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RG Moonballer
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:52 AM
Virginie :fiery: What a choke.

Ana- good luck in the QF.

RJWCapriati
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:53 AM
:bigclap:

hkyen
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:53 AM
Ivanovic not bad
But need work hard
haha

ninanina19
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:53 AM
Choke. Good win Ana.

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:53 AM
great fightback Ana ;) :yeah: :D

dybbuk
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:53 AM
Oh Ana. You have to make everything so difficult. If you had taken your other 8 break point chances, it wouldn't have been such a mess. :o

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:54 AM
total choke by razzano but wtg ana!!! :banana:

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:54 AM
Great Match :bowdown: Awesome fight Ana! But you have to learn not to scream come on after every point :lol: The serbian crowd needs to learn a few manners as well! But great stuff! So proud of you Ana! :worship:

Razzano :sad: :hug:

Dexter
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:54 AM
Lmfao! :haha: Well done, Ana! Now up against Kata tomorrow.

Too bad, Virginie... :hug: at least twice 2 pts away. :awww:

spiritedenergy
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:54 AM
typical Ana. Dominates the first, loses the second, down (2-5) and wins the third.:rolleyes:

Anyways nice win:kiss:

Mikey.
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:55 AM
Poor Virginie. I really feel for you. This must be devastating! :sad:

Well nice job Ana. :hearts: She always seems to finish tough matches with a 7-5 win in the 3rd set. What's with that? :confused:

Josh.
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:56 AM
ana, lucky. very luck :lol:

Dexter
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:56 AM
Great Match :bowdown: Awesome fight Ana! But you have to learn not to scream come on after every point :lol: The serbian crowd needs to learn a few manners as well! But great stuff! So proud of you Ana! :worship:

Razzano :sad: :hug:I sooo knew it would be like that, can't wait to watch it. :lol::tape:

Droolv
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:57 AM
Wow what an amazing match :eek: Ana was playing so well in the first set, the volleys were perfect :drool: Then what happened? Razzano outplayed Ana in the second, beat Ana at her own game :help:

Then Razzano led 5-2 and CHOKED :o

What a fight by Ana and she deserves this win :yeah: I agree S4E, it was very annyoing how she screams and pumps her fist after EVERY point she wins... :fiery:

Good luck against Kata :yeah:

Virigina :hug: You should be proud of your efforts today :bowdown:

spiritedenergy
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:57 AM
Poor Virginie. I really feel for you. This must be devastating! :sad:

Well nice job Ana. :hearts: She always seems to finish tough matches with a 7-5 win in the 3rd set. What's with that? :confused:

she's a bit :crazy::lol:

StZox
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:59 AM
Go Ana:)

Ben.
Jan 8th, 2008, 03:03 AM
Well done Ana :yeah: nice fight from her :bounce:
loved it when she got pumped up :D

Virginie :hug: that DF & that easy forehand puttaway mishit when she served for the match at 5-3 proved costly.

delicatecutter
Jan 8th, 2008, 03:06 AM
Great fight from Ana! :worship:

Let's get that #3 ranking!!!!!!!

Cp6uja
Jan 8th, 2008, 03:12 AM
Razzano is not choke here... simple and clear,
Ana is new WTA 3rd set queen:

- this is 11 Ana's 3-setters win in the row against TOP30 players
(7 of this 11 is vs TOP10, and in 5 she falled one Break in 3rd but still won :eek:)

- this is 33 Ana's wins in the row after winning 1st set
(unbeaten since march 2007!)

BK4ever
Jan 8th, 2008, 03:16 AM
Ana :smash: Better get your shit together before AO.

F-R-E-A-K
Jan 8th, 2008, 03:18 AM
Ana :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Good luck in the QTRS! :hearts:

danieln1
Jan 8th, 2008, 03:19 AM
I like Ana, but why does she have to make it so dificult? She has a huge forehand, good luck at the Australian Open!

MagicMilan
Jan 8th, 2008, 03:23 AM
:banana:
but thanks Virginie :help:

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jan 8th, 2008, 03:26 AM
:o

Derek.
Jan 8th, 2008, 03:27 AM
Razzano is not choke here... simple and clear,
Ana is new WTA 3rd set queen:

- this is 11 Ana's 3-setters win in the row against TOP30 players
(7 of this 11 is vs TOP10, and in 5 she falled one Break in 3rd but still won :eek:)

- this is 33 Ana's wins in the row after winning 1st set
(unbeaten since march 2007!)

Oh please. :o
You and your statistics. :rolleyes:

fOxYLiCiOuS
Jan 8th, 2008, 03:44 AM
:o :tape: Ana :lol:
lucky. very luck :p


Razzano :cool: :hug:

tilliii
Jan 8th, 2008, 03:47 AM
Oh please. :o
You and your statistics. :rolleyes:
teehee

Cp6uja
Jan 8th, 2008, 04:01 AM
Oh please. :o
You and your statistics. :rolleyes:It's not MY STATISTICS

it's ANA's STATISTICS

and this stats tell us that Razzano not choke today - simple, Ana is to strong opponent in finishes of 3-setters even when is broken

keirana332
Jan 8th, 2008, 04:10 AM
Ana :D Awesome comeback in the third.. always have to go the hard route though huh

Bad Luck Razzano, a bad choke after such great play in the second

Dexter
Jan 8th, 2008, 04:14 AM
and this stats tell us that Razzano not choke today - simple, Ana is to strong opponent in finishes of 3-setters even when is brokenDF when serving for the match IS a sign of choking for me. ;)

Cp6uja
Jan 8th, 2008, 04:51 AM
DF when serving for the match IS a sign of choking for me. ;)It's only one point (she lose that game with 15). Ana won 1st set 6-1 and won 5 games in the row in 3rd... so that is only question of level of her game and Razzano is less important part of this story... it's much more about Ana!

Also, when we talking about stats i'm forget to present one important thing about Ana's impressive closer/finisher winning strikes:
Razzano is not choke here... simple and clear,
Ana is new WTA 3rd set queen:

- this is 11 Ana's 3-setters win in the row against TOP30 players
(7 of this 11 is vs TOP10, and in 5 she falled one Break in 3rd but still won :eek:)

- this is 33 Ana's wins in the row after winning 1st set
(unbeaten since march 2007!)
- since April 2007 Ana not lose any set after 5-5 score and todays 3rd set
is 11 set in the row which Ana won after 5-5 result
(7 of this 11 wins she won 7-5 and rest in tie-breaks)

switz
Jan 8th, 2008, 05:32 AM
What a weird match. I had it one in our meeting room with the sound off but i watched most of the 1st set and was stunned at how well Ivanovic was playing. Then i put my head down and did some writing and when i looked the the screen again it was 1-6, 6-2, 5-2 to Razzano. I started watching again and Ana won.

I am her good luck charm. She should take me on tour and ask me to marry her so she is lucky in life (and in bed) for the rest of her life :hearts:

:o

Shanna
Jan 8th, 2008, 05:55 AM
Well, as I read it hear, Ana wasn't playing super and consistent troughout the match. But hey, there are signs that it will all get better in time. ;)
Keep going girl!

Textor
Jan 8th, 2008, 06:07 AM
The important thing is that she could avoid the upset, and she has time to get in form.
It's never easy against Razzano.

Well done Ana!:)

Huntress555
Jan 8th, 2008, 06:34 AM
Well done Ana! Glad you could fight back and get the win.

Poova
Jan 8th, 2008, 07:38 AM
:( Virginie is such a choker sometimes. :o

Keadz
Jan 8th, 2008, 08:24 AM
It really was a choke, buy I don't think she really deserved to be that far up in the 3rd set anyway, they were playing pretty similar but Ana just made a few more errors in important times.

Funny when Virginie stopped for the ANNNOOYYINNG Serbian fans to stop yelling.


But she missed some easy shots when she was 5-2 up, then decided to go for shots which she didn't need to, tried to press to hard, and ultimately these things lost her the match, as well as Ana playing a bit more consistently.

Jojo_
Jan 8th, 2008, 08:29 AM
Arff Poor Virginie !! But it's a good fight !!

Well done ana !!

Pourquoi ne pas conclure le match a 5/2 ?? Why? Why?

Iceland
Jan 8th, 2008, 08:47 AM
Congrats Ana!
Can't believe that Razzano is already choking on her 3rd match of the year :spit:!

Marshmallow
Jan 8th, 2008, 09:58 AM
Some people not giving Ana enough credit. Razzano did get nervous, but give credit to Ana for fighting to the very last ball. She was 2-5 15-30 down. Some other players would have gotten nervous about the possibile humiliation of a loss like this, but she kept going on, realy goin for her shots and putting pressure on Razz. Ana displayed fighting quality, and didn't win this match primarily because Razzano choked, as implied by some comments.

Williamsser
Jan 8th, 2008, 09:58 AM
Well done, Ana!

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:06 AM
In words of cheo, get it together Ana! :lol:

esquímaux
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:12 AM
Shake it off Razzy!! Make up for it next week babe!! :yeah:

aussie_fan
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:20 AM
Yeah, razzano did choke there, she started hittine errors she wasn't doing for most of the match and let ana get the momentum and then there was no stopping ana. Good match, very up and down.

Apoleb
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:39 AM
Some people not giving Ana enough credit. Razzano did get nervous, but give credit to Ana for fighting to the very last ball. She was 2-5 15-30 down. Some other players would have gotten nervous about the possibile humiliation of a loss like this, but she kept going on, realy goin for her shots and putting pressure on Razz. Ana displayed fighting quality, and didn't win this match primarily because Razzano choked, as implied by some comments.

:hearts:

I thought it was a very good match. Ana didn't play that badly, even when she was losing. Razzano was great in the second set and most of the third. She was bossing on her serve, and some errors start to creep in Ana's game.

However, Ana showed again what a great fighter she is. How many times has she been able to come back from a significant deficit? You can never rule her out in the latter parts of the match, especially when she's losing, cause she always finds a way to make it very tough for her opponents.

ce
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:44 AM
:haha:
Ana :yeah:

tobi
Jan 8th, 2008, 11:22 AM
Virginie :o :help:

What a choke :sad: and it had to happen today :(

It's not MY STATISTICS

it's ANA's STATISTICS

and this stats tell us that Razzano not choke today - simple, Ana is to strong opponent in finishes of 3-setters even when is broken
Ana!!!!!! :rocker2: :rocker2: :yeah:

Andy.
Jan 8th, 2008, 11:33 AM
OK here is my rant. Those annoying serbian fans that seem to come to all of Jelena's and Ana's matches really piss me off.Hanging out in that big group always yelling and chanting a dressed up like they are at the soccor yelling in between serves and just being loud and vulgar.

In terms of the match I was not impressed with Ana's game her forehand was not as impressive as I have imaged it would be but I was impressed with her toughness and fight. I think she is underated in that department. I was really hoping Virginie was going to win just to shut up that annoying bunch of serbain fans.

Nikkiri
Jan 8th, 2008, 12:21 PM
I was a couple rows in front of the serbian crowd and i didn't think they were THAT annoying a little unnecessary at times sure but maybe it's because i was cheering for Ana.. but i found it to be a great atmosphere. First time i've seen her live :hearts: it was a lot of fun.

davidmario
Jan 8th, 2008, 01:16 PM
that score reminds me of the infamous razzano-henin match.

Andrew Laeddis
Jan 8th, 2008, 01:20 PM
and people said the exo meant nothing. ivanovic and chakvetadze have carried their poor form from hong kong to sydney and dementieva has carrid her mediocre form to sydney.

andrewC
Jan 8th, 2008, 01:30 PM
Aww good second set Virginie ;) Good luck at AO!

blueskye
Jan 8th, 2008, 01:57 PM
A really good match being that it was only round 2! Virgine played really well in all three sets, but Ana has grown so much mentally over the past years, she really held her nerve and stayed tough :clap2: Alot of UE from Ana though, especially in the beginning of the 3rd set :tape:. Good luck against Kata!

Cp6uja
Jan 8th, 2008, 01:59 PM
and people said the exo meant nothing. ivanovic and chakvetadze have carried their poor form from hong kong to sydney and dementieva has carrid her mediocre form to sydney.exo meant nothing!

So what happen with all three girls which beat TOP5 Ana in off-season (Ana have 0-3 in EXOs)???

Szavay played her FIRST new season match vs. WTA#119 Fedak and LOSE.
Dementieva played her FIRST new season match vs. WTA#97 Arvidsson and LOSE.
Peng played her FIRST new season match vs. WTA#59 Olaru and LOSE.

ANA played her FIRST new season match vs. WTA#30 Razzano and WON.

dybbuk
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:14 PM
OK here is my rant. Those annoying serbian fans that seem to come to all of Jelena's and Ana's matches really piss me off.Hanging out in that big group always yelling and chanting a dressed up like they are at the soccor yelling in between serves and just being loud and vulgar.

In terms of the match I was not impressed with Ana's game her forehand was not as impressive as I have imaged it would be but I was impressed with her toughness and fight. I think she is underated in that department. I was really hoping Virginie was going to win just to shut up that annoying bunch of serbain fans.

I understand. :lol: I find the Serbian fans in the Australian events obnoxious as well. I mean, come on, they were cheering double faults of Jelena/Nole's opponents in an exhibition for God's sake. :tape:

nouf
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:20 PM
sydney 2008 R2 Ana ivanovic vs Virginie Razzano
complete wmv
http://wtatour.fr/forumdisplay.php?f=309

V-MAC
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:43 PM
Yep the constant fist-pumping after every single winner got annoying to watch pretty quickly :o

Lapin
Jan 8th, 2008, 04:20 PM
No disrespect to Ana but.... Virginie!!! :sad:

Ellery
Jan 8th, 2008, 04:31 PM
Virginie :bigcry:

Congrats Ana.

Dodoboy.
Jan 8th, 2008, 05:10 PM
yay for Ivanovic!!...so happy she has won a match..even though it was a match like this.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 8th, 2008, 05:40 PM
Razzano is not choke here... simple and clear,
Ana is new WTA 3rd set queen:

- this is 11 Ana's 3-setters win in the row against TOP30 players
(7 of this 11 is vs TOP10, and in 5 she falled one Break in 3rd but still won :eek:)

- this is 33 Ana's wins in the row after winning 1st set
(unbeaten since march 2007!)

At this moment nobody has more than the 33 wins.
Davenport is 2nd.

Only problem is that Ana not always gets a 3rd set. She can fight back being down in the 3rd, but if she's down in the 2nd and lost the 1st one already, then she can barely win a game.
Against Peng and Safina are the only ones I can think of now that are exceptions.
She's also the queen of making matches harder than needed and still win it.

Of course I'm happy with the win, but I rather saw it easier.
Almost needed to save MP's again.

Btw, she's 4th seed and not 3rd (thread title)

Ceze
Jan 8th, 2008, 05:58 PM
Virginie :sobbing: :sobbing: That was so close :hug: I hope you get a better draw at the AO :hug:

Sean.
Jan 8th, 2008, 07:16 PM
I am her good luck charm. She should take me on tour and ask me to marry her so she is lucky in life (and in bed) for the rest of her life :hearts:

:o

:D Will you be watching AO? ;)


Yay! The real Ana is back, not that Hong Kong no-show!

1st set wow! That was Ana, but still not as good as she was again Kuzzie 1st set YEC.

If she can hold that form the whole way through a match she will be tough to beat.

Giving away the second set? That's Ana, Miss Inconsistant. But she pulled though, hopefully it will give her confidence in herself and that will bring even better form!

Good luck against Kata, show them why you are #4!

jonny84
Jan 8th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Great that Ana pulled through that. Razzano will have confidence that she can take a set off her though.

Highlandman
Jan 8th, 2008, 07:18 PM
Virginie :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: Soooo close to beat another great player :awww:

Hopefully she will win these matches next time again & have a great draw in Melbourne :p R3 is definitely possible, also R4 or maybe even QF's.