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Re: The 2010 going away party (End of the year thread)!

It was great to get that off my chest, I thought I was the only one who was pissed off about that thread Thankyou Ben for bringing it up

Interesting seeds list you posted there Izzy, who do you all think we should hope Ana draws to meet in the QFs out of
1. Nadia
2. MJMS
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I would actually hope for either 1 or 2: Pavs is in pretty good form, and we never want to play Alisa whereas I think this will be MJMS' first tourney back from injury, and Nadia is herself. Of course, we shouldnt really take anything for granted.

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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.
She actually does.. Ana needs to prove herself all over again. Unfortunately her slump came at the worst moment possible, right after she got her biggest win. That was the moment to stablish herself as a great player, instead the slump made everything look like a one time wonder. People sometimes don't even remember that was Ana's third slam final. Not only that, but Ana was playing some beautiful stylish tennis late 2007, early 2008, which had both power and touch, as well as variety (using the slice, drop shots, often going to the net, varying spins and pace). Yet, the slump made it easy to anyone who was ready to dismiss her to acuse her of being lucky and a ballbasher.

I agree with you.. it also annoys me how people simply ignore what its no convinient to the point they want to make. But what it is, it is.. now Ana should redouble her determination to reach that high level or even higher again.. it's even more crucial for her career as a whole and for how she will be remembered that she proves herself worth it again, then when she did it in the first place. The issue is, sometimes I don't even think Ana herself has that much faith in her abilities, is not so convinced she is that good. She always seems almost apologetic about it, which is a big shortcoming for a top athlete.

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It was great to get that off my chest, I thought I was the only one who was pissed off about that thread Thankyou Ben for bringing it up

Interesting seeds list you posted there Izzy, who do you all think we should hope Ana draws to meet in the QFs out of
1. Nadia
2. MJMS
3. Pavly
4. Kleybs

I would actually hope for either 1 or 2: Pavs is in pretty good form, and we never want to play Alisa whereas I think this will be MJMS' first tourney back from injury, and Nadia is herself. Of course, we shouldnt really take anything for granted.
I would want MJMS. It's not her first tournament back from injury, she did play New Haven and USO. But she played awful tennis in both, almost being bounced out of the USO in the first round by an american junior WC.

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If MJMS were good enough to reach QFs I wouldn't want Ana to draw her I'd say Nadia or Pavs. Nadia...is Nadia...and Ana always seems to play well against Pavs.

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I would want MJMS. It's not her first tournament back from injury, she did play New Haven and USO. But she played awful tennis in both, almost being bounced out of the USO in the first round by an american junior WC.
I thought she had to withdraw from both My bad.

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I thought she had to withdraw from both My bad.
She lost 1 and 2 to Dementieva in New Haven. And then lost in the second round of the USO.

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If MJMS were good enough to reach QFs I wouldn't want Ana to draw her I'd say Nadia or Pavs. Nadia...is Nadia...and Ana always seems to play well against Pavs.
Yes.. I'm actually more worried about the first couple of rounds.. there are some tricky players who will be unseeded, like Szavay, Groth and Date Krumm, who is the defending champion.

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Yes.. I'm actually more worried about the first couple of rounds.. there are some tricky players who will be unseeded, like Szavay, Groth and Date Krumm, who is the defending champion.

I hope Ana gets a good draw.
Szavay is the one I am scared of

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Hantuchova is better player than Ana
Girl made 1 SF in her 10 years old career ,she is 27 years old now .Her highest ranking was # 5... and she is better than Ana
Just for once i would love to have `the brain` of those objective fans and rest a little bit in that delusional world

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Szavay is the one I am scared of
Yes, me too..

Ana is due to some wave of good luck though.. hopefully she gets some here..

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I just realised there was a new thread woops. Seoul is a great tournament btw, seems to be well run and has good facilities. I'm happy Ana decided to play there, but a lot of good players play it, so it's not as easy as a lot of MM events.

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Re: The 2010 going away party (End of the year thread)!

Ana has a new diary up.. nothing new, but here it is:

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I got back to Europe a few days ago. It was a long, emotional but overall successful trip to America.

When I arrived there my ranking was really low, but now I'm at least back in the top 40 and am confident I can rise much higher during my remaining tournaments.

At the same time, I am not thinking too much about rankings: I've always believed that if you concentrate on improving your game and winning matches, the rankings take care of themselves. Still, at least I don't have to ask for anymore wild cards!

I said it in New York after losing against Kim: I feel I've been playing well for a while now and making great improvements in training, but it was maybe hard for others to believe it without the results.

Now I've had a few good wins in my last two tournaments and I'm definitely moving in the right direction. But I'm still far from where I want to be.

My upcoming tournaments in Asia - Seoul, Tokyo and Beijing - are a good opportunity to achieve some consistency, and hopefully compete for some titles again.

I enjoyed visiting each city in America, even San Diego where I lost in the first round, which was definitely the low point of the trip.

I liked both Stanford and New Haven very much. They felt a little bit similar, probably because they are both university cities, and Cincinnati was, I think, a turning point for me, so I have good memories from there as well. It's going to be tough to decide which tournaments to play next summer, because right now I want to play them all!

I'm feeling much happier and more confident on the court and I am looking forward to continuing on this path. It's only a week or so until my next tournament.

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I liked this:

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Still, at least I don't have to ask for anymore wild cards!
Self deprecation at its best!

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Now I've had a few good wins in my last two tournaments and I'm definitely moving in the right direction. But I'm still far from where I want to be.
Good that she knows she still has a loooong way to go, mentality and game wise. But she definitely made improvements these past few weeks.

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That part about WCs
And it`s true she is still far from her best but at least she is improving ...

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Random info..

I was flipping through some USO pics at Doublexposure's web, the company that takes pics at tournaments for Ana's web, and ended up seeing pics from Wimbledon. There were a couple of Sven, standing alongside the public watching Ana's match. I just found it curious, because he was not even sitting on the stands.. he was behind some people, standing sideways.

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