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Russianboy
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:09 PM
congrats anna. :D

Lucyxx
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:10 PM
Anna :bigclap:

smokovec
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:12 PM
Anna wins a battle here, near 3 hours of play and 123 points for Anna, 120 for Dinara.

I'm glad she fight and win a match like this, brava Anna. :worship:

Shoulderpova
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:12 PM
Anna :smooch:
Dinara better luck next time :)

itzhak
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:13 PM
Shame that we didn't see it on TV, the emotions were very high for sure, some tears, some broken raquets, some loudy Russian screams, this is Chaky vs Dinara....

Wayn77
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:13 PM
Good girl Chakster - wot a battle. :kiss:

mapaliey
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:14 PM
congrats chaky.....

wateva
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:15 PM
:woohoo:
WTG ANNA

Lucyxx
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:15 PM
Dinara - 3/17 BP!!!! :tape:

the emotions were very high for sure, some tears, some broken raquets, some loudy Russian screams
Chak-Attack mode. :hearts:

Pink Princess
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:15 PM
Almost 3 hours!!!

Anna:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

In QF an opponent that Anna always defeat.

Foot's Fingers
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:16 PM
Congrats Anna!!

Pitty it was not on tv :sad:

Duramont
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:16 PM
Well fought Anna! :woohoo:

Another marathon match (almost 3 hours!). Keep on fighting! :)

Dinara :hug:

GeorgianFan
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:17 PM
Anna :bounce:

VIKA?
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:18 PM
Annaaa:woohoo:

sunsfuns
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:18 PM
Congratulations :worship:

Really good win against an opponent she often finds problematic.

Ballbasher
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:19 PM
Chaky :banana: Good Win here! :D

Elwin.
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:19 PM
Anna :banana:

hkyen
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:20 PM
Nice Anna:)

RsaibotD
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:20 PM
:woohoo:

What a Match!!!... it was tough as expected, Anna :hug:

goldenlox
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:36 PM
Dinara lost close matches to Vera and Anna the last 2 weeks.
She beat both of them in Moscow last fall.

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:37 PM
well done Anna :woohoo: :yeah: :)

goldenlox
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:38 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080227/capt.xns10402271304.emirates_dubai_duty_free_tenni s_xns104.jpg
Russia's Anna Chakvetadze returns the ball to Russia's Dinara Safina during the third day of the Dubai Duty Free Women's Tennis Open 2008 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates,Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080227/capt.xns10502271310.emirates_dubai_duty_free_tenni s_xns105.jpg
Russia's Anna Chakvetadze serves the ball to Russia's Dinara Safina, during the third day of the Dubai Duty Free Women's Tennis Open 2008 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday Feb. 27, 2008.

Shonami Slam
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:53 PM
shame dinara
after coming through that first set scare and the many SP lost i thought she'd storm ahead.

LudwigDvorak
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:57 PM
Chakvetadze does not have a good serve motion. Anyway.

Congratulations, but I saw you were up *52 Dina. :unsure: And I saw later on you were up a break in the third. :unsure:

slamchamp
Feb 27th, 2008, 01:59 PM
she's still making those DFs..why are some top players making so many DFs?? they are supposed to be the elite

Bruno71
Feb 27th, 2008, 02:01 PM
Looks like it went just about exactly like I thought it would...

Anna :bounce:
Dinara :speakles:

saint2
Feb 27th, 2008, 02:04 PM
I thought it will be easier for Anna.But she never played well against Dinara. Good luck in quaters.

Blu€
Feb 27th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Dina so close again :sobbing::sobbing:

Bероника
Feb 27th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Dinara :sobbing:

Wintermute
Feb 27th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Stats say loads more DFs for Anna but it was a good fight. How many more three setters can Anna take? Next round against Jelena is a contender to go the distance.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:05 PM
Good girl Anna

Play your game in next round and you will win

jonny84
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Thought so. Three set battle for Anna. Good win for her. Quarter Final against Jankovic could be promising.......

sammy01
Feb 27th, 2008, 06:39 PM
well done anna, you done me proud. realy hope you win the qtr final. so far this year 5 top 20 or higher players played 5 wins.

cmon anna!

adrovi
Feb 27th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Anna :bounce::bounce::bounce:

UDACHi
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:00 PM
poor dinara. she needs mental assistance because her current state of mind is not allowing her to play the kind of tennis she needs to cling on to that top 20 spot much longer, let alone regain her top 10 status.
anna has been streaky as hell this year, but good fighting so far this week. i think she can beat jelena if she's on tomorrow. :)

P_Fer
Feb 27th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Good fight Anna!

Helaena
Feb 27th, 2008, 09:41 PM
lol, i didn't know anna is so hot-headed until i saw her play against aga and dinara... :haha:

Cat's Pajamas
Feb 27th, 2008, 09:47 PM
Well done Anna :bigclap: :kiss:

Good luck against Jelena tomorrow.

hurricanejeanne
Feb 27th, 2008, 09:49 PM
Congrats, Anna! :bounce:

Corswandt
Feb 27th, 2008, 10:31 PM
poor dinara. she needs mental assistance because her current state of mind is not allowing her to play the kind of tennis she needs to cling on to that top 20 spot much longer, let alone regain her top 10 status.

She's like Petrova: refuses, or is unable (Petrova I think is able, but refuses because she's a perfectionist; Safina I'm not sure) to make any adjustments when she's off her game. Because when her game is on, she's good enough to contend for the top 10 (Petrova for the top 5).

A player like Chak surviving in an environment such as the current WTA Heavyweight Championships is nothing short of a miracle, even thought she's been living off getting the right wins at the right time for almost a year now.

F-R-E-A-K
Feb 27th, 2008, 10:36 PM
Congrats Anna :) :D

:woohoo: