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1st half of 2010 Hard Court Season Thread

So.. let's discuss Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami here.

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Making mistakes is human, repeating them is dumb.

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Re: 1st half of 2010 Hard Court Season Thread

Dubai has an awesome field. Here is hoping Ana gets the toughest draw possible and loses in the first round. I'm thinking at the big picture people! She needs to see she is not going in the right path..

Here is the field:

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2010 Women's Line Up


Player Name Nat. Rank
Serena Williams USA 1
Dinara Safina RUS 2
Caroline Wozniacki DEN 3
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 4
Venus Williams USA 5
Victoria Azarenka BLR 6
Elena Dementieva RUS 7
Jelena Jankovic SRB 8
Agnieszka Radwanska POL 9
Na Li CHN 10
Samantha Stosur AUS 11
Marion Bartoli FRA 13
Vera Zvonareva RUS 14
Yanina Wickmayer BEL 15
Francesca Schiavone ITA 18
Nadia Petrova RUS 19
Katarina Srebotnik SLO 20SR
Jie Zheng CHN 20
Aravane Rezai FRA 21
Shahar Peer ISR 22
Ana Ivanovic SRB 23
Virginie Razzano FRA 24
Sabine Lisicki GER 25
Alona Bondarenko UKR 26
Daniela Hantuchova SVK 27
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP 28
Elena Vesnina RUS 29
Dominika Cibulkova SVK 30
Alisa Kleybanova RUS 31
Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 32
Kateryna Bondaranko UKR 33
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS 38
Sorana Cirstea ROU 39
Vera Dushevina RUS 40
Melinda Czink HUN 41
Iveta Benesova CZE 43
Patty Schnyder SUI 44
Lucie Safarova CZE 46
Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 47
Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ 48
Shuai Peng CHN 51
Alexandra Dulgheru ROU 54
Olga Govortsova BLR 55

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Re: Summer/Spring Hard Court Season Thread

I'm thinking she gets a grand total of 3 wins from all 3 events, and I'm being optimistic

Ivanovic * Kvitova * Serena
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I'm thinking she gets a grand total of 3 wins from all 3 events, and I'm being optimistic
I'm hoping she gets none.. shock therapy so she stops saying she is playing well, and that she is in the right path.

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Re: 1st half of 2010 Hard Court Season Thread

*Safina is out of Dubai

she needs to get someone from Q to go into R2
and it would be great to put her on court 3, so we can't watch her matches on tv
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I predict she will lose in first round in Dubai and IW .I don`t need a prediction for Miami i know she will lose early there
And i`m hopping for this bc this is the only way she will understand she is not doing enough to get out of this slump.And bc she still thinks she played well while i wanted to die just by watching her

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*Safina is out of Dubai

she needs to get someone from Q to go into R2
and it would be great to put her on court 3, so we can't watch her matches on tv
I hope she gets one of these players, so she loses in the first round:

Agnieszka Radwanska POL 9
Na Li CHN 10
Samantha Stosur AUS 11
Marion Bartoli FRA 13
Vera Zvonareva RUS 14
Yanina Wickmayer BEL 15
Francesca Schiavone ITA 18
Nadia Petrova RUS 19
Jie Zheng CHN 20
Aravane Rezai FRA 21
Shahar Peer 22

And we will probably not see her match, Ana is no longer relevant.

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Making mistakes is human, repeating them is dumb.

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*Safina is out of Dubai

she needs to get someone from Q to go into R2
and it would be great to put her on court 3, so we can't watch her matches on tv
I didn`t know Safina is out
That would be for the best even if i have no intention of watching her play

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I'm hoping she gets none.. shock therapy so she stops saying she is playing well, and that she is in the right path.
I'm hoping that too, but she'll probably BS her way past Benesova or Dulgheru in a few of the tournaments

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I'm hoping that too, but she'll probably BS her way past Benesova or Dulgheru in a few of the tournaments
Yes.. she is probably going to get an easy draw just because I now want her to lose.

I just think that if she gets a couple of wins over weak opponents, it won't help her confidence, won't improve her game, won't make her feel better, won't make her change her approach to her tennis, and won't solve this situation. She needs some shock therapy... otherwise she will become a journeywoman.. if she isn't one already..

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Re: 1st half of 2010 Hard Court Season Thread

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I hope she gets one of these players, so she loses in the first round:

Agnieszka Radwanska POL 9
Na Li CHN 10
Samantha Stosur AUS 11
Marion Bartoli FRA 13
Vera Zvonareva RUS 14
Yanina Wickmayer BEL 15
Francesca Schiavone ITA 18
Nadia Petrova RUS 19
Jie Zheng CHN 20
Aravane Rezai FRA 21
Shahar Peer 22

And we will probably not see her match, Ana is no longer relevant.
If she plays any of them i bet she will lose at least one set with 6-1
Maybe Wickmayer can give her a bagel
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I'm hoping that too, but she'll probably BS her way past Benesova or Dulgheru in a few of the tournaments
With our luck yes

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Re: 1st half of 2010 Hard Court Season Thread

I want her to get a win in each tournament. Please. No long losing streaks please

Waiting for Ana Ivanovic to just retire already .
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Adidas announced today that Ana signed a lifetime contract with them. She is settled for life..

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adidas and Ana Ivanovic extend successful partnership

Herzogenaurach/Melbourne, January 20, 2010 – adidas and 2008 Roland Garros Champion Ana Ivanovic announced today a long-term extension of their successful partnership. The 22-year-old will play in “3 Stripes” for the entirety of her career and become a brand ambassador upon retirement from competitive tennis.

“I’m very proud to wear adidas for the rest of my career. adidas has helped me immensely over the last few years by providing me with great products and unique services off the court including the adidas Player Development Program. Therefore, this long-term contract extension means a lot to me and was a logical decision,“ Ivanovic commented. “I feel thrilled to be a member of the adidas family and I am very much looking forward to working with adidas on many projects in the future.”

“Ana Ivanovic’s spirit on and off the court is consistent with what women’s tennis stands for and she is without any doubt a great ambassador for adidas. Ana has been part of our women’s training marketing activities from day one and we are delighted to continue our successful partnership in the future,” said Jocelyn Robiot, VP Global Sports Marketing.

Since 2006, Ivanovic has been an integral member of the adidas portfolio of world-class tennis players including Dinara Safina, Justine Henin, Caroline Wozniacki, Andy Murray, Fernando Verdasco and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. adidas is a global designer, developer and marketer of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories with the mission to be the leading sports brand in the world. Brand adidas is part of the adidas Group, a corporation that includes brands such as Reebok and TaylorMade-adidas Golf.
http://www.press.adidas.com/desktopd...16_read-10900/

Adidas must be scratching their heads.. like.. oh noes.. We have Ana forever.. Please God, make her good again so our investment is worth it.

But that also makes me wonder.. adidas can't be happy with her performances.. her coaches belong to adidas... adidas has in Ana an investment.. why aren't they seriously doing something to get her back up again? Or maybe they have just too much trust in the APDP, which is obviously not working in her case.

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Regardless of how much she falls, her looks are still there. Which makes her marketable. Which makes her a good investment. Her play is irrelevant as long as she still has the sultry dark eyes and the winning off-court smile.

Waiting for Ana Ivanovic to just retire already .
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Re: 1st half of 2010 Hard Court Season Thread

I think that Ana has bigger chances in Dubai and Indian Wells, then in Miami. But as long as she stars winning I don't mind winning even in Miami.
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