USO R3: (12) Ivanovic def. Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-2 - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 105 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Horizon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: London
Posts: 2,719
                     
USO R3: (12) Ivanovic def. Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-2

Was too emotionally invested into this match.

But loved it

Regrettably a life long fan of Ana Ivanović

twitter x instagram
Horizon is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 105 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:42 AM
Senior Member
 
joćo.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 20,894
                     
Re: USO R3: (12) Ivanovic def. Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-2

ANA!!! Messy but won
Pls reach the QFs
joćo. is offline  
post #3 of 105 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:42 AM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
KoOlMaNsEaN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 49,339
                     
Re: USO R3: (12) Ivanovic def. Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-2



I am so happy but I am also so emotionally wrecked from having watched Ana play this match.

My Forever Fav: Jelena Dokic

Serena Williams

KoOlMaNsEaN is offline  
 
post #4 of 105 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:42 AM
Senior Member
 
Edy.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,282
                     
Re: USO R3: (12) Ivanovic def. Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-2



She was awful in the 1st set, but recovered well. Her net play was impressive

Now reach that quarterfinal
Edy. is offline  
post #5 of 105 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:43 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 17,664
                     
Re: USO R3: (12) Ivanovic def. Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-2

NID. As I said before, Stephens is just a poorer version of Ana in this matchup.

Can't take the ball earlier. Can't win the BH to BH rallies. Even though both BHs are local, Ana has much more ability to junk and bullshit her way in the rallies.

FH to FH is no comparison.

Stephens has a lot of work to do.
Smitten is offline  
post #6 of 105 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:43 AM
Senior Member
 
Cosmic Voices's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 15,099
                     
Re: USO R3: (12) Ivanovic def. Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-2

Ana
Sloane, you've got yourself a new fan
Cosmic Voices is offline  
post #7 of 105 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:43 AM
Team WTAworld
Moderator
Polish & Serbian Kingdoms
 
Dexter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Londinium
Posts: 119,777
                     
Re: USO R3: (12) Ivanovic def. Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-2

Ana improved as the match went on and Sloane started to tire. I really like her... she's the best out of young Americans IMHO and I wish her all the best for the rest of the season.

Pironkova for the QFs? Dont screw it please.

Ana Ivanović.
Dexter is offline  
post #8 of 105 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:43 AM
Look who's back!
 
Sean.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 32,451
                     
Re: USO R3: (12) Ivanovic def. Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-2

Phew! So happy for Ana, a year or so ago Ana would have crumbled there. An error fest for the most part, but she got the W, that's huge for her!

Sloane has a great future! She moves fantastically! Just needs to work on staying aggressive!



Vera Zvonareva * Ana Ivanović * Li Na * Laura Robson ......
Sean. is offline  
post #9 of 105 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:43 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 920
                     
Re: USO R3: (12) Ivanovic def. Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-2

Stephens is such a pusher ... Girl needs to develop some weapons
hobahobaspirit is offline  
post #10 of 105 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:44 AM
.
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 36,373
                     
Re: USO R3: (12) Ivanovic def. Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-2

Good stuff
saul1333 is offline  
post #11 of 105 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:44 AM
Senior Member
 
ElusiveChanteuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 83,877
                     
Re: USO R3: (12) Ivanovic def. Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-2

At least going to be a QF.
ElusiveChanteuse is offline  
post #12 of 105 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:45 AM
Senior Member
 
Raiden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 11,074
                     
Re: USO R3: (12) Ivanovic def. Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-2

Brunette bffs ftw!




On a serious sidenote, Sloane needs to do something drastic about the complete breakdown of her wits when serving. She would have been forgiven a meltdown or two for a few moments - but not what just happened routinely today, when she DFed herself into a defecit, service game after service game. At such a stage that is tantamount to begging to be punished

.

Last edited by Raiden; Sep 2nd, 2012 at 02:31 AM.
Raiden is offline  
post #13 of 105 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:45 AM
JN
Senior Member
 
JN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicity, mayne
Posts: 31,655
                     
Re: USO R3: (12) Ivanovic def. Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-2

It would've been the same if Sloane had won.

chanda · venus (7) · serena (23) · ana (1) · vera · na (2) · domi

Obama Derangement Syndrome is one of many Scourges Destroying Society.
Have pity for and hug the tormented, today.
JN is offline  
post #14 of 105 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:45 AM
Senior Member
 
Purple_Rain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,826
                     
Re: USO R3: (12) Ivanovic def. Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-2

Sloane let Ana dictate play. Even though her defense was great, you just can't let Ana tee off on her forehand.

But 2:22 is good news for Tsveti.

Tsvetana Pironkova • Sabine Lisicki • Maria Sharapova
Christina McHale • Zheng Jie • Maria Kirilenko
Laura Robson • Petra Kvitova • Dominika Cibulkova
~~~
Special Mention: Jarka Gajdosova, queen headcase of the WTA
Purple_Rain is offline  
post #15 of 105 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:46 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 36,174
                     
Re: USO R3: (12) Ivanovic def. Stephens 6-7 6-4 6-2

Topsy-turvy match. Ana overcame her errors while Sloane did not.

Sloane really needs to be less passive and improve her serve.
edificio 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