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Old 09-14-2002, 10:13 AM   #1
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Having never won before in her tennis career, Anna Kournikova is one day away from becomming a two-time champion in Shanghai this year -- she's in the singles finals as well as doubles finals. WOW!

I'm sure the extra $22,000 from winning a WTA singles event will make her career.
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Old 09-14-2002, 10:31 AM   #2
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People always say "she's never won anything" yet they don't know she has many doubles titles. :lol:
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Old 09-14-2002, 02:37 PM   #3
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Ya, with who??.... Sergie & Pavel?
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This is more significant than you'd think. If she does hold on and win, it will be her first SINGLES title ever. It isn't as nice as winning Wimbledon, but she could finally say she won a pro tournament.
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Old 09-14-2002, 11:42 PM   #5
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I'm sick of all the butch cuts ragging on her all the time. They keep giving her crap because she's hot--it's all about jealousy. They can't even admit that she has talent--she wouldn't be a professional if she didn't. They didn't just find some Playboy bimbo on the side of the road and hand her a tennis raqet (I have NO idea how to spell that.)
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Old 09-15-2002, 10:05 PM   #6
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Kournikova fell to Smashnova in the final: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/ten...hanghai_sunday
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Old 10-02-2002, 09:02 PM   #7
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yup..well what can isay?
i guess she's better at doubles.

She's trying her luck at the Kremlin Cup at the moment.
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Hey still good at doubles
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Old 10-03-2002, 06:53 PM   #9
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Kournikova withdrew from the tourney--injury
hey check this out:

MOSCOW (AP) -- Magdalena Maleeva staged a major upset in Moscow on Thursday, eliminating top-seeded Venus Williams in the second round of the $2.2 million Kremlin Cup.

Anna Kournikova withdrew from the tournament after spraining her left ankle during her doubles match on Wednesday. Medical checks on Thursday morning revealed a partial rupture of a ligament.

In the men's action Thursday, second-seeded defending champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov ousted Nicolas Kiefer of Germany 6-4, 6-2. Kafelnikov beat Kiefer in the final last year for his fifth consecutive title here.

Top-seeded Marat Safin of Russia survived a tough three-setter late Thursday to beat Brazilia's Andre Sa 7-6 (3), 4-6, 7-5.

The 27-year-old Maleeva, ranked 17th in the world, prevailed on a third-set tiebreaker to beat world No.2 Williams 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3).

Williams, who had a first-round bye, could not concentrate on the court and had trouble with her returns thoughout the match. She needed two breaks in the first set to take a 1-0 lead in the match.

In the second set, Maleeva capitalized on Willams' poor return game and broke the American twice to win the set.

She clocked her fastest ace at 145 kilometers an hour (90 mph). Willams' fastest ace of 13 in the match came at 189 kilometers an hour (117 mph).

After trading breaks midway through the decisive third set both held their serves to force a tiebreaker. With 2-2 on the tiebreaker, Williams made her eighth double fault in the match and Maleeva won the next three points for a comfortable 6-2 lead. She closed the set and the match with a powerful serve.

"You know, I didn't play for three weeks and I'm really tired," said Williams, who looked disappointed.

"She [Maleeva] played really well, she played good at the right points," Williams spoke of her opponent.

"I made a lot of mistakes, it wasn't always going the best from me. Playing against her I wasn't playing my best," said Williams, who was playing her first match since she lost to younger sister Serena in the finals of the US Open in September.

Williams beat Maleeva in straight sets at the U.S. Open this year.

The American will skip all the remaining events before the season-ending WTA Championships in Los Angeles in November 6-11.

"I want another break. It's nice to be at home. ... Right now I think it's my problem that I need to be away and do other things in my life," said Williams

Sa, 25, broke Safin, who is still looking for his first title this year, in the fourth game of the opening set. The Russian broke back in the seventh ame to prevail on a tiebreaker.

In the second set, the Brazilian made an early break, but Safin fought back for 3-all in the sixth game only to net an easy smash on his serve in the ninth game to lose the set and level the match 1-1.

After trading serves early in the third set, both held until the twelveth when 15-30 down on his serve Sa double-faulted and Safin converted his first matchball.

In the quarterfinals Friday, Safin will face fifth-seeded Roger Federer of Switzerland who earlier on Thursday beat Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-1, 6-4 in just 51 minutes.

In other second-round action Thursday, third-seeded Lindsay Davenport of the United States marked her Kremlin Cup debut with a quick 6-4, 6-3 victory over Spanish qualifier Magiu Serna. She will face Elena Bovina of Russia in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Later on Thursday, Bovina upset her compatriot, ninth-seeded Elena Dementieva, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, while France's Nathalie Dechy ousted Meghann Shaughnessy of the United States 6-3, 6-3 to meet Maleeva in the quarterfinals.

Nadia Petrova got a quarterfinals pass because of Kournikova's withdrawal.
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Old 10-06-2002, 08:35 AM   #10
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I was watching a lot of tennis @ this years US Open. They showed a lot of Kournikova's doubles matches. (Go figure) but I was extremely impressed. She is an awesome dubles player! Higis was holding her back at this US Open.

There are a ton of doubles specialists (and I consider Anna one) who don't play singles, or play just a little bit. No one gives them crap about never winning a title. I think it is great that she plays so much of both. She was won Grand Slams in the doubles categories, and with the amount of money that she makes, both from doubles and oh so the more with modeling, I wouldn't worry about that first singles title too much.

Just my thoughts.
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