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Cat, in Janie's defense, she was not trying to kick Anna when she was down. Janie is merely trying to make the point that Anna has a lot of work to do before she can think about returning to the top twenty. I have to agree with her that 9 tournaments, 6 exho matches, two doubles finals and 1 doubles quarterfinal, plus her practice with Hingis during the last two weeks should be enough for Anna to have regain her court sense. The fact that she claims differently indicates that something is really wrong with Anna's game and her losses to Henin and Smashanova should be a wakeup call to the Kournikovas that Anna really needs to make some major changes if she wants to have a shot of getting good results this year.

I also think that Anna needs to par down on the off court activites. I know that Anna and her supporters claim that off court activities do not effect Anna's play, but it is illogical to think that Anna's modeling shoots, music video shoots, bit movie roles, endorsement deals and exhibition matches do not effect her on the court. Understand that the more exposure Anna gets for her off court activities, the more pressure there will be on the court for her to match her fame with solid tennis results. I think that is one of the reasons that Anna chokes so much on big points. I think it must also be noted that Anna is trying to be both a celebrity and a solid tennis player and the pressure of trying to have it all may be too much for her.

I hope that Anna will be back, but it won't be this year.
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