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Wintermute
Jun 20th, 2007, 04:40 PM
The Championships
Wimbledon, England
June 25 - July 8, 2007

wimbledon.org (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/index.html)

Here's the seedings:

1. Justine HENIN (BEL)
2. Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS)
3. Jelena JANKOVIC (SRB)
4. Amelie MAURESMO (FRA)
5. Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS)
6. Ana IVANOVIC (SRB)
7. Serena WILLIAMS (USA)
8. Anna CHAKVETADZE (RUS)
9. Martina HINGIS (SUI)
10. Daniela HANTUCHOVA (SVK)
11. Nadia PETROVA (RUS)
12. Elena DEMENTIEVA (RUS)
13. Dinara SAFINA (RUS)
14. Nicole VAIDISOVA (CZE)
15. Patty SCHNYDER (SUI)
16. Shahar PEER (ISR)
17. Tatiana GOLOVIN (FRA)
18. Na LI (CHN)
19. Marion BARTOLI (FRA)
20. Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO)
21. Sybille BAMMER (AUT)
22. Tathiana GARBIN (ITA)
23. Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES (ESP)
24. Venus WILLIAMS (USA)
25. Alona BONDARENKO (UKR)
26. Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE)
27. Ai SUGIYAMA (JPN)
28. Samantha STOSUR (AUS)
29. Mara SANTANGELO (ITA)
30. Francesca SCHIAVONE (ITA)
31. Olga POUTCHKOVA (RUS)
32. Michaella KRAJICEK (NED)


Anna was seeded 31 last year. So what's everyone's expectations for Anna?

Obviously, given her top 8 seeding and her performances in Oz and RG she needs to make the QFs. Question is, can she do it?

cosmoose
Jun 20th, 2007, 06:44 PM
Semi-final :eek:

I'm hoping this is the breakthrough major for Anna.
By being seeded #8, does that mean Anna has to play either Maria or Justine in the quarters? :confused:

hu2891601
Jun 20th, 2007, 07:25 PM
Semi-final :eek:

I'm hoping this is the breakthrough major for Anna.
By being seeded #8, does that mean Anna has to play either Maria or Justine in the quarters? :confused:


No, she can draw any of the seeds #1-4 in the quarters. All of them will be tough, but the best is still to draw Mauresmo's quarter.

goldenlox
Jun 20th, 2007, 10:40 PM
I need to see the draw, and the draws have been kind to Anna so far this year.

smokovec
Jun 21st, 2007, 12:46 PM
Before the draw is out I say another QF (against Masha :tape: :lol: )

Wintermute
Jun 21st, 2007, 05:24 PM
Wimbledon is now the only Slam where Anna hasn't been past the 3rd round. Considering her winning percentage on grass is actually pretty good she'd better rectify that this year.

selyoink
Jun 21st, 2007, 06:11 PM
No, she can draw any of the seeds #1-4 in the quarters. All of them will be tough, but the best is still to draw Mauresmo's quarter.

Yes that is true. Conversely Mauresmo is certainly thinking the same I would suspect.

Cat's Pajamas
Jun 21st, 2007, 07:15 PM
Anna seems to play well on the grass so of course the goal will be to live up to her seed. I just hope she doesn't draw Venus early.

Wintermute
Jun 21st, 2007, 07:18 PM
Anna seems to play well on the grass so of course the goal will be to live up to her seed. I just hope she doesn't draw Venus early.

Oh I hope you've not jinxed her now. :p Draws are out tomorrow.

hu2891601
Jun 21st, 2007, 09:26 PM
The earliest that Anna can play Venus is 4th round, since seeds #1-8 draw #25-32 in the third round..

Draw's coming out tomorrow. :bounce:

fOxYLiCiOuS
Jun 22nd, 2007, 06:32 AM
Go Anna :D :hearts:
TOP 8 seeding is great! :worship:

good luck :kiss: :kiss:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 22nd, 2007, 09:44 AM
Anna vs Kerber in first rnd again
Then Kutuzova or Poutchik
then Misa

4st rnd: Bammer or Hingis

QF: JJ

penkku
Jun 22nd, 2007, 10:01 AM
3rd round Misa could cause some trouble, Bammer or Hingis are beatable, Anna has the game to beat Jankovic when at her best ;) Good luck Anna :)

goldenlox
Jun 22nd, 2007, 10:49 AM
I think this is a decent section for Anna, especially if Jankovic is worn down. I think Bammer might beat Hingis, Krajicek is dangerous.

Jelena Jankovic SRB [3] vs. Anne Keothavong GBR [WC]
Meghann Shaughnessy USA vs. Jarmila Gajdosova SVK
Gisela Dulko ARG vs. Eleni Daniilidou GRE
Lucie Safarova CZE [25] vs. Zuzana Ondraskova CZE

Marion Bartoli FRA [18] vs. Flavia Pennetta ITA
Olga Govortsova BLR [Q] vs. Greta Arn GER
Kaia Kanepi EST vs. Tatjana Malek GER
Shahar Peer ISR [16] vs. Tamarine Tanasugarn THA

Martina Hingis SUI [9] vs. Naomi Cavaday GBR [WC]
Aiko Nakamura JPN vs. Martina Sucha SVK
Aleksandra Wozniak CAN vs. Laura Granville USA
Sybille Bammer AUT [20] vs. Varvara Lepchenko UZB

Michaella Krajicek NED [31] vs. Tzipora Obziler ISR
Sandra Kloesel GER vs. Katie O'Brien GBR [WC]
Viktoriya Kutuzova UKR [WC] vs. Tatiana Poutchek BLR
Anna Chakvetadze RUS [8] vs. Angelique Kerber GER

Foot's Fingers
Jun 22nd, 2007, 02:47 PM
Doubles draw:

Su-Wei Hsieh TPE
Alla Kudryavtseva RUS
v
Victoria Azarenka BLR
Anna Chakvetadze RUS
Aravane Rezai FRA
Julia Vakulenko UKR
v
Maria Kirilenko RUS (12)
Elena Vesnina RUS (12)

hu2891601
Jun 22nd, 2007, 03:44 PM
I think Anna can finally win a double's match this year!! :lol: :lol:

Single's draw.. i think it's not bad.. she just have to play her game!! :yeah:

Wintermute
Jun 22nd, 2007, 04:33 PM
This is a nice singles draw. Anna certainly has a chance at QFs.

I think Anna can finally win a double's match this year!! :lol: :lol:


Let's hope so. It's been :help: so far this year.

Sund7101
Jun 22nd, 2007, 06:20 PM
I like Anna's draw, I hope she gets to play Martina.

Pink Princess
Jun 22nd, 2007, 06:33 PM
Ohhh my favorite Tournament Wimbledonhttp://forums.mg-rover.org/images/smilies/EnglandFlagSmall.gifhttp://forums.mg-rover.org/images/smilies/EnglandFlagSmall.gifhttp://forums.mg-rover.org/images/smilies/EnglandFlagSmall.gif

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/5724/chakvetadzeordinaopenxp4.jpg

C'MON:bigclap: ANNA:bigclap: IN WIMBLEDON!!!:bigclap:

Pink Princess
Jun 22nd, 2007, 06:43 PM
Doubles Draw

(Q)HSIEH TPE / KUDRYAVTSEVA RUS vs. AZARENKA BLR / CHAKVETADZE RUS

C'mon Lady Anna and Lady Vika in Wimbledon!!!:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Cat's Pajamas
Jun 22nd, 2007, 08:16 PM
Cakewalk in her first two matches :lol: :tape:

Krajicek is dangerous with the big serve, but Anna is better in every department. She's a good returner so if all goes accordinly she should move through. Hingis is not great on grass and very rusty. If Anna lost it would be shameful IMO :o

I hope Anna sends Janko packing at 's-Hertogenbosch and Wimbledon! :fiery:

selyoink
Jun 22nd, 2007, 11:35 PM
Great draw for Anna. Krajicek could be potentially be dangerous but I doubt it.

Spiritof42
Jun 23rd, 2007, 02:25 AM
Doubles Draw

(Q)HSIEH TPE / KUDRYAVTSEVA RUS vs. AZARENKA BLR / CHAKVETADZE RUS

C'mon Lady Anna and Lady Vika in Wimbledon!!!:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:
Good to see Anna & Vika together again. :)
Will the third time be the charm? I certainly hope so!
C'mon Anna, win your 1st doubles match of 2007! :bounce:

Spiritof42
Jun 23rd, 2007, 02:39 AM
Bammer has done well in Eastbourne, and Hingis has had no preparation on grass. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Austrian in the 4th round. I think she would make a pretty tough opponent.
We'll have a better grasp of Anna's chances against Jankovic after the Ordina Open final. Jankovic didn't play all that well today, while Anna has been playing better and better as the tournament went on. A win in s'-Hertogenbosch would really boost her confidence. Давай, Анна!

goldenlox
Jun 24th, 2007, 01:30 AM
Anna has to get to Wimbledon, and be ready for Kerber. She did that after Hobart, and those who read Anna's diary know how tough that situation was.

I think her first 2 rounds should be routine. Misha won the Ordina last year, she can play on grass. Then Hingis or Bammer, either one will be difficult.
Then a rematch with Jankovic. Then a Wimbledon semi with Serena.

hu2891601
Jun 24th, 2007, 03:52 PM
Court 18

12:00 noon Start 1 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)
v. Shahar Peer (ISR)[16]

2 Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Benjamin Becker (GER)
v. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)[24]

3 Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Nicolas Lapentti(ECU)
v. Kevin Kim (USA)

4 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Angelique Kerber (GER)
v. Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)[8]


Anna plays last on Court 18 tomorrow!!! :bounce:

hope no rain!! but there's rain, Anna can have an extra day of rest! :yeah:

goldenlox
Jun 24th, 2007, 06:44 PM
I hope Anna gets to play this match. Then she can rest Tuesday.

Spiritof42
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:08 PM
I hope Anna gets to play this match. Then she can rest Tuesday.
Yes, even though the chances are pretty slim that she'll actually play today, you can't really rest your mind when you're scheduled to play on that day.

Court 18 will be covered by the Wimbledon Live service. I'm seriously considering subscribing to it, 'cause I know for a fact that I won't be seeing Anna on TV unless she makes it to the 2nd week.

goldenlox
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:50 PM
It looks like she won't play today. That's an advantage to being scheduled last. She doesn't have to show up until she sees matches are being played.
So she can relax in her hotel room and write a long diary entry.

goldenlox
Jun 25th, 2007, 01:25 PM
I hope Anna plays Hingis because that should be on tv

Paranoia
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:15 PM
Yes, even though the chances are pretty slim that she'll actually play today, you can't really rest your mind when you're scheduled to play on that day.

Court 18 will be covered by the Wimbledon Live service. I'm seriously considering subscribing to it, 'cause I know for a fact that I won't be seeing Anna on TV unless she makes it to the 2nd week.

Quanta costa? :confused:

cosmoose
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:32 PM
Anna's match is no longer listed for Court 18.
I think this is good news since she played 5 matches last week.
Another rest day is just what the doctor ordered. :)

Pink Princess
Jun 25th, 2007, 10:33 PM
Finally the Order of play goes out :o

Court 13 12.00 noon
1. Gentlemen's Singles
Rik De voest (RSA) v. Marat Safin (RUS)[26]
2. Ladies' Singles
Michaella Krajicek (NED)[31] v. Tzipora Obziler (ISR)
To Finish 6-2 6-7(6)
3. Ladies' Singles
Angelique Kerber (GER) v. Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)[8]:bigclap:
4. Gentlemen's Singles
Jonathan Marray (GBR) v. Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)
5. Ladies' Singles
Ana Ivanovic (SRB)[6] v. Melinda Czink (HUN)

C'mon Princess Anna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) :) :)

goldenlox
Jun 25th, 2007, 11:22 PM
I love this draw. If Anna can stay healthy and in rhythm, she'll be in her first slam semi next week.

fOxYLiCiOuS
Jun 26th, 2007, 05:24 AM
Good luck Anna :kiss: :hug:

soul
Jun 26th, 2007, 07:13 AM
This time ANNA should break her bad chance of the Grand Slams and should do a


brilliant staff.And Im sure she will definetely do.


She is one of the tennis player that deserves the BEST

I wish ner LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

GeorgianFan
Jun 26th, 2007, 09:00 AM
Good luck Anna :bounce: burn the grass off :devil:

penkku
Jun 26th, 2007, 02:19 PM
Anna soon to start on court 13 :) goodluck

Foot's Fingers
Jun 26th, 2007, 02:36 PM
not good start
broken

Hope she will overcome it and win without wasting too much energy

cosmoose
Jun 26th, 2007, 02:43 PM
omg, anna is down 1-4 :eek:

GeorgianFan
Jun 26th, 2007, 02:49 PM
3-4* wake up

goldenlox
Jun 26th, 2007, 02:51 PM
I'm surprised she started slow. She needs to be focused at majors. Down 35, this match is not a given. She has to play well to win.

Wintermute
Jun 26th, 2007, 02:56 PM
Can't believe Anna has started so badly against this girl.

cosmoose
Jun 26th, 2007, 02:57 PM
i'm watching this match.
Kerber is basically just returning the ball back and its upto Anna to hit a winner or error. Unfortuntately, she is making lot of UE.
Anna is bit impatient. Its as if she wants to finish this match as soon as possible.

Marat Safin fan
Jun 26th, 2007, 03:01 PM
come on Anna, this is girl is nothing to you, well apart from getting some revenge on Vesnina's behalf

GeorgianFan
Jun 26th, 2007, 03:05 PM
7-5 0-0 :banana:

Wintermute
Jun 26th, 2007, 03:07 PM
Anna showing her experience and quality to come back from a bad position.

Wintermute
Jun 26th, 2007, 03:09 PM
Anna is bit impatient. Its as if she wants to finish this match as soon as possible.

Perhaps because she has to play tomorrow as well. I wish I was watching the match. I was at Wimbledon yesterday but her match was scheduled last so there was no chance with the weather like it was.

Pink Princess
Jun 26th, 2007, 03:28 PM
7-5 3-1 C'mon Anna :bigclap:

goldenlox
Jun 26th, 2007, 03:28 PM
Up 75 41 now

Pink Princess
Jun 26th, 2007, 03:33 PM
I watch the match on TV, Anna's game very well from 3-5 down, the German does not make anything, only she runs for Anna's magnificent and flat blows.

GeorgianFan
Jun 26th, 2007, 03:44 PM
7-5 6-3 Done! :rocker2:

goldenlox
Jun 26th, 2007, 03:45 PM
Anna plays the winner of this match that is at 32 in the first
Viktoriya Kutuzova UKR [WC] vs. Tatiana Poutchek BLR

Pink Princess
Jun 26th, 2007, 03:45 PM
Anna Chakvetadze d. Angelique Kerber 75 63:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Wintermute
Jun 26th, 2007, 03:47 PM
Anna :yeah:

It seems like there were a lot of tough games, totally different from last week. But still Anna did very well to come back, especially considering she was serving at close to 50%. But aside from that the stats are very good: 33 winners to 27 unforced errors.

TennisPlayingFox
Jun 26th, 2007, 04:03 PM
There were alot of close games. I was able to watch most of the second set. Anna was getting negative at some points but she kept it together and came through with the solid win! Good job! Good luck in round 2 Anna!

Pink Princess
Jun 26th, 2007, 04:27 PM
Many winners for Anna very well!!! 33 for 14 of your opponent.

Topspin2
Jun 26th, 2007, 06:56 PM
Anna is very Good 7:5 6:3 :hug: :rocker: :crazy:

goldenlox
Jun 26th, 2007, 07:30 PM
Anna plays Tatiana Poutchek. After that, it starts getting difficult.

soul
Jun 26th, 2007, 07:49 PM
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THE FUTURE STAR of TENNIS

Sund7101
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:12 PM
Nice to get the first match out of the way, she'll play better.

KV
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:23 PM
Good start for the player which game is mostly suited for grass :)

Pink Princess
Jun 26th, 2007, 09:14 PM
Wednesday Order of play

Court 3 12:00 Noon Start

Nathalie Dechy (France) vs. 12-Elena Dementieva (Russia)
Fernando Verdasco (Spain) vs. Andreas Seppi (Italy)
Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) vs. 20-Juan Carlos Ferrero (Spain)
Tatiana Poutchek (Belarus) vs. 8-Anna Chakvetadze(Russia) :bigclap:

C'mooon Princess Anna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) :) :)

selyoink
Jun 26th, 2007, 09:43 PM
Bad start for Anna today but after she got over that it was never in doubt.

fOxYLiCiOuS
Jun 27th, 2007, 12:19 AM
:woohoo:

Good luck Anna :kiss: :D

goldenlox
Jun 27th, 2007, 01:29 AM
It's a nice draw. Gives Anna plenty of time to reach her peak.

Spiritof42
Jun 27th, 2007, 07:45 AM
Good job winning in straight sets after a poor start. :clap2: I'm sure she'll be relieved.
Poutchek also won in straight sets, but Kutuzova is pretty hopeless right now. Anna should be able to get through in two.

Spiritof42
Jun 27th, 2007, 07:49 AM
Originally Posted by Spiritof42
Court 18 will be covered by the Wimbledon Live service. I'm seriously considering subscribing to it, 'cause I know for a fact that I won't be seeing Anna on TV unless she makes it to the 2nd week.

Quanta costa? :confused:

$4.99 US for a day pass
$24.99 US for the whole tournament

http://wimbledon.mediazone.com/other/index.html

Foot's Fingers
Jun 27th, 2007, 02:19 PM
Chakvetdatze Eases Through


Tuesday, 26 June, 2007


Women’s No.8 seed Anna Chakvetdatze overcame a slow start to defeat 76th-ranked Angelique Kerber of Germany in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3.

For a while the 20-year-old Chakvetdatze’s prospects seemed as indifferent as the weather. Nineteen-year-old Kerber broke her more fancied opponent to love in the first game and soon found herself serving for the first set as errors sprayed from the Russian’s racquet.

The whiff of a potential upset seemed to have an effect on both players: Kerber, playing her first Wimbledon, grew tentative; Chakvetdatze found her angles and got her groove back. The eighth seed levelled for 5-5, calmly held her own serve and then seized the set by breaking the German with a barnstorming running backhand crosscourt.

Chakvetdatze, who defeated in-form Jelena Jankovic to win the grasscourt title at ’s-Hertogenbosch last week, continued to exert her authority in the second set. Although Kerber earned a break point for 3-1, she failed to convert it and after that it was one-way traffic. In the second round Chakvetdatze meets Tatiana Poutchek of Bulgaria

Foot's Fingers
Jun 27th, 2007, 02:20 PM
She said her goal is to win 2 matches at least
So not worse then klast year she added smiling

She is so cute :inlove:
Like to watch her Tv-interview

Foot's Fingers
Jun 27th, 2007, 02:21 PM
Good Luck today vs Poutchek

hope on TV

cosmoose
Jun 27th, 2007, 05:46 PM
It appears that Anna's match has been cancelled due to http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Nature/rain-035.gif

hu2891601
Jun 27th, 2007, 08:39 PM
Anna's playing the 1st match on court 14 tomorrow! :bounce:

Pink Princess
Jun 27th, 2007, 08:43 PM
I am anxious, Anna tomorrow plays Singles and Doubles.

Court 14 (1100 BST start)
Poutchek - Chakvetadze (8)
ATP
Sugiyama (26) - Cornet
Doubles
ATP Doubles

Court 15 (1100 BST start)
Golovin (17) - Paszek
ATP
Ruano Pascual - Perebiynis
Hsieh/Kudryavtseva - Azarenka/Chakvetadze
ATP Doubles

C'mon Anna and Chakvetadze/Azarenka:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

goldenlox
Jun 27th, 2007, 09:12 PM
First match means she'll know when to be there. I don't understand why she wants to hang around all day for a doubles match. Just let Alla win by walkover, and go get some sleep.

selyoink
Jun 27th, 2007, 09:43 PM
Win quickly Anna

fOxYLiCiOuS
Jun 27th, 2007, 11:26 PM
Good luck Anna :kiss: :hearts:

Stay focused on singles only. :p :cool:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 28th, 2007, 07:52 AM
Go Anna :rocker2:

goldenlox
Jun 28th, 2007, 10:38 AM
Anna up 42

GeorgianFan
Jun 28th, 2007, 10:45 AM
6-2 0-0 :yeah:

goldenlox
Jun 28th, 2007, 11:01 AM
62 41 Anna cruising along today

goldenlox
Jun 28th, 2007, 11:14 AM
Anna won 62 61. Krajicek is also winning easy, so Anna's draw will now get tougher.

GeorgianFan
Jun 28th, 2007, 11:19 AM
6-2 6-1 :yawn: :banana:

Pink Princess
Jun 28th, 2007, 11:23 AM
Very well Anna :bigclap: http://www.mustangowner.com/forum/images/smilies/greenapple.gif:bigclap: solid victory, many winners and without problems, now to continuing winning in 3rd Round.

selyoink
Jun 28th, 2007, 11:38 AM
Quick and easy just like I asked of her.

smokovec
Jun 28th, 2007, 11:43 AM
Yes, a clean win for Anna, not much to make, Poutchek helps a little with some errors, but Anna plays well.

TennisPlayingFox
Jun 28th, 2007, 12:17 PM
Nice job Anna! Wished I had woken up right away so I could have watched. Good luck against Kraijeck!

RsaibotD
Jun 28th, 2007, 12:30 PM
Congrats for Anna:) ...... an easy victory;) ....Well done!

Foot's Fingers
Jun 28th, 2007, 01:31 PM
Anna :banana:

She polays well + Tatiana plays bad All together - not wasted too much time on court

Foot's Fingers
Jun 28th, 2007, 01:31 PM
So Misa next - first real test for Anna

doris_hdz
Jun 28th, 2007, 02:05 PM
Great job Anna!!!!

Good luck in the next round!!!

cosmoose
Jun 28th, 2007, 02:48 PM
Anna :yeah:

now take it easy for the double match.
Losing in doubles is ok. :lol:

Wintermute
Jun 28th, 2007, 05:20 PM
Anya & Vika win the first set 6-3!

Spiritof42
Jun 28th, 2007, 05:54 PM
They had a 5-1 lead in the 2nd set. Now it's 5-5. :mad:
Will Anna finally win her 1st doubles match of 2007, or will they find a way to lose it?

Spiritof42
Jun 28th, 2007, 05:59 PM
Vikanna won 6-3 7-5!! :eek: :hearts: :bounce:

Wintermute
Jun 28th, 2007, 06:03 PM
:woohoo: That's 1-6 for the year for Anya! :lol:

Pink Princess
Jun 28th, 2007, 06:03 PM
OMG YAAAY Chakvetadze/Azarenka won 63 75!!!

http://www.mustangowner.com/forum/images/smilies/laola2.gif

Princess Anna and Spice Victoria:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

GeorgianFan
Jun 28th, 2007, 06:03 PM
Anna won a doubles match :eek: :drool:

cosmoose
Jun 28th, 2007, 06:16 PM
next up for Vica and Anna is Makiri/Vesnina.
Tasty doubles match! :lick:

goldenlox
Jun 28th, 2007, 07:50 PM
Anna has to be focused for singles now. No more easy matches. She has to start well and serve well every match.

goldenlox
Jun 28th, 2007, 07:58 PM
Anna has won 7 straight matches on grass

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XWIM114062807_lower.jpg

BUBI
Jun 28th, 2007, 08:01 PM
Anna plays the first match tomorrow :)


Court 13 (1000 GMT)
31-Michaella Krajicek (Netherlands) v 8-Anna Chakvetadze
(Russia)

:bounce:

smokovec
Jun 28th, 2007, 08:36 PM
Finally a win in Doubles for Anna!!!!! :worship: :lol: :lol:

Good luck against Misa tomorrow.

Sund7101
Jun 28th, 2007, 11:58 PM
Good luck against Krajicek.

I think the score will be 6-4, 6-3--something like that

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2007, 11:17 AM
Anna served for the 1st set at 5-4 and was broken. Now she serves at 5-6 when the rain stops

cosmoose
Jun 29th, 2007, 11:51 AM
play to resume shortly.
Anna had bit of meltdown before suspension of play. Hopefully, she has calmed down.
good luck Anna!

TennisPlayingFox
Jun 29th, 2007, 12:06 PM
I don't know what happened to Anna. She was serving for it at 5-4, I switch to watch Schnyder's match to see her close out the set and I switch back and suddenly it's 5-5. She needs to regroup. Come on Anna!

BUBI
Jun 29th, 2007, 12:33 PM
Anna's court is the only one where play has not restarted :confused:

TennisPlayingFox
Jun 29th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Play still hasn't started on Anna's court! What's going on?

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2007, 12:44 PM
Anna's draw is difficult. One so-so effort, and she's gone. Maybe one of them is injured

cosmoose
Jun 29th, 2007, 12:52 PM
Play still hasn't started on Anna's court! What's going on?

apparently, rain cover leaked during the delay. so they had to make sure the court was fully dry before resuming play.
Players are now on the court warming up!

GeorgianFan
Jun 29th, 2007, 12:56 PM
Anna is on the court :bounce:

BUBI
Jun 29th, 2007, 12:58 PM
Anna held easily! Now tiebreak :bounce:

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:05 PM
Anna composed herself during the delay. 5-4 tb, this is big.
Anna was up 5-3 and lost 3 straight, set point for Misha
Now 6-6. Whoever wins this has a huge edge

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:11 PM
This reminds of the AO QF. Can Anna win a point on her serve?

GeorgianFan
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:13 PM
omg what a fight :eek: 6-7 0-0 :sad: cmoon anya

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:14 PM
That was awful. Anna had set point at 76 and lost both of her serves, then serving at 89, lost the set.

BUBI
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:14 PM
Anna had a setpoint but lost the tiebreak 8-10 :(

selyoink
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:14 PM
Bad Anna.

TennisPlayingFox
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:15 PM
That was an intense tiebreak! Both players wanted it so bad. Anna blew up at lineperson though when she missed the forehand at 8-8. Regroup and take it in 3 Anna!

cosmoose
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:15 PM
Anna lost first set 7-6 (8)

She is very emotional....and mad! :eek:

BUBI
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:16 PM
I trust in Anna... she is a very difficult player to beat.

TennisPlayingFox
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:28 PM
Anna saves a couple of break points to hold for 2-1 in the second

cosmoose
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:39 PM
Anna just hit a left handed stroke to win her game. :eek:
6-7, 3-2

TennisPlayingFox
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:40 PM
Holy crap! Nice!

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:49 PM
Anna had a 0-30 lead with Misha serving at 34, but couldn't break. She's 2 games from losing

TennisPlayingFox
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:51 PM
Anna hit's an ace to hold for 5-4!

Foot's Fingers
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:53 PM
go Anna

Never see here so mad like before rain started today

She deserve to win today

Foot's Fingers
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:56 PM
She was playing so well and clever at the begining of the match without chances for Misa till *5-4

What's happend, Anna?

TennisPlayingFox
Jun 29th, 2007, 02:06 PM
Here we go...another tie-break. Davai Anna!

BUBI
Jun 29th, 2007, 02:13 PM
This is nerve wrecking :(

BUBI
Jun 29th, 2007, 02:13 PM
Two setpoints!

BUBI
Jun 29th, 2007, 02:14 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anna takes the set.. 6-7 7-6 0-0 :bounce:

GeorgianFan
Jun 29th, 2007, 02:14 PM
cmoon Anna :banana:

TennisPlayingFox
Jun 29th, 2007, 02:15 PM
Yes! Anna takes the tiebreak 7-5! Keep it going in the third Anna!

Foot's Fingers
Jun 29th, 2007, 02:17 PM
is anyone alive here????????

The most nervous moment so far on Wimbledon 2007

Can't decieded what would be better to watch this TB or switch off and save my nervous

Was watching
Glad she won

selyoink
Jun 29th, 2007, 02:17 PM
Phew. Try and win this set a little easier Anna

GeorgianFan
Jun 29th, 2007, 02:20 PM
:rain:

BUBI
Jun 29th, 2007, 02:21 PM
Damn.

cosmoose
Jun 29th, 2007, 02:21 PM
Misa is playing unbelievably well.
Anna can't seem to get a handle on her serve. :sad:
I'm praying Misa comes back down to earth a bit.
This match has gone past two hours already. :eek:

cosmoose
Jun 29th, 2007, 02:21 PM
Rain Delay! :mad:

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2007, 02:24 PM
Yeah, Misha is playing well. But Anna could have won the first set. She let this become nerve racking.

selyoink
Jun 29th, 2007, 02:29 PM
Yeah, Misha is playing well. But Anna could have won the first set. She let this become nerve racking.

Yes she could've won the first but then everything changes and we don't know for sure if she wins the second.

Getting one break of serve may be enough but we know Anna struggles to serve out matches.

selyoink
Jun 29th, 2007, 03:00 PM
Misa up a break in the third.

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2007, 03:13 PM
Anna down 13, she has to break, and she has to hold every time from now on

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2007, 03:28 PM
Anna had a bp at 42, but didn't get it. Down 52

selyoink
Jun 29th, 2007, 03:30 PM
Anna may have just missed her last chance.

selyoink
Jun 29th, 2007, 03:33 PM
She couldn't even hold to make Krajicek serve it out.

Very, very disappointing loss today. Not mentally tough enough.

GeorgianFan
Jun 29th, 2007, 03:33 PM
Anna :sobbing:

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2007, 03:33 PM
Anna wasn't good enough today. She had a tough draw, with Hingis and Jankovic. But not a crazy draw, where she gets Venus early.

Her serve needs more work, so does her volleying.

selyoink
Jun 29th, 2007, 03:37 PM
Anna wasn't good enough today. She had a tough draw, with Hingis and Jankovic. But not a crazy draw, where she gets Venus early.

Her serve needs more work, so does her volleying.

So does her nerves in tight situations especially when serving.

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2007, 03:48 PM
Anna's nerves are usually good. She just beat Jankovic in a final, and 1st set tiebreak.
This is the tournament you want to do well in. You don't want to lose to a non-contender for the title. This was a great section of the draw, and Anna went down in round 3.
Not a good sign. Especially after Rosmalen, I was expecting much more.
Same with Dinara. They both came from Rosmalen doing well, and lost early to non-contenders.
But, Dinara drew Venus in round 3, Sharapova in round 4. Anna had it much easier.

the cat
Jun 29th, 2007, 04:16 PM
Oh Anna. :hug: Tough loss to Krajicek. :(

Spiritof42
Jun 29th, 2007, 04:34 PM
:bigcry:
People have been mentioning Anna's inability to hold serve, but what about her inability to break? She was 1 out of 11 on BP conversions today. Against a good server like Misa, that's a lot of missed opportunities.

What a nerve-wracking, and ultimately depressing day this has turned out to be. Three of my faves (Alona, Lucie and of course Anna) were involved in epic 3-set battles, and they all came up short. :sobbing: But this one is the most depressing of all.

I feel like crawling under a rock right now.

BUBI
Jun 29th, 2007, 04:43 PM
If only Anna had won that setpoint in first set :shrug: I don't think it's about nerves... Anna is mentally strong and usually finds a way to win. But sometimes opponent just plays better tennis in important points :(

selyoink
Jun 29th, 2007, 04:54 PM
Anna's nerves are usually good. She just beat Jankovic in a final, and 1st set tiebreak.
This is the tournament you want to do well in. You don't want to lose to a non-contender for the title. This was a great section of the draw, and Anna went down in round 3.
Not a good sign. Especially after Rosmalen, I was expecting much more.
Same with Dinara. They both came from Rosmalen doing well, and lost early to non-contenders.
But, Dinara drew Venus in round 3, Sharapova in round 4. Anna had it much easier.

Anna's nerves are good in smaller tournaments. Not in slams where it really matters as you know.

cosmoose
Jun 29th, 2007, 05:17 PM
As much as this hurts us, I'm sure Anna feels much worse. :hug:

Lets hope Anna has short memory and put this behind her. :)

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2007, 05:17 PM
Her last 2 majors were good, losing QF's to the world #2.
This was a loss to a decent player, who is no threat to win this title.
The world #7 should be coming thru rounds like this.

It's not the end of the world, I think Anna will hold on to #8 after Wimbledon.
But this result will keep Anna from being considered a top player.
To make that ranking look relevant, you need to play well at majors.

I feel the same about Dinara. The ranking is great. It means you earn a great living.
But the respect comes from doing well at majors.

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2007, 05:35 PM
Anna didn't play well at the USO against Golovin, and still did great afterwards, so this loss shouldn't matter. Except that I wanted the announcers to mention Chakvetadze as one of the contenders.

selyoink
Jun 29th, 2007, 06:01 PM
Anna would've got to play Granville for a spot in the QFs. Can't ask for a better draw then that.

A big missed opportunity.

soul
Jun 29th, 2007, 06:11 PM
Oh , Thi cant be ttrue......... What happened? She was in a really good form so far? To Krajeck.


I cant believe that this happened.


I have so many hopes but it seems that Anna wont be able to prove her consistency in big tournaments.She

has to get a professional support in my opinion. Because with the talent she hass got, she should have

already played a semi final in any grand slam so far but this has not happened yet.

She is great talent, do something ANNA,and get rid of the pressure of big tournaments

BUBI
Jun 29th, 2007, 06:15 PM
Anna's nerves are good in smaller tournaments. Not in slams where it really matters as you know.
I don't think it's fair to say that. She has good wins in slams, like beating Schnyder in AO and Safarova in FO.

Krajicek is very good on grass and may go far.

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2007, 06:20 PM
Look at her draw... Kerber Poutchek Krajicek Granville
That's to reach a Wimbledon QF, where she would have played Jankovic.

That's over. But we might never see a draw like that again.

BUBI
Jun 29th, 2007, 06:23 PM
This tournament will leave her hungry!

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2007, 08:38 PM
Matt Cronin said Krajicek worked Anna's forehand until it broke down.

He wrote this during Indian Wells -

Chakvetadze has started to work with Robert Lansdorp, Sharapova's former coach. He's not going to travel with her much, but she worked with him in LA before the tournament began and is planning to returning at some point. He loves her variety and touch but says the first thing he noticed was that she doesn't know how to hit any two balls the same way. She's always trying different speeds and spins, which is fine, but with Lansdorp students like Sharapova and Davenport, you can see just how cleanly they hit and how they are bio-mechanically programmed to smoothly strike the lines.

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2007, 08:42 PM
This is about Lansdorp - The pair will definitely reconvene later in the summer after Wimbledon when the tour moves to the United States and he is sufficiently enthused to maintain greater things could not be far away for the right-hander. “I compare her to Myskina,” he said. “She’s very intelligent and talented. There’s a lot of potential there. They were about the same age when they first came to me. Myskina was possibly a bit quicker but this girl hits a much bigger shot.”

cosmoose
Jun 30th, 2007, 02:54 AM
Anna's Wimbledon is not over yet!

COURT 5 - 12:00pm start
1 Gentlemen's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Wesley Moodie (RSA)/Todd Perry (AUS) v. Tomas Behrend (GER)/Florian Mayer (GER)

2 Ladies' Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Jill Craybas (USA)/Laura Granville (USA) v. Elena Dementieva (RUS)/Flavia Pennetta (ITA)

3 Ladies' Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Victoria Azarenka (BLR)/Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) v. Maria Kirilenko (RUS)[12]/Elena Vesnina (RUS)[12]

Good luck Anna! :bigclap:

selyoink
Jun 30th, 2007, 04:31 AM
This is about Lansdorp - The pair will definitely reconvene later in the summer after Wimbledon when the tour moves to the United States and he is sufficiently enthused to maintain greater things could not be far away for the right-hander. “I compare her to Myskina,” he said. “She’s very intelligent and talented. There’s a lot of potential there. They were about the same age when they first came to me. Myskina was possibly a bit quicker but this girl hits a much bigger shot.”

Myskina wasn't possibly a bit quicker, she was. Not sure if Anna hits a much bigger shot either. They can both hit pretty big when they go for it especially off the backhand in Nastya's case.

fOxYLiCiOuS
Jun 30th, 2007, 10:41 AM
Poor Anna :sad: :sad: :hug:

:mad:

goldenlox
Jun 30th, 2007, 11:50 AM
It's hard to believe Anna is already out of singles and hanging around Wimbledon to play 2nd round doubles.
That's what Rodionova does too.

smokovec
Jun 30th, 2007, 12:03 PM
I finish only now to see the Match. :(

Very disappointing because Anna should win the first set 6-1 or 6-2, clear the better player on court, but don't convert the break Points.

Then this madness before the first rain suspension and after the tie-break she lost. For me a mix of facts, first she is not able to close the first set with all these chanches and clearly dominated, then 2-3 doubtful calls (one on 8-8) and also she slips :mad: at 7-6 in the tie-break, otherwise she can close with 8-6.

But after this she return calms on the Court and win the second set, in the third many opportunities for break on 0-2 and 2-4, but all wasted.

So, Anna is the better player on court (for me), but not converted all these opportunities she have and make also a lot of Unforced Errors in the bad moments. :sad:


I stay positive for the US Open Series.

the cat
Jun 30th, 2007, 02:05 PM
It's hard to believe Anna is already out of singles and hanging around Wimbledon to play 2nd round doubles.
That's what Rodionova does too.
GL, is that a little dig at Anna? :eek: :mad: ;) It seems like your still preturbed about her tough loss to Krajicek. But I'm sure Anna took it much harder than you did. :(

Good luck to Anna having Lansdorp as her coach. Maybe she can bring Kirilenko with her. :yeah: She needs alot more coahcing help than Anna does. I think the summer hard courts will bring some fruitful results for Anna. :)

cosmoose
Jun 30th, 2007, 02:15 PM
I'm sensing much negativity here. :sad:

Come on people, lets not give up on Anna just yet!
She wasn't at her best and was also bit unlucky. Lets not dwell so much on this loss.

btw, Anna's doubles match no longer appear on today's schedule.

the cat
Jun 30th, 2007, 02:30 PM
Anna just got outserved on grass by Krajicek who has a big serve. This happens to players good baseline players with average serves like Anna every year at Wimbledon. Anna will move on and recover from this tough loss.

Wintermute
Jun 30th, 2007, 04:59 PM
Anna :tears:

I managed to video the first two sets of this match purely by luck so I watched it this morning.

Anna is a very emotional player but for most of this year she has kept her emotions much more under control than she used to and I think that has helped her to deal with pressure situations better. However today it was back to old-school Anna and I can't really understand why. Sure it was an important match but she had good momentum going into this with the Ordina title and a very solid win in the previous round.

This was an incredibly nervy affair from both players. I haven't seen Krajicek play for a while but she seems to have lost a little weight and is moving better and judging by the results had also played well earlier in the week. But she was totally wound up and was taking chunks out of the court with her racquet. Perhaps they were making each other tense with their antics.

It was a couple of iffy line calls and all of a sudden Anna has totally lost faith in the line judges. She started complaining about any of her shots that were just out because she'd somehow convinced herself they were all in and she was getting a raw deal. She wound herself up into such emotional turmoil that when it came to serving out the first set she couldn't do it. Anna was the better player for most of the first set and I think only has herself to blame for losing it.

Krajicek stayed solid in the second set and played well. Anna edged her out to level but this match should have been over in straight sets. I didn't see the third set but I guess Misa dealt with the rain delay better than Anna, a little surprising given what happened in 's-Hertogenbosch.

Anna's gotta cut this element out of her on-court persona. Some of it was not pretty to watch and it hasn't been the way she's behaved on court for most of this year. I would never have predicted that the fourth round out of this section would be Krajicek vs Granville and that to me stands out as a huge wasted opportunity. Wimbledon remains Anna's worst Slam.

Pink Princess
Jun 30th, 2007, 05:03 PM
It does not affect the defeat, Anna in you determine logics she had obtained the victory, everything was going phenomenal 5-3, then serve to win the set, with 30-30 she did a double fault and then a powerful flat stroke of right was out, in the tie-break she had several balls of set, if Anna had win the sure set that the result was different, the rain that for the match conditions to play God lord.

Anna is magnificent and if she it gets angry and puts faces of infuriated is simply because she wants to win everything and not to lose nothing, has winner's mentality and because of it this one where this, and the wonderful future that has.

Among other things Anna can presume in being the player that has achieved more winners in the whole Tournament up to her 3rd Round, 64 it is the number, more yesterday 48, impressively.

Pink Princess
Jun 30th, 2007, 05:03 PM
Dramatic moment when Anna loses the Tie-break

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9658/dsc04204dw4.jpg

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/2532/dsc04199rp5.jpg

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/44/dsc04201ds9.jpg

Anna :smooch:

BUBI
Jun 30th, 2007, 05:11 PM
I just downloaded the first set of the Krajicek match from Wimbledon website only to find out that you can't watch it without licence :smash:

I hope somebody uploads this match...

goldenlox
Jun 30th, 2007, 05:42 PM
It is strange to see a 4th round match of Granville-Krajicek.
I told Anna on her website that this is what determines what kind of career you have, how you bounce back from disappointments.

cosmoose
Jul 1st, 2007, 07:36 PM
Anna's doubles match has been rescheduled.
Those of you with Wimbledon Live, this court will be part of their coverage!

Court14 - 11:00am start (Monday)

1 Gentlemen's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Tomas Berdych (CZE)[7] v. Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR) To Finish 6-4 2-3

2 Ladies' Singles - 4th Rnd.
Laura Granville (USA) v. Michaella Krajicek (NED)[31]

3 Ladies' Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Victoria Azarenka (BLR)/Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) v. Maria Kirilenko (RUS)[12]/Elena Vesnina (RUS)[12]

smokovec
Jul 1st, 2007, 09:28 PM
Anna's doubles match has been rescheduled.
Those of you with Wimbledon Live, this court will be part of their coverage!

Court14 - 11:00am start (Monday)

1 Gentlemen's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Tomas Berdych (CZE)[7] v. Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR) To Finish 6-4 2-3

2 Ladies' Singles - 4th Rnd.
Laura Granville (USA) v. Michaella Krajicek (NED)[31]

3 Ladies' Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Victoria Azarenka (BLR)/Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) v. Maria Kirilenko (RUS)[12]/Elena Vesnina (RUS)[12]

Nice, because I like also Vesnina and Kirilenko!

Wintermute
Jul 2nd, 2007, 09:41 PM
Anna's doubles is now Court 4, 11.00am Tuesday.

hu2891601
Jul 3rd, 2007, 02:30 AM
No wimbledon Live for Court 4.. :sad:

cosmoose
Jul 3rd, 2007, 03:09 AM
No wimbledon Live for Court 4.. :sad:

Don't underestimate the power of English rain! :lol:

Tomorrow could be complete washout. :help:

One good thing out of this is that Anna has had plenty time of time for shopping in London!

BUBI
Jul 3rd, 2007, 08:24 AM
I have been watching Anna's matches at Wimbledon and I think her serve has improved a lot this year! She is top 10 in aces list:

1. M.Krajicek - 36
2. S.Williams - 33
3. D.Hantuchova - 26
4. A.Mauresmo - 23
5. V.Williams - 21
6. S.Stosur - 20
7. P.Schnyder - 19
8. N.Vaidisova - 18
8. A.Ivanovic - 18
10. A.Chakvetadze - 16

goldenlox
Jul 3rd, 2007, 03:46 PM
Jankovic lost so Anna's draw to the semifinals of Wimbledon was
Kerber Poutchek Krajicek Granville Bartoli

In doubles, Anna is 54 in the 3rd

BUBI
Jul 3rd, 2007, 03:51 PM
Jankovic lost so Anna's draw to the semifinals of Wimbledon was
Kerber Poutchek Krajicek Granville Bartoli

In doubles, Anna is 54 in the 3rd
:lol:

So if Anna had gone into semifinals, nobody would have appreciated that achievement anyway :shrug:

5-5 40-40 :scared:

BUBI
Jul 3rd, 2007, 04:06 PM
They lost 7-6(3) 1-6 6-8... after leading 5-1 in third and wasting several matchpoints!

cosmoose
Jul 3rd, 2007, 04:07 PM
Jankovic lost so Anna's draw to the semifinals of Wimbledon was
Kerber Poutchek Krajicek Granville Bartoli

In doubles, Anna is 54 in the 3rd

Can we stop all these "what if" speculations?
Stop dwelling on that one loss. Its done and over with.

Anna and Vica lost today. 7-6, 1-6, 6-8

Wintermute
Jul 3rd, 2007, 04:23 PM
They lost 7-6(3) 1-6 6-8... after leading 5-1 in third and wasting several matchpoints!

:(

Unbelievable how Anna's quarter of the singles draw panned out: Bartoli vs Krajicek. :eek: Who could've predicted that?

hu2891601
Jul 3rd, 2007, 04:27 PM
well, Bartoli's playing amazing tennis right now.. so no surprise.

Spiritof42
Jul 4th, 2007, 02:00 PM
About that doubles match: Vikanna blew it big time. :( I can't believe they wasted a 5-1 lead for the 2nd match in a row. It's not like they were playing Stosur/Raymond or the friggin Williams sisters. I know it's "only" doubles, but failing to close out matches like this is never good for confidence.

About Anna's loss to Krajicek: I never expected the Dutch girl to be easy pickings, especially on grass. It looks like she's headed for the semifinals, so I think she deserves more credit than she's been given. I haven't seen the match, but from Wintermute's report it sounds like Anna really lost it when things got tight at the end of the 1st set. Once you start feeling everyone/everything is going against you, things can unravel pretty quickly. So yes, she didn't have the best attitude, and she'll need to work on that.

BUT: we, as fans, need to give the poor girl a break and show her more support around here! We've been really spoiled during the last year or so. Anna has made tremendous progress during that time, and because of that, we now have very high expectations. Of course, there will be setbacks from time to time. Of course, I'd like to see the media pay more attention to her and give her more respect. But when you put things in perspective, the good far outweighs the bad, and the best most definitely is yet to come.
Давай, Анна! :bounce: :rocker2:

goldenlox
Jul 4th, 2007, 04:19 PM
Bartoli beat Krajicek, but it's over. I'm into draws, so I believe you have to take advantage of easy ones, especially at majors.

Anna is 20 and she'll have more majors. You have to accept tough losses. They come with the job of being a pro tennis player.

BUBI
Jul 4th, 2007, 04:25 PM
It was not particularly bad loss. As a fan I felt worse when she lost to Sharapova in two previous slams. Maybe it was that tournament win last week. I rather see her winning small tournaments than making QF or SF in every big tournament. I love to see Anna holding a trophy :D