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Ivanovic: ''Stosur can reach the top 10''

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,...-23216,00.html

Ivanovic serves Stosur praise

By Paul Malone
December 22, 2006
TENNIS starlet Ana Ivanovic has tipped Queenslander Sam Stosur to race with her towards a top 10 spot next year.
Ivanovic, who soared more than 80 ranking places this year to reach No. 14, is rated by her coach, Australia Fed Cup captain David Taylor, as the best young woman on the tour.


The Serbian teenager could play Stosur in 2007 as early as the Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourt championships, which start at the Gold Coast on Sunday week, after they split the results of their two meetings this year.


Ivanovic has been practising in Sydney for the past week ahead of a season the 19-year-old believes can bring her a maiden grand slam title.
"She (Stosur) is a great player. She has the potential to have a better ranking, the top 20 pretty fast – the top 10, for sure, one day," said Ivanovic, who lost to Stosur at the Australian Open last January before beating her at the French Open four months later.


Stosur is training in Sydney before starting a new coaching association next week with former Australian No. 1 Nicole Bradtke at the Gold Coast.
Bradtke will coach Stosur, 22, at the hometown tournament before guiding her at the Medibank Private International in Sydney and the Australian Open later next month.


Stosur has been hitting at Sydney's White City after a conditioning program under Martina Navratilova's former trainer Giselle Tirado.


Ivanovic, who will be the third seed at the Gold Coast, had wins in 2006 over three top-10 women – world No. 2 Amelie Mauresmo, Gold Coast top seed Martina Hingis and Patty Schnyder.


The Serbian feels she is ready to win a Grand Slam.


"That's what I'm working hard to do. I'm sure quite soon I will reach my goals," Ivanovic said.


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lol thats funny ana- good joke
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Ana, Ana...nice as always!
But you do know you don't have to talk bullshit
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Ana isnt bulling i think stosur has the game to be top10 she just needs someone to help her put it together

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Er.. there's truth in what Ana says. But that's my opinion. Ana can win a slam, but please, get a couple more tournament wins, then we should start talking her chances up.

The Stosur thing, well... evey player has potential, Stosur is a hard worker, but only time will tell if she's ready to be a top 20 player not to mention a top 10.
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its nice to know someone whos younger then someone can already start sayin were someone belongs i wounder wt sam thought of this wen she read it, sam does have game for top 20 by end of 07, thats for sure, theres another article on couriermail.com.au with a few more lines saying about her potential for top 10.

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ana definitely have a potential to win slams. is whether she reach the potential is something we can see soon

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I'm a fan of Ana Ivanovic..... but heck, she is just crapping on. I don't think she is ready to win a grand slam.

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so, just like this, out of the blue she decided to give a praise to Sam? something has been skipped in this story.

Possibly:
1. they practiced together
2. they are dating
3. Ana's coach talked to Ana to motivate Sam for FedCup
4. Ana's coach told her to say these things

Any other?

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so, just like this, out of the blue she decided to give a praise to Sam? something has been skipped in this story.

Possibly:
1. they practiced together
2. they are dating
3. Ana's coach talked to Ana to motivate Sam for FedCup
4. Ana's coach told her to say these things

Any other?
5. She was interviewed by an Aussie journalist.

I think Sam can crack the top 20, but top 10 may be out of her reach.
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5. She was interviewed by an Aussie journalist.

I think Sam can crack the top 20, but top 10 may be out of her reach.
6. Maybe Ana is in bad shape, she lost their practice match and she thinks the reason for bad score wasn`t her mistakes but good performance from Sam...

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Re: Ivanovic: ''Stosur can reach the top 10''

Those are very nice words from Ana to say in a statement. But if Stosur wants to reach the top-10, she needs to improve her baseline game. And the competition is very strong too. Ivanovic, Vaidisova, Chakvetadze, Safina,Golovin...they are all fighting for a spot in the top10
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