Kournikova kicked some serious tail.

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  1. Andy Zarzuela

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    Did you guys see her play some good tennis at World Team Tennis? Sure she lost a few matches, but she played great considering how long she's been out. Did you see hit that forehand winner off that MAN'S first serve? Did you see how terrific she played the net? She carried the team. Luke Jensen said "Come on get back on the tour; there's nothing wrong with your game." Personally, I think if Anna would train hard; she should play doubles at the US Open. And maybe perhaps play a little singles towards the end of the year.BTW, does Anna normally grunt like that? Her serve was good too; she had lots of spin on it!!! Go Anna! I miss you!
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  2. Aonex

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    Yes, Anna, please come back... and reclaim your "hottest" player on tour title.
     
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  3. Ariel

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    Let's see how well she does at a 'real' tournament.
     
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  4. bookem

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    Um.... she is serious tail..... :lol:
     
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  5. Ronaldo

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    She must be in great shape, her pecs were really pumped in that match. Nice shorts too
     
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  6. TwistServe

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    Anna blows the competition away ... in looks
     
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  7. Camilio Pascual

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    AnnaK is a great doubles player. It's too bad that she doesn't have a serve she can come in behind to play her beautiful net game. An S&V without the S.
     
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    Uh, let me post on opposing view. Her serve was the weakest of anyone on the court last night. Her one return in the mixed match off the man's serve appeared to me to be a lucky shot. On the replay it was clear she was flat footed and reached and hit a faulous shot. Although Jensen was hyping her play, to me she looked the weak link on court. Her ground strokes consistently found the middle of the net, she was out of position all night and was occaisionally handcuffed by the opposition when they hit right at her. Nice tatoo on her back though.
     
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  9. Andy Zarzuela

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    What do you expect after not being able to play competitive for over year? I think she played exceptionally well considering the circumstances. If she were healthy, all she needs is a little training and some more court time. BTW, when Anna was at her best; she spun a couple serves in so they would be deep and hard to attack (most of them were body serves) especially in doubles. She has potential to have a good serve. She has hit serves up to 116 mph. I saw her live when she hit a 111mph.
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  10. Ariel

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    Hahahahahahaha.......!!! That, and a new brain!!!
     
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  11. Phil

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    A few years ago, as I recall, she double faulted 25 times-yes, that's 2-5-in one match (the AO?), and she STILL won it. That basically sums up the weakness of her game and the weakness of the WTA. If she was playing today and was in her "top form" as in, say '98 or '99, she'd be blown off the court. But of course, she isn't even in top form, and will not be again.
     
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  12. Andy Zarzuela

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    I believe it was 23. But regardless of her weak serve; she has the capability to do everything else. Good groundstrokes; capable of hitting lots of winners and her net game. BTW, when Anna was in her top form she was contending with the Williamses, Davenport, Capriati, Sanchez-Vicario; which she was able to beat Both Sanchez-Vicario and Davenport a couple times and she's beaten Capriati several times, every time they played except once; she even beat in her best years 2001-2002. There is no doubt in my mind that Anna has the game to be a top player again? It's a matter of how bad she wants to come back and train at least as hard as Henin-Hardenne has in the recent years with Pat Etcheberry.
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  13. KoolAidMan

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    She was playing very well. I was surprised, given the fact that I'd never actually seen her before and just assumed that she couldnt play because thats how the media tends to spin it. She played great and looked even greater!
     
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    Don't get too jealous, fellas!
     
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  15. Kevin Patrick

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    depressing pics awright,
    but they remind me that Sharapova will never be in Anna's league as far as pure 'hotness'
    damn, she's fine!
     
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    Yes, she HAD the capability to "do everything else" with the exception of going the distance and actually winning a singles tournament. All those players that you list that she beat, also beat her and have also won grand slams-that's the huge difference between them and her. Whatever your personal feelings for her, you must realize, if you know anything about tennis (and, after all, you ARE a state champion, right?), that if she wasn't winning WTA titles THEN, she isn't going to win any now, or ever.
     
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  17. Andy Zarzuela

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    Well the good news is that these photos were taken at a tennis event. She was watching her good friend Alex Bogomolov Jr. (sp?) play Andre Agassi. I'm glad that she still has interest in tennis though. Maybe this is a sign that she misses competing. However, she did have her very own distraction; just so happens it was wearing a trucker hat.
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  18. VamosRafa

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    I'm sorry, I read through the first few posts, and I just have one reaction: I'ts World Team Tennis. HELLO!!!!!!

    A few Somebody's play it, but a lot of Nobody's do. They try to combine the Somebody's with the Nobody's to make it interesting. but it doesn't always work.

    Didn't work here, at least for me.

    When Anna is back on the Tour and gets into contention for a WTA singles title, I will take her somewhat seriously as a singles player.

    But I don't think she can compete with today's WTA. Dare I say it, but there's too much depth.

    Great for the WTA!!!!

    But I did see those photos with Enrique, and those are hot. They do make a great couple, and nothing wrong with that. In fact, it looks as though things are alright there.
     
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  19. Andy Zarzuela

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    I think she can. She has more talent than the likes of Sugiyama, whom she is like 4-0 against. Anna at her best would beat any Russian on the tour right now which the exception of Sharapova.
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