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Nov 4th, 2013 05:31 PM
Re: Anna articles and interviews

Originally Posted by cosmoose View Post
How Anna Chakvetadze, Rising Star at 20, Became a Retiree at 26

“If I could turn back the clock, I would try to listen to my body more,” she said. “I would not push myself so hard. When I was out for seven months in 2011, I wanted to practice more and become a better player. But when you have a break, you have to take it easy and start slow again. I was maybe rushing too much, and I wasn’t ready for all the training I was putting myself through.”

“Sometimes, when I watch tennis, I want to be at the tournaments to chat with the girls,” she said. “And I miss playing matches. I miss that feeling when you’re playing well, you’re in good shape and you feel there’s so much you can achieve. But unfortunately, I had to quit. I thought I would quit a lot later than 26, but it wasn’t to be.”

Nov 4th, 2013 04:53 PM
Jason A.
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Great article! Thanks for posting it, Cosmoose.
Nov 4th, 2013 04:30 PM
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How Anna Chakvetadze, Rising Star at 20, Became a Retiree at 26

“If I could turn back the clock, I would try to listen to my body more,” she said. “I would not push myself so hard. When I was out for seven months in 2011, I wanted to practice more and become a better player. But when you have a break, you have to take it easy and start slow again. I was maybe rushing too much, and I wasn’t ready for all the training I was putting myself through.”

“Sometimes, when I watch tennis, I want to be at the tournaments to chat with the girls,” she said. “And I miss playing matches. I miss that feeling when you’re playing well, you’re in good shape and you feel there’s so much you can achieve. But unfortunately, I had to quit. I thought I would quit a lot later than 26, but it wasn’t to be.”

Feb 8th, 2013 08:03 PM
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New article
Jan 31st, 2013 07:07 AM
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Jan 31st, 2013 02:18 AM
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-The main question which all care about: how you feel and do you plan to return to the Court?
-Of course, I plan to, but I have long been bothered by the injury of the back, with
the beginning of last year. At the end of the year, spin again fell ill. In general I
long was treated, but not yet passed, requires a long time,
long pause. About the return of his so far can not say anything.
It is clear that for any athlete to rate
tournaments – it's the way he is in training. And in training so far
more than an hour a day I can't play. So naturally, I
It will be performing at competitions is properly
You can't prepare for.
– Of course we wish you health, and welcome to the position of Politika. How do you like the new role?
– I am very interested to comment – a very different game review, and
the first time I'm on the other side of the screen. I miss this
The Australian Open, but I am very pleased that I was invited
pokommentirovat′. Watch matches, very interesting, such a sensation as if
you are out there you are.
– What a match remembered most during the first game week?
- Certainly the most striking so far is the opposition between Djokovic and Vavrinki.
– In your view, how could impose Nowak Stanislasu your game?
Is a feeling that the Swiss just all turned out, and, of course,
very upset that he lost. Very worthy was a match. But Novak,
turn very carefully played. Well done, not lowered hands,
still, there's some pressure on Novak's world,
need to confirm the title. And here goes the opponent, the player rankings, and
This game impose sharp. Novak – well done, fought to the end,
broke the back and, of course, luck played a role. Vavrinke almost
lucky, but he is very worthy of fighting.
– At this tournament you will schedule more drops out comments?
the men's matches. What are the differences between a male and female tennis?
– I must point out that not many looked to the men's tennis (laughs). Now I'm already starting to gradually understand tennis, who as
plays. This is of course all very visible on TV. Here's what to
the TV doesn't show, so is the speed of ball flight. When you watch live
tennis, little other sensations. About the differences between women's and
men's tennis-Oh well, it's clear that men and stronger and faster,
Yes. But women's tennis is interesting in its own way. Women, first, not
perekručivaût ball, play flat strokes, its nuances is, prolonged
drawings also present. But I guess you can't select what tennis –
male or female is brighter. There are colorful players and tennis in General
interesting how women's and men 's.

But Azarenka has yet to play with Svetlana Kuznetsova. For her actions was able to take good?
– I have not seen, unfortunately, its matches but Svetlana – well done. She had health problems, she did not play and has now returned to the tour, and with NET, it is, of course, luck. Nice to have in the first quarters Kuznetsova has not got on a seeded tennis players – it helped gain confidence. Today, she defeated Caroline Wozniacki , 7-5 in the third set. Well Done, Svetlana! Already a very good result and a good comeback. Victories in matches at the tournament in Sydney, gave her a confidence. With Azarenka, of course, will now be a difficult match.
– What expect from the second week of the tournament?
- I'm waiting for the exciting matches and they will be. The second week of grand slam tournaments are always interesting-very
good, striking players. Probably very interesting semi-finals, will
Let's wait

Jan 31st, 2013 02:18 AM
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"Just cause" loses eminent supporters: party left the famous tennis player Anna Chakvetadze

Moscow, 23 January. /ITAR-TASS/. Famous Russian tennis player Anna
Chakvetadze, which ranked fifth place earlier in the world ranking, withdrew from
"just cause". As the site is held by activists of the party, its withdrawal
She explained that after the failure of the elections to the State Duma and the
regional zaksobraniâ "right" fell short of its expectations.
After the scandal with the departure of Mikhail Prokhorov and his party
companions, Chakvetadze was invited to be in the top three
the electoral list, with which the party went to the Duma elections. "Unfortunately, on
following the elections to the State Duma party received and interest. Many of those
who has initiated and participated in the elections, withdrew from the other party,
a more successful political projects, "said Chakvetadze.
"I'm not one of those people who make sudden or hasty decisions. I'm up to
the latter had hoped that the party still can express ourselves and come back
the political arena of the country. However, this did not happen. Finally
disillusioned with the party, I sent a statement about its withdrawal from the
"Just cause". I realized that we no longer need each other, "
entered into it.
Soon, Chakvetadze, according to supporters of the party's site
intends to concentrate on sporting matters. Today international
sports channel Eurosport, invited Anna as an expert
comment on the broadcast of the Australian Open. In addition, tennis player
is actively engaged in projects on the development of children's sports, which in
the near future will be presented to the public.

Father: Anna Chakvetadze dejected in the "Right", but not in politics

Saint Petersburg, Jan 23-r-sports, Taras Barabash. Russian tennis player
Anna Chakvetadze pulled out of "just cause" as the banana pancakes
the party, not in politics in General, said the Agency "p-sport" father
ex-fifth World Jamal. However, in the "Right"
argue that professional tennis has never been a member of the party was not.

Chakvetadze took third place in a federal list of candidates
"Just cause" in elections to the State Duma of the VI convocation. The party did not
was able to overcome the 5% barrier and getting into Parliament.

"Anna very dejected, not so much in politics as in" Right
case ". She's not in the policy, dejected, and in particular the party
the structure, "said the father of the tennis correspondent of the" r-Sport "
the phone.

In addition, Jamal Chakvetadze stressed that Anna had the "Right
case ", even when the party was led by Mikhail Prokhorov. The businessman was removed
as President of the "right-wing" in the fall of 2011.

"It turned out that Prokhorov, and Anna in this party.
Not to spoil this picture, although it was known that nothing
will not win this party without leaders and dejected, she stayed in
"The Law" and from there came out, "explained the father of female players.

In turn, the Chairman of the "just cause" Andrei Dunaev said RIA
News that Chakvetadze never had been in the party, "was only
the list in the elections to the State Duma, but it was not a member of the party. "

Chakvetadze is narrated by Australian Open tournament matches on the channel Eurosport.
Aug 14th, 2012 06:10 PM
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No.1 Oprandi Continues Winning Ways

Although she dropped her first set of the tournament in today’s final, Romina Oprandi scored a convincing victory over unseeded Anna Chakvetadze 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 to win her 22nd ITF title at the 20th annual EmblemHealth Bronx Open.

Oprandi is in excellent form heading into the US Open which begins in two weeks. This is her second title in 2012 coming less than a month after her win at the $100,000 Biarritz ITF Tournament.

When she reached her first final of 2012, Chakvetadze was bidding to become the first repeat winner of the EmblemHealth Bronx Open.

The three-set match showcased dueling forehands and strong first serves. Oprandi frustrated Chakvetadze with her well-executed drop shots, while Chakvetadze approached the net effectively thwarting Oprandi.

Oprandi took control of the match at the end of the second set winning seven games in a row taking a 3-0 lead in the third set before Chakvetadze mounted a final challenge.

EmblemHealth Manager of Events, Denise Shearer, presented Oprandi with the winner’s check in the amount of $7,315. This is the eighth year of EmblemHealth’s sponsorship of the tournament which has been played in the Bronx for 20 years.

The match will be broadcast by Cablevision on its neighborhood journal program. Cablevision sports anchor Charlie Cornacchio and World TeamTennis Commissioner Ilana Klass provided expert commentary.
Jan 19th, 2012 12:48 PM
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UP ONE end of Margaret Court Arena stood a blonde veteran of many years and grand slams, a woman who has known heady rise and miserable fall. Who has inhabited the world's top five, battled personal and physical ills, spent time away from the game, drifted deep into triple-figure obscurity.

And up the other end stood Jelena Dokic. Calm, collected, healthy, happy Dokic, a beacon for all that Anna Chakvetadze must hold true to.

The Russian was so awful yesterday that John Fitzgerald - who in commentator guise doesn't usually tread an inflammatory path - questioned whether she was even trying. ''Should you fork out first-round prizemoney for this performance?'' Fitzy said on Channel Seven. ''I'm not sure.''

''Oh really?'' Chakvetadze responded, eyebrow cocked, after her 6-2, 6-1 capitulation in 48 minutes. ''Nice.''

She cited for her meek performance a back injury suffered in Hobart last week, which restricted her movement and made her contemplate a pre-match withdrawal. ''I could not turn, side to side.'' But she bristled at the notion she turned up to collect the $20,800 loser's cheque.

''I was trying to play with an injury … I wanted to try to play today, but unfortunately it didn't work out.'' Chakvetadze said.

Did the accusation hurt? ''No, it's very difficult to offend me.'' She has needed to develop a thick skin.

The plot details behind yesterday's combatants differ but there are thematic parallels. Dokic was a Wimbledon quarter-finalist at 16 and world No. 4 while still a teenager; Chakvetadze reached her points-driven pinnacle at 20, yet began this year aged 24 and ranked 240.

Dokic has recently reconciled with father Damir, but for much of her 28 years their relationship has been so strained that to conclude it damaged only her tennis is a gross trivialisation. She spoke warmly yesterday of the benefits working with coach Louise Pleming have brought - settling nerves, getting her physically fit, adding clearance and kick to her serve.

And crucially, greater evenness to her disposition.

''I think you have to, to be honest with you, just chill a little bit,'' she said, with a laugh that has too often been suppressed by burden. ''You know, things come a lot easier when you do that.''

This is a state Chakvetadze longs to revisit. In late 2007, when she was 20 and in the world's elite, her family's Moscow home was robbed in the middle of the night. Reports abound of hooded intruders, the daughter being bound, father Djambuli beaten, thousands of dollars taken. Her rankings slide began soon after.

Last year, she collapsed on court in three consecutive tournaments. A cynical audience formed an unflattering picture. Yesterday, Chakvetadze recalled an inner-ear inflammation, for a long time undiagnosed; she missed six months of tennis, did nothing at all for four of those.

''I actually miss it so much, I miss to compete,'' she said, insisting that her love for the game has never diminished. ''I like to play, you know. I really miss to play the tournaments.''

Of the struggles she and Dokic have known, Chakvetadze says you cannot compare people. ''Everyone has their own story.''

Dokic's is again being reworked for a new audience, although for the time being not so dramatically as when she stormed to the quarter-finals here three years ago (beating Chakvetadze in a third-round epic along the way) at a time when her grand slam resume in the previous four calendar years featured only a 2006 first-round Australian Open loss. Tomorrow, ninth-seeded Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli awaits.

Her goals are measured - to continue working on Pleming's plan, to accept the bad days and get out on the practice court the next morning ready to go again. And most of all, to stay healthy.

''Hopefully have a full year with no injuries … that's the most important thing,'' Dokic said. ''Yeah, if all goes well, hopefully top 20.''

There is a last word, in response to the observation that life hasn't always been easy.

''But what can we do, you know? Sometimes this happens. You have to stay positive.''

It is Chakvetadze who speaks, for both of them.

Dont you just like people who can look at a match and automatically see who is tanking
Jan 17th, 2012 06:42 AM
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Anna Chakvetadze: "The very warm
feel it will all end "

Anna Chakvetadze, conceded in the first round of Australian Open Elena Dokic (2:6, 1:6), admitted that she could finish the meeting early. In this case, according to Russian women, it is not going to make a break due to injury, reports from Melbourne correspondent "SE" Eugene FEDYAKOV.

"Unfortunately, last week in Hobart, I was injured - said Chakvetadze. - I have had seizures, but doctors decided that it was due to the fact that the displaced vertebra. I went to the bone setters, but could not recover. Yet But today, very much like to come here, and although I already felt warm, it will all end, decided to still finish the match to end. Of course I'm upset because I feel that I am in good shape. But no - the season is long. Now, after two week going to try to go through the qualification in Thailand. And here in Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami going to start in the main grid, using a secure rating rule (this rule helps players who missed some time due to injury and disease in some as to compensate for lost time. - Comm. EF). "
Jan 12th, 2012 01:08 PM
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She such a fighter. I'm really proud of her.
Jan 12th, 2012 01:08 PM
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Chakvetadze forced to retire in Hobart

Gutsy former world No.5 Anna Chakvetadze was forced to retire from her quarter-final against sixth seed Shahar Peer at the Hobart International on Thursday night.

Chakvetadze called it quits early in the third set after suffering from what officials said was severe cramping.

The Russian had looked impressive in winning the first set 6-4, suffering the injury late in that set, but succumbed 6-4 to Israel's Peer in the second.

She lost her opening service game in the third set and signalled she couldn't continue after bravely playing for more than an hour and a half.

The 24-year-old had struggled through the match, barely able to run and stretching between points.

She received a time violation warning after stalling in an attempt to be able to complete her serve.

The 2007 champion called on the trainer three times and left the court after the second set for treatment.

Currently ranked No.234 in the world, Chakvetadze was playing her first tournament since Wimbledon in June last year after illness and injury setbacks.

Her comeback had appeared on track as she heads into next week's Australian Open, the last grand slam tournament she made the quarters at back in 2007.

Peer will play top seed Yanina Wickmayer in Friday night's semi-final.

Fourth seed Angelique Kerber meets German compatriot Mona Barthel in the daytime semi.

Chakvetadze was hopeful the cramping in her left leg would not jeopardise her Melbourne Park campaign.

"Hopefully not," she said.

"I will see the physio tomorrow in Melbourne.

"I think it will be fine."

But she was regretting playing the second set.

"With me, I always want to try until the end but it was not necessary to stay there," she said.

"I didn't really want to play through the pain anymore, that's why I decided to stop the match."
Jan 12th, 2012 12:28 PM
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Jan 10th, 2012 04:33 AM
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Is it an interview after the 1st round match? Looks like that.
Jan 10th, 2012 04:30 AM
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wish the interview was longer and asked her what she thinks about her game ect, not silly questions about the tournament itself.
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