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gaviotabr
Sep 25th, 2009, 07:56 PM
There is a Tennis week interview with Sven. I think it was done in NY right after or during the USO. Concerning Ana, I don't really like it.. but it might be just me. This is the coach oriented part, as he discusses some other thingsd as well.. I've bolded the parts related to Ana..

Tennis Week: Is there any connection between your work with Orange Coach and your role with adidas?

Sven Groeneveld: They’re totally separate. I did put a lot of thought into it because institutions are looking into how to create better support for the players. The USTA have done a great job in using private facilities as well as their own national training center for player development. Adidas has a program that shows that there is great interest in great coaching and education of the players. Over time, I feel that we also create a new market for the coaches. If we show as a group that we are qualified and organized there will probably be more companies interested to have this format.

Tennis Week: Is that the future of professional coaching? Assembling teams as adidas has done or incorporating existing teams as the USTA has done? And if so is that good for tennis and coaches?

Sven Groeneveld: Yes, that’s the direction I feel it’s going to go. I do like that direction because it offers job security and because it gives recognition to the coach and that is now evident in maybe the federations, but outside of that it was not always possible. But if you look at Sanchez-Casals or Bollettieri’s IMG Academy: they always had coaches who were going on tour with the players. So that’s why I think if the coaches are more organized I feel like we can actually improve the quality of the players and protect the coaches from being taken advantage of and this is where we are in a stage of separating from Orange Coach, which is a way to launch this platform. It will be totally independent of Orange Coach once it is running.

Tennis Week: So what will Orange Coach become? What will its function become?

Sven Groeneveld: There was a link because I am part owner of Orange Coach. I tried to formulate it as an association because we needed a lot of voices. I said I will just launch it this way so then I can show the ATP, WTA and ITF that there is an interest and now it’s just a matter of working together with them who have already said “We are ready. We want to help.” So it’s just a matter of time to get this on a level to the extent where we can come up with a criteria for the professional coach and I need the ATP, WTA and ITF’s advice for what they see as the criteria. I mean, I can sit here and say “you need this many years of experience, you need this certification, you have to have worked with this level of player” but I would like to hear from them what they see as a criteria and that’s why I tell them “I need your help” and I have gone to them for that guidance.

Tennis Week: From a player perspective, I would think this would be a positive in that it gives players a pool of legitimate, qualified coaches to choose from. But have managers and agents been wary of this idea of standardized contracts for coaches, especially given how transient the job can be?

Sven Groeneveld: The companies I’ve been in touch with over the years have responded very positively. They’ve made some contracts with guys with Orange Coach. It’s so much easier and a lot more professional for them to deal with coaches in this way. They see it as a way that they can identify coaches and they don’t have to speculate they can say “He is a qualified, registered, recognized coach by these governing bodies of tennis.” That’s what we need to go to. It may take five to 10 years to get that established but as I said this is my goal to try to get it to that level.

Tennis Week: You’ve been coaching a long time. How has coaching changed during your time on the job and what are the challenges you face now that perhaps were not there when you started?

Sven Groeneveld: It has changed. Individual coaching, one-on-one, has come to a time where I said I’m working with these players, I feel like I’m helping them. But I felt I was not developing myself. So I was looking for ways to develop myself. When the opportunity came to work with adidas it gave me the opportunity to have a new outlook on how to work with players because now we work with a group. We work with six or seven players sometimes and we really have to treat each player as an individual and the most important individual each time. The challenge is really maximizing their time during training sessions. We can be a lot more direct in this format. We can be very direct in what we believe they should work on and there is a lot of time when you work one-on-one where you are dependent on the salary, you are dependent on the player so you cannot be too honest. In football or basketball you have so much power because the players are replaceable. But in tennis we cannot replace the player. Now, working with adidas if they don’t live up to their expectations that the brand feels they should live up to then we can actually replace them. So we have a lot more power. And they feel that also. Obviously they like it because there’s a lot less emotion attached to it. It’s much more direct. The people we have in the group are recognized coaches and experienced so they will value our advice much more in this way. We can be a lot more direct. From my perspective, and I worked with a federation before where you do have power, this is more unique because you work for a sponsor. And the sponsor invests in a player and so you really have to make sure the performance comes out of the player because then the investment is paying dividends. And it’s part of the appeal of the adidas brand. The players say “We want to work with this brand because it gives us not only the shoes and clothes and the money, but it gives us the support to maximize my potential.”

Tennis Week: All of the players you have worked with through the adidas team from Verdasco to Cirstea have had some of very good results and in some cases their best-ever Grand Slam results. When you started spending time working with Wozniacki did you see the potential for these results from Wozniacki?

Sven Groeneveld: When we stopped working with Ana (Ivanovic) our focus really went to Caroline. Because of the potential because of recognizing her talent. We said “If she would like to be part of the program then we would like to invest that time in her.” Same with Sorana (Cirstea) actually. She was really struggling at the start of the year. We started to pay a little more attention to her development and around the hard-court season, Indian Wells, we started spending more and more time with her. We recognized she had the talent but needed to work on some areas that she hadn’t worked on and she’s done really well since that period. She really developed well. We identify the players and obviously we get guidance from adidas and from Jim Latham at adidas sports marketing because obviously he looks at it from also a marketing perspective: which player can make a difference in selling the brand.

Tennis Week: Sure, like Verdasco in Australia. People saw he’s an exciting player, he’s a good looking guy and that’s huge for the brand because he represented it so well.

Sven Groeneveld: Exactly. That’s huge. So that is very important for the brand. So every time we get that email “Can you look at this player?” Obviously, every player we work with we treat as equal, but we do get guidance from the sports marketing division to maybe spend a little extra time with one or the other and try to focus on their development and see where they’re at.

Tennis Week: Do they ever come to you and say “Sven, we’re thinking of signing this player what do you think?”

Sven Groeneveld: We will try to give some guidance and they might ask us for some advice. Here at the US Open for the juniors there are not a lot of people from the brand so we will keep an eye on the juniors and watch the players who are coming up.

Tennis Week: When Ana came to New York during the spring to play Madison Square Garden she really seemed like she missed you and she basically in a nice way said it wasn’t the same for her without you as coach. It seemed like for her she really missed that interaction and obviously the success you two had together. Obviously, it has to come from the player but what is the future with you and Ana?

Sven Groeneveld: Well you build up a relationship and a way of working when you spend time with a player. I’ve worked with Mary Pierce on four different occasions. I worked with Rusedski on two different occasions…

Tennis Week: And Ana knows the results were there when you two worked together.

Sven Groeneveld: She knows the results were there and you feel comfortable working with someone. The way I work and also within the team she likes that structure. We started again at Wimbledon and after this tournament we obviously have to sit down and make a new plan. She likes us to be part of that roadmap and we’re trying to maximize that potential that she has. But we’ll be very honest and hopefully get to the point again where Ana gets the results she desires and adidas would like to see.

Tennis Week: Is it a challenge for you when you’ve coached a player, they go to another coach, you get them back again. Do you have to break them of habits they may have developed with another coach?

Sven Groeneveld:You definitely go back to the basics and they know that’s where it all stems from. Sometimes they lose their way. I see myself as a GPS console. Basically they tell you where they want to go. I recognize where they are and if we recognize where they are it’s much easier then to make a path to where they want to go. But if you cannot even recognize where they are then that’s a problem. That’s where I feel I spend a lot of time identifying: “Where are you? Where is your state of mind?Where are you physically, technically, tactically? Where are you?” If you can identify where they are, in all aspects, then you can formulate what road they have to take to get to that goal. Because if you are making an identification and you make a false identification then you might take a road that leads to nowhere. So that is how I see what we do. We try to give the guidance, but they have to drive. We’re trying to direct them.

Tennis Week: What is your strength as a coach? Is it technical? Is it tactical? What you said just now basically tells me you are a good listener and a good observer in that you are trying to make a true identification or diagnosis before you start the coaching process?

Sven Groeneveld: Identifying where they are at and identifying their strengths and weaknesses and formulating a plan that maximizes their strengths and improves their weaknesses. The physical training I’ve always left to the specialists. And that’s something I’ve learned: I won’t touch anything I am not a specialist in. I am a tennis specialist meaning on court, technical or tactical that I can see myself as a specialist. Physical training I will get the best out there for the player. I like to delegate that responsibility and I feel that is also one of my strengths: I will not take on something that I cannot do.

Tennis Week: What you are doing now is a bit revolutionary in that you are taking a team approach to an individual sport whereas in the past it was quite often one individual coach working with one individual player. How did you develop that philosophy?

Sven Groeneveld: I always had that philosophy. When I was in the Swiss Federation my goal was to help make the player responsible for their own actions and accountable for their actions. At one stage, as a coach, you almost have to be able to step back. It’s nice that Roger can actually have such an incredible performance also without guidance. Because he has taken the responsibility for himself. So it’s always been part of what I believe: that we as coaches have a responsibility to help the players be able to do it that way. Now that maybe Ana says ‘I want to go back to this’ there is a certain dependence then I also have to be careful because that is not what I am supposed to be doing. I don’t want to set a dependence. I want to empower her. And maybe that’s what she feels also that I empowered her. I don’t know. I cannot answer that for her. But that’s what my role is: I try to empower the player that I work with.

Tennis Week: When you look at the US Open women’s draw, particularly the top half, and see the young women like Wozniacki and Wickmayer and Oudin who are athletic, who can move well, who can do some different things with the ball does this say something about the future direction of the women’s game or is it a case of you can’t read too much into one result at one tournament?

Sven Groeneveld: I think it’s developing over the last two years. I recognize that the game of tennis had lost some players from the top 10 with Justine and Hingis and Clijsters and Davenport, who came briefly back, but we recognize she is still a top player if she was still playing. We lost a big group of the top 10. So new generation is coming in with a lot of responsibility as all of a sudden a top 10 player, a top 5 player or even a number one. And in the past that process has been a little bit more difficult at times. Now, there is a change coming. There is a changing of the guard, so to speak, and yes the athletic ability of the players are starting to play a big role in that. Staying healthy is vital. The Tour has changed the format, the schedule slightly. The top players have to really be on their game and play because they get punished or fined if they don’t play in the mandatory tournaments. So there is a lot of different aspects to the game now and I think the women’s game is in a little bit of a state of growth. Some people see it as a state of weakness, but I think it is in a state of growth. I think we will get to a point where it is going to stand out again because there is a lot of young talent out there and of course you have the veteran players and the returning players like Kim Clijsters that really represents the game really well. It’s shifting at the moment and that’s why you have these surprise losses that take place. It’s also because the sport is in a state of growth and has developed some depth.

Tennis Week:Last question: you worked with Roger Federer when he was a junior. Did you envision him having the potential to become what he has become back then?

Sven Groeneveld: No. I would like to tell you I did. We always recognized his talent and his ability but we could never imagine him achieving what he has achieved and being one of the greatest, or maybe the greatest, player ever. I mean you recognize his ability, his presence and his on-court strength when he was playing back then, but there were also a lot of weaknesses at that time. But he has been able to to adjust and to learn and to grow. Individually, he is a unique person. But to see him where he is no, I mean it is unbelievable.

Tennis Week: Do you think we will ever see coaching permitted at majors?

Sven Groeneveld: I would be against it. I think tennis is an individual sport and it’s always been that way. On the WTA Tour it’s good because the Tour is also a form of entertainment tennis. On this level, at majors, I think it is the tradition and that’s what makes it so big. The tradition is important to the game of tennis. I like to let the player have the spotlight and figure out solutions on court. Let this (the Grand Slam stage) be the place where the player shines and not the coach. I would not be for it, but if it would happen I think the coaches will be ready for it.

Tennis Week: When you are called out on court by a player do you ever feel pressure?

Sven Groeneveld: No, actually I don’t. I feel very privileged to be able to go out on court and to try to help the player at the time. It is quite unique. It is not about me, it’s about the player. Yes, it’s nice for me to be able to offer advice and tactics, but I think the player should be the one who has the spotlight and it’s all about the player.

http://blog.tennisweek.com/?p=666

gaviotabr
Sep 25th, 2009, 07:59 PM
When he says this:

She likes us to be part of that roadmap and we’re trying to maximize that potential that she has. But we’ll be very honest and hopefully get to the point again where Ana gets the results she desires and adidas would like to see.

Doesn't it seem like they don't really believe in her anymore? I don't know.. that's always the impression I get lately, and I think it gets to Ana.. she has no belief. None.

jelenacg
Sep 25th, 2009, 10:05 PM
When he says this:



Doesn't it seem like they don't really believe in her anymore? I don't know.. that's always the impression I get lately, and I think it gets to Ana.. she has no belief. None.

I read it like this : `Some day in a distant future Ana will maybe become the player she was .Now she sucks we know that ,that`s why we don`t have many hopes in her or the time and will to help her `

Adidas team :ras::ras::ras:
:smash:

gaviotabr
Sep 25th, 2009, 10:23 PM
I read it like this : `Some day in a distant future Ana will maybe become the player she was .Now she sucks we know that ,that`s why we don`t have many hopes in her or the time and will to help her `

Adidas team :ras::ras::ras:
:smash:

Yes.. they just don't seem to care. :mad:

But this lack of belief hurts Ana even more.. this summer was the worst period of her career by a lot.. and mostly because she lacks any belief and chokes matches away. :sad:

gaviotabr
Sep 29th, 2009, 03:00 PM
The Tennis Magazine feature is finally available on-line:

Ana Agonistes

She was supposed to be the fresh and happy new face of women's tennis, but 2009 has been a struggle for Ana Ivanovic. Do we want her to be something she isn't?

By Stephen Tignor

Wimbledon’s Court 4 is centrally located and always heavily trafficked, but late on the first Tuesday of this year’s tournament it had burst at the seams. Fans sat shoulder to shoulder on the stone bleachers that rise to the right. They stood four deep behind the wooden benches to the left. Latecomers strained on tiptoes to grab whatever tiny view they could. The overflow of humanity flooded out onto the surrounding grounds. Like well-mannered tennis observers everywhere, most of those who could see the action clapped enthusiastically for high-quality shots and simmered down into a tense hush before crucial points. Others, packs of young men mostly, let out long whistles after each rally.

Young and old, polite and rude, scruffy lads and decorous ladies, all of them had gathered for a chance at a close-up view of Ana Ivanovic. Normally ensconced within the game’s glamorous, big-ticket arenas, the former No. 1 had seen her star dim just enough in 2009 to make her available to the sidecourt masses. The atmosphere, as it had been at many of her matches this year, was double-edged. On the one hand, there was a current of voyeuristic electricity humming through the crowd—the low, late sun put an extra shimmer on Ivanovic’s long dark hair, her immaculate white tennis dress, and her deeply tanned skin. On the other hand, there was a panicky sense of impending disaster, as if the Serb were wobbling on a 50-foot-high tightrope rather than playing tennis.

The spectators’ fear was understandable. This should have been a routine first-round match against 58th-ranked Lucie Hradecka, yet it was tied at 6-all in the third set. Ivanovic’s service tosses sailed waywardly—on one point the ball was too far back, on the next it was too far forward. Her ground strokes were equally capricious. After thumping a perfectly measured backhand winner into the corner, she took the same swing a minute later only to see the ball smack against her racquet frame and shoot straight up into the air. Between points, Ivanovic slapped her thigh in self-punishment and made searching, fearful eye contact with her family in the stands. Her fist pumps had an air of desperation.

This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. Court 4, which rests on the razor-thin border between show-court stardom and sidecourt oblivion, isn’t where most of us thought the 21-year-old Ivanovic would be spending her time in 2009. This was a player who had made an impact on tour at age 17 with her smoothly muscular baseline game, and had patiently climbed the ranks from there. Over the next four years, Ivanovic had slimmed down, ironed out the inconsistencies that came with her long limbs and low-margin strokes, and learned to make the most of her ballstriking skills, which remain among the most effortlessly lethal in women’s tennis.

Still, the question remained: Did the warm and ever-smiling Serb, apparently without a mean bone in her body, have the will to compete with the overtly determined women—Maria Sharapova, Venus and Serena Williams, Justine Henin—at the top? You can’t blame the WTA tour for hoping so. New blood on the women’s side has been hard to fi nd in recent years. Of the scores of hopefuls who have made their debuts this decade, only one, Sharapova, has turned out to be a star with staying power.

In the first half of 2008, Ivanovic didn’t prove that she was a killer, exactly; that’s pretty much the last word that comes to mind when you listen to her chatter exuberantly through a press conference. But working with coach Sven Groeneveld for most of ’08, she proved that she’s conscientious and ambitious enough to grasp for Grand Slams, rather than being satisfied with celebrity status and an enviable bank account. In February ’08, Ivanovic reached the Australian Open final; four months later, she won her first major, the French Open, to become No. 1. Women’s tennis seemed, finally, to have produced a fresh and marketable face for the future.

Alas, Ivanovic would fight a thumb injury during the summer of 2008 and win just one more tournament that year. The new season brought little new hope, as she failed to win an event through the first seven months of 2009. As she had on Court 4 at Wimbledon, she looked less like a champion of the future and more like someone just trying to keep it together out there.

So which is she? Was Ivanovic ever destined to dominate? Anyone looking for clues probably won’t find them by talking to her. When I interviewed Ivanovic this spring in Indian Wells, she was as straightforward and upbeat as ever, her face a brick wall of sincere good cheer. “Hi, I’m Ana,” she said with a smile as she shook my hand. That may not sound noteworthy, aside from the fact that the pro tennis player’s standard method for greeting a member of the press is a silent and slightly grudging nod.

Not so for Ivanovic, who leans into questions with grinning enthusiasm. She’s happiest when she’s detailing her wide variety of loves. She loves the United States, where “the people are so nice.” She loves the California desert, because “you can have time for yourself.” She loves crooners like David Gray and John Mayer—“I’m romantic,” she says with a laugh. At different times Ivanovic has also expressed her love for backgammon, Sudoku, roller coasters, the teachings of the Dalai Lama, and tennis practice.

Ivanovic’s affections extended even to the room where we were sitting, an empty players’ lounge cluttered with video-game consoles and sandwich wrappers. “It’s so quiet here, I love it,” she said in a half-whisper. For a chatty person, Ivanovic talks a lot about the pleasures of solitude.

“Sometimes I wish I could get away from everything and go somewhere where nobody knows me,” she says. Ivanovic laughs as these words leave her mouth; it’s not a melancholy concept to her. Being alone seems less an escape than just another way for her to enjoy herself, not all that different from running around a tennis court. In that sense, the sport fits her. It’s made for that weird paradox, the outgoing loner.

“I know I can’t just disappear,” Ivanovic adds, even though getting away from tennis has crossed her mind more than once over the past year. She also says that she has been conflicted at times on court. “I would ask myself, Should I play aggressive”—“aggresseev” is how it sounds in her accented English—“or hit with spin? After a point, I would think, What should I have played? I’d hit one ball one way and the second one differently.”

To help counter this indecisiveness, Ivanovic hired Martina Navratilova’s former coach, Craig Kardon, in February. The combination seemed to be a winning one after Ivanovic reached her first final of 2009 in Indian Wells.

Still, to get there she fought through long spells of tentative play, and her results soon went south again. Ivanovic failed to reach the quarterfinals in each of her next five events. Hardest of all may have been her 6-2, 6-3 defeat at the hands of Victoria Azarenka in the fourth round at Roland Garros. Azarenka, then a teenager, beat the defending champion routinely and without seeming to harbor any doubts about her superiority. Ivanovic dropped out of the Top 10 and split with Kardon after the tournament.

“The second year after you’ve made a big jump can be tough,” Kardon says. “She put pressure on herself after she became No. 1.”

Kardon believes that Ivanovic can win Slams again, but to do that “she needs a plan to deal with her emotions during matches,” he says, adding that Ivanovic had been through some “turmoil” in 2009, and that she may have felt the need this spring to turn everything around as soon as, or sooner than, humanly possible.

Her 2008 success had brought with it a triple whammy of distractions: sharper scrutiny, heightened expectations, and increased demands on her time. By June, they had produced a crack in Ivanovic’s toothy veneer. “There’s really not much friendship between the girls on tour,” Ivanovic told London’s Mail On Sunday before Wimbledon. “There’s so much rivalry and jealousy, everyone just hangs out in their own camp. In the locker room, you can feel the jealousy.” As for her celebrated looks, they seemed as much a curse as a blessing. “No girl likes to be compared to another,” Ivanovic said. “I feel flattered that people like the way I look, but it doesn’t help you win points. I think the reason there’s less rivalry and more friendship on the men’s tour is because they don’t deal with this element.” A month later, Ivanovic was the subject of a Vogue profile entitled “Ace Interrupted,” accompanied by a moody shot of her on a boardwalk in France, and she was hounded by paparazzi in Scotland while she watched her boyfriend, Australian golfer Adam Scott, play the British Open.

But for all of those outside pressures, it’s the ones from within that Ivanovic feels the most, according to the people who have worked with her.

“The thing that makes Ana easy to coach,” Kardon says, “is that she wants it very badly and pushes herself.”

“She can be a bit of a perfectionist,” says Darren Cahill, a former coach of Andre Agassi who was working with Ivanovic over the summer. Like Kardon, Cahill maintains that with Ivanovic, what you see is what you get. “Ana really is a thoroughly nice person, with a big heart and an innocent intelligence,” he says. “You can say the simplest advice and she’ll look at you wide-eyed, like it’s a revelation. She knows how to make a coach feel good.”

Can Cahill, along with Groeneveld, who rejoined the Serb’s camp this summer, provide any revelations that will help her find her best form again? “Her serve is an issue,” Cahill says. “There’s a technical problem with her toss that she’s been working extremely hard to fix.” The serve, of course, isn’t just another shot. “If you can’t control that,” Cahill says, “it affects your sense of control over your whole game.”

Longtime observers might add that Ivanovic’s style revolves around low-percentage strokes that can easily misfire, and that she doesn’t have the raw speed of Venus Williams or the smooth footwork of her fellow Serb Jelena Jankovic. But whatever her obstacles, we can root for her to overcome them; few would argue that tennis isn’t better off with Ana Ivanovic winning. When she’s clicking with those smooth, aggresseev ground strokes and bubbling over in a victory speech, she makes the sport look good, like fun, like something to love.

http://www.tennis.com/features/general/features.aspx?id=187276

InsideOut.
Sep 29th, 2009, 03:56 PM
It's a beautiful article. May I post it in GM?

gaviotabr
Sep 29th, 2009, 04:00 PM
It's a beautiful article. May I post it in GM?

Why? They don't like Ana there..

But you can do it if you want.

Isha312
Sep 29th, 2009, 04:04 PM
It was a good article, but articles like this only serve to remind me what could have been and what has happened instead. :sad:

gaviotabr
Sep 29th, 2009, 04:06 PM
It was a good article, but articles like this only serve to remind me what could have been and what has happened instead. :sad:

:sad:

Protoss
Sep 29th, 2009, 04:15 PM
It's a beautiful article. May I post it in GM?
Won't it just get moved back to this forum?

spiritedenergy
Sep 29th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Won't it just get moved back to this forum?

yes it will, after a swarm of haters tears her apart:o

Curtos07
Sep 29th, 2009, 06:25 PM
yes it will, after a swarm of haters tears her apart:o

It always befuddles me how there are so many haters after I read an article like this. :o

Great article by Steve Tignor. I really enjoyed it. :)

Ana:
“Sometimes I wish I could get away from everything and go somewhere where nobody knows me,”
I actually think is what Ana needs this off-season. Go somewhere to escape from everything and refocus her mindset and energy for 2010.

Hugh.
Sep 29th, 2009, 10:18 PM
Quality article there, pretty much sums everything up. And that Hradecka match...Ana played terribly, but I would much rather have the Ana of then than what we have now. At least she fought hard to grind out the win, and now it's just nothing - she's losing the moment she steps on the court. :sad:

gaviotabr
Sep 29th, 2009, 10:24 PM
Quality article there, pretty much sums everything up. And that Hradecka match...Ana played terribly, but I would much rather have the Ana of then than what we have now. At least she fought hard to grind out the win, and now it's just nothing - she's losing the moment she steps on the court. :sad:

The difference is.. she still wanted to play back then.. she had the desire.. you could see how she wanted to play Wimbledon. Now it's like there isn't any motivation.. she doesn't have it in her, and the people around her are being incapable of making her see ways of getting motivated. She already has no belief, so she walks on court defeated.

Also.. in the Hradecka match she was able to keep her cool when she had to save the MPs. Which hasn't happened since.. she was a complete basket of nerves at the USO tie break against Bondarenko. If she had kept her cool, she could have done better there I'm sure.

As Kardon says in the article, Ana needs a plan of how to deal with her emotions on court, it has been out of her control. And also how to keep concentrated.

Curtos07
Sep 30th, 2009, 01:10 AM
Did anybody see this? Ana is now refusing to talk to the press. The translation is not the greatest but her is a rough translation from google.

Ana withdrew underground!
Ivanovic is, after a new failure in Tokyo, completely withdrew from public life and refused to give statements to the media! Serbian tennis player would not even speak the official site for the tournament, even though it was required

Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic withdrew the "underground" after the elimination in the first round of Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo and decided to hold a certain amount of time beyond the world media, the Press has learned!

Ivanovic, who because of numerous injuries in 2009. zapaženiji year did not result, and remains committed with the intention to return to the top of world tennis, but at this point, it is estimated that above all needs peace.

The fact that Ana decided that for some time tend to the curious eyes of the public testimony and the fact that did not want to give statements to the media after the defeat of Lucy Safari in the first round of the WTA tournament in Japan, which otherwise is not usual for our tennis player. Although in the past year certainly had a more serious moments of eliminating the Pan Pacific Open, Ivanovic has never avoided "seventh force" and for any embarrassing questions about the career or private life, but this time not a single world agency reported comment Serbian tennis player, but only a statement of its rivals. Moreover, Aninih statement was not on her official Web site.

The hardest moments in his career

Ivanovic, as Press has learned, is currently in peace ready for performance at the tournament in Beijing, which could be her last in this season, and then a good rest and prepare for a new assault on the title in 2010. year.

- Ana survives toughest moments in his career so far, which she does not try to hide, but this time decided to take a little inclined to the curious public, and try to be at peace with the election problems. She never ran from the media, but at the moment can not afford to spend energy on things other than tennis - explains the source Press.

On the other hand, a source that is also very close to Ana Ivanovic pointed out that in public too often the case dramatizuje our tennis player, podsećajući that it is neither the first nor the last sportistkinja career during which faced similar problems at the end of it all came out as winners .

And Serena fell, and returned

- Ana is young, only 22 years, but many forget that during this season had many problems with injuries. She does not think about some kind of withdrawal, but how to return to the top of world tennis, where she belong. Similarly, Williams and Sereno, who once suffered a lot of drastic decline in the WTA list by Ana, and still managed to return and win more titles grend-slem - Press says a source close to the former best teniserki world.


Troubling is the shoulder, but not to make a break

One of the biggest problems that Ana Ivanovic in recent months certainly face a shoulder injury, because that is our tennis player was literally forced to change the technique of serving. Most tennis players and teniserki who in the past found themselves in a similar situation is generally break the rules until the injury does not fully repair, but Ivanovic obviously could not allow himself the luxury of a number of obligations to the organization and WTA scheduled performances in tournaments. It is known, however, the case of the legendary John Mekinroa, who was once the back injury also had to radically change the way he played.

Selector our Fed Cup team Dejan Vranes says our list to change the Ane service only temporary and that things will come to your place when Ivanovic to be fully recovered.

- Ana, as you noted, only exchanged momentum, while problems with bolt Already date. When served on whole life one way, then half of the season that have changed, it is normal to achieve slightly weaker results. When Anne was the change only temporary, while not fully recover, and then use an old technique - the Press says Vranes.

http://www.pressonline.rs/page/stories/sr.html?id=81394&sectionId=44&view=story

Isha312
Sep 30th, 2009, 01:38 AM
Is this saying that she didn't give a post-match interview?

Curtos07
Sep 30th, 2009, 01:46 AM
Is this saying that she didn't give a post-match interview?

Yeah, that is why there was no presser after her match, or not even a single quote from her. This is proof that Ana wants to get away. Poor girl. :sad:

Isha312
Sep 30th, 2009, 03:59 AM
Yeah, that is why there was no presser after her match, or not even a single quote from her. This is proof that Ana wants to get away. Poor girl. :sad:

Wow. I never really saw Ana as the type to bolt from responsibilities like that. Pretty telling indeed.

gaviotabr
Sep 30th, 2009, 10:07 AM
It all seems a bit contradicting to me. If she needs peace to fully dedicate herself to tennis, then it should mean she is interested in winning and in playing well, determined to do something still this season. The match showed a completely different story.. Ana seemed uninterested, unfocused, not determined.. she basically gave up once the second set got to a tie break, it was even funny.

Well.. I guess what really means is that she is conflicted and messed up mentally and doesn't want to be commenting on it.

She did an autograph session today in Tokyo, which I found a bit odd.

Midge.
Sep 30th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Lucy Safari? Google translator :hearts:

I guess that explains the lack of quotage. Not like we're missing much anyway, we would have just got the same old word vomit. Didn't she win a media award a few weeks ago for being generous with her media time or something like that? Thats a little ironic. :lol: She's so over it all, makes you wonder why she's even wasting her time asking for a WC in Linz.

Polikarpov
Sep 30th, 2009, 06:43 PM
Ana Agonistes
by Stephen Tignor

http://www.tennis.com/features/general/features.aspx?id=187276

She was supposed to be the fresh and happy new face of women's tennis, but 2009 has been a struggle for Ana Ivanovic. Do we want her to be something she isn't?

Wimbledon’s Court 4 is centrally located and always heavily trafficked, but late on the first Tuesday of this year’s tournament it had burst at the seams. Fans sat shoulder to shoulder on the stone bleachers that rise to the right. They stood four deep behind the wooden benches to the left. Latecomers strained on tiptoes to grab whatever tiny view they could. The overflow of humanity flooded out onto the surrounding grounds. Like well-mannered tennis observers everywhere, most of those who could see the action clapped enthusiastically for high-quality shots and simmered down into a tense hush before crucial points. Others, packs of young men mostly, let out long whistles after each rally

Young and old, polite and rude, scruffy lads and decorous ladies, all of them had gathered for a chance at a close-up view of Ana Ivanovic. Normally ensconced within the game’s glamorous, big-ticket arenas, the former No. 1 had seen her star dim just enough in 2009 to make her available to the sidecourt masses. The atmosphere, as it had been at many of her matches this year, was double-edged. On the one hand, there was a current of voyeuristic electricity humming through the crowd—the low, late sun put an extra shimmer on Ivanovic’s long dark hair, her immaculate white tennis dress, and her deeply tanned skin. On the other hand, there was a panicky sense of impending disaster, as if the Serb were wobbling on a 50-foot-high tightrope rather than playing tennis.

The spectators’ fear was understandable. This should have been a routine first-round match against 58th-ranked Lucie Hradecka, yet it was tied at 6-all in the third set. Ivanovic’s service tosses sailed waywardly—on one point the ball was too far back, on the next it was too far forward. Her ground strokes were equally capricious. After thumping a perfectly measured backhand winner into the corner, she took the same swing a minute later only to see the ball smack against her racquet frame and shoot straight up into the air. Between points, Ivanovic slapped her thigh in self-punishment and made searching, fearful eye contact with her family in the stands. Her fist pumps had an air of desperation.

This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. Court 4, which rests on the razor-thin border between show-court stardom and sidecourt oblivion, isn’t where most of us thought the 21-year-old Ivanovic would be spending her time in 2009. This was a player who had made an impact on tour at age 17 with her smoothly muscular baseline game, and had patiently climbed the ranks from there. Over the next four years, Ivanovic had slimmed down, ironed out the inconsistencies that came with her long limbs and low-margin strokes, and learned to make the most of her ballstriking skills, which remain among the most effortlessly lethal in women’s tennis.

Still, the question remained: Did the warm and ever-smiling Serb, apparently without a mean bone in her body, have the will to compete with the overtly determined women—Maria Sharapova, Venus and Serena Williams, Justine Henin—at the top? You can’t blame the WTA tour for hoping so. New blood on the women’s side has been hard to fi nd in recent years. Of the scores of hopefuls who have made their debuts this decade, only one, Sharapova, has turned out to be a star with staying power.

In the first half of 2008, Ivanovic didn’t prove that she was a killer, exactly; that’s pretty much the last word that comes to mind when you listen to her chatter exuberantly through a press conference. But working with coach Sven Groeneveld for most of ’08, she proved that she’s conscientious and ambitious enough to grasp for Grand Slams, rather than being satisfied with celebrity status and an enviable bank account. In February ’08, Ivanovic reached the Australian Open final; four months later, she won her first major, the French Open, to become No. 1. Women’s tennis seemed, finally, to have produced a fresh and marketable face for the future.

Alas, Ivanovic would fight a thumb injury during the summer of 2008 and win just one more tournament that year. The new season brought little new hope, as she failed to win an event through the first seven months of 2009. As she had on Court 4 at Wimbledon, she looked less like a champion of the future and more like someone just trying to keep it together out there.

So which is she? Was Ivanovic ever destined to dominate? Anyone looking for clues probably won’t find them by talking to her. When I interviewed Ivanovic this spring in Indian Wells, she was as straightforward and upbeat as ever, her face a brick wall of sincere good cheer. “Hi, I’m Ana,” she said with a smile as she shook my hand. That may not sound noteworthy, aside from the fact that the pro tennis player’s standard method for greeting a member of the press is a silent and slightly grudging nod.

Not so for Ivanovic, who leans into questions with grinning enthusiasm. She’s happiest when she’s detailing her wide variety of loves. She loves the United States, where “the people are so nice.” She loves the California desert, because “you can have time for yourself.” She loves crooners like David Gray and John Mayer—“I’m romantic,” she says with a laugh. At different times Ivanovic has also expressed her love for backgammon, Sudoku, roller coasters, the teachings of the Dalai Lama, and tennis practice.

Ivanovic’s affections extended even to the room where we were sitting, an empty players’ lounge cluttered with video-game consoles and sandwich wrappers. “It’s so quiet here, I love it,” she said in a half-whisper. For a chatty person, Ivanovic talks a lot about the pleasures of solitude.

“Sometimes I wish I could get away from everything and go somewhere where nobody knows me,” she says. Ivanovic laughs as these words leave her mouth; it’s not a melancholy concept to her. Being alone seems less an escape than just another way for her to enjoy herself, not all that different from running around a tennis court. In that sense, the sport fits her. It’s made for that weird paradox, the outgoing loner.

“I know I can’t just disappear,” Ivanovic adds, even though getting away from tennis has crossed her mind more than once over the past year. She also says that she has been conflicted at times on court. “I would ask myself, Should I play aggressive”—“aggresseev” is how it sounds in her accented English—“or hit with spin? After a point, I would think, What should I have played? I’d hit one ball one way and the second one differently.”

To help counter this indecisiveness, Ivanovic hired Martina Navratilova’s former coach, Craig Kardon, in February. The combination seemed to be a winning one after Ivanovic reached her first final of 2009 in Indian Wells.

Still, to get there she fought through long spells of tentative play, and her results soon went south again. Ivanovic failed to reach the quarterfinals in each of her next five events. Hardest of all may have been her 6-2, 6-3 defeat at the hands of Victoria Azarenka in the fourth round at Roland Garros. Azarenka, then a teenager, beat the defending champion routinely and without seeming to harbor any doubts about her superiority. Ivanovic dropped out of the Top 10 and split with Kardon after the tournament.

“The second year after you’ve made a big jump can be tough,” Kardon says. “She put pressure on herself after she became No. 1.”

Kardon believes that Ivanovic can win Slams again, but to do that “she needs a plan to deal with her emotions during matches,” he says, adding that Ivanovic had been through some “turmoil” in 2009, and that she may have felt the need this spring to turn everything around as soon as, or sooner than, humanly possible.

Her 2008 success had brought with it a triple whammy of distractions: sharper scrutiny, heightened expectations, and increased demands on her time. By June, they had produced a crack in Ivanovic’s toothy veneer. “There’s really not much friendship between the girls on tour,” Ivanovic told London’s Mail On Sunday before Wimbledon. “There’s so much rivalry and jealousy, everyone just hangs out in their own camp. In the locker room, you can feel the jealousy.” As for her celebrated looks, they seemed as much a curse as a blessing. “No girl likes to be compared to another,” Ivanovic said. “I feel flattered that people like the way I look, but it doesn’t help you win points. I think the reason there’s less rivalry and more friendship on the men’s tour is because they don’t deal with this element.” A month later, Ivanovic was the subject of a Vogue profile entitled “Ace Interrupted,” accompanied by a moody shot of her on a boardwalk in France, and she was hounded by paparazzi in Scotland while she watched her boyfriend, Australian golfer Adam Scott, play the British Open.

But for all of those outside pressures, it’s the ones from within that Ivanovic feels the most, according to the people who have worked with her.

“The thing that makes Ana easy to coach,” Kardon says, “is that she wants it very badly and pushes herself.”

“She can be a bit of a perfectionist,” says Darren Cahill, a former coach of Andre Agassi who was working with Ivanovic over the summer. Like Kardon, Cahill maintains that with Ivanovic, what you see is what you get. “Ana really is a thoroughly nice person, with a big heart and an innocent intelligence,” he says. “You can say the simplest advice and she’ll look at you wide-eyed, like it’s a revelation. She knows how to make a coach feel good.”

Can Cahill, along with Groeneveld, who rejoined the Serb’s camp this summer, provide any revelations that will help her find her best form again? “Her serve is an issue,” Cahill says. “There’s a technical problem with her toss that she’s been working extremely hard to fix.” The serve, of course, isn’t just another shot. “If you can’t control that,” Cahill says, “it affects your sense of control over your whole game.”

Longtime observers might add that Ivanovic’s style revolves around low-percentage strokes that can easily misfire, and that she doesn’t have the raw speed of Venus Williams or the smooth footwork of her fellow Serb Jelena Jankovic. But whatever her obstacles, we can root for her to overcome them; few would argue that tennis isn’t better off with Ana Ivanovic winning. When she’s clicking with those smooth, aggresseev ground strokes and bubbling over in a victory speech, she makes the sport look good, like fun, like something to love.

gaviotabr
Sep 30th, 2009, 09:22 PM
Ana Agonistes
by Stephen Tignor

http://www.tennis.com/features/general/features.aspx?id=187276

This article was posted on page 51 of this same thread.

spiritedenergy
Oct 2nd, 2009, 03:59 AM
Lucy Safari:spit: i'll put it in my signature, epic:lol:

It's good that she's planning to go back to her old service motion, since she changed her serve she had like 1 win and 5 losses...

gaviotabr
Oct 2nd, 2009, 11:40 AM
Lucy Safari:spit: i'll put it in my signature, epic:lol:

It's good that she's planning to go back to her old service motion, since she changed her serve she had like 1 win and 5 losses...

Your post just made me think that maybe it would have been better just to go rest the shoulder and come back when she could play with a normal serve. She can't win with this one anyway, so what's the point? This motion is one of the worst decision of Ana's career IMHO.

jelenacg
Oct 2nd, 2009, 11:54 AM
Your post just made me think that maybe it would have been better just to go rest the shoulder and come back when she could play with a normal serve. She can't win with this one anyway, so what's the point? This motion is one of the worst decision of Ana's career IMHO.

Practicing and playing tennis instead of shopping and watching golf :rolleyes:
:lol:
I don`t want her to take a break,it didn`t help her at all

gaviotabr
Oct 2nd, 2009, 12:02 PM
Practicing and playing tennis instead of shopping and watching golf :rolleyes:
:lol:
I don`t want her to take a break,it didn`t help her at all

But I think each loss is a punch in her confidence.. she has less and less belief she can win a match... it is almost a knock out situation now..

gaviotabr
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:45 PM
Matt Cronin's short take on Ana:


The Wrap: Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 3
Sharapova Wins Tokyo, Ivanovic Done for Year, Evert-Norman Split; Serena Potentially Faces a 2-Slam Suspension

SATURDAY, OCT. 4 - The tennis world briefly tilted trying to bear the weight of a spate of heavy news stories: Ana Ivanovic is done for the season with a bum shoulder and respiratory problems; just 15 months into their marriage, Chris Evert and Greg Norman have split; Serena Williams is said to be potentially facing a two Grand Slam suspension due to her US Open implosion; and Jelena Jankovic retired down 5-2 against Maria Sharapova in the Tokyo final with what appears to be her first wrist injury. It was Sharapova’s first title since April of 2008.

How about former No. 1 Ivanovic though, who appears to be suffering from some kind of exhaustion and has shut her season down. On her web site, she had this to say:”
“ I have gone through a lot of training and physical changes over the past few months, which have mostly remained private until now... My body is quite fragile at the moment, because I over-trained during the first part of the year. This was, I think, what caused me to have many small injuries this season. Instead of being patient and accepting that my best form was almost impossible due to physical limitations, I was always over-thinking things, and I never dealt with it very well. The season was a continuation of going from one disappointment to another. If I had dealt better with these setbacks, I would have had a lot more success. I also found it very tough to switch off and have a proper break over the past year or so, partly because of these physical problems.…I completely changed my serve after Wimbledon. This was because of my shoulder: if I continued serving and training the way I was, I would have almost certainly picked up a serious injury….I am still No.11 in the world. I have no clue how I am ranked so highly, but to look on the bright side, I can't play any worse than I did this year and I'm still in the top 20! Despite my disappointments there is not a single doubt in my mind that I will reach the top again and win Grand Slams.”

It’s good to hear Ivanovic saying that she still has confidence that she can turn things around, but her ranking will drop at the end of the season, possibly out of the top 20, and she’ll have a lot of things to prove next year. However, without a doubt, she needed to decompress and it was a solid decison. The immediate question is: will she join BF Adam Scott next week at the president’s Cup in San Francisco, or go home to Serbia and take a real break?


Good question.. I think we will probably see her in SF.. maybe that's what she wanted to be doing this week anyway, not anything tennis related.

Mihaela
Oct 3rd, 2009, 05:04 PM
She will go to Belgrade, I think. But we'll see ;)

Mixo
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
I want Ana to go to San Francisco to support Adam. She will distract from tennis and, at the same time, we will have new pics of her. The last ones in Scotland were awesome.

Curtos07
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:22 PM
I want Ana to go to San Francisco to support Adam. She will distract from tennis and, at the same time, we will have new pics of her. The last ones in Scotland were awesome.

Me too! :hearts: I think it will be good for Ana to get away from the tennis courts for a little while.

InsideOut.
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:12 AM
She will go to Switzerland and train with Roger. Just saying.

gaviotabr
Oct 4th, 2009, 12:29 PM
The Serbian Tennis Federation issue an statement about Ana. Thanks to Maja12 from Ana's official web:

Official statement of Serbian tennis federation:
Source: http://www.b92.net/sport/vesti.php?yyyy … _id=384660

[Geez, I guess the media circus and fan circus forced them into this]

Ana Ivanovic, one of the best athletes Serbia ever had, made a rational decision today, she withdrew from one of the biggest tournaments in female tennis, China Open and she decided to put an end to this difficult and for Ana disappointing season, which was full of injuries.

After the great 2008, in which Ana won Roland Garros and was a runner up in AO and became No.1, the expectations of Ana, her team, and all the fans of tennis were high, expecting that 2009 would bring more victories and triumphs, since she got us used to it. But the injuries did their way. Ana had SEVEN different injuries [I think we do not have the whole picture, like we had no clue about her shoulder, I am guessing Ana is superstitious and really does not want to tell it to the public] during 2009, caused by over training in the first half of 2009. She was under constant pressure because of the injuries and the desire and tries to find her old form and reach the good results.

She managed to play a final in Indian Wells, but whenever she started to recover a new injury would come to stop her [thinking about it – RG the knee, Wimbledon the tight… weird]. Drained by all that happened to her, Ivanovic and her team decided to end the competition two months earlier, not to stretch her body to extremes, because she is not ready. She made the right decision, she will take a break, she will have enough time to rest and to prepare for the next season, in which we expect the return of her glow and smile [guys, you are in love with her, a? laugh jk]

Despite the injuries and lack of results, she was shining in her Fed Cup appearances. Together with her teammates she played two historical matches in Belgrade and Lleida when Serbian team convincingly won and made a historical result – the entry to World Group A, where we have never been. Next year Ana and her teammates will wait in Belgrade for the Russians and fight for the victory which would bring us a semifinal in the Fed Cup. The Serbians have chances to win the Fed Cup in 2010 [yeah guys, dream on, now I am biting my tongue].

We are sure Ana will do everything that is possible to make us happy with her results in 2010. The tennis federation of Serbia wishes a good recovery to Ana and a brilliant start of 2010.

Curtos07
Oct 4th, 2009, 09:03 PM
I am not a big Peter Bodo fan, but I think he is dead on here with his assessment of Ana.

Well, maybe that's a good basis for a Sunday Brunch conversation, maybe not. In either event, there's also some tennis to talk about, what with Gilles Simon in the final at Bangkok and Ana Ivanovic pulling the emergency brake of her career in Beijing, citing an upper-chest respiratory infection. Does anyone else reading the bare-bones AP report get the feeling that there's a little spinning in progress here? What seem like a simple story of a withdrawal due to illness really becomes the story of Ivanovic acknowledging that her year has been dog doo-doo. In a way, it's a fitting end to a year she'd rather forget, and citing a shoulder injury that inhibited her post-Wimbledon performance is another item that suggests that she wants to control the damage.


I don't doubt the authenticity of her complaints, but it seems pretty clear that Ivanovic has seen the light, and the word it illuminates is "regroup." Ivanovic won the French Open in 2008, but she's lived in a vale of tears most of the time since then. It's certainly a cruel but not by any means unusual fate; just when a player reaches the top of the mountain, a number of unanticipated factors, ranging from injury to the unexpected pressures that come with the top position kick in. I don't know how you prepare for that, but it seems to underscore the counter-intuitive theory that you must be very careful not to be too goal-oriented.


Everybody wants to play great, that's a given. But some players seem to focus on achievement to such a high degree that realizing their ambitions leaves them on the edge of the motivational precipice. Or maybe it's the consistency precipice.


If your life's dream is to win Wimbledon, the toughest fate that may befall you is. . . winning Wimbledon. I'm not saying that this is the case for Ivanovic, but there's also no doubt that her fall from the top has been swift and hard enough to make you wonder about her bedrock psychology. If she played great and lost matches, that's one thing. But long before she began to complain of injury, it was fairly obvious that she had a difficult time handling the pressure once she won a major and reached no. 1.


That loss of nerve - for that's exactly what it appears to have been, has been the dominant theme in her struggles, and refusing or failing to face up to the basic problem is a long-term negative. I'd feel better about her future if she had come out somewhere (any help, anyone?) and admitted that the pressures of being the top player simply overwhelmed and crippled her. Trying to rationalize her troubles, or position them as injury-related, only makes it less likely that she'll overcome them. So, while I don't doubt that she's hurt, or that she really wants to regain her former status, I think the road back to the top will have to begin with a look in the mirror. That she has said nothing about failing to adjust to the new, increased demands and expectation she faced as a Grand Slam champion isn't a good sign, for the most overlooked aspect of the champion's mentality is honesty.

And yes, I know it's easy for me to say that. But that doesn't mean it isn't true.

-- Pete


http://tennisworld.typepad.com/tennisworld/2009/10/sunday-brunch.html

gaviotabr
Oct 4th, 2009, 09:17 PM
I am not a big Peter Bodo fan, but I think he is dead on here with his assessment of Ana.


http://tennisworld.typepad.com/tennisworld/2009/10/sunday-brunch.html

I agree with him. And it's something I've written in other threads that is a source of concern for me. Ana's troubles are mostly in her head and in her difficulties in controling her own emotions. But she seems to blame it all on injuries and not admit or acknowledge her real struggles.. even to herself. As long as she doesn't adress her mental game and recovers mental strength, I don't see her getting any better. And what's worse, she might very well just keep getting discouraged and keep digging her own hole. :sad:

Her total burnout this year is very telling IMHO.

gaviotabr
Oct 4th, 2009, 09:25 PM
I just saw an article in japonese mentioning Ana, so I google translated it and got this:

Russian tennis player is not only admire the city of Tokyo from the side of her fashion world alone. He also sangatmenyukai Tokyo because of the food. For this matter was not closed Masha-nutupi.Usai win championships, without the need to rest a long Masha raced straight into a typical Japanese restaurant and order sushi and typical Japanese beverage, sake!

“Dua jenis makanan dan minuman itu sebenarnya kurang aku sukai. "Two types of food and drink is actually less than I like. I just heard from Ana (Ivanovic), which he said was delicious, especially sushinya. Now, I can prove that what he said was true, "called Masha. (Persda Network / bud)

http://translate.google.com.br/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=pt-BR&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tribun-timur.com%2Fread%2Fartikel%2F51249&sl=auto&tl=en&history_state0=

Is Ana exchanging food tips with Sharapova? :lol:

jelenacg
Oct 4th, 2009, 09:52 PM
I just saw an article in japonese mentioning Ana, so I google translated it and got this:



http://translate.google.com.br/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=pt-BR&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tribun-timur.com%2Fread%2Fartikel%2F51249&sl=auto&tl=en&history_state0=

Is Ana exchanging food tips with Sharapova? :lol:

:lol::lol:
Why not? :lol: Besides i remember Maria saying Ana can become top 10 one day,when Ana was around # 20

gaviotabr
Oct 4th, 2009, 09:54 PM
:lol::lol:
Why not? :lol: Besides i remember Maria saying Ana can become top 10 one day,when Ana was around # 20

Oh! She can say it again next year! :lol::sobbing:

jelenacg
Oct 4th, 2009, 10:01 PM
Oh! She can say it again next year! :lol::sobbing:

Yes she can :p
Well Maria is always nice when she talks about young players ,she also said good things about Oudin

gaviotabr
Oct 4th, 2009, 10:05 PM
Yes she can :p
Well Maria is always nice when she talks about young players ,she also said good things about Oudin

That's true.. I remember her quote about Oudin.

I know Sharapova is not very popular around here, but I've come to really admire her champion's spirit. :worship:

hellas719
Oct 4th, 2009, 11:17 PM
A Greek article:
http://tennisnews.gr/world-tennis/wta-news/2869-ana-ivanovic-end-of-2009

kim86
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:07 PM
I know Sharapova is not very popular around here, but I've come to really admire her champion's spirit. :worship:

I totally agree :)

kenza
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:51 PM
That's true.. I remember her quote about Oudin.

I know Sharapova is not very popular around here, but I've come to really admire her champion's spirit. :worship:

She's not?You mean "around here" as in this thread, right?
Cause I'm Maria's biggest fan!!She is my N1 female player!:):worship:
I truly admire her in so many levels, but I'm Ana's fan too!So imagine, being a fan of both, is that rare?:lol:;)

Marilyn Monheaux
Oct 5th, 2009, 02:54 PM
She's not?You mean "around here" as in this thread, right?
Cause I'm Maria's biggest fan!!She is my N1 female player!:):worship:
I truly admire her in so many levels, but I'm Ana's fan too!So imagine, being a fan of both, is that rare?:lol:;)

Pretty much. There are many Masha&JJ fans, but quite a lot Masha fans really hate Ana:rolleyes:

gaviotabr
Oct 5th, 2009, 03:40 PM
She's not?You mean "around here" as in this thread, right?
Cause I'm Maria's biggest fan!!She is my N1 female player!:):worship:
I truly admire her in so many levels, but I'm Ana's fan too!So imagine, being a fan of both, is that rare?:lol:;)

I mean in this forum. It's really uncommon for Maria fans to like Ana or to Ana fans to like Maria.

jelenacg
Oct 5th, 2009, 04:46 PM
I`m Ana fan and i like Maria :p
I really like her fighting spirit and how she is focused on court .She was very sweet to Oudin at the net after the match ,she definitelly isn`t a sore loser
Most of the hate between 2 fan bases is bc of the fact that Maria used to be the most beautiful tennis player before Ana came :lol:
It`s silly and childish , but whole tennis forum is like that :lol:

kenza
Oct 5th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Pretty much. There are many Masha&JJ fans, but quite a lot Masha fans really hate Ana:rolleyes:

Is there a study??:lol:
I don't know, there is no rules.It's sport, so I don't put word "hate" in it.
I just despise cheaters like Robin Soderling or I don't like JJ's drama and pauses and how she didn't even shake Maria's hand in yesterdays final...and things like that.

But given that both Ana and Maria are hard workers, great, polite, intelligent and nice girls, I can't not love them both.I actually admire them both.

The 2nd Law
Oct 6th, 2009, 10:15 AM
Masha is my second fave on the WTA tour, and I like JJ too :lol:

gaviotabr
Oct 6th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Article at Yahoo sports. It is spot on, and I hope Ana's team and herself see it, stop blaming everything on injuries and work on the root of all her problems. She can't afford another headcasey chokefilled year.

Weekly Slice: Women's No. 1 ranking needs a warning

By Martin Rogers

First serve

A medical expert would be needed to confirm exactly where an "upper respiratory infection" reaches, but my guess is that choking is one of the side effects. If so, then Ana Ivanovic has been carrying the condition for more than a year.

Ivanovic cited the illness for her decision to pull out of the rest of the season, claiming it has depleted her of the physical reserves needed to cope with life on tour.

However, what has been blatantly and painfully obvious to the tennis world ever since Ivanovic's 2008 French Open win, is that her problems are not physical, but mental.

The choice to call it quits until next year is a blessed respite from forcing us to witness a talented player tie herself into mental knots each week and lose to players with considerably less talent.

Ivanovic's demise has been ugly, a prime example of failing to cope with the spotlight and pressure of being No. 1.

That is no longer an issue and may not be ever again. Ivanovic's performances have tumbled her to 12th in the rankings and she will fall further thanks to inactivity.

Even so, taking time away is almost certainly the right thing to do. So, too, will it be for Dinara Safina, the stricken world No. 1 who is about to lose her title to Serena Williams and is struggling to get a serve in play, let alone beat anybody.

The WTA Tour is concerned about burnout for its younger players and puts participation restrictions in place to combat it.

A more appropriate gesture might be to make sure the top ranking comes with a health warning - ascend to this position at your peril.

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/blog/busted_racquet/post/Weekly-Slice-Women-s-No-1-ranking-needs-a-warn?urn=ten,194253

bruce goose
Oct 6th, 2009, 11:05 PM
For anyone out there who's an adherent of her contrived press statements,here's one more reason why I don't believe that Ana had a "serious muscle tear" vs. Venus.While I'll acknowledge that it's theoretically POSSIBLE,Ana and the Gavin Versi p.r. team made SOOOO many contradictory statements afterwards that it was like they hadn't rehearsed their story.Paraphrasing the events after the match:

"Hmmmmm....Ana looks like crap now for quitting a Slam match with a leg cramp,so what can we say that sounds believable?Fractured thighbone??...No,no,fractures take a long time to heal and everyone will see her walking normally when she goes to Scotland....How about a leg INFECTION??...No,that sounds stupid,as if some poisonous bug bit her on the leg...WAIT A MINUTE!!Muscle tears can heal quickly sometimes,and they're almost impossible to disprove.We'll tell everyone that Ana had one of those...just make SURE you coach her WELL on what she'll say to the press so that she doesn't slip up and call it a broken bone or something...:unsure:"

Though I doubt that Ana would out-and-out fabricate a lie about a non-existent condition,we've now seen PLENTY of examples recently where minor ailments such as a sore throat became "serious upper respiratory tract infections":rolleyes:.The OLD Ana would never have quit a match with a mere leg cramp,even a painful one like Serena had at Wimby 2007,but the NEW Ana has LOTS of quitter in her;she's quitting on tennis RIGHT NOW so that she can be a dizzy,deluded 'WAG-ger' in San Francisco.As Izzy and others have indicated,unless Ana sees a sports counsellor to get her head straight,NO amount of 'vacation',platonic or otherwise,is gonna get her back on track....If we could have just ONE honest,outspoken person amongst Ana's friends or family:help:.....

gaviotabr
Oct 7th, 2009, 05:13 PM
As we expected, Ana will start her season in Brisbane:


Ana Ivanovic eyes Brisbane to kick-start career
Article from: The Courier-Mail

By Paul Malone

October 08, 2009 12:00am

A DEFIANT Ana Ivanovic has chosen Brisbane as the place to start her bid to become a Grand Slam champion again after quitting the rest of the tennis season because of injuries and a respiratory illness.

The Courier-Mail understands Ivanovic, the former world No. 1, will be announced today as one of the top players for January's Brisbane International.

The Serbian glamour girl joins a women's field, to be announced at today's launch of the Brisbane International, that already includes US Open champion Kim Clijsters.

Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick is the only male entry confirmed so far.

Ivanovic's friendship with Queensland golf professional Adam Scott has been one of the bright patches in difficult years for both in their sports.

She followed Scott on course at the British Open and they were photographed together in New York at last month's US Open tennis titles.

Ivanovic, 21, pulled out of this week's Beijing tournament with a respiratory illness and announced she would not play another event this year, concluding she had trained too hard.

The Brisbane International, which Ivanovic headlined last January, will be the first tournament following what she says is the first "proper holiday" during her tennis career.

Ivanovic remains a drawcard for Brisbane despite a 2009 campaign in which she only made one semi-final in 14 events, progressing to be runner-up at Indian Wells. She also reached the fourth round at the French Open and Wimbledon.


http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,26180200-10389,00.html

Curtos07
Oct 7th, 2009, 06:42 PM
Boy would it be awesome if Ana could start off 2010 by winning Brisbane. That would be just what the doctor order. If she does that, her 2010 season will already be more successful than her 2009 season, just a week into the new year. :lol:

bruce goose
Oct 7th, 2009, 07:18 PM
As we expected, Ana will start her season in Brisbane:



http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,26180200-10389,00.html"Bright Patches",my ass!:rolleyes:..."Parasitic Drain" is more like it,with Ana serving as the host body....I hear that Dr.Jack Kevorkian's son is rich and handsome;he'll be Ana's next companion......

Marilyn Monheaux
Oct 7th, 2009, 07:18 PM
Is there a study??:lol:
I don't know, there is no rules.It's sport, so I don't put word "hate" in it.
I just despise cheaters like Robin Soderling or I don't like JJ's drama and pauses and how she didn't even shake Maria's hand in yesterdays final...and things like that.

But given that both Ana and Maria are hard workers, great, polite, intelligent and nice girls, I can't not love them both.I actually admire them both.

No study, just personal experiences:lol:
"Hate" is a strong word and I only use it, because there are always "fans" of a player X who only like her for her looks and know nothing about her tennis. They drool over her and hate on every player Y or Z, just because they have success and are not fugly:rolleyes:
You can find trolls like that in every players' forum and they don't even realise how ridiculous they are:lol:

jelenacg
Oct 7th, 2009, 07:19 PM
I would like Ana to play some exhibition .I`m afraid of her having 3 months without playing a match
Ana is so far away from winning a title :sobbing:
I`m just hopping she will fix her serve,that is all i`m hopping for

Marilyn Monheaux
Oct 7th, 2009, 07:24 PM
A medical expert would be needed to confirm exactly where an "upper respiratory infection" reaches, but my guess is that choking is one of the side effects. If so, then Ana Ivanovic has been carrying the condition for more than a year.

Spot on!:sobbing:

Boy would it be awesome if Ana could start off 2010 by winning Brisbane. That would be just what the doctor order. If she does that, her 2010 season will already be more successful than her 2009 season, just a week into the new year. :lol:

I hope so. A great start to the season would be exactly what Ana needs. I was somehow hoping she's play Hopman Cup or the Hong Kong exo, though. This way she could get more than one guaranteed match, without too much pressure on her.
Doing well at the beginning of the year could give her the much needed boost, but I'm kinda scared what happens if she doesn't succeed at first try. Hopefully she'll have learned how to deal better with disappointments and be able to move on from them...

Davodus
Oct 8th, 2009, 01:13 AM
They just announced officially Ana is playing Brisbane at the tournament launch

from twitter:

AustralianOpen #Tennis star Ana Ivanovic says: "I am very excited to go back to Brisbane for the Brisbane International."

gaviotabr
Oct 8th, 2009, 11:14 AM
Sven has his new blog up in his dutch web. It's obviously in dutch, so I used google translator. And I'm only posting parts somehow related to Ana. It's a very long blog, so if anyone wants to read everything (lots of fun facts about other players) and see a vídeo of him talking about being a coach, here is the link:

http://www.tennisdirect.nl//cm/index/rubriek/226

Los Angeles

We arrived Monday evening August 3 in America and our journey began with a traditional dip in the pool with our friends and then in "The Polo Lounge of the Beverly Hills Hotel" a bite to eat.

The tournament is held in LA in Carson, a suburb of Los Angeles, where Serena and Venus Williams grew up.

The facilities are really good but it is in "the middle of nowhere" so little audience at the tournament comes off. The center where the tournament takes place called "the Home Depot Center. Here, not only played tennis but such were one weeks before the tournament even the X Games held in the stadium of LA Galaxy, David Beckham of the football club. Our first day was also filled immediately because normally we are always already in a tournament but it was already in full swing. Sorana Cirstea had to zoom in on that day her first match but play Caroline Wozniacki had a good time to attend training from The LA Galaxy and David Beckham meeting.

This week in Los Angeles, we have not only trained but also Sorana and Caroline with Ana Ivanovic and Maria Kirilenko Both of which are again part of the Adidas PDP. It is obviously important that we also possible to watch other players who are under contract with Adidas. And build new relationships because you never know whether a new request arrives.

Anyway. Caroline must now get used to her new status as a seeded player. This automatically means that her opponents are extra motivated for that Caroline to be a star.

This is also something Ana measuring faces. Ana has a tough year behind him and trying to come back to its level last year when won Roland Garros and was number 1 in the world.

Ana also had a bye and won her match in the second round but unfortunately had the third bend in 2 sets to Samantha Stosur, who previously had been Maria Kirilenko defeated. Stosur was in this tournament for us a big bully, because they won in the semifinals still too Sorana. What should be said that Sorana in the quarterfinals is a handsome victory had made Agniezka Radwanska.

During this tournament we had Friday planned a photo shoot with the team of "The Tennis Channel. We were lucky that we Caroline very early (at 8 hours) were on the track for a workout with Azerenka and thereby also a training with Ana and could even voorberijding insertion of the fourth of Sorana before we could digest in the picture needed.

There are also fun and images created in the movie you can see what is taken. This movie was shown all week in preparation and during the U.S. Open.

Cincinnati

Now the WTA Tour has a new calendar, we received this year for the first time in Cincinnati. This tournament is one of the major tournaments from "The U.S. Open Series" and has a prize of 2 milioen dollar. In the past I have been there during the men's tournament with players like Kiefer and Rusedski. What I mainly knew from experience, that it would be very humid and hot during the week.

This week we took the same girls on the road. There was also added to Sania Mirza who doubled this week alone. Sania had the ranking is not directly to the main tournament, and was in the final of a challenger arrived in Canada. The week before she won another challenger tournament.

Ana had against Melanie Oudin (we knew the girl because she has long been an adidas girl) but Ana knew her. She knew only that Melanie Jelena Jankovic had won Wimbledon. So she knew she should not be underestimated. Ana won in three of the next game but lost to Czink 7-5, 7-6.

Ana was the task of Czink is bad about the opportunities that she had left in that game. If she had known she would be injured, she might still be able to do something extra. Ana is very much her own while working as a game instead of observing the opponent.

Since the disappointment of both Ana and Sorana large mats and I had had the two girls decided to take to the park that lies next to the tournament. Because we had free access to our badge of the tournament.

I myself am not a hero on some rides but Mats compensate fully.
He was full of good must Ana to the most extreme rides I have ever seen. Ana was happy but after Mats little less happy. He was one hours or two pretty sick. Sorana and I were glad that we have to consider the side.

Ana was eager for the next roller coaster to go but held it for Mats seen. He remained on the ground, with me, making them Sorana 'had'. It is good to see that these 2 girls (among the best athletes in the world;) may have as much fun, because they have at their young age, Ana Sorana 19 and 21, often weining time.

After Toronto Mats and I have (finally) had some days off for us to charge for the U.S. Open. During those days, Caroline and Mary continued to New Haven to match practice to do. Sorana would arrive Thursday in New York where Ana was already possible to view as well prepared for the U.S. Open. Raluca played this week during a tournament in the Bronx and Laura Robson (the only 15 year old young talent), coached by Martijn Bok, had from office Tuesday in the qualifying tournament.

U.S. OPEN 2009

It is always a challenge to yourself for a big tournament like the U.S. Open is well prepared. As always we have a special room in the hotel where we stay the next few weeks where Adidas will provide the players of the new clothes and shoes. This gives us the opportunity every day with people from Adidas to discuss the latest developments. Although we first instanstie would begin on Wednesday, we nevertheless chose Saturday for all of the way to go to Flushing Meadows with Ana (Ivanovic) before starting to prepare.

We are obviously working for Adidas and Adidas so many different players but in this case, Mats and I have more time to better classified with Ana to work.

Wednesday, August 26 Melle Van Gemerden came to his work starting with Sorana Cirstea (who had passed her high school diploma). Melle has already helped players like Ana Ivanovic and Fernando Verdasco. Now he has another great challenge! Sorana since April has no more full-time coach. Melle will take over that role in collaboration with Adidas PDP. He will also take on more responsibility Sorana more guidance if we were not there.

At a U.S. Open first week happened so much and it is also the busiest week of the year.

If you read the article about Roland Garros ... .. Do that two times and you know about how busy we are during this period. What makes it easier is that we not every day one hours way from the hotel relies on the tennis. It can not take any risks, because traffic jams are the order of the day and buses are just suddenly a different route.

Outside the guidance of the players we spend time with new people in Adidas and we are again engaged in the preparation for any new products during this week the players are distributed.

I'll save all the results back this week but I thought it a shame that Ana is not her first lap. She had a match point in her game but it is still difficult for her to find rest and the point to make. She lost the match by Bonderenko finally came in the quarterfinals and the week in Toronto was won by Venus Williams is a great shame it was certainly not. You may also find that a draw was heavy and she just had bad luck.

Sorana and Caroline played (unfortunately) against each other in the third round. This time Caroline was too strong and this showed that she was in good shape. They also played together in the double but lost in the third round.

Because the group ever closer we get nowadays nicknames for each other. Sorana had taken the initiative to those names on the back of our shirts to print.

Caroline raises the beautiful Sunshine nickname due to her happiness and the constant smile on her face. Sorana is nicknamed Sugar. Because she's so sweet!
My own nickname is Seven. This I owe to my own name. Americans have never heard of the name Sven Seven which soon become.

The last six weeks I learned a lot and beautiful experiences in America. From tomorrow, there are new challenges for me and Mats. First here in Tokyo and then Beijing. We will then both Caroline, Sorana, Maria, Ana and Sania are at work. We will also work on a new relationship with a girl, Morita from Japan. In Beijing we work again with Fernando which is still trying to qualify for the Masters in London.

As always, I thank you for your interest. Also you can always ask me via Direct Tennis. I will be the funniest / best attempt to answer questions in my next column. Many tennis fun and fast

Sven Groeneveld

http://translate.google.com.br/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=pt-BR&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tennisdirect.nl%2F%2Fcm%2Findex %2Frubriek%2F226&sl=auto&tl=en&history_state0=

So.. he makes some good points. Ana really doesn't look to her opponent or reads the match at all.. she is all about herself and her game.. There were times in the USO match that Bondarenko seemed to be in real pain, and then Ana would get 3 balls to the crowd in no time, and Katya would look revigorated. That was a time to make her play..

Anyway, on a light note.. now we know who went with Ana to the amusement park in Cincinnati. It was Cirstea. Seems Ana likes the extreme rides, she even made Matts feel sick. :lol:

jelenacg
Oct 8th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Sven has his new blog up in his dutch web. It's obviously in dutch, so I used google translator. And I'm only posting parts somehow related to Ana. It's a very long blog, so if anyone wants to read everything (lots of fun facts about other players) and see a vídeo of him talking about being a coach, here is the link:

http://www.tennisdirect.nl//cm/index/rubriek/226



http://translate.google.com.br/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=pt-BR&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tennisdirect.nl%2F%2Fcm%2Findex %2Frubriek%2F226&sl=auto&tl=en&history_state0=

So.. he makes some good points. Ana really doesn't look to her opponent or reads the match at all.. she is all about herself and her game.. There were times in the USO match that Bondarenko seemed to be in real pain, and then Ana would get 3 balls to the crowd in no time, and Katya would look revigorated. That was a time to make her play..

Anyway, on a light note.. now we know who went with Ana to the amusement park in Cincinnati. It was Cirstea. Seems Ana likes the extreme rides, she even made Matts feel sick. :lol:

Ana is such a child :lol::lol:

gaviotabr
Oct 8th, 2009, 03:47 PM
Ana is such a child :lol::lol:

:lol:

Yes! She can invite me! I love extreme roller coasters! :lol: Once I went 7 times in a row to the Hulk Roller Coaster at the Universal Island of Adventure in Orlando. :lol: I did end up a bit sick, like Matts though. :lol:

Davodus
Oct 8th, 2009, 04:03 PM
I love the extreme rides too. If you like them, you should go to Dreamworld on the Gold Coast ;) it has like 6 or 7 extreme thrill rides :lol: I love them

gaviotabr
Oct 8th, 2009, 04:22 PM
I love the extreme rides too. If you like them, you should go to Dreamworld on the Gold Coast ;) it has like 6 or 7 extreme thrill rides :lol: I love them

You know.. I'm probably going to be travelling during the first week of AO, and I was trying to convince my family to go to Australia.. so I wouldn't lose on seeing AO.. :sobbing: We checked the prices of plane tickets and it's incredibly expensive.. like 15 thousand dollars each person.. just to fly from Brazil to Australia and back to Brazil.. :help:

So I don't think I'll be heading down under any time soon unless I win the lottery. :lol::sobbing:

jelenacg
Oct 8th, 2009, 05:10 PM
:lol:

Yes! She can invite me! I love extreme roller coasters! :lol: Once I went 7 times in a row to the Hulk Roller Coaster at the Universal Island of Adventure in Orlando. :lol: I did end up a bit sick, like Matts though. :lol:

I wonder why :lol::lol:

I love the extreme rides too. If you like them, you should go to Dreamworld on the Gold Coast ;) it has like 6 or 7 extreme thrill rides :lol: I love them

Roller Coasters are fun,but they are not scary .When i was in Budapest i went on something i don`t know how it`s called.I remember that i was upside down in the air 3 times for at least 20 seconds :tape:
My whole life passed before my eyes the first time :sobbing:
After that i had 3 more rides on that thing :lol::lol:
Plane tickets to Australia are really expensive even from here .I think it was between 1000-2000 euros the last time my father traveled
If you decide to go to Europe,where will you go ?

gaviotabr
Oct 8th, 2009, 05:33 PM
Plane tickets to Australia are really expensive even from here .I think it was between 1000-2000 euros the last time my father traveled
If you decide to go to Europe,where will you go ?

Maybe Paris, Madrid and London. But we are still figuring out how much that would cost for the 4 of us.

Davodus
Oct 9th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Wooahh those prices to Australia are crazy :eek: I flew to europe last year and flights cost me AU$2500ish for my return ticket, so it wasn't so bad to me :lol:

As for the rides, we have a ride like that that sends you upside down over and over, its pretty cool. I am more of a fan of the ride called the "giant drop" which takes you so high, holds you there for a random amount of time, then just drops you :lol: I am pretty sure Ana went on that when she was in Queensland in 2007

gaviotabr
Oct 9th, 2009, 04:36 PM
Ana set to return in 2010

www.brisbaneinternational.com.au Thursday 8 October 2009

Ana Ivanovic is returning to headline Brisbane International 2010.

The young Serbian star and former French Open champion said she looks forward coming back to Brisbane.

“I am very excited to go back to Brisbane. I really enjoyed playing there and I love competing in Australia,” Ivanovic said.

“I have relatives in Melbourne so every year I look forward to it. It is one of my favourite parts of the year going down under.

“The people are very friendly and open and I love the culture –you know going to the beach early in the morning. Everyone is just so relaxed and easy going and laid back and that is what I really like.”

A delighted Brisbane International Tournament Director, Steve Ayles, announced the coup today.

“Ana’s choice to return to the Brisbane International is the ultimate endorsement for the event and the city,” Ayles said.

“We plan to put on one of the best events in the world of tennis and with the addition of Ana; we have not only a fantastic player but a real crowd favourite.

“She is a terrific person and if last year is anything to go by the Queensland public love her as much as she loves Brisbane.”

Ivanovic broke through for her first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros in 2008 after making the final of the Australian Open the same year.

Currently ranked No.11 she reached No. 1 on 9 June 2008 following her performance at the French Open.

She was also a finalist at Roland Garros in 2007 and her best results at the other Grand Slams include making the semifinals at Wimbledon in 2007 and a fourth round appearance at the US Open in the same year.

Ivanovic has won eight Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles and five ITF women’s circuit singles titles. She was a junior Wimbledon runner-up in 2004 and a US Open Series Champion in 2006. She is also the UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia.

At the Brisbane International last year, Ivanovic reached the quarterfinals, as the top seed, before being defeated by the No.5 seed Amelie Mauresmo, 6-3 6-2.

At just five, inspired by Monica Seles on television, Ivanovic began tennis after begging her parents to take her to the local tennis school in Belgrade. She developed her game practicing in an empty Belgrade swimming pool, before stepping onto the circuit in 2003.

She is an offensive baseliner who is noted for her aggressive play with her greatest strength her powerful forehand which has long been considered to be one of the best in the game.

The 21 year old adorns a postage stamp in Serbia and Serbian president Boris Tadic has been a guest at her birthday.

The last time Ivanovic visited Brisbane she was romantically linked to Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco. Since then Ivanovic has been rumored to be dating Australian golfer Adam Scott whom she met at the start of 2009 in Noosa, Australia.

Brisbane International 2010 series packages are on sale now with single sessions available on 14 October. Ground passes remain $9.90 with the qualifying event on Friday 1–2 January 2010 remaining free.

http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/2009/10/ana-set-to-return-in-2010

Gotta love how the Brisbane tournament web details Ana's love life.. :rolleyes::lol::tape:

Davodus
Oct 9th, 2009, 04:40 PM
:lol: they love her :hearts: except they had a big thing about the tournament in our newspaper today, and they did NOT mention ana :mad: :mad: it was all about Monfils and Blake, and how they were also trying to get Tsonga. No mention of the womens side at all :o

gaviotabr
Oct 15th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Ana is in Belgrade. Just found this(cortesy of our dear google translator :lol:):


Zira Center and Ana Ivanovic invite you to the fourth ZIRA SHOPPING PARTY!

Zira Center will be on Saturday, 17 October, from 18 pm to midnight, for the fourth time to organize a ZIRA SHOPPING PARTY.

Parties shopping, discounts, promotions and fun with a DJ, open tennis player Ana Ivanovic, protective face of Verano Group. Ana is the youngest visitors poklanjati tennis balls with his signature, and during the evening and will record exclusive fashion photography, which will be able to monitor visitor and "Zire".

All customers in Zira Center on Saturday, expect discounts of 10% to 70% on shoes, clothes, cosmetics, equipment for the house, books ...

Very attractive discounts on the new collection autumn / winter 2009/10, amounting to 10% to 40%, will Office Shoes, Intimissimi, Calzedonia, Jagger, Pepe Jeans, Roxy, Gaastra, Turbo limač, BS Beosport, Sportimpuls, Botega Verde, Quicksilver, O'Neill ...

Fashion brands Coin Gallery, Coincasa, Gas, Esprit, Antica Murrin, Oviesse, Amore & Baci, Stonefly, Luca D'Altieri, Bomar - Police ... pay VAT of 18% - instead of customers!

Discounts of 50 to 70% predicted at the collection spring / summer 2009. for brands Luca D `Altieri, Coincasa, Gas, Esprit, Oviesse, Roxy, Beosport, Pepe Jeans, O` Neil, Desigual, and Quicksilver.
Perfumery "Joey" has offered 20% discount on the entire range, and pharmacies, "Farm to receive" up to 50% on cosmetics Vichy, Roc, Eucerin, Aven ... Eye in the house "Diopta" will also free eye examination, to be very favorable buying opportunities ophthalmic and sunglasses, as in the bookstore "Mammoth" and to stand Telekom Serbia, which offers 6 special package for this opportunity.

Restaurant "Piccolo" prepared a promotional price of Italian pasta - ordered for two, guests receive a third free, and car wash at the level of -3 "Zira Center" service given free with each account with Zira a Shopping Party! (Economy.rs, 15 October 2009)

http://www.economy.rs/zivot-i-stil/9994/slobodno-vreme/Zira-Centar-i-Ana-Ivanovic-vas-pozivaju-na-cetvrti-ZIRA-SHOPPING-PARTY-.html

jelenacg
Oct 15th, 2009, 02:07 PM
Ana is in Belgrade. Just found this(cortesy of our dear google translator :lol:):



http://www.economy.rs/zivot-i-stil/9994/slobodno-vreme/Zira-Centar-i-Ana-Ivanovic-vas-pozivaju-na-cetvrti-ZIRA-SHOPPING-PARTY-.html

Our dear friend google translator :lol:
So she is in Belgrade ,better than in San Francisco ;):lol:

gaviotabr
Oct 15th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Our dear friend google translator :lol:
So she is in Belgrade ,better than in San Francisco ;):lol:

I thought of you when I saw the news.. just yesterday we were talking about how there was nothing on Ana for the past couple of weeks. I guess she was in Belgrade all along.

mure
Oct 15th, 2009, 03:30 PM
I wonder why she's listed as a Basel resident at WTA site.She never seems to spend anytime there.:confused:

I also wonder if her house in Belgrade is a down town apartment or a luxurious mansion in the suburbs.

gaviotabr
Oct 15th, 2009, 03:40 PM
I wonder why she's listed as a Basel resident at WTA site.She never seems to spend anytime there.:confused:

Taxes purposes.. she probably only spends the required time. She was there for a week in july.

I also wonder if her house in Belgrade is a down town apartment or a luxurious mansion in the suburbs.

She always mentions her house in Belgrade like her parent's house, not her own. Probably their same old house...

mure
Oct 15th, 2009, 04:03 PM
yeah propably got sth to do with taxes.I know it's insignificant but i'd rather read Belgrade next to her residence though,after all that's where she spends most of her time.

jelenacg
Oct 15th, 2009, 05:22 PM
I wonder why she's listed as a Basel resident at WTA site.She never seems to spend anytime there.:confused:

I also wonder if her house in Belgrade is a down town apartment or a luxurious mansion in the suburbs.

I think it`s apartment and it isn`t in a suburb
She lives in the area where are luxury apartments,and there aren`t any houses as far as i know .
Ana always says `my parents house` bc in Serbian we always say my `house` never my `apartment`
I think it`s similar in Spanish where people say `casa` and it can mean both house and apartment

Marilyn Monheaux
Oct 15th, 2009, 05:32 PM
So she's at home? That's good:D And going shopping has cured many girls' wounds before:lol:

gaviotabr
Oct 18th, 2009, 10:04 AM
Serbian newspaper press has this short article about the Zira event yesterday (again cortesy of google translator):

PRESS
Ana Ivanovic shared autographs in the "jury"

Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic happy yesterday visitors shopping center "Zira", which is slightly after 18 hours appeared to officially open the fourth "Zira shopping party in Belgrade

Fans happy ... Ana Ivanovic yesterday in the shopping center "Zira"

The enthusiasm many of his fans, mostly young ones, Ana Drusilla with the visitors, gave autographs and shared gifts, after which she herself went shopping.

Ivanovic has used the room in the Serbian capital, and to photographs of your new calendar for next year announced a return to the top of women's tennis after the worst season in a career.
- I believe in themselves, worth the work and get ready for next season, which will, hopefully, be much more successful than this which is just ending. I expected a great job, but I'm sure next year I will achieve better results - said Ana Ivanovic.

http://www.pressonline.rs/page/stories/sr.html?view=story&id=83530&sectionId=44

jelenacg
Oct 18th, 2009, 11:04 AM
Ana`s new fitness coach is Aussie Marko Mekgrat (i don`t know how to write his name in english maybe Mark Mcgrath :o) who worked with Cathy Freeman Olympic champion for 400 m in the 2000

Gavin also said that Ana`s new fitness coach is more about movement and positioning and less about working in gym
And Ana isn`t the first tennis player he coached

http://www.mtsmondo.com/sport/vesti/text.php?vest=150088

Another Aussie :lol: :lol:

Davodus
Oct 18th, 2009, 11:13 AM
Aussie's are quality :cool: that's why

But that sounds like he should be good, get her movement on the court back up to a good level.

gaviotabr
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:15 PM
It's nice to have some info!

The only thing I still don't like is how they blame everything on injuries.. Ana's problem is a lot deeper than overcoming injuries.. she is choking matches away, and if she doesn't acknowledge it and work on it, she will still choke them away while healthy.

Midge.
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:49 PM
I wouldnt worry to much about it. I think the injuries excuse that keeps getting thrown out to the media by her people is just a generic response to answer journo's questions without giving too much away. Worst thing they could do is let spill about anything related to her mental midgetness. And her team are usually very tight on this kind of info anyway, like the shoulder injury for example, they sort of just sprung that on us out of nowhere.


So she must be heading to Australia then, i thought she would've started somewhere else like Mallorca or something. Did she even go back home? :weirdo:

gaviotabr
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:56 PM
I wouldnt worry to much about it. I think the injuries excuse that keeps getting thrown out to the media by her people is just a generic response to answer journo's questions without giving too much away. Worst thing they could do is let spill about anything related to her mental midgetness. And her team are usually very tight on this kind of info anyway, like the shoulder injury for example, they sort of just sprung that on us out of nowhere.


So she must be heading to Australia then, i thought she would've started somewhere else like Mallorca or something. Did she even go back home? :weirdo:

I just get the feeling they are really blaming the problems too much on injuries and not on everything else, and that is not just something they are throwing to the press.

She has been in Belgrade for the past 2 weeks..

gaviotabr
Oct 20th, 2009, 02:28 PM
Ivanovic hoping respite is the answer

Ford By Bonnie D. Ford
ESPN.com

Ana Ivanovic is on vacation in an undisclosed sunny locale, which is what she's been saying she needs for a while now, and exactly where her fans should want her to be.

The former No. 1 shut things down a couple of weeks ago, withdrawing from the China Open with a respiratory infection and foregoing any more play in 2009. Most players are content with revealing a minimum amount of information on such occasions, but not Ivanovic, who wrote an earnest, blunt confessional to her fans that also was e-mailed to journalists.

"I guess having to withdraw from Beijing is an appropriate ending to a very disappointing season,'' Ivanovic began. She was No. 11 at the time and has since slipped to No. 14, but readily admitted the numbers aren't reflective of her play or state of mind: "I have no idea how I am ranked so highly, but to look on the bright side, I can't play any worse than I did this year, and I'm still in the top 20!''

The 21-year-old Serbian has suffered through a lot of minor yet troublesome injuries in the 13 months since she fell from her perch at the top of the WTA rankings, but by far the worst bleeding was internal. After a heady run to the 2008 French Open title, her confidence drained almost visibly week by week.

Both in her recent letter and in a gallant, teary-eyed press conference following an ugly, first-round loss to Kateryna Bondarenko at the U.S. Open, Ivanovic described a self-destructive cycle where she would push too hard in rehab, press too much when she got back into matches, then get injured again and interrupt any small momentum she'd built up. "Instead of being patient and accepting that my best form was almost impossible due to physical limitations, I was always over thinking things, and I never dealt with it very well,'' she wrote.

The worst disappointments came at the worst times. Ivanovic has not managed to advance past the round of 16 in six Slams since she won Roland Garros. She looked as if she might be turning things around at Wimbledon this summer when she breezed past Samantha Stosur in straight sets to book a fourth-round meeting with Venus Williams, but hurt her thigh during the match and was forced to retire in the second set.

"If she only could have at least completed the match against Venus, it wouldn't have been as devastating, but there she was, doing physiotherapy on what was supposed to be a holiday,'' said her agent, Gavin Versi.

ESPN analyst Pam Shriver agreed with Ivanovic's tough self-assessment, saying the building blocks of her game have toppled like dominoes. "Whatever aura she had ran out, and people realized she was vulnerable,'' Shriver said. "While [Dinara] Safina had her meltdowns in the late stages of Slams, Ivanovic was having hers in the early rounds.''

Ivanovic's serve -- once deconstructed, lauded and depicted in a full-page graphic in the New York Times under the headline "When Ana Ivanovic Serves, You Better Duck" -- went first, and disintegrated, right down to yips on the ball toss. This summer she experimented with an abbreviated motion to protect a tender shoulder, which seemed to make things even worse. Once back on her heels in service games, Ivanovic stopped dictating points with her forehand, leaving her weaker backhand exposed, Shriver said.

"Having dwelled on all those negative things, there are a lot of people out there saying, 'Darn, I hope she figures it out,''' Shriver said. "She's one of the more likeable players on tour -- classy, genuine, everything you'd want in a top player.''

Ivanovic tried to shake up her approach in several ways, including hiring veteran American coach Craig Kardon early this season. The two worked together from February through the French Open. Ivanovic has since returned to a part-time coaching arrangement with adidas coach Sven Groeneveld.

Kardon described a player whose above-the-neck assets -- intelligence and passion -- can also be her worst enemies.

"She internalizes a lot,'' Kardon said. "She felt a lot of outside pressure. The fans' perception of her, and people's expectations, she really takes that to heart.

"She has the ability and talent to win more Slams, but she has to find a way to allow herself to win even when she's not at her best, not at the level she wants to be. She has to trust her game, move forward and build on it. Most of what I tried to do with her was just instill confidence.''

Versi said that Ivanovic plans to start training again next month. She said in her sad season wrap-up that she's hopeful she can return to her old service motion and her old assertive self. Her longtime fruitful collaboration with fitness trainer Scott Byrnes ended this season, and she has hired another, as-yet-unnamed trainer on a trial basis.

There's been much talk in women's tennis recently about the wisdom of taking timeouts before burnout sets in. Ivanovic's problem is slightly different. "If anything, she has too much motivation,'' Versi said. "People-pleasing is a big part of her personality and she's still ultra-competitive. This break should do her a world of good after a series of disappointments. It's crucial that she switch off.''

Most great athletes are terrifically hard on themselves. Ivanovic's perfectionism is an important part of her engine, but being overwhelmed by the emotional responsibilities of success puts sugar in the gas tank. Pulling out of this tailspin will require her to do perhaps the most difficult thing of all for a bright, analytical athlete -- keep it simple.

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/columns/story?columnist=ford_bonnie_d&id=4577902

So.. I had the feeling Ana would go to Australia early because of other things, not only training.. according to what Gavin says in this article Ana will only resume training next month, and is on vacation right now. I just hope she does begin practicing early november, she needs all the time in the world.. lot's of work to do.

jelenacg
Oct 20th, 2009, 07:04 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/columns/story?columnist=ford_bonnie_d&id=4577902

So.. I had the feeling Ana would go to Australia early because of other things, not only training.. according to what Gavin says in this article Ana will only resume training next month, and is on vacation right now. I just hope she does begin practicing early november, she needs all the time in the world.. lot's of work to do.

Well of course :lol: If she is smart enough she will have time for her 2 loves
This article is old news since we already know her fitness coach name and they don`t
`She has too much motivation` :rolleyes::rolleyes:
Where was that motivation during US open or US open series :rolleyes:

bruce goose
Oct 20th, 2009, 07:28 PM
Well of course :lol: If she is smart enough she will have time for her 2 loves
This article is old news since we already know her fitness coach name and they don`t
`She has too much motivation` :rolleyes::rolleyes:
Where was that motivation during US open or US open series :rolleyes:"2 loves"??We agree that Ana,like anyone else,needs balance in her life,but hopefully she doesn't measure her two 'loves' as equal in value.Tennis is an integral part of who Ana is while that douchebag will be LONG gone--and still planning beach trips with 'good friends' like horny gringa skank Kate Hudson--before Ana even gets close to 25 years old.When Ana eventually finds someone new,she'll most likely choose badly again(on a superficial,infatuation-type level),but she could at least do better if she picked a successful ATPer who could give her constructive,useful advice...unlike that surfing,coke-sniffing piece of monkey crap--her "drinking buddy"--who enables her by whispering that injury rhetoric in her ear to keep her sex drive up...to keep her in the mood

I wonder if Marat would be interested in being a bf/coach...though he defended Dinara publicly,I'm sure he speaks frankly with her in private.He's MUCH more candid than most sniveling ATP worms,and he'd probably lay it on the line with Ana,too...don't know how faithful he'd be when other women came around but,then again,Ana hasn't been so pure either:unsure:....I'm sure Ana has thought about it ocasionally during their photo shoots,and that's assuming that they haven't already hooked up a couple times in the past(wouldn't surprise me a bit).Marat has plenty of freetime on his hands,and he might enjoy the challenge of bringing back the old Ana...just a thought;)

jelenacg
Oct 20th, 2009, 08:21 PM
"2 loves"??We agree that Ana,like anyone else,needs balance in her life,but hopefully she doesn't measure her two 'loves' as equal in value.Tennis is an integral part of who Ana is while that douchebag will be LONG gone--and still planning beach trips with 'good friends' like horny gringa skank Kate Hudson--before Ana even gets close to 25 years old.When Ana eventually finds someone new,she'll most likely choose badly again(on a superficial,infatuation-type level),but she could at least do better if she picked a successful ATPer who could give her constructive,useful advice...unlike that surfing,coke-sniffing piece of monkey crap--her "drinking buddy"--who enables her by whispering that injury rhetoric in her ear to keep her sex drive up...to keep her in the mood

I wonder if Marat would be interested in being a bf/coach...though he defended Dinara publicly,I'm sure he speaks frankly with her in private.He's MUCH more candid than most sniveling ATP worms,and he'd probably lay it on the line with Ana,too...don't know how faithful he'd be when other women came around but,then again,Ana hasn't been so pure either:unsure:....I'm sure Ana has thought about it ocasionally during their photo shoots,and that's assuming that they haven't already hooked up a couple times in the past(wouldn't surprise me a bit).Marat has plenty of freetime on his hands,and he might enjoy the challenge of bringing back the old Ana...just a thought;)


:spit::spit:
Love or not ,you don`t stay with someone for almost a year bc of simple attraction imo
Marat doesn`t seem like a person who would have enough patience and will to coach someone :lol: besides i heard he will dedicate his time to climbing :lol:

bruce goose
Oct 20th, 2009, 09:02 PM
:spit::spit:
Love or not ,you don`t stay with someone for almost a year bc of simple attraction imo
Marat doesn`t seem like a person who would have enough patience and will to coach someone :lol: besides i heard he will dedicate his time to climbing :lol:It happens PLENTY often,Jelena;I've seen people who had NOTHING in common except for a mutual enjoyment of their sexual encounters...it's the new trend of the modern era where hot passion has replaced love...it requires less commitment...and you also overlook the fact that Ana doesn't spend too much time with her enabler(her drug pusher),so that 'almost one year' is quite misleading...NOT that I'm accusing you of dishonesty;I'm not:angel:...at least she's not sneaking around as she was with her semi-secret fling with Nadal in 2008.Then again,Rafa is so skinny now that she might not even be attracted to him anymore....

Yes,I agree that Marat wouldn't be a good coach in the true sense of the word;I was speaking figuratively.As Ana's bf,he wouldn't have any conflicts--EXCEPT when she played Dinara,maybe:lol:--and wouldn't put Adidas' welfare above Ana's.He could give pointers after watching her matches,yet he wouldn't actually be her coach per se

gaviotabr
Oct 22nd, 2009, 03:38 PM
I just found this article on serbian B92 Magazine. There are some things I agree on. The google translation:

Freud online
Ana and Jelena

By Alexander Palic
What happens with Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic? Not so long ago the world's best players, last year can not be recognized in the field, although it is clear that this is ekstratalentovanim players that are winning maestro won the hearts of fans across the globe.
From the moment when he triumphed at Roland Garros 2008th and occupied the first place NjTA list, career, Ana Ivanovic move downwards. On the other side, Jelena Jankovic is still at large tournaments poklekne often the last step and fails to make a decisive step towards a more impregnable to her Grand Slam title. Beogradjanka have excellent technique, physical as much stronger than in previous years, but they are currently lacking psychic power, the most important aspect in the modern "white sport."
To be any more interesting, a famous scholar Carlos Rodriguez, a man who is Justine Henin made the first racket of the world, announced Jelena and Ana fall at the moment when our players were ruled by the planet.
"That is what today's tennis. First of NjTA LLST can be Jelena Jankovic, players who never won a single Grand Slam title! It speaks volumes about the current state of affairs. Serbian women can not be measured with Šarapovom or the Williams sisters. They not only won the Grand Slam tournaments, but also have charisma. In Jankovic has no charisma. While only a Serb woman by hitting balls, tennis Williams sisters give much more. However, Ivanovic is very immature, often on the ground completely lost control. It has to solve many things with itself, "Rodriguez opleo is svojevremno by our players, which we encountered at a dose of contempt, and mostly misunderstandings.
Although both of our best players have already achieved success and historically charged Serbia, the question whether the ambassadors of our sport once again be the highest peaks of tennis?
One of the local experts for sports psychologist Dr. Ljubisa Lazarevic told "Reviju92" says that the top tennis players need to have around him a team of experts, and psychologists.
- Psychologists have top players and clubs, which are part of a team sport. Imagine how much support such a specialist is required in tennis, where the player I am on the ground, all of it depends, and because of the extremely long and exhausting season, it is necessary to maintain top form almost 11 months a year. So many top players must have the mental preparation, while in the famous Nike Bolitijerija training camp in Florida to work with psychologists required - explains Lazarevic, who is 35 years worked with many top Yugoslav and Serbian Olympic Team and helped them in winning Olympic medals.
Lazarevic, through acquaintances, recently offered free technical assistance to Ana Ivanovic.
- To immediately understand, our best players are normal and healthy girls, they do not need the help of ordinary, but a psychologist who knows the sport. As there are tactical and physical, so athletes must master the technique and mental preparation. Wrong setting is that the stability and sapouzdanje innate and that such properties one has or does. Mental stability is taught and trained, just like everything else. Mental preparation is required during the whole season, not only before the match or a tournament.
Our interviewee believes that the private life (love affairs, illness of a family member ...) undoubtedly had influence on the game our players, especially Ana Ivanovic.
- Events outside the courts, be they happy or sad most negative impact on the game. In some cases, vice versa, but generally the car moving downhill when players succumb to pressures from private life. Psychology is without doubt the most important factor in tennis, and example of this is just our Anna. It definitely has not forgotten how to play, just like any Jelena. It seems to me that Jankovic is currently stable and is slowly catching the right rhythm, although I believe that both of our best players, with the right team around him, which includes sports psychologist, I can again reach the top of the world - concluded Lazarevic.
Radmilo Armenulic believes that the sudden success of our best players yet been double-edged sword.
- Realistically, and Ana and Jelena have once occupied the first place NjTA list, when the quality is not deserved. It was the moment when Lindsay Davenport became pregnant, when Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin withdrew, and the Williams sisters because of frequent injuries and neigranja fallen on NjTA list. Far from being of our players have high quality, on the contrary, but the head may have come too early, making them difficult to cope with additional pressure. It's hard to defend the first place, and competition became bigger and stronger. Stasala a new generation of young players hungry victory and success, especially from Eastern Europe, in the form of returned and Williams - said the "Reviju92" Armenulic.
The poor form of Ana Ivanovic is definitely influenced a few injuries, but the psychosocial effect.
- No doubt that is Jelena, but especially Ana disappointment grew as it became clear that they will no be easy to defend world crown. They changed coaches, tried to change something, but except for a few flash Jeleninih no real results. I think Jankovic is on the right path to return to old form, because now next to itself has a great coach, which will surely give you results. When it is probably the biggest problem currently saturation tennis. It is important that the end of election season, placing in the top ten in NjTA list.
On the other hand, Armenulic estimated that Ana should change the entire professional staff.
Domestic fans "white sport" wonder why Anne could not return to the top, if it succeeded Kim Clijsters (soon Justine Henin) and after a long break.
- At one time, it succeeded, and Andre Agassi. However, these are extraordinary players with a special mindset. Also, at the time of return were significantly more experienced than Ivanovic. For the next six months will probably be the key to her career and win a big tournament will now be more difficult, since the court returned Clijsters and Henin. Our players good faith suggest that you do not think that all know that it's OK sometimes to admit error and seek advice. I am as a player and coach wrong and it's completely normal - Armenulic says.
Famous Yugoslav national team and participant of many Grand Slam tournaments Nikola Spear said that the psyche has always played a big role in the "white sport" especially today, when the pressure is even greater: a lot of money, astronomical contractual sponsorship agreements, long and hard season .. .
- In my time, stable players full of confidence, they get more matches in the locker room. Simply, there are those people who rode, while others must learn how to gain mental stability in the sport. Jim is the top layer psychologist who devised a system so that the player calm, maintain concentration, proper breathing, how to react when it loses the point. He collaborated with top tennis players, among others, and Monica Seles and Sabatini Gabriel and achieved great results - says Spear.
He does not understand why many players do not want to accept the help of sports psychologists, and when to do so and, on the subject does not wish to speak.
- It turns out that it is something bad, it is completely normal. Without the support of psychologists, many top players today do not become what they are. These facts should be aware of and Ana and Jelena. Although they spent some time in the first place NjTA list of our players have never been dominant, but definitely have the quality of the top five in the world. Wedge the wedge broke out, and tennis - tennis, which means that Ana and Jelena no way should be withdrawn from the tournament, practice at home and hope for a return to the top, but that with the right team of experts, as many competing and confirmation of his great talent - says Spear.
On the other hand, coach Fed Cup team Serbia Dejan Vranjes Ivanovic supports the decision to discontinue the season to rest and heal injuries.
- To Ana had a great shoulder injury, I believe that things were quite different. See how its service loss. And just a strong and safe service was her base confidence on the field. It is still not recovered from that injury - reminds Vranjes.
Serbian coach believes that Jelena has caught a good rhythm, while for Ana the next months will be very important.
- The top tennis, must conclude many things necessary for success. Players must deal with private, romantic problems, to preserve the health of ... However, I am sure that Ana and Jelena to return to the path of success and everyone should support them in that order - is a categorical Dejan Vranjes.
Support is understood, however what to do in the future. For us enough credit.

SPONSORS
Money creates pressure
No doubt the play of our players had a great influence and financial momentum. The huge prize funds, and mutual sponsorship contracts binding constant pressure the players, because they match the one used depends on the earnings of millions.
So Ana Ivanovic is a multi - millions contract with manufacturers of sports equipment "Adidas." In addition to a guaranteed amount, which is determined by contract, our player can earn more and tens of millions of dollars, even if you win a Grand Slam, a number of Masters and NjTA tournament, and placed in the top five players in the world. Failure means significantly less revenue, which is additional pressure on tennis players compared to the older generation (before 20 years and over), when the "white sport" running much less money.
How to earn today shows the fact that Novak Djokovic from the tournament with a prize this year inkasirao 3,241,694 dollars, and so now he 17th player in tennis history to earn! With half a million dollars zasluženih victory in Beijing, Nole has reached a very respectable 13,749,321 dollars collected during his career. Of course, this does not include salaries of the many sponsorship contracts.
When the list of the richest players erase retirees, from Belgrade was the sixth among active players, behind the untouchable Swiss Roger Federer (who was the first this year in the history of white sport reached the magical $ 50 million), the Spanish Rafael Nadal, Australian Lleyton Hewitt, American Andy Roddick and Russian Marat Safin. As for the competitive year, which came to three titles (Dubai, Belgrade, Beijing), as our currently occupies fourth place in the tournament prizes, where the first again, Federer (6,183,961), ahead of Rafael Nadal (4,885,323 ) and Juan Martin Del Potro (3,587,922).

APPEAL
Trim season
Long and arduous season, according to experts, is also one of the reasons why players today often "break" the psychological pressure and the imperative of constant victories and good results. Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal and his American colleague Andy Roddick asked for the ATP season to shorten games because it takes too long and the players do not have time to rest and heal injuries.
"It is impossible to play the first of January to December fifth," says 23-year-old Nadal, who has not defended titutlu at Wimbledon due to knee injury.

http://www.revija92.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=599&editionId=101&articleId=432

gaviotabr
Nov 2nd, 2009, 11:53 PM
So.. Pete Bodo has this in his post of the day:

In another bit of WTA business, I had an email the other day from Ana Ivanovic's agent, Gavin Versi. He noticed that in a recent blog entry, I suggested that his popular and mild-mannered client had failed to mention or adequately explain how her ascent to no. 1 to 2008 had contributed to her struggles at the end of that year and beyond. I implied that she was in a state of denial about that process.

Gavin wanted to me to know that this wasn't true, so he sent along this extract from a recent interview with Ana in Vogue magazine. I quote it in full:

Ana, Ana, Ana. Her fans have begun to wonder. What has happened?

Ivanovic smiles serenely at the question. (Imagine being 21 and grilled about your failures: “Why, exactly, did your last paper on Henry James suck so badly?”)

“Becoming number one was great, but it was tough,” she answers in her rapid-fire English. “All of a sudden, everybody is chasing you. I wanted to stay there really badly, and I was thinking, Oh, now I have to work really hard to stay there.” The problem is, she was already working hard. She is the first to admit that she isn’t necessarily the most gifted player (growing up, she usually finished number two), but she has endured through sheer force of will. “Talent will only take you so far,” she says. “Tennis is all about personality. Sometimes you get bored. It can be really monotonous. But you have to see the big picture and keep working.”

It is, however, possible to work too hard. “Maybe I am a bit of a perfectionist,” she continues. “The pressure from the media was so intense, it was overwhelming, and that’s when I got injured.” It happened in Spain, where she had gone to recover after her lackluster Wimbledon performance by training with some male players. “Hitting the ball hard is a release of the tension for me,” she says. The more pressure, the more tension. The more tension, the more she needed the release. Something had to give. Her thumb, to be exact.

Well, I'm sorry I missed that. I'd like to plead "guilty with an explanation": My subscription to Vogue expired and I didn't even notice it until a friend asked if I'd seen the annual fall "handbags and accessories" issue.

Seriously, though, thanks Gavin. My bad.

Two things.. nice way to have a laugh at Gavin. Second, if Ana's team thinks that is acknowledging what Pete implied in his previous post, then we are good.. it's about her knowing that her head is long gone, that she has lost the mental edge. Not just seeing that the number 1 was too big for her at the time. I truly believe that until Ana accepts and acknowledges that her mental game is in ashes and that she needs to do a phoenix with it she won't have any notable result.

jelenacg
Nov 3rd, 2009, 09:59 AM
Even if i don`t like Bodo :worship: :haha:
Gavin and the rest of the team should try to help Ana instead they are carrying about few words written :rolleyes:

Mihaela
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:50 PM
I found this:

http://www.story.rs/vesti/svet-poznatih/5815-ana-ivanovic-oporavak-uz-decka.html

They wrote about a knee injury. I don't know how much is reliable this article, it's tabloid. Even name of Ana's brother is wrong.

gaviotabr
Nov 4th, 2009, 07:34 PM
I found this:

http://www.story.rs/vesti/svet-poznatih/5815-ana-ivanovic-oporavak-uz-decka.html

They wrote about a knee injury. I don't know how much is reliable this article, it's tabloid. Even name of Ana's brother is wrong.

Ummm.. Ana did have a knee injury around the middle of the season. But the injury that seemed to be bothering her lately was a shoulder injury... maybe they mixed it up. I hope it's not a new injury.. enough with those. :help::tape::sobbing:

Hopefully she will be healthy come 2010.

jelenacg
Nov 4th, 2009, 07:49 PM
I found this:

http://www.story.rs/vesti/svet-poznatih/5815-ana-ivanovic-oporavak-uz-decka.html

They wrote about a knee injury. I don't know how much is reliable this article, it's tabloid. Even name of Ana's brother is wrong.

`Story` is very reliable magazine when it comes to interviews with celebrities and other stuff.But this is a short news and they published many times non true short news
And since they didn`t write her brothers name right i guess and hope this is not true

jelenacg
Nov 9th, 2009, 01:41 PM
http://www.blic.rs/zabava.php?id=119689

According to this article on our tv channel B92 starts a new show.It starts on 21 November and the first guest will be Novak Djokovic .
Anyway Ana will be one of the next guests there.They did an interview with her too :bounce:
I don`t know what kind a show that is,but i would love to see 30 min or 1h long interview with Ana :rocker2:

Mixo
Nov 9th, 2009, 04:14 PM
http://www.blic.rs/zabava.php?id=119689


I don`t know what kind a show that is,but i would love to see 30 min or 1h long interview with Ana :rocker2:

It would be really great!! btw who is the girl in the main pic of the article? Biljana Šešević or Anci?

jelenacg
Nov 9th, 2009, 05:21 PM
It would be really great!! btw who is the girl in the main pic of the article? Biljana Šešević or Anci?

Biljana

gaviotabr
Nov 9th, 2009, 07:35 PM
http://www.blic.rs/zabava.php?id=119689

According to this article on our tv channel B92 starts a new show.It starts on 21 November and the first guest will be Novak Djokovic .
Anyway Ana will be one of the next guests there.They did an interview with her too :bounce:
I don`t know what kind a show that is,but i would love to see 30 min or 1h long interview with Ana :rocker2:

Hey Jelena!

That's nice! You have to tell us all about it once it airs. :D

gaviotabr
Nov 10th, 2009, 08:16 PM
So.. Ana is WAGing this week.. again...

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9434/kingston5.jpg

It says though, that she will hit at Melbourne Park and use some gym. I don't like it.. what kind of preparation is that? Following him everywhere while she does it? Sounds very unprofessional to me, to be honest.. not serious at all. I can't believe she doesn't see how crucial to her career this off season is.. maybe she is really uninterested.

gaviotabr
Nov 10th, 2009, 08:17 PM
Another article:

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/6650/kingston1.jpg

:rolleyes:

Curtos07
Nov 10th, 2009, 08:42 PM
So she was wagging in Shanghai last week and this week she is going to be wagging this week in Melbourne? 2010 should be splendid. :rolleyes: I fear she is becoming another Vaidisova. I wanted to avoid the comparison but it seems so bovious now. :rolleyes:

gaviotabr
Nov 10th, 2009, 08:49 PM
So she was wagging in Shanghai last week and this week she is going to be wagging this week in Melbourne? 2010 should be splendid. :rolleyes: I fear she is becoming another Vaidisova. I wanted to avoid the comparison but it seems so bovious now. :rolleyes:

No, he didn't play Shanghai last week. That was a mistake from the newspaper. She WAGed in Singapore, then went to the Sunshine Coast for a week and now in Melbourne. The tournament finishes on november 15..

But still.. the Vaidisova comparisons aren't far off. She hasn't learned a thing about last year's off season and she blames all of her problems on small injuries. Maybe she needs a whole other season of sucking to realize she needs to take things seriously again. :o

bruce goose
Nov 10th, 2009, 09:00 PM
No, he didn't play Shanghai last week. That was a mistake from the newspaper. She WAGed in Singapore, then went to the Sunshine Coast for a week and now in Melbourne. The tournament finishes on november 15..

But still.. the Vaidisova comparisons aren't far off. She hasn't learned a thing about last year's off season and she blames all of her problems on small injuries. Maybe she needs a whole other season of sucking to realize she needs to take things seriously again. :oWhen did she say that she would actually start training...or was she not specific about this??

He's not the CAUSE of Ana's problems;THAT stems from her wrong-headed mental approach but,at some point,folks might see a connection between her crappy results and her emotional dependency on this useless douchebag who fills her ears with crap.

Don't you just love the journalist??"The relationship is BLOSSOMING..." Why??From all the manure you're spreading with your retard journalism??:lol:That coke-sniffing bum wouldn't even marry a woman he'd dated for SEVEN years,and then she got tired of waiting and dumped him.I wouldn't say that Ana's long-term prospects look too bright there:tape:...but,then again,maybe Novak will spring free somewhere on the horizon:cool:

Nikkiri
Nov 10th, 2009, 09:02 PM
I am still not fussed over this. She plans to hit at Melbourne park and use the gym there and as the season gets closer I'm sure she will increase her training and preparation. I'm gonna give her the benefit of the doubt.

gaviotabr
Nov 10th, 2009, 09:04 PM
When did she say that she would actually start training...or was she not specific about this??


She wasn't specific.. only said she would be back practicing in november. This article just made me think the practice will be done when her WAGing allows her.. whenever she has free time and wherever he is.. it really should be the opposite.

Curtos07
Nov 10th, 2009, 09:05 PM
No, he didn't play Shanghai last week. That was a mistake from the newspaper. She WAGed in Singapore, then went to the Sunshine Coast for a week and now in Melbourne. The tournament finishes on november 15..

But still.. the Vaidisova comparisons aren't far off. She hasn't learned a thing about last year's off season and she blames all of her problems on small injuries. Maybe she needs a whole other season of sucking to realize she needs to take things seriously again. :o

It certainly seems so. I am not very optimistic about next year. My fear is she stumbles out of the gates, gets off to a bad start and gets knocked out early at Indian Wells where at least 1/3 of her points are from. A bad first 3 months could really hurt her ranking and confidence (not that she has any at the moment :rolleyes: )and could be her downfall. Or maybe that could be her wake up call. Either way, I am more fearful than hopeful about 2010 with the way the way she has blew off this off-season. :(

gaviotabr
Nov 10th, 2009, 09:07 PM
I am still not fussed over this. She plans to hit at Melbourne park and use the gym there and as the season gets closer I'm sure she will increase her training and preparation. I'm gonna give her the benefit of the doubt.

Yes.. and that is such a serious plan of preparation. Like last year.. she practiced in Madrid when she was there with Fernando.. in Mallorca when he was there with her.. in Galicia when he had to go play an exho... worked out great for her.. :rolleyes:

If she was playing well, then Ok. But she is sucking, she really needs to recommit. This off season is crucial.

gaviotabr
Nov 10th, 2009, 09:08 PM
It certainly seems so. I am not very optimistic about next year. My fear is she stumbles out of the gates, gets off to a bad start and gets knocked out early at Indian Wells where at least 1/3 of her points are from. I bad first 3 months could really hurt her ranking and confidence (not that she has any at the moment :rolleyes: )and could be her downfall. Or maybe that could be her wake up call. Either way, I am more fearful than hopeful about 2010 with the way the way she has blew off this off-season. :(

I'm not sure Ana has a wake up call thing in her.. I mean.. if losing in the first round of the USO only made her come back worse, I think further disappointment won't help either.

2010 is a make or break year for her IMHO.. and I'm not optimistic about it at all...

Nikkiri
Nov 10th, 2009, 09:11 PM
God forbid anyone try and be positive in here. :lol:

bruce goose
Nov 10th, 2009, 09:13 PM
She wasn't specific.. only said she would be back practicing in november. This article just made me think the practice will be done when her WAGing allows her.. whenever she has free time and wherever he is.. it really should be the opposite.So she simply said 'November',then.Does this mean we'll get something like THIS:

Ana:Whoa,look at the calendar!It's November 30th already!:eek:I said that I'd start training this month so......time to do a couple jumping jacks!!It sure is hard work being a tennis star.How do I ever manage it??:p

jelenacg
Nov 10th, 2009, 10:11 PM
OMG :fiery:
Ana you stupid,lazy cow stop wasting your talent and your youth :smash::smash:

And all that talk about having a good preparation :rolleyes:
Just like last year,i have no words ...:tape: :(
I`m just waiting to see what excuse she will have this time :rolleyes: when she comes back with a horrible serve and crappy game and loses to #999
Just retire ,this is so embarrassing :o

gaviotabr
Nov 10th, 2009, 10:17 PM
OMG :fiery:
Ana you stupid,lazy cow stop wasting your talent and your youth :smash::smash:

And all that talk about having a good preparation :rolleyes:
Just like last year,i have no words ...:tape: :(
I`m just waiting to see what excuse she will have this time :rolleyes: when she comes back with a horrible serve and crappy game and loses to #999
Just retire ,this is so embarrassing :o

I just hope she doesn't come up with: "I haven't had a real break in ages. I think I want holidays." :rolleyes::o:tape:

jelenacg
Nov 10th, 2009, 10:25 PM
I just hope she doesn't come up with: "I haven't had a real break in ages. I think I want holidays." :rolleyes::o:tape:

No ,she will come with :
`I have been practing a lot ,i`m fitter than ever` :rolleyes:
`I had my chances but i didn`t use them and she played really great ` :rolleyes:
`I just need to play more matches,to be positive and my time will come ` :rolleyes:

gaviotabr
Nov 10th, 2009, 10:38 PM
No ,she will come with :
`I have been practing a lot ,i`m fitter than ever` :rolleyes:
`I had my chances but i didn`t use them and she played really great ` :rolleyes:
`I just need to play more matches,to be positive and my time will come ` :rolleyes:

The last one is the best.. :lol: My time will come.. yeah right!

Seriously.. I can't believe how Ana has been so unprofessional.. One of the reasons that made me a fan was Ana's love for the game and work ethic. Who the hell is this Ana? I'm just speechless...

After this tournament, Adam has 2 weeks off and then 2 tournaments in Australia in December. One in Sydney and the other close to Adelaide (if I'm not mistaken). Then he has holidays. Can you imagine Ana WAGing in december? I actually can.. she probably tells herself that it's okay, since she will arrange a court and a gym anywhere they go, and she will be practicing. :o So unprofessional...

I still can't believe Ana doesn't see how crucial this off season is to her career.. she needed to recommit and be totally focused on this.. really serious and professional about it. Get herself a good plan, and give it her full energies. It's not the same to practicing while WAGing. Her lack of focus, desire and dedication is what's killing her. And if she doesn't change that there is no practice that can help. :o

jelenacg
Nov 10th, 2009, 10:47 PM
The last one is the best.. :lol: My time will come.. yeah right!

Seriously.. I can't believe how Ana has been so unprofessional.. One of the reasons that made me a fan was Ana's love for the game and work ethic. Who the hell is this Ana? I'm just speechless...

After this tournament, Adam has 2 weeks off and then 2 tournaments in Australia in December. One in Sydney and the other close to Adelaide (if I'm not mistaken). Then he has holidays. Can you imagine Ana WAGing in december? I actually can.. she probably tells herself that it's okay, since she will arrange a court and a gym anywhere they go, and she will be practicing. :o So unprofessional...

I still can't believe Ana doesn't see how crucial this off season is to her career.. she needed to recommit and be totally focused on this.. really serious and professional about it. Get herself a good plan, and give it her full energies. It's not the same to practicing while WAGing. Her lack of focus, desire and dedication is what's killing her. And if she doesn't change that there is no practice that can help. :o

I think it`s pretty obvious that she will be WAGing in December :tape:

So true ...nothing else to add :tape:

gaviotabr
Nov 10th, 2009, 10:51 PM
I think it`s pretty obvious that she will be WAGing in December :tape:

So true ...nothing else to add :tape:

Yes...

What surprises me the most though, is that her managers, family, and so on.. are letting her. In a few years, if she never recovers, she will be going back to them and asking why they didn't wake her up.. :o

jelenacg
Nov 10th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Yes...

What surprises me the most though, is that her managers, family, and so on.. are letting her. In a few years, if she never recovers, she will be going back to them and asking why they didn't wake her up.. :o

Well we live in democracy
They can`t make her practice and be responsible if she doesn`t want to
And we all know how stubborn Ana is and with all the money she has ,she can do whatever she wants ...she can spend all December WAGing

gaviotabr
Nov 10th, 2009, 11:09 PM
Well we live in democracy
They can`t make her practice and be responsible if she doesn`t want to
And we all know how stubborn Ana is and with all the money she has ,she can do whatever she wants ...she can spend all December WAGing

Oh well.. true.. is she that deaf though? :o

She is killing her tennis prime.. will end up regreting it. That is if she ever recognizes the mistakes she is making.. for now she seems to truly believe in all these stupid excuses. :o

jelenacg
Nov 10th, 2009, 11:17 PM
Oh well.. true.. is she that deaf though? :o

She is killing her tennis prime.. will end up regreting it. That is if she ever recognizes the mistakes she is making.. for now she seems to truly believe in all these stupid excuses. :o

Apparently she is :tape:
Oh she will regret it ... i`m 100% sure

The Daviator
Nov 10th, 2009, 11:38 PM
Ana :rolleyes:

Whatever :lol: She has nobody to blame but herself when if she proceeds to freefall down the rankings in '10.

gaviotabr
Nov 10th, 2009, 11:42 PM
Ana :rolleyes:

Whatever :lol: She has nobody to blame but herself when if she proceeds to freefall down the rankings in '10.

Yes.. definitely.. but she will blame everything but herself.. :o:tape:

Midge.
Nov 11th, 2009, 01:46 AM
Practicing and getting reaccustomed to the Aus Open courts 8 weeks ahead of everyone else as well as training at the Lexus Centre, which posseses state of the art facilities, and second to none in conditioning some of Australia's very best athlete's. What's not to like?

I don't mind what she does in her own time, not like she has to prepare 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As long as she's training, im fine with it.

bruce goose
Nov 11th, 2009, 03:24 AM
not like she has to prepare 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As long as she's training, im fine with it.You're absolutely right,of course but....Ana training almost 24/7 ??I think we can safely say that there's not much risk of THAT:lol::lol:

gaviotabr
Nov 11th, 2009, 04:23 AM
Practicing and getting reaccustomed to the Aus Open courts 8 weeks ahead of everyone else as well as training at the Lexus Centre, which posseses state of the art facilities, and second to none in conditioning some of Australia's very best athlete's. What's not to like?

I don't mind what she does in her own time, not like she has to prepare 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As long as she's training, im fine with it.

But she will be practicing someplace else next week.. and then the week after that.. how is that for getting accustomed to any court. And most importantly, how is that for focus? Ana's main problem was not lack of practice.. she said herself she had times of overtraining.. her problem is obviously in her mental game.. she has lost the mental edge, can't win an important point in a match. She definitely has to practice hard, work on all the kinks that have been showing up in her game and getting in shape. But most of all she needs to recommit.. get that passion for the game back and have a serious plan around her. Practicing while her WAGing allows shows very little of it. Again, she is doing exactly like last year.. and we all know how amazingly effective her off season was. Sven is not even there, and I doubt he would go globetrotting so that she could be following her boyfriend around the golf course. He will be in Amsterdam until the very end of november.. This off season is crucial, and I don't see that she recognizes it..

Nikkiri
Nov 11th, 2009, 06:26 AM
Practicing and getting reaccustomed to the Aus Open courts 8 weeks ahead of everyone else as well as training at the Lexus Centre, which posseses state of the art facilities, and second to none in conditioning some of Australia's very best athlete's. What's not to like?

I don't mind what she does in her own time, not like she has to prepare 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As long as she's training, im fine with it.

Thank you!

gaviotabr
Nov 11th, 2009, 07:45 AM
I just read that Adam has added another tournament to his schedule.. He will play next week in Dubai. Will Ana hop along?

I can't believe you guys don't see how that is not serious at all and hardly a good preparation. She isn't focused, which is the whole issue. And what about the constant climate changes? She has had so so so many breathing and illness problems for the past year, that doesn't help either.

Midge.
Nov 11th, 2009, 09:59 AM
I can understand where everyone is coming from and i can understand the negativity after last years fiasco, but i just don't think we have cause for epic panic. Not yet anyway. If she hops along to Dubai, ok, things wont look good. But im pretty confident that she won't though, infact i bet you this is the last time in awhile we'll be seeing her on the golf course.
She went to Singapore, big deal, she was still on holidays. Now in Melbourne, while only planning to attend 1 day at the golf she's spent the week at Melbourne Park (if she's not practicing on plexi-cushion when she head's back to Brisbane she's dumber than i giver her credit for) and the Lexus Centre training with her new fitness coach (the guy specializes in sports psych too :hearts:). I just don't see much wrong with that, if thats unprofessional, well shit. She's not a robot, she needs a life outside of tennis otherwise she'll burnout and well and truly lose the passion like Justine did.

We don't know what she's thinking, we don't even know what she's been doing but Im just going to wait and see her play at Brisbane, or see some real evidence before i pass off 2010 as an epic failure. :shrug:

Save the panic for when she hits the chair umpire in the face with her ball toss.

Nikkiri
Nov 11th, 2009, 10:03 AM
I can understand where everyone is coming from and i can understand the negativity after last years fiasco, but i just don't think we have cause for epic panic. Not yet anyway. If she hops along to Dubai, ok, things wont look good. But im pretty confident that she won't though, infact i bet you this is the last time in awhile we'll be seeing her on the golf course.
She went to Singapore, big deal, she was still on holidays. Now in Melbourne, while only planning to attend 1 day at the golf she's spent the week at Melbourne Park (if she's not practicing on plexi-cushion when she head's back to Brisbane she's dumber than i giver her credit for) and the Lexus Centre training with her new fitness coach (the guy specializes in sports psych too :hearts:). I just don't see much wrong with that, if thats unprofessional, well shit. She's not a robot, she needs a life outside of tennis otherwise she'll burnout and well and truly lose the passion like Justine did.

We don't know what she's thinking, we don't even know what she's been doing but Im just going to wait and see her play at Brisbane, or see some real evidence before i pass off 2010 as an epic failure. :shrug:

Save the panic for when she hits the chair umpire in the face with her ball toss.


That's exactly where I stand on all this.
Giving her the benefit of the doubt until i see real proof she's not taking things serious etc. And waiting for the season to start again and seeing if she's still playing uninspired tennis or not. I don't think she'll go to Dubai either...

Davodus
Nov 11th, 2009, 10:09 AM
I can understand where everyone is coming from and i can understand the negativity after last years fiasco, but i just don't think we have cause for epic panic. Not yet anyway. If she hops along to Dubai, ok, things wont look good. But im pretty confident that she won't though, infact i bet you this is the last time in awhile we'll be seeing her on the golf course.
She went to Singapore, big deal, she was still on holidays. Now in Melbourne, while only planning to attend 1 day at the golf she's spent the week at Melbourne Park (if she's not practicing on plexi-cushion when she head's back to Brisbane she's dumber than i giver her credit for) and the Lexus Centre training with her new fitness coach (the guy specializes in sports psych too :hearts:). I just don't see much wrong with that, if thats unprofessional, well shit. She's not a robot, she needs a life outside of tennis otherwise she'll burnout and well and truly lose the passion like Justine did.

We don't know what she's thinking, we don't even know what she's been doing but Im just going to wait and see her play at Brisbane, or see some real evidence before i pass off 2010 as an epic failure. :shrug:

Save the panic for when she hits the chair umpire in the face with her ball toss.


I'm inclined to agree with you. I am slightly concerned that she isn't taking it seriously enough, but we don't really know for sure what she is doing. And I will not judge anything until I see how she does in Brisbane.

Btw, I can just see her ball toss flying into the umpires face :lol: that would be hilarious

gaviotabr
Nov 11th, 2009, 10:19 AM
I can understand where everyone is coming from and i can understand the negativity after last years fiasco, but i just don't think we have cause for epic panic. Not yet anyway. If she hops along to Dubai, ok, things wont look good. But im pretty confident that she won't though, infact i bet you this is the last time in awhile we'll be seeing her on the golf course.
She went to Singapore, big deal, she was still on holidays. Now in Melbourne, while only planning to attend 1 day at the golf she's spent the week at Melbourne Park (if she's not practicing on plexi-cushion when she head's back to Brisbane she's dumber than i giver her credit for) and the Lexus Centre training with her new fitness coach (the guy specializes in sports psych too :hearts:). I just don't see much wrong with that, if thats unprofessional, well shit. She's not a robot, she needs a life outside of tennis otherwise she'll burnout and well and truly lose the passion like Justine did.

We don't know what she's thinking, we don't even know what she's been doing but Im just going to wait and see her play at Brisbane, or see some real evidence before i pass off 2010 as an epic failure. :shrug:

Save the panic for when she hits the chair umpire in the face with her ball toss.


That's exactly where I stand on all this.
Giving her the benefit of the doubt until i see real proof she's not taking things serious etc. And waiting for the season to start again and seeing if she's still playing uninspired tennis or not. I don't think she'll go to Dubai either...

I'm inclined to agree with you. I am slightly concerned that she isn't taking it seriously enough, but we don't really know for sure what she is doing. And I will not judge anything until I see how she does in Brisbane.

Btw, I can just see her ball toss flying into the umpires face :lol: that would be hilarious

If this was any regular off season.. then fine, it wouldn't look bad to me either. But IMHO 2010 is a make or break year for Ana, and this off season is crucial. If she wants to get herself to be top 10 again, she should be completely commited and taking this as serious as posible. Having a real plan and being focused on tennis. It's pretty obvious that is not the case... She has no tennis coach with her, and who knows if the fitness coach is there or not.. She plans on practicing while not WAGing following him around the golf course. I bet we will see her there every single day, not only a day or two.. but maybe you guys think walking on a golf course is an excellent exercise to improve footwork. :rolleyes: And I don't doubt we will be seeing her in Dubai.. hopefully not though. :o

This is not about her ammount of practice.. I'm sure she will practice. Even to tell herself she is doing the right thing... But no practice is effective if she is not focused and commited.. and there is no evidence she is.. quite the opposite.

Right now I'm just glad I won't be seeing any of Brisbane. I'm sure it will be a disaster.. she will be rusty as hell and as unfocused as ever.

I honestly hope you guys are right though.. I just don't think you are at all. And I hope I'm completely wrong, I would be happy in that case.

gaviotabr
Nov 11th, 2009, 10:21 AM
By the way.. if I'm wrong about all this.. you guys can choose something for me to do... as an "I'm happy to be wrong" kind of thing. :lol:

Davodus
Nov 11th, 2009, 10:40 AM
anything :hehehe: :lol:

But I don't disagree with you, it is worrying that she has no coach, and apparently no focus. I am just going to reserve my judgement until I see her in Brisbane. Which, by the way, I will see a lot of, and if she sucks :o she had better watch out :armed:

gaviotabr
Nov 11th, 2009, 10:45 AM
anything :hehehe: :lol:

But I don't disagree with you, it is worrying that she has no coach, and apparently no focus. I am just going to reserve my judgement until I see her in Brisbane. Which, by the way, I will see a lot of, and if she sucks :o she had better watch out :armed:

Or little of it.. who knows how long she will last there.. :rolleyes::o

But yeah.. anything virtual... :lol: I'm obviously not uploading my pics or doing something like walking with an oversized or undersized tennis dress screaming Ana's name around the city (like her team did when she won RG). :lol: But I can do something around the forum, anything. :lol: I'll be so happy to be wrong, anything will do. :lol:

Davodus
Nov 11th, 2009, 10:47 AM
Oh I like the idea of walking around the city screaming Ana's name, now that you mention it :lol: Well, I'm sure we can think of something if Ana does well :lol:

Midge.
Nov 11th, 2009, 11:02 AM
By the way.. if I'm wrong about all this.. you guys can choose something for me to do... as an "I'm happy to be wrong" kind of thing. :lol:

Deal. If Ana strings 2 matches together Izzy loses. ;)
This might find it's way into my signature so we dont forget.. :cool:

Im going to the golf on Saturday to see Tiger, i'll give her a shout out if she's there.

gaviotabr
Nov 11th, 2009, 11:40 AM
Deal. If Ana strings 2 matches together Izzy loses. ;)
This might find it's way into my signature so we dont forget.. :cool:

Im going to the golf on Saturday to see Tiger, i'll give her a shout out if she's there.

No no no.. 2 matches together means nothing. She might be facing Meusburger and Domingues Lino. If Ana does really well.. meaning getting a quality win or reaching at least the semis, then I'll do something.

jelenacg
Nov 11th, 2009, 12:17 PM
Well i also wouldn`t mind being wrong
I agree that this is still not the time for epic panic. :lol:

But all of this what we have read so far and what she has been doing so far tells a lot about her priorities imo
And her priority was/is to follow Adam and to spend some time with him and then to practice and play some tennis along the way :rolleyes:
So first Adam then tennis. :o This may sound cruel but if you want to have great results in any sport i think it`s pretty obvious what has to come first

gaviotabr
Nov 11th, 2009, 12:42 PM
Well i also wouldn`t mind being wrong
I agree that this is still not the time for epic panic. :lol:

But all of this what we have read so far and what she has been doing so far tells a lot about her priorities imo
And her priority was/is to follow Adam and to spend some time with him and then to practice and play some tennis along the way :rolleyes:
So first Adam then tennis. :o This may sound cruel but if you want to have great results in any sport i think it`s pretty obvious what has to come first

Agreed. It's a matter of commitment and priorities.

bruce goose
Nov 11th, 2009, 02:58 PM
Well i also wouldn`t mind being wrong
I agree that this is still not the time for epic panic. :lol:

But all of this what we have read so far and what she has been doing so far tells a lot about her priorities imo
And her priority was/is to follow Adam and to spend some time with him and then to practice and play some tennis along the way :rolleyes:
So first Adam then tennis. :o This may sound cruel but if you want to have great results in any sport i think it`s pretty obvious what has to come firstAgree with 100% of the post above,and will add that,because A.S. IS a shallow,coke-sniffing prick who never gave a damn in the first place if Ana wasted her great talent,we sure as heck can't expect him to start caring NOW,not when she offers herself so willingly as his dizzy armpiece and sexual playtoy.My biggest problem is that he's not content with simply being indifferent to her failure,along with her loss of confidence and self-esteem,he apparently sabotages any chance of her awakening by feeding her delusions with the crap she wants to hear(this is under the ultra-safe assumption that his private comments to her match his press statements).This is a destructive,dead-end infatuation,MUCH worse than with Nadal in 2008,and the evidence is plainly obvious with Ana's current emotional state.

I think we'll agree on something else,though:Ana is an educated 22-year-old who didn't grow up in some remote,tribal village far from civilization,so the brunt of the blame falls on HER,NOT A.Scott.It's just clear to me that,like the alcoholic who clings to his/her drinking buddies,she'll never strongly bounce back if she hangs with her present company

InsideOut.
Nov 11th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Or little of it.. who knows how long she will last there.. :rolleyes::o

But yeah.. anything virtual... :lol: I'm obviously not uploading my pics or doing something like walking with an oversized or undersized tennis dress screaming Ana's name around the city (like her team did when she won RG). :lol: But I can do something around the forum, anything. :lol: I'll be so happy to be wrong, anything will do. :lol:

:speakles:

bruce goose
Nov 11th, 2009, 03:10 PM
No no no.. 2 matches together means nothing. She might be facing Meusburger and Domingues Lino. If Ana does really well.. meaning getting a quality win or reaching at least the semis, then I'll do something.I'VE GOT IT!!!:DYou and your bf will wear matching Mexican luchador masks to protect your identities(I'm one of the lucky ones who've seen your lovely face:hearts: already:p),and then you'll post a video on YouTube where you two do a brasilen~a samba dance while you--your bf can remain silent if he wants--sing a song titled,"I'm Isabela,the Hyperanalytical Worrywort." It can be relatively short,a little longer than 'Happy Birthday' at least,and you can't do it in Portuguese cuz almost none of us understand it...it must be in English or Spanish and,if you choose the latter,we'll translate your lyrics in the post for the non-Spanish speakers........While I'd LOVE to see this for two reasons: (1).It meant that Ana was successful and (2).Just for the fun of it:lol::lol::lol:.....You PROBABLY won't have to carry through with this.....Shock us,Ana:sad:.....Make Izzy do the song:D:D:D

Davodus
Nov 15th, 2009, 06:32 AM
There is an article about Ana in our state newspaper today. It says a lot of stuff, I will type it out later when I have time, since I can't find it online. Basically, it says that she has started training on a trial basis with that guy...Mark? Forgot his name, but yeah started training with him in Melbourne, that her family will join her in Brisbane before the tournament, that this is her favourite time of year, and she wants to win AO more than any other tournament, and that when she looks back on her career it will go "2006, 2007, 2008, 2010" :lol:

But I will type it up later if anyone wants it.

InsideOut.
Nov 15th, 2009, 07:59 AM
:spit: at 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 :lol:

Hope it really is true though...here's to a great 2010! :smooch:

gaviotabr
Nov 15th, 2009, 08:25 AM
There is an article about Ana in our state newspaper today. It says a lot of stuff, I will type it out later when I have time, since I can't find it online. Basically, it says that she has started training on a trial basis with that guy...Mark? Forgot his name, but yeah started training with him in Melbourne, that her family will join her in Brisbane before the tournament, that this is her favourite time of year, and she wants to win AO more than any other tournament, and that when she looks back on her career it will go "2006, 2007, 2008, 2010" :lol:

But I will type it up later if anyone wants it.

Hey! I would like to read that.. couldn't find anything online either. What's the newspaper?

Davodus
Nov 15th, 2009, 08:38 AM
It is the Courier Mail. They are a little slow sometimes putting things online, I did a search of their website and got nothing. But it might pop up there sooner or later. If it doesn't within the next few hours, I'm still happy to type it out.

gaviotabr
Nov 15th, 2009, 08:42 AM
It is the Courier Mail. They are a little slow sometimes putting things online, I did a search of their website and got nothing. But it might pop up there sooner or later. If it doesn't within the next few hours, I'm still happy to type it out.

Oh... now I just saw it. It's that I've subscribed to a web that has all newspapers in the world available for viewing like it's a scan of it. They have The Courier Mail, but the latest edition is from November 14th. I guess the article is on the sunday edition. I think they will take longer to update.

Actually they should have updated it already. The last edition was uploaded a day and 12 hours ago. They usually update it when it copletes a day in their database. I wonder if they will not upload it...

InsideOut.
Nov 15th, 2009, 08:48 AM
Oh... now I just saw it. It's that I've subscribed to a web that has all newspapers in the world available for viewing like it's a scan of it. They have The Courier Mail, but the latest edition is from November 14th. I guess the article is on the sunday edition. I think they will take longer to update.

Actually they should have updated it already. The last edition was uploaded a day and 12 hours ago. They usually update it when it copletes a day in their database. I wonder if they will not upload it...

:speakles::eek: Do you have to pay for it? :confused:

Link please ;)

gaviotabr
Nov 15th, 2009, 08:53 AM
:speakles::eek: Do you have to pay for it? :confused:

Link please ;)

Yes.

It works for me though, I use it for university as well.

http://www.pressdisplay.com

Davodus
Nov 15th, 2009, 09:02 AM
Ah, I went to that website, you need to select "The Sunday Mail (Brisbane)" for todays paper. Then it should work. I can't get to the article though, since it is telling me I need to pay to be able to. It will be in the sport section, at the back

gaviotabr
Nov 15th, 2009, 09:07 AM
Ah, I went to that website, you need to select "The Sunday Mail (Brisbane)" for todays paper. Then it should work. I can't get to the article though, since it is telling me I need to pay to be able to. It will be in the sport section, at the back

Hey thanks! I found it! Will upload it in a few minutes!

:D:worship:

Davodus
Nov 15th, 2009, 09:12 AM
no worries ;)

gaviotabr
Nov 15th, 2009, 09:17 AM
Here it is:

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8475/kingston28.jpg

Thanks Davodus! ;)

Davodus
Nov 15th, 2009, 09:38 AM
:)

I like how much she likes Australia :lol: and the feeling is really mutual, she is so popular here. However, she says the same stuff really about last season being bad, and having a new start for 2010. I'm a bit bored of hearing that.

gaviotabr
Nov 15th, 2009, 10:10 AM
:)

I like how much she likes Australia :lol: and the feeling is really mutual, she is so popular here. However, she says the same stuff really about putting last season being bad, and having a new start for 2010. I'm a bit bored of hearing that.

Aussie Ana! :hearts::lol:

Yes.. agreed. It seems she belives things will suddenly turn around, since she won't be injured and a new year will start. Like fall from the skies..

jelenacg
Nov 15th, 2009, 11:58 AM
:)

I like how much she likes Australia :lol: and the feeling is really mutual, she is so popular here. However, she says the same stuff really about last season being bad, and having a new start for 2010. I'm a bit bored of hearing that.

Me too :lol:
Anyway i still haven`t found a Serbian who went to Australia and didn`t like it :lol:
I have no idea why is that.:confused: My father,cousins,some friends who went there ...everybody loves Australia

The 2nd Law
Nov 15th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Me too :lol:
Anyway i still haven`t found a Serbian who went to Australia and didn`t like it :lol:
I have no idea why is that.:confused: My father,cousins,some friends who went there ...everybody loves Australia

And we love the serbs! (well I know I do :p)
Australia, especially Melbourne and Sydney has very strong ethnic diversity so it's no surprise that Ana (an many other serbs and Europeans for that matter) has relations here.
In my state (Victoria, which is where Melbourne is for those that don't know :)) 25% of the population was born overseas :eek:

jelenacg
Nov 15th, 2009, 12:21 PM
And we love the serbs! (well I know I do :p)
Australia, especially Melbourne and Sydney has very strong ethnic diversity so it's no surprise that Ana (an many other serbs and Europeans for that matter) has relations here.
In my state (Victoria, which is where Melbourne is for those that don't know :)) 25% of the population was born overseas :eek:

Wow :eek::lol:
Yes ,many Serbs have relatives in Australia just like Ana.That is probably one of the reasons we like Australia so much

Davodus
Nov 15th, 2009, 12:25 PM
Everybody loves Australia :bounce: :lol:

We have a Balkan society at my Uni, and when they meet there are always so many of them, and it is so loud :lol: I should fake them out and join them one day...just walk around fistpumping and saying ajde.

jelenacg
Nov 15th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Everybody loves Australia :bounce: :lol:

We have a Balkan society at my Uni, and when they meet there are always so many of them, and it is so loud :lol: I should fake them out and join them one day...just walk around fistpumping and saying ajde.

I can actually imagine that situation with no problem :o
:lol::lol:

Langers
Nov 16th, 2009, 07:15 AM
:)

I like how much she likes Australia :lol: and the feeling is really mutual, she is so popular here. However, she says the same stuff really about last season being bad, and having a new start for 2010. I'm a bit bored of hearing that.
I love how much she likes Australia. :lol:

However with her whole family watchin in Brissy and Melbourne, added pressure? :confused: :tape: Is that what she needs right now? Could be really good, or really bad. I guess things can't get much worse though. ;)

gaviotabr
Nov 16th, 2009, 10:45 PM
I just found this.. but it's actually from October 19th.


Ivanovic About to Begin Preparing for 2010

Ana Ivanovic plans to start her surge in Australia. If everything is according to her intentions, she will spend almost three months in the country of the first major in 2010.
“Ana will train in Australia with Sven Groeneveld during November and December. Ana is trying a new fitness coach, it is not a permanent appointment yet. His name is Mark McGrath. He is Australian and he has worked with, among other, Olympic Gold Medalist Cathy Freeman, as well as triple-Olympic Gold Medal-winning rowers James Tomkins and Drew Ginn. He is very highly qualified and concerns himself not just with simple workouts but the science of movement and recovery”, explains Gavin Versi, Ivanovic’s manager.
And if you add a month of playing Down Under, then it is three months. Though, her tournament calendar is not fully known yet.
“This has not yet been finalized, but it's probably not going to be very different from 2009. Ana is confirmed for Brisbane in January, which is her first tournament of the year. She doesn't plan on playing Sydney, but it's always an option if she decides she needs more matches before the Australian Open,” said Versi. Ana went on holiday yesterday.
“Ana visited her family in Belgrade. She spent time with her grandparents, cousins and old friends. The goal was of course to relax and try not to think about tennis too much. She attended the birthday party for her brother Milos, who became 18.”
Ivanovic’s deal with Adidas expires this winter. There has been a lot of speculation that some wealthy Chinese companies are very interested to have her autograph on a contract from January 1. Ana has a racket deal with Japanese firm.
“The Yonex deal is halfway through a 4-year contract (it began 1 January 2008). Regarding Ana's clothing contract, I cannot make any comment right now, but we will be making an announcement in the next few months,” added Versi.

http://www.mltennis.com/blog/post/2009/10/19/World-Tennis-News-October-19th.aspx

Interesting.. I guess they can't say she renewed with Adidas yet, even though it's pretty obvious. Also.. Gavin is funny... he makes it sound like she would be practicing with Sven the whole month of november.. but it's actually just 1 week. :lol:

gaviotabr
Nov 17th, 2009, 08:07 PM
I just saw this article in serbian Sportski Zurnal (November 6th). I have no idea what's written though.. :lol: So.. for our serbian friends..

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/6425/serbian1.jpg

gaviotabr
Nov 17th, 2009, 08:11 PM
Another one (November 3rd):

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/6558/serbian4.jpg

jelenacg
Nov 17th, 2009, 08:45 PM
First article is about attractive cities Ana likes Sidney,Melbourne,Dubai,Montreal,Miami,Indian Wells,Rome,Beijing ,Paris London ,New York ,Tokyo
She said a few thing about them ...i`m sure someone will translate but nothing new really

Second article is interview with Sven ...again same old imo
Adidas would like Ana to regain that form she had in 2007/08.It`s important for a player to have a plan and they will make one for Ana.They also talk about Caro a little bit.When Ana stopped working with Adidas Caro became their main focus.
They said that Ana will probably renew her contract with Adidas since she is working with Sven again

gaviotabr
Nov 17th, 2009, 08:54 PM
First article is about attractive cities Ana likes Sidney,Melbourne,Dubai,Montreal,Miami,Indian Wells,Rome,Beijing ,Paris London ,New York ,Tokyo
She said a few thing about them ...i`m sure someone will translate but nothing new really

Second article is interview with Sven ...again same old imo
Adidas would like Ana to regain that form she had in 2007/08.It`s important for a player to have a plan and they will make one for Ana.They also talk about Caro a little bit.When Ana stopped working with Adidas Caro became their main focus.
They said that Ana will probably renew her contract with Adidas since she is working with Sven again

Thanks Jelena!

I was looking for the entire Q&A from this newspaper that Ana's web posted an extract today. I found some other articles, but my 0 knowledge of serbian doesn't help. :lol: Should I post them? I'm not even sure they say anything relevant..

jelenacg
Nov 17th, 2009, 08:59 PM
Thanks Jelena!

I was looking for the entire Q&A from this newspaper that Ana's web posted an extract today. I found some other articles, but my 0 knowledge of serbian doesn't help. :lol: Should I post them? I'm not even sure they say anything relevant..

:lol:
Of course you should post them :p

gaviotabr
Nov 17th, 2009, 09:03 PM
:lol:
Of course you should post them :p

Okay! ;):p

I'm uploading them.. will take a couple of minutes.

gaviotabr
Nov 17th, 2009, 09:12 PM
More articles:

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/5471/serbian5.jpg

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/1285/serbian6.jpg

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/7461/serbian8.jpg

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/6483/serbian10.jpg

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/123/serbian12.jpg

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/1738/serbian13.jpg

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/8931/serbian11.jpg

jelenacg
Nov 17th, 2009, 09:30 PM
Nothing new i`m afraid :lol:
Ana won`t become a tennis coach when she retires ,she doesn`t see herself traveling all over the world again :lol:
These articles are from some serbian sport newspapers so they basically say the same thing we already read in English
For example they translated that quote where JJ was defending Ana :angel:
Same old ....just written in Serbian :lol:

gaviotabr
Nov 17th, 2009, 09:33 PM
Nothing new i`m afraid :lol:
Ana won`t become a tennis coach when she retires ,she doesn`t see herself traveling all over the world again :lol:
These articles are from some serbian sport newspapers so they basically say the same thing we already read in English
For example they translated that quote where JJ was defending Ana :angel:
Same old ....just written in Serbian :lol:

Thanks Jelena!

:sobbing: I couldn't find the Q&A then.. :sobbing:

jelenacg
Nov 17th, 2009, 09:44 PM
Thanks Jelena!

:sobbing: I couldn't find the Q&A then.. :sobbing:

Don`t worry :hug:
I must say i`m very embarrassed with serbian journalists :o
Every article is just copied from english one :lol:
How about writing something new :rolleyes:

gaviotabr
Nov 17th, 2009, 09:47 PM
Don`t worry :hug:
I must say i`m very embarrassed with serbian journalists :o
Every article is just copied from english one :lol:
How about writing something new :rolleyes:

Yes.. I thought they could have some inside info or something alike.

gaviotabr
Nov 19th, 2009, 11:02 AM
There is an interview with Ana on a swiss newspaper. It seems it's the first part of long interview they will publish a bit each day.

Switzerland is beautiful''''
By Svenja Mastroberardino
@ sport.ch


For tennis star Ana Ivanovic, the past season did not go as desired. In the first part of the great sport.ch interviews speaks residing in Basel Serbin about her life in Switzerland, the "Zolli", and the major injury concerns.


sport.ch: Ana Ivanovic, to temporarily reside in Switzerland. How do you like us?

Ana Ivanovic: Switzerland is a beautiful country with beautiful countryside. I like especially the lake in Zurich and Lausanne in the mountains - it is fun to train in these regions. I also like the quiet atmosphere that prevails in Switzerland and around the pleasant, respectful nature of man as with a. For me it's the perfect place to live.

Have you ever been in the Basel Zoo?

No, not yet! But it is funny that they just respond. I recently spoke with a friend about it. Normally it's a lot more sightseeing in cities other than in my hometown. But maybe I will stop by soon off operations in the''Zolli ", when a friend of mine to visit. Finally, I live very close.

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If you are in Basel, and have some free time. What do you do most?

I like it warm and happy to spend so much time from my apartment. Since my management in Basel, is from me and I meet with my manager, Dan Holzmann for dinner. There are some great restaurants with Italian and Swiss dishes that I like to visit, for example, the''Oliv.

If you already live in Switzerland, have you ever thought about applying for Swiss citizenship in order to then play for Switzerland in the Fedcup too?

No, I'm not worried about it.

They had to cancel its season because of''physical problems early. "What exactly they are prevented from playing the last few tournaments?

The cause was an infection of the upper airway during my stay in Asia. There was a virus that plagued me and forced me to call off the tournament in Beijing. But it was already the last event, which I had planned for the season finale in Doha, I was not qualified yes.

Recently you said that you were overtrained during the first months of last season. How did that happen?

I was just übermotiviert - I wanted to achieve at any price, my old form. For that I worked hard, probably too hard. In hindsight I would have to treat me more days off, because the regeneration is as important as the training and fitness.

They have changed their game in recent months. What exactly have you changed?

I had a tendonitis in his shoulder, which was very painful and forced me to adjust my fee motion. The move has given me much trouble at the beginning, but it was necessary so that my shoulder is not more affected. But I am confident that I can soon make the old service movement.

When the problem occurred for the first time?

That was after Wimbledon, I felt this pain for the first time I said before, it was necessary to make this adjustment. But I'm glad if I can pitch again''normal. "It is not so easy to change completely the whole thing.

By Svenja Mastroberardino

Note: See you tomorrow in the second part of the large sport.ch interviews like Ana Ivanovic on the comeback of Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin thinks, what players they privately understands best, and why the ladies in tennis does not enjoy the same status as the men.

http://www.sport.ch/sportch/generated/article/tennis/2009/11/19/10240900000.html

gaviotabr
Nov 19th, 2009, 08:56 PM
Another new interview with Ana, this time for Sports.ru(courtesy of google translator):

Ana Ivanovic: "Groeneveld knows me and my game better than anyone else"

In an exclusive interview for Sports.ru Ana Ivanovic talks about preparing for the new season, a wave of global problem, as well as favorite movies and why stopped reading Freud.

- Ana, if you are going to find a permanent coach or continue to work with the team of trainers Adidas?

- I am very pleased with the work of Sven Groenewold, which is part of Adidas Player Development Programme. With him, I'll work in the off-season. I think he knows me and my game better than anyone else, so his candidacy is best suited to bring me back to their former positions. Two years ago he helped me prepare for a great season, and it laid the foundation for a better year in my career. Therefore, I am sure of it.


- How do you celebrate your birthday?

- We had a great evening with my family and friends. Everything went quiet and peaceful. Last month in Belgrade, we had a big party for my brother Milos, who turned 18. There was a lot of fun: live music, a lot of people, and we had fun all night.

- How do you plan to spend the off-season? And when you start preparing for the new season?

- My vacation has ended. Due to the fact that I am not qualified for Doha, my off-season this year was longer than usual, so I started training much earlier. Gym, I took up in early November, and next week plan to return to training and play a game almost every day.


- Is there a global problem that you care about? And in general if you have interests other than tennis, and anything else associated with it?

- Yes, I have many hobbies outside of tennis! With regard to global problems, I am closest to the welfare of children in today's dangerous world, and because of her I became Ambassador to UNESCO. I love spending time with children, and very proud that I go to the Serbian program of "School without Violence". The information campaign is aimed at making schools safer.


- We know that you love intellectual literature - it helps to read such books during the tournament battles? Or interferes with, such as Jane Doe and Janko Tipsarevic stopped in time reading "The Idiot" Dostoevsky?

- I would say that the books that I read, and helped me, and prevented the same time! Some books, such as "The Book of the Warrior of Light Paulo Coelho has helped me in terms of psychological approach to tennis. But then a couple of years ago I began to read many books on psychology, particularly Freud's, and this has gone too far. I do not know what exactly happened with Tipsarevic, and Petrova, and I because of such books became too much to think, so stop reading them.


- People in Russia love and appreciate the films of former Yugoslavia. And you of him? Do you like film directors like Kusturica, Makaveev, Tanovich? What Serbian movie are you most excited? And what movies do you like?

- I also love movies - foreign and Serbian. I like the movies of Emir Kusturica, especially "Underground", which, in my opinion, received the Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival. I think this film shows great Kusturica Serbs, and I love his black humor. There are two films, which have long been with me - "a false summer" Goran Paskaljevic and Lajanje na zvezde ( «Lai at the stars") Zdravko Comp, which I liked as a child.

http://www.sports.ru/tennis/48716460.html

jelenacg
Nov 19th, 2009, 11:34 PM
Another new interview with Ana, this time for Sports.ru(courtesy of google translator):



http://www.sports.ru/tennis/48716460.html

Thanks Izzy :worship:
Google translator :spit: I almost didn`t recognize those movies :lol:
It`s not `False summer` ,it`s called Elusive Summer of '68 (Varljivo Leto 68 ) and the second one is `Barking at the stars`(Lajanje na zvezde) not `Lai at the stars `:lol:
Both movies are comedies
I like her choices of the movies ,i adore both movies :hearts: :lol:

gaviotabr
Nov 20th, 2009, 09:08 AM
Second part of the swiss newspaper interview (courtesy of google translator):

"It is impossible not to think about tennis''

In the second part of the large sport.ch interviews Ana Ivanovic talks about the comeback of Clijsters and Henin, her best friends on the tour, and their chances in the near future to become the number one.

sport.ch: Ana Ivanovic, the women's tour does not enjoy the same attention as those of men. What do you think are the main reasons for this condition?

Ana Ivanovic: The question I have asked myself have never, since I do not follow what is reported in the media. But I am of the opinion that the women's tennis at the moment is extremely exciting. We have many great players in the top 10 and with the return of Kim (Clijsters, COR) and Justine (Henin, COR) to come back two flagships. There is currently a good mix between young and more experienced players. The upcoming season will be definitely very exciting!

Why are the players at the top are not the same constant as the masters?

I am not sure if this true. Take, for example, Serena Williams: She has been for years the front. The same applies to her sister Venus. But one reason could be in terms of consistency of impact: The men simply have a much stronger impact on whom they can rely on.

You mentioned earlier Clijsters and Henin. How do you think about this Combeacks? Is it good for women's tennis, so when returning successful players?

For tennis, it is super! Also for me personally it's a great thing, because they are both great champions. Moreover, I have not ever won against Kim or Justine and I am already looking forward to the challenge compete against them. With Kim, I understand very well and I personally think it's nice to meet her again more often.

Many professionals still reflect on the record that friendships among players occur only rarely. With whom do you understand best?

True, most are not exactly best friends, you spend the most time with their own team. When I arrived as a junior on the WTA Tour, I was expecting to close many new friendships. But I quickly learned that the tour is the most friendly environment. I understand myself well, but with many colleagues, Sorana Cirstea Maria Kirilenko, Sania Mirza and Svetlana Kuznetsova, I would call even as friends.

In the Swiss women is heating up, Timea Bacsinszky, recently won her first tournament. Do you know her personally?

Yes, but we do not know us too well. But she seems to be a nice girl, very friendly. When I played here in Switzerland, Inter Club, we are running the one time or another on the road.

What do you think about it in the future?

I played on the tour has never been against it, so I do not want to judge her game. But it would be natural for Swiss tennis great if they could continue to make such progress and win many tournaments.

When you have finished the season, you have said that they will return stronger than ever. How are you doing right now?

I have allowed myself a relaxing holiday and the beginning month, the fitness training resumed. Next week I will also take back every day for the club. The break has done me good and I look forward to working in the next few weeks hard on me to get time to start the season to be my best form.

How important was it to shut down after the rather disappointing season again?

Very important! During the season I had no time to do the right vacation. During the breaks I had to either use the time for physical therapy or fitness training. That I could do it right after all leave has felt pretty good.

Are you able during this pause, not to think about tennis?

No, it is impossible to get the head completely free, but I love the sport too much.

How realistic do you rate your chances of being number one again soon?

This will always be my goal! But I think right now more inclined to win more Grand Slam tournaments, instead of me a position as a ranked set goal. The ranking comes automatically when you play well.

http://www.topsport.com/sportch/generated/article/tennis/2009/11/20/10249500000.html

gaviotabr
Nov 23rd, 2009, 08:08 AM
So.. Sven is leaving soon for Australia. I suppose this short interview was made yesterday at the Wheelchair Masters. I hope he means he is leaving today or tomorrow, so Ana can start practicing tennis ASAP.

Courtesy of google translator:

Groeneveld is patching Ivanovic
By: Geert Jan Hahn
Published: Today 08:29
Update: Today 08:49

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic will again cooperate with the Dutch tennis coach Sven Groeneveld.

"I am leaving soon for Australia to Ana to prepare for the Australian Open," said Groeneveld.
The two previously worked together, and with success. In 2008 the Serb won Roland Garros and she was twelve weeks long top of the world. Groeneveld: "The first time a pupil of mine at number one came to assist."

The 22-year-old Ivanovic is lyrical about the Dutchman. In a Russian sports newspaper let it know to look for the new season after a disappointing year in which they achieved success and not from the top ten fell. "When I think back to our previous collaboration, I have already in effect."

Groeneveld laughs: "Fine words. The feeling is entirely mutual. "

http://www.depers.nl/sport/355094/Groeneveld-gaat-Ivanovic-oplappen.html

gaviotabr
Nov 23rd, 2009, 08:33 PM
This is the adidas press release on Ana's new outfit for 2010.

adidas Tennis unveils the SS10 adilibria dress with Ana Ivanovic

Herzogenaurach, November 23rd, 2009 - Ana Ivanovic will make a much welcomed comeback to the tennis tour in January 2010 in a fresh new adlibria Tennis look. The 22-year-old Serbian will step on the southern hemisphere courts in a core yellow, dropped waist dress that has been 18 months in the making.

Ana’s feedback was instrumental in the finished design of this fusion piece with the request for a deeper neckline, close body fit, dropped waist and side pleats skirt detail all fulfilled by the adidas Tennis design team.

The former French Open Champion says, “I love the new dress for SS10. The colours are really bright and refreshing and the skirt pleats add a cute feminine touch. It feels very comfortable and I’m looking forward to wearing it in Australia.”

The adilibria dress is accompanied by a separate bra top and boy short in black to match the dress trimming, while Ana will also sport her trademark adidas visor during her day matches.

Ana’s dress in SS10 is made from 100% recycled PES (polyester) and is part of the adidas sustainable Better Place range making it a must-have piece for all eco-friendly tennis players worldwide. ClimaCool® moisture management technology is included in the upper back and neck area to keep Ana’s body at its optimum playing temperature no matter how the sun gets down under.

“It’s great to have outfits that keep you cool throughout your matches especially in Australia where it is really hot. Thanks to the ClimaCool® technology this dress dries fast, and still feels light on your body even if you are in the third set and sweating a lot,” says Ana.

The biggest-selling tennis shoe in the world, the Barricade V, will be Ana’s footwear of choice as the new hardcourt season gets underway, with phantom black and core yellow detailing complementing her adilibria apparel.

The adilibria tennis dress will retail worldwide at a RRP of €60 while the Barricade V is available at a RRP of €130.

****
For imagery download and further information please visit www.press.adidas.com or contact:
Linda Murphy
adidas Global PR Manager
Tel: +49 9132842651
Linda.Murphy@adidas.com


I wonder if they are planning on doing any annoucement on her contract renewal.

Davodus
Nov 29th, 2009, 05:34 AM
There is a small article about Ana in our paper again today. It shows a picture of her and Adam at a cafe, and talks a bit about them. Basically, it says they are staying at Sunshine beach (which, it should be said, I was staying at this time last year and the year before...but we didn't go this year :o ) It says they 'chatted, cuddled, ate and shopped together, and at one point compared left hands in matrimonial fashion, possibly sizing up engagement rings' :rolleyes: :lol:
Also says they are staying at Sunshine Beach with Barbara Schett and Josh Eagle :eek: which is kind of cool.

I wish I had gone on holidays there again :sobbing:

bruce goose
Nov 29th, 2009, 06:09 AM
There is a small article about Ana in our paper again today. It shows a picture of her and Adam at a cafe, and talks a bit about them. Basically, it says they are staying at Sunshine beach (which, it should be said, I was staying at this time last year and the year before...but we didn't go this year :o ) It says they 'chatted, cuddled, ate and shopped together, and at one point compared left hands in matrimonial fashion, possibly sizing up engagement rings' :rolleyes: :lol:
Also says they are staying at Sunshine Beach with Barbara Schett and Josh Eagle :eek: which is kind of cool.

I wish I had gone on holidays there again :sobbing:Interesting...that would actually impress me if he proposed to Ana...even if she said 'no'...or even if the impending matrimony derailed her desire to play tennis.What people overlook with these celebrity relationships is how pathetically EASY they are.When celebs see each other for an occasional weekend once every two months,it doesn't require any difficulty or emotional commitment.Just a couple nights of diversion sex(possibly some recreational drug use),staying at fancy hotels or wealthy friends' houses,eating at nice restaurants and visiting exotic vacation spots...not exactly emotionally taxing...and celebs just love these convenient relationships which cater to their lifestyles and allow them to have sporadic,discreet one-night sexual flings when their part-time bf or gf is busy with something on the other side of the globe.Heck,I can even tolerate an ENEMY for a couple days or so before we start fighting,so what Ana has now is a piece of cake;it's NOTHING like a REAL relationship/marriage where you have to spend time with someone under the same roof every day and deal with their personal struggles as their partner....If it WERE challenging,then our Sweet Ana wouldn't be able to handle it...as we've seen how immature she is and how unwilling to tolerate coaches or others who demand anything significant from her

However,marriage would signify at least a token,long-term commitment on Scott's part--especially since he made no effort to marry someone that he'd known for SEVEN YEARS...although,as we've learned,he and his p.r. team have cleverly downplayed the fact that he had several flings interspersed within that 7-year period...and,according to Midge,his gf did,too.He strikes me as the type who waits 'til he's in his mid-40s or '50s before he finally marries...when his looks start to fade and he begins to fear dying alone more....You see that with a LOT of pretty-boy male celebrities as they grow bald and wrinkled-skinned....Yet I'll tip my hat to him if he proposes to Ana...like I said,even if it leads to her retirement from tennis......Oh and,btw,Barbara Schett is still quite awesome:hearts: in her 30s

gaviotabr
Nov 29th, 2009, 09:44 AM
There is a small article about Ana in our paper again today. It shows a picture of her and Adam at a cafe, and talks a bit about them. Basically, it says they are staying at Sunshine beach (which, it should be said, I was staying at this time last year and the year before...but we didn't go this year :o ) It says they 'chatted, cuddled, ate and shopped together, and at one point compared left hands in matrimonial fashion, possibly sizing up engagement rings' :rolleyes: :lol:
Also says they are staying at Sunshine Beach with Barbara Schett and Josh Eagle :eek: which is kind of cool.

I wish I had gone on holidays there again :sobbing:

Hey! Is it the Brisbane Sunday Mail again? It's for me to look it up...

Ana is very good friends with Barbara Schett, and she already stayed at her house last year.

EDIT: I looked at every page of the newspaper and couldn't find it..

Davodus
Nov 29th, 2009, 10:23 AM
It is in the Sunday Mail again, its not very big, the photo is bigger than the article :lol:

But its at the top of page 21, if you wanna look again.

gaviotabr
Nov 29th, 2009, 10:29 AM
It is in the Sunday Mail again, its not very big, the photo is bigger than the article :lol:

But its at the top of page 21, if you wanna look again.

:sobbing:

This is page 21 for me:

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/7548/noosa.jpg

Do you want to take a look at the web? Maybe you can spot it... But I think they jumped the page.. :sobbing:

jelenacg
Nov 29th, 2009, 10:30 AM
There is a small article about Ana in our paper again today. It shows a picture of her and Adam at a cafe, and talks a bit about them. Basically, it says they are staying at Sunshine beach (which, it should be said, I was staying at this time last year and the year before...but we didn't go this year :o ) It says they 'chatted, cuddled, ate and shopped together, and at one point compared left hands in matrimonial fashion, possibly sizing up engagement rings' :rolleyes: :lol:
Also says they are staying at Sunshine Beach with Barbara Schett and Josh Eagle :eek: which is kind of cool.

I wish I had gone on holidays there again :sobbing:

WTF :lol::lol:
They probably compared hands bc Ana has very big hands:lol:
No kissing ;)
They surly love to shop together :worship:

gaviotabr
Nov 29th, 2009, 10:36 AM
WTF :lol::lol:
They probably compared hands bc Ana has very big hands:lol:
No kissing ;)
They surly love to shop together :worship:

All the shopping... :P If it wasn't for the cuddling, we could think Ana was with her best gay. :p:lol: Just kidding.. :spit::lol:

The 2nd Law
Nov 29th, 2009, 10:38 AM
All the shopping... :P If it wasn't for the cuddling, we could think Ana was with her best gay. :p:lol: Just kidding.. :spit::lol:

LOL, Izzy! :lol:

jelenacg
Nov 29th, 2009, 10:39 AM
All the shopping... :P If it wasn't for the cuddling, we could think Ana was with her best gay. :p:lol: Just kidding.. :spit::lol:

:haha::haha:
:worship:

Davodus
Nov 29th, 2009, 10:41 AM
:sobbing:

This is page 21 for me:

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/7548/noosa.jpg

Do you want to take a look at the web? Maybe you can spot it... But I think they jumped the page.. :sobbing:

The page is exactly the same, except they cut out the thing about Ana with all those bottles :lol: ruuuuude

gaviotabr
Nov 29th, 2009, 10:43 AM
The page is exactly the same, except they cut out the thing about Ana with all those bottles :lol: ruuuuude

:sobbing:

Davodus
Nov 29th, 2009, 10:46 AM
:lol: I cant believe they cut it and nothing else, so random

But there isnt anything else to it, and in the photo Ana looks very into her conversation with whoever is across the table, and Adam is watching very intently :lol:

gaviotabr
Nov 29th, 2009, 10:59 AM
:lol: I cant believe they cut it and nothing else, so random

But there isnt anything else to it, and in the photo Ana looks very into her conversation with whoever is across the table, and Adam is watching very intently :lol:

They cut it on purpose! Just so that we, Ana fans from WTAW, couldn't see it.. :lol::spit:

Thanks for the description davodus! :)

gaviotabr
Nov 29th, 2009, 11:04 AM
I'm hoping we get an article on Ana's training.. :sobbing:

Even Ana's web could help out on that... :rolleyes:

Davodus
Nov 29th, 2009, 11:09 AM
They cut it on purpose! Just so that we, Ana fans from WTAW, couldn't see it.. :lol::spit:

Thanks for the description davodus! :)

Maybe I should write a really angry email :fiery: :lol:

No worries ;) you can call me David, btw :)

gaviotabr
Nov 29th, 2009, 11:15 AM
Maybe I should write a really angry email :fiery: :lol:

No worries ;) you can call me David, btw :)

:lol:

In any case, it should go to pressdisplay.. :lol:

David! ;)

jelenacg
Nov 29th, 2009, 11:29 AM
:lol: I cant believe they cut it and nothing else, so random

But there isnt anything else to it, and in the photo Ana looks very into her conversation with whoever is across the table, and Adam is watching very intently :lol:

No wonder :lol: Ana likes to talk a lot :lol:
Stupid bottles :fiery:

Curtos07
Nov 29th, 2009, 05:14 PM
There is a small article about Ana in our paper again today. It shows a picture of her and Adam at a cafe, and talks a bit about them. Basically, it says they are staying at Sunshine beach (which, it should be said, I was staying at this time last year and the year before...but we didn't go this year :o ) It says they 'chatted, cuddled, ate and shopped together, and at one point compared left hands in matrimonial fashion, possibly sizing up engagement rings' :rolleyes: :lol:
Also says they are staying at Sunshine Beach with Barbara Schett and Josh Eagle :eek: which is kind of cool.

I wish I had gone on holidays there again :sobbing:


Ana Scott would sound very similar to Adam Scott. :lol:

gaviotabr
Dec 4th, 2009, 04:57 PM
Rame opet muči Anu!
V. N , 04.12.2009 20:39:16

RAME još predstavlja problem Ani Ivanović. Tako barem prenose brojni teniski portali koji prate treninge naše teniserke u Australiji. Bolovi, navodno,
nisu prošli, zbog čega Srpkinja i dalje ima poteškoće prilikom servisa, što joj je bila velika prepreka u protekloj sezoni. Uprkos tome, Ivanovićeva se vratila na stari stil i prepoznatljive pokrete pri servisu.

http://www.novosti.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=13&status=jedna&vest=164546&title_add=Rame%20opet%20mu%C4%8Di%20Anu!&kword_add=ana%20ivanovic

I think serbian newspapers read our forum.. :spit:

-NAJ-
Dec 4th, 2009, 05:20 PM
I think serbian newspapers read our forum..
of course this forum is one of source news about Ana and other players. Our media don't have too much chance to find out some things about Ana, Jelena and Novak so they are looking on tennisforum, menstennisforum.
When they are in Belgrade they do some photoshoots for spnzors and newspapers, but people here don't have too much news about when season is end

jelenacg
Dec 4th, 2009, 05:33 PM
http://www.novosti.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=13&status=jedna&vest=164546&title_add=Rame%20opet%20mu%C4%8Di%20Anu!&kword_add=ana%20ivanovic

I think serbian newspapers read our forum.. :spit:

:haha::haha:

Idiots :ras:

gaviotabr
Dec 5th, 2009, 04:26 PM
I found this article on Ana on teh Sportski Zurnal. What is it about? Does it say exclusive on the top? :confused:

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7500/sportski.jpg

jelenacg
Dec 5th, 2009, 05:13 PM
Yes it does :lol:
Cahill said Ana needs to strengthen up so she could practice and play for long time
She needs to find balance and not practice hard for 2-3 days and after that stop bc she is tired
He also said Novak will be one of the contenders for AO title :rolleyes:

gaviotabr
Dec 5th, 2009, 05:26 PM
Yes it does :lol:
Cahill said Ana needs to strengthen up so she could practice and play for long time
She needs to find balance and not practice hard for 2-3 days and after that stop bc she is tired
He also said Novak will be one of the contenders for AO title :rolleyes:

Stop because she is tired? :spit: No comments.. :o

jelenacg
Dec 5th, 2009, 05:35 PM
Stop because she is tired? :spit: No comments.. :o

Well he said and `then she can`t anymore and she gets injured `... i suppose he was trying to say she shouldn`t over train, then not practice and get injured
More balance ...

gaviotabr
Dec 5th, 2009, 05:56 PM
Well he said and `then she can`t anymore and she gets injured `... i suppose he was trying to say she shouldn`t over train, then not practice and get injured
More balance ...

Maybe he means she would get days of hard practice then she can't anymore because she gets injured?

jelenacg
Dec 5th, 2009, 06:02 PM
Maybe he means she would get days of hard practice then she can't anymore because she gets injured?

Something like that
She should strengthen up so her body can take 3-4 weeks of working hard without getting injured
And he says the usual stuff ,she can be top 5 she will be better next year...

gaviotabr
Dec 5th, 2009, 06:17 PM
Something like that
She should strengthen up so her body can take 3-4 weeks of working hard without getting injured
And he says the usual stuff ,she can be top 5 she will be better next year...

Ok. Thanks Jelena. ;)

Let's see what happens..

jelenacg
Dec 8th, 2009, 05:58 PM
http://www.goserbia.com/Vesti/Vest/Ana_za_GoSerbia_Ne_zanima_me_novac_1

Nothing new but since we have no news :rolleyes:

Ana talks about money,how when you win a tournament you are happy bc of that and not bc you will get a lot of money
It`s unbelievable that Kim won US open but Ana doesn`t think she could do that.
Ana wants to have a long career and then when it`s finished she wants to have family

gaviotabr
Dec 8th, 2009, 06:45 PM
http://www.goserbia.com/Vesti/Vest/Ana_za_GoSerbia_Ne_zanima_me_novac_1

Nothing new but since we have no news :rolleyes:

Ana talks about money,how when you win a tournament you are happy bc of that and not bc you will get a lot of money
It`s unbelievable that Kim won US open but Ana doesn`t think she could do that.
Ana wants to have a long career and then when it`s finished she wants to have family

Thanks Jelena! :)

MM_1257
Dec 8th, 2009, 10:07 PM
I started paying less and less attention to what Cahill and Sven and any other coach say about their players. They always focus on the positive and they are always cheerful, that is good, BUT they also say some unusal things, because they do not wnat to fully revela the condition of their player (you do not want to give all the soft spots of your player to the opponents, do you?). So the best thing is to wait and see. I do not expect Ana to be rocking from the first tournament of the year, but I think she will find her way. And I still think that APDP is leading her to a weird direction in this moment of her career. They stopped when they shouldn't have, now they are in a dark alley. But they will find their way, I hope.
Novak is one of the contenders for the title, why not? I see Novak, Delpo, Fed and maybe Rafa (if he gets in shape).

The Serbian press is known for reading forums, blogs...

Langers
Dec 9th, 2009, 12:57 AM
Yes it does :lol:
Cahill said Ana needs to strengthen up so she could practice and play for long time
She needs to find balance and not practice hard for 2-3 days and after that stop bc she is tired
He also said Novak will be one of the contenders for AO title :rolleyes:
:worship:

Why roll your eyes? Had a great second half of 2009 and is now one of the fittest, strongest players on tour. Granted his biggest test will come during the intense heat of the AO but if he plays like he did during the final few months of 2009 he will be a massive chance to win.

jelenacg
Dec 9th, 2009, 09:50 PM
:worship:

Why roll your eyes? Had a great second half of 2009 and is now one of the fittest, strongest players on tour. Granted his biggest test will come during the intense heat of the AO but if he plays like he did during the final few months of 2009 he will be a massive chance to win.

Bc he is trying to jinx him :rolleyes:
And the bold part
Of course he has a chance just like Federer,Nadal,Murray,del Potro...
Well Federer will pay in the final we just don`t know the other finalist yet :lol:

gaviotabr
Dec 10th, 2009, 08:09 AM
WAGing article:


Tennis star Ana Ivanovic supports golf star boyfriend Adam Scott at Australian PGA
Article from: AAP

By Wayne Heming

December 10, 2009 03:34pm

A tanned, smiling Ana Ivanovic took time out from practice for the new tennis season to support golf star boyfriend Adam Scott in the Australian PGA Championship today.

A tanned, smiling Ana Ivanovic took time out from practice for the new tennis season to support golf star boyfriend Adam Scott in the Australian PGA Championship today.

The former world No.1 women's player walked Hyatt Coolum's steamy fairways along with a big first day gallery of more than 500 watching former world No.3 Scott as he continued to fight back from his lengthy form slump.

The striking 186cm Serb turned heads as much, if not more than, Scott's impressive golf in a three-under-par 68.

"It's very nice up here, the people are very friendly," said Ivanovic, back on Queensland's Sunshine Coast where they met late last year.

Curiously, Ivanovic has endured a slide in form and ranking similar to Scott's in 2009 and she'll be hoping for a similar return to form on Australian soil next month at the Brisbane International and Australian Open.

Scott had plummeted from a regular spot in the top 10 to No.53 before last week's impressive win at the Australian Open in Sydney got him back to No.34.

Ivanovic hit No.1 shortly after claiming her first grand slam singles title at the French Open in 2008 and finished that year still riding high at No.5.

But she's now No.22, having failed to get past the fourth round of any of the four grand slams this year, and after suffering a humiliating first round loss at this year's US Open.

Ivanovic plans to stay on the Sunshine Coast until after Christmas.

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,26467531-5012985,00.html?from=public_rss

bruce goose
Dec 10th, 2009, 12:05 PM
WAGing article:



The slump and the relationship are a TOTAL coincidence.......just like it's 'bad luck' when someone gets inebriated after downing a case of 200 proof vodka

gaviotabr
Dec 10th, 2009, 12:46 PM
More WAGing articles:

Errant Adam Scott shows Ana Ivanovic how to recover


ADAM Scott can't remember the last time he missed three fairways in succession. That's how well the Queenslander has been hitting the ball in recent months. But it happened yesterday, turning a potentially great round at the Hyatt Coolum into something that was merely good.

With girlfriend Ana Ivanovic watching from the gallery, Scott started his round at the 10th and turned at four under. Then he struck trouble on the front nine, dropping shots at the 3rd and 4th, after missing both fairways off the tee.

He also missed the fairway at the 5th, before regaining his composure to finish the opening round of the Australian PGA at three under.

The Serbian tennis star has been fine-tuning her game for the Australian summer but she took a break from practice to spend a little over four hours trailing Scott around the Hyatt Coolum layout. What odds an Australian Open double for the sporting lovebirds? Scott has lived up to his end of the bargain, turning around his career by winning the Stonehaven Cup at NSW Golf Club last week. He used that momentum to cement a place on the leaderboard yesterday, albeit six shots behind runaway leader Min-Kyu Han.

"After missing three fairways in a row, I was thinking of the last time I did that and I couldn't think of it," Scott said after firing a 68.

"I've been really happy with the way I have been driving the ball."

Ivanovic and Scott have been a couple since midway through the year and the 2008 French Open champion has shared her time in Australia between watching Scott and working on her game.

It's not the first time she has used Queensland's Sunshine Coast as her base. Last year she celebrated Christmas in Australia, renting a house at Noosa.

A runner-up at last year's Australian Open, she will play the Brisbane International in early January before heading to Melbourne for the first grand slam of the year.

She will be hoping some of Scott's good luck rubs off. The world No 34 appears to be edging back to his best and his round yesterday could have been even better if not for a bogey at his last hole.

"Yeah, that was a waste of a shot to have a three-putt," he said. "I was just off the green - not far away. I just pulled the putt slightly and it caught the left edge and spun out."

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/sport/errant-adam-scott-shows-ana-ivanovic-how-to-recover/story-e6frg7mf-1225809210419

gaviotabr
Dec 10th, 2009, 12:47 PM
And more...


Ana Ivanovic just a birdie in the crowd
Article from: The Courier-Mail

Bernie Pramberg

December 10, 2009 11:00pm

SHE is more used to being the centre of attention rather than a spectator.

But yesterday willowy tennis star Ana Ivanovic walked the fairways of the Hyatt Regency Coolum mingling with other fans trying to get a look at Australia's top golfers as they fired their opening shots in the PGA championship.

She took time out from practising at Noosa to support boyfriend Adam Scott during yesterday's first round.

Ivanovic frequently slopped on the sunscreen as she walked the full 18 holes watching Scott shoot an opening 68.

"It's very nice here. Everyone is very friendly," said Ivanovic.

The 186cm Serb was briefly No. 1 player in the world, but has slipped to 22nd. She will contest the Brisbane International tournament early in January.

She and Scott have been together for several months.


http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,26469224-5016380,00.html

gaviotabr
Dec 10th, 2009, 01:26 PM
Is this the Cahill interview from Sportski Zurnal?

Cahill is in the Thick of Things

Darren Cahill led Lleyton Hewitt to two major titles in 2001 and 2002 and revamped Andre Agassi’s career in 2003, when the American became the oldest No. 1 in history. There were rumors earlier that he might start working with Roger Federer, but he decided to stick with Adidas team and help athletes that play with three stripes.
One of them is Ana Ivanovic, former Roland Garros champion and No. 1, today in deep crisis. “We worked seven days before Wimbledon, but she is still in our program. Ana works with Sven Groeneveld again, I am sure that results will come soon.”
Cahill believes that Ana has almost everything to be back on top. “She has top five quality and the tennis world needs her because of her qualities. There is only one thing that is impeding her to be better; she must get stronger in order to enable herself to work without breaks. It mustn’t happen that she works two-three days and then get injured. Her physical conditioning must be on level to endure several weeks of hard work. Only when she achieves that level, she will be able to reach top shape.
Cahill was in London to watch the Masters. He thinks that the same players will fight for Australian Open title. “Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray will have the last word, and Del Potro is on a par with them now. Davydenko is improving, Soderling proved that he has quality; Tsonga and Verdasco are also very dangerous. Men’s tennis is in the best position in last 20-30 years. Players move better, hit stronger.”

http://www.mltennis.com/blog/post/2009/12/09/World-Tennis-News-December-9th.aspx

Great way to get on top physical conditioning Ana... no fitness coach, and walking around a golf course for hours holding a heavy bag on bum shoulders.. :yeah:

gaviotabr
Dec 10th, 2009, 04:08 PM
Girlfriends catch eye at PGA

A TANNED and smiling Ana Ivanovic took time out from tennis practice to support golf star boyfriend Adam Scott in the Australian PGA Championship yesterday.
Nicholas Falconer

TO many, she was just another face in the crowd, but there were others giving knowing looks and whispering to each other.

The tall, dark-haired girl wearing a pink, grey and white sundress, and black tights, was Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic, who walked the course watching boyfriend Adam Scott play his opening round at the Australian PGA Championship at Coolum yesterday morning.

Ivanovic, a former world No.1 and French Open champion, has been practising at Noosa ahead of the summer events in Australia, starting just after Christmas.

It is believed she and Scott will stay on the Coast, where they first met during an advertising shoot, for a couple of weeks after the end of the PGA.

She wasn’t giving too much away yesterday, politely declining an interview request, saying she was on “a day off”.

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2009/12/11/girlfriends-catch-eye-on-day-one-of-aussie-pga/

Hopefully this was indeed just a day off, and she is back working tomorrow! :sobbing:

Dare I hope?

Davodus
Dec 10th, 2009, 04:26 PM
I guess, everyone needs a day off, right? :lol:

soul
Dec 10th, 2009, 04:57 PM
I think Ana has had too many days off for a very long time.

Hugh.
Dec 10th, 2009, 05:01 PM
I bet she's there tomorrow...and for the rest of the tournament for that matter :lol: :o

Curtos07
Dec 10th, 2009, 06:01 PM
Well if Ana is happy and this is the way she wants it to be, then so be it. I don't doubt that she wants to be successful, but she isn't putting a whole lot of work into it. I am getting the feeling that Ana is the type of girl who just wants to be happy in life regardless. Whether it's by winning matches or being with her boyfriend. Right now, she just can't seem to balance the two out. Please don't become another Vaidisova and waste all this hard earned, god given talent. :sobbing: :o

bruce goose
Dec 10th, 2009, 06:07 PM
Well if Ana is happy and this is the way she wants it to be, then so be it. I don't doubt that she wants to be successful, but she isn't putting a whole lot of work into it. I am getting the feeling that Ana is the type of girl who just wants to be happy in life regardless. Whether it's by winning matches or being with her boyfriend. Right now, she just can't seem to balance the two out. Please don't become another Vaidisova and waste all this hard earned, god given talent. :sobbing: :oAgreed with your comment,"IF...that's IF...she is happy." The question is,if she's really fulfilled by being an aimless,dizzy gf,then why does she keep going back to tennis which prevents her from doing this amazing activity full-time??;)

Curtos07
Dec 10th, 2009, 06:21 PM
Agreed with your comment,"IF...that's IF...she is happy." The question is,if she's really fulfilled by being an aimless,dizzy gf,then why does she keep going back to tennis which prevents her from doing this amazing activity full-time??;)

She needs to make a living somehow, :lol: Seriously though, I hope Ana proves us wrong and does comeback and does start working hard again. I just dont see it right now. :sobbing:

gaviotabr
Dec 10th, 2009, 08:24 PM
From Aussie newspapers:

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/9413/50819087.jpg

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/9906/a11yf.jpg

jelenacg
Dec 10th, 2009, 09:10 PM
http://www.novosti.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=13&status=jedna&vest=165097&title_add=Adam%20ho%C4%87e%20da%20zaprosi%20Anu%3F !&kword_add=ana%20ivanovic

Serbian press :rolleyes: :tape::help:
Title `Adam wants to ask Ana to marry him `
They concluded this from that article which said they were comparing hands/fingers...

gaviotabr
Dec 10th, 2009, 09:17 PM
http://www.novosti.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=13&status=jedna&vest=165097&title_add=Adam%20ho%C4%87e%20da%20zaprosi%20Anu%3F !&kword_add=ana%20ivanovic

Serbian press :rolleyes: :tape::help:
Title `Adam wants to ask Ana to marry him `
They concluded this from that article which said they were comparing hands/fingers...

Hey Jelena!

They probably read it over here.. :rolleyes:

bruce goose
Dec 10th, 2009, 10:08 PM
She needs to make a living somehow, :lol: Seriously though, I hope Ana proves us wrong and does comeback and does start working hard again. I just dont see it right now. :sobbing:Well,if this really WERE a stable,loving relationship,then Ana could live off her endorsements and modeling work while supporting her 'true love'.In one respect,Ana IS the ideal gf for Adam b/c she's one of the few who's naive enough to gullibly accept his ridiculous alibis that he was just making out with a 'platonic friend' on the beach(yeah,he and the ditzy slut were discussing solar energy or something:rolleyes:.Kate Hudson serves no purpose except as a sexual playtoy cuz she's too shallow and airbrained to make 'platonic friendship' worthwhile.It's like buying a car and never driving it;a complete waste of time)...and she blindly swallows his absurd,contradictory lies about his previous relationships.You'll notice that Sampras,Peyton Manning,David Robinson and certain other honorable,attractive male athletes don't NEED to orchestrate a p.r. campaign--unlike Adam--to persuade people that they aren't playboys...cuz no one would suspect that,anyway.

Like I've said,he could prove me wrong if he proposed to Ana when she failed,like he wishes,and quit tennis to be a full-time WAGger....THEN they could start a family and build something stable.I'd be stunned if that happened,though;he didn't marry a woman he'd known for SEVEN YEARS,so what are Ana's odds??Ana won't push for marriage,either,since she is the Emotionally Dependent Pleaser in this relationship;she has the mentality and maturity of a starry-eyed 15-year-old who's with a man 10 years older(which he almost is).He KNEW what he was doing when he plotted to seduce the easy prey Ana before he ever met her

tennisphilia
Dec 11th, 2009, 07:04 AM
Do you agree with this post?
Ana is one of the stars mentioned: Is the WTA Website Pimping Tennis Stars? (http://www.tennisphilia.com/2009/12/is-wta-website-pimping-tennis-stars.html)

gaviotabr
Dec 11th, 2009, 10:17 PM
Just found this on today's Sportski Zurnal. I have no idea about what it is.. but it makes me curious to know what unites Ana, Troicki and Tpsarevic.

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/1650/sz1.jpg

jelenacg
Dec 11th, 2009, 11:19 PM
Just found this on today's Sportski Zurnal. I have no idea about what it is.. but it makes me curious to know what unites Ana, Troicki and Tpsarevic.


They are all cute :p

It says they will play in the same week at different places, JJ and Novak will start their season a week after that

Davodus
Dec 13th, 2009, 02:26 AM
There is another small article in our paper today, basically saying since Ana is dating Adam, we can officially call her Aussie Ana :lol: and it has a bit on her dress, saying it's Aussie gold ;)

If you wanna look for it on your online paper kingdom Izzy, its on the 2nd last page of the sunday mail ;)

gaviotabr
Dec 13th, 2009, 09:37 AM
There is another small article in our paper today, basically saying since Ana is dating Adam, we can officially call her Aussie Ana :lol: and it has a bit on her dress, saying it's Aussie gold ;)

If you wanna look for it on your online paper kingdom Izzy, its on the 2nd last page of the sunday mail ;)

Thanks David. I'll post everything I find. :)

gaviotabr
Dec 13th, 2009, 09:40 AM
Ok.. found a number of articles over the Aussie press yesterday, and a couple of pics.

Here are the articles:

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/4462/75722863.jpg

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/6857/13460573.jpg

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/1843/89389259.jpg

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/8162/89555999.jpg

jelenacg
Dec 13th, 2009, 09:54 AM
Thanks Izzy :)

And what about Ana`s mojo,slump and her comeback :sobbing:
Next year i guess :tape:

Davodus
Dec 13th, 2009, 09:56 AM
All of those articles are so similar :lol: the Australian press really loves this, and them as a couple. They are all over it.

gaviotabr
Dec 13th, 2009, 10:03 AM
Thanks Izzy :)

And what about Ana`s mojo,slump and her comeback :sobbing:
Next year i guess :tape:

Hey Jelena!

Well.. who knows? Maybe if she does something decent over the Aussie tournaments, they will write: "Adam helps Ana out of slump". Or not.. :rolleyes:

gaviotabr
Dec 13th, 2009, 10:04 AM
All of those articles are so similar :lol: the Australian press really loves this, and them as a couple. They are all over it.

Yes, they are all over it. Ana was already Aussie Ana for the australian press for the past couple of years, so dating an aussie must have delighted the press. :lol:

jelenacg
Dec 13th, 2009, 10:08 AM
Hey Jelena!

Well.. who knows? Maybe if she does something decent over the Aussie tournaments, they will write: "Adam helps Ana out of slump". Or not.. :rolleyes:


Izzy :wavey:
Or not :rolleyes:
We can hope

gaviotabr
Dec 13th, 2009, 10:12 AM
Izzy :wavey:
Or not :rolleyes:
We can hope

Hope is the last to die.. mine is on life support though.. :spit:

jelenacg
Dec 13th, 2009, 10:13 AM
Hope is the last to die.. mine is on life support though.. :spit:

:lol::lol:

bruce goose
Dec 13th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Yes, they are all over it. Ana was already Aussie Ana for the australian press for the past couple of years, so dating an aussie must have delighted the press. :lol:Yes,I met a lot of Aussies in the U.S.(they don't like Mexico,apparently:sad:),and,for the most part,they seem like bright people...MUCH brighter than the drunken,starry-eyed retards in their media.If Ted Bundy(executed,attractive serial killer who seduced women and murdered them)were Australian,they'd probably say that he and Ana looked so good together:rolleyes:.The brainless stooges already give Scott a free pass on his contradictory lies in re his past relationships--PLUS his highly-inlikely 'Hudson excuse'--but NOW they're giving him ANOTHER pass on his claims of 'supporting Ana's comeback'.Wouldn't a logical question be:"Ummm,Adam,if you're TRULY supporting a comeback by Ana,then don't you think she should spend 1 or 2 days practicing HER sport?".....They'll never ask that,though....They're too drunk on the superficial,'fairy-tale romance':rolleyes:

Davodus
Dec 13th, 2009, 03:06 PM
While I find your insults of the Australian Press delightful, these are just the low class, low quality generic papers that you are reading :shrug: we have several, probably countless publications that WOULD say that, and that do criticise things like you just said. The reason you don't see them is because they are not popular. Those kind of stories sell, and the ones questioning them do not... because everybody loves a good romance story :shrug:

bruce goose
Dec 13th, 2009, 03:40 PM
While I find your insults of the Australian Press delightful, these are just the low class, low quality generic papers that you are reading :shrug: we have several, probably countless publications that WOULD say that, and that do criticise things like you just said. The reason you don't see them is because they are not popular. Those kind of stories sell, and the ones questioning them do not... because everybody loves a good romance story :shrug:David,I understand....We have a culture here where reading is NOT a popular activity(we rank near the bottom of Latinoamerica:sad:).Our tabloids with pics of half-naked soap stars are big sellers but our legit papers are not....Btw,have been meaning to say that your Lucie avatar is:hearts:...only her somewhat-lower ranking stops her from being one of the most acclaimed beauties

Davodus
Dec 13th, 2009, 03:49 PM
David,I understand....We have a culture here where reading is NOT a popular activity(we rank near the bottom of Latinoamerica:sad:).Our tabloids with pics of half-naked soap stars are big sellers but our legit papers are not....Btw,have been meaning to say that your Lucie avatar is:hearts:...only her somewhat-lower ranking stops her from being one of the most acclaimed beauties

Definitely, and in person she is about 10 times more stunning :)

bruce goose
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:36 PM
Definitely, and in person she is about 10 times more stunning :)We have two tourneys almost back to back,but the first,Acapulco,is on clay while Monterrey is hard court.I doubt that Ana will attend either one:sad:,but I'll enjoy seeing Marion try to defend her Monterrey title.Perhaps Lucie will come....I've heard what you said from some reliable friends...that pictures don't do Lucie full justice.Melinda Czink is also like that and,no doubt,Ana is,too

Davodus
Dec 13th, 2009, 05:10 PM
We have two tourneys almost back to back,but the first,Acapulco,is on clay while Monterrey is hard court.I doubt that Ana will attend either one:sad:,but I'll enjoy seeing Marion try to defend her Monterrey title.Perhaps Lucie will come....I've heard what you said from some reliable friends...that pictures don't do Lucie full justice.Melinda Czink is also like that and,no doubt,Ana is,too

Lucie played both this year, strong chance she will be at 1 next time. Ana, I highly doubt, since she never plays...But yes, in person she does look amazing as well.

gaviotabr
Dec 13th, 2009, 05:32 PM
An article that talks about Ana at the golf on sunday, just fresh from the press:

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/9660/q10.jpg

jelenacg
Dec 13th, 2009, 10:16 PM
Finally no more golf tournaments :banana:
I`m so tired of watching these WAGing pictures :o

jelenacg
Dec 13th, 2009, 10:56 PM
http://www.novosti.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=13&status=jedna&vest=165319&title_add=Muke%20nas%20zbli%C5%BEile&kword_add=ana%20ivanovic%2C%20adam%20skot

I have no idea if this is true :shrug:

According to Ana her off season preparation are going fine :silly::unsure:
She feels she has a good plan and that she knows what she is doing in every part of her game :shrug:
Fitness ,mental toughness and technique all must be united so things can work well for you
She thinks she succeed in that and she is on the right track :shrug:
She also said she is feeling confident on practices but she knows matches are different thing

There is also Adam`s quote from Sunday telegraph where he says he was struggling all year just like Ana and that brought them even closer :angel:

So she said she is satisfied how her preparation is going :confused:
More :bs::bs: or her preparation is going fine but we don`t see it :shrug:

gaviotabr
Dec 13th, 2009, 11:08 PM
http://www.novosti.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=13&status=jedna&vest=165319&title_add=Muke%20nas%20zbli%C5%BEile&kword_add=ana%20ivanovic%2C%20adam%20skot

I have no idea if this is true :shrug:

According to Ana her off season preparation are going fine :silly::unsure:
She feels she has a good plan and that she knows what she is doing in every part of her game :shrug:
Fitness ,mental toughness and technique all must be united so things can work well for you
She thinks she succeed in that and she is on the right track :shrug:
She also said she is feeling confident on practices but she knows matches are different thing

There is also Adam`s quote from Sunday telegraph where he says he was struggling all year just like Ana and that brought them even closer :angel:

So she said she is satisfied how her preparation is going :confused:
More :bs::bs: or her preparation is going fine but we don`t see it :shrug:

Honestly Jelena, I think that's all recycled quotes.

They took quotes from this recycled article (http://www.thesportreview.com/tsr/2009/12/ana-ivanovic-confidence-the-key-to-success/), along with Adam's quote for the Sunday Telegraph article, transformed them or something got lost in translation and they got that Novosti article. In fact.. Adam never said it brought them together.. he said it made them stronger. And from what I understand not even as a couple.. but in the sense that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, in the sport. So that was modified...

I have serious doubts any of this is any new quotes from Ana. I had seen it before and didn't post because I really don't think they have have anything new there.. recently Novosti has posted some very much recycled news on Ana or just things they read here.

bruce goose
Dec 13th, 2009, 11:17 PM
http://www.novosti.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=13&status=jedna&vest=165319&title_add=Muke%20nas%20zbli%C5%BEile&kword_add=ana%20ivanovic%2C%20adam%20skot

I have no idea if this is true :shrug:

According to Ana her off season preparation are going fine :silly::unsure:
She feels she has a good plan and that she knows what she is doing in every part of her game :shrug:
Fitness ,mental toughness and technique all must be united so things can work well for you
She thinks she succeed in that and she is on the right track :shrug:
She also said she is feeling confident on practices but she knows matches are different thing

There is also Adam`s quote from Sunday telegraph where he says he was struggling all year just like Ana and that brought them even closer :angel:

So she said she is satisfied how her preparation is going :confused:
More :bs::bs: or her preparation is going fine but we don`t see it :shrug:No,Jelena,you're not missing anything,you called it right with your b.s. emoticon.I asked Izzy if Serena ever prepared for a tournament so casually cuz I don't follow either WS that closely.We know they have great instincts and don't require lots of prep like most other players do.Since Ana has compared herself to the all-time greats,I figured that she had seen Serena or Venus hanging out on the beach with one of her bfs and rationalized crazily to herself,"Well,Ree and Vee didn't need much prep to win (such-and-such) tourney,so AYE can do the same if I only focus while on court.".....However,Izzy informed me that the WS aren't nearly so cavalier as Ana has been.

The scarier comparison left me totally stunned;I couldn't BELIEVE that Ana said it...figured it had to be a misquote...but she really said it:Ana compared herself to Steffi Graf in terms of on-court mental toughness:eek::eek::eek:This was about 6 months ago,I think and she appears to have regressed MORE since then.Like I've said,when she's by herself...when it's very quiet...there's a small part of her that knows,deep down,that this is all bull---t....But her delusions,her desires to escape reality,are so intense that she halfway convinces herself that her bold declarations are true:help:

jelenacg
Dec 13th, 2009, 11:17 PM
Honestly Jelena, I think that's all recycled quotes.

They took quotes from this recycled article (http://www.thesportreview.com/tsr/2009/12/ana-ivanovic-confidence-the-key-to-success/), along with Adam's quote for the Sunday Telegraph article, transformed them or something got lost in translation and they got that Novosti article. In fact.. Adam never said it brought them together.. he said it made them stronger. And from what I understand not even as a couple.. but in the sense that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, in the sport. So that was modified...

I have serious doubts any of this is any new quotes from Ana. I had seen it before and didn't post because I really don't think they have have anything new there.. recently Novosti has posted some very much recycled news on Ana or just things they read here.


OMG :happy:
Journalist :o
It looked very suspicious to me that`s why i said i have no idea if that`s true :rolleyes:
What`s with people and recycling news these days :o

gaviotabr
Dec 13th, 2009, 11:20 PM
OMG :happy:
Journalist :o
It looked very suspicious to me that`s why i said i have no idea if that`s true :rolleyes:
What`s with people and recycling news these days :o

They have nothing on her, but want to post news about her. So.. recycled is the only way to go. :o:rolleyes: