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Guess Hantuchova did have some jetlag issues losing 1 & 3. That's the problem when 'low' ranked players win tournaments; they usually don't have a 1R bye the following week.
Chakvetadze should be manageable for Caro. They've never met on anything other than HC with Caro winning all their 3 matches, each one going to 3 sets, though. Their first match is a very nice memory; New Haven final 2008, Caro's first Premier title. :) Last match was Copenhagen half a year ago.
http://www.wtatour.com/headtohead/anna-chakvetadze_2255881_9939/0,,12781~9939~12631,00.html
 

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Caro plays Chakvetadze tomorrow.
Hmm, Hantuchova lost fairly convincingly (6-1 6-3) so I'm guessing she was a bit wiped out by the flight from Pattaya (and that answers C.W. Fields' question about how she would handle the jetlag, now we will have to see how Petra does).

Caroline is 3-0 against Chakvetadze but strangely all three of their matches went three sets, including the semis at Copenhagen last year. Hopefully Caroline can break that trend and dispatch her in two quick sets, if she's going to win in Dubai she will be playing five matches in five days and starting that run with a three setter is probably not good for her chances of winning the title.
 

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Guess Hantuchova did have some jetlag issues losing 1 & 3. That's the problem when 'low' ranked players win tournaments; they usually don't have a 1R bye the following week.
Chakvetadze should be manageable for Caro. They've never met on anything other than HC with Caro winning all their 3 matches, each one going to 3 sets, though. Their first match is a very nice memory; New Haven final 2008, Caro's first Premier title. :) Last match was Copenhagen half a year ago.
http://www.wtatour.com/headtohead/anna-chakvetadze_2255881_9939/0,,12781~9939~12631,00.html
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Looks like you beat me to the punch!
Looks like I did! ;)

I didn't see Chakvetadze's match today but going by comments from people who did she's apparently somewhat sick and wasn't even sure she'd play today. Let's hope she's feeling better tomorrow and gives Caro some good practice.

Edit: Kvitova also lost, 7-6, 7-6 to Morita! I wouldn't have minded Caro playing PK (on hc!), but all things being equal this does open up the draw for our girl.
 

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Guess Hantuchova did have some jetlag issues losing 1 & 3.
Must be Jet-Lag, Absolutely no other physically possible explanation at all. :devil:

'Yesterday I was trying to recover, but there was just not enough time.'
'I was happy to win the tournament there, but of course I wanted to do well here as well,' she said.
'For that I think I would need at least three, four days to get used to. Here the conditions are so different, players arrive so early before the tournament to be ready. 'To expect to get used to it after a 30-minute hit, it's impossible.'
 

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Dose somebody want to make the new Danish Delight thread before the tournament starts for Caro? This one is over the post limits... :)
 

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Looks like I did! ;)

I didn't see Chakvetadze's match today but going by comments from people who did she's apparently somewhat sick and wasn't even sure she'd play today. Let's hope she's feeling better tomorrow and gives Caro some good practice.

Edit: Kvitova also lost, 7-6, 7-6 to Morita! I wouldn't have minded Caro playing PK (on hc!), but all things being equal this does open up the draw for our girl.
Ugh. The organizers gave Chakvetadze more time to recover and also avoid the heat if that was a problem. :(

I don't want a good practice for Caro. I want a win for Caro. I'd much prefer it to be comfortable and relatively stress free not some tough 3 setter like all their other matches.
 

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So did Caro call on a coach during her Fed Cup singles matches?
 

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Please win tomorrow Caro :scared: there are a few Chaky fans on the forum I can not stand :help:

So did Caro call on a coach during her Fed Cup singles matches?
I didn't see any of Denmark's Fed Cup matches though don't Fed Cup coaches normally invite their own opinion wanted or not: a little like this forum some of the time.
 

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So did Caro call on a coach during her Fed Cup singles matches?
You don't call on a coach during Fed Cup. The coach is there on the court every changeover coaching or giving encouragement. Always has been that even when coaching was not allowed on the tour. Same with Davis Cup.
 

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As WCF has said , Kvitova is out, so if Caroline beats Chakvetadze its either Mirza or Morita, which makes her Quarter suddenly less daunting.

As for Na Li, she might meet Peers, who beat her in both of their meetings last year, soooo!!! lets not succumb to the doom before it happens. Our girl might make it far enough to be #1 again, and we will be able to hear the wailing, rending of clothes and gnashing of teeth on GM all the way over here.
 

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As WCF has said , Kvitova is out, so if Caroline beats Chakvetadze its either Mirza or Morita, which makes her Quarter suddenly less daunting.

As for Na Li, she might meet Peers, who beat her in both of their meetings last year, soooo!!! lets not succumb to the doom before it happens. Our girl might make it far enough to be #1 again, and we will be able to hear the wailing, rending of clothes and gnashing of teeth on GM all the way over here.
Gosh, have some faith in Caroline. She is perfectly capable of beating Kvitova, Li and anyone else in this tournament. I would have preferred to see her play Kvitova and I'm hoping that she meets Li.
 
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