Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Anapolis Asylum
Off Season Project: Letter to Ana
As we can all see, Ana is facing some serious problems right now. Her game is falling apart and she's trying to fix it by disfiguring it, changing a tried-and-tested winning formula. Her fitness coach of three years has left, leaving her fitness unattended to and depriving her of a friend and mentor. Mentally she has become a wreck, and struggles to focus during matches, or close out sets and matches. Most worryingly, we see reports about how she is no longer a joyful, innocent girl on court, but cuts a melancholy figure on court. This is not the Ana that we have grown to love, either as a tennis player or more importantly as a person. As fans, though we sport our RIP avatars, we truly want the very best for her, so that, even if she cannot scale the heights she scaled before, she can continue to enjoy tennis as a game.
I propose writing a letter to her, with a few purposes in mind: firstly, to show her that her fans would never cease supporting her; secondly, to advise her that it is crucial to relax and think clearly; thirdly, that we loved her game as it was and remind her that it was the game that took her to the pinnacle of women's tennis. And of course, we could add in anything else we wish to say to her.
I'm not sure how we could deliver it to her, so we would need some suggestions about that.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how we should begin our letter?
Ana Ivanovic is now retired.
Justine Henin. Amelie Mauresmo. Francesca Schiavone.
Last edited by InsideOut.; Nov 11th, 2009 at 01:24 PM.