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In this particular case, I count on Nigel seriously. During the last 14 months or so, he really knew how to prepare her for matches against the likes of Stephens. He can't help her when she's about to play against the big guns, but against everyone else, he was good. If she doesn't panic, it should be fine. Even if it doesn't start perfectly, she must stay there mentally, because, if it goes to third set, she's really a favorite there (as crazy as it might sound).

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In this particular case, I count on Nigel seriously. During the last 14 months or so, he really knew how to prepare her for matches against the likes of Stephens. He can't help her when she's about to play against the big guns, but against everyone else, he was good. If she doesn't panic, it should be fine. Even if it doesn't start perfectly, she must stay there mentally, because, if it goes to third set, she's really a favorite there (as crazy as it might sound).


Yes.. this is really important.. I hope Ana is ready to fight her heart out.

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All the people here know that I bitch about Ana a lot. Of course, it's a pure disappointment, not a hate (like some visitors who have less than 20 posts may have suggested in the past). But when I read that she feels so bad about her fans, it just saddens me a lot. Putting so much pressure on herself, thinking about media, fans, damn it, she should be a selfish bitch, not such a nice person. Tons of talent, think about yourself, not about people you may disappoint. We are fans, but this is her life and her career. I wish she could become sharp, like Sharpapova.

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All the people here know that I bitch about Ana a lot. Of course, it's a pure disappointment, not a hate (like some visitors who have less than 20 posts may have suggested in the past). But when I read that she feels so bad about her fans, it just saddens me a lot. Putting so much pressure on herself, thinking about media, fans, damn it, she should be a selfish bitch, not such a nice person. Tons of talent, think about yourself, not about people you may disappoint. We are fans, but this is her life and her career. I wish she could become sharp, like Sharpapova.
Yes.. for pro sports its better if you are more arrogant and selfish... those are positive qualities on court.

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Yes.. for pro sports its better if you are more arrogant and selfish... those are positive qualities on court.
I don't think so. For example, Kim Clijsters made her career that good mostly because of her perfect attitude. That kind of attitude wins matches more than being arrogant or annoying.
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I don't think so. For example, Kim Clijsters made her career that good mostly because of her perfect attitude. That kind of attitude wins matches more than being arrogant or annoying.
That's the exception to the rule.. name another one? ...

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That's the exception to the rule.. name another one? ...
It might be an exception because it's an unique situation. Just remember what kind of choker Kim was in her first career. When she became a mother, her mindset, priorities and life perspective have changed. She became tougher and stronger.

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All the people here know that I bitch about Ana a lot. Of course, it's a pure disappointment, not a hate (like some visitors who have less than 20 posts may have suggested in the past). But when I read that she feels so bad about her fans, it just saddens me a lot. Putting so much pressure on herself, thinking about media, fans, damn it, she should be a selfish bitch, not such a nice person. Tons of talent, think about yourself, not about people you may disappoint. We are fans, but this is her life and her career. I wish she could become sharp, like Sharpapova.
Sharapova? Oh noes, I wouldn't like her anymore if she became such an ice queen. I think that the reason why she still was popular even during her worst days on tour was her personality. She is not pretentious and is down-to-earth. Could do with some endurance,though,but I think she knows this herself.
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Sharapova? Oh noes, I wouldn't like her anymore if she became such an ice queen. I think that the reason why she still was popular even during her worst days on tour was her personality. She is not pretentious and is down-to-earth. Could do with some endurance,though,but I think she knows this herself.
Ice queen or not, Sharapova is sharp, determined and full of self-confidence. It worked well for her career and her popularity is unaffected.

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Sharapova? Oh noes, I wouldn't like her anymore if she became such an ice queen. I think that the reason why she still was popular even during her worst days on tour was her personality. She is not pretentious and is down-to-earth. Could do with some endurance,though,but I think she knows this herself.
Maybe if Ana was sharper and more self confident, she wouldn't go through so many bad years, and could actually do justice to her talent.

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I think Ana is good as she is. She is tougher we might think, if she was not she'd given up a long time ago. And, I don't think that Sharapova is that tough,actually. It's only a mask. As ironic as it is, people who are cold and seemingly ultra-confident are the opposite inside.
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I think Ana is good as she is. She is tougher we might think, if she was not she'd given up a long time ago. And, I don't think that Sharapova is that tough,actually. It's only a mask. As ironic as it is, people who are cold and seemingly ultra-confident are the opposite inside.
We are talking about tennis players.. being tough on court. Ana and tough on court don't go together in over 4 years. Anything can make her lose her head, and go on meltdown mode. She has choked more matches than I can remember.. A lot of times she simply didn't think she was good enough and never even showed up to play relevant matches.. And I really don't get this whole "she could have given up" thing.. that would be signing on to being a quitter. The issues she has had all this time were all due to her own lack of commitment and/or bad attitude. So getting a bit more arrogance and selfishness would definitely be good for her and for her success as a tennis player, on court.

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Yes, when I said "selfish", I was talking about her career and on-court behavior. If you're losing 60 50 and start thinking like: "I'm getting embarrassed here, imagine the headlines, I'm disappointing my fans", it's very bad. Sharapova had so many losses with embarrassing scorelines, but she handles it very well. And when I mentioned different priorities, Clijsters is a mom. When she loses like 61 61, can she really feel like: "What will media and my fans think about me? "

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Yes, when I said "selfish", I was talking about her career and on-court behavior. If you're losing 60 50 and start thinking like: "I'm getting embarrassed here, imagine the headlines, I'm disappointing my fans", it's very bad. Sharapova had so many losses with embarrassing scorelines, but she handles it very well. And when I mentioned different priorities, Clijsters is a mom. When she loses like 61 61, can she really feel like: "What will media and my fans think about me? "
Cajka, you make a lot of senses, can't agree with you more.
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Another article on Ana's visit to Chile. Google translation:

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Ana Ivanovic wants to try Bella Chilean wines and confesses cabals August 31, 2012 • 17h37 • updated September 01, 2012 at 00h00

The beautiful Serbian visit the country on December 6. Foto: Reuters


ECHAGÜE RODRIGO G.

On 6 December and under the "Cachantun Beauty Challenge" which will live in Chile, the beautiful Serbian tennis player, Ana Ivanovic, visit our country to star in a show.
In the prelude to this challenge, the player of 24 years, 1.86 meters tall and 2009 reached the number 1 ranking women spoke with TERRA.
Ivanovic, who has won 11 titles on the WTA Tour, began recounting how he came to sport white, his father was the great architect of his successful career.
"Since I was little I liked watching tennis on television. Thus memorized all the names of the institutions where you could go to learn the sport. At that time, my dad gave me my first bike when I was five. Yet I have in a showcase of my bedroom, "said the player.
The Serb also took time to remember that 2002 was in Chile when he was 14 years participating Milo Cup.
"I still remember that invitation, but I had the chance to know the city and its culture because it had fewer economic resources and time, but that tournament was one of my first competitions at junior and starting my career. Was exciting" said the player.
When asked what he would like to do on their way through Chile, Ana Ivanovic said: "I love the opportunity to see the city and to sample the food and certainly Chilean wines."
As for his knowledge of the Chilean courts, the Serbian narrated that "I know how successful that was Marcelo Rios at the time and know about the gold medals won by Nicolas Massu in the Olympics."
Continuing the theme stated that "recently met Fernando Gonzalez in Miami when he was retiring.'s True that Chilean players I know are of a generation before mine and I have not had the pleasure of seeing them play live" .
Along with her talent and beauty, which led it to venture into the world of advertising, Ivanovic has another feature: the cabals, as she is very superstitious.
"It is an issue that is present, but eventually went controlling. Previously, for example, washing my clothes from one party to another to use the same for a whole tournament because I felt that I was lucky, and always wore the same visor "he said with a laugh.
"I also like to spend some time alone, quiet and listening to music before games. That helps me focus on one strategy or technique you want to use," said the athlete.
At the end referred to the women's tennis world by declaring that "I think the competition is becoming more interesting because they are top players and with incredible power.'s A tough road for the high level being recorded."
http://deportescl.terra.cl/tenis/not...a+cabalas.html

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