The original Ana - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2008, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Reuchlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,825
                     
The original Ana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF5JU...eature=related

The copy is never as good as the original.

Venus: US Open Champ (2000, 2001) Wimbledon Champ (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007)
Reuchlin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2008, 11:25 PM
Senior Member
 
Paul.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 6,174
                     
Re: The original Ana

I'd say the 'copy' is much better than the original. Grand Slam title already, two other finals and six other titles, three of them tier 1. Also, Kournikova was far from being number 1 in the world. I'm pretty sure you'd need a title or two for that.

A great player, but only ever reached four tour finals, one slam quarter and one slam semi. Ivanovic has achieved more in her short career than Kournikova could ever have dreamed of.

Oh, and judging by that first point, the original wasn't so hawt..
Paul. is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2008, 11:29 PM
Team WTAworld
Lounge Owner
 
ViennaCalling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 44,254
                     
Re: The original Ana

Well, Kournikova had to play against Hingis, Davenport, Pierce, Venus, Serena at their prime


Tamira PASZEK
Na LI - Francesca SCHIAVONE - Roberta VINCI
Tamira's backhand, Roby's slice, Galina's dropshot


ViennaCalling is offline  
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2008, 11:33 PM
Senior Member
 
Paul.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 6,174
                     
Re: The original Ana

Quote:
Originally Posted by ViennaCalling View Post
Well, Kournikova had to play against Hingis, Davenport, Pierce, Venus, Serena at their prime
True, but I still think Ivanovic is a better player. Kournikova would not be nearly so well-known if she wasn't one of the most attractive people on the planet

By the way, at the quote in your signature. I wouldn't be surprised if it was true.
Paul. is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2008, 11:39 PM
Team WTAworld
Lounge Owner
 
ViennaCalling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 44,254
                     
Re: The original Ana

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul. View Post
True, but I still think Ivanovic is a better player. Kournikova would not be nearly so well-known if she wasn't one of the most attractive people on the planet

By the way, at the quote in your signature. I wouldn't be surprised if it was true.


Ana is for sure more successful than Anna (but only on the Tennis-Court IMO ), but Anna was very talented too, she had a great game.


Tamira PASZEK
Na LI - Francesca SCHIAVONE - Roberta VINCI
Tamira's backhand, Roby's slice, Galina's dropshot


ViennaCalling is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2008, 11:41 PM
Senior Member
 
DownTheLine21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 11,549
                     
Re: The original Ana

Kournikova was extremely talented, but she was plagued by injuries and didn't have the mental strength required to be a champion. Ana, on the other hand, is also enormously talented, but she has her head on straight and avoids injuries. Both players can be streaky at times, but Kournikova was much more inconsistent. She also never improved (possibly influenced by her mother). The game she entered the tour with was basically the same one she left with, whereas Ana is improving with every match.

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

Last edited by DownTheLine21; Jun 7th, 2008 at 11:49 PM.
DownTheLine21 is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2008, 11:45 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 138
                     
Re: The original Ana

I wished they still used actual grass at Wimbledon like they used to in that clip.
Shakira4000 is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2008, 12:53 AM
Senior Member
 
supergrunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,589
                     
Re: The original Ana

omg their groundstrokes look almost the same
supergrunt is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2008, 02:51 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 62
                     
Re: The original Ana

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shakira4000 View Post
I wished they still used actual grass at Wimbledon like they used to in that clip.
Um....last I checked, the grass at Wimbledon are as real as back then.
bjorn_again is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2008, 02:57 AM
Senior Member
 
cheo23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: IN,USA
Posts: 4,254
                     
Re: The original Ana

This Thread started by a Maria fan
cheo23 is offline  
post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2008, 03:05 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 138
                     
Re: The original Ana

Quote:
Originally Posted by bjorn_again View Post
Um....last I checked, the grass at Wimbledon are as real as back then.
It's not the same though. Notice on the video how low the ball bounces, then compare it to a video from last year. The ball bounces ridiculously high for a "grass" court. They've gradually changed it over the years to prevent the clay-court players from withdrawing, which used to be a fairly common thing. This grass plays similar to a clay court; how else do you think Nadal has made two Wimbledon finals in a row? He would have never managed this if the grass was the same as in 1997.
Shakira4000 is offline  
post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2008, 07:37 AM
Senior Member
 
DOUBLEFIST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: LA
Posts: 10,495
                     
Re: The original Ana

Quote:
Originally Posted by DownTheLine21 View Post
Kournikova was extremely talented, but she was plagued by injuries and didn't have the mental strength required to be a champion. Ana, on the other hand, is also enormously talented, but she has her head on straight and avoids injuries. Both players can be streaky at times, but Kournikova was much more inconsistent. She also never improved (possibly influenced by her mother). The game she entered the tour with was basically the same one she left with, whereas Ana is improving with every match.
Korny's serve was a liability. AI's is not. Kornikova didn't train to be a champ. She trained to be competitive and stay "pretty." She wasn't willing to risk her image for tennis' highest honors. No, there is no comparing AI and Korny.

JA ME KA IS THE GOAT!!!
21!!!!Now WHAT?!
Queen Vee , Keys!, Steffi , Maria,Pre-Carlos Na A-Rad
DOUBLEFIST is offline  
post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2008, 11:59 AM
Senior Member
 
Paul.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 6,174
                     
Re: The original Ana

Quote:
Originally Posted by DOUBLEFIST View Post
Korny's serve was a liability. AI's is not. Kornikova didn't train to be a champ. She trained to be competitive and stay "pretty." She wasn't willing to risk her image for tennis' highest honors. No, there is no comparing AI and Korny.
Are you kidding?! Her serve was absolutely dreadful at various stages in Roland Garros this year. Particularly in the semi, it helped her on the way to losing seven games in a row. The ball toss is often ridiculously far to the right and can cause a huge amount of problems for Ana, particularly in nervy situations.

She needs to work on her serve as soon as possible. It can be an incredibly valuable weapon, but also a big liability.
Paul. is offline  
post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2008, 12:09 PM
Senior Member
 
Dodoboy.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 38,958
                     
Re: The original Ana

Quote:
Originally Posted by ViennaCalling View Post
Well, Kournikova had to play against Hingis, Davenport, Pierce, Venus, Serena at their prime


In a nutshell.
Dodoboy. is offline  
post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2008, 12:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Dodoboy.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 38,958
                     
Re: The original Ana

Some nice tennis there, quite the touch and with speed

That was a nice clip
Dodoboy. 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









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

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