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Joe.
Dec 31st, 2011, 11:39 AM
Started 2012 with a win against Emily Fanning in qualifying for Auckland.

She plays Lepchenko next...here's to a win and a great 2012!

andrew_uk
Dec 31st, 2011, 01:59 PM
I second that :) It will be good to get through the qualifying but whoever she gets in the first round will be tough but all these matches will be great for her :) :wavey:

Joe.
Jan 1st, 2012, 12:20 PM
Beats Lepchenko pretty easily...6-3 6-3

Plays either Hampton or Falconi in the final round. Good Luck Anne

Joe.
Jan 2nd, 2012, 11:11 AM
Loses 6-1 6-4 to Hampton :o

Not been an awful week but a disappointing loss nonetheless.
Hopefully a better result in Hobart :)

leebeasy
Jan 4th, 2012, 01:50 PM
Is she in the MD or Q for Hobart?

Mforensic
Jan 4th, 2012, 02:55 PM
Not sure yet. Quali draw out on Thursday.

Joe.
Jan 5th, 2012, 08:14 PM
In Qualifying for Sydney and IMO has the hardest section of the draw. :rolleyes:

Plays Krajicek first but her section includes Paszek, Jovanovski, Razzano, Tanasugarn, Parra Santonja and Voegele (whose in good form).

Evans.
Jan 5th, 2012, 11:52 PM
Very tough qualifying draw. It's as good as some tournaments main draws!

pesto
Jan 12th, 2012, 11:37 PM
AO first round against Mona Barthel. Could have been a lot worse.

Joe.
Jan 15th, 2012, 08:48 PM
Hmmm. Does win the h2h 2-1 but Barthel won Hobart a few days ago and is playing really well.

Good Luck Anne- I feel you need it :unsure:

Wert.
Jan 16th, 2012, 10:55 AM
She retired after getting bageled in first set :tears: :hug:

Wert.
Jan 16th, 2012, 10:57 AM
:tears:

KeysisGOAT
Jan 16th, 2012, 04:37 PM
Can't be easy to play with food poisoning :(. I hope she feels better soon.

Evans.
Jan 17th, 2012, 02:07 AM
Can't be too down about it. Was gonnabe a tough ask, healthy or not.
Stays top 100 too so we will just look forard to fed cup now :)

Evans.
Feb 7th, 2012, 01:18 PM
Very good win for Anne today over Cibulkova!

Joe.
Feb 11th, 2012, 09:38 AM
Anne really doesn't need her own player forum- it makes it so much more effort to post in this thread. :o

Lost to Mirza in R2 of Pattaya after her win over Domi which was disappointing. :(

Plays Laura today in R1 of Qatar Qualifying.

Evans.
Feb 11th, 2012, 03:40 PM
She trashed Laura 61 61 :)

Evans.
Feb 13th, 2012, 02:00 AM
And then beat Heather too.

Paszek in first round of Doha.
And yeah this thread should be moved, noone sees it here :(

pesto
Feb 13th, 2012, 08:47 PM
+1. I was already thinking that last year.

Nice win against Paszek. Aga up next.

JeLeNaJfAn
Feb 17th, 2012, 08:10 PM
Good Luck Anne. I like you so much. Had seen you in Luxembourg last year against Monica. Great match

Joe.
Feb 17th, 2012, 10:24 PM
Drawn Barthel in Dubai Q1. :o

vaslav37
Feb 21st, 2012, 11:09 PM
can AK topple Elena Baltacha from her British Number One ranking anytime soon?

Joe.
Feb 22nd, 2012, 06:24 PM
I can't see it happening anytime soon because neither player has THAT many points to defend...

vaslav37
Feb 27th, 2012, 02:29 PM
AK not in the main draw for Miami so she will need to win three matches in the qualifying, she is in the main draw however for Indian Wells.

she could pick up some ranking points this week in Kuala Lumpur.

Joe.
Feb 27th, 2012, 03:37 PM
Plays Hsieh in KL R1. Hsieh is playing well so it's actually a very tough match

vaslav37
Mar 8th, 2012, 11:11 AM
Unlucky in IW played a great match...

vaslav37
Mar 16th, 2012, 03:06 PM
Anne could be back in the Top 70 on Monday after gaining 5 points at Indian Wells and picking up a further 80 points at Nassau by reaching the SF today.

Evans.
Mar 23rd, 2012, 02:36 AM
Not a great Miami :(

pesto
Apr 10th, 2012, 08:11 PM
I see Anne won her first round in Copenhagen, and will play Kerber next.

pesto
May 22nd, 2012, 02:03 PM
Oh dear.

From 6-2, 4-1, then 5-3 and serving for the match, to 5-6 and having to break to stay in the set.

Anne's uncanny ability to lose from a winning position seems to be coming to the fore again.

vaslav37
May 22nd, 2012, 02:16 PM
not good enough, Anne will lose this match now...

what a waste of time, does she have a coach at the moment?

Joe.
May 22nd, 2012, 03:58 PM
Oh my god.

As far as the Olympic Wildcard goes...if anyone other than Heather gets it, it really will be ridiculous :o

vaslav37
May 22nd, 2012, 04:16 PM
Heather deserves it more than Bally/Anne...

pesto
May 22nd, 2012, 04:45 PM
Are we even assured of getting a wildcard? If so, do we get to choose who gets it?

vaslav37
May 22nd, 2012, 06:22 PM
I am actually very angry with Anne today, how on earth can she keep doing this to herself time and time again. a lead of 6-2 4-1 should be turned into a simple win but Anne constantly turns matches that she should win into defeats. Lucic served 14 double faults and still won the match- Anne needs to address her failure to win matches that she ends up losing, its embarassing...

Joe.
May 29th, 2012, 02:05 PM
Just lost 6-1 6-2 in 1st round of RG to Czink :o

vaslav37
May 29th, 2012, 02:14 PM
Olympics- I dont think so, another horrible defeat for Miss Keothavong.

Joe.
Jun 26th, 2012, 06:03 PM
Wimbledon Round 1: vs Pous Tio

Currently on court 3

Mforensic
Jun 26th, 2012, 07:13 PM
Anne won 6-3 6-3. From what i saw of the match, it was a little messy. Anne needs to tighten up on her serve.

Joe.
Jun 26th, 2012, 07:28 PM
Anne really needs to push up the court more often, she tried to out-hit Laura from the back of the court- which worked, but when she attacked the net it made things so much easier!

Wert.
Jun 27th, 2012, 04:24 PM
Congrats Anne and GL for tomorrow! :inlove:

Wert.
Jun 29th, 2012, 02:23 PM
Anne receives Olympic Wild Card. :hearts:

Wert.
Jun 29th, 2012, 02:23 PM
Lost 16 16 to Errani in R2 :o


Errani was very solid, and Anne's performance was pretty poor. :hug:


Still, R2 is something :hug:

Wert.
Jul 9th, 2012, 04:50 AM
GL for olympic :hearts:

Wert.
Jul 9th, 2012, 04:51 AM
Anne is playing Stanford this week.
Random usa wc in r1, then bartoli.
Gl :yeah:

vaslav37
Jul 11th, 2012, 10:17 AM
disappointing defeat in Stanford.

Wert.
Jul 11th, 2012, 11:34 AM
Indeed :o


There is no excuse for such a loss, although those who watched the match said that Newbie was doing really well...

vaslav37
Jul 11th, 2012, 11:38 AM
this is a typical Keothavong match- good start, weak finish.

she just does not have the mental toughness than Watson has.

Wert.
Jul 11th, 2012, 11:40 AM
yeah


dont get how she can win first set so easily and then everything turns into disaster :o

Joe.
Jul 13th, 2012, 10:23 PM
I can't believe she lost to Burdette- the girl lost to Embree in NCAA last year :o

Wert.
Jul 15th, 2012, 09:52 PM
Carlsbad R1 against Erakovic :unsure:

Wert.
Jul 15th, 2012, 09:54 PM
GL Anne.
Judging by her last-week form I dont really expect much, but we will see.

Wert.
Jul 17th, 2012, 07:34 PM
Carlsbad R1 : Erakovic def. Anne 64 60 :awww:


This was NID. Hoping for a kinder draw next time. :hug:

Wert.
Jul 26th, 2012, 07:57 PM
Olympics R1 against Caroline Wozniacki :o

Wert.
Jul 26th, 2012, 07:58 PM
Its kinda depressing beacuse all the other Brits got pretty good draw and Anne is facing top 8 seed :awww: :sad:

Wert.
Jul 26th, 2012, 07:58 PM
SCHEDULE OUT:



LAST MATCH ON CENTRE COURT ON SATURDAY:



Keothavong v Wozniacki.


GL Anne :shrug: :cheer:

Wert.
Jul 28th, 2012, 04:37 PM
Anne is on court now against Woz.


leading 21 :cheer:

Come on , I want an upset here :rocker2:

Wert.
Jul 28th, 2012, 04:37 PM
Anne leads 31 :rocker2:

Joe.
Jul 28th, 2012, 05:01 PM
Serving for the 1st set :unsure:

Wert.
Jul 28th, 2012, 07:36 PM
She lost 64 36 26 :crying2:


She played really well in 1st set :awww:

Embittered
Jul 31st, 2012, 07:25 AM
A valedictory tweet (https://twitter.com/annekeothavong/status/230066879509708800) from Anne?
Got a little emotional at the end there with @ElenaBaltacha. It's been a long and educational journey. Who knows what the future holds.

Wert.
Jul 31st, 2012, 05:47 PM
Lost in doubles too :awww:


Not successful olympics at all :hug: :smooch:


GL In US :yeah:

Wert.
Aug 11th, 2012, 09:10 AM
Cincy Q

(1)Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) v (wc)Lauren Davis (USA)
(wc)Nicole Gibbs (USA) v (14)Anna Tatishvili (GEO)

(2)Urszula Radwanska (POL) v Mirjana Lucic (CRO)
Vera Dushevina (RUS) v (19)Laura Robson (GBR)

(3)Vania King (USA) v Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
Julia Cohen (USA) v (17)Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)

(4)Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) v Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) v (21)Pauline Parmentier (FRA)

(5)Iveta Benesova (CZE) v Alexa Glatch (USA)
(wc)Komal Safdar (USA) v (22)Johanna Larsson (SWE)

(6)Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) v Yulia Putintseva (KAZ)
Aravane Rezai (FRA) v (15)Kiki Bertens (NED)

(7)Arantxa Rus (NED) v Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ)
(wc)Jill Craybas (USA) v (16)Olga Govortsova (BLR)

(8)Timea Babos (HUN) v Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
(wc)Madison Keys (USA) v (24)Garbine Muguruza (ESP)

(9)Lucie Hradecka (CZE) v Casey Dellacqua (AUS)
Melanie Oudin (USA) v (18)Melinda Czink (HUN)

(10)Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) v Olivia Rogowska (AUS)
Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) v (20)Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)

(11)Coco Vandeweghe (USA) v Eleni Daniilidou (GRE)
Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) v (23)Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)

(12)Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) v (wc)Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)
Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) v (13)Anne Keothavong (GBR)

:unsure: I hope she wins 2 matches here.

Wert.
Aug 12th, 2012, 07:41 AM
She lost R1 to Chan 36 64 06 :o :hug: :awww: :o

Joe.
Aug 12th, 2012, 11:09 AM
Expected loss really :shrug:

Evans.
Aug 12th, 2012, 06:26 PM
Yeah, Chan has been in much better form than Anne of late.

I'm not expecting much tbh until the indoor ITF's later in the year.

Wert.
Aug 14th, 2012, 10:41 AM
Anne is ranked #79 this week.

Still surviving in top 80 :lol: :)

Wert.
Aug 21st, 2012, 08:19 AM
She lost to Erakovic 16 75 67 :bigcry:


But however Im glad to see she played much better this time and didnt give up when Erakovic was 61 43 up and serving.

But it kinda sucks losing in TB but it looks promissing for USO ( If she gets a kind draw of course)

Wert.
Aug 23rd, 2012, 09:03 PM
USO R1 against Kerber :sobbing: :tears: :awww:

Evans.
Aug 23rd, 2012, 11:31 PM
Awful draw! :o

Wert.
Aug 24th, 2012, 08:07 AM
Such a bad luck this time :o

Wert.
Aug 27th, 2012, 12:31 PM
Anne entered International Tournament in Guangzhou, China later in September.

Wert.
Aug 28th, 2012, 09:54 AM
Second match on Court 17 today.


Anne vs Kerber.



Lets go Anne :awww: :cheer:

Wert.
Aug 28th, 2012, 07:20 PM
Here is the link for Anne's match:


http://www.hahasport.com/v-4/4/26/v-442661.html

Evans.
Aug 28th, 2012, 07:24 PM
As expected so far.

Don't let Kerber run away with the second set Anne.


Sent from my iPhone using VS Free

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2012, 08:24 AM
She lost 26 06 to Kerber :bigcry: GL next time Anne! :hug:

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2012, 08:24 AM
She entered 100k Challenger in Ningbo,China.

http://beta.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/women's-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100027288

vaslav37
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:13 PM
I am starting to think Anne should call it quits...

Joe.
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:12 PM
You wait. She'll win that $100k! :lol:

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:15 PM
^ Noooo please :bigcry:

If every player retires after few slumping tournaments WTA wouldnt have enough players to fill draws :lol:

Be patient ;)

Evans.
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:36 PM
No doubt she'll go an ITF run again :lol:

Wert.
Sep 13th, 2012, 06:18 PM
She lost R1 in Ningbo 100k to Pavlovic :sobbing:

Wert.
Sep 13th, 2012, 06:18 PM
Next tournament is Guangzhou.

Joe.
Sep 15th, 2012, 10:40 AM
8 match losing streak :o

Embittered
Sep 15th, 2012, 12:02 PM
injured, too: https://twitter.com/annekeothavong/status/246535136588468224

Wert.
Sep 15th, 2012, 01:16 PM
Oh Anne :sobbing:

At least that explains her bad result in Ningbo. :o


Waiting for more information... :tears:

flareon
Sep 16th, 2012, 09:02 AM
Foot injury :sad:

Wert.
Sep 16th, 2012, 10:23 AM
So, out of Guangzhou :tears:

Wert.
Oct 4th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Anne will play qualies in Linz. ;)

Wert.
Oct 5th, 2012, 06:03 PM
(1)Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) v Aravane Rezai (FRA)
Tatjana Malek (GER) v Stefanie Voegele (SUI)
Valeria Savinykh (RUS) v Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER)
Mallory Burdette (USA) v (8)Kristyna Pliskova (CZE)

(2)Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) v Karin Knapp (ITA)
Vera Dushevina (RUS) v Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)
Annika Beck (GER) v (wc)Janina Toljan (AUT)
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) v (7)Jana Cepelova (SVK)

(3)Anne Keothavong (GBR) v Maria Elena Camerin (ITA)
Catalina Castano (COL) v (wc)Barbara Haas (AUT)
(wc)Pia Konig (AUT) v (wc)Yvonne Neuwirth (AUT)
Nastassja Burnett (ITA) v (6)Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)

(4)Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) v Paula Ormaechea (ARG)
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) v Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)
Mervana Jugic-Salkic (BIH) v Jill Craybas (USA)
Eva Birnerova (CZE) v (5)Ksenia Pervak (KAZ)

fast lefty
Oct 5th, 2012, 07:20 PM
Good luck in Qualies.I reckon if you're still keen there's another 2 years for you.WhateverI've enjoyed watching you and think without that knee job top35 would have bee realistic. All the best.

Wert.
Oct 6th, 2012, 11:45 AM
I hope she has recovered well.

Draw is not bad, she can qualify if she is 100% ready.

Evans.
Oct 6th, 2012, 12:55 PM
And she lost in three, 64 06 26.

Seemed to crumble after winning first set :o

Wert.
Oct 7th, 2012, 12:53 PM
Anne :tears:

Luxembourg next week, and I guess thats it for This year. :hug:

fast lefty
Oct 9th, 2012, 12:33 PM
Barnstable?

Wert.
Oct 12th, 2012, 08:56 PM
Hopefully...

Wert.
Oct 12th, 2012, 08:56 PM
Lux q draw


(1)Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) v BYE
Irina Khromacheva (RUS) v Bibiane Schoofs (NED)
Petra Rampre (SLO) v Johanna Konta (GBR)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) v (5)Garbine Muguruza (ESP)

(2)Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) v BYE
Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) v Jennifer Elie (USA)
Andreja Klepac (SLO) v Eva Birnerova (CZE)
Mervana Jugic-Salkic (BIH) v (7)Annika Beck (GER)

(3)Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP) v Madison Brengle (USA)
Aravane Rezai (FRA) v Marina Melnikova (RUS)
Mallory Burdette (USA) v Tereza Smitkova (CZE)
(wc)Tori Kinard (USA) v (6)Tatjana Malek (GER)

(4)Anne Keothavong (GBR) v Sandra Zahlavova (CZE)
(wc)Laura Correia (LUX) v Jasmina Tinjic (BIH)
(wc)Claudine Schaul (LUX) v Kim Grajdek (GER)
Catalina Castano (COL) v (8)Vera Dushevina (RUS)

Joe.
Oct 13th, 2012, 09:58 AM
If she doesn't have a decent week she'll drop out the top 100 :unsure:

Wert.
Oct 13th, 2012, 07:03 PM
YAY Finally a win :bounce: :hearts:


def. Zahlavova 75 16 62 :)


Against Tinjic tomorrow. Should be easier.

Evans.
Oct 13th, 2012, 10:33 PM
Finally a win! Hurrah.

Wert.
Oct 14th, 2012, 02:13 PM
And another win. :bounce:


def. Tinjic 62 75 :yeah:

BP 6/6. :)


Against Dushevina tomorrow. I dont know what to except from Dushevina, she is having horrible season but she won today easily. But winnable match for sure. :D

Evans.
Oct 14th, 2012, 05:04 PM
Come on Anne!

Wert.
Oct 14th, 2012, 05:08 PM
First match on CC tomorrow. :cheer:

vaslav37
Oct 15th, 2012, 11:22 AM
Out of the Top 100 for the first time this year after her defeat today.

she should be around 105 next week but may need to qualify for the Australian Open if she fails to defend her titles in Barnstaple and Munich.

Anne has had a poor year this year.

Evans.
Oct 16th, 2012, 12:40 AM
Got in as a LL.

Faces Bertens in round one.

Wert.
Oct 16th, 2012, 06:11 AM
:tears: Thank God she got in. Please beat Bertens to make your fall be less painful. :awww:



She is also playing doubles with Klepac here.

Evans.
Oct 17th, 2012, 02:53 PM
She beat Bertens! :woohoo:

Wert.
Oct 17th, 2012, 05:30 PM
:hearts: :woohoo:


Situation looks better now. :)

alexjones
Oct 18th, 2012, 11:06 PM
she's out now, of all the people she could have been up against it had to be the top seed.

vaslav37
Oct 19th, 2012, 03:04 PM
Tennis seems like a joy to Heather and Laura but a chore to Anne...

is Heather and Laura's success having a negative effect on Anne? it cant be easy for her.

pesto
Oct 19th, 2012, 05:10 PM
I don't think Anne's loss of form has anything to do with Laura and Heather.

Wert.
Oct 22nd, 2012, 08:33 PM
ISMANING 75K MD


(1)Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) v Eva
Birnerova (CZE)
Alison Riske (USA) v Elina Svitolina
(UKR)
Dinah Pfizenmaier (GER) v (Q)Lyudmyla
Kichenok (UKR)
(7)Jana Cepelova (SVK) v Yvonne
Meusburger (AUT)
(3)Mandy Minella (LUX) v Karolina
Pliskova (CZE)
(Q)Amra Sadikovic (SUI) v (Q)Nadiya
Kichenok (UKR)
Jill Craybas (USA) v Karin Knapp (ITA)
(6)Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) v Yuliya
Beygelzimer (UKR)
(5)Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) v
(JE)Irina Khromacheva (RUS)
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) v
(wc)Carina Witthoeft (GER)
(Q)Sandra Zahlavova (CZE) v (wc)Anna
Zaja (GER)
(4)Anne Keothavong (GBR) v Anastasia
Rodionova (AUS)
(8)Ksenia Pervak (KAZ) v Annika Beck
(GER)
(wc)Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) v
Kristyna Pliskova (CZE)
Maria-Elena Camerin (ITA) v (wc)Antonia
Lottner (GER)
(2)Romina Oprandi (SUI) v Eleni
Daniilidou (GRE)



GL ANNE :scared:

vaslav37
Oct 23rd, 2012, 11:45 PM
Anne lost today in Munich so this means now she will end the year around 140 in the world if she fails to win her final event of the year next week in Barnstaple.

Its been a very poor year from Anne Keothavong and I wonder if 2013 will be her swansong?

she is a much better player than her ranking suggests but she has failed to be inspired by Heather Watson and Laura Robson.

She will go to Australia likely unseeded in the qualifying for the Australian Open and I am not confident she will even qualify for the event the way she is playing right now.

Joe.
Oct 24th, 2012, 04:18 PM
I feel like retirement will be very soon :sad:

vaslav37
Oct 25th, 2012, 01:21 AM
I think next year could be her last year but I don't think she is quite done yet.

She will not want to play if she is can't get into the slams on merit, she will have to play qualifying for Australia but after that she can start picking up points again.

Her website seems to have gone too.

Wert.
Oct 25th, 2012, 06:10 AM
:tears: Anne :hug:

also lost in doubles yesterday. :sad:

Wert.
Nov 11th, 2012, 09:00 PM
She finished year with ranking of 143 :tears: Really felt badly these last couple of weeks especially, but whole year has been terrible generally.

Come back stronger for 2013 please Anne :)

vaslav37
Nov 15th, 2012, 09:11 AM
almost certainly looking at been unseeded for the Australian Open qualifying, will she make it through?

Evans.
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:43 PM
Are we starting a new thread for 2013? Seems a little pointless, lol.

But on positive news, Anne won the first set of her qualifying match 63. To be completed today!
Come on Anne, start the year positively :)

Evans.
Dec 30th, 2012, 03:25 AM
And she wins, 63 46 60.

Tougher than it should have been, but a win is a win.

Embittered
Dec 30th, 2012, 09:19 AM
Are we starting a new thread for 2013? Seems a little pointless, lol.

<snip>

Why, are you expecting the subforum to be closed or something?

For me, it's anathema to put 2013 stuff in the 2012 thread. You should get Joe. to rename it, or start a new one. That's my vote, at any rate.

vaslav37
Dec 31st, 2012, 08:46 AM
Lost to Peng in China but should pick up some ranking points. Now travelling to Melbourne to prepare for Australian Open Qualifying...

Mforensic
Dec 31st, 2012, 11:38 AM
At least she qualified......thats not a bad start. If she can qualify for Melbourne then this could be a better year yet.

Evans.
Dec 31st, 2012, 02:29 PM
She did well to qualify, Peng was not a good draw for her.

On to the Australian Open we go.

vaslav37
Jan 7th, 2013, 09:34 AM
Do you think she will qualify for Melbourne? its likely she will be unseeded in the Qualifying...

vaslav37
Jan 10th, 2013, 07:19 AM
Sadly Anne lost her 1R Qualifying match to Grace Min 7-5 7-5, I starting to think this is it for Keothavong now...

David Barker
Jan 10th, 2013, 08:00 AM
Anne led 52 and serving in the second set......

Very disappointing.

Evans.
Jan 10th, 2013, 08:01 AM
Kinda expected, but still...

Just not sure how motivated she'll continue to be with losses like this.

vaslav37
Jan 10th, 2013, 08:44 AM
Anne did say a few years back she was not content to play the tour being ranked down in the hundreds.

Does anybody think the success of Robson and Watson has affected Anne in a negative way?

vaslav37
Jan 10th, 2013, 11:38 AM
If Johanna Konta qualifies then she no doubt leapfrog Keothavong in the rankings...

Evans.
Jan 10th, 2013, 02:55 PM
I personally don't think it has much, if anything, to do with Laura and Heather.

The bad form has pretty much been there since the beginning of 2011. Only a brief run of form at the end of 2011 kept her in top 100 for 2012, and once those points were off, she plummeted. So it doesn't really seem that it can be because of the youngsters. I think she is just coming to the end of her career, and lacks real fight.

She served for both sets today, and in fact was up 52 with a DOUBLE break in the second set.

vaslav37
Jan 10th, 2013, 03:36 PM
She has never had the mental toughness of a Baltacha or the natural talent of a Watson or Robson..its a real shame but maybe this is the end for Anne...

vaslav37
Jan 10th, 2013, 03:37 PM
She has never had the mental toughness of a Baltacha or the natural talent of a Watson or Robson..its a real shame but maybe this is the end for Anne...

Evans.
Jan 10th, 2013, 05:19 PM
I actually think she is quite talented, her groundstrokes are easily top 50 material when she is 'on'

But she has horrendous shot selection, and mentally she is incredibly weak. Shame.

Joe.
Jan 10th, 2013, 06:02 PM
It's a shame because throughout the 'noughties' she was, without a doubt, the most successful Women's British tennis player.

5 WTA Semi Finals including one in a Premier tournament.
3rd round of the US Open in '08.
19 ITF Titles (1 $100k, 1 $75k, 4 $50k, 7 $25k, 7 $10ks)
Career High of #48.
Over $1,200,000 in prize money.

It's such a shame she's lost total form :sad:

vaslav37
Jan 11th, 2013, 08:40 AM
Evans, I agree with you I think we have to remember Anne's achievements and the fact is she has been successful in terms of ranking, playing regularly in Grand Slams and reaching a SF every year from 2008-11. I can see Anne going into TV commentary and I think she will do well, if the likes of Paul Hand and Lucie Ahl can do that and they achieved nothing then Anne can and I would not begrudge her.

However she has virtually no ranking points to defend this year except Wimbledon so we may see some wins yet but the most alarming part of Anne's game is her mental fragility and Tennis is all about the mind...

vaslav37
Jan 18th, 2013, 11:25 PM
I agree I think we have to recognise Anne's talents, I wonder if the Injury she substained in Stanford in 2009 curtailed her? she had those three SF's in 2009.

Last year was a dreadful year for Anne but I cant help thinking that Watson and Robson's success has has an affect, it must be hard to see these two young girls come up and just by pass her and Baltacha.

Anne's major problem is her mental strength, in contrast to Watson and Robson Anne is a good starter and then loses her way.

She has few points to defend so maybe she will play the ITF circuit for a bit.

I can see Anne going into Commentary, if the likes of Barry Cowan, Lucie Ahl and Paul Hand can do that then Anne can, Anne's achievements should be recognised but ultimately the younger two girls are mentally stronger and ultimately better tennis players.

vaslav37
Jan 21st, 2013, 02:21 AM
What has happened to Anne Keothavong's website, has it closed down?

Wert.
Jan 22nd, 2013, 10:13 PM
Good start of the season qualifying for Shenzhen, then a really bad loss at AO. :o

However, I dont think she is done, wont be surprised if she finds her form soon all of a sudden. Its not like she is completely hopeless. :shrug:


Lets see what happens. Meanwhile, Im opening 2013 cheering thread. :D