Ana has talent, skills and weapons to be (again) one of dominant players on WTA tour, but I don't think it's good idea to push her too much for much better results before she is mentally ready to give at least 75% of her abilities. I understand why people here already lose patience and even hope (her epic slump now is longer than her career TOP10 period
), but too much disappointments at this point will be worst case scenario for Ana chances to give up
. Best thing about Ana for me right now IMO is fact that she still have own perception about herself "I'm professional tennis player", and that is different if we compare her case with for example Vaidisova free-fall or 2004-2007 Dokic case which both since one point so obviously really don't care about tennis. Ana family, management, level of her coaches, sponsors, schedule...etc... is same, or almost same like she was GS champion and WTA#1, so only who is really changed is Ana herself
So no need to blame anybody else for this disaster, including A.Scott (or Verdasco in past).
Actually by my point of view, as fans we should be way more happy than irritated if Ana is really so happy in her (off-court) private life like she try to present
When I following Monica Seles it's so frustrating to see in middle of 90's how she must handle such big problems on and off courts. After that Hamburg incident and long pause after, Monica is never able to be even close mentally strong and focused on court like before that, and than, together with that she must to face with her father cancer problems (he died in 1998), which is most important person in her professional career (and private life also). So at least in Ana case all "off-court" things seems almost perfect (source: Ana) and this current professional disaster not damage too much even her $$$ per year, which is really rare case in sport.
So please let's be more positive, patient, exciting and optimistic about Ana
If even her biggest fans lose all hopes and without any expectations even now before start of her favorite claycourt season... I really hope that Ana not reading all this posts. If she not make comeback and big improvement on clay, it will be real disaster. I don't give her support to stay now in USA instead to prepare herself for Europian red clay season, but on other hand we must admit that her claycourt schedule is not that bad at all and she will works with one of elite WTA coaches. So let's see what will happen... and than to cry if she give us again reasons.
please change this thread title in something different (for example Clay is Ana Ivanovic best friend: Time to make it happen!
) because definition of Ana Ivanovic just like "sucky server"
is wrong, even disrespectful, and which is worst, generate much more depressing posts here than we needs right now.