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Anna plays Bammer again. A decent draw if Anna is healthy

Anna Chakvetadze RUS (12) vs. Sybille Bammer AUT
Yulia Beygelzimer UKR vs. Laura Granville USA
Sophie Ferguson AUS vs. Jelena Kostanic Tosic CRO
QUALIFIER vs. Samantha Stosur AUS (24)

Flavia Pennetta ITA (28) vs. Kaia Kanepi EST
Yung-Jan Chan TPE vs. Alicia Molik AUS
QUALIFIER vs. Shuai Peng CHN
Madison Brengle USA vs. Patty Schnyder SUI (8)
 

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Yep a decent draw. Stosur could be really tough though. Schnyder would also be very tough. Good luck Anna!
 

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The main thing is for Anna to get out of Hobart healthy. That stomach problem could be recurring.
If Anna is healthy, she'll do well with this draw.
 

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The first two rounds appear roadblock free. I think Stosur would be a very tough match should they both make it that far. Schnyder is always tricky.

Overall a pretty good draw. We knew she'd have to go against a top 8 player in the fourth round and Schnyder is ranked 8 so that was the best outcome ranking wise.

I hope Anna gets out of Hobart with her stomach intact and can play pain free in Melbourne.
 

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Bammer... easy :)
Granville... easy :)
Stosur... (last player that has beaten Chaky) :eek:
Schnyder (or Molik)... :scratch:
Sharapova in quarterfinal... :scared:
Clijsters in semifinal... :scared:
Jankovic in final... :scared:


Yeah, Anna should take the title :angel:
 

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Anna has lost only twice since last grand slam!

First was against Lindsay Davenport 6-7 6-3 5-7...
Second loss was against Stosur but it was only because Anna was ill!!!

Since US open last year she has defeated Jankovic, Medina Garrigues, Safina, Schiavone, Dementieva, Petrova, Zheng... and many others :bigclap:
 

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Quite a nice draw I think. :) Anna's never played Bammer before has she?

Stosur... (last player that has beaten Chaky) :eek:
I like to think that doesn't count because she had flu. The last person to beat a fully fit Anna was Davenport in Beijing, five tournaments ago. ;)

Yeah, Anna should take the title :angel:
She should give it her best shot! :D
 

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First, Anna has to get to Melbourne, and get some rest.
Then, all that matters is round 1 - Anna Chakvetadze RUS (12) vs. Sybille Bammer AUT
 

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I want in Quarterfinal:inlove: Chakvetadze vs. Sharapova That great match, With Anna's victory!

DAVAI ANNA IN THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN!!!:bigclap:
 

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The schedule for Monday is out and Anna's not on it so she gets another day to prepare. :)

Last year Anna lost in straight sets to Nicole Vaidisova in the second round gaining her 38 points. But with the new points system she would now get 60 points for making the second round. This is the only slam where Anna hasn't been beyond round 2. With her form this year there is considerable opportunity to rectify that and get lots of ranking points. :D
 

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I have 3 questions regarding AO.

1. Will Anya play doubles?
2. If so, who is Little Mary's partner?
3. Should Chaky focus solely on singles and skip doubles?
;)
 

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I don't know if she's playing doubles. Right now, she might want to just focus on singles. There's huge money involved if she keeps up these good results.
 

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Matt Cronin's pre-AO comments -

Anna Chakvetadze: Tracy Austin calls her the new Hingis. She might be a little grittier, but is also a bit too emotional. She's smart, play the angles well and is rising daily. Don't be stunned if the Russian reaches the semis.
 

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:eek: That's some praise. It would probably mean that she would have beaten Sharapova in the quarters. Now that's a match I'd like to see.
won't happen because masha will be scared and develop an injury. :D
actually, I like them both and wish they were in opposite halves of the draw.
 

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This isn't the best draw imo. Shouldn't have too many problems before the 3rd round. But Sam in Australia is very very tough. But first things first, all the focus has to be on Bammer and her stomach problem.
 
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