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ElusiveChanteuse
May 8th, 2008, 07:32 PM
Ana :bounce: Poor performance and brain farted in the second set.:tape: But finally stepped up when it matters.
Great fight Sybille though!:yeah:

V-MAC
May 8th, 2008, 07:34 PM
Score was actually 7-5 4-6 6-4 ;)

Fidello
May 8th, 2008, 07:34 PM
phew!
Congrats Ana :banana:

ce
May 8th, 2008, 07:34 PM
ana :tape:

дalex
May 8th, 2008, 07:35 PM
:rolls:

That match was hilarious...I enjoyed it, though.

Nikkiri
May 8th, 2008, 07:35 PM
Ana :o

Thank god you won.. but please play better.

Slutati
May 8th, 2008, 07:35 PM
What an ugly match:tape:

V-MAC
May 8th, 2008, 07:36 PM
Anyway, Ana's form is looking way off. Her returns were dreadful in that opening set but Sybille still couldn't take advantage :o

dybbuk
May 8th, 2008, 07:36 PM
That was a fairly horrendous performance. Such nerves from both. Must improve Ana. Ajde!

jonny84
May 8th, 2008, 07:36 PM
Real close. :yeah: Ana at least you didnt make it a treble of upsets today.

elise1986
May 8th, 2008, 07:36 PM
Sybille :bigcry:

btw. the first set was 7/5 not 6/3

requiem
May 8th, 2008, 07:37 PM
well, wierd. But congrats Anči.

And to Bammer, she fought hard.

Expat
May 8th, 2008, 07:37 PM
who is ana playing next
she better improve if she wants to defend her points here

Il Primo!
May 8th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Few months ago I was amazed by Ana. Now, not so much to say the least :o
But I want the all serb showdown! GL into the next round

delicatecutter
May 8th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Ajde Ana!!!!

Demska
May 8th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Horrible match.

Sybille should have made it 5-5 in the third after having game points.

ElusiveChanteuse
May 8th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Score was actually 7-5 4-6 6-4 ;)

Oh ok.:o Can someone help to change the title?:help:

Sean.
May 8th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Thank god! :bounce:

I could barely watch! :help: It was horrible.

Ana NEVER plays that badly, just glad she got through

soul
May 8th, 2008, 07:38 PM
Today ANNA PROVED WHAT A BIG PLAYER SHE IS.bECAUSE BIG PLAYERS DO KNOW TO WIN EVEN THEY DO NOT PLAY THEIR BEST.
WELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNEEEEEEE
ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNA

anon57
May 8th, 2008, 07:38 PM
Lots of unforced errors by Ivanovic, quite a few also caused by the fact that Bammer was playing great defence so that Ana was trying to go for too much at times. Great fight by Bammer but not enough to win, :yeah: Ana not great play she still got th win in the end.

Kworb
May 8th, 2008, 07:39 PM
Ana wasn't playing that badly, Bammer was defending really well. :yeah:

doni1212
May 8th, 2008, 07:39 PM
Good job, Ana!!!

Slutati
May 8th, 2008, 07:40 PM
Today ANNA PROVED WHAT A BIG PLAYER SHE IS.bECAUSE BIG PLAYERS DO KNOW TO WIN EVEN THEY DO NOT PLAY THEIR BEST.
WELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNEEEEEEE
ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNA
:weirdo::silly::smash:

SOA_MC
May 8th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Almost gave me a heart attack:o Hopefully she's just pacing herself for RG;)

V-MAC
May 8th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Ana wasn't playing that badly, Bammer was defending really well. :yeah:

Did you see the first set? Ana couldn't make a return and yet Sybille still finds a way to lose the set :o

Sean.
May 8th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Ana wasn't playing that badly, Bammer was defending really well. :yeah:

:haha: PLEASE! How can you say that!?

RenaSlam.
May 8th, 2008, 07:50 PM
Wow. Nice win for Ivanovic.

Bammer has proved to be a very tough customer. A steady, all around solid player.

Nikkiri
May 8th, 2008, 07:51 PM
:haha: PLEASE! How can you say that!?

He also said Ana was playing at almost 100% yesterday.:o

wateva
May 8th, 2008, 07:52 PM
yuck...
very horrendous match!
but it's about winning ugly i guess. :tape:

TheBoiledEgg
May 8th, 2008, 07:53 PM
WTF Ana :rolleyes:

lucky escape
why the hell was she getting involved in Bammer's moonball game :help:

Expat
May 8th, 2008, 07:53 PM
Ana wasn't playing that badly, Bammer was defending really well. :yeah:
did you even see the match
it was a match of who sucked more
at least in the first set

Poova
May 8th, 2008, 08:15 PM
Today ANNA PROVED WHAT A BIG PLAYER SHE IS.bECAUSE BIG PLAYERS DO KNOW TO WIN EVEN THEY DO NOT PLAY THEIR BEST.
WELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNEEEEEEE
ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNA
:spit:

Kunal
May 8th, 2008, 08:16 PM
she is one of the most promising players out there right now

The Daviator
May 8th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Edit the title Ben :smash: It was 7-5 4-6 6-4.

Ana :tape: Although it must be said Sybille is the kind of player that draws terrible performances from players :o

Shvedbarilescu
May 8th, 2008, 08:20 PM
WTF Ana :rolleyes:

lucky escape
why the hell was she getting involved in Bammer's moonball game :help:

The remarkable thing is that it was Ana that was doing most of the moonballing, very effectively most of the time it must be said, and Sybille who was doing most of the attacking. Strange match. :shrug:

Costanza
May 8th, 2008, 08:23 PM
:bounce::hearts:Anci:bounce::hearts:

.:sk:.
May 8th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Puh, Ana :D

Nice fight Sybille :hug:

DownTheLine21
May 8th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Oh God. I didn't see the last set and a half, but Ana was playing at a terrible level. She hit more overcooked forehands in one match than I've seen from her in years. Her service returns were also atrocious. However, it's good that she got through it, and I suspect that she'll raise her level for the next match.

Kim's_fan_4ever
May 8th, 2008, 08:35 PM
Wow I'm glad I didn't watch the whole thing :tape: Anita,you have to regain your form if you want to defend the title. Come on, I want to see all-serbian semi!

Tennis90
May 8th, 2008, 08:53 PM
Wowww,tough match really.I`m so happy Ana could find the strength to win that third set.She`s such a fighter......

Congrats to Bammer too,great match for her too....

ChriS.
May 8th, 2008, 09:01 PM
From watching just the third set I would say Ana was lucky to get out of that (saved by a few close calls - Bammer won more points in the match). Ana was the one doing the moonballs and only her experience got her through.

Cp6uja
May 8th, 2008, 09:21 PM
Last season in Berlin before QF Ana played 3 matches and lose only 11 games (vs Granville, Likhovceva and A.Bondarenko) and this season she lose 23 games before QF (vs Bye, Akgul and Bammer). But last season before Germany she played both US green clay tournaments and instead FED CUP she prepare for red clay season in Barcelona, and this season Ana not played at green clay, prepare herself for hardcourt FED CUP matches in Zagreb where she get that illness with fever.

With play like today Ana will also lose against Safina or A.Bondarenko claycourt level players (Szavay also), but tommorow is new day and she is still player with impressive 14-1 red clay record since 2007.

Only good thing is that once again Ana prove, even at such bad day like today, that she is already one of best "closers" in history of womans tennis according to:
- monster percentage of winning matches where won 1st set
- monster winning percentage of 3-setters
- monster percentages of winning some set after 5-5 tied result.
- never lose match where reach MP

This realy make easy to be her fan even at nervuos matches like this. You always know that her chances in tight finishes (of set or match, whatever) is actualy 75/25 not 50/50!

I have big expectations of Ana at this tournament before start, but now i will be happy if she atleast make solid preparation for RG. Justine is definitly in slump and RG/08 will be big opportunity for all other contenders (and Ana is big one).

Blu€
May 8th, 2008, 09:38 PM
:sobbing::sobbing: So close Sybille :crying2::crying2:

morningglory
May 8th, 2008, 09:40 PM
Ana could play with one eye closed, one leg broken, and Jelena will still not beat her! I'm sure their next match will be more of the same

Marionated
May 8th, 2008, 09:40 PM
I left this match at 7-5 2-0 :lol:

Dexter
May 8th, 2008, 09:52 PM
That was one horrible match, at least first two sets were... :o Winning ugly, that's it. Congratulations and GL against Agnes! :hug:

Dave.
May 8th, 2008, 09:53 PM
Ana :banana: Tough match, but it's good she got through. There is a big chance to defend this title if she steps up her game- Ajde!

Sybille :hug: This would have been a great win but hopefully she will take confidence after proving she can trouble the best players. Sybille belongs in the top 20. Hopefully with a nice run in Rome she will be back there.

Dexter
May 8th, 2008, 09:56 PM
Ana :tape: Although it must be said Sybille is the kind of player that draws terrible performances from players :oThis is sooo true. :tape: Sybille does draw at times the worst out of top-players... Serena, Sveta, Ana... many others.

AnnaK_4ever
May 8th, 2008, 10:17 PM
Both played horrible.
Bammer's backhand is one of the most useless shots I've seen in the game, yet Ivanovic opted to play to Sybille's forehand.

"The one who played dumb defeated the one who played dreadful" would be a proper resume of this match.

kinglear
May 8th, 2008, 11:41 PM
Anyway, Ana's form is looking way off. Her returns were dreadful in that opening set but Sybille still couldn't take advantage :o

Aww I hate to hear that. Ana's in my avatar, but I think I'm going to switch it to Elena D because that is where my allegiance is at. But I still love Ana. I hope she does well at Roland Garros; that's where it really matters.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 9th, 2008, 12:40 AM
Another easy won for Ana. I was never worried.

Yesterday she played ok, but today nothing worked.
The practise session didn't look bad at all, but with this form you don't want to play Serena.

Congrats though.

F-R-E-A-K
May 9th, 2008, 01:11 AM
Ana :hearts: :hearts:

ViennaCalling
May 9th, 2008, 07:33 AM
Sybille :sad: Great fight though.

Xian
May 9th, 2008, 09:19 AM
WTF Ana :rolleyes:

lucky escape
why the hell was she getting involved in Bammer's moonball game :help:


did you even watch the match? Otherwise you would have known that it was Ivanovic who was moonballing and Bammer who was attacking. Your comments are ridiculous sometimes :o

VRee_Willario
May 9th, 2008, 09:37 AM
Very boring match but gongratulations for getting through it Ana :)

Xian
May 9th, 2008, 09:39 AM
Very boring match but gongratulations for getting through it Ana :)

not at all in the final set :rolleyes:

VRee_Willario
May 9th, 2008, 09:41 AM
I didn't watch the third set only set and a half;)

Xian
May 9th, 2008, 09:42 AM
I didn't watch the third set only set and a half;)

well those were horrible :lol:

VRee_Willario
May 9th, 2008, 09:44 AM
I got so bored and I didn't think the quality would pick up:( But apparently it did;)

Xian
May 9th, 2008, 09:47 AM
yeah surprisingly it got better. It really hurt my eyes at the beginning. But I was quite impressed with Sybille especially in set 3 as she was going with Ana into the ralleys and won many points. Her forehand is really good and her backhand is maybe not as effective but still good. Most useless shot as somebody said in that match was not Sybilles but Ana´s backhand.

AnnaK_4ever
May 9th, 2008, 09:56 AM
I got so bored and I didn't think the quality would pick up:( But apparently it did;)

It didn't.
Ivanovic kept hitting backhand crosscourt all the time, Bammer kept running 256 metres behind the baseline. 90% such "rallies" ended up with error.

Xian
May 9th, 2008, 12:52 PM
It didn't.
Ivanovic kept hitting backhand crosscourt all the time, Bammer kept running 256 metres behind the baseline. 90% such "rallies" ended up with error.


such a bullshit, what are you? mentally retarded?