It seemed to me that Ana was exhausted by her fistpumps/theatrics. She should tone them down a bit and not get to so pumped up so early in the 1st set. She looked like she had nothing left in the 3rd set.
So true. Like Bartoli´s her fist pumping looks overdone, annoying, pointless (as they start almost from point one) and totally draining and exhausting. Probably she would be a better player without them.
I know I'll get bad repped by some hardcore Ivanovic fans, but I really don't care. Ana Ivanovic is pretty much the dumbest player I've ever seen play. She has the game to be a top 5 player at least, but the way she gets so easily tricked by players like Roberta Vinci, Sara Errani or Anabel Medina Garrigues is just pure laughable. That and her return of serve: allowing Medina Garrigues to ace her almost 10 times? Not only she is struggling with her service motion, she is also struggling on her returning position and movements as well. If she wasn't hitting relatively well the ball on the rallies, she would have been completely trashed today.
Seriously, I agree 100 %. She needs to learn how to play against these kinds of players.
Re: Hopman Cup F: Medina Garrigues d. Ivanovic 64 67 62
The belief that man is an irresolute creature pulled this way and that by two forces of equal strength, alternately winning and losing the battle for his soul; the conviction that human life is nothing more than an uncertain struggle between heaven and hell; the faith in two opposed entities, Satan and Christ - all this was bound to engender those internal discords in which the mind, excited by the incessant fighting, stimulated as it were by the constant promises and threats, ends up by giving in and prostitutes itself to whichever of the two combatants has been more obstinate in its pursuit. Life isn't black and white, it's gold.