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Seeds for Seoul:

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Good to remember that seedings for Seoul will be done with the rankings to be released after the USO.

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Ana said she would fly back to Europe, which I guess she already did. Heinz is still in NY though, as he is calling USO matches for swiss TV. I hope Ana keeps on practicing. 1 week and a half until Seoul.

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Safina took a WC into Seoul. So there we have yet another player to avoid... This is sad to say, but Ana needs to stop making so many friends on the WTA, otherwise she won't be able to win a match. Or... learn to be pumped up against friends. The last one is the best solution obviously.
Well,it's flattering that you consider Dinara a threat,Izzy but,to be gentle,she's 'somewhat' less stable than Clijsters...and is less likely to employ good match strategy if she faces Ana.Dinara might not be madly in love with Ana as Sofia is...yet she'll probably offer Ana the same level of competition.Have you seen Dinarik's serving recently??If Ana has ANY trouble returning THOSE,especially the second serves.....then she needs to retire and pursue that backgammon career she's neglected

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Well,it's flattering that you consider Dinara a threat,Izzy but,to be gentle,she's 'somewhat' less stable than Clijsters...and is less likely to employ good match strategy if she faces Ana.Dinara might not be madly in love with Ana as Sofia is...yet she'll probably offer Ana the same level of competition.Have you seen Dinarik's serving recently??If Ana has ANY trouble returning THOSE,especially the second serves.....then she needs to retire and pursue that backgammon career she's neglected

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at Hantuchova fans in GM trying to say she's more talented than Ana. Please.

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at Hantuchova fans in GM trying to say she's more talented than Ana. Please.
If there's one fanbase I cannot deal with it's them! So fucking bitter because their headcase fave blamed her idiotic and pathetic excuse for a mentality on Ana's shoes.

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at Hantuchova fans in GM trying to say she's more talented than Ana. Please.
Really? Oh my.. Let them rejoice in their delusion.

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If there's one fanbase I cannot deal with it's them! So fucking bitter because their headcase fave blamed her idiotic and pathetic excuse for a mentality on Ana's shoes.
That ranks high up there in the worst excuses ever.. it was also so bitter. And honestly.. I don't think that match was only a matter of Hantuchova's mentality.. Ana upped her game, which naturally unsettled Daniela. It's a game of 2.

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Really? Oh my.. Let them rejoice in their delusion.



That ranks high up there in the worst excuses ever.. it was also so bitter. And honestly.. I don't think that match was only a matter of Hantuchova's mentality.. Ana upped her game, which naturally unsettled Daniela. It's a game of 2.
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I know right Squeaky shoes, yeah right Like they weren't squeaking for the first eight games.

We don't even have to defend Ana; other people will do it just fine. Just so obvious. Ana has the better forehand (I would even argue better CC backhand though I give Dani the BH DTL), better movement, better serve, better drop shots (Dani's drop shots are SO overrated it's not funny), and better volleys (Watch AO SF 0-6 6-3 4-4 40-30* and then the first point of the next game, and tell me who's the better volleyer). Please.

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I know right Squeaky shoes, yeah right Like they weren't squeaking for the first eight games.

We don't even have to defend Ana; other people will do it just fine. Just so obvious. Ana has the better forehand (I would even argue better CC backhand though I give Dani the BH DTL), better movement, better serve, better drop shots (Dani's drop shots are SO overrated it's not funny), and better volleys (Watch AO SF 0-6 6-3 4-4 40-30* and then the first point of the next game, and tell me who's the better volleyer). Please.
Yep, only other thing Dani does better is lob? the two main defenders of Ana in that thread are not prominent Ana fans. "Killing Kindness" also made the same point you did about the volleys, he/she said Ana is one of the best volleyers in recent years, which I'm not sure if I completely agree with.

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I know right Squeaky shoes, yeah right Like they weren't squeaking for the first eight games.

We don't even have to defend Ana; other people will do it just fine. Just so obvious. Ana has the better forehand (I would even argue better CC backhand though I give Dani the BH DTL), better movement, better serve, better drop shots (Dani's drop shots are SO overrated it's not funny), and better volleys (Watch AO SF 0-6 6-3 4-4 40-30* and then the first point of the next game, and tell me who's the better volleyer). Please.
Exactly. No contest really.

And the squeaky shoes! Oh my... She just wanted Ana to stand still and be aced until the end of the match probably.

Actually.. it's easy to say anything about Ana now that she has been playing crap tennis for 2 straight years (except Cincy and first 3 matches of USO). Haters will obviously not remember how Ana can be an amazing player. After Ana beat Zheng last week, I read a tweet from Matt Cronin (I think), and he said something in these lines.. that it was good to remember how Ana was and can be such a great player.

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It's unfortunate b/c Dani herself--as opposed to that fanbase--is actually the sweetest gal;I suppose she was bitter that Ana stopped her 'Francesca moment' b/c,deep down,Dani probably realized that was her only realistic shot at a Slam....She might not apologize to Ana,per se,but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see Dani offer some friendly gesture to Ana someday...just to say,"Yeah,I was wrong,and I'm over it now."

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Yep, only other thing Dani does better is lob? the two main defenders of Ana in that thread are not prominent Ana fans. "Killing Kindness" also made the same point you did about the volleys, he/she said Ana is one of the best volleyers in recent years, which I'm not sure if I completely agree with.
Ana definitely is one of the best volleyers. Watch Zurich/Linz 2008. Amazing.

The problem with Ana are the approach shots, she can still work on that.

And obviously.. if she is playing like crap, like she has been for much of the past 2 years, every shot suffers, and nothing looks as good as it is.

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Exactly. No contest really.

And the squeaky shoes! Oh my... She just wanted Ana to stand still and be aced until the end of the match probably.

Actually.. it's easy to say anything about Ana now that she has been playing crap tennis for 2 straight years (except Cincy and first 3 matches of USO). Haters will obviously not remember how Ana can be an amazing player. After Ana beat Zheng last week, I read a tweet from Matt Cronin (I think), and he said something in these lines.. that it was good to remember how Ana was and can be such a great player.
This is something that really annoys me about people in general. They tend to forget things that aren't conveniant for them to recall but I also get annoyed at Ana for this too, she deserves so much more respect than she gets, but the hyper slump cort of erased how good she can be from many people's minds. I feel like Ana almost needs to prove herself all over again.

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It's good Ana isn't playing Tashkent - it would be such an embarrassment if she doesn't win it, and she probably wouldn't this year. Tashkent will have a top 10 player in Zvonareva

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