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itzhak
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:48 AM
http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=19105

Ivanovic is out

The battle for the women’s singles has been thrown wide open by the withdrawal of the French Open champion and top seed, Ana Ivanovic.

Ivanovic has a pain at the joint between the thumb and forefinger of her right hand. She first felt it when she practised after Wimbledon, and it has been getting worse in the weeks since. She says its refusal to respond to treatment means she may have to have it immobilised – her Australian doctor Grant Brent says this may mean a plaster cast – but she says it is too early for her to think of withdrawing from the US Open which begins a fortnight from now.

The Olympic women’s singles was already without a clear favourite, after the withdrawal of Maria Sharapova last month and the retirement of Justine Henin in May. Now without this week’s world No 1, it seems very much up for grabs, with the favourites now Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova and the coming week’s new world No 1 Jelena Jankovic.

vma
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:49 AM
Shocker :eek:

Uranium
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:50 AM
:eek:
The field is getting weak!:help:
Now it's between WS and Jankovic:armed:

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:50 AM
Smart move from Ana :yeah:
I expect several other top-players (not Russians though :smash:) to do the same.

Steff_forever
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:51 AM
if it's true: O M G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

enchantrezz
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:51 AM
weather is delaying the matches, she might as well pull out to prepare for USopen, ;)

RandomShot
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:51 AM
:eek:

Demska
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:52 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Huntress55
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:52 AM
Wow. Interesting.

Emina.
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:52 AM
:eek:

That field :help:

Adal
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:53 AM
Oh No :sad:

Mikey.
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:55 AM
NOOOO! :tears:

mure
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:56 AM
i'm devastated..she was so pumped and excited for these games..yeah it might turn out to be a wise decision but right now it feels worse than a grand slam loss from Muller...

Nikkiri
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:56 AM
OMG NO. :sobbing: :sad:

Bijoux0021
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:57 AM
That's too bad. Hopefully, she'll get better before the U.S. Open.

Costanza
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:57 AM
Smart move.

Renalicious
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:58 AM
:eek:

Olórin
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:00 PM
Well, being blunt: Ana wasn't wining a medal anytime soon, so I don't really see that it makes a big difference to the field.

Hashim.
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:00 PM
thats sad:sad:

.:sk:.
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:02 PM
Ana :sad::hug:

zestyswans
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:03 PM
Another top player? Even if some people didn't see her as a huge threat it's still another big name gone.

I was hoping this wouldn't happen, but purely for selfish reasons of course...

With all these injuries I hope the USO field is semi decent.

gaviotabr
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:04 PM
Oh! This is really sad... Ana was so pumped for the Olympics.. she really wanted to play.

Maybe it is going to be the best decision.. especially thinking about the Us Open. But now I'm especially worried about this injury. She has this for more than 2 weeks. Probably playing Montreal on it agravated the thumb. But with all treatment, ostheopatic and laser, that it is not better is really making me worried. Last night her official site released some news that the injury was reacting well to treatment and she would practice today and decide about her participation. She probably felt pain again, I guess. :sad::sad::sad:

ce
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:04 PM
o my God
i guess JJ will pull out now too...

Destiny
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:07 PM
Smart move girl :yeah:

NeeemZ
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:08 PM
Well, being blunt: Ana wasn't wining a medal anytime soon, so I don't really see that it makes a big difference to the field.

Being blunt myself, what are you smoking and can I have some of that as well?

Ana had the easiest path to the semis in my opinion out of all Top 4 seeds. If she had half her game, her only challenge would have probably been against Aga.

soomaal
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:09 PM
That trick wasn't winning anything anyway.:devil:

And it was always between USA (Williams sisters) vs. Russia (Safina) in singles. No change here.:wavey:

mr_burns
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:09 PM
what bad luck, she had such a good shot at a sf finish and a medal

Demska
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:09 PM
Where are her priorities? :shrug:

It's obvious this "injury" isn't half as bad as it is. I guess there are only few players these days who are willing to play for their country these days. In this situation Ana is obviously more interested in winning the US Open for herself and wanting $$$$$.

It's a sad but true situation.

.:sk:.
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:09 PM
What about JJ? She was in doubt too...

C. Drone
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:10 PM
... Top seed and world number two Ana Ivanovic ...

ok, than where is the number one? :lol:


smart move btw.

vma
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:13 PM
Aga looks pretty strong now in the top quarter of the draw :eek:

Olórin
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:13 PM
Being blunt myself, what are you smoking and can I have some of that as well?

Ana had the easiest path to the semis in my opinion out of all Top 4 seeds. If she had half her game, her only challenge would have probably been against Aga.

Continuing my theme of bluntness, you need to go and watch some of her matches from Wimbledon, because assuming she was continuing that/her Monetral form (which we would have to until she had demonstrated otherwise); she would need more than half her game to beat Aga and she barely had about a quarter of it last time I checked.

Dexter
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:13 PM
Still not confirmed by Ana's website. Yesterday they issued an update that the final decision will be made after today's training. So I guess it's true.
Of course it's a shame, but in the long run it's wise. She will have chances to play in the Olympics in the future.

Elwin.
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:15 PM
OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :sobbing: :o

Lyndle_BE
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:15 PM
wow - there is more news off the court lately than play on the court!!

gaviotabr
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:17 PM
Ivanovic is out
The battle for the women’s singles has been thrown wide open by the withdrawal of the French Open champion and top seed, Ana Ivanovic.

Ivanovic has a pain at the joint between the thumb and forefinger of her right hand. She first felt it when she practised after Wimbledon, and it has been getting worse in the weeks since. She says its refusal to respond to treatment means she may have to have it immobilised – her Australian doctor Grant Brent says this may mean a plaster cast – but she says it is too early for her to think of withdrawing from the US Open which begins a fortnight from now.

The Olympic women’s singles was already without a clear favourite, after the withdrawal of Maria Sharapova last month and the retirement of Justine Henin in May. Now without this week’s world No 1, it seems very much up for grabs, with the favourites now Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova and the coming week’s new world No 1 Jelena Jankovic.

http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=19105

ITF site.


Ok.. now I'm really worried. Having to imobilize it. Is this a fracture?

Princeza
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:18 PM
:bigcry:

Dodoboy.
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:19 PM
wow!

Who in the draw does this benefit now?

And who replaces here?

young_gunner913
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:19 PM
The field. :help::tape:

Demska
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:19 PM
I'm sure she'll be perfectly fit for US Open :rolleyes:

Marilyn Monheaux
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:19 PM
It's such a shame :sobbing:
But it probably really is the right decision to pull out to not further injure her thump... These games are really under a bad spell it seems :o

Well, I guess it's always London

Andreas
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:21 PM
This is so crap. We'll have to wait 4 more years now :(

Though I can understand her. It's a wise decision :sad:

Natasc
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:22 PM
poor Ana!!! :sad:
well, she's young she will have more Olympics :hug:

jeez... whats up with those games..
maybe we will have something like Massú and the last olympics..
:help:

Andreas
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:23 PM
I'm sure she'll be perfectly fit for US Open :rolleyes:

Why do you suck so hard?

Nikkiri
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:23 PM
Ivanovic is out
The battle for the women’s singles has been thrown wide open by the withdrawal of the French Open champion and top seed, Ana Ivanovic.

Ivanovic has a pain at the joint between the thumb and forefinger of her right hand. She first felt it when she practised after Wimbledon, and it has been getting worse in the weeks since. She says its refusal to respond to treatment means she may have to have it immobilised – her Australian doctor Grant Brent says this may mean a plaster cast – but she says it is too early for her to think of withdrawing from the US Open which begins a fortnight from now.

The Olympic women’s singles was already without a clear favourite, after the withdrawal of Maria Sharapova last month and the retirement of Justine Henin in May. Now without this week’s world No 1, it seems very much up for grabs, with the favourites now Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova and the coming week’s new world No 1 Jelena Jankovic.

http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=19105

ITF site.


Ok.. now I'm really worried. Having to imobilize it. Is this a fracture?

That doesn't sound good. :sad:

saniapower
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:24 PM
that sucks :o

gaviotabr
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:24 PM
UPDATE 1-Olympics-Tennis-Ivanovic withdraws from Olympics
Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:06pm BST Email | Print | Share| Single Page| Recommend (0) [-] Text [+] By Martyn Herman

BEIJING, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Top seed Ana Ivanovic of Serbia withdrew from the Olympic tennis event on Sunday with an injury to her right thumb.

"This is one of the worst moments of my career," Ivanovic told a news conference at the Olympic Tennis Centre.

Ivanovic, who will be replaced by fellow Serb Jelena Jankovic at the top of the world rankings on Monday, said she had not been able to practise since arriving in China.

She said she sustained the injury when she returned to training after losing at Wimbledon. (Editing by Alex Richardson)





Oh Ana.. I still remember an interview in january where she said her 2 biggest goals for the year were winning a Grand Slam and making the Olympics final. :sad:

schorsch
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:24 PM
who moves in for her?

Kabomba
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:24 PM
I'm sure she'll be perfectly fit for US Open :rolleyes:


You're an unbelievebol idiot. Why do you think she went to Beijing? She wanted to play. So,you should think before you say something,no matter how much you hate someone

Princeza
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:27 PM
Why do you suck so hard?

Because she's queen Demska :hearts:

jonny84
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:28 PM
:sad: for Ana. Hopefully she will be okay for the U.S. Open.

schorsch
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:33 PM
who moves in for her?

`??????????????

Dave.
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:33 PM
OMG :sad: :sad: I don't believe this! WHY ANA WHY?!?! :sobbing: :bigcry: :( :(

All my faves pulling out :sad: Ana BE FIT for the USO :sad:

joão.
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:34 PM
:( :( :(

MagicMilan
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:34 PM
:sad:
She so wanted to play here :sad:

schorsch
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:35 PM
ah ok obziler

gaviotabr
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:37 PM
:sad:
She so wanted to play here :sad:


She really really did. I can't imagine how she feels now.

Nikkiri
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:38 PM
:sad:
She so wanted to play here :sad:

:crying2:

IanRadi
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:38 PM
Do you know who's next in the alternates list? :shrug:

Ben.
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:39 PM
I was quite looking forward to seeing Ana play at her first Olympics, but her recovery from this injury is her first priority if she wants to play the USO. She must be disappointed :sad: but at the same time she made the right decision.

Bartosh
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:43 PM
Ana :hug:

aussie_fan
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Disappointing for Ana, would of liked to see her play and get a medal

olivero
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Sad news.

Officinale
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:50 PM
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3628/placzanaqu0.jpg
Ana :sad:

Nikkiri
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:53 PM
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3628/placzanaqu0.jpg
Ana :sad:
OMG Ana :bigcry:

Demska
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:54 PM
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3628/placzanaqu0.jpg
Ana :sad:

:rolleyes:

Uranium
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:54 PM
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3628/placzanaqu0.jpg
Ana :sad:

:awww:

gmak
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:55 PM
not a fan but this picture doesn't look good :sad:

being a Maria fan i understand how she feels
Ana fans :hug:

Bartosh
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:56 PM
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3628/placzanaqu0.jpg
Ana :sad:

poor girl :hug:

gaviotabr
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:56 PM
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3628/placzanaqu0.jpg
Ana :sad:

Oh.. that just broke my heart. She was crying. She really wanted to play.. it was a dream for her..

skanky~skanketta
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:57 PM
I cant imagine how gutted she'd be.

Caipirinha Guy
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:58 PM
In my opinion, difficult but good and wise decision. :(

Do you know who's next in the alternates list?

Whole list:

1. Greta Arn (HUN - 142)
2. Sunitha Rao (IND - 159)
3. Tatiana Poutchek (BLR - 162)
4. Emanuelle Gagliardi (SUI - 168)
5. Betina Jozami (ARG - 183)
6. Anna Gerasimou (GRE - 230)

Slumpsova
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:59 PM
whatever :rolleyes:

Slumpsova
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:01 PM
In my opinion, difficult but good and wise decision. :(



Whole list:

1. Greta Arn (HUN - 142)
2. Sunitha Rao (IND - 159)
3. Tatiana Poutchek (BLR - 162)
4. Emanuelle Gagliardi (SUI - 168)
5. Betina Jozami (ARG - 183)
6. Anna Gerasimou (GRE - 230)
Gerasimou probably benefited by some withdrawal and ends up winning a medal :rolls:

kaktusino
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:06 PM
"This is one of the worst moments of my career," Ivanovic told a news conference at the Olympic Tennis Centre.

babuska6
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:10 PM
I am so disappointed.Poor Ana!:sad: Certainly, she was excited to play in Olympics,but unfortunately she is out. I am so sorry,I hope that her entrance to US Open is not in danger. Get well soon!

Dinayer
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:10 PM
:sad:

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:11 PM
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3628/placzanaqu0.jpg


And the Oscar goes to...

Natasc
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:20 PM
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3628/placzanaqu0.jpg
Ana :sad:

Ana :hysteric:
gosh I feel awful for her...
and her fans :hug:

what a pic..:sad:

Jarrett
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:21 PM
I was actually going to talk some shit about Ana but those pictures remind me too much of when Michelle Kwan withdrew in Torino. Hopefully Ana gets another chance to play in the Olympics.

Shvedbarilescu
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:22 PM
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3628/placzanaqu0.jpg
Ana :sad:

To those people who say this was a wise or good decision I say this. Look at this picture. It is very clear this "decision" was not some cynical excuse to be more rested for the US Open. Ana would have played this event if it was in any ways physically possible. Personally I would say this withdrawal infact puts a serious doubt on Ana's participation at the US Open as well. In many ways I wouldn't call this a decision at all. I do not believe Ana had much choice to play or not, her thumb said she couldn't play and that was that. All of this of course makes her withdrawal all the more sad. Injuries are part of the game, but like Sharapova's shoulder woes, this injury has come at a very illtimed moment. Very unfortunate and I offer her my deepest sympathies.

The Daviator
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:22 PM
:bigcry: I knew it :sobbing: :bigcry:

She'll miss the Open aswell. The Olympics suck.

sharapovarulz1
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:23 PM
Must say I am shocked really didn't think she would pull out! Well hope her injury clears up before US Open :)

sharapovarulz1
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:26 PM
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3628/placzanaqu0.jpg
Ana :sad:

God this picture says it all :sad:

She would have loved to have been able to represent her country here, but it was not to be! Hopefully 2012 in London so I can watch her :D

gaviotabr
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:28 PM
To those people who say this was a wise or good decision I say this. Look at this picture. It is very clear this "decision" was not some cynical excuse to be more rested for the US Open. Ana would have played this event if it was in any ways physically possible. Personally I would say this withdrawal infact puts a serious doubt on Ana's participation at the US Open as well. In many ways I wouldn't call this a decision at all. I do not believe Ana had much choice to play or not, her thumb said she couldn't play and that was that. All of this of course makes her withdrawal all the more sad. Injuries are part of the game, but like Sharapova's shoulder woes, this injury has come at a very illtimed moment. Very unfortunate and I offer her my deepest sympathies.

Totally agree. I'm really worried about this injury.. she has it for more than 2 weeks now, and it seems to be getting worse. Don't know, but I wouldn't bet on her participation in the Us Open. Such bad timing.. she had great chances to gain points this summer. This was such bad luck.

Kampi
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:28 PM
I feel very sorry for Ana.:sad::hug: Get well soon.

Rumkin
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:29 PM
http://www.vol.nl/images/smiles/emo.gif

BuTtErFrEnA
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:34 PM
take a breath!!!! :crying2:

Piotr'ek
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:37 PM
Aga got a chance like no other player to win a medal right now :lol:

spriwi
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:38 PM
wow, the draw seems to be quite open for aga to reach SF now :angel:

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:41 PM
Yes, it's rapidly turning into another Mickey Mouse event and Aga is good in winning them :)

young_gunner913
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Tzipi to replace Ana. :D Some good did come out of this.

дalex
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:45 PM
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3628/placzanaqu0.jpg
Ana :sad:

:hug: :awww:

Hopefully she'll be ready for USO, but this really doesn't look good.

starin
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:46 PM
hmm..if seeds play out to form it looks like Ivanovic will be the freshest player at the USO. If she and/or Roddick wins i'm guessing next time around some more players skip the olympics altogether.

Richie's
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:46 PM
Not fair play by tennis players this year... A lot of them take a draw and finally withdraw...althaugh they know that they are not in form to play... the steal the seeds fro others and did't give the chance to others to set play in Olympics... What a mess...

Uranium
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:49 PM
nice to see the Radwanska fans have seen the "good" news:rolleyes:

Dexter
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:52 PM
Some people never change *sigh*...

Frozenn
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:52 PM
it's too bad:eek: i hope she'll be in form at US Open:crying2:

and i hope aga put the good use this chance...

MaBaker
Aug 10th, 2008, 01:55 PM
This sucks

I hope she gets well soon :hug:

Shvedbarilescu
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:03 PM
Yes, it's rapidly turning into another Mickey Mouse event and Aga is good in winning them :)

It's the Olympics. Even if someone like Tzipi Obziler wins the Gold Medal it is still the Olympics and not a "Mickey Mouse" event. Just as with Wimbledon or Roland Garros, the event is bigger than the participants. If you win Wimbledon or the Olympics you are a star, not a winner of a Mickey Mouse event, and it really doesn't matter who you beat. Even without many top players around the winner of this tournament will have to overcome some extremely oppressive conditions.

If Radwanska or any other unheralded player wins this event they will deservedly come home to a hero's welcome, as would have Ivanovic had she been able to compete and won. The US Open in likelihood will be every bit as stricken by withdrawals. It is just very unfortunate there are so many ailing players right now. And if the US Open is won by a less established player that too will not diminish that event. Events like the Olympics and the US Open command respect and generate passionate interest and competition regardless of who plays and who doesn't.

Craig.
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Wow, that sucks. A big :hug: to all Ana fans. I know how you feel.

This field. :help:

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:09 PM
If you win Wimbledon you are a star. If you win Olympics you still could end up being a Nicolas Massu.

lilimi
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:12 PM
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! i'm mostly disappointed for her :sad: i knew she really wanted to play the games and those pics make me feel sad :(
don't worry Ana, you'll play in four years :) :shrug:

Andreas
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Not fair play by tennis players this year... A lot of them take a draw and finally withdraw...althaugh they know that they are not in form to play... the steal the seeds fro others and did't give the chance to others to set play in Olympics... What a mess...

Oh yea. Ana is such a bitch to pull out in that way.
It was her dream to play so she wanted to see if she could be ready.

What about Hantuchova at Roland Garros. She waited as well till after the draw was done :rolleyes:

paranr
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:15 PM
If you win Wimbledon you are a star. If you win Olympics you still could end up being a Nicolas Massu.

on the same note: if you win roland-garros , you can still end up being gaston gaudio, if you win wimbledon , you can still end up being patt cash. :rolleyes:

debby
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:16 PM
If you win Wimbledon you are a star. If you win Olympics you still could end up being a Nicolas Massu.

I talk about no-tennis fans :

Conchita Martinez has won Wimbledon. Who remembers her ?
Anastasia Myskina has won Roland Garros. Who else remembers her?

Lindsayfan32
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:17 PM
I like Ana and it a real bummer. I hope she doesn't get the hammering for it that Lindsay got when she pulled out of singles on Friday. I don't blame anyone for giving an injury as much time to heal as possible. I hope the injury not too serious and Ana gets better in time for the US open. :sad:

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:20 PM
on the same note: if you win roland-garros , you can still end up being gaston gaudio, if you win wimbledon , you can still end up being patt cash. :rolleyes:

for tennis history:
Gaudio, Cash >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Massu
Hey, even Barbara Jordan >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Massu

Shvedbarilescu
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:22 PM
If you win Wimbledon you are a star. If you win Olympics you still could end up being a Nicolas Massu.

If you are the centre of a ticker tape parade with 100s of thousands of people from your home country celebrating I think that makes you a star, even if you aren't one of the world's top elite tennis players. I don't believe Pat Cash got that, even though he is from the world's most sports mad country.

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:22 PM
:rolleyes:

I wonder if you were singing that tune when Myskina was within sight of the gold.

Personally I would prefer tennis, football etc NOT to part of the olympic experience. But you can bet your ass I will be going down to Wimbledon to watch it in 2012

Myskina WAS a slam champion when she played at Athens. That's the difference.

As for 2012 OG it will be even bigger farce than Beijing. It's like Wimbledon vol.2 for those who will fail at real slam.

RenaSlam.
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:24 PM
All-Williams Final.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:28 PM
Ana :hysteric:

sharapovarulz1
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:28 PM
Personally I would prefer tennis, football etc NOT to part of the olympic experience. But you can bet your ass I will be going down to Wimbledon to watch it in 2012

:lol::lol: I am right there with you :p

Uranium
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:31 PM
has anyone seen cjup6a or whatever, he may pull a sweet cleo:sobbing:

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:31 PM
I talk about no-tennis fans :

Conchita Martinez has won Wimbledon. Who remembers her ?
Anastasia Myskina has won Roland Garros. Who else remembers her?

And what about non football fans, non hockey fans, non swimmimg fans? It's not an arguement.

If you are the centre of a ticker tape parade with 100s of thousands of people from your home country celebrating I think that makes you a star, even if you aren't one of the world's top elite tennis players.

For tennis history he is a nobody. And I'm talkng about tennis achievements and not about public recognition. Winning Wimbledon earn you a name in tennis, winning Olympics ala Massu make you a walking joke in tennis.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:32 PM
All-Williams Final.

It at least gives the 1st spot back to Ana.

But she doesn't care a thing about that right now.
That were the Olympics. Couldn't play a second and now it's gone for 4 years.

Cp6uja
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:32 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3628/placzanaqu0.jpg


@all stupid "smart move" theories:

It's public secret that she plays twice FED CUP shity Euro-African zone only because want to commit to this Olympics and she is probably 1st WTA player which start speaking about Beijing Olympics (with excitment) since 2006! When she announce her shedule for 2nd half of 2008 couple months ago she says that she will give-up of US Open Series which she already won once (players must play more than one USO Series tournaments to compete for TOP3 bonuses) and that between Wimbledon and US Open will play only in Montreal like Warm-Up tournament for Olympics. Argument that she not compete because no $$$ money prize at OG is probably stupidest here b/c she is already one of richest players on tour and BTW she reach more money off-court than on-court and somebody must be total idiot if need some extra explanation how is important Olympics Games for example for Adidas or Yonex - and Ana Ivanovic is theirs most important female promoter ATM (and after Sharapova withdraws, Ana "star efect" is even bigger, so no surprise why reporters welcome her when arrive in Beijing like biggest female superstar)!

Call Ana that she is fake or even liar, but you all must to know that after her lose against Paszek in Montreal she just 2nd time in her whole career blame injury for some lose (1st and only one time before is at US Open 2005 after Maria Vento-Kabchi defeat her already in 2nd round). If USO is realy her one and only summer/2008 priority she will probably announce that she will stay in North America to try to reccovering and prepare for USo... blah... blah... but she not only going to Beijing - after Montreal she flight to Italy on couple days to Doctor which helped her about knee (it's obviously that usual therapy dont have results and progress so she needs some miracle - but that Italians Laser treatments is for other types of injuries, so she also dont have some fast recovery results).

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:35 PM
Yes and had your Slam champion been able to close out that match and win Olympic Gold... You would have been on here bragging your ass off about it.

Since she had already won a slam, yes I would. Besides, in order to do it she would have to defeat world #1 and world #2 back-to-back, and it's quite an achievement even at non-slam event :p

Olórin
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:39 PM
on the same note: if you win roland-garros , you can still end up being gaston gaudio, if you win wimbledon , you can still end up being patt cash. :rolleyes:

Pat Cash is a famous athlete, most people I know would probably have to say Gaudio twice before they could even pronounce the name correctly, much less know who he is. I think Michael Stitch would be a better example, hardly anyone outside of the tennis world and Germany knows who he is ;)

Uranium
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:39 PM
If you win Wimbledon you are a star. If you win Olympics you still could end up being a Nicolas Massu.

I thought this was a women's tennis forum, can you give us a women's example. You can't since the medal winners on the women's side have went on to win slams in their careers.

Rik.
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Ana :rolleyes: :o

Daniel
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:45 PM
Get well Ana :hug:

Marionated
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:47 PM
This is really bad for the olympics :sad:

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:48 PM
I thought this was a women's tennis forum, can you give us a women's example. You can't since the medal winners on the women's side have went on to win slams in their careers.

I was responding to ChrisCHorse who said even if Obziler wins Olympics she will be among tennis greats.
And don't worry, this year women tennis will get its greatest ever Olympic champion :lol:

Regardless of the winners roll tennis doesn't belong Olympics in my eyes.

SVU
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:49 PM
Myskina WAS a slam champion when she played at Athens. That's the difference.

As for 2012 OG it will be even bigger farce than Beijing. It's like Wimbledon vol.2 for those who will fail at real slam.

Yup and she lost to someone who hadn't gotten out of bed for 3 months and who hadn't even picked up a racquet since her last match at the FO 2004. :haha: :haha: and Myskina lost when 5-1 in front in the 3rd set. I'll never forget that match, it was absolutely hysterical to see Myskina's face when Henin came back from 5-1 down in the 3rd.

Some GS champion Myskina was, couldn't even beat a player who hadn't played for 3 months :spit:

vwfan
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:53 PM
too bad for Ana.:sad:

Serena to the finals undoubtedly now. sister venus on the other side, i hope.

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:58 PM
Yup and she lost to someone who hadn't gotten out of bed for 3 months and who hadn't even picked up a racquet since her last match at the FO 2004. :haha: :haha: and Myskina lost when 5-1 in front in the 3rd set. I'll never forget that match, it was absolutely hysterical to see Myskina's face when Henin came back from 5-1 down in the 3rd.

Some GS champion Myskina was, couldn't even beat a player who hadn't played for 3 months :spit:

I know! She sucks! :lol:

Karolina_Sprem
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:04 PM
When I posted thread that Ivanovic might not compete Ivanovic fans called me HATER of Ana... :lol:
Well...

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:08 PM
:(

Slumpsova
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:10 PM
i have to agree Ivanobitches are so over dramatic. she withdrew so what? just move on :rolleyes:

alfonsojose
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:12 PM
Where are her priorities? :shrug:

It's obvious this "injury" isn't half as bad as it is. I guess there are only few players these days who are willing to play for their country these days. In this situation Ana is obviously more interested in winning the US Open for herself and wanting $$$$$.

It's a sad but true situation.

US Open >>>>> Olympics. Tennis has its own events. :shrug:

Demska
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Yup and she lost to someone who hadn't gotten out of bed for 3 months and who hadn't even picked up a racquet since her last match at the FO 2004. :haha: :haha: and Myskina lost when 5-1 in front in the 3rd set. I'll never forget that match, it was absolutely hysterical to see Myskina's face when Henin came back from 5-1 down in the 3rd.

Some GS champion Myskina was, couldn't even beat a player who hadn't played for 3 months :spit:

Pfft, Ivanovic couldn't be a Davenport who been off for 1yr + :rolleyes:

JackFrost
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:18 PM
:eek:
The field is getting weak!:help:
Now it's between WS and Jankovic:armed:
I wouldn´t count on Jankovic.
The Williams are clear favorites now. Maybe Dinara Safina has a chance to win a medal.

terjw
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:25 PM
To those people who say this was a wise or good decision I say this. Look at this picture. It is very clear this "decision" was not some cynical excuse to be more rested for the US Open. Ana would have played this event if it was in any ways physically possible. Personally I would say this withdrawal infact puts a serious doubt on Ana's participation at the US Open as well. In many ways I wouldn't call this a decision at all. I do not believe Ana had much choice to play or not, her thumb said she couldn't play and that was that. All of this of course makes her withdrawal all the more sad. Injuries are part of the game, but like Sharapova's shoulder woes, this injury has come at a very illtimed moment. Very unfortunate and I offer her my deepest sympathies.

Totally agree. My sympathies to her because I know the Olympics meant a lot to her. I must admit I've had my doubts about the the seriousness of the injury. But it's clear it's much worse than I thought and is not going away and it's now sounding really nasty and serious.

Now we have to wait for what's going to happen with Jelena. But again if she pulls out - it won't be some kind of snart move to be OK for the USO. It will be because of her injury.

Karolina_Sprem
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:28 PM
Woooow...you should see comments from Serbian forums about this news. Ana is not so popular :lol:, some comments are "how come she never get injured before Grand Slam?", "she should not have serbian citizenship", "why do we need player like her when our tennis federation needs to beg her to play for fed cup", "as usual, when she needs to play for Serbia she gets "injured"" etc etc etc... overall, not nice comments...:D :D

Bartosh
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:34 PM
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_AlbA_
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:36 PM
ANA!!:sobbing::sobbing::bigcry:WHY WE DO THIS, ANA?:hysteric: Nooooooo!!!!!!:sad::sad::sad:

Olórin
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:39 PM
Yup and she lost to someone who hadn't gotten out of bed for 3 months and who hadn't even picked up a racquet since her last match at the FO 2004. :haha: :haha: and Myskina lost when 5-1 in front in the 3rd set. I'll never forget that match, it was absolutely hysterical to see Myskina's face when Henin came back from 5-1 down in the 3rd.

Some GS champion Myskina was, couldn't even beat a player who hadn't played for 3 months :spit:

God you're a freak.

Where's Justine these days? :dance:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:39 PM
Argh!!! First Maria, now Ana????? :sad:

This Olympics is looking like a real joke right now... the only saving grace for me at the moment is that Dani and Jie are still in the tournament....

_AlbA_
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:42 PM
Argh!!! First Maria, now Ana????? :sad:

Yes:sad::hug:Hopefully, the following is Jankovic:devil::devil:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:42 PM
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She looks so dejected.... :sad: :bigcry:

shaktincredible
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:51 PM
ANA :crying2:

you have the same destiny as sharapova, unfortunately.
one slam, 3R montreal , no olympic,injury

get well soon,ana! you deserve #1 spot more than jelena. :crying2:

Crazy Canuck
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:52 PM
Pat Cash is a famous athlete, most people I know would probably have to say Gaudio twice before they could even pronounce the name correctly, much less know who he is. I think Michael Stitch would be a better example, hardly anyone outside of the tennis world and Germany knows who he is ;)

If by "famous" you mean, people in Australia and possibly the UK might know who Pat Cash is.. then, okay. If by "famous", you believe that his scope of fame extends beyond the tennis world or either of those countries, you're probably mistaken. I certainly can't think of a single person back home that I could ask who might know who Pat Cash is, nor can I think of a single person that I could ask in my current country of residence. That rules out Canada and South Korea, at least. Frankly, I think we can throw the USA into that too, as I doubt that your average American sports fan has a clue who Pat Cash is either.

SoSo_SRB
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:53 PM
You should see (and hear) that pathetic performance for public...

After conference, she was smiling, because she thought that camera is off...

Dinayer
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:54 PM
:sobbing:

Fidello
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:55 PM
When I posted thread that Ivanovic might not compete Ivanovic fans called me HATER of Ana... :lol:
Well...
You people are natural born haters

mapaliey
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:57 PM
I talk about no-tennis fans :

Conchita Martinez has won Wimbledon. Who remembers her ?
Anastasia Myskina has won Roland Garros. Who else remembers her?

answer:

1. martinez fans
2. myskina fans...

mapaliey
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:59 PM
wellll...ana still have 2 other olympic...2012 and 2016

tucker1989
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:00 PM
I wish I cared...

mapaliey
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:02 PM
has anyone seen cjup6a or whatever, he may pull a sweet cleo:sobbing:cocco80..maybe........:lol:

Karolina_Sprem
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:02 PM
You people are natural born haters
:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Olórin
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:03 PM
If by "famous" you mean, people in Australia and possibly the UK might know who Pat Cash is.. then, okay. If by "famous", you believe that his scope of fame extends beyond the tennis world or either of those countries, you're probably mistaken. I certainly can't think of a single person back home that I could ask who might know who Pat Cash is, nor can I think of a single person that I could ask in my current country of residence. That rules out Canada and South Korea, at least. Frankly, I think we can throw the USA into that too, as I doubt that your average American sports fan has a clue who Pat Cash is either.

Well in Britain I've spoken to various casual sports fans who recognise the name Pat Cash as that "guy who won Wimbledon" once, however they tend to get him and Philoppousous muddled up. And I don't even mix in particularly sporty circles. I can't speak for other countries but I imagine it would be similar in many of the western countries where sports and Wimbledon are prevalent. I think you're wrong really.

There are many degrees of fame. I didn't claim Pat Cash was some kind of superstar.

Tennis90
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:04 PM
:( :( :(
I can`t believe this,I`m so sad right now but the most important thing is to get better,there will be time for the next Olympics....

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:04 PM
Good, Olympics are not worth getting the injury worse. US Open is now the top priority. Get better soon Ana and rock at USO!

Dodoboy.
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:04 PM
Disappointing, but she had to do it.

Hope she will be ready for USO.

Venus Forever
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:07 PM
Ana :sad:

This field is getting weaker and weaker by the second. :help:

incognito
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:08 PM
You should see (and hear) that pathetic performance for public...

After conference, she was smiling, because she thought that camera is off...
Yeah, of course she's faking it, she has no interest in winning an olympic medal with a wide-open draw as the no 1 seed :rolleyes:

Slumpsova
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Woooow...you should see comments from Serbian forums about this news. Ana is not so popular :lol:, some comments are "how come she never get injured before Grand Slam?", "she should not have serbian citizenship", "why do we need player like her when our tennis federation needs to beg her to play for fed cup", "as usual, when she needs to play for Serbia she gets "injured"" etc etc etc... overall, not nice comments...:D :D
it's so sad that most of Ana fans can't handle this fact.

JSeles
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:14 PM
I can't believe some people think Ana is not really injured.

I saw her in Montreal a few days ago. I attended 4 of her practice sessions and her 2 matches. I knew something was wrong from Day 1 (on Sunday). During her practice, she complained about her hand every time she stopped for a break. Her team had to try many things with her bandage but nothing worked. She was missing a lot of easy balls.

She won her first match because it was against Kvitova but she would have lost against almost anybody. She didn't have the power or the precision she usually has. She tried not to use the injury excuse too much but she is injured.

I guess she went to Beijing because she really wanted to play the Olympics. She knows it happens only once every 4 years. But I'm pretty sure she knew it would be almost impossible to get in shape before the beginning of the competition.

I think Ana will miss the US Open too. She should withdraw right now and take some time off. She is too young to risk a serious injury because of a Grand Slam. If she wants to come back and be #1 again, she has to be patient.

SoSo_SRB
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Yeah, of course she's faking it, she has no interest in winning an olympic medal with a wide-open draw as the no 1 seed :rolleyes:

I didn't say that she's faking it. I only say that all of you should hear that statment which she gave for Serbian national television. It was pathetic... Nothing less, nothing more.

dybbuk
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:17 PM
I wish I cared...

Obviously cared enough to make a post trying to insist you don't care. How ironic.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:17 PM
it's so sad that most of Ana fans can't handle this fact.

It's a sorry state of affairs when you have such passionate haters in TennisForum.com :tape:

DownTheLine21
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:22 PM
This was definitely the right decision if pain was still lingering around. I just hope she can recover for the USO. Something tells me that she'll probably withdraw from it as well, though.

hankqq
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:23 PM
:sobbing: oh Ana...

but she did what was best for her thumb. She'll have another chance in 2012. Hopefully she'll be able to play this year's USO.

Slutati
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:25 PM
LOL, everyone's withdrawing :lol::tape:
Get better soon, Ana :wavey::hug:

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:37 PM
Ana << :hug: I hope she gets better in time for the Open :D.

What a great opportunity for Zipi though :bounce:. She now replaces Jill Craybas as the oldest female in the singles draw:worship:.

mure
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Woooow...you should see comments from Serbian forums about this news. Ana is not so popular :lol:, some comments are "how come she never get injured before Grand Slam?", "she should not have serbian citizenship", "why do we need player like her when our tennis federation needs to beg her to play for fed cup", "as usual, when she needs to play for Serbia she gets "injured"" etc etc etc... overall, not nice comments...:D :D

i really can't understand these people's logic(assuming these things are really written in serbian forums)..i mean,how is she representing Serbia ONLY in Fed Cup or the Olympics?When she won the french open i thought i heard serbia's national anthem,not Butan's..wasn't she playing for her country then?..:rolleyes:

incognito
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:46 PM
I didn't say that she's faking it. I only say that all of you should hear that statment which she gave for Serbian national television. It was pathetic... Nothing less, nothing more.
If that's true, that's great! It means that she doesn't take this too hard, after all a medal would mean much more to her than it would mean to any of us cheering for her...

hablo
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:46 PM
I can't believe some people think Ana is not really injured.

I saw her in Montreal a few days ago. I attended 4 of her practice sessions and her 2 matches. I knew something was wrong from Day 1 (on Sunday). During her practice, she complained about her hand every time she stopped for a break. Her team had to try many things with her bandage but nothing worked. She was missing a lot of easy balls.

She won her first match because it was against Kvitova but she would have lost against almost anybody. She didn't have the power or the precision she usually has. She tried not to use the injury excuse too much but she is injured.

I guess she went to Beijing because she really wanted to play the Olympics. She knows it happens only once every 4 years. But I'm pretty sure she knew it would be almost impossible to get in shape before the beginning of the competition.

I think Ana will miss the US Open too. She should withdraw right now and take some time off. She is too young to risk a serious injury because of a Grand Slam. If she wants to come back and be #1 again, she has to be patient.

I think she will too.

She had an MRI not too long ago and they said everything was fine with her thumb, yet she has pain. Not looking too good.

Kabomba
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:57 PM
I didn't say that she's faking it. I only say that all of you should hear that statment which she gave for Serbian national television. It was pathetic... Nothing less, nothing more.


Why was it pathetic? Because she didn't cry? Only an idiot couldn't see that she was wery sad. And about people writing those things on serbian forums.they are pathethic losers. They don't know anything about tannis,and the only thing they do is to sit in front of computer,and wait for something to happen so they can say shit about it. They have no idea how it is to be injured,because they don,t move their butt

incognito
Aug 10th, 2008, 05:09 PM
Woooow...you should see comments from Serbian forums about this news. Ana is not so popular :lol:, some comments are "how come she never get injured before Grand Slam?", "she should not have serbian citizenship", "why do we need player like her when our tennis federation needs to beg her to play for fed cup", "as usual, when she needs to play for Serbia she gets "injured"" etc etc etc... overall, not nice comments...:D :D
Don't you have something better to do than gloating over some comments in Serbian forums (maybe read some Croatian articles about your superstar Sprem ;))? What you have translated are just a few frustrated comments, nothing more than that. Ana is very popular in Serbia and her playing or not playing at the Olympic Games won't change that one bit...

Filippo-Nastya
Aug 10th, 2008, 05:11 PM
Poor Ana :sad: :hug:

Dexter
Aug 10th, 2008, 05:21 PM
Yes, she went all the way from Montreal to Beijing knowing she won't play, just willing to walk around the Stadium, say hello, wave to the crowd and say how exciting she is and withdraw 2 days later pulling out Oscar-worth tears in the press conference and after laughing her ass off when the cameras were off just because she denied somebody a place in the MD who was more worthy than her. All done on purpose a couple of days before the final Grand Slam of the year. Poor Serbia for missing out an Olympic chance, but don't worry Jelena 'The Fighting People's Champion' will get to the 2nd round to save your pride. Also poor China not being able to watch a few top players struggling with injuries on the court.

Orbis
Aug 10th, 2008, 05:24 PM
Crap. She shouldn't even have played in Montreal, and now she might miss the US Open too. Get better, Ana.

terjw
Aug 10th, 2008, 05:27 PM
Yes, she went all the way from Montreal to Beijing knowing she won't play, just willing to walk around the Stadium, say hello, wave to the crowd and say how exciting she is and withdraw 2 days later pulling out Oscar-worth tears in the press conference and after laughing her ass off when the cameras were off just because she denied somebody a place in the MD who was more worthy than her. All done on purpose a couple of days before the final Grand Slam of the year. Poor Serbia for missing out an Olympic chance, but don't worry Jelena 'The Fighting People's Champion' will get to the 2nd round to save your pride. Also poor China not being able to watch a few top players struggling with injuries on the court.

Typical pathetic post showing a lack of class by Dexter - who can't resist cheap jibes at Jelena even though Jelena fans have offered nothing but sympathy to Ana on this thread.

jelenacg
Aug 10th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Don't you have something better to do than gloating over some comments in Serbian forums (maybe read some Croatian articles about your superstar Sprem ;))? What you have translated are just a few frustrated comments, nothing more than that. Ana is very popular in Serbia and her playing or not playing at the Olympic Games won't change that one bit...
Superstar Sprem hahahahha
If Ana isn`t popular in Serbia i don`t `know who is???Maybe Sprem fan can tell us bc he knows Serbia very well and better than us:help::help:

Get better soon, Ana

Dexter
Aug 10th, 2008, 05:31 PM
Typical pathetic post showing a lack of class by Dexter - who can't resist cheap jibes at Jelena even though Jelena fans have offered nothing but sympathy to Ana on this thread.All saints with Wayn leading the way...

sharapovarulz1
Aug 10th, 2008, 05:40 PM
I don't think she will withdraw from US Open she has 2 weeks to get it right, unless it is really bad!

sharapovarulz1
Aug 10th, 2008, 05:41 PM
Typical pathetic post showing a lack of class by Dexter - who can't resist cheap jibes at Jelena even though Jelena fans have offered nothing but sympathy to Ana on this thread.

It was a laugh :rolleyes:

terjw
Aug 10th, 2008, 05:59 PM
It was a laugh :rolleyes:

It wasn't funny - just bad taste. Particularly after bristling with indignation over comments about Ana - not made by JJ fans.

hablo
Aug 10th, 2008, 06:01 PM
I don't think she will withdraw from US Open she has 2 weeks to get it right, unless it is really bad!

She has no idea what is causing the pain though.

It's odd.

hablo
Aug 10th, 2008, 06:01 PM
Typical pathetic post showing a lack of class by Dexter - who can't resist cheap jibes at Jelena even though Jelena fans have offered nothing but sympathy to Ana on this thread.

I agree.

The dig towards JJ certainly wasn't necessary.

Ian Aberdon
Aug 10th, 2008, 06:02 PM
Some would say Dexter is a fucking pathetic tosser who plainly doesn't deserve his Moderator status........
........I on the other hand couldn't possibly comment...:tape:

Karolina_Sprem
Aug 10th, 2008, 06:29 PM
Don't you have something better to do than gloating over some comments in Serbian forums (maybe read some Croatian articles about your superstar Sprem ;))? What you have translated are just a few frustrated comments, nothing more than that. Ana is very popular in Serbia and her playing or not playing at the Olympic Games won't change that one bit...


Few translated comments?
:lol::lol:

WTF Sprem is having with all of this?!:rolleyes:

DownTheLine21
Aug 10th, 2008, 06:36 PM
I don't think she will withdraw from US Open she has 2 weeks to get it right, unless it is really bad!

However, the source of the pain is unknown at the moment. Also, if her thumb area is set in a cast, she won't be able to practice at all. With all of this said, recent reports had indicated that the injury was responding to treatment, so perhaps the worst of it is over.

Costanza
Aug 10th, 2008, 06:45 PM
Few translated comments?
:lol::lol:

WTF Sprem is having with all of this?!:rolleyes:

It's nice to see that croats are so interested about Ana's health:rolleyes:

anon57
Aug 10th, 2008, 06:52 PM
It's unfortunate that she won't be able to play at the Olympics, hopefully her thunb will heal up soon and she'll be fit and ready for the USO and the rest of the season. It sucks for however was next on the singles entry list that her withdrawal came so late but it's understandable that Ana wanted to wait to see if she would heal up so that she'll be able to play

Karolina_Sprem
Aug 10th, 2008, 06:53 PM
It's nice to see that croats are so interested about Ana's health:rolleyes:

Well...we used to be "ex brothers" so.... all the best to our ex country-mates ;)

Caipirinha Guy
Aug 10th, 2008, 07:00 PM
Will Obziler be the oldest tennis player in the olympics?

Costanza
Aug 10th, 2008, 07:00 PM
Well...we used to be "ex brothers" so.... all the best to our ex country-mates ;)

"Brother",please,just don't worry about serbian players,please!:wavey:

Dodoboy.
Aug 10th, 2008, 07:02 PM
So she was crying?

Caipirinha Guy
Aug 10th, 2008, 07:10 PM
Ana je nasom balkanskom dragocjenostom zaista mi sve morame se brinuti.:p

sharapovarulz1
Aug 10th, 2008, 07:13 PM
However, the source of the pain is unknown at the moment. Also, if her thumb area is set in a cast, she won't be able to practice at all. With all of this said, recent reports had indicated that the injury was responding to treatment, so perhaps the worst of it is over.

Well heres hoping that it is responding to treatment, I hate it when players pull out of grand slams because thats what they play for what they work there asses off for it's sad to see them have to end it all with an injury :sad:

Danči Dementia
Aug 10th, 2008, 07:21 PM
Ana..........................:sad:

Dodoboy.
Aug 10th, 2008, 07:31 PM
Now the top quarter is messed up!

stevos
Aug 10th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Oh boy.
Can't see anyone but a Williams winning to be honest.
Although Jankovic winning would be droolworthy as well. :hearts:

I'm not happy though, Ivanovic would've made it more competitive and exciting.
WTF is with summer and tennis = injuries.

Optima
Aug 10th, 2008, 08:00 PM
It sucks to be injured - As a JJ fan I know all about injuries, it's so frustrating for Ana and her fans.

Get well soon!

Nikkiri
Aug 10th, 2008, 08:12 PM
I think someone threatened Ivanovic. She was just afraid, because her life was in danger. She had no other choice, so she had to withdraw.

Well it's not too hard to guess who that would have been.

:scared:

Adal
Aug 10th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Well it's not too hard to guess who that would have been.

:scared:
Jelena or CuteKoala? :bigcry:

Nikkiri
Aug 10th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Jelena or CuteKoala? :bigcry:

I think Jelena has better things to do ;) :sobbing:

Adal
Aug 10th, 2008, 08:20 PM
I think Jelena has better things to do ;) :sobbing:
GRR GRR AJDE!

Nikkiri
Aug 10th, 2008, 08:21 PM
GRR GRR AJDE!

Noooo :bigcry:

CuteKoala
Aug 10th, 2008, 08:22 PM
@ terjw: I'm just an evil person. There's nothing I can do about it. :shrug:

Costanza
Aug 10th, 2008, 08:26 PM
@ terjw: I'm just an evil person. There's nothing I can do about it. :shrug:

BTW,can someone ban this moron?:help:

Optima
Aug 10th, 2008, 08:29 PM
There are many JJ and Ana fans that need to be banned :spit:

Costanza
Aug 10th, 2008, 08:47 PM
There are many JJ and Ana fans that need to be banned :spit:

But, cutecoala is,as it seems,mentaly sick person(FOR REAL:help:).

CuteKoala
Aug 10th, 2008, 08:57 PM
@ Costanza: There's no need to be afraid, little boy. I won't harm your darling. :baby:

MagicMilan
Aug 10th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Completely unnecessary comments :rolleyes:

RenaSlam.
Aug 10th, 2008, 09:03 PM
I think we all know this is between the Williamses and Safina.

Jankovic hasn't been past the quarters of a tournament since May/June.

Costanza
Aug 10th, 2008, 09:03 PM
@ Costanza: There's no need to be afraid, little boy. I won't harm your darling. :baby:

Parche,are you from Serbia?

дalex
Aug 10th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Jankovic hasn't been past the quarters of a tournament since May/June.

Really? May/June? Or maybe since LA that was, like, 3 weeks ago? :speakles:

RenaSlam.
Aug 10th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Really? May/June? Or maybe since LA that was, like, 3 weeks ago? :speakles:

My bad. I keep thinking she only reaches the quarters because she's lost in straight sets the last couple times. :spit:

дalex
Aug 10th, 2008, 09:24 PM
My bad.

It usually is. :spit:

saniapower
Aug 10th, 2008, 09:49 PM
2008 Beijing olympics is such an important event for every sportsperson.
Top footballers like Ronaldinho & Messi playing, top NBA stars are participating.
Tennis is a big event here Federer,Nadal,Djokovic in the mens side.
Venus, Serena, Davenport, Svetlana,Dementieva, Hantuchova,Safina who is in a great form, local favorite Li na, Zheng Jie, plenty of big names are there. its a big tierI. and here Ana's withdrawal makes no sense at all. I hate her this decision.

c note
Aug 10th, 2008, 10:36 PM
2008 Beijing olympics is such an important event for every sportsperson.
Top footballers like Ronaldinho & Messi playing, top NBA stars are participating.
Tennis is a big event here Federer,Nadal,Djokovic in the mens side.
Venus, Serena, Davenport, Svetlana,Dementieva, Hantuchova,Safina who is in a great form, local favorite Li na, Zheng Jie, plenty of big names are there. its a big tierI. and here Ana's withdrawal makes no sense at all. I hate her this decision.

It's not a Tier I, Davenport has withdrawn from singles, and Ana's hand is so bad the doctors are telling her she needs to wear a cast. You can hate the fact that she withdrew, but I don't think it was a "decision". She was forced out by injury. Kind of hard to play tennis (especially her style of tennis) when you can't hold a racquet. She's clearly gutted.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:27 PM
@ Costanza: There's no need to be afraid, little boy. I won't harm your darling. :baby:

I just checked the FBI "Ten Most Wanted" list... apparently CuteKoala's on the list.... :scared:

frontier
Aug 11th, 2008, 12:02 AM
she is a sissy just like her sidekick jj

frontier
Aug 11th, 2008, 12:17 AM
I think Ana is not handling the pressure of being no.1 well....to be honest she probably wants to be faraway from being number one...even jj seems scared to be no.1....what a duo of cowards

Amalgamate
Aug 11th, 2008, 12:21 AM
:o Oh goodness, who is next? :help:

karimcartoon
Aug 11th, 2008, 12:42 AM
I hope she gets better soon. As Jseles said, it was pretty serious and as long as she tried her best I'm happy.

F-R-E-A-K
Aug 11th, 2008, 01:06 AM
:sobbing: :sad:


Ana :hug:

enchantrezz
Aug 11th, 2008, 01:26 AM
this issue is getting so many negative comments because first of all , Ana is feeling sooo much pain with her THUMB and ironically the doctors ( how many already???) cant see whats wrong with it. Its not the knee, or any joints, but its the thumb...the thumb! how difficult is it to diagnose a thumb pain??

slamchamp
Aug 11th, 2008, 01:38 AM
it must feel weird to have an injury in a finger

enchantrezz
Aug 11th, 2008, 01:52 AM
Yeah and if the doctors cant see anything wrong with the thumb, then i can understand why the organizers are asking for medical statements for the pull- outs. Its a game of "who is fooling who" atm.

vettipooh
Aug 11th, 2008, 02:41 AM
:o Oh goodness, who is next? :help:


I'm :scared: and worried. Here comes the Domino effect.:help: Chin up Ana. Minor setback.

Nikkiri
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:11 AM
this issue is getting so many negative comments because first of all , Ana is feeling sooo much pain with her THUMB and ironically the doctors ( how many already???) cant see whats wrong with it. Its not the knee, or any joints, but its the thumb...the thumb! how difficult is it to diagnose a thumb pain??

Maybe you can go diagnose it for her then. :D

Dor Y
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:36 AM
I'm sad for Ana :sad: too bad she had to withdraw, but great chance for Tzipi :worship: please win some matches :yeah:

LDF
Aug 11th, 2008, 11:50 PM
I know I'm late, but a big :hug: for Ana and all her fans.

It's such a shame she had to pull out, and with Kuznetsova out and a Jankovic withdrawal on the cards, this tournament continues to disappoint. :help: