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Anna Chakvetadze's HOT PICKS
Fri, Dec 28, 2007
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Top 10 things she likes (in no particular order)

10) Hanging out with friends and family

9) Russian movies and music

8) Beyonce Knowles (singer)

7) Johnny Depp (actor)

6) Chocolates

5) Shopping

4) Flowers (roses in particular)

3) Soccer

2) Fast cars (Ferraris in particular)

1) Jewellery

Top 5 achievements

5) Turning pro in 2003

4) Beating world No. 3 Anastasia Myskina in first Grand Slam appearance

3) Breaking into the top 10 in Feb 2007

2) Surviving being tied up for 30 minutes in her home while it is being burgled (see story below)

1) Winning the 2006 Kremlin Cup in Moscow

Top 5 little-known facts about Chakvetadze

5) Played the piano in her younger days

4) Introduced to tennis by her mum at age eight

3) Prefers going to the cinema and watching pop concerts to clubbing

2) Won her first tournament at age 12

1) Nicknamed 'Chaky'

Top 5 phrases to describe her game

5) Dynamite baseliner

4) Well-placed and deep forehand and backhand

3) Tactical and creative player

2) Weak server

1) Room to improve against the Big Guns


FAST FACTS

Full Name: Anna Djambulovna Chakvetadze

Birth Date: 5 March 1987

Birthplace and residence: Moscow, Russia

Height: 1.7 m

Weight: 58.2 kg

Plays: Right-handed

Career matches won: 112

Career matches lost: 57

Career titles: 6

Career prize money: US$1,784,353 ($2,594,449)

 

 
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