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jelenacg
Jun 5th, 2009, 10:18 PM
I saw some of that in a gossip TV show here.. :lol:



:lol: Really? What would that do for her? :lol: I guess he can be half brazilian if he wants as well.. :lol:

:lol::lol:
Well since she is going to have a child and the father is Serbian and she is really famous.... :lol: they are not stupid
A little more good publicity won`t hurt us :lol:

gaviotabr
Jun 5th, 2009, 10:21 PM
:lol::lol:
Well since she is going to have a child and the father is Serbian and she is really famous.... :lol: they are not stupid
A little more good publicity won`t hurt us :lol:

:lol:

-NAJ-
Jun 5th, 2009, 10:34 PM
She asked by herself for serbian passport and our goverment said that she will
receive by quick procedure

gaviotabr
Jun 5th, 2009, 10:36 PM
She asked by herself for serbian passport and our goverment said that she will
receive by quick procedure

Oh! That's nice. :D Here, if a foreigner marries a brazilian, he/she can also request the passport.

-NAJ-
Jun 5th, 2009, 10:45 PM
he asked her to marry him on her b-day in fast food restaurant while they eating hot dogs.
he told the workers to make the text " marry me"on the screen in front of the restaurant

how romatntic:lol:

jelenacg
Jun 5th, 2009, 10:57 PM
he asked her to marry him on her b-day in fast food restaurant while they eating hot dogs.
he told the workers to make the text " marry me"on the screen in front of the restaurant

how romatntic:lol:

So you also watched that interview with him :)
The best part is how she didn`t want to go to that restaurant at first :lol: so he had to convince her :lol:
That was funny

-NAJ-
Jun 6th, 2009, 12:33 PM
So you also watched that interview with him :)
The best part is how she didn`t want to go to that restaurant at first :lol: so he had to convince her :lol:
That was funny

yes ;)

It ' s not strange, he said that the restaurant is the biggest hole in the city. Adriana Lima is not used to go( on her birthdays )on place like that:lol:

-NAJ-
Jun 9th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Hi, Ana is on cover Serbian Hello magazine
http://www.hellomagazin.rs/slike/77.jpg

You can visit
http://www.hellomagazin.rs/Main.php?MagID=1&MagNo=2
and see bigger photos and read interview i don't know to save them in bigger size. Only medium.
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9475/hello1g.jpg

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/5430/hello2.jpg
Ana is on page 42, 43, 44, 45

it's free only you need to register on hello web site

InsideOut.
Jun 9th, 2009, 02:37 PM
That's really photoshopped. The first and second pics don't even look like Ana.

gaviotabr
Jun 9th, 2009, 04:25 PM
Is that really Ana?

:lol:

I took a look at the web, but have no idea of what she says in the interview.. so if there's anything interesting, serbian posters please help! :lol:

jelenacg
Jun 9th, 2009, 05:44 PM
Very little about life/tennis mostly about clothes,perfumes,brands
I will never understand why do they need to photoshop her pictures

spiritedenergy
Jun 9th, 2009, 07:36 PM
photoshop anyone?:lol:

spiritedenergy
Jun 12th, 2009, 12:17 AM
a depressing article:o
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4246609&name=tennis

Former No. 1 Ivanovic still in free fall

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | Feedback | Print Entry

Posted by James Martin, TENNIS.com

At this point, only days after the French Open, it's hard to focus on anything tennis-related beyond Roger Federer's historic win. But amid the buzz at Roland Garros came news about a player who used to be at the top of the sport. Now, however, she is searching for answers to why her game has bottomed out quicker than the stock market.

This week, Ana Ivanovic announced that she has parted ways with her coach, Craig Kardon. It was a fleeting partnership that lasted only a few months -- Ivanovic hired Kardon shortly after the Australian Open -- and failed to help the Serb get her groove back.

It was only a year ago that Ivanovic won her first major, the French Open, and rose to the world No. 1 ranking. With her clean-hitting strokes and high-spirited personality, she was celebrated as the next "It" girl on a tour in desperate need of star power. Sadly, Ivanovic's star seems to have imploded. No sooner had she hit the peak of women's tennis than she found herself in free fall.

After her victory in Paris last year, she lost in the third round of Wimbledon and the second round at the U.S. Open. This year has been even worse as Ivanovic has struggled to win matches, let alone tournaments. In fact, she has won three or more rounds in a single event only twice, reaching the final of the Pacific Life Open and the fourth round at the French. The Ivanovic we saw in Paris was a shell of her former self, a player low in confidence and high on unforced errors. In the fourth round, the game's latest upstart, Victoria Azarenka, schooled Ivanovic 6-2, 6-3.

Now, as Wimbledon approaches, Ivanovic finds herself positioned outside the top 10, at No. 13, for the first time in about two years.

It's a bizarre situation. Getting to No. 1 and winning a Slam should bolster a player's confidence, not take it away. By splitting up with Kardon, Ivanovic is clearly trying to find her game. Is going back to her old coach -- Sven Groeneveld, who got her to the top last year -- the answer? It was a productive, if complicated, partnership. Groeneveld is part of the adidas Player Development Program, so whenever Ivanovic faced a fellow adidas-sponsored player, Groeneveld couldn't support her in the player's box due to the obvious conflict of interest.

Ivanovic says she's still working with adidas' team of coaches, but given the state of her game you wonder whether a full-time coach, who can be there for her during all the big matches, would be the better solution.

Part of Ivanovic's struggles may also come down to her changed role in women's tennis. It's one thing to win when you're trying to make a name for yourself, but there's a lot more pressure when you're expected to defend your turf against the next generation. It's something Ivanovic alluded to after her loss to Azarenka.

"With all these young players coming up, I start to feel a little bit old," she said.

Coming from a 21-year-old, this isn't the most encouraging statement. Let's hope Ivanovic can sort it out. She has that rare mix of looks and talent that, like it or not, helps fuel the success of women's tennis. And if she isn't in the mix for winning Grand Slam titles? Well, there's always Federer to talk about.

They end like saying: if she doesn't come back, male tennis will always be more interesting. I agree, WTA would lose a lot without Ana, let's hope she comes back to her senses:o

gaviotabr
Jun 13th, 2009, 11:33 PM
Advantage Ana

By Charlotte Methven
Last updated at 8:01 PM on 13th June 2009
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One of the hottest talents in tennis and ranked eighth in the world, Ana Ivanovic has been working on her game since the age of five, overcoming a tough upbringing in war-torn Serbia on the way. But she turns heads for more than her court skills – although she feels that this is not necessarily an asset on the women’s circuit …


Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic has come a long way since dodging bombs in Belgrade as a child.

Having first picked up a racket aged five, she has emerged as one of the brightest prospects in women’s tennis, taking the French Open title and number-one ranking on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour last summer. She is currently ranked eighth by the World Tennis Association.
The 21-year-old hits the ball beautifully and – with Maria Sharapova’s star on the wane – is regarded as the only ‘complete package’ in women’s tennis. Also, her statuesque figure, long dark hair, olive skin and sweet smile have seen her hailed as the most beautiful player ever. It’s easy to see how one might be jealous. And, it seems, one is.

'There’s really not much friendship between the girls on tour,’ Ana tells me on a sunny afternoon in Rome, where she is playing in the Italian Open. ‘There’s so much rivalry and jealousy, so everyone just hangs out in their own camp. In the locker room and players’ lounge you can feel the jealousy.

'It’s a shame, because it would be so nice if we could catch up over dinner or go shopping. But, sadly, I have no close friends on the tour.’
Ana is, though, close to some of the Serbian men, including star player Novak Djokovic, whom she has known since they were toddlers in war-torn Belgrade. And sitting amid the wealth and glamour at this upscale event in one of Rome’s most affluent districts, we’re worlds away from Ana’s humble beginnings.
'There’s really not much friendship between the girls on tour. There’s so much rivalry and jealousy'
When she was growing up, Serbia was, due to the brutal reign of Slobodan Milosevic and the war against Kosovo, a pariah nation.

We meet in the back of a golf buggy that has been commandeered to whisk us from the press conference Ana has just held with the Italian media to the players’ lounge, where our interview will take place. My first instinct, from the way she shakes my hand, smiles bashfully and diverts her gaze, is that Ana is – almost unbelievably, given that she has graced the pages of lads’ mags, played for crowds of thousands and currently has the most visited website of any sportswoman – shy, and a bit gawky in the way that very tall women sometimes are.

This impression is confirmed when, upon realising that she, her press man and I will not all be able to squeeze our bottoms on to the buggy’s back seat, she insists on perching her six-foot-one frame on the handrail so that the two of us can sit in comfort.
As we make our way through a mob of Italian fans gabbling a mile a minute and waving cigarettes, her cheeriness never falters. She gamely signs oversized tennis balls and baseball caps. Every head turns to catch a glimpse of Ana, who is clad in a grey Stella McCartney for Adidas top and bright pink tracksuit bottoms. Even without a scrap of make-up she is prettier in person than in pictures.

Settling into a chair in the sunshine, she begins telling me how much she loves Rome and how frustrating it is that she gets so little time to sightsee. She speaks quickly and slightly nervously, in perfect, heavily accented English, punctuated by self-conscious giggles; there is none of the pampered starlet about her. In fact, she seems touchingly innocent and girlish.

At full stretch: last summer Ana won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open
A factor in Ana’s groundedness is her close-knit family. Her entourage in Rome includes her mother Dragana, a lawyer, who always accompanies her to tournaments, her fitness and tennis coaches and her adored 17-year-old brother Milos, who has taken a break from his studies to be with her. Her father Miroslav, owner of a small business, is holding down the fort at home in Belgrade.
It is Miroslav who bought a five-year-old Ana her first racket when she caught the tennis bug after seeing fellow Serb Monica Seles playing on TV. ‘She just caught my eye,’ she recalls. ‘I loved her fighting spirit and thought, “I want to do that!” So I wrote down the phone number of a tennis school advertised on TV, showed it to my parents and begged them to sign me up. And they did.’

Training sessions took place in a swimming pool that had been drained and carpeted, and had to be scheduled around Nato air raids.
‘My parents were very protective of me and my brother, so they never talked to us about the situation in our country,’ Ana explains. ‘We were not aware of much to begin with, but I’ll never forget when the Nato bombings began [in 1999]. The first night the planes came, I remember going into a neighbour’s cellar with lots of other people and seeing an old woman screaming. It was very stressful.

'My parents said, “We aren’t doing this again,” and from then on we tried to live our lives as normal. Once we were going to my grandparents’ house at night, and a bomb hit a building less than one kilometre away. Everything was shaking. It was terrifying.’
‘I feel flattered that people like the way I look, but it doesn’t help you win points’
Ana has been largely based in Switzerland since her career took off when, at 14, she was ‘discovered’ by her long-time manager, Swiss businessman Dan Holzmann. But she considers Belgrade home – even though having a passport from Serbia isn’t always straightforward.

‘When I was starting out, it was almost impossible for me to get visas to travel to tournaments.’

She hopes that she and the other Serbian tennis players can be ambassadors for their country and counter the idea people have that Serbia – by all accounts, now a stable, prospering, democratic republic – is dangerous.

However, when she was growing up, Ana’s parents, though successful middle-class Serbs, were slammed by hyperinflation and struggled to pay her training fees. ‘But I think coping with all this has made me more determined. When I first started playing internationally, I saw opportunities that I hadn’t seen before, and it made me more hungry and intense about working hard.’
What the majority of the top tennis players have in common is a gritty background story – whether it be Ana, the Williams sisters in the Los Angeles ghetto or Maria Sharapova’s parents fleeing the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to settle in Siberia. So what hope is there, I ask, for our mollycoddled young talents here in Britain?
‘These kids really need to realise that what they have is not normal!’ says Ana, who spent two weeks training at the Lawn Tennis Association’s National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, Southwest London, last November.

‘The facilities in England are just unbelievable. There’s everything you could ever imagine. They should feel very lucky and work hard, but I think they are not aware of how rare their setup is, which is too bad.’

One British player who, Ana feels, just might have the requisite ‘fighting spirit’ is 15-year-old Laura Robson, last year’s Wimbledon girls’ champion. ‘I know Laura,’ she smiles.

‘She’s great. I’ve seen her play and I really think she has potential. She’s very mature for her age and I think she can make it. She just needs to keep working hard and gaining experience.’
Ana says her upbringing in Serbia has made her determined to succeed: 'It made me more hungry and intense about working hard'
One major issue for players like Laura, though, is burnout, warns Ana, who, having turned pro a few months before her 16th birthday, knows a thing or two about it.

‘There’s so much pressure on young players. Often it becomes overwhelming and they can’t handle it. I’ve really struggled with that, because I’m very intense and a perfectionist. Finding a balance is hard.

‘My routine is very strict, and it’s like living in a bubble when you’re at a tournament: you’re just preparing for a match, and then, when that match is over, you’re preparing for the next one, and then the next. It’s hard to find time for hobbies. Before, when I would go shopping, I would feel guilty that I wasn’t resting or focusing on tennis. But now I see that if something makes me happy, then it’s good for my tennis, and that there’s nothing wrong with things like going to the cinema.’
Her life sounds terribly grown-up for someone who’s just 21. But Ana is adamant that the life of a ‘normal’ young person has never appealed to her.

‘I’m a party pooper,’ she says. ‘I don’t like to drink. My close friends are all people I grew up with in Serbia, many of whom are involved in tennis too. Our idea of fun as teenagers was to play hide and seek after practice. I never saw the point of standing outside a bar with other kids.’
How does Ana relax, then? ‘I like to watch Prison Break, Lost and 24. And lately,’ she adds, ‘I’ve been a bit hooked on Guitar Hero [a console game in which players simulate guitar-playing].’

She’s also learning Spanish and doing a correspondence course in economics (‘you never know when it will come in useful’). With all her commitments, Ana gets back to Serbia for only about two weeks a year, but says, ‘I love my country. Whenever I get a few days off I go back there to relax. I have a big extended family, so I just spend lots of time with them. I don’t go out too much… It can be tricky getting recognised.’
Another commitment Ana has recently taken on is her role as an ambassador for Unicef’s Schools Without Violence campaign, an initiative to tackle bullying.

‘I feel fortunate that I was never bullied myself, but times are different now and kids play more violent video games, see more violence on TV. More than 60 per cent of children are bullied. I feel so fortunate for the doors that tennis has opened for me, and I want to give something back.’
Ana is now the media darling of women’s tennis on every continent, so interviews and photo shoots take up an increasing amount of her time.
‘In the beginning, it was a bit hard for me to do the media stuff,’ she concedes. 'Interviews can be more tiring than practising, but they can also be fun, and
I realise it’s an important part of the job.’

How does it feel to have not just her game but also her looks held up for international scrutiny?

Do the constant comparisons with the likes of Sharapova and original ‘babeski’ Anna Kournikova rankle?

‘No girl likes to be compared to another,’ she sighs. ‘Ultimately, what we have in common is that we play tennis. I feel flattered that people like the way I look, but it doesn’t help you win points.

'I think the reason there is less rivalry and more friendship on the men’s tour is because they don’t [have to] deal with this element,’ she adds.

Speaking of male players, Ana confirmed last autumn that she was in a relationship with Spanish pro Fernando Verdasco, but the pair split in January. I ask if there is anyone new on the horizon, and this is the only moment when Ana’s sunny smile fades. ‘I’d really like to leave that aside,’ she says briskly. ‘I am a very private person, and already so much in the public eye.

‘It is very hard to have a relationship as a tennis player,’ she muses, ‘because you’re travelling so much you don’t get to see each other. But I do think it’s possible, and a few weeks apart can sometimes make things better.’

Hmm… ‘But it’s personal. I’m sorry.’

Since the split from Verdasco, she has been linked to Aussie golfer Adam Scott, a fellow brand ambassador for Rolex, but that liaison has been strenuously denied by her camp.

Moving on to safer ground, we discuss the topic of Wimbledon and the upcoming grass-court season.

‘I love Wimbledon. It is so special. I even love the rain. A real career highlight for me was making the Wimbledon semifinals two years ago, and my big dream is to win it. I think I have the game to do it. I’ll just have to take it match by match.’

And should Ana realise her fantasy of lifting the Rosewater Dish, I can imagine no champion more likely to endear herself to the great British public.

Wimbledon will begin on Monday 22 June

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-1192061/Advantage-Ana.html


Does anyone imagine Ana playing Guitar hero? :lol::lol::lol:

jonnyroyale_13
Jun 13th, 2009, 11:52 PM
Does anyone imagine Ana playing Guitar hero? :lol::lol::lol:

Ajde:rocker::rocker2::music:

jelenacg
Jun 13th, 2009, 11:52 PM
Ana playing Guitar hero :lol::lol:
Maybe she is good at it since she said she is a bit hooked :lol:
Ana guitar hero GOAT :worship:

Sean.
Jun 15th, 2009, 01:38 AM
Speaking of male players, Ana confirmed last autumn that she was in a relationship with Spanish pro Fernando Verdasco, but the pair split in January. I ask if there is anyone new on the horizon, and this is the only moment when Ana’s sunny smile fades. ‘I’d really like to leave that aside,’ she says briskly. ‘I am a very private person, and already so much in the public eye.

‘It is very hard to have a relationship as a tennis player,’ she muses, ‘because you’re travelling so much you don’t get to see each other. But I do think it’s possible, and a few weeks apart can sometimes make things better.’

Hmm… ‘But it’s personal. I’m sorry.’

:drool: Nole is still with his long time g/f so I wonder who it is! Adam Scott?

bruce goose
Jun 15th, 2009, 02:12 AM
:drool: Nole is still with his long time g/f so I wonder who it is! Adam Scott?Or even MORE likely:NOBODY right now,Sean...btw,I luv your new avy and banner...excellent choice and taste:cool:

spiritedenergy
Jun 16th, 2009, 04:09 AM
Artcile from theArgus

http://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/4437750.Ivanovic_confident_she_is_on_the_way_back_ up/

Ivanovic confident she is on the way back up

7:00am Monday 15th June 2009

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By Andy Naylor »


Ana Ivanovic insists her slump is over and she can be No. 1 in the world again.

The Serbian star’s ranking has plummeted to 13 ahead of her Eastbourne debut in the AEGON International today against last year’s runner-up, Nadia Petrova.

Ivanovic has suffered from injuries and loss of form since reaching top spot with victory in the French Open a year ago.

The 21-year-old believes she is now on her way back and could even win Wimbledon, where she was a semi-finalist in 2007.

“I have the quality,” she said. “I’ve won a Grand Slam in the past and I can still improve my game and gain more experience.

“I think I am a good way back and it can happen. Even at Wimbledon you never know.

“I really believe I have the game to do it – I just have to put it all together and be mentally strong and in the moment.

“Many times, when I start feeling good, I get so excited and start thinking about the outcome. I have been working on getting that under control.”

Ivanovic sought advice from Rafael Nadal on how to make the switch from clay to grass after following up her French triumph with a shock early exit at Wimbledon last year.

“I found it really hard because, after the French Open I had quite a week, with the media activities and so many people,” she said.

“I was in Serbia for a week and it was just kind of draining, even though it was the best time of my life, really emotional.

“There were lots of things to do and once I got to Wimbledon I felt like ‘Oh my God, I just need a break’. Something was missing, a little bit of spark.

“I spoke to Rafa about it. He said the first time he won the French Open he didn’t do well at Wimbledon either but you learn how to adjust and make the transition. Last year he won both!

“The French was my first Grand Slam win, so it was very overwhelming and I didn’t know how to deal with it.

"I was on such a high. After that I went through lots of tough times and setbacks.

"It was frustrating because, until that moment in my career, everything was going up. My ranking was improving, I got to No. 1 and then it was like okay, what's next?

"I had some injuries and disappointments and it was very hard for me to cope with that. All of a sudden my ranking was dropping and things were not coming so easily.

"I tried to force it and work even harder. Sometimes the more you want it the less easy it comes.

"I learnt a lot about myself and the game and what it takes to be at the top. Obviously, it hurts but when you get through it you feel a better player.

"I feel much more confident about my game more and more comfortable about what I am doing on court.

"At the beginning of the year, even when I was playing well, I didn't know why. Now I have a goal and a system again. That puts me at ease."

It's a case of third time lucky for Ivanovic at Eastbourne after two previous attempts to play in the event were foiled by a ranking which was too low and injury.

She is 4-3 up on previous meetings with Russian No. 10 Petrova, including a three-set victory in the last 16 at Wimbledon two years ago.

"I remember that match very well," said Ivanovic. "I think we had five rain delays. We started at 11 and finished at five or six.

"She has a very good first serve and groundshots and that suits grass.

"There are a lot of good players here this week, so the first round was always going to be tough.

"She was in the final here last year but I have worked on my game a little bit and I feel confident."

I hope she's really working on that, I hope that means she's seeing a psychologist...
But the fact that she says "I can win Wimbledon"... on a side it's good that she still has high ambitions, but it agains looks to me like she's looking to far ahead, she was in Eastbourne as is thinking about Wimbledon... she should focus on every tournament, that's what top players do. Like Safina hwo said after the RG loss that she would think and focus on her next tournament, and you can see she really does that.:o

gaviotabr
Jun 16th, 2009, 04:16 AM
I hope she's really working on that, I hope that means she's seeing a psychologist...
But the fact that she says "I can win Wimbledon"... on a side it's good that she still has high ambitions, but it agains looks to me like she's looking to far ahead, she was in Eastbourne as is thinking about Wimbledon... she should focus on every tournament, that's what top players do. Like Safina hwo said after the RG loss that she would think and focus on her next tournament, and you can see she really does that.:o

Unfortunately I highly doubt she is seeing a psychologist. But that might just be what happened with her today and in other matches.. :o

Ana has deep concentration issues she should try to solve ASAP.

spiritedenergy
Jun 16th, 2009, 04:23 AM
Unfortunately I highly doubt she is seeing a psychologist. But that might just be what happened with her today and in other matches.. :o

Ana has deep concentration issues she should try to solve ASAP.

I really think that's the problem... last year it was so evident, in those second sets she would be on a roll and sometimes playing amazing, then in the third set (often after a bathroom break of the opponent:o) Ana would start awfully and totally losing, and looking like the opposite of the confidence she was showing in the second set. Now she's choking leads in the third set...

When she wins the first set she also has those hiccups, she always had them even when playing at the top, usually at the beginning of the second set, but she is more able to recover...

kim86
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:23 PM
From Dailystar:

IVANOVIC'S WARNING TO BRITISH STARLET LAURA
By David Woods

FORMER world No.1 Ana Ivanovic has warned British Wimbledon hope Laura Robson that life’s a bitch on the women’s circuit.

The Serb beauty has been given the cold shoulder by her rivals ever since she turned pro five years ago after being runner-up in the juniors at SW19. She revealed not once had she gone out socially with another female player in all that time. But she admitted after having met and chatted with Robson, who is just 15, she might have found someone at last to hang out with.

Robson went one better than Ivanovic when she won the juniors at Wimbledon last year. Like Ivanovic, she also seems certain to attract plenty of modelling opportunities, but the combination of looks and ability is something which others on the women’s circuit do not take kindly to.
With Robson’s debut as a pro at Wimbledon looming, Ivanovic spelled out the pitfalls for the Australia-born youngster.

Speaking at the launch of EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis, Ivanovic said: “It’s very competitive and since Anna Kournikova became famous, tennis has been put in a new spotlight and gone into a new era.
“There’s a lot of jealousy between the girls. So even though we see each other week after week, there is so much competitiveness that we don’t hang out with each other.

“We don’t go for a dinner. OK, in the locker room we can have a chat, but it is always about the simple things. It’s such a shame because we spend so much time together and we could go shopping together and have fun. We’re very fortunate to play in such great cities like London and Paris. There’s so much we could do, like go sight-seeing and to a show.
It’d be so much fun rather than always being with your team because you always talk about the same thing. Sometimes you want to scream ‘Let’s not talk about tennis any more!’

“I’ve never once been out socially with another player from the circuit. They’re not mean to your face or do anything nasty. They’re just cold and don’t say much.

“As for on court, my career’s not long but I’ve seen plenty of things aimed at putting you off your game – bathroom breaks, physios on the court … They’re trying to get into your head and get a break.
I’ve also had some stare-outs. They just stare at you when you cross at the net. But it doesn’t get to me, I just laugh it off.
It always happens when I’m winning. So you know you’re getting to them and they’re desperately trying to find some way to unsettle you.”

Ivanovic, a shock loser at Eastbourne on Monday, said her fellow players had refused to acknowledge her talents, which eventually saw her rise to world No.1 last year after winning the French Open.

“I felt like they were ignoring me. It was if they thought they were too good and you weren’t yet good enough. I’ve had that in my career. They were like: ‘Don’t give her the credit she deserves’. That made me more determined to show them how good I was. You have to be strong and believe in yourself.

“To be a top player you have to be mentally and physically tough and also have technical knowledge. But often what separates the best from the rest is not the physical or technical, it is the mental – if you can hang in there and be strong, especially on the break or match points.”

Ivanovic, 22, said she felt left-handed Robson had what it takes to rise to the top. “I know Laura because she is also with adidas and I met her in Amsterdam and saw her when I was practising at Roehampton,” she explained.
“She is a great girl and is doing so well. She just needs to believe in herself and keep working. But there’s pressure on her and she’s so young, although she is mature for her age and a very smart girl.

“I’m sure she’ll be fine because she has the game and potential. But it’s also important to be patient with her. The good thing is when we met we didn’t talk about tennis. She is a lovely girl, maybe she will be the one I can hang out and go shopping with!”

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/othersport/view/85236/Ivanovic-s-warning-to-British-starlet-Laura/

I hope this is not true, though it's very sad to read those kind of things. Ana is a very sensitive and sweet girl, it has to be really frustrating... Poor Ana :sad:

gaviotabr
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:31 PM
I kind of doubt this article. It's from the Daily Star, which is all about yellow journalism. And it doesn't really sound like Ana.

spiritedenergy
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:33 PM
From Dailystar:

IVANOVIC'S WARNING TO BRITISH STARLET LAURA
By David Woods

FORMER world No.1 Ana Ivanovic has warned British Wimbledon hope Laura Robson that life’s a bitch on the women’s circuit.

The Serb beauty has been given the cold shoulder by her rivals ever since she turned pro five years ago after being runner-up in the juniors at SW19. She revealed not once had she gone out socially with another female player in all that time. But she admitted after having met and chatted with Robson, who is just 15, she might have found someone at last to hang out with.

Robson went one better than Ivanovic when she won the juniors at Wimbledon last year. Like Ivanovic, she also seems certain to attract plenty of modelling opportunities, but the combination of looks and ability is something which others on the women’s circuit do not take kindly to.
With Robson’s debut as a pro at Wimbledon looming, Ivanovic spelled out the pitfalls for the Australia-born youngster.

Speaking at the launch of EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis, Ivanovic said: “It’s very competitive and since Anna Kournikova became famous, tennis has been put in a new spotlight and gone into a new era.
“There’s a lot of jealousy between the girls. So even though we see each other week after week, there is so much competitiveness that we don’t hang out with each other.

“We don’t go for a dinner. OK, in the locker room we can have a chat, but it is always about the simple things. It’s such a shame because we spend so much time together and we could go shopping together and have fun. We’re very fortunate to play in such great cities like London and Paris. There’s so much we could do, like go sight-seeing and to a show.
It’d be so much fun rather than always being with your team because you always talk about the same thing. Sometimes you want to scream ‘Let’s not talk about tennis any more!’

“I’ve never once been out socially with another player from the circuit. They’re not mean to your face or do anything nasty. They’re just cold and don’t say much.

“As for on court, my career’s not long but I’ve seen plenty of things aimed at putting you off your game – bathroom breaks, physios on the court … They’re trying to get into your head and get a break.
I’ve also had some stare-outs. They just stare at you when you cross at the net. But it doesn’t get to me, I just laugh it off.
It always happens when I’m winning. So you know you’re getting to them and they’re desperately trying to find some way to unsettle you.”

Ivanovic, a shock loser at Eastbourne on Monday, said her fellow players had refused to acknowledge her talents, which eventually saw her rise to world No.1 last year after winning the French Open.

“I felt like they were ignoring me. It was if they thought they were too good and you weren’t yet good enough. I’ve had that in my career. They were like: ‘Don’t give her the credit she deserves’. That made me more determined to show them how good I was. You have to be strong and believe in yourself.

“To be a top player you have to be mentally and physically tough and also have technical knowledge. But often what separates the best from the rest is not the physical or technical, it is the mental – if you can hang in there and be strong, especially on the break or match points.”

Ivanovic, 22, said she felt left-handed Robson had what it takes to rise to the top. “I know Laura because she is also with adidas and I met her in Amsterdam and saw her when I was practising at Roehampton,” she explained.
“She is a great girl and is doing so well. She just needs to believe in herself and keep working. But there’s pressure on her and she’s so young, although she is mature for her age and a very smart girl.

“I’m sure she’ll be fine because she has the game and potential. But it’s also important to be patient with her. The good thing is when we met we didn’t talk about tennis. She is a lovely girl, maybe she will be the one I can hang out and go shopping with!”

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/othersport/view/85236/Ivanovic-s-warning-to-British-starlet-Laura/

I hope this is not true, though it's very sad to read those kind of things. Ana is a very sensitive and sweet girl, it has to be really frustrating... Poor Ana :sad:

:sobbing:

I can imagine how awful it can be, poor Ana:sad: I can imagine those other bitches are so jealous and are probably so happy now that she's down... I hope she can find the strength to totally ignore them, like Sharapova is doing.:o

spiritedenergy
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:44 PM
I kind of doubt this article. It's from the Daily Star, which is all about yellow journalism. And it doesn't really sound like Ana.

what does it mean "yellow journalism"? Yes, it doesn't sound like Ana at all, i was a bit shocked actually:confused:

gaviotabr
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:48 PM
what does it mean "yellow journalism"? Yes, it doesn't sound like Ana at all, i was a bit shocked actually:confused:

I mean it's a trash newspaper. I think this news are kind of fabricated.

bruce goose
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:51 PM
what does it mean "yellow journalism"? Yes, it doesn't sound like Ana at all, i was a bit shocked actually:confused:Yellow journalism is another term for cheap,tabloid-type journalism,Luca.Though Izzy might be right about that paper(I'm not familiar with British stuff),Ana DID recently say that she didn't have any friends on Tour....I wonder if Makiri read that and wondered,"Gee,thanks Ana.What am I?Chopped liver?" Kind of a thoughtless statement by Ana,really...unless the journalist misquoted her

Curtos07
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:58 PM
It doesn't sound like Ana to me either. She spoken about this issue in the past, but not in this detail. BTW, they got her age wrong. She's 21, not 22. Makes me doubt the story even more.

Cp6uja
Jun 17th, 2009, 11:36 PM
This "Interview" is simple fake crap... even if Ana really thinking about some subjects like in this article it's not her style to complain like this or to ask from all more love and respect or teaching anybody about "mental game".

"Interview" from Ana with about 500 words without using EXCITING even once and with more than 10-15 bitter comments...
It's simple not our Ana...

BTW I find this Ana's (probably :p) real interview (http://www.morethanthegames.co.uk/summer-sports/164358-ivanovic-confident-upturn-wimbledon-fortunes) from Tuesday:

Ivanovic confident at upturn in Wimbledon fortunes
Summer Sports / Tennis
Posted: Tuesday 16th June 2009 | 7:37

ANA Ivanovic insists she can upset the odds and win a second Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.

UPTURN IN FORTUNES: Ana Ivanovic believes he can rediscover her form at the All England Club next week


The former world number one, who reached the semi-finals at the All England Club two years ago, has spiralled down the rankings since winning her maiden major title at last year's French Open.
She lost heavily to Chinese wildcard Zheng Jie in the third round at Wimbledon 12 months ago and hasn't been beyond the fourth round of a Slam in the last three attempts.
And her world ranking has fallen to 13 - a number she insists may not be so unlucky on SW19's manicured lawns.
"I have the quality. I've won a Grand Slam in the past and I can still improve my game and gain more experience," she said.
"I think I am a good way back and it can happen. I really believe I have the game to do it - I just have to put it all together and be mentally strong and in the moment.
"Many times, when I start feeling good, I get so excited and start thinking about the outcome. I have been working on getting that under control."
Ivanovic isn't the first and won't be the last to suffer a career slump after winning a first major title.
New coach Craig Kardon was seeking to rediscover the formula that took the 21-year old Serbian to the summit of the world game but the pair split last week.
"The French was my first Grand Slam win, so it was very overwhelming and I didn't know how to deal with it," admitted Ivanovic.
"I was on such a high. After that I went through lots of tough times and setbacks.
"It was frustrating because, until that moment in my career, everything was going up. My ranking was improving, I got to No. 1 and then it was like okay, what's next?
"I had some injuries and disappointments and it was very hard for me to cope with that. All of a sudden my ranking was dropping and things were not coming so easily.
"I tried to force it and work even harder. Sometimes the more you want it the less easy it comes.
"I learnt a lot about myself and the game and what it takes to be at the top. Obviously, it hurts but when you get through it you feel a better player.
"I feel much more confident about my game and more and more comfortable about what I am doing on court.
"At the beginning of the year, even when I was playing well, I didn't know why. Now I have a goal and a system again. That puts me at ease."

Dexter
Jun 17th, 2009, 11:43 PM
It just screams FAKE. :lol:

jelenacg
Jun 18th, 2009, 12:00 AM
:confused:It seams like they just taken some parts of her other interviews,strange...
And the title is so :cuckoo::help: typical yellow journalism
She talked about these things before but not in this way so i highly doubt these are her words.
Funny parts
"I feel much more confident about my game and more and more comfortable about what I am doing on court.
Yeah right,your confidence is sooooooo high :lol: :lol:

"At the beginning of the year, even when I was playing well
:haha::haha::haha:
Where was I when that was happening?:rolleyes::tape:I would like her to give me the name of one match she played good at the beginning of the year:tape::help::rolleyes:

It seams like they just taken some parts of her other interviews,starnge

jelenacg
Jun 18th, 2009, 12:22 AM
This "Interview" is simple fake crap... even if Ana really thinking about some subjects like in this article it's not her style to complain like this or to ask from all more love and respect or teaching anybody about "mental game".

"Interview" from Ana with about 500 words without using EXCITING even once and with more than 10-15 bitter comments...
It's simple not our Ana...

BTW I find this Ana's (probably :p) real interview (http://www.morethanthegames.co.uk/summer-sports/164358-ivanovic-confident-upturn-wimbledon-fortunes) from Tuesday:

:lol::lol: true
They totally made her look like a spoiled brat and a complainer and she certainly isn`t that

bruce goose
Jun 18th, 2009, 12:31 AM
"At the beginning of the year, even when I was playing well
:haha::haha::haha:
Where was I when that was happening?:rolleyes::tape:I would like her to give me the name of one match she played good at the beginning of the year:tape::help::rolleyes:

WHAT???:eek:How could you have such a short memory,Jelena??Who could EVER forget that brilliant handicap match Ana played vs. four of the elves who are living inside her head....It was an all-time classic!!:D

spiritedenergy
Jun 18th, 2009, 06:39 PM
Another very similar artcile but with some new information from:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/8104890.stm


Ivanovic eyes route back to top
By Piers Newbery

When top seed Ana Ivanovic went out in the third round at last year's Wimbledon it was a shock, but seemed likely to be little more than a blip on her relentless upward trajectory.

At the age of 20, the Serb was the newly-crowned French Open champion and the new world number one. Twelve months on, and it is a very different story.

Defeat in the fourth round in Paris last month has seen her slip to 13 in the world rankings, and there have been two changes of coach in quick succession as she looks to arrest a decline that has seen her win just one relatively minor title since Roland Garros in May, 2008.

Any hope that a change of surface might bring better fortune ended swiftly with a first-round exit in Eastbourne, albeit against a high-quality and higher-ranked opponent in Nadia Petrova.

Speaking the day before that defeat, Ivanovic remained as cheerful as the Eastbourne weather despite being asked to recall her 6-1 6-4 loss to Jie Zheng at the All England Club 12 months ago.

"Last year it was really hard because after the French Open I had quite an intense week with the media, and I was in Serbia for a week which was kind of draining," she told BBC Sport.


There was a time at the beginning of the year when even if I was playing good, I didn't know why I was playing good

"I mean, it was the best time of my life but it was very emotional so once I got to Wimbledon I felt, 'Oh my God, I just need a break.' It was very hard and I struggled to get back the intensity I had during the French Open.

"I didn't feel much pressure because I felt I'd been playing well but something was missing, some spark. I didn't take the defeat too badly, obviously I was disappointed to go out early but Wimbledon was kind of a blur, I don't remember much of it."

A second-round loss followed at the US Open and a thumb injury kept Ivanovic out of the Olympic Games as her year petered out, with a late tournament win in Austria small consolation.

"It was frustrating at the time because up until that moment in my career everything was sort of going up - my ranking was improving, I got to number one and it was like, 'OK, what's next?'" she said.

"Injuries came and some disappointments and it was very hard for me to cope with that. All of a sudden my ranking was dropping and things were not coming as easy as I probably expected them too, and I tried to force it, work even harder, and sometimes the more you want it the less easy it comes."

Ana Ivanovic
Ivanovic lost in the third round at last year's Wimbledon when top seed

More disappointment followed with a third-round loss at the Australian Open in January and Ivanovic took on the respected Craig Kardon as her coach in February.

A run to the final in Indian Wells suggested promise but since then Ivanovic has not been past the last 16 of a tournament and has struggled with a knee injury, and the relationship with Kardon ended in early June after just four months.

"He's a great guy but in my game I feel like there is still so much potential and so many things I can improve, so I always look for someone who can help me with that and help me learn every time I step on the court," said Ivanovic.

Australian Darren Cahill has stepped in for the moment as part of the adidas player development programme but it is a temporary move, at least for now.

"I'm just taking it tournament by tournament. He'll be here for the next few weeks over Wimbledon. Obviously I would like to have a full-time coach in the future but it's not something I'm going to rush, I want to make the right decision and find someone who suits me and who can help me achieve bigger things.

"I felt that I didn't have the intensity in my practice that I had before, it was a few good days and then not so good days, and I never felt I could have intensive practice in continuity.


606: DEBATE
Who will win at Wimbledon?

"It was partly because of some injuries but partly because I was struggling to find the right sparring partner, the right coach who can push me. I addressed that over the last few weeks and I could see results straight away, so it was kind of inspiring.

"There was a time at the beginning of the year when even if I was playing good, I didn't know why I was playing good. Now at least I have a goal and a system again for what I have to work on. That puts me at ease and gives me more confidence."

But top-class tennis is a ruthless business and a glance at the scoreboard in Eastbourne shows Nicole Vaidisova - who was ranked seventh when she lost to Ivanovic in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon two years ago - going out in the second round of qualifying.

Highlights: Ivanovic triumphs at the French Open

The Czech, just five months younger than Ivanovic, is now ranked 67 after two desperate years that highlight how difficult it can be to regain form and confidence, but Ivanovic remains genuinely optimistic that she will avoid the same fate.

"I believe I can get back to number one and I can win Grand Slams," she said. "I think I'm on a good way back and it can happen - even Wimbledon, you never know.

"I just have to put it all together and mentally be in the moment because many times, when I start feeling good I get so excited and start thinking about the outcome and the final result instead of taking care of each match.

"I've been working on that too and once I get this a little bit more under control I know that the results are just around the corner."

That is clearly still a work in progress as 24 hours later the Serb lets a double-break advantage slip in the final set against Petrova.

It was at Wimbledon last year that the Ivanovic decline began, it would be the perfect place to put a forgettable 12 months behind her.

spiritedenergy
Jun 18th, 2009, 06:44 PM
Interesting the last part of this from:
http://www.blic.rs/sports.php?id=4663

Tennis pundits unconcerned by Serbian players’ defeats
Poor form is not cause for alarm
Author: J. Terzic | Foto: AFP, Reuters | 18.06.2009 - 08:19

The oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament – the Wimbledon – kicks off in less then a week (22 June), but Serbian stars are hardly radiating optimism.


It is now beyond doubt that Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic and Novak Djokovic are below their personal best. The two women both saw early exits at the opening events of the mini grass-court season, while Djokovic managed to reach the Halle final, where he was defeated by world’s number 35 Tommy Haas. It has been Djokovic’s fourth defeat in six finals this season.
Serbia Davis Cup team coach Bogdan Obradovic is upbeat when it comes to Djokovic’s performances this season.
- “Novak is rationing his energy. I like the way he is getting into shape and I expect him to go far at Wimbledon. He is improving his grass-court game and it’s good he had chosen to appear at the Halle event – where the grass surface is much faster than that of the Queens Open. There is an arena where players can practice, and I’m sure he’s prepared well. As for the defeat in the final, Tommy Haas might have played the best match of his career, while Djokovic left a good impression despite the defeat. Favourites are more and more the ones to lose, which was also the case when Nadal lost at Roland Garros,” says Obradovic.
Two more Serbian players are to take part in the men’s draw at Wimbledon – Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki.
- “Janko is slowly raising his game. He made it to the Eastbourne quarter-finals and it’s important that he wins as many matches as possible before Wimbledon. As for Viktor, he deserves much better results with that massive serve of his,” added Obradovic.
As for the Serbian tennis women, Fed Cup team coach Dejan Vranes anticipates better days to come for Ana and Jelena.
- “The ups and downs are a normal thing in sport and that’s nothing special. I expect our women’s tennis stars to restore their former shapes. The same thing happened to Russian stars such as Petrova, Kuznetsova and Sharapova – they were nowhere to be seen for a while, and now they are back on top,” said Vranes.
Jelena Jankovic’s recent statement in which the Serbian star said she lacked motivation does not worry Vranes.
- “It’s possible she is running low on motivation, but that’s nothing unusual. Many tennis players decide to take a rest after Wimbledon, in order to prepare for the US Open. Ana and Jelena are constantly under pressure, but have got used to it over time.
- “Both of them under-performed at Eastbourne, but these were only their first matches on grass this season. It’s still early to say how they can fair at Wimbledon; let’s leave the prognostics aside until after the draw procedure is done.”
Psychologist Bojan Gligorijevic, who is also a tennis coach with a Canadian licence, has also expressed his views on the current results of Serbian tennis players.
- “From the top of my head, I’d say Ana and Jelena are working well enough on all aspects of their game. They are technically excellent, physically they don’t have many problems – unlike Djokovic. They need to dedicate more attention to their games and to opposition analysis. What they lack is the ability to adjust their play depending on their opposition. The mental aspect is the job of the coaching staff, but I think they should be more committed when playing,” said Gligorijevic.

gaviotabr
Jun 20th, 2009, 11:43 PM
A brazilian tennis writer, former coach and analist for ESPN, has a piece on Ana. I don't really agree with him in some parts.. but he does raises some questions.. He is a big fan of Ana's game, and has often referred to her as the most talented player of her generation, so it comes from someone who wants her back at the top.

A rough translation (from google...):

Fragile princess


In the question "how important is the mental game in tennis?", I recall the recent career of the cutest former world's number 1. Uhmm, I think I touched the wound.

Aninha Ivanovic had everything to be the princess of tennis for a indefinite period, the mix of talent, skills and physical beauty that she brings to the court. If there is anyone here that believes female beauty doesn't accounts points - not those of the ranking - at the time of fans electing their favorite and the press publishing photos on the pages of newspapers, than you might be an unconditional fan of the great Justine Henin, whose tennis is missed until now, without being necessarily a beauty, much less hot.

I doubt anyone doubt that Ivanovic's recent failure has a lot to do with expectations and, mainly, because the girl lost the focus in tennis, pro to a more fashion focus. It's a time that I see Ana in most of the covers of fashion magazines that enjoy her beauty very well distributed by its 1.85m in height, than in tennis magazines.

Apart from that, the girl is a somewhat fragile specimen. Just monitor how she goes from an excess of confidence for a dramatic annihilation of her self-esteem in minutes. I came to meet her at a distance, when she made her transition from junior to professional. The girl was extremely shy, and spoke with a very low voice and as a little girl, her eyes were constantly deviating, which she should have learned how to deal with in recent times, which did not threaten her youth beauty residing in body of a hot woman.

I do not know who is responsible for her career, I hear talk that it is a Swiss, Dan Holzmann, who banks her since the beginning of her career, when the girl couldn't finance herself in Basel, Federer's homeland, because it was impossible to live and train in Serbia, placing U.S. $ 500 thousand in her career, which she had long given back when she won Roland Garros.

Whoever is part of her staff had perhaps a little short and greedy vision, placing the girl's career in jeopardy. Ivanovic is only 21 years old and is at a crucial moment of her career: despite being still a developing tennis player, Ana has won a GS, and was the 1st of the ranking, thanks to her enormous talent, and lives now a delicate period, often losing to far weaker tennis players.

Today, she provides many statements about fashion and other similar matters, and about tennis the most I see her saying are more and more excuses for her losses. Recently, in the Eastborne tournament, a preparation for Wimbledon, after being eliminated early in Roland Garros, she was defeated by Nadia Petrova, another talented player with mental weaknessess. Ana was winning the 3rd set 4 × 1 and lost by 6 / 4.

These emotional collapses are each day more and more harmful to the serbian. She was always a bit fragile - remember her first final at RG? - But now is even worse. Her ranking sank 1 to 13, behind Bartoli, Petrova and others. I do not know when or how this is going to stop, but that the girl needs care - more emotional and mental than technical - she indeed needs.

To make matters worse, since things started getting bad, Ana has been firing and hiring coaches, which is typical of those who do not want to face their problems. The last was fired after Paris. I heard that a Brazilian was once in negotiations to train her, but it didn't go foward - It was not the former coach of Kuerten (Larri Passos), but someone else. The coming months will be crucial. Either she gets her priorities, head and emotions straight, if not too late, and return to the fight to be the best in the world, she has talent for this, or she might go through hell to see that talent fading away along with covers of vogues and then other less known magazines and then into oblivion. She is way too talented and beautiful to have this sad end.

http://colunistas.ig.com.br/paulocleto/2009/06/17/fragil-princesa/

gaviotabr
Jun 20th, 2009, 11:48 PM
He is asked in the comments session what would he do if he was Ana's coach. His answer:

Get her away from any off court distraction and work a lot on her confidence.

No brainer.. :rolleyes:

bruce goose
Jun 20th, 2009, 11:56 PM
Wow!Brazilian sports fans show remarkable wisdom;even though the translation was a bit rough,the meaning was pretty clear and seems spot on the money.Like I've mentioned before,Capriati went through a phase where she couldn't have cared less about tennis,and then she came back and became a multiple Slam champion.This brings me hope that,if Ana DOES get burned out by this losing and takes a sabbatical,she can return to her former level if she misses the sport enough...perhaps she'll even reach a higher level as Jen did

jelenacg
Jun 21st, 2009, 12:09 AM
He is asked in the comments session what would he do if he was Ana's coach. His answer:



No brainer.. :rolleyes:

Why do people always think about off court distraction :(
Players are also people,they need to have a life outside the tennis court :mad:
Ana was in Eastbourne one week before it started,half of this week and now she is at Wimbledon preparing again.Even when she was Belgrade she practiced
But no,people only saw a few pictures from some party players attended for maybe 2,3h or less and they made their decision :(
One thing is sure,she is not in this slump bc of off court distractions imo

gaviotabr
Jun 21st, 2009, 12:13 AM
Why do people always think about off court distraction :(
Players are also people,they need to have a life outside the tennis court :mad:
Ana was in Eastbourne one week before it started,half of this week and now she is at Wimbledon preparing again.Even when she was Belgrade she practiced
But no,people only saw a few pictures from some party players attended for maybe 2,3h or less and they made their decision :(
One thing is sure,she is not in this slump bc of off court distractions imo

100% agreed Jelena. I always roll my eyes when I read these kind of things.. Ana might even have focused too much.. :o

bruce goose
Jun 21st, 2009, 12:17 AM
Why do people always think about off court distraction :(
Players are also people,they need to have a life outside the tennis court :mad:
Ana was in Eastbourne one week before it started,half of this week and now she is at Wimbledon preparing again.Even when she was Belgrade she practiced
But no,people only saw a few pictures from some party players attended for maybe 2,3h or less and they made their decision :(
One thing is sure,she is not in this slump bc of off court distractions imoYou might be 100% right Jelena,although the only way we'd prove it is by getting inside Ana's head.You can't blame folks for speculating,however;Ana ALWAYS has time for promotional events,and seemingly has cut short needed prep time at other tourneys...even if it didn't happen precisely like this at Eastbourne.Somehow,finding a full-time coach or working on her ball toss,which should be MAJOR priorities,are things that Ana has often put on the back burner...that's why I can't question why folks have that perception of her:help:

Curtos07
Jun 21st, 2009, 12:19 AM
Interesting article. Thanks for sharing it.

Assuming I understood him correctly, I disagree with him about his statements on how Ana lost her focus due to off court activites such as fashion shoots. I think she has always put tennis first, she even said that she would never cancel something tennis related for a photoshoot (something like that). She thinks about tennis too much imo, and wants to get back to her old form so badly that she is putting too much pressure on herself to get there. I somewhat have the opposite view of this reporter. I think she needs to relax more and stop thinking about tennis too much. She is thinking too much that it's is draining her mentally.

gaviotabr
Jun 21st, 2009, 12:25 AM
You might be 100% right Jelena,although the only way we'd prove it is by getting inside Ana's head.You can't blame folks for speculating,however;Ana ALWAYS has time for promotional events,and seemingly has cut short needed prep time at other tourneys...even if it didn't happen precisely like this at Eastbourne.Somehow,finding a full-time coach or working on her ball toss,which should be MAJOR priorities,are things that Ana has often put on the back burner...that's why I can't question why folks have that perception of her:help:

Bruce, working on her ball toss was something Kardon put on the back burner.. he said it himself, that he wasn't going to work on it and hoped it would work itself out. :o Since going back to the adidas team, Ana was seen working a lot on her serve and ball toss.

gaviotabr
Jun 21st, 2009, 12:27 AM
Interesting article. Thanks for sharing it.

Assuming I understood him correctly, I disagree with him about his statements on how Ana lost her focus due to off court activites such as fashion shoots. I think she has always put tennis first, she even said that she would never cancel something tennis related for a photoshoot (something like that). She thinks about tennis too much imo, and wants to get back to her old form so badly that she is putting too much pressure on herself to get there. I somewhat have the opposite view of this reporter. I think she needs to relax more and stop thinking about tennis too much. She is thinking too much that it's is draining her mentally.

I also think it's draining her mentally.. it's almost like she has to make a huge effort to focus on points and concentrate within the match.. and once she gets ahead she feels she can relax.. and then loses. :o But it's like it's so much effort for her, it seems that she is getting mentally drained.

jelenacg
Jun 21st, 2009, 12:31 AM
What off court distraction is he talking about :scratch:
She did a photoshoot in Dubai like other players ,when she was in Belgrade she spent couple of hours doing some promotion for her sponsor and Unicef ,what else did she do :confused:?
80-90% of her interviews have the same questions and answers so she probably didn`t have to do them ,her manager took care of it ;)
I really don`t buy this off court distraction story.And didn`t she do those pictures for FHM last year during IW and then she won it :lol: :lol:
And her serve is a different story Bruce and has nothing to do with this,you know it very well

bruce goose
Jun 21st, 2009, 12:48 AM
Let me add this to the other comments:Although I believe Ana's testimony that she obsesses over winning too much at times,aNOTHER reason why tennis fans doubt her commitment is the comments she makes sometimes.A few of her post-match excuses are so asininely ridiculous that some folks wonder if Ana is even in touch with her situation,as opposed to being in complete denial.As with the alcoholic who is in constant denial,it's hard to trust someone's dedication to fixing a problem when they don't even admit that there IS a problem.Therefore,it's only natural for people to suspect that Ana cares more about being pretty than she does about winning....I repeat:I don't agree with this but can easily see why others DO

bruce goose
Jun 21st, 2009, 12:52 AM
Bruce, working on her ball toss was something Kardon put on the back burner.. he said it himself, that he wasn't going to work on it and hoped it would work itself out. :o Since going back to the adidas team, Ana was seen working a lot on her serve and ball toss.Holy crap!!You actually replied to something I said:eek:..anyway,I'm NOT the enemy,Isabela,and I'm not trying to attack Ana...but even YOU can't deny that Ana was LONG overdue to practice her ball toss;she should have been drilling on that WAY before she even MET Kardon....and she may've been able to fix it before she started working with him

gaviotabr
Jun 21st, 2009, 12:56 AM
Holy crap!!You actually replied to something I said:eek:..anyway,I'm NOT the enemy,Isabela,and I'm not trying to attack Ana...but even YOU can't deny that Ana was LONG overdue to practice her ball toss;she should have been drilling on that WAY before she even MET Kardon....and she may've been able to fix it before she started working with him

Alone? She started to have those ball toss issues late last year and it began to get worse early this year. That was the period she was all alone. Unfortunately we can agree Ana can't really improve technique alone, without a coach telling her what's right and what's wrong.

bruce goose
Jun 21st, 2009, 01:06 AM
Alone? She started to have those ball toss issues late last year and it began to get worse early this year. That was the period she was all alone. Unfortunately we can agree Ana can't really improve technique alone, without a coach telling her what's right and what's wrong.Well,it should make you happy to see me admit that you know the game itself better than I do...but,YES,even ALONE.It's not as if Ana didn't KNOW that her ball toss was off...Sven may have even mentioned it in the 3.7 seconds he sets aside to spend with her every month.It's a question of basic technique that she could've addressed even with a low-profile serving coach who didn't work with her on the rest of her game....I'll repeat this since it's pro'bly necessary:rolleyes::I'm NOT saying that Ana's serve has sucked b/c of too much off-court stuff...yet you can't blame folks for wondering why it took her SOOOO long to deal with this fundamental hindrance to her play

gaviotabr
Jun 21st, 2009, 01:19 AM
Well,it should make you happy to see me admit that you know the game itself better than I do...but,YES,even ALONE.It's not as if Ana didn't KNOW that her ball toss was off...Sven may have even mentioned it in the 3.7 seconds he sets aside to spend with her every month.It's a question of basic technique that she could've addressed even with a low-profile serving coach who didn't work with her on the rest of her game....I'll repeat this since it's pro'bly necessary:rolleyes::I'm NOT saying that Ana's serve has sucked b/c of too much off-court stuff...yet you can't blame folks for wondering why it took her SOOOO long to deal with this fundamental hindrance to her play

I've read that while she was with Sven, she was doing work with balls with different weights to try to solve the issue. But then she gets a coach who doesn't think it's even an issue and believes it will work itself out.. but you want her to just not believe her coach and do something. That would be great, but isn't confidence and belief majorly important in a coach-player relationship?

I'm not trying to defend Ana overall.. I think she has her inner problems that are getting her game stuck and making all these issues and this slump exist. I just don't think we can blame her for this one.

And NO.. she couldn't have possibly served and at the same time see what's the problem in her motion. They could have got a serve coach, but she listens to her team, and maybe they just didn't think was needed.

bruce goose
Jun 21st, 2009, 01:35 AM
I've read that while she was with Sven, she was doing work with balls with different weights to try to solve the issue. But then she gets a coach who doesn't think it's even an issue and believes it will work itself out.. but you want her to just not believe her coach and do something. That would be great, but isn't confidence and belief majorly important in a coach-player relationship?

I'm not trying to defend Ana overall.. I think she has her inner problems that are getting her game stuck and making all these issues and this slump exist. I just don't think we can blame her for this one.

And NO.. she couldn't have possibly served and at the same time see what's the problem in her motion. They could have got a serve coach, but she listens to her team, and maybe they just didn't think was needed.You misunderstood part of what I said;I didn't mean that she could figure out what was wrong with her motion by herself,but she'd have to be blind to not see the shitty results her serve was producing compared with the force it USED to be...so she didn't need an expert to tell her that it was in bad shape.Nor do I buy that excuse that Sven had some great plan;he had practically abandoned Ana by the end of last year...when YOU said the serve was at its worst.There was no evidence of any serious commitment by the Adidas Angels who love Ana's endorsement power so much.As naively as Ana acts sometimes,I don't accept the suggestion that she's some 14-year-old ingenue who blindly believed that her serve was okay b/c her team brainwashed her...this is part of her OFF-court mental focus...which is,unfortunately,lacking sometimes also if you read her ramblings of denial:"I was playing well earlier this year(in another dimension of reality)"

gaviotabr
Jun 21st, 2009, 01:37 AM
You misunderstood part of what I said;I didn't mean that she could figure out what was wrong with her motion by herself,but she'd have to be blind to not see the shitty results her serve was producing compared with the force it USED to be...so she didn't need an expert to tell her that it was in bad shape.Nor do I buy that excuse that Sven had some great plan;he had practically abandoned Ana by the end of last year...when YOU said the serve was at its worst.There was no evidence of any serious commitment by the Adidas Angels who love Ana's endorsement power so much.As naively as Ana acts sometimes,I don't accept the suggestion that she's some 14-year-old ingenue who blindly believed that her serve was okay b/c her team brainwashed her...this is part of her OFF-court mental focus...which is,unfortunately,lacking sometimes also if you read her ramblings of denial:"I was playing well earlier this year(in another dimension of reality)"

And you obviously missunderstood everything I said..

So.. OK.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 21st, 2009, 01:41 AM
Of course Ana knows her serve isn't that good anymore. Kardon didn't do anything about it, but that doesn't mean that Ana thinks it's fine.
She just didn't get any help in this part.
It's like being in a coma and after a few months you want to walk again.
Then people will tell you that it goes automatically again.
If you all have to do that by yourself, then don't be surprised if it's not like before.

bruce goose
Jun 21st, 2009, 01:49 AM
And you obviously missunderstood everything I said..

So.. OK.Actually,I agree with MOST of what you've said...pero siempre se enoja conmigo cuando no me rendo totalmente con tus teorias.Soy el diablo en tus ojos a causa de no me gusta unos varones:rolleyes:...cierto

gaviotabr
Jun 21st, 2009, 01:52 AM
Actually,I agree with MOST of what you've said...pero siempre se enoja conmigo cuando no me rendo totalmente con tus teorias.Soy el diablo en tus ojos a causa de no me gusta unos varones:rolleyes:...cierto:rolleyes:

Por tu ultimo post parecia que no me habias entendido en nada. Por ejemplo.. yo solo hable de Sven, porque tu le mencionaste primero.. Y yo no me enojo contigo Bruce.. simplemente no me gusta seguir un debate que creo que llego a un punto que no tiene sentido.. tu no me entiendes y yo no te entiendo.. para que seguir? Es como hablar con una pared..

Voy a salir, y doy esto por THE END. ;)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 21st, 2009, 02:00 AM
Als we nou allemaal in onze eigen taal gaan lullen, dan wordt het hier helemaal een zooitje.
Enige wat ik wel begreep was the THE END. Ik denk dat het meer iets is voor PM ;)

bruce goose
Jun 21st, 2009, 02:05 AM
Por tu ultimo post parecia que no me habias entendido en nada. Por ejemplo.. yo solo hable de Sven, porque tu le mencionaste primero.. Y yo no me enojo contigo Bruce.. simplemente no me gusta seguir un debate que creo que llego a un punto que no tiene sentido.. tu no me entiendes y yo no te entiendo.. para que seguir? Es como hablar con una pared..

Voy a salir, y doy esto por THE END. ;)Gozo tus comentarios realmente aunque no estas acuerdo de mi muchas veces.No me siento como platico al pared,y no pruebo a` fastidiarte en esta manera....Buen viaje y disfrutate el fin de semana en la compan~ia de contador Zorro:p:wavey:

bruce goose
Jun 21st, 2009, 02:07 AM
Als we nou allemaal in onze eigen taal gaan lullen, dan wordt het hier helemaal een zooitje.
Enige wat ik wel begreep was the THE END. Ik denk dat het meer iets is voor PM ;):lol:Sorry,Sjoerd;I'll save the Spanish for a PM next time...as I'm pretty sure you're suggesting.Btw,I love your new Ana avy and congratulate you on obtaining it:worship:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 21st, 2009, 02:13 AM
Btw,I love your new Ana avy and congratulate you on obtaining it:worship:

It was a day I'll never forget. Monday was such a tough day, but this made it up.

bruce goose
Jun 21st, 2009, 02:32 AM
It was a day I'll never forget. Monday was such a tough day, but this made it up.Sjoerd,maybe you can help us out with this:What about Ana's recent comments that she doesn't have ANY friends,as in zero,on Tour??Doesn't she consider Makiri to be a friend:confused:....I felt this was sort of a thoughtless comment on Ana's part.The two of them were seen eating together at a restaurant in Rome last year and I seriously doubt that Makiri is jealous of Ana's beauty,as many others might be,since she's abundantly beautiful in her OWN right

spiritedenergy
Jun 21st, 2009, 05:07 AM
I undesrtood most of the spanish by my own (it's sooo similar to Italian when written) and dutch with google translate:lol::p

I agree partly with Bruce, Ana's denial and happiness might make her looks like she doesn't care much for tennis... of course we know she cares too much (even though sometimes i doubt:rolleyes:)

about the serve, maybe that's where the slump originates, so in this we might agree that she was right in dumping Kardon, i just hope the adidas team can help her, but she does need a full time coach that's for sure:o

bruce goose
Jun 21st, 2009, 05:18 AM
about the serve, maybe that's where the slump originates, so in this we might agree that she was right in dumping Kardon, i just hope the adidas team can help her, but she does need a full time coach that's for sure:oWhat do you think about Ana hiring a separate coach just for serving??Wouldn't this be fairly easy compared with hiring an all-around coach??Even if the rest of her game remained somewhat off,I think a return of Ana's former,powerful serve would win her a LOT more free points and make things at least somewhat easier for her,don't you think??Maybe she'll find a full-time coach she likes someday...........

Mixo
Jun 21st, 2009, 10:04 AM
Gaviota's spanish is amazing. Too good.

Bruce a ti te entiendo peor que a ella, jajaja.

bruce goose
Jun 21st, 2009, 05:09 PM
Gaviota's spanish is amazing. Too good.

Bruce a ti te entiendo peor que a ella, jajaja.Yes,Mixo,I still make dumb grammar errors from living in the U.S. so many years and never speaking Spanish(Mom didn't have us speaking it around the house since she wanted us to know English perfectly like the Gringos).Brazilians are often great Spanish speakers since they're surrounded by them in South America...PLUS Izzy is really smart...at least you figured out what I was saying:p.....Maybe now you can figure out why Ana's ball toss sucks and you can send her some advice;)

Mixo
Jun 21st, 2009, 07:00 PM
Nah, you speak it very good too. That's the only thing I cant figure out: "Soy el diablo en tus ojos a causa de no me gusta unos varones"

As you can see in my posts my english is worse than your spanish by miles.

bruce goose
Jun 21st, 2009, 07:46 PM
Nah, you speak it very good too. That's the only thing I cant figure out: "Soy el diablo en tus ojos a causa de no me gusta unos varones"

As you can see in my posts my english is worse than your spanish by miles.Well,you're being very polite now,Mixo,b/c my Spanish is not as good as it should be.As I said,mama wanted us to always speak English around the house so I only got to practice Spanish when I visited mi tia Lyneta y mis primos Marco y Jose...and they laughed a lot at my words:lol:.The other part you mentioned is a personal comment between me and Isabela so I can't discuss it here.......but I agree with Izzy's comment that most of Ana's pressure is internal,not external,so she still gets nervous in close matches even though expectations are low now.I pray that our favorite choker,:angel:Ana:angel:,can get that breakthrough win to turn her season around

gaviotabr
Jun 21st, 2009, 11:51 PM
A kind of depressing article.. :sobbing:

Ana Ivanovic happy to win ugly as Serbian stunner sets out on Wimbledon revenge mission

By Alan Fraser
Last updated at 10:48 PM on 21st June 2009

The porter at the exclusive Foxhills Hotel and Resort in Surrey pressed his eye to the peephole on a door behind which Ana Ivanovic was posing for a photo shoot.
'I'm looking for my manager,' the young man mumbled when caught in the act. 'OK, I wasn't,' he admitted, on being challenged by a pair of raised eyebrows.
The scene offered a reminder of Eastbourne 10 years or so ago, when a photographer captured a row of public school faces peering into a tennis court where Anna Kournikova was practising. They were not staring at her forehand, nor for that matter her backhand.

It has been a very long time since your average sports fan heard the name Kournikova and associated it with tennis. If, indeed, they ever did. Could Ivanovic ever go the same way? To be regarded as a sex symbol first and a tennis player hardly at all?

'I never worry about that,' the Serbian stunner told Sportsmail.
'I am confident that I have a game and I know what it takes to win a Grand Slam. I know I can do it and I have no doubt that I can do it again.
'Champions are not the ones who never fall, but are the ones who rise again. I know I am going the right way. I know I am doing the right things. I know I am doing all I can.'
To be fair to Ivanovic, she has already reached a level far beyond anything Kournikova managed in her highly-publicised and even more highly-photographed career.

Ivanovic took the French Open title last summer to launch a nine-week period as world No 1; Kournikova, whose highest ranking was eight, never won a single WTA singles tournament in years of pouting and posing.
Yet, the Ivanovic decline in the past 12 months has been as dramatic as it has been alarming.

Ever since losing 6-1, 6-4 to Jie Zheng, then ranked 133, in the third round at Wimbledon, she has struggled. There followed a defeat by world No 94 Tamira Paszek in Montreal and an embarrassing loss in the second round of the US Open to Julie Coin, ranked 188.
Only victory in the tournament in Linz, Austria, towards the end of 2008, offered some respite. This year, despite reaching the final at Indian Wells, she has beaten only one player in the top 20 - the unheralded Italian Flavia Pennetta.

Ivanovic has dropped to 13th in the world, two places behind her position in the FHM magazine Sexiest Women In The World list; the highest-placed sportswoman, as it happens. At least she can joke at the figures. 'I would like to lose the three in 13,' she said of her ranking position.
Worse than the results has been the manner of her defeats. At times she has crumbled like a piece of porcelain. Nerves have appeared to consume her, with commentators like Virginia Wade remarking on how her game goes to pieces under pressure. Her ball toss has been compared to the golfing yips. There has been talk of a lack of bottle.
'Tennis is technical, physical and mental. I think you have to work equally on all three. Sometimes you have to address one more than the others. I really have learned a lot over the last year on how to handle and how to deal with my nerves.
'I feel content with what I have got. I feel content with the way I am working on, and developing, that area. I feel confident that the plan I have set for myself is going to give me results. That puts me at ease. I have nothing to worry about. I am still so young.'
All of which may be no more than putting a brave and beautiful face on the situation ahead of Wimbledon, where she was a semi-finalist in 2007 and pretty much an embarrassment in 2008.
'The period between the French Open and Wimbledon last year was such an intense time for me. There was so much emotion and I am quite an emotional person. It was so overwhelming, what with going back to Serbia for a week as French champion. When I got to Wimbledon I just felt drained.
'I wanted to get fired up again and I wanted to fight, but I could not find it in me. It was kind of disappointing and it hurt, but it happens and I learned from it.'
That process continued. She learned, for example, that she should not have played in the US Open with an injured right hand.
'For the first time in my career I had to deal with some injuries and some setbacks. It was tough for me to accept it and to learn how to deal with it.'
She reached a turning point, perhaps close to a breaking point, after losing badly in the third round of the Australian Open in January.
'I took a week off and felt for the first time that I found a way to switch off. I stopped thinking about tennis because I was stressing so much about what was happening to my game and why I could not get it back. I went surfing. I'm not great at it but I really enjoy it. I love water and the beach. It is so quiet on a board. You can get your mind off any problem and be in your own world.'
Back in the real world, back on court, she has still been losing matches she should win, just last week at Eastbourne, throwing away a 4-1 lead in the deciding set against Nadia Petrova. Her emotions have still been getting the better of her.
She has been trying out coaches as if she were trying on dresses. She has been struggling to rediscover confidence and dispel doubt.
'Confidence is such a strange thing. When you have it, you never think you are going to lose it. And when you lose it, you think you will never get it back again.'
Ivanovic sipped her green tea, contemplated one of her favourite English scones and just perhaps wondered about ever getting it back.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-1194594/Ana-Ivanovic-happy-win-ugly-Serbian-stunner-sets-Wimbledon-mission.html

spiritedenergy
Jun 21st, 2009, 11:58 PM
A kind of depressing article.. :sobbing:



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-1194594/Ana-Ivanovic-happy-win-ugly-Serbian-stunner-sets-Wimbledon-mission.html

:sobbing:

The article is typical british press though, exagerating about everything. She changed 1 coach, if she changed 1 dress in 2 years i would be alarmed:tape::lol: I can totally imagine Ana's fears and problems, I hope she can get back to her best very soon:kiss:

jelenacg
Jun 21st, 2009, 11:58 PM
A kind of depressing article.. :sobbing:



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-1194594/Ana-Ivanovic-happy-win-ugly-Serbian-stunner-sets-Wimbledon-mission.html

I didn`t read it,i`m sick of depressing articles :(

Curtos07
Jun 22nd, 2009, 01:49 AM
'I feel content with what I have got. I feel content with the way I am working on, and developing, that area. I feel confident that the plan I have set for myself is going to give me results. That puts me at ease. I have nothing to worry about. I am still so young.'

This statement is the one that worries me the most. She seems a little stubborn here. I have seen others here write about how they are concerned that Ana wont admit she has some problems with her game and I have that same concern, especially when I see a statement like this. If this is the same game plan she has had for the past few months or year, then I don't think she should be content with it.:help:

InsideOut.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:03 AM
^That is the usual BS she feeds the media. Nothing to worry about IMO.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:23 PM
^That is the usual BS she feeds the media. Nothing to worry about IMO.

Exactly. Don't pay too much attentiona about it.

gaviotabr
Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:53 PM
There is a new article in Vecerni Novosti. I guess some words from Cahill:

LONDON
OD IZVEŠTAČA “SPORTA”

http://www.novosti.rs/upload/images/2009/06jun/2206/sp-ana.jpg

ČUVENI Daren Kejhil, Australijanac poznatiji kao “Ubica”, jedno je od najvećih trenerskih imena u istoriji belog sporta. Kuriozitet je da je radio sa najmlađim i najstarijim svetskim brojem jedan u karijeri - Lejtonom Hjuitom i Andreom Agasijem. Neko vreme je sarađivao i sa Rodžerom Federerom, ostvario je uspehe i sa Devis kup timom Australije, a trenutno je angažovan u “Adidasovom” razvojnom programu, zajedno sa Greneveldom i Rejesom.
Mada je morao da vodi računa o treningu Safine i Kirstee, rado se odazvao pozivu da govori ekskluzivno za “Novosti”, s obzirom na to da je zadužen i za formu i rezultate Ane Ivanović tokom ovogodišnjeg Vimbldona.
- Siguran sam da Ana može da stigne do titule na Vimbldonu. Reč je o izuzetno kvalitetnoj igračici, koja se nebrojeno puta dokazala na najvećim takmičenjima, pa će, pod uslovom da joj dobro krene, i ovog puta biti veliki favorit - pun optimizma priča Kejhil.
* Šta je to na šta Ana mora posebno da obrati pažnju, ako želi da joj se ne ponovi situacija iz Istborna?
- Ana jako dobro zna gde greši i vredno radimo na svakom treningu da njenu igru dovedemo do savršenstva. Ipak, ne bih da otkrivam šta je to, zapravo, jer ono što radimo sa njom ostaje na terenu između nas.
* Da li postoji šansa da nastavite saradnju i posle Vimbldona?
- Ako Ana bude iskazala želju da radi sa nama, bićemo više nego srećni da nastavimo saradnju. Reč je o sjajnoj teniserki i još boljoj osobi, i jasno je da bi nam bilo zadovoljstvo da treniramo zajedno i posle Vimbldona.
* Sve su aktuelnije priče da igračice jako mlade gube motivaciju i želju za pobedama?
- Ana nije izgubila želju, baš suprotno. Ona puca od volje da pokaže sve što zna na terenu. Možda je njen problem psihološke prirode, u samopouzdanju, koje se lako dobija, ali lako i gubi. Zato, treba biti pažljiv i ići meč po meč. S obzirom na to da je Ivanovićeva veoma mlada, nekoliko pobeda u nizu na ovakvom turniru može da je vrati u šampionski ritam.
* Da li ste imali vremena da se uverite u njene sposobnosti?
- Naravno. Odlično je trenirala, igrala na turniru u Istbornu i imala vremena da se adaptira na travu koliko je to god moguće. Smatram da je maksimalno spremna za Vimbldon - zaključuje Kejhil.

ODMOR PRED HRADEČKU
SLOBODAN dan na Vimbldonu Ana Ivanović je iskoristila za lakši kondicioni trening i odmor pred meč prvog kola protiv Čehinje Hradečke. Tek, nešto posle dvanaest časova u “Aorandži paviljonu” šetala je u pratnji trenera Skota Bernsa, mimoišavši se sa Jelenom Janković koja je upravo završila vežbe.
Ivanovićeva se dobro pripremila u proteklom periodu zahvaljujući sjajnoj saradnji sa “Adidasovim” timom stručnjaka.
- Puno sam trenirala poslednjih nedelja sa Svenom i Darenom. Zadovoljna sam što opet sarađujem sa Greneveldom, jer on najbolje poznaje moj rad i ne moram da mu objašnjavam iz početka šta želim i šta mi je potrebno, kao što je slučaj sa drugim trenerima - ističe Ana

http://www.novosti.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=13&status=jedna&vest=148970&title_add=Kejhil%3A%20Ana%20mo%C5%BEe%20do%20titul e!&kword_add=ana%20ivanovic%2C%20vimbldon

Jelena? Is there anything interesting? :p

jelenacg
Jun 22nd, 2009, 10:44 PM
That picture :lol:
They did interview with Cahill
He said that Ana knows very well where she is making mistakes and they are working on that.Cahill and Adidas team would like to work with her after W if Ana decides to stay with them.He said she is very talented and a great person
They asked him about the stories where young players lose their motivation and desire to win
Cahill said that is not Ana`s problem,Ana has not lost desire and motivation she has it more then enough.He thinks its more a psychological problem and has to do with the confidence.But confidence you can gain or lose very easily so he thinks a couple of wins at W can put her back on the champions track
In the end Ana said she like working with Sven and Cahill bc Sven knows her game and she doesn`t have to explain to him what she needs as it was the case with other coaches
He was very optimistic about Ana`s performance at W.He is totally going to jinx her:tape::tape:
So the good thing is that someone finally ( Cahill) sees a psychological problem and problem with confidence :worship: It was about time:(

spiritedenergy
Jun 22nd, 2009, 10:51 PM
That picture :lol:
They did interview with Cahill
He said that Ana knows very well where she is making mistakes and they are working on that.Cahill and Adidas team would like to work with her after W if Ana decides to stay with them.He said she is very talented and a great person
They asked him about the stories where young players lose their motivation and desire to win
Cahill said that is not Ana`s problem,Ana has not lost desire and motivation she has it more then enough.He thinks its more a psychological problem and has to do with the confidence.But confidence you can gain or lose very easily so he thinks a couple of wins at W can put her back on the champions track
In the end Ana said she like working with Sven and Cahill bc Sven knows her game and she doesn`t have to explain to him what she needs as it was the case with other coaches
He was very optimistic about Ana`s performance at W.He is totally going to jinx her:tape::tape:
So the good thing is that someone finally ( Cahill) sees a psychological problem and problem with confidence :worship: It was about time:(

Finally the Adidas team is serious about working with Ana, Ana please stay with them, Cahill and Sven together, what would you want more?:hearts::kiss:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:30 PM
They are together for just a short time, but it seems that it really clicks between Ana and Cahill. They want the same and he understands Ana, which is one of the important things.

But the situation for the future still looks hard. They can't be with Ana all the time.
If she's looking for another coach, then it will be really hard to find someone equal.
If they stop working, then at least let Ana have that kind of confidence that she can climb even without them.

So glad I was in Eastbourn, even if it was a first round loss.

Tomorrow Hradecka. AJDE ANA!!!!

spiritedenergy
Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:38 PM
They are together for just a short time, but it seems that it really clicks between Ana and Cahill. They want the same and he understands Ana, which is one of the important things.

But the situation for the future still looks hard. They can't be with Ana all the time.
If she's looking for another coach, then it will be really hard to find someone equal.
If they stop working, then at least let Ana have that kind of confidence that she can climb even without them.

So glad I was in Eastbourn, even if it was a first round loss.

Tomorrow Hradecka. AJDE ANA!!!!

Maybe Cahill will work "prevalently" with Ana? How do you explain this quote: Cahill and Adidas team would like to work with her after W if Ana decides to stay with them.

It looks like they are more serious now... even if it's half the time with Cahill, half with Sven, or someone else for some tournaments... I don't know, it worked with Sven being not full time for 1 year...

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:42 PM
Maybe Cahill will work "prevalently" with Ana? How do you explain this quote:

It looks like they are more serious now... even if it's half the time with Cahill, half with Sven, or someone else for some tournaments... I don't know, it worked with Sven being not full time for 1 year...

I really hope so. I'm fine with it, but it's not my decision.

spiritedenergy
Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:48 PM
I really hope so. I'm fine with it, but it's not my decision.

But on the other hand she needs a full time coach in my opinion (just saw on facebook they are working with Verdasco, Wozniacki and Cirstea too)... she should do like Wozniacki, she has her father as a coach but is part-time coached by the Adidas team, that's the best of both ways.

jelenacg
Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:59 PM
I think Adidas team has more coaches now than when Ana was working with Sven.So that means they can give more attention to each player.But still she needs a full time coach and i`m not sure how will full time coach + adidas coach turn out

gaviotabr
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:03 AM
That picture :lol:
They did interview with Cahill
He said that Ana knows very well where she is making mistakes and they are working on that.Cahill and Adidas team would like to work with her after W if Ana decides to stay with them.He said she is very talented and a great person
They asked him about the stories where young players lose their motivation and desire to win
Cahill said that is not Ana`s problem,Ana has not lost desire and motivation she has it more then enough.He thinks its more a psychological problem and has to do with the confidence.But confidence you can gain or lose very easily so he thinks a couple of wins at W can put her back on the champions track
In the end Ana said she like working with Sven and Cahill bc Sven knows her game and she doesn`t have to explain to him what she needs as it was the case with other coaches
He was very optimistic about Ana`s performance at W.He is totally going to jinx her:tape::tape:
So the good thing is that someone finally ( Cahill) sees a psychological problem and problem with confidence :worship: It was about time:(

Thanks Jelena! So interesting article!

I hope they are indeed working on her mental game.. and Ana avoids making the same mistakes.

gaviotabr
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:22 AM
Just a couple of questions Jelena..

1 - Does the article say that Ana didn't practice today?

2 - Why do they mention Jankovic?

spiritedenergy
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:32 AM
Just a couple of questions Jelena..

1 - Does the article say that Ana didn't practice today?

2 - Why do they mention Jankovic?

i used google translate... it looks like she rested today (no practice) and she went for a walk with Scott and JJ:confused::spit:

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:32 AM
Just a couple of questions Jelena..

1 - Does the article say that Ana didn't practice today?

2 - Why do they mention Jankovic?

They said she had a light practice with Scot and that she went with Scot in some room where JJ was finishing her exercises
Maybe some kind of gym

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:33 AM
i used google translate... it looks like she rested today (no practice) and she went for a walk with Scott and JJ:confused::spit:

:haha::haha::worship:

spiritedenergy
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:35 AM
:haha::haha::worship:

:lol: yes i couldn't believe it:rolls:

gaviotabr
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:36 AM
i used google translate... it looks like she rested today (no practice) and she went for a walk with Scott and JJ:confused::spit:

That's what google translator does.. it unites people! :lol:

gaviotabr
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:36 AM
They said she had a light practice with Scot and that she went with Scot in some room where JJ was finishing her exercises
Maybe some kind of gym

Thanks Jelena! :D

spiritedenergy
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:38 AM
That's what google translator does.. it unites people! :lol:

i know:lol: Did you try it? That's what it seems to suggest...:tape: But the reference to JJ is random then, why even mention that she was in that room:lol:

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:40 AM
That's what google translator does.. it unites people! :lol:

More like confusing people :lol:
I like how spiritedenergy pointed out that Ana rested today (no practice):lol::lol:

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:43 AM
i know:lol: Did you try it? That's what it seems to suggest...:tape: But the reference to JJ is random then, why even mention that she was in that room:lol:

Bc it`s Serbian newspaper and they always like to mention other Serbian players even if that has nothing to do with the article :lol::lol:

spiritedenergy
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:50 AM
More like confusing people :lol:
I like how spiritedenergy pointed out that Ana rested today (no practice):lol::lol:


that's what was written...:sobbing::lol:

gaviotabr
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:51 AM
i know:lol: Did you try it? That's what it seems to suggest...:tape: But the reference to JJ is random then, why even mention that she was in that room:lol:

I did! That's why I decided to ask Jelena! :lol:

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:55 AM
that's what was written...:sobbing::lol:

I know :hug: :lol:

MM_1257
Jun 23rd, 2009, 02:25 AM
Google translator united Ana and JJ? Hahahahaha... :D

Like Jelena said, no walk with JJ, she just passed by where Ana and Scott were walking (like that is soooo important). Journalists can be funny, can't they? :D

gaviotabr
Jun 24th, 2009, 02:36 PM
Some quotes from Ana, after the first round at Wimbledon:

Ana: Pronašla sam vatru u stomaku...
Sreda, 24. jun 2009. 09:38

Ana Ivanović je u triler meču prvog kola Vimbldona teškom mukom izborila pobedu nad Čehinjom Lusi Hradeckom - 2:1 (5:7, 6:2, 8:6).

Srpska teniserka je spasila čak dve meč lopte, pre nego je overila plasman u drugo kolo, gde će je čekati Sara Erani.

"Strahovala sam od toga kako Hradecka može da odigra na Vimbldonu, i ispostavilo se sa pravom. Iznenadila me je brzina njenog servisa i riterna. Nije mnogo grešila, bila je puna samopouzdanja i rekla bih da je to bio njen meč života", izjavila je Ivanovićeva posle pobede.

Ana je dodala da nije bila u potpunosti zadovoljna svojom igrom na startu turnira, ali da je u ključnim momentima, kada je spasavala dve meč lopte, odigrala kako treba.

"Bila sam izuzetno pozitivna, naročito u teškim momentima meča. To mi je pomoglo da odigram dobro u situacijama kada je protivnica imala pobedu u rukama. Tek tada mi je nešto kvrcnulo u glavi i počela sam da igram kako treba", dodala je srpska teniserka.

Ivanovićeva, koja je na Vimbldonu postavljena za 13. nosioca, je pobedom nad Hradeckom prebrodila početnu nervozu i pritisak, što bi u nastavku turnira trebalo da joj bude od koristi.

"Pobeda u prvom kolu mi mnogo znači, jer sam posle dugo vremena opet pronašla onu vatru u stomaku koja me pokreće i koja mi je veoma nedostajala u proteklom periodu", priznala je Ana.

(MONDO)

http://www.mtsmondo.com/sport/football/text.php?vest=138713

I guess she says she has found some fire again, something she had missed lately! :worship:

jelenacg
Jun 24th, 2009, 02:43 PM
Some quotes from Ana, after the first round at Wimbledon:



http://www.mtsmondo.com/sport/football/text.php?vest=138713

I guess she says she has found some fire again, something she had missed lately! :worship:

Your Serbian is getting better and better with each day :lol::worship:
Yes she said that ,she wasn`t happy with the way she played her match but she is happy how she played in crucial points and how she saved MPs
I guess she knew Hradecka can play good on grass but she was really surprised by her serve and ROS.Ana said Hradecka didn`t made many mistakes and she played the match of her life

gaviotabr
Jun 24th, 2009, 02:48 PM
Your Serbian is getting better and better with each day :lol::worship:

:lol:

Should I thank google translator? :lol:

Yes she said that ,she wasn`t happy with the way she played her match but she is happy how she played in crucial points and how she saved MPs
I guess she knew Hradecka can play good on grass but she was really surprised by her serve and ROS.Ana said Hradecka didn`t made many mistakes and she played the match of her life

Hradecka definitely played her best match.. And Ana could have played a lot better... but I like that she says she found some fire.. I was also missing that in her. I hope she takes this and motivates herself to play better and fight harder.

jelenacg
Jun 24th, 2009, 02:58 PM
:lol:

Should I thank google translator? :lol:



Hradecka definitely played her best match.. And Ana could have played a lot better... but I like that she says she found some fire.. I was also missing that in her. I hope she takes this and motivates herself to play better and fight harder.

:lol:
She was really fighting there and finally showed some heart and mental strength.But she needs to keep doing that in every match.No just in this one

Midge.
Jun 24th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Yes she said that ,she wasn`t happy with the way she played her match but she is happy how she played in crucial points and how she saved MPs

She really said that? :eek:
First time in months she hasn't dribbled her usual "everything is fine" bs. Finally some sense.:bowdown:

gaviotabr
Jun 24th, 2009, 03:06 PM
:lol:
She was really fighting there and finally showed some heart and mental strength.But she needs to keep doing that in every match.No just in this one

You are right.. she needs to go out there with that determination in every match from the first point on. I hope her coaches have a good talk with her, and make her use this as motivation.. as something to take to make her be stronger and play well again.

BackSpin
Jun 24th, 2009, 04:45 PM
She basically says she think she has found her confidence again.:) *preys it's not some kind of jinx*

bibir
Jun 24th, 2009, 09:41 PM
Who's Scott??

spiritedenergy
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:13 PM
Who's Scott??

her fitness coach;)

spiritedenergy
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Pleasing victory / June 24, 2009
I’ve had a lot of tough, close matches in my career and yesterday’s was definitely one of them. It’s always extra satisfying to win a match when you have been match point down.

I’ve done it quite a few times in my career, and a few times here actually. The most important thing in this situation is to try and play without emotions. If you think, “I must win this point” or “I must break her here” then you are putting extra pressure on yourself and that’s never a good thing. Instead, you have to concentrate on your tactics: what you have to do technically to win the point.

At the same time, emotions can be a good thing, and they can actually help get you through a match like that. The crowd was great yesterday and I could really feel the energy around the court. That gave me extra motivation to keep fighting and it definitely helped me win the match.

My opponent, Lucie Hradecka, was playing extremely well. She wasn’t making many mistakes and she put me under a lot of pressure. To come through this kind of match is good for your confidence.

It doesn’t get any easier: my next opponent, Sara Errani, is very talented and she gave me a tough match in Paris last month. If I can improve in some of the areas I wasn’t so good in yesterday, such as my serve, then I am confident I can come through and really get into this tournament.

Love
Ana

Looks like Ana is very excited about this win, she already wrote a diary entry:lol: I really hope she'll get confidence from this, ajde!:kiss:

Mixo
Jun 24th, 2009, 10:58 PM
her fitness coach;)

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: :lol::lol::lol::lol: Nice one

jelenacg
Jun 24th, 2009, 11:13 PM
Looks like Ana is very excited about this win, she already wrote a diary entry:lol: I really hope she'll get confidence from this, ajde!:kiss:

She wrote a diary :)Don`t get to exited Ana
Her serve was ok,but her FH and BH were awful :tape:More flat FHs please :p

Curtos07
Jun 25th, 2009, 12:15 AM
Two diaries in three days. :) I hope the crowd at court 18 gives Ana the same kind of energy the crowd at court 4 gave her.

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 25th, 2009, 06:20 PM
Interview from today's match

A Ivanovic - 25 June 2009
Thursday, 25 June 2009

Q. Nice to get a more comfortable match than your first round?

ANA IVANOVIC: Yes. I was really happy about it. It was a very tough first set. Obviously 5‑3 down and coming back, and then saving some breakpoints in that serving game on 5‑All.

But I played some good tennis then and stayed calm and really didn't make many mistakes. I was really happy about that. It was ‑‑ you know, gave me some confidence for the second set. I just stick with the game plan from then on.

Q. What is the most important thing for you to be successful in this tournament?

ANA IVANOVIC: For me, I find that it's really important to just stay in the moment and realize that every day it's different opponent and different match, and not every day you'll feel good.

Even if you feel great, just to keep ‑‑ just go back to basics and work hard for each point. And that's what I was doing last couple of matches, and it makes me feel much better out there, much more comfortable, yeah.

Q. Is it difficult to build up your confidence after you've had some fairly average results for such a long time?

ANA IVANOVIC: It is. That's something that obviously takes time. And I have lots of confidence from my practice sessions, because I've been practicing really well for a long time. But I just never managed to back it up in my matches.

But I feel like this week I made a big steps. And also French Open, I managed play some good tennis. Yeah, I just feel like I need to allow myself some time and be patient and work hard. And obviously those kind of matches like today and the first round, coming back from match points down, it gives me confidence. I just want to keep building on that.

Q. When you were 5‑3 down in the first set; any doubts creep in?

ANA IVANOVIC: No. I was a little bit disappointed actually losing my serve at 3‑All. When she was serving at 3‑2, I felt I had opportunities. I didn't quite use them. I went for a little bit too much. I was really down on myself, so that was a little bit disappointing.

But I felt confident otherwise. I felt in very good rhythm on the court today. I obviously always believed I can come back and win that set.

Q. In what way does Sven Groenefeld help you with your game?

ANA IVANOVIC: Yes, I've been back with adidas program last couple of weeks. Seeing Sven, it's really good. I think from all the coaches, he knows my game the best. We spend couple years working together. We went through a lot together, so he knows not only my game but also he can tell in my face expression how I'm feeling.

It really feel goods to have someone in the crowd that I can look to and, you know, he can just, you know, be supportive. It already means a lot to me, and it makes me calm.

Q. Did you miss that at the beginning of the year?

ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, it was different. You know, I felt like I wanted maybe full‑time coach. But obviously now I'm really, really happy to be back with the program. And I feel it's working well for me. Obviously now they have Darren Cahill, which is great coach and very experienced. I really enjoy working with them.

Q. You said it's important to feel comfortable. Can I ask what it is you do to relax on your downtime? What do you like to do in London?

ANA IVANOVIC: Well, I just try to take it easy and watch some movies and relax by home. My family's here, which is nice. Yeah, just basically not much. Watch couple of movies.

Q. Any good movies you watched this week?

ANA IVANOVIC: I watched Last of the Mohicans. It's quite old movie, but it was good one.

Q. Get you fired up?

ANA IVANOVIC: Yes. But I have heaps of DVDs with me here. We have movie night every night.

Q. You mentioned Darren Cahill. What sort of things has he been able to bring to your game?

ANA IVANOVIC: Darren is very experienced coach. In the past, he worked mostly with the guys. I think guys have different mentality to girls. Girls take everything so emotionally. And just feeling ‑‑ if I'm feeling good or not.

But with him it's different. He just tells me everything how it is. And he doesn't try to, you know, make me feel good or anything. If I'm not doing something right, he's gonna tell me straightaway.

So in that way I feel I can apply it straightaway and I can straightaway be more positive and work on certain things. And it gives me confidence because I know exactly what I'm doing right and what I'm not.

Q. Why has Serbia been so successful in sport in the last few years?

ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, I think we have quite a lot of fighting spirit I think. And ever since I was growing up, basketball was popular, football always, volleyball. We have lots of different sports. People just like to go out and do things, you know, and play sports.

Obviously, at the moment it's tennis that it's overtaking other sports. But I think it's great.

Q. Did you play anything else?

ANA IVANOVIC: I played basketball with my brother. Sometimes when we go with the friends for a picnic, I like to play volleyball, as well.

Q. You came here last year on top of the world, French Open champion, new No. 1. Are you happy on court right now, or does it ever feel like the pressure got too much for you? How did you cope in the last year?

ANA IVANOVIC: I'm very happy on the court at the moment. I think that's what made the big difference because there was time when I was not really happy being out there because I didn't feel confident and I didn't feel comfortable because I sort of felt I didn't have tools to deal with certain things, you know.

Just maybe it was because I wasn't, you know, practicing in the right direction, and I went a little bit off the track there. But now I feel I'm putting the things in place that need to be taken care of and I feel I'm on the right way and that gives me confidence, so I'm back enjoying.

Q. Do you think the last year has made you a much stronger person?

ANA IVANOVIC: Oh, for sure it did. Up until last year, my career was always going up, and my rankings were always improving. Then, you know, once I got to the top position, it was sort of ‑‑ you know, it had some setbacks. It was a little bit hard for me to accept it. I just thought it's always going to be up the hill and it's always going to be better and better. But it's not always the case.

You learn how to accept some losses, and it makes you stronger and makes you appreciate wins even more.

Q. Samantha Stosur is your next opponent. Do you know anything about her game?

ANA IVANOVIC: We play a couple of times. Not recently. But obviously she's in a great roll. She played semis in French Open. She's tough opponent, especially on the grass. She serves and volleys a lot. It's going to be tough game.

But, like I said, I'm really enjoying my tennis at the moment and I love competing and I enjoy challenges. I'm just excited to have opportunity to play in third round, you know, and against good players. So, you know, it's going to be exciting, I think.

Q. As well as you volley, do you think there might come a time, in the next year or so, where you can primarily win matches at the net?

ANA IVANOVIC: I think it can be part of my game. But ever since I was young, you know, hitting well from the baseline was my game. Obviously, the game is developing a lot and there is lots of girls hitting very, very hard and strong at the moment.

Many times you don't even get chance to come to the net with a short ball. Obviously that's something I want to work on. And I think it can help me a lot as a mix‑up, for sure.

But serve and volley, I don't think it's my style of game.

gaviotabr
Jun 25th, 2009, 06:42 PM
No more net rushing for Ana. I now understand why she dumped Kardon and hasn't been going to the net as often. I guess she felt it wasn't the right game for her.

Curtos07
Jun 25th, 2009, 07:31 PM
The more I think about it, the more I agree with Ana on dumping Kardon. I still believe she should of have waited at least until after Wimbledon to make the move, but I think she feels much more comfortable working with Sven and even Cahill by reading this presser. Maybe this program is better for her rather than having a full time coach. I really hope they can't continue giving her the needed attention though so she can't get back to where she once was.

gaviotabr
Jun 26th, 2009, 02:52 PM
Stosur to test Ivanovic's shaky confidenceJune 26, 2009 - 3:44PM

Samantha Stosur .... faces 13th-seeded Ana Ivanovic.
Having finally cracked Wimbledon's third round, Samantha Stosur would have to fancy her chances of reaching the fourth.

The Australian No.18 seed faces 13th-seeded Ana Ivanovic on Saturday with the Serb suffering a crisis of confidence after a year of under-achievement.

Stosur, still buoyant following her French Open semi-finals appearance, produced a stirring fightback to beat German qualifier Tatjana Malek and advance beyond the second round at the All England Club for the first time in seven attempts.

But she was wary of former world No.1 Ivanovic, who is being assisted by highly-regarded Australian coach Darren Cahill.

"You know that she might be a little bit low on confidence whereas I'm pretty high up on confidence, so you could try and bring that into effect, but she's a very good player," Stosur said.

"You don't know when that's going to turn around for anyone."

Stosur fought back from a set down and 0-4 down in the second-set tiebreak to beat Malek 4-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 on Thursday.

It was a far cry from the corresponding match last year when she crumbled after leading Czech No.14 seed Nicole Vaidisova 4-1 in the third set.

"A little while ago I may not have won a match like that," Stosur said of her clash with Malek.

"I'm just really pleased that I pulled it out and can try and give myself another chance to play my best on Saturday."

Ivanovic began a nine-week stint on top of the rankings after the French Open in 2008.

But since losing in straight sets to Jie Zheng, then world No.133, in the third round at Wimbledon last year, she has suffered a series of defeats to players ranked well below her.

She has only beaten one player in the top 20 during 2009 and her ranking has slipped to No.13, but there were signs of her spirit returning as she defeated Sara Errani 7-5 6-1 in the second round after going 3-5 down in the first set.

Two days earlier, Ivanovic had twice been a point from bowing out of the tournament at the hands of 57th-ranked Czech Lucie Hradecka.

"I have lots of confidence from my practice sessions, because I've been practising really well for a long time, but I just never managed to back it up in my matches," Ivanovic said.

"I feel like this week I made a big steps ... matches like today and the first round, coming back from match points down, it gives me confidence."

A key to her confidence on the practice court has been Cahill, with whom she has been working intensively under the adidas development programme.

"In the past, he worked mostly with the guys," Ivanovic said.

"Guys have different mentality to girls. Girls take everything so emotionally.

"With him it's different. He just tells me everything how it is and he doesn't try to make me feel good or anything. If I'm not doing something right, he's going to tell me straight away.

"In that way I feel I can apply it straight away ... it gives me confidence because I know exactly what I'm doing right and what I'm not."

Last week, Cahill described Ivanovic as a delight.

"She's going through a little bit of a confidence slump at the moment, but it's just a couple of matches which will turn that around," Cahill told AAP.

"She's definitely one of those players that can push for grand slam singles titles."

Ivanovic said she was expecting a tough encounter with Stosur.

"She's on a great roll," Ivanovic said.

"It's going to be tough game but I'm really enjoying my tennis at the moment and I love competing and I enjoy challenges."

The pair share a 1-1 record, with Stosur winning in the second round at the 2006 Australian Open and Ivanovic prevailing in the French Open first round the same year.

AAP




I think this is the reason everybody plays out of their minds against Ana. They know her confidence is shaky and she can start to play bad at any moment. I'm so scared about tomorrow's match, I really want Ana to win! :sobbing:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 26th, 2009, 03:07 PM
I think this is the reason everybody plays out of their minds against Ana. They know her confidence is shaky and she can start to play bad at any moment. I'm so scared about tomorrow's match, I really want Ana to win! :sobbing:

Definitely! They know they just have to keep the ball in play long enough and she'll push it out:o
On the other hand, Stosur had a ton of UEs in her last match as well. I think it were more than 40:help: Therefore she also more than 40 winners...
She played a very hit-or-miss match and I think Ana could profit from that... At least that's what I hope:lol: I really want her to do well here:sobbing:

jelenacg
Jun 26th, 2009, 03:15 PM
That isn`t something new.Even we discussed a few time that the players know she is vulnerable
But with a few good wins and good tournaments it can be changed quickly

Midge.
Jun 26th, 2009, 03:30 PM
Golfer Adam Scott linked to Ana Ivanovic

By David Murray in London
Herald Sun
June 27, 2009 12:01am

GOLFER Adam Scott has fuelled rumours of a romance with tennis glamour girl Ana Ivanovic (http://search.news.com.au/search//0/?us=ndmnews&sid=5013560&as=news&ac=entertainment&q=Ana%20Ivanovic) after taking a court-side seat at her latest Wimbledon match.

The Queenslander was a guest of the Serbian stunner and looked on admiringly as she advanced past her second-round opponent.

After the match Scott did little to dispel appearances that the pair are an item, refusing to serve up any details on their relationship, the Herald Sun reports.

"I met her in Australia, but I'm not going to say any more," Scott said when asked if they were an item.

Asked if he'd be back to see more of Ivanovic and Wimbledon, he said: "I hope so."

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,28383,25697085-5013560,00.htmlIt's so on. :banana:
Was reading some interesting rumours before, apparently were seen together during her 2 week "vanishing" act during the AO. Then again playing golf in Mallorca. Probably all BS, but it's fun to speculate. :lol:
If they really have been going on this whole time, they did really really well hiding it.
Im defintley a Adana (:confused:) shipper. :hearts:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 26th, 2009, 03:41 PM
:inlove: Adana:drool:

:lol: Good for her if it's true!

But she better not start losing now:armed:

spiritedenergy
Jun 26th, 2009, 03:47 PM
:inlove: Adana:drool:

:lol: Good for her if it's true!

But she better not start losing now:armed:

I've been to Adana, nice town!:p

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 26th, 2009, 04:00 PM
I've been to Adana, nice town!:p

:lol:

For me Adana = Advantage Ana;)

MsPaula
Jun 26th, 2009, 04:03 PM
:(:inlove: Adana:drool:

:lol: Good for her if it's true!

But she better not start losing now:armed:

Oh, here we go again! Adam Scott is a playboy who seems to enjoy "dating" high profile celebs--i.e Kate Hudson? He's going to break Ana's heart and IMO he's too old for her...born 07/16/80. She's better off just concentrating on her tennis. She's young and has plenty of time down the road for a real relationship. The last thing she needs now is a lot of press about her love life. Come on Ana and beat Stosur!!

spiritedenergy
Jun 26th, 2009, 04:12 PM
:(

Oh, here we go again! Adam Scott is a playboy who seems to enjoy "dating" high profile celebs--i.e Kate Hudson? He's going to break Ana's heart and IMO he's too old for her...born 07/16/80. She's better off just concentrating on her tennis. She's young and has plenty of time down the road for a real relationship. The last thing she needs now is a lot of press about her love life. Come on Ana and beat Stosur!!

I kind of agree... Ana don't think about men now, they just want to screw you:tape::lol::p
And moreover, Ana started sucking since she started dating Verdasco... Ana is simply not focused enough on her tennis with these men around, Ana you'll have time, for now just play and fulfill your potential!:o All the players who have boyfriends are slumping: Vaidisova, Paszek, Domachowska, etc.:o

kim86
Jun 26th, 2009, 04:18 PM
Oh, here we go again! Adam Scott is a playboy who seems to enjoy "dating" high profile celebs--i.e Kate Hudson? He's going to break Ana's heart and IMO he's too old for her...born 07/16/80. She's better off just concentrating on her tennis. She's young and has plenty of time down the road for a real relationship. The last thing she needs now is a lot of press about her love life. Come on Ana and beat Stosur!!

I totally agree with you. I'm not a big fan of this kind of relatioships, especially for a player who is trying to regain her confidence, like Ana. Why can't she find someone more serious than these playboys???? :tape:

spiritedenergy
Jun 26th, 2009, 04:19 PM
I totally agree with you. I'm not a big fan of this kind of relatioships, especially for a player who is trying to regain her confidence, like Ana. Why can't she find someone more serious than these playboys???? :tape:

Totally agree Kim86, we italians know well with our president:tape::p

Midge.
Jun 26th, 2009, 04:23 PM
Yeah getting yourself into a relationship when you're trying to pull yourself out of an epic formslump is not the greatest idea but hey, what can you do? She knows what she's doing. I trust her. :angel:

And FWIW, this is the supposed "kiss" with Kate Hudson. (http://ilovedorks.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/kate-hudson-adam-scott-hawaii-kiss.jpg)
Make of it what you will. :shrug:
One 2 week fling doesn't necessarily make him a player. IIRC he had a long term relationship before that.

Front page of the Herald Sun's website, "King of Pop Dead" followed by "Ana aces our Adam". If Ana thought she had a tough time with the paparazzi with Nando, she has no idea what she's in for. :lol: Australian media will love this. :o

And if this story gathers enough steam, he'll cop it if he does something stupid. Much like Lleyton when he broke it off with Kim. We're very protective of our adopted daughters. ;):o

kim86
Jun 26th, 2009, 04:46 PM
Front page of the Herald Sun's website, "King of Pop Dead" followed by "Ana aces our Adam". If Ana thought she had a tough time with the paparazzi with Nando, she has no idea what she's in for. :lol: Australian media will love this. :o

And if this story gathers enough steam, he'll cop it if he does something stupid. Much like Lleyton when he broke it off with Kim. We're very protective of our adopted step daughters. ;):o

That's exactly what i'm afraid of. When Lleyton and Kim broke up, they managed to rile a nice person like Kim :lol:
And I know how it works pretty well because i'm italian, and here paparazzi are really, really annoying. They're everywhere :tape:

jelenacg
Jun 26th, 2009, 04:57 PM
I think you are all being a little bit selfish here.Her last year slump has nothing to do Fernando,i think we all know that.I don`t know about Paszek and Domachowska but i`m pretty sure Stepanek had nothing to do with Vaidisova slump.Did you see Vaidisova play lately she shows 0 interest in tennis :help::help:.That is not Stepanek fault but her own.We control our own destiny so we can`t blame others for the things that we do or don`t do
I don`t see any reason why would her love life affect her tennis.In her free time she has the right to do what ever she wants.
Adam is rich, famous and handsome so i would be very surprised if he didn`t have many girls :confused:I don`t know if he is a playboy or not but he apparently had a long term relationship before so that is a good thing
About media attention i think Ana has learned her lesson regarding that.And the proof is that since January we only saw them once together and we probably wouldn`t see them at all until they didn`t decided to be seen
To the journalist it isn`t interesting seeing him at her matches (maybe only at first)they want something more juicy so as long as they don`t give that to them and don`t talk about their relationship they will be just fine
About what are they going to write if there isn`t any photos and they don`t talk about it :lol::lol:

kim86
Jun 26th, 2009, 05:16 PM
I think you are all being a little bit selfish here.Her last year slump has nothing to do Fernando,i think we all know that.I don`t know about Paszek and Domachowska but i`m pretty sure Stepanek had nothing to do with Vaidisova slump.Did you see Vaidisova play lately she shows 0 interest in tennis :help::help:.That is not Stepanek fault but her own.We control our own destiny so we can`t blame others for the things that we do or don`t do
I don`t see any reason why would her love life affect her tennis.In her free time she has the right to do what ever she wants.
Adam is reach famous and handsome so i would be very surprised if he didn`t have many girls :confused:I don`t know if he is a playboy or not but he apparently had a long term relationship before so that is a good thing
About media attention i think Ana has learned her lesson regarding that.And the proof is that since January we only saw them once together and we probably wouldn`t see them at all until they didn`t decided to be seen
To the journalist it isn`t interesting seeing him at her matches (maybe only at first)they want something more juicy so as long as they don`t give that to them and don`t talk about their relationship they will be just fine
About what are they going to write if there isn`t any photos and they don`t talk about it :lol::lol:

It's not about being selfish, but in this moment she needs to be focus 100% on tennis, and she doesn't need any extra-tennis distractions. Having a relationship with someone who travels all around the world (like Ana does) it one of those distractions.

It's true they're not our business, but these are just concerns of worried fans who don't see Ana wins for a long time :lol:

jelenacg
Jun 26th, 2009, 05:30 PM
It's not about being selfish, but in this moment she needs to be focus 100% on tennis, and she doesn't need any extra-tennis distractions. Having a relationship with someone who travels all around the world (like Ana does) it one of those distractions.

It's true they're not our business, but these are just concerns of worried fans who don't see Ana wins for a long time :lol:

Why can`t she be focus 100% on tennis and have a boyfriend? :confused:
Lets say she practices for 5,6h a day,sleeps 8h and that leaves her 10h a day to do whatever she wants :lol:
Tennis is not everything,we all need something more in our life.Having something that can help her relax and not to think about the tennis all the time is only a good thing imo

kim86
Jun 26th, 2009, 06:40 PM
Why can`t she be focus 100% on tennis and have a boyfriend? :confused:
Lets say she practices for 5,6h a day,sleeps 8h and that leaves her 10h a day to do whatever she wants :lol:
Tennis is not everything,we all need something more in our life.Having something that can help her relax and not to think about the tennis all the time is only a good thing imo

You didn't get the point, but it's my fault. I try to explain in other words despite my terrible english :lol:

I didnt' mean that she can't be focus on tennis if she has a boyfriend, but that it's really difficult to do that if this guy travels all around the world, worse if he is a playboy, and you have to care about where he is and with who.
I think maybe she needs someone who travel with her, just like Mirka with Federer :lol:

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2009, 08:19 PM
Why can`t she be focus 100% on tennis and have a boyfriend? :confused:
Lets say she practices for 5,6h a day,sleeps 8h and that leaves her 10h a day to do whatever she wants :lol:
Tennis is not everything,we all need something more in our life.Having something that can help her relax and not to think about the tennis all the time is only a good thing imo

But Verdasco said Ana wanted to end their relationship to focus on tennis :confused:

If they've been together for a while that's fine, but if he just showed up at Wimbledon and they're now starting a relationship, that's a huge distraction at a very important event.

jelenacg
Jun 26th, 2009, 08:37 PM
You didn't get the point, but it's my fault. I try to explain in other words despite my terrible english :lol:

I didnt' mean that she can't be focus on tennis if she has a boyfriend, but that it's really difficult to do that if this guy travels all around the world, worse if he is a playboy, and you have to care about where he is and with who.
I think maybe she needs someone who travel with her, just like Mirka with Federer :lol:

I understand what you are trying to say ,but look if you are in a relationship you need to trust that person no matter what.If you start suspecting and questioning where is he and with whom is he when he is not with you that relationship doesn`t have much chance to survive
@ The Daviator
I don`t remember Verdasco saying Ana broke up with him bc of tennis.I know she said she wanted to focus on tennis but she also said that it is possible to have a relationship despite travel and tennis when you find the right person
And i highly doubt that they are starting their relationship now during Wimbledon.Especially since she will probably have a vacation after Wimbledon

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 26th, 2009, 08:44 PM
But Verdasco said Ana wanted to end their relationship to focus on tennis :confused:

If they've been together for a while that's fine, but if he just showed up at Wimbledon and they're now starting a relationship, that's a huge distraction at a very important event.

Maybe he just said that, because he didn't want to reveal their personal secrets:shrug:

As for Adam. If they're really together, it can be good for her. He seems like a nice and genuine guy who could really help her mature off- and on-court.
It's obviously hard maintaining a relationship where both partners are traveling as frequent as these two, but if they're really an item I'm sure both are smart enough that they know what they're getting themselves into;)

Having a boyfriend can be distracting, but I think the people around her, especially in the Adidas progra, will have an eye on her and make sure she doesn't lose focus during practice sessions or match preparation. Adam is a professional athlete as well, so he should know better than to disturb her concentration in important situations or hinder her preparation by demanding too much of her time and dedication:):lol:

Again, I'm not even totally convinced "Adana" is actually happening, but I guess we will know somewhen after Wimbledon, when Ana takes some time off:shrug:

Curtos07
Jun 26th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Let me just say this. Adam Scott s NOT a playboy. Prior to Ana, he had a 7 year relationship with some girl which ended last year. That is not the definition of a playboy. I also am a golf fan too and have known about Adam Scott for a long time now. He is a really good guy and never comes across in a bad way to me. I honestly think he and Ana would make a great couple. Of course, I don't really know either of them personally, in fact none of us do so it's a bit unfair to judge. I don't think it is a distraction. Nando had nothing to do with Ana's slump, she was slumping way before him. I think it's great to have somebody besides her at times. She's human, love is part of life.

spiritedenergy
Jun 26th, 2009, 09:55 PM
Let me just say this. Adam Scott s NOT a playboy. Prior to Ana, he had a 7 year relationship with some girl which ended last year. That is not the definition of a playboy. I also am a golf fan too and have known about Adam Scott for a long time now. He is a really good guy and never comes across in a bad way to me. I honestly think he and Ana would make a great couple. Of course, I don't really know either of them personally, in fact none of us do so it's a bit unfair to judge. I don't think it is a distraction. Nando had nothing to do with Ana's slump, she was slumping way before him. I think it's great to have somebody besides her at times. She's human, love is part of life.

:eek: Adam treat Ana well:kiss::lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 26th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Let me just say this. Adam Scott s NOT a playboy. Prior to Ana, he had a 7 year relationship with some girl which ended last year. That is not the definition of a playboy. I also am a golf fan too and have known about Adam Scott for a long time now. He is a really good guy and never comes across in a bad way to me. I honestly think he and Ana would make a great couple. Of course, I don't really know either of them personally, in fact none of us do so it's a bit unfair to judge. I don't think it is a distraction. Nando had nothing to do with Ana's slump, she was slumping way before him. I think it's great to have somebody besides her at times. She's human, love is part of life.

That's definitely good to know:D

InsideOut.
Jun 27th, 2009, 09:42 AM
From Wimbledon website:

One to watch: Ana Ivanovic

Friday, 26 June 2009

Written by Barry Newcombe

Ana Ivanovic knew she was under pressure at Wimbledon when she had to save two match points in the first round against Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic in the gloom of the evening on a back court.

She moved to a higher ranked court in the second round to defeat the Italian Sara Errani and now has to lift her challenge again to play the 18th seeded Australian, Samantha Stosur, for a place in the last 16 of The Championships.

Ivanovic, the girl from Serbia who has the 2008 French title as her major success, has been in the semi-finals once at Wimbledon when she lost to Venus Williams.

Now it is a question of whether she can expand her game at this Wimbledon where five days of sunny weather have left the courts quicker than usual. Ivanovic has to be ready for that test, to become a little more adventurous and to do a shade more work in the forecourt if she needs to dominate.

She says: “For me, I find that it’s really important to stay in the moment and realise that every day it’s a different opponent and different match and not every day do you feel good.

“Even if you feel great, just to go back to basics and work hard for each point.That’s what I was doing the last couple of matches and it makes me feel much more comfortable out there.

“I have lots of confidence from my practice session because I have been practising well for a long time but I just never managed to back it up in my matches.But I feel this week that I made some big steps. I just feel I need to allow myself some time and be patient and work hard.

“Samantha is obviously on a great roll. She played semis in the French Open and she’s tough opponent, especially on grass. She serves and volleys a lot. It’s going to be a tough game. But I enjoy competing and I enjoy challenges. But serve and volley, I don’t think it’s my style of game.”

Just something written from her interview last match. They're actually picking her as a dark horse now. :lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 27th, 2009, 10:08 AM
I think, I like her better as a darkhouse and winning than as a favorite and losing:lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 27th, 2009, 03:12 PM
Ana's interview

A Ivanovic - 27 June 2009
Saturday, 27 June 2009

Q. Was that your best match so far at Wimbledon?

ANA IVANOVIC: It was pretty good. I played really well. And I'm very happy that, uhm, today's match was ‑‑ I think my tactics and my game plan prevailed over my emotions. That's something I'm really happy about.

I stick with my plan and I just, you know, kept playing the best I can every point.

Q. When are your thoughts on facing Venus Williams, and what's the biggest challenge when you do face her?

ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, I'm very excited. You know, she plays really well here, and last two years here she's the champion. Two years ago I played her in the semifinal here, so I can take a lot from that match.

But, you know, I felt like every match I was playing better and better. So I'm really, you know, happy to take that challenge and to play against some, you know, top player like her.

She's very dangerous opponent, but I think I have a great chance, and I feel very comfortable going in that match. I'm so excited to have opportunity for that challenge.

Q. You said you take a lot from that last time when you faced her. What do you take from it?

ANA IVANOVIC: Well, definitely it was the only time I think we played on the grass, and it's so different, you know. And she likes to go for her first shot. She likes to dominate the points.

Uhm, you know, I just think I have to try to make a lot of returns. And obviously it's going to be important for me to serve well in that match because, yeah, she has great first serves. So if I can hold onto my serve and then put pressure on her, that would be a key.

Q. Adam Scott has been at your last two matches. Are you dating? Can you tell us about your friendship?

ANA IVANOVIC: Well, I think, you know, I rather talk about my tennis at the moment. Yeah. I wouldn't like to comment on that. It's great to see familiar faces I think in your box when you look for support.

Q. That was one of your best matches this year against Stosur. Against Venus, how much of it is going to be a mental challenge for you to see if your confidence is there to go for your shots when you need to?

ANA IVANOVIC: It's going to be huge challenge. I'm just so happy. I feel very lucky to have opportunity to play against her because, you know, in my first match I was, you know, half gone.

To come back and win, you know, win another couple of matches and play better each match, it definitely gives me confidence.

You know, I'm just very thrilled, because I put lot of hard work over past few weeks and worked a lot with Darren and Sven on the court, and, you know, practiced the most I've been practicing I think ever.

So it's great to see the results. You know, I just want to go out there and enjoy it, take it as a challenge, because I haven't really played against too many high‑ranked players lately because I wasn't putting myself in a position.

But now, you know, I see it as a great challenge.

Q. Have you kept anything in reserve to be able to play Venus next week?

ANA IVANOVIC: Definitely. In these kind of matches, like I said, I was playing better and better, and that's what you want to feel going into second week of a Grand Slam. Obviously French Open I played fourth round, but it's been a while that I, you know, gone far in a Grand Slam. So I'm very excited to have opportunity to do that here.

And I think my game suits grass very well. I still want to enjoy every match and, you know, see what happens.

Q. How important is the court to you that you play on? You were in the new Court 2. Did you like it? Did it feel nice?

ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, it is very nice court. And it's just so strange, you know, I used to look at it as a Court 13, and now it's Court 2. So it's definitely very, very nice court. I enjoyed it. I think it's great they this challenge there, too.

Q. How is your knee? How has it progressed as the tournament has gone on? No chance of making it any worse by playing here?

ANA IVANOVIC: No, no, definitely. Still after my matches I have to keep icing it and do some work on it. But it's feeling hundred percent stable. You know, I can practice normal and play my matches. You know, it's important to feel that.

Q. When you made the coaching change back from Craig to Darren and to Sven, was it because you were unsettled? What wasn't working with Craig? You were only with him maybe three and a half, four months.

ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, Craig is great guy. We really had great time working together. But just I felt like this might be a good, you know, decision for me. And, you know, something maybe, you know, that someone can, you know, push me a little bit harder. I needed I think some more intensity on the court. And that's something that I feel maybe was lacking a bit.

Obviously now with adidas program, they have Darren Cahill, which is great coach, and so experienced, as well. It's great opportunity for me to work with him. And I really took I think the most out of it and I really enjoy spending time on the court with Sven and Darren.

I just, you know, feel like I want to go out there and practice and practice and, you know, improve, because I feel still there is so many things I can work on.

Q. Can you describe what your thoughts are as to why there have been so many No. 1s since Justine Henin retired.

ANA IVANOVIC: Well, Justine was a dominant force in women's tennis I think, and she had so many points. The other points that were left were quite spread. Once she retired, you know, the other girls were very close to each other, so I think that is the main reason.

Q. And what are your thoughts as to whether it's good for the tour or not so good to have one person maybe have a longer stay at No. 1?

ANA IVANOVIC: Uhm, I think for players it's great, because they know that they can beat anyone they play against. You know, they just go on the court and, you know, try to play the best they can. Everyone knows they have chances.

You know, in everyone's career you have little slumps and you have little ups and downs. I think at the moment no one was, you know, probably consistent enough to be so dominant on position No. 1.

But I think that's great for woman's tennis, and it makes us work hard, you know, try to use the chances we have, you know, try to make ourselves one of the ones that can be dominant at that position.

Q. You were No. 1 twelve months ago, and now you're ranked 12 in the world. How would you compare your game now to what it was a year ago?

ANA IVANOVIC: At the moment I think, you know, I feel better on the court than I feel then. You know, just like I said, I feel my game has improved and my serve has improved. I got much more speed on it and much more variety. I just felt like I needed some more matches to get match confidence.

Yeah, I feel like I'm getting that back, too. So, yeah, I just ‑‑ I think my game is probably even better than it was.

Q. So are you saying you're a better player now than you were when you were the world No. 1?

ANA IVANOVIC: I think so. I feel like that. And I feel also much more experienced and much more mature in some way. I went through a lot over past year, you know, being No. 1, you know, having some disappointing losses and some tough times. I think that made me stronger and made me appreciate some things, you know, not take every match, you know, you win for granted, but just appreciate the hard work that was put in.

Q. Are you surprised how hard it was, how hard the struggle was, given how quickly you came up?

ANA IVANOVIC: Can you repeat that, please?

Q. Are you surprised how difficult it was over the past year, given how much success you had early on?

ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, it was very hard, because my career was going always sort of up. Every time I reached few Grand Slam finals, and then I won one. My ranking was always going up.

Then once I reached position No. 1, it's like, Okay, what's next? So then, you know, when I had some setbacks, I sort of didn't know how to deal with it because there is no higher position than the No. 1, so obviously it's going to be setbacks and you're going to drop your ranking.

You know, then some doubt creeped in, and that's something that I didn't really know how to deal with and I didn't feel comfortable with it. So I sort of start pulling back instead of just doing the same things I've been doing.

You know, rankings were never my main concern. I always wanted to work for winning Grand Slams. So, you know, I just think a little bit gone away from what got me there, and, you know, now I feel like I'm back to basics and just, you know, working hard again on these things, and, you know, trying to feel comfortable out there again.

Q. Is there anything you can take from the male players in your game?

ANA IVANOVIC: Yesterday I watched Federer play. Uhm, I think I can learn a lot from him, just the way he plays on the grass. I think grass is such a specific surface, and you really have to understand it to do well. And this is the first year that I feel, you know, I'm sort of starting to use grass for my advantage, and, you know, try to work it.

Federer does that so good. So it was great to see that, and it give me encouragement that I'm actually in the right way.

Q. What are your thoughts in general about Roger Federer when you watch him play, knowing that he may be setting the record for all‑time majors won?

ANA IVANOVIC: It looks so easy when he steps on the court. It looks so easy, doesn't it? And I think he's such a great champion. I mean, I was so thrilled for him when he won French Open. I actually had little tears in my eyes when he was doing the speech. And I think he deserves it so much. And he worked so hard.

You know, he just goes out there, and when he steps on the court, you know, he's all about business. You know, it's so hard to get chance against him, especially on the grass, I think.

Q. Are there any specific things that you've changed in your play for the grass court?

ANA IVANOVIC: I worked a little bit on consistency in my game and just being more patient. That's what I try, you know, to apply in my matches this week. It's been working well. So I just want to stick with that and, you know, try to realize, you know, I have to maybe hit few more shots in a rally, but I'm fine with it.

gaviotabr
Jun 27th, 2009, 03:24 PM
Thanks! Very interesting presser!

Ana's knee problem seem to have been worst then I though.. I mean.. it has been quite a while and she still has to ice it.

So.. she basicaly says Craig was too laid back...

I especially like this:

ANA IVANOVIC: It was pretty good. I played really well. And I'm very happy that, uhm, today's match was ‑‑ I think my tactics and my game plan prevailed over my emotions. That's something I'm really happy about.

I stick with my plan and I just, you know, kept playing the best I can every point.

It's extremely important for Ana to control her emotions.

jelenacg
Jun 27th, 2009, 03:41 PM
Thanks! Very interesting presser!

Ana's knee problem seem to have been worst then I though.. I mean.. it has been quite a while and she still has to ice it.

So.. she basicaly says Craig was too laid back...

I especially like this:



It's extremely important for Ana to control her emotions.

The knee issue,i think it`s bc of all the intense practices and matches(not many) she had
After W she will have a vacation so that knee will probably be fine
About Craig i guess so and i don`t think she really liked his plan about net play.Even she said in her last interview that baseline play gave her success in the past
And yeas just control your emotions Ana :lol:

spiritedenergy
Jun 27th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Thanks! Very interesting presser!

Ana's knee problem seem to have been worst then I though.. I mean.. it has been quite a while and she still has to ice it.

So.. she basicaly says Craig was too laid back...

I especially like this:



It's extremely important for Ana to control her emotions.

that;s what i was saying:p You could see from his twitter, they weren't exactly professional:rolleyes:

gaviotabr
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:18 PM
I just saw a dutch article with some new quotes from Sven. I used google translator, but I didn't get some parts. Does he say Ana invited him to go on the road with her? :confused:

‘Die emoties moeten eruit bij Ana’
Door RIEPKO BUIKEMA

LONDEN - Kort na Roland Garros neemt ze haar besluit, op deze manier kan het niet langer. Ana Ivanovic (21) constateert dat de samenwerking met Graig Kardon haar het afgelopen jaar geen topresultaten heeft gebracht.

Ana Ivanovic. FOTO AP
De coach krijgt wat lieve woordjes mee en dat is het dan. ,,Ik wil Craig bedanken voor al zijn harde werk. Hij is een geweldige kerel en ik heb genoten van onze samenwerking,’’ zegt de Servische.

Ze valt terug op Sven Groeneveld, aan wiens zijde ze in 2008 Roland Garros won en de eerste plaats op de wereldranglijst bereikte. ,,Wij hebben een heel goede relatie, die is altijd blijven bestaan. Ook toen er mede op mijn aanraden na de Australian Open een einde aan onze samenwerking kwam, omdat het beter was als ze een privécoach zou krijgen die zijn aandacht alleen op haar kan richten,’’ zegt de Nederlander. Groeneveld werkt voor het talentenproject van Adidas en kon die rol daardoor niet zelf vervullen.

,,Ik heb echt afstand genomen en in die periode eigenlijk helemaal geen contact met haar gehad, om het een kans te geven. Na Roland Garros is ze met die andere coach gestopt en keerde ze terug in ons ontwikkelingsprogramma. Toen ik hier op Wimbledon kwam, heeft Ana mij gevraagd of ik ook op de baan wilde komen.’’

Het had niet veel gescheeld of de hernieuwde samenwerking was in Londen in mineur begonnen. In de eerste ronde verkeerde Ivanovic op de rand van uitschakeling en overleefde ze ternauwernood twee wedstrijdpunten tegen Lucie Hradecka, de nummer 58 van de wereld.

Zaterdag gaat het in de derde ronde een stuk overtuigender tegen Samantha Stosur (7-5 6-2). ,,Dat was mijn beste wedstrijd tot nu toe,’’ zegt Ivanovic. ,,Mijn tactiek had de overhand op mijn emoties. Ik hield vast aan het plan, speelde elk punt op de beste manier.’’

Groeneveld hoort het opgetogen aan. ,,Die emoties moeten eruit. Daar zijn we al heel lang bezig. Misschien dat nu het kwartje valt en dat ze zich daarvan bewust is. Ana moet heel jong volwassen worden, dat vergt zelfdiscipline en de kunst om objectief in het leven staan. Dat is moeilijk, want er komt natuurlijk veel emotie los op de baan. Dus dit was een belangrijke stap.’’

Tijdens de wedstrijd heeft hij veelvuldig oogcontact met zijn pupil, dan knikt hij haar bemoedigend toe of balt soms zijn vuist. ,,In de eerste set, waarin ze een break voorsprong verspeelde, had ze een moeilijk moment bij 4-5 en 0-15. Toen ze daarna met een goede service het punt binnenhaalde, maakte ze een mooi gebaar. ‘Ik moet mijn kop erbij houden, ik weet nu wat ik moet doen,’ leek ze te zeggen. Vanaf dat moment heeft ze nog maar twee games verloren. Ze heeft echt vastgehouden aan het plan en dat is knap, omdat ze daar voorheen veel moeite mee had.’’

Ivanovic geeft na de partij tegen Stosur toe dat ze verrast is door de tegenslagen van het afgelopen jaar, waarin ze geblesseerd raakt en haar hoge ranking niet kon vasthouden.

,,Mijn carrière ging altijd omhoog. Toen ik nummer één werd, dacht ik: wat nu? Ik kreeg te maken met tegenslagen en ik wist niet hoe ik daarmee om moest gaan.’’

Groeneveld: ,,Spelers werken naar bepaalde doelen toe. Als 5-jarig meisje droomde ze ervan een Grand Slam-toernooi te winnen, om Roland Garros te winnen en om nummer één te worden. En dat werd ineens in één toernooi bereikt.

,,Je krijgt te maken met blessures, met extra media-aandacht, met tegenstanders die wereldberoemd kunnen worden door van jou te winnen. Je wordt een schietschijf, er komt ineens zoveel meer bij kijken dan alleen tennissen. Dat heeft tijd nodig, maar ik denk dat ze de stijgende lijn nu te pakken heeft.’’

Volgens Groeneveld is de opleving te danken aan de goede samenwerking in zijn team, waarin hij nauw samenwerkt met onder anderen de Australiër Darren Cahill, de voormalige coach van Agassi en Hewitt. ,,Wij hebben een uitstekende wisselwerking. Ana kan naar de kant kijken (naar Groeneveld, red.) en weten: dat ken ik, daar voel ik me goed bij. En op de trainingsbaan is er iets nieuws (Cahill, red.), waardoor ze nieuwe impulsen krijgt.’’

Vandaag mag Ivanovic (14.00 uur Nederlandse tijd) laten zijn of het genoeg is om regerend kampioene Venus Williams te vloeren. De Servische won de laatste onderlinge ontmoeting, op de Australian Open van 2008.

,,Toen kon je zien dat ze antwoorden heeft op het spel van Venus,’’ stelt Groeneveld. ,,Ik hoop dat ze nu ook het gevoel heeft dat ze kan winnen.’’


http://www.sportwereld.nl/tennis/3325816/lsquoDie_emoties_moeten_eruit_bij_Anarsquo.html

spiritedenergy
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:25 PM
I just saw a dutch article with some new quotes from Sven. I used google translator, but I didn't get some parts. Does he say Ana invited him to go on the road with her? :confused:



http://www.sportwereld.nl/tennis/3325816/lsquoDie_emoties_moeten_eruit_bij_Anarsquo.html

Thanks Izzy... yes "on the road" it says... when did Ana become a hippie?:lol::p

They seem to have a deep relationship... I think Ana will never leave him, and he also seems deeply involved with Ana...

Curtos07
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:29 PM
:lol: She probably meant travel with her on tour to coach her at the tournaments.

gaviotabr
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Thanks Izzy... yes "on the road" it says... when did Ana become a hippie?:lol::p

They seem to have a deep relationship... I think Ana will never leave him, and he also seems deeply involved with Ana...

Yes, they seem very much involved. It looks like Ana trusts him and believes in him. I just wish he hadn't let her alone late last year.. that was hard for Ana, I'm sure.

I'm hoping someone who knows dutch (Sjoerd? :p) can help a bit with the translation..

gaviotabr
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:37 PM
:lol: She probably meant travel with her on tour to coach her at the tournaments.

I figured.. but he seems to say it like she hadn't asked him before.. right? I'm a bit confused.. still, interesting article.

spiritedenergy
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:38 PM
Yes, they seem very much involved. It looks like Ana trusts him and believes in him. I just wish he hadn't let her alone late last year.. that was hard for Ana, I'm sure.

I'm hoping someone who knows dutch (Sjoerd? :p) can help a bit with the translation..

yes i have no idea what happened? maybe he had family issues? Or maybe he was a bit tired and wanted to try something new? I recall at AO2009 he said something a bit derogatory of Ana, he said Ana and Jelena would have a very tough year because the other players had figured it out their games... i was so disappointed to read that from him...

gaviotabr
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:46 PM
yes i have no idea what happened? maybe he had family issues? Or maybe he was a bit tired and wanted to try something new? I recall at AO2009 he said something a bit derogatory of Ana, he said Ana and Jelena would have a very tough year because the other players had figured it out their games... i was so disappointed to read that from him...

Yes.. me too..

It seems he got divorced or something alike late last year, which was one of the reasons for him not being with Ana for the off-season.

I like how he says Ana can get confidence from him, as someone she knows, and new input from Cahill.

spiritedenergy
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Yes.. me too..

It seems he got divorced or something alike late last year, which was one of the reasons for him not being with Ana for the off-season.

I like how he says Ana can get confidence from him, as someone she knows, and new input from Cahill.

:eek: Oh then I can understand, also the big belly:sad:

I hope they'll click again together, they are made for each other, and Cahill is great for objective inputs:lol::p

jelenacg
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:57 PM
yes i have no idea what happened? maybe he had family issues? Or maybe he was a bit tired and wanted to try something new? I recall at AO2009 he said something a bit derogatory of Ana, he said Ana and Jelena would have a very tough year because the other players had figured it out their games... i was so disappointed to read that from him...

I don`t remember that but he was right,It`s much easier to handle everything when you are a promising player than when you already accomplished something and people know what you are capable of
All top player know each other very well,they played many times so there isn`t very much to figured out imo.
It would be nice if someone could translate that article
Sven had some personal problems but i didn`t know he got divorced

spiritedenergy
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:59 PM
I don`t remember that but he was right,It`s much easier to handle everything when you are a promising player than when you already accomplished something and people know what you are capable of
All top player know each other very well,they played many times so there isn`t very much to figured out imo.
It would be nice if someone could translate that article
Sven had some personal problems but i didn`t know he got divorced

ok but why did he say this publicly? Also Ana'a game is very simple, serve and FH at her best, as well as JJ (turn defense into offense), there isn't much to figure out... If they play at their best there isn't much most players can do...

jelenacg
Jun 28th, 2009, 11:11 PM
ok but why did he say this publicly? Also Ana'a game is very simple, serve and FH at her best, as well as JJ (turn defense into offense), there isn't much to figure out... If they play at their best there isn't much most players can do...

Well with the journalists you never know,maybe he didn`t say that exactly.Don`t you remember that article a few pages ago where Ana was complaining about other players :lol::lol:
As i said i think top players know each other very well so there isn`t really a room for surprise imo

hellas719
Jun 29th, 2009, 07:02 AM
A Greek article on Ana:

Classy Ana Ivanovic
http://tennisnews.gr/images/fashion/ivanovic_wimb4.jpg

Μία Ana Ivanovic από τα παλιά βλέπουμε στο φετινό Wimbledon. Η Ivanovic προς το παρόν δίνει πολύ καλούς αγώνες και ευχόμαστε να συνεχίσει με αυτό το ρυθμό. Η Σέρβα πάντοτε αποτελεί θέμα της στήλης του Tennis Fashion. Έτσι δεν μπορεί να λείπει από τα θέματα lifestyle του Wimbledon. Φέτος εμφανίστηκε στο γήπεδο με το adidas Adilibria Ivanovic Wimbledon dress (όπως σας το είχαμε πει καιρό πριν).

http://www.tennisnews.gr/images/fashion/ivanovic_wimb3.jpg

Το outfit έχει δυο εκπλήξεις...τη φούστα, η οποία δίνει αέρινη κίνηση στην αθλήτρια και μοιάζει να έχει κατασκευαστεί από λεπτή δαντέλα!

http://www.tennisnews.gr/images/fashion/ivanovic_wimb1.jpg

Η δεύτερη έκπληξη ήταν το τοπ που χρησιμοποίησε η Ana κατά την είσοδο της στο γήπεδο και στην προθέρμανση. Μια νέα επιλογή της Adidas, με ψηλό γιακά, που κλείνει στην περίπτωση που διακοπεί ο αγώνας και θα κρατήσει ζεστή την αθλήτρια.

http://www.tennisnews.gr/images/fashion/ivanovic_wimb2.jpg

Ιδιόμορφα είναι τα μανίκια, που δίνουν τη δυνατότητα στην αθλήτρια να αυξήσει/μειώσει το μήκος τους ανάλογα με την κατάσταση της προθέρμανσής της. Πολύ δυνατή η εμφάνιση της Ana. Περισσότερες φωτογραφίες από το Wimbledon είναι διαθέσιμες εδώ.



Link:
http://tennisnews.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2433:classy-ana-ivanovic&catid=48:tennis-fashion&Itemid=122

Midge.
Jun 29th, 2009, 07:53 AM
That jacket is, um, interesting... :unsure:

InsideOut.
Jun 29th, 2009, 08:20 AM
The jacket :unsure::spit:

Ana :hug: You're a tennis player...not an astronaut. :rolls:

Davodus
Jun 29th, 2009, 11:23 AM
this is what my friend said is the general idea of the dutch article:

it says that even though Sven said to her that it's better that she had to get a fulltime coach, they were always on friendly terms

sven rarely spoke to her after she started working with kardon, to make sure that ana was completely focussed on her new coach and not on him

but it didnt work out with kardon and at wimbledon this year ana asked sven to be a part of her team again

it was close because she almost lost the 1st match but she managed to win it. Then against stosur ana says she played on of her best matches. She knew what she had to do and when she was having a hard time she'd look at her box and knew she could count on them

ana says she is surised by her downfall lately. She always felt like she had something to work for (nr 1 or winning a grandslam). When she finally got there she was a little lost, like there was nothing more she could achieve. Sven says: it takes time to get used to that position. I think she is finally ready for it. She will get better from now on.

today at 1pm local time she has the oppertunity to show what she's worth against Venus williams. She won their last meeting in AO 08. back then she knew what to do, i hope she is ready for that today, says sven.

well...they forgot a match in zurich last year...but that's the idea of the article :lol:

hellas719
Jun 29th, 2009, 02:13 PM
The jacket :unsure::spit:

Ana :hug: You're a tennis player...not an astronaut. :rolls:

:rolls:

Mixo
Jun 30th, 2009, 08:08 AM
A very pathetic article about Ana by Marca,

Ivanovic, una tenista consumida por el entorno

Ana Ivanovic llora. La serbia, de 20 años, acaba de ganar su primer Roland Garros y el primer 'Grand Slam' a otra veinteañera como Dinara Safina. Ivanovic se convertía el 9 de junio de 2008 en la número 1 mundial por la desidia tenística de las hermanas Venus y Serena Williams y las retiradas de las belgas Justine Henin y Kim Clijsters, ésta última por maternidad. La victoria no era casualidad porque había pasado por la Academia Sánchez-Casal para ganar coordinación y perder tres kilos de peso.

El tenis femenino tiene tal vacío que Ana parece ser la nueva reina. Se la compara con su compatriota Monica Seles, aunque con la belleza de Ana Kournikova. Le empiezan a llover los contratos y aparece en la portada de todas las revistas de postín de Estados Unidos, desde Sports Illustrated hasta Vanity Fair, y también vendiendo una imagen más sexy en FHM.

Entre tanta sesión fotográfica a la conclusión de París, al entorno de Ana se le olvidó que por encima de todo su bella atleta era tenista. La tercera ronda de Wimbledon, la segunda del US Open y la final de Linz fueron sus mejores prestaciones en el circuito WTA. El sueco Sven Groenefeld, responsable de coordinar a los técnicos de Adidas, le aconsejó que se buscara un entrenador para ella sola porque necesitaba más atención. El grupo de representación de Ivanovic, con sede en Suiza, contrató a David Taylor, que murió deportivamente cuando la serbia cedió en la tercera ronda del último Open de Australia con la desconocida Alisa Kleybanova. La jugadora había hecho parte de la pretemporada en Mallorca. No entrenaba en su mansión de seis millones de euros porque tiene de todo menos cancha de tenis, poco menos que sorprendente.

Pocas fechas antes, y dentro de una aparente normalidad, había acabado su relación sentimental con Fernando Verdasco, que alcanzó la final de Brisbane y las semifinales del primer 'Grand Slam' de la temporada. El pasado mes de marzo, tomó las riendas de la carrera de Ivanovic un gurú como Craig Kardon, con un currículum en el que destacaban nombres ilustres de la raqueta como Martina Navratilova, Lindsay Davenport o Jennifer Capriati, entre otras. La serbía parecía experimentar un cambio positivo alcanzando la final de Indian Wells. Fue una cortina de humo.

Después de su derrota en la segunda ronda de Roma, Ivanovic entró en los vestuarios del Foro Itálico llorando y le dijo a su entrenador que no iba al torneo combinado de Madrid. Alegó oficialmente molestias en la rodilla. Otro descalabro en Roland Garros, donde sólo ganó tres partidos, acabó con Kardon. Una presa del sistema Ivanovic. Acostumbrada a sufir poco, fruto de un entrenamiento 'light', Ana se retiró en octavos de Wimbledon. Alegó una lesión en la rodilla, la misma que tenía Venus Williams, que es la que iba arriba en el marcador por 6-1 y 0-1. La tenista de Belgrado se consuela con lágrimas mientras su círculo busca una nueva víctima.


:ras::ras::ras::ras:

:armed:Marca

Nikkiri
Jun 30th, 2009, 08:09 AM
What does it say?

Mixo
Jun 30th, 2009, 10:34 AM
Basically the article blames Ana's management team from all what has happened to her in the last year...

It says Ana is cheating about her injuries (even yesterday's one) beacause she is frustated with her game. And all this slump began when she won the FO and she was forced by her management team to leave tennis apart and begin a "model career" appearing in the covers of magazines like Vanity Fair, FHM, SI, etc...

spiritedenergy
Jun 30th, 2009, 10:27 PM
From
http://www.canada.com/Sports/Finally+some+drama/1746738/story.html

Ana Ivanovic's crisis

It's too early to say the No. 1 seed at last year's Wimbledon is done. But she's in trouble.

Ask any golfer who has ever experienced the yips on their putting, any infielder who suddenly could no longer throw the ball to first base. They'll tell you how hard it is to get back on track.

Getting the heebie-jeebies on your service toss goes far beyond some technical glitch you can work out on the practice court. It's totally mental.

Ivanovic has already dumped her new coach - whom she hired because she thought she needed a full-time coach - to go back to her old part-time coach, who was there when things started to go south to begin with.

The Serb is panicking. And her body, not a very athletic one, isn't holding up; the injuries are starting to mount.

This article is so:o: Ok she has problems with ball tossing but that's not hampering her serve, she was serving very well in Wimbledon... Ok she has injuries but she's actually athletic and fit...

gaviotabr
Jun 30th, 2009, 10:36 PM
I hate all these articles.. :sobbing:

Ana is not finished! Ana has not become a model! Ana loves tennis! Prove them all wrong Ana! :sobbing:

Curtos07
Jun 30th, 2009, 10:56 PM
Journalist love to build players up, then tear them down. It's just sad. :(

gaviotabr
Jul 1st, 2009, 07:26 PM
It seems Ana will be spending some rest time in Mallorca...

Ana: Sve je lepše na Majorki...
N. M, 01.07.2009 20:11:21 Ocena: 5.00 (Glasova: 1) Komentara: 0


Ana Ivanović
ANA Ivanović ni na petom uzastopnom grend slem turniru nije uspela da prođe osminu finala. Posle izgubljenog prvog seta (1:6) i vođstva od 1:0 u drugom, naša teniserka je morala da preda meč Venus Vilijams zbog povrede mišića.
- Neverovatno koliko je bolelo. Mogu vam reći da pocepan mišić boli kao sam đavo. Mentalno, takođe mi je bilo jako teško. Toliko sam bila frustrirana jer nisam dobila pravu šansu da se takmičim i završim meč. Venus jeste bila sjajna, ali želela sam da nastavim sa borbom i odigram duel na pravom nivou.
* Kako ste pokušali da pronađete utehu?
- Bila sam u društvu trenera i svi smo se trudili da ostanemo pozitivni. Dobila sam nekoliko lepih poruka preko telefona od prijatelja i rođaka koje su me učinile srećnom. Nažalost, morala sam dugo da čekam na lekara, i to nije bilo nimalo prijatno, jer nisam imala pojma o kakvoj se povredi zapravo radi. Kada sam videla rezultate sa rendgena bilo mi je lakše.
* Kakav je plan oporavka u narednom periodu?
- Posle Londona sam otputovala na Majorku gde imam kuću i gde ću provesti nekoliko narednih dana. Planiram da posle toga odem u Švajcarsku - kaže Ana Ivanović.

OD PONEDELJKA 11. NA PLANETI
BEZ obzira na to što nije ispunila očekivanja ni svoja, ni svojih navijača na Vimbldonu, naša teniserka će ipak napredovati na rang-listi.
U ponedeljak Ana će sa 3.272 poena biti na 11. poziciji, što je dva mesta bolji plasman nego pre dve nedelje.

http://www.novosti.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=13&status=jedna&vest=149826&title_add=Ana%3A%20Sve%20je%20lep%C5%A1e%20na%20Ma jorki...&kword_add=ana%20ivanovic

jelenacg
Jul 1st, 2009, 09:09 PM
Ana said that her injury was very painful(hurts like hell) :lol:
She was also very frustrated she couldn`t finish the match and they had to wait for the doctor and that really wasn`t pleasant bc she didn`t know what kind of injury it is.She received a few massages from friends and cousins and she tried to stay positive while waiting for the doctor
She will spend a next few days in Mallorca and then she plans to go to Switzerland

spiritedenergy
Jul 1st, 2009, 10:10 PM
Anas career is being beset by injuries... Ana get well!:sobbing:

gaviotabr
Jul 1st, 2009, 10:25 PM
Thanks for the translation Jelena!

These muscle injuries are extremely painful indeed. Poor Ana! :sobbing: I just wish there was a way to avoid getting injured so often..

And I still can't believe that at a tournament like Wimbledon Ana was made to wait a long time until she got a doctor to assess her injury. That's just a major FAIL from Wimbledon.

gaviotabr
Jul 3rd, 2009, 08:00 PM
New article from serbian newspaper Novosti, with an interview with Sven. It seems that Cahill will be with Ana in LA and he will be in Cincinatti and Toronto. I wonder if Ana will go to Las Vegas before LA to practice...

Ana će ponovo biti broj jedan
N. MANDRAPA, 03.07.2009 20:33:54 Ocena: 5.00 (Glasova: 1) Komentara: 0


Sven Grunefeld i Ana Ivanović
LONDON
OD SPECIJALNOG IZVEŠTAČA ”SPORTA”

TEK kada je u njenu ložu posle pet meseci pauze seo holandski trener Sven Grunefeld, Ana Ivanović je počela da igra onako kako ume - pobednički i bez straha od greške. Ispadanje u osmini finala Vimbldona nimalo ne zabrinjava stručnjaka "Adidasa" koji je ubeđen da će Srpkinja biti sve bolja, ali i drugačija u odnosu na raniji period.
- Ana je u fazi gde nema mnogo poena da brani do kraja sezone. Činjenica da neće biti pritiska dobra je prilika da stabilizuje nivo igre. Rezultatima se ne opterećujemo, a zadovoljni smo njenim napretkom i igrama na Vimbldonu. Radimo od Istborna i sve ide u dobrom pravcu. Ono što mogu da najavim to je da će Ivanovićeva biti zrelija i bolja nego što je bila pre. Naučila je mnogo na svojim uspesima, ali i na svojim greškama i izrasla je u jednu sasvim novu teniserku - kaže Grunefeld.
* Čini se da je vaša saradnja bolja nego ikada?
- Uvek smo Ana i ja imali dobar odnos, lepo je sarađivati sa njom. Sada je prednost što u timu imamo Darena Kejhila, koji daje novi pečat našem radu. Samim tim Ana dobija drugačiji izgled na terenu, van njega, pristup meču i način na koji se bori. Australijanac je više radio sa muškarcima do sada, pa će biti objektivniji prema Ivanovićevoj od mene, koji je dugo i dobro poznajem.
* U kojem pravcu će da se razvija njena igra?
- Želimo da bude konstantnija u igri, da nastavi sa dominacijom na osnovnoj liniji, ali i da hrabrije ulazi u napadačku razmenu udaraca. Potrebno je i da joj se vrati mentalna snaga.
* Kako komentarišete priče kritičara "da će se Ana teško vratiti u sam vrh"?
- Sigurno je da Ana još nije stigla do svog maksimuma i da ima mnogo prostora za napredak. Ima ona kvalitet koji može dodatno da razvije, a na tome ćemo da radimo u narednom periodu. Daren će biti uz nju u Los Anđelesu, dok ću ja voditi treninge u Sinsinatiju i Torontu - zaključuje Holanđanin.

DOLAZIM U BEOGRAD NA JAGNJETINU
* KADA ćemo opet moći da vas vidimo u Beogradu?
- Zaista ne znam, ali bih rado voleo da dođem. Možda se to desi posle US opena, jer ću tada imati vremena. Naravno, pod uslovom da me neko pozove. Još pamtim sjajnu jagnjetinu koju sam jeo u vašoj zemlji. Ta prošla poseta je bila lepo iskustvo.

http://www.novosti.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=13&status=jedna&vest=149980&title_add=Ana%20%C4%87e%20ponovo%20biti%20broj%20j edan&kword_add=ana%20ivanovic%2C%20s%20kompani

spiritedenergy
Jul 4th, 2009, 12:17 AM
New article from serbian newspaper Novosti, with an interview with Sven. It seems that Cahill will be with Ana in LA and he will be in Cincinatti and Toronto. I wonder if Ana will go to Las Vegas before LA to practice...



http://www.novosti.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=13&status=jedna&vest=149980&title_add=Ana%20%C4%87e%20ponovo%20biti%20broj%20j edan&kword_add=ana%20ivanovic%2C%20s%20kompani

what is that about the lamb?:haha:

Sven looks serious about Ana again:eek: But according to that Carillo ho, Cahill thinks Ana needs a full time coach, but it looks like she won't have it, she'll work with Cahill and Sven... I think she needs one especially for the matches against adidas players...

jelenacg
Jul 4th, 2009, 12:14 PM
NAJ posted translation in US Open Series Part thread
I`m happy she will continue working with Sven and Darren ,i was a little bit worried she will be all alone again after Wimbledon :tape:

InsideOut.
Jul 4th, 2009, 12:18 PM
what is that about the lamb?:haha:

Sven looks serious about Ana again:eek: But according to that Carillo ho, Cahill thinks Ana needs a full time coach, but it looks like she won't have it, she'll work with Cahill and Sven... I think she needs one especially for the matches against adidas players...

That Carillo ho also said Ana 'was looking like an 8-year-old' because she was crying on court after her injury against Venus. Don't care what that bitch says, probably not credible. :rolleyes:

jelenacg
Jul 4th, 2009, 12:19 PM
That Carillo ho also said Ana 'was looking like an 8-year-old' because she was crying on court after her injury against Venus. Don't care what that bitch says, probably not credible. :rolleyes:

I don`t think she meant it in a bad way .Ana is one big child :hearts::lol:

gaviotabr
Jul 4th, 2009, 04:07 PM
Is it me or does it seem that the adidas programme is actually paying Ana some more atention now? She was alone for most of the end of last year.. and I don't know.. but it looks like they are actually trying to give her atention and make a plan for her now. I hope it works..

InsideOut.
Jul 4th, 2009, 04:42 PM
Clearly, they have finally realized that rather than wasting their time training talentless hacks / less naturally gifted scrubs / mediocre players / other adidas players and not getting any results at all, they would be better off helping a talented young girl on her path to GOATdom. :worship:

gaviotabr
Jul 4th, 2009, 04:56 PM
Clearly, they have finally realized that rather than wasting their time training talentless hacks / less naturally gifted scrubs / mediocre players / other adidas players and not getting any results at all, they would be better off helping a talented young girl on her path to GOATdom. :worship:

So true.. :worship::lol:

Curtos07
Jul 6th, 2009, 02:07 AM
Ana's website had a few excerpts from a interview for Novosti magazine and I think this might be the entire article. Google translator doesn't exactly produce the best translation so I was wondering if somebody can translate this? Thanks. :)

Ana Ivanovic: The Greatest, "like these" will be my secret

And while residing in another continent, when we feel sad, we know when it is violated, naslućujemo when the love ... Kada nema sreće na terenu tugujemo s njom, kada blista – radujemo se njenom uspehu. When there is no happiness in the field with her faint, when blista - We are looking forward to its success. I uvek joj držimo palčeve, uzvikujući njeno “'ajde”, naročito u dramatičnim završnicama, kakva je bila ona u utorak u Londonu, u meču protiv Čehinje Hradecke. I always keep her thumb, uzvikujući the 'Come on, "especially dramatic in the Finals, what was it on Tuesday in London, in meču against Čehinje Hradecke.
Neposredno pred početak turnira u Vimbldonu, jedna od najboljih teniserki sveta i već godinama prva na listi najlepših, za čitaoce “Života plus” otkrila je deo svoje intime – da nikada nigde nije izašla “inkognito”, čije prisustvo u publici ju je učinilo nervoznom, šta bi se našlo na stranicama njene autobiografske knjige, šta srpsko ona hvali strancima... Just before the start of the tournament in Wimbledon, one of the best teniserki the world and the first years on the list of the most beautiful, for readers, "Life Plus" revealed part of their privacy - that there is not never came out "incognito", whose presence in the audience it was made nervous, what would be found on the pages of her books autobiografske what it praises Serbian foreigners ... Jedno “volim te” je, ipak, zadržala samo za sebe. One "I love you" is, however, retained only for themselves.
Ne može da se dogodi da na nekom kraju sveta Ana Ivanović (21) nešto javno izgovori, a da to srpska javnost ne zna. It can not happen to one end of the world Ana Ivanovic (21) something spoken publicly, and to the Serbian public does not know. Nedavno je, navodno, za britanski “Dejli mejl” rekla da među teniserkama vladaju rivalstvo i ljubomora, te da je to “prava šteta”, jer bi u suprotnom “mogle zajedno da idu u šoping ili na večere”. Recently, allegedly, for the British "Dejli mail," said that the rule teniserka rivalry and jealousy, and that it was "a right claim," because it would otherwise "be together to go to shopping or to dinner."
Kažeš da se teniserke međusobno ne druže. Say to each other teniserka do not socialize. Ipak, sećaš li se da ti je neka teniserka, neopterećena sujetom i ljubomorom, uputila kompliment vezan za izgled? However, sećaš like that is a teniserka, carefree vanity and jealousy, directed linked to compliment the look? Kako je on glasio? How is journal?
- Moje reči su malo preuveličane, ali činjenica je da među teniserkama nema mnogo druženja. - My words are a little exaggerated, but the fact is that the teniserka not much socializing. Istovremeno, često razgovaram sa igračicama u svlačionici, a među njima ima nekoliko veoma finih devojaka, kao što su Sabina Lisicki, Svetlana Kuznjecova i Lora Robson. At the same time, they often speak to the players in the locker room, and among them there are several very fine girls, such as Sabina Lisicki, Svetlana Kuznjecova and Lora Robson.
Kada nekom strancu pričaš o našim običajima, šta naročito istakneš? When a stranger, talk about our traditions, especially istakneš what?
- Uvek s ponosom pratim reakcije članova mog tima kada dođu u Srbiju. - Always proud monitor the reaction of my team when it comes to Serbia. Oni vole Beograd. They want Belgrade. Uglavnom su zapanjeni s kakvom dobrodošlicom ih dočekujemo. Generally are astonished with what welcome them welcome. Ljudi u Srbiji su poznati kao dobri domaćini. People in Serbia are known as good hosts. A ja im pričam o tome da volimo da se okupljamo, da roštiljamo, na primer. And I am telling them that like to gather, to grill, for example.
Da li te je neki frizer nagovarao da treba da promeniš frizuru, dužinu kose? Do you and a hairdresser nagovarao that should promeniš hair, hair length?
- Tokom godina isprobala sam nekoliko različitih stilova, ali volim dugu kosu. - Over the years I try a few different styles, but I like long hair.
Koji parfem te ovih dana fascinira? What perfume and fascinating these days? Ako bi pravila sopstveni, koju mirisnu notu bi morao da ima i kako bi ga nazvala? If the rules of its own, which is scented note should have and how would it called?
- Često menjam parfeme. - Frequently change perfumes. Trenutno koristim Ermesov “Mervej”. Currently use Ermesov "Mervej. Još nisam razmišljala o tome da napravim sopstveni. I'm not thinking about how to create your own. Ako do toga dođe, biću otvorena za sve predloge o njegovom nazivu. If that happens, being open to all suggestions about the name.
Da li je u poslednjih godinu dana bilo trenutaka kada si, zbog poljuljanog samopouzdanja, pomišljala da se povučeš iz tenisa? Is it in the last year were moments when you're due poljuljanog confidence, pomišljala to povučeš from tennis?
- Nikada nisam pomišljala da napustim tenis. - I never pomišljala to leave tennis. Naravno, bilo je teških momenata, pogotovo kada sam bila povređena. Of course, there were serious moments, especially when I was hurt. Odustajanje od Olimpijade prošle godine jedno je od najvećih razočaranja u mojoj karijeri. Withdrawal from the Olympics last year, is one of the largest razočaranja in my career.
Kažeš da je najbolji način da te neko pokrene kada ti kaže: “Ti to ne možeš da uradiš”. Say that the best way to start someone when you say: "You can not do." Kako se “podižeš” kada nešto važno za tebe ne ide kako bi želela? What is the "podižeš" when something important for you is not going to like?
- U takvim situacijama definitivno moraš da budeš veoma jak mentalno. - In such situations, definitely you have to be very strong mentally. Nije uvek lako ostati pozitivac, ali to je jedino rešenje. It is not always easy to stay pozitivac, but it is the only solution. Uvek moraš da veruješ u sebe iu to da ćeš na kraju uspeti u onome što si naumio. Always you have to believe in yourself and that you will ultimately succeed in what you naumio. Životni put nikada nije lak. Life is never easy. Sve zavisi od toga kako uspevaš da se izboriš sa preprekama i da nastaviš dalje. All depends on how uspevaš to izboriš with obstacles and nastaviš further. Važno je da gubitke ne pretvoriš u poraze. It is important that the losses are not into a defeat.
Za koji izlazak ti je trebalo najviše vremena da se doteraš? Which exit is needed the most time to doteraš?
- Kao sve devojke, i ja volim da se doterujem. - Like all girls, and I like to doterujem. Ali, ne pravim razliku između odevanja za romantični sastanak ili neki drugi događaj, kao što su žurke na kojima se okupljaju igrači. However, no difference between dressing for romantic meeting or other event, such as parties where the players gather. Zabavno je doterati se, pogotovo što za to nemam mnogo prilika i što uglavnom nosim sportsku odeću. Fun to spruce up, especially as to do not have much opportunity, and generally wear sports clothes. Stalno sam u žurbi da na vreme budem spremna, ali uprkos tome obično kasnim. Always I'm in a hurry to be ready on time, but despite the usual late. Evo, prošle sedmice sam žurila da se spremim za žurku u Londonu, upriličenu povodom početka turnira u Vimbldonu. Here, last week I hurry to the degree of party in London, upriličenu on the occasion of the beginning of the tournament in Wimbledon. Stigli smo kasno, ali se ispostavilo da smo imali sreće, jer žurka još nije bila počela. We arrived late, but it turned that we had luck, because the party has not yet been started.
Najteže bi te bilo The most difficult and any
nagovoriti da obučeš – šta? blandish obučeš to - what?
- Imam prilično konzervativan ukus kada je reč o modi, tako da ne bih nosila nešto što previše otkriva. - I have quite conservative tastes when it comes to fashion, so that I wore something too revealing. Takođe, volim prirodan izgled, pa nisam ljubitelj “teške” šminke. Also, like the natural look, and I'm not a lover of "serious" make-up.
Posle napornog meča, šta te najviše opušta: mirišljava kupka, izlazak u omiljeni restoran, izležavanje uz TV...? After a hard match, what the most relaxing: Essential bath, out in your favorite restaurant, izležavanje the TV ...?
- Teško je reći. - It's hard to say. Svakako da me najviše opušta ostanak kod kuće, dok je izlazak na večeru sa porodicom i prijateljima najzabavniji. Certainly to me the most relaxing stay at home, while out for dinner with family and friends most. U tome baš uživam. This is not live.
Opiši kako izgleda kada onaj osvajajući osmeh zameniš ljutitim izrazom lica. Describes how it looks when the conquering smile zameniš angry expression of face. Kako izgleda tvoj bes? How to look your anger? Šta ili ko oko tebe tada najviše strada? What about you, or who the most Strada?
- Bliski ljudi mi govore da je ta transformacija drastična! - Middle of people we speak to the drastic transformation! Kao što ste rekli, uglavnom sam srećna osoba i volim da se smejem. As you say, I'm mostly happy person and love to laugh. Takođe sam i Srpkinja, što znači da sam emotivna, ali i da imam plahovitu narav. Also, I Srpkinja, which means that I am emotional, but I have to temper. Na sreću, to nikada ne traje dugo. Fortunately, it never lasts long.
Kako izgleda tvoje pakovanje pred put? How to look your packaging before the time? Panika te uhvati kada shvatiš da si u kofer zaboravila da staviš – šta? Panic, and when he took to understand in case you forget to put the - what?
- Najvažnije stvari su mi aj-pod, telefon i dobra knjiga. - The most important things are we the-pod, phone, and good books. Obično se pakujem u poslednjem trenutku, tako da nikada nemam dovoljno vremena da budem metodična. Usually packed in the last time, so never do not have enough time to be metodični. Ali, toliko puta u životu sam se pakovala da već imam razrađen sistem. However, many times in life I pakovala to already have a developed system.
Od čijeg prisustva u publici bi sigurno imala najveću tremu? Of its presence in the audience would surely have had the biggest stage fright?
- Bila sam pomalo nervozna kada sam prošlog meseca, na Otvorenom prvenstvu Francuske, videla Borisa Tadića u predsedničkoj loži! - I was a bit nervous when I last month, the Open Championship in France, see Boris Tadic in predsedničkoj turn ons! I bila sam presrećna što sam pobedila kada me je naš predsednik gledao. And I was presrećna which I won when me see our president.
Zaštitno si lice “roleks” satova. Protection you face "roleks" watches. Šta ti znači vreme? What do you mean time? Imaš li utisak da prebrzo prolazi? I have the impression that prebrze going?
- Znam da sam još mlada i da je moja karijera na samom početku, ali je zapanjujuća pomisao da sam na juniorskom finalu Vimbldona igrala pre pet godina. - I know that I'm still young and my career at the very beginning, but it is stupefying glance that I am the junior Wimbledon final played five years ago. A sada, kada gledam kako pristižu sve ove mlade igračice, definitivno shvatam da vreme brzo prolazi. And now, when you see how this all coming young players, definitely understand that time passes quickly.
Poslednji komad garderobe kojim si se častila je... The last piece of clothes that you častila is ...
- Prošle sedmice, pre velike žurke, bila sam na mukama – nisam imala ništa da obučem! - Last week, before the big party, I was in sorrow - I have nothing to put on! Stoga sam jurcala po Londonu u potrazi za haljinom i cipelama. So I jurcala by London for clothes and shoes. Na kraju sam pronašla jednu haljinu koja mi se svidela, s potpisom Dolče i Gabana. At the end I found one dress I liked, with the signature Dolce and Gabana.
Ostalo je nedorečeno – šta neko mora obavezno da poseduje, a šta nikako da bi se uklopio u tvoju sliku džentlmena? The rest is sketchy - what someone needs to have, and what not to fit in your picture gentleman?
- Što se tiče osobina koje ne volim, arogancija je jedna od najgorih. - As for the properties that you do not love, arrogance is one of the worst. Dopadaju mi se osobe koje su pravi džentlmeni, a to podrazumeva: ljubaznost, vaspitanje i fino ponašanje. I like people who are true gentleman, and that means: kindness, education and fine behavior. Takođe, dopadaju mi se muškarci koji imaju ciljeve, a važan mi je i dobar smisao za humor. Also, I like men who have goals, and is an important and a good sense of humor.
Na kojim jezicima ti je do sada neko rekao “volim te”? In what languages you have a say "I love you"? Na kom to najlepše zvuči? In which to sound the best?
- Žalim, ali to ostaje moja tajna! - Regret, but it remains my secret!
Jednog dana, ako budeš pisala autobiografiju, koje događaje iz profesionalnog i privatnog života sigurno nećeš izostaviti? One day, if you write autobiography, that events in professional and private life, certainly not leave out?
- Do sada se u mojoj karijeri dogodilo mnogo toga, tako da ima interesantnih stvari o kojima bi se moglo pisati. - So far in my career happened a lot, so that it has interesting things that you might write. Moje odrastanje u Beogradu sigurno bi bilo važan deo toga, pa doba kada sam počela da putujem na juniorske turnire. My growing up in Belgrade, would certainly be an important part of it, and when I started to travel to the junior tournaments. Osvajanje Otvorenog prvenstva Francuske i to kada sam postala broj 1 – najsvetliji je trenutak u mojoj dosadašnjoj karijeri, pa bih i tome svakako posvetila mnogo prostora. Earnings of the French Open championship, and when I became the number 1 - najsvetliji the moment in my career so far, and I certainly dedicated a lot of that space.
Čitaš li komentare o sebi na Internetu? Reading you comments about yourself on the Internet?
- Trudim se da to ne radim. - Try to not do. To prepuštam roditeljima i menadžeru, njih sve to interesuje. To let parents and manager, were all interested.
Kada želiš da izađeš van doma ili hotela, a da ostaneš neprimećena, kako se “prerušavaš”? When you want to izađeš outside the home or hotel, to stay unnoticed, as the "prerušavaš?
- Tako nešto, zapravo, još nisam isprobala. - So, in fact, I'm not trying.
Kako ćeš provesti ovo leto? How you will spend this summer? Imaš li već neke želje, ili o tome odlučuješ u poslednji čas? Do you have some desire, or that interact in the last hour?
- Još nisam odlučila, ali bilo bi divno kada bih bila na nekim lepim plažama. - I'm not decided, but it would be great when I was on some beautiful beaches. Volim kada sam pored okeana. I love it when I'm next to the ocean.
Kada možemo očekivati da sletiš na Aerodrom “Nikola Tesla”? When can we expect to sletiš the Airport "Nikola Tesla"?
- Iskreno, ne znam. - Sincerely, I do not know. Teško mi je da ovih dana planiram put do Beograda. Woe to me that these days I plan to put to Belgrade. To se obično događa spontano. This usually occurs spontaneously.

UNICEF UNICEF

Kao nacionalna ambasadorka UNICEF-a, Ana je u saradnji sa ovim humanitarnim fondom pokrenula sopstvenu liniju “adidas” majica. As National Ambassador for UNICEF and Ana, in cooperation with the humanitarian fund launched its own line of "Adidas" T-shirt. Fanovi su glasali za modele. Fans have voted for the models. Zahvaljujući njihovim glasovima odabrano je šest najboljih, koji će se uskoro naći u prodaji, posredstvom zvaničnog sajta iu prodavnicama “Adidasa” u Srbiji. Thanks to their votes selected the best six, which will soon be found in the sale, through the official site in the stores, "Adidas" in Serbia.
Fanovi su presudili, ali koja majica se tebi najviše dopada? Presudili fans are, but that shirt is the most like you?
- Ljubičasta, sa natpisom “Never stop smiling”. - Purple, with the inscription "Never stop smiling." Smatram da je sve to veoma dobra ideja. I think that is very good idea. Bavimo se humanitarnim radom da bismo prikupili novac za UNICEF, ali nije sve u novcu. We are humanitarian work to collect money for UNICEF, but not all the money. Na taj način, takođe, javnosti skrećemo pažnju da bi svi trebalo više da mislimo o dečjoj bezbednosti i sreći. In this way, also turn public attention to all of you to think more about the child's safety and happiness. Ovo je samo jedan od mnogih koraka u tvojoj saradnji sa UNICEF-om. This is just one of many steps in your co-operation with UNICEF. Šta bi mogao biti sledeći? What could be next?
- Želela bih da budem svetski ambasador, jer nisam često u Beogradu. - I would like to be the world ambassador, because I'm not often in Belgrade. Tako bih bila u mogućnosti da se ovom humanom cilju posvetim tokom cele godine, a ne samo kada boravim u Srbiji. So I was able to commit to the humane purpose of the entire year, not only is in Serbia.
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gaviotabr
Jul 6th, 2009, 06:11 PM
Thanks for the article! I also used google tranlator.. and confusing as usual.. :lol: But it seems like there are a couple of interesting questions.

jelenacg
Jul 6th, 2009, 11:11 PM
The interview was made before Wimbledon,at the beginning they talk how people cheer for her,how they are sad bc of her ,how they yell ajde while supporting her in important moments :lol:
She said that her words were exaggerated(that interview where she was moaning about other tennis players and their jealousy) she thinks Sveta,Lisicki,Laura Robson and are very good girls
Then they asked her what she tells people about our customs ,Ana said her team likes Belgrade and they were really surprised how good hosts we are
During the years she tried different hair styles but she likes long hair
She likes Hermes perfume Eau des Merveilles ,she never thought about having her own perfume
She was asked did she ever think about quitting tennis during last year,Ana said never
She reacts the best when people say to her that she can`t do something(we are like that it`s called Serbian spite :tape: :lol:)
Ana said she has a little bit conservative taste,she doesn`t like clothes that revil too much and also doesn`t like too much make up
They asked her to describe herself when she is angry.Close people to her said that it`s drastic change.She is Serbian so she is very emotional and she also has explosive/fierce temper but luckily it doesn`t continue long
She packs her begs in last minute but she has done it many time so she has a system that works for her
She was very nervous when our president watch her match at RG
She knows she is young but she still can`t believe that she played W finals as a junior five years ago
She hats arrogant men ,she likes them to be gentlemen and to have their goal in life and to be funny
They asked her on what languages people said to her i love you and in what language it sounds the best,she didn`t want to answer that question it`s a secret
If she ever writes a autobiography book what would be in that book,Ana said her growing up in Belgrade,traveling as a juniors and winning RG
Does she reads comment about her on internet?No,but her parents and manager want to know everything
Did she ever try to be disguised in public? She didn`t try that yet
Ana still didn`t decide where she will go on holiday and she doesn`t know when she will be in Belgrade
About her Unicef shirts she likes the most purple with the never stop smiling sign ,she would like to become a world ambassador for Unicef n

spiritedenergy
Jul 6th, 2009, 11:14 PM
The interview was made before Wimbledon,at the beginning they talk how people cheer for her,how they are sad bc of her ,how they yell ajde while supporting her in important moments :lol:
She said that her words were exaggerated(that interview where she was moaning about other tennis players and their jealousy) she thinks Sveta,Lisicki,Laura Robson and are very good girls
Then they asked her what she tells people about our customs ,Ana said her team likes Belgrade and they were really surprised how good hosts we are
During the years she tried different hair styles but she likes long hair
She likes Hermes perfume Eau des Merveilles ,she never thought about having her own perfume
She was asked did she ever think about quitting tennis during last year,Ana said never
She reacts the best when people say to her that she can`t do something(we are like that it`s called Serbian spite :tape: :lol:)
Ana said she has a little bit conservative taste,she doesn`t like clothes that revil too much and also doesn`t like too much make up
They asked her to describe herself when she is angry.Close people to her said that it`s drastic change.She is Serbian so she is very emotional and she also has explosive/fierce temper but luckily it doesn`t continue long
She packs her begs in last minute but she has done it many time so she has a system that works for her
She was very nervous when our president watch her match at RG
She knows she is young but she still can`t believe that she played W finals as a junior five years ago
She hats arrogant men ,she likes them to be gentlemen and to have their goal in life and to be funny
They asked her on what languages people said to her i love you and in what language it sounds the best,she didn`t want to answer that question it`s a secret
If she ever writes a autobiography book what would be in that book,Ana said her growing up in Belgrade,traveling as a juniors and winning RG
Does she reads comment about her on internet?No,but her parents and manager want to know everything
Did she ever try to be disguised in public? She didn`t try that yet
Ana still didn`t decide where she will go on holiday and she doesn`t know when she will be in Belgrade
About her Unicef shirts she likes the most purple with the never stop smiling sign ,she would like to become a world ambassador for Unicef n

:eek:
Dragana:wavey:

gaviotabr
Jul 6th, 2009, 11:36 PM
The interview was made before Wimbledon,at the beginning they talk how people cheer for her,how they are sad bc of her ,how they yell ajde while supporting her in important moments :lol:
She said that her words were exaggerated(that interview where she was moaning about other tennis players and their jealousy) she thinks Sveta,Lisicki,Laura Robson and are very good girls
Then they asked her what she tells people about our customs ,Ana said her team likes Belgrade and they were really surprised how good hosts we are
During the years she tried different hair styles but she likes long hair
She likes Hermes perfume Eau des Merveilles ,she never thought about having her own perfume
She was asked did she ever think about quitting tennis during last year,Ana said never
She reacts the best when people say to her that she can`t do something(we are like that it`s called Serbian spite :tape: :lol:)
Ana said she has a little bit conservative taste,she doesn`t like clothes that revil too much and also doesn`t like too much make up
They asked her to describe herself when she is angry.Close people to her said that it`s drastic change.She is Serbian so she is very emotional and she also has explosive/fierce temper but luckily it doesn`t continue long
She packs her begs in last minute but she has done it many time so she has a system that works for her
She was very nervous when our president watch her match at RG
She knows she is young but she still can`t believe that she played W finals as a junior five years ago
She hats arrogant men ,she likes them to be gentlemen and to have their goal in life and to be funny
They asked her on what languages people said to her i love you and in what language it sounds the best,she didn`t want to answer that question it`s a secret
If she ever writes a autobiography book what would be in that book,Ana said her growing up in Belgrade,traveling as a juniors and winning RG
Does she reads comment about her on internet?No,but her parents and manager want to know everything
Did she ever try to be disguised in public? She didn`t try that yet
Ana still didn`t decide where she will go on holiday and she doesn`t know when she will be in Belgrade
About her Unicef shirts she likes the most purple with the never stop smiling sign ,she would like to become a world ambassador for Unicef n

Thanks for the translation Jelena! Great job! :worship:

Curtos07
Jul 7th, 2009, 12:06 AM
Thanks for the translation Jelena. :)

She said that her words were exaggerated(that interview where she was moaning about other tennis players and their jealousy) she thinks Sveta,Lisicki,Laura Robson and are very good girls

I had a feeling that was the case. It's unfortunate that the media likes to spin things the way they do some times.

jelenacg
Jul 7th, 2009, 12:30 AM
:eek:
Dragana:wavey:

:lol::lol::worship:

spiritedenergy
Jul 7th, 2009, 12:34 AM
:lol::lol::worship:

I think she's one of us... Izzy???? Brazil my a**:lol::p

jelenacg
Jul 7th, 2009, 12:41 AM
I think she's one of us... Izzy???? Brazil my a**:lol::p

:haha::haha:

gaviotabr
Jul 7th, 2009, 12:44 AM
I think she's one of us... Izzy???? Brazil my a**:lol::p

http://cornedbeefhash.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/dragana-ivanovic-aus08.jpg

http://www.didntyouhear.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/shh.jpg

:lol:

jelenacg
Jul 7th, 2009, 12:48 AM
http://cornedbeefhash.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/dragana-ivanovic-aus08.jpg

http://www.didntyouhear.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/shh.jpg

:lol:

:lol:
:worship::worship:
You completely fooled me :tape:

gaviotabr
Jul 7th, 2009, 12:53 AM
:lol:
:worship::worship:
You completely fooled me :tape:

:lol:

Now I need to get undercover again somehow.. :lol::p

spiritedenergy
Jul 7th, 2009, 12:58 AM
http://cornedbeefhash.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/dragana-ivanovic-aus08.jpg

http://www.didntyouhear.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/shh.jpg

:lol:

:eek: :lol:

jelenacg
Jul 7th, 2009, 01:01 AM
:lol:

Now I need to get undercover again somehow.. :lol::p

:lol:
I just played on psp smash court tennis 3
Best tennis games i played and they have Ana with wilson racquet :lol:

InsideOut.
Jul 7th, 2009, 05:54 PM
If she ever writes a autobiography book what would be in that book,Ana said her growing up in Belgrade,traveling as a juniors and winning RG the Golden Slam

Edited :angel:

дalex
Jul 8th, 2009, 02:12 PM
http://www.mtsmondo.com/entertainment/vesti/text.php?vest=140200

Zvezda Univerzijade: Obožavam Anu Ivanović!

http://www.mtsmondo.com/slike/vesti/001/402/v140200p0.jpg

Najveća zvezda Univerzijade u Beogradu, portugalski atletičar Nelson Evora rado bi postao "srpski zet", jer je zaljubljen u Anu Ivanović!

"Vaša teniserka Ana Ivanović je najlepša sportistkinja na svetu, hteo sam da joj priđem u olimpijskom selu u Pekingu, ali nisam imao hrabrosti. Obožavam je! Sem toga, oko nje je uvek bila ogromna gužva, pošto su svi želeli da je vide. Ona je tako velika zvezda! Uspešna je i dobro izgleda, tako da potpuno zaslužuje takav status", izjavio je svetski i olimpijski šampion u troskoku u intervjuu "Pressu".

....

Translation:

The star of the Universiade: I adore Ana Ivanovic!

The biggest star of the Belgrade Universiade, Portuguese athlete Nelson Evora would gladly become "Serbian son-in-law" because he's in love with Ana Ivanovic!

"Your tennis player Ana Ivanovic is the most beautiful sportswoman in the world. I wanted to approach her in the Olympic Village in Beijing but I didn't have the courage. I adore her! Besides that, there was always a big crowd around her 'cos everyone wanted to see her. She's such a huge star. She's successful and good-looking. So, she deserves her status", said World and Olympic triple-jump champion.

gaviotabr
Jul 8th, 2009, 04:23 PM
Thanks for the article Alex!!

Nelson Evora is a big star himself, being Olympics champion, so I can't help but giggle at the thought of him behaving all like a fan around Ana. :lol:

InsideOut.
Jul 8th, 2009, 04:24 PM
:awww: How sweet

Marilyn Monheaux
Jul 8th, 2009, 08:38 PM
All hot athletes have a thing for Ana:p

mure
Jul 9th, 2009, 11:37 PM
Ana's Scott me back on track

AUSTRALIA'S golfers matched their cricketers by having a great day at the Scottish Open - with the help of tennis beauty Ana Ivanovic.

Richard Green was the first-round leader after a sparkling seven-under-par 64.

But the Aussie with the biggest smile was Adam Scott, who was two shots behind.

Former world No 3 Scott and 2008 French Open champion Ivanovic have been dating since the start of the year and she was at Loch Lomond to see him shoot a fine 66.

Scott has slumped to 43rd in the world after splitting up with his long-time girlfriend last year, followed by a brief fling with Hollywood star Kate Hudson.

But he insisted Serb Ivanovic had helped him 'turn the corner'.

He explained: "Ana is a top sports star too, so she understands what is happening with me.

"Everyone knows what has gone on in my life, although I am not saying that that had a direct impact on me playing poorly at the start of this year.

"But it is nice to be in a good frame of mind in all areas of life. I feel I've turned the corner.

"I'm a tennis fan and I probably enjoy watching Ana play more than she does being here.

"But I don't want to say any more about that, as we are both very private people."

Scott was at Wimbledon to see Ivanovic reach the quarters and she accompanied him on a fact-finding mission to Turnberry before heading to Loch Lomond.

Ivanovic said: "I am enjoying my time here in Scotland and, of course, I'm here to support Adam."

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The grin on Scott's face grew even wider when he heard Australia's cricketers had finished the second day of the First Test on 249-1.

He added: "It would be great to get an Australia win double on Sunday but I'd prefer it to be me who did our bit rather than Richard."

Green's late hat-trick of birdies carried him a shot clear of four players, including England's Graeme Storm.

Storm, who worked part-time in a cake factory during his early days as a pro, admitted he had been consuming a few too many calories himself when he linked up with Pete Cowen.

New coach Cowen told him to take a body-fat test and Storm confessed: "I was horrified with the results of the test. I've been working like crazy in the gym since then."

Another on 66 was Ryder Cup hero Paul McGinley but virus-hit Lee Westwood could only manage a 73.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/golf/2527113/Anas-Scott-me-back-on-track.html

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2009, 12:32 AM
Since the start of the year? :o

gaviotabr
Jul 10th, 2009, 12:37 AM
Since the start of the year? :o

The article is from The Sun... :rolleyes: They (Ana/Adam) didn't say that.. but who knows? :shrug::o Ana..:tape:

jelenacg
Jul 10th, 2009, 01:16 AM
I'm a tennis fan and I probably enjoy watching Ana play more than she does being here

True :lol::lol:
We don`t know when she and Fernando broke up so we can`t judge but i would say that something was happening in the beginning of the year between Ana and Adam :lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jul 10th, 2009, 01:44 AM
Ok, so
- since Ana was with Tabasco, he suddenly found his A-game and played some great tennis this year,
- since Adam is with Adam, he suddenly finds back to his A-game and starts turning things around for the better...?

Ana totally revived their careers! Time to give her some of her mojo back:o:sad:

jelenacg
Jul 10th, 2009, 02:06 AM
Ok, so
- since Ana was with Tabasco, he suddenly found his A-game and played some great tennis this year,
- since Adam is with Adam, he suddenly finds back to his A-game and starts turning things around for the better...?

Ana totally revived their careers! Time to give her some of her mojo back:o:sad:

It`s only first round :lol: Ana won 3 matches when Adam was watching :p

gaviotabr
Jul 10th, 2009, 02:07 AM
I'm a tennis fan and I probably enjoy watching Ana play more than she does being here

True :lol::lol:
We don`t know when she and Fernando broke up so we can`t judge but i would say that something was happening in the beginning of the year between Ana and Adam :lol:

I don't know when the two of them really hit it off.. I mean, after being seen with Ana he did go on to have a fling with Kate Hudson. I hope they were not together back then.. :o

Didn't Ana say during the Miami tournament that she was focused on tennis and didn't have a boyfriend or something alike? Did Ana just develop a poker face? :lol:

gaviotabr
Jul 10th, 2009, 02:09 AM
It`s only first round :lol: Ana won 3 matches when Adam was watching :p

True.. But she better play some good tennis in her next tournaments as well.. :sobbing: Keep some of your mojo to yourself Ana! :sobbing: (And go practice next week ok?)

jelenacg
Jul 10th, 2009, 02:17 AM
True.. But she better play some good tennis in her next tournaments as well.. :sobbing: Keep some of your mojo to yourself Ana! :sobbing: (And go practice next week ok?)

:lol::lol:
I don't know when the two of them really hit it off.. I mean, after being seen with Ana he did go on to have a fling with Kate Hudson. I hope they were not together back then.. :o

Didn't Ana say during the Miami tournament that she was focused on tennis and didn't have a boyfriend or something alike? Did Ana just develop a poker face? :lol:

She always said that when you find the right person you can have a relationship despite the fact you travel all over the world
Didn`t we hear some news about Adam and Ana golfing in Mallorca in April :scratch: but we thought it wasn`t true
Maybe they were just good friends back in January :hehehe:

spiritedenergy
Jul 10th, 2009, 02:22 AM
i really thought they started in January, but I didn't know that the Kate Hudson story was later... but that might have a been a cover like Sharapova for Camilla, who knows... It's also a bit weird, i mean how did they get to know each other? She's in Hollywood and he's a sportsman...

But i've always said Ana should concentrate on herself now and think about men later, she really needs all the focus she can gather... and im afraid she lost it a bit also for these love stories...:o

jelenacg
Jul 10th, 2009, 02:51 AM
i really thought they started in January, but I didn't know that the Kate Hudson story was later... but that might have a been a cover like Sharapova for Camilla, who knows... It's also a bit weird, i mean how did they get to know each other? She's in Hollywood and he's a sportsman...

But i've always said Ana should concentrate on herself now and think about men later, she really needs all the focus she can gather... and im afraid she lost it a bit also for these love stories...:o

I don`t know,sure you can lose your focus bc of many things but its all on you
I actually think having a boyfriend/girlfriend is a good thing for any player.But we probably always think about Vaidisova and her story and not about many players who are in relationship and have a successful career
Ana was focused during matches in Wimbledon despite Adam being there :p

gaviotabr
Jul 10th, 2009, 02:56 AM
:lol::lol:


She always said that when you find the right person you can have a relationship despite the fact you travel all over the world
Didn`t we hear some news about Adam and Ana golfing in Mallorca in April :scratch: but we thought it wasn`t true
Maybe they were just good friends back in January :hehehe:

Yes.. they went golfing together in april. Well.. I guess we can only speculate.. :lol:

i really thought they started in January, but I didn't know that the Kate Hudson story was later... but that might have a been a cover like Sharapova for Camilla, who knows... It's also a bit weird, i mean how did they get to know each other? She's in Hollywood and he's a sportsman...

But i've always said Ana should concentrate on herself now and think about men later, she really needs all the focus she can gather... and im afraid she lost it a bit also for these love stories...:o

I don't think it was a cover.. I saw a paparazzi video in youtube and they were pretty much making out. It seems they had friends in common.. or that was said back then.. :shrug:

I agree that Ana lost something because of these love stories and emotional instability. She might not even have lost focus, but she definitely lost some of her drive and fight. Maybe if they are more stable now, she can get her drive back. I still can't get over the Ana "I choke matches from a double break up in the third" Ivanovic we had lately.. but I'm feeling a bit more positive about her turning it around now.. She was fighting hard at Wimbledon.. there was some renewed fire.. that is some encouragement I guess. But well.. girl has to live.. we can't "demand" her to focus on tennis now and think of guys later if she feels she can do both and she needs to fill that part of her life as well. I understand her.. She might pay some price though, as I guess it's the case..

Curtos07
Jul 10th, 2009, 04:28 AM
I did remember reading a while back back in February, a couple of Australian papers saying Ana and Adam were together somewhere in Australia the week after she lost at AO. I didn't read much into it at the time because I thought it was just baseless rumors but now it makes sense. Adam wrote on his blog that he attended the mens final at AO and Ana was vacationing there during the 2nd week of AO after she was eliminated. Just something to add to the speculation.

They met at some Rolex event in December supposedly. So they probably became friends there. After Ana and Fernando broke up, then they probably became closer after AO. Both of them were in similar situations; both were struggling with their game and both just ended a relationship so they had a lot in common and knew how each other felt.

As for how it will effect Ana's game, I think it wont have much impact at all. If anything, it will be positive for her. Something to keep her mind off of tennis while she is not playing is a good thing and can help her relax more. I don't believe Nando had anything to do with her struggles. It was mostly during the offseason that the two dated and she was struggling before she met him. I think things will work out between Ana and Adam this time around. They seem to make a great couple.

spiritedenergy
Jul 10th, 2009, 04:33 AM
it's only that if we think of female players, how many of them actually have a relationships? Or had? I can't stop thinking of Graf... gave everything only to tennis until she retired, then she completely stopped with it... when you want to be great at something, you have to put everything into it, and your other "interests" suffer, especially in such a demanding thing like top tennis...

Marilyn Monheaux
Jul 10th, 2009, 08:03 AM
I don't know when the two of them really hit it off.. I mean, after being seen with Ana he did go on to have a fling with Kate Hudson. I hope they were not together back then.. :o

Didn't Ana say during the Miami tournament that she was focused on tennis and didn't have a boyfriend or something alike? Did Ana just develop a poker face? :lol:

I NEVER thought that I would hear 'Ana' and 'poker face' in the same sentence:spit::rolls:

InsideOut.
Jul 10th, 2009, 10:00 AM
I don`t know,sure you can lose your focus bc of many things but its all on you
I actually think having a boyfriend/girlfriend is a good thing for any player.But we probably always think about Vaidisova and her story and not about many players who are in relationship and have a successful career
Ana was focused during matches in Wimbledon despite Adam being there :p

Was he there against Venus? :confused:

I NEVER thought that I would hear 'Ana' and 'poker face' in the same sentence:spit::rolls:

When Ana was younger she was a total ice maiden though. :o I want to see calm collected Ana again. :awww:

jelenacg
Jul 10th, 2009, 10:24 AM
Was he there against Venus? :confused:



When Ana was younger she was a total ice maiden though. :o I want to see calm collected Ana again. :awww:

No,he wasn`t :(
Tennis can`t be everything to any player she needs to have a private life.I don`t want her to be like Justine who only had tennis in her life and then she decided she had enough of that kind of life and retire :tape:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jul 10th, 2009, 12:21 PM
No,he wasn`t :(
Tennis can`t be everything to any player she needs to have a private life.I don`t want her to be like Justine who only had tennis in her life and then she decided she had enough of that kind of life and retire :tape:

Adam:o

I totally agree with you! Wasn't that even one of her biggest problems last year? That she just couldn't get tennis out of her mind, that she was thinking about it 24/7 and that's what stressed her out?
I think having something or someone to keep your mind off of your job is actually a good thing. Especially in a Ana Freud's Ivanovic's case:lol:
Also, he is an athlete as well, and I'm sure he won't keep her from important things like training! But if he does...:armed:

InsideOut.
Jul 10th, 2009, 01:05 PM
^I'm glad Ana has stopped reading Freud. :tape: Freud just puts too much emphasis on sex. He'd probably have interpreted dreaming about a tennis racquet as a symptom of penis envy psychosis. His ideas about the Unconscious are interesting and all, but I don't think Ana needs to waste her time interpreting her dreams about Fernando's empty hair gel bottle on court.

Marilyn Monheaux
Jul 11th, 2009, 12:34 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1198859/Tennis-star-Ana-shrieker-Ivanovic-causes-racket-turns-watch-new-golfer-boyfriend-Adam-Scott.html

Tennis star Ana 'the shrieker':cuckoo: Ivanovic causes a racket as she turns out to watch new golfer boyfriend Adam Scott

Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic played the doting girlfriend today as she came to support her golfing boyfriend Adam Scott in the Scottish Open.
The 21-year-old brunette was spotted with a broad smile on her face as she watched the Australian during the second round of the tournament.
Ana, dubbed 'the shrieker' :weirdo: on the tennis court, dressed casually wearing a dress over a pair of denim jeans.
The sportswoman looked thrilled today - a far cry from her display at Wimbledon's Court One last month when she crashed out of the tournament after picking up a thigh injury.
Ana was forced to bow out of the match against Venus Williams and broke down in tears as she conceded defeat.
It's not the first time she has been left an emotional wreck in the arena.
Last year she crumpled under the pressure of expectation following her French Open triumph just three weeks earlier.Just like Ana today, 28-year-old Adam showed his support for his love during the tournament so today she was clearly repaying the favour.
But he he too has issues over his sporting prowess at the moment.
Like his girlfriend, Adam has fallen from grace since he won the Qatar Masters in January 2008 and followed this up with victory in the Byron Nelson Classic in the United States three months later.
The golfer, who became The Players champion in 2004, was No 3 in the world in July 2008 and is 43rd now.

I think the Daily Mail has totally lost it now:haha::haha::haha::o:tape::help:

lilimi
Jul 11th, 2009, 12:56 PM
retards :help: they must have confused with sharapova :o

Mixo
Jul 11th, 2009, 01:08 PM
What is a shrieker?

Midge.
Jul 11th, 2009, 01:24 PM
^Maria Sharapova.
High pitched squeeler.

Wow, never have i seen an article written just to make the title sound good. :o

lilimi
Jul 11th, 2009, 02:22 PM
What is a shrieker?

michelle larcher de brito, sharapova.
if they called her fist pump girl or miss ajde, ok, but shrieker:help:they never wtached Ana play!

Mixo
Jul 11th, 2009, 03:22 PM
michelle larcher de brito, sharapova.
if they called her fist pump girl or miss ajde, ok, but shrieker:help:they never wtached Ana play!

Hahahah what a retard the guy who wrote that

Curtos07
Jul 11th, 2009, 06:37 PM
Do these people who write this stuff even watch tennis?

jonnyroyale_13
Jul 11th, 2009, 06:46 PM
no :p

spiritedenergy
Jul 12th, 2009, 12:38 AM
Ana the shrieker:weirdo::haha:

I guess they list all the things that made them write an article about a women tennis player... at Wimbledon it was De Brito so now they associate it with Ana:lol::help:

bad_angel_109
Jul 12th, 2009, 05:13 PM
i seriously cant belive ana's dating adam scott :o
i always thought he was married with kids, lol. obviously i thought wrong. dont hurt ana or break her heart! :(

gaviotabr
Jul 13th, 2009, 12:27 AM
i seriously cant belive ana's dating adam scott :o
i always thought he was married with kids, lol. obviously i thought wrong.

:lol:

All golfers seem to be married with kids.. :lol: Though.. to say the truth.. I didn't even know he existed before seeing him with Ana.

By the way.. no photos today.. was Ana still there?

dont hurt ana or break her heart! :(

Ditto! We are a bunch of over protective fans, and we bite! :lol:

bruce goose
Jul 13th, 2009, 12:33 AM
Ditto! We are a bunch of over protective fans, and we bite! :lol:Have a nice week ahead,Izzy:wavey:....Hope you get pretty flowers from Contador Zorro and plenty of nice greetings and PMs from your friends;)

jelenacg
Jul 13th, 2009, 01:32 AM
:lol:

All golfers seem to be married with kids.. :lol: Though.. to say the truth.. I didn't even know he existed before seeing him with Ana.

By the way.. no photos today.. was Ana still there?



Ditto! We are a bunch of over protective fans, and we bite! :lol:

I was thinking the same
I hope not ,it`s time to practice :)

spiritedenergy
Jul 13th, 2009, 01:37 AM
I was thinking the same
I hope not ,it`s time to practice :)

I hope so... glamour time is off Ana, back to court:lol::p

Monica Seles was inducted into the HoF... so happy for her:worship: Actually I'm starting to understand her addiction to food, i just finished eating a humburger, a grilled chicken wrap and a baked potato with butter and sour cream and it feels sooo good:lol::p But yes food can become addicitive...

jelenacg
Jul 13th, 2009, 01:42 AM
I hope so... glamour time is off Ana, back to court:lol::p

Monica Seles was inducted into the HoF... so happy for her:worship: Actually I'm starting to understand her addiction to food, i just finished eating a humburger, a grilled chicken wrap and a baked potato with butter and sour cream and it feels sooo good:lol::p But yes food can become addicitive...

:worship::worship::hearts:
Don`t talk about food it`s almost 3 am here and i`m hungry :lol:

spiritedenergy
Jul 13th, 2009, 01:49 AM
:worship::worship::hearts:
Don`t talk about food it`s almost 3 am here and i`m hungry :lol:

Go to the fridge, it's closer than you think and full of wonders:lol::p

jelenacg
Jul 13th, 2009, 01:52 AM
Go to the fridge, it's closer than you think and full of wonders:lol::p

:lol::lol:

gaviotabr
Jul 13th, 2009, 01:58 AM
I just had dinner! :p

I'm also hoping Ana starts to practice this week. I'm actually thinking she could go to Las Vegas to work on her game (SERVE!!!) with Darren Cahill at least a couple of weeks before LA. Right now there are only 3 weeks to go, and I think the first week of this sort of "off season" will be more dedicated to fitness, even more so because of Ana's injury. She probably hasn't done anything (besides walking forever on the golf course.. :lol:) for 2 weeks. So.. Am I delusional to think that Ana going to Las Vegas is an actual possibility? :sobbing: Either that or going to Amsterdam to practice with Sven.. one thing is for sure, she can't do things all on her own... that's not the way to improve her ball toss (and everything else).. I hope she knows that and makes the right decisions. The US Open series is a great opportunity for Ana to get some points and get herself a better position in draws.

I can't believe there are no more than 7/8 tournaments for Ana this season.. :sobbing: She has barely played.. I miss watching her already. :sobbing:

gaviotabr
Jul 13th, 2009, 01:58 AM
Have a nice week ahead,Izzy:wavey:....Hope you get pretty flowers from Contador Zorro and plenty of nice greetings and PMs from your friends;)

Hi Bruce! ;) Thanks! I'll take a look.. :)

spiritedenergy
Jul 13th, 2009, 02:10 AM
I just had dinner! :p

I'm also hoping Ana starts to practice this week. I'm actually thinking she could go to Las Vegas to work on her game (SERVE!!!) with Darren Cahill at least a couple of weeks before LA. Right now there are only 3 weeks to go, and I think the first week of this sort of "off season" will be more dedicated to fitness, even more so because of Ana's injury. She probably hasn't done anything (besides walking forever on the golf course.. :lol:) for 2 weeks. So.. Am I delusional to think that Ana going to Las Vegas is an actual possibility? :sobbing: Either that or going to Amsterdam to practice with Sven.. one thing is for sure, she can't do things all on her own... that's not the way to improve her ball toss (and everything else).. I hope she knows that and makes the right decisions. The US Open series is a great opportunity for Ana to get some points and get herself a better position in draws.

I can't believe there are no more than 7/8 tournaments for Ana this season.. :sobbing: She has barely played.. I miss watching her already. :sobbing:

Hi Izzy:wavey:

yes I'm sure Ana will go to practise with iether of them, i think I read she would work with Cahill for Los Angeles and Sven for Toronto, so I hope she'll go to Vegas. Also maybe the time off was partly due to her injury so she decided to go to Scotland...

gaviotabr
Jul 13th, 2009, 02:17 AM
Hi Izzy:wavey:

yes I'm sure Ana will go to practise with iether of them, i think I read she would work with Cahill for Los Angeles and Sven for Toronto, so I hope she'll go to Vegas. Also maybe the time off was partly due to her injury so she decided to go to Scotland...

Hey Luca! :wavey:

I actually think Ana would take at least a week off anyway.. it's the time of the year the players get to rest a bit before the last slam of the season. And it's good, she also needs time for herself. But I guess now it's time to start to think about practice again. :D

jonnyroyale_13
Jul 13th, 2009, 02:41 AM
i just finished eating a humburger, a grilled chicken wrap and a baked potato with butter and sour cream and it feels sooo good:lol::p But yes food can become addicitive...

:drool:
i had leftover chicken drumsticks, mashed potatoes, and a coke:drool:
i was eating that while watching an Alona Bondarenko match i downloaded...Alona- also:drool:

spiritedenergy
Jul 13th, 2009, 02:51 AM
:drool:
i had leftover chicken drumsticks, mashed potatoes, and a coke:drool:
i was eating that while watching an Alona Bondarenko match i downloaded...Alona- also:drool:

:drool:

now i'm having cold beer... :lick::lol:

spiritedenergy
Jul 13th, 2009, 02:52 AM
Hey Luca! :wavey:

I actually think Ana would take at least a week off anyway.. it's the time of the year the players get to rest a bit before the last slam of the season. And it's good, she also needs time for herself. But I guess now it's time to start to think about practice again. :D

yes Ana back to work!:boxing:

jonnyroyale_13
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:03 AM
Dont worry, people. Thinking about Ana's last 9 matches, the three she lost were seriously ugly. But the six that she won, probably her 6 best wins all year. I do believe our big girl is starting to come out of her funk:)

spiritedenergy
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:05 AM
Dont worry, people. Thinking about Ana's last 9 matches, the three she lost were seriously ugly. But the six that she won, probably her 6 best wins all year. I do believe our big girl is starting to come out of her funk:)

i hope so... until i se her lifting a trophy i won't believe it though:o

gaviotabr
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:14 AM
i hope so... until i se her lifting a trophy i won't believe it though:o

Me too.. :sobbing: There has been almost a year.. and only one semi-final (or final) since then.. :sobbing:

Ana, win a tournament this season please! :sobbing:

gaviotabr
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:22 AM
Dont worry, people. Thinking about Ana's last 9 matches, the three she lost were seriously ugly. But the six that she won, probably her 6 best wins all year. I do believe our big girl is starting to come out of her funk:)

Yes.. And she has only lost to top 10 players. Still.. matches she should have won.. :sobbing: I'll be happier once I'm sure she will NOT be choking away matches after being a double break up in the third.. :sobbing:

Midge.
Jul 13th, 2009, 07:10 AM
By the way.. no photos today.. was Ana still there?


She was there again (poor girl), just saw her on the news.

I wonder if she'll stick around for the British Open that starts on Thursday, which coincidently is Adam's birthday. Pretty big tournament, pretty much Golf's equivalent of Wimbledon. And since it is his brithday I wouldn't be surprised to see her stick around again.

Accidently stumbled across a betting site, there were odds of weather Adam and Ana would be caught kissing on camera at the Open next week. :weirdo:
FWIW, the odds were 4/1. Absolutley zero chance of that happening.

Marilyn Monheaux
Jul 13th, 2009, 01:27 PM
She was there again (poor girl), just saw her on the news.

I wonder if she'll stick around for the British Open that starts on Thursday, which coincidently is Adam's birthday. Pretty big tournament, pretty much Golf's equivalent of Wimbledon. And since it is his brithday I wouldn't be surprised to see her stick around again.

Accidently stumbled across a betting site, there were odds of weather Adam and Ana would be caught kissing on camera at the Open next week. :weirdo:
FWIW, the odds were 4/1. Absolutley zero chance of that happening.

:rolls: Now that would be a reason for me to watch golf:lol:

spiritedenergy
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:02 PM
She was there again (poor girl), just saw her on the news.

I wonder if she'll stick around for the British Open that starts on Thursday, which coincidently is Adam's birthday. Pretty big tournament, pretty much Golf's equivalent of Wimbledon. And since it is his brithday I wouldn't be surprised to see her stick around again.

Accidently stumbled across a betting site, there were odds of weather Adam and Ana would be caught kissing on camera at the Open next week. :weirdo:
FWIW, the odds were 4/1. Absolutley zero chance of that happening.

I hope not, Ana please practice!:o

jelenacg
Jul 13th, 2009, 09:57 PM
She was there again (poor girl), just saw her on the news.

I wonder if she'll stick around for the British Open that starts on Thursday, which coincidently is Adam's birthday. Pretty big tournament, pretty much Golf's equivalent of Wimbledon. And since it is his brithday I wouldn't be surprised to see her stick around again.

Accidently stumbled across a betting site, there were odds of weather Adam and Ana would be caught kissing on camera at the Open next week. :weirdo:
FWIW, the odds were 4/1. Absolutley zero chance of that happening.

Omg :rolls::rolls:
:rolls: Now that would be a reason for me to watch golf:lol:

Definitely :lol:

jelenacg
Jul 13th, 2009, 10:03 PM
She can stick around for the British Open just as long as Scott(coach :p) is there with her so she can start her fitness preparation
So many Scott`s :lol::lol:
I saw Novak on tv and he said he didn`t start his preparation yet but he will in 2,3 days.So don`t worry about Ana practicing,i`m sure she will

gaviotabr
Jul 13th, 2009, 11:34 PM
She was there again (poor girl), just saw her on the news.

Oh! So maybe they just got tired of taking her pics.. :lol: I guess it just wasn't news for the picture webs anymore.

I wonder if she'll stick around for the British Open that starts on Thursday, which coincidently is Adam's birthday. Pretty big tournament, pretty much Golf's equivalent of Wimbledon. And since it is his brithday I wouldn't be surprised to see her stick around again.

I don't know.. I guess we will see these next few days.. She might not stick around though.. she has to start her preparations this week, and both will have the next couple of weeks without tournaments anyway.

Accidently stumbled across a betting site, there were odds of weather Adam and Ana would be caught kissing on camera at the Open next week. :weirdo:
FWIW, the odds were 4/1. Absolutley zero chance of that happening.

:lol:

Do people really bet on that? :lol:

gaviotabr
Jul 13th, 2009, 11:39 PM
She can stick around for the British Open just as long as Scott(coach :p) is there with her so she can start her fitness preparation
So many Scott`s :lol::lol:
I saw Novak on tv and he said he didn`t start his preparation yet but he will in 2,3 days.So don`t worry about Ana practicing,i`m sure she will

The thing is I believe Nole will only be back to singles tournaments 1 week after Ana, at Montreal. So Ana should start her preparations this week. But I agree.. if Scott is around, she can do physical work and some light hits there. I guess we will see what she decided the next few days.. I've read in a report somewhere that he was asked if she would be around for the British Open and said that he was not sure. I don't know if that is because he just didn't want to comment or if it's not decided yet.

muniu
Jul 13th, 2009, 11:41 PM
Dont worry, people. Thinking about Ana's last 9 matches, the three she lost were seriously ugly. But the six that she won, probably her 6 best wins all year. I do believe our big girl is starting to come out of her funk:)

hope you're right, I want our Anci back :hearts::worship:

jonnyroyale_13
Jul 13th, 2009, 11:53 PM
Sometimes Ana reminds me of the Underpants Gnomes from Southpark.:lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe6kGJDGctU

Phase 1: support her boyfriend at his golf events
Phase 2: :shrug:
Phase 3: win the US Open

:lol: Seriously though, i wouldnt think its disrupting her training too much:unsure:

gaviotabr
Jul 14th, 2009, 12:02 AM
Sometimes Ana reminds me of the Underpants Gnomes from Southpark.:lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe6kGJDGctU

Phase 1: support her boyfriend at his golf events
Phase 2: :shrug:
Phase 3: win the US Open

:lol: Seriously though, i wouldnt think its disrupting her training too much:unsure:

:lol:

I also don't think it's disrupting anything so far.. I'm sure Ana would take some time off for herself now anyway. We are just wondering if she will stick around for another week or not.