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Demska
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:38 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

11 games in a row from 26 12*

1r: BYE
2r: def. Dechy [FRA] 61 63
QF: def. [6] Mauresmo [FRA] 36 63 63
SF: def. [3] Bartoli [FRA] 26 62 60

Sarek
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Yay Chaki! :bounce:
Hard win, and 2nd 3-sets match in two days, but excellent comeback!

Good luck against Szávay, it'll be tough again I assume. :)


Bartoli. :sad:

vadin124
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Nooo Marion :sad:

Marion was 6-2 2-1 up, and won NO games after that!!

:fiery:

kinglear
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:39 PM
Wow, Chaky has been playing well lately. I hope she can somehow beat Sharapova one day. :)

Filippo-Nastya
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:39 PM
Anna :woohoo:

Win the title tomorrow!!

.:sk:.
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Anna :worship:

hablo
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:40 PM
I think she had an injury in the first set. :sad:

That's what the French commentators were saying.

Congrats to Anna.

Should be an interesting final.

jonny84
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:40 PM
:bigclap: Anna!

Could be an interesting final!

TennisPlayingFox
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Nice job Anna! Good luck in the final tomorow!

Poova
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:41 PM
Something must have been wrong with Marion. She had an injury timeout at 5-2 second set. :sobbing: Hope it's nothing bad.

Congrats Anna! :D

saint2
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:41 PM
Mauresmo (even slumping) and Bartoli (even slumping) defeated back to back- thats impressive. GL in the final.

Haifawehbe
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:41 PM
Well done. Take the title

FrOzon
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:42 PM
Chaki!! :worship:

kolan
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:43 PM
good job anna :worship:

sammy01
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:43 PM
well done anna, its great that you kept fighting early in the second set.

hope your hips ok, you've done me proud now go win the title!

marion proved shes the #1 frenchwoman right now, but anna was a step to far for her.

cellophane
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:44 PM
Wow... I expected Anna to lose meekly in the 2nd. :eek:

Pink Princess
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:45 PM
ANNA IN THE FINAL!!!

:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:
:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:
:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Now win the Title!!!

FrenchY52
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:45 PM
Yes Anna !! :woohoo:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:45 PM
oo la la Anna :woohoo: :banana:

kolan
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Yes Anna !! :woohoo:

i thought this result might make you smile :lol: you forgot to mention the bagel:tape:

Wintermute
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Well done on reaching another final Anna. :D

So Anna had something wrong with her hip early in the match and had treatment. Then in the second set Marion had to have treatment on her back which looks to have killed off any remaining contest. I hope she's okay. :hug:

I think however Anna may struggle in the final. Her serve has been abysmal judging by the stats. She could barely buy a first serve for a lot of the match.

NyCPsU
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:47 PM
now win the title anna :drool:

keep proving those doubters wrong and stay in the top 10 forever :bounce:

smokovec
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:48 PM
Very slow start but then Anna wins. :bounce::bounce:

And tomorrow the final with my second favourite player! :dance:

KV
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Anna :bounce:

Cat's Pajamas
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:52 PM
Bravo Anna! :woohoo: :hearts: :kiss:

Now go 7-0 in the finals tomorrow ;)

goldenlox
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Anna's 7th final coming up. She's 6-0 in finals.

Elwin.
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Anna :banana:
French-killer!

LeChuck
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:57 PM
Anna made a nightmare start, but thankfully she recovered to book her place in the 7th WTA final of her career. Well done to her :). Hopefully her record of having never lost in a WTA final will continue tomorrow.

plantman
Feb 9th, 2008, 04:59 PM
OMG.....Who's the swine that replaced Marion's notes with recipe cards?:devil:

Nice win Anna!
Marion... keep a closer eye on your notes in the future!

Cp6uja
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:00 PM
Is Sarkozavay have any connections with France?
Anna have career perfect record in finals... if Agi won tommorow that will be very hard attack to her doubsters.

Lucyxx
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Da. Anya! DAVAI!

Bartoli is such momentum player.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:01 PM
My only fave who doesn´t suck right now

Congrats Anna :D

Russianboy
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:04 PM
otlichno anna, kick szavay's ass please :)

wateva
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:05 PM
:woohoo:
stopped following when she was down a break in the second. :o
WTG ANNA! :)

justine schnyder
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:11 PM
Anna :woohoo: :woohoo:
Now win it!!

Kworb
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:15 PM
Anna is amazing

FedererBulgaria
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:23 PM
26 62 60

:eek:
What a result!!!Ohhhh Bartoli...so sorry!:sad:

Il Primo!
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:26 PM
Yeah, perfect day! Lena and PhatBarto are out. :drool::hearts:

Anna played such a smooth game from 1-2:hearts:. If Marion was not that enormous she woudn't have had her back injured. She has NO grace AT ALL, it seems like every step is a mozerfuking struggle. She thinks she is the real deal, I can't stand her.

I really think the weekend in Isreal gave Anna the confidence she lacked so far this year. Whoever wins the final tomorrow, I'll be happy.:)

UDACHi
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:26 PM
marion. :unsure: what happened with her serve today? i don't think i can recall any match where she had (at least) 11 double faults. :help: good tournament, though. keep fighting and it will come.

good result for chaky. :D i hope she can win the title.

Arhivarius
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:33 PM
I just love to watch Ana playing.
It looks like she is one of the most intelligent girls on the tour.
And not just because she studies psychology in Moscow State University.
It's fun to watch how at the beginning of the match the computer in her nice cute head scans the field, evaluate situation, crunches the numbers and produces conclusions and determines the actions .

After that she begins slowly, but surely and methodically to take the game of the opponent apart.
So much so, that at the end not only spectators but the loser too is surprised.
How the hell she is winning without much power or weapons ?
Just ridiculously precise placing of the ball, baby. :)

BTW, for non-Russian speaking fans of Anna I want to say that nobody in her home normally call her Anna.
Anna is official full first name . It's like Theodore for Ted Kennedy :D and is used mostly on official occasions like award ceremony etc.
Normally, her family and friends would call her Anya. And there are even more tender forms of Anna like Anechka ( good for boyfriend :) ) or Annushka. Annushka is a bit obsolete and literary, but very mush usable.
I would call such charming and cute girl Anechka. :D

Wayn77
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:35 PM
Shame if Marion was injured ....

Congrats to Anna .. should be a very interesting final

@Sweet Cleopatra
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Go Anna ... win the title , you're great.

saint2
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:40 PM
Go Anna ... win the title , you're great on clay .

But its not clay...

sammy01
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:46 PM
But its not clay...

and clay is her worst surface anyway lol, good ole sweet cleo and her gems of wisdom. :lol:;)

Хлоэ
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:47 PM
Anna :hearts: what a lesson in the third set :drool:

Kitten63
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Congrats Anna! Good luck in the final :)
Good tournament Marion :hug:

goldenlox
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:52 PM
Anna is closing the gap on Sharapova at #5

@Sweet Cleopatra
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:59 PM
But its not clay...


I don't watch the tournement , I though it's clay cause it's in Paris .

Elwin.
Feb 9th, 2008, 06:01 PM
I don't watch the tournement , I though it's clay cause it's in Paris .

OMG :haha: :weirdo:

Poova
Feb 9th, 2008, 06:03 PM
I don't watch the tournement , I though it's clay cause it's in Paris .
:spit: Cleo :hearts:

goldenlox
Feb 9th, 2008, 06:09 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080209/capt.dlm11602091810.france_tennis_open_dlm116.jpg
Russia's Anna Chakvetadze, right, shakes hand with France's Marion Bartoli, after defeating her in the semi-final match of the Paris tennis open tournament Saturday Feb. 9, 2008. Anna Chakvetadze won 2-6, 6-2, 6-0.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080209/capt.dlm11202091808.france_tennis_open_dlm112.jpg
Russia's Anna Chakvetadze is being treated by a medic during her semi-final match against France's Marion Bartoli, at the Paris tennis open tournament Saturday Feb. 9, 2008. Anna Chakvetadze won 2-6, 6-2, 6-0.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080209/capt.dlm11502091807.france_tennis_open_dlm115.jpg
Russian Anna Chakvetadze returns the ball to France's Marion Bartoli, during their semi-final match at the Paris tennis open tournament Saturday Feb. 9, 2008. Anna Chakvetadze won 2-6, 6-2, 6-0

P_Fer
Feb 9th, 2008, 06:16 PM
Good win Anna! Win the title :)

Good tournament Marion :hug:

morningglory
Feb 9th, 2008, 06:36 PM
I don't watch the tournement , I though it's clay cause it's in Paris .

:lol: :lol: :lol:
See you when RG comes around :wavey: :p

clementine
Feb 9th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Fat Marion is a disgrace to all former Wimbledon finalists. A total fluke.

Josh.
Feb 9th, 2008, 07:21 PM
marion :shrug: nice week.

LDF
Feb 9th, 2008, 07:33 PM
Wow. The final match-up has been determined and I'm still yet to watch a single point this week (despite numerous matches being shown on Eurosport) :lol:

I'm not a fan but I'm pleased Marion had a good run after her poor start to the season.

Demska
Feb 9th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Watching a few highlights on ES, Marion got injured and the last point, her serve must have been about 60mph and tried a single hand FH which bounced before it touched the net.

Ellery
Feb 9th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Marion :bigcry:

Peterk07
Feb 9th, 2008, 08:19 PM
I kind of like Marion, she's a woman in her own world, and I usually don't care much about weight, but.... today on eurosport she looked definitely fat. She might hurt herself if she plays pro level like this. It' soo much stress on knuckles.

Lulu.
Feb 9th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Marion. :sad:

Leo_DFP
Feb 9th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Something must have been wrong with Marion. She had an injury timeout at 5-2 second set. :sobbing: Hope it's nothing bad.

Congrats Anna! :D

To be honest, something is always "wrong" with Marion. When she lost at the Aussie Open in the first round, she was constantly grabbing her stomach between points but didn't seem affected during the points. And remember her "career-threatening" injury last year against Golovin - but then she came back to play the very next week. :confused: There are a lot of strange incidents like that with Bartoli.

I think the reason why she struggles with minor injuries is because she's not fit. She needs to get in better shape.

Leo_DFP
Feb 9th, 2008, 08:33 PM
I kind of like Marion, she's a woman in her own world, and I usually don't care much about weight, but.... today on eurosport she looked definitely fat. She might hurt herself if she plays pro level like this. It' soo much stress on knuckles.

You mean joints? :p

But yes, I agree. You can tell in that picture that she has gained weight again and is just not fit enough to play consistently quality tennis. I'm sure she was exhausted and that's part of why she could barely play the last 2 sets. Meanwhile, Chakvetadze trains and practices hard each week and is super fit.

Sassy-Na
Feb 9th, 2008, 08:35 PM
marion :hug:

sammy01
Feb 9th, 2008, 08:44 PM
You mean joints? :p

But yes, I agree. You can tell in that picture that she has gained weight again and is just not fit enough to play consistently quality tennis. I'm sure she was exhausted and that's part of why she could barely play the last 2 sets. Meanwhile, Chakvetadze trains and practices hard each week and is super fit.

i totaly agree with this, it makes marion look even worse when down the other end is chakvetadze who is super fit, and could probably have played another couple of sets. surely when marion plays a chakvetadze, sharapova or dementieva she must think 'if i was as fit as them i'd be an even better tennis player'. surely at some point she has got to tone up more if she serious about being a threat to the best, which her tennis can be but right now her body isn't.

Serena-rules-no1
Feb 9th, 2008, 08:50 PM
yessssssssssssssss :woohoo:

always good to see Fartoli lose

AcesHigh
Feb 9th, 2008, 08:56 PM
I hope Marion is okay.

Can someone please take advantage of this girl's HORRENDOUS serving? I'm wondering how long Chakvetadze will get away with this.

Serena-rules-no1
Feb 9th, 2008, 08:57 PM
To be honest, something is always "wrong" with Marion. When she lost at the Aussie Open in the first round, she was constantly grabbing her stomach between points but didn't seem affected during the points. And remember her "career-threatening" injury last year against Golovin - but then she came back to play the very next week. :confused: There are a lot of strange incidents like that with Bartoli.


so true

she has to be the biggest faker on tour

Drimal
Feb 9th, 2008, 08:57 PM
Yesssss Anna! :banana: :banana: :banana:

This Fed Cup experience definitely did her good! :drool:

Good luck against Szavay in the final! :kiss:

AcesHigh
Feb 9th, 2008, 09:10 PM
she has to be the biggest faker on tour

Coming from a Serena fan :rolleyes:

F-R-E-A-K
Feb 9th, 2008, 09:24 PM
Congrats Anna. :kiss: :hearts:

RsaibotD
Feb 9th, 2008, 09:30 PM
Anna! :woohoo:..... go for the 7-0!

@danieln1
Feb 9th, 2008, 09:35 PM
If Bartoli were better physically prepared, she would have won this match, or at least made it more competitive, as long she doesn´t lose some weight, she won´t be able to win anything important...
Anyway, Anna win the title now!

Europe rocks
Feb 9th, 2008, 09:36 PM
Well done Anna :D You do like to make it intersting for us though

Elenarulez
Feb 9th, 2008, 10:42 PM
I really love Bartoli ... but she has to get fitter.

The Daviator
Feb 9th, 2008, 10:47 PM
Marion, I like you, but you really are getting too big :o

tobi
Feb 9th, 2008, 10:49 PM
Well done Anna :D

Dav.
Feb 9th, 2008, 10:54 PM
Great job, Anna.

The crowd was extremely anti-Bartoli.

Renalicious
Feb 9th, 2008, 11:07 PM
Nooooo :sad:

Serena-rules-no1
Feb 9th, 2008, 11:17 PM
The crowd was extremely anti-Bartoli.

you know there's smth wrong with your behaviour and attitude when even your own public goes against you

Imperfect Angel
Feb 9th, 2008, 11:21 PM
Marion Barbagel!:yeah:

psihadal
Feb 9th, 2008, 11:37 PM
you know there's smth wrong with your behaviour and attitude when even your own public goes against you


I believe it was because Bartoli didnt play for france in the fed cup.

scoobsuk
Feb 9th, 2008, 11:39 PM
you know there's smth wrong with your behaviour and attitude when even your own public goes against you
Can't say I'm sorry - something about Bartoli really annoys me.

Good job Anna.

serenaforever
Feb 10th, 2008, 12:21 AM
Anna :kiss:

keirana332
Feb 10th, 2008, 12:51 AM
Nice win Chaky :)

Mikey.
Feb 13th, 2008, 08:01 AM
Doesn't Marion's father encourage her to gain weight so she can have more weight behind her shots?