Re: Clay is a sucky server's best friend: Time to make it happen!
Latest Coaching update is very good news, because if they fire former Steffi Graf long-time coach after just 50 days it will be sure sign of panic and anarchy of Ana's team, no matter how good is her results or not in so short period. Last season they fired Craig Kardon just before start of Grass season, surface where players which he coached have biggest success, so Ana is in situation in 2009 that during clay season her coached grasscourt expert (Kardon) and during Grass season her coached proven claycourt expert (Groenfeld). Total mess.
Talking again about Ana 2010 schedule I must to say that only event which she really missed so far and should to play is Dubai, but her mental state of mind after that horrible FED CUP weekend against Russia will probably make of her easy target even for mediocre opponents. So reason why Ana played just 15 events in last 12 months is more because her terrible 2nd half of 2009 season schedule. If Ana will play Stuttgart, Rome, Madrid, Paris, grass_warmup and Wimbledon - that means 10 events (including 5 two weekers) + one FED CUP and one EXO weekend in first half of season which is OK schedulle IMO for 1st half.
and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is
AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)