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MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:08 PM
bunch of bad volleys by Ana :o
40-30
bad forehand
deuce

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:09 PM
bh winner
adv. Ana

holds, 1-1

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:10 PM
Still no plan in her head when it's best to go on net. She hurry to much. But she will learn

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Still no plan in her head when it's best to go on net. She hurry to much. But she will learn

Hopefully she will learn.. no more brainless play Ana, please!

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:12 PM
judge overruled a great bh down the line from Ana, Ana arguing :mad:
40-15

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:13 PM
2-1 Ai

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:14 PM
I have to go for a bit, I have to take a breakfast :o
I'll be back in about 15 minutes, hopefully with good news

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:15 PM
judge overruled a great bh down the line from Ana, Ana arguing :mad:
40-15

Aiss.. don't lose concentration now Ana.. :unsure:

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:16 PM
I have to go for a bit, I have to take a breakfast :o
I'll be back in about 15 minutes, hopefully with good news

Thanks Magic Milan!! :wavey:

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:18 PM
2-2

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:19 PM
2-2

Uff.. At least she held. C'mon Ana, break now!

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:20 PM
2-3

Ben.
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Ajde Ana! you can do this :)

Ben.
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Yay. Now hold serve :)

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:23 PM
30-30

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:24 PM
30-40 :(

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:24 PM
Yes 40-40

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:25 PM
ace
AD serbia

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:26 PM
Great lob
3-3

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:28 PM
3-4

easy hold for Japan.

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Sugiyama is holding so fast.. Ana takes forever and a half.. :sobbing:

Step it up Ana!

The Daviator
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Come on Ana, win in two!

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:30 PM
30-0

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:31 PM
2 good 1st serves
30-0
bh error Ana
30-15

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:31 PM
fh error Ana, deja vu :o
30-30

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:32 PM
40-30

Ben.
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:32 PM
Ajde Ana :armed: win this for your country & your fans :)

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:32 PM
outsmarting Ai on the net
40-30

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:32 PM
df :rolleyes:

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:33 PM
very good 2nd serve
adv. Ana

deuce again

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:35 PM
adv. Ana again, sort of a bh passing shot

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:35 PM
4-4
the time is now :dance:

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:36 PM
yes yes
15-0

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:37 PM
fh return winner :D
0-15
df Ai
0-30

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:37 PM
DF for Ai
30-0

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:37 PM
30-15

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:38 PM
2 FH errors by Ana
30-30

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:38 PM
fh error Ana, went for a return winner once again but missed
15-30
fh error Ana, I should just copy paste these 3 words :o

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:38 PM
BP
toooo

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:39 PM
bp Ana
take it :bounce:

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:39 PM
Df

*5-4

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:39 PM
df, Ai just being too nervous
Ana serving for the match :D

Dexter
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:40 PM
Serve this match out, pronto!

The Daviator
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:40 PM
Serve it out, 6-4 6-4 ajde :rocker2:

MarieC
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:40 PM
Serve it out Ana!

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:40 PM
Serve it out Ana!!

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:42 PM
15-0
15-15, good smash from Ai

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:42 PM
great serve
2 MP

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:42 PM
service winner
30-15
once again service winner
40-15
2 mps :D

Dexter
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:43 PM
Double MP - convert!!!

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:43 PM
bh error, first gone

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:43 PM
Bh error
40-30

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:43 PM
6-4 6-4

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:44 PM
yay :woohoo:
bh error from Ai
Serbia leads 1-0 :dance:

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:44 PM
6-4 6-4

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:45 PM
I want to thank NAJ and MagicMilan once again for living this match with us! :hearts:

MarieC
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:45 PM
Ana :bounce::bounce::bounce:

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:45 PM
It seems that in the end of the match Ana could throw in some good serves, right? :confused:

Ben.
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:46 PM
Yay :D Ajde Ana :bounce: :bounce:

Princeza
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:47 PM
Congrats Babygurl.
Must have been one of the most frustrating livescore :(

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:47 PM
I want to thank NAJ and MagicMilan once again for living this match with us! :hearts:
You're welcome :D
congrats beautylicious :drool:

Dexter
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:49 PM
First win over top30 player in str8 sets since... Linz. Yay! :D:o
Now hope Jelena gives 2-0 lead so they can play with less pressure tomorrow.

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:49 PM
It seems that in the end of the match Ana could throw in some good serves, right? :confused:
She served great in the final game, balltoss was bad throughout the whole match but those kick serves were especially effective :worship:
1 down, 2 to go :)

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:49 PM
:woohoo: Good job for winning this!

дalex
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:50 PM
Ana played very well, IMO. She had some troubles with the toss again but she hit some amazing serves too. Off the ground she played pretty good.

Well done, Ana!

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:50 PM
She said that she was more nervous today from in the final RG

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:50 PM
First win over top30 player in str8 sets since... Linz. Yay! :D:o
Now hope Jelena gives 2-0 lead so they can play with less pressure tomorrow.

I'm pretty confident Jankovic is going to win her match. So no stress tomorrow. :D

tedlesurfeur
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:51 PM
Serbia into world Group in 2010 : getting closer !! Ajde !!

-NAJ-
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:52 PM
I'm pretty confident Jankovic is going to win her match. So no stress tomorrow. :D

I am not that confident:scared:

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:52 PM
Ana played very well, IMO. She had some troubles with the toss again but she hit some amazing serves too. Off the ground she played pretty good.

Well done, Ana!

Thanks for your thoughts on the match Alex! To be here without watching and wondering how she is playing is pretty frustrating.. :lol: I hope she can improve with time..

Now JJ! :D

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:53 PM
She said that she was more nervous today from in the final RG

Really!? :lol:

I understand her though.. I mean, all these people supporting her.. playing in front of her home crowd for the first time.. it must be quite something!

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:55 PM
I am not that confident:scared:

Oh C'mon! I think JJ's biggest trouble is when she gets an inspired big hitter. Morita is not a big hitter, and I don't think she will outlast JJ from the baseline.

Dexter
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:55 PM
^^ What are you doing on TF, Ted? :devil:

InsideOut.
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:55 PM
Ana won in straights :banana: Although Ai isn't the player she was before, Ana winning in front of her home crowd over a top 30 player in straights is very promising. :D

Now, she'll probably find a way to fuck up her tie against Ayumi :o but whatever. :) One match at a time.

The Daviator
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:56 PM
It seemed Ai played very well, so good job Anagurl :cool:

InsideOut.
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:57 PM
Oh C'mon! I think JJ's biggest trouble is when she gets an inspired big hitter. Morita is not a big hitter, and I don't think she will outlast JJ from the baseline.

Morita hits flat, double-fisted (Bartoli alert :scared:) but she'll get nervous plus the court is slow (I think :confused:). JJ won't lose to her. 6-3 6-1, if JJ has an off day. :wavey:

дalex
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:57 PM
She was fistpumping like a madwoman, too. (but in all the right moments) :worship:

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 01:57 PM
Ana won in straights :banana: Although Ai isn't the player she was before, Ana winning in front of her home crowd over a top 30 player in straights is very promising. :D

Now, she'll probably find a way to fuck up her tie against Ayumi :o but whatever. :) One match at a time.

Hey Inside-Out! And you tell me to be optimistic!? :lol: C'mon, Ana will win tomorrow too! :p

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:00 PM
She was fistpumping like a madwoman, too. (but in all the right moments) :worship:

I can only imagine it from the pics! :lol::lol::lol:

Princeza
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:00 PM
Jelena will win easily or some of her fans there might end up killing her. She's not taking the risk so ajde!

MarieC
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Ana won in straights :banana: Although Ai isn't the player she was before, Ana winning in front of her home crowd over a top 30 player in straights is very promising. :D


:bounce: Hard to imagine but that was Ana's first win against a top 30 player since Linz.

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:12 PM
btw Mariana Alves is the judge for Jelena's match :o

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:17 PM
btw Mariana Alves is the judge for Jelena's match :o

:mad:I can't stand her!

gaviotabr
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:20 PM
btw Mariana Alves is the judge for Jelena's match :o

:eek::help::tape:

MagicMilan
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:22 PM
:eek::help::tape:
My thoughts exactly :tape: and there's no hawkeye :o

InsideOut.
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:23 PM
JJ in trouble already :help:

bruce goose
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:27 PM
:mad:I can stand her!You mean to say that you CAN'T stand her,'VM'...and why??Is she a staggering drunk who can't see straight or is there some negative history between her and the Serbian players??

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:29 PM
You mean to say that you CAN'T stand her,'VM'...and why??Is she a staggering drunk who can't see straight or is there some negative history between her and the Serbian players??

Corrected it;)

remember this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tudYph4ylIA

or this classic:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtkKdCeQgQM

Princeza
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:33 PM
remember this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tudYph4ylIA


That's gold :lol:

Dexter
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:36 PM
My thoughts exactly :tape: and there's no hawkeye :oAlves ain't THAT bad. Apart from this terrible incident with Serena, I don't recall her being involved in a huge scandal. She's not as bad as Asderaki & Załoga. These 2 are bad beyond words... not a match with them umpiring without a drama.

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:37 PM
Alves ain't THAT bad. Apart from this terrible incident with Serena, I don't recall her being involved in a huge scandal. She's not as bad as Asderaki & Załoga. These 2 are bad beyond words... not a match with them umpiring without a drama.

Somehow I can't recall Asderaki doing anything then sitting on her chair and watching the match:shrug::help:

Dexter
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:46 PM
It's exactly that... and because she's doing that much she even manages to forget the score at times. Who would blame her!

bruce goose
Feb 7th, 2009, 03:02 PM
As for the Serena match,the more controversial call was on the far sideline instead of the baseline,so Alves may not have had a clear view.Perhaps the line judge had a gnat in her eye or merely hated Serena due to some shallow personal reason,but couldn't Capriati have simply squashed this by being honest?It seems likely a classless move on Jen's part though I'm not terribly surprised.

The WORST chair umpire,IMO,was the one in the 2003 RG semis....Serena is kinda annoying sometimes but I have to be fair with her.Henin CLEARLY raised her arm and put her hand out with a 'stop' signal to indicate that she wanted time.Even a nearsighted,retarded monkey could've seen it.Serena held back in mid-service motion and,therefore,her second serve went into the net.When the umpire called DF,Serena petitioned Henin to tell the truth and she pretended to not understand English(one reason why I say the Henin "legend":rolleyes: is so dubious...a REAL champion wouldn't do something so cowardly)....And then the slimy Frog fans turned on Serena and made it the worst backyard match in modern Slam history.To ME,THAT was the worst chair umpire...

jelenacg
Feb 7th, 2009, 06:52 PM
I`m home now so let me tell you my impressions
This was worth every penny(or Serbian dinar:))
The atmosphere in Arena was great,we are very good audiance i tell you
We didn`t cheer or talk during the points but you should see us when Ana was facing break point :lol::lol::lol:
About Ana`s match,in first set her backhand was amazing :worship:
She was very good in long points
She didn`t hit short balls,all her shots had depth ,she was attacking not defending
In the start of second set she had three break points but didn`t used them ,she also faced a few break points but played well in that moments
She hit 2 very good drop shots :worship:
Also there was one very good point that she won while defending :worship:
She hit a few FH near the line or on the line and the crowd went crazy
Ball toss was crazy few times but i think she served well
I didn`t really see many fist pumps only when she won 1st set
And you should see her reaction after she won match :lol::lol:
She was so happy and ran to hag Fed Cup coach it was very funny :lol: :lol:
I saw her interview on tv a few minutes ago and she said she was so happy after she won that she didn`t know what to do(yes we saw that :)) ,and how she felt great and that the audience was great
And this is the first time she feels what it means playing in front of your own crowd and how everyone is involved and cheer for you
During Ana`s match you could always hear Ajde Ana,Ajde Srbija so in one moment someone said Ajde Japan and everyone started to laugh
JJ`s match was also good except that the japanese girl couldn`t hit the ball inside the court and always played on JJ`s BH :lol::lol:
Also our president and some minister were watching the match (you can see them on the picture behind Ana while she is serving) what can I tell you Ana and JJ are very popular here :):lol:

jelenacg
Feb 7th, 2009, 06:52 PM
I`m home now so let me tell you my impressions
This was worth every penny(or Serbian dinar:))
The atmosphere in Arena was great,we are very good audiance i tell you
We didn`t cheer or talk during the points but you should see us when Ana was facing break point :lol::lol::lol:
About Ana`s match,in first set her backhand was amazing :worship:
She was very good in long points
She didn`t hit short balls,all her shots had depth ,she was attacking not defending
In the start of second set she had three break points but didn`t used them ,she also faced a few break points but played well in that moments
She hit 2 very good drop shots :worship:
Also there was one very good point that she won while defending :worship:
She hit a few FH near the line or on the line and the crowd went crazy
Ball toss was crazy few times but i think she served well
I didn`t really see many fist pumps only when she won 1st set
And you should see her reaction after she won match :lol::lol:
She was so happy and ran to hag Fed Cup coach it was very funny :lol: :lol:
I saw her interview on tv a few minutes ago and she said she was so happy after she won that she didn`t know what to do(yes we saw that :)) ,and how she felt great and that the audience was great
And this is the first time she feels what it means playing in front of your own crowd and how everyone is involved and cheer for you
During Ana`s match you could always hear Ajde Ana,Ajde Srbija so in one moment someone said Ajde Japan and everyone started to laugh
JJ`s match was also good except that the japanese girl couldn`t hit the ball inside the court and always played on JJ`s BH :lol::lol:
Also our president and some minister were watching the match (you can see them on the picture behind Ana while she is serving) what can I tell you Ana and JJ are very popular here :):lol:

jonnyroyale_13
Feb 7th, 2009, 08:15 PM
Sounds like the atmosphere was electric! thank goodness Ana won:worship:

Dexter
Feb 7th, 2009, 08:22 PM
Great to hear you enjoyed it, Jelena! :)

Cp6uja
Feb 7th, 2009, 11:48 PM
Ana played on similar level like at Melbourne... but this time she also remind on "good old Ana" which is well known (before this crisis) like one of best WTA "closers". In finishes of both sets she made full control of match after 4:4. Same thing about her serve... she has same frustrating problems... but at least this time she served best when she needs that - when she face couple BP's, or especially at Deuces.

Maybe more than this match facts is interesting some trivia:
- I think today is almost 15.000 people in "Arena", which means new FED CUP Crowd record of all time!
- Instead "AJDE" or "C'MON", today Ana use "IDEMO" (probably best translation from Serbian is "Let's Go")
- About 2-3 kilos extra in comparasion with her career best period (1st half of 2008) is not problem for her game at hardcourts.
- Ana's winning speech is little bit confuse, which is proof for me that she is really very exciting/nervous playing careers first competetive match in her home city.
- President of ITF come to Belgrade to watch this match... which is very strange that he choose WORLD GROUP 2 match instead some of WORLD GROUP 1 "showdowns" :p... but that tells as about current global rating of Serbian womens tennis. BTW president of Serbia is also there.
- If Ana and JJ are injury free or not in really big slump. i don't see anybody beating Serbs in Belgrade Arena. In eventual match against USA when both Williams plays, or Russia with Sharapova, it will be claycourt indoors where Ana and Jelena is favorites against anybody.

Davodus
Feb 8th, 2009, 06:38 AM
i hope she is improving her form
im glad she won in straight sets, Ai is a tough opponent

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 01:41 PM
around 4pm will start match Ana-Morita

on RTS 2

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:14 PM
Ana
3-0

They said that will be on RTS but still no live show

Only fed cup ls

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:15 PM
3-1

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:16 PM
0-30 :(

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:17 PM
30-30 :)

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:18 PM
BP for Morita

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:21 PM
Ana saved 2 bp
4-1

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:24 PM
4-1! I wish I could see if she's playing as good as the scoreboard says...

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:27 PM
2 set points for Ana

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:27 PM
6-1

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:28 PM
6-1! :woohoo:
Ana's doing gooooood today:drool:

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:28 PM
Anybody there?:scared:

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:29 PM
RTS 2 will show second set :)

JJ is watching match with Mladjan and Nisa

OC521
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:29 PM
Ana played on similar level like at Melbourne... but this time she also remind on "good old Ana" which is well known (before this crisis) like one of best WTA "closers". In finishes of both sets she made full control of match after 4:4. Same thing about her serve... she has same frustrating problems... but at least this time she served best when she needs that - when she face couple BP's, or especially at Deuces.

Maybe more than this match facts is interesting some trivia:
- I think today is almost 15.000 people in "Arena", which means new FED CUP Crowd record of all time!
- Instead "AJDE" or "C'MON", today Ana use "IDEMO" (probably best translation from Serbian is "Let's Go")
- About 2-3 kilos extra in comparasion with her career best period (1st half of 2008) is not problem for her game at hardcourts.
- Ana's winning speech is little bit confuse, which is proof for me that she is really very exciting/nervous playing careers first competetive match in her home city.
- President of ITF come to Belgrade to watch this match... which is very strange that he choose WORLD GROUP 2 match instead some of WORLD GROUP 1 "showdowns" :p... but that tells as about current global rating of Serbian womens tennis. BTW president of Serbia is also there.
- If Ana and JJ are injury free or not in really big slump. i don't see anybody beating Serbs in Belgrade Arena. In eventual match against USA when both Williams plays, or Russia with Sharapova, it will be claycourt indoors where Ana and Jelena is favorites against anybody.

Thanks for the information Србија. The Fed Cup president stgated to Serbia television that he wanted t o witness this historical Fed Cup tie because of the amount of people in attendance.

Regarding Serbia’s Fed Cup standing:
1. Where would Serbia’s position be today if Serbia won all matches in April 2006 and July 2007?
2. How many more countries does Serbia have to win in order to become number one?

Rank Nation Points

Russia 37,895.00
Italy 19,642.50
Spain 15,032.50
USA 10,405.00
France 8,895.00
China 8,267.50
Belgium 6,795.00
Czech Republic 6,150.00
Argentina 5,442.50
Israel 4,225.00
Japan 3,775.00
Germany 3,762.50
Ukraine 3,620.00
Serbia 3,125.00

Dexter
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:29 PM
Baguette. :drool: Keep it up, babygurl! :D

MarieC
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:29 PM
Ana's cruising today!

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:30 PM
Great return Ana wow
15-0

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:31 PM
Ana is hitting so strong :)

Poor Morita lol

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Ana
*1-0

Princeza
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:32 PM
NAJ do you know if they will play double?

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:35 PM
I don't know. :(

40-30

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:35 PM
2-0

i want 6-0

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:37 PM
0-40

Morita also can hit strong lol

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:37 PM
*2-1

OC521
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:40 PM
Here's the link (http://www.rts.rs/page/sport/ci/story/236/%D0%A0%D0%B5%D0%B7%D1%83%D0%BB%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%82%D 0%B8+%D1%83%D0%B6%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%BE/43342/%D0%A0%D0%B5%D0%B7%D1%83%D0%BB%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%82+% D1%83%D0%B6%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%BE%3A+2%3A0+%D0%88%D0%B 5%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B5+%D0%88%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BA %D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%9B+%D0%B7%D0%B0+%D1%82%D1%80 %D0%B8%D1%98%D1%83%D0%BC%D1%84+%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%BE% D1%82%D0%B8%D0%B2+%D0%88%D0%B0%D0%BF%D0%B0%D0%BD%D 0%B0.html) for RTS showing Serbia's Fed Cup victory over Japan, victory flower bouquet and kisses from team mates as well.

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:45 PM
ana is going for return winners
but she made few errors and morita take her serve
*3-2

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:48 PM
4-2*

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:53 PM
*5-2

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:54 PM
5-2!

I can barely remember the last time Ana dropped so few games:sobbing:

Now serve it out:kiss:

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:55 PM
0-30

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:55 PM
ace
15-30

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Fh winner
30-30

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Mp

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:57 PM
ace

6-1 6-2

Serbia- Japan 4-0

Dexter
Feb 8th, 2009, 02:58 PM
Ana wins 61 62. :dance:
I actually hope they make Ana & Jelena play doubles just for fun! :D

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 8th, 2009, 03:00 PM
6-1, 6-2! I'm so proud of her:yeah:

Hopefully someone recorded it!

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 03:02 PM
They did not said who will play doubles

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Feb 8th, 2009, 03:12 PM
The score looks very good, nice to have 2 straight sets win.
Congrats!

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 8th, 2009, 03:19 PM
I hope Ana and JJ will play doubles! That would be fun to watch!

louisa.
Feb 8th, 2009, 03:26 PM
Congrats Ana :clap2:
Any word on the dubz? :awww:

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 03:37 PM
Jankovic/Jovanovic are playing

and going to lose. lol

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 8th, 2009, 03:41 PM
Are they playing badly or are the others just too good?

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 03:44 PM
it;s only *0-1 for Japan
i can not watch that match on tv only ls
but Serbian team is bad in doubles. we all know that :tape:

InsideOut.
Feb 8th, 2009, 03:48 PM
Bad? They're leading by a break already. ;)

Backhand winner A JOVANOVIC Fine down the line. :worship:

-NAJ-
Feb 8th, 2009, 03:51 PM
3-1:eek:

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 8th, 2009, 04:03 PM
It's a miracle:lol:

InsideOut.
Feb 8th, 2009, 04:15 PM
6-3 with two breaks and never faced a break point on serve. :eek:

dybbuk
Feb 8th, 2009, 07:30 PM
Congrats, girls! :D Wish I could have seen. At least Ana played well.

jelenacg
Feb 8th, 2009, 08:11 PM
Ana played well,amazing today :eek::eek::worship::worship:
I couldn`t believe,serve great,FH also :worship:
I know that japanese isn`t the best player but we also know that everything depends on Ana ,so I was like :eek::bounce: during the whole match
She was so funny with that cap while cheering for JJ
First 4 or 5 games of JJ`s match i was only looking at Ana ,she was so cute and funny hitting that thing to make the noise :haha::haha::haha:
Also when they were taking pictures with the flag was great :lol::lol:,they were joking around laughing it was delight watching them ,first they were only holding the flag and stood still but after a few minutes they were like should we try this pose and how about this :haha::haha: and crowd was laughing with them , Ana`s happy face priceless :lol:
Fed cup coach wanted to take a picture with Ana and JJ but JJ didn`t let him at first ,she was like pushing him and saying no just two of us :lol::lol:

Princeza
Feb 8th, 2009, 08:21 PM
Fed cup coach wanted to take a picture with Ana and JJ but JJ didn`t let him at first ,she was like pushing him and saying no just two of us :lol::lol:

:lol: They could be serious contenders for the title :p
Nice to read you enjoyed :yeah:

bruce goose
Feb 8th, 2009, 08:31 PM
Ana played well,amazing today :eek::eek::worship::worship:
I couldn`t believe,serve great,FH also :worship:
I know that japanese isn`t the best player but we also know that everything depends on Ana ,so I was like :eek::bounce: during the whole match
She was so funny with that cap while cheering for JJ
First 4 or 5 games of JJ`s match i was only looking at Ana ,she was so cute and funny hitting that thing to make the noise :haha::haha::haha:
Also when they were taking pictures with the flag was great :lol::lol:,they were joking around laughing it was delight watching them ,first they were only holding the flag and stood still but after a few minutes they were like should we try this pose and how about this :haha::haha: and crowd was laughing with them , Ana`s happy face priceless :lol:
Fed cup coach wanted to take a picture with Ana and JJ but JJ didn`t let him at first ,she was like pushing him and saying no just two of us :lol::lol:Thank you for your report,'Jelenacg':worship:.When I saw the photo of Ana and Jelena standing back-to-back,while wrapping each other in the Serbian flag,I was SOOOO hoping that this was a spontaneous pose instead of being orchestrated by the photog.There are other cute pics from last year's FC where Jelena kisses Ana following a doubles match but,even though it looks nice,this is more common courtesy or tennis etiquette.To see Jelena snuggle up against Ana,without prompting,during the celebration means a lot more:D.I fully expect these competitors to have a rivalry--it would be strange for them NOT to have one--yet it'd be sweet if Jelena realized that the partiality shown by the media isn't Ana's fault and it doesn't derive from any hostility on Ana's part.

Going back to the pic....I don't mean any disrespect to the Serbian flag,but the image got me thinking about these two lovely gals watching a soccer game on TV on a cold winter's day in Serbia,bundled together under a warm blanket.Then,when the game turns boring,they doze off peacefully,nestled cheek to cheek for extra warmth.To me,that would be an awesome snapshot:cool:

gaviotabr
Feb 8th, 2009, 09:35 PM
Jelena, great to see that you enjoyed so much and that Ana played well! :bounce: I just got home to these great news! :D

In the Fed Cup web there is an interview with Ana after Jankovic's match today and she says that hopefully she will have the new coach with her in Dubai! :bounce: I guess we will know who it is in no time!

gaviotabr
Feb 8th, 2009, 09:36 PM
Thank you for your report,'Jelenacg':worship:.When I saw the photo of Ana and Jelena standing back-to-back,while wrapping each other in the Serbian flag,I was SOOOO hoping that this was a spontaneous pose instead of being orchestrated by the photog.There are other cute pics from last year's FC where Jelena kisses Ana following a doubles match but,even though it looks nice,this is more common courtesy or tennis etiquette.To see Jelena snuggle up against Ana,without prompting,during the celebration means a lot more:D.I fully expect these competitors to have a rivalry--it would be strange for them NOT to have one--yet it'd be sweet if Jelena realized that the partiality shown by the media isn't Ana's fault and it doesn't derive from any hostility on Ana's part.

Going back to the pic....I don't mean any disrespect to the Serbian flag,but the image got me thinking about these two lovely gals watching a soccer game on TV on a cold winter's day in Serbia,bundled together under a warm blanket.Then,when the game turns boring,they doze off peacefully,nestled cheek to cheek for extra warmth.To me,that would be an awesome snapshot:cool:

Bruce.. you are being a bit pervert there.. :tape:

bruce goose
Feb 8th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Bruce.. you are being a bit pervert there.. :tape::rolleyes:I meant in a SISTERLY way...thanks for thinking the worst of me:help:.......and the adjective is "perverse",the other word is the noun

gaviotabr
Feb 8th, 2009, 09:47 PM
:rolleyes:I meant in a SISTERLY way...thanks for thinking the worst of me:help:.......and the adjective is "perverse",the other word is the noun

Sorry.. :angel:

Perverse isn't like mean?

bruce goose
Feb 8th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Sorry.. :angel:

Perverse isn't like mean?No,a perverse person CAN be mean if he/she is cruel,but the words aren't synonymous

gaviotabr
Feb 8th, 2009, 09:54 PM
No,a perverse person CAN be mean if he/she is cruel,but the words aren't synonymous

Oh! Thanks for the english class! :kiss:

jelenacg
Feb 8th, 2009, 09:54 PM
I was very happy when after JJ`s match they said Ana will play the next one I didn`t think she will
Ana in her interview on court after that match said she was very happy people stayed in Arena to watch her even if we already had 3:0 lead
My friend was laughing like crazy saying did she actually think people wan`t stay to see her play :haha::haha:
I still think she doesn`t understand how many and how much people loves her here :lol:
After her match they were celebrating victory and taking photos
I really hope our tv showed that bc i want to download that crazy moment :lol::lol:

gaviotabr
Feb 8th, 2009, 10:00 PM
I was very happy when after JJ`s match they said Ana will play the next one I didn`t think she will
Ana in her interview on court after that match said she was very happy people stayed in Arena to watch her even if we already had 3:0 lead
My friend was laughing like crazy saying did she actually think people wan`t stay to see her play :haha::haha:
I still think she doesn`t understand how many and how much people loves her here :lol:
After her match they were celebrating victory and taking photos
I really hope our tv showed that bc i want to download that crazy moment :lol::lol:

I hope someone uploads it! I also want to watch it!

Ana is just so cute! I feel like giving her a hug everytime she says something like this! :lol:

jelenacg
Feb 8th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Also I would like to add that today was 15 118 people in Arena so that means new FED CUP Crowd record of all time(last one was 14 000 people):worship::worship::worship:

gaviotabr
Feb 8th, 2009, 10:06 PM
Also I would like to add that today was 15 118 people in Arena so that means new FED CUP Crowd record of all time(last one was 14 000 people):worship::worship::worship:

Serbian fans rock! :rocker2:

luv_sweetAna
Feb 8th, 2009, 10:22 PM
jelenacg, do you think these matches will be uploaded in the Serbian media so we can download them? I wanna watch them badly. Heck, I'd even download JJ's match just to see Ana cheering with the pink cap. :D

jelenacg
Feb 8th, 2009, 10:33 PM
People already asked that on one Serbian website that has matches of Serbian players
They said they will upload them today or tomorrow
So I will give you the link when that happens :)

luv_sweetAna
Feb 8th, 2009, 10:40 PM
Hvala a lot. :D

jelenacg
Feb 8th, 2009, 10:45 PM
Hvala a lot. :D

:lol::hug:

Davodus
Feb 8th, 2009, 10:54 PM
ana :yeah:
i like easy wins :D

SOA_MC
Feb 9th, 2009, 03:56 PM
Back from a week off, happy for Ana and Jelena's dominating performances :worship:

Princeza
Feb 10th, 2009, 10:03 AM
Next tie: SPAIN * vs Serbia

I wanted France :(

gaviotabr
Feb 10th, 2009, 10:40 AM
Next tie: SPAIN * vs Serbia

I wanted France :(

I think it's a good draw. Not he easiest... that would be Argentina. But if to play Argentina they would have to travel all around the world in the middle of the european clay season, which they clearly wouldn't like, than I guess it's better to play Spain anyway. The other good thing about this tie is that it will probably be played on clay, and both Ana and Jelena won't have to get used to hard courts and then go back to clay for the tour. I remember last year Ana complained when she arrived in Berlin that since Fed Cup was played in indoor hard she had little time to adjust and practice on clay. Both serbian girls are among the best clay courters on the tour, so it shouldn't be hard for them. Carla Suarez Navarro and Anabel Medina Garrigues can be hard to beat on clay, but I believe that both Ana and Jelena are much better players and not only can do it, but will do it.

Having said that, pity that the draw made by lot didn't allow them to play in Belgrade again.. I'm sure they were really hoping so. Anyway, they can save that for next year... finals in Belgrade! Imagine that! :worship:

jelenacg
Feb 10th, 2009, 11:03 AM
Spain vs Serbia
Not bad,they will probably play on clay so they can also prepare in that way for next tournaments
I was worrying they would get China :help:
I`m being selfish but I`m glad a little bit they don`t play in Belgrade bc in April I`m going to Spain and I wouldn`t be able to see them in Belgrade

gaviotabr
Feb 10th, 2009, 11:15 AM
Spain vs Serbia
Not bad,they will probably play on clay so they can also prepare in that way for next tournaments
I was worrying they would get China :help:
I`m being selfish but I`m glad a little bit they don`t play in Belgrade bc in April I`m going to Spain and I wouldn`t be able to see them in Belgrade

I was also worried they could get China.. :unsure:

Do.. you are going to Spain! On holidays?

jelenacg
Feb 10th, 2009, 11:32 AM
I was also worried they could get China.. :unsure:

Do.. you are going to Spain! On holidays?

Yes,I`m going there with some friends for two weeks :bounce:

gaviotabr
Feb 10th, 2009, 11:37 AM
Yes,I`m going there with some friends for two weeks :bounce:

That's great Jelena! I'm sure you are going to have a lot of fun! :bounce:

Mixo
Feb 10th, 2009, 12:09 PM
Where do you go exactly, jelena? xD

Dexter
Feb 10th, 2009, 12:19 PM
I wanted France :(:spit: Hell no!
Happy they got Spain. Hope they won't be faced by a hostile atmosphere in Lleida.. anyway should be used to by now.
AJDE!

jelenacg
Feb 10th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Where do you go exactly, jelena? xD

Barcelona :bounce:

Cp6uja
Mar 30th, 2009, 01:59 PM
World Group, Play-off 2009
Club de Tennis Lleida, Lleida, Spain
Stadium Capacity: 1800
25 April - 26 April 2009
Day 1 - 13:00 hrs (1200 hrs CET)
Day 2 - 12:00 hrs (1100 hrs CET)
Surface: Clay (Red Clay) - Outdoors
Ball Type: Wilson Sony Ericsson WTA Tour


3rd season in the row Serbia has TOP3 FED CUP team in world but still is not part of World Group I (TOP8). We are close than ever and just need to beat Spain (Medina#21, Suarez#32)... but just 3-4 weeks before match-up Ana and especially Jelena shape looks very scary right now. Spanish double Medina/Pascual is one of worlds very best, so Ivanovic and Jankovic must to win at least 3 out of 4 theirs singles at Spain clay.

gaviotabr
Mar 30th, 2009, 05:05 PM
World Group, Play-off 2009
Club de Tennis Lleida, Lleida, Spain
Stadium Capacity: 1800
25 April - 26 April 2009
Day 1 - 13:00 hrs (1200 hrs CET)
Day 2 - 12:00 hrs (1100 hrs CET)
Surface: Clay (Red Clay) - Outdoors
Ball Type: Wilson Sony Ericsson WTA Tour


3rd season in the row Serbia has TOP3 FED CUP team in world but still is not part of World Group I (TOP8). We are close than ever and just need to beat Spain (Medina#21, Suarez#32)... but just 3-4 weeks before match-up Ana and especially Jelena shape looks very scary right now. Spanish double Medina/Pascual is one of worlds very best, so Ivanovic and Jankovic must to win at least 3 out of 4 theirs singles at Spain clay.

I think Spain might just have the greatest chance of staying in World Group. Ana is not really reliable.. she can either play well or suck. And JJ.. we just also don't know with her right now. The doubles is obviously a lost point.

Serbian hope lies in the fact that these girls always seem to play well in Fed Cup.

Cp6uja
Mar 30th, 2009, 06:00 PM
I think Spain might just have the greatest chance of staying in World Group. Ana is not really reliable.. she can either play well or suck. And JJ.. we just also don't know with her right now. The doubles is obviously a lost point.

Serbian hope lies in the fact that these girls always seem to play well in Fed Cup.I'm scared b/c current shape - but no need for panic.
JJ has perfect 5-0 h2h against Medina and Suarez, and Ana lose once match against Medina - but she was 16yo girl in 2004. With this shape no big surprise that Ana or JJ lose one match out of 4 singles vs Medina and Suarez... but losing 2 matches is litle bit to much. Serbia is now 60-40 favorite, instead 80-20 like it seems after draw.

gaviotabr
Apr 12th, 2009, 03:42 PM
Jankovic just beat Anabel Medina Garrigues and Carla Suarez Navarro in route to the Marbella title, so I think the Serbian Fed Cup team should still be the huge favorites for the tie. I mean, if JJ can keep it up, Ana would only have to win one of her matches.

C'mon Ana, it's clay! Gotta play well!

jelenacg
Apr 12th, 2009, 06:15 PM
It would be good if they could play especially Ana both matches during FC no matter of the result
Ana needs more matches on clay
So I guess JJ is now a favorite to win both matches and I guess Ana should win one :lol::tape:
I`m very scared that her first match on clay would be something similar to Berlin last year :tape::lol:
On the positive side she always play good for FC but still i don`t know what to think
This was Carla`s first wta final :eek: i didn`t know that

jonnyroyale_13
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:03 AM
Its been a long time since i saw either of those Spanish players matches.
Past history and results with Medina Garrigues aside, whos the tougher matchup of those two players for Ana in her current form do you think?
I saw CSN's 2008 RG QF match,, and recall a one handed backhand, hits with a lot of pace from both sides. Sound about right?:confused: The more pace, the higher odds i give to Ana. I think Medina Garrigues and all her craftiness is one more likely to give Ana problems in this current form. Lets be real, Ana's ranking is higher than her level, so a couple players like this on their home country court, could be the perfect test to open the clay season.
Ajde girls!:rocker2:

gaviotabr
Apr 13th, 2009, 12:55 AM
Its been a long time since i saw either of those Spanish players matches.
Past history and results with Medina Garrigues aside, whos the tougher matchup of those two players for Ana in her current form do you think?
I saw CSN's 2008 RG QF match,, and recall a one handed backhand, hits with a lot of pace from both sides. Sound about right?:confused: The more pace, the higher odds i give to Ana. I think Medina Garrigues and all her craftiness is one more likely to give Ana problems in this current form. Lets be real, Ana's ranking is higher than her level, so a couple players like this on their home country court, could be the perfect test to open the clay season.
Ajde girls!:rocker2:

I'm not sure who would be the tougher match up for Ana, but even in her current form, she shouldn't have much trouble with either. Unless Ana shows up being a complete UEs machine, in which case she will lose to anyone, she should beat both.

Carla Suarez Navarro is actually a fine player. She has a beautiful and very effective one handed backhand and uses a lot of angles to open up the court. She can generate a lot of pace from both wings and has an ok serve, with good placement. She is extremely inconsistent though.. so she can either show up great or be completely crap. Today's match against JJ was actually a nice match, with Jankovic using her best shot, the BH DTL, a lot. But the play was mostly being dictated by Carla, and it were her mistakes that ended up deciding the match. A lot of errors crep in her game in the third set. All credits to JJ, I thought she played well and is going back to her game. She wasn't trying to force action more than is natural to her game, and was defending well, usually with high deep lobs that were extremely hard for Suarez Navarro to handle, since she is very short. This is something Ana should use.. I have been watching some of Ana's RG matches from last year, as she was often using some high backhands to great effect. Against someone as short as Carla, it can be an important shot. The thing is, Ana will be agressive, and Carla is not the best defensive player. She can also make too many UEs. So really.. unless Ana shows up being an UEs machine, which hopefully she won't (:unsure:), she shouldn't have many problems.

Anabel is crafty.. but she has not been playing well. I saw bits of her semi final match in Marbella, and I thought she didn't play as well as I've seen before. If she gets on a defensive moonballing mode, she might give Ana some problems.. but again, only if Ana is missing every second shot. Unfortunately that is posible... but I hope it won't be the case.

jonnyroyale_13
Apr 13th, 2009, 01:05 AM
great report, i want to watch the Marbella final now. I have tomorrow off, so might do that.
CSN sounds about like i remembered. The only Marbella match I saw was JJ's match vs Sfar, she didnt convince me much in that match that she was getting back to her game, but im glad she did at the end of the tourney and won her first title of the year.
And offtopic, you used Lindsay Davenports phrase "..lot of errors creeping into her game.":lol: I love Lindsay's commentary, but everytime she says that about Ana im thinking when do errors 'creep' into Ana's game? They 'kick the door down, and barge in' to her game. Or a UE machine like you said.:lol:

gaviotabr
Apr 13th, 2009, 01:25 AM
great report, i want to watch the Marbella final now. I have tomorrow off, so might do that.
CSN sounds about like i remembered. The only Marbella match I saw was JJ's match vs Sfar, she didnt convince me much in that match that she was getting back to her game, but im glad she did at the end of the tourney and won her first title of the year.
And offtopic, you used Lindsay Davenports phrase "..lot of errors creeping into her game.":lol: I love Lindsay's commentary, but everytime she says that about Ana im thinking when do errors 'creep' into Ana's game? They 'kick the door down, and barge in' to her game. Or a UE machine like you said.:lol:

I was following Marbella a bit. I just love clay court tennis.. it's my favorite part of the season. I thought JJ didn't play well up until the second set of the semi final. From then on, I thought she played well. Not great, but back into her confort zone and in the right direction for her IMHO. It's not like she is going to beat any top 10 player with this game yet, but she seemed a lot more confortable on court, and was improving. I think she should be satisfied with this tournament and seeking more improvement to her game.

I'm really curious to see how Ana shows up for the Fed Cup matches.. aiss..

I also really like Davenport's comments.. maybe I unconciously got that from her! :lol:

Davodus
Apr 13th, 2009, 01:54 AM
I think ana will win her singles matches in spain...i think she will feel more comfortable playing on clay, and that's what she needs now to play more relaxed on the court...

as for CSN, i have seen her play when i was at the AO, she has an excellent forehand and backhand when she has time, but if someone launches hard flat shots to her forehand, she mis hits it 70% of the time and hits it way out. She also doesn't like the ball high to her backhand. However serbia could have won before it gets to ana playing CSN (i think thats the way the draw would go) so she may not even have to play her.
I see her being able to beat anabel even if she doesn't play great...i don't see how anabel can really penetrate ana, unless its ana errornovic

bruce goose
Apr 13th, 2009, 02:05 AM
Not sure how it translates into Serbian but,if JJ gets on our gal's nerves,then Ana can tell the national coach:"I'm FED UP with my Fed Cup teammate!:("

gaviotabr
Apr 14th, 2009, 03:53 PM
The spanish team was named today and Carla Suarez Navarro opted out of the tie. So the team will be: Anabel Medina Garrigues, María José Martínez Sanchez, Lourdes Domínguez Lino and Nuria Llagostera Vives.

http://www.europapress.es/deportes/tenis-00166/noticia-tenis-federacion-am-medina-martinez-dominguez-llagostera-buscaran-permanencia-grupo-mundial-serbia-20090414131756.html

The serbian team shouldn't have much trouble, I hope..

Davodus
Apr 14th, 2009, 04:37 PM
any reason she chose not to play?

the serbians should win, i don't care how JJ goes, i just want ana to win and play well :)

gaviotabr
Apr 14th, 2009, 04:52 PM
any reason she chose not to play?

the serbians should win, i don't care how JJ goes, i just want ana to win and play well :)

According to the article CSN opted not to play because of schedule conflicts. She choose to get the Fed Cup week to rest between tournaments.

jelenacg
Apr 14th, 2009, 06:33 PM
Wow,that`s great :)
I guess CSN decided to play some tournament before FC and then Rome after so she needs rest.A little bit selfish but she probably thought they don`t have a chance anyway
Good for Ana and JJ :)

bruce goose
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:38 PM
That was so mean Bruce...:oOkay,Izzy,I deleted it...so if you delete your quote,then it'll become just a distant memory.......except to diehard CSN fans,of course:lol:

gaviotabr
Apr 14th, 2009, 09:01 PM
Okay,Izzy,I deleted it...so if you delete your quote,then it'll become just a distant memory.......except to diehard CSN fans,of course:lol:

Deal! Done.. ;)

bruce goose
Apr 14th, 2009, 10:12 PM
Deal! Done.. ;)The men in the audience--I'm referring to the native Spaniards--will be in an awkward situation.When Ana makes a good shot,they'll instinctively re-act with lovestruck applause...and then catch themselves when they remember that she is the 'enemy' this time.They'll get angry looks from their gfs and reply,":oOops!Sorry.The applause just sort of slipped out by accident:o:o:o"

jelenacg
Apr 14th, 2009, 10:25 PM
Bruce the other post was mean but kind of funny :hehehe::lol::tape:
I was reading some posts and Spaniards hope that JJ or Ana won`t go to Spain
Whom did they beat last year anyway to go to the FC final
They are ok but not a very good team imo,i know they lost against Russia :confused:

gaviotabr
Apr 14th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Bruce the other post was mean but kind of funny :hehehe::lol::tape:
I was reading some posts and Spaniards hope that JJ or Ana won`t go to Spain
Whom did they beat last year anyway to go to the FC final
They are ok but not a very good team imo,i know they lost against Russia :confused:

I know they beat China in Beijing. I remember Nuria Llagostera Vives won both of her matches and was the hero of the tie. :lol:

bruce goose
Apr 14th, 2009, 10:38 PM
Bruce the other post was mean but kind of funny :hehehe::lol::tape:
I was reading some posts and Spaniards hope that JJ or Ana won`t go to Spain
Whom did they beat last year anyway to go to the FC final
They are ok but not a very good team imo,i know they lost against Russia :confused:Glad you enjoyed the joke but,honestly,what were the odds that I could say 'no' to Isabela?:lol:I'm sure that her bf manages to hold firm once in a while,though I wouldn't bet any money on him if she batted her eyelashes sweetly and gave him her dazzling smile;)

You've only confirmed my suspicions,Jelena;THIS is what the average male Spaniard is thinking:"...but if I cheer against her,then she might turn around and see me doing that...and then I'll NEVER have a shot with her:unsure::unsure::unsure:...hopefully Serbia will send someone else in Ana's place,like Magda Bjrdklvic...and THEN I can boo without fear:D"

jelenacg
Apr 14th, 2009, 11:00 PM
I know they beat China in Beijing. I remember Nuria Llagostera Vives won both of her matches and was the hero of the tie. :lol:

Really :lol::lol: I didn`t know that

jelenacg
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:23 PM
Serbian team will arrive in Spain on 21 April
I`m sad i won`t be able to watch their matches bc I`m going on Friday on my holiday but as long as they win i won`t complain
Spain never was in world group 2 but i guess there is a first time for everything :):)
Ajde girls,you can do it

gaviotabr
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:34 PM
Serbian team will arrive in Spain on 21 April
I`m sad i won`t be able to watch their matches bc I`m going on Friday on my holiday but as long as they win i won`t complain
Spain never was in world group 2 but i guess there is a first time for everything :):)
Ajde girls,you can do it

Hi Jelena! :wavey:

So, they will arrive in Lleida next tuesday. I hope we have news right away! I'm going through some Ana withdrawal.. :lol:

I wan't to see Ana playing well right away on clay. Idemo Ana!

jelenacg
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:46 PM
Hi Jelena! :wavey:

So, they will arrive in Lleida next tuesday. I hope we have news right away! I'm going through some Ana withdrawal.. :lol:

I wan't to see Ana playing well right away on clay. Idemo Ana!

:wavey:
Are you trying to jinx us Izzy :lol::lol::tape:

gaviotabr
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:51 PM
:wavey:
Are you trying to jinx us Izzy :lol::lol::tape:

No jinx!!! Please, no jinx! :lol:

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2009, 02:47 PM
Ana should arrive in Lleida for the Fed Cup tie today. I hope we can have some news!

jonnyroyale_13
Apr 21st, 2009, 04:46 PM
no news can be good news sometimes, although it doesnt make for a very exciting forum. Hang in there Izzy, we're almost there!:)
So what about Aleksandra Krunic? Where has she been competing recently? her thread isnt very active:
http://tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=339608

azdaja
Apr 21st, 2009, 06:36 PM
no news can be good news sometimes, although it doesnt make for a very exciting forum. Hang in there Izzy, we're almost there!:)
So what about Aleksandra Krunic? Where has she been competing recently? her thread isnt very active:
http://tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=339608
afaik she's been playing junior tournaments. she's only 16, that's what you'd expect.

i still can't get "exciting" about this competition, not even when ana plays...

jonnyroyale_13
Apr 21st, 2009, 07:32 PM
i had to look up afaik.:yeah: FedCup is good for the atmospheres, its nice to see players that dont usually get much support play with a crowd supporting them. Although it says on Ana's site that this place in Lleida holds only 1800 spectators.
Its an exhibition as far im concerned, but the matches are no less competitive than a WTA match, so i like them. I dont like that they count the wins/losses in the players career stats though. Its not a big deal, just a personal peeve.

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2009, 08:06 PM
It seems that Ana and JJ will start practising in Lleida and have a press conference tomorrow!

http://www.rfet.es/noticias/003.php?idNoticia=1042

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2009, 08:14 PM
i had to look up afaik.:yeah: FedCup is good for the atmospheres, its nice to see players that dont usually get much support play with a crowd supporting them. Although it says on Ana's site that this place in Lleida holds only 1800 spectators.
Its an exhibition as far im concerned, but the matches are no less competitive than a WTA match, so i like them. I dont like that they count the wins/losses in the players career stats though. Its not a big deal, just a personal peeve.

Yes.. it's a small court.

http://80.33.68.227/ctll/nw/imatges/instalacions_fondo.gif http://80.33.68.227/ctll/nw/fotos/Imagen1.jpg

http://www.tennislleida.com/

jonnyroyale_13
Apr 21st, 2009, 08:26 PM
i hope they can get a tv camera crew in there to record these matches.:unsure:
Does the website http://www.tennislleida.com/ say anything about it?

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2009, 08:35 PM
i hope they can get a tv camera crew in there to record these matches.:unsure:
Does the website http://www.tennislleida.com/ say anything about it?

No, but the Fed Cup web has spanish TVE and serbian RTS as broadcasters of the tie. I hope there is a stream. There was no RTS stream for the tie against Japan in february, so I'm hoping for a TVE stream.

http://www.fedcup.com/ties/tvschedule.asp?tie=100013631

I have TVE in my cable television, but it's TVE international and they never broadcast sports. :sobbing:

spiritedenergy
Apr 21st, 2009, 11:33 PM
Hi all:wavey:

when will the tie happen? It's taking forever:o

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2009, 11:53 PM
Hi all:wavey:

when will the tie happen? It's taking forever:o

Hi Luca!

Saturday and Sunday.

Ana will take on AMG on Saturday. The draw to determine who will play the first match will be made on friday.

bruce goose
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:08 AM
Hi all:wavey:

when will the tie happen? It's taking forever:oDon't hold your breath,Luca;the tie has been postponed indefinitely due to lack of interest.Tennis isn't very well-liked in Spain,anyway,and there's a MAJOR qualifying tournament for the Junior European Ice Hockey Championships that's being held that same weekend.EVERYbody in the country is trying urgently to attend that event so ticket sales for Fed Cup have been at an absolute standstill....Ice hockey is HUGELY popular in Spain,so maybe they'll re-schedule Fed Cup after Spain's U-19 team has qualified for the Euro Youth Competition

spiritedenergy
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:12 AM
Hi Luca!

Saturday and Sunday.

Ana will take on AMG on Saturday. The draw to determine who will play the first match will be made on friday.

Thanks Isabela, always well informed:p Hopefully there will be a livestream or at least a scoreboard (yes, i even miss scoreboards of Ana:lol:)

Don't hold your breath,Luca;the tie has been postponed indefinitely due to lack of interest.Tennis isn't very well-liked in Spain,anyway,and there's a MAJOR qualifying tournament for the Junior European Ice Hockey Championships that's being held that same week.EVERYbody in the country is trying urgently to attend that event so ticket sales for Fed Cup have been at an absolute standstill....Ice hockey is HUGELY popular in Spain,so maybe they'll re-schedule Fed Cup after Spain's U-19 team has qualified for the Euro Youth Competition

Uhm, ok...:lol:

gaviotabr
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:17 AM
Thanks Isabela, always well informed:p Hopefully there will be a livestream or at least a scoreboard (yes, i even miss scoreboards of Ana:lol:)


I also miss Ana! Good playing Ana! :sobbing:

There will definitely be a scoreboard in Fed Cup's web. I hope there is a livestream though.. I want to see her play.

bruce goose
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:19 AM
Uhm, ok...:lol:WHAT???:eek:You're just gonna blindly believe the beautiful,smart Brazilian over ME??...Okay,FINE then:(:ras::ras::ras:

spiritedenergy
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:25 AM
WHAT???:eek:You're just gonna blindly believe the beautiful,smart Brazilian over ME??...Okay,FINE then:(:ras::ras::ras:

Isabela is our Ana-leader, I would followed her blindly into a well:lol: And you Bruce need to demonstrate your abilities of knowing everything about Ana if you want to compete with Isabela:lol:

gaviotabr
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:32 AM
Isabela is our Ana-leader, I would followed her blindly into a well:lol: And you Bruce need to demonstrate your abilities of knowing everything about Ana if you want to compete with Isabela:lol:

:lol::lol::lol:

Now I feel like a total Ana nerd! :help::lol:

bruce goose
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:37 AM
:lol::lol::lol:

Now I feel like a total Ana nerd! :help::lol:You know those second-rate 'B' movies where the nerd has a romance with a beauty queen??....That's YOU:p

Well,I'll be surprised if they have this tennis event since everyone's waiting to see Clyde Iglesias,who's considered the Wayne Gretzky of Spain,in the Junior Hockey finals...but if they DO have Fed Cup,then we'll count on you for any relevant news:smooch:

spiritedenergy
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:44 AM
:lol::lol::lol:

Now I feel like a total Ana nerd! :help::lol:

No you have VERY good memory:lol::hug:

gaviotabr
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:49 AM
You know those second-rate 'B' movies where the nerd has a romance with a beauty queen??....That's YOU:p


:lol::kiss:

Thanks! :lol:

gaviotabr
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:50 AM
No you have VERY good memory:lol::hug:

:lol:

That is true though.. :lol:

jonnyroyale_13
Apr 24th, 2009, 06:35 PM
Order of play:

Saturday
Maria Jose Martinez (ESP) v Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) v Ana Ivanovic (SRB)

Sunday
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) v Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
Maria Jose Martinez (ESP) v Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
Lourdes Dominguez-Lino/Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) v Ana Ivanovic/Jelena Jankovic (SRB)

==============
h2h's

Jelena vs M J Martinez - 1-0 Martinez
2001 Miami (hard) MARIA JOSE MARTINEZ - 6-1 4-0 Ret.

Ana vs Medina Garrigues: 1-1
2004 Luxembourg (indoor hard) MEDINA GARRIGUES won 3-6 6-4 6-1
2007 French Open (clay) IVANOVIC won 6-3 3-6 6-3

Jelena vs Medina Garrigues- 4-1 Jelena
2005 Filderstadt (indoor hard) JANKOVIC won 6-2 6-2
2007 Berlin (Clay) JANKOVIC won 6-3 2-6 7-5
2007 Strasbourg (Clay) MEDINA GARRIGUES won W/O
2008 Indian Wells (hard) JANKOVIC 6-3 6-3
2009 Marbella (clay) JANKOVIC 7-5 6-2

Ana vs M J Martinez - 0-0

ajde!

spiritedenergy
Apr 24th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Thanks Jonny.

I.d.e.m.o.!:armed::tennis::boxing:

hellas719
Apr 24th, 2009, 07:20 PM
go serbia!

gaviotabr
Apr 24th, 2009, 07:23 PM
There are a couple of audio interviews with Ana at the Fed Cup web (look at the end of the page):

English:

http://www.fedcup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=12398

Spanish (hilarious! Ana manages to say the word excited in a spanish interview! :lol:)

http://www.fedcup.com/es/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=12419

Loungy
Apr 24th, 2009, 08:40 PM
:lol: She seems to get a bit frustrated that she can't talk in machine-gun speed in Spanish like she usually does in English and Serbian.

SOA_MC
Apr 24th, 2009, 08:42 PM
Ana's finally back :bigclap: too bad I'm going to miss it :sad:

What is the reason for CSN not being included in the Spain squad? :confused:

CSN's last two tournaments Marbella/Final and Barcelona/SF both in Spain and both on red clay

spiritedenergy
Apr 24th, 2009, 08:45 PM
There are a couple of audio interviews with Ana at the Fed Cup web (look at the end of the page):

English:

http://www.fedcup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=12398

Spanish (hilarious! Ana manages to say the word excited in a spanish interview! :lol:)

http://www.fedcup.com/es/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=12419

:lol: Ana couldn't refrain from using her favorite word:p

gaviotabr
Apr 24th, 2009, 08:52 PM
:lol: She seems to get a bit frustrated that she can't talk in machine-gun speed in Spanish like she usually does in English and Serbian.

Oi Loungy!

Yes! :lol: Ana seems to be anxious to start getting the words out of her mouth at machine-gun speed, but she can't. :lol:

gaviotabr
Apr 24th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Ana's finally back :bigclap: too bad I'm going to miss it :sad:

What is the reason for CSN not being included in the Spain squad? :confused:

CSN's last two tournaments Marbella/Final and Barcelona/SF both in Spain and both on red clay

She claimed she needed the week off, since she is playing Stuttgart, Rome and Madrid back to back.

Davodus
Apr 25th, 2009, 09:23 AM
ana's match is on the schedule for livestreaming on bet365 :woohoo: :rocker2:

lana105
Apr 25th, 2009, 11:13 AM
Watch Spain vs Serbia live streaming online for free

http://greattennisphotos.blogspot.com/2009/04/watch-fed-cup-spain-vs-serbia-live.html

:wavey:

Isha312
Apr 25th, 2009, 11:48 AM
Watch Spain vs Serbia live streaming online for free

http://greattennisphotos.blogspot.com/2009/04/watch-fed-cup-spain-vs-serbia-live.html

:wavey:

Thanks! :bounce:

The Daviator
Apr 25th, 2009, 04:29 PM
Serbia 2-0, Ana beats AMG 36 61 62.

Sounds like a typical 'Ana special' aka a hot mess :tape: But at least she won a three-setter and the scoreline in the last two sets was v. good :p

spiritedenergy
Apr 25th, 2009, 04:51 PM
Serbia 2-0, Ana beats AMG 36 61 62.

Sounds like a typical 'Ana special' aka a hot mess :tape: But at least she won a three-setter and the scoreline in the last two sets was v. good :p

:bounce: At least she lost the first set but wn 2 sets in a row. I guess the emotion+crowd+rustiness may have played a role in the first set.:p

Davodus
Apr 25th, 2009, 05:06 PM
first set was shit, 24 unforced errors in 1 set :o she had 14 i think in the next set, and 13 in the final set, so she got better, and started hitting more winners

also, i think she had slightly less ball toss problems today than in recent matches...it was there, but i only saw it happen 4 or 5 times that she had to catch it

a win over a clay specialist from spain, in spain, is a good start :D

hellas719
Apr 25th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Srbija:rocker2:

SOA_MC
Apr 25th, 2009, 08:06 PM
She claimed she needed the week off, since she is playing Stuttgart, Rome and Madrid back to back.

Thanks :) I haven't been following the fed cup news

Ana beating a top 20 player in her home country whose best surface is clay :worship: I hope this is a good sign for the clay season :awww:

And :topic: why the username gaviotabr? Just curious :p

gaviotabr
Apr 25th, 2009, 08:34 PM
Thanks :) I haven't been following the fed cup news

Ana beating a top 20 player in her home country whose best surface is clay :worship: I hope this is a good sign for the clay season :awww:

And :topic: why the username gaviotabr? Just curious :p

I'm lousy at creating usernames... :lol: Gaviota is spanish for seagull. In portuguese it's gaivota. The i changes position. I choose it for 2 reasons: The first is that one of my favorite books is Jonathan Livingston Seagull (in portuguese Fernão Capelo Gaivota). I first used this username in a music message board in spanish, so I used the spanish version for seagull. The second reason is that at the time they were showing on TV here an old colombian telenovela called "Café con aroma de mujer" and the main character, which I thought was awesome, had the nickname Gaviota. And the BR is for Brazil. :D;)

spiritedenergy
Apr 25th, 2009, 08:57 PM
I'm lousy at creating usernames... :lol: Gaviota is spanish for seagull. In portuguese it's gaivota. The i changes position. I choose it for 2 reasons: The first is that one of my favorite books is Jonathan Livingston Seagull (in portuguese Fernão Capelo Gaivota). I first used this username in a music message board in spanish, so I used the spanish version for seagull. The second reason is that at the time they were showing on TV here an old colombian telenovela called "Café con aroma de mujer" and the main character, which I thought was awesome, had the nickname Gaviota. And the BR is for Brazil. :D;)

Nice reasons Isabela:hearts: Right now Winnipeg is invaded by seagulls (even though the sea is thousand km away:weirdo:), i went to a grocery store and heard terrible screams and thought someone was killing someone but it were just 2 seagulls asking for food:lol::p

gaviotabr
Apr 25th, 2009, 09:09 PM
Nice reasons Isabela:hearts: Right now Winnipeg is invaded by seagulls (even though the sea is thousand km away:weirdo:), i went to a grocery store and heard terrible screams and thought someone was killing someone but it were just 2 seagulls asking for food:lol::p

:lol::lol::lol:

bruce goose
Apr 25th, 2009, 09:16 PM
Nice reasons Isabela:hearts: Right now Winnipeg is invaded by seagulls (even though the sea is thousand km away:weirdo:), i went to a grocery store and heard terrible screams and thought someone was killing someone but it were just 2 seagulls asking for food:lol::pI heard a similar scream once...but it was because Britney Spears tried to sing the Mexican national anthem a cappella:eek:....Seriously,though,I agree with our Aussie poster that Ana winning a match vs. a tough opponent AFTER losing the first set is an encouraging sign.It's been EXTREMELY rare since RG 2008 and is a promising indicator along with the lesser ball-toss problems:)...this despite the high UE count;)

SOA_MC
Apr 25th, 2009, 09:19 PM
I'm lousy at creating usernames... :lol: Gaviota is spanish for seagull. In portuguese it's gaivota. The i changes position. I choose it for 2 reasons: The first is that one of my favorite books is Jonathan Livingston Seagull (in portuguese Fernão Capelo Gaivota). I first used this username in a music message board in spanish, so I used the spanish version for seagull. The second reason is that at the time they were showing on TV here an old colombian telenovela called "Café con aroma de mujer" and the main character, which I thought was awesome, had the nickname Gaviota. And the BR is for Brazil. :D;)

Okay :eek:

That was more a intensive answer then I was expecting :lol::p

I came with my username randomly :crying2:

spiritedenergy
Apr 25th, 2009, 09:23 PM
I heard a similar scream once...but it was because Britney Spears tried to sing the Mexican national anthem a cappella:eek:....Seriously,though,I agree with our Aussie poster that Ana winning a match vs. a tough opponent AFTER losing the first set is an encouraging sign.It's been EXTREMELY rare since RG 2008 and is a promising indicator along with the lesser ball-toss problems:)...this despite the high UE count;)

:lol:

Was it Britney screaming or people/animals screaming at her?:lol:

gaviotabr
Apr 25th, 2009, 09:24 PM
Okay :eek:

That was more a intensive answer then I was expecting :lol::p

I came with my username randomly :crying2:

Aiss.. I sometimes write too much.. just this past week I had an exam at university. There were 4 questions and we had 4 blank pages to anwser them. I had to get 4 spare pages, and ended up writing 2 pages answers for each question. All of that in 2 hours. :lol:

You've had other usernames, right?

bruce goose
Apr 25th, 2009, 09:38 PM
:lol:

Was it Britney screaming or people/animals screaming at her?:lol:A little of both,actually......no surprise that Izzy gives long,wordy answers.That's what happens when you put a forensic investigator in charge of Ana's Brazilian fan club;)

SOA_MC
Apr 25th, 2009, 09:49 PM
Aiss.. I sometimes write too much.. just this past week I had an exam at university. There were 4 questions and we had 4 blank pages to anwser them. I had to get 4 spare pages, and ended up writing 2 pages answers for each question. All of that in 2 hours. :lol:

You've had other usernames, right?

You write eight pages for answers and I probably wouldn't have been able to understand a single question :tape:

If only Ana had your brains but that wouldn't be fair for the rest of the world :p

I did have other usernames, they were all random no back story for them :crying2:

I'm off to bed :zzz:

gaviotabr
Apr 25th, 2009, 09:57 PM
You write eight pages for answers and I probably wouldn't have been able to understand a single question :tape:

If only Ana had your brains but that wouldn't be fair for the rest of the world :p

I did have other usernames, they were all random

I'm off to bed :zzz:

Ana is a smart girl.. she needs to learn how to use her brain on court.. that's her challenge right now.. :lol::help:

Good night!

DownTheLine21
Apr 25th, 2009, 11:33 PM
Even though Ana lost the first set, I'm very pleased with the victory.

SOA_MC
Apr 26th, 2009, 12:31 AM
Fed Cup radio interview with Ana after beating AMG

http://www.fedcup.com/news/audio.asp