View Full Version : WWW Auckland R1 : Keothavong vs. Lucic

Jan 2nd, 2009, 11:49 PM
Who will win this first round match?

Jan 2nd, 2009, 11:50 PM
Anne should, and will. :)

Jan 2nd, 2009, 11:53 PM
Anne in straight sets.
Tough draw for Lucic.

Jan 2nd, 2009, 11:55 PM
tough draw for Lucic :o

Anne in 2..

Jan 3rd, 2009, 12:42 AM
Anne :hearts:, but i hope Lucic puts up a good fight :bounce:

Jan 3rd, 2009, 12:47 AM
where can i find the draw?

Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:07 AM
Definitely Anne
Hopefully Mirjana can show us some efforts of her!!

Jan 3rd, 2009, 05:47 AM
Because Anne is one of my favorites, I hope she pulls through....It would be good for her to start off the season with a win. This being said, it would also be good for Lucic to start off with a win...so important for both players...Good luck to both. But, I hope the beautiful Anne gets through.

Jan 3rd, 2009, 05:47 AM
Anne, 64 64. :D

Jan 3rd, 2009, 05:49 AM
Keothavong 4-6 7-5 6-1

Jan 3rd, 2009, 06:12 AM
Even Lucic is always tricky, I think it's the perfect first match for Anne ;)...

Jan 3rd, 2009, 10:11 AM
Anne on the whole has a good draw, but it depends which Lucic turns up. If last years ITF Lucic turns up, Anne has this in straights, but if Lucic is in form then it will go to three and then I dont know.
I hope Anne takes advantage of the draw, though Lucic needs the break, im hoping for Anne to pull through.

Anne 62 64

Jan 3rd, 2009, 10:18 AM
Anne in2:)

Jan 3rd, 2009, 10:35 AM
i hope anne in 2!:)

Jan 3rd, 2009, 10:44 AM
The sort of matches that Anne should start winning - and with a good draw she must start to reach quarters and semis now.

Jan 3rd, 2009, 10:56 AM
Anne in 3 :)

Jan 3rd, 2009, 11:02 AM
I like Mirjana and want to see her back but Anne i hope wins this and kicks off her year in syle.

Anne has a good draw here and I want to see her go deep.

Jan 3rd, 2009, 11:12 AM
I like Anne, but a win would be so important for Miki :(
Saying that, Anne in 2.

Jan 3rd, 2009, 11:28 AM
Straight sets for Anne.

Jan 3rd, 2009, 11:30 AM
please mirjana, she needs this!!

Jan 3rd, 2009, 11:30 AM
Go on Anne!

Jan 3rd, 2009, 11:31 AM
Congratulations on reaching round 2 anne :worship:

Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:58 PM

I just saw the draw for Anne! This is great!

She could make the QFs here, but one match at a time. Just get a win please!!

e5dawsonj your sig is soooo depressing :haha:

Jan 3rd, 2009, 02:07 PM
Anne 6-2 6-1.

Jan 3rd, 2009, 02:08 PM
e5dawsonj your sig is soooo depressing :haha:

:lol: so true :sobbing:
only because Anne hasnt played yet :angel:

Jan 3rd, 2009, 02:10 PM
Lucic. She's the more talented girl by far, and I think she will be ready this year to start winning some matches....:)

Jan 3rd, 2009, 02:14 PM
She just has to win! :unsure:

Jan 3rd, 2009, 04:23 PM
Anne 6-1 6-1. Lucic won't be able to keep the ball in court

Jan 3rd, 2009, 05:08 PM
Lucic lost to Georgie Stoop and Amanda Elliott last year. I'd be surprised if she won this.

Jan 3rd, 2009, 05:11 PM
Hopefully Anne wins comfortably.

She looked very happy in her interview on London Tonight today. I hope she starts the season well.

Jan 3rd, 2009, 05:27 PM
e5dawsonj your sig is soooo depressing :haha:

I know :sobbing:
Hopefully Anne will make it look a bit brighter in a few days though ;) :D

Jan 3rd, 2009, 05:38 PM
Accidently clicked Lucic but meant Keothavong. I think Anne will take it 7-5, 6-3 or something. Two close sets.

Jan 3rd, 2009, 06:00 PM
The sort of matches that Anne should start winning - and with a good draw she must start to reach quarters and semis now.

I agree - I hope this will be Anne's year to break through and get a rythm going.

Jan 3rd, 2009, 06:21 PM
Lucic in 3 sets.

Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:02 PM
It'll be close, but Anne in straights.

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
I actually think Lucic will win :unsure:

Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:16 PM
come on lucic

Europe rocks
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:31 PM
Really hope Anne can win this :scared:

Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:23 PM
I do think this is a kind of match that Keothavong needs and SHOULD win, but I'm rooting for Lucic. Gotta root for the Croatian.

Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:50 PM
Mirjana will win

Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:52 PM
If Anne plays the sort of 'aggressive, but with a margin for errors' tennis that brought her 100k title in Kraków last fall, she should take this one in two.

Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:52 PM
I would like Mirjana to make the upset, but Anne should prevail in straight sets.

Jan 3rd, 2009, 09:12 PM
When it comes to the first round draw as an unseeded player, Anne never gets the "short straw" does she ?

Unless Mirjana has made some dramatic improvement on unforced errors I can't see her keeping the ball in court enough to trouble Anne whose confidence has increased massively in the last 12 months. If Mirjana can play as she did against Tanasugarn last June it might be close.

Jan 4th, 2009, 01:09 AM
Analysing Lucic, she already lost to two Brits who are lower ranked than Anne. Without getting ahead of myslelf, im really rooting for Keothavong to win this match because it will be such a boost for her confidence. It will be a test for the Brit but i think she can come through and if she doesnt get the job done in two sets, then im sure she will in three but if it was any other match i would probably be cheering for Lucic because i really want to see her become noticed again. Also, looking at the draw if Anne was to get throught to the second round, i would probably predict Dechy to get there too as Suarez Navarro, i've only seen decent results on the clay and then if it is Dechy and Anne there then things could start to get a little complicated. All the best to Mirjana in this match but Come On Anne!!!

Jan 4th, 2009, 04:57 AM
It would be great to see Mirjana start to show some signs of the promising game she showed in the late 90's. She was gonna be up there competing with Martina, Venus, Serena, Anna for slams, Shame it didn't work out the way it was predicted for her (or Anna).