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PointBlank
Jan 19th, 2005, 03:22 AM
Like many of yall care :rolleyes:

Anna,the top ranked Israeli,won 4-6,6-0,6-0 in the 1st round yesterday and now plays Tanasguran..

PointBlank
Jan 19th, 2005, 03:24 AM
Also Tzipora won 7-6,6-4 and now plays Myskina..

Oleh
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:08 AM
The girls have done great :cool:

Meteor Shower
Jan 19th, 2005, 07:42 AM
I was gonna open a thread here but forgot :o
Sure we care, looks at the israeli cheering thread in AO forum :)

Great wins for both
Anna really likes to play against Spanish players :eek: 6-0 6-0 and now 4-6 6-0 6-0
Tzipi said that its the biggest win of her career :D

Good luck against Tanasugarn and Myskina :)

Shonami Slam
Jan 19th, 2005, 12:04 PM
i think anna can beat tammy!
she leads the head to head 2-1
Rnk/Seed Year Event Surface Rnd Winner Score Rnk/Seed
56/-- 2000 STRASBOURG CLAY (O) R16 A. SMASHNOVA 6-4 6-2 57/--
50/5 2000 SHANGHAI HARD (I) Q T. TANASUGARN 6-3 6-2 34/3
69/-- 2002 CANBERRA HARD (O) F A. SMASHNOVA 7-5 7-6(2) 30/1

she should win it...
as for tzipi - she did great against henin that time, and i think she has a thing for bog matches.
i'd like to see the game anyway.
good luck to them both.

PointBlank
Jan 20th, 2005, 03:50 AM
Sure we care, looks at the israeli cheering thread in AO forum :)


I try not to associate with yall.

PointBlank
Jan 20th, 2005, 03:52 AM
Tzipi lost 4-6,2-6..:sad:..

but Anna is playing now and leads 3-2..

PointBlank
Jan 20th, 2005, 04:22 AM
They showed clips of Tzipis match and she played well..not her best..but her best wouldnt of beat Myskina today..Nastya was awesome

PointBlank
Jan 20th, 2005, 04:23 AM
Anna leads 6-2,1-1!

PointBlank
Jan 20th, 2005, 04:44 AM
6-2,5-2!

Meteor Shower
Jan 20th, 2005, 07:47 AM
Anna won 6-2 6-2 :) didn't expect that.
vs. Venus now :|

Tzipi's match was live in eurosport.. she played well. Some shots were just unlucky wide and the serve was off.. still nice perfomance for tzipi. Myskina was bad in the first but great in the second.

Oleh
Jan 20th, 2005, 07:55 AM
vs. Venus now :|

Oh dear...do I want to know the numerical odds for that one!
Still its been a great run:D

Anna :kiss:

Tzipi done well, and got to a very good spot. It wasnt the worst ive seen by any means, her game is good overall.

Shonami Slam
Jan 20th, 2005, 10:16 AM
Anna played another earned herself another pink floyd game - she surely is "the wall".
it won't be enough versus venus, of course.
but it's nice to see that she got to the 3rd round.
if she can reach the 3rd round all year, and maybe a surprise 4rd in roland garros, i'm sure she'll be pleased.
not much chance against elder williams.
but i'd like to see her try and cope with it.

King Aaron
Jan 20th, 2005, 05:12 PM
Well done Anna. :yeah:

Meteor Shower
Jan 22nd, 2005, 08:31 AM
Anna lost 3-6 0-6
Anyone saw in Eurosport? How was the match?

Stats:
Smashnova (ISR) Williams (USA)
1st Serve % 24 of 38 = 63 % 34 of 52 = 65 %
Aces 0 3
Double Faults 3 1
Unforced Errors 17 26
Winning % on 1st Serve 10 of 24 = 42 % 25 of 34 = 74 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve 6 of 14 = 43 % 8 of 18 = 44 %
Winners (Including Service) 3 24
Receiving Points Won 19 of 52 = 37 % 22 of 38 = 58 %
Break Point Conversions 1 of 3 = 33 % 5 of 9 = 56 %
Net Approaches 1 of 3 = 33 % 19 of 25 = 76 %
Total Points Won 35 55
Fastest Serve
159 km/h 191 km/h
Average 1st Serve Speed
144 km/h 167 km/h
Average 2nd Serve Speed
138 km/h 133 km/h

17 UE is too much for her. Anna of 2002 was more consistant.
Besides, 3 net approaches is not enough, she should have gone more to the net. But I think she is improving from last year.

Overall great slam for Anna :bounce: :)

King Aaron
Jan 22nd, 2005, 02:51 PM
Anna :sad:, I'm actually quite surprised she went to the net at all with her style of play and her opponent today.

Oleh
Jan 22nd, 2005, 08:02 PM
She played well considering who she was up against.
Where is she off to next?

PointBlank
Jan 22nd, 2005, 08:04 PM
I saw the match..Anna led 2-0..and then she got to 3-3 and then lost every game after that..in the begining Venus was playing the game most players do against Anna and try to go for everything strong and miss it and then she finally go the play down and came to net(not that much) but Venus played a very nice match..Anna as well..

PointBlank
Jan 22nd, 2005, 08:05 PM
She played well considering who she was up against.
Where is she off to next?
Her next tournament is Paris..