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I Have to Love how everyone is Understimating Ana

Everyone is saying that final should be Safina/Jankovic vs. Williamses/Dementieva.

Are you people not taking Ana seriously, i don't care which is her form, i think she will always be a threat.





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Well, she has a really nice draw to the quarters at least. You never know with Ana.
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Ana isn't even a real grand slam champion.

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Re: I Have to Love how everyone is Understimating Ana

Ana hasnt proved that whatever her form might be, she will be a threat. If she does (like the williamses have time after time) then everybody will start thinking of her as a threat .

Personally I would love if she could reach the final again this year
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There's nothing in her history to merit more than darkhorse status based on her current form. Which isn't to say she can't pull off the big win. I think most people see her as having an outside shot.

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Even soe web site pools do not give the name of ANA as a choice of winning a slam; It is really strange.Even Vera is a choice but not ANA. IT IS UNFAIR I THINK.ı HOPE SHE WINS
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Re: I Have to Love how everyone is Understimating Ana

Well her pre AO form last year wasn't great. I was surprised she made the finals last year. Maybe she'll surprise me again. However she didn't get to the finals in the grandest of form last year and she didn't do much once she got there. I definitely think she'll win the AO one day though. Maybe it'll be one day soon!

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She hasn't even played decent since June.
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Ana will get to semis I think, but she may very well lose early!

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There's nothing in her history to merit more than darkhorse status based on her current form. Which isn't to say she can't pull off the big win. I think most people see her as having an outside shot.
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I think Ana should believe more in herself and considerate her as a favourite. She as a low selfstime.

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With Ana it depends on two things ball toss and forehand

If she has fixed the problem with the ball toss and the forehand is on she has a shot, if not round 3 or 4
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Ana's recent results mean she doesn't deserve to be called one of the top favourites (same situation with Serena). The top favourites, based on form alone, have to be Elena and Venus. But that doesn't mean the likes of Ana or Serena can't win in Melbourne. They are already proven champions.

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Ana hasnt proved that whatever her form might be, she will be a threat. If she does (like the williamses have time after time) then everybody will start thinking of her as a threat .

Personally I would love if she could reach the final again this year
She won Linz last year in the middle of her slump. She wasn't even playing that well in Australia last year and still made the final and semis in Sydney. As long as she connects with her forehand enough, she can beat anyone on tour.
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Ana's recent results mean she doesn't deserve to be called one of the top favourites (same situation with Serena). The top favourites, based on form alone, have to be Elena and Venus. But that doesn't mean the likes of Ana or Serena can't win in Melbourne. They are already proven champions.

She won Linz last year in the middle of her slump. She wasn't even playing that well in Australia last year and still made the final and semis in Sydney. As long as she connects with her forehand enough, she can beat anyone on tour.
Winning Linz in a slump is different than winning a GS in a slump

In linz she was streched by Aga who played abysmal in the third, and I have never seen Vera make so many mistakes, I give credit to Ana for maintaining her cool , but she was still in her slump form, it wasnt like all of a sudden her form escalated to a higher level which wouldve proved she can win big even when in a slump
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