2014 European spring: Grass is for cows, right? - Page 102 - TennisForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1516 of 3470 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2014, 12:13 PM
Senior Member
 
nonRelativity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,475
                     
Re: 2014 European spring: The clay is more red in the City of Lights

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry. View Post
Think Ana will definitely get Chatrier and she's probably play on Monday or Tuesday, since this is probably a big match.
hope not
nonRelativity is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #1517 of 3470 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2014, 12:14 PM
Senior Member
 
Gentleman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 14,582
                     
Re: 2014 European spring: The clay is more red in the City of Lights

I would like them to play on Sunday.

Ana Ivanović Schweinsteiger

Gentleman is online now  
post #1518 of 3470 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2014, 12:16 PM
Senior Member
 
RU90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 9,739
                     
Re: 2014 European spring: The clay is more red in the City of Lights

Quote:
Originally Posted by bsza View Post
Ana's draw is absolute, pure, straight up HELL. However, Ana is the daughter of God, and she will get through this and go on to get in the semis.
RU90 is offline  
post #1519 of 3470 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2014, 12:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Panther24's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 18,633
                     
Re: 2014 European spring: The clay is more red in the City of Lights

I'm messing around in GM so bad thanks to this draw it's not even funny...
Panther24 is offline  
post #1520 of 3470 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2014, 12:22 PM
Senior Member
 
DownTheLine21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 11,589
                     
Re: 2014 European spring: The clay is more red in the City of Lights

I do think everyone is overreacting a bit, even if the draw is more difficult than we had hoped. Garcia is tough and could be dangerous, but a) her form has dipped and b) if Ana can't beat the likes of Garcia, then we've really been overestimating her form this year.

From that point, I am not worried in the slighest about Svitolina. Ana was TERRIBLE in their Indian Wells encounter. If she plays well, Svitolina has absolutely nothing in her arsenal (mid-power shots, prone to unusual errors, shaky serve) that should trouble Ana too greatly.

And then we potentially have Safarova. This match, I agree, could be very tough. With that said, Safarova hasn't been too impressive lately, so perhaps she won't make it that far. Maybe Dellacqua instead?

Looking even further ahead, Kvitova probably won't make the 4th round here. She could easily lose to Diyas in the first round or Kuznetsova in the third round, or Giorgi in the third round, or Jovanovski in the third round, etc.

So, while this draw is more difficult than we had hoped, let's retain some perspective. Maria, Serena, even Radwanska are on the other side of the draw, so there is some opportunity here. If Safarova and Garcia are the highest quality players in Ana's path, then I don't feel so bad about her chances.

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
DownTheLine21 is offline  
post #1521 of 3470 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2014, 12:22 PM
Team WTAworld
Moderator
Polish & Serbian Kingdoms
 
Dexter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Londinium
Posts: 119,777
                     
Re: 2014 European spring: The clay is more red in the City of Lights

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evan James View Post
I would like them to play on Sunday.
I think this might be the opening match on Sunday.

Ana Ivanović.
Dexter is offline  
post #1522 of 3470 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2014, 12:24 PM
Senior Member
 
Panther24's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 18,633
                     
Re: 2014 European spring: The clay is more red in the City of Lights

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dexter View Post
I think this might be the opening match on Sunday.
Don't be so sure as Garcia barely just played in the QF of Nurnberg yesterday.

They might want her to rest more.
Panther24 is offline  
post #1523 of 3470 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2014, 12:24 PM
Senior Member
 
Gentleman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 14,582
                     
Re: 2014 European spring: The clay is more red in the City of Lights

Quote:
Originally Posted by DownTheLine21 View Post
I do think everyone is overreacting a bit, even if the draw is more difficult than we had hoped. Garcia is tough and could be dangerous, but a) her form has dipped and b) if Ana can't beat the likes of Garcia, then we've really been overestimating her form this year.

From that point, I am not worried in the slighest about Svitolina. Ana was TERRIBLE in their Indian Wells encounter. If she plays well, Svitolina has absolutely nothing in her arsenal (mid-power shots, prone to unusual errors, shaky serve) that should trouble Ana too greatly.

And then we potentially have Safarova. This match, I agree, could be very tough. With that said, Safarova hasn't been too impressive lately, so perhaps she won't make it that far. Maybe Dellacqua instead?

Looking even further ahead, Kvitova probably won't make the 4th round here. She could easily lose to Diyas in the first round or Kuznetsova in the third round, or Giorgi in the third round, or Jovanovski in the third round, etc.

So, while this draw is more difficult than we had hoped, let's retain some perspective. Maria, Serena, even Radwanska are on the other side of the draw, so there is some opportunity here. If Safarova and Garcia are the highest quality players in Ana's path, then I don't feel so bad about her chances.
You are so right! C'mon guys, Ana will make it far.

Ana Ivanović Schweinsteiger

Gentleman is online now  
post #1524 of 3470 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2014, 12:31 PM
Senior Member
 
DownTheLine21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 11,589
                     
Re: 2014 European spring: The clay is more red in the City of Lights

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evan James View Post
You are so right! C'mon guys, Ana will make it far.
Again, I'm not saying this is an easy draw, but I don't like to see us writing things like "first round loss coming!" We have to remember that Ana is still the favorite in this match, and for good reason. She's had a great clay court season and is playing with a renewed focus and love of the game, so let's have some faith in her abilities.

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
DownTheLine21 is offline  
post #1525 of 3470 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2014, 12:31 PM
Senior Member
 
nonRelativity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,475
                     
Re: 2014 European spring: The clay is more red in the City of Lights

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dexter View Post
I think this might be the opening match on Sunday.
it will be the best time for Ana
Svitolina is playing semis in Nurnberg today lets hope she have 2 more tough matches there at least we will find a use of Bouchard at last
nonRelativity is offline  
post #1526 of 3470 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2014, 12:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Cajka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 17,167
                     
Re: 2014 European spring: The clay is more red in the City of Lights

Garcia will play great, there's no doubt. It will be REALLY difficult to beat her. I'd rather have Errani or Aga in R1 tbh.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ana'sProcess View Post
I'm ok with Ana dating Bastian, women, Jelena Jankovic, Trump, Montgomery Burns from Simpsons...
ПАРТИЗАН ШАМПИОН!!!
Cajka is offline  
post #1527 of 3470 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2014, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Milan.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Anapolis
Posts: 26,538
                     
Re: 2014 European spring: The clay is more red in the City of Lights

Guys, what's going on with you?

Garcia is good, but not the one Ana should lose to at this point Draw seems fine except damn Safarova in 3rd round

I hope she can make semis, she'll have good chance to do that, let's be positive

'We can be heroes, for ever and ever. What d'you say?'

aleks krunić ♔ ana ivanović ♔ venus williams
maria sharapova • sabine lisicki • martina hingis • tsvetana pironkova • ons jabeur • elina svitolina • barbora strycova • ashleigh barty • nina stojanovic
Milan. is offline  
post #1528 of 3470 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2014, 01:11 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 13,224
                     
Re: 2014 European spring: The clay is more red in the City of Lights

Garcia was known for ages as being a terrible match player who routinely chokes big points and cannot close matches. It's only this year that she began to learn to win matches. She is definitely dangerous, but remember when she lost to Sharapova after being something like 6-1 4-1 up. She has no mental advantage on Ana, she has a similar tendency to be mentally weak, but admittedly she is very talented and has great shots.

I think Ana might have a fight on her hands but if she fights hard enough I expect her to come out of it the winner.
HowardH is offline  
post #1529 of 3470 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2014, 01:18 PM
Senior Member
 
Gentleman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 14,582
                     
Re: 2014 European spring: The clay is more red in the City of Lights

Quote:
Originally Posted by Milan. View Post
Guys, what's going on with you?

Garcia is good, but not the one Ana should lose to at this point Draw seems fine except damn Safarova in 3rd round

I hope she can make semis, she'll have good chance to do that, let's be positive
I will go with Ana in two sets, maybe 75 64 or something like that. DownTheLine has right. If Ana can't beat Garcia and Safarova, then we should not be talking about top 10 etc. She must win these matches. It wont be easy, but it's a must.

Ana Ivanović Schweinsteiger

Gentleman is online now  
post #1530 of 3470 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2014, 01:20 PM
Senior Member
 
Gentleman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 14,582
                     
Re: 2014 European spring: The clay is more red in the City of Lights

+ Maria/Serena/Radwanska are all in second part of the draw and it is a good thing.

Ana Ivanović Schweinsteiger

Gentleman is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome