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Ana Ivanovic states she's taking a break from tennis

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"This has to do with my lack of self confidence. I just kept choosing wrong shots and did not have enough confidence in myself ...For years I did not have a real vacation so now I want to 'switch off' from tennis for a while... I believe that will help me to get back on track."

"I would love to return to the tennis top and I'm clearly motivated to leave this crisis behind, but its just not working,"

Obviously it's not 100% confirmed yet but it is probably what's gonna happen. I don't think she needs a break , she needs to play more matches to get that confidence back, and with her being out of the top 10 and free to play unlimited International tournaments next year I thought that would've been the best idea.
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Re: Ana Ivanovic states she's taking a break from tennis

Thats a good decision. she definately needs a break to get her head sorted out. good luck ana
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Re: Ana Ivanovic states she's taking a break from tennis

if that's what is needed

Waiting for Ana Ivanovic to just retire already .
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Her next tournament is PPO in Japan in 3-4 weeks time so she's forced to take a break...

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Re: Ana Ivanovic states she's taking a break from tennis

I dread to think what will happen if she comes back and then isn't successful. You know the saying "A drowning man tries to grab everything and anything around him" , well I think this fits here. I don't think anyone knows , not even Ana herself or anyone around her what exactly it is that she needs.
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Re: Ana Ivanovic states she's taking a break from tennis

I dont think Ana is like Vaidisova. Ana has more potential to shine and I dont think a break is going to do the trick. She just needs to re-focus.
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She needs a break. She should just call it a year. Do something away from tennis then work on her game and come back in January.

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this is her life break from tennis = do commercial and photoshoot for her sponsorship = nothing improve her tennis ability and crisis...

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Re: Ana Ivanovic states she's taking a break from tennis

I think she should just end her year right now. Take a month off, do absolutely nothing tennis related. Just lie on a beach for a month is that's what she really wants to do. The next month, start light training again and see a sports psychologist. November/December intense training. Sort out that ball toss! Work on a new on court demeanor; she gets way to excited and worked up these days against opponents she should be brushing aside. Come back next year playing smaller events until the confidence is there. And most importantly: do not expect miricles to happen! She cannot expect to be her old self after these 3 months off - that was the easy part, the hard part begins in 2010.

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Ana should have a break. She hasn't played that well all year. Her only highlight was reaching the Indian Wells final. Wimbledon was heartbreaking for her this year and also heartbreaking that she has lost her place in the Top10.
A little break could recharge her batteries and hopefully she will comeback to her top tennis.

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Re: Ana Ivanovic states she's taking a break from tennis

good...although she has a title to defend in the fall but i don't think she was going to do that anyways take your time off fistpumpovic come back strong

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Re: Ana Ivanovic states she's taking a break from tennis

Yeah take a break, a looooooong one.
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Re: Ana Ivanovic states she's taking a break from tennis

I'd support this depending on how long a break she's thinking of. She should take a month off and play international events, maybe play Bali.
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