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sammy01
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:22 AM
Ok so i am making this thread to get the ball rolling for Chak's new season. It is a $220,000 International tournament. Website - http://www.hobartinternational.com.au/


We can do a countdown, it is 17 days till the tournament starts. I'll update this post with the draw and schedule when they are released.

Do we want a 'Anna Chakvetadze - 2012 Livescores thread' to do livescoring in throughout 2012, if so i will let one of chak's other fans open it as i have made one for a previous year.

My hopes for this tournament is chak is competitive against whoever she plays and she doesn't hit a huge number of DF's or errors.

entry as it stands so far (bolded seeds) -

Yanina Wickmayer BEL 26
Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 27
Monica Niculescu ROU 30
Petra Cetkovska CZE 31
Angelique Kerber GER 32
Jarmila Gajdosova AUS 33
Shahar Peer ISR 37
Ksenia Pervak RUS 39
Irina-Camelia Begu ROU 40
Klara Zakopalova CZE 41
Sara Errani ITA 45
Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 46
Jie Zheng CHN 47
Ayumi Morita JPN 49
Elena Baltacha GBR 50
Lucie Hradecka CZE 51
Simona Halep ROU 53
Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA 55
Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 56
Elena Vesnina RUS 57
Galina Voskoboeva KAZ 58
Johanna Larsson SWE 59
Anna Chakvetadze RUS 59
Sorana Cirstea ROU 60
Casey Dellacqua (WC) AUS 143

sammy01
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:23 AM
from Hobart's website -

"Strong competition will come from 2011 finalist and one of the biggest personalities on the WTA Tour, the USA’s Bethanie Mattek-Sands, as well as former champions Anna Chakvetadze, 2007, and China’s Jie Zheng, 2005"

sammy01
Dec 22nd, 2011, 01:41 PM
15 days to go, just over 2 weeks :)

Remix13
Dec 22nd, 2011, 08:24 PM
Let's go Anna !

goldenlox
Dec 23rd, 2011, 12:41 AM
So she has a 59 rank for 6 tournaments? That should be enough to get a regular ranking if she stays healthy

sammy01
Dec 23rd, 2011, 12:49 AM
btw if anyone is intrested the title of the thread is a play on the mid 90's hit for mark morrison called 'return of the mack'.

yes well after 6 tournaments we should know where chak's level is, anywhere inside the top 200 after those 6 tournaments would be good.

Dominika23
Dec 23rd, 2011, 02:51 AM
Yeah It be great if Chak could win one of those event she enter using her PR to get herself back into the top 100 and from there the top 30

Dominika23
Dec 23rd, 2011, 02:51 AM
Just hope they give her a good draw

backhandsmash
Dec 27th, 2011, 12:40 PM
Don't know if this is the right forum, but gonna post it anyway:


Anna Chakvetadze: Recovered & Ready

http://www.wtatennis.com/page/OffCourtNews/Read/0,,12781~2558479,00.html

goldenlox
Dec 27th, 2011, 01:41 PM
Yeah, it looks like she wants her tennis career back.

sammy01
Dec 27th, 2011, 05:17 PM
nice to read, hope she gets some good results to futher encourage her. thanks for posting

Reiken
Dec 27th, 2011, 08:43 PM
Hope that it's really tennis now that keeps her preoccupied - and politics not getting in the way of a comeback.

Dominika23
Dec 28th, 2011, 01:27 AM
That great to hear sound like she ready to make a great comeback I hoping her ranking will be high enough in time for RG for her to be Seeded.

Dominika23
Dec 28th, 2011, 01:27 AM
Question anyone know how many weeks Anna spent in the top ten

sammy01
Dec 28th, 2011, 02:38 AM
Question anyone know how many weeks Anna spent in the top ten

it was from feb 2007 until the us open 2008 so 18 months. she fell out for 1 week the week of new haven 2008 but made the final so was back inside the top 10 for the 2 weeks of the 2008 us open.

HowardH
Dec 28th, 2011, 04:42 AM
Good to hear she is feeling recovered. Hopefully she will have a good season.

Setsuna.
Jan 5th, 2012, 05:22 AM
I hope she regained some weight & working on her fitness atm. Can't wait to see her on court again! Womens tennis is really boring for me without her.

sammy01
Jan 5th, 2012, 07:18 AM
not long now guys, qualifying draw is out tonight, MD is sat i think. play starts sunday for the MD.

dornik
Jan 6th, 2012, 10:41 AM
Main Draw:

http://www.hobartinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/MDS6.pdf

Chakvetadze Anna (RUS) vs. Niculescu Monica (ROU)

backhandsmash
Jan 6th, 2012, 10:50 AM
So it's Niculescu in her first match. Only previous encounter was in Zurich '08 which Niculescu won in 3. Why couldn't she have drawn a qualifier to get an easy start?! :(

sammy01
Jan 6th, 2012, 10:56 AM
well monica isn't going to blast chak off court, she has a junk game. also monica lost like 6-0, 6-2 this week to jie zheng, so she may not be in great form.

we will see how chak goes, not expecting much

Noctis
Jan 6th, 2012, 11:48 AM
Hope Anna can put up a good fight

Fantasy Hero
Jan 6th, 2012, 12:28 PM
i'm so happy to see her back on court, but this is surely a bad match up to start back :( Monica gives no ryth and that sucks for a player coming back after a long time as this one has already no ryth, but Anna has an amazing talent, so maybe she can surprise me :) go for it :cheer:

FB2012
Jan 6th, 2012, 12:37 PM
Considering it's a comeback, let's hope a good match even if it will be tough for Anna against such an opponent.

Wert.
Jan 6th, 2012, 12:42 PM
well monica isn't going to blast chak off court, she has a junk game. also monica lost like 6-0, 6-2 this week to jie zheng, so she may not be in great form.

we will see how chak goes, not expecting much



well,then this is surely better draw than Zheng :lol:

Jane Lane
Jan 6th, 2012, 03:43 PM
As far as seeds she could have drawn, this isn't the worst match in the world. I would have preferred someone she could've gotten some rhythm against, but Monica isn't going to blast away which is good.

Good luck Chak :cheer:

GeorgianFan
Jan 6th, 2012, 04:35 PM
Udachiiii Anna cant wait :inlove:

Setsuna.
Jan 6th, 2012, 04:35 PM
GL. Not expecting much.

Wintermute
Jan 6th, 2012, 04:52 PM
So happy to see Anna's name back on a draw sheet! :D

Rafa_thebest
Jan 6th, 2012, 08:55 PM
So happy to see Anna's name back on a draw sheet! :D

THIS!! Goof luck, Anna! :bounce::D

penkku
Jan 6th, 2012, 09:16 PM
GL Anna :D Happy to have her back on court, hoping for a decent start for 2012 ;)

sammy01
Jan 6th, 2012, 11:18 PM
be good if we could see some pics or video of her practicing to see what shape she is in

lang26
Jan 6th, 2012, 11:57 PM
GL ANNA I Think if she can make it Past MOnica she got a good shot at make it to the QF or better

Noctis
Jan 7th, 2012, 05:34 AM
Anna 3rd on center court! Hope for.a.stream :bounce:

sammy01
Jan 7th, 2012, 05:59 AM
woop woop, there is normally a great stream for center court for chak. so many things to look for, what rackets she is using, what outfit, how she plays, what service action she has now lol. cant wait!

_inocencia_
Jan 7th, 2012, 06:28 AM
could have been a worse draw, GL anna

Wert.
Jan 7th, 2012, 10:57 AM
Will stay awake in middle of night for this so better be a good match :cheer:

Setsuna.
Jan 7th, 2012, 11:05 AM
Anna 3rd on center court! Hope for.a.stream :bounce:

Can't wait! :hearts:

_inocencia_
Jan 7th, 2012, 11:30 AM
Will stay awake in middle of night for this so better be a good match :cheer:

+1 :)

Wert.
Jan 7th, 2012, 02:12 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=451089
Guys pls,I need players :awww:

leo830301
Jan 7th, 2012, 04:31 PM
GL, Anna! I believe in You!

Jane Lane
Jan 7th, 2012, 04:31 PM
CC? :cheer: Yaaaay!

Wintermute
Jan 8th, 2012, 12:18 AM
CC? :cheer: Yaaaay!

Showing respect to a former champ. :yeah:

Martian Jeza
Jan 8th, 2012, 12:52 AM
Hope she'll make a very good 2012 year : she had enough bad luck already ! Let's begin your comeback with a win, AChak !

Wert.
Jan 8th, 2012, 02:47 AM
Anna is up 60 41 atm.
























:spit:

Wintermute
Jan 8th, 2012, 03:17 AM
Let's hear it for Anna on her return to the Tour. :clap2:

R1: Anna def. [3] Niculescu 6-0 6-4

3 aces; 4 DFs. Got broken once, broke Niculescu five times! :D

And she's picked up some points. Plays the winner of Pironkova or a qualifier next.

Jane Lane
Jan 8th, 2012, 03:20 AM
Points are good. :) Especially since all she's defending is a R2 at the AO.

Even with the mid match blip, I'm so pleased with how she played. :cheer: And the Come On's. And the BHDTL on MP. :hearts:

lang26
Jan 8th, 2012, 03:24 AM
Great Win so happy for her Hope Pironkova lose and she can go up agasint a qualifier

Wert.
Jan 8th, 2012, 03:25 AM
She saved 3 BPs at 4all :inlove:

sammy01
Jan 8th, 2012, 03:28 AM
so happy with the win. she wasn't playing ball bashing tennis, which you have to be amazing at against monica. she worked the ball round the court untill she got the opening and committed to that shot. yep she got tight 2nd set, but she has barely won a match in 9 months so it was to be expected.

she needs to play loads of these MM tournaments as ther are so many players like monica that if chak can be controlled against she can pick up loads of wins.

her backhand down the line is still a thing of beauty and i was happy with the serve, it is not a huge weapon (though got her enough free points) but it also wasn't a huge liability.

Looking forward to her next match. pironkova or qualifier, both very beatable, but i wont look ahead yet.

well done anna, that is why we all had faith in you :kiss:

sammy01
Jan 8th, 2012, 03:31 AM
as for chak's ranking, unless she wins a round at the oz open, it is likely to go down rather than up to start with. but the bigger picture is point earned from the start of the year, so it will be better for us to judge her by the race ranking then her actual ranking.

Wert.
Jan 8th, 2012, 03:32 AM
She is wearing us open 09 outfit ,still with last year hairstyle :awww:

Noctis
Jan 8th, 2012, 03:35 AM
Her come ons shows how much she wants it, I mean this is great start, I am looking foward to the next match against who.ever.,it should be streamed

sammy01
Jan 8th, 2012, 03:38 AM
She is wearing us open 09 outfit ,still with last year hairstyle :awww:

she is probably not sponsored by fila anymore and just wearing the outfits she has from previous years. it is ok though, it is to be expected she has barely been on court to be sponsored lately. i'm sure if she has a good year she can pick up a small deal with a company as she is pretty and a good model for the clothes.

lang26
Jan 8th, 2012, 03:41 AM
she is probably not sponsored by fila anymore and just wearing the outfits she has from previous years. it is ok though, it is to be expected she has barely been on court to be sponsored lately. i'm sure if she has a good year she can pick up a small deal with a company as she is pretty and a good model for the clothes.

I agree She soon get a Sponsored if she not Sponsored but I hope she don't go with Lotto

_inocencia_
Jan 8th, 2012, 03:43 AM
bravo anna

Setsuna.
Jan 8th, 2012, 03:44 AM
I missed the match. :sobbing:
How was her FH?

lang26
Jan 8th, 2012, 03:47 AM
She is wearing us open 09 outfit ,still with last year hairstyle :awww:

Her Hair Has Grown Through since 2011

sammy01
Jan 8th, 2012, 03:56 AM
I missed the match. :sobbing:
How was her FH?

FH was the side that made the odd errors she threw in (backhand was mostly flawless, barely missed one) but it also struck some lovely clean winners. it looks better than the forehand she was hitting at wimbledon.

serve was solid if unspectular, but with anna anything that doesn't result in 5+ df's is good.

Jane Lane
Jan 8th, 2012, 03:58 AM
I agree She soon get a Sponsored if she not Sponsored but I hope she don't go with Lotto

:lol: I was about to say "Please no Lotto. :sobbing:"

jayzbee
Jan 8th, 2012, 04:11 AM
her contract with Fila ends this month , No word yet about renewing or getting a new sponsor . As far as her hair she wants to keep it that way , No more Long Hair ;) After all she's no longer a teen but a Lady :) .

goldenlox
Jan 8th, 2012, 04:20 AM
her contract with Fila ends this month , No word yet about renewing or getting a new sponsor . As far as her hair she wants to keep it that way , No more Long Hair ;) After all she's no longer a teen but a Lady :) .Good to see you back also, jayzbee.
Will she have a website with a fan corner again?
I knew she could win this. When she was healthy, she won The Bronx, almost beat Wozniacki. She still has plenty of game.

Rafa_thebest
Jan 8th, 2012, 04:38 AM
her contract with Fila ends this month , No word yet about renewing or getting a new sponsor . As far as her hair she wants to keep it that way , No more Long Hair ;) After all she's no longer a teen but a Lady :) .

Good to hear from u again! Tell her to get a new sponsor or go back to adidas :lol: She looks good with long or short hair!

Setsuna.
Jan 8th, 2012, 04:41 AM
I saw some few pics of her. She looks in good shape. :D

lang26
Jan 8th, 2012, 04:47 AM
her contract with Fila ends this month , No word yet about renewing or getting a new sponsor . As far as her hair she wants to keep it that way , No more Long Hair ;) After all she's no longer a teen but a Lady :) .

thanks Jayzbee your the best if she dont stay with Fila I think Adidas or Nike will be Great

Tully
Jan 8th, 2012, 05:36 AM
Great return. Good luck for next match.

FB2012
Jan 8th, 2012, 07:09 AM
WoW that's a great start :worship:

I didn't expect such a performance, well done Anna, keep going :)

penkku
Jan 8th, 2012, 07:32 AM
Anna :hearts: great to have her back :)

smokovec
Jan 8th, 2012, 08:22 AM
Great start by Anna, I think we can all be proud.

A bagel in 1st set? Wow. From what I see I think Anna plays a smart Match, she also have some difficulties, all normal after 6 Months without an agonistic Match, Anna also closes the Match with 2-3 really good winners in the last game.

It's also a big load of confidence, ok it's only one Match, but demostrate that she can still play at Top 50-100 level and is still devoted to tennis after a year to forget (2011).

Next Pironkova or Watson

Drimal
Jan 8th, 2012, 09:27 AM
Great comeback! :banana:

_inocencia_
Jan 8th, 2012, 09:56 AM
dear chakstards, can someone upload this match pls:scratch:
it was the middle of night in croatia, and i woke up mid 2nd set:cuckoo::baby:

Setsuna.
Jan 8th, 2012, 10:28 AM
dear chakstards, can someone upload this match pls:scratch:
it was the middle of night in croatia, and i woke up mid 2nd set:cuckoo::baby:

Yeah, i want to watch it too. :sad:

sammy01
Jan 8th, 2012, 11:08 AM
watson is a very very steady player and we all know pironkova, next match wont be easy whoever she plays, but it will be equally winnable.

Reiken
Jan 8th, 2012, 01:07 PM
dear chakstards, can someone upload this match pls:scratch:
it was the middle of night in croatia, and i woke up mid 2nd set:cuckoo::baby:

Yeah, someone please upload it.

Pink Princess
Jan 8th, 2012, 01:41 PM
The important princess wins!!!http://img38.picoodle.com/i518/1nd0_cf3_u0.gif A perfect start!!! Win this title!!!

Fantasy Hero
Jan 8th, 2012, 04:06 PM
calling this a thounderous come back :inlove:

Daszmarelli
Jan 8th, 2012, 10:32 PM
Does anyone have her match against Niculescu? I need to download it! Thanks

Jane Lane
Jan 9th, 2012, 03:31 AM
Chak will play Pironkova tomorrow. She beat Watson in 3 hours. She's fit, but a long match for her is good for Anna.

Another player who won't blast her off the court, but Tsveti will give her more rhythm of the ground.

Noctis
Jan 9th, 2012, 03:32 AM
She know how to beat Tsveti, just execute the plan

sammy01
Jan 9th, 2012, 03:59 AM
pironkova likes to throw in slice forehands like monica did, so chak has had good practice dealing with those already. pironkova has a weak forehand too and chak loves to hit her backhand DTL and forehand crosscourt, so that should go into prionkova's weakness.

have no idea how much that 3 hour match took out of pironkova. chak wont be affraid of pironkova hitting her off the court as pironkova doesn't do that. nice controlled aggressive tennis is they key again. looking forward to the match.

Fantasy Hero
Jan 9th, 2012, 06:40 AM
great analysing Ben :yeah: i think there's nothing more to tell now :lol:

FB2012
Jan 9th, 2012, 09:27 AM
Anna has a great chance against Pironkova whose game fits Anna's one perfectly, hopefully she will confirm her convincing win over Niculescu :)

Setsuna.
Jan 9th, 2012, 09:37 AM
Pironkova has a solid serve. Breaking her serve won't be that easy.

Noctis
Jan 9th, 2012, 09:44 AM
Breaking her fh Anna should be doing, give her no pace on the fh, like with Niculescu

sammy01
Jan 9th, 2012, 10:26 AM
chak is 2nd match on main court so will be streamed tomorrow. however think there will be showers tomorrow looking at the weather

Setsuna.
Jan 9th, 2012, 10:28 AM
^ Good & bad news at the same time.:lol:

rucolo
Jan 9th, 2012, 07:02 PM
So happy Anna is back, and such a convincing win! :D:hearts:

Anna was playing chess on court again, like good old times :sobbing:

smokovec
Jan 9th, 2012, 07:35 PM
Anna was playing chess on court again, like good old times :sobbing:

Nice definition of Anna game!!! :worship:

sammy01
Jan 10th, 2012, 03:25 AM
so anna will get another day off (which is probably good for her given she has barely played in months) and face the winner of peer or jones. you would expect peer to win that one, but jones is an aussie so crowd may help her.

either way i'm sure anna is delighted to be in the qtr finals, and maybe even surprised at just how steady and well she is playing.

goldenlox
Jan 10th, 2012, 04:39 AM
Now she's playing a steadier opponent. This match will tell a lot.
But so far, so good.

Setsuna.
Jan 10th, 2012, 05:52 AM
I missed her 2nd match. I can't believe it!:sad:
I'm really happy though.:hearts: I didn't expect her to win her 1st 2 matches.

Fantasy Hero
Jan 10th, 2012, 06:07 AM
sweet, sweet result :drool: who's next? :armed:

Setsuna.
Jan 10th, 2012, 06:08 AM
Peer most likely.

_inocencia_
Jan 10th, 2012, 06:27 AM
bravo anna :bounce: :)

sweet, sweet result :drool: who's next? :armed:

:haha::bowdown:

Jason A.
Jan 10th, 2012, 06:36 AM
I won't lie... I've been absolutely blown away by the quality of Anna's play during these first two matches. :eek: I'm so used to her coming back and still having layers of rust to knock off before she's capable of playing her best tennis, but that certainly isn't the case this time around. She does not look like someone who has been away from the Tour for six months. All of last year's troubles now seem like a distant memory, and she's just firing on all cylinders. :devil: Yes, she had a little wobble in both matches, but she also recovered quite nicely each time. I know that the odds are against her being able to win her 1st tournament back, but if she can maintain this level of play, she can definitely pull it off.

Noctis
Jan 10th, 2012, 06:39 AM
With Peer and Wickmayer left as some sort of threat,it looks really good

FB2012
Jan 10th, 2012, 06:40 AM
Another brilliant win :bounce:

Good luck against Peer :)

Wintermute
Jan 10th, 2012, 07:25 AM
:bounce:

Couldn't stay up to watch this time, so I'm thrilled to wake up and see Anna has another great result.

sammy01
Jan 10th, 2012, 07:30 AM
the 70 ranking points earned this week will go some way towards helping her ranking if she gets a bad draw at the oz open. she has 95 points coming off the week after oz open, so she can at least keep herself stable in the rankings. then most of the rest of the year she can just keep rising

Noctis
Jan 10th, 2012, 07:32 AM
She could get couple of wins if good draw is provided at oz

Fantasy Hero
Jan 10th, 2012, 07:33 AM
mark my words: she's causing an upset in the AO :drool:
but please stay away from Caro and Flavia :(

Wert.
Jan 10th, 2012, 07:38 AM
Completely amazing! :inlove:

Impressive scoreline :woohoo: :hearts: :kiss:


Since she already earned 70 points this week that would be enough for #191 ranking,no?
Plus I dont get why the players arent more kind during handshake :o
Looking at Niculescu and Pironkova, it was very cold handshake, she has just came back after tough times :shrug: :o

smokovec
Jan 10th, 2012, 10:55 AM
Another nice and convincing win, brava Anna!!

Noctis
Jan 10th, 2012, 11:05 AM
mark my words: she's causing an upset in the AO :drool:
but please stay away from Caro and Flavia :(

She can beat Karolina if healthy

Rafa_thebest
Jan 10th, 2012, 11:50 AM
YES!!!! Anna won again!! GO ANNA! Keep the nice play.

_inocencia_
Jan 10th, 2012, 12:00 PM
she could cause the upset at AO, playing like this
i watched the whole match and i'm very heppy to see her play on that level.
at the end she seemed to me like sth bothering her, duh, it's probably nth:)
at least i hope!

Celestial
Jan 10th, 2012, 02:35 PM
It's great to see her playing well again. I hope she gets an easy draw at the Australian Open, she needs to build up some points.

Pink Princess
Jan 10th, 2012, 03:04 PM
3 wins more, come on important princess!!!http://img38.picoodle.com/i518/1nd0_cf3_u0.gif

Pink Princess
Jan 10th, 2012, 03:04 PM
Good luck in the quarters!!!

lang26
Jan 10th, 2012, 05:03 PM
Kerber,Gajdošová, & Wickmayer the only seeds players I worried about her running into other than that she playing Great. Hope she get a Nice draw at the AO

sammy01
Jan 11th, 2012, 12:29 AM
looks like anna may have got lucky, weather looks crap today in hobart. peer and jones have played 2 games thus far and play should have started 1.30 hours ago.

jones leads 2-0, 0-15 serving

peer and jones were about to go back on but it rained again, then they got back on for 2 more games with jones leading 3-1, 0-30 serving and it rained again.

could be a very long day for them, sure anna doesn't mind

lang26
Jan 11th, 2012, 02:09 AM
Go Jones

sammy01
Jan 11th, 2012, 02:11 AM
they were supposed to start again 2pm local time, but another shower has stopped that. jones has a good forehand from the looks of it

5-4* to jones with peer serving at 15-0 up and rain delay #80710846026, it has taken them 4.30 hours to play those 9 games.

sammy01
Jan 11th, 2012, 06:48 AM
7.30 hours after it 1st started peer beats jones 7-6, 6-4. watched bits of it and it was franly horrible. the on court time was 2hours 14mins. peer is such a grinder, but her forehand is a mess.

for me chak needs the exact same game plan as against pironkova, hit her backhand DTL when she can and forehand crosscourt to peer's forehand. just using controlled aggression and expecting peer to get lots of balls back.

smokovec
Jan 11th, 2012, 09:44 AM
NOT BEFORE 7:00 PM

A CHAKVETADZE (RUS) V [6] S PEER (ISR)


Finally I can sleep and watch Anna in european morning! Goooo Annaaaa

sammy01
Jan 11th, 2012, 09:57 AM
think they have done that to be fair to peer, who spent all day on off court with the rain.

still this is surely what chak came back to tennis for, the thrill of a night match against a good player in a qtr final.

good luck anna

rucolo
Jan 11th, 2012, 08:22 PM
Well done for reaching Hobart QF, Anna! :bounce:

I won't lie... I've been absolutely blown away by the quality of Anna's play during these first two matches. :eek: I'm so used to her coming back and still having layers of rust to knock off before she's capable of playing her best tennis, but that certainly isn't the case this time around. She does not look like someone who has been away from the Tour for six months. All of last year's troubles now seem like a distant memory, and she's just firing on all cylinders. :devil: Yes, she had a little wobble in both matches, but she also recovered quite nicely each time. I know that the odds are against her being able to win her 1st tournament back, but if she can maintain this level of play, she can definitely pull it off.

Agree, Anna has also blown me away with her quality :hearts:

Now she's playing a steadier opponent. This match will tell a lot.
But so far, so good.

yeah, the match against Peer will tell us a lot. Let`s see ;)

Wert.
Jan 12th, 2012, 07:24 AM
http://www.ilive.to/view/22283/


Best ( biggest) stream :lol:

Wintermute
Jan 12th, 2012, 08:52 AM
Was just following the live scoreboard at work and then I saw she retired. What happened?

Wert.
Jan 12th, 2012, 09:01 AM
i saw that coming during second set already :sobbing:


she seemed somehow weak and tired,unable to move well :tears:

Rafa_thebest
Jan 12th, 2012, 12:20 PM
Too bad and sad the injury thing! i hope she's OK! The good news is that everybody is saying she played great tennis and totally outplayed Peer! GO ANNA! Good luck in Melbourne!

backhandsmash
Jan 12th, 2012, 12:27 PM
When I saw someone mention "retirement", I feared the worst. Thank god it's "only" a normal injury/tiredness/not quite there yet physically-thing. Get well soon/rest up, Anna!

Jane Lane
Jan 12th, 2012, 05:23 PM
WTA says it was just cramping.

Phew. :)

Wintermute
Jan 12th, 2012, 07:20 PM
I set my alarm to wake up early today to hopefully catch some of the match before I went to work. I guess they were late starting though so I didn't get to see any. I was following the livescores on my phone so I wasn't too happy to see Anna retired.

Thank goodness it's only cramp. I couldn't bear the thought of her getting another bad injury right now.

I guess this is only to be expected. She's not played competitively for so long and perhaps she didn't expect to win two matches and get very close in a third in only her first week back.

Jane Lane
Jan 12th, 2012, 10:14 PM
Anna drew Dokic in R1 of the AO.

Setsuna.
Jan 12th, 2012, 10:20 PM
Does that mean we are gonna see her playing on Rod Laver Arena? :hearts:

Setsuna.
Jan 12th, 2012, 10:42 PM
Very tough draw to be honest. Bartoli will be waiting in R2 if she wins her 1st match.

Rafa_thebest
Jan 12th, 2012, 11:01 PM
This draw is HARD! I hope Anna can beat jelena and defend her 2nd round of last year!

Daszmarelli
Jan 12th, 2012, 11:12 PM
Anna is better now than 09 and Dokic 2012 is much worse than THAT Dokic. I'm confident.

Wintermute
Jan 12th, 2012, 11:17 PM
Are we not having a separate Aussie Open thread?

Jane Lane
Jan 12th, 2012, 11:24 PM
I figured this was like the tourneys of the year thread. :lol:

Wert.
Jan 12th, 2012, 11:24 PM
I will make a ao cheering thread tomorrow ;)

Wert.
Jan 12th, 2012, 11:25 PM
Not that great draw,but I believe she can beat Jelena!

sammy01
Jan 13th, 2012, 03:03 AM
i assumed we would make a new thread for each tournament, then others can have a chance to make a thread and make up a fun title. so oz open one is upto one of you to make.

as for the cramps, her body just needs to harden up to tournament play again. it is not an injury just something that happens (kim and serena both got injuries after being for ages the start of this year, so i will count chak fortunate) when you have't played matches.

will discuss the oz open draw ect, when someone makes the thread :)

peanuts
Jan 14th, 2012, 02:30 AM
It's so great to see Anna playing again. :yeah: Her matches here shows how good of a tactician she is on court. :hearts: