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Ana's presser after 2nd round win:

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Q. Playing on outside courts, small interview rooms afterwards. Does it take a lot pressure off your shoulders?
ANA IVANOVIC: It's the pressure I put on myself. Actually, we were joking because we just walked in the main interview room and no one was there. They told us we were in a small one. I said, Oh, that was ambitious walking in the big one.
No, just doesn't matter really.

Q. So kind of form wise you've been playing well, right, more or less the last month or so. Do you feel like your slowly building to something big now?
ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, definitely. What makes me really happy is that I've been playing really consistently. Even though I lost some matches I should have won or I should have put myself in a better position, I still felt always like I was improving with each week. That gives me confidence.
Now I'm starting to play a lot freer and enjoying competition and building points. Obviously coming back to clay it's always nice because I feel very comfortable on it.
But, you know, I actually started to enjoy the process, and that's what changed probably.

Q. So enjoying the process meaning you're not thinking so much about goals, but just what you have to do day to day with yourself and matches and all that?
ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, exactly. That's been the hardest part. Acceptance, whatever it is. Acceptance that I'll make mistakes. Acceptance that I will have a good day, I will have a bad day.
Unfortunately in this sport it's always up and down and very emotional. We play on big stages. People always look and judge, and that's very hard.
But just to be in peace with myself and to have goals set for myself in my head, that made the big difference. I don't put this outside pressure so much onto my back any more?

Q. So you're not staying up at night anymore just thinking about tennis?
ANA IVANOVIC: No, there are still sleepless nights. No, I actually try to be more positive and to have positive encouragement even when I'm thinking about tennis.

Q. So you were just talking about acceptance and being positive. Four years ago you won the French Open title. How do you feel about it now? Do you think that whatever happens in your career, you will have fulfilled a dream because you won at least one Grand Slam and you've been No. 1, or do you think that because you won the title at such a young age you should be eager for more?
ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, it's very hard, because I thought about that question many times in my head. Actually the answer is probably I wouldn't be happy, you know, even though I achieved some of my dreams.
I still have hunger for more. That's what drives me and that's what inspires to me to get up in the morning and to work hard. If wasn't for that, I wouldn't be here.
So, yeah, to answer your question, I wouldn't be happy. That's why I want to win another Grand Slam.

Q. You have won this tournament in 2008. You have so many memories from here. What does it feel like playing Paris? What it has to be so unique and different than the other Grand Slams for you?
ANA IVANOVIC: This was my first Grand Slam ever as junior even, and I reached quarterfinals so it was a huge success at age of 14. Every time I came back here I had a good memories and feelings about this place and this tournament.
Last year probably has been the hardest one for me ever. To come back here this year and play better and go through to the third round, it means a lot.
I really hope I can even go further and, you know, hopefully keep the good games that I've been having.

Q. I know you're focused on your own tournament and everything obviously, but last night was a big event in the women's draw with Serena going out, one of five former champions here, along with yourself. What was your immediate reaction on hearing that news last night?
ANA IVANOVIC: Well, to be honest I was a little bit surprised, because I was just about to go for dinner when they were playing the tiebreak, and then I saw the tiebreak and I saw that she lost.
I went for dinner, and afterwards when I heard I was a little surprised. Virginie played really well in the tiebreak what I've seen. So I don't know what happened, but she must have played really well.

Q. Do you think it opens it up for yourself, everyone else? In your part of draw it's good.
ANA IVANOVIC: I'm on the other side of the draw. It's always unfortunate when a tournament loses such a player early in it.
But there are a lot of good players out there. Like I was saying before, I think it's a Grand Slam, and a lot of people try to play their best. Sometimes they play better than they can ever play. So you always have tough matches.

Q. Your next opponent, Sara Errani, you haven't played her for a while. She's been doing well in recent months. Thoughts on that matchup.
ANA IVANOVIC: I think I played her last year or no, two years ago maybe I played her here. I remember. She's very tough opponent. She won almost ever clay court tournament this year earlier in the year, so she's definitely a clay court player.
It's going to be good challenge. I think it's very important to play like today: really aggressive and try to come in and take the ball early, take time away from her.
I still have another day to prepare and talk through with my coach because he watched that match earlier today, and see how it goes.

Q. A funny question. Many people say, Ana is so bright. She has such interesting opinions about so many different things. She thinks so much; she judges too much. Do you sometimes think you judge or think too much?
ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, definitely. I can tell you I was on my own last night and I wasn't bored. Yeah, no, I sometimes get too philosophical and just go too deep into everything. Not necessarily tennis, but just everything.
I raise the questions that sometimes I like to exchange and talk to people about and just learn. I think it's amazing the way everyone works and everyone is so different and everyone has their own experience.
Me, myself, I've been so fortunate from a young age. I experienced so many different things and different cultures, different people, different views.
To challenge that and to even discuss it further, it's always lots of fun.
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Back to depression

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Did she say she gave her best? WTF?

The video of her english presser is at RG web as well: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/multimedia/index.html

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Did she say she gave her best? WTF?

The video of her english presser is at RG web as well: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/multimedia/index.html
She said she did her best at those moments.
I wonder if she picked this up in self-help books or she is actually talking to someone...
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She said she did her best at those moments.
I wonder if she picked this up in self-help books or she is actually talking to someone...
That's major bullshit and doesn't help her at all IMHO.

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That's major bullshit and doesn't help her at all IMHO.
I think that's the first step in dealing with "coulda shoulda woulda" mentality. When someone is stuck on past mistakes, the first step to stop ruminating and wallowing in guilt is acceptance (she talked about it in some presser) - to accept that that was the best that she could have done at that moment (all things - including her bat shit crazy head - considered). Which is true in a sense: if she could have done better, she would have.
So, maybe she is addressing it.
If she is, she should continue, if she isn't she needs to start ASAP.
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i actually like it that she said she has nothing to complain about and that she is not going to let this hamper her progress. somebody must have been telling her that her losses shouldn't haunt her now she needs to learn the same about lost sets, games and points and you have a player who can live up to her true potential.
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I think that's the first step in dealing with "coulda shoulda woulda" mentality. When someone is stuck on past mistakes, the first step to stop ruminating and wallowing in guilt is acceptance (she talked about it in some presser) - to accept that that was the best that she could have done at that moment (all things - including her bat shit crazy head - considered). Which is true in a sense: if she could have done better, she would have.
So, maybe she is addressing it.
If she is, she should continue, if she isn't she needs to start ASAP.
I think acceptance is fine.. but thinking that you couldn't do best when you clearly could is limiting yourself. She just needs to learn how to use it as a motivation, as a "I won't let happen again", instead of berating herself like she does. Thinking she did the best she could makes her see herself as worse than she is, opens the door to lack of self confidence.

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i actually like it that she said she has nothing to complain about and that she is not going to let this hamper her progress. somebody must have been telling her that her losses shouldn't haunt her now she needs to learn the same about lost sets, games and points and you have a player who can live up to her true potential.
I agree about this. She can't let it hamper her progress.. but should use this as motivation.

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She says this is the best she can do at the moment?WTF? Also says service decided.
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Was just watching her on B92. She actually looks good and it doesn't look like she was crying. That's a great sign. She doesn't seem too sad, which is good.
She also mentioned physical condition and that her errors were a result of poor positioning. Serve was the key and says she brought Sara back to life with her mistakes. No kidding...

Says she won't play American tournos after Wimby. I think thats' what she said, not sure.
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Was just watching her on B92. She actually looks good and it doesn't look like she was crying. That's a great sign. She doesn't seem too sad, which is good.
She also mentioned physical condition and that her errors were a result of poor positioning. Serve was the key and says she brought Sara back to life with her mistakes. No kidding...

Says she won't play American tournos after Wimby. I think thats' what she said, not sure.
Yes, I heard it too. She said that she served perfectly on the practice session, but couldn't do the same in the actual match. She said that she played a horrible game when it was 4:4 in second. I agree. She missed every return.

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I'm ok with Ana dating Bastian, women, Jelena Jankovic, Trump, Montgomery Burns from Simpsons...
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Watching the interview again. Said Sara disabled her from playing aggressive by hitting deep.
Uh...yeah. That's what YOU were supposed to do.
Also said she was not going to play American hard court tourneys but will take a break after Wimby and then after a few weeks come back to England to prepare for Olympics.
So, this is good news? At least for people who hated her playing Rogers Cup?
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Watching the interview again. Said Sara disabled her from playing aggressive by hitting deep.
Uh...yeah. That's what YOU were supposed to do.
Also said she was not going to play American hard court tourneys but will take a break after Wimby and then after a few weeks come back to England to prepare for Olympics.
So, this is good news? At least for people who hated her playing Rogers Cup?
She's not skipping Rogers Cup. She's skipping Stanford and those smaller tournaments. RC and Cincy are played after OG.

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Watching the interview again. Said Sara disabled her from playing aggressive by hitting deep.
Uh...yeah. That's what YOU were supposed to do.
Also said she was not going to play American hard court tourneys but will take a break after Wimby and then after a few weeks come back to England to prepare for Olympics.
So, this is good news? At least for people who hated her playing Rogers Cup?
Rogers Cup is after Olympics.. so.. she is just saying she won't play Stanford and San Diego, as we knew already. She will just take her usual holiday after Wimbledon and then back to practice on grass for Olympics.

Sara didn't do anything out of ordinary.. Ana just stopped doing everything good she was doing in set one and started playing Sara's cat and mouse game.. on Sara's terms.. Set 1, for an example, Ana was hitting to Sara's BH and would end up getting FHs to play.. set 2, out of nowhere, she decided to push BHs DTL and FHs in in to Sara's FH, which is her best shot, and got moved around by it. It's like someone hitting only nothing shots to Ana's FH whole match.. will get burned..

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Nebojsa Viskovic, the best Serbian tennis commentator according to many, and the worst according to some , on Ana (he really is a fan )

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Iako sam doživeo sve i svašta zbog stava da sportski komentator prvo mora da bude objektivan, pa tek onda navijač, to nikad neću menjati. U tom smislu, finale Rolan Garosa 2008. godine u ženskoj konkurenciji je bio jedan od najtežih prenosa koje sam ikad radio. Ana Ivanović – Dinara Safina. Sa jedne strane emocije i ogromna želja da Ana pobedi, sa druge obaveza da sačuvam objektivnost. Taj balans između profesionalne uzdržanosti i želje da vrištim za mikrofonom je vrlo teško ubosti. A grlo mi se steglo. Jedva sam pričao, naročito dok je išla „Bože pravde“, jer je RG jedini gren slem gde se pobednicima puštaju nacionalne himne. Ana nije pevala, ali je jedna suza krenula. Ne znam da li bi Mihajlović bio zadovoljan sa takvim kompromisom...


U svakom slučaju, srpske trobojke ove godine neće biti prilikom svečane ceremonije. Bar ne posle ženskog finala. Ana je izgubila meč u kom bih posle prvog seta mogao da se zakunem da se to ne može desiti. To je bio set iz te 2008. Tad je Ivanovićeva bila prva igračica sveta. Drugi set je bio iz 2009. Treći iz 2011. Jeste njena igra padala iz gema u gem, ali budimo pošteni: Erani je bila fantastična. Uopšte, meč je bio izuzetan i, prosto, bolja je pobedila. Svaka čast Italijanki.


Iako je Anino otvaranje turnira obećavalo bar ulazak u drugu nedelju, ja ovogodišnji Garos doživljavam pre kao ohrabrenje nego razočaranje. Ona dugo traje i zato se može steći utisak da je veteranka, ali Ana ima tek 24 godine. Bila je najbolja, držala je najveće pehare, dakle zna put kojim se ponovo stiže tamo. Ono što joj sad nedostaje su finese, sitnice. Popravka jedne dovodi do popravke druge, to je lančana reakcija. Ima vremena i nema jaču konkurenciju nego tada. Zato verujem da će se vratiti.
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