oh, yes they can. i'm an elena fan and root for her all the time, but some of her fans on this site pick her to win every match, every tournament.
i am aware of that, but most fans do that. in general, elena is often losing 'who will win?' polls to the likes of shahar peer, elena likovtseva, shenay perry, etc. maybe it's that ivanovic is underrated, but this match really didn't ever seem like it would be anything but a route for ana.