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goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2007, 01:27 PM
Anna heads to NY as world #6, a big forword move from last year.

RsaibotD
Aug 19th, 2007, 02:43 PM
yes:) .... only 1 week for the Us open!.... I hope a good draw for Anna:angel:

Pink Princess
Aug 19th, 2007, 06:14 PM
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:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

IN THE US OPEN!!!http://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gifhttp://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gifhttp://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gif

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Pink Princess
Aug 19th, 2007, 06:33 PM
I am anxious for the start of the US Open!!!

cosmoose
Aug 19th, 2007, 06:42 PM
What result will make Anna fans happy?

I'm expecting QF...anything lower than that would be disappointing..
Hopefully, she can break through and make it to SF! :bounce:

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2007, 07:06 PM
I'd like to see Anna get further than a QF. That will be difficult. But it will be an important step forward.

smokovec
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:36 PM
I expect the SF for Anna, this is his favourite Slam Tournament and also in the past she plays well here.

Wintermute
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:42 PM
Anna has been seriously gearing herself up to do well at her favorite Slam. I'm not sure she'll be satisfied with a QF, she wants a semi. Of course she needs a reasonable draw.

Shame she's been sidelined with the virus. She had a chance to get a placing in the US Open Series. My only worry would be that now she's having a long lay-off she will lose some of her momentum. On the other hand if she does get to the latter stages she won't be suffering from exhaustion which has cost her a few times already this year.

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:47 PM
Anna didn't play her best in Vermont or Cincy. She started playing well in California.
So she might need a soft early draw to get her form back after 24 days with just the Razzano loss.

Cat's Pajamas
Aug 20th, 2007, 03:34 AM
I think she will be okay to make the quarterfinals if Venus isn't in her draw. :unsure:


I'm looking forward to seeing Anna play when I go there during the middle weekend. I'll try to get reports and pictures for you guys. :)

selyoink
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:08 AM
I would like a semi-final from Anna. I'm sick of her just making it to the QFs. She needs to take the next step up the ladder.

cosmoose
Aug 20th, 2007, 06:47 AM
I think she will be okay to make the quarterfinals if Venus isn't in her draw. :unsure:


I'm looking forward to seeing Anna play when I go there during the middle weekend. I'll try to get reports and pictures for you guys. :)

We are going to hold you to that promise! :)

cosmoose
Aug 20th, 2007, 06:53 AM
Here is another question for "A Chak" fanatics. :lol:
Who do you fear most in the upcoming USO draw?

I think Serena, Maria, and Justine are definite road blocks...I would really rather Anna not see them.
Against anyone else, I like Anna's chances! :)

So who would you add/subtract from this list?

smokovec
Aug 20th, 2007, 11:22 AM
The only player that I will see in the opposite part of the Draw is Henin.

Then Sharapova, because of this bad record of Anna, I don't know if Serena in this moment is so dangerous, maybe is better she lost in the first Rounds. :devil:

My favourite opponents for Anna in the 1-8 seeds are Petrova and Ivanovic.

GeorgianFan
Aug 21st, 2007, 12:16 PM
SF for Anna :bounce:

Wintermute
Aug 21st, 2007, 06:12 PM
Probably best to avoid Henin, Serena and maybe Venus who'll be out for revenge. I don't think I'd mind if Maria was in Anna's section again because I'm hoping Anna will finally kick her ass! :devil:

selyoink
Aug 22nd, 2007, 04:50 PM
Anna has drawn Ashley Weinhold in first round followed by Jamea Jackson or Nicole Pratt with Mirza as the seed for the third round. Seed for 4th round would be Patty Schnyder with Sharapova in the QFs. Pretty tough draw once she gets to the third round.

Wintermute
Aug 22nd, 2007, 04:51 PM
Anna's quarter:

Anna Chakvetadze RUS (6) vs. Ashley Weinhold USA
Jamea Jackson USA vs. Nicole Pratt AUS
Laura Granville USA vs. Olivia Sanchez FRA (Q)
Kaia Kanepi EST vs. Sania Mirza IND (26)

Francesca Schiavone ITA (24) vs. Nathalie Dechy FRA
Greta Arn GER vs. Tamira Paszek AUT
Severine Bremond FRA vs. Edina Gallovits ROU
Iveta Benesova CZE vs. Patty Schnyder SUI (11)

Nicole Vaidisova CZE (13) vs. Alla Kudryavtseva RUS
Flavia Pennetta ITA vs. Shuai Peng CHN
Bethanie Mattek USA vs. Madison Brengle USA
Meilen Tu USA vs. Shahar Peer ISR (18)

Agnieszka Radwanska POL (30) vs. Akiko Morigami JPN
Emilie Loit FRA vs. Virginie Razzano FRA
Yaroslava Shvedova RUS vs. Casey Dellacqua AUS
Roberta Vinci ITA vs. Maria Sharapova RUS (2)


She's in Masha's quarter again! :eek: :lol: I like the draw though.

smokovec
Aug 22nd, 2007, 07:49 PM
A nice draw in my opinion, with a soft start, then if Anna goes to QF another probably match against Maria, I hope this time Anna is more fresh at the start of this QF.

BUBI
Aug 22nd, 2007, 07:52 PM
Great draw :bigclap:

Pink Princess
Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:03 PM
The Draw is magnificent!!! Already I imagine section in the night a few Quarters Chakvetadze vs. Sharapova, Anna can reach the Semifinals.

C'mon Annahttp://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gifhttp://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gifhttp://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gif

:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

GeorgianFan
Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:03 PM
cmon Anya :bigclap:

goldenlox
Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:04 PM
I hope she plays Schiavone, because she will be playing her the week after.

cosmoose
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:05 PM
another QF against Maria...sigh
Perhaps Maria will be overconfident...and Anna will have revenge on her mind! :lol:

TennisPlayingFox
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:32 PM
A pretty nice draw. couple roadblocks but still pretty nice. Good luck Anna!

RsaibotD
Aug 23rd, 2007, 04:25 AM
NO!!.. nicole and Anna in the same quarter:sad: .... thanks Petrova:fiery: .... after of all anna have a nice draw.... I hope she win the first round without problem, she could rest and be healthy for the second week:)

cosmoose
Aug 23rd, 2007, 05:13 AM
anybody know when the doubles draw comes out?
Is Anna playing doubles? with Vika?

fOxYLiCiOuS
Aug 23rd, 2007, 09:46 AM
good luck anna. :kiss: :hearts:

really nice draw!! :D

GO ANNA!!!

goldenlox
Aug 23rd, 2007, 05:58 PM
This draw is very similar to her AO and RG draws. If Anna wants to move into the elite, she has to beat Sharapova at a major.

goldenlox
Aug 23rd, 2007, 11:57 PM
No doubles draws on the website yet

selyoink
Aug 24th, 2007, 04:16 AM
This draw is very similar to her AO and RG draws. If Anna wants to move into the elite, she has to beat Sharapova at a major.

Very much the case. If she can't do it at this major next year will be a huge year in terms of what kind of a player Anna will be.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Aug 25th, 2007, 12:54 AM
My interest with Anna at the US Open .

Interesting draw , she is playing great tennis

soul
Aug 25th, 2007, 05:21 PM
If Anna wants to be areal tennis sports woman this time at least she has to be in the finals and should beat Maria.This would be a huge step for her career and I believe that she can

Ballbasher
Aug 25th, 2007, 05:32 PM
C'mon Chaky :D

goldenlox
Aug 26th, 2007, 12:50 AM
Anna starts against Ashley Weinhold (USA).
There are a lot of US based players in her section.

Cat's Pajamas
Aug 26th, 2007, 05:36 AM
I'm worried about Mirza in the 3rd round. Sania has been on fire this summer. But Anna can beat her and then she NEEDS to take down Pova. The big step in a major is the last check mark for Anna this year.

cosmoose
Aug 26th, 2007, 06:17 AM
I'm worried about Mirza in the 3rd round. Sania has been on fire this summer. But Anna can beat her and then she NEEDS to take down Pova. The big step in a major is the last check mark for Anna this year.

She beat her in Cincinnati, beat her in Stanford, and will beat her in USO! ;)

Sharapower8
Aug 26th, 2007, 01:24 PM
She beat her in Cincinnati, beat her in Stanford, and will beat her in USO! ;)

I totally agree ! Good luck Anna :kiss:

selyoink
Aug 26th, 2007, 02:42 PM
She beat her in Cincinnati, beat her in Stanford, and will beat her in USO! ;)

I agree she will beat if her again if they play but it is still a very dangerous match because of Sania's firepower.

goldenlox
Aug 26th, 2007, 04:41 PM
I saw an article on Ashley Weinhold. I can't find one about Anna.
This girl is #457 and they asked if she'd like to play Henin, "That would make my year," she said enthusiastically. "It would be so exciting to play her ... at night ... on the stadium, of course."
But wouldn't you prefer, say, a qualifier who would give you more optimism about making the second round?

"No," she replied quickly. "You just don't get the opportunity and experience of playing No. 1 very often."


So this girl doesn't expect to win. A good 1st round draw.

Pink Princess
Aug 26th, 2007, 11:10 PM
Doubles Draw

Vera Dushevina RUS
Tatiana Perebiynis UKR
vs.
Victoria Azarenka BLR
Anna Chakvetadze RUS

Jelena Kostanic Tosic CRO
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE
vs.
Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP (9)
Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP (9)

C'mon Annahttp://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gif and Vikahttp://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gif

:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

GeorgianFan
Aug 26th, 2007, 11:13 PM
Davai :bigclap:

Wintermute
Aug 27th, 2007, 12:21 AM
Matthew Cronin's first round picks:

6-ANNA CHAKVETADZE V. ASHLEY WEINHOLD

U.S. wild card Weinhold got in by virtue of winning the USTA 18s nationals in impressive fashion, but this match-up is a very tough ticket. Chakvetadze was one of the most impressive performers during the US Open Series, winning Stanford, taking a Tier III title the week before in Cincinnati and upsetting Venus Williams in San Diego. She's smart, quick, has fast hands and moves the ball around with the deftness of Martina Hingis. The Russian is hard to read and goes from defense to offense in a blink of an eye. Wienhold will attempt to show U.S. fans that she has a bright pro future and will hang in gamely during some points, but Chakvetadze will win all the big ones in rapid victory.

usopen.org (http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2007-08-24/200708241188007726078.html)

fOxYLiCiOuS
Aug 27th, 2007, 12:47 AM
Go Anna :hearts:

penkku
Aug 27th, 2007, 09:29 PM
Good luck Anna in Louis Armstrong Stadium tomorrow :)

Wintermute
Aug 27th, 2007, 10:11 PM
I suppose it helps playing an American but Anna starts her campaign on a big showcourt:

LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM 11:00 AM
1.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) v.Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[4]
followed by
2.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)[13] v.Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS)
3.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Robin Haase (NED) v.Novak Djokovic (SRB)[3]
MAY BE MOVED TO ASHE STADIUM
4.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)[6] v.Ashley Weinhold (USA)

goldenlox
Aug 27th, 2007, 10:28 PM
It may be on Ashe. Depends on how quickly the matches go on the 2 big courts.

selyoink
Aug 27th, 2007, 10:53 PM
I hope Anna buries her opponent quickly. Don't want to let her believe she can win for even a moment.

Pink Princess
Aug 27th, 2007, 11:14 PM
C'mon Anna:bigclap: I will watch the Match on Digital TV.

goldenlox
Aug 28th, 2007, 12:25 AM
I hope they move this to Ashe because that's where she will play Sharapova, and it can't hurt to get a feel for the big court before you play a big match.

cosmoose
Aug 28th, 2007, 07:56 AM
I hope Anna buries her opponent quickly. Don't want to let her believe she can win for even a moment.

Don't underestimate your opponent Anna!
(don't be like Tati! :sad: )

Sharapower8
Aug 28th, 2007, 11:20 AM
Don't underestimate your opponent Anna!
(don't be like Tati! :sad: )

You're right :rolleyes: :sad:
Anyway, good luck Anna :bounce: :kiss:

RsaibotD
Aug 28th, 2007, 04:00 PM
I hope she can play on Ashe Stadium.... good luck anna;)

goldenlox
Aug 28th, 2007, 06:27 PM
It's going to be on Armstrong in about an hour.

cosmoose
Aug 28th, 2007, 08:06 PM
Anna is off to another stellar serving...:rolleyes:
3/14, 21% first serve. :help:

goldenlox
Aug 28th, 2007, 08:17 PM
A quick 61 set for Anna

selyoink
Aug 28th, 2007, 08:17 PM
Good start for Anna. Hope she shows Weinhold no mercy in the second set.

goldenlox
Aug 28th, 2007, 08:31 PM
61 41. Anna has to be ready for a better opponent next round. This was a joke.

goldenlox
Aug 28th, 2007, 08:36 PM
That's it 61 61

Wintermute
Aug 28th, 2007, 08:37 PM
Anna won 6-1 6-1.

This was a walk in the park. I don't think Weinhold knew what hit her! Anna needs a tougher test but this is a good way to ease her back after a couple of weeks off.

Demska
Aug 28th, 2007, 08:38 PM
Anna obviously another level for this girl. :yeah:

selyoink
Aug 28th, 2007, 08:41 PM
Anna did exactly what she should have done. Should be more of the same against Pratt or Jackson.

TennisPlayingFox
Aug 28th, 2007, 08:43 PM
Nice easy warmup. Hopefully she can give the same kind of a beating to Pratt or Jackson. Good luck Anna!

Pink Princess
Aug 28th, 2007, 09:02 PM
Annahttp://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gif

:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

I saw the Match and Anna was playing very well.

Pink Princess
Aug 28th, 2007, 09:02 PM
ANNA I LIKE YOUR PINK DRESS!!!:inlove:

KV
Aug 28th, 2007, 09:09 PM
Excellent start at US-Open :)

GeorgianFan
Aug 28th, 2007, 09:22 PM
Anna :yeah:

RsaibotD
Aug 28th, 2007, 09:34 PM
a Victory as expected:) ..... very well played anna:)

Wintermute
Aug 28th, 2007, 09:54 PM
Anna plays Nicole Pratt next. Nicole bagelled Jamea Jackson in the third set of their 1st round match.

Anna also starts her doubles campaign with Vika on Wednesday. They are fourth on Court 16 against Dushevina/Perebiynis.

goldenlox
Aug 28th, 2007, 10:38 PM
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/88e71bdc-9448-485a-bfba-5e781bc29090.jpgAnna Chakvetadze of Russia serves to Ashley Weinhold of the United States at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

goldenlox
Aug 28th, 2007, 11:55 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070828/capt.4a3a4ca2b6024914a300e92465ac4c18.us_open_tenn is_uso186.jpg
Anna Chakvetadze of Russia returns a shot to her opponent Ashley Weinhold of the United States at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.

fOxYLiCiOuS
Aug 28th, 2007, 11:57 PM
Awesome start Anna :kiss: :hearts:

goodluck in R2 :D :worship:

goldenlox
Aug 29th, 2007, 01:14 AM
Anna has doubles tomorrow. Round 2 on Thursday. Lansdorp is there. McEnroe said he's siting in Gimelstob's friends box.

Pink Princess
Aug 29th, 2007, 01:19 AM
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/88e71bdc-9448-485a-bfba-5e781bc29090.jpgAnna Chakvetadze of Russia serves to Ashley Weinhold of the United States at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070828/capt.4a3a4ca2b6024914a300e92465ac4c18.us_open_tenn is_uso186.jpg
Anna Chakvetadze of Russia returns a shot to her opponent Ashley Weinhold of the United States at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.

Princess Anna with earrings of pearls and pink dresshttp://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gifhttp://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gifhttp://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gif

sammy01
Aug 29th, 2007, 01:22 AM
well done anna give pratt a good beat down to, then the tournament starts for real!

Pink Princess
Aug 29th, 2007, 01:24 AM
Tomorrow Wednesday The Princesses of the braid play C'mon Annahttp://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gif and Vikahttp://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gif

goldenlox
Aug 29th, 2007, 12:18 PM
Pratt will be better than the first girl. Each round the opponent gets a little better, and Anna should improve each round also.

Pink Princess
Aug 29th, 2007, 10:19 PM
Chakvetadze and Azarenka lost 75 in the 3rd, they had match point with 54 GRRR:o :o :o

goldenlox
Aug 29th, 2007, 10:23 PM
They had a big lead in the 3rd. Anna is on court 13 tomorrow.

Wintermute
Aug 29th, 2007, 10:37 PM
Chakvetadze and Azarenka lost 75 in the 3rd, they had match point with 54 GRRR:o :o :o

:eek: That's a shame given their earlier success on US hard courts. But at least Anna can really concentrate on a good singles campaign.

They had a big lead in the 3rd. Anna is on court 13 tomorrow.

Hmmm, I wonder if that's a televised court.

TennisPlayingFox
Aug 30th, 2007, 01:22 AM
I believe court 13 is a televised court. Good luck Anna!

fOxYLiCiOuS
Aug 30th, 2007, 01:23 AM
:sad: :sad:

Yeah, Court 13 is a televised court. :D :cool:
I watched Gonzalez vs Gabashvili today :o They were court 13, televised. :lol:


Goodluck in singles Anna :kiss: :hearts: :hug:

Sharapower8
Aug 30th, 2007, 12:20 PM
Too bad she lost in doubles :sad:

Pink Princess
Aug 30th, 2007, 03:39 PM
63 Chakvetadze!!! Very well Anna, playing very aggressive, 22 winners at the moment.

Wintermute
Aug 30th, 2007, 04:18 PM
Anna won 6-3 6-4. But I think she'll be pretty angry with herself about her performance. This was not a great match from her.

TennisPlayingFox
Aug 30th, 2007, 04:18 PM
Anna def Pratt 6-3, 6-4! I though it would be a bit easier then that. Oh well, next up will be Sania! This could be tough so Anna is going to have to play well. Good luck Anna!

KV
Aug 30th, 2007, 04:18 PM
Anna was there when it mattered most, played well on the vital points. :) Apart from that Anna didn't play well at all. Thank god this match is finished.

goldenlox
Aug 30th, 2007, 04:22 PM
Anna was in trouble, serving at 0-30 34 in the 2nd, but she pulled through.
She should be a big favorite vs Mirza. Or Granville, if Mirza chokes

goldenlox
Aug 30th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Anna plays Mirza, she's never lost to her.

Wintermute
Aug 30th, 2007, 04:33 PM
Anna should have put Pratt away something like 6-2 6-2 in under an hour. This isn't exactly confidence building. At least she has her past record against Sania to give her a lift, plus Sania hit as many errors as winners in today's match. At least Anna's ratio was a little better than that.

Pink Princess
Aug 30th, 2007, 04:33 PM
For my she did not play badly, your opponent was troublesome was running very much and Anna was moving her and making many winners, 38 the number, very well Anna to 3rd Round!!!:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Pink Princess
Aug 30th, 2007, 05:03 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/9e/fullj.getty-76184557cc008_u_s_open_day_.jpg

Princess Anna:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

cosmoose
Aug 30th, 2007, 05:23 PM
Most important things is that Anna won...who cares if it wasn't pretty!

Anna will triumph against Sania....i think she has inferiority complex playing against Anna...:lol:

GeorgianFan
Aug 30th, 2007, 05:42 PM
Anna :bigclap:

goldenlox
Aug 30th, 2007, 05:43 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/49/fullj.getty-76184557cc007_u_s_open_day_.jpg
NEW YORK - AUGUST 30: Anna Chakvetadze of Russia returns against Nicole Pratt of Australia during day four of the 2007 U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2007 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

selyoink
Aug 30th, 2007, 06:36 PM
Anna hit a lot of winners but didn't seem to play all that well. Lost to many games to Pratt to have played well. She will need to pick it up against Mirza which I'm sure she will.

goldenlox
Aug 30th, 2007, 07:27 PM
There was one point when Anna hit a dropshot and Pratt jumped over the net.
I rarely see that.

Crank
Aug 30th, 2007, 07:39 PM
Good job ChakveT :banana:

selyoink
Aug 30th, 2007, 07:47 PM
There was one point when Anna hit a dropshot and Pratt jumped over the net.
I rarely see that.

Yeah I saw that point as well when USA showed highlights. It was a pretty excellent drop shot.

Topspin2
Aug 30th, 2007, 11:45 PM
Anna good luck!

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/8999/unbenanntqi9.jpg

doris_hdz
Aug 31st, 2007, 01:51 AM
Go Anna!!!

fOxYLiCiOuS
Aug 31st, 2007, 05:15 AM
There was one point when Anna hit a dropshot and Pratt jumped over the net.
I rarely see that.

:lol: :lol:
very nice jump by Pratty :yeah:

well done Anna :kiss: :hearts:

goodluck in R3 vs Sania :D :worship:

RsaibotD
Aug 31st, 2007, 07:01 AM
The best from anna yesterday was win the match, I'm sure she'll improve against Mirza;)

There was one point when Anna hit a dropshot and Pratt jumped over the net.
I rarely see that.

here´s the point:lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuLhJlMSMKA&eurl=

GeorgianFan
Aug 31st, 2007, 07:42 AM
here´s the point:lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuLhJlMSMKA&eurl=

:lol:

Sharapower8
Aug 31st, 2007, 08:06 AM
:lol: :lol: Nice moment ! Thanks

Good luck against Mirza :p

goldenlox
Aug 31st, 2007, 12:09 PM
New York Times

TURNING HEADS WITH VICTORIES While other more glamorous players live on the show courts, Anna Chakvetadze was toiling on Court 13 against Nicole Pratt, who is ranked 68th.
Chakvetadze claimed a 6-3, 6-4 victory in a match in which she controlled the run of play, hitting 38 winners to Pratt’s 9. She also committed 30 unforced errors to Pratt’s 6.
Chakvetadze said it was a tougher match than it appeared. “I think this is her last year,” she said of the 34-year-old Pratt. “She is fighting for every point.”
Chakvetadze was philosophical about her position on the show-court pecking order. “There were more interesting matches to put on the show courts,” she said.
And she said she did not mind flying under the radar.
“I am just trying to play my game, play my best,” she said. “If you play better, more people will pay attention to you.”

goldenlox
Aug 31st, 2007, 12:22 PM
Mirza is a good 3rd round draw. Anna knows her game, and knows she should win.

goldenlox
Aug 31st, 2007, 03:43 PM
NICOLE Pratt says Russian whiz kid Anna Chakvetadze, who defeated the Australian veteran in round two, is not mentally tough enough to win the U.S. Open.
Pratt, known for her never say die attitude on the court, also said some of the lower ranked players on the professional women's tennis circuit were soft and gave in too easily.
The gusty Australian, who is ranked 68th in the world, fought valiantly against the sixth seeded Russian but could only capitalise on two of her eights break points in the match.
Nudging retirement, the 34-year-old Queenslander lost 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 12 minutes to the 20-year-old.
Scrambling around the court, Pratt chased down every ball and unsettled Chakvetadze's game causing her to commit 30 unforced errors.
"I knew that emotionally she's susceptible," Pratt said. "So I thought if I could get to a third set, I like my chances. But unfortunately it didn't happen."
In a swipe at Chakvetadze, who has had good form leading into the final Grand Slam of the year, Pratt said she was not tough enough to take out the tournament.
"There's too many weaknesses there that people can take advantage of," Pratt said. "She's got potential but she's still got a lot of work to do."
Pratt also said she believed many of the younger players lacked heart.
She said they let matches slip away from them after they had lost the first set.
"You only get one shot at the U.S. Open every year and so I think, maybe a couple of girls are a little soft," she said.

Pink Princess
Aug 31st, 2007, 06:19 PM
here´s the point:lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuLhJlMSMKA&eurl=

So graceful http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/334/redhairedgirl333sy3.gif

selyoink
Aug 31st, 2007, 09:18 PM
Anna is second match on Court 11 tomorrow.

goldenlox
Aug 31st, 2007, 09:44 PM
Anna won't see a big court until she plays Sharapova.

Wintermute
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:01 PM
Anna won't see a big court until she plays Sharapova.

She played on Armstrong on Tuesday. Anyway Court 11 is televised right?

goldenlox
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:04 AM
That's right. She played an American. Her draw is super until Sharapova.
You can't ask for a better draw to the quarters.

Pink Princess
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:54 AM
http://img457.imageshack.us/img457/2564/dscchakvetadze333ue3.pnghttp://img207.imageshack.us/img207/3834/dscchakvetadze333333333ac7.png
http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/708/dscchakvetadze333333333mc5.png

C'MON ANNA :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

smokovec
Sep 1st, 2007, 09:45 AM
She played on Armstrong on Tuesday. Anyway Court 11 is televised right?

Yes, it's a televised Court.

Good luck Anna. :hearts:

goldenlox
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:56 PM
Sharapova is down 53. If she loses, Anna's draw to the semis looks awesome.
Go Aga!

Wintermute
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:09 PM
Sharapova is down 53. If she loses, Anna's draw to the semis looks awesome.
Go Aga!

But that would ruin my dream of Anna destroying Maria in front of a capacity night session crowd on Arthur Ashe.

Anyway one match at a time. Sania is no pushover and the 4th round is not either.

Wintermute
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:20 PM
Matt Cronin's Day 6 picks:
6-ANNA CHAKVETADZE V. 26-SANIA MIRZA

These two promising teens simply can't avoid each other as this is the third time they've played this summer, with the Russian winning both their matches in Cincinnati and Stanford. Mirza cannot afford to play long points with Chakvetadze, who is excellent at pulling her out of position and either forcing an error or smoking a winner. She has to go straight at the Russian's body with her hammer forehand in order to get Chakvetadze to stand still once in while, because the Russian is deadly on the run. Most importantly, she has to serve very well, because while Mirza has improved her movement, backhand and on court composure, her serve is still a weakness. If she zones on her forehand, Mirza could pull an upset here, but the intelligent Chakvetadze will find a way around her and triumph in three sets.

usopen.org (http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2007-09-01/200709011188693048000.html)

selyoink
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:43 PM
Sharapova is down 53. If she loses, Anna's draw to the semis looks awesome.
Go Aga!

I'll take Anna getting to the semis however it happens but I'd honestly prefer her having to beat Sharapova to do so. That would signal that she really has arrived.

Plus Sharapova has righted the ship and gave Aga a breadstick in second set. Hard to see her losing the third.

Wintermute
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:52 PM
The players are on. Sounds like there's loads of vocal support for Sania.

hu2891601
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:56 PM
You guys are so lucky in europe!!! We in US only get to watch Sharapova. -_-

Wintermute
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:02 PM
Anna was actually laughing because the umpire announced the players and Sania got a cheer twice as loud as Anna.

goldenlox
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:10 PM
Anna is up 30, Sharapova down 24 in the 3rd.

GeorgianFan
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:25 PM
6-2 0-0 :banana: Aga :devil:

goldenlox
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:26 PM
I think Anna is now the favorite in her half to make the final.

Wintermute
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:42 PM
I think Anna is now the favorite in her half to make the final.

Nothing is a given - the Aga vs Maria match proves that. Each round will be progressively harder, no matter who is the opponent. Anna has a good chance but she's got to stay healthy and focused.

GeorgianFan
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:53 PM
Anya 6-2 6-3 :banana: :bigclap:

Wintermute
Sep 1st, 2007, 06:05 PM
She played better than last time. Served a little better, she was hitting close to the lines and very deep. Sania couldn't stick with her in most of the rallies. Actually Sania was a bit of a letdown considering she's had some decent performances this summer.

Anna hit a couple of double faults serving for the match the first time but I think she was having trouble with the sun in her eyes. When the changed ends she had a match point on Sania's serve and then put a couple of aces into her own service game to finish off. Pretty comfortable.

Next round will be much trickier I reckon.

Pink Princess
Sep 1st, 2007, 06:14 PM
Very well Anna :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Mercilessly!!!

selyoink
Sep 1st, 2007, 06:21 PM
Very good performance from Anna. She has a great chance at the semis now but will still have two very tough opponents to achieve that.

smokovec
Sep 1st, 2007, 06:31 PM
I see only a part of the Match, but it's a different Anna, the Anna I know :)

So now a greath opportunity to go deep into this draw, with Maria taking the way to home. :devil:

I'm happy that we don't have a Maria-Anna QF, this Match can be played in the future....

Sharapower8
Sep 1st, 2007, 06:47 PM
Good win again ! Congrats Anna :wavey:

goldenlox
Sep 1st, 2007, 07:00 PM
This was a big day in Anna's career. One match at a time. Anna is a consistent player, a big advantage in an open draw.

BUBI
Sep 1st, 2007, 07:09 PM
This tournament looks so good now! Masha out and this was a very good win!


Anna vs Vaidisova would be the dream quarterfinal for me :)

Anna winning and Nicole smashing her racquets :D

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 1st, 2007, 07:14 PM
Very nice win Anna! After three of my favorites lost early today I was glad you pulled it out pretty easily! Good luck against either Patty or Tamira!

goldenlox
Sep 1st, 2007, 09:31 PM
It looks like Anna will play Patty on Monday. I know she beat her at the AO, but Patty played really well beating Nadia in SD.
The good thing is that Patty can't overpower Anna.
Anna has to ignore the husband, and make sure the chair doesn't allow him to coach during the match, or be a distraction.

Wintermute
Sep 1st, 2007, 09:38 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44091000/jpg/_44091602_chakvetadze.jpg

I reckon they'll stick Anna's match on Armstrong. No Americans involved and still not big enough names to make it onto Ashe. It would be nice for Anna to get a go on Ashe sooner rather than later.

goldenlox
Sep 1st, 2007, 09:47 PM
When I wrote that Patty was up 64 41. Now she lost 5 straight games. So Tamira is still alive. One set all.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070901/capt.d62b96a509b44d2dba72d8a0ed732138.us_open_tenn is_uso148.jpg
Anna Chakvetadze of Russia returns with a backhand to Sania Mirza of India at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007.

goldenlox
Sep 1st, 2007, 10:41 PM
Anna is going to be playing the 16 year old. She was down 46 14 and came back to win.
Anna has to be very focused for the whole match.

selyoink
Sep 2nd, 2007, 01:13 AM
Tamira will be a very tough match for Anna. She hits very hard from the baseline and string together a lot games in a row. At RG this year she was down 0-5 to Justine and won 5 straight games.

Her serve is a big weakness though. It is a match Anna should take but Tamira is extremely dangerous.

the cat
Sep 2nd, 2007, 02:49 AM
Anna is a Russina to root for. :) :hug: It's been a dismal U.S. Open thus far for Russian tennis. :mad: But Anna can partially fix that by making a deep run in this years tournament.

the cat
Sep 2nd, 2007, 02:50 AM
It looks like Anna will play Patty on Monday. I know she beat her at the AO, but Patty played really well beating Nadia in SD.
The good thing is that Patty can't overpower Anna.
Anna has to ignore the husband, and make sure the chair doesn't allow him to coach during the match, or be a distraction.
The GL jinx worked again. :eek: :lol: ;)

RsaibotD
Sep 2nd, 2007, 04:24 AM
Without doubt Anna has a kind of "paternity" against Mirza:lol: ..... congrats for your victory anna..... I really like her draw...... c'mon Anna, you're my favorite now in this Us open;) ....

Wintermute
Sep 2nd, 2007, 11:40 AM
Tamira will be a very tough match for Anna. She hits very hard from the baseline and string together a lot games in a row. At RG this year she was down 0-5 to Justine and won 5 straight games.

Her serve is a big weakness though. It is a match Anna should take but Tamira is extremely dangerous.

Agreed. Tamira's serve is a weakness I think so if Anna steps in on the return she can apply some serious pressure. The danger is that when Paszek is in a rally she can suddenly unleash some very powerful groundstrokes. Anna needs to serve as well as she did against Mirza so she can stay dominant in the point and not get drawn into rallies where she is constantly on the defensive. If Anna's first serve isn't going in she could be in trouble.

goldenlox
Sep 2nd, 2007, 11:53 AM
Nothing is easy. Would you rather Anna play Venus, like Ivanovic today?
The draw is perfect. Anna has to focus and be consistent. Play her normal solid game.

Wintermute
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:35 PM
Mirza falls to sixth seed Chakvetadze at US Open

http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_0901_010_anna.jpg

NEW YORK (AFP) — Sania Mirza is still trying to solve the mystery of how to defeat world number six Anna Chakvetadze, who extended her mastery over the Indian star 6-2, 6-3 Saturday in a US Open third-round match.

The Russian improved to 4-0 all-time against Mirza, including prior triumphs in a January semi-final at Hobart and in July at a Cincinnati semi-final and the Stanford final. Chakvetadze went on to win titles at each event.

"I can't play her. I feel like I don't play the right shots. I'm doing what she wants me to do," a frustrated Mirza confessed to Swiss 11th seed Patty Schnyder after the loss.

"There are lots of girls who can't play her," Schnyder replied.

Mirza, seeded 26th, is a friend and former junior doubles teammate of Chakvetadze and knew she had to make changes to have a chance to advance in the showdown of 20-year-old rising stars.

"I had to do something different. I didn't change it up enough," Mirza said. "I find it very hard to play her. She is very hard for a lot of players."

But that makes Mirza even more determined to find the answers for overcoming Chakvetadze in order to take the next step on her dream to reaching a Grand Slam final.

"You have to find a way to win," Mirza said. "There are very few Grand Slam champions and finalists. That's our target. We're trying to get there."

Chakvetadze hit a forehand winner to break Mirza's first service game of the match and broke again in the last game of the set when Mirza hit a forehand long after having denied the Russian on two prior set points. Mirza fell behind 5-1 in the second set before rallying, breaking when Chakvetadze sent a backhand wide and denying the sixth seed on a match point when the Russian sent a forehand wide. Chakvetadze held serve to end the match after 53 minutes on a forehand winner, ensuring she matched her best US Open showing from last year by reaching the fourth round.

"I didn't play an ugly match," Mirza said. "I was always running. She was dictating play. I like to dictate play. She served well. I didn't expect her to serve that well.

"I lost to a player who is top 10 in the world in the third round of a Slam. It's not that easy."

Next for Chakvetadze will be Austria's Tamira Paszek who ousted Swiss 11th seed Patty Schnyder. The ouster of defending champion Maria Sharapova gives Chakvetadze a clearer semi-final path but she said, "I'm not looking that far."

"If I play like today I should win every match. My body is ready and I'm mentally ready," Chakvetadze said. "I feel good. I feel consistent on court. I'm mentally strong."

AFP (http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gxUZYKH_73OKJN7sRmHScq86liqA)

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Chakvetadze blasted only three aces but kept the 20-year-old Mirza off-balance by mixing up her serves while connecting on 65 percent of her first attempts.

"I think she served really well," said Mirza, who used to play doubles with Chakvetadze when they were juniors. "She improved her serve in the last month."

guardian.co.uk (http://sport.guardian.co.uk/breakingnews/feedstory/0,,-6890857,00.html)

Wintermute
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:37 PM
Nothing is easy. Would you rather Anna play Venus, like Ivanovic today?

Of course not. Anna has a real opportunity now and I don't want her to screw it up. You're right, if she plays her game she will take Tamira out but if she has any lapses then Tamira will do to her what she did to Patty.

goldenlox
Sep 2nd, 2007, 01:17 PM
Anna sounds confident
"If I play like today I should win every match. My body is ready and I'm mentally ready," Chakvetadze said. "I feel good. I feel consistent on court. I'm mentally strong."

GeorgianFan
Sep 2nd, 2007, 05:25 PM
"If I play like today I should win every match. My body is ready and I'm mentally ready," Chakvetadze said. "I feel good. I feel consistent on court. I'm mentally strong."


:bounce:

cosmoose
Sep 2nd, 2007, 07:18 PM
Anna sounds confident! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Wintermute
Sep 2nd, 2007, 08:38 PM
Wow, check it out: Anna gets the night session on Arthur Ashe tomorrow!

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM 7:00 PM
1.Women's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)[6] v.Tamira Paszek (AUT)
followed by
2.Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] v.Feliciano Lopez (ESP)

Finally Anna gets the limelight. She better perform well!

goldenlox
Sep 2nd, 2007, 08:41 PM
After the match Anna should tell the crowd how much she loves playing tennis in NY.
This is important experience for Anna. She really has to concentrate on the ball and the match.
There are a lot of distractions at night.

GeorgianFan
Sep 2nd, 2007, 08:53 PM
cmon princess Anya :bigclap:

goldenlox
Sep 2nd, 2007, 08:59 PM
This means all night tonight they'll show a picture of Anna with a pic of Roger.
They only show the 2 name players when they promote the next evening's feature matches.

Wintermute
Sep 2nd, 2007, 09:16 PM
This means all night tonight they'll show a picture of Anna with a pic of Roger.
They only show the 2 name players when they promote the next evening's feature matches.

:cool:

I get nervous thinking of every situation where things could go wrong. This is a huge moment for Anna, a chance to really make a name for herself in primetime. The advantage she has over Paszek is experience, particularly of playing on big courts in front of huge crowds. If Anna plays well and wins then people will really be talking about her.

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 2nd, 2007, 09:44 PM
So glad that Anna got the night match for tommorow! Paszek really worries me though. If Anna plays well she should win but...it won't be easy. Good luck Anna! Kick some ass under the lights tommorow!

goldenlox
Sep 2nd, 2007, 09:46 PM
I don't look at what could go wrong. If Anna is going to be a serious contender at the majors, she will show it this week.
Usually breakthrough majors involve lucky draws. Sveta had a very lucky USO in 2004.
When Sharapova won Wimbledon, she beat Frazier in the R16, Sugiyama in the QF. 2 non-contenders for the title.

This is Anna's time. If she's going to be good, she will focus and play her normal solid game.

Pink Princess
Sep 2nd, 2007, 10:03 PM
C'mon Princess Chakvetadze :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

RsaibotD
Sep 3rd, 2007, 03:53 AM
Wow, check it out: Anna gets the night session on Arthur Ashe tomorrow!

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM 7:00 PM
1.Women's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)[6] v.Tamira Paszek (AUT)
followed by
2.Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] v.Feliciano Lopez (ESP)

Finally Anna gets the limelight. She better perform well!

Finally on Arthur Ashe:cool: !!!..... Is a perfect hour for me:angel: .... good luck tomorrow Anna, show to the crowd who really are you;)

Wintermute
Sep 3rd, 2007, 02:33 PM
Matt Cronin's Day 8 picks:

6-ANNA CHAKVETADZE V. TAMIRA PASZEK
When the 20-year-old Chakvetadze can be called the veteran in match, you know that the tour is going to the greenhorns. The super-talented Austrian Paszek is only 16 years old, and already owns the guts and know-how to be able to best seeds at the Slams, having taken down Patty Schnyder in a third-set tiebreaker in the previous round. She has a rock solid build and blinding groundstrokes and never seems to get nervous. Lock her into the top 10 some time during the next two years.

But with Maria Sharapova gone out of the bottom half of the draw Chakvetadze is now the favorite to reach her first Slam final, because she's the smartest, quickest, most deceptively lethal player on tour. The Cincy and Stanford champ a wisp of a woman, but counterpunches with direction and force and has few weaknesses save for an occasional emotional walkabout. She rarely hits the ball the same way and Paszek will be confused about what her strategy should be. The Russian will yank the Austrian teen around in a straight set win.

usopen.org (http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2007-09-03/200709031188881212437.html)
-------------------------

Interesting that he picks straight sets for Anna. Most people on this board seem to think it will go to three.

penkku
Sep 3rd, 2007, 07:37 PM
Anna :) I´m hoping for an impressive debut on AA ;)

Wintermute
Sep 3rd, 2007, 08:21 PM
It's very windy out on Ashe today. I hope this isn't an error-fest.

the cat
Sep 3rd, 2007, 08:55 PM
I want Anna's to shine tonight playing on the big stage in New York at night. :D But the most important thing for Anna to do is win and advance to the Quarterfinals. It could be windy which could cause problems for Anna and playing Paszek a 16 year old girl 4 years younger than Anna could make Anna nervous. But I hope not. Udachi Anna! :D

cosmoose
Sep 3rd, 2007, 10:04 PM
teenagers are going down...
Vika, Radwanska, and now Paszek.
They will all be playing scared and Anna better take advantage of that

goldenlox
Sep 3rd, 2007, 10:09 PM
Anna needs this experience of playing at night in Ashe. It's just the beginning for her.

Wintermute
Sep 3rd, 2007, 10:13 PM
Anna vs Tamira has got the pre-match analysis treatment on usopen.org.

Link (http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/prematch/index.html)

goldenlox
Sep 3rd, 2007, 11:16 PM
They're on the court. I hope this 16 year old feels some pressure. I'm nervous, and I'm just watching.

Wintermute
Sep 3rd, 2007, 11:17 PM
They're on the court. I hope this 16 year old feels some pressure. I'm nervous, and I'm just watching.

I thought you didn't get nervous.

selyoink
Sep 3rd, 2007, 11:17 PM
Good Luck Anna

goldenlox
Sep 3rd, 2007, 11:23 PM
Anna held in game 1, but she needs to get more 1st serves in. I'm a little nervous about Anna having all the pressure on her tonight.

goldenlox
Sep 3rd, 2007, 11:26 PM
Tamira was very sloppy in game 2. That was a good sign
20 Anna
Now 30. What a great draw this is. Anna knows how great an opportunity this is.

Wintermute
Sep 3rd, 2007, 11:29 PM
Good start from Anna. She hasn't had to do much. Tamira must be more nervous than me. :)

goldenlox
Sep 3rd, 2007, 11:35 PM
Tracy Austin said she talked to Lansdorp today. He had Anna shorten her service motion. And he hits balls to her and tells her to drive them into the corners.

Wintermute
Sep 3rd, 2007, 11:39 PM
Mmm, Sania said she thought Anna's serve has become harder in the last month.

goldenlox
Sep 3rd, 2007, 11:39 PM
Tamira is playing so badly that I just want Anna to get this over with quick. She can't play this bad forever.
50

Wintermute
Sep 3rd, 2007, 11:42 PM
Yeah, Tamira might start to hit freely if she thinks she's gonna lose. That could actually be dangerous.

goldenlox
Sep 3rd, 2007, 11:46 PM
Anna had a set point and hit 2 dtl bh's wide. 51

Wintermute
Sep 3rd, 2007, 11:49 PM
I thought Anna had shortened the takeback on her serve when I was watching her against Pratt the other day. It is now similar to Sharapova's. I don't know if that makes it more accurate but I guess it's better on the shoulder.

Second set might be closer if Tamira starts to go for it more.

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 3rd, 2007, 11:52 PM
An easy 6-1 set for Anna. She is playing well but this could get tricky if Paszek starts playing well. Close this out in two sets Anna!

goldenlox
Sep 3rd, 2007, 11:57 PM
Anna had 2 bp's and then was awful in game 1. She has to play better than that.

Wintermute
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:00 AM
She's losing her concentration which is pretty typical after such a one-sided first set. She's rushing a bit.

goldenlox
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:02 AM
Now Paszek is starting to play better. Anna has to pick up her game. 61 12

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:03 AM
Her level is dropping abit. She needs to stay focused so this doesn't get complicated.

Wintermute
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:03 AM
I thought Anna would be a bit more aggressive in this match than she has been. Paszek's serve isn't great. Anna could step up and try to get a few winners off it.

goldenlox
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:07 AM
I thought this might happen. Anna has to focus, or this set is gone 16 31
You get used to winning points quick because of her UE's, then you try to end them too quick when the UE's aren't coming. And you make the UE's.

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:07 AM
Paszek breaks. Anna needs to step it up. Tamira is playing better and Anna has started to hit more errors.

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:09 AM
Yes! Anna breaks right back!

Wintermute
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:10 AM
I hope Anna is now reining herself in. She's serving 42% 1st serves in this set, 1 winner, 12 unforced errors.

Wintermute
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:13 AM
Anna's ball toss looks really low now.

goldenlox
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:17 AM
Anna led 0-30 at 33 and just gave the game away. She won't beat Peer at this level.
And she has to get more first serves in.

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:20 AM
4-4, time for Anna to break.

BUBI
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:20 AM
I can't believe Anna hasn't finished the match already! Pathetic :help:

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:23 AM
Anna gets the break! *5-4! Close it out now!

Wintermute
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:23 AM
Anna should be crunching the returns off the second serve. I can't believe she's been so passive.

goldenlox
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:24 AM
Anna is serving for the match 61 54. Paszek stinks, but Anna has to play better vs Peer.
Much better. She has about 10 winners and 30 UE's. Plus a low 1st serve %

RsaibotD
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:24 AM
Serve for the Match, and for the Quarterfinals:cool:

Wintermute
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:30 AM
Damn it Anna, why did you have to do that?

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:30 AM
Anna is broken. 5-5. Break her back right here Anna!

goldenlox
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:30 AM
Anna had match point on her serve and was broken. She has to be careful. Schnyder led 64 41 and lost

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:34 AM
Good recovery from Anna! she breaks again to go up *6-5! Close it out this time!

the cat
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:35 AM
Anna should have closed the match out already. :(

And Paszek's injury timeout at the beginning of the second set broke Anna's momentum and then Paszek started to play better.

Wintermute
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:39 AM
Well she won but after that I don't think we'll be any less nervous next round.

goldenlox
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:41 AM
The idiot who interviewed her told her she was up 31 in the 2nd

RsaibotD
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:42 AM
Woooo!!!... 3/4 Quarterfinals this year on the Slams for Anna:) ..... please revenge Nicole ;)

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:42 AM
Nice job getting it done Anna! Could have played better but the important part is that your into the quarters. Nice interview from Anna as well.

fOxYLiCiOuS
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:43 AM
Well done Anna :kiss: :hearts:

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:44 AM
The idiot who interviewed her told her she was up 31 in the 2nd

I noticed that :lol: Anna was just like "Was I the one up?" Lol

the cat
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:50 AM
Anna avoided a third set and got the much needed experience of playing on Ashe Stadium Court which the biggest tennis stadium in the world.

Wintermute
Sep 4th, 2007, 01:02 AM
Everyone's raving about Anna's oncourt interview after the match but they didn't show it here. :(

the cat
Sep 4th, 2007, 01:10 AM
The idiot who interviewed her told her she was up 31 in the 2nd
That was Michael Barkann from the USA Network.

Anna gave a good interview. :) But Anna is not a math major because at the beginning of the interview she said Paszek was 3 years older than her when she meant to say Paszek is 4 years younger than her. ;) Then Anna pulled it together and gave a nice interview. And Anna was well received by the New York crowd which is good for her confidence as a person.

clonesheep
Sep 4th, 2007, 01:11 AM
Everyone's raving about Anna's oncourt interview after the match but they didn't show it here. :(

I guess someone will put it on youtube sometime.

selyoink
Sep 4th, 2007, 01:16 AM
Not the best match from Anna but the win is all that matters. It is a good thing Paszek played very poorly otherwise Anna could've been in trouble. I loved her post-match interview.

I'm really scared of the Peer match. I don't think it is a great match up at all because of Peer's defense and never say die attitude. I know Anna leads the head-to-head but I really think she will lose the match. I hope I am worried over nothing.

goldenlox
Sep 4th, 2007, 01:23 AM
Of all the players left, Peer is probably the best one to get in your draw.
She plays like Paszek, but steadier.
Anna has to be steadier than tonight.

Wintermute
Sep 4th, 2007, 01:35 AM
Anna had never played Tamira before. When the first set is so easy and then your opponent calls the trainer it's easy to drop your guard. My concern was that Anna didn't quickly recover from the blip at the start of the second. She should have recomposed herself, been a bit more aggressive and finished Paszek off. This was also the second match in a row where she's been broken serving for the match.

I think next match will be different. She's played Shahar and knows what to expect from her. I think Anna will raise her game to the level necessary to compete.

Pink Princess
Sep 4th, 2007, 01:50 AM
In Quarters!!! marvellous, a charming Princess after the Match and during the interview, your behavior is so respectful and with so many class.

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/4e/thumbe.getty-76126859cc133_u_s_open_day_.jpg
Anna was born to be Princess and the best in the Tennishttp://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gifhttp://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gifhttp://www.thecrescentorder.com/forums/images/smilies/1/menina1.gif

HEY!!! your dream and ours begins now.

goldenlox
Sep 4th, 2007, 01:51 AM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/4e/fullj.getty-76126859cc133_u_s_open_day_.jpg
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 03: Anna Chakvetadze of Russia celebrates match point of her win against Tamira Paszek of Austria during day eight of the 2007 U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2007 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

goldenlox
Sep 4th, 2007, 01:52 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070904/capt.9aa3d089e831421b9f18a45cbbb01cea.us_open_tenn is_uso198.jpg
Anna Chakvetadze of Russia celebrates her win over Tamira Paszek of Austria at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Sept. 3, 2007.

goldenlox
Sep 4th, 2007, 01:54 AM
I think Anna would have lost to all the players in the top half tonight.
Peer has been playing well. Anna will have to raise her game, if she can.

Pink Princess
Sep 4th, 2007, 03:00 AM
In the following Photo Anna seems that dances Classic Ballet.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070904/capt.d1749e431f984f2d97e5e4b8b15546c8.us_open_tenn is_uso203.jpg

Anna plays on Wednesday the Quarterfinals, C'mon Anna the step to reach the Final is yours!!!

goldenlox
Sep 4th, 2007, 06:00 AM
This is a big match for Anna. It could get her to her 1st slam SF, and move her past Ivanovic in the rankings.
I think she's going to win this QF.

GeorgianFan
Sep 4th, 2007, 07:19 AM
Anna :bigclap:

Drimal
Sep 4th, 2007, 07:20 AM
Anna in the quarters :woohoo: :dance:

Next up Shahar Peer.

I hope Anna isn't too nervous because of the great chance she has to reach her first GS semifinal. :unsure:

Good luck Anna! :D

BUBI
Sep 4th, 2007, 09:44 AM
:bigclap:

Anna was lucky to play injured 16-year-old on a fourth round of Grand Slam. That's not likely to happen again anytime soon. Her draw has been a joke and she seemed to have wrong attitude yesterday. She needs to get fired up and fight every point against Peer.

I was hoping she would play Sharapova or Vaidisova :sobbing:

smokovec
Sep 4th, 2007, 10:10 AM
Ok, not the best Match again, but Anna plays well with Mirza and also know the style of play of Peer, this is a greath opportunity to make the first SF in a Slam, take it Anna!

GeorgianFan
Sep 4th, 2007, 10:54 AM
Anna vs Tamira

Post-Match Analysis
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/postmatch/200709041188967113625.html

goldenlox
Sep 4th, 2007, 11:19 AM
Matt Cronin -

Chakvetadze will face the familiar No. 18 Shahar Peer of Israel, who ended Agnieszka Radwanska's run 6-4, 6-1.
Chakvetadze has had the best summer of all the four, winning Cincy and Stanford and taking out Venus Williams in San Diego. She's still a little unsure of herself, but is as smooth as silk in conducting points and owns the corners with her quick hands.
"I was so confident today because I knew that she is a junior – she will be nervous – and I just have more experience than her. But anyway, I think she's a good player and she will improve a lot," the Russian said.
Chakvetadze said her biggest challenge will be keeping her emotions in check and knows she might have to go the wall against Peer, who upset her at Indian Wells. She still gets frustrated when she's not playing perfectly and she often rushes too much. Few players get up to the service line as quick as she does. Are you listening Novak "26 bounces" Djokovic?
" I had problems when I was playing under 14," she said. "I never bounce the ball. I serve straightaway. Opponents were not really ready to take my serve so I won a couple matches like that. Then the chair umpire said, 'You have to take your time a little bit.' "
There are times when you watch the 20-year-old where you think she's over thinking and that she play more by instinct. Her intelligence certainly is a crucial part of her success, but it can also lead to indecisiveness. But take it from the mouth of Little Ms. Perfect: When she stops thinking, reason goes out the window and she's left wrestling with her volatile emotions.
"It's better when I'm thinking, but sometimes when I'm too much [emotional], I can't think and that's why I losing. That's why I lost this year in Wimbledon match [to Michaella Krajicek]. I was so nervous that I couldn't control the game. I couldn't think where should I put the ball. For me much easier to play when I'm thinking... I'm trying to stay more calm on court because it's not all the time I can do that because sometimes it's too much emotion."
Chakvetadze spent four days with coach Robert Lansdorp in early August and he was also here during the first week. He just returned to LA, but she's talking to him every day and he may return if she reaches the semis. Lansdorp, who taught Tracy Austin, Lindsay Davenport and Maria Sharapova, teaches straight-ahead play where flat, powerful ground strokes make their way to the corners, which is why his relationship with Chakvetadze is odd, as she never hits a shot the same way.
But she's enjoying their relationship nonetheless.
"He wants me to hit every ball like Maria and I'm just different," she said. "I just take some little things what he teaches, because I will never play like Maria. I will never have such a powerful shots like Maria, because I'm just smaller and thinner I don't have so much power to hit so I have to play smart. And because I'm shorter I'm moving better, so I have to use that."

Wintermute
Sep 4th, 2007, 11:43 AM
"He wants me to hit every ball like Maria and I'm just different," she said. "I just take some little things what he teaches, because I will never play like Maria. I will never have such a powerful shots like Maria, because I'm just smaller and thinner I don't have so much power to hit so I have to play smart. And because I'm shorter I'm moving better, so I have to use that."

I'm glad to hear this. I think we were all a bit worried when we first heard she was working with Lansdorp that he would turn her into some sort of ball-bashing automaton. Anna knows the direction she wants her game to go in, she'll take advice but ultimately she'll do what she wants to do.

goldenlox
Sep 4th, 2007, 12:08 PM
Anna has to hold her serve vs Peer, who is much steadier than Paszek.
Can't fall behind 13 like last night

goldenlox
Sep 4th, 2007, 04:32 PM
They showed Anna practicing with her dad watching. She was hitting serves.
Novak was on the court next to her. And they showed Anna first.
Anna starting to get some recognition. She could become a major name in the sport in a few days.

BUBI
Sep 4th, 2007, 06:19 PM
Even if she makes it to the final, I don't think general public will remember her name. She will be known as "the one with the hair" or maybe "the new mary pierce" ;)

goldenlox
Sep 4th, 2007, 07:34 PM
Anna plays the first match on Ashe. If Anna beats Peer and Sveta, and at least keeps the final a little interesting, she will be talked about like Ivanovic is. Suddenly, everyone will say how good looking and talented Anna is.

goldenlox
Sep 4th, 2007, 11:53 PM
This is the round Anna was supposed to get Sharapova. Instead, it's Peer.

selyoink
Sep 5th, 2007, 02:22 AM
I'll be at class for the whole match. I hope when I get back I'll see that Anna won. I'm expecting a loss though.

RsaibotD
Sep 5th, 2007, 03:28 AM
I'll be at class for the whole match. I hope when I get back I'll see that Anna won. I'm expecting a loss though.

I'm in the same situation of you:tape: ...... like goldenlox said, Peer is much steadier than Paszek, Anna has to worry in hold her serve..... good luck tomorrow A-Chak:cool:

BUBI
Sep 5th, 2007, 08:46 AM
First tough match of the tournament. Anna needs to be focused and patient. With her better and smarter shot selection she will win!

I will be watching :bounce:

goldenlox
Sep 5th, 2007, 10:28 AM
Anna has played #457, a 16 year old who was awful, Pratt and Mirza.
Now it's showtime.
I always said Anna's ranking will make her millions. And it's true. Her early draws have been awesome at majors. She avoids all the other top seeds.

Today is the day to start beating other good players.

GeorgianFan
Sep 5th, 2007, 10:43 AM
Good luck Anya :bigclap:

miffedmax
Sep 5th, 2007, 02:24 PM
Well, I really didn't think I'd fall for another Russian blonde, but I have to say Chaky is winning me over with her wit and game and has been all year.

I mean, I'll still live and die with Lena D., but Anna is definitely on my short list of players now. I think of all the teens having breakouts this year, she may well be the best.

Wintermute
Sep 5th, 2007, 02:54 PM
Matt Cronin's day 10 picks:

6-ANNA CHAKVETADZE V. 18-SHAHAR PEER
Since Maria Sharapova was upset in the third round, Chakvetadze has been the favorite to get through to her first Slam final, as the 20-year-old Russian has had the best summer of anyone on her side. With each passing match, she is getting better control of volatile emotions, which is certainly her Achilles’ heel.

Chakvetadze is the smoothest player among the top 6, but the slight blonde is lacking a little power, which can hurt her against top 5 players. That also might affect her against Peer, who isn't going to give her the pace she desires, so Chakvetadze is going to have to come up with a bit of her own zip. Peer loves the long grind and Chakvetadze is vulnerable in tortuous matches because she gets frustrated if things aren't going her way.

But the Russian has more positives to her game, owning slightly better groundstrokes and a more effective return. Plus, she's a smarter player who is more of a risk-taker. Even though this match is starting at 11 a.m., fans should be able to come in around noon and see the end of the first set. Long points will be frequent and it will be the woman is willing to pull the trigger who will end up on top. That player will be Chakvetadze in three sets.

usopen.org (http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2007-09-05/200709051189046226000.html)

Wintermute
Sep 5th, 2007, 02:55 PM
Cronin has picked Chaky all the way through. I hope he's right. I'm excited for this match. Only a few minutes away.

This is a huge opportunity for both players to go up a league. The winner will be the one who wants it more.

Pink Princess
Sep 5th, 2007, 03:03 PM
C'mon Anna:bigclap:

Shoulderpova
Sep 5th, 2007, 03:08 PM
Eurosport corverage starts at 5.30 :mad:

goldenlox
Sep 5th, 2007, 03:16 PM
When does this match start?

Wintermute
Sep 5th, 2007, 03:21 PM
11.30 according to Sky Sports.

Shoulderpova
Sep 5th, 2007, 03:23 PM
it was supposed to start at 17 o'clock :unsure: (11 NY time)

goldenlox
Sep 5th, 2007, 03:45 PM
It's 11. looks like it could be a close match

goldenlox
Sep 5th, 2007, 03:48 PM
Anna isn't serving well, but the rest of her game is on
21

Wintermute
Sep 5th, 2007, 03:49 PM
Anna's going for it on her serves and she's trying to pump herself up. I think both players must be a little nervous.

Anna needs to take advantage of Shahar's weak serving same as she did against Paszek.

And :( to the Shahar fans cheering Anna's service faults.

goldenlox
Sep 5th, 2007, 03:57 PM
Anna was up 30-15 and was broken. She can't get a first serve in.

Shoulderpova
Sep 5th, 2007, 03:58 PM
2-3 a break down :(