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February is coming... St Petersburg and Dubai

So.. on to the next one.

2-3 on the year so far.

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Making mistakes is human, repeating them is dumb.

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Re: February is coming... St Petersburg and Dubai

I'm so tired TBH.
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Re: February is coming... St Petersburg and Dubai

My wish for this section of the season is that Ana emerges from it with a positive W-L ratio for the year. Which really just means she needs to win 2 matches in both St. Petersburg and Dubai, or 3 at either one. Easier said than done.

Waiting for Ana Ivanovic to just retire already .
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My wish for this section of the season is that Ana emerges from it with a positive W-L ratio for the year. Which really just means she needs to win 2 matches in both St. Petersburg and Dubai, or 3 at either one. Easier said than done.
Ana has 2 weeks now to either go enjoy Bastian's company or train that beauty of a spinny FH of hers,or both. So I'm totally expecting the FH to be even worse come St. Petersburg. But hey.. who knows, maybe Ana gets lucky and there are no hard hitters in her part of the draw. I would hope for her to meet chokers who could out choke her, but then I remembered she is the biggest choker of them all and she doesn't take any chokes from others.

So I'd say a 3-2 record has about a 35% chance of happening.

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Re: February is coming... St Petersburg and Dubai

MD list for St. Petersburg:
MD List

1. Bencic
2. Vinci
3. Ivanovic
4. Schmiedlova
5. Pavlyuchenkova
6. Mladenovic
7. Begu
8. Cibulkova
9. Niculescu
10. Wickmayer
11. Strycova
12. Cornet
13. Barthel
14. Knapp
15. Hradecka
16. Cetkovska (SR)
17. Beck
18. Gasparyan
19. Witthoeft
20. Dulgheru (#69)

It's an ok list for a P470.

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Woz took a WC I think.

Let's watch Ana drawing Cibulkova in R1
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Re: February is coming... St Petersburg and Dubai

The problem is, this version of Ana can only win against limited number of top 30 players. Everyone who plays agressive and well has very high chance to beat her, plus her choking abilities. It's really sad that we need to hope for Pavlychenkova, Davis, Kuznetsova, Jankovic and Svitolina in her draw, in order to be almost sure that she will go far.

Also, I think we can all agree that we are probably losing more nerves than Ana herself, sometimes. To me, it looks like she easily moves on and "lives with it", like the other poster said. That's why I can't be that bothered anymore, tbh.
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The problem is, this version of Ana can only win against limited number of top 30 players. Everyone who plays agressive and well has very high chance to beat her, plus her choking abilities. It's really sad that we need to hope for Pavlychenkova, Davis, Kuznetsova, Jankovic and Svitolina in her draw, in order to be almost sure that she will go far.

Also, I think we can all agree that we are probably losing more nerves than Ana herself, sometimes. To me, it looks like she easily moves on and "lives with it", like the other poster said. That's why I can't be that bothered anymore, tbh.
Indeed. Any aggressive player is still the favourite to beat her at this moment. Hard to decide, whether I'd hope for a tough draw and early exit, or a cake-walk draw at St.Petersburg.

I only hope that she's indeed disappointed the moment that the match ended and just tried to be a nice and friendly girl in front of the media by giving credits to her opponent.

It's tough to strike the right balance. Ana without any confidence is not gonna work, yet this Ana who thinks she's good enough and just lost because her opponents were too good is gonna be fatal as well... I hope she understands that Madison is firing and playing first-strike tennis not only because she had more power and a better serve, it's about the aggressive mindset.
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The problem is, this version of Ana can only win against limited number of top 30 players. Everyone who plays agressive and well has very high chance to beat her, plus her choking abilities.

Also, I think we can all agree that we are probably losing more nerves than Ana herself, sometimes. To me, it looks like she easily moves on and "lives with it", like the other poster said. That's why I can't be that bothered anymore, tbh.
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2. She did not look like a happy girl when she left court and I like she not behave like all drama girls when she leaves court after defeats, she has great positive entourage what help her over it what is great and me too I have great friends who helped me out my fan depression yesterday because it is what it is about, not stay crying on floor but get up and move on with a smile. To find back positive motivation for next tournament. Positive mentally healthy attitude look like that. If she were depressed more time she can not be ready for next mission. And probably would retire and give up before reaching her aims in tennis. Making drama for her losing to Keys after that incident with Sears is pathetic attitude from some fans. But fortunate she has lot more faithful supporters in person on tournaments. I can not wait to see her in Stuttgart soon and whole clay season

We should be happy she is that positive person she is otherwise you better look for other player and stop watch her if you need garantie for success. What with Serena or Novak instead Ana?

on topic: Wonder what this Petersburg is bringing. 12 days to work on things for Ana is a good time I think for come back strong.

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Hope that she learns how to finish the point with matches ...she was hitting that short FH even when she was in control of the rally giving Keys the chance to attack.

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
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Hope that she learns how to finish the point with matches ...she was hitting that short FH even when she was in control of the rally giving Keys the chance to attack.
Nobody is able to teach her that
She has to learn how to hit a correct Backhand also.
someone from the academy is required here
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Indeed. Any aggressive player is still the favourite to beat her at this moment. Hard to decide, whether I'd hope for a tough draw and early exit, or a cake-walk draw at St.Petersburg.

I only hope that she's indeed disappointed the moment that the match ended and just tried to be a nice and friendly girl in front of the media by giving credits to her opponent.

It's tough to strike the right balance. Ana without any confidence is not gonna work, yet this Ana who thinks she's good enough and just lost because her opponents were too good is gonna be fatal as well... I hope she understands that Madison is firing and playing first-strike tennis not only because she had more power and a better serve, it's about the aggressive mindset.
Actually this is all the same. Ana has no confidence, so she just thinks her opponents are too good for her.. that she did what she could, but her good isn't enough to beat others. That's no belief in her own talent and abilities. This is like her saying she is a much better player now than she was in 2008, the difference is that everyone else is better. That is not true at all, but she actually believes in that, so she diminishes her own abilities. It affects the aggressive mindset as well.. besides the fact that she has changed her FH into a useless shot, she doesn't trust herself to really go for it. And when she does, she has a stiff arm and misses. You can see how most of Ana's misses are to the bottom of the net.. that's stiff arm. At the end of the day, the biggest problem with Ana lies in her head. Of course the completely wrong approach to how she should play as a tennis player greatly contributes to her low level of play.
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Oh God. Here comes the karma right to my face. I guess it's because my past argues with Izzy and Tanja about who is fan and who is not. God save me, I'm so not going into that discussion.

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Live stream of Ana's online workout session is on Feb. 2nd. 4:30 pm London time. 30 minutes long, costs 10 euros. Will somebody join?

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Live stream of Ana's online workout session is on Feb. 2nd. 4:30 pm London time. 30 minutes long, costs 10 euros. Will somebody join?

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