Ivanovic confirmed to play in Dubai - TennisForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 2008, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
spiritedenergy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,701
                     
Ivanovic confirmed to play in Dubai

By Alaric Gomes, Senior Reporter
Published: February 24, 2008, 01:13

Dubai: Serbian sensation Ana Ivanovic will definitely be playing at this week's Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships being held at the Dubai Tennis Stadium.

Ivanovic was looked upon as a doubtful starter here this week after being forced out of the ongoing Doha Open following an ankle injury moments before defeating Olga Govortsova.

"The good news is that Ana Ivanovic is coming to Dubai," Tournament Director Salah Tahlak told Gulf News.

Known for her simplicity and charming looks, Ivanovic has a huge following in the region.

Her rise to the top as the world's third best player is nothing short of sensational over the past 12 months. She injured her ankle while slipping during a baseline exchange with Govortsova at 5-1 30-30 up in the second set.

The tenacious Serb battled valiantly fending off a game point in the bargain before winning 6-3, 6-1 against Govortsova.

spiritedenergy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 2008, 09:34 PM
Senior Member
 
schorsch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 10,549
                     
Re: Ivanovic confirmed to play in Dubai

I rather think they're keeping her in for promo and she's gonna withdraw at some point. If not she might retire in her first match. I dont think her ankle will get strong enough 'till next week.

Sharapova, Jankovic, Zvonareva !
Kirilenko, Vesnina, Dokic, Bacsinszky, Jovanovski, Pironkova
Official Greek Guardian of the Maria Mafia & Don't Knock the Dok
Official Masseur of the Jelena Clinic
Djokovic, Davydenko, Tipsarevic, Wawrinka, Baghdatis, Gulbis, Troicki, Kyrgios
schorsch is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 2008, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
spiritedenergy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,701
                     
Re: Ivanovic confirmed to play in Dubai

Quote:
Originally Posted by schorsch View Post
I rather think they're keeping her in for promo and she's gonna withdraw at some point. If not she might retire. I dont think her ankle will get strong enough 'till next week.
sadly i have to agree... it would be foolish to play.

Still it's unfair that they lie to poeple to make money

spiritedenergy is offline  
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 2008, 09:37 PM
Senior Member
 
ivanban's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Belgrade
Posts: 16,717
                     
Re: Ivanovic confirmed to play in Dubai

Hmmm, Ana's past injuries never healed this quick. Therefore, she'll probably w/d in last moment

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shuji Shuriken View Post
WAIIIITTTT...Queenus BITCH!!!! She looks great and she seems excited. BITCHHHHHH...slay my pussy
ivanban is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 2008, 09:38 PM
Senior Member
 
maryjane's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: italy
Posts: 678
 
Re: Ivanovic confirmed to play in Dubai

on her webside it's already confirmed she arrived in dubai saturday.i think she'll decide on wednesday if she's able to play or not.

"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same."
maryjane is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 2008, 09:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 20,236
                     
Re: Ivanovic confirmed to play in Dubai

I think she's really playingI don't think it's very smart,but I guess we'll see what happens
Slutati is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 2008, 09:40 PM
Team WTAworld
Moderator
Polish & Serbian Kingdoms
 
Dexter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Londinium
Posts: 119,777
                     
Re: Ivanovic confirmed to play in Dubai

Until she steps out on the court, any confirmation is pointless. I want to see her back this week, but I'd rather wait until Indian Wells.

Ana Ivanović.
Dexter is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 2008, 09:56 PM
Senior Member
 
Cp6uja's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 13,497
                     
Re: Ivanovic confirmed to play in Dubai

Quote:
Originally Posted by spiritedenergy View Post
"The good news is that Ana Ivanovic is coming to Dubai," Tournament Director Salah Tahlak told Gulf News.
After same kind of injury last season (ankle, in Berlin final last season) she "coming" in Rome - but not play at end.

Here is quote from her TODAYS diary report:
Quote:
Originally Posted by anaivanovic.com
...I am just hoping that my ankle recovers in time for me to compete in Dubai on Wednesday...
For me this means that her chances to PLAY at Dubai is less than 50% and if she must play already tommorow Ana will withdraw for sure (but for Wednesday still have some chances).

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
Cp6uja is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 2008, 10:15 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
DAVAJ MKirilenko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 14,203
                     
Re: Ivanovic confirmed to play in Dubai

The injury is comparable to the one in Berlin last year.
Now she has a little more time and the sounds are good this time.
Of course she ain't 100% recovered, but it might be justified to play.

I really want to see her out there again. But let it be useful.
Doha, Dubai was a great chance to be steady at Rank 2. It would be a shame it she lose it because of an injury.


1. Ana Ivanovic

2. Maria Kirilenko
3. Anastasija Sevastova
DAVAJ MKirilenko is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 2008, 10:38 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
danieln1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 22,652
                     
Re: Ivanovic confirmed to play in Dubai

Go Ana, reach the final!

ITF: “She is the sole author of her own misfortune.”
danieln1 is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Senior Member
 
maryjane's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: italy
Posts: 678
 
Re: Ivanovic confirmed to play in Dubai

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ivanovic Fan!!!! View Post
The injury is comparable to the one in Berlin last year
in fact after berlin she went to rome but the day before playing or the same day she withdrew.it's good she's there but this doesn't mean she'll play.if she's not ready it's useless to risk to make the injury worse.she's clever enough to know it.

"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same."
maryjane is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 2008, 11:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 22,282
                     
Re: Ivanovic confirmed to play in Dubai

She'll still be doing promo stuff even if she can't play.
mckyle. is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 2008, 01:09 AM
The Comeback Begins - January 2010.
 
ZeroSOFInfinity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 8,481
                     
Re: Ivanovic confirmed to play in Dubai

I hope she's playing...

Your sig picture exceeds the 200 pixel height limit.

Australian Open 2010 Final Result:-
Lost to Serena Williams 4-6, 6-3, 2-6 (Great job, girl! Now prepare for FO!)
ZeroSOFInfinity is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 2008, 05:15 AM
Senior Member
 
Nikkiri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: ♕
Posts: 29,193
                     
Re: Ivanovic confirmed to play in Dubai

She had a great chance to pick up some points in Doha and Dubai and then she had to get injured. Makes sense she still wants to try and play, I really hope she's fit enough.

Maria Kirilenko & Agnieszka Radwanska ♕
You're wrong, I'm right, I'm smart, you're dumb.
Nikkiri is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome