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This is a new cheering thread for the allstar Anna Bastrikova ;)

she's gonna make waves this year :)

so all the best of luck in 2002 :)

just go for it girl :)

Anna bt Bethanie Mattek 6-4 4-6 6-2 :bounce: in 1st qual rd in $25K Rockford
 

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Anna won her 2nd qual match 7-5 6-3 against 18 yr old Eugenia Chialvo (ARG)

and now plays Ashley Harkleroad for a place in MD

best of luck Anya !!!!!!
 

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Well Eggy, who do you think will win between Anna and Ashley?
 

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they haven''t played before, its indoors so it should favor Anna.

but not to discount Ashley.

it should be underway in around 90 mins or so.

Best of luck Anna , strike those groundies big and hard and take the net away from Ashley.
 

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well cat .....

Anna took care of Ashley 7-6 7-6 :) :bounce:

best luck Anna in the maindraw now :)
 

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Congrats to Anna B!

So how old is this one, Eggy?? Does she have the qualities I look for in a tennis player fave? ie:
Mentally tough, humble attitude, aggressive style of play, lack of concern with glamour and celebrity (in other words, Monica Part 2 ;) ?
 

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Janie ..... she turned 16 in November.

She's a blonde one :) a bit like Anna.

Around 5'8, slim and plays aggressive and a good volleyer.


She is very nice and humble.
 

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Anna plays Svetlana Krivencheva laer today.

she is 3rd on court around 2pm (Chicago time)
 

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Looks like another one to look out for! ;) Good luck to her in Rockford! I'll keep an eye out for her progress.

Eggy, or anyone else for that matter, who do u think is the brightest prospect out of the following young Russians?

Zvonareva
Kuznetsova
Fokina
Bastrikova
Douchevina
Safina
Sharapova

others Ive missed? :eek:

Im familiar with Sveta & Maria game-wise as Ive seen them both play live...but dont really know much about the rest except that Vera won the Orange Bowl last 2 years running...all seem very talented from what Ive heard/read etc.
I have no doubt Sveta will be a top player one day, and Maria definately seems to have 'it'. Oh well, time will tell ;)

Anyway, this is an Anna thread, so cheers to Anna B! :)
 

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Fokina although she won the Nationals doesn't look after herself too well.
She a lefty unlike others but has trouble keeping in shape,

from that list ....

Biggest Hitter
Vera Douchevina/Dinara Safina

Net Players in singles (come in quite a bit)
Douchevina/Zvonareva/

Best Volleyer/Doubles player
Anna Bastrikova

Best FH
Svetlana Kuznetsova

Best BH
Dinara Safina

All-around game
Zvonareva/Bastrikova/Sharapova

Best Tactics/mind-set
Maria Sharapova


some others on way too
Evgenia Linetskaya (15)
Maria Kirilenko (15 last week)
Dasha Chemarda (16 this month)

Katia Afinogenova (15), not seen her play as she's in US.
Alisa Kleibanova (12), also in US.
 

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Udachi Anna B!

Poor Ashley!
 

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Anna won again :)

she bt Svetlana Krivencheva (193) 7-6 6-2

well done and congrats and good luck tonight

this more than makes up not playing AUS OPEN Jr's

Anna plays Marielle Hoogland (250) tonight

best of luck Anna :)
 

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bad luck Anna :(

she lost 1-6 4-6 to Hoogland

Still Anna got 10.25 pts here :)

Keep going Anna and best of luck in your next event :)

Anna has 8 events left to play until November 15 when she is 17.
 

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A disappointing loss, but Anna did pretty well here. Learning to win match after match after match is another step that every player has to learn how to do.

Wow, only 8 more events allowed till November? I didn't realize how restricted the 16-year-olds are! :mad:
 
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