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I think they want to expel Ana from the national team. I don't like that respected coach urges people to boycott Ana and openly demands her ejection from the team. She creates a lynch-atmosphere in Serbia,and media are all over this subject. This is not good at all.

Izzy,can you tell me,how many female players,from the same country,can play in singles at the Olympics? 2 or 3? Does that depends on the rankings?

One more thing about Gencic...she was only defending her profession.In that interview Ana offended her profession and made AVG look like an incompetent coach. If i understood Ana corectly,she thinks that there is no coach who can help her with her game.And then... "I need someone who can understand me..." it sound like she needs boyfriend more than a coach. I'm afraid that she has the reputation of a player hard to work with, a player who doesn't know what she wants,and,what is worse,who can't do,on the court,what her coash asks her to do.
I remember what Andy Roddick once said:"I'm not going to pay a guy to be my coach and then tell him what to do.You would be surprised how prevalent that is in tennis".
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I think they want to expel Ana from the national team. I don't like that respected coach urges people to boycott Ana and openly demands her ejection from the team. She creates a lynch-atmosphere in Serbia,and media are all over this subject. This is not good at all.

Izzy,can you tell me,how many female players,from the same country,can play in singles at the Olympics? 2 or 3? Does that depends on the rankings?

One more thing about Gencic...she was only defending her profession.In that interview Ana offended her profession and made AVG look like an incompetent coach. If i understood Ana corectly,she thinks that there is no coach who can help her with her game.And then... "I need someone who can understand me..." it sound like she needs boyfriend more than a coach. I'm afraid that she has the reputation of a player hard to work with, a player who doesn't know what she wants,and,what is worse,who can't do,on the court,what her coash asks her to do.
I remember what Andy Roddick once said:"I'm not going to pay a guy to be my coach and then tell him what to do.You would be surprised how prevalent that is in tennis".
Up to 4 players can play singles for a country in the Olympics. 56 players will gain direct entry due to ranking, only 4 from each country.

As for Ana, I'm sure she already created that reputation for herself. Doubt many people want to work with her now.. it's a very insecure job, with not many benefits coming from it.

And yes, her interviews lately have been completely contradictory.. can't believe there are people who like it.

As for Fed Cup and Gencic's statements.. Ana is making it easy for them.

Mental Strength is an underrated ability, it sets champions apart

Making mistakes is human, repeating them is dumb.

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I think they want to expel Ana from the national team. I don't like that respected coach urges people to boycott Ana and openly demands her ejection from the team. She creates a lynch-atmosphere in Serbia,and media are all over this subject. This is not good at all.
Agree. Really dunno why people in Serbia are like this.
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Thanks,Izzy!

Just ignore Ana's fanboys,they will always blindly accept everything she does or says. All you can hear from them is "what a legs!"...or ..."i can't stop looking at her boobs". They can't be objective and don't care that much about her tennis. She is celebrity and she will be popular after retirement too. So...plenty of pics in the future for them. The biggest criticism would be..."this season has not started as we expected" and every girl who tries to be objective is -jealous bitch...or insane.
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ana only needs to make herself available for fed cup. she doesn't need to play. it's still very retarded to talk about anyone in this way in public.

otherwise it's true that ana seems to be back in her bubble.
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Jelena Gencic is big tennis authority here (with reason), but nobody (in Serbia especially) have rights to be so disrespectful and malicious about Ana Ivanovic! I really don't want to argue with this 75y old lady, but to say that 250+ ranked Aleksandra Krunic and Ana Jovanovic both already more deserve to play for Serbia than Ana Ivanovic is way too much. Also, Ana is one of rare Serbian tennis players which never works with Gencic, so how can she use Ana's (lack of) personal qualities as bold argument why she not deserve and not worthy to represent Serbia!?

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

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I agree, what she said about Ana and Fed Cup is very wrong. Ana surely doesn't have a negative impact on the atmosphere in out Fed Cup team. Yes, there is a tension between Ana and JJ but I think it's made far worse by media and "tennis fans". And I'm sure other girls are happy to play with both Ana and JJ.
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From Dubai's Gulf News (click to enlarge):






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Interesting article about coaching in an italian tennis magazine. Shows Ana's contradictions pretty clearly. Google translation:

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When the father is crucial
SUMMARY MULTIPAGE

Today I started reading the book written by Luca Bottazzi together with Carlo Rossi and Michele Pisaturo "From Child to Champion himself." On page 32 it refers to pauses between points and changeovers:



"The intervals, if properly managed, allow the player to relax, restore the right level of concentration and activation, to search for solutions. If the player does not learn to profitably exploit the breaks, it will suffer growing and tend to worsen the situation. "



As I read these words I thought of Saturday's match in Dubai between Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic. In Denmark's first three games played at a very low rate and is capped by JJ: 0-3. Asked his father to catch up to the exchange field and the game changes. Caroline begins to pull harder, trying to take the lead of the game more frequently and the match became more balanced.



Wozniacki relies heavily on the father who, according to the time of the game and the mental state of his daughter, spoke in tones more or less sweet (do not know Polish so I have no idea what that is saying but the tone of the voice can be interpreted). Piotr Caroline knows very well and his actions almost always have a positive effect on her. I do not think that the random Wozniacki has won six of the last nine WTA tournaments played (among other things, in my view, defeat the Cincinnati was mainly due to tiredness from the flight to Copenhagen and that brought in the U.S. while the one with Cibulkova in Sydney by the fact that we still had to get used to the new racket) while lost in the semifinals in the two Slam (when it can not count on dad). I am sure that if there was Piotr by his side in New York and Melbourne Caroline would react differently at different times of difficulty faced by Zvonareva and Li.



Thinking of Caroline / Piotr came to my mind-changing field yesterday Azarenka / Sumik. Despite the soft and encouraging words of his coach did not have to be a psychologist to understand that Belarus was not listening. I do not know why but Azarenka not follow his coach and all the times I saw her play this year I had the impression that it was empty, she did not mind the outcome of the match which was fought over.



Finally, Ana Ivanovic. The month of November, said: "I really need a full-time coach that I can follow all the tournaments and during workouts. Heinz (Gunthardt) has a family as well as other commitments that had taken some time ago and can not follow the continuity needs. "

A few weeks ago, after stopping his working relationship with Anthony Van Grichen, said: "I'm at the stage of my career where I know what my goals and I know that I have to work hard to achieve them. I do not need a person that I repeat constantly what to do. I have no more than 15 years. "



After seeing her play Patty Schnyder in Dubai, it seemed clear that as crucial to a person, but the right one, that can help in the game and in training, because I found it extremely confusing choices to do during the match.




In the WTA tournament you get a chance / luck of being able to ask for help "from home" the important thing is to have the "right" person, one trusts, on the sidelines if you are not yet ready to "good administration intervals.
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^ Well, I guess that's obvious to everyone but to Ana and her team.
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Feature: lengthy matches

Following the epic four hour, 44-minute duel between Francesca Schiavone and Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round of the Australian Open last month - the longest women's match in Grand Slam history - Ana was asked for her thoughts about lengthy matches. Which long three setters in her own career stand out, and how does she cope mentally during a tense battle?

"The Australian Open was full of thrilling matches on the women’s side, none more so than the Francesca Schiavone-Svetlana Kuznetsova epic, which lasted almost five hours. It was definitely one of those matches where there wasn’t a loser, and it was a great advertisement for women’s tennis, demonstrating how tough our matches can be.

"My own match against Ekaterina Makarova was also very long, and interestingly enough two of my longest matches have come against Kuznetsova and Schiavone.

"I’ve had quite a few long matches against Kuznetsova in particular, most notably at the Sony Ericsson Championships in Madrid in 2007, when I won 7-5 in the third. During a long match like that there are always going to be momentum swings. I remember I was up 6-1, 3-0 and I think I had two or three break points for 4-0, but she came back and levelled the match.

"It is very hard emotionally when you’re in that situation, but you have to put yourself in the position of thinking, 'hey, she won five games in a row, I can do the same thing.'"

"Although momentum is an important factor, the scoring system lends itself very well for comebacks because, unlike in other sports, you can’t just run down the clock, you have to push forward for victory.

"I heard a top coach say that winning the first set in a best-of-three set match means that you are only 25 per cent of the way there, but to be honest I disagree with that. Logically, you are halfway there, and in some circumstances even more: if you won a really close first set, often the second set comes much easier.

"In a long match you often look at your opponent during the change of ends, to see what her body language is like and how she is feeling physically. When it gets to something like 6-6 in the final set you are almost numb to the score – you are just playing each point as it comes. The crowd can definitely play a part too, because you are searching for energy wherever you can find it.

"To win a long match is extra special. It’s a feeling of relief almost as much as much pleasure. Actually in that moment that it ends, you’re not aware of everything that is going on. There is so much exhaustion – more mental than physical actually.

"Apparently Andy Murray lost track of the score during his match against David Ferrer in Melbourne. It may surprise some people, but it’s quite easy for this to happen and in fact it’s a positive sign: it shows that you are so into the match, and that you are focusing on your tactics instead of the scoreboard."

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"I heard a top coach say that winning the first set in a best-of-three set match means that you are only 25 per cent of the way there, but to be honest I disagree with that. Logically, you are halfway there, and in some circumstances even more: if you won a really close first set, often the second set comes much easier.
http://www.anaivanovic.com/pressandi...engthy-matches
She sure hasn't showed me that she actually believes that,
Or actually maybe she does and that's why she lets up in the 2nd after winning the 1st. She believes it will just be handed to her,

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She sure hasn't showed me that she actually believes that,
Or actually maybe she does and that's why she lets up in the 2nd after winning the 1st. She believes it will just be handed to her,
The second option...

Actually.. this feature is quite telling on how Ana has been so bad in 3 sets in the past 3 years. She actually believes once she wins the first set she is half way there, so she relaxes and expects the other players to just give in... no wonder Ana looks so surprised so often when players fight their hearts out against her in a second set, as if that wasn't supposed to happen.. she just expects them to lose easily as she says.. So many matches lost after winning the first set because of that! And that works the other way around.. since she believes the player who wins the first set is half way to victory, she barely ever is able to turn a match around after losing the first set.. the other player is just too close to winning in her mind for her to have more of a chance of winning herself.

She should play point by point and know that winning the first set means nothing.. she has to win 2 to win the match. After winning the first you have to keep focused in winning the second, because the match is still all open and absolutely anything can happen.

Honestly.. after this feature it's pretty clear why Ana has been so awful in long matches and has lost most of them in the past 3 years. She has the completely wrong mentality about it.

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What a horrible attitude. "Oh I won the first set! Match is basically mine, especially because the first set was tough! They will fold and give it to me!" No Ana. You actually have to win...

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I just back look on CNN site to check whats new in Japan and Libya, and together with all that war, battles, earthquake, nuclear disasters, tsunami... etc... news... I notice also report about upcoming Ivanovic/Jankovic Indian Wells R16 match. What a surprise

Jankovic and Ivanovic set up all-Serbian clash at Indian Wells

March 14, 2011 -- Updated 1456 GMT (2256 HKT)
Jelena Jankovic, pictured, and fellow Serb Ana Ivanovic have both made the fourth round in Indian Wells.


(CNN) -- Defending champion Jelena Jankovic will face fellow Serbian player Ana Ivanovic in the last 16 at Indian Wells, after both eased through the third round.

World No. 6 Jankovic defeated 32nd-ranked Julia Goerges of Germany 6-2 6-4 on Sunday, while 19th-ranked Ivanovic eased past Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-2 6-2.

When they meet in Tuesday's fourth round, it will be the 10th time the two former world No. 1's have played each other on the WTA Tour.

The 23-year-old Ivanovic -- winner at Indian Wells in 2008 -- leads the head to head 6-3, but Jankovic has claimed victory in their last two meetings.

"I just want to continue to play my tennis and really focus on my game and not really worry about my opponent who is across other side of the net," 26-year-old Jankovic told the official WTA Tour website.
I just want to continue to play my tennis and really focus on my game and not really worry about my opponent
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"It's gonna be another match, and I just want to play. I want to enjoy my tennis like I've been doing."

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
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