stupid first round, vs. Jelena Jankovic
very very very x10000 tough match but I believe in Anna, she can do it :hearts:
Anna part of the draw:
15-Jelena Jankovic (Scg)-Anna Smashnova (Isr)
Roberta Vinci (Ita)-Anna-Lena Groenefeld (All)
Qualifiée-Nicole Vaidisova (Tch)
Jie Zheng (Chi)-22-Francesca Schiavone (Ita)
29-Ana Ivanovic (Scg)-Stéphanie Foretz (Fra)
Iveta Benesova (Tch)-Pauline Parmentier (Fra)
Alina Jidkova (Rus)-Alizé Cornet (Fra)
Evie Dominikovic (Aus)-3-Amélie Mauresmo (Fra)
Go anna! yalla! :bounce: :bounce:
May 20th, 2005, 04:02 PM
arguably the most intresting 1rd math-up in the whole tourny (justine VS conchita the only one to really have a say).
both are extremelly fast, anna has much more topspin, jelena can hit from anywhere to anywhere.
anna has better net game, jelena has a better serve.
anna IMO is fitter in the latter stages. jelena has lost numberous times in the very end, and with anna pushing all of her matches to be so long, it might be a way to neutralize the power of jelena's game.
anna is better on the surface, she slices nicely and pushes the ball deep enough, but jankovic is a content baseliner herself and will wait patiantly.
wear her out, i say.
by the third set, if anna can keep up - she has what it takes to move on.
May 20th, 2005, 04:15 PM
Very tough draw all around for Anna. :( Best of luck though, she can do it. :yeah:
May 24th, 2005, 04:02 PM
wow just got back and a total shock :eek:
Anna won 6-0 6-3 :D :D :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
but I wonder wtf happend to jelena..
May 24th, 2005, 11:04 PM
anna-lena is the type of player that is up to smashnova's game and could really trouble her.
if Smashnova won't maintain her concentration and hit deep, groenfeld will eventually find her rythem and start racking up winners, especialy the cross court ones.
as for shahar - IMO, she stands no chance.
kveta beat dally so easliy and she's returned to the tour with blostring form.
shahar surprised me this season already, let's see if she can stun me again.
May 25th, 2005, 01:56 PM
btw, anna began her yearly doubles attempt, this time teaming up with another clay court specialist and veteran with a late career boost - dally randrianteffy of madagascar.
the two are facing the italian couple garbin/camerin and leadin 3-1 deuce on the italian girls serve.
good luck to all four i suppose, as none of them are a real threat in singles or doubles.
May 25th, 2005, 09:54 PM
lost in a simuler scoreline to that of last week with vaidisova...wierd.
NM, focus back on singles and the clash with anna-lena.