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Let's get on the train to Madrid!

So.. Ana hit the first ball at Caja Mágica. Let's hope she can hit some more this next week.

Idemo Ana!

http://www.madrid-open.com/

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Re: Let's get on the train to Madrid!

I'm curious to see how I do.. Will I bring some luck to Ana? This is my first tournament thread.

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I`m sure you will Izzy
That tournament looks great
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I'm curious to see how I do.. Will I bring some luck to Ana? This is my first tournament thread.
I don't think the situation can get any worse, Izzy

Ana *sigh* Ivanović.
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I don't think the situation can get any worse, Izzy
I`m sure Ana can prove you wrong
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I don't think the situation can get any worse, Izzy
That's great consolation..

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I`m sure Ana can prove you wrong
You know.. even when you think you hit rock botton, don't worry, you didn't.. it can always get worse..

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Re: Let's get on the train to Madrid!

I'm trying to get on a good mood for the thread.. so a quote from Dalai Lama:

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If you have a problem and it has a solution, relax.. it has a solution.
If you have a problem and it doesn't have a solution, relax.. it doesn't have a solution.
Wasn't Ana reading his book The art of happiness? I'm sure she follows this quote..

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You know.. even when you think you hit rock botton, don't worry, you didn't.. it can always get worse..
I was just trying to look at the bright side. That's the Ana-fan in me talking

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Re: Let's get on the train to Madrid!

By the way.. according to Verdasco and Feliciano López, who have already started practicing on site, the clay in Madrid looks a lot more like RG's and a bit different from Rome's. They also said, though, that the balls fly faster through the air due to the altitud.

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I'm trying to get on a good mood for the thread.. so a quote from Dalai Lama:



Wasn't Ana reading his book The art of happiness? I'm sure she follows this quote..
So while she is relaxed and happy, and we are not so relaxed and happy
Our problem does or doesn`t have the solution
That clay is probably slower than in Rome
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So while she is relaxed and happy, and we are not so relaxed and happy
Our problem does or doesn`t have the solution
That clay is probably slower than in Rome
Our problem depends on Ana.. so she should know if there is any solution and if she is willing to make the problem go away or not..

Yes.. I think the clay is slower..

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Re: Let's get on the train to Madrid!

Ana only needs two wins in Madrid to be ready for RG I feel

Enough with the panic the Rome loss isn't a big deal
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She lost 6 games in a row
In other words Radwanska gave her a bagel
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Ana only needs two wins in Madrid to be ready for RG I feel

Enough with the panic the Rome loss isn't a big deal
Oh.. c'mon... Ana squandered a 4-0 lead.. Radwanska bageled her.. Ana choked.. that speaks volumes about her mental game, that's where the problem is. And you know.. last year when she lost in Rome I wasn't that upset.. a bad loss here and there will always happen. The thing is, for Ana it has been 1 year of bad losses.. and they all come in the same pattern.. and she always says she is learning, only to make the very same errors. That's the issue, not losing to A-Rad.

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