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Sefo
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:38 PM
Great fight! Big choke from Henin and low 1st serve %.

Vlad Tepes
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:38 PM
6-1 7-6

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

ninanina19
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:39 PM
She really pushed her there towards the end though.

Vlad Tepes
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:39 PM
Not a pretty match, especially in the second set, but a win is a win and hopefully, four more will follow :yeah:

Expat
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:39 PM
anna well done
i was afraid u would self destruct yet again

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:39 PM
Anna :( :sad: but the real Anna came back in 2nd set :)
hope she plays more like in 2nd set for other 2 matches

Wintermute
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:41 PM
Nice effort by Anna in the second set. She wasn't expected to win this but she looks better than in most of European indoor season so far. I don't think Serena or Jelena can expect an easy match against her.

Wayn77
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:41 PM
Congrats Ju

(what's that in 2007 tie-breaks now 11-3 :eek: )

Chaky - much much better in the 2nd set, keep it goin.

Effy
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:41 PM
Justine :yeah: nice try from Anna :hug:

faboozadoo15
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:42 PM
If Anna plays like she did in the second set, she'll qualify. Her service holds were really impressive.

I was pretty impressed, but I didn't see the first set.

Justine seems to be chugging along nicely. She definitely won't get tired.

.:sk:.
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:42 PM
Anna :sad:

cecilija
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:42 PM
Horrible from JH.

Too tense and couldn't even hit the ball properly.

Filippo-Nastya
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:42 PM
Good effort in the 2nd set Anna! :clap2:
I don't think she will go at home with a 0-3.

Vlad Tepes
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:43 PM
Justine's serve was way off today, she must improve it for the next matches, but I'm sure she'll raise her level when the going gets tough :)

RR-87
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:43 PM
Anna :bigcry:

but enjoyed much her game in second set ;) :kiss:

Justine's first serve :help: :o

Beny
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:44 PM
Not that impressed by Justine. There was no particular shot I wasn't impressed with, just the way the games were played. Chaky was too often in control,dictating, that should not happen.
I'm surprised because Carlos always keeps telling her about attacking,being aggressive etc.
Maybe she wanted Anna to make errors but I don't enjoy watching a defensive/passive Justine much, I much prefer the aggressive play from her.

Good luck in next matches!

Good fight Anna :hug: you'll win some matches ;)

Niunia
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:44 PM
:woohoo: keep going Justine!

kadirelf
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:45 PM
berbat bir maçtı ingilizcem olsada anlatsam chakvetadze dışarı attı bütün topları henin bir kaç backhand winner hariç chakvetadzenin hataları ile puan aldı hep Serenada umarım yarın chacky yi yener

JustinTimberlake
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:46 PM
Anna played awesome in the second set.
Justine played horribly in the second set, and won an critical point in the tiebreak.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:47 PM
Justine needs to improve on her 1st serve %, or else it wouldn't help her much tomorrow... but otherwise, a good game for her. :bounce:

Anna :hug: you did well and deserved your ranking. :) (She threw her racket down at match point, knowing that she had a chance to defeat Justine, but blew it during the tiebreak.... just shows how frustrated she was). Well it was a great 2nd set from her, she should not rush her shots... some awful errors happened and important points lost because of that.

Dexter
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:47 PM
Justine played like sh!t in the 2nd set, but I'm glad she won in straights. Allez! :yeah:

Poova
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:48 PM
Anna played very well in the second set, she should be proud of coming close to taking a set off the world number one. :yeah:

Pasta-Na
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:49 PM
juju cant get her 1st serve in lately :help:

serenus_2k8
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:49 PM
I hope Anna beats JJ so JJ goes 3:0 :D

Princeza
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:49 PM
:yeah:
:awww: cattytadze

*W*
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:49 PM
Poor anna:(

juki
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:49 PM
Justine :bounce:

I think this was the first time I enjoyed watching Anna play, she really surprised me in the second set :eek:

Helaena
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:49 PM
yay! good win justine!!! :bounce:

anna :hug:

John.
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:50 PM
Anna :sad:

Olórin
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:52 PM
Anna :sad: Shame she played so poorly in the first set, I really thought it could've been a fun match if she'd sneaked the second set.

It was ok, though a bit routine in the end. Serena better be ready as I think Anna will be very up for it tomorrow.

justine schnyder
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:52 PM
ALEZZZZZ!!!!!:bounce: :bounce:


Juju 1st serve procentage:help:

Beny
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:53 PM
Justine :bounce:

I think this was the first time I enjoyed watching Anna play, she really surprised me in the second set :eek:

Absolutely same here,

I've always found watching her play so boring, but today, it was quite exciting, even some power in her shots and solid serving.
Her soft play,soft serve and powerpuff shots were horrible to watch for me in the past.

Lunaris
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:54 PM
Henin needs to fix that strange ball toss when serving. Her 1st serve % suffers from it way too often.

serenus_2k8
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:55 PM
Isnt Serena v JJ 2moro?
How do you know its vs Anna? :S

Jodie
Nov 6th, 2007, 07:03 PM
Ju :D

E.Dementieva_FAN
Nov 6th, 2007, 07:29 PM
Not a great match, but Anna played good tennis in the second at least. Congrats Justine!

DragonFlame
Nov 6th, 2007, 07:33 PM
Awh well, a straight set win is a straight set win:) Pick it up against JJ justine :yeah:

DownTheLine21
Nov 6th, 2007, 07:46 PM
Good win for Henin. I thought it was going to a third set, but, like a champion, Henin got it together and closed the match in two. Good work!

rottweily
Nov 6th, 2007, 07:46 PM
juju cant get her 1st serve in lately :help:

She saves them for Serena ;)

Kitten63
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:15 PM
Well done Justine!
Anna

Juju4ever
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:17 PM
Good job Justine! :bounce:
Anna had some big chances in that TB, but she was going for the big winners too early, I thought.

Elwin.
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:27 PM
Justine :)

eck
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:38 PM
:woohoo:
Good job, Justine :yeah:

frenchie
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:39 PM
Nice second set Anna!

I expect you to beat JJ and Serena now
See you in the semis

hurricanejeanne
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:50 PM
Good fight in the second set, Anna :hug:

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:17 PM
JuJu :yeah:

thrust
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:21 PM
She saves them for Serena ;)

I hope so-lol!!

thrust
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:29 PM
Horrible from JH.

Too tense and couldn't even hit the ball properly.

This was a match Justine had to win, considering her upcoming opponents. That, plus she was expected to win easily and is the defending champion, probably caused some anxiety in the second set when her serve went off. Anna played very well in the second set, hopefully, she can win a match or two.

Cat's Pajamas
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:43 PM
Anna :awww: :hug:

loppy
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:49 PM
Good job Justine! Another straight set win :bounce:

AnnaK_4ever
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:37 PM
The worst match of the year from Justine :tape:
If she continues to play like this she will be beaten by both Jankovic and Serena.

cecilija
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:44 PM
The worst match of the year from Justine :tape:
If she continues to play like this she will be beaten by both Jankovic and Serena.

Not the worst, but as bad as the Bartoli match, the Jankovic in Doha match and some others.

simba
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:45 PM
congrat to justine.
Anna i was hoping that you will take at least a set.

brent-o
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:46 PM
Nice fight to come back in the second for Chakvetadze. However, I thought it was funny how the commentators kept saying one of Chakvetadze's biggest strengths is her consistency. I'm sorry but I'm seen her play a lot and she can spray balls like the best of them. I've seen her play some UGLY matches. I think people make the mistake of thinking that if someone is not a hard hitter, they're consistent. I guess we were too spoiled with Hingis in that respect!

AnnaK_4ever
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:53 PM
Not the worst, but as bad as the Bartoli match, the Jankovic in Doha match and some others.

Bartoli played the match of her life, Jelena always makes it very close. In this match Chakvetadze played her usual horrible one-dimensional game and Justine just went down to her level in the second set.

rottweily
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:56 PM
The worst match of the year from Justine :tape:
If she continues to play like this she will be beaten by both Jankovic and Serena.
Nah 9000 notches below her level is enough to beat Serena ;)

miss molly
Nov 6th, 2007, 11:02 PM
Not your best match Ju but you won it, congrats.
Good luck for your next match tomorrow.

Renalicious
Nov 6th, 2007, 11:07 PM
Nice fight Anna. :)

1000
Nov 6th, 2007, 11:47 PM
Congrats Justine on your opening win in the round robin

No Name Face
Nov 6th, 2007, 11:59 PM
Nah 9000 notches below her level is enough to beat Serena ;)

get a grip

cogent53
Nov 7th, 2007, 01:38 AM
Chakvatadze impressed me with her movement and some of her shot making in the second set, but Henin was well below par and made too many errors. Lets hope its just first match/tournament opener nerves and that eyeliner distracting her!
Chakvatadze needs to improver her mental attitude. She moves better than some of the taller girls, but is too inconsistent right now. I think she is down as the one least favourite in the group so has nothing to lose against Serena and Jelena, but you can see her getting down a few games and throwing it away in a strop.
Justine will (hopefully) raise her game against JJ tomorrow. Their matches are nearly always entertaining, so can't wait!

Sharapova's_Boy
Nov 7th, 2007, 02:47 AM
Anna :sobbing:

gary
Nov 7th, 2007, 05:32 AM
great fight Anna :eek: :yeah:

Lucyxx
Nov 7th, 2007, 06:31 AM
Anna played how you'd expect in her first YEC match. Pulling out full power shots early in rallies and missing, leaving her helpless against the tournament favorite.

Her mental attitude is her biggest strength easily.

*Jean*
Nov 7th, 2007, 07:52 AM
Chaky :sad: Too nervous, but it was a nice second set :)

cecilija
Nov 7th, 2007, 09:27 AM
Bartoli played the match of her life, Jelena always makes it very close. In this match Chakvetadze played her usual horrible one-dimensional game and Justine just went down to her level in the second set.

LOL Bartoli might have played the match of her life, but Justine was horrible. Jelena was injured in that match and could hardly move, yet Justine was so clueless. Usually, when Justine is as nervous as she was in those matches, her brain stops working, her legs don't move well and her shots don't have anything on them. All these matches followed that pattern.

.:sk:.
Nov 7th, 2007, 03:38 PM
Anna :hug:

Aaron.
Nov 7th, 2007, 03:39 PM
The worst match of the year from Justine :tape:
If she continues to play like this she will be beaten by both Jankovic and Serena. I agree with you... Justine was getting gifts from Chakvetadze and she seemed fustrated the whole match

Chaky must have made 30+ UFE I dont even know how Justine made it this close.

This was a horrible match