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JAS_
Apr 21st, 2012, 04:39 PM
Guys, Ana is in one piece, Jelena is in one piece. It's 1:1. So it's all good.

Ana lost, but she fought really well, she could've gone away after the first, but didn't, also thought she would go away after at 5:3 in the third but didn't. This is HUGE improvement in Ana's psychology, even though it's a disappointing loss, but keep in mind Sveta is always fired up for FedCup + she was supermotivated to prove she deserved to step in for Kiri since she is the lowest ranked player. So, all in all, this is not a bad loss for Ana.
We still have our chances tomorrow.

Balkanac
Apr 21st, 2012, 04:40 PM
Nemamo shansa :( Ana sve zajebe

Cajka
Apr 21st, 2012, 04:42 PM
Ako dobije meč sutra, čemu se najiskrenije nadam, šanse će još uvek postojati. Ja ne mogu da zamislim Svetlanu da ponovo ovako odigra.

JAS_
Apr 21st, 2012, 04:43 PM
Gamewise, Ana was obviously inconsistent in the first set + she allowed Sveta to dominate.
Her shots were too loopy, and too short. She straightened it later on, but she can't allow good players to run away with the first set.
Also, you could tell she hasn't played in while, some of her shot selections (especially at the net) were :facepalm:

I don't know if she does this, but if I were her, I would watch my matches afterwards and analyze the mistakes. She could benefit a lot.

Balkanac
Apr 21st, 2012, 04:44 PM
Ana da pobedi hahahhahahhahahhahahhahahha

InsideOut.
Apr 21st, 2012, 04:49 PM
The only highlight from the match was that :eek: serve-and-volley at 5-1 in the second. The rest :facepalm: Her inconsistent forehand...

Cajka
Apr 21st, 2012, 04:53 PM
Ana da pobedi hahahhahahhahahhahahhahahha

Hahahahahahahahahaha :hysteric:

:weirdo: :rolleyes:

Zaista nema šanse protiv Pavljučenkove koja je dobila čak 3 meča ove godine, a izgubila samo 8.

Opet trol ovde, ne verujem.

Balkanac
Apr 21st, 2012, 05:00 PM
Hahahahahahahahahaha :hysteric:

:weirdo: :rolleyes:

Zaista nema šanse protiv Pavljučenkove koja je dobila čak 3 meča ove godine, a izgubila samo 8.

Opet trol ovde, ne verujem.

Doubles brate

Linguae^
Apr 21st, 2012, 05:05 PM
I'm so disappointed at this today. I'm now a nerve-wreckage and I wanna shoot all the members of that stupid and boring Russian team that keeps winning this Fed Cup with their shitty teams and whatsoever results. I can't believe that Ana couldn't win today I can't believe how unstable she looks. She fought hard and wanted somehow this win, but sometimes she is really all over the place. That first set was not supposed to be lost and it was really weird. Although Kuznetsova played some really good and effective tennis today - I must say, Ana should've won this. We needed a 2-0 advantage against them going into the next day. That's why I'm so furious right now and they had better win tomorrow after that fourth tie! They can do that and I wish they would appear more mature tomorrow! You can beat those pathetic Russians that I hate!
I'm really angry!

fANAtic
Apr 21st, 2012, 05:08 PM
This tie is most likely over. There's no way JJ can win 4 games against this Sexlana, and we might as well give a walkover in doubles.
And somebody ban this moronic troll.

JAS_
Apr 21st, 2012, 05:14 PM
Originally Posted by Balkanac View Post
Ana da pobedi hahahhahahhahahhahahhahahha

Zaista nema šanse protiv Pavljučenkove koja je dobila čak 3 meča ove godine, a izgubila samo 8.

Opet trol ovde, ne verujem.

Sto? Videlo se od prvog posta. :rolleyes:

Ajde Balkanac, pali na Jelenin forum ili ce da radi Report button.

Милан_СРБ
Apr 21st, 2012, 05:16 PM
:(
I expect that Ana will win, but Sveta gives her best when she plays in FC!
Ana really should beat Kiri or Pavs! :help: Hope Jelena will win tommorow, or doubles somehow... :tape: :help:

JAS_
Apr 21st, 2012, 05:20 PM
I'm so disappointed at this today. I'm now a nerve-wreckage and I wanna shoot all the members of that stupid and boring Russian team that keeps winning this Fed Cup with their shitty teams and whatsoever results. I can't believe that Ana couldn't win today I can't believe how unstable she looks. She fought hard and wanted somehow this win, but sometimes she is really all over the place. That first set was not supposed to be lost and it was really weird. Although Kuznetsova played some really good and effective tennis today - I must say, Ana should've won this. We needed a 2-0 advantage against them going into the next day. That's why I'm so furious right now and they had better win tomorrow after that fourth tie! They can do that and I wish they would appear more mature tomorrow! You can beat those pathetic Russians that I hate!
I'm really angry!

Are you for real?

They got like the longest bench in the whole tour.

Sharapova, Zvonareva, Kuzznetsova, Pavluchenkova, Kirilenko, Kleybanova, Vesnina - they have multiple slam winners, doubles slam champions, probably more teams than one, and most importantly there is enough of them good enough, that they can rotate (thus not have to rearrange the whole schedule for FC), and when one is out of shape, there is always someone who can step in. Not to mention that Tarpi is one of the best tacticians.
Which other country can say that?

Милан_СРБ
Apr 21st, 2012, 05:20 PM
Ana wasn't that bad today (it's her first match on clay this seasson), while Sveta just exploded, serving very well... Bad luck! :(

JAS_
Apr 21st, 2012, 05:23 PM
:(
I expect that Ana will win, but Sveta gives her best when she plays in FC!
Ana really should beat Kiri or Pavs! :help: Hope Jelena will win tommorow, or doubles somehow... :tape: :help:

I also think that Ana has a real good chance to beat either Kiri or Pavly, but doubles are a tall order for us. So, it's probably going to depend on Jelena (unless Ana loses again :sobbing:).

Милан_СРБ
Apr 21st, 2012, 05:32 PM
I also think that Ana has a real good chance to beat either Kiri or Pavly, but doubles are a tall order for us. So, it's probably going to depend on Jelena (unless Ana loses again :sobbing:).

There no way (I hope :help:) that she will lose against Kiri, especially against Pavs! Kiri never was good on clay, also Pavs is in a huuuge mess this seasson... Sveta is always dangerous especially in FC, but those two... come on!

Cajka
Apr 21st, 2012, 06:11 PM
I'm so disappointed at this today. I'm now a nerve-wreckage and I wanna shoot all the members of that stupid and boring Russian team that keeps winning this Fed Cup with their shitty teams and whatsoever results. I can't believe that Ana couldn't win today I can't believe how unstable she looks. She fought hard and wanted somehow this win, but sometimes she is really all over the place. That first set was not supposed to be lost and it was really weird. Although Kuznetsova played some really good and effective tennis today - I must say, Ana should've won this. We needed a 2-0 advantage against them going into the next day. That's why I'm so furious right now and they had better win tomorrow after that fourth tie! They can do that and I wish they would appear more mature tomorrow! You can beat those pathetic Russians that I hate!
I'm really angry!

Знам да си бесан, али немој да пишеш како желиш некога да упуцаш, поготово не на енглеском. Ти ниси са Новог Зеланда, тако да ти модератори неће прогледати кроз прсте, иако је јасно као дан да то ниси мислио буквално. Модератор овог форума и није превише активан, али ако дође неко са стране и пријави твој коментар, интервенисаће други модератори.

gloria7
Apr 21st, 2012, 07:01 PM
Ana - "I've not been aggressive enough today"

"She (Kuzzy) was serving well, she placed the ball cleverly so it was difficult for me to "read" her serve, but i think that my return wasn't that bad today. I've made a lot of mistakes with short, low bounced balls that normally i like to play. I usually do not make such mistakes. I smacked these balls with my racket's frame because i've not been aggressive enough and i wasn't finishing my points. It was main difference in the match today.
I think i played great (super), i trained, so i'm disappointed by this defeat, because i had a lot of chances. I have to rest and recover for tomorrow, to put all that behind me ,to be confident from the 1st point and to dominate".

HowardH
Apr 21st, 2012, 07:35 PM
Didn't see it but it sounds like she didn't really play too bad. Sveta always seems to lift for Fed Cup. She just summons all her energy, serves better, runs more.

azdaja
Apr 21st, 2012, 08:04 PM
i really hope the tie will be decided in the singles so nobody comes up with silly ideas about ana playing doubles. and anyway, russia have always been favourites in this tie.

JAS_
Apr 21st, 2012, 09:20 PM
Знам да си бесан, али немој да пишеш како желиш некога да упуцаш, поготово не на енглеском. Ти ниси са Новог Зеланда, тако да ти модератори неће прогледати кроз прсте, иако је јасно као дан да то ниси мислио буквално. Модератор овог форума и није превише активан, али ако дође неко са стране и пријави твој коментар, интервенисаће други модератори.

@Linguae
This is true. I didn't even pay attention to that because I know you didn't mean it. I know it was just sheer frustration speaking. :)
But be careful, on this board there is so much potential for misreading, and pay specail care when prejudices could be involved.

doooma6816
Apr 21st, 2012, 09:49 PM
It was Ana's first match on clay so still good she was fighting.
Sveta played very well, especially in her services games.

Linguae^
Apr 21st, 2012, 10:16 PM
@Cajka
You don't have to warn me, I know what I say. If I want something to say, I'll say it. Of course I didn't think anything bad, but I stand on behalf of everything I say. People on GM say even worse things, but they get nothing for that. Actually, you keep moaning something about my posts and my thoughts and attitude, so I can conclusively tell you that I don't need it. I'm bored of it. I don't care. Sometimes keep your opinion for yourself, because I think you're exaggerating. Sorry.

Ana can win tomorrow if she still cares enough and I think that she really does. Whoever goes up there, she can destroy either Pavlycuhenkova or Kirilenko. No need to be afraid of them, just let her forget this match from today and concentrate on the other one, which is a lot easier. Sweep some floor tomorrow.

hawkeye08
Apr 21st, 2012, 10:52 PM
Neither played well, I thought Ana was a little unlucky, especially with bounces, she had like 3-4 really high ones which she could not control and as I remember a really unexpectedly low bounce. Also her movement was not the best today, but I think that's due to this being her first match on clay this season as well as the court clearly not being a good one. I say Ana wins tomorrow, and then anything can happen in Jelena/Sveta and doubles.

Nena_xxx
Apr 21st, 2012, 11:37 PM
Dunno if I am the only one thinking that Ana wasn't that bad today. She wasn't great, but still not awful. Sveta would hit a winner with her eyes closed today. Few points Ana lost really unlucky. Overall, not bad. Hope she can win tomorrow!

Cp6uja
Apr 22nd, 2012, 12:36 AM
Serbia will lead 2-1 after Ana's match tomorrow, but that's will be probably all from Serbia in this tie, because in-slump Jelena right now seems like underdog vs Kuznetsova, and point in doubles against any russian combination will be real miracle. Serbia will be seeded in 2013 and eventual QF opponents will be Japan, sister-less USA, Australia and SVK/ESP - so eventual tomorrows lose will not be end of the world - next season we will play probably again in SF - but I doubt that our SF opponents will be again without any TOP20 player like in this tie.

But ranking is not everything like we see in clay-GOAT Kuznetsova case today. Ana have realy bad luck to play hers first clay match against such opponent after 10 months (even much more - she actually miss 2011 clay season playing only 4 completed matches), and week after she split with hers long-term BF. Don't forget that Kuznetsova won RG, played also in another Paris final and two time waste match points against eventual RG champions (Myskina/04 and Henin/05). But Sveta is in slump last several months and hers todays level is real surprise for me - but I still expect from Ana to win.

Ana really want to win today - at 25 she for the first time ever (which I know) crack her racket - but she is also so grace in this defeat... in that last game when opponent serving for the match she goes to apologize ball boy which not escape enough quickly one Ana ball, and right after this painful lose hers childish smile when she notice that Sveta not realized that she won the match is another proof how good person she is. I think this small details should to be important things for everyone who is in doubt are Ana deserve ours full love and support even when everything goes wrong with hers results.

No matter how badly Ana wanted this win and to reach FED CUP final (which is great achievement for every WTA player and historic success for womens sport of every country) hers weak fitness once again this season not allow hers to play in 3rd set even close that good like in 2nd, so after winning all 4 Sveta service games during 2nd set, Ana not even have any BP during 3rd. Actually, in almost all matches during this season Ana already in 2nd set played worse than in 1st, but today is exception because she have 3 weeks pause and 1st set lasted just 23 minutes, so no any reason for fitness issues... but already after 1st hour of play hers body skills is simple not the same - in any case not enough against Sveta-clay level opponents.

Anyway - I wish our girls good luck tomorrow... Jankovic in good mode is fantastic claycourt player and Sveta is so inconsistent last 2 years, and also on such badly prepared indoors surface in Moscow maybe some of Russian girls in doubles will injured herself during match :devil:

gloria7
Apr 22nd, 2012, 10:00 AM
From Ana's presser yesterday:

Q: When you serve, you create a certain sound. What do you think about noice reduction
programme and people who want to ban grunting on the court?

A: It's individual thing. Making that sound (noice) helps releasing energy in exhaling.
It is very difficult to control that. They can do nothing about it. Who will be the judge?
What is allowed decibel level? Who would draw a line?

Q: When you stepped on the court, it was 1:0 for Serbia.

A: It was very important that result was 1:0. I was very motivated and inspired to win. It
took me a while to get used to the surface, but i've found my rhythm. I tried not to think
about result, i wanted to focus on my game only. I hope i can play and win tomorrow.


From Kuzzy's presser:


Q: Ana is not your ideal opponent. (H2H is 6:2 for Ana)

K: To be honest, i don't remeber what's our H2H, but i do know - it's not easy to play
against her. The faster court is - it is more difficult to play against her. But clay is
different and suits my game more than Ana's. I played well in 1st and 2nd sets,i've lost
my focus in 2nd, but it's normal. We just started playing on clay, we prepared well for
this tie,i had some problems with my knee,so i'm happy that i was capable to play. I was
aggressive today,i was attacking a lot,my FH was good,i played smrt,destroyed her rhythm
and that's why i won today.

Q: What do you think about JJ? How you gonna play against her?

K: What kind of question is that? It's stupid question. Journalist just love to ask those
kind of questions, but ,you know what's interesting me ? Did you ever got a honest
answer ? If i answer this question it is the same as i just approached my rival and told
her what tactics i'm going to use tomorrow. I don't know how i'm going to play against
JJ. I'll be aggressive and attack.

fANAtic
Apr 22nd, 2012, 11:29 AM
Unbelievable. Yesterday fatty couldn't find the court, today she doesn't miss. Wake the F up Ana.

JAS_
Apr 22nd, 2012, 11:30 AM
Serbia will lead 2-1 after Ana's match tomorrow,

Your jinx is working like a miracle so far :sobbing:

JAS_
Apr 22nd, 2012, 11:32 AM
Ana has NOTHING on her shots, NOTHING.

Some fluffy loopy balls bouncing all the way up right into Pavly's hitting zone ever so slowly to give her time to set herself up.
I don't know what is the reason, but this is horrible.

Balkanac
Apr 22nd, 2012, 11:32 AM
Ana :sad: I think Vranes is bad for her maybe he makes her nervous :confused:

JAS_
Apr 22nd, 2012, 11:37 AM
I think the problem is this: Ana wants to take the ball early on the rise (this is her style anyways), which means she needs to loop it in order not to hit the net, instead of waiting till the ball is in her hitting zone. I understand this court is not maybe ideal for her, but Ana's balls certainly reach high enough for Pavly. I think she would be better of waiting a bit and strike the ball maybe a second later, but then with more precision.
She should watch Novak, he just times the balls perfectly and hits them at the peak of the trajectory. It's really beautiful to watch. That way you can control it better.

JAS_
Apr 22nd, 2012, 11:38 AM
Ana :sad: I think Vranes is bad for her maybe he makes her nervous :confused:

I think everything about Fed Cup makes her nervous.

HowardH
Apr 22nd, 2012, 11:43 AM
Pavs is much better today than yesterday (in fact than the whole year). Ana is a bit nervous.

JAS_
Apr 22nd, 2012, 11:48 AM
Also, I haven't seen ONE inside-out forhand so far (including yesterday). I wonder if everything is all right with her, or if she is maybe cautious about something.

HowardH
Apr 22nd, 2012, 11:48 AM
The momentum is changing now though. If Ana manages to hold...

HowardH
Apr 22nd, 2012, 11:50 AM
Oh dear. She should have never tried to take that ball on the rise. Mistimed it completely. Now she would have to win in 3 and we know that won't be easy for Ana.

InsideOut.
Apr 22nd, 2012, 11:50 AM
Wonderful. Just when your opponent is choking, lose your serve again. :rolleyes: If she had gotten it back to 4-5 she could have won the set.

JAS_
Apr 22nd, 2012, 11:50 AM
That set point :facepalm:
FFS do you HAVE to hit it that high. Move away!

InsideOut.
Apr 22nd, 2012, 12:15 PM
Have no idea what's going to happen now.

HowardH
Apr 22nd, 2012, 12:15 PM
Well, a set apiece. Now what happens?

HowardH
Apr 22nd, 2012, 12:23 PM
Now it seems like Nastya has no answer. Hmm. I think as long as Ana doesn't help her out, Nastya will struggle to turn this around.

HowardH
Apr 22nd, 2012, 12:34 PM
Surely this is over. 4-0 up, won the last 10 games. Nastya is reverting to slump form.

Cajka
Apr 22nd, 2012, 12:48 PM
I'm sick of WTA. :o

HowardH
Apr 22nd, 2012, 12:53 PM
A bit shakey finishing, but gets there in the end with plenty of help from Nastya. If Nastya had held there who knows what would have happened though.

Cajka
Apr 22nd, 2012, 12:56 PM
:cheer:

Second 3 setter won in 2012. :hysteric: :cheer:

InsideOut.
Apr 22nd, 2012, 12:58 PM
Ana earns the honour of being the first top 30 player to lose a set to Pavlyuchenkova this year. :cheer: Not to mention the first set she has ever lost against her.

She's so winning RG. :cheer:

fANAtic
Apr 22nd, 2012, 01:01 PM
Phew... We can only hope she will raise her game for the rest of the clay season.

The 2nd Law
Apr 22nd, 2012, 01:04 PM
She did it :spit:

Ivanovic2008
Apr 22nd, 2012, 01:06 PM
Well a W is a W espically in Fed Cup so.... :cheer:

Cajka
Apr 22nd, 2012, 01:07 PM
oh, guys, can't we simply pretend that those 5 opening games never happened? :oh:

InsideOut.
Apr 22nd, 2012, 01:09 PM
She only lost 9 games against Pavlyuchenkova, who is an RG quarterfinalist :shrug: That's not bad.

Unfortunately it's still the most she has ever lost against her.

doooma6816
Apr 22nd, 2012, 01:10 PM
So happy she won!:cheer: She shouldn't have lost first set, but I think she was very nervous...I mean she lost yesterday (Jelena won) and she had a real pressure today, this win was a must.
I'm sure it'll be better in Stuttgart/Rome/Madrid.

Cajka
Apr 22nd, 2012, 01:27 PM
Yes, my impression is that Ana wanted to do well in FC in both matches so badly, that she underperformed in both matches although she won today. She started the match in awful way both times. Nerves...

I don't know what to expect of clay season. The surface will be better in other tournaments + she'll be with coach. Let's hope that she will play better.

Mona's game on clay is a bit of mystery, but however - it will be very tough.

Cajka
Apr 22nd, 2012, 02:00 PM
@Cajka
You don't have to warn me, I know what I say. If I want something to say, I'll say it. Of course I didn't think anything bad, but I stand on behalf of everything I say. People on GM say even worse things, but they get nothing for that. Actually, you keep moaning something about my posts and my thoughts and attitude, so I can conclusively tell you that I don't need it. I'm bored of it. I don't care. Sometimes keep your opinion for yourself, because I think you're exaggerating. Sorry.


Moj komentar je bio dobronameran, pošto sam mislila da nisi svestan da ne možeš očekivati jednak tretman na forumu kao neki članovi iz drugih država. Što se tiče označenog dela, laskaš sebi ako misliš da bilo koga pogađaju tvoji stavovi i mišljenja. Ponekad šokiraju apsurdom, ali tu je kraj utiska koji ostavljaju.

fANAtic
Apr 22nd, 2012, 02:06 PM
And let's not forget, it seems she will leave Moscow healthy. :bounce:

doni1212
Apr 22nd, 2012, 03:06 PM
This is so exciting!! Serbia into the Fed Cup Final!!!

InsideOut.
Apr 22nd, 2012, 03:09 PM
Trust Sveta to play like shit against JJ :spit: Oh well. At least they won the tie, so Ana won't leave feeling guilty that she let the team down.

JAS_
Apr 22nd, 2012, 04:04 PM
So, basically, once I couldn't watch, the turnaround started. :sobbing::lol:
I came back as soon as the second match was over. :rolleyes:
Well, at least we now know who is to blame.

Cp6uja and I are ruining Ana's career. :bigcry:

The 2nd Law
Apr 22nd, 2012, 04:13 PM
I wish Sveta had played shit for Ana but who cares, I'm so happy for both of them. Ana will be in high spirits for Stuttgart :)

JAS_
Apr 22nd, 2012, 04:20 PM
I wish Sveta had played shit for Ana but who cares, I'm so happy for both of them. Ana will be in high spirits for Stuttgart :)

Yeah, I wish she won that match too.
She then would have been Ana's punchbag. :sigh:
It would have come in handy to have such psychological advantage in some potentially important match.
But, ok, she is sitll +3 against her.

The most important thing is: all ended well, and we can all just breath a huge sigh of relief, like really

HUGE

Ana would have been crucified in Serbia had she lost this match; she didn't get injured; she had her first huge turnaround since forever, and a very tight match with Sveta yesterday; she won a match in Fed Cup and all in all, like someone said this is the beginning, pressure of her back, she will have Nigel, she can only go up from here.

Idemo! :drive: :rocker2:

The 2nd Law
Apr 22nd, 2012, 04:21 PM
Yeah, I wish won that match too.
She then would have been Ana's punchbag. :sigh:
It would have come in handy to have such psychological advantage in some potentially important match.
But, ok, she is sitll +3 against her.

The most important thing is: all ended well, and we can all just breath a huge sigh of relief, like really

HUGE

Ana would have been crucified in Serbia had she lost this match; she didn't get injured; she had her first huge turnaround since forever, and a very tight match with Sveta yesterday; she won a match in Fed Cup and all in all, like someone said this is the beginning, pressure of her back, she will have Nigel, she can only go up from here.

Idemo! :drive: :rocker2:

Let's hope so!

Linguae^
Apr 22nd, 2012, 05:48 PM
Moj komentar je bio dobronameran, pošto sam mislila da nisi svestan da ne možeš očekivati jednak tretman na forumu kao neki članovi iz drugih država. Što se tiče označenog dela, laskaš sebi ako misliš da bilo koga pogađaju tvoji stavovi i mišljenja. Ponekad šokiraju apsurdom, ali tu je kraj utiska koji ostavljaju.Tacno me briga kako ti to dozivljavas, jer smaras.

gloria7
Apr 22nd, 2012, 09:26 PM
Well done, girls. Congrats. Seems they have a good time in Moscow.

Krunic: "We sang, we danced and shouted. We are going tonight to serbian restorant, to celebrate this victory. Girls have early flights tomorrow so we probably wont sleep at all".

Ana : " She started match very well, didn't make mistakes and it was very important for me to get back into the match. I was very lucky that i managed to do that. I played 2nd and 3rd sets much better and she was making more UE. That helped me a lot. Now, when we have 2:1 lead i hope that this result can take off pressure from JJ, so she can play well. My match was emotionally very difficult, but i'm not tired. I feel emotionally "high", charged. I'm so pleased with my victory today.

Q: You are so fit. Are you on a diet?

A: No. Lately i couldn't sleep . That was my main problem...about my looks - i try to be positive about everything in my life. Maybe yesterday i didn't look happy or didn't smiled much, but for me is very important that i do what i love to do - to play tennis and i want to realize my potential, talent that i have.

Q: Do you have some breathing exercises like Novak? You look like you woke up 2 hours ago, ate and came to a press conference?

A: That's a question from you, right?(Laughs) I feel i can go to sleep now...about breathing...Novak sometimes has breathing problems, it depends where he plays and which season is. It's same with me, but we are professional athletes, we do some exercises to breathe freely, without problems".

Sean.
Apr 22nd, 2012, 10:17 PM
What a weird press conference!

gaviotabr
May 28th, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Sean.
May 28th, 2012, 02:31 PM
I think indoor hard will suit Ana just as much as it does Kvitova. :shrug:

Ana has a great record in Bali, and always used to play well in the European indoor part of the tour.

gaviotabr
May 28th, 2012, 02:33 PM
I think indoor hard will suit Ana just as much as it does Kvitova. :shrug:

Ana has a great record in Bali, and always used to play well in the European indoor part of the tour.

I also think indoor hard is good for Ana.. but I don't know if its as good as it is for Kvitova. We'll see that most probably on the second day of the tie.

gaviotabr
Jun 6th, 2012, 11:34 AM
Fed Cup draw for 2013 was just done and Serbia will meet Slovakia in Serbia in the 1st round.

It amazes me how Serbia and Slovakia attract each other.. they always meet.. 3rd meeting since 2010. Slovakia won in Belgrade and Serbia won in Bratislava in that dramatic 9-7 in the 3rd doubles match.

gaviotabr
Jun 6th, 2012, 11:40 AM
Other ties are:

Russia x Japan
Czech Republic x Australia
Italy x USA

Serbia is *again* in Russia's half, so with a win they'd meet Russia in a semi-final. I'd say Italy and Russia were the lucky ones in the draw, since I don't possibly see Serena playing Fed Cup next year. Australia should be straightfoward to Czech's as well, since it will take place in Czech Republic, so indoor hard. I don't think Stosur can beat Petra in those conditions, unless Petra has a really bad day. Serbia and Slovakia is the only one tough to predict... especially because we don't know who will be playing.

Sean.
Jun 6th, 2012, 11:58 AM
Tough draw. :tape:

hellas719
Oct 30th, 2012, 05:15 AM
So excited :bounce:
I have a feeling Serbia will surprise :angel:

SilverSlam
Oct 30th, 2012, 09:12 AM
Well with Kvitova being so ill (she barely could hit the ball in the court in her Exho today, even when Maria started to push) its really Serbia's title to win.

Good luck Ana/JJ :cheer:

gloria7
Nov 2nd, 2012, 02:25 PM
OK...first match tomorrow: Ana - Lucie at 13.30 AM, then JJ - Kvitova.

According to Cronin, Ana isn't fully recovered from hip injury, but she has been moving better past 2 days. Kvitova is feeling better, she'll play, but she said she didn't had good preparations for Fed Cup final...

gaviotabr
Nov 2nd, 2012, 03:13 PM
Hopefully the injury doesn't play a part.. and Ana is ready to play and to fight!

Ajde!

Iva87
Nov 2nd, 2012, 10:09 PM
When is fed cup gala dinner?

Cp6uja
Nov 3rd, 2012, 12:14 AM
Eventual Fed Cup title will be for Ana and Jelena potential new Careers corner stone! (For Jovanovski/Krunic also)
Look what is happen in near past with Kuznetsova, Dementieva, Safina, Zvonareva, Schiavone, Errani/Vinci, Hradecka/Hlavackova after theirs countries won this trophy. Not the mention ATP Davis Cup cases.

Harry.
Nov 3rd, 2012, 04:57 AM
Ana's last win over Lucie :hysteric:

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I've officially come down with Fed Cup fever. Might as well be Serbian, lol. Ana just needs to win tomorrow, if Serbia are to have any chance. This is going to be a mess tbh, Lucie's form is iffy + Ana's nursing that injury from Moscow (plus lord knows what form she's in). I do think that the pressure is on the Czech Republic though, given that they're the hosts, the defending champions and that most people expect them to win. Serbia have nothing to lose. Corny, but true.

gaviotabr
Nov 3rd, 2012, 03:28 PM
4th straight loss to Lucie.

Pathetic performance in which a crappy BH was her best shot. :facepalm:

fANAtic
Nov 3rd, 2012, 05:10 PM
Chances for the trophy were minimal from the start. When Ana lost, they became theoretical.

Cajka
Nov 3rd, 2012, 05:20 PM
After FC and other exhos scheduled, HC is completely unnecessary.

Milan.
Nov 3rd, 2012, 05:27 PM
Chances for the trophy were minimal from the start. When Ana lost, they became theoretical.

Now, when JJ lost too, it's science fiction unfortunetly :( :bigcry:

Cp6uja
Nov 3rd, 2012, 10:52 PM
Most of Serbian chances and hopes in this final is based on Kvitova Illness, but Petra obviously solved that problem, so todays painful lose against Safarova looks now less bad than right after match.

FED Cup final is still best moment for Serbian womens tennis this season. Ana is titleless and not back's into WTA TOP10, JJ have disaster season for former #1, Jovanovski and Krunic for sure have much better expectations of 2012.

Interesting is that Serbia have solid chances to repeat same success next season - 1st Round vs Slovakia in Belgrade, against (Sharapovaless) Russia SF again in Belgrade and final vs CZE again in Belgrade (or there will be draw with Italy).

After FC and other exhos scheduled, HC is completely unnecessary.HC is perfect opportunity to successfully start season with title and gain confidence. Ana+Novak is favorites for title, and be very close to Nole may have positive influence on Ana.

Cajka
Nov 4th, 2012, 01:14 AM
HC is perfect opportunity to successfully start season with title and gain confidence. Ana+Novak is favorites for title, and be very close to Nole may have positive influence on Ana.

I hope you're right, but I didn't notice that he has a positive influence or any influence on her. Maybe it can change.

Linguae^
Nov 4th, 2012, 01:21 AM
Maybe someone tells me I'm retarded, but I have a strong feeling they will turn the tables tomorrow and win it 3-2. I feel like it will be much different tomorrow, but that's just my sense, it looks so far away now. It does look unbelievable to come back. :)

Cp6uja
Nov 4th, 2012, 08:27 AM
Maybe someone tells me I'm retarded, but I have a strong feeling they will turn the tables tomorrow and win it 3-2. I feel like it will be much different tomorrow, but that's just my sense, it looks so far away now. It does look unbelievable to come back. :)
Even if they tied 2-2 in singles, chances for our doubles to beat super-power Czech team with currently #3 and #4 WTA ranked player in doubles Hlavackova and Hradecka (in last 5 months they together played finals of Wimbledon, Olympics, US Open and YEC!) is less than 1%. We have some unexpected doubles wins in past (based on rankings) against BEL, SVK and CAN, but only one of these 6 opponents players ever reach TOP30 in doubles. This tie is over yesterday.

The 2nd Law
Nov 4th, 2012, 09:57 AM
I've never seen Ana act worse on court, tbh. It was the first time I did not watch one of her matches until the end, I had to turn it off because she was really getting on my nerves.

gaviotabr
Nov 4th, 2012, 10:03 AM
I've never seen Ana act worse on court, tbh. It was the first time I did not watch one of her matches until the end, I had to turn it off because she was really getting on my nerves.

Ana was a complete nervous wreck. Seriously off balance mentally.

To think once upon a time Ana was a big match player.. :spit: Now she can't handle any resemblance of pressure.

fANAtic
Nov 4th, 2012, 12:09 PM
What did just happen? Ana won an important match against a top 10 player on her turf? In Fed Cup?
The Mayas were right.

Ivanovic2008
Nov 4th, 2012, 12:09 PM
I cannot believe she beat petra! :cheer:!
If only she had played like that against Lucie and Serbia might stand a chance

gaviotabr
Nov 4th, 2012, 12:12 PM
One of the best matches Ana played all year.. it was a very high quality first set.. dropped a bit in the second due to Petra having trouble breathing.. but it was a quality match overall in which Ana was the best player.

I can only think that Ana should see what she can do when she is not a nervous wreck... play this well. Such a contrast with yesterday's nervous meltdown craptastic performance. Pity she couldn't play like this against Lucie, would've been a very different FC final.

Harry.
Nov 4th, 2012, 12:13 PM
OMG GUISE I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW I CAN BARELY CONTAIN MYSELF!!

I am so proud of her. Like I just can't even describe it. It just feels like her biggest win in years! To pull out a win like that against an opponent like Petra in her own backyard during the Fed Cup final. Like it just feels amazing. So proud of her, even though she drives me nuts sometimes. Don't care if Petra was sick. I've just seen Ana blow so many matches like this, and she nearly did today, so to see her win like this is just amazing. So chuffed right now. And also glad she's been able to get a point for Serbia. IDEMO!!

gaviotabr
Nov 4th, 2012, 12:14 PM
OMG GUISE I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW I CAN BARELY CONTAIN MYSELF!!

I am so proud of her. Like I just can't even describe it. It just feels like her biggest win in years! To pull out a win like that against an opponent like Petra in her own backyard during the Fed Cup final. Like it just feels amazing. So proud of her, even though she drives me nuts sometimes. Don't care if Petra was sick. I've just seen Ana blow so many matches like this, and she nearly did today, so to see her win like this is just amazing. So chuffed right now. And also glad she's been able to get a point for Serbia. IDEMO!!

Hey Harry! My feelings exactly! Ajde!

HowardH
Nov 4th, 2012, 12:31 PM
I've just seen Ana blow so many matches like this, and she nearly did today, so to see her win like this is just amazing. So chuffed right now. And also glad she's been able to get a point for Serbia. IDEMO!!

Yes, because we know her so well, I think we can safely say that if Ana had lost the 3rd MP, it would have been quite likely that Petra would have held and then Ana could easily lose the tiebreak. She would have been in massive trouble.

If she had lost this match I can only imagine the mental scars it would have left. Losing from a set and 5-2 up? Having 3 MPs in a row? Feeling like she lost the fed cup for her country? She dodged some bullets today, like Neo in the matrix. I'm not sure how long it would have taken her to recover if she didn't. I'm glad she managed to avoid that scenario.

Overall it's a great confidence builder for Ana. It will give her a positive mood going into the offseason, and we all know how important mental outlook is for Ana.

Iva87
Nov 4th, 2012, 12:32 PM
This was Kvitova's first singles loss on Fed Cup since April 2010 :cheer: :cheer:

gaviotabr
Nov 4th, 2012, 12:51 PM
Ana's serve today.. almot 70% in.. what a difference does that make? Also 4 aces to only 1 DF. Ana had 8 DFs yesterday.

Cajka
Nov 4th, 2012, 12:57 PM
Yes, because we know her so well, I think we can safely say that if Ana had lost the 3rd MP, it would have been quite likely that Petra would have held and then Ana could easily lose the tiebreak. She would have been in massive trouble.

If she had lost this match I can only imagine the mental scars it would have left. Losing from a set and 5-2 up? Having 3 MPs in a row? Feeling like she lost the fed cup for her country? She dodged some bullets today, like Neo in the matrix. I'm not sure how long it would have taken her to recover if she didn't. I'm glad she managed to avoid that scenario.

Overall it's a great confidence builder for Ana. It will give her a positive mood going into the offseason, and we all know how important mental outlook is for Ana.

I agree. I think that her performance against Sam was very important too, now she knows she can be absolutely competitive against #6 - #10, win sets, matches, that's the first step to reentering the top 10.

Sadly, JJ is done. This looks very bad. Meh... Why can't Lucie play like this against someone else but my faves? :o I might become a fan again.

gaviotabr
Nov 4th, 2012, 01:08 PM
Oh JJ.. :sobbing:

fANAtic
Nov 4th, 2012, 01:14 PM
I can't believe I root for JJ, and I can't believe she'll let Ana outperform her in Fed Cup!

gaviotabr
Nov 4th, 2012, 01:14 PM
Yes, because we know her so well, I think we can safely say that if Ana had lost the 3rd MP, it would have been quite likely that Petra would have held and then Ana could easily lose the tiebreak. She would have been in massive trouble.

If she had lost this match I can only imagine the mental scars it would have left. Losing from a set and 5-2 up? Having 3 MPs in a row? Feeling like she lost the fed cup for her country? She dodged some bullets today, like Neo in the matrix. I'm not sure how long it would have taken her to recover if she didn't. I'm glad she managed to avoid that scenario.

Overall it's a great confidence builder for Ana. It will give her a positive mood going into the offseason, and we all know how important mental outlook is for Ana.

I agree. I think that her performance against Sam was very important too, now she knows she can be absolutely competitive against #6 - #10, win sets, matches, that's the first step to reentering the top 10.

Sadly, JJ is done. This looks very bad. Meh... Why can't Lucie play like this against someone else but my faves? :o I might become a fan again.

Agreed guys. Losing this match after playing so well and leading a set and 5-2 was just not an option.. would leave scars.. but winning it as she did could be a boost, even if Serbia doesn't win the tie. Ana played some very high quality tennis today.. she has to know she has it in her. Hopefully she finally has a strong off season.

gaviotabr
Nov 4th, 2012, 01:15 PM
I can't believe I root for JJ, and I can't believe she'll let Ana outperform her in Fed Cup!

I want the serbian warrior princess back! :hysteric:

HowardH
Nov 4th, 2012, 01:34 PM
I want the serbian warrior princess back! :hysteric:

Is that a Xena Warrior princess reference? (Filmed here in NZ with a lot of NZ actors btw)

JJ looks like she doesn't have enough today. I think she might be a bit under the weather, she doesn't seem to say anything or play with a lot of energy, although she still moves okay. Her fh is so off...

gaviotabr
Nov 4th, 2012, 01:39 PM
Is that a Xena Warrior princess reference? (Filmed here in NZ with a lot of NZ actors btw)

JJ looks like she doesn't have enough today. I think she might be a bit under the weather, she doesn't seem to say anything or play with a lot of energy, although she still moves okay. Her fh is so off...

Everything is off I think.. I don't think she is physically well either.. its sad to see. :cry:

Pity JJ, who has always been such great Fed Cup player, has to finish the biggest tie they play with 2 losses.

Cajka
Nov 4th, 2012, 01:42 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

JJ has no game anymore. Lucie played great, that's for sure, but there was zero resistance. This is what the second set against Petra looked like and then we saw today that Petra probably wasn't so good, JJ was simply a toast. :shrug:

fANAtic
Nov 4th, 2012, 01:50 PM
Should've let Bojana try.

HowardH
Nov 4th, 2012, 01:59 PM
I think it would have been a really big call to pull out JJ and put Bojana in. Would have been very tough for Bojana too. JJ's been the best fed cup player for Serbia, she always lifts, but today she just didn't have the energy to do it even though her movement was still damn fast. If she had been well I'm sure she would have been moving like lightning with the combination of adrenaline and motivation.

Lucie's fh was on fire and JJ played into it far too much at the end. Needed to find a way to avoid it- I know it isn't easy when you hit the bh because it makes sense to hit cc, but you have to try to construct the point so that you hit cc into their bh, or you have to hit the bh up the line more often and accept having to run more to cover the court. At least when she went cc she needed to give the ball more height and spin, because Lucie was eating up the flat cc bh and ripping it up the line.

fANAtic
Nov 4th, 2012, 02:09 PM
I think it would have been a really big call to pull out JJ and put Bojana in. Would have been very tough for Bojana too. JJ's been the best fed cup player for Serbia, she always lifts, but today she just didn't have the energy to do it even though her movement was still damn fast. If she had been well I'm sure she would have been moving like lightning with the combination of adrenaline and motivation.

Lucie's fh was on fire and JJ played into it far too much at the end. Needed to find a way to avoid it- I know it isn't easy when you hit the bh because it makes sense to hit cc, but you have to try to construct the point so that you hit cc into their bh, or you have to hit the bh up the line more often and accept having to run more to cover the court. At least when she went cc she needed to give the ball more height and spin, because Lucie was eating up the flat cc bh and ripping it up the line.

Yes, JJ is the first choice... usually. But, if she was ill and/or hurt, Bojana had bigger chances.

fANAtic
Nov 4th, 2012, 02:51 PM
Hopefully, this will motivate her to work hard in the off season and fulfill her promise of bulking up.

Deestruction
Nov 4th, 2012, 04:19 PM
FANAtic, that avi you have is quite disturbing :tape: :help:

Anyways well Ana could've help Serbia stay in the Fedcup tie if she would've won her match against Lucie, but oh well. At least she won against Petra, that i am very proud of :cheer: :D

gloria7
Nov 4th, 2012, 04:25 PM
Congrats, girls!

To be honest, after yesterday i didn't expect Ana to win, but i'm so proud of her now. Seems that Živojinović gave her good advice. He motivated her today and he was repeating all the time: "That's it, keep doing the same. Do not change your game. To je to."

I've just read JJ's interview...she is very disappointed : "I'm playing for Serbia for 12 years. It's time for me to retire from the national team and give a chance to younger players. I will always be there to help but i don't think i'll play against Slovakia next year. There are other girls in our team who can offer and give more than me..."

Deestruction
Nov 4th, 2012, 04:47 PM
This is very sad for JJ and her fans :hug: :sad:

fANAtic
Nov 4th, 2012, 05:24 PM
FANAtic, that avi you have is quite disturbing :tape: :help:

I'm ridiculing all those who made Ana's weight topic no.1 on TF.

Congrats, girls!

To be honest, after yesterday i didn't expect Ana to win, but i'm so proud of her now. Seems that Živojinović gave her good advice. He motivated her today and he was repeating all the time: "That's it, keep doing the same. Do not change your game. To je to."

I've just read JJ's interview...she is very disappointed : "I'm playing for Serbia for 12 years. It's time for me to retire from the national team and give a chance to younger players. I will always be there to help but i don't think i'll play against Slovakia next year. There are other girls in our team who can offer and give more than me..."

What younger players?! If she retires from FC, that means she's ready to retire from tennis.

gloria7
Nov 4th, 2012, 05:53 PM
I don't know, fANAtic. Now seems Ana wont play Fed Cup either. She said in Moscow ,couple of weeks ago, she 'll play against Slovakia. She was happy to play in Serbia, but today she said she's not sure. It depends on her schedule, how she's going to feel after AO'13..."It's not easy to travel that much"...

There was some drama at the press conference today. B92 says our girls "umpleasantly surprised them" when they said they're not satisfied with our journalists and Serbian media in general...Krunić was super pissed, she started discussion:

" Some journalists just can't ask the right question at the right time...You don't understand how hard it is for us, because you were never a pro athletes and you were never under such big pressure...I'm a pro, but i can't understand JJ totally, because i never played on her level. Whatever you ask, whatever you write - we are stronger than that. We always do everything for our country, we fought hard against Czech team, but, unfortunately, we felt that we are fighting against our own country...i don't know how will people in Serbia understand my statement, but i have nothing to hide - i love my country...It's hard for me to talk about this, i'm only 19..."

Ana joined her: "I think we deserved bigger support from you...we gave our all but it doesn't seems that way when we're reading your reports...We are doing our best, and yet ,we always have to explain to journalists and to repeat how much we are trying to win every match for Serbia..It seems to me that you don't understand that. That bothers us, and my impression is that we do not have sufficient support from Serbian media."

End of the presser was held in a discussion between girls and journalists. Girls were not happy and satisfied with reports and articles and reporters were surprised to hear those words from our players...Vranes had to apologize to the reporters, he said their " sharp tone" was caused by sadness and frustration after defeat...

Cajka
Nov 4th, 2012, 06:15 PM
This journalist deserves to be slapped: http://www.alo.rs/sport/tenis/srpska-teniserka-neki-novinari-ne-znaju-koje-pitanje-da-postave/3505. Insulting a 19 yo girl?! :weirdo: I hope that Ana will start treating Serbian media the way they deserve.

fANAtic
Nov 4th, 2012, 06:19 PM
You mean... Ana follows what others write about her?!
Hey babe, if you're reading this, my avi doesn't mean I think you're fat. It's just a joke. Volim te.

fANAtic
Nov 4th, 2012, 06:33 PM
No one should be surprised with our press, or anyone's press while we're at it. For at least a decade and a half, most of our press is in foreign hands, big media conglomerates. Their goal is to control the public opinion and to destroy every thought that our country and people are worth something. Everything they write is negative, doom and gloom, when you read newspapers you want to top yourself. Journalists are mercenary gutter rats, I'm surprised our girls didn't know it by now.

Cajka
Nov 4th, 2012, 06:39 PM
You mean... Ana follows what others write about her?!
Hey babe, if you're reading this, my avi doesn't mean I think you're fat. It's just a joke. Volim te.

Not this forum, but she's apparently very angry at journalists, I'm glad to hear it.

Cajka
Nov 4th, 2012, 06:43 PM
I saw this video on Mondo.

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:worship: to Ana and Aleks

gloria7
Nov 4th, 2012, 07:59 PM
Well...some journalists are still mad at TSS , Zivojinovic and Jeremic because they were not invited to celebrate Davis Cup victory in '10 with our boys...TSS didn't invited them for a drink, not even for a 15 minutes long coctail party and they think they deserved that...My God...i've read this on twitter...Some of them are very sarcastic by saying that TSS and National TV didn't even bother to sent a RTS commentator to Prague, so Mijaljevic had to cover all matches from our studio in Belgrade...Reporters aren't satisfied with Jeremic, Zivojinovic and TSS attitude, "it's humiliating for Serbian TV and journalism in general"...

" There were 25 journalists from Serbia in Prague this week and they spent most of the time in the hotel. They could report about Fed Cup from the Belgrade if that was the case..." "Why Jeremic wasn't in Prague?" ...and sadly, seems that "discussion" between serbian reporters and people from TSS at the press conference was very loud,according to Cronin.

azdaja
Nov 4th, 2012, 08:20 PM
i think this is a good way to end the season. i am not happy about the mini-choke towards the end of the match. the same as her atittude in the match against sam the last time. seriously, ana, you need to be stonecold.

showing up middle finger to the serbian media sounds like good news. since it seems they read this forum as well, here's my message to you http://v3.drumandbass.at/board/images/smilies/fu.gif

oh, and i don't think she's retiring from the fc team. she is simply not prepared to commit to it in advance, just like always.

Cajka
Nov 4th, 2012, 08:56 PM
Well...some journalists are still mad at TSS , Zivojinovic and Jeremic because they were not invited to celebrate Davis Cup victory in '10 with our boys...TSS didn't invited them for a drink, not even for a 15 minutes long coctail party and they think they deserved that...My God...i've read this on twitter...Some of them are very sarcastic by saying that TSS and National TV didn't even bother to sent a RTS commentator to Prague, so Mijaljevic had to cover all matches from our studio in Belgrade...Reporters aren't satisfied with Jeremic, Zivojinovic and TSS attitude, "it's humiliating for Serbian TV and journalism in general"...

" There were 25 journalists from Serbia in Prague this week and they spent most of the time in the hotel. They could report about Fed Cup from the Belgrade if that was the case..." "Why Jeremic wasn't in Prague?" ...and sadly, seems that "discussion" between serbian reporters and people from TSS at the press conference was very loud,according to Cronin.

Oh, they are really rugged, aren't they? The funniest part is how they feel insulted that 19 yo Alex, world #170 dared to lectured them. Well, if they feel like they have every right to express so much criticism, then they should be also ready to take the criticism.

Btw, I love the part when Aleks and Ana are laughing. It's so adorable. :lol:

gloria7
Nov 4th, 2012, 09:13 PM
Yes...one journalist said no one could get an interviiew from Ana, JJ and other girls because "they were hiding in the mouse whole"...while Czech girls have had like 10 pressers and they wanted to talk to journalists - Serbian players were in the hotel rooms all the time...Poor journalists can't do much in that situation, but they can twist their words, like they used to do...Even today, when JJ said she won't play against Slovakia - you can find headlines like: "Goodbye JJ"..."Ana and JJ are withdrawing from Serbian national team"..."Ana: I'm not sure i'll stay in our national team"...Same shit all over again...

Cajka
Nov 4th, 2012, 09:46 PM
Yes...one journalist said no one could get an interviiew from Ana, JJ and other girls because "they were hiding in the mouse whole"...while Czech girls have had like 10 pressers and they wanted to talk to journalists - Serbian players were in the hotel rooms all the time...Poor journalists can't do much in that situation, but they can twist their words, like they used to do...Even today, when JJ said she won't play against Slovakia - you can find headlines like: "Goodbye JJ"..."Ana and JJ are withdrawing from Serbian national team"..."Ana: I'm not sure i'll stay in our national team"...Same shit all over again...

Is it possible that they couldn't understand that they were disappointed. It was a very tough one-sided loss for JJ. It's understandable why she feels so bad. I've never seen her so devastated like today. She knows that she's well past her peak and she wanted this trophy, especially considering that she hasn't won a slam.

gaviotabr
Nov 4th, 2012, 09:49 PM
Is it possible that they couldn't understand that they were disappointed. It was a very tough one-sided loss for JJ. It's understandable why she feels so bad. I've never seen her so devastated like today. She knows that she's well past her peak and she wanted this trophy, especially considering that she hasn't won a slam.

I've never seen JJ so devastated.. really felt for her. :sad:

Cajka
Nov 4th, 2012, 10:02 PM
I've never seen JJ so devastated.. really felt for her. :sad:

yes, after USO final, she wasn't like that at all, but in that moment she was at her peak, it was a good performance, she couldn't imagine that she wouldn't be able of playing the final again. Today it felt like she knew that this might be her last big final.

The 2nd Law
Nov 5th, 2012, 01:48 AM
I also really felt for JJ. I've never seen her cry before :( I hope the girls can get back to the final, she deserves a title before she retires

gloria7
Feb 6th, 2013, 09:35 AM
Vranes: " Ana and her team are doing everything they can in order to cure her shoulder injury she got in Australia...Ana is in great form, but she feels pain from serving, during FH swing and when she has to stretch out her arm to hit BH strokes...Ana is still in Belgrade, she's practicing and we all hope she can recover and lead our team against Slovakia."

Alex and Vesna already practiced in Nis and BoJo arrived yesterday...

currie84
Feb 6th, 2013, 01:07 PM
To conclude,she cant serve ,she cant hit a bh or a fh but otherwise she's fine and we expect her to play..

ce
Feb 6th, 2013, 04:56 PM
Yes :spit:

Linguae^
Feb 7th, 2013, 02:12 PM
Dear God, she's out, but I still believe in my girls. :facepalm:

Harry.
Feb 7th, 2013, 02:28 PM
Well, Ana just announced on Facebook that she is withdrawing from this weekend's Fed Cup tie.

I'm sorry to announce that I'm withdrawing from this weekend's Fed Cup tie. I hurt my shoulder in Melbourne and it's not yet fully recovered. I really hoped my physiotherapy was going to solve the problem sooner. It's really a shame, because I don't get many opportunities to play in Serbia.

I'll continue my recovery and try to get fit as quickly as possible.

Wise decision. She will be replaced by Ivana Jorovic, according to Vranes.

Cajka
Feb 7th, 2013, 02:29 PM
Smart decision, JJ&Ana. :yeah: But I'm really concerned. This season has barely begun and they are both injured. :tape:

Cajka
Feb 7th, 2013, 02:31 PM
Well, Ana just announced on Facebook that she is withdrawing from this weekend's Fed Cup tie.



Wise decision. She will be replaced by Ivana Jorovic, according to Vranes.

I thought that Dolonts or Alex would play. :bigcry: Ivana is practically a junior. :awww:

Harry.
Feb 7th, 2013, 02:37 PM
I thought that Dolonts or Alex would play. :bigcry: Ivana is practically a junior. :awww:

They would be crazy to play Ivana. I don't know whether she is being called to the team or whether she is going to play in Ana's stead. The two singles players should be Jovanovski and Dolonc, Krunic in doubles. Ugh, I so don't want Serbia losing to Slovakia and Pome-Face :o This is a mammoth task for them.

Iva87
Feb 7th, 2013, 02:38 PM
Good decision

ce
Feb 7th, 2013, 03:03 PM
Good decision.

Sean.
Feb 7th, 2013, 03:31 PM
Not surprised she's getting hurt! Frail as she is, the wind poses an injury hazard!

Balltossovic
Feb 7th, 2013, 03:35 PM
Not surprised she's getting hurt! Frail as she is, the wind poses an injury hazard!
Sean:spit:

:hysteric:

Cajka
Feb 7th, 2013, 03:39 PM
Jovanovski is also injured btw. :sobbing:

fANAtic
Feb 7th, 2013, 03:47 PM
So, another one of her phantom injuries. If she hurt her shoulder in Oz, why did she play Pattaya?
I'm sorry, but this is complete lack of professionalism. Now they'll most likely catch her on some beach with a member of Nole's entourage. She won't make another two seasons if things continue like this.

Harry.
Feb 7th, 2013, 03:55 PM
Jovanovski is also injured btw. :sobbing:

:hysteric: What a mess :help:

Cajka
Feb 7th, 2013, 04:00 PM
If she's not willing to train or heal injuries, I don't care if she spends her time with mom, brother or boyfriend. Last year she didn't have a boyfriend, but she had so many random vacations before big tournaments. Before RG, Wimbledon, Olympics... She's not a committed player.

I have no words for that decision to play in Pattaya, I said enough about it, but now when we learned that she's been injured for weeks, I can only say that it's official that she'll never come back and she'll possibly retire in the next two years, like fANAtic says. If you play some meaningless MM event with an injury that could affect the rest of your season, it means you don't care about your career.

Nalby fan
Feb 7th, 2013, 05:31 PM
It makes no sense. Why play a MM tournament if your shoulder really is bothering you that much? If she does play in Doha,I can't imagine how much the Serbian press is going to dump on her. :o

Deestruction
Feb 7th, 2013, 06:25 PM
OH Ana you finally made a better decision, you should've just not played pattaya in the first place. :hysteric:

marineblue
Feb 8th, 2013, 10:35 AM
It makes no sense. Why play a MM tournament if your shoulder really is bothering you that much? If she does play in Doha,I can't imagine how much the Serbian press is going to dump on her. :o

Maybe she was hoping to finally win a title and this was a tournament with a favourable draw. Anyway, she shouldn't have gone there, probably that only made the injury even worse.
I'm not very hopeful for Doha&Dubai, she's hardly going to be ready for those events.:help:

Gentleman
Feb 8th, 2013, 02:04 PM
Is Ana confirmed for Doha? It starts in a few days, right?

Curtos07
Mar 17th, 2013, 08:54 AM
Ana is confirmed to be playing Fed Cup next month in Stuttgart. I assume this means she will be playing the Stuttgart tournament too. Would make no sense not to.

Ana confirms Fed Cup participation

Ana has confirmed her availability for Serbia's Fed Cup tie against Germany in Stuttgart next month.

The two nations clash in the World Group Play-Offs during the weekend of 20-21 April.

Ana said: "Germany has one of the strongest teams of any nation so it's going to be very tough for us. But I'm looking forward to the challenge, and hopefully helping us stay in the top group of the competition."

http://anaivanovic.com/news/ana-confirms-fed-cup-participation

fANAtic
Mar 17th, 2013, 12:02 PM
She didn't play a very winnable tie in Serbia, but will participate in a lost battle in Germany. Who advises her? Or maybe the problem is no one does?

Vasa
Mar 17th, 2013, 12:23 PM
I'm pleased to confirm that I'll be playing Fed Cup against Germany next month, if I'm selected. They have a strong team so I'm expecting a close and exciting tie.

What a self-confidence :sobbing:

Milan.
Mar 17th, 2013, 01:15 PM
What a self-confidence :sobbing:

I'm sure they won't select her :lol:

Gentleman
Mar 17th, 2013, 03:41 PM
Well, nice for team to have Ana, but I prefere to see her playing WTA tournaments in Katowice and Stuttgart. Good luck! :)

gloria7
Apr 16th, 2013, 01:26 PM
Vranes said Ana will arrive in Stuttgart tomorrow. She's in Mallorca, having treatment/therapy...

Gentleman
Apr 19th, 2013, 01:23 PM
Ana Ivanovic versus Mona Barthel, Saturday, 2 PM local time in Stuttgart
followed by Bojana Jovanovski versus Angelique Kerber

Ana Ivanovic versus Angelique Kerber, Sunday, 11 AM local time in Suttgart
followed by Bojana Jovanovski versus Mona Barthel
followed by Vesna Dolonc/Aleksandra Krunic versus Sabine Lisicki/Ana Lena Groenefeld

Good luck team Serbia. I want Ana to win both of her matches! It would be amazing for her confidence for this clay season. :)

verdegreen
Apr 19th, 2013, 01:46 PM
Yes it is about time for Ana to be Fed cup hero!

The 2nd Law
Apr 19th, 2013, 11:25 PM
She needs to win both matches if Serbia are going to have any chance tbh. Kerber seems like a nightmare matchup for her though, and Mona :bigcry: :hysteric:


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Harry.
Apr 20th, 2013, 12:13 PM
Today will not be pleasant :sobbing: :tears: :sad:

Lord Choc Ice
Apr 20th, 2013, 12:15 PM
http://unrealities.com/qt3/MichaelJacksonEatingPopcorn.gif

InsideOut.
Apr 20th, 2013, 12:24 PM
This weekend will be terrible :bigcry:

Cp6uja
Apr 20th, 2013, 01:05 PM
She needs to win both matches if Serbia are going to have any chance tbh. Kerber seems like a nightmare matchup for her though, and Mona :bigcry: :hysteric:


Sent from Verticalsports.com Free App (http://www.verticalsports.com/mobile)She will probably win both singles, but problem is that Serbia needs 3 points for victory. That's why clay surface is not that dumb choice from Germany, because so far it's Jovanovski careers worst surface.

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 01:46 PM
Ana just never serves out sets these days..

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 01:53 PM
OMG Ana.. there is choking and there is this

Alycia.
Apr 20th, 2013, 01:53 PM
I can't :o 3 sps wasted.

Ivanovic2008
Apr 20th, 2013, 01:53 PM
What the fuck? She is pushing so much :lol:

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 01:54 PM
Ana serving for the set a second time.. has 40-0.. 3 SPs.. pushes every single shot and gets broken.

5-5.

Seriously.. she is dead afraid of winning a single set.

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 01:54 PM
What the fuck? She is pushing so much :lol:

The ammount of pushing is embarrassing..

Ivanovic2008
Apr 20th, 2013, 01:55 PM
If Ana was playing Kerber it would be 6-0

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 01:57 PM
Ana breaks and will have a third chance to serve out the set.

Ana, will you PLEASE?

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 01:57 PM
If Ana was playing Kerber it would be 6-0

:lol: She will have the chance tomorrow..

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 01:58 PM
Ana's 2nd serve is a disaster

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 01:59 PM
Ana's 2nd serve is worse than a disaster.. its a calamity

Ivanovic2008
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:00 PM
Ana's serve is such a mess :facepalm;

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:00 PM
15-40

Ivanovic2008
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:02 PM
Of course she's broken :spit:

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:02 PM
3rd time serving for the set.. 3rd time broken..

:facepalm:

Ana is such a..

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:03 PM
Lost cause.. :facepalm:

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:04 PM
:lol: at Ana's second serve... I'd rather have Errani's 2nd serve than Ana's.

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:06 PM
Ana's 2nd serve is a disaster and she has no 1st serve.. :facepalm:

Ivanovic2008
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:06 PM
I wonder after four years, is it really that hard to toss the ball in the right spot?

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:07 PM
Ana's BH is also non existant

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:07 PM
Has she hit a single 1st serve in this tie break?

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:08 PM
OMG now she is hitting FHs to the crowd as well.. :facepalm:

Ivanovic2008
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:08 PM
Great Lob!!

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:09 PM
Another 2nd serve.. another point lost..

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:10 PM
1st serve and she wins a point..

SP number 4

MissF
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:10 PM
What a nightmare set, OMG. Somehow managed to win, thank God

Alycia.
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:10 PM
Finally :haha:

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:11 PM
Thanks Barthel! Hits a completely wild awful BH with the open court and Ana FINALLY wins 1st set.

Ivanovic2008
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:11 PM
How the fuck did she manage to win that set :lol: :spit:

Well Thanks God

Gentleman
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:15 PM
It's important to win this kind of sets, when you first blow up almost everything, but then you manage to survive with lob and one long point. :)

Cp6uja
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:16 PM
1st SET: Never In Doubt
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_NvqbitimcU4/TGBtnS3uuAI/AAAAAAAAApY/MkMPl3T-HRc/s1600/Pinnochio.jpg

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:16 PM
Broken to start set 2.. expected really.. Ana has been broken last 4 times she served.

Ivanovic2008
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:16 PM
Ana hits a double fault on the first point and then gets broken right after winning the first set. Typical Ana :lol:

Alycia.
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:16 PM
Broken..

Ivanovic2008
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:17 PM
What was that last return...

Alycia.
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:18 PM
Ana's W/UE ratio is 8/10 :lol:

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:19 PM
Match is 10 minutes short of 90 mins.. Ana already turning pumpkin

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:20 PM
Ana might just get bagelled in this set

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:20 PM
0-3*

MissF
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:23 PM
No words to describe this terrible match

MissF
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:24 PM
Frankly, I don't think she can win this. And it's going to be a big slap, losing to Barthel again. Let's hope she avoids bagels

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:25 PM
Try to avoid the bagel..

Though we all know what happens in set 3..

Ivanovic2008
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:25 PM
Ana's return, serve, her everything is such a MESS

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:26 PM
Frankly, I don't think she can win this. And it's going to be a big slap, losing to Barthel again. Let's hope she avoids bagels

Slap? I don't think Ana cares about slaps at all.. she has had so many she is numb.

Milan.
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:27 PM
There won't be bagel :woohoo:

Alycia.
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:27 PM
She avoids the bagel :woohoo:

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:28 PM
Ana's return, serve, her everything is such a MESS

Really.. there is nothing to save

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:28 PM
Ana avoids the bagel

Ivanovic2008
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:28 PM
Avoids The Bagel :cheer:!

Ivanovic2008
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:31 PM
Is anyone counting Ana's easy netted service returns?

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:35 PM
Is anyone counting Ana's easy netted service returns?

I've counted over 20..

Lord Choc Ice
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:39 PM
I take it it's going really well then :lol:.

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:39 PM
Well..

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:40 PM
I think I'd take Niculescu's serve over Ana's..

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:41 PM
Barthel doesn't like Ana's slice junk

MissF
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:45 PM
Go Ana!!! Fight!! You can do it!

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 03:10 PM
Miracle! :lol:

Ana won a tie break and a 3 setter today.. :lol:

InsideOut.
Apr 20th, 2013, 03:10 PM
:speakles: She did it. Beat Barthel, won a three-setter, won a tiebreak, won a match in Fed Cup.

:cheer:

Ivanovic2008
Apr 20th, 2013, 03:11 PM
Ana won :cheer:
That was actually a pretty decent third set :)

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 03:11 PM
1st win over Barthel..

But really, match was awful.. horrible.. terrible..

Lord Choc Ice
Apr 20th, 2013, 03:12 PM
By the comments I thought she was losing and badly :tears:. Good win I guess ;).

MissF
Apr 20th, 2013, 03:12 PM
Wow Ana! I'll stick to the "a win is a win" and won't say anything about her game :-D

InsideOut.
Apr 20th, 2013, 03:12 PM
1st win over Barthel..

But really, match was awful.. horrible.. terrible..

I didn't watch. But any match with Barthel in it is bound to be awful since she is so hit and miss and doesn't give either side any rhythm at all.

Iva87
Apr 20th, 2013, 03:19 PM
:cheer: :cheer: :hearts:

gaviotabr
Apr 20th, 2013, 03:19 PM
I didn't watch. But any match with Barthel in it is bound to be awful since she is so hit and miss and doesn't give either side any rhythm at all.

Barthel was her usual self.. but Ana was pure junk.. I felt like watching Niculescu with a worse serve.

Vasa
Apr 20th, 2013, 03:29 PM
No ace? Anči! :fiery: At least Ana gets some encouragement of the win :hug:

Gentleman
Apr 20th, 2013, 03:29 PM
This is so important. Ana FINALLY won the most important points at the end of 1st and 3rd set.

Maybe it is even better that she needed to get through tough match in 3 sets. Finally! :)

Cajka
Apr 20th, 2013, 05:06 PM
I hate watching passive Ana, but this was how she had to play. Btw, Barthel wasn't such a ballbasher earlier. And I feel like she's super aggressive every time she plays Ana.

HowardH
Apr 20th, 2013, 05:37 PM
Didn't see it but reports suggest that this match wasn't very pretty. Still, it's a win. I wonder what she will produce against Kerber. I presume what she produced today was not sufficient to trouble Kerber?

Cajka
Apr 20th, 2013, 06:14 PM
Didn't see it but reports suggest that this match wasn't very pretty. Still, it's a win. I wonder what she will produce against Kerber. I presume what she produced today was not sufficient to trouble Kerber?

Hard to say, Barthel was totally hit and miss, it must be frustrating to play against someone who gives you no rhythm at all, so she had to push. I'd say she was solid. She'll have to be more aggressive to trouble Kerber and she needs a high 1st serve %.

Gentleman
Apr 20th, 2013, 08:42 PM
Playing against Barthel, a player that beat her two times and the second time was recently must come with the pressure. With Kerber it's going to be completely different mentally IMO. From what I've seen in today's match against Bojana, I think there is a high chance that Ana wins. Obviously, I expect Ana to play better tomorrow. :)

Milan.
Apr 20th, 2013, 08:54 PM
First time, in a years, I can say that Ana has something that we can call "tactics" and it's good, finally she understood that she can't play the same game against every opponent, but the bad thing is that she doesn't have 1st serve and 2nd serve is also bad. Moving on the court is really well, also forehand, even backhand is good.

For tommorow match. I think Ana can beat Angie if she can repeat today's game with better serve and less UE, and more winners. :)

Gentleman
Apr 20th, 2013, 09:03 PM
Ana's slices and backhands so far are the highlights of Ana's 2013 season IMO. Completely didn't expect that moments of her game to improve that much. However, the serve has to be much much better to have complete package for the rest of the season. :)

I hope that finally we will have successful clay season for Ana again, because her game is made for clay! :)

Cajka
Apr 20th, 2013, 10:41 PM
First time, in a years, I can say that Ana has something that we can call "tactics" and it's good, finally she understood that she can't play the same game against every opponent, but the bad thing is that she doesn't have 1st serve and 2nd serve is also bad. Moving on the court is really well, also forehand, even backhand is good.

For tommorow match. I think Ana can beat Angie if she can repeat today's game with better serve and less UE, and more winners. :)

Well, this is something I hope for. She must play aggressive against Kerber, playing like today would be suicidal.

HowardH
Apr 21st, 2013, 07:53 AM
A good tactic against Kerber is to hit high balls to her backhand to extract the weaker shot, then attack.

I wonder if Ana will do that.

Kerber prefers it when opponents come at her with flatter attacks, she is good at redirecting them.

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:06 AM
If I were Ana I'd moonball Kerber to death. Its her kryptonite.

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:13 AM
Well.. instead of moonballs, Ana decided to hit every ball out of the court :facepalm:

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:14 AM
:lol: WTF was that? Ana, if you are going to net rush, then hit good approaching shots.. Kerber can pass.

Broken.

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:19 AM
If Ana keeps on playing like this.. :facepalm:

MOONBALL Ana.. moonball

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:19 AM
And inside the court please..

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:20 AM
This is going to be a bagel.. :sobbing:

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:25 AM
Ana.. you are supposed to hit inside the court..

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:29 AM
Ana saves 5 BPs and holds. 1-2

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:31 AM
WTF?! Ana had an open court and hit it right back to Kerber

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:32 AM
Kerber holds in a minute. 3-1

Milan.
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:33 AM
This is horrorific, Ana's game turned into pumpkin in 1st set? WHY? :sobbing:

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:33 AM
:spit: Ana's approach shots are the worst I've EVER seen.. she will get passed everytime

Milan.
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:35 AM
I just can't... :o

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:36 AM
This is horrorific, Ana's game turned into pumpkin in 1st set? WHY? :sobbing:

Its not surprising.. this is how she has been playing in the past few months. She has been playing this bad for a while..

Yesterday's match was awful.. luckly Barthel was also erractic.. and Ana was like a lesser Niculescu.

Milan.
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:36 AM
I don't want to watch this...

Bye Izzy and good luck :wavey: :oh:
P.S. Save some of your nerves for Stuttgart, you'll need it :lol:

gaviotabr
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:38 AM
Ana saves another 2 BPs and holds.