1. Saturday, September 14, 2002

    anna didnt call me 

    i didnt call her either.

    everyone is nervous and sketchy and superstitious and freaked out.

    anna kounikova, 21, on sunday will enter just her fourth singles final in her seven-year professional career and her first shot at a WTA title since Moscow in 2000.

    the only woman in anna’s way will be anna.

    anna smashnova, that is, the top seeded israeli who has coasted through the Shanghai Open, thumping Angelique Widjaja of Indonesia 6-1 6-1 in her semi-final match today.

    kornikova didnt have it as easy, barely squeaking past Japan’s Ai Sugiyama 6-4 7-5 in todays other semi final– which set up tomorrow’s anna versus anna final.

    anna k. continued her winnings ways today in china when she took the court a mere few hours later with new doubles partner Janet Lee and clinched a second finals berth with a tremendous win over unranked Li Ting and Sun Tiantian 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.

    so could this be a doubles and a singles tourney championship for our favorite blonde comrade?

    i say yes.

    too bad its not going to be on tv.

    too bad it wont be on tv at 11pm tonight pacific time, not even on pay-per-view, which i would pay money to see.

    wishing you luck, ms. kournikova