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gloria7
May 9th, 2010, 09:40 AM
I'll try to explain how i see the problem...JJ's nickname in Serbia is "soldier" and it was given to her by our former basketball player Moka Slavnic.However,people accepted that.She is loved and respected,but she is also a big girl who can take care of herself(that's the public opinion).Ana is "natiral born lady" and people are too protective towards her.
We all know- Ana will never live in Serbia,she will marry a foreigner,she will come back to Serbia twice in a year,just to visit her parents and she will always be rich.But no one can say that she's not patroit because of that.To me ,Ana is too significant,famous and important to stay in Serbia,so it's better for her to travel the world and represent us the best she can...in her own way.
About JJ and her mom...i think that both of them are obsessed with Ana,her career and even Ana's private life.Problem is that Ana will always be the first Serbian who won GS and become the first Serbian-#1 tennis player in the world.She was the first Serbian on Forbs'list "100 most influential people in the world"...for 6 years she is on every list "100 most beautiful women in the world".Money sticks to Ana,she is the big news,she sells papers,there is no man or woman who wouldn't do anything that Ana asks...And,what an irony...all that Ana wants is to be lefted alone,to play her tennis and live her own life.
After 2 years of slupming,press still pay more attention to Ana's victory over Vesnina,than the fact that JJ deafeted both WS.Sad...JJ and Sneki are provoking Ana for years,and trying to turn the public against her every time they had to play Fed cup.I hope that both of them,Ana and her mom,won't react.So...stay classy,girls.
And one more thing...this won't stop..this stupid competition:whose bf looks better,has more money,a faster car...i think that JJ and Sneki were more pissed with the fact that Scott still dates Ana than that she didn't show up in Belgrade.So,this time JJ won't play to beat Ana..she will play to humiliate her.

The 2nd Law
May 9th, 2010, 09:43 AM
Yeah that's not cool, I'm Ana's fan first so I really hope Ana fires up. Some very loud and intimidating ajdes would be nice :lol: Winning the match would also be nice!

azdaja
May 9th, 2010, 10:52 AM
'Jelena missed only one match for Serbia in 10 years,' said Snezana. 'This time she flew 48 hours across the world to play, despite a serious injury. At the same time, somebody else had coffee somewhere while my child played, hurting for her country.'
:weirdo:

'I'd had no sleep, my left wrist was swollen and I hadn't hit a ball for a week. But I am a patriot.'
:weirdo:

i really don't tend to hate on tennis players, but because of stuff like this jj has always been at the top of my potentially hated players list. and even though i'm sure the press exaggerates stuff this has always been present in her attitude :rolleyes:

i really hope serbia will never win the fed cup just because of her.

soul
May 9th, 2010, 12:32 PM
The behaviours of JJ and her mother is out of class.I think Ana will give the answer on the court.

gaviotabr
May 9th, 2010, 12:46 PM
Article in Spain's ABC newspaper:

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5905/abc1c.jpg

jelenacg
May 9th, 2010, 01:16 PM
:weirdo:

i really hope serbia will never win the fed cup just because of her.

:lol:
We won`t have to worry about that :lol: :spit:

I think we should just ignore JJ and her comments .Who cares what she says :lol: She is really not important ...at least not to us

Does that spanish article say something new ?
From what i understood it`s the same story about bombings,UNICEF `School without violence`...

:lol: at the end `Soy feliz`

gaviotabr
May 9th, 2010, 01:21 PM
:lol:
We won`t have to worry about that :lol: :spit:

I think we should just ignore JJ and her comments .Who cares what she says :lol: She is really not important ...at least not to us

Does that spanish article say something new ?
From what i understood it`s the same story about bombings,UNICEF `School without violence`...

:lol: at the end `Soy feliz`

Hey Jelena!

No.. nothing new.. and nothing tennis related.

jelenacg
May 9th, 2010, 01:34 PM
Hey Jelena!

No.. nothing new.. and nothing tennis related.

Thanks Izzy :)
At least they put a nice picture :lol:

doni1212
May 9th, 2010, 11:55 PM
I'll try to explain how i see the problem...JJ's nickname in Serbia is "soldier" and it was given to her by our former basketball player Moka Slavnic.However,people accepted that.She is loved and respected,but she is also a big girl who can take care of herself(that's the public opinion).Ana is "natiral born lady" and people are too protective towards her.
We all know- Ana will never live in Serbia,she will marry a foreigner,she will come back to Serbia twice in a year,just to visit her parents and she will always be rich.But no one can say that she's not patroit because of that.To me ,Ana is too significant,famous and important to stay in Serbia,so it's better for her to travel the world and represent us the best she can...in her own way.
About JJ and her mom...i think that both of them are obsessed with Ana,her career and even Ana's private life.Problem is that Ana will always be the first Serbian who won GS and become the first Serbian-#1 tennis player in the world.She was the first Serbian on Forbs'list "100 most influential people in the world"...for 6 years she is on every list "100 most beautiful women in the world".Money sticks to Ana,she is the big news,she sells papers,there is no man or woman who wouldn't do anything that Ana asks...And,what an irony...all that Ana wants is to be lefted alone,to play her tennis and live her own life.
After 2 years of slupming,press still pay more attention to Ana's victory over Vesnina,than the fact that JJ deafeted both WS.Sad...JJ and Sneki are provoking Ana for years,and trying to turn the public against her every time they had to play Fed cup.I hope that both of them,Ana and her mom,won't react.So...stay classy,girls.
And one more thing...this won't stop..this stupid competition:whose bf looks better,has more money,a faster car...i think that JJ and Sneki were more pissed with the fact that Scott still dates Ana than that she didn't show up in Belgrade.So,this time JJ won't play to beat Ana..she will play to humiliate her.

:worship:

bruce goose
May 10th, 2010, 12:58 AM
:lol: at the end `Soy feliz`The more we look at it,the more I believe that we're off base that Ana is deluded about Kate Hudson.I've started to strongly think that Ana knows everything---and just doesn't care.Maybe she's content to be a trophy gf in a shallow relationship where she derives physical gratification...with ZERO expectations about long-term bonding and a VERY loose commitment.Maybe all that family propaganda she spouts only means several years from now...and she's satisfied just to f--k someone right now.

Let's add this up:First,she essentially threw herself at a guy who'd been with another gal for 3 years and change...and then she chose two shallow,intellectually-weak playboys back-to-back.Maybe she gets her attitude from Dragana...who might encourage her to f--k around now while she's young(as long as she's "safe" about it) so that she can 'get it out of her system'.When you see Dragana's cavalier endorsement of Ana's extra-bad choices,it makes you suspect that SHE f--ks around on Ana's dad,too...and feeds Ana crap like,"Ohhh,just because I need a little diversion,a little variety once in a while,doesn't mean I don't love your father."

Don't get me wrong:Ana's still a sweet gal in many ways...and it's great that she wants to help kids in Serbia...but she also has some highly superficial aspects to her personality...and that's a big reason why I've come to respect Dementieva and Clijsters so much more in the last 18 months

Curtos07
May 10th, 2010, 01:13 AM
Bruce, why are you so obsessed over Adam? Ana just had one of her best weeks several months and this is the topic you choose to focus on? No offense, but it's kind of tiring. And some of the things you're saying are completely absurd, like the post above. Give it a break already. ;)

bruce goose
May 10th, 2010, 01:36 AM
Bruce, why are you so obsessed over Adam? Ana just had one of her best weeks several months and this is the topic you choose to focus on? No offense, but it's kind of tiring. And some of the things you're saying are completely absurd, like the post above. Give it a break already. ;)This coming from the guy who told us that Ana was maturing so much back in January:p.Let's be honest,Curtis;you missed the mark by about ten miles on THAT one...so you don't exactly have a solid track record of insight into Ana's mentality.;)

Though I'm very pleased about her tennis success,I can answer your question above(since I can see why you couldn't make the connection).In the interview in Spanish that our Jelena quotes,the reporter asks Ana if she's in love...and THAT is the question that prompted her response,"Soy feliz"('I'm happy' in English).You might disagree,Curtis,but I think that it reflects poorly on Ana when she chooses such low-class people as her friends...that's just my opinion

Curtos07
May 10th, 2010, 01:40 AM
If Ana is happy, then all I can say is good for her. :) (And yes, I do believe she is mature enough)

bruce goose
May 10th, 2010, 01:52 AM
If Ana is happy, then all I can say is good for her. :) (And yes, I do believe she is mature enough)Well,that opinion on Ana's imaginary maturity puts you in an EXTREMELY small minority,and it contradicts the mea culpa you gave a couple weeks back...but you can believe whatever you want,of course.....As for the other part,when you have a high-school daughter someday who enjoys binge drinking with college boys at frat parties,I'm sure she'll appreciate it when you tell her,"Good for you;I'm glad you're happy"

You ARE right about ONE thing,though;I've discussed Ana's Anal Tumor too much lately....I'll give it a break for at least a week unless something huge arises

MM_1257
May 10th, 2010, 02:27 PM
Well all of you here are missing one big cultural barrier! You all think only from your point of view. And I am sure you all live with Ana Ivanovic and know her right to the bones so you can really say you know what is exactly on her mind and what is she saying for her PR image.

Mixo
May 10th, 2010, 03:00 PM
She says "Soy feliz" just to avoid more questions about her relationships with men.

MM_1257
May 10th, 2010, 03:10 PM
She says "Soy feliz" just to avoid more questions about her relationships with men.

I agree!

The 2nd Law
May 11th, 2010, 03:12 AM
What does "Soy feliz" mean?

gaviotabr
May 11th, 2010, 03:14 AM
What does "Soy feliz" mean?

Means.. I'm happy.

The 2nd Law
May 11th, 2010, 03:32 AM
Means.. I'm happy.

Thanks! I hope she isn't lying about that :)

gaviotabr
May 11th, 2010, 03:34 AM
Thanks! I hope she isn't lying about that :)

Me too!

The reporter actually asks her if she is in love, and she aswers saying she is happy. I also think it's a way to avoid being asked any further on that matter.

The 2nd Law
May 11th, 2010, 03:35 AM
Me too!

The reporter actually asks her if she is in love, and she aswers saying she is happy. I also think it's a way to avoid being asked any further on that matter.

It's anyone's guess. No one knows but her, we only hope that she's happy :)

InsideOut.
May 11th, 2010, 12:58 PM
I don't blame her for avoiding questions about her personal life :shrug:

gaviotabr
May 12th, 2010, 03:35 PM
Ana had an interview with spanish news agency EFE, just after her loss today. She avoids talking about it though.. and speaks the same old bs:

Ana Ivanovic: "My back was a target when he was number one in the world"

Wed May 12 17:08:31 2010

Madrid, May 12 (EFE) .- The Serbian Ana Ivanovic, world number one in June 2008 but now located in the post 42, felt his back was "a target for arrows pointing to" his opponent while he held the global throne for twelve weeks.

In an interview with Reuters during the Madrid tournament, Ivanovic, Roland Garros champion in 2008, said he did not undress ever to be photographed, even for humanitarian issues, and being loved gives an extra energy that makes you play better .

Photo 1 Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic hits the ball to compatriot Jelena Jankovic in the second round of the tennis tournament in Madrid, which is d
see photo

Question - How do you feel after a defeat to compatriot Jelena Jankovic, especially considering that Roland Garros is near?

Answer - I am very excited to play in Paris because I love playing on clay, and this particular tournament is very special to me, always facing it with confidence, and hope I can do very well there.

Q - How important is tennis in your life?

A - It is very important, therefore, that in the last month I have found again the pleasure to play after losing a little bit last year. He has returned to be fun and I have a great time on the track again.

P - Even losing, it always seems you happy, why is it?

R - I try to be positive always, the best I can, even in the worst possible situations. I think it's important to be, and learn everything at every moment and realize that there are other important things in life. That gives luck and also makes you travel the world with a different attitude. I usually do not complain much.

P - You were number one in the world for twelve weeks. What was in that period?

R - I felt like my back was the center of a target and I throw darts. However it was a great experience. It was my dream come true, but also felt a tremendous pressure in every game because he had to earn it addressed the fact of being number one in the world. My rivals were playing so much better against me because they had nothing to lose.

Q - Is it difficult to accept now that it is number one in the world?

R - The rankings do not mean as much to me. I love to win a tournament, or to reach the final of a Grand Slam and that's why I fight now, and I care.

Q - In the past, you lived through very difficult circumstances in her life, as the bombing of Serbia. What did you learn then?.

R - That made me appreciate things more now. It was a very difficult period for me because my people had a very hard. When you have the opportunity to travel and see the world is when you realize all these things and you appreciate it more.

Q - What does love mean to you?

A - It is very important and I am very happy to have the love of my family are like a team that is always by your side supporting you. They make me feel very good. If you feel you're alone no, sad. It is best to convey that feeling. It is important to feel loved and appreciated because it gives you extra energy, a special motivation that makes you play better, and feel even cooler.

P - There are players who during his career realize that the world of fashion is more important than tennis. What do you think?

R - I do not think is as important but it's fun. It is very hard training you spend all day, playing games, looking for results. All this is very intense. For that reason it is good to do other things and different. Take your mind off tennis for a while and relax. But on the other hand, is also something that is more tiring because it is assumed that you are not used to it.

P - You are an ambassador for Unicef and is involved in humanitarian causes. Would be able to pose nude just for these causes?

R - No, I would not feel comfortable. I'm too shy.

Q - How important is to return to the top of the classification?

R - That's why we fight, but as I said before the rankings are not important, but otherwise be in the second week of a Grand Slam is something exceptional, very exciting and I hope to have that opportunity again.

http://es.eurosport.yahoo.com/12052010/21/ana-ivanovic-mi-espalda-diana-numero-mundo.html

gaviotabr
May 12th, 2010, 03:41 PM
I find it funny how she says she doesn't complain much.. :spit:

That's all she does on court.. :o

Mixo
May 12th, 2010, 05:01 PM
What kind of questions are these?!?!? The jornalist sucks. Asshole.

Curtos07
May 12th, 2010, 05:04 PM
Ana just lost a heartbreaking match to her arch-rvial, and they're asking BS like would she pose nude? Are you kidding me? :rolleyes:

gaviotabr
May 12th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Match report from Ana's web:


Ana loses to Jankovic
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Ana gave a very mixed performance during a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 defeat to world No.4 Jelena Jankovic. She looked the more likely victor as she earned a 6-4, 2-0 lead, but a lack of consistency thereafter cost her dearly.

It was a match littered with service breaks: 19 in 27 games, to be precise. Ana, who was loudly encouraged by the Spanish crowd, was the first to hold and took a 4-3 lead in the opening set.

After breaking her opponent once again, Ana served for the first set but in a hard-fought game that saw three set points come and go, Jankovic held on. However, Ana broke her again during the 10th game and she clinched the opening set after 43 minutes.

Ana was looking confident after winning the first set and she held serve to begin the second set. She followed it up with an immediate break to lead by a set and 2-0.

It was around now that Jankovic began to raise her level and Ana became more passive. She also made some uncharacteristic errors, including a terribly botched volley when she had the whole court to aim at in the fourth game of the set.

Jankovic held serve for the first time and won three games in a row, turning the 2-0 arrears into a 3-2 lead. Crucially, Ana three times led 30-0 on her own serve, but she could not manage to hold serve again during the second set. The 25-year-old Serbian did once more, and leveled the match.

Jankovic significantly reduced her unforced errors during the final set as Ana appeared pre-occupied with the second set loss. In no time at all, thanks to Jankovic’s consistency and Ana’s lack of timing off the ground, she was 4-0 down.

Ana was a mere shadow of her former self, producing seven double faults in the third set, which she lost 6-1. It had all began so promisingly, but ended in rather frustrating fashion.

“I don’t think either of us played so well today,” said Ana about the error-strewn encounter.

“I think what made the big difference was that she had a high percentage of first serves in, and that made a big difference in the second and third sets.”

On the bright side, Ana can take solace in the fact that she had the match in her grasp against the world No.4, as she continues her return to form, and confidence.

Ana commented: “I’ve been practicing really well since I came here (to Madrid), and playing even better than I did in Rome. That has really given me a lot of confidence.

“But matches like this happen. I don’t want this loss to get me down because I do really think I’m getting better and playing well. I think a few points here and there made the difference and made it look a lot different.”

When asked to put a timeframe on her return to the upper echelons of women’s tennis – she was ranked No.1 less than two years ago – Ana gave an honest and mature response.

“I always have that in the back of my mind; I’m constantly thinking 'next week, next week',” she said.

“But I’m trying not to put a specific timeframe on myself or put pressure on myself; I just need to really get fit. I need to get myself to the level of fitness that I want to be at; that’s really important, and then I know results will come.

“Until a couple months ago I didn’t feel ready to compete at a high level, but now I feel I can match the games of the top players and that gives me confidence. I know it will all come together.”


I actually liked the match report at Ana's web. That's almost a miracle.. so I can only hope similar miracle happens to Ana's head and game. The only part I cringed about was Ana saying she is always thinking "next week". I think that is actually a perfect excuse for giving up on matches, like she did today. You know.. things aren't working.. so it won't be today.. it will be next week... :rolleyes:

One good thing is that she knows she needs to get fitter. I would like to know why she doesn't even mention the fiasco that was her serve today.

gaviotabr
May 13th, 2010, 08:27 PM
From serbian Vecernje Novosti:

I return to the top of the world!
N. Ma, 05.13.2010 20:54:51 Rating:
5.00 (2 votes)
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OPTIMISM Ana Ivanovic does not leave, despite the painful loss of Helen in Madrid. A good game in the first set and the start of the second, giving her the right to hope that the crisis is past, and it was only a matter of when it will again start with the party as the best day. However, the former champion, "Roland Garros" did not want to give yourself a time frame for return to the top of women's tennis.
- I always had in the subconscious. Constantly think - it will be next
week, and next week. I have to come to the level of fitness where I want to be. It is very important, and I know that the results you get. Until a few months ago I felt ready to compete at a high level, but now I feel I can deal with the gemovima with top players, and it gives me confidence. I know it will all lie down - said Ivanovic.
Easily could have happened to the duel with Jankovićevom emerge as winners. But for that, this time, was not ready.
- Since coming to Madrid I am very well trained, and played even better than in Rome. It gave me quite a lot of confidence. But these matches are taking place. I do not want to discourage me this defeat, because really I think I begin to play better. I think that several points make a difference and because they all look very different - concludes our player, which is the next tournament Roland Garros in Paris.

ANA'S VIRUS
Stomach virus create serious problems of Ana Ivanovic in recent days. However, our player did not want to complain, but the clamp teeth and played a second round of Madrid, which is better able. Yet, the disease is caught at the airport in the Spanish capital where even vomiting. But the news from her camp, it should not affect preparations for Roland Garros. " For the same problem, from Madrid retired Andy Roddick, who gave Lopez the match, immediately after leaving the field.

http://www.novosti.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=13&status=jedna&vest=178962&title_add=Vra%C4%87am%20se%20u%20svetski%20vrh!&kword_add=ana%20ivanovic

So.. the latest excuse is a stomach virus.. :spit:

Though.. When Roddick withdrew from Madrid citing a stomach virus, he said he couldn't see the ball while practicing. Wasn't this what Ana told Heinz? :shrug:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 13th, 2010, 09:37 PM
From serbian Vecernje Novosti:



http://www.novosti.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=13&status=jedna&vest=178962&title_add=Vra%C4%87am%20se%20u%20svetski%20vrh!&kword_add=ana%20ivanovic

So.. the latest excuse is a stomach virus.. :spit:

Though.. When Roddick withdrew from Madrid citing a stomach virus, he said he couldn't see the ball while practicing. Wasn't this what Ana told Heinz? :shrug:

In that case you could explain all the frameballs.
Not that it matters much, she has to be 100% fit and focused when RG starts.

jelenacg
May 13th, 2010, 09:48 PM
Ok i`ll give her benefit of the doubt since i`m a fan and not a hater :angel:
But if she comes with that same level of play in Paris i`ll know it has nothing to do with stomach viruses but her head

Ana should really take care of herself better.Her immune system sucks big time :o

bruce goose
May 13th, 2010, 10:20 PM
Here's why I'm skeptical:If Ana had had a stomach virus,then wouldn't Heinz have been aware of that??Even if she didn't tell him for whatever reason,he most likely could've sensed that something was wrong...and that would've been reflected in his coaching,I think....."Come on,Ana,I know you don't feel 100%,but look how CLOSE you are to winning this thing!We'll get you some treatment after the match and you'll feel better by tomorrow...and then you'll be ready to kick some serious ass.:cool:"

Maybe some of you who have played tennis would know better;would a coach pretend that an illness didn't exist...just to keep it from distracting the player??As Izzy seemed to imply,a bad virus could make someone dizzy and possibly affect vision;maybe she DID have a serious virus...OR it may have been a very ordinary one that most players could fight past.With Ana's/Ana's camp's history of exaggerating,perhaps sometimes FABRICATING,injuries...it's difficult to determine when they're telling the truth.I'm still confident that 2009 Wimby's "serious muscle tear" was nothing more than a cramp plus a panic attack.If Ana couldn't see the ball clearly,then that would mitigate her poor play quite a bit;it's just tough to picture that Heinz wouldn't be aware of that

Curtos07
May 13th, 2010, 10:32 PM
That Wimbledon injury was legit. Ana was crying like I never seen her cry before. She really wanted to finish that match. She played well going into her match vs Venus and although she got destroyed in the 1st set, she would of had wanted to at least finish the match off well and come out of it feeling good about herself.

Poor Ana, can't catch a break. :sobbing: To be honest, I feel very sick just hearing all of JJ's shit.

bruce goose
May 13th, 2010, 10:43 PM
That Wimbledon injury was legit. Ana was crying like I never seen her cry before. She really wanted to finish that match. She played well going into her match vs Venus and although she got destroyed in the 1st set, she would of had wanted to at least finish the match off well and come out of it feeling good about herself.

Poor Ana, can't catch a break. :sobbing: To be honest, I feel very sick just hearing all of JJ's shit.Curtis,IMO,that crying was from EMOTIONAL pain,not physical.If it were someone else....Dementieva,Clijsters,Henin...so many others...I'd accept the explanation w/o questioning it...but Ana and her team have such a bad track record in this area that they simply don't deserve the benefit of the doubt.Hypothetically,maybe she WAS hurt,Curtis...but she was seen walking normally the NEXT DAY...and gave so many conflicting reports on the 'injury'.Basically,she sounded EXACTLY like someone who couldn't keep her story/lies straight:shrug:.....Can't comment on the current situation too much until we know more info

jelenacg
May 13th, 2010, 10:51 PM
That Wimbledon injury was legit. Ana was crying like I never seen her cry before. She really wanted to finish that match. She played well going into her match vs Venus and although she got destroyed in the 1st set, she would of had wanted to at least finish the match off well and come out of it feeling good about herself.

Poor Ana, can't catch a break. :sobbing: To be honest, I feel very sick just hearing all of JJ's shit.

Why?
I really don`t get all this drama about JJ comments :shrug:
She won ,she has the right to brag about it .I know it`s foolish and childish but that`s JJ. It just shows how much she cares
Maybe next time Ana will be more focused to win and we won`t have to hear about this :rolleyes:
Until then JJ has every right to gloat bc her time has finally come :p:lol:

gaviotabr
May 13th, 2010, 10:51 PM
I think a coach would never mention an injury or an illness in a coaching time out. That would be giving the opponent some strength.. anyone can hear what the coach says and then tell the other player somehow.

About Ana.. she might have this virus... which can explain her framed shots and double faults. Try looking up when you are feeling stomach sick. But what lost Ana this particular match was still her head.. and her choking. She got close enough that all it mattered was keeping cool and focused... which she couldn't do.

bruce goose
May 13th, 2010, 10:57 PM
I think a coach would never mention an injury or an illness in a coaching time out. That would be giving the opponent some strength.. anyone can hear what the coach says and then tell the other player somehow.

About Ana.. she might have this virus... which can explain her framed shots and double faults. Try looking up when you are feeling stomach sick. But what lost Ana this particular match was still her head.. and her choking. She got close enough that all it mattered was keeping cool and focused... which she couldn't do.Thanks for the input,Izzy:)....Still,wouldn't he have been a little more tactful??Maybe not mentioning the illness but not accusing her of choking when she couldn't even see the ball properly??

Curtos07
May 13th, 2010, 11:00 PM
Why?
I really don`t get all this drama about JJ comments :shrug:
She won ,she has the right to brag about it .I know it`s foolish and childish but that`s JJ. It just shows how much she cares
Maybe next time Ana will be more focused to win and we won`t have to hear about this :rolleyes:
Until then JJ has every right to gloat bc her time has finally come :p:lol:
She doesn't have the right to be classless about it though. Mocking Ana's fistpump was out of line. Just shake hands and move on, but no, that wasn't enough for her. I'm just furious about it, the more and more I see the video. And it's nothing to brag about. Both players played awful. JJ was very lucky that Ana basically choked that match away or else it would be 7-2 vs JJ.

gaviotabr
May 13th, 2010, 11:02 PM
She doesn't have the right to be classless about it though. Mocking Ana's fistpump was out of line. Just shake hands and move on, but no, that wasn't enough for her. I'm just furious about it, the more and more I see the video. And it's nothing to brag about. Both players played awful. JJ was very lucky that Ana basically choked that match away or else it would be 7-2 vs JJ.

Stop watching it.

bruce goose
May 13th, 2010, 11:02 PM
Why?
I really don`t get all this drama about JJ comments :shrug:
She won ,she has the right to brag about it .I know it`s foolish and childish but that`s JJ. It just shows how much she cares
Maybe next time Ana will be more focused to win and we won`t have to hear about this :rolleyes:
Until then JJ has every right to gloat bc her time has finally come :p:lol:She's a little impetuous and obnoxious at times but,quite frankly,JJ's comments & tactics would barely register in certain men's team sports.If an opponent complained,his teammates would roll their eyes and tell him to either get his revenge on the playing field...or run home to his mommy:lol:

I've wondered,at times,if JJ would back off on Ana somewhat if she won her first Slam....I suspect that she might.........unless Serbia barely gave her any recognition after she won;then she'd REALLY be extra bitter:eek::lol:

Curtos07
May 13th, 2010, 11:03 PM
Stop watching it.

I have, but it still angers me.

gaviotabr
May 13th, 2010, 11:07 PM
Thanks for the input,Izzy:)....Still,wouldn't he have been a little more tactful??Maybe not mentioning the illness but not accusing her of choking when she couldn't even see the ball properly??

Maybe he didn't know she was feeling that bad before? I don't know Bruce.. the article says Ana was throwing up in the Madrid airport.. maybe that was after the match when she left the city. Maybe she started to feel really sick during the match.. it's a well known fact that physical stress (like exercises or tennis matches...) can accelerate the process of a virus. It's there, but the symptoms show up with the physical stress.

I don't know... we don't have much info.. so it's all speculation. I still think she lost it because of her head though.

bruce goose
May 13th, 2010, 11:11 PM
I have, but it still angry's me.Being a guy,I can appreciate your protective sentiments for Ana:hatoff:

jelenacg
May 13th, 2010, 11:14 PM
She doesn't have the right to be classless about it though. Mocking Ana's fistpump was out of line. Just shake hands and move on, but no, that wasn't enough for her. I'm just furious about it, the more and more I see the video. And it's nothing to brag about. Both players played awful. JJ was very lucky that Ana basically choked that match away or else it would be 7-2 vs JJ.

:rolleyes: Lets not go into this `lucky` talk shall we
JJ was classless so what? Where does it say she can`t mock Ana`s fistpumps? As far as i remember she did the same thing during their RG match and i don`t remember all this talk about it.And that one was far force bc she has done that during the match not after the match

I`m not defending JJ or anything but if Ana had won that match we wouldn`t be having all these discussions about it .Now we are just acting like crybabies...

Just except how things are don`t whine about it now and next time hopefully we`ll get our chance for revenge

gaviotabr
May 13th, 2010, 11:24 PM
I also got angry when I saw her mocking Ana.. and for me it was far worse to do it after the win then during the heat of the match. But now it's too much.. I think JJ would have a blast reading all of our posts.. she loves the atention. And not only is she getting into our heads with all these mind games, she is also getting into Ana's head.. which is probably what she wants the most. :o

I do hope Ana goes out there to kill next time they play.. unfortunately I don't think Ana is this kind of player... :o

We should just stop even mentioning JJ.. whatever her. It's all on Ana anyway.

bruce goose
May 13th, 2010, 11:24 PM
Maybe he didn't know she was feeling that bad before? I don't know Bruce.. the article says Ana was throwing up in the Madrid airport.. maybe that was after the match when she left the city. Maybe she started to feel really sick during the match.. it's a well known fact that physical stress (like exercises or tennis matches...) can accelerate the process of a virus. It's there, but the symptoms show up with the physical stress.

I don't know... we don't have much info.. so it's all speculation. I still think she lost it because of her head though.Heinz seems like a smart guy;it's hard to believe that he couldn't have recognized that something was wrong.I agree with your theory about the psychological causes of the loss

Curtos07
May 13th, 2010, 11:31 PM
Being a guy,I can appreciate your protective sentiments for Ana:hatoff:

:lol: Thanks. I know I might be over-sensitive, but Ana is like my only fave so I treat her almost as if she is my only child. :p

:rolleyes: Lets not go into this `lucky` talk shall we
JJ was classless so what? Where does it say she can`t mock Ana`s fistpumps? As far as i remember she did the same thing during their RG match and i don`t remember all this talk about it.And that one was far force bc she has done that during the match not after the match

I`m not defending JJ or anything but if Ana had won that match we wouldn`t be having all these discussions about it .Now we are just acting like crybabies...

Just except how things are don`t whine about it now and next time hopefully we`ll get our chance for revenge
It doesn't have to say it anywhere, it's common courtesy. All were asking for is for her to show a little more respect. People are peeved because she had to add insult to injury. She can still carry on a rivalry with Ana, but it doesn't have to involve taking shots at her. It can be done in a more respectful way. That's all. :shrug: That's why I love Ana, she doesn't do stuff like that.

If Ana had won the match, JJ probably wouldn't of had done that, but anyways, I am just tired of her little jabs at Ana. It adds up over time, and after "CoffeeGate" I have a very short fuse when it comes to her.

Anyways, hope Ana plays well at RG, and maybe get revenge there.

jelenacg
May 13th, 2010, 11:57 PM
I also got angry when I saw her mocking Ana.. and for me it was far worse to do it after the win then during the heat of the match. But now it's too much.. I think JJ would have a blast reading all of our posts.. she loves the atention. And not only is she getting into our heads with all these mind games, she is also getting into Ana's head.. which is probably what she wants the most. :o

I do hope Ana goes out there to kill next time they play.. unfortunately I don't think Ana is this kind of player... :o

We should just stop even mentioning JJ.. whatever her. It's all on Ana anyway.

Well if Ana lets someone like JJ play mind games with her head that`s another big problem for her
JJ has to be the last person she is afraid of facing. JJ is neither a GS champion,nor a mental giant and their games match well in Ana`s favor
And i agree that we should just ignore her for good :angel:

It doesn't have to say it anywhere, it's common courtesy. All were asking for is for her to show a little more respect. People are peeved because she had to add insult to injury. She can still carry on a rivalry with Ana, but it doesn't have to involve taking shots at her. It can be done in a more respectful way. That's all. :shrug: That's why I love Ana, she doesn't do stuff like that.

If Ana had won the match, JJ probably wouldn't of had done that, but anyways, I am just tired of her little jabs at Ana. It adds up over time, and after "CoffeeGate" I have a very short fuse when it comes to her.
Anyways, hope Ana plays well at RG, and maybe get revenge there.

She just doesn`t have to.It`s ridiculous that you care so much about that.
JJ is the person who had comments about Safina being #1 while she doesn`t have a GS :cuckoo: It`s the same person who signed deal with Anta and then cut those shoes during AO saying her foots are on fire :lol:
Do you really care that `that kind of person` didn`t show respect to Ana :lol:

Like Izzy said we should just ignore her and that`s it
Their rivalry is great and everything but it was decided long ago and in Ana`s favor .She won the first GS for Serbia,she become #1 first ...nothing JJ does will change that no matter how more matches they play
JJ knows that and that`s why she acts like this :shrug:

spiritedenergy
May 14th, 2010, 02:34 AM
what did JJ do again?:o

Ana had a virus, now i can understand the "I can't see the ball", and if Heinz knew that he was pretty cruel to tell her "you are choking":tape:

Davodus
May 14th, 2010, 02:41 AM
The thing I notice about Jankovic is that she is so obsessed with Ana, she just wants to be her...She tries to be a sex symbol or something with her copious amounts of makeup and hair product, which clearly don't work. She hasn't won a slam, and even if she does Ana did it first, and when she was a lot younger. Ana is more famous, more well liked, has more money and sponsorship even when she is playing so bad. Jealousy is really strong for Jankovic, and I take heart in knowing that ;) But she is so irrelevant, really. She can be classless all she wants, because we know she is just a jealous little girl. Period.

Pops Maellard
May 14th, 2010, 05:19 AM
The thing I notice about Jankovic is that she is so obsessed with Ana, she just wants to be her...She tries to be a sex symbol or something with her copious amounts of makeup and hair product, which clearly don't work. She hasn't won a slam, and even if she does Ana did it first, and when she was a lot younger. Ana is more famous, more well liked, has more money and sponsorship even when she is playing so bad. Jealousy is really strong for Jankovic, and I take heart in knowing that ;) But she is so irrelevant, really. She can be classless all she wants, because we know she is just a jealous little girl. Period.
Great post. ;)

It inspired me to make this. :lol:

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m142/AJB4/Animated%20GIFs/obghk.gif

azdaja
May 14th, 2010, 10:14 AM
JJ was classless so what? Where does it say she can`t mock Ana`s fistpumps? As far as i remember she did the same thing during their RG match and i don`t remember all this talk about it.And that one was far force bc she has done that during the match not after the match
i disagree. that one happened in the heat of the match, so it definitely was not as bad as this one. plenty of players do similar things. probably not nice, but not too bad either. but after the match you need to switch to the normal mode again and be respectful and polite, especially if you win. and while it is true that you don't have to be polite it is also true that people have every right to hurl abuse at you for that. so jj deserves it and so do her fans who are quite pathetically defending her, period. if ana had done something similar i wouldn't stop being a fan, but i would at least say that it was uncalled for and i would understand people being angry at her.

but i know what kind of person jj is, so i am not surprised by this. it's not any worse for me than her acting like a warrior for her country. i lost all respect for her long time ago, but i can see how some people still get mad when she does something idiotic about ana.

Kabomba
May 14th, 2010, 11:04 AM
i disagree. that one happened in the heat of the match, so it definitely was not as bad as this one. plenty of players do similar things. probably not nice, but not too bad either. but after the match you need to switch to the normal mode again and be respectful and polite, especially if you win. and while it is true that you don't have to be polite it is also true that people have every right to hurl abuse at you for that. so jj deserves it and so do her fans who are quite pathetically defending her, period. if ana had done something similar i wouldn't stop being a fan, but i would at least say that it was uncalled for and i would understand people being angry at her.

but i know what kind of person jj is, so i am not surprised by this. it's not any worse for me than her acting like a warrior for her country. i lost all respect for her long time ago, but i can see how some people still get mad when she does something idiotic about ana.

Yeah, I'm a big fan of JJ,but she really disappointed me with her behaviour lately,and not just after this match. And as much as I love Jelena, I can't stand her fans. I mean,if Jelena killed someone they would again say "Oh she is so cool". And their hate for Ana is just pathetic. Oh,and I don't think I will post in GM soon. Bunch of idiots with brain of a 10 year old child.

Pops Maellard
May 14th, 2010, 11:17 AM
I was actually neutral about JJ before this but now I just flat-out dislike her. She's unattractive and a horrible sport.

jelenacg
May 14th, 2010, 11:27 AM
The thing I notice about Jankovic is that she is so obsessed with Ana, she just wants to be her...She tries to be a sex symbol or something with her copious amounts of makeup and hair product, which clearly don't work. She hasn't won a slam, and even if she does Ana did it first, and when she was a lot younger. Ana is more famous, more well liked, has more money and sponsorship even when she is playing so bad. Jealousy is really strong for Jankovic, and I take heart in knowing that ;) But she is so irrelevant, really. She can be classless all she wants, because we know she is just a jealous little girl. Period.

I agree . I`m not sure she wants to be Ana,she just wants to be in her place :lol:
And her mother fallows Ana`s love life :spit: If that`s not weird i don`t know what is :bolt:

i disagree. that one happened in the heat of the match, so it definitely was not as bad as this one. plenty of players do similar things. probably not nice, but not too bad either. but after the match you need to switch to the normal mode again and be respectful and polite, especially if you win. and while it is true that you don't have to be polite it is also true that people have every right to hurl abuse at you for that. so jj deserves it and so do her fans who are quite pathetically defending her, period. if ana had done something similar i wouldn't stop being a fan, but i would at least say that it was uncalled for and i would understand people being angry at her.

but i know what kind of person jj is, so i am not surprised by this. it's not any worse for me than her acting like a warrior for her country. i lost all respect for her long time ago, but i can see how some people still get mad when she does something idiotic about ana.

I don`t know for me RG match was worse.It was SF of GS many people watched it,especially here in Serbia ,the winner of that match would become #1 ... This match was only 2r of some tournament nothing special

For the last i hope Ana doesn`t play Fed Cup in the future , so SWP can do/say whatever she wants :lol:
Totally empty Arena showed how much people care for JJ`s `constantly dying for her country `
I`m so sick of these FC/JJ stories :tape:

Davodus
May 14th, 2010, 11:32 AM
I agree . I`m not sure she wants to be Ana,she just wants to be in her place :lol:
And her mother fallows Ana`s love life :spit: If that`s not weird i don`t know what is :bolt:

Yeah that is TOTALLY weird :lol: stalker level, actually. What does she even care? She's jealous too, she wants Jelena to have what Ana has, but unfortunately she doesn't have the genes of Dragana :sad: I'll play some violins for her.

Pops Maellard
May 14th, 2010, 11:35 AM
Yeah that is TOTALLY weird :lol: stalker level, actually. What does she even care? She's jealous too, she wants Jelena to have what Ana have, but unfortunately she doesn't have the genes of Dragana :sad: I'll play some violins for her.
:lol: @ the genes thing.

http://orvillelloyddouglas.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/ana-ivanovic-pictures1.jpg
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42041000/jpg/_42041182_jankovic300.jpg

jelenacg
May 14th, 2010, 11:45 AM
Yeah that is TOTALLY weird :lol: stalker level, actually. What does she even care? She's jealous too, she wants Jelena to have what Ana have, but unfortunately she doesn't have the genes of Dragana :sad: I'll play some violins for her.

Be afraid be very afraid :scared:

:lol:

Snezana shouldn`t be sad ,very few people have such good genes :lol:

Davodus
May 14th, 2010, 12:00 PM
Be afraid be very afraid :scared:

:lol:

Snezana shouldn`t be sad ,very few people have such good genes :lol:

Yeah, fear the wrath of stalker Snezana! :lol:

No, that's true, but she really wishes that she did ;)

azdaja
May 14th, 2010, 12:05 PM
And as much as I love Jelena, I can't stand her fans. I mean,if Jelena killed someone they would again say "Oh she is so cool".
true :lol:

I don`t know for me RG match was worse.It was SF of GS many people watched it,especially here in Serbia ,the winner of that match would become #1 ... This match was only 2r of some tournament nothing special
yeah, it was a much bigger match and it's definitely not a nice thing to do, but i can understand it more in a tense competetive situation than after a win. of course, the best thing would be for her not to do stuff like that at all, but whatever ;)

as much as i would like to ignore jj as long as she, her camp and her fans behave towards ana in the way they do it will be impossible i'm afraid. there will always be stories like this and while seasoned ana fans will even be able to ignore it newer ones won't. we could as well create a separate thread for this :lol:

jelenacg
May 14th, 2010, 12:26 PM
true :lol:


yeah, it was a much bigger match and it's definitely not a nice thing to do, but i can understand it more in a tense competetive situation than after a win. of course, the best thing would be for her not to do stuff like that at all, but whatever ;)

as much as i would like to ignore jj as long as she, her camp and her fans behave towards ana in the way they do it will be impossible i'm afraid. there will always be stories like this and while seasoned ana fans will even be able to ignore it newer ones won't. we could as well create a separate thread for this :lol:

That`s true :tape:
JJ and her comments don`t deserve thread in Anapolis :angel: :lol:

azdaja
May 14th, 2010, 01:36 PM
JJ and her comments don`t deserve thread in Anapolis :angel: :lol:
of course, i was just joking ;)

what we could do with is a thread for general tennis discussion. given that ana usually crashes out early from every tournament it would make this forum a bit more active :o

bruce goose
May 14th, 2010, 05:55 PM
Folks,I can agree with the hypothetical possibility of much of that previous speculation.....Sneki might be jealous,for JJ's sake,that Ana is prettier...more well-liked...historically better at Slams...and a MUCH bigger endorsement face.Indeed,she might even be jealous of Dragana's superior looks...but she's DEFINITELY not jealous of Ana's so-called 'relationship'.If JJ had an extra-sleazy bf as Ana does,I seriously doubt that Sneki would encourage Jelena to invite him to Castle Jankovic.Even more likely,Jelena wouldn't get heavily involved with a guy that Mom didn't approve of....They appear to have that kind of relationship.Elena and Mama Vera seem similarly close,too....Actually,I kinda like that type of strong parent-child bond,and I wish that Dragana had the gumption to rebuke Sneki's comments...and that Sneki could focus her wrath on someone ELSE besides Ana...maybe Justine since she beats JJ every single time they play:lol:.Still,I can understand/respect her protective attitudes in re Jelena

ptitnavet
May 15th, 2010, 10:43 AM
There is a huge interview with Ana in French Tennis magazine this month.

Hope somebody can put it here :)

Pops Maellard
May 15th, 2010, 10:50 AM
There is a huge interview with Ana in French Tennis magazine this month.

Hope somebody can put it here :)
Interesting. Can Ana speak French?

ptitnavet
May 15th, 2010, 11:45 AM
Interesting. Can Ana speak French?

She didn't tell if she can or not :lol:

She speaks about FO, her new coach, her slump ...

Davodus
May 15th, 2010, 12:10 PM
No, I'm pretty sure Ana doesn't speak french :lol:

Pops Maellard
May 15th, 2010, 12:12 PM
She didn't tell if she can or not :lol:

She speaks about FO, her new coach, her slump ...
Can't wait to read it. :D The fact she's even agreed to an interview talking about her slump and coach is quite cool...she's usually so secretive. :tape:

azdaja
May 15th, 2010, 12:14 PM
ana speaks serbian (obviously), english and spanish.

gaviotabr
May 15th, 2010, 12:45 PM
There is a huge interview with Ana in French Tennis magazine this month.

Hope somebody can put it here :)

Thanks!!

It would have to be someone from France though.. I was checking over the internet and they don't get the interviews online. It would have to be a scan from the magazine. Hopefully someone can get it!

gaviotabr
May 15th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Got it! Thanks to bokash. Now all we need is someone to translate it.. :lol:

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8981/46618636.jpg

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1558/52930556.jpg

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/5536/48631387.jpg

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/9080/78710412.jpg

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/4015/28738300.jpg

http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/9523/60386008.jpg

bruce goose
May 15th, 2010, 03:20 PM
Well,I remember enough high school French to tell you that the reporter is kissing Ana's ass somewhat...based on some of the questions I read,it looked like he wanted to avoid offending Ana with pointed queries...to be fair,though,I didn't feel like reading the entire thing.At the end....IF I'm translating correctly,she says that she's ready to regain her place,seed-wise,at Grand Slams...and she wants to win one again,'above all else'.I'm not fluent in French,of course,but still remember a lot...plus it's similar to Spanish

soul
May 15th, 2010, 05:08 PM
What a long interwiev for a while isnt seen.Thanks again Gaviotabr.I really wonder it.

Adrian1092
May 15th, 2010, 11:18 PM
Thanks a million for the interview Izzy :D
I have pretty good french so I understood most of it but sorry I'm too Lazy to translate the whole thing :lol:
Ana basically says most of the stuff she's already said - she's not worried about the rankings( Heinz taught her that), She doesnt think taking part in off court shoots etc has damaged her career, she thinks she is definitely on the way back, she's already beaten all the top players etc. She also mentions how she remembers well the moment that Justine presented her with the Rg trophy, and also how much she loves Paris and RG the tournament itself. Another point was how the worst point for Ana and when she felt she hit the bottom was when she lost to K.Bondarenko at the US 09 after having MP, she was really depressed and knew that she needed a break for a while to rejuvinate physically and mentally. She also praises Sven despite leaving him and he still gives her advice. She credits Prasad too, also saying she needed a new team to have a more positive atmosphere around her... we've heard most of it before. As well she mentions that Heinz first noticed how her strokes were too slow and they first worked on getting her strokes and power back.
Thats all I can remember now ;)

jelenacg
May 15th, 2010, 11:26 PM
Thanks a million for the interview Izzy :D
I have pretty good french so I understood most of it but sorry I'm too Lazy to translate the whole thing :lol:
Ana basically says most of the stuff she's already said - she's not worried about the rankings( Heinz taught her that), She doesnt think taking part in off court shoots etc has damaged her career, she thinks she is definitely on the way back, she's already beaten all the top players etc. She also mentions how she remembers well the moment that Justine presented her with the Rg trophy, and also how much she loves Paris and RG the tournament itself. Another point was how the worst point for Ana and when she felt she hit the bottom was when she lost to K.Bondarenko at the US 09 after having MP, she was really depressed and knew that she needed a break for a while to rejuvinate physically and mentally. She also praises Sven despite leaving him and he still gives her advice. She credits Prasad too, also saying she needed a new team to have a more positive atmosphere around her... we've heard most of it before. As well she mentions that Heinz first noticed how her strokes were too slow and they first worked on getting her strokes and power back.
Thats all I can remember now ;)

Thanks :worship:
She gives credit to fitness coach :rolleyes: Why ? She is slower than ever :tape:
Bc that wasn`t obvious at all :rolleyes:
Typical interview from Ana :lol:

bruce goose
May 15th, 2010, 11:45 PM
Thanks a million for the interview Izzy :D
I have pretty good french so I understood most of it but sorry I'm too Lazy to translate the whole thing :lol:
Ana basically says most of the stuff she's already said - she's not worried about the rankings( Heinz taught her that), She doesnt think taking part in off court shoots etc has damaged her career, she thinks she is definitely on the way back, she's already beaten all the top players etc. She also mentions how she remembers well the moment that Justine presented her with the Rg trophy, and also how much she loves Paris and RG the tournament itself. Another point was how the worst point for Ana and when she felt she hit the bottom was when she lost to K.Bondarenko at the US 09 after having MP, she was really depressed and knew that she needed a break for a while to rejuvinate physically and mentally. She also praises Sven despite leaving him and he still gives her advice. She credits Prasad too, also saying she needed a new team to have a more positive atmosphere around her... we've heard most of it before. As well she mentions that Heinz first noticed how her strokes were too slow and they first worked on getting her strokes and power back.
Thats all I can remember now ;)Yeah,thanks,Adrian:hatoff:.I'm getting a little bit of practice again from reading some of Marion's:hearts: media stuff...but I was able to recognize a lot of the same recycled quotes and softball questions that make up most Ana interviews...so it was safe to assume that the entire article was like that;)

Adrian1092
May 16th, 2010, 07:49 AM
@jelena Ana says she has done a lot of work with Prasad and now she's at level she needs to be at to play at the top again :lol: :spit:

@Bruce Good to see some other Marion fans around! :yeah: Pity she's doing pretty sh*tty on the clay :lol: Nice that you can remember the french a bit, its a great language :p

gaviotabr
May 16th, 2010, 01:23 PM
Thanks a million for the interview Izzy :D
I have pretty good french so I understood most of it but sorry I'm too Lazy to translate the whole thing :lol:
Ana basically says most of the stuff she's already said - she's not worried about the rankings( Heinz taught her that), She doesnt think taking part in off court shoots etc has damaged her career, she thinks she is definitely on the way back, she's already beaten all the top players etc. She also mentions how she remembers well the moment that Justine presented her with the Rg trophy, and also how much she loves Paris and RG the tournament itself. Another point was how the worst point for Ana and when she felt she hit the bottom was when she lost to K.Bondarenko at the US 09 after having MP, she was really depressed and knew that she needed a break for a while to rejuvinate physically and mentally. She also praises Sven despite leaving him and he still gives her advice. She credits Prasad too, also saying she needed a new team to have a more positive atmosphere around her... we've heard most of it before. As well she mentions that Heinz first noticed how her strokes were too slow and they first worked on getting her strokes and power back.
Thats all I can remember now ;)

Thanks Adrian!!!

I can understand some french, but not much to be honest. :lol: I still hope someone takes the time to translate it all.. or maybe at least the parts the she talks about her work with Heinz and her current situation.

No wonder Heinz told her her strokes were too slow and that she had lost power. I mean.. that was pretty obvious. Had Sven not seen it? I mean.. WTF? Anyway.. good that they are working on it.. it still needs a lot of work.

Interesting about the USO. It must have really been tough.. she blew a lot of chances in that match and it was the first time she had lost in the first round of a slam. After that it was clear she wanted anything but to play tennis..

spiritedenergy
May 16th, 2010, 07:01 PM
Thanks Adrian!!!

I can understand some french, but not much to be honest. :lol: I still hope someone takes the time to translate it all.. or maybe at least the parts the she talks about her work with Heinz and her current situation.

No wonder Heinz told her her strokes were too slow and that she had lost power. I mean.. that was pretty obvious. Had Sven not seen it? I mean.. WTF? Anyway.. good that they are working on it.. it still needs a lot of work.

Interesting about the USO. It must have really been tough.. she blew a lot of chances in that match and it was the first time she had lost in the first round of a slam. After that it was clear she wanted anything but to play tennis..

yes US open 2009 was a low point, the whole us hardcourt season actually, i think she lost every match there are almost, and she had a new awful service motion, and she looked totally dejected trhoughout...

Curtos07
May 16th, 2010, 07:47 PM
Ana gave an interview for Novosti. I think google translate does a good job translating it, but if you speak Serbian, is it possible to translate it? :)
http://www.novosti.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=13&status=jedna&vest=179214&title_add=Ne%20pratim%20%C5%A1ta%20pri%C4%8Daju%20 o%20meni&kword_add=ana%20ivanovic

Curtos07
May 16th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Here's the google translated version.

Do not follow what he says about me

HE national hero, who arrived at the throne of the world and won a Grand Slam title in Paris, Ana Ivanovic has suffered to speak about it today with a big dose of hatred and cynicism. Everything good that has for years worked for Serbia and our tennis at night as if forgotten. Criticism of criticism arrives, and often can not choose weapons that are fired by the former queen of WTA list.
All this makes that Anne is currently torn between the pleasure, because all the better the results achieved, and disappointments, due to numerous rumors and misunderstanding that comes across on the other. Only, in exclusive stories for the "News" Our player has decided to open the soul and explain the many details that she recently zamerali, such as those related to participation or absence from the national team.

* Anna, some people have criticized you because you play against Russia, and you were not ready. Again, those same people you have been criticized for not playing against Slovakia.
ČIt seems that they are not satisfied, no matter what you do. Does it matter to you?
- To be honest, I do not follow what people are talking about me. Tennis is a tough enough sport without extra emotion and worry what other people think. Often it happens that I hear these things from you journalists during a press conference. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. The only thing I would prefer that people do not make conclusions too easily without knowing the facts. There are many rumors in tennis!
* What to you is playing for Serbia?
Every time you go out on the tennis court I'm playing for myself and for my country. Serbs have us everywhere. It is surprising how many Serbs see the tournament in the audience or where staying in hotels. I feel that there is a large Serbian community outside Serbia, and they often support us on the tour. Also, often encouraged me during matches and that is something special, hear native speakers from the stands or see our flag. Probably the most emotional moment of my career was listening to our national anthem when I won Roland Garros.

* Why are not you sitting on the bench in the match against Serbia Slovakia, and cheered for the team?
- The main reason why I played that I would be dedicated to training with his team and would eventually raise self-esteem. It could not enforce staying in Serbia and watching tennis. If they could not help the team playing good tennis, then sitting on the bench surely would not help. I think it was a professional decision. Bearing in mind the progress that I made, I think it was a good plan. I feel I have much more confidence and an optimistic look at upcoming tournaments. On the other hand, I was happy that Bojan has made an important victory and time has proved it's great you got a chance to play.

* Why is our team of the favorites to win the Fed Cup came in a position to fight the two groups in the world?
- Fed Cup is an extremely difficult competition, and to win it is necessary that a long period of time, all members of the team are in good shape. I have not played well against Russia, and over a long period before that, I was without confidence, and this is one of the most difficult
Obviously, this is the reason of our defeat, and frankly I fall hard to think about it.
* Used to play sick, injured, not to tell anyone how to really feel. Often the injury is very serious. Why ćutite and suffer?
There are two reasons. First, I do not want to admit that rivals have a problem and thereby encourage them. Second, frankly very rarely are 100 percent fit and I think it's best to keep to yourself if you lose a match opponents recognized that at that time was better and deserved to win. It is a pity that people gain the wrong impression based on what they see and make conclusions without knowing the true state of affairs. We like to look at it and form opinions. However, it is hard for me to understand how anyone can think that we sometimes do not fight or not we do our best to win. Those who understand the sport know how painful defeat.

* In Rome, you began to play even better than 2008th kada ste osvojili Garos. Open when you have won. But in Stuttgart have shown signs of great progress.

I played very well in Rome and I was happy with my form. But there is still room for improvement. It is certain that Rome was a big step forward, but can be much to improve. A good game is not for me came as a surprise, because I am a long time very well trained. In Stuttgart I played well but in the depths of the soul I knew that they could win the top players. But, of course, there were doubts that can be removed only when you really start to win, and it's a wonderful feeling of finally recorded a big win.

* You will have a very tough draw in Paris, due to your current investments?
- I was successful in Paris two years ago because I too analyzed the draw, but I go match by match. This is the secret of winning the tournament: to focus only on the next match and the maximum to prepare for specific opponents. Win, go back to the hotel, rest and the next day preparing for the next rival.If you draw too much thinking about or about which they would all need to win the final, only losing energy and putting unnecessary pressure on himself - concluded Ivanovic.

I FORHENDA HAPPY WITH THE SERVICE AND Forehand
Your forehand is again excellent, and more importantly, the service is no longer a problem. Are you satisfied with these parts of your game?
I think it's important to not be too happy with my performance, because even what you are doing good can still be improved. But, of course, I'm happy these days playing forehand with a lot more confident and that my service in Rome was excellent. However, I still have to work on all this, and the backhand.

Holdin 'It Down BOJANA
What is your view on getting better results Bojana Jovanovski?
I'm happy for her. For several years, we just Helen and I at the top and it is really wonderful to see another girl from Serbia to advance in the list. It's a good girl, I want her all the best and hope he will continue to advance.

I look forward to talking with CHILDREN
CHILDREN adore you. It also demonstrated recently when you were students from several schools in Belgrade, which are part of the UNICEF ambassador who you are, send a large number of drawings to your face.
- I still have not received new drawings, because the conference was only recently completed, but look forward to seeing them next week. I love kids and happy to get them something. Mnogo su slatki. Many are sweet. In particular, we stayed in the memory of a drawing of a girl in which she and I play together in doubles!

I try to STAY SAME
People around the world you love, regardless of whether you're number one, 42 or 58th Your popularity is not declining. Why is this so?
Thanks. It's nice to hear. The menu is a little embarrassing to talk about it. I prefer not to comment, because I believe that no one is able to objectively evaluate yourself in this regard. But, if so I hope it's because I try to stay the same, regardless of my results. It is my desire.

jelenacg
May 16th, 2010, 08:29 PM
Meh ,usual stuff .Everything is nice and shiny :lol:
That story that she received a lot of criticism for not playing FC is so :yawn: First of all it`s not true and second of all not everyone can like you
But i guess that kind of stories will always be attached to her same with JJ/SWP and Novak and his retirements
Novak receives 10x more criticism from Serbian media,there are actually a few newspapers that always write bad things about him...but he is never asked about that .I guess some people expect everyone to adore Ana :rolleyes:

Some funny quotes :
`You played great in Rome even better than in 2008` ,yeah right :lol:
`You played good in Stuttgart` ,she was brilliant there :lol:

I have a feeling ,maybe i`m wrong that if she ever starts playing like we know she can it will be bc of that FC disaster with Russia :spit::lol:
I think it still eats her from inside and even she admits she finds it difficult to even think about that :lol:
Relax Ana :hug: it`s just a meaningless competition :rolleyes:

Curtos07
May 16th, 2010, 08:40 PM
Thanks Jelena. :)

:lol: @ those quotes from the interviewer. I am hoping you're right about Fed Cup being the turning point for her. Maybe that is the kick in the butt she needed.

gaviotabr
May 16th, 2010, 08:57 PM
Thanks for the interview Curtis.

So.. Ana takes blame for Serbia losing. It's tough.. but nice that she can take that step. Maybe it indeed is something that will push her foward, as Jelena says.

I just think they are giving Rome a weight it doesn't have. Sure.. it was a good week for Ana. But no.. she didn't play great.. and it will only be something important if she can follow it up. Otherwise it's not more than one fluke week.

jelenacg
May 16th, 2010, 08:58 PM
Thanks Jelena. :)

:lol: @ those quotes from the interviewer. I am hoping you're right about Fed Cup being the turning point for her. Maybe that is the kick in the butt she needed.

I hope so :lol: but with Ana you just never know

Cp6uja
May 17th, 2010, 07:17 PM
Just one Part of Ana "Novosti" interview is translated on her official site (censored without reason, WHOLE interview are great :scratch:)

Ana was interviewed by popular Serbian newspaper Novosti, with the feature published today.

The following is an extract from the Q & A interview with tennis reporter Nebojsa Mandrapa:

Novosti: You will have a very tough draw in Paris, due to your current ranking. How will it affect your ambitions in this tournament?
Ana: It’s out of my control, so I will try not to think about it too much. I was so successful in Paris two years ago because I took it match by match and never looked ahead in the draw. That’s the secret to winning any tournament: focusing 100% on your next match and preparing fully for it. Then when you win, you go back to the hotel and rest, then spend the next day preparing for the next match. Then the cycle starts again and you get into a routine. If you think too much about the draw, or going far in the tournament at the start of the week, you are wasting energy and putting unnecessary pressure on yourself.

You sometimes play when injured, or sick, without telling anyone how you actually feel. Often those injuries were very serious. Why do you keep such things to yourself, thus creating an image that you didn't fight as people expected?
There are two reasons really. Firstly, I don’t want to admit any weaknesses to my opponents, because it can give you extra motivation if you know your opponent is injured. Secondly, to be honest it’s not often that you are 100% healthy, with no problems at all, and I think it’s best to just keep quiet and give the other girl the credit she deserves for beating you. It’s a shame that some people might get the wrong idea, and that kind of relates to what I was saying about people forming opinions without really knowing all the details. But then that’s sport. We all love to watch and form opinions. But for me it is very difficult to understand how anyone can think that sometimes we are not fighting and giving our best to win our matches. People who understand sport know how much losing hurts.

People around the world love you no matter if you were No.1, No.42, or No.58 in the world. Your popularity isn't affected at all. Why do you think it is so?
Thanks a lot. That’s really nice to hear. I’m a little embarrassed talking about that. I prefer not to comment because I don’t think anyone can really judge themselves in this way. But I hope it’s because I am the same person no matter my results. That’s my wish.

Lots of children made some nice drawings of you in the UNICEF programme. Which did you like most, and why?
I didn’t receive the new ones yet because the conference only just finished, but I’m looking forward to seeing them next week. I love kids, and I am always so happy when they give me these kind of drawings. They’re so cute. One in particular that I remember is a picture of me actually playing doubles with the little girl who drew it – we were on the same team.


Here is questions (I use Curtos7 post) which is not quoted from some reason:
* Ana, some people have criticized you because you play against Russia, and you were not ready. Again, those same people you have been criticized for not playing against Slovakia. It seems that they are not satisfied, no matter what you do. Does it matter to you?
* What to you is playing for Serbia?
* Why are not you sitting on the bench in the match against Serbia Slovakia, and cheered for the team?
* Why is our team of the favorites to win the Fed Cup came in a position to fight the two groups in the world?
* In Rome, you began to play even better than 2008th when You won RG. But in Stuttgart have shown signs of great progress.
* Your forehand is again excellent, and more importantly, the service is no longer a problem. Are you satisfied with these parts of your game?
* What is your view on getting better results Bojana Jovanovski?

ptitnavet
May 17th, 2010, 09:13 PM
Lots of children made some nice drawings of you in the UNICEF programme. Which did you like most, and why?
I didn’t receive the new ones yet because the conference only just finished, but I’m looking forward to seeing them next week. I love kids, and I am always so happy when they give me these kind of drawings. They’re so cute. One in particular that I remember is a picture of me actually playing doubles with the little girl who drew it – we were on the same team.

... so cute :awww:

Pops Maellard
May 17th, 2010, 11:00 PM
Awww. :awww: Ana's such a cutie. :hearts:

gaviotabr
May 20th, 2010, 09:12 PM
Found this article about a possible new tournament for next year in Taipei. At the end of it, they say they are trying to convince Ana to participate in some tournament in november.. I was like.. WTF? What tournament??! :spit: It's probably some ITF, right? I mean.. the season ends early november in Bali. Using Ana's name as a crowd draw wouldn't be a surprise though, even if they never even contacted her. :lol:

Shipping company seeks support for tennis invitational

* Publication Date:05/20/2010
* Source: China Times

The Orient Express Container Group is seeking funding support to host a tennis tournament next year in Taipei in which several internationally known tennis players would be invited to attend, OEC president Robert Han said May 19.

Noting that 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the Republic of China, Han said the tournament could be called the ROC Centenary Ladies Invitational.

Asked if he had any particular players in mind, Han said Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, Maria Sharapova and the Williams sisters are all potential candidates.

Two well-known local players—Chan Yung-jan and Chang Kai-chen—could also be invited, he added.

“It would be a dream come true if we could host a world-class tennis tournament next year,” Han said.

The matches would be played in the Taipei Arena from Sept. 19 to Sept. 24, 2011, and would cost roughly US$2.6 million to host—including US$1 million for players’ fees and US$600,000 in prize money, according to Han.

Han said OEC needed the support of the government, in particular the Sports Affairs Council and the Taipei City Government, to come up with the required funds.

To make his case, Han said the government, not OEC, could have its name attached to the invitational. In addition, admission to the games would be free.

“How nice would it be if we could let the whole world know that we are capable of hosting a world-class tennis event,” Han said.

OEC, a shipping company, is known for its support of women’s tennis in Taiwan. For three years in a row now, it has hosted the OEC Taipei Ladies Open in November. Han said he hopes that either Ana Ivanovic or Daniela Hantuchova can be persuaded to participate in the upcoming tournament. (HZW)

http://taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xitem=103923&CtNode=416

jelenacg
May 20th, 2010, 09:58 PM
Yeah i see Ana playing there ,sure :lol:

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 10:57 AM
There is this article on Ana in today's Sportski Zurnal:

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/6191/rg3v.jpg

jelenacg
May 21st, 2010, 12:05 PM
Well Ana for once agrees with you Izzy :lol: Regarding Rome :lol: She doesn`t think to much about Rome and she thinks there is a lot of work in front of her
Ana is very happy with her work with Heinz and Demian .Heinz is very smart (we already knew that :lol: )
They asked her something about FC next year ,she said it`s still far away :lol:
About world cup ,she`ll probably watch some matches with her father and brother but she doen`t like football and she knows we have a descent team :lol:
In the end they asked her why she lost 2 last matches against JJ .Ana said she had her chances but didn`t use them in Madrid and in Doha JJ was in better form
Then they asked her will she be more motivated next time they play .Ana said she is always motivated against top players ,escpecially if she loses a couple of times in a row to them .Just like it was with Elena in Rome

Pops Maellard
May 21st, 2010, 12:07 PM
Yay, good news if Ana were to make the QF. :hehehe: Extra motivation to beat JJ. :cool:

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 02:56 PM
There is an article on Ana in june's Vogue Spain magazine:

Llegó su hora
Hablamos con Ana Ivanovic, la deportista más bella del mundo.

http://www.vogue.es/uploads/images/thumbs/201020/llego_su_hora_397681964_320x480.jpg

21/05/2010

Después de un año duro, la que fuera número 1 del tenis mundial vuelve dispuesta a revalidar su título. Ana Ivanovic nos revela sus trucos y cosméticos imprescindibles para ser una de las deportistas más bellas del mundo.

La tenista -apasionada del shopping, la playa, los viajes y la lectura-, nos desvela sus items favoritos, desde sus productos de belleza predilectos, hasta las prendas con las que se siente más cómoda.

No te pierdas su top ten ganador.

Fotógrafa: Mónica Suárez de Tangil
Realización: Carmen Lanchares

Más información en el número de junio de Vogue España.

http://www.vogue.es/articulos/llego-su-hora/7235#

gaviotabr
May 21st, 2010, 02:57 PM
Well Ana for once agrees with you Izzy :lol: Regarding Rome :lol: She doesn`t think to much about Rome and she thinks there is a lot of work in front of her
Ana is very happy with her work with Heinz and Demian .Heinz is very smart (we already knew that :lol: )
They asked her something about FC next year ,she said it`s still far away :lol:
About world cup ,she`ll probably watch some matches with her father and brother but she doen`t like football and she knows we have a descent team :lol:
In the end they asked her why she lost 2 last matches against JJ .Ana said she had her chances but didn`t use them in Madrid and in Doha JJ was in better form
Then they asked her will she be more motivated next time they play .Ana said she is always motivated against top players ,escpecially if she loses a couple of times in a row to them .Just like it was with Elena in Rome

Thanks Jelena!

Well.. I think we can thank Heinz for Ana sharing my opinion.. He is a smart guy and I'm sure he was the one who told her not to get too excited over one single good tournament. There is a lot of work ahead, and she needs to play a LOT better to be able to get close to top level again.

Pops Maellard
May 21st, 2010, 03:03 PM
There is an article on Ana in june's Vogue Spain magazine:



http://www.vogue.es/articulos/llego-su-hora/7235#
Nice pic in that one. ;)

gaviotabr
May 22nd, 2010, 07:51 PM
New interview:

My confidence is high now: Ana Ivanovic
Saibal Bose, TNN, May 23, 2010, 12.54am IST
Article

Going into French Open, site of her greatest career win, Ana Ivanovic tells TOI that despite the lows of last year, she can compete with the best.

Returning to Roland Garros, the place of your biggest career victory so far, how does it feel?

It's always a special feeling when you arrive back at a tournament that you have won. Many great memories return and you have a very positive feeling.

How do you rate your chances this time? Does it help that, going by your current rankings, you are more of an outsider?

Not really, because I won't be seeded! So I could have a very tough draw, even in the first round. But on the other hand, to go far in a tournament you have to beat the top players at some stage.

Some of your recent performances have been encouraging. Do you feel you are getting back into groove?

Yes, for sure. Rome was a big turning point for me, with wins over some very good players, and I feel like I am moving in the right direction. My confidence is much higher than it was two months ago.

You're going well in Madrid against Jankovic, before you seemed to lose way. Have you identified the problems?

Yes, I have talked to my coaches about this match. I had my chances and feel like I could have won the match in two sets. But Jelena did very well and I give her credit for the victory.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/events-tournaments/2010-french-open/interviews/My-confidence-is-high-now-Ana-Ivanovic/articleshow/5963770.cms

I hope Heinz told her how she choked hard in the Madrid match and they find a way for her to stop choking matches away. There were just too many of those in the past couple of years.

gaviotabr
May 24th, 2010, 09:39 AM
Smasher

At four, she picked up a tennis racquet for the first time. At 15, she was playing alongside some of the biggest names in the sport. At 21, she won her first Grand Slam and was ranked world number one the same year. At 22, Ana Ivanovic is now getting out of a slump and “feeling quite confident again” Going into the French Open. t2 engages the Serbian hottie in an email chat…

As a child growing up in Serbia, how did you get interested in tennis?

I was watching Monica Seles playing in some tournament and during the commercial they showed an advertisement for a tennis centre. It looked like a lot of fun so I remembered the number and wrote it down, then begged my mom to take me there. After maybe one month of me pestering my mother, she took me for my first lesson and I loved it straight away. I was four years old at the time.

So, was Seles your tennis idol?

Monica Seles was always my biggest idol. It’s because of her that I started playing tennis. I was lucky to have the chance to meet her about five years ago, and we’ve met a couple of times since and stayed in touch. I also used to love watching Andre Agassi, and it was a thrill to actually play against him in a charity exhibition a few years ago.

What are your earliest memories of playing tennis?

I still remember my first lesson. What I remember even more is that a few weeks later, for my fifth birthday, my father gave me a tennis racquet, and that was one of the happiest moments of my life. Tennis has always been such a pleasure for me. I remember going to play after school and I was always so excited. I loved competing, and just hitting the ball over the net. I still do.

How supportive were your friends and family?

My family gave me incredible support. But actually, it wasn’t until I was around 11 or 12 that we realised that I had a real chance of becoming a tennis professional. Of course, I always dreamed about it, but it wasn’t until we had an offer from a sports agency that would help with my travel and tournament entries that we had to make a serious decision. My parents always hoped I would do something more intellectual. But they supported me 100 per cent. I couldn’t have done it without them. My friends too were really, really supportive. The tennis world is very different, very specific, so they didn’t really understand everything about it, but they always encouraged me and shared my excitement. I’ll always remember that.

When did you first realise that you had in you to enter the big league?

When I was around 12 or 13 I was offered a contract with a management company to join their international squad and travel to junior tournaments. Obviously this was a big decision to make, because it meant I would miss some school and be away from home. I discussed it with my whole family and we decided to go for it. My mum quit her job and travelled with me, which was a great thing to do on her part. She has been my best friend. My father and brother are great supporters too, of course, and they come to watch whenever they can.

What are your memories of the first big match that you played?

Actually my first match on a big court was an exhibition with Mansour Bahrami, Yannick Noah and Elena Bovina. We played mixed doubles in Basel when I was 15. I was so nervous! It was a big stadium and many people were watching. Fortunately Mansour and Yannick were very kind and did all they could to help us relax. They were really funny, and that helped calm my nerves.

Who are your friends in the tennis circuit?

I am friendly with quite a few players, for example Maria Kirilenko, Sania Mirza, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Sorana Cirstea. I admire Sania a lot. She receives so much attention, and is under more media scrutiny than any player in tennis, and she deals with it really well. She’s a very smart girl.

I also get on well with the Serbian male players; we always talk when we see each other at the club.

Who do you enjoy playing against the most today?

I love competing against the top players. That is my main motivation, and they are the players I most look forward to playing. There’s not one player in particular, but anyone who is near the top of the rankings.

Can you pick three key moments of your tennis career?

It’s hard to choose three but for sure one of them would be winning the French Open and becoming No.1 in the world. Another would probably be beating Amelie Mauresmo at the French Open when I was 17, and she was seeded three or four I think. Then maybe I would also choose winning Montreal in 2006, which was my first Tier I title. Certainly there are always some turning points in a player’s career and those were very important for me.

After a Grand Slam title and the number one ranking, how do you explain your slump? What are you doing to get out of it?

I think I made some very good improvements in Rome two weeks ago. Even before that, for a while now, I have been practising really well. I have been working very hard and I knew that the results would come, and now they are starting to come. I am feeling quite confident again, certainly the best I have felt on court in a long time, and I’m looking forward.

What would your advice be to youngsters in Serbia and other parts of the world wanting to take up tennis as a career?

The most important thing is to always believe in yourself. It’s also necessary to have the support of those you are close to, for example your family. I don’t think I could have had a successful career in tennis without them. It’s also important not to neglect your education. I had big hopes to become a professional, but I knew that the chances were small and I always worked hard at school. That’s very important.

Do you interact with players from other sports?

I know a few athletes from other sports, like (Australian golfer) Adam Scott. I also know some Serbian volleyball players, basketball players, footballers and swimmers. I met many of them during the Beijing Olympics and enjoyed talking to them about their training and learning more about their sport. One basketball player I know in particular, whom I really admire, is Sasa Djordjevic. He is a legend in Serbia and he is also a Unicef ambassador, so I’ve met him a few times through that.

Any India plans?

I haven’t yet visited but I would definitely like to go (to India). I am friends with Sania so I have heard a little about it. I love Indian food like Chicken Tikka Masala and spinach curry. I am aware that food in Indian restaurants across the world is very different to that which you find in India. It’s a shame there are no more WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) tournaments there, but hopefully there will be an opportunity to play in India sometime in the future.

CHIP AND CHARGE

Favourite stroke Forehand
Favourite film Hard to say, there are many! Probably The Notebook
Favourite actor Eric Bana
Favourite actress Meryl Streep
Most comfortable in I like to dress up from time to time, but I am most comfortable in something like an easy jeans and T-shirt combination
If not a tennis player, I would be Maybe something like a psychologist. I find psychology extremely interesting

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1100524/jsp/entertainment/story_12477539.jsp

spiritedenergy
May 24th, 2010, 11:01 AM
New interview:



http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/events-tournaments/2010-french-open/interviews/My-confidence-is-high-now-Ana-Ivanovic/articleshow/5963770.cms

I hope Heinz told her how she choked hard in the Madrid match and they find a way for her to stop choking matches away. There were just too many of those in the past couple of years.

hey izzy!:wavey: yeah "I talked with my coaches":rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Ana is so funny in her delusions:lol:

Pops Maellard
May 24th, 2010, 11:37 AM
hey izzy!:wavey: yeah "I talked with my coaches":rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Ana is so funny in her delusions:lol:
What do you mean?

InsideOut.
May 24th, 2010, 12:18 PM
I thought Ana wanted 'something to do with languages' :p Guess Freud got in her head :rolls:

Anyone notice how all her 'friends' are now either semi-retired or slumping except for Makiri who has found a little bit of form? :spit:

gaviotabr
May 24th, 2010, 01:17 PM
I thought Ana wanted 'something to do with languages' :p Guess Freud got in her head :rolls:

Anyone notice how all her 'friends' are now either semi-retired or slumping except for Makiri who has found a little bit of form? :spit:

The slumping sisterhood.. :spit::sobbing:

spiritedenergy
May 24th, 2010, 05:00 PM
What do you mean?

i mean she make it look like she had a deep discussion or something, while heinz told her straight away she was choking, and that's what she did... and i doubt this "talk" had any impact on her considering todays performance:o

gaviotabr
May 24th, 2010, 09:06 PM
Ana's presser:

Post-event - Ana Ivanovic
Monday, May 24, 2010
Ana Ivanovic

Q. Just talk about the match a little bit, and sort of your frame of mind being back at this tournament.
ANA IVANOVIC: First of all, I'm very happy to be back. You know, to win here the first match was lots of nerves and it was a little bit difficult also to play someone I never seen play before.
So it was a lot of nervousness involved, but very happy to get through that. Actually, you know, even though I didn't think the match was really that good, I felt on my groundstrokes I was striking the ball well.
You know, that's good, and I get the win. So I can move on and get better.

Q. Obviously your expectations coming in probably are different than when you were coming in, you know, a couple years ago. Can you talk about what those are and what you're trying to sort of accomplish right now in your career?
ANA IVANOVIC: Well, I think the expectations are the same. I just try to suppress them, you know. I try to focus on each match.
I love playing on clay. You know, I grew up on this surface. It's always fun coming back here, and then the crowd, it's amazing. They always give me so much support. It's a lot of fun and a lot of emotions playing here, so just try to actually look, you know, take it one step at a time.
But I do have, you know, high expectations of myself.

Q. I wanted to ask you about your outfits. I'm asking several women and men about their outfits. How many outfits do you bring to a tournament and do you wear the same one? Do you get it laundered and wear it again?
ANA IVANOVIC: No, I wear different ones. I usually bring about five, six different or actually same kind of dresses, but the whole outfit with the underpants and the dresses. So every match I have a different one, yeah.

Q. Obviously we've seen the rise and sort of the fall of your game. In Rome you put together some good wins. I'm wondering if you started to feel something click and change in your game now, or if it's just, you know did you?
ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, a lot of things changed. I think I'm completely different player than I was, you know, a couple years ago. And also, there are more aspects in my game that I actually added. Still, you know, some days, you know, it's a little bit harder for it to fall all together into place. And other days it's much, much easier.
I mean, the improvements are immense. And since I started working with Heinz, it's really been, you know, every day I could see improvement. We worked a lot on my serve and just also on my groundstrokes to be more free and actually swing through the ball better.
It's just making me feel more comfortable in the court, and I do. I feel also I'm becoming more and more consistent, which was the thing that I always tried to do.
So finally I feel things are coming into place. I get excited, you know, because I want results, as well, straightaway. But sometimes, you know, you have to wait, because it's been a long, long time since I played a lot of matches in a row.
So it's a lot of emotions, so it becomes not so much anymore about this game in particular. It becomes also my mindset and some doubts that I still have. It's gonna be a process, but I really feel good about my game at the moment.

Q. Do you find yourself fighting with the doubts that you can be an elite player again?
ANA IVANOVIC: I have no doubt about it. I really feel I belong to the top and I can get back to the top. It's just the little steps and trusting myself when I'm out there, when I'm hitting the ball, you know, just trusting the movement and that stroke, you know, rather than pulling back and, you know, and in my serve, actually committing, because I'm serving you know, I was serving great past few weeks. It's been a huge improvement. Then sometimes I still doubt it.
So I think it's also a process of just doing it over and over again until it becomes a habit.

Q. Is it fair to say that the last maybe year or year and a half has not been very much fun for you on the tennis court?
ANA IVANOVIC: Not fun at all. You know, it was and also lots of tears and lots of hard times and lots of doubts and fears, everything, but, you know, it's something that you learn. And if you overcome it, it's you learn from it and it makes you better player and person after that.
I have really good people around me now, and I trust them a lot. They're very supportive, and they believe in me when I didn't believe in myself. So that's great to see.

Q. If I remember right, at the US Open you were talking about tossing a heavier ball and a lighter ball. Do you still do all that stuff or is that all past?
ANA IVANOVIC: No, it's past. I try to do that. I mean, I tried so many different things in my serve. It's a joke. I can't even remember half of them anymore. I actually don't remember if I did that again, but not in the last six months, no, nothing; nothing like that.

Q. He was asking you about fashion. How important is fashion in women's tennis? I mean, you have the SI thing.
ANA IVANOVIC: More and more. Would you agree?

Q. Yeah.
ANA IVANOVIC: It is, but I think, after all, it's important to, you know, to have a nice, good looking outfit. But after all, for me, at least, it's very important to feel comfortable, because when you're out there, you don't want to worry whether your skirt is too sort or if it's coming up if the wind blows.
You just want to focus on the game. And adidas is doing great job with it, and the dresses have been really good.

Q. Yesterday Venus wore a dress that got a lot of attention. And there were actually photographers that were trying to get photos of her as the dress went up. Did you see the dress? What do you think of it?
ANA IVANOVIC: No, I haven't, unfortunately so.

Q. You said that your game was much different than it was two years ago. What was the reason why you felt it needed the change?
ANA IVANOVIC: Well, at first with my coach, we thought, or yeah, he thought that maybe we need to improve in order to stay at No. 1 position, which now, looking back, it's really silly, because I had kind of good game and it was just matter of, you know, getting more consistent in the way I was playing and not trying to get better and try to be more technically perfect. Because, you know, everyone has a zone they need to feel good about. That kind of created a lot of doubt, because I started doing different things.
So all of a sudden, I went away from what I was doing and trying to play more close, play more open. So it was kind of a circle of everything and you don't feel so comfortable. You have doubts on the court. You lose some matches. Then confidence goes. So it's kind of circle.

This is so true.. and on top of that, whatever they were doing to add to her game lead to a thumb injury.
Sven... :o Had he never heard about the most famous sports rule? In a team that is winning you shall never make changes! :o She was playing great at that time, to win RG.. all she had was to learn how to play like that consistently.. not change her game.

Look at how she has become a pusher now.. I miss old Ana.. :sobbing:

gaviotabr
May 24th, 2010, 09:10 PM
It's also good that she realizes this:

So finally I feel things are coming into place. I get excited, you know, because I want results, as well, straightaway. But sometimes, you know, you have to wait, because it's been a long, long time since I played a lot of matches in a row.
So it's a lot of emotions, so it becomes not so much anymore about this game in particular. It becomes also my mindset and some doubts that I still have. It's gonna be a process, but I really feel good about my game at the moment.

It does come down to her inability to control her nerves and emotions, and her mindset in matches.

Jang87
May 24th, 2010, 09:16 PM
Why the hell would you want to change the game of a player that has won RG and become world number one. Damn it Sven! Lets hope Heinz gets Ana back on track.

gaviotabr
May 24th, 2010, 09:32 PM
Why the hell would you want to change the game of a player that has won RG and become world number one. Damn it Sven! Lets hope Heinz gets Ana back on track.

Yeah.. they totally ruined her game.. Why change something that is working? UGH! :o

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 24th, 2010, 10:14 PM
It's right. She needed to be more consistent. That had to change. More consistent doesn't mean going backwards and keep the ball in play.
She's actually not making less errors than before but she's making less winners than before. Is that so hard to see? And is it that hard to fix? Everyday you work on it and still it's such a shit. Ring a bell when I call the word BRAINS?

And all the doubts, fear and nervouness. Sure think about it a lot and it only gets worse. I know you can make a mistake once or twice or even a few more but eventually you learn from them and don't make the same mistake over and over again.

I WILL TELL YOU NOW. Her match against Kleybanova is Thursday. So I can't know how the match will look like. Ana and her team has time to make the best of it and she's the better player.
Kleybanova will go for her shots! She's not fast and certainly not on clay, so if you move her around, you have her weakness and she can't use her weapon then.
So if Ana is passive, Alisa gets enough chances to play her game and probably hit more and more winners. Then Ana gets frustrated, doesn't know what to do. Then tries a little bit to go for winners and make the silly errors. She loses 2-6 2-6 and in her interview she says that she couldn't get any rythym and bla bla bla.

If it will happen what I just described here above, then I'm such a genious or she and her team are so brainless? Tell me.

If Ana just plays HER OWN game (not the paasive one) shows her confidence then this match shouldn't be so hard.
1. It's one of Ana's favorite tournaments.
2. The surface has Ana's advantage.
3. Ana is simply more talented and a better player than Kleybanova.

Only if Kleybanova plays out of her mind, then Ana can lose this match. But only if she's better. And not that Ana wasted her chances and bad game plan (or no plan) and just played bad.

jelenacg
May 24th, 2010, 10:53 PM
Sven :o Seriously that was such a stupid decision :tape: But what`s done is done you can`t change that .Ana now playing like a pusher is her own fault and not Sven`s :rolleyes: I`m sure Heinz didn`t tell her to stand so far behind the baseline today .She is only using her FH in defence these days :sad:

I know it`s not easy to step up when you don`t have enough confidence but she has to do that .She is so afraid to go for her shots

I`m not at all opimistic about her next match.I agree that if she pushes the ball she will lose but i dont see her stepping up and being agressive to tell you the truth :o Plus her serve was horrrible in Madrid and it was horrible today ,so i don`t see how it can improve in 2 days :confused: Kleybanova will crush her second serve :tape:

Pops Maellard
May 25th, 2010, 12:58 AM
I quite liked the interview, she seemed to be talking honestly about her feelings.

doni1212
May 25th, 2010, 01:47 AM
Why does everyone keep saying Ana plays on Thursday? She plays on Wednesday, right?

gaviotabr
May 25th, 2010, 09:48 AM
Why does everyone keep saying Ana plays on Thursday? She plays on Wednesday, right?

Because she plays on thursday!

Bottom half second round will be played on Wednesday. Top half second round on thursday. ;)

azdaja
May 25th, 2010, 10:07 AM
Q. You said that your game was much different than it was two years ago. What was the reason why you felt it needed the change?
ANA IVANOVIC: Well, at first with my coach, we thought, or yeah, he thought that maybe we need to improve in order to stay at No. 1 position, which now, looking back, it's really silly, because I had kind of good game and it was just matter of, you know, getting more consistent in the way I was playing and not trying to get better and try to be more technically perfect. Because, you know, everyone has a zone they need to feel good about. That kind of created a lot of doubt, because I started doing different things.
So all of a sudden, I went away from what I was doing and trying to play more close, play more open. So it was kind of a circle of everything and you don't feel so comfortable. You have doubts on the court. You lose some matches. Then confidence goes. So it's kind of circle.
omg :o

you know, if it's not broken don't fix it. you don't need to be great at all aspects of the game in order to be the best player in the world. so, yes, it should have been just about being more consistent. think about them what you want, but "brainless" ballbashers have the perfect game if they are consistent. using your weapons to the best of your ability is not brainless at all.

still there is one thing that will never change :p
la deportista más bella del mundo.
people will continue calling ana that in the magazines :hearts:

spiritedenergy
May 25th, 2010, 06:06 PM
stupid sven he ruined everything:o he tried to turn her into a pusher and a net rusher... what was he thinking?:tape: and after all, he left her alone in the off-season 2008-2009... such big mistakes

doni1212
May 25th, 2010, 06:21 PM
Because she plays on thursday!

Bottom half second round will be played on Wednesday. Top half second round on thursday. ;)

Ok, I didn't know that! Cool!! I'm completely free on Thursday so I'll get to see Ana, Serena and hopefully the Devil losing to Kanepi!! :rocker2:

The 2nd Law
May 26th, 2010, 12:25 PM
Ok, I didn't know that! Cool!! I'm completely free on Thursday so I'll get to see Ana, Serena and hopefully the Devil losing to Kanepi!! :rocker2:

:lol:

gaviotabr
May 26th, 2010, 03:06 PM
New interview. Google translation:

"In Switzerland I learned to trust"
By Adrian Ruch, Paris. Updated on 05/26/2010


The Serb Ana Ivanovic, French Open champion in 2008, is one of the most popular tennis players. In the interview, she talks about tough times, their relationship with Switzerland, the modeling and her boyfriend, pro golfer Adam Scott.
Successful tennis player and model: Ana Ivanovic's always a good figure.

Ana Ivanovic was in 2008 after winning the title in Paris the number one in the world. It subsequently fell, caused by health problems, in a downward spiral. Until it fell back to 58th in the world rankings. She is currently number 42, with aufwärtsgeht it with the 22-year-olds, since they will be trained by the Swiss Heinz Günthardt. The likeable Serb part of the Glamour Girls of the tennis scene, it has been selected from various press publications and websites the most attractive player and always appears on covers of fashion magazines. Ivanovic is engaged to the Australian golfer Adam Scott, currently No. 36 in the world.

Is it true that you usually have a song in your head when you go onto the pitch?
Ana Ivanovic: Yes, that helps me to relax, to concentrate and to release the pressure.

What song she accompanied two years ago on the way to French Open title?
I heard at that time very much like the music of Pink and had three songs in my head: "Cuz I Can" (Because I can / editors), "Leave Me Alone" (Leave me alone) and "You And Your Hand" (you and your hand).

And which song helped you during your Erstrundenpartie against Kai-Chen Chang?
This time, it had no place in my head for a song - he was due to return to Paris full of laughs of positive emotions ().

They got here in 2008 until now your only Grand Slam title and became the number 1 Does it to you before, as if that happened yesterday?
No, that seems an eternity ago. Meanwhile, what has happened a lot. But I want those memories laughs by a good result to refresh ().

They suffered from injuries, lost many games and fell far behind in the world rankings. How did you experience this time?
It was a stage with tears, doubts and fears. I can assure you that it's not funny if you are not feeling well and does not believe in themselves. I lost many matches just because I did not trust me to win it. At least I had great people around me who believed in me than I myself did not.

Despite problems and failures you have at least in public usually a laugh in the face ...
It was a hard time, but I shall never forget the good life I lead. For I can make money with my favorite pastime and was loved by family members and friends - even if I lost.

You are at the tennis fans around the world, very popular. What does this appreciation?
I am very happy about it and draw from the support of a lot of energy. Real fans stand by you - whether you're the number one, number 51 or number 101.

How did the collaboration with Heinz Günthardt?
I felt a little lost and felt that I needed instead of advice from many people a single coach who sets the direction. Heinz was my first choice. I'm glad, "he said immediately.

What have you learned from him so far?
He told me I should swing the club freely, naturally. This is a technical change, but also a question of mindset. We are also working on impact. There is still much to do, but with his help I could raise my game already on a higher level.

Is it a problem that Günthardt comments for Swiss television?
That works already. Where there's a will there is a way (laughs). We just hope that my games and that Roger Federer does not take place simultaneously.

They live in Basel and the Swiss have a coach. Can you describe your relationship with Switzerland in more detail?
It is a special relationship. My first management was based in Lausanne. I went with the first twelve years in Switzerland and trained then again there. And my current manager, Dan Holzmann, is Swiss. Then I trained under the direction of Zoltan Kuharszkys, who lived in Switzerland. Somehow always lead my way to Switzerland. I feel very well in Switzerland and can relax very well. The people recognize me, but they are not crazy and give me my privacy.

If this is the main reason that you live in Switzerland?
It is next to the better infrastructure, the second important reason. In Serbia, it is difficult for me to make me free. The people are very open and friendly, but because they recognize me, they believe that a right to have to talk to me, come near me. Therefore, there is often a crowd. And I drive a car, honk the people and pass me. To be popular, is indeed beautiful, but also stressful. Often I only want to spend a quiet day with friends.

Where do you like it, especially in Switzerland?
Although I live in Basel, Zurich I like very much. I should probably not because of the rivalry may say

Do not worry, I am from Bern.
Well (laughs). The area on Lake Geneva is beautiful, and of course the mountains. I was, for example in Gstaad. Unfortunately I can not drive because of my contract longer ski. But in my career I will do that - in the Swiss mountains.

As a child you had to train in Belgrade because of the war early in the morning in an empty swimming pool. How did you experience your first visit to Switzerland?
It was a shock. In Serbia, there was no order, no one stuck to the rules. In Switzerland, however, everything was organized, there was a solid training plan. If you promised someone something, he did it well. In Switzerland I learned to trust the people.

They have won since 2008 no tournament. Your friend, the Australian professional golfer Adam Scott, ended a long dry spell recently. Gives you hope to be successful?
It's nice that he is successful again. His victories inspire me and strengthen my desire to win himself back titles.

Is it easier in your situation, to have a partner who is himself a prominent?
It is especially important to have someone who understands my situation and I can trust. We both know that we see less than other couples because we have important jobs and yet are good at it (laughs).

Play better golf, or Adam Scott plays better tennis?
Adam gave me a couple of golf lessons, but he is definitely better in tennis, he plays excellent. We can play well together, he can even drill me (laughs).

She recently posed for the swimsuit edition of the magazine "Sports Illustrated". How important is the modeling?
I would not say it is important, but it's fun. I like to throw from the tennis and clothes in the corner and me to trim. It is also interesting to work with professional advisors style and fashion photographers. However, the posturing sometimes be harder than a tennis training.

shown in the said magazine to be true, as a kind of accolade.
Yes, I am very honored. In the swimsuit edition of many famous models and athletes will be presented.

They show a lot of bare skin. How did the reactions in the tennis community?
Positive. Moreover, the degree of attention to my shots have increased in the U.S.. I do not know if I could show these pictures to my grandparents (laughs).

What is involved with the UNICEF program "School without Violence" on to which you are?
It is important for me, I set up for charitable purposes and especially for children. In Serbia, 62 percent of children suffer physical or psychological abuse by classmates or teachers. With this program we are trying to persuade the children to respect each other and to themselves to behave decently, and we suspend for exemplary behavior, little prices. The program will soon be extended to other countries, in the coming months I will be the global ambassador.

They suffered under as a student yourself once violence?
Under physical force not having been verbal. It has almost every class in a couple of children who form themselves into a group and believe torment of being particularly cool and the others can be.

They were the number one, you were featured on a stamp, you were elected to the most attractive tennis player - what are you most proud of?
On the Roland Garros title. Winning a Grand Slam tournament is something special to the people remember a long time.

What goals and dreams are you still gone?
I want to get more Grand Slam titles. It would be great to have won at the end of my career, all four Grand Slam tournaments. At home, I would like my career to a family with a few children.

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/sport/tennis/In-der-Schweiz-lernte-ich-vertrauen/story/27395843?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

bruce goose
May 26th, 2010, 03:32 PM
New interview. Google translation:



http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/sport/tennis/In-der-Schweiz-lernte-ich-vertrauen/story/27395843?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitterI'm gonna assume that's a bad translation there in re being "engaged to";there's no way that piece of shit is gonna get married and close off his options for sexual escapades.How many of these "journalists" are gonna keep 'shining little putters' with their lips??Comparing Ana to the A.A.T,talent-wise,is a joke;one of them is a Grand Slam champion and multiple finalist...and the other is ranked outside the Top 40...and is doing WELL by his sorry,3rd-rate standards.If we reversed the genders,I suppose you could say that Jill Craybas and Tiger Woods make a great couple since--from a purely technical standpoint--they're both champions at their sport:lol:.Honestly,is that f--king retard serious about that swishy prick "supporting" Ana??Yeah,about as well as Gunther Parsche supported Monica Seles...both assholes have been equally helpful.I'm glad that Ana still recognizes that Heinz has been her best and primary support so far...and it's probably smart of her to not live in Serbia full-time...a rare show of Ana Common Sense;)

soul
May 26th, 2010, 07:01 PM
:worship::worship:Thx gaviotabr; u r on missiom again.U make us aware of the latest news always:worship::worship:

Polikarpov
May 26th, 2010, 08:33 PM
I miss the weird stance Ana used to do when receiving serve in the deuce court. :sad:

gaviotabr
May 26th, 2010, 10:07 PM
From Sportski Zurnal:

http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/61/rg5.jpg

Anything of notice?

jelenacg
May 26th, 2010, 10:27 PM
Nothing new

gaviotabr
May 26th, 2010, 10:33 PM
Nothing new

Ok, thanks Jelena! :yeah:

jelenacg
May 26th, 2010, 10:38 PM
Ok, thanks Jelena! :yeah:

No problem and you don`t have to thank me every time :lol:

gaviotabr
May 27th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Ana's presser:

Q. You have a new coach for some time now, so how did it work? How are you regarding your last months? How are you with regard to the new coach?
ANA IVANOVIC: It's going very well. I'm really happy. Heinz is a great coach. We started in February, and, like, improvements in my game have been really big and very visible. Yeah, everything is going well. I'm really happy with the improvements we made and the things we want to work on.

Q. You started out up 2 Love, and then it just seemed to get away from you. What happened?
ANA IVANOVIC: Well, I don't think I played that bad, actually. For a while I think she didn't miss a ball at all. She made so many winners, too.
It was just very hard, because many important points she played really, really well, and I didn't think I did too much wrong out there, you know. I was also a little bit unlucky with so many line calls on my serve and just everything going out.
It was a combination of a few things, but she played a well match today.

Q. This is going back a little bit, but you lost to Jelena in Madrid. I was wondering when you heard about that fist pump imitation she did after the match and just what your reaction was.
ANA IVANOVIC: You know, it's very, very hard for me to comment on that, you know. You know how they say: Sport doesn't build character. It shows it.
Yeah, it's very hard for me to say.

Q. You've obviously done well here in the past. What do you think you need to do to get back to that level of a few years ago?
ANA IVANOVIC: You know, I love this tournament. You know, it's still my favorite tournament.
But I think I'm on the right path, and I'm doing lots of things right. I have a plan in place, and I have really good team around me. I'm very happy with the improvements that have been made.
Like I said, it's been such a long time until I was actually, you know, competing and playing lots of matches, so, you know, it's gonna take some time for it to become a pattern and just being used to competing again at that high level against top players.
Some days it might be there; some days might not. You know, more and more it's there for me. I feel more and more confident on the court.
But I still, you know, think it's gonna be a process and it's gonna take some time. No doubt I'm on the right way.

Q. You spent a lot of time working on your serve and just trying new things. Have you settled into a motion now or are you still working on it?
ANA IVANOVIC: No, definitely I have lots of things to, yeah, to think about, and work on my serve. But everything was going really well and my serve improved a lot.
It's still work in process, and still I have to serve lots and lots of times even in the practice to get confident in that motion.
But I do have, you know, few things I'm thinking about that work.

Q. So you're kind of happy where it is? It's just a matter of getting it grooved?
ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah.

:rolleyes:

gaviotabr
May 27th, 2010, 05:45 PM
Kleybanova actually had some nice words to Ana:

Former champion Ivanovic humbled as career slide goes on
Martyn Herman
PARIS


PARIS (Reuters) - Watching Ana Ivanovic suffer at Roland Garros made for painful viewing on Thursday as the former darling of Paris slid out of the French Open with barely a whimper.


The 22-year-old Serb, whose career has nose-dived alarmingly since winning the title here in 2008, looked almost apologetic at times during a humbling 6-3 6-0 loss to ruthless Russian Alisa Kleybanova in 66 minutes.

A few of the fans who had waited patiently for the rain to finally stop on Court One tried to lift her but after slashing another errant forehand into the net she appeared relieved to be heading back to the privacy of the locker room.

The contrast to two years ago could not have been more stark.

Then, as the sun beat down, Ivanovic stood smiling on centre court as she held aloft the Suzanne Lenglen Cup after defeating Dinara Safina 6-3 6-4 in the final.

That fortnight the winners flowed off her racket and she sliced through the draw for the loss of just one set. Not only did she win what many believed would be the first of many grand slam titles she also climbed to the top of the WTA rankings.

Blessed with model looks and a friendly demeanour she was a dream for the WTA Tour's marketing chiefs looking for the next pin-up to sell the women's game to the sponsors.

Things soon began to turn sour though and an early loss at Wimbledon was followed by a thumb injury that ruled her out of the Olympic Games in Beijing on the eve of the tournament.

By the end of 2009 she had dropped to 22 in the rankings and arrived at Roland Garros this year a further 20 places down the ladder despite recently hiring Steffi Graf's former long-term coach Heinz Gunthardt.

Ivanovic still managed to smile when she faced the media on Thursday but the sparkle was missing from her eyes.

"You know I love this tournament," she told reporters. "It's still my favourite tournament. I think I'm on the right path and I'm doing lots of things right.

"It's been such a long time until I was actually competing and playing lots of matches. It's gonna take some time for it to become a pattern and just being used to competing again at that high level against top players."

"Some days it might be there, some days it might not."

It definitely was not there on Thursday despite winning the first two games of the match. From that moment on she simply could not cope with an aggressive opponent who showed no mercy but who offered some words of sympathy afterwards.

"She is obviously trying to come back but it will take time," Kleybanova, the 28th seed, said. "Tennis is so difficult because everybody is improving. She used to be world number one, grand slam winner and everybody is looking up to you and that's difficult when things aren't going very well.

"I'm pretty sure she's strong enough though and she will keep trying. She won some matches in Rome recently and I'm pretty sure she can do it."

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE64Q4ZJ20100527

gaviotabr
May 27th, 2010, 09:04 PM
Another slump article:


Ivanovic is fluffing her lines

Gary Meenaghan


Ana Ivanovic has failed to hit the heights she reached at Roland Garros in 2007. Bogdan Cristel / Reuters

Ana Ivanovic is so superstitious when it comes to tennis that she refuses to walk on the lines of the courts at Roland Garros. Two years on since her French Open final victory over Dinara Safina, however, and it could be comfortably deemed more appropriate for the Serbian to step on every line possible. Twice.

For surely, the 22-year-old must do something – anything at all – to break the dreadful and disastrous run of defeats she has endured throughout the past two years?

Yesterday’s dismal, error-ridden display against Russia’s Alisa Kleybanova in the second round saw her well beaten 6-3, 6-0, but the most saddening statistic was that in the second set Ivanovic had break points on every one of her opponent’s service games. She failed to take advantage; the belief having evidently been drained from her with more force than the rain which lashed against Court One for four-and-a-half hours beforehand.

There were tears when the then-20-year-old lifted the French Open trophy – her first and thus far only major title – and few would be surprised if Ivanovic was weeping once more in Paris last night. Her fall from grace has been cataclysmic. Following her victory at Roland Garros, much was expected of her as she approached Wimbledon the following month as the world’s top-ranked player.

The action at the All-England Club, though, did not unfurl as expected. The No 1 seed toiled for three hours and 24 minutes to progress past Nathalie Dechy, the French veteran, in the first round before slumping 6-1, 6-4 to Zheng Jie, the Chinese wildcard. It was the shock of the tournament and Ivanovic has never fully recovered.

She has managed just two finals in two years – first in Linz where she beat Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-1 and then the following year at Indian Wells where she lost to the same opponent 7-6 (5), 6-2.

In grand slams, she has failed to progress past the fourth round since her victory in Paris. When you consider in the four majors directly preceding her triumph she had managed two finals (the French and the Australian) and a semi-final (Wimbledon) the only logical explanation for a young, talented woman to fail so drastically must be psychological.

And so when Ivanovic appeared at Roland Garros earlier this week exuding confidence and billing the iconic venue as the perfect location for a revival of some long-awaited joie de vivre, it was not unnerving to believe her. She had begun her career playing on clay courts and has a fond relationship with the French tournament that dates back to 2005 when, aged just 17, she beat Amelie Mauresmo, the home favourite, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

But it was never going to be easy. In 2008, she was touted as the future of women’s tennis and a natural heir to the injured Maria Sharapova; this week her quest for success was made all the more difficult by the fact that, now ranked a lowly No 42 in the world, she arrived unseeded.

And yesterday, much like last year when she slumped to Victoria Azarenka in the round of 16, for all her pre-game poise, she failed to turn up. Her error-strewn serve – including a pair of double faults in the crucial sixth game of the first set – and her battling instincts, which once served her so well, were as invisible as Venus Williams’s on-court underwear.

It is unlikely Ana Ivanovic will disappear from the limelight, but the superstitious Serbian needs to stop fluffing her lines and not worry about stepping on them.

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100528/SPORT/705279873/1004

gaviotabr
May 28th, 2010, 02:04 AM
Interesting article from Greg Couch. I agree with some stuff, heavily disagree with others.. but here it is:


Silver Lining in Ana Ivanovic's Defeat

5/27/2010 5:47 PM ET By Greg Couch

PARIS – The crowd was cheering for her, begging for her. Tennis was pleading, but Ana Ivanovic doesn't have It anymore.

She lost to Alisa Kleybanova 6-3, 6-0, in the second round of the French Open Thursday on Court 1, a prime court where you pay extra for a ticket. You paid more for her, yet this was a blowout, her earliest loss ever at the French Open, and it surprised no one.

So why is she the draw? Because she won the French Open two years ago? Because she was No. 1 in the world briefly. Sure, that's how it started.

She's there now because of the most recent Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Or at least, for what landed her in that edition.

Tennis thought Ivanovic was going to be a new It girl two years ago, an Anna Kournikova who wins. Great player, great looking, great marketability.

After she reached the top, her game disappeared. Her looks did not. And when you have the whole package, it works so well together. When you lose the tennis and make the headlines for the other, well ...

It starts to look as if tennis has another Kournikova on its hands. Ivanovic' greatest accomplishment this year is getting into a sports magazine, but she didn't get there for sports.

"I don't think I played that bad, actually," she said after playing like a swimsuit model Thursday. "It was just very hard, because many important points, she played really, really well, and I didn't think I did too much wrong out there."

That's exactly how Ivanovic plays now, hoping things don't go too much wrong.

So is it over for Ivanovic? Is she Kournikova or Danica Patrick? Nah. She can still get It back.

Ivanovic doesn't seem to be loving her life in fashion shoots -- albeit far fewer than Kournikova -- so much as being tortured by her tennis. Her rise was no fluke. Her fall has been completely in her head. She still has every single shot, every bit of movement that she had before.

"I really feel I belong [at] the top and I can get back to the top," she said. "It's just the little steps and trusting myself when I'm out there, you know, just trusting the movement and the stroke rather than pulling back.

"I was serving great the past few weeks. It's been a huge improvement. Then sometimes I doubt it."

I have talked to her at several tournaments the past year, and she always gets the same questions from reporters about whether her game is coming back, whether she has been having any fun. She never seems to get angry about it, and that has been curious.

Ivanovic says it isn't fun, she's getting better, and always something about a Catch-22.

"Well, at first with my coach, he thought that maybe we need to improve (make changes) in order to stay at No. 1 which, now, looking back, it's really silly," she said this week. "I had kind of a good game, and it was just a matter of getting more consistent.
"All of a sudden, I went away from what I was doing and trying to play more close, play more open. So it was kind of a circle of everything, and you don't feel so comfortable. You have doubts on the court. You lose some matches. Then confidence goes. So it's kind of a circle."

I'm starting to understand why she doesn't mind the same question over and over. It's because she wants to hear the same answer over and over. She is trying to talk herself into something, trying to find the reason. The thing is, she is only 22, and can find her brain again.

Her game, the details, are all in working order, and almost all the women on tour play exactly the same game. Hit hard with angles. No touch or anything else. Ivanovic does the same. So what put her ahead of others?

A little mental edge. That's all most of the top women have. Now, that's gone.

But it's what got Dinara Safina to No. 1, too, and Jelena Jankovic. And when they got there, the air was thin on the mountaintop, and they all got dizzy.

Safina is still a mess with no hope in sight. Jankovic has rediscovered her brain and is contending for the top again. And Ivanovic? She's somewhere in the middle, more lost than found.

But in September last year, she was as far gone as Safina is now.

At the U.S. Open last year, she could not toss toss the ball for her serve.

I didn't make that up. She had lost the toss months earlier, and watching her serve was like watching a bird with a broken wing. But at the Open, she was frazzled and on the verge of burnout, too. You think a simple thing like a toss is really a physical problem?

"Sometimes when I toss," she told me at the time, "I either release too early or I flick it and I release too late. I tried also to do exercises with a heavier ball so I get more feel for it."

That could be the dumbest tennis thing I've ever heard. Practicing the toss with a heavier ball?

"Well," she said, "I think I've been thinking about everything too much."

In May, she won four matches in a row in Rome, including two over top-10 players. The next week, she went three sets with Jankovic. And after her match Thursday, someone asked her about Jankovic making fun of her trademark fist pump. Ivanovic said that "sports don't build character. It shows it."

I liked that. It took confidence to hit back.

And Ivanovic, now ranked No. 42, did not come off court crying, as she has so many times. Also, she had no trouble with her toss.

Think baby steps.

The confidence is creeping back in, but on Thursday, it was gone again. I'm not saying she'll be No. 1 again. Confidence just has to find its way back. But It can be done.



http://tennis.fanhouse.com/2010/05/27/silver-lining-in-ana-ivanovics-defeat/

gaviotabr
May 28th, 2010, 02:09 AM
Another one with good points:

Ana Ivanovic blind to glaring deficiencies
Neil Harman

Four years ago, Ana Ivanovic featured in a commercial for the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour entitled “Never Miss a Shot”, and from then until the middle of 2008 that is exactly how her career was signposted, all the way to No 1 in the world and the French Open title.

Since that heady period, when telegenic good looks were mixed with strokes delivered with a telescopic precision, Ivanovic’s career has been in a constant decline, so that she entered this year’s championship at Roland Garros ranked No 42 in the world and desperate never to miss a shot as often as possible.

Unfortunately for the 22-year-old from Serbia, her 6-3, 6-0 defeat to Alisa Kleybanova in the second round yesterday was a case of never being able to extend a rally long enough to pose a threat.

Her remarks afterwards were symptomatic of the confusion that it will require all the experience of Heinz Gunthardt, her coach, to remedy. “I was a bit unlucky with so many line calls on my serve and just everything going out,” Ivanovic said.

“I feel more and more confident on the court.”

Sometimes, perhaps, it is best not to say anything that might come back to haunt you.

Looking at Ivanovic, it is clear that the minute her opponent shows any sign of an aggressive tendency, that confidence she talks about in positive tones simply crumbles away.

Before she secured the 2008 title, her singles record was 60-16; since then it is 44-33, a sign that her struggle is deep-rooted and continuing.

Gunthardt worked with Steffi Graf at the tail end of her glittering career, but we are talking about a champion who won this title six times and achieved so much through a nerveless, steadfast assurance and had gifts that only a chosen few are blessed with. Ivanovic needs a reconstruction.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article7138575.ece

gloria7
May 28th, 2010, 01:29 PM
I am surprised that the journalists still wants to analyze her matches and statements.Still,i believe, that many young players can learn a lot about tennis,specially- what not to do during the matches,just by reading her interviews and watching her play.Maybe she can't help herself,but she can help the other players,who are learning from her mistakes.
Anyway...i've just read an article in serbian "Press" with bombastic headline "Ana insulted Serbia".They are quoting swiss "Tages Anzeiger" where she said, that there is no order here,no one stuck to the rules and she doesn't trust people here because they don't keep their promises...She doesn't feel herself free in Serbia...you know the rest.
Press here barely mentioned "coffeegate" and no one dared to publish JJ's insults and profanity directed at Serena,Ana and Rezai.There was just one headline ..."British press is creating bad blood between JJ and Ana"and that's it.But things are going to change now,and this is all connected with her poor results..

gaviotabr
May 28th, 2010, 02:56 PM
I am surprised that the journalists still wants to analyze her matches and statements.Still,i believe, that many young players can learn a lot about tennis,specially- what not to do during the matches,just by reading her interviews and watching her play.Maybe she can't help herself,but she can help the other players,who are learning from her mistakes.
Anyway...i've just read an article in serbian "Press" with bombastic headline "Ana insulted Serbia".They are quoting swiss "Tages Anzeiger" where she said, that there is no order here,no one stuck to the rules and she doesn't trust people here because they don't keep their promises...She doesn't feel herself free in Serbia...you know the rest.
Press here barely mentioned "coffeegate" and no one dared to publish JJ's insults and profanity directed at Serena,Ana and Rezai.There was just one headline ..."British press is creating bad blood between JJ and Ana"and that's it.But things are going to change now,and this is all connected with her poor results..

I always amazes me a bit as well how there still are slump articles. I mean.. It has been 2 years that Ana doesn't play well. :shrug:

But her story is really one of kind..

Curtos07
May 28th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Dejan Vranes talks about the whole Ana/JJ feud. It's hard to translate.

http://www.pressonline.rs/sr/vesti/sport/story/119496/Vrane%C5%A1%3A+Pomiri%C4%87e+se+Ana+i+Jelena!.html

gaviotabr
May 28th, 2010, 09:50 PM
Dejan Vranes talks about the whole Ana/JJ feud. It's hard to translate.

http://www.pressonline.rs/sr/vesti/sport/story/119496/Vrane%C5%A1%3A+Pomiri%C4%87e+se+Ana+i+Jelena!.html

Puff... I hope Ana never plays Fed Cup again. Ever.

Jang87
May 28th, 2010, 09:55 PM
Is Vranes flying to Paris to mediate between Ana and JJ? God, google translation sucks.

SOA_MC
May 28th, 2010, 10:14 PM
Dejan Vranes talks about the whole Ana/JJ feud. It's hard to translate.

http://www.pressonline.rs/sr/vesti/sport/story/119496/Vrane%C5%A1%3A+Pomiri%C4%87e+se+Ana+i+Jelena!.html

Can't hate on the Fed Cup coach for trying but I agree with Izzy I hope Ana never plays Fed Cup again.

Fed Cup in Serbia has always been twisted by JJ into her own national popularity/ego booster with all the tricks and gimmicks she likes to pull every time Fed Cup rolls along.

azdaja
May 28th, 2010, 10:15 PM
I am surprised that the journalists still wants to analyze her matches and statements.Still,i believe, that many young players can learn a lot about tennis,specially- what not to do during the matches,just by reading her interviews and watching her play.Maybe she can't help herself,but she can help the other players,who are learning from her mistakes.
Anyway...i've just read an article in serbian "Press" with bombastic headline "Ana insulted Serbia".They are quoting swiss "Tages Anzeiger" where she said, that there is no order here,no one stuck to the rules and she doesn't trust people here because they don't keep their promises...She doesn't feel herself free in Serbia...you know the rest.
Press here barely mentioned "coffeegate" and no one dared to publish JJ's insults and profanity directed at Serena,Ana and Rezai.There was just one headline ..."British press is creating bad blood between JJ and Ana"and that's it.But things are going to change now,and this is all connected with her poor results..
serbian press :rolleyes: i read the article in question and it was rather the case of ana trying to say something nice about switzerland than about insulting serbia. but even so, coming from the other side, i was in serbia in the 90's and it was shockingly awful. i feel sorry for people who had to spend their time there back then. i explained to my parents i didn't wanna go, so i had a good 10 years break and serbia is looking much better now. but saying that it was a bad place in the 90's is not insulting, it's simply true. and ana didn't even say anything about that. she just said people were not very disciplined and that she can't have privacy there, unlike in siwtzerland.

Puff... I hope Ana never plays Fed Cup again. Ever.
me too. and i will be cheering against serbia even if she plays.

gaviotabr
May 29th, 2010, 03:03 PM
There is a short article on serbian press about Ana. Google translation is really bad.. but here it is:

Ana: "I never in my life so much training"
29th maj 2010th | 10:34 | Source: Sportske.net

Ivanovic said that the fierce work, sooner or later give the result. Ivanovic continues to argue that the defeat against Klejbanove is not difficult as the public thinks.

"Not a step back, because a lot of gemova resolved after a long struggle, some points that should have won, they went Klejbanovoj. It's great served, which was decided, with my mistakes, "said Ana.

She added that never in my life is not so trained.

"I'm really a lot of progress with Guntardom. I do not yet fully self-confidence, I need time. But I will come to your games, do not worry Anne, who came to Belgrade, and will play in Den Bosa before Wimbledon.

http://www.sportske.net/vest/tenis/ana-nikad-u-zivotu-nisam-ovoliko-trenirala-21832.html

If I understood right, she says she never practiced this much in her life. Well.. it doesn't matter.. you can practice 24/7, if your head is not into it, it's like not practicing at all.

She also says, it seems, that the match against Kleybs was not a step back, because every game was decided after a long struggle.. that points she should have won went to Kleybanova. Kleybs serving well and Ana missing decided the match. Well... it was not a step back indeed, it was 3 steps back.. the most humilliating loss she has ever had at RG. And it's only worse that she missed all the important points.. shows how screwed up her head is.. and how she only wins those when her opponents gift them to her. It also showed how she has no idea of what to do on court when things don't go her way.

Ana is going to Belgrade now I guess.

jelenacg
May 29th, 2010, 03:27 PM
There is a short article on serbian press about Ana. Google translation is really bad.. but here it is:



http://www.sportske.net/vest/tenis/ana-nikad-u-zivotu-nisam-ovoliko-trenirala-21832.html

If I understood right, she says she never practiced this much in her life. Well.. it doesn't matter.. you can practice 24/7, if your head is not into it, it's like not practicing at all.

She also says, it seems, that the match against Kleybs was not a step back, because every game was decided after a long struggle.. that points she should have won went to Kleybanova. Kleybs serving well and Ana missing decided the match. Well... it was not a step back indeed, it was 3 steps back.. the most humilliating loss she has ever had at RG. And it's only worse that she missed all the important points.. shows how screwed up her head is.. and how she only wins those when her opponents gift them to her. It also showed how she has no idea of what to do on court when things don't go her way.

Ana is going to Belgrade now I guess.

You understood well :lol:
I`m not surprised she said that.It`s hard to fix something and before that she had more than 6 months of completely neglecting tennis so it`s not easy.But if her head is not into it than everything is worthless
Ana will probably spend a few days in Belgrade and than go to practice on grass

Funny thing is that if i didn`t saw the result of that match from her comments i would think it was a close match not a complete beat down :spit::lol::tape:

gaviotabr
May 29th, 2010, 03:56 PM
You understood well :lol:
I`m not surprised she said that.It`s hard to fix something and before that she had more than 6 months of completely neglecting tennis so it`s not easy.But if her head is not into it than everything is worthless
Ana will probably spend a few days in Belgrade and than go to practice on grass

Funny thing is that if i didn`t saw the result of that match from her comments i would think it was a close match not a complete beat down :spit::lol::tape:

Yes.. from her comments you might think it was a 10-8 in the third match. :spit: No.. it was a 2 set drubling that included a bagel.

Actually.. the worst part for me is that in this match you could clearly see her regress.. I mean... just a few months ago she played this same opponent, on a surface in which Kleybs is more comfortable on, and she still managed to win 2 more games than this time. We thought Fed Cup was a huge low point.. she managed to play even worse. I'm not asking for her to suddenly do amazing.. but a constant improvement would be nice. She has double faulted more in 2 matches in this tournament then in all others combined (except Madrid). :o

I know it's not an easy process.. Actually it's so hard, most people who go through this just never ever recover. And those 6 months last year that she didn't even practice only make it a tougher and longer road. But after all this you just can't afford to let go of matches, not fight, and think you can recover without fully commiting, without getting your head 100% in it. She needs to realize that.. because all those hours on court practicing are worthless if she doesn't rededicate herself mentally.

She should take this season to play as many matches as possible to get used to them again.. but we know she won't. If she reaches 40 matches played it will be a huge miracle.

bruce goose
May 29th, 2010, 04:10 PM
Some of you might call this crazy,but I'd say that Ana's beauty and sweetness are sort of a small curse for her...On a personal scale,the text message board will light up when the current lowlife scumbag is gone,and every manipulative playboy in Europe...hell,throughout the world...will be gunning to make Ana his dizzy,trophy gf.More importantly,on the TENNIS front,most critics seem to sugarcoat their criticism b/c they want to be gentle with Sweet Ana....I wish they WOULDN'T be so gentle.If you follow the NFL,you'll see that the football media often SKEWERS lousy coaches or general managers and,even when the owner isn't fully dedicated to winning a title,he's FORCED to make changes so that he won't lose credibility and huge amounts of gate revenue from cynical fans.

I wanna see the same with Ana:STOP being nice to her,tennis media.Do you wanna help her??Then hit her upside the head with the truth so that she can't walk away from it.That means calling it like it is....In your columns,say that she is a complete psychological mess and BADLY needs counselling...even for her personal survival.It's different when haters mock Ana for superficial,shallow reasons;if credible people criticized her more fiercely,then it MIGHT just wake her from her walking coma:help:

jelenacg
May 29th, 2010, 04:24 PM
Yes.. from her comments you might think it was a 10-8 in the third match. :spit: No.. it was a 2 set drubling that included a bagel.

Actually.. the worst part for me is that in this match you could clearly see her regress.. I mean... just a few months ago she played this same opponent, on a surface in which Kleybs is more comfortable on, and she still managed to win 2 more games than this time. We thought Fed Cup was a huge low point.. she managed to play even worse. I'm not asking for her to suddenly do amazing.. but a constant improvement would be nice. She has double faulted more in 2 matches in this tournament then in all others combined (except Madrid). :o

I know it's not an easy process.. Actually it's so hard, most people who go through this just never ever recover. And those 6 months last year that she didn't even practice only make it a tougher and longer road. But after all this you just can't afford to let go of matches, not fight, and think you can recover without fully commiting, without getting your head 100% in it. She needs to realize that.. because all those hours on court practicing are worthless if she doesn't rededicate herself mentally.

She should take this season to play as many matches as possible to get used to them again.. but we know she won't. If she reaches 40 matches played it will be a huge miracle.

This RG only showed her head was not there.Why? I don`t know :shrug:
And i don`t believe her when she says she has a plan .If she fires Heinz now it will be even more ridiculous than before bc she would just repeat everything she did last year only with worse results
:rolleyes::rolleyes:

gaviotabr
May 29th, 2010, 04:31 PM
This RG only showed her head was not there.Why? I don`t know :shrug:
And i don`t believe her when she says she has a plan .If she fires Heinz now it will be even more ridiculous than before bc she would just repeat everything she did last year only with worse results
:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Yes.. I'm thinking she won't fire him though.. it would look awful on her part.

As for her head not being there.. yes, that's clear.. but I actually have a feeling she thinks she can recover like this.. that she doesn't need to change her approach or rededicate.. Like all she needs is to go on the practice court as scheduled by managers and coaches, and one day it will fall from the sky. That's the biggest issue.

jelenacg
May 29th, 2010, 04:50 PM
Yes.. I'm thinking she won't fire him though.. it would look awful on her part.

As for her head not being there.. yes, that's clear.. but I actually have a feeling she thinks she can recover like this.. that she doesn't need to change her approach or rededicate.. Like all she needs is to go on the practice court as scheduled by managers and coaches, and one day it will fall from the sky. That's the biggest issue.

Actually to me it looks like the biggest problem is that she wants to do things her way :rolleyes:
That`s why she isn`t playing small tournaments,that`s why she complains,whines ,doesn`t listen, that`s why everything is against her ...
It`s her way or nothing :tape::rolleyes:
Heinz needs to change it and make it`s his way or nothing. Not sure he will manage to do it but i think there lays the real problem

gaviotabr
May 29th, 2010, 05:19 PM
Actually to me it looks like the biggest problem is that she wants to do things her way :rolleyes:
That`s why she isn`t playing small tournaments,that`s why she complains,whines ,doesn`t listen, that`s why everything is against her ...
It`s her way or nothing :tape::rolleyes:
Heinz needs to change it and make it`s his way or nothing. Not sure he will manage to do it but i think there lays the real problem

Spot on Jelena. That's what I was trying to say.. she hasn't realized yet she is the one who needs to change. And thinks she will acomplish things this way.. no, she won't.

gaviotabr
May 29th, 2010, 10:45 PM
I just read the most brilliant article anyone has ever written about Ana and this slump. There have been plenty.. but I think this one is 100% spot on. It touches everything.. from technique to mentality.. and expresses uncertainty, but recognizes Ana's talent. Brilliant. It was written by Patrick Mouratoglou, famous coach and owner of the Mouratoglou tennis Academy. I found it in spanish, so anyone who knows it, better read the link.. but I'll post the google translation:

Ana Ivanovic Low to Hell

see 28 mai 14:22

Ana Ivanovic has lost at Roland Garros today against Alissa Kleybanova 6 / 3 6 / 0. So far his career resembles that of a shooting star.

In 2008, Ana won her first (and I'm afraid to say, perhaps final) Grand Slam, and became the world's number-one ranking he held for 12 weeks. Since then, his struggle in the ranking has been a slow death. Today it is number 42 in the WTA ranking.

Explanation: Ana Ivanovic is a very talented young Serb who was born in 1987. He became world number one mainly with two weapons: a great right, and a very good serve. Ana was young, did not hesitate to play aggressive tennis and practiced as a main strategy was the game "kick-and-right."

Then came the number one player in the world, helped half-time by Sven Groenefeld, who also addressed the group Adidas players. Taking advantage of its beauty, sponsors immediately Ana overexpose the media. And it is precisely here where the problems begin.

Ana was young and unable to play this role that everybody around her asking him to play. In addition to responding to all requests (photos of fashion, exhibition games, tournaments overexposure at all ...), had to play his new role as world number one with all that it represents. He began to lose games and appeared in case. She sought help, but its "part-time coach" was not enough present. Consequence: the losses became more frequent.

Since one could not find the necessary mental resources, he looked for other coaches who could bring you advice. Gradually, each of them added technical or tactical changes, and after having lost his confidence, his technique got worse, and so he lost even his style of play.

After working with Sven, the U.S. began with Craig Kardon, Darren Cahill continued under the Adidas logo and then return to work with Sven, and currently trains with Heinz Gunthardt, former coach of Steffi Graf.

In addition to reaching a certain immaturity too quickly to the top of the ranking, the development of his technique was also shelved.

Currently, his backhand is a real problem as well as get very tense when he hits the ball, the arm movement is not complete.

Your right, that blow that made her shine, today is also suffering. He hits the ball too flat, and his technique does not allow him topspin effect. Your right, which can do much harm, is both unsafe and that the systematic risk. With this stroke, it is necessary to have two options: a safe and sound right (having a topspin effect) and a flatter with which to do damage.

His serve, which was often changed, it has lost much effectiveness. The launch of the ball is constantly changing, and "timing" is rarely right, which is understandable since it has been asked to throw it higher, lower, higher ... again


Solutions:

Ana has to be asked some good questions. Has too often too easy a method, "coaching change, and openly declare that I have confidence once again." You searched too often a "solution" miracle "with a" coach "savior."

But in reality it is she who has the solution in their hands. It has to start working quickly, solve technical problems, starting from scratch to build a solid game. You have to build a team around her mid-term objectives, and stop systematically changing equipment. You must consider your coach not as a savior, but as someone to help you build gradually.

You must return to his natural game, and let you edit as you may risk losing it altogether.

Finally, I would say that she has to show its true face. I have the impression that this girl has "played a role", which allows you to really be herself, as if to satisfy everyone. As if to be the image that everyone has created it, the image that everyone expects it. Even when he raises his fist after winning a point, I get an ambiguous impression. Does it express what you really feel Ana? Does he play a role lovely girl and a fighter?

The road will be difficult, but today, to return to top, you must show that you really really want, and has determination. It is the moment of truth.

Ana Ivanovic Will it be in our memory as a beautiful doll that was too exposed by its own sponsors, or have the career that his talent can we imagine? It's time to show us his true nature ...

http://es.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/patrick-mouratoglou/article/19/

:worship::worship::worship:

Ana should read this.

bruce goose
May 29th, 2010, 11:19 PM
I just read the most brilliant article anyone has ever written about Ana and this slump. There have been plenty.. but I think this one is 100% spot on. It touches everything.. from technique to mentality.. and expresses uncertainty, but recognizes Ana's talent. Brilliant. It was written by Patrick Mouratoglou, famous coach and owner of the Mouratoglou tennis Academy. I found it in spanish, so anyone who knows it, better read the link.. but I'll post the google translation:



http://es.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/patrick-mouratoglou/article/19/

:worship::worship::worship:

Ana should read this.Amen,and let me add my OWN:worship:....THAT'S what I was talking about earlier.Don't worry over hurting Ana's feelings...just give her the damned wake-up call if you like her and wanna save her

gaviotabr
May 29th, 2010, 11:57 PM
Amen,and let me add my OWN:worship:....THAT'S what I was talking about earlier.Don't worry over hurting Ana's feelings...just give her the damned wake-up call if you like her and wanna save her

I'm glad you liked it Bruce. I hope everyone reads this.. Ana should too.. it's a very interesting (and acurate) analysis of what has happened in the past couple of years. And how to change it.

gaviotabr
May 30th, 2010, 09:46 AM
There is an interview with Heinz in today's swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung:

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/3593/heinz1.jpg

I have no idea what it says.. :shrug:

azdaja
May 30th, 2010, 10:10 AM
i can help.

he says it's easier to help someone who was never successful to get to the top than to help someone who was successful return because tennis has a lot to do with confidence. he says he is ana's mental coach as much as he is her tennis coach. he thinks the first success is that she is not going downwards anymore and that while he believes that ana can return to the top 10 she has to concentrate on what she can achieve now. he says he will continue working on her and denies her relationship or her photoshoots are a distraction - she had no photoshoots since she started working with him. he says that he is also learning a lot as a coach while working with her which was the case also when he was working with steffi.

i think it's interesting what he says about ana as a person. he says she is an educated young woman with diverse interests and that you can easily spend an evening with her without talking about tennis and that this can be a bit of a distraction for her because she thinks about everything too much.

he says that her serve and her forehand should be her primary weapons and that she should also be able to use diversity in her game and to play good at net because she has the athleticism etc for that. he says that because of lack of confidence she lost the ability to serve well and that this had a negative influence on everything. he also says that at the moment they are not going to look at results, but on her game because if it improves good results will follow.

other than that he talks about women's tennis in general and his work as a moderator, but that's not so important, i guess :p

gaviotabr
May 30th, 2010, 10:17 AM
i can help.

he says it's easier to help someone who was never successful to get to the top than to help someone who was successful return because tennis has a lot to do with confidence. he says he is ana's mental coach as much as he is her tennis coach. he thinks the first success is that she is not going downwards anymore and that while he believes that ana can return to the top 10 she has to concentrate on what she can achieve now. he says he will continue working on her and denies her relationship or her photoshoots are a distraction - she had no photoshoots since she started working with him. he says that he is also learning a lot as a coach while working with her which was the case also when he was working with steffi.

i think it's interesting what he says about ana as a person. he says she is an educated young woman with diverse interests and that you can easily spend an evening with her without talking about tennis and that this can be a bit of a distraction for her because she thinks about everything too much.

he says that her serve and her forehand should be her primary weapons and that she should also be able to use diversity in her game and to play good at net because she has the athleticism etc for that. he says that because of lack of confidence she lost the ability to serve well and that this had a negative influence on everything. he also says that at the moment they are not going to look at results, but on her game because if it improves good results will follow.

other than that he talks about women's tennis in general and his work as a moderator, but that's not so important, i guess :p

Thanks a lot!

What does he say about the Kleybanova match? It seems there is a question on that..

Jang87
May 30th, 2010, 10:19 AM
I love Heinz :lol:.

azdaja
May 30th, 2010, 10:27 AM
Thanks a lot!

What does he say about the Kleybanova match? It seems there is a question on that..
the question was if that was a setback. he says he doesn't know if it was a setback, kleybanova played well, but the result could have been different since ana had her chances but she was too passive, defensive and nervous. he says that one match has nothing to do with any other and that we will see if it was a setback, so i guess he is thinking about ana's confidence in this regard.

Jang87
May 30th, 2010, 10:38 AM
Good that he sees that Ana is too defensive and passive in her game.

gaviotabr
May 30th, 2010, 03:12 PM
the question was if that was a setback. he says he doesn't know if it was a setback, kleybanova played well, but the result could have been different since ana had her chances but she was too passive, defensive and nervous. he says that one match has nothing to do with any other and that we will see if it was a setback, so i guess he is thinking about ana's confidence in this regard.

Thanks again!

Ana was indeed too passive and nervous.. since he says he is also working as her mental coach, I hope he does something about that.. she needs to gain control of her emotions.. they are usually totally out of her control.

azdaja
May 30th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Thanks again!

Ana was indeed too passive and nervous.. since he says he is also working as her mental coach, I hope he does something about that.. she needs to gain control of her emotions.. they are usually totally out of her control.
actually i could have translated that part in more detail. he traces back all of ana's problems to her mental problems. he says when you have mental problems you get used to technical errors and this produced a negative chain reaction in other aspects of ana's game. i guess and hope they are really working on that part.

and you are welcome. since ana's coach is german speaking we can expect more articles about him in german and i can be the resident translator whenever i have time.

gaviotabr
May 30th, 2010, 04:08 PM
actually i could have translated that part in more detail. he traces back all of ana's problems to her mental problems. he says when you have mental problems you get used to technical errors and this produced a negative chain reaction in other aspects of ana's game. i guess and hope they are really working on that part.

Interesting. Nice that he recognizes the technical problems as well. It would always puzzle me how Sven and Kardon.. even Cahill.. would say that apart from the issue with the toss (which was just too obvious), Ana had great technique and didn't need adjustments on that. I'm no coach... but I play tennis since I was a little kid and I can clearly identify glaring issues with Ana's technique now, that maybe she didn't have in the past. Take the forehand for an example.. it used to be a beautiful, flowing shot. I feel like now she has to hit the follow through well above her head (instead of above her shoulder in the classic follow through, which has always been her usual technique). It becomes a bit of a weird movement. She does this IMHO to compensate for her lack of timing. But that's a technique problem that takes power and precision away from this shot, which should be her biggest weapon. Since it all comes from a difficulty in timing the shot its clearly directly related to her mind, to her mental problems. And she got used to the technical error, as he says, leading to trying to compensate it with further movement.

It's really all mental with Ana. I'm sure if she ever manages to fix her head she will get results again. Needs to control her emotions.. and has to work on her focus, concentration as well. But I guess she can only do all that or acomplish all that if she gets determined to do it, recommits. She can't be giving up, as she has been doing lately, or only thinking about what bothers her. It will be as Mouratoglou says.. she has to show her true face, her character in this. How much does she want it? Obviously it's great that she seems to finally have someone willing to guide her.

and you are welcome. since ana's coach is german speaking we can expect more articles about him in german and i can be the resident translator whenever i have time.

That's great! Thanks! I guess interviews in swiss press will come up from time to time, which is always source of interesting information.

bruce goose
May 30th, 2010, 04:29 PM
Thanks again!

Ana was indeed too passive and nervous.. since he says he is also working as her mental coach, I hope he does something about that.. she needs to gain control of her emotions.. they are usually totally out of her control.When Heinz says that Ana isn't distracted by personal stuff or photoshoots,I'm assuming that she means she's not distracted by them RIGHT NOW,NOT that she hasn't been in the past....That's a smart semantic move on his part to use the present tense w/o referring to some of Ana's previous idiocy where she failed to train properly for weeks or months at a time

Jang87
May 30th, 2010, 05:23 PM
I'm glad she has someone like Heinz to guide her. She was so lost in terms of where her game was heading for a long time. At least she has a gameplan now and hopefully knows what she needs to work on.

gaviotabr
May 30th, 2010, 05:42 PM
I'm glad she has someone like Heinz to guide her. She was so lost in terms of where her game was heading for a long time. At least she has a gameplan now and hopefully knows what she needs to work on.

Truth is.. she is still pretty much lost. We see her on court.. and she has no idea of what she is doing. But it's nice that she has someone who seems like a great coach to guide her. I can only hope he manages to help her somehow. It will come down to her though...

spiritedenergy
May 30th, 2010, 05:56 PM
heinz:worship: he is saying what we have been saying for years... and what sven never understood:mad:

at least he recognizes the true problems and tries to solve them, i'm not sure he will be successful in solving them, but he can put the seed of doubt in ana's mind. if this coaching doesn't work, i will be very concerned about ana's future...

Jang87
May 30th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Truth is.. she is still pretty much lost. We see her on court.. and she has no idea of what she is doing. But it's nice that she has someone who seems like a great coach to guide her. I can only hope he manages to help her somehow. It will come down to her though...


Yes, she still looks lost out there, but I don't expect that to change in a matter of weeks. At least Heinz knows what Ana needs to do, he has a gameplan for her that SHE needs to execute. Something I think Sven never had. He didn't know what to do with Ana anymore. Heinz knows Anas biggest flaw is the lack of mental strength and ability to control her emotions. He has also managed to point out her technical flaws, which is good, because Sven and Kardon kept saying she was doing everything right technically speaking. And we all know she is not. But to change all of this after two years is going to be very difficult and its going to take time. But Ana needs to do all the hard work that it requires, she has to commit to it fully.

gloria7
May 30th, 2010, 07:09 PM
All i know is that Ana has changed 7 coaches in 7 years.I didn't like Sven,he never looked as an expert to me.I've had a feeling that he was more buddy-buddy coach,who loves more to spend summer vacation in her house in Mallorca than to work hard with her.If she pays him-then they should have good,friendly,but still strictly professional relationship, which would allow him to tell her the truth.She put Sven into the orbit,she made him famous,more significant then he really was.
Ana also said,when serbian media asked her about her split with Kardon,that she fired him for not being able to tell her the truth."He was afraid that he is going to lose his job" .And,then,she was working with Cahill for some time,during Eastbourn and Wimbledon,which ended with his famous interview,when he said:"She can practice for 2 days,third day she begins to complain of fatique and injury.She has to work hard,for at least 4 weeks in a row and dedicate herself to the tennis".So...he told her the truth,but i didn't see him working with Ana after that.
She doesn't trust her coaches,maybe because there was too many of them and they all sugested different things...i don't know.She was watching Federer last year at Wimbledon,and when she saw him playing on the grass the way Cahill sugested to her-then she was ready to try the same.Not before that.She has to check out everything her coaches are saying to her,she has doubt in every advice she recieves and always looks for some kind of confirmation.

spiritedenergy
May 30th, 2010, 07:24 PM
All i know is that Ana has changed 7 coaches in 7 years.I didn't like Sven,he never looked as an expert to me.I've had a feeling that he was more buddy-buddy coach,who loves more to spend summer vacation in her house in Mallorca than to work hard with her.If she pays him-then they should have good,friendly,but still strictly professional relationship, which would allow him to tell her the truth.She put Sven into the orbit,she made him famous,more significant then he really was.
Ana also said,when serbian media asked her about her split with Kardon,that she fired him for not being able to tell her the truth."He was afraid that he is going to lose his job" .And,then,she was working with Cahill for some time,during Eastbourn and Wimbledon,which ended with his famous interview,when he said:"She can practice for 2 days,third day she begins to complain of fatique and injury.She has to work hard,for at least 4 weeks in a row and dedicate herself to the tennis".So...he told her the truth,but i didn't see him working with Ana after that.
She doesn't trust her coaches,maybe because there was too many of them and they all sugested different things...i don't know.She was watching Federer last year at Wimbledon,and when she saw him playing on the grass the way Cahill sugested to her-then she was ready to try the same.Not before that.She has to check out everything her coaches are saying to her,she has doubt in every advice she recieves and always looks for some kind of confirmation.

wow that's what cahill really said?:eek: that's what i have been saying for years, she doesn't like to put in the hours too much... if she had the work ethic of safina she would have won many slams now...:o and she comes up with these bogus injuries to justify that...
the way she plays tournaments (few and in between) i think points to that too...

gaviotabr
May 30th, 2010, 10:54 PM
wow that's what cahill really said?:eek: that's what i have been saying for years, she doesn't like to put in the hours too much... if she had the work ethic of safina she would have won many slams now...:o and she comes up with these bogus injuries to justify that...
the way she plays tournaments (few and in between) i think points to that too...

Yes.. I remember this interview.. he said Ana could only practice for 2 or 3 days, then she just couldn't do it anymore.. either because of injury or fatigue. At the time I thought he was saying this mostly because Ana couldn't do it, not because she didn't want to do it.. but seeing how she barely practiced after Wimbledon and said herself that she didn't do any fitness.. we can imply she wasn't interested.

It's just as Mouratoglou says.. this will tell much about Ana's character.. she will have to show herself. Does she want this or not? Is she willing to commit? We will have to see...

About the schedule.. I'll just never get it.. she is barely playing anyway, she might as well add a tournament or 2. But well.. in her younger years I would see true love for playing when she was on court.. now all I can see is someone who is begging to leave, no matter if she is winning or losing. She never seems like she wants to be on court nowadays.. And that's a lot of the problem as well.

gaviotabr
May 30th, 2010, 10:57 PM
heinz:worship: he is saying what we have been saying for years... and what sven never understood:mad:

at least he recognizes the true problems and tries to solve them, i'm not sure he will be successful in solving them, but he can put the seed of doubt in ana's mind. if this coaching doesn't work, i will be very concerned about ana's future...

Unfortunately I think they let too much time get by.. She should have got a coach like Heinz at the end of 2008.. or when they hired Kardon (which was a really bad choice IMHO).. or even at the end of last year, before the off season. All the waiting made Ana get to a point where I'm not sure there is any chance of return. They just let it get too bad.. too low.. both game wise and mental wise. Heinz is great, but he can't do miracles. It will demand a lot of determination from Ana.. her deciding to win and taking nothing but that.. I'm just not sure she has that strength in her.

HowardH
May 31st, 2010, 07:15 AM
Interesting. Nice that he recognizes the technical problems as well. It would always puzzle me how Sven and Kardon.. even Cahill.. would say that apart from the issue with the toss (which was just too obvious), Ana had great technique and didn't need adjustments on that. I'm no coach... but I play tennis since I was a little kid and I can clearly identify glaring issues with Ana's technique now, that maybe she didn't have in the past. Take the forehand for an example.. it used to be a beautiful, flowing shot. I feel like now she has to hit the follow through well above her head (instead of above her shoulder in the classic follow through, which has always been her usual technique). It becomes a bit of a weird movement. She does this IMHO to compensate for her lack of timing. But that's a technique problem that takes power and precision away from this shot, which should be her biggest weapon. Since it all comes from a difficulty in timing the shot its clearly directly related to her mind, to her mental problems. And she got used to the technical error, as he says, leading to trying to compensate it with further movement.

You have a good sense of technique Izzy. So you can sense flaws, like some other people on TF can. Part of it is because you learnt in the modern era, and you learnt as a youngster. Also you have watched a lot of pro tennis. So you instinctively sense how effective or inefficient a technique is. You sense Ana's late cramped contact on the bh, her now late contact on the fh.

Tennis is a game that is still developing. Ana's fh, for instance, was a step forward technically for the wta, learning how to whip the wrist to develop a lot of racquethead speed. If you compare her fh technically to say Kleybanova, she has much more wrist movement and therefore potential power/spin than Alisa. Her fh, when on, had even more whip than both WS or Sharapova. Of course these days she can barely even use it as a weapon :o.

Many coaches learnt in the earlier era where many players had poor technique and got by on talent. A lot of past champions had limited technique but were gifted in other ways and found ways to win. As a result a lot of coaches wouldn't think Ana's technical issues were very important, since she is already technically more sound than the majority of players from 20 years ago. However, the game keeps moving forward- in the future having technical flaws will make it nearly impossible to rise. I actually think people who learnt tennis in the modern era, such as yourself, and have remained immersed in the tennis world, see technique more clearly than many top coaches. I sometimes feel coaches involved in junior development often understand technique better than coaches who work primarily with top players, since those who mentor top players are focused on giving their charge the mental edge. Coaches often encounter students who cannot win despite having good technique, and other students who have the knack of winning despite having flaws. So they think it doesn't matter that much unless it's extreme, like Ana's toss. But although talent can compensate for technique, at the very highest level, flaws start to matter. Look at a player like Meusburger. Because the men's game has developed further than the women's game a player with severe technical limitations like Meusburger would be hard pressed to even turn pro on the men's tour yet alone reach ATP level. As the level continues to rise players with technical issues will be left more and more behind.

It is indeed true as you point out that Ana's stressed mentality originally caused her to be too hesitant on her shots, which led to the fh contact becoming later, her shots becoming softer etc. However, I feel that just because the mental part caused the technical issues doesn't mean it can simply be solved by resolving the mental side. You need to also resolve the technical issue. It's like someone whose muscles have become extremely tight and have many knots because of their stress. You need not only to relax their mental state, you also need to massage, stretch and release their muscles. The mental side was the original cause of Ana's problems, but once the bad technique becomes a habit, it becomes a real problem that has to be approached together with the mental part. This is the problem Sven, Kardon, Cahill had. They identified that the original cause of Ana's slump was mental. Therefore they assumed that if they focused on that the technical part would also restore itself. However, a slump which lasts such a long time makes the new technique into a habit, it leaves lasting after effects, so it must be addressed just as much as the mental side of the game. Even if Ana tries to act confident it's hard to shake off the habits of 2 years just like that.

That's why one or two flukey runs cannot save her. It takes time to build new habits and eliminate the old ones. One tournament is not enough, she will tend to relapse. Your signature is actually very apt for Ana herself. She is a bit like a drug addict. Even if she has a good week, she will tend to return to her old mistakes. It takes time to redevelop consistently good mental and technical habits. Right now she's in rehab and we hope she'll recover :help:.

gaviotabr
May 31st, 2010, 10:03 AM
You have a good sense of technique Izzy. So you can sense flaws, like some other people on TF can. Part of it is because you learnt in the modern era, and you learnt as a youngster. Also you have watched a lot of pro tennis. So you instinctively sense how effective or inefficient a technique is. You sense Ana's late cramped contact on the bh, her now late contact on the fh.

Tennis is a game that is still developing. Ana's fh, for instance, was a step forward technically for the wta, learning how to whip the wrist to develop a lot of racquethead speed. If you compare her fh technically to say Kleybanova, she has much more wrist movement and therefore potential power/spin than Alisa. Her fh, when on, had even more whip than both WS or Sharapova. Of course these days she can barely even use it as a weapon :o.

Many coaches learnt in the earlier era where many players had poor technique and got by on talent. A lot of past champions had limited technique but were gifted in other ways and found ways to win. As a result a lot of coaches wouldn't think Ana's technical issues were very important, since she is already technically more sound than the majority of players from 20 years ago. However, the game keeps moving forward- in the future having technical flaws will make it nearly impossible to rise. I actually think people who learnt tennis in the modern era, such as yourself, and have remained immersed in the tennis world, see technique more clearly than many top coaches. I sometimes feel coaches involved in junior development often understand technique better than coaches who work primarily with top players, since those who mentor top players are focused on giving their charge the mental edge. Coaches often encounter students who cannot win despite having good technique, and other students who have the knack of winning despite having flaws. So they think it doesn't matter that much unless it's extreme, like Ana's toss. But although talent can compensate for technique, at the very highest level, flaws start to matter. Look at a player like Meusburger. Because the men's game has developed further than the women's game a player with severe technical limitations like Meusburger would be hard pressed to even turn pro on the men's tour yet alone reach ATP level. As the level continues to rise players with technical issues will be left more and more behind.

It is indeed true as you point out that Ana's stressed mentality originally caused her to be too hesitant on her shots, which led to the fh contact becoming later, her shots becoming softer etc. However, I feel that just because the mental part caused the technical issues doesn't mean it can simply be solved by resolving the mental side. You need to also resolve the technical issue. It's like someone whose muscles have become extremely tight and have many knots because of their stress. You need not only to relax their mental state, you also need to massage, stretch and release their muscles. The mental side was the original cause of Ana's problems, but once the bad technique becomes a habit, it becomes a real problem that has to be approached together with the mental part. This is the problem Sven, Kardon, Cahill had. They identified that the original cause of Ana's slump was mental. Therefore they assumed that if they focused on that the technical part would also restore itself. However, a slump which lasts such a long time makes the new technique into a habit, it leaves lasting after effects, so it must be addressed just as much as the mental side of the game. Even if Ana tries to act confident it's hard to shake off the habits of 2 years just like that.

That's why one or two flukey runs cannot save her. It takes time to build new habits and eliminate the old ones. One tournament is not enough, she will tend to relapse. Your signature is actually very apt for Ana herself. She is a bit like a drug addict. Even if she has a good week, she will tend to return to her old mistakes. It takes time to redevelop consistently good mental and technical habits. Right now she's in rehab and we hope she'll recover :help:.

You are always spot on Howard.

I do think though.. that if Ana's mental problems aren't solved.. in a way that she needs to stop seeing tennis as something negative and get her desire to be bigger than her fears and nerves.. I don't see her solving the technical aspects either. First because the root will still be there forcing the bad habits. Second because without a clear mind and a lot of mental commitment, a player can practice 24/7 but won't make any real progress.

The drug addict analysis is particularly interesting because those too have to reach a point they see they need to change within, not only blame whatever they have around them. They have to dedicate themselves to recover and it takes a lot of effort and commitment for them to do so. I'm not sure Ana has reached the rehab phase yet.. or at least not the ultimate rehab.. the one the drug addict goes on their own, because they really want to, not because he/she is told to go. We can only hope she recovers some day.. I have to say I'm losing faith... as well as a drug addict, she will probably go on for the rest of her career having to really watch out and make the effort to avoid the bad habits again. That takes a lot of strength.. not sure Ana has it.

bruce goose
May 31st, 2010, 11:49 AM
Actually,Izzy,I think that AYE was the first one here who compared Ana to a drug addict/alcoholic;)...still,I'd rather have Ana prove me wrong instead of receiving any credit for that:o

gaviotabr
May 31st, 2010, 01:09 PM
Actually,Izzy,I think that AYE was the first one here who compared Ana to a drug addict/alcoholic;)...still,I'd rather have Ana prove me wrong instead of receiving any credit for that:o

Sorry Bruce! But sometimes I had the feeling you were actually saying Ana was on drugs.. :spit: Which is not the case I'm sure. Anyway.. let's hope some fire lights within her.. Her fears and doubts are still much bigger than her desire, and that prevents her to do anything IMHO.

bruce goose
May 31st, 2010, 01:17 PM
Sorry Bruce! But sometimes I had the feeling you were actually saying Ana was on drugs.. :spit: Which is not the case I'm sure. Anyway.. let's hope some fire lights within her.. Her fears and doubts are still much bigger than her desire, and that prevents her to do anything IMHO.No,as you might recall some of the posts,I said that she had the same MENTALITY as an alcoholic or drug addict.To be fair to you,aye HAVE suspected for a little while that Ana occasionally uses drugs,or maybe drinks,as an escape from her unpleasant reality.She's obviously not any kind of hard-core addict otherwise she wouldn't have put on weight and gotten out of shape...yet using drugs or alcohol for escapism purposes TOTALLY jibes with Ana's current personality state,and it's quite plausible when you consider some of the lowlife company she keeps:o

MM_1257
Jun 1st, 2010, 12:58 AM
gaviotabr, could you help me find that Cahill interview? Statement, or whatever that was...

gaviotabr
Jun 1st, 2010, 01:32 AM
gaviotabr, could you help me find that Cahill interview? Statement, or whatever that was...

Umm.. I'll try.. but I'm pretty sure it's in this thread.. between Eastbourne and the USO last year.

Pops Maellard
Jun 1st, 2010, 01:35 AM
In fairness to Ana, if she has to be a drug addict it might as well be for Adam. The guy's pretty hot. ;)

OK back to serious meanness now. :mad:

spiritedenergy
Jun 1st, 2010, 01:58 AM
i agree with the metaphor of the drug addict sadly:tape::lol::help:

It looks like ana doesn't have the confidence to face and solve problems, so she tries to escape altogether... but we in anapolis should be the last to talk, aren't we addicted to this forum/internet/ana anyways? that's also an addiction:p

bruce goose
Jun 1st, 2010, 02:12 AM
In fairness to Ana, if she has to be a drug addict it might as well be for Adam. The guy's pretty hot. ;)

OK back to serious meanness now. :mad:Now YOU are guilty of hypocrisy:You complained earlier that people liked Caro only b/c of her looks...and now you're making excuses for the Tumor.The huge difference is...Caro is actually a decent person whereas Adam is a pile of monkey shit who needs to get brutally sodomized with one of his golf clubs.....HERE'S an interesting experiment:How 'sexy' will his swishy Aussie accent sound when he's offering to lick someone's balls if they'll just stop bitch-slapping him into a teary-eyed mess:cool:

Oh,and he doesn't give a rat's ass about Ana's psychological problems...in fact he contributes heavily to them...how's THAT for meanness??

bruce goose
Jun 1st, 2010, 02:15 AM
i agree with the metaphor of the drug addict sadly:tape::lol::help:

It looks like ana doesn't have the confidence to face and solve problems, so she tries to escape altogether... but we in anapolis should be the last to talk, aren't we addicted to this forum/internet/ana anyways? that's also an addiction:pThat depends,Luca...do you suck at your job/studies like Ana does??:lol: If NOT,then you have healthy balance in your life;)

spiritedenergy
Jun 1st, 2010, 05:59 AM
That depends,Luca...do you suck at your job/studies like Ana does??:lol: If NOT,then you have healthy balance in your life;)

i don't suck... but i could do better... same for ana, she is top 50 after all, that can be seen as good looking from one point of view... as long as ana gets in the millions she might think she is doing things right. it really depends on the objectives and goals she decide to have... the higher they are the less a balanced life she can live;)

Pops Maellard
Jun 1st, 2010, 10:39 AM
Now YOU are guilty of hypocrisy:You complained earlier that people liked Caro only b/c of her looks...and now you're making excuses for the Tumor.The huge difference is...Caro is actually a decent person whereas Adam is a pile of monkey shit who needs to get brutally sodomized with one of his golf clubs.....HERE'S an interesting experiment:How 'sexy' will his swishy Aussie accent sound when he's offering to lick someone's balls if they'll just stop bitch-slapping him into a teary-eyed mess:cool:

Oh,and he doesn't give a rat's ass about Ana's psychological problems...in fact he contributes heavily to them...how's THAT for meanness??
Apology #128934 from me to you I'm sure. :p

I don't bother to keep up with what Adam does, all I really know is that Ana's in a slump. I really have no idea how much Adam has to do with that.

bruce goose
Jun 1st, 2010, 11:54 AM
Apology #128934 from me to you I'm sure. :p

I don't bother to keep up with what Adam does, all I really know is that Ana's in a slump. I really have no idea how much Adam has to do with that.You don't have to apologize at all if you think you were right,Aaron...but I'LL apologize for being a little rough on you...perhaps....Let me simplify for you.The Tumor CLAIMED that he'd do whatever possible to support Ana's comeback...and then,almost immediately afterwards,led her to WAG excessively again when she badly needed to train.I don't know anyone in this forum who believes that he gives a shit about Ana's panic attacks or psychological complexes.Why NOT??Because a weak Ana is easy to manipulate and control....EXACTLY what he wants after his previous gf got wise and kicked his swishy ass to the curb.

Right now,my/our best hope is that Heinz can guide Ana and help her build her self-esteem and respect herself better....Then,in the future,she'll hopefully get a bf like JMDP or Novak(or whomever)who'd actually respect her as more than a trophy gf for his status' sake....It's a long road towards adulthood for Ana cuz she didn't get ANY preparation for it from her folks when she was younger

Davodus
Jun 1st, 2010, 11:56 AM
Now YOU are guilty of hypocrisy:You complained earlier that people liked Caro only b/c of her looks...and now you're making excuses for the Tumor.The huge difference is...Caro is actually a decent person whereas Adam is a pile of monkey shit who needs to get brutally sodomized with one of his golf clubs.....HERE'S an interesting experiment:How 'sexy' will his swishy Aussie accent sound when he's offering to lick someone's balls if they'll just stop bitch-slapping him into a teary-eyed mess:cool:

Oh,and he doesn't give a rat's ass about Ana's psychological problems...in fact he contributes heavily to them...how's THAT for meanness??

how the hell do you know that :lol: I mean, he is in the media a lot here and he seems like a pretty nice guy :shrug: a little bit stupid maybe, kind of sounds a bit like there is air in his head, but I wouldn't think lowly of him at all. And we dunno what creates Ana's psychological problems either, they existed before he came along, so we can't really say that either, you know?

bruce goose
Jun 1st, 2010, 12:10 PM
how the hell do you know that :lol: I mean, he is in the media a lot here and he seems like a pretty nice guy :shrug: a little bit stupid maybe, kind of sounds a bit like there is air in his head, but I wouldn't think lowly of him at all. And we dunno what creates Ana's psychological problems either, they existed before he came along, so we can't really say that either, you know?Well,David,'seeming like a nice guy' is a pretty easy trick to pull off with the right p.r. people,wouldn't you agree,David?And thank you for revealing his lack of intellect;I suspected,of course,but hadn't known that previously.Let's see:Nadal,Verdasco,Adam...3 Einsteins in a row...way to go,Ana!:lol:

I'll simplify here:
1.Ana is an athlete who needs to train to stay in form
Plus
2.Adam promised to support her however possible
Plus
3.Even HIS dumb ass comprehended that she needed to get help
Plus
4.he encouraged her to WAG so excessively that she was in lousy physical condition and out of form
Equals
Number 5.He doesn't give a shit as long as he has an obedient,hot-looking trophy gf

It's easy,common-sense arithmetic,David....and "Nice Guys" don't hang around(translation:fuck:lol:)tramps like Kate Hudson...he's a smiley fraud

Davodus
Jun 1st, 2010, 12:24 PM
Well,David,'seeming like a nice guy' is a pretty easy trick to pull off with the right p.r. people,wouldn't you agree,David?And thank you for revealing his lack of intellect;I suspected,of course,but hadn't known that previously.Let's see:Nadal,Verdasco,Adam...3 Einsteins in a row...way to go,Ana!:lol:

I'll simplify here:
1.Ana is an athlete who needs to train to stay in form
Plus
2.Adam promised to support her however possible
Plus
3.Even HIS dumb ass comprehended that she needed to get help
Plus
4.he encouraged her to WAG so excessively that she was in lousy physical condition and out of form
Equals
Number 5.He doesn't give a shit as long as he has an obedient,hot-looking trophy gf

It's easy,common-sense arithmetic,David....and "Nice Guys" don't hang around(translation:fuck:lol:)tramps like Kate Hudson...he's a smiley fraud

I feel like I have been disrespected in this post and I don't like it...I understand what you said, I'm not stupid... There is no evidence to say that he encouraged her to WAG or anything like that, or even that he didn't encourage her to train...I mean, most of that blame goes on her. Whether or not he contributed is speculation, and she makes her own decisions anyway, she doesn't need to be told what to do. And I think also that he is actually a nice guy, I mean I see more of him than you do, I know the place he comes from well and everyone there is really nice. It is a friendly culture in this part of the world, and I don't think his mind works like you think it does. I really don't care that much for this situation, I don't care whether Ana is with Adam or not. I don't think that has a whole lot to do with how much she sucks now, because that started well before he came along. I'm not about to blame him for it, because unless Ana comes out and say "this is what he said to me, he forced me to WAG blah blah blah" then we really cannot say anything about him. She hasn't actually been seen waging in a while, she has been training, and she still sucks...

I just think you are too quick to judge on the little evidence you think you have :shrug: There is no point, really.

bruce goose
Jun 1st, 2010, 12:31 PM
I feel like I have been disrespected in this post and I don't like it...I understand what you said, I'm not stupid... There is no evidence to say that he encouraged her to WAG or anything like that, or even that he didn't encourage her to train...I mean, most of that blame goes on her. Whether or not he contributed is speculation, and she makes her own decisions anyway, she doesn't need to be told what to do. And I think also that he is actually a nice guy, I mean I see more of him than you do, I know the place he comes from well and everyone there is really nice. It is a friendly culture in this part of the world, and I don't think his mind works like you think it does. I really don't care that much for this situation, I don't care whether Ana is with Adam or not. I don't think that has a whole lot to do with how much she sucks now, because that started well before he came along. I'm not about to blame him for it, because unless Ana comes out and say "this is what he said to me, he forced me to WAG blah blah blah" then we really cannot say anything about him. She hasn't actually been seen waging in a while, she has been training, and she still sucks...

I just think you are too quick to judge on the little evidence you think you have :shrug: There is no point, really.David,I'll apologize if you were offended because YOU seem like a legit nice guy...but aye DO think you're a very trusting person...like Ana...maybe too much so.There are LOTS of people who see Adam for the sh-t he actually is...sort of like former Gringo president Bill Clinton...charming smile...all slime underneath

Davodus
Jun 1st, 2010, 12:36 PM
David,I'll apologize if you were offended because YOU seem like a legit nice guy...but aye DO think you're a very trusting person...like Ana...maybe too much so.There are LOTS of people who see Adam for the sh-t he actually is...sort of like former Gringo president Bill Clinton...charming smile...all slime underneath

I think there is a big difference between a golf player from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and a politician who is president, no? I mean, he might very well be a wanker, but he really hasn't done a lot to suggest he is that bad so :shrug: innocent until proven guilty.

bruce goose
Jun 1st, 2010, 03:48 PM
I think there is a big difference between a golf player from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and a politician who is president, no? I mean, he might very well be a wanker, but he really hasn't done a lot to suggest he is that bad so :shrug: innocent until proven guilty.That's where we disagree,David;I think he HAS been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.As Izzy and our Jelena can verify,I often ask their opinions and feminine perspective on Ana...because that's a weak area for me...but I know ALL about dishonest men.I worked in the prison system for years,and that gave me a firsthand tutorial,5 or 6 days a week,on all the conniving,slimy tricks that manipulators use.Adam's a small-timer who apparently limits his indiscretions to womanizing,yet he displays the EXACT same tendencies,gestures and words that other con men do.Guys like that are a dime a dozen;I've seen a thousand Adams....I'll give you one simple example:Liars are often overly eager to persuade their dupes that they are honest;in contrast,TRUE honest folk don't do that b/c their actions speak for themselves.The Tumor issues disclaimers,with help from his p.r. stooges and ass-lickers in the Aussie media,that he's NOT a playboy,and does so on a fairly frequent basis.He has to do that in order to convince small-minded fans who'll get sucked in by his b.s.;in fact,he lacks credibility as anyone with a brain can see that he spreads it around when he gets the chance.A legit monogamous man wouldn't have to issue disclaimers througb the media

That's just ONE example;there's LOTS of other stuff....I'll make you an offer,Dave:If you check the Anapolis general tennis thread,you'll see me giving Sjoerd an apology with :worship::worship: b/c I implied that Makiri was just a pretty face who was incapable of Top 15-caliber tennis.I can admit when I'm wrong...and I'll give you a similar promise:If you ever read a statement by Ana that goes something like,"I'm seeking counselling to help me with my panic attacks and other issues that trouble me...because my bf Adam urged me to get this sort of help...",then I'll give YOU the big :worship::worship:,and I'll even write a letter to Adam's blog,apologizing for falsely characterizing him with such strong language...yet you're never gonna see that,David,b/c Adam is a piece of moldy monkey shit.If he DID care for Ana in a legitimate way,then it would worry him--a LOT--to witness her panic attacks,and he'd spare no effort in urging her to get the help she needed with her various psychological problems...and Ana would listen to him...but Ana is NOT seeking counselling,and why should that trouble the Swishy Anal Tumor??As long as she's weak and emotionally fragile,she's EASY to control...easier than that Swedish gal who tossed his scummy ass in the trash heap where it belongs.He KNEW Ana was fragile before he was ever hooked up with her by the Rolex parasites;that's how predators operate,they look around for weak women or other potential victims.There's ample evidence of this,and I'm FAR from the only one who sees it....Like I've said,though,Adam's not the disease itself;he's only a major symptom,and the cure lies within Ana if someone can lead her to it

gaviotabr
Jun 4th, 2010, 03:06 PM
From today's Sportski Zurnal:

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9716/sz18.jpg

Anything of notice?

Polikarpov
Jun 4th, 2010, 03:29 PM
Ana you should be working out in a gym, not posing for pictures. :bigcry:

jelenacg
Jun 4th, 2010, 03:31 PM
Usual stuff :lol:
She will be in Belgrade for a few days than she goes to Sweden to work with Heinz.They wrote his surname very strangely but i guess she was refering to Heinz
Like always they ask her about FC ,and like always she says she likes to play for Serbia ,that we had a good draw and that FC is still far away :lol:

She is cute on these pictures i like what she is wearing :)

Jang87
Jun 4th, 2010, 03:54 PM
She is going to Sweden to train for the grass season?

gaviotabr
Jun 4th, 2010, 04:02 PM
Usual stuff :lol:
She will be in Belgrade for a few days than she goes to Sweden to work with Heinz.They wrote his surname very strangely but i guess she was refering to Heinz
Like always they ask her about FC ,and like always she says she likes to play for Serbia ,that we had a good draw and that FC is still far away :lol:

She is cute on these pictures i like what she is wearing :)

Thanks Jelena!

Sweden! :lol: How random...

Jang87
Jun 4th, 2010, 04:05 PM
What is Heinz doing in Sweden :lol:. I didn't know they had grass courts in Sweden.

jelenacg
Jun 4th, 2010, 04:06 PM
She is going to Sweden to train for the grass season?

Yes she said that
i aslo don`t know why Sweden :shrug:

jelenacg
Jun 4th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Thanks Jelena!

Sweden! :lol: How random...

Yeah ,Sweden :lol:
I`m a little bit confused :shrug: It say she will be working with `Ginter` in Sweden :confused: Actually Ana says it

gaviotabr
Jun 4th, 2010, 04:25 PM
Yeah ,Sweden :lol:
I`m a little bit confused :shrug: It say she will be working with `Ginter` in Sweden :confused: Actually Ana says it

:lol: Go figure.. The Unicef Open is in Rosmalen, Netherlands.. I wonder if they misunderstood it.. they obviously wrote Heinz's surname wrong.. :shrug: Sweden is so random. :lol:

Jang87
Jun 4th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Ginter? Hmmm. Is that Günthardt, or someone else? Weren't they supposed to reevaluate their relationship after RG?. Ginter is not a Swedish name :lol:.

We don't really have grass courts here in Scandinavia. And if we do, they are not that great :lol:.

jelenacg
Jun 4th, 2010, 04:32 PM
:lol: Go figure.. The Unicef Open is in Rosmalen, Netherlands.. I wonder if they misunderstood it.. they obviously wrote Heinz's surname wrong.. :shrug: Sweden is so random. :lol:

No trust me it`s Sweden :lol::lol:
Ana says : `I will be few days in Belgrade then i will go to Sweden to work with `Ginter` ( :lol: ) and then i have a tournament in Netherland `

Ginter? Hmmm. Is that Günthardt, or someone else? Weren't they supposed to reevaluate their relationship after RG?.

It`s probably Heinz they just wrote his surname wrong or maybe some new guy `Ginter` :lol::lol:

gaviotabr
Jun 4th, 2010, 04:40 PM
No trust me it`s Sweden :lol::lol:
Ana says : `I will be few days in Belgrade then i will go to Sweden to work with `Ginter` ( :lol: ) and then i have a tournament in Netherland `

:lol: Ok.. Sweden is so random.. :spit: Maybe she will go see her BFF Sofia Arvidsson.. :lol: Seriously.. what's there in sweden that she is going there of all places? :lol::shrug:

Jang87
Jun 4th, 2010, 04:44 PM
:lol: Ok.. Sweden is so random.. :spit: Maybe she will go see her BFF Sofia Arvidsson.. :lol: Seriously.. what's there in sweden that she is going there of all places? :lol::shrug:


Trust me, there is nothing in Sweden :lol:.

Davodus
Jun 4th, 2010, 04:47 PM
Maybe she does wanna train with her best friend Sofia, like you said Izzy :lol: So random, why wouldn't she just go to Holland...

Jang87
Jun 4th, 2010, 04:49 PM
I just read Sofias blog, she says she is about to train on grass. Maybe Ana is going there to train with her? :lol:

jelenacg
Jun 4th, 2010, 04:51 PM
:lol: Ok.. Sweden is so random.. :spit: Maybe she will go see her BFF Sofia Arvidsson.. :lol: Seriously.. what's there in sweden that she is going there of all places? :lol::shrug:

Maybe :spit: I have no idea why Sweden
This is hilarious :lol:

gaviotabr
Jun 4th, 2010, 04:52 PM
Maybe she does wanna train with her best friend Sofia, like you said Izzy :lol: So random, why wouldn't she just go to Holland...

:spit: Go figure.. I don't get the logic either.. :lol:

bruce goose
Jun 4th, 2010, 05:14 PM
As I told some pals in Bartoli's forum,if Ana wants some high-quality grass,then she should just come here to Mexico;our Acapulco Gold is one of the best-loved varieties of grass worldwide

spiritedenergy
Jun 5th, 2010, 05:30 AM
maybe they misunderstood sweden with switzerland? i guess (and hope) she's going to switzerland, not sweden:lol:

MM_1257
Jun 5th, 2010, 04:30 PM
For your information, Heinz's last name was not written wrong. In Serbian the transcription is phonetic - the way you pronounce it, not in the original way. To make more clear to you a few exaples: (mind this - š=sh, č=ch, ž=zh)
Heinz Gunthardt - Hajnc Gintard (I guess Gintard is the way you pronounce it since I don't speak German IDK)
Albert Einstein - Albert Ajnštajn
Brad Pitt - Bred Pit
Francesca Schiavone - Frančeska Skjavone
etc.
Hope you get what I am trying to say.

MM_1257
Jun 5th, 2010, 04:40 PM
Oh... I just saw there is a typo in the article in one of Ana's answers, maybe that is the thing you were talking back there.
But how do you pronounce it anyway, I'd really like to know?

Jang87
Jun 5th, 2010, 04:41 PM
For your information, Heinz's last name was not written wrong. In Serbian the transcription is phonetic - the way you pronounce it, not in the original way. To make more clear to you a few exaples: (mind this - š=sh, č=ch, ž=zh)
Heinz Gunthardt - Hajnc Gintard (I guess Gintard is the way you pronounce it since I don't speak German IDK)
Albert Einstein - Albert Ajnštajn
Brad Pitt - Bred Pit
Francesca Schiavone - Frančeska Skjavone
etc.
Hope you get what I am trying to say.


:hug::bigclap:

jelenacg
Jun 5th, 2010, 04:45 PM
For your information, Heinz's last name was not written wrong. In Serbian the transcription is phonetic - the way you pronounce it, not in the original way. To make more clear to you a few exaples: (mind this - š=sh, č=ch, ž=zh)
Heinz Gunthardt - Hajnc Gintard (I guess Gintard is the way you pronounce it since I don't speak German IDK)
Albert Einstein - Albert Ajnštajn
Brad Pitt - Bred Pit
Francesca Schiavone - Frančeska Skjavone
etc.
Hope you get what I am trying to say.

How can you say that if you don`t know german :confused:
Gunthardt =Ginter :lol: It makes no sense to me .And knowing how our journalist are there is a good chance they wrote it wrong
You say Gintard they wrote Ginter ,it`s not the same to me

MM_1257
Jun 5th, 2010, 05:02 PM
Jelena, I just saw it. It is a typo in one of Ana's amswers. But in the beginning they wrote Gintard.
However how can I say - if I really have to reveal all - I say it using the same way of pronouncing that we do here in Slovenia and in other Slavic speaking countries, including Serbia:

Müller – Miler
München – Minhen
etc.

jelenacg
Jun 5th, 2010, 05:26 PM
Jelena, I just saw it. It is a typo in one of Ana's amswers. But in the beginning they wrote Gintard.
However how can I say - if I really have to reveal all - I say it using the same way of pronouncing that we do here in Slovenia and in other Slavic speaking countries, including Serbia:

Müller – Miler
München – Minhen
etc.

I saw you didn`t see the typo ;)
Like we all said in the beginning they wrote his surname wrong :o

These examples you just wrote are similar. München = Minhen -looks the same to me :shrug: but Gunthardt = Ginter no way
I don`t have to know german to see that Gunthardt is not Ginter in serbian :spit: WTF :lol:
Journalists :o

gaviotabr
Jun 6th, 2010, 11:46 AM
Just found this.. It's an article that has a pic of Ana when she was practicing in Mallorca in April. No idea of what it says though.. :lol:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_PtbMTOObSXw/TAo-QxukVuI/AAAAAAAAESA/VKy1dft_FVI/s576/LINDA%20DUBSKA%20EN%20diario%20checo.jpg

I found it at the Vilas Tennis Academy website. It seems Ana practices there when she is in Mallorca. Also saw a couple of pics of her at the web:

http://www.vilastennisacademy.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Ana-Ivanovic.jpg

http://www.vilastennisacademy.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Ana-Ivanovic2.jpg

http://www.vilastennisacademy.com/home/

gloria7
Jun 6th, 2010, 01:24 PM
"The tennis player from Breclav is practicing at the Vilas Tennis Academy"
Linda Dubska is 14 years old girl,very talented young player. Her father talks about her preparations in Mallorca.Her practice starts with 8km running,then she plays tennis for 2h,after that she has to do fitness for 30 minutes.In 16h she has to work again:2,5h of tennis practice,1h fitness and 30 minuts of stretching,every day- except sunday.
Her father said that ,as a world top player,Ana had no problem to practice with young player.They appreciate that.

gaviotabr
Jun 6th, 2010, 01:38 PM
"The tennis player from Breclav is practicing at the Vilas Tennis Academy"
Linda Dubska is 14 years old girl,very talented young player. Her father talks about her preparations in Mallorca.Her practice starts with 8km running,then she plays tennis for 2h,after that she has to do fitness for 30 minutes.In 16h she has to work again:2,5h of tennis practice,1h fitness and 30 minuts of stretching,every day- except sunday.
Her father said that ,as a world top player,Ana had no problem to practice with young player.They appreciate that.

Thanks! Nice of Ana to practice with the girl! :)

Dexter
Jun 6th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Girl got lucky that Ana didn't eat her alive, I mean Puppy usually eats babies for breakfast, and finishes with a fistpump, you know. :shrug:

The 2nd Law
Jun 6th, 2010, 01:42 PM
Girl got lucky that Ana didn't eat her alive, I mean Puppy usually eats babies for breakfast, and finishes with a fistpump, you know. :shrug:

:lol:

gaviotabr
Jun 6th, 2010, 01:42 PM
Girl got lucky that Ana didn't eat her alive, I mean Puppy usually eats babies for breakfast, and finishes with a fistpump, you know. :shrug:

:lol::spit:

Good one! :yeah:

Mihaela
Jun 7th, 2010, 09:44 AM
maybe they misunderstood sweden with switzerland? i guess (and hope) she's going to switzerland, not sweden:lol:

I watched interview on Tv Pink this morning from Zira and she said: "I will go to Sweden with coach." :confused:

Pops Maellard
Jun 7th, 2010, 10:33 AM
Thanks! Nice of Ana to practice with the girl! :)
Well she has to practice with someone right? :tape:

gaviotabr
Jun 7th, 2010, 10:42 AM
Well she has to practice with someone right? :tape:

Usually not with juniors though.. :shrug: So it was nice that she agreed to practice with the girl. ;)

gaviotabr
Jun 7th, 2010, 10:43 AM
I watched interview on Tv Pink this morning from Zira and she said: "I will go to Sweden with coach." :confused:

wow... Thanks! Well.. strange.. :lol: I wonder why Sweden of all places.. but I guess we will end up finding out.. :shrug:

Pops Maellard
Jun 7th, 2010, 10:47 AM
Usually not with juniors though.. :shrug: So it was nice that she agreed to practice with the girl. ;)
It was nice. What I meant was, let's hope it's not the only practice she's getting. :p

gaviotabr
Jun 7th, 2010, 11:01 AM
It was nice. What I meant was, let's hope it's not the only practice she's getting. :p

:lol: Well.. it could explain her junior level of play... :spit:

gaviotabr
Jun 16th, 2010, 12:45 AM
Andrea Outdoes Ana, Reaches QFs
June 15, 2010 Average rating: 3 stars


'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands - After her magical run to the semifinals of Rome, the expectations were back on Ana Ivanovic to start climbing her way back to the top of the game. But the consistency isn't there yet, and Tuesday the Serb fell victim to Andrea Petkovic in the UNICEF Open's second round.

Petkovic, ranked nine spots higher than Ivanovic at No.36 (putting her just inside the seeds at No.7), certainly didn't have it easy, battling for just under two hours to win, 64 67(4) 61; and Ivanovic did show flashes of brilliance, firing 12 aces and some hefty forehands during the match. But the third set wasn't close at all.

"It's always hard to play against a friend, but on the other hand, I do put my game face on and play in matches," Ivanovic said. "My serve wasn't even that bad, but Andrea read it just fine all the time, while I was struggling to adjust.

"She just played very well."

Ivanovic flies to Wimbledon on Wednesday: "I think I'm well prepared. I have a few days to practice and will take the tournament game by game. I'm confident, playing well, feeling good and above all, I'm going to enjoy it."

Ivanovic's best result at Wimbledon came in 2007, when she reached the semifinals before falling to eventual champion Venus Williams.

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/news/20100615/andrea-outdoes-ana-reaches-qfs_2256076_2071660

I just don't have any more comments.. the problem today was not the serve.. it was Ana's non-existant groundgame and especially her joke of return of serve. She should just spare the "I'm playing well" comment.. it sounds so idiotic.

doni1212
Jun 16th, 2010, 03:10 AM
How is she confident and playing well?!!

InsideOut.
Jun 16th, 2010, 03:37 AM
:spit::worship: Ana the queen of delusion. I mean come on. :rolleyes:

Why can't she 1. serve well (this tournament maybe?) and 2. play well off the ground (RG 09, sort of?) at the same time? :bigcry: Stop being either some Spanish claycourter or Karlovic :rolleyes:

spiritedenergy
Jun 16th, 2010, 04:42 AM
Ivanovic flies to Wimbledon on Wednesday: "I think I'm well prepared. I have a few days to practice and will take the tournament game by game. I'm confident, playing well, feeling good and above all, I'm going to enjoy it."

This part makes me cringe:tape::help:

Ana being delusional won't bring you any good!!!! Optimistic is not delusional, didn't anyone teach you that?:o

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 16th, 2010, 09:12 AM
Damn, always so negative here. If her serve if off, then the rest is off as well. Now finally her service is better (23 aces in 2 matches) and now the groundgame is awful? Yeez, it's not like she's nr 1 or something or won a slam.

spiritedenergy
Jun 16th, 2010, 06:13 PM
Damn, always so negative here. If her serve if off, then the rest is off as well. Now finally her service is better (23 aces in 2 matches) and now the groundgame is awful? Yeez, it's not like she's nr 1 or something or won a slam.

well the fact is, she is losing. She should never say i played well and i had a great preparation when she lost against a player like petkovic (good player but come on). If she says that it means she is perfectly happy with her position of top 100 player and a 2nd round in a MM is a good result for her. This is very sad.

gaviotabr
Jun 18th, 2010, 08:40 PM
New interview... blablabla

Ana Ivanovic broadcasting: I want among the top ten
18th jun 2010th | 21:46 | Source: RTV

http://www.rtv.rs/sr_ci/sport/tenis/slike/2010/06/18/ana3_500x240.jpg

http://www.rtv.rs/sr_ci/sport/tenis/slike/2010/06/18/ana2_500x240.jpg

In cooperation with the firm FTN AlfaNum
Den Bosch -

The last two years does not shine on the field. Often the target of criticism, but always the focus of interest. Season 2010th the clay was bad with the exception of Rome. In the first tournament in Grass surface, but was stopped at the second obstacle. All of it is still not considered to be optimistic about the upcoming Wimbledon. When the interview is published it will already be on your way to London. Former world number one and Roland Garros osvajačica 2008th Ana Ivanovic, talked of the Dutch Den Bosa with journalist broadcaster Ivan Ilic.

"I played in this tournament, 2006th and 2007th and I'm glad I'm back in The cru. I like to play here and I feel the support of people. Maybe because I have many years worked with Dutchman Sven Grunefeldom. Great pleasure that we Unicefov this tournament. I am their ambassador to Serbia and take part in Their project "School without Violence". The idea is great. "

A brief analysis of more short participation in the tournament. Victory and defeat. What was good and what is bad?

"It's interesting that I was a week before the tournament was in Sweden and that's a lot of training with Sofia Arvidsson. We found it interesting to play immediately in the first kolu.Meni is not all work out. I played my game, and even if I served well, regardless a pair of double faults that I made. I felt that I have continuity. As far as Andrea Petkovic, us two, we played doubles in Stuttgart and private we really good. Good match in three sets but I have not managed to repeat the same scenario as against Arvidsson . I'm disappointed. "

Tournament in Rosmalen is the last check before Wimbledon. Do you feel strong and motivated enough to make a good result there?

"Certainly I'm motivated. The two games we are quite prepared enough. I've never played too many matches before Wimbledon. I practiced a lot and I am pleased with my current condition. There are still a lot of aspects on which I want to but because it all goes on the fly."

A review of the season on clay. How hard you fell early elimination at Roland Garros?

"It's hard I fell because I like to play on clay and I have always had good results on the ground since the first year there, when I played the quarter finals. The elimination of the more painful because I came to Paris after a well played tournament in Rome. I am aware that this is a process, I was quite nervous and I had high expectations even though I should not have because we play is not at the level I'd reached the end. Needless to myself put a lot of pressure. I learned a lot from the elimination and now I try not to repeat the mistake. The Wimbledon will play without pressure. "

Now that your crisis of which so many stories. Do you think it's time behind you?

"I know many athletes who have gone through a crisis in his career, and everyday people have similar problems at work, temporary crisis and the pressure just is not in the public. Sometimes they really do not feel good and you have to play in front of millions of people."



How much public criticism bother you?

"Bother me but I realized that not everyone can be satisfied. There will always be those who love you and that you do not like, but you have to first of all to zadovoljiš yourself and your expectations."

By the first place and Grand Slam titles have come relatively early. Is there a sports motif?

"After the great success it was quite a big emotional discharge, apart from a few days ago I made two of his greatest goal. I've always wanted a Grand Slam, and when it happened then I wondered what now? Several times I have analyzed the success and tried to self-impose a new goal. I've always said that I want more Grand Slam but I think I've gone through a difficult period and have learned a lot from it. I must therefore on their expectations. I am a perfectionist and I want to play everything perfectly, which is impossible. I to reduce the their expectations. "

Fed Cup team and ambitions related to her?

"I think we have a team that can win the Fed Cup, just as long as we are such an atmosphere in the team, I think that this is not true. I always give my best, trying to play the Fed Cup and looking to always be free that week and to perform for their country. In February, I played and I was not really in good shape, and then criticized me that I did not give younger ones a chance, I am forced to play. Then in April I said that I was not ready and that they can not give my maximum, and then I was again criticized for that. I repeat that it can never satisfy all parties. "

What you are drawn to the goal by the end of this season?

"Most would like to get back in the first deset.To my big goal. Again, I feel good on the ground and I think I returned that one of my game and the desire for the matches because I was totally lost. I just want to work hard, and we'll see where it lead me. It would be nice to be back to the U.S. Open among carriers. Certainly we would not be pleasant to meet in the first round to Serena, in a positive tone Ana Ivanovic ended the interview for Radio Television of Vojvodina.

http://www.rtv.rs/sr_ci/sport/tenis/ana-ivanovic-za-rtv:-zelim-medju-deset-najboljih_196013.html

jelenacg
Jun 18th, 2010, 09:13 PM
New interview... blablabla



http://www.rtv.rs/sr_ci/sport/tenis/ana-ivanovic-za-rtv:-zelim-medju-deset-najboljih_196013.html

Ana=broken record :lol:
Top 10 :rolleyes:

gaviotabr
Jun 18th, 2010, 09:28 PM
Ana=broken record :lol:
Top 10 :rolleyes:

Yes.. I think there has been 2 years she is talking about "learning from the lessons".. and she keeps making the same mistakes over and over again. :o What about "temporary crisis"? :spit: Soon enough she will have spent more time in crisis than playing decent/well. :o

gaviotabr
Jun 18th, 2010, 11:41 PM
Interesting article about woman's tennis, with some quotes from Ana:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/jun/19/wimbledon-womens-tennis-emma-brockes

It even says Ana's manager is trying to get her on twitter, but she is resisting it.

spiritedenergy
Jun 18th, 2010, 11:50 PM
temporary crisis = 2 years

that must be the biggest delusion she's said yet:tape::lol::help:

InsideOut.
Jun 20th, 2010, 01:52 PM
http://news.oneindia.in/2010/06/20/tennisace-ana-ivanovic-named-sexiest-player-for-5th-time.html

London, June 20 (ANI): Tennis star Ana Ivanovic has been named the sexiest female player for the fifth time.

The 22-year-old Serbian has been given the title by ******************** .

And Ivanovic has the highest number of hits on her website than any other sportswoman's, reports News of the World.

The tennis star's career earnings already stand at more than 5 million pounds and she is likely to twofold that through sponsorship and modelling contracts.

But currently unseeded Ivanovic is concentrating on tennis.

"I love coming to England and one of my dreams is to win Wimbledon," she said. (ANI)

:tape:

Curtos07
Jun 22nd, 2010, 10:31 PM
Intereting article by Kamakshi Tandon on ESPN.com on WTA player collapes. Ana sadly, could soon fit all of these categories. :sobbing:

Eight stages of a WTA player collapse

WIMBLEDON, England -- Down and down she goes, where she stops, nobody knows. After a lot of hard work climbing upward, it's easy to slip down the greasy pole of success on the WTA Tour. And once a player begins to drop, there's no telling how many rungs she'll fall before hitting bottom.

It begins slowly -- a few bad matches here and there, but then every match becomes a battle. At first, she wins some and loses some, and then starts losing them all. She's still capable of playing one good set, but not two in a row. Soon she becomes even more inconsistent -- one good game, then a bad one. Eventually, it gets to the stage when she can play one good point, but not two in a row. Only the talent remains, prompting people to scratch their heads and ask, "What happened?"

Want to recognize the signs? Here are the eight stages in the collapse of a WTA player:

1. False hope
Symptoms: Post-triumph letdown, positive yet passive attitude about future
Diagnosis: Pressure to defend new status, a few early losses. Condition may potentially worsen.
Current victim: Francesca Schiavone

The colorful Italian exited Wimbledon in the first round, surprising and predictable all at the same time. Still in the process of floating dreamily down from her French Open victory two weeks ago, she couldn't quite muster enough intensity to get past Russian Vera Dushevina.

"I would have preferred Wimbledon being in three weeks," she told Italian reporters about having to regroup so quickly after the euphoria of winning a Slam. "This is all new to me, I have to get used to it. Maybe ask advice from [Roger] Federer or [Rafael] Nadal, who regularly go through this situation."

It's a reflection that Schiavone's accomplishment represents the peak of her career rather than the start of something even bigger. At this stage, things are still somewhat open -- she could continue to post decent results the rest of the year and float in and out of the top 10, or struggle to do anything else of note for the rest of the season. But it's practically inevitable there'll be some sort of dip. In fact, it's already begun. Setting in next will be …

2. Disillusionment
Symptoms: Results not keeping pace with talent, lack of intensity
Diagnosis: Mediocrity, punctuated by occasional success.
Victim: Svetlana Kuznetsova

Kuznetsova is Schiavone a year later.

The easygoing Russian has a better track record and a better chance of future success, but she stepped off the gas after getting a Slam last year and has drifted since. As defending champion at the French Open, she barely got past her second-round match and lost in the third. At Wimbledon on Tuesday, she struggled to a three-set win over Akgul Amanmuradova, who is the tour's tallest player but ranked only No. 93.

"It was not up and down, it was down," Kuznetsova said of her past few months. "It's just frustrating because I'm pretty [well] prepared for everything. It's just not working … in the matches. In practice I'm good."

Chances are Kuznetsova will snap out of it at some point and have another good run, but this could take a while to run its course. And there's always the possibility of …

3. Panic

Symptoms: Injury or personal crisis soon after period of career success
Diagnosis: Crisis of confidence; deep breath required.
Victim: Dinara Safina

Safina is the player Kuznetsova defeated to win the French Open last year, a loss that added up to three Grand Slam final defeats for Safina. That sat uncomfortably with Safina's No. 1 ranking, and the media pressure as well as Safina's brutal self-criticism began to take its toll.

She continued to play after developing knee and back problems last year, not wanting to interrupt her momentum after a good clay-court run, and was a wreck by the time the U.S. Open came around. She has lost five of her six matches since returning in April from a three-month injury break and pulled out of Wimbledon with more back problems. Her ranking has fallen to No. 20 as a result, and she is likely to be in the 30s after Wimbledon ends.

Physical recovery is a prerequisite for Safina to try to climb back, but at this point, her problems are mental as well as physical. Last month, Safina parted ways with coach Zeljko Krajan, who she had repeatedly credited for her mid-career rise to the top. At last check, she was working with Gaston Etlis. Another few months like this, and she'll be in …

4. Strife

Symptoms: Huge drop in the rankings; emotional, inconsistent and suffering breakdown of key stroke, usually the serve
Diagnosis: A tipping point, resulting either in recovery or a permanent slide.
Current victim: Ana Ivanovic

After winning the 2008 French Open and reaching No. 1, Ivanovic struggled to adjust to her new status, falling early at Wimbledon. A thumb injury in the summer knocked her further off course and soon she was in free fall. (Sound familiar yet?)

She has shown occasional signs of a turnaround, reaching semifinals in Sydney and Rome but has not been able to build on that momentum. After a one-sided loss in the second round of the French Open, Ivanovic was surprisingly upbeat. During a tight three-set loss in the first round of Wimbledon, she was red-faced with emotion and declined all interview requests afterward. The vital thing at this point is to avoid …

5. Settlement

Symptoms: Stabilization after a big rankings drop
Diagnosis: Further descent not likely, but neither is much upward movement.
Current victim: Anna Chakvetadze

Once a top 5 player, the eyeliner-loving Russian was never the same again after burglars entered her home and tied her and her parents up during the robbery. She has settled down toward the bottom end of the top 100, never moving too far up or down. Not a great outcome, but she's still a legitimate WTA player, which is better than …

6. Spiraling

Symptoms: Collapse, brief recovery, followed by another collapse, and so on
Diagnosis: Requires effective use of wild cards; recovery through challenger circuit also possible, but harsh treatment that weakened victim has trouble surviving.
Current victim: Jelena Dokic

The Dokic saga is a long and depressing one, a bright young prospect derailed by personal conflict. Her fairy tale run to the Australian Open quarterfinals last year suggested she might be on her way back to Chakvetadze or Ivanovic status, but illness struck. She is now toiling away in challengers, coach-less, and reportedly sat crying on the grass after losing in the second round of qualifying for Wimbledon. If this continues, she could soon be …

7. Scraping

Symptoms: Permanent residence in minor leagues and qualifying
Diagnosis: Persist if winning frequently; if not, retirement advised.
Current victim: Mariana Lucic

Another long, depressing story of potential, personal conflict and burnout. A 15-year-old Lucic won the first WTA tournament she ever played and reached the semifinals of Wimbledon in 1999 while still a teenager. This year, she was a qualifier, and that's a significant victory.

At one point, the hard-hitting Croat effectively retired because of family conflict and injuries but came back in 2007 and has been toiling at the bottom of the pro ranks since. But at least she's still playing, which means she hasn't hit …

8. Rock bottom

Symptoms: Inability to keep ball in court for two points in a row
Diagnosis: Leads to retirement; continues to puzzle experts.
Current victim: Nicole Vaidisova

Vaidisova went from being a top-10 teen to former pro in less than three years. Some things are beyond explanation.

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/wimbledon10/columns/story?columnist=kamakshi_tandon&id=5314582

gaviotabr
Jun 23rd, 2010, 12:25 AM
Interesting Curtis.

So.. Ana declined all interview requests after the loss at Wimbledon? Humm.. is that a first time for her? There have been plenty of tough times in the past couple of years, but I don't remember her denying an interview..

This might be a good thing..

MM_1257
Jun 23rd, 2010, 12:31 AM
Isn't it a rule that a player cannot decline a presser? Azarenka did that and she was fined... There was one tournamnet this or last year (I do not remember now) where Ana did not have a press conference because the media representatives did not ask her to do one... So this is not the first time.

gaviotabr
Jun 23rd, 2010, 12:34 AM
Isn't it a rule that a player cannot decline a presser? Azarenka did that and she was fined... There was one tournamnet this or last year (I do not remember now) where Ana did not have a press conference because the media representatives did not ask her to do one... So this is not the first time.

I think Ana is not requested to do media, since she is not a seed. So she has no obligation to accept it. If asked, she might go and do it.. but she may decline as well.

As far as I know, only seeded players are contractually obliged to do media activities such as press conferences.

I think the article refers to interview requests.. not to her declining to do a presser.

Curtos07
Jun 23rd, 2010, 01:07 AM
If she did decline, then I think it's a good decision. After all, it will just be the same questions asked that we have heard over and over again the past year and most likely the same answers. I am sure Ana is tired of answering them. Really is no point anymore.

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2010, 01:21 AM
If she did decline, then I think it's a good decision. After all, it will just be the same questions asked that we have heard over and over again the past year and most likely the same answers. I am sure Ana is tired of answering them. Really is no point anymore.

I don`t agree ,running away is not a solution :o
Besides it`s so childish
Like Izzy said no need for her to give interviews after defeats ,she is #60 so who cares :rolleyes:

bruce goose
Jun 23rd, 2010, 01:22 AM
If she did decline, then I think it's a good decision. After all, it will just be the same questions asked that we have heard over and over again the past year and most likely the same answers. I am sure Ana is tired of answering them. Really is no point anymore.You're right--there IS no point;everyone already knows that she's making great strides and is ready to climb back into the Top 10 any day now......Excellent article contribution above,Curtis:hatoff:

InsideOut.
Jun 23rd, 2010, 01:36 AM
Nice article Curtis...pretty good analysis in there...

MM_1257
Jun 23rd, 2010, 01:41 AM
I think Ana is not requested to do media, since she is not a seed. So she has no obligation to accept it. If asked, she might go and do it.. but she may decline as well.

As far as I know, only seeded players are contractually obliged to do media activities such as press conferences.

I think the article refers to interview requests.. not to her declining to do a presser.

Aha, OK, didn't know that. Thank you for the explanation.

Curtos07
Jun 23rd, 2010, 01:41 AM
I don`t agree ,running away is not a solution :o
Besides it`s so childish
Like Izzy said no need for her to give interviews after defeats ,she is #60 so who cares :rolleyes:

At least it prevents her from saying stuff like "I thought I played well" or "I see improvements in my game".

jelenacg
Jun 23rd, 2010, 01:54 AM
At least it prevents her from saying stuff like "I thought I played well" or "I see improvements in my game".

:lol::lol:
We must be blind then

bruce goose
Jun 23rd, 2010, 02:03 AM
At least it prevents her from saying stuff like "I thought I played well" or "I see improvements in my game".Curtis,I just got a sudden flash of inspiration while reading your post.It doesn't matter what I or anyone else thinks about Jim Carrey--it's the CONCEPT that counts:Imagine if Ana were suddenly overtaken by a compulsion to tell the truth like Carrey's character in 'Liar,Liar' was...and it would come at a time when she had pressers scheduled...and everyone realized what had happened to her so they began probing with questions.Ana would TRY to b.s. but:

Reporter:So,how do you think you played,Ana?
Ana:I think I played well...(....Oh God,here it comes again:unsure:)...compared to a drunken quadriplegic!!:eek:

gaviotabr
Jun 23rd, 2010, 03:01 PM
There is an interview in serbian Gloria Magazin.. google tranlation sucks, but we can have an idea..

INTERVIEW: Ana Ivanovic
I was emotional and often cry
One of the most beautiful and most successful players of today, thanks to hard work and support of family, coach and boyfriend, professional golfer Adam Scott, slowly return to the top of WTA list, convinced that the achievement of sporting success is sometimes good to let a tear
By Mary Erčić
Photo: Milos Nadaždin

Ana Ivanovic - Adam was on a few of my tournaments, and I think the last time I watched live in Miami, in martuAna Ivanovic (22) is a recent placement in the semifinals in Rome showed that hard work, hard training and belief in themselves guarantee good results. Although a good result is not repeated at Roland Garros, in many elections, the most beautiful tennis player of today will not give up, and the strength to continue to fight, other than family and a large number of fans, and gives her boyfriend Adam Scott (30). Besides that he enjoys watching the golf tournament, the sport has recently been included in his hobby, and, in addition to tennis, golf became her new love, but admits that for now Adam getting better on her than she in his field.
Are you a bad time during the game that you have gone through in the second half of 2008. and in 2009. ever doubted yourself?
- No, I have always believed in myself. I knew that if you work hard and practice and get good results. The fact that people from my team believe in me gave me more confidence and strength.
Who then gave the most support?
- The whole team is highly supported me, especially my family, which is logical, because we are the closest. Without all of them hard to like it pregurala.
Getting to the semi-finals of a big tournament in Rome have made some kambek. How does it feel?
- It's for me was a good tournament and I can say a turning point this season. It's been a while since I was beating some of the best players. Although I have always believed that I could do, but in man there is some doubt as the worm does not realize the victory. But tennis is a tough sport and a tournament does not mean everything. Now I'm at the stage of rebuilding the game and form, so that will need time to fully shine.
Who do you know about winning?
- I, in fact, rarely call people to talk with them on tour. Large number of my close friends monitors games, and often after they sent me a postcard. I enjoy it, because I feel that the best way to have life outside tennis. During the tournament usually exchange messages with team members who are not with me, and I during his stay in Rome was in contact with his brother and manager Dan Milos.
Besides you, who still has the most merit for what you have returned to form?
- My new coach Heinz Gunthard and Damian Prasad have done a great job. With Heinz is really wonderful work. Every day is coming on the court with a new idea and each did a different training and therefore interesting and exciting.
Are you a romantic?
- Yes, very. Besides that I am very emotional. I enjoy watching romantic movies and cry with them often.
Ana Ivanovic - the tournament cheering Adam and herself if he loved you guys golfDa Adam Scott watches you play and when he last attended a game?
- Yes, he was on some of my tournaments, and I think the last time I watched live in Miami in March.
Strike off his support of the golf tournaments that game?
- I'm really enjoying it while watching the game and love of golf and a relaxed atmosphere and you always played outdoors. I enjoyed the most during last year's tournament in Singapore, it took place during my break in training, so I was completely relaxed.
Do you tend to be in the audience, or an active participant in the field?
- Definitely on the ground.
I used to play golf?
- I have a very strenuous training, and whenever I can, I watch the rest by watching movies or reading books, learning languages and so on. Besides, I do not have as many hobbies, so I recently in the things that relax me included, and playing golf. However, I must admit that more practice with his father and brother, but with Adam.
Are you better at golf, tennis or Adam?
- Adam is very good at tennis, so that in this case is still on a winner.
When planning to visit Belgrade again?
- After I lost at the French Open, I visited Belgrade for a week. It was the first time after almost half a year I visited my hometown and I have to admit that I was very uželela grandmother and blankets. As soon as I arrived, I went with them. I used the opportunity to go to the premiere of "Sex and the City 2" and a shopping evening at the shopping center "Zira". It was really great and I'm most happy a number of children who came to see me that evening and take pictures with me. By the way I was friend and guide, players Sorani Cirstea, who visited Belgrade on those days. It was wonderful, but, unfortunately, very short time.
Where to go first when you come to Belgrade and how often spend time in our capital?
- After staying in the apartment of his parents, that's the first place that went. Then call relatives, grandparents, and organizes a variety of dinner that they know that last. These are my favorite gatherings, but because they manage to tell the nearest relatives, which otherwise rarely I see, I have the opportunity to enjoy our local cuisine.
Ana Ivanovic - a beautiful player and is getting great fotomodelaDa as you found it difficult because you are not involved in the final performance of our Fed Cup team in the match against Slovakia and if you watched the girls on that occasion?
- Since I've been practicing at the time in Spain, I could not follow them. It was very difficult as I decided not to play, but given the improvements to the game that I showed in Rome, I realized that the decision was right. It was very hard when I saw the bad results but on the other bright spot was the participation of the tournament and plays a talented Bojana Jovanovski.
Are you subjected to a diet or special training to improve your game?
- I would not exactly call it a diet, because when it says people often think of weight loss. But I was led into account the food and menus adapted organ-zmu professional athlete. I avoided fried foods and eating foods rich in protein, like chicken, but instead I took the rice paste.
Several times you have done great fashion photography. Are you planning to spend that again in the future?
- These types of recording are extremely fun and really enjoy doing them from time to time. But considering how much I had offers, it seems to me that people do not realize that I really only sometimes. For example, in the last six months I worked only two times. It's nice, especially when you arrange, for which often have the opportunity, because I am due to constant training and tournaments mostly in the sports clothing.
Do you ever think what you will do after tennis and can you even imagine my life without a racket?
- Trust me on that fact and not think about until someone asks me. I have only twenty-two years and there is so much more I want to achieve in tennis. It is so important and big part of my life, to me it is difficult to imagine how one day, when you withdraw from the game, in a way I will stay in that world. But on that-then, it is still early, and I try and does not think about such things.

http://www.gloriamagazin.com/368/naslovna/

Should I keep posting these interviews? Such :bs:... Rome a turning point? For worse maybe.. :tape:

bruce goose
Jun 23rd, 2010, 06:24 PM
There is an interview in serbian Gloria Magazin.. google tranlation sucks, but we can have an idea..



http://www.gloriamagazin.com/368/naslovna/

Should I keep posting these interviews? Such :bs:... Rome a turning point? For worse maybe.. :tape:Yeah,anyone who's THAT f--cking stupid that they can't see a parallel between Ana's worsening slump and her "relationship" with the Cellblock Bitch...well,they should be sterilized so that their deficient sub-human DNA can't be inflicted on the world for future generations....Ana gets about the same quality level of "support" from JJ as she does from CBA:rolleyes:.Censorship is almost preferable to journalism that's that useless

gaviotabr
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:26 PM
Article on Ana on serbian Hello Magazine:

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/9974/70901280.jpg

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/3262/90362042.jpg

Don't know if there is anything of notice.. but I heard she says she doesn't even think about getting psychological help for her game.. :banghead: Her refusal to accept this is so stupid.. it just seems she is only willing to get better if it's on her own terms.. if not, she is not willing to put in the effort and invest herself. No wonder she is losing all the time and playing like crap. :tape:

gaviotabr
Jun 28th, 2010, 03:35 PM
Bokash tells me Ana's quote is something like this:

"i read a lot of psychology literature so i know a lot about that subject. Also have very open talk about that with my family, friends and boyfriend. so its enough"


Oh my.. WTF.. so ignorant and arrogant.. Reading books doesn't mean you know a lot about anything.. And her seeking advice of someone who never contended at a major like her boyfriend is incredibly encouraging.. maybe he taught her how to suck at every important tournament. :tape:

This attitude is what's killing Ana.