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Arrow Last thread in active career: Ana Ivanovic has retired from tennis.

Time to move on from the grass thread.

Ana will play Rio games, Premier 5 Cincinnatti and US Open as part of her summer hard court season on American continent.

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Re: 2016 Rio games, Cincinnatti and US Open

this is ana's outfit for the olympics to avoid zika

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I have been a bit emotional yesterday with Ana's wedding, I won't lie. It's been such a long way from 19 year old Ana to the married Ana. Wow. And I have forgotten the tennis TBH.

Back on court now, it doesn't left us much to expect. Ana has been in really bad form this season and it counts as one of Ana's weakest seasons in career. Losing to Alexandrova in Wimbledon was just a culmination and it was a fitting end to everything that was happening in first half of 2016. bBright moment was Ana beating #3 Halep in Dubai in February to reach Dubai quarterfinals. She had two more semis, but she is overall not doing good and is only #40 in race to YEC and #25 in official rankings.

She is so happy these days, Ana is radiating in every photo I have seen . We can only hope that Ana is determinated to work hard once that she is back on court before Rio games.

I wouldn't dare to have expectations at this point, the only thing that I do expect is that Ana finishes her work with Nigel soon, but we will probably not have any news tennis-related before the end of July.
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Still 3 more weeks until we get to see Ana playing tennis. Hope she'll enjoy the honeymoon (if there will be) and then really shift her focus back on tennis.

Oh gosh how many long breaks did Ana have this year? 3? I have a feeling that we always have to wait for like a few weeks or a month to see Ana play a single match

I hope we still get to see Ana being happy on court... especially after all those photos from the wedding which reminded me that it's been a long time since I've seen Ana enjoying tennis.

I'm bored. Do you think Ana will draw a seeded player or an unseeded one in Rio?
My guess will be a seeded player. Hopefully it will be better than JJ's case in 2012
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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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It would be totally silly to have any expectations from Rio games. I am completely aware of a possibility to go out in 1st round, it's just a reality, regardless of a name of her opponent.

If she shows signs of caring and puts some effort and the draw is kind to her, then maybe shell repeat her 2012 London result and reach 3rd round again, but I can't see her going any further playing the tennis she's played recently.

I just hope that she fires Nigel as a first step and fights back to top 20. That's all I would dare to expect for the rest of the season.

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She'll be lucky to reach R2 in Rio I have no expectations at all.

I just hope she will not lose in R1 of Cincinnati, USO and Beijing. That's all. Just win a match. She played well in Cincy and Beijing in the last 2 years so I hope she could somehow keep that up and maybe randomly reach R3?

I doubt she could win 3 matches in a row in 2016 if she keeps Nigel.
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I just hope that she fires Nigel as a first step and fights back to top 20. That's all I would dare to expect for the rest of the season.
depends from Bastian next destination
it's not sure he'll stay in UK but
If this will happen i don't know if she will fire Nigel and build a new team based on where they are living
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depends from Bastian next destination
it's not sure he'll stay in UK but
It seems that moving to the US is the closest guess but PSG are interested in signing him and they may prefer staying in Europe.

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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Re: 2016 Rio games, Cincinnatti and US Open

I can't see Ana doing anything any time soon.. her head will be elsewhere, like it was all year.. and it doesn't look like she will get rid of Nigel, so.. a whole bunch of 1st round losses are coming.

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It seems that moving to the US is the closest guess but PSG are interested in signing him and they may prefer staying in Europe.
psg are only rumours
more probable a comeback in germany but not munchen
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depends from Bastian next destination
it's not sure he'll stay in UK but
If this will happen i don't know if she will fire Nigel and build a new team based on where they are living
I also doubt it. Despite all the bad results, she looks happy with her team. They also were at her wedding. So she has a good relationship with all of them.

But yes, let's hope she proves us wrong. If she wants to be succesful again, she needs to fire Nigel.

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I can't see Ana doing anything any time soon.. her head will be elsewhere, like it was all year.. and it doesn't look like she will get rid of Nigel, so.. a whole bunch of 1st round losses are coming.
Totally agreed. She has no motivation and her fitness is horrible. And this is to say nothing of her strategy when on court.

And I honestly believe she'll stay with Nigel until she retires, which could be as soon as post-Beijing or at the end of the 2017 season. Can't see her playing beyond that.

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I also doubt it. Despite all the bad results, she looks happy with her team. They also were at her wedding. So she has a good relationship with all of them.

But yes, let's hope she proves us wrong. If she wants to be succesful again, she needs to fire Nigel.
if she moves from uk her fitness trainer won't follow
he will be still connected to bolton arena the place where has always worked
she will need for sure another fitness coach

about nigel i don't know, maybe his interests in london won't allow him to follow her
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Like mirkomenna said they might not be able to follow her where she moves... even working in part time with adidas coaches would be better. She might change her team without knowing that it's better for tennis.

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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