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Great post Virgin Mary.

Not much points to defend between now and RG so hopefully she can make some move. She needs a good tournament soon though.

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Ana, please play Fes!

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Hoping for something positive in the clay season for Ana.
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Ana will always be my queen of clay!

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Fes, Marbella, Barcelona, one of those tournaments would be nice. I mean, what else does she has that is more important to do the next month? Practice? She definitely needs to play in another tournament before Fed Cup.

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I really hope she'll do well on clay. Even last year she did well at FC and RG. I freekin hope she'll make at least one QF on clay and hopefully get non-seeded player in RND128 at Roland Garros. Come on Anchy, we still believe

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I like clay season. last week clay courts in my block are opened

I'm worried for Ana's season on clay

it would be good for her to play in Marbella next week.
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Ana pulled out of Fed Cup. Now I understand her adding Stuttgart..

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In mutual agreement with the Serbian Tennis Federation, Ana will not take part in the Serbia versus Slovakia Fed Cup tie next month.

“I spoke with the captain Dejan Vranes, and the President of the Federation Slobodan Zivojinovic, and together we decided that under these circumstances, and after all that has happened lately, it’s not the right time for me to be part of the team,” said Ana.

“Despite my non-presence, I believe that we have a good team, led by Jelena, and this is a great opportunity for one of the young, upcoming players to play on the biggest stage.

“I know that Serbia will put up a performance of great commitment and passion as always.

“I will continue to make all necessary steps to find my form, and the key to that is training with my team and playing tournaments.”

Zivojinovic said: “We all know that Ana has been through some very tough experiences lately and we support her in her efforts to do everything possible to return to the top. Ana has all the time in the world, she is only 22, and she’ll be back soon.”
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Obviously this signals that she isn't as confident in her game as she says she is. But I actually think this is a good thing, assuming this means she will be expanding her schedule with smaller tournaments, especially in April. Fed Cup was never going to do her no good. She can't gain ranking points there, playing under alot of pressure at home, and at the very most would play two matches max. Now she can add a tournament or two (hopefully) where she can gain points, play more matches and build more confidence and continue to fine tune her game. I think this is a very smart move if they do expand the schedule like I said.

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Though.. this is not really all that surprising.. I'm sure what happened against Russia was a huge trauma for Ana.. it hurt her big time.. and no wonder.. that was utter humiliation. She had awful results in IW and Miami, is still playing like crap and has no serve. Serbia will take on a strong team in Slovakia, and they know Ana might very well lose both matches again with the way she has been playing. And she obviously doesn't need to get totally embarrassed again in front of her home crowd.

Jankovic will get pissed off though, I'm sure. Because we all know she will win both of her matches, but that's it for Serbia. No shot at winning the tie. Hantuchova sucks on clay, but no way she is losing to Jovanovski or Jovanovic. Let alone Cibulkova, who actually plays well on the surface. And such a pity.. if Ana was playing remotely decent tennis, Serbia could very well be on its way to winning the title.. now they will most probably have to fight their way out of World Group II again.

Back to Ana... If she is not playing Fed Cup.. she should enter Marbella or Barcelona or something.. Stuttgart and Rome have hell fields, she might very well only get 2 matches there.. And she will have to get a WC to get into Madrid's main draw. She will not be seeded at any of these tournaments and we have to remember Stuttgart and Madrid have no byes.. so she might as well face anyone in the first round. With her luck, it will most probably be a big time player.

Ana has no idea of how to win matches anymore.. how to close it out.. how to get strong or to focus more on important points.. how to keep going when things get tight.. that simple match management, that's not natural for her anymore because she has barely played in the past year.. she doesn't have those match mechanics with her anymore.. so everything is hard and difficult once she steps on court.. she always looks miserable and nervous.. She simply doesn't really know how to play a real match. It's pretty obvious she needs to get matches in, relearn the process.. so when she goes on court it's not the weight of the world on her shoulders anymore.. so it's actually something normal, that she does for a living.. not something out of this world. And it's highly unlikely that she will get these matches only playing those big time tournaments in Stuttgart, Rome and WC depending Madrid. With no matches, no confidence, no recovery. She can practice all she wants, if she can't translate it to matches it just doesn't matter.

Unfortunately, I feel like she won't add anything else.. she will just get these next couple of weeks to WAG, then another couple of weeks to practice on clay.. then show up to play Stuttgart, lose in the first round.. show up to play Rome, lose in the first round.. get a WC into Madrid and lose in the first round. Or second if she gets lucky enough to get a weak player as a first round opponent. Sometimes I just have to when she says she is taking all the necessary steps to recovery.. okay, right..
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Obviously this signals that she isn't as confident in her game as she says she is. But I actually think this is a good thing, assuming this means she will be expanding her schedule with smaller tournaments, especially in April. Fed Cup was never going to do her no good. She can't gain ranking points there, playing under alot of pressure at home, and at the very most would play two matches max. Now she can add a tournament or two (hopefully) where she can gain points, play more matches and build more confidence and continue to fine tune her game. I think this is a very smart move if they do expand the schedule like I said.
I'm okay with skipping Fed Cup.. she had enough traume and humiliation in february.. but it will only be a good move, as you say, if they do expand her schedule. If not, then she is just playing even less matches, wich is not good.. I guess we will have to wait and see.

And obviously, she has no confidence in herself. None.. she goes into matches believing she can lose, which is one of the biggest factors of her losses... when it gets tight, she just doesn't have the belief or the decision to win. And loses..

What she says to the press is the same she has always said.. I will get her pressers together sometime.. just compare what she says now to what she said a year ago.. It's the very same.
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I'm okay with skipping Fed Cup.. she had enough traume and humiliation in february.. but it will only be a good move, as you say, if they do expand her schedule. If not, then she is just playing even less matches, wich is not good.. I guess we will have to wait and see.

And obviously, she has no confidence in herself. None.. she goes into matches believing she can lose, which is one of the biggest factors of her losses... when it gets tight, she just doesn't have the belief or the decision to win. And loses..

What she says to the press is the same she has always said.. I will get her pressers together sometime.. just compare what she says now to what she said a year ago.. It's the very same.
I agree that she always says the same delusional stuff in her pressers, although I don't think she actually believes it. Just afraid to admit that she sucks right now. This is as close to an admission from her that she is in a world of trouble, but I guess we'll find out if she really means it when we know for sure what her April schedule looks like. Like you said above, she needs to add Marbella or Barcelona, something like that to her schedule or else this move is just a sign of her running away from her problems. I am still hopeful, that finally her team has woke up and realise that she can't have a schedule of a top 10 player any more, but who really knows with them. I'll believe it when I see it.

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I agree that she always says the same delusional stuff in her pressers, although I don't think she actually believes it. Just afraid to admit that she sucks right now. This is as close to an admission from her that she is in a world of trouble, but I guess we'll find out if she really means it when we know for sure what her April schedule looks like. Like you said above, she needs to add Marbella or Barcelona, something like that to her schedule or else this move is just a sign of her running away from her problems. I am still hopeful, that finally her team has woke up and realise that she can't have a schedule of a top 10 player any more, but who really knows with them. I'll believe it when I see it.
Bolded part is what she has been doing for the past year.
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