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MARYANGEL
Nov 17th, 2006, 01:21 AM
FIRST TOURNOMENT FOR SEASON 2007:

"One of the most exciting players on the WTA Tour, Serbian Ana Ivanovic will make her Gold Coast debut in 2007. The 19-year-old is ranked No.14 in the world and is coached by Optus Australian Fed Cup captain David Taylor. This year has seen her notch up wins against top ten players Amelie Mauresemo (Sydney) and Patty Schnyder (Warsaw), and defeat six players all ranked in the top 30 to win the Tier I Montreal event, including Hingis in the final."[/


http://www.tennisaustralia.com.au/pages/article.aspx?id=6043&articleid=ArticleID20061117115545&pageId=9959&HandlerId=1

G~Playa
Nov 17th, 2006, 11:14 PM
Woo...I'm Going To Be There Aswell =D

payrol
Nov 22nd, 2006, 07:35 AM
hope to see Ana in the top 10 real soon...

MARYANGEL
Nov 23rd, 2006, 09:21 PM
hope to see Ana in the top 10 real soon...

:) :cool: Me too

Natalicious
Nov 26th, 2006, 02:55 PM
:) :cool: Me too

me too ;)

good luck at the gold coast :banana:

Ana&Jelena Fan
Nov 26th, 2006, 03:17 PM
FIRST TOURNOMENT FOR SEASON 2007:

http://www.tennisaustralia.com.au/pages/article.aspx?id=6043&articleid=ArticleID20061117115545&pageId=9959&HandlerId=1

So, according to this text 1st seed will be Hingis, second Safina and third Ana and we can expect Ana`s win against Dinara in SF and against Martina in final. We saw that in Montreal and we wish to see that again. Good luck Ana. :wavey:

Milito22
Nov 26th, 2006, 11:36 PM
good luck bonita! :smoke:

Escape
Nov 30th, 2006, 07:04 PM
I hope that Ana has a great start to 2007 :D

rockstar
Dec 2nd, 2006, 06:34 AM
i hope ana wins it :D

G~Playa
Dec 2nd, 2006, 09:24 AM
^yea i hope so, definately!

MARYANGEL
Dec 22nd, 2006, 02:15 AM
Ivanovic serves Stosur praise
By Paul Malone
22dec06
TENNIS starlet Ana Ivanovic has tipped Queenslander Sam Stosur to race with her towards a top 10 spot next year.



Ivanovic, who soared more than 80 ranking places this year to reach No. 14, is rated by her coach, Australia Fed Cup captain David Taylor, as the best young woman on the tour.

The Serbian teenager could play Stosur in 2007 as early as the Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourt championships, which start at the Gold Coast on Sunday week, after they split the results of their two meetings this year.

Ivanovic has been practising in Sydney for the past week ahead of a season the 19-year-old believes can bring her a maiden grand slam title.

"She (Stosur) is a great player. She has the potential to have a better ranking, the top 20 pretty fast – the top 10, for sure, one day," said Ivanovic, who lost to Stosur at the Australian Open last January before beating her at the French Open four months later.

Stosur is training in Sydney before starting a new coaching association next week with former Australian No. 1 Nicole Bradtke at the Gold Coast.

Bradtke will coach Stosur, 22, at the hometown tournament before guiding her at the Medibank Private International in Sydney and the Australian Open later next month.

Stosur has been hitting at Sydney's White City after a conditioning program under Martina Navratilova's former trainer Giselle Tirado.

Ivanovic, who will be the third seed at the Gold Coast, had wins in 2006 over three top-10 women – world No. 2 Amelie Mauresmo, Gold Coast top seed Martina Hingis and Patty Schnyder.

The Serbian feels she is ready to win a Grand Slam.

"That's what I'm working hard to do. I'm sure quite soon I will reach my goals," Ivanovic said.
http://www.ntnews.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,7034,20963763%255E23216,00.html

Nice readying

Tenis Srbija
Dec 22nd, 2006, 11:15 AM
So many of you will be there...Ana will have samo major crowd behind her :)
Lucky her...she will win it ;)

Just Do It
Dec 22nd, 2006, 01:19 PM
Good Luck Ana :wavey:

-Makiri-
Dec 27th, 2006, 02:19 PM
Good luck Ana!

Belco
Dec 27th, 2006, 03:36 PM
Ana gonna win the title in goldcoast along with Jelena in auckland :bounce: :bounce:

georgekuo1017
Dec 28th, 2006, 01:01 AM
Good luck ana

~lollipop_girl~
Dec 28th, 2006, 09:41 AM
Ana gonna win the title in goldcoast along with Jelena in auckland :bounce: :bounce:
Wow, how amazing would that be for Serbia :eek: :D

Good Luck Ana, your know u can do this but just do all u can! :hug: :bounce:
Enjoy the start of the tennis season too :D

Dexter
Dec 28th, 2006, 09:55 AM
:dance:

Borislove
Dec 28th, 2006, 11:00 AM
Yeah! Titles for Ana and Jelena the same week will be great! Good luck, Anci! Hope to see Montreal Deja Vu! ;)

Dexter
Dec 29th, 2006, 03:17 PM
The entire draw is not out yet... (or not out on the tournament's website :o ) but what's known is that Ana is in the bottom half of the draw and will face a qualifier in the 1st round...

Dexter
Dec 29th, 2006, 03:44 PM
ok, the MD is out now! :)
(1)Martina Hingis SUI vs Sybille Bammer AUT
Elena Bovina RUS vs (wc) Nicole Pratt AUS
Catalina Castano COL vs (wc)Shannon Golds AUS
(q) vs (6) Na Li CHN

(4)Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER vs Tathiana Garbin ITA
Iveta Benesova CZE vs Severine Bremond FRA
Elena Vesnina RUS vs Maria Elena Camerin ITA
(q) vs (7)Katarina Srebotnik SLO

(5)Shahar Peer ISR vs Meghann Shaughnessy USA
(q) vs Olga Poutchkova RUS
(x)Milagros Sequera VEN vs (x)Ekaterina Ivanova RUS
(q) vs (3)Ana Ivanović SRB

(8)Ai Sugiyama JPN vs (wc)Sophie Ferguson AUS
Shuai Peng CHN vs Samantha Stosur AUS
Maria Kirilenko RUS vs Flavia Pennetta ITA
Elena Likhovtseva RUS vs (2)Dinara Safina RUS

Not the best, not the worst :p

Best of luck Anci! :bounce: :D

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Dec 29th, 2006, 04:20 PM
I don't see any problem why Ana shouldn't reached the quarterfinal. Poutchkova or Peer? Ana definitely wants revanche on Poutchkova. Peer can be a really tough opponent.
Semifinal and final can be the same as Montreal 2006 ;)

Just Do It
Dec 29th, 2006, 06:13 PM
oh no, Olga Poutchkova RUS :scared:

Good luck Ana :yippee:

Tenis Srbija
Dec 29th, 2006, 07:11 PM
Nice draw. Shahar Peer and Olga Poutchkova has defeated Ana in theirs last encouters :rolleyes:

azdaja
Dec 29th, 2006, 07:41 PM
time for revenge! :devil:

G~Playa
Dec 29th, 2006, 11:44 PM
yup!

~lollipop_girl~
Dec 30th, 2006, 12:23 PM
I'm pretty content with that draw... If Ana plays like she should play & we all know she can, then the title is certainly an option and Olga & Peer really shouldn't be a problem...

Bring on the new season & a new year :bounce:

Langers
Dec 30th, 2006, 01:12 PM
Im so nervous. Full of expectations, hopes and fears. How she will
come up?
I watched again Montreal final. How the hell she went from that to
barely winning over 200+ ranked players and tank job in Hasselt QF?
If only she could stabilise her game so i could stop fearing every second
when she will fall apart. If she manages to be kind to my health
i could maybe even forgive her Fed Cup:fiery: but just maybe.
Also thanks to MARYANGEL i revoked Zurich '05 vs Jelena.
Can anyone belive at those numbers? 71% FS and 12 UE:eek:
And i remember of even better numbers in '05.:sad:
In '06 she was not close to those stats once and if i hear one more time
"my game progresses" from her i will so smack her.:mad:
Please Ana, play well and dont make me do this.
Good post and I know exactly what you mean. I always get pretty anxious when Ana is about to play, mainly because you just donít know whatís coming. With Ana you can normally tell within the first few games whether sheís on her game or not. She has all the talent and she needs to work on her consistency. At this stage itís one great match, followed up by a poor loss. That canít continue.

xcrtbckhnd
Dec 30th, 2006, 01:26 PM
Good draw for Ana, she should do well. I really want to see her start the year with at least a semis showing. No more f#$@ing quarterfinal finishes please! And a title would be perfect!

Dexter
Dec 31st, 2006, 10:18 AM
Ana is going to play against Roberta Vinci. They played each other before in 2005 in Antwerp and Ana won in str8 sets.

The match will be played tomorrow as the 3rd one the Centre Court (1st starts at 10.30 local time).

Best of luck Ana! :bounce:

Just Do It
Dec 31st, 2006, 11:55 AM
The match will be played tomorrow as the 3rd one the Centre Court (1st starts at 10.30 local time).

CET, please :confused:

Joana
Dec 31st, 2006, 12:04 PM
The match will be played tomorrow as the 3rd one the Centre Court (1st starts at 10.30 local time).

CET, please :confused:

10:30 local time is 1:30 AM CET.

Tenis Srbija
Dec 31st, 2006, 12:11 PM
C'mon ANA!! Let's see 6-0 6-0 :banana:

azdaja
Dec 31st, 2006, 01:20 PM
I really want to see her start the year with at least a semis showing. No more f#$@ing quarterfinal finishes please!
i second that.

xcrtbckhnd
Dec 31st, 2006, 01:29 PM
Ana's on the schedule for tomorrow!!! Good luck against Vinci!!!!

xcrtbckhnd
Dec 31st, 2006, 03:31 PM
Gold Coast Prediction:;)

Ana d. Vinci 6-2 6-2
Ana d. Sequera 6-2 6-2
Ana d. Peer 6-4 7-5
Ana d. Safina 6-4 4-6 6-4
Ana d. Hingis 7-5 7-6(4)

jazar
Dec 31st, 2006, 05:12 PM
Gold Coast Prediction:;)

Ana d. Vinci 6-2 6-2
Ana d. Sequera 6-2 6-2
Ana d. Peer 6-4 7-5
Ana d. Safina 6-4 4-6 6-4
Ana d. Hingis 7-5 7-6(4)

i agree totally, except i think she will beat vinci 6-1, 6-2

silverarrows
Dec 31st, 2006, 05:16 PM
All the best, Ana!!! Good luck! :)

MARYANGEL
Jan 1st, 2007, 05:03 AM
Feast served for New Year’s



by Ian Burrows



The action at the Mondial Australian Women’s Hardcourts heats up on day two with international stars Ana Ivanovic and Maria Kirilenko on show, as well as local favourites Sam Stosur and Nicole Pratt.



Ivanovic, one of the genuine stars of the WTA Tour over the last two years, starts her New Year with a clash against Italian Roberta Vinci.



The Serbian star claimed one title on the tour last year and, importantly, the win was over her main threat this week, Switzerland’s Martina Hingis.



The teenaged Ivanovic finished just inside the world’s top 100 at the conclusion of 2004 and in less than two years is knocking on the door of the top 10.



Vinci, who came through qualifying, has some impressive stats of her own. The Italian has beaten players the quality of Anastasia Myskina and Vera Zvonareva in recent years and has three tour doubles titles to her name.

http://www.tennisaustralia.com.au/pages/article.aspx?id=4&articleid=ArticleID200711111542&pageId=11688&HandlerId=1


Good luck.................

Dexter
Jan 1st, 2007, 06:01 AM
I just woke up to discover Ana just won 1st set 76(5)... now she's already up a break in the 2nd set *1-0. Ajde!!!

Ana&Jelena Fan
Jan 1st, 2007, 06:23 AM
7:6, 6:1. Ana`s 1st serve wasn`t great, but she won and that is the most important. Happy New Year.

Dexter
Jan 1st, 2007, 06:27 AM
Ana won 76(5) 61 :yeah: ;)

Stats aren't great though :unsure:
1st Serve - 47%
1st Serve Pts Won - 68%
2nd Serve Pts Won - 56%
3/5 BPs Saved
5/10 BPs Converted
6 aces & 1 DF

Good luck vs Milagros!!!

G~Playa
Jan 1st, 2007, 08:30 AM
Good win Ana!!

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 1st, 2007, 08:58 AM
She seemed to start of rusty from what I have heard (had to come back from being down 2-4) but its promising that she got through it & won in straight sets despite that... 47% 1st serves is :help: as usual but 6 aces is good to see! :D

Congrats on the 1st win of the season Ana and good luck for the next match! :yeah:

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 1st, 2007, 09:46 AM
well done ana! good luck in the next round

azdaja
Jan 1st, 2007, 11:13 AM
i'm pleased that my first post in this year is about ana's win :bounce:

well, done! :bigclap:

Escape
Jan 1st, 2007, 12:14 PM
Well done Ana :D
Great to start the year with a win

Tenis Srbija
Jan 1st, 2007, 12:35 PM
Bravo Ana :banana:

Keep it rocking babe :kiss:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 1st, 2007, 04:19 PM
An expected win, but every victory of Ana makes me happy :D
GO GIRL!! Sequera is the next victim.

xcrtbckhnd
Jan 1st, 2007, 04:41 PM
Ana should easily handle this next match. Great first round win - always tricky, and Roberta is a crafty player anyways. I'd like to see a double bagel next round.

Princeza
Jan 1st, 2007, 04:43 PM
:scratch: can i know why my post was deleted?

Dexter
Jan 1st, 2007, 04:50 PM
I deleted it b/c Getty Images pics can not be posted on this board.

Dexter
Jan 1st, 2007, 05:02 PM
I'm sorry. Those are the rules and this is my job.

Princeza
Jan 1st, 2007, 05:15 PM
I'm sorry. Those are the rules and this is my job.

there's absolutely no problem,;) i totally understand, i just didnt know

Just Do It
Jan 1st, 2007, 05:17 PM
Ana :aparty:

Mr. Gospodin
Jan 2nd, 2007, 12:54 AM
Happy New Year to all!


I am a new member to this forum.

Do not be offended by my aggresive style of writting at times. (I'm a Serb)

I would like to know if Ivanovic's victory against Roberta Vinci was broadcast on TV and if anybody knows if it is available to download somewhere?

Dexter
Jan 2nd, 2007, 05:39 PM
Ana plays Milagros tomorrow as the 3rd match on Centre Court. 2nd match starts @ 12.30 local time, what is 2.30 CET I believe so Ana plays an hour or so later.

Good luck! :yeah:

Just Do It
Jan 2nd, 2007, 05:51 PM
Ana plays Milagros tomorrow as the 3rd match on Centre Court. 2nd match starts @ 12.30 local time, what is 2.30 CET I believe so Ana plays an hour or so later.

Good luck! :yeah:

I'll :zzz:

Dexter
Jan 2nd, 2007, 05:53 PM
I'm going to sleep soon to not oversleep! ;)

Just Do It
Jan 2nd, 2007, 05:59 PM
oh, but its 20:00 :tape:

Dexter
Jan 2nd, 2007, 06:05 PM
I've been doing it last year in January, why not this year... :p ;)

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 3rd, 2007, 01:26 AM
see thats true fanship ;)

Tenis Srbija
Jan 3rd, 2007, 01:37 AM
I'm always awake... And I don't sleep over day...
But after AO and Tokyo, I'm like :help: :help:

Dexter
Jan 3rd, 2007, 01:49 AM
^^ :help:

Usually to put my 'inner clock' on a different time-zone I don't go to sleep for about 30hrs to be able to get asleep earlier in the day.

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 3rd, 2007, 02:05 AM
You Europeans have some strange habits :p
Although I guess I can't talk, I went to bed at 5am and got up at noon just for the hell of it :help:

Dexter
Jan 3rd, 2007, 02:10 AM
^^ and who has stranger habits now :ras:

anyway I hate that AO is during my exams' session :mad: I have to watch matches with my book open :(

Langers
Jan 3rd, 2007, 03:35 AM
Ana wins 6-1, 6-2. :rocker2:

95% 1st serve points won, and 5 aces. :eek:

Only 53% 1st serve % though, that can be improved.

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 3rd, 2007, 03:36 AM
Holy crap that was fast! :p

Awesome win from Ana, 6-1 6-2 in 45 mins... her first serves in sucked as usual BUT she only lost 1 point on on her 1st serve when it did go in, now that is dominate and winning on the 2nd was an awesome % too... The stats are incredible, seems she played REALLY well! :bounce: :woohoo: :bigclap: :D

Dexter
Jan 3rd, 2007, 03:37 AM
Ana won 61 62 :bigclap:

Good stats, but it has to be said the opponent wasn't that demanding ;)
1st Serve - 53% :ras:
1st Serve Pts Won - 95% :bowdown:
2nd Serve Pts Won - 72% :yeah:
BPs Saved - 0/0 :umbrella:
BPs Converted - 4/10 :rolleyes: ;)
5 aces & 1 DF ;)

Best of luck vs Shahar!!!

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 3rd, 2007, 03:39 AM
Dani needs to take lessons from Ana on how to play right now :tape: :help: :sobbing:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 3rd, 2007, 06:17 AM
Now the tournament is gonna start!

-Makiri-
Jan 3rd, 2007, 08:51 AM
Ana :yeah:

azdaja
Jan 3rd, 2007, 10:25 AM
well done :bounce:

Dexter
Jan 3rd, 2007, 12:30 PM
Ana plays Shahar tomorrow on the Centre Court as the 2nd match of the day (1st one starts @ 10.30). It should be around 3am CET.

Good luck!!! :yeah: :D

Natalicious
Jan 3rd, 2007, 12:50 PM
well done ana!!
the 2nd serve stats are amazing :eek: :worship:

good luck for your match against shahar!!

ps: i will also stay awake to follow her match :lol: ;)

Ana&Jelena Fan
Jan 3rd, 2007, 12:52 PM
Great win in 2nd round. Good luck in QF, I beleive in revenge... :bounce:

xcrtbckhnd
Jan 3rd, 2007, 02:13 PM
GL Ana against Shahar - I think Ana will take this in straight sets and it won't even be as close as some people think it will be! ;-)

daniela86
Jan 3rd, 2007, 03:21 PM
Ana :banana: :banana: Awesome win :D I love the scoreline :drool:
Good luck against Shahar now :scared: Although Shahar beat Ana in Fed cup last year,Ana won all their meetings in juniors,I think she should win this match as well :p Ajde!! :rocker: :D
And yeah,I will probably be woken up at 3 am:tape: so I'll follow Anci too :bounce:

Just Do It
Jan 3rd, 2007, 03:33 PM
:yeah:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 3rd, 2007, 09:12 PM
Too bad Ana haven't said anything yet about her 2nd match on her site, cause it's the most reliable.
I found this after Ana's victory against Sequera:

Ivanovic overtuigt in Gold Coast
***************************************
**Ana Ivanovic heeft zich overtuigend
voor de kwartfinales van het toernooi
in Gold Coast geplaatst.De Servische,
als derde geplaatst,had tegen Milagros
Sequera (Ven) in de tweede ronde aan
drie kwartier genoeg: 6-1,6-2.

Ivanovic heeft haar zinnen gezet op een
finale tegen Martina Hingis.Daartoe zal
ze eerst de IsraŽlische Shahar Peer en
daarna,vermoedelijk,Dinara Safina opzij
moeten zetten.

De Servische heeft er vertrouwen in dat
ze daar in slaagt."Ik kan alle toppers
verslaan.Dat heb ik meermalen bewezen.
Ik voel dat mijn spel verder verbeterd
is.Ik ben sterker geworden en sta met
meer zelfvertrouwen op de baan."

It's dutch so I'll translate it.

Ivanovic wants a final against Hingis. But before that will happen, she first has to beat Peer and then probably Safina. The Serbian is confident that it will happen. " I can beat all top players. I proved it more than once. I feel that my game has improved. I'm more powerful and I'm more confident on court".

Well let's hope it's true!
GO GIRL!!

Tenis Srbija
Jan 3rd, 2007, 09:50 PM
That's the spirit Anuška :kiss:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 3rd, 2007, 10:19 PM
Guys, I'll go to sleep now. I wish I could wait for the livescores, but there's work tomorrow again. When I wake up I'll see that Ana reached the semi's!!! AJDE!!!!!!

Langers
Jan 4th, 2007, 03:17 AM
7-5, 4-6, 0-3.

:rolleyes: :o

Here we go again.

Dexter
Jan 4th, 2007, 03:37 AM
She was a break down in the 1st set too... maybe there's still some energy for another comeback :unsure:

Dexter
Jan 4th, 2007, 03:42 AM
4-6 in the 3rd.

:sad:

Langers
Jan 4th, 2007, 03:47 AM
Not good enough I'm afraid. Yes Peer is a great talent, but far out Ana, you will go nowhere if you don't win matches like this.

It's early in 2007 but I'm already fearing that she will never live up to the hype.

Dexter
Jan 4th, 2007, 05:47 AM
I edited the threadtitle. I hope you don't mind Maryangel ;)

Good luck in Sydney Ana! :clap2:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 4th, 2007, 06:05 AM
When I wake up I'll see that Ana reached the semi's!!! AJDE!!!!!!

:fiery: Ana, why? This was the first tough opponent and now she lost :sad:
Still no semifinal after Montreal. And how's it possible that she lost her serve so much. I heard she was a break down in the 1st set, so that's already 1 break. At least 1 in the 2nd set. 3-0 down in the 3rd set and then losing it with 6-4 means at least 2 breaks. :sad: Of course it's earlier, but please Ana don't make it as dissapointed as 2006.

Ana&Jelena Fan
Jan 4th, 2007, 07:10 AM
I edited the threadtitle. I hope you don't mind Maryangel ;)

Good luck in Sydney Ana! :clap2:

Ana is so popular that every tournament needs own thread, but whatever... ;)

I expected 2nd SF in last 15 months, but... So sorry for Ana, Peer is ok player, but if Ana wants to get top10 she has to win against her.

Good luck in Sydney where she`ll be unseeded and draw could be very important.

-Makiri-
Jan 4th, 2007, 08:43 AM
Good luck in Sydney, Ana :)

azdaja
Jan 4th, 2007, 09:15 AM
bah, this is no good. another qfs exit :rolleyes:

this way she will never be a top 10 player.

Ems__
Jan 4th, 2007, 09:25 AM
Dissapointment after dissapointment.

HELLLLLLOOOOOO! Earth calling Ana.....the real Ana!

Dexter
Jan 4th, 2007, 09:33 AM
You're right guys. This is disappointing loss even when it's not that she lost to a no-name. But yeah losing at whatever stage of a Tier III... of any tournament does her no good. She will never become Top10 player... let alone fullfying her biggest dream to reach #1, if she keeps playing like this. She's better than this and we know that. I can't even be mad on her b/c I love her too much and every time she damages my heart I forgive her in like 2 seconds. Oh well... Love is blind. ;)

azdaja
Jan 4th, 2007, 09:39 AM
one thing is sure, i will never bet on ana past first 2 rounds on any tournament. she just doesn't seem capable of winning 3 mathces in a row.

she must start reaching semis regularly.

Langers
Jan 4th, 2007, 09:42 AM
It's just that she is capable of so much more, and she just isnít delivering on her potential. 2005 was a breakthrough year, 2006 a very average year with the only good result being Montreal, and now 2007 is off to an average start. I donít know what her expectations in tournaments are but I just hope that she isn't accepting mediocre results such as what's just happened in the Gold Coast.

Dexter
Jan 4th, 2007, 10:05 AM
True. I hope she doesn't devolope into another Hantuchova and will stuck forever between #12 and #25 in the ranks. Seriously, that would be frustrating. Yeah, we can say it's early... first tournament, she's only 19, whatever. No excuses. She has to be winning those matches... I can accept when she puts up a good fight (even in 2 sets) vs a top player and ends up as the 2nd best (like vs Maria in Linz) but losing to a player ranked even slightly below her is unacceptable. Boy, I'm lacking words... such a bad day for me. First Ana, then Justine, then I went to uni after Xmas break and find out that there are no classes and of course nobody was bothered to inform us. Fuck this Thursday.

Tenis Srbija
Jan 4th, 2007, 10:17 AM
Anaaaaaaa :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

What a hell is going on? Yesterday you were talking about crashing Hingis, and today Peer crushed you :crying2: :awww:

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 4th, 2007, 10:48 AM
True. I hope she doesn't devolope into another Hantuchova and will stuck forever between #12 and #25 in the ranks. Seriously, that would be frustrating. Yeah, we can say it's early... first tournament, she's only 19, whatever. No excuses. She has to be winning those matches... I can accept when she puts up a good fight (even in 2 sets) vs a top player and ends up as the 2nd best (like vs Maria in Linz) but losing to a player ranked even slightly below her is unacceptable. Boy, I'm lacking words... such a bad day for me. First Ana, then Justine, then I went to uni after Xmas break and find out that there are no classes and of course nobody was bothered to inform us. Fuck this Thursday.
I think I have a jinx with picking players like that so I hope Ana breaks through and makes more of herself as well... And I've had a shitty day (turning into week) as well so lets hug :hug:

It does suck that she lost to Peer again (especially seeing she was suppose to kick Peer's arse for stealing Makiri :p) BUT every player tends to have another player who is lower then them or about the same rank, who they just can't seem to beat, or really struggle against! For sure I am pissed with her for lossing so early again, but I'm too tired emotionally to really hold it against her right now... Positive thinking instead ;)

Dexter
Jan 4th, 2007, 10:58 AM
I think I have a jinx with picking players like that so I hope Ana breaks through and makes more of herself as well... And I've had a shitty day (turning into week) as well so lets hug :hug:

It does suck that she lost to Peer again (especially seeing she was suppose to kick Peer's arse for stealing Makiri :p) BUT every player tends to have another player who is lower then them or about the same rank, who they just can't seem to beat, or really struggle against! For sure I am pissed with her for lossing so early again, but I'm too tired emotionally to really hold it against her right now... Positive thinking instead ;):hug: :hug: :hug:

Seems like we have sthg in common :p This year hasn't even started for good and it's :help: :tape: Everything falls down on my head. And exams are around and I can't even motivate myself to do anything. Ana please give me (us) some joy next week, otherwise :help: :lol: I don't even go there what otherwise :help: :tape:

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 4th, 2007, 11:13 AM
:hug: :hug: :hug:

Seems like we have sthg in common :p This year hasn't even started for good and it's :help: :tape: Everything falls down on my head. And exams are around and I can't even motivate myself to do anything. Ana please give me (us) some joy next week, otherwise :help: :lol: I don't even go there what otherwise :help: :tape:
Well hopefully my meeting her next week (I hope it all works out and I get to) brings her some luck & confidence :hug:

azdaja
Jan 4th, 2007, 11:51 AM
i don't know about you guys, but ana losing in a qf of a tournament is the worst possible result for me by now because it's so frustrating. and i suspect that is going to happen next week as well.

Joana
Jan 4th, 2007, 11:57 AM
Ugh, the last 12 months have been incredibly Hantuchova-esque. One step forward, two steps back. :banghead: She just doesn't seem able to consistently beat solid top 20 players anymore, let alone the the elite ones. :shrug:

Joana
Jan 4th, 2007, 11:59 AM
I hope she doesn't devolope into another Hantuchova and will stuck forever between #12 and #25 in the ranks. Seriously, that would be frustrating.

Wow, I can't believe you too made such comparison. :lol:
But, it is happening. :help:

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 4th, 2007, 12:00 PM
Ugh, the last 12 months have been incredibly Hantuchova-esque. One step forward, two steps back. :banghead: She just doesn't seem able to consistently beat solid top 20 players anymore, let alone the the elite ones. :shrug:
Like I said, I think I have a jinx :sad:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 4th, 2007, 12:01 PM
It is really... :awww:

Just Do It
Jan 4th, 2007, 01:25 PM
Ana :smash: i expected more !!!

Dexter
Jan 4th, 2007, 02:26 PM
i don't know about you guys, but ana losing in a qf of a tournament is the worst possible result for me by now because it's so frustrating. and i suspect that is going to happen next week as well.hmmm I think winning 2 matches in Sydney would be awesome, given her current form :tape:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 4th, 2007, 02:53 PM
So, from 2006. how many QF's has Ana played and in how many has she won?
The fact is sad :rolleyes:

Fidello
Jan 4th, 2007, 02:56 PM
I was watching the match against Venus Williams in ZŁrich '04 recently and I came to conclusion that Ana was better player then than she is now. Especially her serve was better, I think.
I miss that Ana :sad:

Dexter
Jan 4th, 2007, 02:58 PM
^^ we all do.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 4th, 2007, 06:58 PM
I hope she doesn't devolope into another Hantuchova and will stuck forever between #12 and #25 in the ranks. Seriously, that would be frustrating. Yeah, we can say it's early... first tournament, she's only 19, whatever.

I've already said that more than once last year. After loses against Stosur, Kirilenko, Dementieva (IW), Chakvetadze and Myskina.

When she reached the quarterfinal at Roland Garros it all looked fine, but not many great results after that. Last year Sydney gave me some hope again after beating Mauresmo and a close loss against Kuznetsova. Then an awfull match against Stosur and it was gone again. The win over Schnyder can be called a nice one, but we all know that Schnyder sometimes was really bad days. The loss against Myskina was another dissapointment. Only 3rd round in a grandslam. With the score 6-2 6-3 which says enough.
I thought it would happen again against Safina. Ana won the first 2 rounds against 'no names' and then already losing? Gladly she fought back and beated Safina. But Mauresmo was too much.

A new coach. Well it made some changes. In San Diego she beated, Morigami and Frazier (again 'no names') and then losing to Chakvetadze. Again a non result. Los Angels went better. Douchevina, Santangelo and Groenefeld are already better names (although Groenefeld haven't played a good match for MANY months). The quarterfinal was the end again.

Well let me ask you this. What would've happend if Ana was injuried at the start of Montreal? We would be more desperate than now I would say.

Golovin, Zheng, Srebotnik, Safina, Hingis. A nice list and she only lost 1 set.
10 games in the last 2 matches and Hingis didn't even get a breakpoint.
Ana played great!! Why didn't she played like that before? Maybe because David Taylor wasn't there yet?!
We all had high expectations for the US Open. Ana in this form, great things can happen!
It was just all dissapointment. Already struggling in the 1st round against Duchevina. 2nd round, Nakamura, wasn't much better. And in the 3rd round against Serena she served worse than she ever served before. Was the US open just an incident?
Bali, 1st round lost. She hit nothing, she said. Then a 1st round lose against Venus in Luxembourg. After that we heard she was injuried. Is that the reason of her bad play in the last tournaments? Hope so!
Linz was the next one. I got new hope with winning Montreal. More hope than ever! But it was just followed by another dissapointment. In Linz she beated Kraijcek and Radwanska. Again 2 players she has to beat. Nothing special. In the quarterfinal Sharapova played not even at her best, but still it was enough to beat Ana. Ana was always behind and never had the chance to win the match. But gladly And did play well. Certainly better then the last tournaments. The match said A LOT about Ana's development and where she stands. Yes, Ana is getting better, but the reality says that she has a long way to go to the real top. Sharapova proved that. So I had more faith in Ana after Linz. But in Hasselt I got dissapointed AGAIN! Tough matches against number 240 and 244 and a loss in straight sets against Misa.
Still people say, she's young and her time will come. I had to believe that (do I really have a choice anyway?). A year ago people already had to tell me that and what has changed? The win in Montreal changed nothing, cause it was followed by another dissapointment.
2007 a new year, new chances. A good draw. 2 'no names'. Vinci and Sequera. She won, what else can you expect. Then the quarterfinal. The first test. Peer. It looks like that she fails 8 out of 10 tests. And now she fails again. Again just a quarterfinal.

People who know me (maybe some of you here), know that I'm a real big fan of Ana. I always wish her the best and I've faith in her. But how many dissapointments has to follow? I'll never lose faith, but I don't want to become desperate. The next 3 tournaments are Sydney, Australian Open and Tokyo. Great fields so she will be tested again! What if the results are bad again in these 3 tournaments? I don't want her to stuck between 15 and 30. I hate losing and maybe I'm not even a good loser. If I lose I'm dissapointed. If Ana lose I'm just as dissapointed as it was my own match.
For now we STILL can say she's young, but that won't stand forever. In Sydney I will support her for the full 100%, just like any other tournament, but PLEASE Ana don't waste your potential. You can do it so just show it VERDOMME!!!!! (dutch word :p )

Ok, sorry for the long story but I just had to say this.

ANA FAN FOREVER

Tenis Srbija
Jan 4th, 2007, 07:04 PM
Isn't that a small post :p :D

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 4th, 2007, 07:07 PM
Isn't that a small post :p :D

You tell me :p

Dexter
Jan 4th, 2007, 07:16 PM
My sentiments exactly Sjoerd. How I'd wish to say that our faith's gonna be rewarded :lol:

azdaja
Jan 4th, 2007, 07:21 PM
i have to say my expectations never went up since her lost to stosur last year in melbourne. that didn't change even when she won the title in canada. it will only change after i see a good performance over several months.

but waiting for those several months is frustrating enough :banghead:

Just Do It
Jan 4th, 2007, 07:33 PM
I was watching the match against Venus Williams in ZŁrich '04 recently and I came to conclusion that Ana was better player then than she is now. Especially her serve was better, I think.
I miss that Ana :sad:

I Cant agree !

Just Do It
Jan 4th, 2007, 07:37 PM
3rd round curse continues. Expected....

your signature :eek: :devil: :yeah:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 4th, 2007, 07:50 PM
You tell me :p

:worship:

Langers
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:37 AM
Wow, that really is a great post Ivanovic Fan! Thereís really nothing more that needs to be said, youíve said it all.

So much potential, so many disappointments. I remember watching the famous defeat of Mauresmo at the 2005 French Open and I was just mesmerised at her ability. She played unbelievable and I agree that she was a better play then than she is now. How is that possible? How can you go backwards during a time when you should be constantly improving? So incredibly frustrating.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 5th, 2007, 06:27 AM
she was a better play then than she is now.

I wouldn't say that. Ana has improved. She moves a lot quicker and her forehand is more a weapon then at that time. Don't forget that all the other girls has improved as well. I guess even more than Ana so it will look like that Ana ain't any better than before.
In Montreal she played her best tennis ever. There will be another tournament like that, but the question is when and also how many. Once a year is not enough of course. (2004 Zurich, 2005 Roland Garros, 2006 Montreal).

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 5th, 2007, 08:03 AM
Sjoerd, great post... I want to reply to lots of little bits of that but I can't really articulate what it is I want to say...However, for once I'm gonna take on the very optimistic role (which is weird coz I am usually like :shout: :fiery: ) and certainly take the "she is still young" roll...
I know women's tennis is very different to men's when it comes to peak age generally but look at players like Federer & Amelie, what did they achieve in their early years? Not much ( i think and hope to help my argument :p) they peaked later on, Fedz was about Ana's age but Amelie was certainly older... What's to say Ana can't continue to improve & in a few years shoot through everyone... Now don't get me wrong, I don't think she will ever dominant like Fedz, that's basically impossible on the women's tour, but I certainly believe she can reach the same "dominance" level as Amelie, if not do better... No doubt I certainly worry a lot sometimes that she will waste her potential and forever be stuck in the rankings between #30 & #15 as well BUT, if we all start giving up hope in her now and really believing that then Ana will too... Besides winning, all her confidence comes from us & although its important that we don't just say "You'll do better next time :hug:" after every loss, its also important to show we have faith... I don't doubt anyways fanship in Ana, I know we all love her and that won't change, but I think sometimes we do need to give her a break (and she needs to do the same for us by winning more :p) and think positively!
Sjoerd, I certainly know how huge a fan of Ana u are so I'm not attacking u (or any1) coz I think u're a great fan and really really valued too & like I said, that was a great post! :yeah: :hug:

Phew, I don't know where all that came from :lol:

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 5th, 2007, 08:10 AM
i have to say my expectations never went up since her lost to stosur last year in melbourne. that didn't change even when she won the title in canada. it will only change after i see a good performance over several months.

but waiting for those several months is frustrating enough :banghead:
Seeing Dani has been brought up a lot lately, I'll bring her up again... As a long time fan of Daniela I know not to get my hopes after one good week (or match :tape: ) so I certainly didn't expect much more from Ana after Montreal! I hoped, but didn't expect ;)

azdaja
Jan 5th, 2007, 09:49 AM
i agree with ya, katie. we have no choice but to be patient and we can only hope we will be rewarded some day.

at least this makes her rare good runs at tournaments really special :p

Dexter
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:37 PM
Katie, I can't believe you made a comparison between Ana & Momo... I mean :unsure: (damn, where's that *vomit* smiley when it's needed :fiery: :shout: :tape: ) :tape:

On a side note, Shahar paid for upsetting Ana by choking her match away (64 51 to 46 76 61...) :rolls: :devil:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:05 PM
It's not nice to be happy that Shahar lost :o That's rude :o
It's not her fault that Ana currently sucks :rolleyes:

Dexter
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:18 PM
And it was me with poor sense of humour... ok then I'll the post above without any comment.

crys
Jan 5th, 2007, 02:40 PM
I Hope Ana will at least make the QF because i think she is capable to make it there. She's an amazing tennis player. A young Gun. So Go ANA!

azdaja
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:02 PM
ana won't be seeded in sidney which means a lot will depend on the draw. but whoever turns out to be her opponent, good luck :worship:

katie will be there, right? we all expect some pix :p

Natalicious
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:05 PM
Katie, I can't believe you made a comparison between Ana & Momo... I mean :unsure: (damn, where's that *vomit* smiley when it's needed :fiery: :shout: :tape: ) :tape:

:ras:

but i agree with you katie, she's still young and can improve her game (and i think she'll do it) so let's see how things are in sydney/melbourne :)

Tenis Srbija
Jan 5th, 2007, 04:45 PM
As long as you were short :lol: :p

Just Do It
Jan 5th, 2007, 05:18 PM
Here is my take. Disclaimer: mish-mash, brutal and unortodox parts in it.
Watching back to back matches from different parts of her career
shows that her game is going to much more changes than it looks like
at first.
They trying to make her a complete all court player but for now it looks
like a mistake.
Net play? Is Montreal final among best matches? Watch and count successful
comings at the net and volleys. Almost none, she was flawless from baseline
and only way to lose point was at the net. She wont be good volleyer ever.
Fitness? No training will turn her into Klijsters. Needed fitness level shoud be
to play 2 1/2 sets without much moving, everything above that is not necessary.
There is pattern to her loses, she loses to players that over match her power
(Serena, Pierce) even if they are in bad form. It was funny how that US open match gave false hope to Serena fans, Ana was counter punching BH - sure way to lose that match. In matches where Ana was changing dirrections on her BH it looked like very solid shot, counter punching not. She was even able to construct points with BH in past. And to extremelly fast players that can sustain her power (JJ, Chakve, Peer, Elena). Players that are not exceptional in eighter (speed/power) but just solid are much easier for her. Only two matches im still puzzled about are Poutchkova (simply cos i never see her play and have no idea) and Misa in Hasselt. Unlike her "days off" this was pathetic, she was dominated in every point, not even top 50 level of play. And every BH slice was sure point for Misa. Ana has good offensive slice shame she does not use it more often. Defensive? Better to let that ball go like Davenport, no use.
She is changed position while returning. Kamikase style like Marion. Some WOW return winners but much more gifted points.
Her team is trying to make her better player but they should try to make her more efficient player, she is better player now but less efficient. Work on BH and serve, forget everything else. Too much things can mess her up.
And that beautiful cross court inside out FH is basically useless, she should be forbidden to use it few moths. She waits till ball goes at that part of the court and with that she loses command during points = toast. She is lethal only from middle of baseline (thats reason for beating Tati, she always feeds her there) and for DTL shots.
Strange pattern - most tournaments she did well she had Tati or Kata in her part of the draw. So probably had draw luck put Kata instead of Peer no one would be sad now here but we would dream of her winning Sidney/AUopen.
To summarise, fat Ana plays better than fit Ana. Fat Ana just kills the ball, fit
Ana thinks she can run. NO, she cant and does not need to. She was on Davenport track and somewhere made wrong turn.
Dont expect continual progress, it could all click one day. But time to do that is limited, many yesterdays hopes are fading fast. Replace her Montreal points with another 3rd round (would she beat JJ at that moment?) and you'll see where she is. I think she can pull two good runs this season even if she continues like this. I missed some more details, maybe next time.

Can anyone paraphrase this in 3-4 sentences !? :lol:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 5th, 2007, 09:20 PM
I agree :worship: :yeah: :lol:

Fidello
Jan 5th, 2007, 09:37 PM
... Only two matches im still puzzled about are Poutchkova (simply cos i never see her play and have no idea) and Misa in Hasselt. ...
Have you ever wonder if Ana deliberately lost that match against Michaella Krajicek? I mean, it was couple of days before her birthday, she showed no emotions whatsoever during the match. Maybe she was sick of it all and wanted to spend her birthday with friends and family in Belgrade?
Yeah, me neither

Dexter
Jan 6th, 2007, 04:11 AM
Sydney MD is out!

This is Ana's quarter (she's in the top half of the draw)

Petrova vs. Bye
Dellacqua vs. Ivanovic
Q vs. Bartoli
Hantuchova vs. Vaidisova

Well, 1st round best possible :lol: Then Nadia, but well she needs to win vs a Top10 again! :fiery:

Andy.
Jan 6th, 2007, 07:50 AM
I wss there today at the Medibank and watched Ana practice on centre court. She had an hour session with Dave who I must say I really tough on her, they had a bit of a disscussion in the middle of the session but she really lifter after that, he was trying to get her to relax with her hitting more and breath out when she hits. I must say she is soooo good looking in person and she had this awesome goddess like tan she looked so good. She was hitting the ball really well and looks in better shape than last year. Her backhand has also made big strides IMO. I have pix and a video i will post them later. Feel freee to ask any questions

Langers
Jan 6th, 2007, 07:57 AM
I wss there today at the Medibank and watched Ana practice on centre court. She had an hour session with Dave who I must say I really tough on her, they had a bit of a disscussion in the middle of the session but she really lifter after that, he was trying to get her to relax with her hitting more and breath out when she hits. I must say she is soooo good looking in person and she had this awesome goddess like tan she looked so good. She was hitting the ball really well and looks in better shape than last year. Her backhand has also made big strides IMO. I have pix and a video i will post them later. Feel freee to ask any questions
Good stuff mate, thanks for the update. :yeah:

What was her serving like? She needs to work on lifting her 1st serve %, however I guess thereís a big difference between practicing and a game situation.

Interesting draw in Sydney, and when you look at what others are up against itís not too bad. She will destroy Dellacqua in the first round, and then sheíll face Petrova. In the Hopman Cup Petrova was 2-1, and got stronger as the tournament progressed. However Ana really needs to have a big win in order to boost her confidence for the Australian Open. It really is a perfect opportunity to kick start her year.

Dexter
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:07 AM
Thanks mate!
I hope she trains a lot, and it's good to hear that David is tough on her. He should be.

Andy.
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:13 AM
Good stuff mate, thanks for the update. :yeah:

What was her serving like? She needs to work on lifting her 1st serve %, however I guess thereís a big difference between practicing and a game situation.
Her serve was good he was just harping on the fact that she wasnt mixing it up enough and serving in the same direction over and over. he was also really working on her backhand returns and by the the session she was really blasting them into the corners, that shots has really improved.

Langers
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:19 AM
Her serve was good he was just harping on the fact that she wasnt mixing it up enough and serving in the same direction over and over. he was also really working on her backhand returns and by the the session she was really blasting them into the corners, that shots has really improved.
Good to hear on both counts. She must work on improving her return because at this stage she gives away far too many free points. At crucial stages of matches she often gifts the point to her opposition by not even getting the ball back into play. Definitely one area where there is still a lot of work to do. Pleasing to hear Taylor is working on it.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:10 AM
First round looks good (SHE MAY NOT LOSE THAT ONE), but 2nd is Petrova. I've seen the match in Antwerp and Ana did get much chance. I rather see her play Vaidisova, Safina or Hingis.

Just Do It
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:23 AM
Oh Nadia will kick Ana's ass :tape:
Fight Ana :unsure:

azdaja
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:21 AM
this is a good draw given that this is such a strong tournament :p ana must find a way to win over top players and here is another chance. ajde (bre)! :bounce:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 6th, 2007, 02:05 PM
What a luck with the draw... Casey in the first... That's great.
But then Nadia... :shrug:

I don't know. I can't see Ana winning that one :sobbing:

azdaja
Jan 6th, 2007, 03:37 PM
Centre Court

11:00 AM
Casey DELLACQUA AUS vs Ana IVANOVIC SRB

good luck!

Dexter
Jan 6th, 2007, 04:08 PM
Ajde!

xcrtbckhnd
Jan 6th, 2007, 04:40 PM
It's a decent draw really considering the field. We couldn't really expect anything else. Ana should dominate Casey, something like a double bagel to be honest. And contrary to everyone else, I think Ana does have a decent shot against Petrova! She can win this, we just need to remain positive. Let's remember that Ana has beaten Nadia before and their most recent encounter was relatively close! With some luck and good play, I think Ana can take it.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:32 PM
89 minutes (it's like a movie) and Ana is starting in Sydney. OUR girl will be playing!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:35 PM
5-3 , serving for the 1st set now.

Dexter
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:55 PM
6-3 1-1 40-15*... :rain:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 7th, 2007, 12:06 AM
C'mon ANA!!! :)

Joana
Jan 7th, 2007, 12:11 AM
Dellaqua already won 7 games in total. :rolleyes: And is a break up in the 2nd set. Pathetic :help:

Dexter
Jan 7th, 2007, 12:34 AM
63 64.

I guess she was being polite to the home-crowds :tape:

Langers
Jan 7th, 2007, 03:10 AM
Pleased that she won, but I didn't expect Casey to get 7 games. :o

Neptune
Jan 7th, 2007, 08:30 AM
Well,She can do better than that.

But Anyway,she won!But she really needs to be on fire against Nadia!

gillibean
Jan 7th, 2007, 08:37 AM
Hey, I was at the match today. Ana is awesome live. She played really attackingly before the rain delay - Casey was always on the back foot. I was the only person cheering for Ana- people weren't really clapping most of her shots, only some of the winners, she ate a banana in the rain delay! And at the end she shook Casey's hand with a smile and said "Great match"

What a legend, really like Ana, hope she does well. She also looks really fit and has awesome groundstrokes.

Dexter
Jan 7th, 2007, 09:18 AM
Thanks for your report gillibean ;) What's your name btw? :) You're more than welcome to stay in our forum :D

Btw, I sooo know how you felt :lol: In Warsaw this year Ana played Marta Domachowska in the 1st round and I didn't really care about my compatriot (yeah, I know shame on me :p ) and I kept clapping loudly after Ana's winners and threw a couple of Ajde's as well and some people around me were all :rolleyes: & :fiery: & :mad: :lol:

gillibean
Jan 7th, 2007, 09:39 AM
Yeah it was bad because I was an Aussie cheering not cheering for my own. Oh well. My name's gill, I'm going to the tennis Weds, Thurs and Fri so hopefully Ana will be in action again especially on Friday (the final)!

Dexter
Jan 7th, 2007, 10:11 AM
We all hope she can go all the way, Gill ;)

azdaja
Jan 7th, 2007, 10:45 AM
meh, this result is not that good. it will be difficult against petrova.

daniela86
Jan 7th, 2007, 12:22 PM
Tougher than expected :eek: but a win is a win :yeah: Well done Ana and good luck against Petrova :D I'm not very optimistic :o :o but please prove me wrong Ana.
Thanks for the report gill :yeah: :bigclap:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 7th, 2007, 03:23 PM
Ana, Ana :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Best of luck against Petrova. But I'm not too optimistic :awww:

Just Do It
Jan 7th, 2007, 04:08 PM
Ana :yeah: :unsure:

xcrtbckhnd
Jan 7th, 2007, 07:01 PM
Ana must not have been playing that well to actually get down a break against Casey. However, maybe she is still getting some of the rust out and is going to come out playing flawless against Nadia. Let's hope so at least. I am still hopeful. Ana's got the type of game that matches up well against someone like Nadia so we'll just need to wait and see. A Serbian semifinal match up would be wonderful!!!

Tenis Srbija
Jan 7th, 2007, 09:04 PM
Jeca against Anči :drool:

MARYANGEL
Jan 8th, 2007, 01:59 AM
Can somebody has her matches, record and upload the matches from Sydney. Please

Dexter
Jan 8th, 2007, 06:07 PM
Ana's match is @ 17.30 local time (10.30am CET if I'm not mistaken). Damn I have classes @ uni; hope somebody can message me with the score b/c I will freak out until 6pm when I get home :help:

Just Do It
Jan 8th, 2007, 06:55 PM
ES wont show it :mad:

Dexter
Jan 9th, 2007, 05:52 AM
Ana's match is @ 17.30 local time (10.30am CET if I'm not mistaken). Damn I have classes @ uni; hope somebody can message me with the score b/c I will freak out until 6pm when I get home :help:wtf I was about? :weirdo: Her match has just started :o And she's *2-0 :woohoo: I'm skipping my first class probably! :o :devil:

Langers
Jan 9th, 2007, 05:53 AM
Ana up an early break. She leads 2-0.

Langers
Jan 9th, 2007, 06:23 AM
Wow! Ana takes the first set 6-2! Please keep it up. :rocker2:

Langers
Jan 9th, 2007, 06:43 AM
WHAT THE HECK??????????? :speakles: :speakles:

Winner: N.Petrova by retirement.

What is going on? Ana just broke her serve and sheís retiring? :eek: :eek:

Just Do It
Jan 9th, 2007, 06:43 AM
Ana retired :sad:

Ana :hug:

Just Do It
Jan 9th, 2007, 06:46 AM
Ana won :woohoo: they switched SB now ! :lol:

Dexter
Jan 9th, 2007, 06:48 AM
Damn stupid SB :fiery: I got a heartattack that sthg really bad happened... who in the right frames of mind retires when breaking in the later part of the 2nd set without a serious cause? :rolleyes:

Takes deep breath. Yay +70 pts to the ranks :hatoff:

Best of luck against Nicole!

Langers
Jan 9th, 2007, 06:49 AM
Ana won :woohoo: they switched SB now ! :lol:
Heart attack avoided. ;)

That was not good for the heart. :p

Well done Ana! I know the match wasn't completed but she was up a set and a break. So a great win* against a top 10 player! Awesome stuff! :worship:

Just Do It
Jan 9th, 2007, 06:59 AM
Mamu im jebem da im jebem, srce mi je stalo.

:devil:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 9th, 2007, 08:02 AM
Yeah Ana!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

Now pleaseeeeeeeeee get into semis :)

Langers
Jan 9th, 2007, 09:21 AM
Ana is playing tomorrow night, not before 7:30pm. Obviously Australian time. ;)

Up against Vaidisova. Big test, cmon Ana! :yeah:

azdaja
Jan 9th, 2007, 10:23 AM
Mamu im jebem da im jebem, srce mi je stalo.:fiery: :fiery:

Sorry on Serbian could not express it in English
:lol:

i suppose it's good that i did not follow the match live and was sleeping during this drama :p

but now we are facing the old problem :help:

:fiery: ajde bre ana, reach the semifinal this time :fiery:

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 9th, 2007, 12:16 PM
katie will be there, right? we all expect some pix :p
How is 142 (or something like that) pics and 2 vids? :angel: I'll post them soon :kiss:

Hey, I was at the match today. Ana is awesome live. She played really attackingly before the rain delay - Casey was always on the back foot. I was the only person cheering for Ana- people weren't really clapping most of her shots, only some of the winners, she ate a banana in the rain delay! And at the end she shook Casey's hand with a smile and said "Great match"

What a legend, really like Ana, hope she does well. She also looks really fit and has awesome groundstrokes.
:fiery: :awww: NO YOU WEREN'T :p :nerner:
I was there and I certainly was cheering for her, I didn't have the best seats to do so coz I didn't have centre court tickets to start with but then I decided I couldn't miss it and I had to get pics for u guys so I forked out the money and convinced one of my friends and we missed the 1st 3 games but that was fine... I get too nervous and shy to say "C'Mon Ana" (although I had to for Tati) so my friend who was watching her first ever match of tennis (never even seen it on tv, I had to explain what a fault was :D) yelled it out a few times for me and I just WOOHOOed and clapped (even on Casey's UEs :tape: :o) For sure the crowd was all behind Casey so that is why she was able to play REALLY well, the score line wasn't all Ana's fault, Casey did really well! Before the raindelay, like Gill said, Ana was amazing and was on a roll when the rain came, so she sat straight down in her chair and was not gonna go off court, Casey packed up and wanted to but ended up staying. When play started again Ana just was not feeling it & then she started to get cranky and she started to suck even more... At 2-4 in the 2nd my friend said to me "I guess we are going to a 3rd set" and I said "No, Ana is good enough to come back from here and win in 2 and she should do it!" and she proved me right :D I think it was a solid match but nothing special and I thought at the time if she played like that against Nadia she had no chance!
Unfortunately my mission to meet Ana and give her her necklace (& MK's) failed but Josh (Sam Mackinnon) did me the biggest favour today and got them to her, along with Daniela's as well :banana:
Ummm, I think thats all I have to say, except in all the pics I got I missed the handshakes (umpire & Casey) and also her kiss to my side of the court :sobbing:

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 9th, 2007, 12:20 PM
She beat Nadia :banana: I soooo wanted to be there too, I felt like I should have been :awww:
I really didn't think she had it in her & I realise that Nadia retired but Ana was still dominating through out & it was the same injury that Nadia had at Hopman last week & she still managed to beat Tati with it so it certainly didn't affect Nadia too much today I think (hope)
All in all :woohoo: :bounce: :D

Langers
Jan 9th, 2007, 01:46 PM
Unfortunately my mission to meet Ana and give her her necklace (& MK's) failed but Josh (Sam Mackinnon) did me the biggest favour today and got them to her, along with Daniela's as well :banana:
Ummm, I think thats all I have to say, except in all the pics I got I missed the handshakes (umpire & Casey) and also her kiss to my side of the court :sobbing:
Josh met Ana?! :eek: He's never going to let me forget it. :o :p

azdaja
Jan 9th, 2007, 02:01 PM
How is 142 (or something like that) pics and 2 vids? :angel: I'll post them soon :kiss:
excellent! :bounce:

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 9th, 2007, 03:47 PM
Josh met Ana?! :eek: He's never going to let me forget it. :o :p
Yeah Josh met Ana & Jelena today (not at the same time :lol:) so u better hurry up & meet Ana too or u will be teased for a while :p

Dexter
Jan 9th, 2007, 03:51 PM
Thanks for the report Katie :hearts: :D

So the match is LIVE on ES woohoo: 9.30 am... it's exactly when my class ends... So I will run like crazy to my bf's flat hoping I can watch at least the 2nd set... too bad he lives on another side of the city :fiery: :sad:

Good luck Ana! :hug:

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 9th, 2007, 03:51 PM
excellent! :bounce:
I just have to find a way to share them in an album 1st :tape:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 9th, 2007, 04:16 PM
It's time to get into semi!!! Ana can do it, Ana will do it. With help of Katie ;) everything is possible. Right :D

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 9th, 2007, 04:47 PM
It's time to get into semi!!! Ana can do it, Ana will do it. With help of Katie ;) everything is possible. Right :D
:angel: If I was there she certainly would win, but I can't make it :awww: So its all up to Ana :p

I have seen Dani play once and she won that match
I have seen Tati play once and she won that match
& I have seen Ana play once and she won that match too
I have a good record so far :haha:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 9th, 2007, 05:14 PM
You won't be there!!!??? :o :o :o for you Katie...
Ana will be crushed when she sees that you are not there - She will be :sobbing:

xXSarajevoXx
Jan 9th, 2007, 06:40 PM
Ajde Ana !!! :bounce:

Just Do It
Jan 9th, 2007, 06:53 PM
Ana LIVE on TV AVALA !!! Serbian TV ;)

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:57 AM
You won't be there!!!??? :o :o :o for you Katie...
Ana will be crushed when she sees that you are not there - She will be :sobbing:
I'm sure she'll be fine :p

Tenis Srbija
Jan 10th, 2007, 02:50 AM
Still, Ana will be like :awww: when she realise that Katie isn't there to support her!
Shame on you :p

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 10th, 2007, 02:54 AM
Still, Ana will be like :awww: when she realise that Katie isn't there to support her!
Shame on you :p
Stop making me feel bad :sobbing:
Just to clarify now, if she loses, its not my fault :angel: :p

Tenis Srbija
Jan 10th, 2007, 04:15 AM
It will be yours fault :o !!!
Don't make exuces's now Katie :p

Poor Ana... :hug:

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 10th, 2007, 05:20 AM
It will be yours fault :o !!!
Don't make exuces's now Katie :p

Poor Ana... :hug:
:sobbing:
I don't like Serbs anymore, they aren't funny, they are mean :p :nerner:

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 10th, 2007, 07:32 AM
I feel sick with nerves :scared:

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 10th, 2007, 07:45 AM
oo her match has started...good luck ana!

Just Do It
Jan 10th, 2007, 08:54 AM
Worst match i ever WATCHED in my life !!! :help:
Ana played like she is ranked out of top100 ! She was trying to hiy hard ball after Nicoles first serv, THINK ANA !!! :mad:

Just Do It
Jan 10th, 2007, 08:55 AM
yeah, by the way she lost 6-4 6-2 ! Maybe its better because tomorrow Jelena will 'kill' her :tape:

Hachiko
Jan 10th, 2007, 09:05 AM
I hope Ana doesn't dwell too much on this loss. OK, she played a bad match but next week is more important. There is still lots of room for her to improve.

Princeza
Jan 10th, 2007, 09:13 AM
it was quick, she didnt play well, hope she'll be confident in melbourn

azdaja
Jan 10th, 2007, 10:09 AM
another 3rd round exit :rolleyes: i'm not sure this is good for her confidence at all :(

Langers
Jan 10th, 2007, 10:59 AM
Just got home. What the heck happened? She got destroyed... :o

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 10th, 2007, 11:09 AM
I hope Ana doesn't dwell too much on this loss. OK, she played a bad match but next week is more important. There is still lots of room for her to improve.
The thing is she has to learn from this much, she hasn't got long till next week now and she needs to learn that just coz Nicole is ranked higher then her, doesn't mean that she has to go for EVERY shot and try to blast her off the court... I thought David had been working on her mental game but obviously not... That's the difference between Ana and the other big names, she rushes, can't focus, puts too much pressure on herself and overthinks her shots (especially the serve)... If he isn't gonna work on her mental game then pass her over to me, I may not have my Sports Psychology diploma yet but I will have in 4-6 years :lol:

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 10th, 2007, 11:10 AM
Oh and to make everyone feel better (hopefully) lets look at this young cutie and remember the good old days *sigh* (most of u have probably seen this before but enjoy anyway :p)

http://www.eurosport.co.uk/tennis/mc_vid19145.shtml

Langers
Jan 10th, 2007, 11:14 AM
Oh and to make everyone feel better (hopefully) lets look at this young cutie and remember the good old days *sigh* (most of u have probably seen this before but enjoy anyway :p)

http://www.eurosport.co.uk/tennis/mc_vid19145.shtml
Ahhhh the "good" Ana. I miss her. :( ;)

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 10th, 2007, 11:40 AM
Ahhhh the "good" Ana. I miss her. :( ;)
:awww: She misses u too ;)

Langers
Jan 10th, 2007, 11:46 AM
:awww: She misses u too ;)
;) Awww you're making me feel special. :p

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 10th, 2007, 11:47 AM
;) Awww you're making me feel special. :p
She misses u, but she has moved on :p

Langers
Jan 10th, 2007, 11:56 AM
She misses u, but she has moved on :p
OK that's not what I wanted to hear! :o :p

Langers
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:18 PM
Just watched the second set and here are a few thoughts I have on her gameÖ

Her serve, which only a year or two back was one of the biggest on tour and would be a massive strength of hers, is now a huge concern. She double faulted on two consecutive points at a crucial stage of the second set, and gave Nicole the double break. Her stance seems to have changed a little too, and I see no signs of improvement.

Her shot selection is still well below average. She tries to hit winners from terrible positions on the court and from balls that are impossible to hit winners off. Instead of trying to get back into the rally more often than not she tries to hit her opponent off the court. Her coach has to work on this aspect of her game because itís probably the main thing holding her back. Forget trying to add to your winners count and prolong the rally, itís that simple. Another major concern is her positioning; she seems to get cramped for room frequently which obviously has a detrimental affect on her ground strokes.

She is definitely in better physical shape than the last time I saw her. She looks trim which is pleasing to see. However her movement still has a fair way to go and until this improves thereís no way sheís achieving her goal which is to break into the top 10.

And lastly, every time she comes into the net I cringe. No doubt it is important for her to develop a net game and it wonít happen overnight but some people just havenít got great touch at the net. To be a successful net player itís important to be a quick mover, have good anticipation and to have good hands, and Iím not sure how many of things she possesses. Iíd be interested to see her % of points won at net because it couldnít be too high.

What I wrote might sound harsh but unless she improves the above considerably then I just struggle to see how she is going to realise her potential. She certainly has a long, long way to go.

Tenis Srbija
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:26 PM
So...whe now who is gulity of this defeat!
A certain one who didn't show up on the stands!!! :o

Katie... I do mean YOU! :rolleyes:

Ana was :sobbing: before the match...and afterwards she was :fiery: on you... :p

Milito22
Jan 10th, 2007, 01:49 PM
:sobbing:

Dexter
Jan 10th, 2007, 03:56 PM
:sad: :(

Darn, that's bad... from what I've heard she played pretty bad :( I only managed to watch the last 3 games and she played like shite. Only one FH winner in 3 games? WTF? :weirdo: Give me a break Ana :( My hubby did a surprise for me and recorded the whole match but I don't think I'm going to watch this beatdown :o :o :o

:fiery: Pissed & Sad.

Tenis Srbija
Jan 10th, 2007, 04:28 PM
She was really :weirdo:

Nicole got her really bad... She was :awww: most of the match! Poor Anjuška :hug:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 10th, 2007, 06:17 PM
Just a quick post. I record the match, but I was only able to watch the first 6 games. Maybe the dvd is a little bit damaged. I hope it can be fixed.

Too many UE's.

gillibean
Jan 10th, 2007, 11:09 PM
I was at the match...so disappointed. Every time Ana won a point I would cheer really loudly and Nicole was serving right in front of me and at the end of a rally she turned around (that Ana won so I was like Yeaaaaaaah Ana!)and looked at me and frowned

But Ana's serve was really letting her down, watched her warm up before the match and she looked good. And as she walked past me after she'd packed up all her stuff I said "Good luck tonight Ana" and she smiled and said thank you. And now I am so sad she lost.

I'm really sad. Wanted to see Jankovic v Ana

I'm so sad Ana lost. Hope she wins the AO!

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 11th, 2007, 10:12 AM
So...whe now who is gulity of this defeat!
A certain one who didn't show up on the stands!!! :o

Katie... I do mean YOU! :rolleyes:

Ana was :sobbing: before the match...and afterwards she was :fiery: on you... :p
Well Ana better start paying for my tickets, flights & accomodation and I will soooo be at every one of her matches ;)
Then maybe she'll be unbeatable :p

Tenis Srbija
Jan 11th, 2007, 02:37 PM
Well Ana better start paying for my tickets, flights & accomodation and I will soooo be at every one of her matches ;)
Then maybe she'll be unbeatable :p

You got me... :ras:

I have no answer :rolleyes:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:13 PM
1st round King. A tough draw I would say.
2nd round will be Lepchenko or Agnieszka Radwanska.
3rd round possible is Zvonareva. And next......Sharapova.

Langers
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:19 AM
I think that's a great draw up until the 4th Round. There is no excuses not to make the round of 16.

Dexter
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:44 AM
I'm boycotting this draw. :bs:

Aga vs Ana in the 2nd round and I promised I'll be for Aga next time they play each other. Somebody please tell me this draw is fake. :(

Tenis Srbija
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:53 AM
Dex!!! This draw is fake!

Dexter
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:07 AM
^^ Hvala bogu.

Langers
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:39 AM
Am I the only one who thinks her draw is quite good? OK she'll have to face Maria in the 4th Round but up until that point it's a relatively easy run IMO.

Dexter
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:47 AM
^^ So you would be satisfied with 4th round? :shrug: Obviously I have faith but I don't put my hopes up that she can get past Maria.

Langers
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:56 AM
^^ So you would be satisfied with 4th round? :shrug: Obviously I have faith but I don't put my hopes up that she can get past Maria.
Considering the way she's played in 2007, yes I would be satisfied with the 4th round. Plus she would gain some ranking points as she only made the 2R last year. I don't have much hope that she'll get past Maria, but it depends on which Ana turns up on the day.

Dexter
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:32 AM
I have no expectations actually. I believe, but I don't expect. Any loss will be disappointing and every match won after 2nd round will be a bonus.

Deck
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:41 AM
Am I the only one who thinks her draw is quite good? OK she'll have to face Maria in the 4th Round but up until that point it's a relatively easy run IMO.

I see it completely different, unfortunately :( . King and especially Radwanska are two really talented and ambitious players who can play much better than their current ranking tells, hadr work probably, while Zvonareva can also make every player struggle when having a good day. Yeah and then Sharapova...

I have to admit I would be glad, when Ana can make it to R16.:o

aussie_fan
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:46 AM
Hopefully Ana can play some good tennis, it's a fairly tough draw but if she can play her best she can make the 4th round.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:18 AM
I find it a pretty tough draw.King is really talented, so the start isn't even easy. You can also look at it this way. Ana is collecting quarterfinals. The last 4 tournaments (Linz, Hasselt, Goldcoast and Sydney) were quarterfinals.
But actually I don't believe in it.

Langers
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:25 AM
Well all I can say is that if she can't beat Vania King then..... she's got some massive problems.

People are stressing out for no reason.

Ana&Jelena Fan
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:48 AM
I find it a pretty tough draw.King is really talented, so the start isn't even easy. You can also look at it this way. Ana is collecting quarterfinals. The last 4 tournaments (Linz, Hasselt, Goldcoast and Sydney) were quarterfinals.
But actually I don't believe in it.

Agree... Her match against Nicole made us all pessimistic. :scared:

-SheLL-
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:53 AM
not sure about the draw....but GOOD LUCK ANA..kick some butt...

azdaja
Jan 12th, 2007, 10:38 AM
this draw is tough indeed, especially compared to what some of ana's rivals got :rolleyes: with ana's level of consistency we can't predict anything, we can only hope.

Just Do It
Jan 12th, 2007, 10:57 AM
Bad draw :sad:

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:28 AM
ARGH, Aga in the 2nd :sobbing:

I think u are all looking too far ahead, King will be tough and Aga will be really tough! Ana has to bring her A-game in the 2nd round or she will be pushed to 3 and possibly even be out of the tournament... Vera is full of confidence right now too, so I'm not looking any further down the draw then that!
I'm not very confident, I only wish Ana got Dani's draw considering Dani might not even play! :sad:

Joana
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:52 PM
People, come on. If she can't beat King of all people she might as well go home now.

Langers
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:47 PM
People, come on. If she can't beat King of all people she might as well go home now.
Thankyou!!! :worship:

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:04 PM
Pessimism is the key to optimism people ;)
:unsure:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:58 PM
King is moonballer... Ana will have troubles with her :(

But I hope that Ana will make it to the 4.round, and than everything is possible :)

AJDE ANJUŠKA :worship:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 13th, 2007, 01:41 AM
That's right... Ana has to changeeee!!! Fast or, she is getting anywhere but in top ten :fiery:

Dexter
Jan 13th, 2007, 06:58 AM
Top half matches are gonna be played on Tuesday. :)

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 13th, 2007, 07:03 AM
good luck ana hope to see u play on tuesday... =)

Dexter
Jan 13th, 2007, 07:08 AM
good luck ana hope to see u play on tuesday... =)I hope you get to see her and give us a match-report ;) Have fun! :D

Langers
Jan 13th, 2007, 07:18 AM
Leaving for Melbourne tomorrow. :cool: Might not have internet access so I doubt I will be able to write about her matches.

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 13th, 2007, 07:23 AM
Leaving for Melbourne tomorrow. :cool: Might not have internet access so I doubt I will be able to write about her matches.
Write it down (with an actual pen and paper :eek: :p) and type it all up when u get home :D ;)

Langers
Jan 13th, 2007, 08:24 AM
Write it down (with an actual pen and paper :eek: :p) and type it all up when u get home :D ;)
I will try using this "pen". :scratch: :p

Dexter
Jan 13th, 2007, 08:33 AM
Have fun Langers! :yeah:

*Ps. What's your name actually? :o*