Re: Red The Clay Thread 2013
Experienced WTA player, claycourt specialist, two time Roland Garros finalist and once champion... decide to not take seriously last WTA event before Paris, because she is not in position like when she is young and with better fitness, to play on high level week by week, and she have big problems with injuries in previous couple years, so don't want to take risk when major is so close. She don't come in Rome to lose - she will simple try to go into next rounds with hers 50% game and efforts, but unfortunately hers early opponent is very ambitious young prospect (early 90' class) which will die on court to beat such big claycourt name, and our clay-champ simple don't care enough and is already totally focused on upcoming Paris. So youngster won the match, but it's not end of the world for our champ-in-slump, actually, most important battle of the season coming already this month, and we all should to wait that GS event for final evalution of first half of this season. Who cares about Rome if in Paris she will show her best?
Sorry guys because I trolling here about Svetlana Kuznetsova and Franceska Schiavone 2013 appearance in Rome, and theirs early loses there vs young Simona Halep and Kiki Bertens. Of all TF players forums I'm used to post only here, and I'm lazy to go now on Sveta or Fran forum to express this my opinion.
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)