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Sorry Bruce!

Thank for the welcome! I'm not entirely back though.. I'm still pissed and disappointed..

As for the rest of the post, I don't think anything has changed at all yet..
I can't argue with your skepticism cuz you have plenty of reason to doubt.I've been hoping to see some signs for a long while now so maybe that affects my judgment.The fact that Ana left her comfort zone,to some extent,by hiring a credible coach is what gives me optimism.Ana must realize how bad it would look if she fired him w/o giving him a chance to work with her so,in THAT respect,she's almost obligated to stay with him for a bit otherwise that would make it appear that she had no dedication.

Ana normally doesn't like being dictated to,so maybe we should be mildly hopeful that she has committed herself in this manner.Notice that I say "MILDLY" hopeful.There were some folks who thought that Ana was 'back' after one fluke victory over Stosur at Wimbledon(on Sam's worst surface)and two unimpressive wins over grass-court non-entities Errani and Hradecka...and THAT was a delusion by both Ana AND many of her fans,as Venus bluntly proved.However,Ana clung to the ADPD as a crutch for several years to excuse her coachless status,and now she has finally come clean,so I picture that as one of those baby steps...in this case a bigger one...that our Jelena has alluded to before

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Ana never announced she would play Stuttgart, and this event was never in her "Tour Tracker". The only source we had that she entered Stuttgart was a press article and the player list for the tournament. Nothing on Ana's web.
I'm pretty sure there is an article on Ana site couple days ago... but not anymore.

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

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I'm pretty sure there is an article on Ana site couple days ago... but not anymore.
I can garantee you there was never such article.
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I can't argue with your skepticism cuz you have plenty of reason to doubt.I've been hoping to see some signs for a long while now so maybe that affects my judgment.The fact that Ana left her comfort zone,to some extent,by hiring a credible coach is what gives me optimism.Ana must realize how bad it would look if she fired him w/o giving him a chance to work with her so,in THAT respect,she's almost obligated to stay with him for a bit otherwise that would make it appear that she had no dedication.

Ana normally doesn't like being dictated to,so maybe we should be mildly hopeful that she has committed herself in this manner.Notice that I say "MILDLY" hopeful.There were some folks who thought that Ana was 'back' after one fluke victory over Stosur at Wimbledon(on Sam's worst surface)and two unimpressive wins over grass-court non-entities Errani and Hradecka...and THAT was a delusion by both Ana AND many of her fans,as Venus bluntly proved.However,Ana clung to the ADPD as a crutch for several years to excuse her coachless status,and now she has finally come clean,so I picture that as one of those baby steps...in this case a bigger one...that our Jelena has alluded to before
I think this might be just an evasive step.. something she is doing to tell her concience that she is trying.. so she won't feel too guilty of neglecting her tennis and so people get of her back. I'm just not convinced.. I still see every sign that she is running from her problems, pushing real tennis away, not getting involved from the heart. I can't remember the last time I saw that Ana actually seemed to want to be playing a tennis match at a tournament... nowadays she always looks like she wants to be anywhere but there.
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I think this might be just an evasive step.. something she is doing to tell her concience that she is trying.. so she won't feel too guilty of neglecting her tennis and so people get of her back. I'm just not convinced.. I still see every sign that she is running from her problems, pushing real tennis away, not getting involved from the heart. I can't remember the last time I saw that Ana actually seemed to want to be playing a tennis match at a tournament... nowadays she always looks like she wants to be anywhere but there.
Maybe your women's intuition is better than my first impressions of Ana's actions.I've seen a couple small things...like how she enjoyed the exo with Nole...actually having FUN on the tennis court...and she doesn't seem as depressed as she did during her Fed Cup embarrassment...or as she was when she quit twice last year...first at Wimbledon...and then on the entire season.I know that she's still nowhere near where she needs to be,but I'm hoping that we're seeing the first indications of Ana's psychological comeback...it may take a while like Capriati's.Though Ana doesn't use drugs like Jen did(HOPEFULLY...the A.A.T. doesn't strike me as the 'just say no' type,given his surfing and Hollywood buddies),she's had the same compulsive,dependent personality that an addict has,so her behavior was similar in many ways.......starting to change,though,I think

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We should bet on how many matches Ana will play before RG. I say 4... Am I being optimistic?
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By the way.. I went to the club to play tennis today and saw a 30-something woman wearing Ana's adidas yellow dress..
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By the way.. I went to the club to play tennis today and saw a 30-something woman wearing Ana's adidas yellow dress..
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We should bet on how many matches Ana will play before RG. I say 4... Am I being optimistic?
And I say she'll play 6 matches 'till Wimbledon.
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Ana set for Stuttgart

Ana has entered the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart during 26 April-2 May. It will be the second time she has played in Stuttgart, after she made her debut there in 2007, but the first time she has played the tournament since it switched to indoor clay.

The player field is set to be very strong, with eight of the world's current top 10 entered for the Premier $700,000 event.

"I'm looking forward to playing in Germany again," said Ana. "They obviously have a great tennis tradition there, and one of my best ever experiences in tennis came in Berlin, when I won the tournament there a few years ago.

"I've been to Stuttgart a couple of times. During my last visit there, in 2007, I actually played one of my best ever matches, against Patty Schnyder.

"Back then the tournament was played on indoor hard courts towards the end of the season. I am very interested to see what it feels like to play on indoor clay, and the entry list this year is very strong as usual."
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Now that we have an official announcement, I guess it's save to say that she's NOT going to enter any events before Stuttgart.

She had no problem extending her stay in Florida and play Ponte Vedra Beach or go back to Europe and play Marbella or play at least Barcelona (after all, she loves Spain, doesn't she).
I'm incredibly annoyed with her not playing for another 4 weeks and literally praying that I won't have to see pictures of her showing up in Augusta!
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And I say she'll play 6 matches 'till Wimbledon.
Very likely to happen..
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Now that we have an official announcement, I guess it's save to say that she's NOT going to enter any events before Stuttgart.

She had no problem extending her stay in Florida and play Ponte Vedra Beach or go back to Europe and play Marbella or play at least Barcelona (after all, she loves Spain, doesn't she).
I'm incredibly annoyed with her not playing for another 4 weeks and literally praying that I won't have to see pictures of her showing up in Augusta!
Maybe she will show up even earlier.. this week in Houston..

I'm sure her WAG Tracker is full of events..

But didn't you hear the excuse? Ana can't play another tournament in these 4 weeks because she has to do promo stuff for the Madrid tournament. Should we expect her to do one promo thing each day for the next 4 weeks?
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Maybe she will show up even earlier.. this week in Houston..

I'm sure her WAG Tracker is full of events..

But didn't you hear the excuse? Ana can't play another tournament in these 4 weeks because she has to do promo stuff for the Madrid tournament. Should we expect her to do one promo thing each day for the next 4 weeks?
There are plenty of promotional commercial ads for the upcoming Masters,but NONE of them include Adam.I was sure they'd say something like,"Come see the Masters!Where you can watch the champion of the prestigious Australian Open...who is just as big as the champ at the mighty Albanian Open...or the world-famous Guatemalan Open titlist!" Or.....

"Come watch the Masters,where you can see a coke-sniffing pretty boy...for two rounds...until his sorry,minor-league ass fails to make the cut...AGAIN." Or....

"Horny teenage boys,do we have a tourney for YOU!Come see Ana Ivanovic!Her bf sucks the chrome off a hubcap at golf,but Ana looks hot and we're desperately reaching out to you young folks.PLEASE watch"

RG does SOOOO much to promote the arrival of Alberta Brianti,Jill Craybas and Anne Kremer,but the Masters does nothing for Adam!What a surprise.....Looks like Ana will be the main fairway attraction in THAT duo again...for 2 rounds,that is(wink,wink)

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"Horny teenage boys,do we have a tourney for YOU!Come see Ana Ivanovic!Her bf sucks the chrome off a hubcap at golf,but Ana looks hot and we're desperately reaching out to you young folks.PLEASE watch"
Keep Ana away from Tiger.

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Now that we have an official announcement, I guess it's save to say that she's NOT going to enter any events before Stuttgart.

She had no problem extending her stay in Florida and play Ponte Vedra Beach or go back to Europe and play Marbella or play at least Barcelona (after all, she loves Spain, doesn't she).
I'm incredibly annoyed with her not playing for another 4 weeks and literally praying that I won't have to see pictures of her showing up in Augusta!
at this point i believeAana is never going to play more than she is now, which means about 18 tournaments per year... she is just not that type of player... i just hope she'll switch premier events with international, playing premier events for he is now pointless. she probably thinks she is still up there with the top but she is an international level player now, it will take time before she realizes it... i hope her management would help her realize that

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