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Oct 14th, 2017 04:10 PM
Michael!
Re: Anna-Lena Friedsam

Haas def. ALF 76(5) 75

She had chances in both sets ( 1st set: 6-5* 30-0, 2nd set: *43) but was not able to make the important points and lost it in the end!
Now a short break and then she is on the list for the next 25k tournament in France again, good decision to play some more tournaments, she needs matches and she needs wins to get some confidence back!
Serve is surely not as good yet as before, no aces today again also but who knows how her shoulder still affects her when it comes to her serve, we´ll see how it continues there.
Oct 13th, 2017 04:51 PM
Michael!
Re: Anna-Lena Friedsam

Luxembourg

Q1: ALF vs. Haas

Maybe she can win her match against Haas, the Austrian is consistent but without bigger weapons!
ALF´s serve is not as powerful yet as before her injury IMO, looked like that in her match against Kuzmova at least, so that´s not ideal for sure as she surely needs free points/aces for her game, we´ll see how it continues, Q2 vs. van Uytvanck or maybe Zhuk is probably too much!
Oct 10th, 2017 06:23 PM
Michael!
Re: Anna-Lena Friedsam

lost 26 57!
2nd set she was ahead 5-2 and had 40-15 at *53, shame that she was not able to take that chances but not surprising after that long break and ALF often had mental problem as well anyway but not unhappy with that result!

Luxembourg Q next, tough field there also but maybe she can get a win there, it´s good that she does not need to waste her PR for now, she should play some ITFs after Lux and German championships also to get as many matches (and wins) as possible before 2018.
Oct 9th, 2017 01:20 PM
Michael!
Re: Anna-Lena Friedsam

LINZ

Kuzmova (Q) vs. [WC] Friedsam

hoped that she would face the LL (Broady) but Kutmova obviously is one of the toughest players from Q, hope she can stay pain free again and that she will be able to improve slowly with matches like that , I do hope that she can get a win in Luxembourg Q maybe, a win over Kuzmova would really surprise me, still good luck!!
Oct 4th, 2017 08:54 AM
Michael!
Re: Anna-Lena Friedsam

Anna-Lena Friedsam: "Endlich wieder auf dem Court" - Deutscher Tennis Bund

> WCs for Linz and Luxembourg Q
> shoulder is not at 100% yet but she is pain free, needs to be patient and tries to play as many matches as possible to get a good rhythm
> plans to use her SR for the Australian Open next year
Sep 28th, 2017 06:37 PM
Poldo
Re: Anna-Lena Friedsam

She had a MTO at 34 in the second set, hope she's fine
Sep 28th, 2017 06:06 PM
Michael!
Re: Anna-Lena Friedsam

lost 67(6) 36 to Galfi!

result itself is totally fine after her long injury break but shame that she couldn´t take her chances, wasted a *65 lead in the TB and was break ahead twice in 2nd set, seems that she was running out of gas then towards the end but still a successful comeback for ALF!

We´ll see if she can get some wins in Luxembourg (and maybe Linz) but I hope that she will also play some smaller ITFs afterwards to get some more matches, if she stays injury free, which is obviously most important right now...
Sep 26th, 2017 03:18 PM
Michael!
Re: Anna-Lena Friedsam

Nice and easy, she seems to be in good shape again already!

Galfi probably next, a really good test against a promising youngster, would be another positive sign, if she could keep it close!
A bit unlucky that she is in the same section as Galfi and especially Bencic but she already achieved much more than I expected anyway...
Sep 26th, 2017 03:12 PM
Poldo
Re: Anna-Lena Friedsam

I hope she can keep this up!
Sep 26th, 2017 03:11 PM
Halepeño
Re: Anna-Lena Friedsam

ITF $25.000 Clermont-Ferrand R1

[Q] Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) def. Kimberley Zimmermann (BEL) 6:1 6:3
Sep 25th, 2017 06:51 PM
Michael!
Re: Anna-Lena Friedsam

Good Quali for ALF!

She will play Zimmermann in MD tomorrow, not a bad draw, she might even get one more win, if she is already fit enough for 3 matches in a row but it will also depend on her serve, she surely will need some time to get back at 100% with her serve and everything but it´s most important that she stays pain free and that she can have complete trust in her shoulder again.

Quote:
Hallo liebe Tennisfreunde,
wie einige von Euch bestimmt schon mitbekommen haben, habe ich gestern wieder mein erstes Spiel beim 25k-Turnier in Clermont-Ferrand bestritten.
Was soll ich sagen?! Ich bin einfach nur unendlich froh, dass ich wieder auf dem Platz stehe und meinen Sport auf Wettkampfniveau ausüben darf! Dass nun auch gleich zu Beginn zwei Siege zu Buche stehen und ich mich somit für das Hauptfeld qualifizieren konnte, gibt mir genauso ein tolles Gefühl wie die Tatsache, dass ich nun wieder den ersten Weltranglistenpunkt gesammelt habe
Ich danke Euch allen für die Unterstützung!
Viele Grüße nach Deutschland,
Anna-Lena
Anna Lena Friedsam - Blog und Neuigkeiten - Anna Lena Friedsam
Sep 25th, 2017 04:26 PM
Halepeño
Re: Anna-Lena Friedsam

ITF $25.000 Clermont-Ferrand QR2

Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) def. [16] Sarah Beth Grey (GBR) 6:4 6:3
Sep 24th, 2017 06:56 PM
Qalahari
Re: Anna-Lena Friedsam

Good win.
Sep 24th, 2017 06:31 PM
Michael!
Re: Anna-Lena Friedsam

beats Alibalic 64 75

always nice to come back with a win, there was a MTO in the 2nd set at *54 for ALF, not sure who took it but let´s hope that it was not because of her shoulder but serve stats look totally fine, especially in 2nd set!

edit: she might play Linz afterwards, her homepage says : "evtl. WTA-Turnier in Linz (Österreich)"
Sep 23rd, 2017 06:35 PM
Michael!
Re: Anna-Lena Friedsam

25K CLERMONT-FERRAND (FRA)

Q1: Anna-Lena FRIEDSAM (UNR) vs. [8] Nina ALIBALIC (AUS/WTA 566)

Welcome back!
No expectations, we´ll see how it goes, most important thing is that she is healthy and that she slowly can improve again, she comes back for the indoor hardcourt tournaments, so the surface suits her at least, step by step, guess she plans to use her first Special Rankings for Australia and tries to get as many matches (and hopefully wins) as possible before.

She already received a WC for Luxembourg Q also, maybe also one for Linz Q, could be possible as former finalist there....
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