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Anna K has the game to be a top 10 player and win titles, but she doesn't have the mind for it. The final today shows us that.

Anna K now leads Anna S 3-2 in their head-to-head. Her two losses to Anna S were in the SF and final of smaller tournaments...in other words, when Anna K had a *real* shot to win a title. In a "normal" round of a tournament, Anna K beats Anna S.
 

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Yeah. I called it for Anna S. simply because it was a final. Smashnova is a grity competitor who makes her opponent win a match. She doesn't fold or give up. I thought Anna was going to need some help to win because her nerves would be a factor. Still, Anna K hasn't been in a final for quite a while, and she might take encouragement from this result although not so much from losing to this opponent. (Although, I have to say that Anna K has lost to lesser players than Smashnova)
 

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These are the H2H for Anna S. and Anna K.

Shanghai Sep 9 2002 A Smashnova(1) - A Kournikova(4) 6-2 6-3

QF San Diego July 29 2002 A Kournikova - A Smashnova(12) 1-6 6-3 6-4

1 Stanford July 22 2002 A Kournikova - A Smashnova(8) 6-3 6-2

SF Auckland Dec 31 2001 A Smashnova - A Kournikova 6-1 6-4

1 Hamburg May 1 2000 A Kournikova(6) - A Smashnova 6-3 6-2
 
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