-final. Can't complain though. ;)

Anna is currently vying for position with others like Shahar Peer and Marion Bartoli who are playing this week. She said in an interview this week that she is very anxious to get past the first round in Moscow but she feels fate has dealt her a bad hand in her hometown previously. Anna won't be seeded so it won't be easy if she plays a seed first round.

Pink Princess
Oct 4th, 2006, 03:13 PM
Kremlin Cup 2006


OFFICIAL PLAYER ACCEPTANCE LIST WOMEN:

Mauresmo Amelie
Sharapova Maria
Dementieva Elena
Petrova Nadia
Kuznetsova Svetlana
Schnyder Patty
Vaidisova Nicole
Safina Dinara
Schiavone Francesca
Groenefeld Anna-Lena
Peer Shahar
Li Na
Kirilenko Maria
Chakvetadze Anna
Rubin Chanda
Stosur Samantha
Zvonareva Vera
Likhovtseva Elena
Santangelo Mara
Vesnina Elena

Come on Anna!!!!!!!

goldenlox
Oct 4th, 2006, 04:01 PM
When you're a goiod player, you don't worry about the draw,
you kick butt

Wintermute
Oct 4th, 2006, 05:31 PM
When you're a good player, you don't worry about the draw,
you kick butt

:lol: Very true. That's the right attitude. It can be a bit difficult to think that way when you are a Daniela fan like me. ;)

pascalre
Oct 4th, 2006, 06:28 PM
Hi Wintermute

nice to see that you have Daniela Hantuchova replaced by Anna Chakvetadze as your atavar. How could you to do it, you have no cash?
Your new atavar has mor style :music:

Wintermute
Oct 4th, 2006, 10:18 PM
Hi Wintermute

nice to see that you have Daniela Hantuchova replaced by Anna Chakvetadze as your atavar. How could you to do it, you have no cash?
Your new atavar has mor style :music:

Hey Pascal

I've got my v-cash safely stored away. ;)

And I got some nice reps for my old avatar. :lol: But I'm loving my new one. :)

Dan23
Oct 5th, 2006, 12:29 AM
congrats Anna :clap2: :woohoo:

fOxYLiCiOuS
Oct 6th, 2006, 06:43 AM
:hearts: Well done Anna :kiss:

goldenlox
Oct 6th, 2006, 02:38 PM
Anna is in a good situation. She is 19, about to go into the top 20, and ready to score the big buck$$$

Ballbasher
Oct 6th, 2006, 10:09 PM
I'm so happy Anna won her maiden title :yeah: Good luck this week in Moscow :worship:

doris_hdz
Oct 6th, 2006, 10:40 PM
Good luck in Moscow

goldenlox
Oct 7th, 2006, 04:35 PM
Anna plays Dinara. It should be interesting

Pink Princess
Oct 7th, 2006, 07:28 PM
WOOOHOOO!!! Go Anna! The best of luck!!!

doris_hdz
Oct 8th, 2006, 04:47 PM
Go Anna..GOOO!!!:bounce:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 9th, 2006, 08:38 AM
good luck in Moscow Anna

KV
Oct 9th, 2006, 07:51 PM
First round draw I like the least at this years KC. Anna vs. Dinara though draw and D. Safina could raise her level due to the crowd. Good luck Anna, you deserved better than drawing Dinara.

BUBI
Oct 10th, 2006, 12:19 PM
Anna beat Dinara 6-1 6-2 :banana::banana::banana:

Pink Princess
Oct 10th, 2006, 01:39 PM
YAY!!! Anna is on fire!:woohoo:

Dasha_
Oct 10th, 2006, 02:56 PM
I didn't expect Anna to win it so easy......

Website about Anna - www.annachakvetadze.org

KV
Oct 10th, 2006, 03:04 PM
Impressive result from Anna, happy for her :) disappointed with Safina.

goldenlox
Oct 10th, 2006, 03:05 PM
Anna is on her way to a very strong career

the cat
Oct 10th, 2006, 03:21 PM
Well done Anna. But I didn't exoect her to rout Safina like that.

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 10th, 2006, 03:25 PM
great win Anna ;) :yeah: :D :)
she's #21 right now and expect a new career high for Anna next week ;)

one more win and she's top 20
good luck Anna !!!!!!!

TeaMMashA
Oct 10th, 2006, 06:54 PM
Never really introduced myself as a fan of Anna but hey sh's always been in my sig. So Hey guys! :wavey: Ill be making plenty of Anna avatars soon!

awesome win today! keep going!

Wintermute
Oct 10th, 2006, 09:17 PM
Just something the commentators on Eurosport were talking about today that's not directly related to Kremlin Cup (for that there is the very nice Anna's Kremlin Cup thread (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=267632) ;) ):

Sam Smith was commentating the Anna vs Dinara match and was saying she thinks there is a divide in Russian women's tennis between those who received state funding and those who didn't. She said she suspected Anna had received none while Dinara had and therefore Anna's win today was a vindication for her of sorts.

Sam mentioned that in 2004 Anna travelled alone (without a coach) to the US Open to play qualies (and I presume paid for it all herself). There was an interview with UK Ace Tennis magazine I posted here last year where Anna said she would like increased tournament prize money. I've also seen an interview in Russian where she spoke about Sharapova receiving a lot of financial help when she was just coming out of juniors. I'm sure Anna's greatest motivator is to win big tournaments and improve her ranking but money is also a big factor for her.

Does anyone think what Sam Smith said was true?

selyoink
Oct 10th, 2006, 10:07 PM
Thought Anna would win but the demolition was surprising. I hope she can make a deep run.

clonesheep
Oct 10th, 2006, 10:25 PM
Never really introduced myself as a fan of Anna but hey sh's always been in my sig. So Hey guys! :wavey: Ill be making plenty of Anna avatars soon!

awesome win today! keep going!
Hello :wavey: Your avatars are cool.

Derek.
Oct 11th, 2006, 03:20 AM
Anna. :D ;)

Great job! :aparty:

goldenlox
Oct 11th, 2006, 03:31 PM
Just something the commentators on Eurosport were talking about today that's not directly related to Kremlin Cup (for that there is the very nice Anna's Kremlin Cup thread (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=267632) ;) ):

Sam Smith was commentating the Anna vs Dinara match and was saying she thinks there is a divide in Russian women's tennis between those who received state funding and those who didn't. She said she suspected Anna had received none while Dinara had and therefore Anna's win today was a vindication for her of sorts.

Sam mentioned that in 2004 Anna travelled alone (without a coach) to the US Open to play qualies (and I presume paid for it all herself). There was an interview with UK Ace Tennis magazine I posted here last year where Anna said she would like increased tournament prize money. I've also seen an interview in Russian where she spoke about Sharapova receiving a lot of financial help when she was just coming out of juniors. I'm sure Anna's greatest motivator is to win big tournaments and improve her ranking but money is also a big factor for her.

Does anyone think what Sam Smith said was true?It's hard to be a pro athlete. For all of them.

Now, Anna has made it, and she'll make a lot of money.

the cat
Oct 11th, 2006, 03:43 PM
Yes Winter, what Sam Smith said is true. Alot of the Russina's who have made it resent the fact that they weren't financially supported when they were starting out. Nadia Petrova immediately comes to mind. And Anna comes to mind as well. But even those Russina's who received financial support didn't get much money because there wasn't much to go around. Most of todays top Russian tennis players on the WTA and ATP Tours are self made and have made it on their own. Anna Kournikova and Maria Sharapova moved from America to Russia as youngsters because they didn't have the financial support in Russia for their careers to blossom there. It made sense and has paid of for them.

And GL is right. Anna will make a lot of money in tennis. And she's a hungry player which drives her to success.

Good luck to Anna against Schiavone. I want a Chakvedatze/Sharapova quarterfinal match in Moscow. :yeah: And I hope Schiavone is tired from her long match with kirilenko yesterday.

goldenlox
Oct 11th, 2006, 04:03 PM
If you ever want to play Sharapova, this is the place.
She still hasn't played well here.
But Fran made the final last year, it's a tough match.
Beat Fran, and a big shot to beat the #1 seed

Pink Princess
Oct 11th, 2006, 07:27 PM
I also want a Chakvetadze vs Sharapova in Quarters tomorrow we will know it

Foot's Fingers
Oct 12th, 2006, 06:51 AM
all the best against Fran, Anyta!!!

Pls send her home

Shoulderpova
Oct 12th, 2006, 07:32 AM
Anna leading 4-1 against Franny with two breaks :D
Keep up the great work Anya :hug:

Dan23
Oct 12th, 2006, 09:14 AM
7-6 6-4...nice win Anna :cool:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 12th, 2006, 09:20 AM
Congrats Anna!!!

spme problems in first set (was up 5-1) but managed to win in 2

Be ready for Sharapova now

pascalre
Oct 12th, 2006, 10:58 AM
Anna :dance:
Great match again, she played great and managed her difficulties

What a match Anna Chakvetadze vs Maria Sharapova

Pink Princess
Oct 12th, 2006, 11:14 AM
Good done LadyAnna:) after this victory places 19 in the Ranking and tomorrow the turn to win Sharapova!

Go LadyAnna!!!:bigclap:

The best of luck!!!!!!!

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 12th, 2006, 12:59 PM
Anna :banana: ;) :yeah: :)
into top 20 :woohoo: ;) :D :)

BUBI
Oct 12th, 2006, 01:01 PM
Top20 :woohoo:

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:secret:it's not enough we want her in top10.

goldenlox
Oct 12th, 2006, 03:19 PM
I think Anna has a very big chance here
A real chance to win the tournament

selyoink
Oct 12th, 2006, 11:57 PM
Another great win for Anna. I think she has a great chance against Sharapova. She just needs to play smart tennis and try not to let the moment get to her.

selyoink
Oct 13th, 2006, 12:16 PM
Sharapova withdrew :mad: :rolleyes:

Guess she was scared of Anna :devil:


I really wanted to see this match. It would've been a good test for Anna. Guess she can have that test in the semis though.

pascalre
Oct 13th, 2006, 01:38 PM
[QUOTE=selyoink]

Guess she was scared of Anna :devil:

QUOTE]


Anna in very good form and probably the Russian public with loyality for Anna - this made Maria frightened - comprehensible

And reaching the semi-final is better than a test against Sharapova in the quarters for Anna

Chaky :dance:

KV
Oct 13th, 2006, 02:06 PM
Wanted to watch Anna vs. Masha. Unfortunately Masha withdrew. Now it's pfft Patty on ES. Don't watch the match. Yup, Anna's lucky Masha retired therefore Anna's been unlucky on grass to play the best ever Zvonareva on grass. That's equals it. Hope she"ll play Lena in semis. Why, match will be more entertaining and more tickets will be sold.

goldenlox
Oct 13th, 2006, 02:19 PM
Wanted to watch Anna vs. Masha. Unfortunately Masha withdrew.Me too. Sharapova has never played well in Russia.
This match is a big one with Lena or Patty. 50-50

Pink Princess
Oct 13th, 2006, 03:27 PM
Grrr we could not see the Chaky vs Masha! :o :o :o

Though tomorrow we can see Anna vs Lena:)

Come on Anna!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bigclap:

KV
Oct 13th, 2006, 04:27 PM
Great is Anna in semis vs. Lena. :) Only a not fully-fit or an off-day would prevent Lena from her semis vs. Anna. Though wouldn't say Lena is at her best so far. Everything is fine who wins though this time slight preference for Lena cause of YEC. If Anna wins that's fine too.

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 13th, 2006, 04:31 PM
Anna in semis ;) :yeah: :D
Anna now #17 with not much to defend for ages

top 16 seeding at Aus Open is pretty sure of.
keep going Anna !!!!!!!!

doris_hdz
Oct 13th, 2006, 06:17 PM
good luck Anna in Sf!!

selyoink
Oct 14th, 2006, 01:50 PM
Zurich draw is out. Anna plays Dechy in first round. Then Hingis or ALG.

pascalre
Oct 14th, 2006, 02:06 PM
Amazing Anya in the final of Moscow
:dance: Anya :dance:

BUBI
Oct 14th, 2006, 02:25 PM
Zurich draw is out. Anna plays Dechy in first round. Then Hingis or ALG.
Lets hope that Anna's winning streak goes on... :angel:

Epigone
Oct 14th, 2006, 02:44 PM
Anna :bigclap:

A very impressive victory :dance:, with the 3rd set bagel just :worship:

Wintermute
Oct 14th, 2006, 02:44 PM
Zurich draw is out. Anna plays Dechy in first round. Then Hingis or ALG.

I posted the full draw in Anna's Zurich cheering thread in her forum: here (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=269063)

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 14th, 2006, 02:45 PM
Anna :) :bolt: ;) :D
another final
hope she can win tomorrow at home.
big chance to move into the next bracket of players if she does win.


next week can wait.

BUBI
Oct 14th, 2006, 02:54 PM
If Anna wins tomorrow... Is it possible that Anna gets into YEC, if she wins Zurich and Linz too and few players above her are injured? ;) :D

goldenlox
Oct 14th, 2006, 03:15 PM
Anna is over $500,000 in 2006 prizemoney, and can win $100,000 more if she wins the title.
Zurich is a tough draw, losing early and resting next week is not a terrible idea

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 15th, 2006, 12:37 PM
congrats Anna on the Kremlin Cup title ;) :woohoo: ;) :D

Anna #16 next week also :) :D :) and a chance to go higher still ;)

Dan23
Oct 15th, 2006, 12:51 PM
:clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

KV
Oct 15th, 2006, 12:54 PM
A dream came through. Can't believe Anna's won the KC. :) Always knew the KC surface suits her very well. :)

doris_hdz
Oct 15th, 2006, 02:40 PM
congrats Anna on the Kremlin Cup title

georgekuo1017
Oct 15th, 2006, 03:02 PM
congrats anna

selyoink
Oct 15th, 2006, 03:11 PM
Congrats Anna!

ys
Oct 15th, 2006, 03:48 PM
Congrats, Anyuta!

Half-Georgian girl winning Kremlin Cup these days is a bit ironic and kinda symbolic..:) And Dzhamal must be happy too.. Hope he can quit smoking now..

BUBI
Oct 15th, 2006, 04:15 PM
Congrats, Anyuta!

Half-Georgian girl winning Kremlin Cup these days is a bit ironic and kinda symbolic..:) And Dzhamal must be happy too.. Hope he can quit smoking now..
Yeah, I heard there's racist anti-Georgian campaign going on in state controlled Russian media. :help:

goldenlox
Oct 15th, 2006, 05:27 PM
This is going to move Anna up to about #14 in 2006 points.
And in 2006 prizemoney, she's around even with Nicole and Ana I., with about $635,000

the cat
Oct 15th, 2006, 07:17 PM
It's good to know a sweet petite like Anna can win in todays women's tennis world filled with power players galore. :) Well done Anna on winning Moscow. :D It must be such a thrill for her to win her hometown tournament. :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 16th, 2006, 01:07 PM
A dream came through. Can't believe Anna's won the KC. :) Always knew the KC surface suits her very well. :)

they changed the surface this yr
before it was really too slow.

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 16th, 2006, 01:09 PM
Anna will have a new career high next week also

she can be #13 :banana: ;)
Schiavone or Myskina have to make semis to overtake her.

goldenlox
Oct 16th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Anna is #13 in 2006 points, and right behind Jankovic.
She's only $50,000 out of #13 in 2006 prizemoney.

This was a huge win, Moscow.

Now she has money to play with, and points to get into any tournament (except the YEC), and maybe become Gold Exempt and get appearance fees

Cat's Pajamas
Oct 16th, 2006, 09:26 PM
I'm going to try to be more active in the forum since I'm bad about it :o

Anna is on fire right now :eek: withdrawing out of Zurich was smart and hopefully she can gain a lot of points in Australia as she has nothing to defend. Can't wait to see what she'll do in 2007 :lick:

goldenlox
Oct 17th, 2006, 02:40 PM
The 19-year-old Muscovite was ecstatic after the straight set championship win, which represented her sixth career Top 10 victory; her fourth and fifth came earlier in the week with the aforementioned defeats of Safina and Dementieva.

"I'd come to watch the Kremlin Cup with my parents from the age of six, and I never thought I'd play in this tournament," Chakvetadze said afterwards. "To win the title here is just unbelievable -- a dream come true.

"Having won my first title recently I had an even better week here, beating three Top 10 players, so I'm definitely going to buy myself something as a reward for this victory. I'm also going to celebrate this victory with my family and friends."

goldenlox
Oct 18th, 2006, 02:51 PM
Anna withdrew from Zurich, which is smart. Enjoy your KC title!

Dasha_
Oct 19th, 2006, 12:35 PM
Website abou Anna has a new design - www.annachakvetadze.org

goldenlox
Oct 19th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Anna's SUV was stolen. If she's going to buy expensive stuff now, she has to be careful about it

Wintermute
Oct 19th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Anna's SUV was stolen. If she's going to buy expensive stuff now, she has to be careful about it

:awww: Poor Anna. Where did you hear about this?

Wintermute
Oct 19th, 2006, 04:47 PM
Schiavone just retired injured in her match against Bacsinszky. While it's not nice to smile on another player's misfortune this does mean Anna is almost guaranteed to be ranked #13 in the world next week! :eek: :D

Pink Princess
Oct 19th, 2006, 08:33 PM
Near the Top 10 #13 already:D

selyoink
Oct 19th, 2006, 09:39 PM
She shouldn't be driving SUVs anyway. They waste too much gas and she isn't a soccer mom.

goodsoul81
Oct 20th, 2006, 12:18 PM
Some Anna's pictures on Kremlin Cup (from my cell phone). Here is the links:

http://www.uploading.com/files/6M32PI8Y/Anna.zip.html
or
http://www.sendspace.com/file/nhn6sg
or
http://ifolder.ru/307077

Wintermute
Oct 20th, 2006, 06:01 PM
She shouldn't be driving SUVs anyway. They waste too much gas and she isn't a soccer mom.

This is from a review of Anna's (stolen) car:


Road test: Lexus RX300 (http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road_tests/index.htm?id=38)

On the face of it, this is a ridiculous vehicle. After all, who needs a fancy, jacked-up, four-wheel-drive, five-seater estate car with limited off-road ability, limited performance and a petrol habit of 22.5 mpg?

[...]

Boot it and, courtesy of the touch-screen monitor, you can actually see oil-wells emptying at the rate of 4.7 miles per gallon. Lift off, and, with a bit of luck, you'll average 23mpg. That's about as good as it gets. I managed 22.5 over 850 miles.

BUBI
Oct 20th, 2006, 06:21 PM
So if Anna loses first round in Linz, she might have to buy Lada? :sad:

:secret:I changed my name, I was O_o

Wintermute
Oct 20th, 2006, 09:08 PM
Kremlin Cup: All Russian finals

Anna Chakvetadze defeated her compatriot Nadia Petrova in the final by a scoreline of 6-4 6-4. Afterwards, Yuri Darakhvelidze had a chat with Anna.

Right now you are like a sports express train: you can’t be stopped! Where is your next tournament?

Anna Chakvetadze: I plan to play my next tournament in Austria.

As you see it, how long can you continue this remarkable run of form?

AC: Certainly, to keep myself in this peak of form is very difficult. I don’t know, we’ll see when I play again.

Let’s return to this wonderful final. To what do you owe your victory over Nadia Petrova? Perhaps because going into the match you already had a winning record over Nadia in previous encounters, 2-0 I believe?

AC: Maybe this helped me because after the match Nadia said: “Well you beat me yet again.” I started well, played aggressively and tried to make Nadia run a bit. I knew her legs were hurting. It seems to me that the fact I was faster helped me.

You know recently there seems to be a trend, that whoever gets past Sharapova, it doesn’t matter how, goes on to win the tournament. Did it give you confidence that one way or another you got past Sharapova?

AC: I really don’t know, I didn’t beat her because the match didn’t take place! It would be interesting of course to play her and see who is stronger.

Nevertheless, when Maria was no longer in your way, did you feel like you could win the tournament?

AC: To be honest, I didn’t think about it. Once Maria was gone I had a match against Lena Dementieva. I don’t think she is a weaker player than Masha.

Excluding foreigners, you defeated Safina, Dementieva and Petrova. Is it possible to say now that you have booked your place in the Fed Cup team?

AC: I don’t know, we’ll see. That’s up to Shamil Anvyarovich [Tarpischev]. I’d certainly love to be in the team.

I can see you have a burning appetite for success. You dreamed of making the top twenty this season, you could make top fifteen, do you now dream of top ten and higher?

AC: I would like to be successful in my last two tournaments and maybe there will be a possibility of going higher. I’m not about to rest on my current achievement, we’ll see how it goes.

http://www.radiomayak.ru/doc.html?id=4604
http://audio.rfn.ru/mayak2/6501.asf

Dasha_
Oct 20th, 2006, 10:06 PM
Website about Anna (www.annachakvetadze.org) has a new design - what do you think?
Any sugestions to make it even better?

Pink Princess
Oct 22nd, 2006, 04:19 PM
Excuse I prefer the Pink Version though your effort is grateful!

Wintermute
Oct 22nd, 2006, 04:30 PM
Website about Anna (www.annachakvetadze.org (http://www.annachakvetadze.org)) has a new design - what do you think?
Any sugestions to make it even better?

It doesn't display right in my Firefox browser and it's too dark IMO. I agree with Princess, you should go back to a lighter color scheme. You had a nice one before. Content seems good though.

goldenlox
Oct 23rd, 2006, 04:14 PM
Anna is in a great situation now. She can get into any tournament, and almost nothing to defend.
She is at the point of her career where the money will come rolling in

Foot's Fingers
Oct 24th, 2006, 08:05 AM
Good Luck Anna today!!!

Pls don't stop yr winning way :)

Foot's Fingers
Oct 24th, 2006, 08:07 AM
Kata won theirs only one previous match in Antwerp last year Anna had mp in that match but cldn't convert

Kata is on her best form as well

Might be interesting match

goldenlox
Oct 24th, 2006, 04:32 PM
In 2006 points, Anna has passed Ivanovic, Schiavone, and is right behind Jankovic and Vaidisova
That is amazing

BUBI
Oct 24th, 2006, 04:38 PM
In 2006 points, Anna has passed Ivanovic, Schiavone, and is right behind Jankovic and Vaidisova
That is amazing
and she has had some injuries... maybe next year she will be in top10 :)

KV
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:59 PM
Anna won 7-5 6-2 keeps up her winning streak. :)

Foot's Fingers
Oct 25th, 2006, 01:23 PM
Anna :banana:

still unbeatable since losing to Lindsay in China

goldenlox
Oct 25th, 2006, 03:17 PM
and she has had some injuries... maybe next year she will be in top10 :)Top 10 is a safe prediction. Anna has little to defend for 6 months.
I want to see if she can join Sveta, Nadia, Lena, etc..
and make the BIG buck$$

fOxYLiCiOuS
Oct 25th, 2006, 10:32 PM
Anna :) :kiss:

Wintermute
Oct 25th, 2006, 10:39 PM
Top 10 is a safe prediction. Anna has little to defend for 6 months.
I want to see if she can join Sveta, Nadia, Lena, etc..
and make the BIG buck$$

Jelena Jankovic is one place ahead of Anna in the rankings and has even less to defend. The step from Top 20 to Top 10 is a difficult one with lots of competition for the positions. Next year Anna needs to maintain and improve on her current form and stay consistent if she's gonna make the leap.

Foot's Fingers
Oct 26th, 2006, 07:20 AM
Jelena Jankovic is one place ahead of Anna in the rankings and has even less to defend. The step from Top 20 to Top 10 is a difficult one with lots of competition for the positions. Next year Anna needs to maintain and improve on her current form and stay consistent if she's gonna make the leap.

i agree

JJ has nothing to defend and playing like Davy and ALG evrywhere

from the other side, Ann jumps in ranking after 2 titles + 3 place last week even not playing

Foot's Fingers
Oct 26th, 2006, 07:29 AM
good luck today vs Stosur

Hope for another match vs Nadia

Shoulderpova
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:51 AM
Anna should beat Stosur :) go girl :hug:

doris_hdz
Oct 26th, 2006, 01:26 PM
Go Anna..!!!!

BUBI
Oct 26th, 2006, 02:28 PM
Anna lost :bigcry:

GeorgianFan
Oct 26th, 2006, 02:31 PM
noooo! :sad:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 26th, 2006, 02:41 PM
somedays it should be happend

all winning ways are finished

but to stosur :help:

:bigcry:

Shoulderpova
Oct 26th, 2006, 02:46 PM
Anya :bigcry:
Good luck in Hasselt :hug: :smooch:

Shoulderpova
Oct 26th, 2006, 02:47 PM
well chin up guys, she can't win all her matches :p

goldenlox
Oct 26th, 2006, 02:50 PM
Anna might be tired at the end of the year, but I thought she would get to Nadia
Not a great ending, but an excellent year.

Pink Princess
Oct 26th, 2006, 03:03 PM
NOOO Anna lost :( :tears: :(

I am not accustomed to this :speakles:

Grrr :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

goldenlox
Oct 26th, 2006, 03:34 PM
Jelena Jankovic is one place ahead of Anna in the rankings and has even less to defend. The step from Top 20 to Top 10 is a difficult one with lots of competition for the positions. Next year Anna needs to maintain and improve on her current form and stay consistent if she's gonna make the leap.It will depend on how well Anna plays.
You can make a lot of money in the 10-15 range,
but a steady top 10er quickly becomes a multi-millionaire, and Anna is capable of it.
So is Jankovic, Ivanovic, Dinara, Vaidisova.

They will all spend some time in the top 10.
The big buck$$ is top 5


Going back to this tournament, with Nadia waiting in the next round, this isn't a disaster.
It would have been very tough to get out of her quarter.

She will take advantage of her top 16 seeding at the majors next year.
No JHH in round 3 anymore

Pink Princess
Oct 26th, 2006, 08:15 PM
Apparently I finish the season for Anna! Linz the last of the year, a brilliant season with the titles of Kremlin Cup and Guangzhou, at the moment end #13 of the world! What we still have for enjoying Chaky's victories in 2007!

fOxYLiCiOuS
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:47 PM
Anna :hug: :hug:

Derek.
Oct 27th, 2006, 01:25 AM
It was a really good year. :)

Two titles, and a year-end ranking in the top 15 is pretty darn good. :cool:

kirstin05
Oct 27th, 2006, 09:23 AM
Anna has announced that she is playing in the Moorilla International in Hobart at the start of 2007. I'm not sure if thats her first tournament of the season or if she has somewhere else first. It will be her first time in Hobart :)

~|Naomi|~
Oct 27th, 2006, 09:55 AM
The way I read the interview i GM was Anna will play Hobart & AO & that is it for her Aussie swing. Dissappointing I wanted her to come play on the Gold Coast - for selfish reasons really. But Anna might want to spend new years in Moscow.

Anna had flu against Sam. Sam is a good player, big serve if she was on she'd be tough especially with Anna sick. It isn't the best way to end but not terrible. Great year for Anna.

Wintermute
Oct 27th, 2006, 07:21 PM
If you've got flu you're not going to be much use in a tennis match. I knew there had to be a good reason for this loss. ;) :devil: (Sorry Sammy fans).

Slightly sad way to end the year but... what a year! :worship: I don't know if back in January any of us could have imagined where Anna would be right now (well, maybe Goldenlox did :hug: ). At least now she can go home and be with her friends and family.

Enjoy the off-season Anna and come back strong in Australia! :D

GeorgianFan
Oct 27th, 2006, 07:56 PM
:yeah: Enjoy your shopping Anna. :cool:
My classmate is Chakvetadze too and he is very happy about it:bounce:

Derek.
Oct 28th, 2006, 01:32 AM
It was a great year for Anna. :)

I was really lucky to get to see Anna in person in Miami.

She may have lost that match (vs. Myskina), but it was still great to see her nevertheless. :D

Cat's Pajamas
Oct 28th, 2006, 02:48 AM
Well Stosur is a pretty good player so its not a horrible loss.

I can't wait to see what she does in 07. She has a good chance to maybe go top 10 :eek: :hearts:

Hobart should be a good tournament for her, she has nothing to defend during the Rebound Ace season and if she wins the tournament which she should ;) :p then its just more confidence!

goldenlox
Oct 28th, 2006, 05:10 PM
I think Anna should enter Tokyo.
A Tier I right after Melbourne
It sometimes comes up fairly weak

Wintermute
Oct 30th, 2006, 07:44 PM
Do you think Anna is feeling annoyed that she wasn't able to play Hasselt? Since the draw got decimated she would have been number two seed and probably had a few easy points in the bag.

Derek.
Oct 30th, 2006, 09:54 PM
Possibly. :p

Cat's Pajamas
Oct 31st, 2006, 03:13 AM
ya she definetely could've snatched a few points to end the season but nothing worth getting all worked up over ;)

goldenlox
Oct 31st, 2006, 02:27 PM
This is a Tier III with some very goog players in it.
Anna should use this off time to rest and recover.
She's almost like a one woman corporation now
She's going to earn a lot of money, and she needs to be healthy and fit for January

Pink Princess
Nov 3rd, 2006, 01:33 AM
Anna C since you like my Avatar I am going to put the Pictures with this garment so elegant that I take in March, 2005 enjoy it!

http://www.mfwweb.com/tennis/IW05/Chakvetadze_01.jpg

http://www.mfwweb.com/tennis/IW05/Chakvetadze_03.jpg

http://www.mfwweb.com/tennis/IW05/Chakvetadze_04.jpg

BUBI
Nov 3rd, 2006, 06:32 AM
haha... thanks! :hearts:

I guess Anna will play next in Hobart Sunday 7 – Friday 12 January 2007.

"I am extremely excited to begin the 2007 season playing the Moorilla Hobart International," Chakvetadze said. "I have heard many great things about the event from my friends and I am looking forward to competing in Hobart for the first time."

GeorgianFan
Nov 3rd, 2006, 09:55 AM
:worship: nice

Pink Princess
Nov 3rd, 2006, 01:19 PM
Wise I that she was playing but Serena Williams not it wise!

I want a Final Chakvetadze:hearts: vs. S. Williams:devil: with Chaky's victory obviously!

goldenlox
Nov 3rd, 2006, 01:21 PM
World No.13 Chakvetadze confirmed

October 27, 2006


World No.13 Anna Chakvetadze of Russia has been confirmed for the 2007 Moorilla Hobart International, tournament organisers announced today.


Chakvetadze (pronounced chuk-veh-TAHD-zeh), aged 19, has quickly risen up the world rankings during the last couple of years, culminating in her victory at the prestigious Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Tier I Kremlin Cup in Moscow two weeks ago. On her way to the title, the Russian achieved impressive victories against three top 10 players: Dinara Safina, Elena Dementieva and Nadia Petrova in the final.


"I am extremely excited to begin the 2007 season playing the Moorilla Hobart International," Chakvetadze said. "I have heard many great things about the event from my friends and I am looking forward to competing in Hobart for the first time."


Moorilla Hobart International tournament director Michael Roberts said, "To have a player of Anna’s talent and ranking commit to the tournament well in advance of the player entry deadline is a coup for the tournament.


"She will be the highest-ranked player to have competed at Hobart, and is one of the fastest rising stars in women’s tennis. Anna has represented Russia in Fed Cup, recently won a Tier I event in Moscow and has a string victories over top 10 players all at just 19 years of age.


"This news, along with the tournament’s prize money being boosted to US$170,000 and our facility upgrade almost complete, shows that we’re well on track for a fantastic 2007 Moorilla Hobart International," Roberts said.


The US$170,000 Moorilla Hobart International is part of the Australian Open Series and will be staged from Sunday 7 – Friday 12 January 2007 at the Domain Tennis Centre.


Six of the world’s top 11 players have previously competed at the Moorilla Hobart International and the tournament’s honour roll boasts names such as Kim Clijsters (2000), Alicia Molik (2003) and this year’s winner, world No.35 Michaella Krajicek.


Tickets for the 2007 Moorilla Hobart International are currently on sale through Tennis Tasmania on 1300 858 836.

Anna Chakvetadze Fast Facts:
Born: 5 March 1987
Resides: Moscow, Russia
Turned Pro: 2003
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
World Ranking: 13 (as at 27 October)
WTA Tour singles titles: 2 (Guangzhou, China; Moscow, Russia)
Juniors: Reached the 2003 Wimbledon junior final as a qualifier, losing to Belgian Kirsten Flipkens in three sets.
Career Prize Money: US$969,101
Key 2006 Results: Won Guangzhou and Moscow; semifinalist at Montreal and Warsaw; quarterfinalist at San Diego; round of 16 at US Open, Indian Wells and Miami; and third round at Wimbledon.

Derek.
Nov 3rd, 2006, 01:56 PM
Go get 'em in Hobart! :toothy:

GeorgianFan
Nov 3rd, 2006, 03:13 PM
Hobart is ours!!!!:bounce:


:drool: http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/5773/post681161077477px4.jpg

Wintermute
Nov 4th, 2006, 03:58 PM
World No.13 Anna Chakvetadze of Russia has been confirmed for the 2007 Moorilla Hobart International, tournament organisers announced today.

Moorilla Hobart International tournament director Michael Roberts said, "To have a player of Anna’s talent and ranking commit to the tournament well in advance of the player entry deadline is a coup for the tournament.

:cool: So will this be Anna's first ever #1 seeding on the WTA tour?

doris_hdz
Nov 4th, 2006, 04:25 PM
good luck Anna in the 2007!!!

goldenlox
Nov 4th, 2006, 07:28 PM
Anna was ranked about #30 most of this year.
She flew up the rankings suddenly.
The good thing about that is those points are there for months,
and now she can add to them next year

BUBI
Nov 7th, 2006, 12:41 PM
The Kremlin Cup final is on Eurosport, starting in 20 minutes!
Could anyone record and upload it?????
Please! :shout::bounce:

Derek.
Nov 7th, 2006, 10:22 PM
It's on youtube.

BUBI
Nov 8th, 2006, 03:33 AM
It's on youtube.
I'm looking for a better quality :lol:

Pink Princess
Nov 13th, 2006, 01:00 AM
Hello!!! I want that of I begin the season 2007 with Anna competing in Hobart! Davai Princess Chaky!

Wintermute
Nov 13th, 2006, 07:06 PM
Anya posted the following message on the Russian message board last weekend. I'm not sure she has ever come on WTAworld but I'm sure it applies to all of you as well ;) :

Здравствуйте!Хотелось бы поблагодарить всех моих болельщиков.Большое спасибо за поддержку,вы-супер!
А.Ч
Hello! I would like to thank all my fans. Many thanks for your support, you're great!
A. Ch.

A poster on there also said that Anya has recently done a photoshoot that will appear in the January issue of Cosmopolitan (presumably Russian version). Keep a lookout.

Pink Princess
Nov 13th, 2006, 08:28 PM
Thank you very much!

Anna's Nice Message.

Next year I hope that you qualify for Madrid, I saw Sharapova this year, Chakvetadze in 2007!!!

GeorgianFan
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:03 AM
Thanks:cool:
I was waiting for that.
Spasibo Anya Tak derjat mi stoboy!:bounce:

goldenlox
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:00 PM
Vesnina wrote a really nice blog message on her website.
Sharapova did the same on hers.
Why doesn't Anna have her own website?
Linetskaya used to write poetry on her website

goldenlox
Nov 17th, 2006, 11:13 PM
Last year Anna won 1 match in Australia.
That was her only win until IW.
Now she starts in Hobart, and ahe should be heading into the top 10 early next year.

iPatty
Nov 18th, 2006, 12:13 AM
if she can keep it up, she can definitely be top ten. it really should be a struggle between jelena and anna for the top ten. hopefully both of them can make it.

Shoulderpova
Nov 18th, 2006, 03:35 PM
hopefully she won't have a letdown. Go Anna :bounce: :hug:

Wintermute
Nov 19th, 2006, 03:48 PM
Vesnina wrote a really nice blog message on her website.
Sharapova did the same on hers.
Why doesn't Anna have her own website?
Linetskaya used to write poetry on her website

I'm surprised Vesnina has one and Anna doesn't. After all I'm sure she surfs the web a bit; she posts the occasional message on the Russian WTA fansite. Maybe she'll get one in 2007 now she's getting a bit more exposure with her higher ranking. Not sure she'll be adding any poetry though. Was Linetskaya's any good? :)

goldenlox
Nov 19th, 2006, 05:32 PM
Linetskaya's poetry is very good. I don't expect poetry from Anna,
but she's about to start a very interesting year for a young successful player.
Only 2 players younger than her are ranked ahead of her. Maria and Nicole.
Anna is an elite young player and I'd like to know what she's thinking. Пиши

Wintermute
Nov 19th, 2006, 05:53 PM
Anna is an elite young player and I'd like to know what she's thinking. Пиши

I think we'd all like to read anything Anna had to write. At least she gives a few media interviews and stuff. It's more than some players do. The blogs on the wtatour.com site seem to have been quite successful so I expect more and more players to do their own websites or blogs. And hopefully Anna will get her week on wtatour.com very soon. Maybe that will inspire her!

cosmoose
Nov 20th, 2006, 01:33 AM
I remember reading a post that said that Anna was "hopeless" with computers. :hug:
This could be the reason why she does not have a website yet.

pascalre
Nov 23rd, 2006, 05:47 AM
A new website - first version

with pics of Anna
http://www.tennis-reinecke.de/index.php

Wintermute
Nov 23rd, 2006, 05:23 PM
A new website - first version

with pics of Anna
http://www.tennis-reinecke.de/index.php

:cool: I like the way the picture gallery works. Nice and quick.

Wintermute
Nov 23rd, 2006, 05:28 PM
I remember reading a post that said that Anna was "hopeless" with computers. :hug:
This could be the reason why she does not have a website yet.

Didn't Tursunov say people don't realise how much time tennis players spend online? You'd think she'd have picked it up by now! :lol: Anyway she wouldn't actually run the site herself surely.

Derek.
Nov 23rd, 2006, 05:47 PM
It'd be nice if Anna had an official website.

We need to hear from Anna everyonce in awhile. ;)

goldenlox
Nov 23rd, 2006, 06:01 PM
Anna already posts at wtatour.ru, so she can handle the internet.

goldenlox
Nov 25th, 2006, 02:25 PM
Anna will be the #1 seed in Hobart. So she starts the year in a new situation for her.

goldenlox
Dec 3rd, 2006, 01:11 AM
I'm very interested to see how Anna plays in 2007. I want her to move forward, and not get stuck at 11-15.

BUBI
Dec 3rd, 2006, 08:13 AM
Anna's goal is to be in top5. If she stays healthy she could make it next year :bounce:

Wintermute
Dec 3rd, 2006, 04:07 PM
I'm very interested to see how Anna plays in 2007. I want her to move forward, and not get stuck at 11-15.

Anna needs to set out her stall early next year and make a statement of intent. This means a good start at Hobart. We know she is extremely determined so she's not gonna rest where she is. She still has a couple of 1-pointers on her best 17 ranking so there's opportunity to make some relatively easy gains.

kinglear
Dec 9th, 2006, 02:10 AM
First off, I'm amazed that this thread was started all the way in 2003. WOW! Anyway, I really became an Anna fan when I saw her at the Kremlin. I was initially upset when my girl Elena Dementieva was defeated by Anna, but when I saw Anna play in the final, my mouth was to the floor. Her game is SOO much like Hingis'. From her well-placed serves to the angles, the defensive lob, followed by a winner. It's great stuff to watch. Even though Anna played against Hingis in Montreal, I don't consider it a fair match because Anna was injured and not "on" her game. I wonder how Hingis would react to an "on form" Anna. It would be like looking in a mirror. haha :) By the way, she definitely doesn't look like Hingis, but her game is similar. That's all. And like Hingis, she rarely grunts and her shots make hardly a sound, because there's not much power. She has her own style. I think Anna may have a better forehand than Hingis though.