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Nov 20th, 2016 05:52 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Anna Smith Thread

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Originally Posted by Radical View Post
Your guess is likely as good as anyone's, mine certainly (which would be that Joss either isn't fit or has finished her season already).
My guess is that Joss is injured. That has usually been the reason when one of them has played in a different partnership previously.

I saw bits of the match... Anna was good but as I kind of expected, Mertens/Minella overpowered them. Great serving and great shot making. Although Anna did hit a fantastic return winner at one point.

So now Anna will start 2017 ranked about ten places higher than Rae. They both have a lot to defend at the AO though, 3rd round points.
Nov 20th, 2016 05:36 PM
Radical
Re: Anna Smith Thread

Lost 4 & 4.
Nov 20th, 2016 04:37 PM
Radical
Re: Anna Smith Thread

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Originally Posted by MalJackson View Post
why didn't she play with Rae this week?
Your guess is likely as good as anyone's, mine certainly (which would be that Joss either isn't fit or has finished her season already).

The final has started. Anna and Renata have just broken back for 2-2.
Nov 20th, 2016 03:18 PM
MalJackson
Re: Anna Smith Thread

why didn't she play with Rae this week?
Nov 18th, 2016 11:56 AM
Mr.Sparkle Anna and Voracova are through to the finals, 7-5, 1-6, 10-6. It was very tight though, when I last looked at the score they were down 4-6 in the deciding set. Good to see Anna doing well on her own, so to speak.
Nov 14th, 2016 10:15 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Anna Smith Thread

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Originally Posted by Radical View Post
Anna is playing the Limoges challenger with Voracova this week. (Her R1 is scheduled next after the current match.)
Her and Voracova won! 64, 63.

Interesting draw now because basically she is in the semifinals after one win and the Kichenok sisters are out. Would watch out for Mertens and Minella though, who beat the Kichenok's.
Nov 14th, 2016 02:56 PM
Radical
Re: Anna Smith Thread

Anna is playing the Limoges challenger with Voracova this week. (Her R1 is scheduled next after the current match.)
Jan 31st, 2015 12:17 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Anna Smith Thread

Thankfully they won the Sunderland title without dropping a set. In their semi final the first set went a a tie break but then they finished with a bagel. At least we know they aren't completely out of form but there will probably be some tougher double teams at Fed Cup.
Jan 28th, 2015 06:33 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Anna Smith Thread

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Anna and Jocelyn are playing $10k Sunderland this week. Top seeds obviously. Huge step down, playing for zero ranking points and hardly any money, but I'm assuming they just want the match practise before heading to Fed Cup.

They are in a very difficult rankings range. Not high enough to play slams or premier tour events, but too high to gain ranking points from most ITFs - and it's not like they have a wide variety of tournaments to chose from at the minute. I'm assuming they're hoping to get into the Antwerp draw after Fed Cup then who knows from there?
The tour doesn't seem very well designed for upcoming doubles specialists, only for well established ones and single players with an interest in doubles... I guess they will need a combined ranking of around 100 to get into the premiers and grand slams? I think they can do it though.

I think their best bet is to go for WTA internationals and some 100ks and 75ks. Seems a bit pointless to play a 10k but I guess it's better than nothing.
Jan 28th, 2015 03:34 PM
Dawson.
Re: Anna Smith Thread

Anna and Jocelyn are playing $10k Sunderland this week. Top seeds obviously. Huge step down, playing for zero ranking points and hardly any money, but I'm assuming they just want the match practise before heading to Fed Cup.

They are in a very difficult rankings range. Not high enough to play slams or premier tour events, but too high to gain ranking points from most ITFs - and it's not like they have a wide variety of tournaments to chose from at the minute. I'm assuming they're hoping to get into the Antwerp draw after Fed Cup then who knows from there?
Jan 20th, 2015 06:31 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Anna Smith Thread

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Originally Posted by Embittered View Post
Anna interview (which I haven't seen yet): http://www.itv.com/news/west/update/...ar-anna-smith/
Nice interview! She's right, they can beat any of the doubles teams in GB's group. They seem very determined. Just hope the lack of real match practice doesn't hurt them.
Jan 20th, 2015 01:31 PM
Radical
Re: Anna Smith Thread

Anna interview (which I haven't watched yet): http://www.itv.com/news/west/update/...ar-anna-smith/
Jan 7th, 2015 12:29 AM
toddsw33ney
Re: Anna Smith Thread

over the moon with this
Jan 5th, 2015 08:35 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Anna Smith Thread

I'm really glad she made the team. Once Laura is healthy again, the team will be very strong. Hopefully we can get to the playoffs this year though.
Jan 5th, 2015 05:58 PM
Radical
Re: Anna Smith Thread

Anna commits to the GB Fed Cup team, so she's defo not at all Swedish.

http://www.lta.org.uk/fans-major-eve...-Fed-Cup-Team/
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