Anna Chakvetadze isn’t satisfied with her 2008 tennis season. The 21-year-old won one singles title, in Paris that was, and had one runner-up finish, at New Haven (Chakvetadze was 7-0 lifetime in Tour singles finals before New Haven).
In 2007, however, the Russian won four singles titles and finished the year ranked sixth in the world, while now she’s 18th. Still, Chakvetadze is staying strong, looking forward to the new tennis season.
I know 2008 has been a tough year for me, tennis wise. But I just have to learn from it and look forward to a better 2009. I also know for a fact that all athletes, including myself, goes through tough times in there career. Loosing is tough but it’s not the end of the world. You win some, you lose some. As I’ve said "Looking forward to a fresher and better 2009 season : )."
In Chakvetadze’s latest diary entry you can also read in detail about her new look, how she has bangs for the first time in years and what were the reactions of people.
Hopefully with this new fresher look comes with a new fierce attitude and confidence. I already started training again. I tell you it’s not easy. My body is aching and I feel very tired. But it’s all good. No pain, No gain. I pray that my luck will come sooner than I expected.